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

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.

CMS, VA policies highlight WH interop event

Morning eHealth

Data-sharing salves wildfire wounds — Telemedicine study

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


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


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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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


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.

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


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.

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.


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.

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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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.


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.


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


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


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.


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

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.

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


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. .


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

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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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

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


???????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


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


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


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


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