Moody's: Insurers like Centene, Molina better positioned to weather economic downturn than in 2008

FierceHealthIT

In the event of another economic downturn, health insurers would be more resilient against economic headwinds than they were in 2008, according to the latest Healthcare Quarterly report from Moody's Investors Service, which looked at the potential fallout of an economic downturn on various healthcare sectors

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Keeping BlueKeep Away: What Every Healthcare Organization Needs To Know To Mitigate the Risk

Electronic Health Reporter

BlueKeep is a vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that affects Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, which many feel will be exploited soon. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Goettl, director of product management, security, Ivanti. The first months of 2019 have seen a record number of reported security vulnerabilities. But potentially the riskiest, is BlueKeep.

How to Improve IT Decision-Making With Real-Time Enterprise Architecture

LeanIX

Amy Asadi reminded Enterprise Architects and IT Managers at US EA Connect Day of what technical constraints were hit during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Trust In Data Stewardship Is Healthcare Providers’ To Lose

Health Populi

Trust is a precursor to health engagement, I learned way back in 2008 when I collaborated with Edelman on the first Health Engagement Barometer in 2008.

Tech-Smart Seniors Have a Role To Play In Managing Rx Costs

Electronic Health Reporter

Pharmaceutical manufacturers face growing pressure from legislators, employers and consumers to control prescription drug costs, which have increased by as much as 15 percent between 2008 and 2016. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Three Ways Healthcare Insurers Can Engage Younger and Diverse Populations

Electronic Health Reporter

After a record drop in the uninsured rate from 2008 to 2016 in response to […]. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Meghan Marx and Jenna Phillips, healthcare experts, PA Consulting.

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Updating IT Portfolios With Enterprise Architecture Management and LeanIX

LeanIX

Java SE 8, Windows Server 2008 and whatever else vendors send your way. Oracle’s 2019 terms and agreements for commercial users of its Java SE 8 platform put Enterprise Architects on the lookout earlier than was expected for affected services in their IT network.

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Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs. It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S.

What the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Global Financial Crisis have in common

Medical Mime - EHR

And they make what seems at first to be a non-intuitive suggestion: To figure out how to resolve it, policymakers should look for lessons in what may seem to be an unrelated episode: the 2008 global financial crisis.

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Founded by Trey Lauderdale in 2008, Voalte is located in Sarasota, Florida and currently has about 140 employees. Series A November 2008 $700K Series B August 2009 $1M Series C February 2014 $36M Series D April 2015 $17M Debt January 2018 $15M.

Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

According to an AARP Healthy@Home report from 2008 , the only home tech device that had any level of awareness (91% of responders) was Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). Look back to remind us where we are.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Increased availability of opioid prescription drugs, chronic pain (for which opioids are often prescribed), and the economic crisis which began in 2008 may all have contributed to an increase in overdoses, suicide, and increased liver disease associated with alcohol abuse.”

Healthcare Access and Cost Top Americans’ Concerns in Latest Gallup Poll

Health Populi

The Gallup Poll , fielded in the first week of March 2018, found that peoples’ overall economic and employment concerns are on the decline since 2010, at the height of the Great Recession which began in 2008.

How Walmart Could Bolster Healthcare in the Community

Health Populi

Walmart has been a health/care destination for many years. The company that defined Big Box stores in their infancy grew in healthcare, health and wellness over the past two decades, pioneering the $4 generic prescription back in 2006.

Tweets at Lunch with Paul Krugman – Health IT Meets Economics

Health Populi

I greatly appreciated the opportunity today to attend a luncheon at the HX360 meeting which convened as part of the 2018 HIMSS Conference.

Benefit Cost Increases Overwhelm Flat Wages for Most in US: Pew

Health Populi

The first chart from the Pew discussion illustrates the rise of benefit costs vs. wage and salary growth, crossing lines around 2008 — when the Great Recession hit U.S. Today’s financial news reports and the bullish stock market generate headlines saying that the U.S.

More U.S. Companies Offering Health Insurance After 8 Years of Decline

Health Populi

For perspective, ten years earlier in 2008, 56.4% After eight years of decline, more U.S. employers offered health insurance to workers in 2017, EBRI reports in its latest Issue Brief. In 2017, 46.9% of U.S. companies offered health insurance to their employees, up by 1.6

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As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Over the past decade the share of workers in plans with annual deductibles has grown from 59% in 2008 to 85% in 2018.

What the Financial Services Industry Stands to Teach Us about Digital Transformation

Perficient

Since the economic meltdown in 2008, many financial services firms have been focused on regulatory compliance. The financial services industry serves as a prime example of one that’s poised for rapid digital transformation.

