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 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.

Definitive Guide To Purchasing a Telemedicine Platform [White Paper]

eVisit

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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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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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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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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.”

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.

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

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.”

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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Are We Over Connected Yet?

Medical Connectivity

This definition has at least two flaws. Some of us remember when distributed medical devices such as patient monitors had their own dedicated server. That server had one job, to support that manufacturer's medical devices.

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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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Patients’ Expectations for Health Beyond Care: Think Food, Exercise, Emotions, Sleep and Finance

Health Populi

This personalization would breed loyalty, with the vast majority of patients across all age groups, from 21-34 to 65 and over saying they’d be more loyal to their providers if they felt more supported defined by their own sense or definition of holistic health.

Machine Learning to the Rescue: The Unique Case of Pediatric Care

Electronic Health Reporter

Definitely, this marks the start of pediatric services in the family. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Abhinav Shashank, CEO and co-founder, Innovaccer. The Johnsons were blessed with twins the day before; two healthy baby boys, haphazardly named Jill and John in the health records. Hospital records set for the twins hardly mark any difference, gender, weight, parents, address; all […].

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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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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.

Teletherapy is closing the provider gap in rural North Dakota

Clocktree

We’ve definitely seen a significant impact on that recruitment and retention,” said Dr. Laura Kroetsch, of the North Dakota human services department. There is a nationwide shortage of mental health services, but this shortage is even more pronounced in rural states like North Dakota. In response to the shortage, the state has boosted telemedicine as an option for mental health care.

People Want to Flourish, Not Just Live – Speaking Health Politics to Real People

Health Populi

The context for the question was that the 1948 World Health Organization definition of health — that health is, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”– was not so useful in the 21st century.

CPSI To Acquire Get Real Health To Expand Patient Engagement Solutions

Electronic Health Reporter

CPSI, a community healthcare solutions company, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Get Real Health. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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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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Healthcare in Shanghai

David Chou

It definitely will not be easy since the cultural difference is enormous.Public hospital has a better reputation, so how will the private hospitals change and capture the market. There are lots of eyes on the healthcare market in China from US health systems.

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How Can Hospital Culture Drive Improved Patient Care?

Mobile Health Matters

Quantitative numbers are useful indicators of a good hospital, but they are not the sole definition of success. What makes a hospital great? Each year, a variety of industry lists designate which hospitals are ‘the best,’ including U.S.

Organizations Don’t Realize the Value of Business Transformations

Perficient

to unclear definitions of the actions needed for execution. In this blog series, I examine how change management can and should pay for your next project. Previously, my post analyzed the demand for value.

New Infographic: Risks of HIPAA Business Associate Relationships

Phoenix Health Systems

One of the most notable impacts of the 2013 Omnibus HIPAA rule was the expanded definition of business associates; since then individuals and entities that qualify are subject to the same hefty penalties as covered entities.

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Moving from NuGet Package.Config to PackageReference

Perficient

The new method keeps solutions tidier and has numerous other advantages, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Recently during a.Net upgrade project, we migrated NuGet packages to PackageReference.

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How Emergency Medical Services Are Advancing And Why That’s Important

Duane Boise

This rule ensures that patients are brought to a definitive care facility within an hour of rescue and, thanks to the expertise of the paramedics on board and the pilots themselves, this goal is met more often than not.

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Free Webinar: Telehealth 101! Register today!

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

This one-hour, interactive presentation will help you: • Define basic definitions. Join us on February 13 at noon CST. Register Here! Every month on the Second Tuesday at noon, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center offers Telehealth 101 – The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine.

Three Perficient Trailblazers Share: Why Trailhead?

Perficient

I definitely intend to advance my career with Salesforce and Trailhead will be a key part of that. I will definitely be using Trailhead from now on for training. As I speak with other colleagues to see what their career paths are, I will definitely reference Trailhead.

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What will it take for HCPs to embrace the Digital Health Journey?

Digital Health Today

To avoid confusion, let's look at the definitions of the relevant terms more closely: Definitions. ‘Health and wellness apps' are a sub-category of digital tools that do not fit into the definition of digital therapeutics.

The Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine

American Well

There are no universal definitions for the terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine,” which makes it impossible to differentiate them entirely from one another. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) identifies telehealth’s definition as broader in scope than that of telemedicine, covering remote healthcare services that are both clinical and non-clinical. Can you think of another word with 104 unique definitions?

The Most Important Trends For Health in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report Aren’t About Health Care

Health Populi

While we read a broad range of industry analysts’ reports using these nouns, their definitions vary so broadly as to be, by 2019, fairly meaningless in terms of how they quantify these markets.

[Guide] Unlock Your Potential with Application Modernization

Perficient

And yet, defining cloud in absolute terms is difficult – as the technology evolves, so does the definition. Business leaders feel increasing pressure to drive innovation. Digital trends, escalating customer expectations, and the rise of startups born in the cloud are among the reasons.

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Provider Spotlight: How an Urgent Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner Balances Family and Career

Enzyme Health

I definitely miss having coworkers. There is definitely a difference. We sat down with telemedicine provider Michelle Everhart to learn about why she started in telemedicine, why she may never go back to “brick and mortar”, and why telemedicine makes her a better care provider.

Prescription Drugs Are Becoming A Luxury Good in America – Join the #HCLDR Chat Tonight

Health Populi

The economic definition of a luxury good is a product for which demand increases more than proportionally as income rises, so that spending on the good become a greater proportion of overall spending.