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.

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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

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

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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

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Healthcare workers on the frontline need effective technology

Mobi Health News

Ewan Davis, CEO, Inidus, says that patient-centered care is important, but it's also necessary to deliver technology to make the jobs of healthcare workers easier and more enjoyable. Additionally, he shares his predictions and hopes for the future of the NHS

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

Perficient

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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

FierceHealthIT

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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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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

GlobalMed

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

FierceHealthIT

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

Home-Use Beauty Devices Market

Healthcare Guys

Request Free Sample. Home-Use Beauty Devices Market Overview. The global home-use beauty devices market valued $5.5 billion in 2017 and is projected to witness a CAGR of 20.2% during the forecast period.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

Data Strategy for Digital Transformation in the Medical Industry

Healthcare Guys

Technology is blurring the boundaries between digital and physical medical care, which requires healthcare facilities and doctors to exploit the strategic opportunities provided by digitalization

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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12 States File Data Breach Lawsuit Against EHR Vendor

Healthcare Guys

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who is leading the lawsuit against Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., or MIE, and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard LLC, said the lawsuit filed Tuesday in an Indiana U.S.

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Changing accreditation standards improved medical school diversity: study

FierceHealthIT

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.

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Health Technologies To Eradicate Insects Transmitting Deadly Diseases

Healthcare Guys

Drones transporting sterilized male mosquitos, cybernetic dragonflies, genetically modified insects with malaria-resisting traits, supersensitive radars or digital maps: the most innovative methods are deployed in the war on the tiniest but most murderous beasts out there: mosquitos, fleas, ticks carrying infectious diseases.

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

FierceHealthIT

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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Hospital-Acquired Infection Diagnostics Market Size, Industry Report, 2023

Healthcare Guys

Request Free Sample. Hospital-Acquired Infection Diagnostics Market Overview. The global hospital-acquired infection (HAI) diagnostics market size is estimated to be valued at $ 2,657.6 million in 2016, and it is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during 2017–2023. In terms of both size and growth, the category of reagents and consumables is estimated to account for a larger share in 2017 and is expected to lead the market in the coming years as well. .

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

FierceHealthIT

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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Congress has signaled a crackdown on provider consolidation. Experts say it's too late

FierceHealthIT

???????Experts warn that increasing consolidation in healthcare is driving up prices, and a new report suggests policymakers should take steps to ease pricing concerns in the markets that are already concentrated instead of focusing solely on potential future deals

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RAND: U.S. should pilot supervised injection sites, heroin-assisted treatment

FierceHealthIT

Positive results from supervised injection sites and heroin-assisted treatment abroad suggest it’s time for U.S. policymakers to consider piloting similar programs stateside, according to a new report

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