Thu.Dec 12, 2019

French health tech company Chronolife announces commercial launch of smart T-shirt, secures funding

Mobi Health News

The amount secured was not disclosed by the company


HIPAA Compliance and The Cloud

Electronic Health Reporter

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Express Scripts details programs, companies selected for its digital health formulary

Mobi Health News

The pharmacy benefit manager has vetted 15 programs from Livongo, Propeller Health, Omada Health and others to help clients choose effective digital health management tools

Partners launches expansive 5-year digital health innovation plan

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Partners HealthCare on Thursday announced a new five-year technology initiative designed to drive digital innovation, improve clinical care and enhance the patient experience. WHY IT MATTERS.

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.

Akili's video game therapy linked to reduced cognitive impairments in patients with depression

Mobi Health News

The study, which was presented at the Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology yesterday, found that patients using the technology improved their sustained attention compared to those in the control group.


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Amazon's PillPack to integrate with BCBS Massachusetts' member app

Mobi Health News

The deal will allow members to switch their prescriptions to PillPack without having to reenter their insurance details or medication list.


Nordics, Dutch are leading lights in ehealth in Europe

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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When Flu Season Strikes; Telehealth Responds

American Well

The U.S. flu season is off to its earliest start in about 15 years. And while in latest estimates, the CDC reports upwards of 1.7 million flu cases, 16,000 hospitalizations, and 900 flu-related deaths nationally so far this year, you don’t have to panic yet.

Number of Americans with a primary care provider declined 2% over a decade, new study shows


Despite the health benefits, fewer Americans have a primary care provider, according to a new study. The number of patients in the U.S. who have a primary care provider declined by 2% in a little over a decade, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine

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.

When Flu Season Strikes; Telehealth Responds

American Well

The U.S. flu season is off to its earliest start in about 15 years. And while in latest estimates, the CDC reports upwards of 1.7 million flu cases, 16,000 hospitalizations, and 900 flu-related deaths nationally so far this year, you don’t have to panic yet.

Ex-NFL Players Charged with Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare IT Today

According to Pro Football Talk, 10 former NFL players including the well known Clinton Portis have been charged with defrauding a healthcare program for retired players.

Can tech help fix the UK’s broken social care system?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

At Doteveryone, we believe that technology cannot replace care, but used well it could support radical social and structural change, taking us towards a future care system that is sustainable, fair and effective.

Company’s Struggles Point Out Roadblocks to Digital Therapeutics Progress

Healthcare IT Today

Digital therapeutics — therapeutic interventions driven by software rather than pharmaceuticals – have been on pharma’s viewscreen for quite some time. It’s not hard to see the appeal of such technologies, which stand to meet the objectives of many groups within healthcare.

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.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Telehealth

InTouch Health

Surprising Facts About Telehealth and How It’s Changing Medical Care. Telehealth continues to surprise even its most adamant supporters. As more facilities and health networks adopt this technology, we continue to discover more ways in can be used. Telehealth has come a long way since it was first introduced back in the 1950s and 60s. Today, telehealth is changing the way providers administer care to their patients.

CVS unveils new precision medicine initiative for oncology patients


CVS is launching a new program aimed at boosting access to genetic testing for people with advanced cancers with the goal of expanding treatment options and getting patients treated more quickly.


Roper St. Francis Healthcare launches multi-hospital tele-ICU initiative with Advanced ICU Care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth


Partners HealthCare launches five-year $100M digital health initiative


Boston-based Partners HealthCare—now known as Mass General Brigham—plans to spend more than $100 million on a five-year initiative to boost digital innovation and improve the patient experience

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.

AI Summit: Tagging Medical Records Create Vital Data and Analytics

Perficient Data & Analytics

Doug Kemp of Innodata spoke about getting key medical data into a form that can be understood and used. Like many things, components of AI can parse and understand this data but it can’t be done by itself.

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CMS approves Medicaid work requirement waiver for South Carolina


South Carolina got federal approval to install work requirements for its Medicaid population, becoming the first state that didn’t expand Medicaid to get the nod


3 Key Benefits of Paperless Privileging


It’s imperative to tackle the barriers to implementation paperless privileging with communication about its key benefits. After discussing the barriers, we address the benefits


Why do female physicians earn less than men? Here’s what the women had to say


The majority of female physicians believe that their male counterparts earn more than they do, and 76% say unconscious employer discrimination is the reason


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.

How a Community Connect Program Can Help ACOs

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 4 min As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, and more ACOs come together, the need for cohesion and interoperability is increasing. The post How a Community Connect Program Can Help ACOs appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

Assuring Value-Based Care with Data Integrity

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Cliff Frank, Executive Director, Shore Quality Partners Data infrastructure plays an important role in healthcare networks’ ability to navigate evolving care delivery and payment models.

House passes Pelosi drug bill along largely partisan lines, faces likely defeat in Senate


The House passed a major drug prices bill with minimal bipartisan support Thursday, as the legislation moves to a reluctant Senate


From On Premises ERP to Cloud: Business Transformed


Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – Live from the show floor, the GM of Perficient’s ERP practice discusses five key considerations for your cloud journey, starting with education (how things are done in the cloud versus on premises) through plan deployment.


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.

Express Scripts selects first crop of tech tools to include on new digital health formulary 


Express Scripts has selected the first technology tools to include in its new digital health formulary, which launches next month.

The Current Themes in Banking According to Industry Executives


Previously I reviewed post-digital transformation in banking. This blog analyzes the current themes in banking according to executives. In recent years, several themes (and rightly so) generally dominated what bank executives paid attention to and invested in: Generational Relevance.


CMS must improve examination of risk-adjusted payments to MA plans, OIG says


A federal watchdog is concerned Medicare’s rules have enabled Medicare Advantage plans to make patients appear sicker than they are to get higher payments