Tue.Sep 10, 2019

A slow death by charting

KevinMD

It's 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I'm sitting at work "finishing" up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one. This work I'm typing away at — trying so hard not to scream — it's hoops. Fucki*g hoops. […].

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world.

Apple announces three new Apple Watch health studies with big-name partners

Mobi Health News

Amidst the unveiling of its newest consumer smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, the tech company said it will begin enrolling consumers into its hearing, cardiovascular and women's health studies later this year through an upcoming app

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Managing medications via iPhone

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Managing medications via iPhone Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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.

Faster, slower: How the West Coast and East Coast look at digital health

Mobi Health News

Panelists at MassBio's Digital Health Impact event yesterday talk the pros and cons of the West Coast's tech culture and the East Coast's clinical tradition.

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Headband sleep tracker Dreem 2 launches in the US

Mobi Health News

The technology includes an EEG, heart rate monitor and movement tracker.

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CVS Health exec: Retail giant wants to create a Netflix-like healthcare experience

FierceHealthIT

Now that the merger of CVS and Aetna is official, what does it mean for the future of the company and the healthcare market?

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Vim's platform raises $24M to guide patients toward high-quality, low-cost care

Mobi Health News

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross led the Series B round

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Connected care: How hospitals and other healthcare organizations are steering investments

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although healthcare organizations are embracing digital transformation initiatives, clinical and business leaders have different ideas about the importance and effectiveness of a single view of patient care.

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.

French pharmacy group to launch in-store digital wellness coaching

Mobi Health News

Customers will be guided through health consultations on the Yiango platform via an iPad and offered food supplements

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Phreesia partnering with North Carolina DHHS on social determinants of health screening

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare software company Phreesia is expanding into social determinants of health screening with a new partnership with North Carolina as part of the state's $650 million Healthy Opportunities pilot project

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Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Blaise Wabo, senior manager, A-LIGN. As technology continues to improve, using virtual connections in place of face-to-face meetings has surged in popularity. The healthcare industry is no different – the telehealth industry is predicted to be worth more than $130 billion by 2025. While telehealth offers many benefits to patients, particularly those who are […].

Census: U.S. uninsured rate increased in 2018 as Medicaid coverage declines

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. uninsured rate in 2018 saw the first year-to-year increase in nearly a decade, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday

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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.

Health Plans, Providers Primed To Invest More In Predictive Analytics Tools

Healthcare IT Today

If health plans and providers had any doubts that they live and die on the strength of their data management tools, they’re fading fast.

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Mayo Clinic taps Google Cloud as strategic partner to accelerate innovation in AI, analytics and digital tools

FierceHealthIT

Mayo Clinic has entered into a 10-year strategic partnership with Google with the goal of using the tech giant's cloud platform to accelerate innovation through digital technologies. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said health care is a major area of investment for the company

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Patient Engagement – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 9/13 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

Despite increasing number, female pediatricians earn $51,000 less than male counterparts

FierceHealthIT

Among specialties, pediatrics has the highest percentage of women doctors, yet female pediatricians still earn less than their male colleagues, according to a new study

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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.

Apple announces three new Apple Watch health studies with big-name partners

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Judge rules in favor of AMA, protects physicians’ First Amendment rights

FierceHealthIT

In a victory for doctors, a North Dakota judge ruled that a state law cannot force physicians to give patients false information about abortion

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Taking Healthcare Out of the Ransomware Hot Seat

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Marcus Chung, CEO, BoldCloud. For the second straight year, ransomware attacks accounted for over 70 percent of all malware incidents in the healthcare sector, according to the recently issued 2019 Verizon Breach Investigations Report. Beazley reported that almost half of the ransomware incidents reported in 2018 involved healthcare companies, while CSO Online estimates that […].

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Insurers owe $1.3B in medical loss ratio rebates for 2019: KFF 

FierceHealthIT

Insurers are projected to pay out $1.3 billion in medical loss ratio rebates in 2019, a record high, according to a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation

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Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

AMA Report: 6 Ways States Combat Opioid Epidemic

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?

Policymakers need to remove 3 obstacles to treat opioid addiction, say emergency physicians

FierceHealthIT

Emergency physicians see their share of patients who end up in trouble because of opioid use. But those doctors say there’s obstacles to providing patients optimal care in the emergency department

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States Passing Record Number of Laws Controlling Drug Pricing

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?

Insurers, hospitals could reap benefits from leaked drug price bill from Nancy Pelosi

FierceHealthIT

A leaked summary of a proposal bill from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to combat drug prices brought some good news for insurers and hospitals struggling with exorbitant drug costs, experts say

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Karuna Labs Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding; Hires Top Medical and Tech Talent to Further Treatment of Chronic Pain with VR

Healthcare IT Today

AHIP: Orphan drug costs 26 times higher than they were 20 years ago

FierceHealthIT

While the launch prices of traditional and specialty drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration doubled in the past 20 years, the rise in the prices of the orphan drug has reached heights that put it in a stratosphere all its own, according to a new report

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You Deserve Better: Where to Begin When Considering a Fresh Start for Your Credentialing Process

HealthStream

Presenting a case for better credentialing processes requires a sound business case and data. This blog post discusses what data points to measure and how to build your case for resources and improvement

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Experts: Offering Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits is 'a long play'

FierceHealthIT

The federal government has allowed for greater flexibility to provide supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage, but experts warn health plans looking to take the plunge must be planning for the long term.