Wed.Dec 05, 2018

Medical Tourism and The Value Of Technology In Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner The phrase “medical tourism” has been coined to describe the millions of Americans who are traveling across the globe to have surgery or other medical procedures performed.


Big changes are coming to Medicare reimbursement for connected health

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS19, ACT | The App Association's Brian Scarpelli will lay out the details of what he calls a "sea change" in CMS' policy toward remote patient monitoring

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Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

Health Populi

In the U.S., the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity.

Fitness app maker Freeletics brings in $45M

Mobi Health News

The Series A funding will continue to fuel the European startup's push into global markets


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.

At UVM Health Network, Advancing an Integrated Health System’s Initiatives through Data Governance Strategies

Healthcare Informatics

At the Burlington, Vermont-based UVM Health Network, Leah Fullem is helping to lead data governance processes intended to speed the advancement of key IT strategies across the integrated health system


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CMS, VA policies highlight WH interop event

Morning eHealth

Data-sharing salves wildfire wounds — Telemedicine study

Alto's digital pharmacy, prescription delivery service closes $50M round

Mobi Health News

The Series C funding will support a service expansion beyond California's major metro areas, and support for new products


Meetin’ Up and Building SPM Community in Chicago

Society for Participatory Medicine

Member Ivan Handler presents to the Chicago chapter. In Chicago, SPM members have been getting together for regular meetups. It’s been fun and exciting, and lots of us think it would be great to offer the idea to other areas.

Smart pill bottle cap company launches supplement subscription service

Mobi Health News

Stride Nutrition, a subsidiary of Pillsy, will combine the adherence technology with various mail-order nutritional products


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.

Rock Health : Top 50 in Digital Health 2018

Lloyd Price

Each year, fifty of the leading entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, reporters, and providers dedicated to bringing technological advancements to healthcare are recognized at the Top 50 in Digital Health Dinner hosted by Rock Health, Fenwick & West, Goldman Sachs, and Square 1 Bank.

Ark launches stomach cancer blood test for early stage stomach cancer detection

Mobi Health News

Ark, a Singapore-based medtech enterprise focused on early cancer detection, has raised a record US$40 million in Series A funding.


GSK Buys Tesaro For $5 Billion In Dramatic Bet On Cancer Genetics

Lloyd Price

GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that it will buy Tesaro, the maker of the ovarian cancer drug Zejula, for $5.1 billion in cash in a dramatic bet that the London-based drug giant can see opportunities connected to the genetics of cancer drugs better than the stock market.

Leveraging Customer Feedback to Drive Successful HIT Partnerships

HiTech Answers

By Scott Corbitt - Customer feedback is a critical piece of any commercial relationship, and its impact in health IT can be particularly valuable – but timing is everything. The post Leveraging Customer Feedback to Drive Successful HIT Partnerships appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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.

Do We Really Need APIs In Healthcare?

David Chou

When I talk to CEOs and CIOs often the first question I get is what are APIs and followed almost immediately by why do I need them? Perhaps, as I have come to learn, the root of the question is do I really need it? I mean after all we do have HL7 so why APIs and how are they different.

5 Reasons All Physicians Need to Practice Telehealth

Carie Telehealth Insider

Whether you’re a practicing medical doctor or not, you’ve probably heard something about telemedicine by now. After truly getting to understand what telehealth is and how it works, naturally, your next question might be: Why use it?

OIG fraud recoveries dropped $1.2B this year. That might not be a bad thing


The federal government brought in 30% less in fraud recoveries in 2018 than it did the previous year, thanks to far fewer large settlements. But an agency spokesperson says fewer high-dollar settlements are partly due to the impact of corporate integrity agreements


How Telehealth & Remote Care Enable Faster, More Efficient Virtual Clinical Trials

care innovations

Clinical trials are the medical industry’s means of validating new products, drugs and therapies, representing not just the federally mandated path to regulatory approval for medications, but also, for devices and therapeutic innovations, the chance to observe real-world effects on patients before being marketed on a wider scale. Yet clinical trials are also notoriously risky, time consuming, and expensive.

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.

Health IT Roundup—Insurers skirt Texas telehealth law; EHR gag clauses limit research


Half of insurers in Texas are not complying with a law that requires them to post telehealth payment policies and services. And gag clauses in EHR contracts are inhibiting safety and usability improvements

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Geriatric Telemedicine – 5 Examples of How It’s Already Being Used


Telemedicine uses mobile apps, video conferencing software, wireless devices, email, and other forms of communication to improve a patient’s access to care.

Medicare improperly paid $34M to medical equipment suppliers: OIG


Medicare is only supposed to pay inpatient facilities for durable medical equipment used during patient stays. Yet OIG found $34 million that Medicare channeled directly to suppliers of such equipment between 2015 and 2017

How to Account for Project Revenue and Invoices in Oracle Cloud PPM


When generating revenue and invoices from Projects in Oracle Cloud PPM, revenue is transferred to the general ledger, but, the invoice information is sent to receivables. This might cause issues in accounting if not paying attention during configuration. We will look at how we got here. In most cases, setup is a straight forward SLA rule to credit a revenue account. The Generate Revenue process will debit Unbilled Receivables and credit Revenue.

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.

UPMC, Highmark breakup making it hard to do enrollment for seniors


This week marks the end of the enrollment period for Medicare Advantage recipients in Pennsylvania. But this sign-up season has been a bit of a trick for seniors in the western part of the state stuck in the middle of the breakup between the region's largest health provider and its largest insurer

After White House interoperability meeting, AMIA’s CEO sees research carve-out in upcoming regulations


A White House-hosted meeting of the minds that featured big tech companies, EHR vendors, payers and providers included sparse updates from Trump administration officials about pending regulations. But AMIA CEO Douglas Fridsma, M.D., sees opportunities for researchers

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Changing accreditation standards improved medical school diversity: study


Almost 10 years ago, the organization that accredits U.S. medical schools issued two requirements intended to increase the diversity of students studying to be physicians. The effort succeeded, according to a new study that found increased rates women, Black and Hispanic students studying in U.S.


U.S. healthcare industry relies on foreign-born doctors and other workers


Healthcare leaders have good reason to be worried about the country’s immigration policies. A new study says that 16.6% of all healthcare professionals in the U.S. in 2016 were not born in the U.S. and almost 5% are not citizens


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.

CommonWell-Carequality beefs up data sharing, but some providers remain disconnected


CommonWell and Carequality’s connection last month eliminated a major barrier to interoperability, making it easier for provider organizations to connect with one another. But many providers still haven’t gotten out of the gate, according to a new report from KLAS

Payers see consumerism and data analytics as top priorities in 2019. Most aren't prepared to deliver


Value-based care initiatives will make smart use of data and customer satisfaction more important than ever next year, according to a new survey from consulting firm North Highland. However, most payers aren't yet sure how they can distinguish themselves to achieve those goals


The outlook for nonprofit hospitals in 2019 is bad—but it's not that bad


New reports from the two top rating agencies—Moody's Investors Services and Fitch Ratings—offer a gloomy outlook for 2019 as nonprofit hospitals grapple with a tough reimbursement environment and weak inpatient volumes. But here's why the sector is still pretty stable