Mon.Dec 03, 2018

When Tech companies try to disrupt Healthcare, they just create the NHS

Lloyd Price

In the Belgian startup scene, companies are trying to use technology to solve healthcare’s problems. But the system they're creating already exists.

Aetna, Ascension Join Blockchain Project Aimed at Addressing Provider Data Issues

Healthcare Informatics

Following up on a healthcare blockchain project established earlier this year, Aetna and Ascension are now joining the initiative

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New Tech Tonics Podcast: Ari Caroline: Broad Intellect Meets Deep Humanity

Digital Health

Money First, Then Kids: The State of the American Family in 2018

Health Populi

Most American families with children at home are concerned about paying bills on a monthly basis.

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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.

ResMed acquires digital respiratory health company Propeller Health

Mobi Health News

ResMed is expected to close the $225M deal to purchase the smart inhaler company by March 2019.

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FDA announces eight winners of opioid epidemic innovation challenge

Mobi Health News

The eight devices will receive increased guidance and interaction for their clearance efforts, and some will receive Breakthrough Device designation

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December's heavy health IT agenda

Morning eHealth

Getting All of Us into All of Us — Holiday interoperability gathering at White House

Giblib launches fully-VR CME course with Cedars-Sinai surgeons

Mobi Health News

"Essential GI Surgeries" will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR and 4K video

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Health IT Startup: Intiva Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Intiva Health is the first truly integrated career platform for healthcare professionals. It redefines the medical credentialing process by making it faster, more efficient and more secure.

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.

Patient financial engagement platform MedPilot snags $1.7M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

The Cedars-Sinai accelorator alumnus plans to use the money to grow its workforce and launch new engagement functionality.

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Four Health and Aging Technology Blog Posts from November 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

A short month saw plenty of food – and provided food for thought. Many (54 million!) traveled during the US Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA.

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Patient access to data: Global examples

Mobi Health News

Giving patients control of their own data is essential, Dr. Shafi Ahmed, CMO, Medical Realities, says, adding that smartphones are an indispensable tool for empowering the patient

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Fired female executive accuses Optum of gender discrimination, ignoring abusive treatment

FierceHealthIT

A rising female executive at an Optum subsidiary has accused the company of gender discrimination, alleging she was passed over for a promotion in favor of a “chauvinistic and misogynistic” male executive who routinely berated her.

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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.

Hong Kong’s BookHA app extended to more specialties for case booking services

Mobi Health News

Yesterday, Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority (HA) announced that their mobile application, BookHA, which provides new case booking services for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOPC), would be extended to cover the Clinical Oncology and Anaesthesiology (Pain Clinic) specialties for the convenience of patients starting from 3 December 2018.

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He became a trauma surgeon after surviving his own gunshot wound. Now he's launching a movement

FierceHealthIT

Johns Hopkins Trauma Surgeon Joseph Sakran, M.D., was among firearm safety advocates from the medical community last week calling on Congress to expand universal background checks and federal funding for gun violence research

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Tabula Rasa Healthcare acquires fellow medication safety platform DoseMe

Mobi Health News

As part of the deal Tabula Rasa will acquire the DoseMeRx platform, which gives clinicians information about how a patient will metabolize and absorb certain medications.

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How a Domestic Violence Survivor Strengthens Athletic Communities Against Abuse

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Tokeitha Wilson (left), Christopher King and Celeste Davis at the Center for Total Health next to Kaiser Permanente’s CEO, Bernard J. Tyson.

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.

Operational automation company Lumeon lands $28M

Mobi Health News

The company will use the new funding to grow its US team and scale its commercial operations.

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A Portal’s Contribution to Your Company’s Financial Wellness

Health Portal Solutions

Financial wellness is a buzz word often used to describe an individual’s financial health – how well one is earning money and saving it. However, financial wellness is also a key metric for healthcare payers.

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Blockchain: 3 charts highlight today's infrastructure, interest and initial use cases

Mobi Health News

HIMSS Analytics found health facilities more prepared for the distributed ledger tech than many might think, but that doesn’t mean they’re making forward progress just yet

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4th Qtr. Release Notes

Health Portal Solutions

More Hea lth Advocate Programs, Enrollme nt Enhancements, and More! . Featured Enhancement: New Health Advocate Products.

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.

CVS-Aetna merger hits a snag as federal judge asks DOJ for more information

FierceHealthIT

Until the Department of Justice explains why divesting Aetna's Part D business now is in the public's interest, Richard J. Leon says CVS and Aetna must remain separate

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Study: Telehealth can cut down in-person visits in the short term. Its long-term benefits remain murky

FierceHealthIT

Telemedicine presents a viable way for providers to cut down on unneeded in-person visits and reach patients in more remote areas, but if these benefits extend in the long term remains in question, according to a new study.

Propeller Health acquired by ResMed for $225M

FierceHealthIT

A Wisconsin-based startup that makes digital inhalers has been purchased by medical device giant ResMed for $225 million. ResMed CEO Mick Farrell called the purchase a “significant step for ResMed towards becoming the global leader in digital health for COPD.”

With new legislators and governors, reinsurance programs have a bright future

FierceHealthIT

A new analysis from Georgetown University discusses the many benefits of reinsurance for states, consumers, and insurers, and its authors say fresh faces in Congress and at the state level could expand such programs in 2019

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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.