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Heart Health Intelligence scores $2.2M for its heart data collecting toilet seat

Mobi Health News

The seat can collect data on a patient's heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, ECG and blood oxygenation.

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How COVID-19 is impacting hospitals' IT purchasing decisions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing a new factor into hospitals' calculations about how to proceed with current and future healthcare IT implementations.

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SPHCC employs IoT tech and wearable sensors to monitor COVID-19 patients

Mobi Health News

Cassia's gateways allow up to 40 Bluetooth Low Energy devices to be paired and connected simultaneously while providing the long-range connectivity needed to cover multiple rooms in the SPHCC.

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Covid-19 – Technology changes accelerate – some a work-in-progress

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Note the wave of announcements of 'free' tech services and sea changes.

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.

Los Angeles company falsely announces FDA authorization for two-minute COVID-19 diagnostic test

Mobi Health News

Bodysphere's announcement was spread across a number of mainstream news and social media channels before the company released a statement that explained its misunderstanding

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AHIMA Develops Tools To Help Clinical Documentation Integrity Professionals During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. With clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professionals playing a key role in efforts to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has developed tools designed to ease administrative burdens […].

Is your Replacement EHR Smart Enough for Value Based Care?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Charles Hutchinson, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of InSync Healthcare Solutions. In the evolving landscape of value-based care (VBC), providers are finding that they need more from their EHRs than ever before.

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3 keys for physicians to keep their medical practice running in the time of coronavirus

FierceHealthIT

The coronavirus pandemic has left many physician practices struggling to stay afloat. But there are things practices can do to shore up their finances and keep their doors open

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The American Hospital Association and AVIA Launch New Tool to Support Members on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis: Introducing the COVID-19 Digital Response Pulse

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and AVIA are reaching out to all AHA members with a new tool for rapid, critical support to deal with COVID-19. The nationwide roll out of the COVID-19 Digital Response […].

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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.

Doctors worried about survival of their medical practices: ‘This could be the death blow,’ says physician

FierceHealthIT

Almost 22 years ago, Sumana Reddy, M.D., and two other doctors set up a family medicine practice in the rural area of Salinas, California. Now she worries the coronavirus could be the death of it

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RNs At 15 HCA Hospitals To Protest Lack of COVID-19 Preparedness

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Registered nurses at 15 HCA Healthcare hospitals in seven states began actions to protest a lack of preparedness by the nation’s largest hospital chain that they say places nurses, other staff, and patients at risk […]. The article RNs At 15 HCA Hospitals To Protest Lack of COVID-19 Preparedness appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Humana aims to ease administrative, financial burdens on providers amid COVID-19 crisis 

FierceHealthIT

Humana is launching new initiatives aimed at easing the administrative burden on providers as they treat patients with COVID-19.

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The Problem With Surprise Medical Billing

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Terry Rowinski, president & CEO, Health Payment Systems, Inc. We’ve seen it time and time again—a patient receives services from an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility and is surprised with a huge medical […]. The article The Problem With Surprise Medical Billing appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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.

HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

OCR (Office for Civil Rights) inside of HHS which is in charge of HIPAA enforcement has issued another notice of enforcement discretion.

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How Technology Is Replacing Teaching As We Know It

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In a world that is constantly being upgraded, streamlined and enhanced by software and technology, is it possible that teaching will no longer be a human profession? What if A.I. progresses to the point that […]. The article How Technology Is Replacing Teaching As We Know It appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial education technology

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Trinity Health latest major hospital system to furlough workers due to COVID-19 cash crisis

FierceHealthIT

Trinity Health announced furloughs are coming across the system's 92 hospitals due to the lack of revenue stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak

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Will it scale?

American Well

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a once-in-a-lifetime test to the healthcare industry. We have all been touched by the courageous response of healthcare workers and the broader healthcare ecosystem doing their best to prevent the spread of the virus.

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.

Fair Medication Pricing Isn’t That Hard: Lessons from Germany

Healthcare IT Today

In the wake of COVID-19’s devastation will come a tsunami of health care cost increases that could drive insurance costs to unprecedented rates of increase.

Tenet Healthcare withdraws 2020 outlook, announces furloughs in light of COVID-19 uncertainty

FierceHealthIT

In the wake of the COVID-19—which has caused uncertainty and hardship across the economy including the healthcare sector—the Dallas-based hospital giant withdrew its previously announced first-quarter and full-year financial outlook for 2020.

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Design Theme and Secure Hosting Set Foundation for Enhanced Digital Experience

Geonetric

When Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL, reached out to Geonetric, they had seven sites built on different platforms including Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal. The hospital was experiencing numerous security issues with their hosting, particularly with their online forms.

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New York requires insurers to defer premium payments till June for individuals, small businesses facing financial hardship

FierceHealthIT

New York tells insurers they can't collect premiums for the next two months from individuals and small businesses experiencing financial hardships

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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.

How Public Health Crises Have Advanced Medical Technologies

InTouch Health

Advancing the Reaches of Telehealth. Throughout history, medical technology has largely evolved according to demand. Several major health crises forced the industry to reconsider the status quo, leading to sweeping changes throughout the United States’ health system.

Pew Charitable Trusts urges HHS to move forward with health IT rules amid COVID-19 outbreak

FierceHealthIT

The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for federal policymakers to move forward with data-sharing regulations in light of increased use of virtual care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many other groups are calling for the regulations to be delayed.

How to Improve Nurse Scheduling

HealthStream

To improve and sustain better clinical and business outcomes, healthcare organizations must improve their solutions for nurse scheduling. Here are some of the features an optimal nurse scheduling solution should have

COVID-19 Policy Updates – Home Health, Hospice & Expansion of Covered Services

Health Recovery Solutions

CMS’ rules regarding the delivery of telehealth continue to evolve. This blog discusses the following: Home Health updates including loosened Medicare Homebound Requirements, suspension of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), and on-site visit requirement changes.

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.

AHA, AVIA launch resource hub to help hospitals quickly roll out virtual health tools

FierceHealthIT

The American Hospital Association teamed up with AVIA to develop an online tool to help hospitals quickly roll out virtual capabilities to combat COVID-19.

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Do the right thing – a Kaiser Permanente PSA

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

During our fight against COVID-19, we remain deeply committed to the health of our communities. In addition to providing excellent care and treatment, we also want to encourage everyone to take steps that will help slow the spread of the virus. socialdistancing #StayHomeSaveLives [link].

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5 Things You Need to Launch Virtual Visits, COVID-19-Related or Otherwise (April 2)

Perficient

This first week of April, if you are a hospital system, you are likely in the process of moving all available visits to virtual care; with in-person interactions limited due to the coronavirus crisis, virtual care is now the only way to get most patients the care they need.

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