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Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

In 2007 to 2008, Capsule started to shift from departmental to enterprise-wide solutions, when connectivity extended into lower acuity units were most hospital patients are located. On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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Why Drug Prices Keep Going UP

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Between 2008 and 2016, the cost of oral brand-name outpatient drugs rose 9.2 percent from 2008 to 2016. Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Ryan Haight Act: The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 is a DEA-enforced law regulating online prescriptions and prescriptions of controlled substances via telemedicine. Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? Just getting started in the field?

How the media loves to talk about loneliness among older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

And one more snarky point: this ‘new’ observation about loneliness among older adults is unchanged from 2008 or any of the previous cited research. Shall we take this WSJ article at face value? Rant on.

Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The answer we turned to was telepsychiatry, and the center opened its doors in 2008.” In the early 2000s, the state of Texas was in the midst of a widely recognized, multi-decade crisis from lack of mental health services for people in need. THE PROBLEM.

A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

Health Populi

For more color, read Jane’s April 2008 report, “The Wisdom of Patients,” where she wrote about PLM in its start-up phase (see section on page 20 entitled “ An Ongoing, Live Outcomes Study ”). By Susannah Fox, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Lisa Suennen. I’ve lived long enough to have learned.

Leveraging IT for better health outcomes recent developments in Singapore

Healthcare Guys

2008, the National Electronic Healthcare Record (NEHR) was conceived out of a one patient, one record vision based on a concept paper. The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters. However, this meant that sharing of patient information, especially those moving from different clusters, was a big challenge.

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As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

trillion from the third quarter of 2008 — as the Great Recession hit the U.S. When it comes to healthcare costs, lines that decline over time are generally seen as good news.

An Ode to the D-Mom

Insulin Nation

She passed away in 2008. I’m 29 years old and have had Type 1 for 17 years, but there is something about testing my blood sugar that throws me back to when I was first diagnosed as a child.

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Doc Tom Awardees Announced at SPM2018 Conference

Society for Participatory Medicine

Liz, known on social media as @LizArmy and blogging at , turned her brain cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 29 into “an open source chronicle of the patient experience.” On October 17th, the Society enjoyed their 2nd conference in Boston.

Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

Insulin Nation

Barbara Davis Center team reported that this started to change around 2008 — see the report. See the 2008 study. We spoke with Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D.,

It’s the 10th anniversary of trying to get our health data: “I’m putting my data in Google and HealthVault”

Society for Participatory Medicine

When Google Health was first announced in January 2008, I was completely distrustful and wrote What’s next, Google Health?? New motto for 2008: Don’t Be Stupid. It’s a big anniversary, this spring – this week, even.

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GlobalMed Achieves Recertification of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 Standards of Quality from NQA

GlobalMed

GlobalMed had successfully maintained certification under ISO 9001:2008 and ISO13485:2003 prior to this transition. Our move from ISO 9001:2008 to the updated standard demonstrates our desire to always perform at the highest levels of quality and efficiency.

Coming Soon… The New Mobile Age

The cHealth Blog

When I started the cHealth Blog, in 2008, I posted every other week, but over the years, the frequency has fluctuated somewhat. I have fallen behind on blogging over the last few months.

Afrezza is Failing to Lift Off

Insulin Nation

The poor initial performance conjures up for analysts the ghost of Exubera, the last inhaled insulin to hit the market in 2008. Quick Hit. Will Afrezza’s inhaled insulin go the way of Exubera?

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Five Digital Health Imperatives for Patient Safety

The Digital Health Corner

A technology called blockchain was developed in 2008 and has found its biggest interest in the financial industry. The most discussed issues in healthcare today are cost savings and access to care. There is no denying their rightful preeminence in the public discourse. Something which has received more attention in the past but has been surpassed by the aforementioned topics in both lay and healthcare policy press has been patient safety.

Radicalizing Kindness for Health: Learning from Bhutan

Health Populi

The GNH became part of Bhutan’s Constitution in 2008, and the first Index report came out in 2012. “Happiness is within, but not within you alone as it is among us.

Parent Refuses Insulin for Teen with Type 1

Insulin Nation

And in 2008, two parents in Wisconsin chose to forgo insulin therapy for their 11-year-old daughter, opting only for prayer to treat her Type 1 diabetes; she died of diabetic ketoacidosis from untreated Type 1.

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The Consumer and the Payor, Bingo and Trust: My Day At Medecision Liberator Bootcamp

Health Populi

This behavior drives trust, which we learned is the most important driver behind peoples’ engagement in health — a key finding in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer conducted in 2008.

The more technology changes, the more some categories will remain

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Reviewing the past 10 years of blog posts ( from 2008 until 2018 ), in the beginning, consider the categories and innovations. The more things change… Life expectancy is long – tech attention span from investors and innovators can be short.

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Mark Lowe – The Playoffs Pitcher with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Lowe, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during the 2008 baseball season, has endured a string of injuries and bounced around between various minor league and major league teams in recent years. During spring training in 2008, blood tests showed Lowe had elevated blood glucose levels.

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