Thu.Jan 10, 2019

Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

Clocktree

According to a recent survey by Reaction Data , 67% of healthcare providers surveyed weren’t aware of major changes to telehealth reimbursements laws in effect as of January 1. On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to payment policies and payment rates for services provided under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2019. The specific changes can be found here: [link].

Data breaches raise new concerns about Australia’s e-Health record

Lloyd Price

There have been calls for another stay on the roll out of Australia’s troubled My Health Record digital patient data scheme after figures revealed an increase in the number of data breaches.

Rural, Inpatient Dialysis is the Telemedicine Trifecta: Improving Access, Improving Outcomes and Saving Millions

Arizona Telemedicine Program

When Summit Healthcare in Show Low, AZ, lost its inpatient dialysis service and its two local nephrologists in 2016, it was no longer able to provide dialysis for patients who were hospitalized. Instead, Summit had to transport these patients to a hospital in Phoenix, Tucson or Flagstaff, where they could receive not only acute inpatient services but also inpatient dialysis. These transports, nearly always via air medical services, cost on average $42,000 per flight.

It’s Not All About Pink for Women’s Tech at CES 2019

Health Populi

This is not a watch. Well, not just a watch. It can track heart rate. And it’s not even pink. Well, rose gold, perhaps. One of the benefits about being a woman attending CES is that there are no lines in the loos.

OTC device for hay fever pain relief receives 510(k) clearance

Mobi Health News

Tivic Health Systems’ ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief uses low current electrical waves to stimulate nerves beneath the skin

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Dexcom is Excited, and Best is yet to Come

Insulin Nation

How do you see CGM devices evolving? The foundation of our product development is that we want our products to: Perform well and accurately measure blood glucose. Be convenient to use and fit within the patient’s life — for example, we speak to phones now and will talk to an iWatch soon.

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Ten Technology Offerings From CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Bright Lights, thick smoke, constant walking and avoidance maneuvers. After taking a year or two off, returning to CES is a chore and a revelation – it clearly is the major event for new technology announcements.

Propeller Health taps Walgreens as first partner for new My Pharmacy feature

Mobi Health News

Users will be able to make refill requests, locate pharmacies, and even chat with a pharmacist without leaving Propeller's app

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Build an Influencer Spectrum for Successful Organizational Change

Perficient

What are the first thoughts that come to your mind when you hear the title of “ influencer ”? For people active on social media, an influencer is someone who has established credibility, a large audience, and the ability to influence others by virtue of their trustworthiness and authenticity ( 1 ).

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Exclusive: Boston Children's Hospital teams up with CareDox for in-school digital care management services

Mobi Health News

The partners plan on starting with mental health screening tools for ADHD, depression, PTSD, as well as setting up protocals for other conditions.

Looking at 2019 Software Trends with Pivotal

Perficient

2019 is here, and with a new year comes new trends and technologies. In the digital age, the amount of information available is endless, and learning about what’s to come can be overwhelming. Over at our partner, Pivotal, they are bringing together experts, customers, and leading technologists to forecast transformative trends for 2019.

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Opportunities in precision oncology and genomic profiling services in Asia Pacific

Mobi Health News

Launched in 2010 with a $25 million Series A financing led by Third Rock Ventures, Foundation Medicine released its first commercial assay called FoundationOne in 2012.

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Should Apple Join the Amazon/Berkshire/JPMorgan Joint Healthcare Venture?

Healthcare Informatics

Apple should get involved with the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co joint healthcare venture that the companies announced last year, said Jim Cramer

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Improving dental services with digital technology

Mobi Health News

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Genomics and software at J.P. Morgan

Morning eHealth

FDA funding the latest shutdown fight — Latest from inside the agencies

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Transforming business into a healthcare provider

Mobi Health News

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AI beats humans at identifying cervical cancer in NIH study

FierceHealthIT

A computer algorithm developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health was able to successfully identify precancerous changes in the cervix more often than a human expert looking through a microscope

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Solera Health hires US Medicaid chief medical officer Dr. Andrey Ostovsky, Iora Health names Dr. Tyler Jung chief medical officer

Mobi Health News

Also: Pritzker Group Venture Capital announces slew of promotions and Grand Rounds taps former USF chief medical officer Dr. Ami Parekh for same role.

