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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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.

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.

RWJBarnabas signs definitive agreement to acquire Trinitas Regional Medical Center

FierceHealthIT

RWJBarnabas signs definitive agreement to acquire Trinitas Regional Medical Center. treed. Wed, 11/11/2020 - 17:12

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Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics’ Data Services

Healthcare Informatics

Definitive Healthcare, a data analytics and business intelligence company, has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics, the organizations announced today

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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]

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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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'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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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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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

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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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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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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Is Your Connected Community of Care Making a Difference?

Electronic Health Reporter

Connected Communities of Care Definition: An innovative method for effective population health management using social determinants of health. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Keith C.

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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. To support clinicians during this COVID-19 pandemic, The Telebehavioral Health Institute offers this primer on telehealth. The post COVID Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

Health Populi

“Agency” in its social science definition is the capacity for a person to act independently and make free choices. For a definition of “hope,” I turned to the classed Merriam-Webster dictionary for some context to array with its x-axis partner, agency.

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?

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Reasons Why Your Face Looks Puffy In The Morning

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

And it’s definitely not ominous about how your day is going to go. Waking up with puffiness that does not go away after a cold shower isn’t something that anybody likes experiencing. Nobody wants to go about their day looking like they were kicked out of bed by noon.

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Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

For this discussion we'll divide uncertainty into two categories, uncertainty due to a lack of knowledge about the potential regulations on the part of manufacturers and uncertainty about just what various regulatory agencies are doing - or going to do - about new and innovative products that meet the definition of a medical device. Currently available smartphones, by themselves, do not meet the definition of a medical device.

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.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has People Thinking More About Home-Based Care

HealthStream

COVID-19 is definitely encouraging decision-makers to rethink older adult care. From a survey of approximately 1,000 family health care decision-makers, Home Health Care News reports that “Over 50% of family members are now more likely to choose in-home care

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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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Doc Vader Highlighting the Challenges of Healthcare – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

He’s definitely shifted gears a bunch lately to more medical content and only lightly touches on health IT. Been a while since I’ve highlighted the work of ZDoggMD here.

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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.” On the financial wellness front, note that 34% of people said “being able to pay my bills” also fed into one’s definition of health. Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues.

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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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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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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Why Content Strategy Matters in Your Healthcare Intranet

Geonetric

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

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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.

Ambient Clinical Voice Technology – Speke from Soundlines

Healthcare IT Today

My latest obsession is definitely ambient clinical voice. It holds so much promise for healthcare and EHR documentation, that it’s really hard for me to ignore. I truly believe that ambient clinical voice technology is going to remove much of the clinician documentation burden over time. You may remember some of our previous coverage of […].

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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 […].

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.

HealthStream to Acquire ANSOS Staff Scheduling from Change Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s staff scheduling business, which includes their market-leading ANSOS™ Staff Scheduling (“ANSOS”) application and related products.

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 technology is available and rarely the limitation; delivering value to the remote worker presents […].