Tue.Jun 18, 2019

Digital Finland: Towards an ecosystem of health and wellbeing apps

Mobi Health News

Healthcare digitisation is a niche topic? No way. For four years in a row now, the Finnish digital health services have ranked among the top three of the most valued internet brands in Finland

IKEA Garners the Top Health & Wellness Award at Cannes Lions 2019 – the Expanding Health/Care Ecosystem

Health Populi

“Health is now everyone’s business,” Shaheed Peera, Executive Creative Director of Publicis LifeBrands, said this week at the 2019 Cannes Lions awards.

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Best Buy to sell more connected fitness devices in-store, online

Mobi Health News

Flywheel Sports, Hydrow, NordicTrack, NormaTec and Hyperice products will hit more than 100 stores by the year's end


Telemedicine platform helps Texas Health Aetna save $398 per ER avoidance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the lines between payers and providers blur, payers are increasingly becoming more responsible and aware of what they can do to prevent unnecessary care, extra ER visits and high spend. THE PROBLEM.

Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Klobuchar, Murkowski introduce bill bolstering health app, DNA test data privacy

Mobi Health News

The Protecting Personal Health Data Act would establish sensitive data standards alongside a national task force for concerns on cybersecurity and privacy

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LetsGetChecked, Vida Health, Beddr augment their executive teams, and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also: Livongo's latest board addition to lead its audit committee

EHR Optimization Process “Sprints” Improve Teamwork and Satisfaction

Healthcare IT Today

When Colorado-based integrated health system UCHealth set out to reduce the burden their Epic EHR imposed on clinicians, it started by prioritizing improvements that affected the largest number of clinicians possible, along with distributing EHR tip sheets and holding training sessions.

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Healthcare Automation: Do Robots Have a Place in Medicine?

MedTech Boston

In clinics and hospitals nationwide, healthcare providers are seeing the impacts of growing technology and are being forced to. The post Healthcare Automation: Do Robots Have a Place in Medicine? appeared first on MedTech Boston.


Training Clinicians with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

As the applications of technology in healthcare continue to grow, training for telemedicine must take center stage in the education of future clinicians. telehealth communication clinician engagement clinician education

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Report: CHIP, Medicaid integral in fostering social, emotional well-being of children


According to a new report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Manatt Health, CHIP and Medicaid are important for social and emotional development of children


Understanding and Overcoming Barriers To Precision Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Assaf Halevy, founder and CEO, 2bPrecise. Few healthcare leaders doubt that insights made available through precision medicine and genomics have the potential to vastly improve care and outcomes. But the industry struggles to overcome numerous barriers that, at first glance, seem to obstruct providers’ ability to fully leverage precision medicine. There is no question […].

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans


New York City-based behavioral health technology company Quartet Health has expanded to two new states with a growing focus on supporting Medicaid beneficiaries with mental health conditions

UCHealth’s OpenNotes Journey: From a Few Docs to Enterprise-Wide Acceptance

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

CT Lin, M.D., the chief medical information officer (CMIO) at UCHealth, will be part of a dynamic panel discussion on EHR usability and experience at next month’s Rocky Mountain Healthcare Innovation Summit

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Inpatient rehab facilities praise settlement with CMS


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reached a settlement with inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in disputes over denied Medicare claims to allow those hospitals to settle denied claims at almost any level of administrative appeal, it was announced Tuesday.

Improving HCAHPS Star Ratings: Insights From the Ascom HCAHPS Database

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Talbot, senior vice president of marketing and business development, Ascom. More than 4,900 U.S. hospitals participate in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS), including 3,529 that received star ratings in the most recent quarterly update. These ratings reflect an effort by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […].

Report: ACA reforms could save billions in consumer, federal spending


Adopting additional tax credits and provider payment caps in the individual Affordable Care Act markets could make coverage more affordable for consumers while also cutting federal spending, according to a new report.


Digital Finland: Towards an ecosystem of health and wellbeing apps

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Patients get more aggressive end-of-life interventions when physicians take over decision-making, study finds


Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions for them get more aggressive end-of-life treatment and interventions, according to a new study


Grape Hospital Partners with Synzi to Enable Patient Care During Record Flooding


PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Synzi, a leading virtual care company, has announced that George C.


UNC Children's suspend complex heart surgeries after report raising safety concerns


Officials from UNC HealthCare said in a statement they plan to create an advisory board of external medical experts and "pause the most complex heart surgeries" until that board and regulatory agencies review the program


IFN? Kinoid: A promising vaccine against Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Neovacs — www.neovacs.fr — is a French biotech company focused on the development of Kinoids®, therapeutic vaccines for the treatment of autoimmune, inflammatory diseases, allergies, and cancer. They presented pre-clinical results for T1D its therapeutic vaccine, IFN?

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

10 Best Children’s Hospitals

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: For payers, developing a new, collaborative payer provider model reinvents the role of payers as provider allies. BHM understands the special bridge between payers and providers because our they both are clients.


VirtualHealth Closes Series B Funding

Healthcare IT Today

VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it has closed a Series B financing round bringing the total amount raised by the company to more than $25 million.

Inpatients Receiving Opioid Prescription Continue Usage After Discharge

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims?

ACME is not appropriate for Heathcare use

Healthcare Exchange Standards

There is a new standard from IETF - ACME -- [link] Abstract Public Key Infrastructure using X.509 (PKIX) certificates are used for a number of purposes, the most significant of which is the authentication of domain names.


Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

The Challenges of Developing Nurses’ Critical Thinking


Many healthcare institutions have impediments in the structure of how they deliver care that prove to be a hindrance to their efforts to develop new nurses’ critical thinking ability. Here are about some specific challenges that are common across the industry

Preparing For a Planned Go-Live Staffing Taper

Optimum Healthcare IT

When a healthcare organization is preparing to bring live an EHR system, the costs are high. From implementation and training, and through go-live, managing the budget is essential. A planned taper is a critical step.

Maine becomes latest state to legalize physician aid-in-dying; AMA continues opposition


Maine has become the eighth state in the country to legalize physician aid-in-dying. While gaining more acceptance, medical aid-in-dying remains controversial. At its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association reaffirmed its opposition to the practice by a large margin