Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B

Mobi Health News

Babylon Health topped the charts with a $550 million round, followed by Capsule and

Benefits, Challenges, and Examples of Cloud Technology Application in Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Dunlop Cloud technology application in healthcare is not new.


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Uber eyes pharma, DME, and healthy meal delivery

Morning eHealth

Grassley demands answers on fraudulent tests — Interstate compounded drug data on the horizon


New Study Reveals That Electronic Health Records are Underused To Coordinate Patient Transitions

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By B.J. Boyle, vice president and general manager of post-acute insights, PointClickCare.


Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Allscripts Partners With Northwell Health To Build New Voice-Enabled, AI-Based EHR

Healthcare IT Today

Allscripts has struck a deal to collaboratively design, test and release an AI-based, voice-enabled EHR with New York state’s largest health system.

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12 Hours Without Insulin Because of a Flaw in My Pump

Insulin Nation

It seems counter-intuitive that the more of a constant something is in your life, the easier it is to forget. But in my experience, that’s how it is to live with diabetes. It’s something you deal with every second of every day. . Each meal requires a bolus.


Industry Voices—Without public policy changes, the U.S. risks losing the global race to innovate in healthcare


A digital revolution in the healthcare industry has begun. While the U.S. set the trend for adoption and use of health IT, we risk losing the global race to innovate without policy changes that support the evolving landscape

Getting Patients To Engage With Their Healthcare Data Is Still A Challenge

Healthcare IT Today

I haven’t always been familiar with my healthcare records. In fact, until a few years ago, I couldn’t have told you anything about their contents, and in fact, didn’t give it a second thought.

How UnitedHealthcare, Optum have teamed up to boost outcomes for nursing home patients 


The joint efforts of UnitedHealthcare and Optum to manage care for seniors in nursing homes has paid off in substantially fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study shows.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Cybersecurity Policies

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Lack of Cybersecurity Policies Affected 1.5 Million Patients SingHealth, based in Singapore, experienced a healthcare data breach that exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 1.5 million patients.

KFF: 27% of non-elderly U.S. adults have pre-existing conditions that would have been declined without ACA


Nearly 54 million people under 65 have a pre-existing condition that would have been declined before the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis


Stand Out From Your Healthcare Competitors With Service Line Competitive Analysis


Boost your service line performance and accomplish goals like increasing brand awareness and patient volume when you dig into your competitors’ websites, service line by service line. Take an Iterative Approach Good healthcare marketing is a marathon, not a sprint.


What's next in healthcare and digital health? Here are 4 trends to watch


Consumer-focused companies are rapidly moving further into healthcare and industry incumbents need to be ready for accelerating change: that was one of the big takeaways from CB Insights' Future of Health conference. Here are 3 more trends to watch.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

An Update on the LeanIX EA Connect Days 2019 Agenda


So here it is. After months of organizing and searching for the right speakers, we’re pleased to finally have further details to share on the 2019 EA Connect Days agenda


Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more


Pharmacy startup Capsule scored $200 million in a series C funding round led by venture capital firm TCV. Ginger, an on-demand behavioral healthcare company, secured $35 million led by WP Global Partners and other funding news


Patient-Generated Health Data: Taking the Lottery Out of Love

Society for Participatory Medicine

(This post originally appeared Oct. 2, 2019 on The dating site wants to help singles “find the kind of relationship they’re looking for” by providing “the tools they need to help take the lottery out of love.”. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to do the same for the relationship between patients and doctors through the “bi-directional availability of data,” as a notice in the Federal Register puts it.

Weekender 10/4/19

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap Northwell Health (NY) will work with Allscripts. Weekender


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.

The Benefits of Virtual Neonatology

InTouch Health

How SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s TeleNICU Program Resulted in a 35% Reduction of Nursery Transfers. InTouch Health recently partnered with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon to create a TeleNICU program, aiming to reduce the number of unnecessary neonatal transfers. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon regularly receives newborn transfers that could have been prevented if onsite staff had access to neonatal specialists.

Wrapping up BoomiWorld 2019


As BoomiWorld wraps up and I reflect on the week, several things stand out to me. It was a week of many technology announcements, learning, and networking. Even though we heard themes focused on technology; connect, modernize, transform, innovate.


Mobile Dental Coach for Your Success in Start-up Dentistry Practice

KB Dental Consulting

Introduction. As a dentist, you have a lot of responsibilities that this profession brings by itself and if you are a beginner, the pressure is much bigger. Dental practice demands more than just knowledge and dedication.


Changing Delivery Dates using Amazon Web Services


A common scenario for a customer calling into a call center is for a customer wishing to change their delivery time or date. Using AWS Services, it’s possible to automate this, reducing wait time and the cost of having a person look up dates and relay these to a customer.


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.