HIMSS launches new definition of digital health

Mobi Health News

The nonprofit professional organization hopes to unify the industry with an active, useful definition of an often ambiguous term

Digital Therapeutics Alliance releases definition, best practices for burgeoning space

Mobi Health News

The definition is broad, but an accompanying whitepaper attempts to pin down the category's place in the industry

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Hyland Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Alfresco

Healthcare IT Today

Hyland, a leading content services provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alfresco, a content services platform and solutions provider.

Definitive Healthcare Survey: 2019 Outpatient Telehealth Adoption Remains Flat While Overall Adoption Remains Flat

Electronic Health Reporter

Definitive Healthcare released results from its 2019 Outpatient Telehealth Study. In this survey, Definitive Healthcare polled physicians and healthcare administrators to determine to determine telehealth adoption trends, technology, and services. • Adoption Remains Flat 2018 to 2019: Adoption rates of telehealth solutions/services by outpatient physician practices remained relatively flat from 2018 to 2019, lingering at […].

Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

Health Populi

The report’s insights are based on surveys FMI has conducted over the past two years, as the Foundation has observed that consumers broadening their definition of health to include emotional health, energy levels, and sleep quality. The post Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. Consumers put food front-and-center when thinking about their health.

Definitive Guide for Living Healthy Lifestyle in 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Definitive Guide for Living Healthy Lifestyle in 2020 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. We always set goals before the new year, but most of us able to stick to these goals for just a few months. Why we do this? Well, it is because these resolutions take time […].

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HIStalk Interviews Jason Krantz, CEO, Definitive Healthcare

HIStalk Interviews

Jason Krantz, MBA is founder and CEO of Definitive Healthcare of Framingham, MA. Definitive Healthcare was started in 2011. Why did HIMSS sell its HIMSS Analytics business and how did Definitive Healthcare end up acquiring it? The match with Definitive is about being a good shepherd of that data. We launched the Definitive Cares program about two years ago, where we have 100 percent of our employees doing a community service project throughout the year.

FDA releases revised draft guidance on CDS software, final guidelines on ‘device’ definitions for software such as wellness apps

Mobi Health News

The new guidances are intended to provide clarity on which products are or are not subject to regulatory enforcement, and to bring the agency’s efforts into compliance with provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act

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Definitive Guide To Purchasing a Telemedicine Platform [White Paper]

eVisit

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79 Percent of Healthcare Leaders See ROI in Clinical Surveillance; Four in Five Say It Definitely Improves Quality Measures

Electronic Health Reporter

The article 79 Percent of Healthcare Leaders See ROI in Clinical Surveillance; Four in Five Say It Definitely Improves Quality Measures appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Sage Growth Partners (SGP) recently announced survey findings on how clinical surveillance is prioritized and managed by healthcare delivery organizations. The survey of healthcare executives from hospitals across the U.S.

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Google May Have Given Up On The EHR Market, But Definitely Not Health IT

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, giant technology companies have struggled to get a foothold in the healthcare business, but with relatively little success. Now, if one Google executive is to be believed, these giants may have finally concluded that at least where the EHR market is concerned, they have thrown in the towel. On the other […].

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'Medicaid shortfall' definition should change when tallying DSH payments, MACPAC says

FierceHealthIT

To avoid Medicaid making disproportionate share hospital payments to cover costs already paid by other payers, Congress should change the definition of "Medicaid shortfall," the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission said Thursday

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Survey: More workplaces are expanding definition of wellness programs

FierceHealthIT

The new survey from the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity shows well-being and financial health top employers' lists

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Industry Voices—'Medicare for All' might work. Here's what definitely does

FierceHealthIT

Unlike Medicare for All, employer on-site clinics need neither presidential support nor a law passed by Congress

Healthcare Roundup—HHS looking to narrow definition of gender; USC agrees to $240M settlement

FierceHealthIT

Health and Human Services is seeking to create a legal definition of gender; the University of Southern California reaches a settlement with women who accused a former student health center gynecologist of sexual assault and more healthcare headlines

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Penalties For Violating HIPAA

Electronic Health Reporter

Editorial Consequences of violating HIPAA Definition of covered entities and business associates HIPAA Ken Lynch Penalties For Violating HIPAA protected health information Reciprocity LabsThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Lynch, founder and CEO, Reciprocity Labs.

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MACPAC considers recommending change to definition of 'Medicaid shortfall' at safety net hospitals

FierceHealthIT

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is considering whether to recommend changes to the Disproportionate Share Hospital definition of a "Medicaid shortfall

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COVID-19 Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Definition The definition of … Read more. COVID-19 Telehealth Primer Introduction Telemedicine is now essential to assure patients receive uninterrupted medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support clinicians during this COVID-19 pandemic, The Telebehavioral Health Institute offers this primer on telehealth. The post COVID-19 Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog

COVID Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Definition The definition of … Read more. COVID Telehealth Primer Introduction Telemedicine is now essential to assure patients receive uninterrupted medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

Thus if a product meets the definition of an MDDS it is a duck, and cannot claim to be something else because all that's being done is automated record keeping. Currently available smartphones, by themselves, do not meet the definition of a medical device.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

” The latter is consistent with the World Health Organization’s definition of health : “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Lucence develops sample collection medical device to facilitate COVID-19 testing

Mobi Health News

WHY IT MATTERS Currently, definitive diagnosis of RNA viral infections such as COVID-19 requires patients with respiratory infections to undergo nose and/or throat swabs, and it is recommended that these samples are transported with chilled media.

