Must-have medical apps for primary care

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Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

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Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support

Electronic Health Reporter

In April 2019, CMS announced the Primary Cares Initiative which is expected to reduce administrative burdens and increase patient care while decreasing healthcare costs. Learn more about the payment models of the Primary Cares Initiatives, and how eConsults directly support this new initiative. The article Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

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The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will […]. The article HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

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The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

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The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

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Now, in 2019, I […]. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareI have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine.

Virtual primary care startup opens first of many in-office clinics for workers

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Eden Health's latest expansion to its hybrid approach comes from a recent deal with Convene

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

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The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

A slow death by charting

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Tech Health IT Primary CareIt's 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I'm sitting at work "finishing" up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one.

5 clinician concerns about OpenNotes

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Tech Health IT Primary CareMore than 200 health organizations have now implemented OpenNotes. Many more are piloting, are soon to implement — or have implemented, and we don’t know it!

Anthem, K Health team up on personalized primary care tool for members

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The deal comes with an investment of "tens of millions of dollars" from Anthem to K Health.

Hybrid in-person, virtual primary care startup Carbon Health scores $30M in Series B funding

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Brookfield Growth Partners led the round, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.

Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

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Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

When physicians focus more on screens than patients

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Tech Health IT Primary CareAs Wei Wei Lee sat with her doctor to discuss starting a family, she felt a “distance” between them. The physician was busy on the computer and focused on the screen. “It It just didn’t feel very personal,” Lee said. “I I didn’t feel heard.”

Insurers blend telemedicine into primary care

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Former FDA head speaks on health data, privacy — A nudge can go a long way, new Apple Watch study finds

AI Could Soon Have A Big Impact On Primary Care

Healthcare IT Today

A lot of discussion about healthcare AI is vague and visionary in nature. Most of us know that these technologies have a very promising future, but until recently it hasn’t been clear just when practical applications will emerge. That could be changing, though.

Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

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Tech Health IT Primary CareJust the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

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Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life.

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

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Tech Health IT Primary Care Public Health & PolicyEach year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both.

CMS accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday that is now accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models.

The clinical burden of documentation

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Tech Health IT Primary CareThe purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

Large employers embrace advanced primary care in 2020: NBGH survey

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As employers make their approach to health benefits an integral part of their overall workforce strategy, many are turning to emerging options such as advanced primary care to meet their employees’ needs, a new survey shows.

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

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There's an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

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Tech Health IT Infectious Disease Primary CareWhen Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health.

Humana, Doctor on Demand launch virtual primary care health plan

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Humana is teaming up with telehealth company Doctor on Demand to launch a virtual primary care health plan, called On Hand, that gives patients access to preventive care, urgent care, and behavioral health through video visits with lower monthly premiums

Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

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Tech Mobile health Primary CareAs we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine. In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary?

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

Health Populi

UHC happens to be WHO’s focus for World Health Day 2019. [As WHO says it’s, “a chance to celebrate health and remind world leaders that everyone should be able to access the health care they need, when and where they need it.” Today, 7 April, is World Health Day.

eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

Rural hospitals are facing severe challenges in maintaining operating margin, with uncompensated care being a major factor. The article eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

kicks off today in pre-conference sessions, there is useful context described in a new report from the American Hospital Association’s Center for Health Innovation and EY talking about health care digital transformation in the form of “Anywhere Care.”

The pursuit of a 10X better value-based care enablement solution and the rise of primary care physician management platforms

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Flare Capital Partners' Ian Chiang describes the key capabilities of a value-based care enablement platform for providers, highlights successful platform examples and offers a framework for entrepreneurs seeking a provider partner

It’s OK if doctors can’t memorize everything

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Tech Cardiology Primary CareThe storage capacity of the human mind is amazing. One estimate of the size of the brain’s “RAM” is as high as 2.5 petabytes (a million gigabytes). The number is based on the total number of neurons in the brain and the total number of possible connections per neuron. I suspect it is an overestimate, given the […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

The secret to making AI work for physicians

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If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care. Tech Health IT Primary Care

5 steps to fix our EMR disaster

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Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary CareThe EMR has become a focal point in the physician burnout discussion. Although I believe EMRs are a necessary evil, current iterations of them are just not good.

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WellCare, VillageMD team up to offer in-home primary care to Houston seniors 

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WellCare and VillageMD are teaming up on a new primary care initiative in Houston.

Spending more on primary care translates to better patient outcomes, report says

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States that spend more on primary care have better patient outcomes, including fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study concluded

The healing patient-physician analog relationship is in critical condition

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In the history of medical care, medical records served one purpose and two masters: to record diagnosis and treatment for physicians to refer to and for patients to use to transfer care when they desired. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

The robot will see you now

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Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary CareThe year is 2050. You enter the room, ready to speak with your next patient, a 60-year-old white male with recent episodes of chest pain when he climbs the stairs to his office.

Adopting the DoorDash model to health delivery

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Tech Primary CareI was reading an article in The New York Times entitled, "The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant." More and more people, particularly in urban settings, are using apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash to bring fresh, warm food directly to their doorsteps.