Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Startups: Success, Failure and Solving Health System’s Problems

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Some of the biggest problems that investors, entrepreneurs and startup leaders need to solve was the point of a discussion during an opening session of an innovation summit hosted by DreamIt in Tampa in November.

Spotlight on patient safety

Morning eHealth

VA EHR hearing next Wednesday — Supreme Court passes up net neutrality case

EHR 136

Rock Health report suggests digital health could tackle traditional addiction care's biggest struggles

Mobi Health News

The report suggests technology could help address variability in care and boost addiction treatment enrollment.

Aging in place -- big talk, but do people really believe it?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who doesn’t want to live in their 'forever' home? After all, AARP has surveyed us for 2018 – staying there is apparently what 76% want, though only 59% expect that they will. But responders also know that you can’t always get what you want.


PatientPop raises $25M for digital practice marketing service

Mobi Health News

The new funding, led by Leerink Transformation Partners, brings PatientPop's total backing to $75 million.


Could bacteria be causing diabetes?

Insulin Nation

The relationship between gut bacteria, genetics, and T1D risk is a complicated picture, but multiple studies indicate that gut bacteria is an essential factor. TEDDY.


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The Future of Digital Health, According To Accenture’s Sumit Kimar Nagpal

Electronic Health Reporter

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Roundup: The digital health provider news of Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

As providers around the globe continue rolling out digital health strategies, physician organizations are looking to implement guidelines.

Governance in Healthcare: Information Assists Consumer Experience


UK invests £50m to set up five new AI digital pathology and imaging centres

Mobi Health News

Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled today the successful consortia that will create five new digital pathology and imaging centres leveraging AI to speed up disease diagnosis in the UK, bringing together representatives from academia, the charitable sector and industry.


CVS expects to close Aetna deal by Thanksgiving, floats ‘simpler’ PBM models


CVS Health said it expects to finalize its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna by Thanksgiving, noting that five states are close to approving the deal. Executives also hinted that the company is rethinking its PBM model to place a greater emphasis on drug mix


Apple patent suggests AirPod health features, J&J updates diabetes management app, and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Group K Diagnostics raises $2 million; Online depression intervention benefits high-risk teens.

Democrats take the House, giving the ACA a safety net for now


Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, capturing 26 seats, while Republicans maintained a firm grip on the Senate, adding two seats


UnitedHealth Group reports revenue growth in Q3, looks ahead to digitizing health records for patients, providers

Mobi Health News

UnitedHealth Group finished Q3 2018 with 12 percent year-over-year revenue growth.

Getting Your Patients on Board With Telehealth

iSALUS Healthcare

So, you have taken the next step and integrated one of the most revolutionary patient engagement tools into your practice, telehealth. You have heard of what it can do for your patients. It offers them a convenient alternative to the traditional office visit, it diminishes primary care physician (PCP) deserts and fosters accessibility within your practice to help them stay more involved.

Insurers prepare to appeal risk corridor case to the Supreme Court


After a federal appeals court denied a bid to rehear a lawsuit attempting to claw back risk corridor payments, several insurers are planning to take the case to the Supreme Court


Northwell Health’s Patients engage with AI ChatBot for guidance & support through their care journey

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Throughout the recent Connected Health Conference, the key theme was the need to balance technology with the human element.

Patients Paid to Choose Less Expensive Prescription Drugs

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims?

Study: Communication-and-resolution programs can cut liability claims, but their link to safety is less than clear 


New research shows that communication-and-resolution programs for responding to patient harm can reduce liability claims, but experts warn more work is needed to prove the link between these programs and safety improvements.


Drug Overdose Deaths Fell Over 6 Months

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: For payers and policy-makers it can be a challenge to design effective opioid epidemic measures to control the rapid increase of overdoses as program effectiveness data is being accumulated.

Healthcare Roundup—CVS says Aetna deal should close by Thanksgiving


CVS Health said during a third-quarter earnings call that its acquisition of Aetna should close in the next few weeks, plus more healthcare headlines