Thu.Jan 09, 2020

Out-of-Pocket and Prescription Drug Costs – Connecting Digital Health Dots at CES 2020

Health Populi

The top two health care concerns facing Americans are out-of-pocket costs and prescriptions drug costs, according to a poll published today in Morning Consult.

MyHealthTeams launches new resources for pregnant women with MS

Mobi Health News

The new tool was designed in partnership with EMD Serono, and aims to give expecting moms information about managing multiple sclerosis during pregnancy.

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Trust Is the Currency for Consumer Health Engagement – A Bottom-Line at CES 2020

Health Populi

There’s less talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency at #CES2020. The most important currency under discussion is Trust. We have begun a consumer electronics migration from the past decade of the Internet of Things to this next decade of the Intelligence of Things.

Medirom partners with MATRIX industries to deliver world’s first self-powered health monitoring smartband

Mobi Health News

Medirom, a healthtech company based in Japan, has announced that at CES 2020 it will be working with MATRIX Industries, a Silicon Valley material science company, to deliver the world’s first health monitoring smartband named MOTHER that never requires charging.

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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.

Healthcare Buzzwords That Should Be Retired in 2020

Healthcare IT Today

We love buzzwords and catch-phrases in healthcare don’t we? Everyone wants to “bend the cost curve” by “breaking down silos”. We are all working towards “personalized medicine” by deploying “predictive analytics” and “big data” using “cloud computing”.

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New Skin Care Line Brings Relief for Diabetic Skin Conditions

Insulin Nation

To avoid the many complications faced by those living with diabetes you have to focus much of your time on specific areas. Taking care of your heart, kidneys, and working to manage or avoid neuropathy all takes a lot of dedication.

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Women's health-focused provider Advantia raises $45M

Mobi Health News

Funding for the tech-enabled provider was led by BlueMountain Capital Management.

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3 Problems That Data and Analytics Can Help Solve in Healthcare

Perficient Data & Analytics

I’m often asked how data and analytics can help to solve key industry problems in healthcare. With that in mind, three key industry issues rise to the top of the list. Cost of Care Delivery. The cost of care delivery is at the center of the problems facing the healthcare Industry.

Livongo comes to Higi's health kiosks, Pear's reSET-O rolling out to dozens of treatment centers and more digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Also: Doctor on Demand-powered benefit goes live for Walmart associates; Samsung, Sleep Number's CES announcements

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.

Telehealth Trends Going Into 2020

InTouch Health

What to Expect from Telehealth in 2020 and Beyond. Telehealth has exploded in popularity over the last few years as care providers, state legislators, and insurance companies continue to support this technology. The telehealth industry is expected to grow exponentially over the next eight years, reaching $32.71 billion by 2027. As the telehealth industry gains ground, more companies are looking to make a profit, spurring competition and innovation in the market for virtual care.

EIT Health opens applications for 2020 Headstart programme, NHS Arden & GEM CSU wins £1.4M contract, and more news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Number of registered users for the NHS App increases following launch of staff-facing campaign; Doctorlink appoints new chief executive

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Physicians expect almost one-third of their jobs to be automated by 2040, Stanford Medicine report finds

FierceHealthIT

Doctors say digital technology and data are driving change that will create a different world of medicine in the next couple of decades, a new report from Stanford Medicine finds.

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How Health Data Analytics Can Promote Payer-Provider Partnership

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Deborah Dean, Technology Advisor, BioIQ. As healthcare makes the transition to value-based care, use of data analytics has become an essential tool for both payers and providers.

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.

Industry Voices—3 ways payers can reduce administrative costs

FierceHealthIT

How can health plans more effectively trim administrative costs without sacrificing member or provider satisfaction? Here are three steps to consider

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How Virtual Care and Communication Can Be A Competitive Advantage

Synzi

Understanding the Competitive Environment Home health agencies are facing increasing competitive pressures in attracting patients and appealing to referral sources.

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California seeks to become first state with own generic drug label in bid to lower prices

FierceHealthIT

California wants to become the first state to have its own generic drug label in order to gain access to cheaper medicines, taking a page from hospital-led Civica Rx

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How Virtual Care and Communication Can Be A Competitive Advantage

Synzi

Understanding the Competitive Environment Home health agencies are facing increasing competitive pressures in attracting patients and appealing to referral sources.

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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.

What the trends at CES 2020 could mean for the future of digital health

FierceHealthIT

LAS VEGAS—Many of the innovations showcased at CES 2020 are several years away from becoming reality, such as the flying taxi concept developed by Hyundai and Uber.

Health industry moving to virtual care environment

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Health industry moving to virtual care environment Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Australia Sponsor: HCI Group

Kaiser Permanente, union announce $130M initiative aimed at healthcare workforce shortage

FierceHealthIT

Kaiser Permanente is joining forces with a key union for service workers to launch a nonprofit aimed at addressing the shortage of healthcare workers.

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LeanIX Turns 8!

LeanIX

Today LeanIX turns eight! It’s been a rollercoaster to get to this point, starting from a bootstrapped company of two founders to a global business with more than 180 employees on three continents. LeanIX

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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.

Industry leaders share their big takeaways on CES 2020

FierceHealthIT

LAS VEGAS—Healthcare and health technology leaders shared their takeaways from CES 2020 and what excited them about the potential for digital health

Customer Satisfaction in Financial Services with AI-Powered Search

Perficient

Providing the ultimate customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of digital transformation. When a customer or potential customer searches your site, providing personalized content is a large factor in the quality of their engagement.

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The generation gap: Survey looks at doctors’ drinking habits, relationships and other lifestyle choices

FierceHealthIT

The times they are a’ changing. Well, maybe, maybe not. When it comes to some things (for instance, marijuana use and their choice of cars) there’s not much difference between physicians from the Baby Boomer, Millennial and Gen X generations.

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WellCare teams up with Wellth to apply 'behavioral economics' to hypertension management

FierceHealthIT

WellCare Health Plans is partnering with digital health company Wellth to launch a new program to help at-risk Medicaid members better manage their hypertension.

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.

Study: Medicare hospital rating system doesn't do enough to account for social risk factors

FierceHealthIT

Medicare may be underpaying hospitals serving disadvantaged communities because of a skewed rating system, a new study finds

Chutes & Ladders—Alphabet snags former ONC chief; Cleveland Clinic hires chief research information officer

FierceHealthIT

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. Please submit the good news—or the bad—from your shop, and we will feature it here at the end of each week

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