Wed.Oct 09, 2019

Floridian company matching seniors to college students raises $10M

Mobi Health News

Papa's Series A round was led by Canaan with participation from Pivotal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Y Combinator and Sound Ventures.

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Cleveland Health Startup Takes On Physician Staffing Through Locum Tenens

Electronic Health Reporter

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BrainCheck completes $8M round to fuel focus on dementia

Mobi Health News

Long centered on sports health and concussions, the cognitive assessment software firm is raising funds to up its game around seniors' mental health

5 Actions Hospitals Should Take Now to Prepare for Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Deborah Hsieh, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer at Ciox. Focus on interoperability for health data systems has increased recently given multiple proposed Department of Health and Human Service’s regulations addressing how health data is shared.

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.

Effective engagement technologies address patient psychology

Mobi Health News

Catalia Health CEO and founder Dr. Cory Kidd discusses his company's approach in designing an AI-based care engagement platform

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MA plan reimbursing Apple Watches, $100M health tech fund established and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: One Drop lands on Walmart store shelves; Mirror unveils in-home private training service

How To Keep Data Safe and Stay Compliant

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Lynch, founder and CEO, Reciprocity Labs. Any healthcare facility that wants to keep its customers happy must have patient portals. It is easy to create these portals, but keeping the data safe from hackers can be tough. In the US, at least half of the healthcare consumers are using patient portals. About 80 percent […].

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'Data is king' — HealthReveal founder on why market is ripe for integration-focused startups

Mobi Health News

Cofounder, president and COO of HealthReveal Lori Evans Bernstein offers tips for women founders.

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Tech startups tackling loneliness among aging seniors

FierceHealthIT

Growing research finds that social isolation has a negative impact on physical health and mortality. Startups Papa and Mon Ami are addressing loneliness among aging seniors by using technology to foster face-to-face connections

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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.

Sensyne Health to assist UK MHRA in developing verification methods for digital health algorithms

Mobi Health News

The firm also announced deal with Fortune 200 company to launch gestational diabetes product in the US

60% of younger patients will switch healthcare providers over a poor digital experience: survey

FierceHealthIT

Patients want the convenience of digital billing and payment options and are willing to ditch their healthcare providers if they lag in modern technology, according to a recent survey

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'Data is king' — Health Reveal founder on why market is ripe for integration-focused startups

Mobi Health News

Cofounder and COO of Health Reveal Lori Evans Bernstein offers tips for women founders.

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South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – September 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

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.

UnitedHealthcare launches new app with on-demand telemedicine

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare has launched a new app for its members that will make it far easier for them to access virtual visits around the clock.

What’s New In Medical Tech For 2020?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. As the U.S. population ages and the percentage of citizens over 65 continues to increase, healthcare consumers are taking advantage of a whole new generation of medical technology. Sociologists and anthropologists have been writing about that fact that millions of oldsters are delaying retirement until well past their seventies. Indeed, it’s not unusual for senior […].

Cerner, Amazon Web Services partner on new cloud-based cognitive health platform

FierceHealthIT

Health IT company Cerner is leveraging its partnership with Amazon Web Services to launch a new cloud-based health platform, called Project Apollo, that incorporates artificial intelligence to improve usability and provide predictive insights for patient care

Why your menstrual cycle raises your blood sugar

Insulin Nation

This 28-day cycle is an important part of your health but just like hormones related to stress , these hormones can also impact your blood sugars and sensitivity to insulin. . Hormones involved in your menstrual cycle and their role. These hormones can create varying levels of insulin resistance.

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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.

Only half of patients receive the right antibiotic in outpatient settings, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Only half of patients seeking care for three common ailments in outpatient settings receive the right antibiotic, according to a new study

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Introduction to IHE

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I was asked for recommendation for a set of resources that would give a good introduction to IHE: One always wishes they could create new material, but realistically there exists plenty of resources already published that can be leveraged: Is it general intro to what is IHE?

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Five mobile apps that are reshaping mental health care

Waracle

At WHQ, we talk a lot about emerging technologies in healthcare and the myriad benefits they bring to all of our lives. After all, who could fail to be moved by the truly fascinating advances that AI is bringing into the operating theatre, or AR to rehabilitation, or Voice to symptoms management?

Featured Health IT Job: Senior Network Engineer

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Senior Network Engineer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and is available in Washington.

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.

Getting up to Speed with Eugene Borukhovich

Digital Health Today

Interview with Eugene Borukhovich. I had the pleasure of meeting with Eugene Borukhovich at the recent Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA on September 17th, 2019 to discuss updates regarding this year’s GA4 program and his perspectives on the current digital health landscape.

Technology Solutions for Optimizing Clinical Documentation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jessica Campbell, DNP, RN, Clinical Informaticist at LogicStream Health and Tiffany McCauley, MSN, RN, Clinical Executive at Elsevier. Clinical documentation is widely known to be a time-consuming task.

Why Secure Messaging is Safer Than Texting

Synzi

The Safety in Secure Messaging Texting is a quick and easy way to communicate with colleagues and patients. Home health providers appreciate the convenience of using text messaging to confirm appointments, answer questions, and address concerns with fellow staff members … Read More.

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Celebrity HIPAA Breaches Affirm the Importance of Healthcare Compliance Training

HealthStream

HIPAA violations include large-scale data privacy breaches through cyberattacks as well as insider threats like celebrity information privacy violations by employees. Healthcare compliance training needs to address them all

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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.

HHS' massive Stark overhaul prompts optimism for value-based care models

FierceHealthIT

Many of the top health system and provider groups lauded the Health and Human Services’ proposed regulations aimed at updating the decades-old Stark Law saying they believe it is the start to removing major regulatory headaches stymying the shift to value-based care models.

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What Demographic Change Means for Chronic Disease and Healthcare

HealthStream

Demographic change is already having a sizeable impact on healthcare related to treatment for chronic disease. Chronic disease really changes the very nature of our healthcare need. A great challenge lies in caring for those who make the greatest demands on the healthcare system

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A Q&A on Telehealth for Mental Health with Dr. Lindsay Henderson

American Well

With one in five U.S. adults experiencing a mental illness each year, but only about half receiving treatment, it’s important that we work to increase awareness for the different options that exist for individuals seeking care. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, we sat down with Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, American Well’s Director of Psychological Services, to learn how telehealth is helping extend access to mental health treatment.