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.

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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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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 […].

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.

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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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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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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Baby Boomers & Palliative Care – Telehealth Expands Access to Specialists

Health Recovery Solutions

Telemedicine technology first emerged as a method of care delivery in the 1960s via programs launched by NASA and the Nebraska Psychology Institute, but significant barriers have slowed its adoption since then.

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.

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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Protecting Networked Medical Devices from Security Breaches to Enable the Safe Delivery of Virtual Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kevin von Keyserling, chief strategy officer, Keyfactor. As value-based care becomes more prevalent, healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) are continuously looking to transform the patient care model with goals of re­ducing costs, optimizing patient outcomes and driving bet­ter financial performance.

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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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The Many Types of Dental Professionals and What They Do

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. There comes a time in all of our lives where we need to get our teeth checked and cleaned. As much as we dread a visit to the dentist, a visit to their office is much like death and taxes in that it’s inevitable. But then, there’s a lot more to the world of dentistry […].

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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.

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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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

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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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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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.

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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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Connect Data Silos

Perficient Data & Analytics

The following is the third blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. In this series so far, we have looked at how the cloud brings robust data security and the cost savings and efficiencies that the cloud delivers for healthcare organizations.

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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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).

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.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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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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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?

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.

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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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?

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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