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CMS looking to define enforcement for its hospital price transparency rule 

FierceHealthIT

Now that hospitals are required to post chargemaster data online for patients to access, CMS is exploring the most effective ways to make sure providers comply with the rules.

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AMA's Michael Hodgkins on how to tackle the connected care problem

Mobi Health News

Asia HealthTech Investment 2018 Report

Lloyd Price

Click here to download a copy of the report Asia HealthTech closed the year at a record breaking US$6.3B, confirming it as the 2nd largest digital health ecosystem in the world. Significantly exceeding 2017 in $ size, and doubling 2016, the Asia ecosystem is fast catching the US.

Ten Technology Offerings From CES 2019 - Beyond Gadgets

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Bright Lights, thick smoke, constant walking and avoidance maneuvers. After taking a year or two off, returning to CES is a chore and a revelation – it clearly is the major event for new technology announcements.

Aura Band : Bioimpedance analysis, activity tracking and heart rate monitoring

Lloyd Price

Learn about the changes in your body composition using the bioimpedance analysis method. Tap the smartband on your wrist twice.

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OneStream Authorized Training in Houston Delivered by Perficient

Perficient

As a OneStream Silver Partner , we are pleased to share the good news that Perficient is now a OneStream Authorized Training Partner with our first class, OneStream Application Build for Administrators , less than two weeks away, January 21-24, 2019! Come join us at our brand new facility in Houston, TX featuring state of the art student personal computers with dual monitors, USB charging outlets and HD projection screens.

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Private equity companies' acquisition of physician practices likely to accelerate

FierceHealthIT

First it was hospitals. Now it’s private equity companies that are buying up physician practices. Acquisition of physician practices by private equity firms has increased dramatically during the past few years, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine

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Top Technology Trends for Smarter, Strategic Customer Care

Perficient

Whether its online, in-store, or multichannel, customer experience (CX) is a key differentiator for businesses. Extending beyond the front-end purchase experience, CX encompasses the total journey of a customer’s interactions with your brand. Customer care, how well customers are taken care of while they interact with your brand, is a giant piece of the customer experience pie. In light of this, this is why smarter, strategic customer care strategies pay dividends.

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Study identifies persistently high-cost Medicare patient trends

FierceHealthIT

Persistently high-cost Medicare patients tend to be younger, members of racial or ethnic minority groups, dual-eligible Medicaid patients or suffering from end-stage renal disease, a new study reports

Loose Lips Sinks Ships: Humans Remain the Weakest Link In 2019 Healthcare Security

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Shane MacDougall, senior security engineer, Mosaic451 The other day I was asked what is the biggest information security threat facing any company in 2019. Is it ransomware? Some AI powered malware? Overpowering DDOS attacks?

Insurers point to Medicare Advantage as they boast about growth

FierceHealthIT

A common theme among insurers speaking at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this week: the boost from Medicare Advantage

Machine Learning Survey: Many Organizations Several Years Away from Adoption, Citing Cost

Healthcare Informatics

Radiologists and imaging leaders see an important role for machine learning in radiology going forward, however, most organizations are still two to three years away from adopting the technology, and a sizeable minority have no plans to adopt machine learning, according to a recent survey

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Healthcare Roundup—Leadership changes at Press Ganey; Mount Sinai invests in meal-delivery service

FierceHealthIT

Press Ganey has elevated CEO Patrick Ryan to executive chairman, plus more healthcare headlines

New Health Affairs Study: Effectiveness of Digital Health Solutions Remains Unproven

Healthcare Informatics

A review of the research around the new digital health solutions by a team of healthcare policy researchers finds those solutions’ effectiveness remains largely unevaluated around the enhancement of patient health status

Physician Practice Roundup—Study warns doctors of dangerous opioid combination

FierceHealthIT

While doctors have been urged to avoid prescribing opioids together with benzodiazepines whenever possible, a study from the University of Minnesota has found physicians are increasing simultaneous prescriptions of the two drugs, a combination that can be deadly

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Artificial Intelligence Helps Detect Early Heart Disease, Mayo Researchers Find

Healthcare Informatics

A new Mayo Clinic study has found that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to an electrocardiogram (EKG) test results in an easy early indicator of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, which is a precursor to heart failure

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