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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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.

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 […].

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FDA releases revised draft guidance on CDS software, final guidelines on ‘device’ definitions for software such as wellness apps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

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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.

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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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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

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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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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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).

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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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.

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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Health IT Roundup—Hill-Rom to acquire mobile communications company Voalte for $180M

FierceHealthIT

Hill-Rom Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voalte for $180 million, the average cost of cybercrime for the healthcare industry dropped 8% to $11.8

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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Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

As I dug in deeper to these intentions via Google searches on self-care, I found a broad range of queries covering peoples’ uniquely personal definitions of “health.”

How to Start TOGAF With an Enterprise Architecture Tool

LeanIX

But with TOGAF’s evolving library of definitions and symbology comes the unavoidable struggle to implement its powerful framework in an agile way. Building your dream architecture in the digitalized, agile world.

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AMN Healthcare to Acquire Stratus Video for $475 Million

Healthcare IT Today

NYSE: AMN), the nation’s leading innovator in healthcare talent solutions and staffing services, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Stratus Video for a purchase price of $475 million. AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.

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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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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Humorous or Scary? – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Although, they definitely hit some humorous points. It’s Friday heading into the weekend, so we generally try to end the week with a little humor. Although, I have to admit that this week’s cartoons are a little more scary and sad for me than humorous.

WebPT Announces Significant Investment from Warburg Pincus

Healthcare IT Today

WebPT today announced that Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company from the previous investor, Battery Ventures.

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Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

Clocktree

The school nurse has a cart with a high definition screen and digitally connected scopes which allow doctors to evaluate these children from a far. Today there is a rising number of children in the US affected by asthma and diabetes.

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HAY on FHIR

Creating the source definition. This is needed by the Vonk/Healex engine to associate it with the definition (I’m not sure if this is a specific requirement of this engine or not – it doesn’t need to be included in the definition).

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Experian acquires MyHealthDirect, strengthening leadership position in patient access and engagement

Healthcare IT Today

Getting Started On Social Determinants of Health

Electronic Health Reporter

I recently attended the 2019 Nineteenth Population Health Colloquium, and based on what I heard there, SDoH are definitely in vogue. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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