Mon.Jul 08, 2019

New Tech Tonics Episode: Imran Haque – Grounded Data Scientist

Digital Health

A computational biologist by training, Imran Haque has managed to achieve the near-impossible: embracing the promise of data science in medicine while retaining his critical faculties. He may well be just the sort of innovator required at the intersection of medicine and big data. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Imran says he grew […].

UCB, DEARhealth team up on epilepsy initiative

Mobi Health News

The companies will be using DEARhealth's platform, which integrates AI into EHRs to predict health outcomes.

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Fertility tracking apps: hyped and inaccurate?

Morning eHealth

Q&A with gerontologist Louise Aronson — Obamacare arguments: week preview

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SnapMD's revamped app lets providers customize, embed virtual care services into their digital ecosystem

Mobi Health News

The white-label app comes with a new SDK, APIs and features designed to support patient users

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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.

Net Health to Acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions, Expanding Its Purpose-Built Electronic Medical Record Platform

Healthcare IT Today

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How VRI (Video Remote Interpretation) Is Improving Healthcare Quality in Acute Care Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by David Fetterolf, President of Stratus Video. The need for language services in healthcare is widespread. Each day, providers are encountering a larger number of patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Security, control of data seen as key barriers to cloud adoption by pharma

Mobi Health News

There's continued resistance from many pharmaceutical industry executives, who think it's never possible to safely store sensitive data in the cloud.

OpenNotes Hits New High, with 40 Million Patients Able to Access their Notes

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The OpenNotes organization has announced that 40 million U.S. patients now have access to their physicians’ notes, via the OpenNotes program

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Thoughts about updating Registries

HAY on FHIR

In New Zealand we are lucky enough to have had a national patient registry for some years which serves as a unique identifier of patients in New Zealand – the National Health Index or NHI.

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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.

Kaiser Permanente develops machine learning tool to predict HIV risk

FierceHealthIT

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente developed a machine learning algorithm that more effectively identifies people at risk of contracting HIV compared to other HIV risk prediction tools. The analytical tool enables more at-risk patients to be referred for preventive medication

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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, LLC. 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 […].

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Industry Voices—10 tips for safeguarding patient data properly

FierceHealthIT

Although threats are very real to all industries including critical infrastructure, government, financial services and others, healthcare has the biggest target on its back today. Here are 10 future-proof cybersecurity tips for healthcare organizations

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E-health in Korea: Moving care beyond the hospital

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: E-health in Korea: Moving care beyond the hospital Featured Decision Content: Sponsor: KHIDI

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.

Providence St. Joseph Health, Microsoft form strategic alliance to leverage cloud, AI technology

FierceHealthIT

Providence St. Joseph Health has formed a multiyear strategic alliance with tech giant Microsoft to modernize its health IT infrastructure across its entire system and leverage cloud and artificial intelligence technologies to improve health outcomes and reduce the total cost of care

AI Is Not The Future, It’s Now

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jeff Springer, senior vice president of healthcare solutions, CitiusTech; and Fernando Schwartz, vice president of data science and consulting, CitiusTech. As consumers, we experience artificial intelligence (AI) every day. In fact, we’ve come to expect the consumer experience it enables, such as Amazon’s highly personalized suggestions for additional items we might like. Now is […].

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Global EHR market hits $31B but faces usability, interoperability challenges

FierceHealthIT

The worldwide electronic health records market faces intensifying criticism related to usability and interoperability as well as slowing growth due to market saturation.

UnitedHealth Group Invests in Data Science Initiative

Healthcare Informatics

UnitedHealth Group and the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) are partnering on a new initiative to prepare students to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for data analytics experts.The five-year, $8.25 million investment by

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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.

Why Mobile Wayfinding Is a Must Have For Patient Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joshua Titus, CEO and founder, Gozio Health. The role of mobile wayfinding solutions for hospital systems has quickly evolved from a novel service offered to an essential component of a patient-centric approach. The catalyst has been the growing importance of patient experience to meet both care and competitive standards. A wayfinding platform not only […].

ONC deputy national coordinator stepping down to take Salt Lake City VA post

FierceHealthIT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's deputy national coordinator, Jon White, M.D., is stepping down from the agency's leadership position in August, according to agency chief Don Rucker, M.D. in an email to staff on Monday

Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 14

Healthcare IT Today

For the 14th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare. We all know a great experience when we see it, but measuring it across an organization is a really hard thing to do. Thus, we thought it would be a great topic for a podcast.

3 things to know as federal appeals court prepares to weigh in on ACA's perilous future

FierceHealthIT

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments this week on a case that could upend the entire Affordable Care Act. Here's what you need to know about where the case stands

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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.

Reducing Readmission Rates in Healthcare

HealthStream

Hospital readmissions affect staffing, revenue and care quality. But, readmission rates vary greatly by hospital and by state, providing us with an indication that we might have the opportunity to reduce rates by improving hospital processes. Learn more

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UC Health appoints first chief data and analytics officer

FierceHealthIT

Cincinnati-based UC Health has tapped Michael Legg as its first chief data and analytics officer for the health system to accelerate data-driven decision making across the health system

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6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients. Most offer the same reasons: Medicaid reimbursement rates are typically lower than other insurers and the documentation requirements can be burdensome.

Trump hints at executive order to create 'favored nation' clause to tie drug prices to low prices paid overseas

FierceHealthIT

President Trump hinted on Friday that the White House will soon deliver an executive order to create a “favored nations” clause to ensure the U.S wouldn’t pay more for drugs than other countries, but he could need Congress’ help

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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.

Top 45 Healthcare Blogs for 2019

eVisit

Our team at eVisit is always trying to keep up with the latest healthcare news, trends, and issues that matter to physicians. Needless to say, this requires a lot of time reading and doing information gathering on the web.

Declare Your Independence From Spreadsheets

Perficient

What is important to you? That is an important question and your answer(s) to it usually defines how you live your life. But what about “What is important to you professionally in your career?” Do the answers to that question define how you work, where you work, and what you do with your work?

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