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Using Targeted Training Content to Improve Non-Medical Caregiver Effectiveness

HealthStream

As a follow-up to generic onboarding and training, non-medical caregivers can definitely benefit from targeted education that matches specific needs, like dementia and chronic disease care, of the populations they serve

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10 Risks of Nurse Disengagement

HealthStream

When nurses become disengaged, patient care can definitely suffer Nurse engagement measures the degree to which a nurse is committed to their job, the organization for which they work, and the nursing profession as a whole.

Stem Cell Therapy: Progress in Technology and Medicine 

Electronic Health Reporter

To start this off, we would first of all look into the definition of stem cells. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. What Are Stem Cells? Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into distinct specialized cells and divide […]. The article Stem Cell Therapy: Progress in Technology and Medicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Why Content Strategy Matters in Your Healthcare Intranet

Geonetric

We like this definition from content strategy pioneer Kristina Halvorson: “Content […].

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Change Healthcare Acquires PROMETHEUS Analytics

Healthcare IT Today

It includes more than 90 episode of care definitions outlining the entire range of treatment […]. Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) today announced it has acquired PROMETHEUS Analytics® from Altarum.

Transforming the Remote Worker’s Experience in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The definition of working “remotely” is evolving quickly. The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD and Vivian Chan from Atos. Coronavirus has created a new sense of urgency to prepare employees to work effectively in non-traditional environments.

The surprising way email can make you a better doctor

KevinMD

Office visits offer definitive evidence that patients need to change. Doctors, you need to improve the patient experience. Your intentions are there, but patients are starving for more. Tests results provide real data to make patients aware of health concerns. This is a clear and obvious starting point. But after this information is gathered, the framework of change gets cloudy. Doctors go from offering clear and focused details like: ” You have high. Read more.

HIPAA Designated Record Set

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Definition of Designated Record … Read more. HIPAA Designated Record Set Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, behavioral health specialists are required to provide patients access to the protected health information (PHI) contained in their designated record set.

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How Hospitals Can Extract Value from EHR Analytics

Electronic Health Reporter

By Kathy Sucich, healthcare industry expert, Dimensional Insight According to a new survey fielded by Definitive Healthcare and sponsored by Dimensional Insight, 90% of hospitals and health systems use the analytics component of their electronic […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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Usability in Health IT – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

The ISO 9241 standard presents the definition of usability as Effective Efficient and Satisfying in a specified context of use. We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/21 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

3 Ways Care Coordination Saves Your Healthcare Organization Money

Electronic Health Reporter

Care coordination by definition is a strategy that is focused on bringing together the multiple parties of a patient’s care team to knock down barriers of communication in order to enable the best outcomes for your patients. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Steve Simmons, marketing and business analysis manager, eCare Vault.

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Aging in place – what goes around comes around -- maybe

Aging in Place Technology Watch

When this blog was launched in 2008, the Wikipedia definition of aging in place was described as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) -- the ability to move from independent living to assisted to skilled nursing. Aging in place – the latest trend. Rant on.

MIT’s Safe Paths Aims to Inform Individuals About COVID-19 Where They Live

Healthcare IT Today

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is by definition a worldwide crisis, it is still distributed in a very skewed manner–and it would help us to know better where it is. A team run out of MIT is working on this at a very detailed, grass roots level though an interesting system called Safe Paths. Although public […].

Using Virtual Care to Address Health Disparities

Synzi

Defining Health Disparities There are two prevailing definitions of health disparities: The Department of Health and Human Services describes health disparities as “differences in health outcomes that are closely linked with social, economic, and environmental disadvantage.”

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Cognella Book Release 2019

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Cognella Book Release 2019 Telebehavioral Health: Foundations in Theory and Practice for Graduate Learners provides readers with a comprehensive overview of telebehavioral health, including definitions and concepts, the benefits and barriers associated with practice, and an interprofessional framework for telebehavioral … Read more.

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My Thoughts On Security

David Chou

It's definitely a struggle but we still have a lot of work to do. My thoughts on security based off a panel I saw today. Would love to hear your thoughts

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Spectrum Health System plans acquisition of Lakeland Health

FierceHealthIT

Officials said they intend to pursue a definitive agreement and due diligence over the next few months with an agreement expected to be finalized by Oct.

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Feelings and Their Impact on the Effectiveness of Training in Healthcare

HealthStream

This is definitely true for healthcare training It is interesting that there is a link between the way we feel about our environment, the way the day has gone, the people around us, what it is we are having to learn, and many other feelings directly to how we learn and retain information.

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