Wed.Nov 18, 2020

Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

Most psychologists in the U.S. treated more patients in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting their practices to telehealth platforms.

Dutch home monitoring app shortening hospital stays for COVID-19 patients

Mobi Health News

A reduction of 134 admission days was recorded in a group of 33 patients.

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Tectonic Movement In Healthcare Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jerry Rankin, strategy director of healthcare interoperability, Infor.

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 test for self-testing at home

Mobi Health News

Lucira's molecular testing kit allows individuals to collect their own nasal sample and insert it into a device that provides results in under 30 minutes. The company is aiming to sell the single-use tests for roughly $50

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Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Telehealth ICU tech helps Geisinger quickly expand capacity and enhance care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Earlier this year, Geisinger health system based in Danville, Pennsylvania, had full intensive care units at several of its hospitals, leading to higher acuity in the step-down units at those facilities.

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Health Tech Hazards That May Cause Medical Malpractice

Electronic Health Reporter

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Results from 3-year Zio patch study, Peloton's apparent Peerfit purchases and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Nanowear picks up a 510(k) for its remote monitoring undergarments; RxVantage acquires onPoint Oncology

Consider Amazon’s role in the caregiving and older adult market

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s already been a big year for new Amazon offerings that could benefit older people. This month’s most obvious change was the introduction of Amazon CareHub , an Alexa app that can be used to help monitor potentially isolated older adults.

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Bayer looks to digital partnerships to expand efforts in cardiometabolic care, oncology and women's health

Mobi Health News

The life science company created an initiative called the G4A Digital Health Partnership Program, which provides resources to both experienced and new digital health companies.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Report calls for ‘digital health hubs’ to tackle health inequalities in England

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

An NHS-commissioned report into digital inclusion in health and care calls for ‘digital health hubs’ to prevent exclusion from further widening health inequalities.

Ingredients to digital health success? Availability of information and financial incentives, says Venrock partner

Mobi Health News

Today, at Accelerate Health Episode 2, Venrock's Bryan Roberts discusses the future of healthcare and value-based care.

Azar expects 40M COVID-19 vaccine doses ready to distribute by end of December

FierceHealthIT

Azar expects 40M COVID-19 vaccine doses ready to distribute by end of December. rking. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:30

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Olive Union creates dual-purpose hearing aids and wireless Bluetooth earbuds

Mobi Health News

Approximately 48 million people in the U.S. struggle with hearing loss on some level, however only about 20% of those people seek help

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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.

Analysis finds 64% more Medicare Advantage plans offer expanded supplemental benefits for 2021

FierceHealthIT

Analysis finds 64% more Medicare Advantage plans offer expanded supplemental benefits for 2021. rking. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:07

From Testing to Immunization, Accurate and Consistent Patient Identification is Critical for Managing COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to accelerate across the United States, with record-breaking infection rates and a tragically high death count.

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Anthem sees telehealth use spike 136x for Medicare Advantage members due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Anthem sees telehealth use spike 136x for Medicare Advantage members due to COVID-19. pminemyer. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 11:25

A Caregiver’s Prior Auth Experience and What Can Be Done to Improve the Experience

Healthcare IT Today

I know that many doctor like to complain about clicks, but something they hate even more than clicks is prior auths (prior authorizations). I’ve heard so many doctors complain about how much time they spend on the phone dealing with prior authorizations.

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.

How Webex Uses Patient and Provider Insight to Improve Virtual Care Delivery

CiscoHealth

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow , where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. . In the past few months, we’ve seen huge shifts in how people are working.

Upfront Healthcare raises $11.5 million in Series B funding round led by Baird Capital and co-led by LRVHealth

Healthcare IT Today

Upfront Healthcare, a leading omnichannel communication and patient engagement platform, raised $11.5

COVID-19 accelerating user adoption of digital tools in KSA

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Government & Policy Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: COVID-19 accelerating user adoption of digital tools in KSA Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: EMEA Right Now

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Rebranding: Build a Cohesive Digital Design Experience

Geonetric

Attend our December webinar Register Now Every healthcare marketer goes through it at some point. A rebrand – or, at minimum, a brand refresh. Some organizations just want a more modern look, others need to update their name, logo, or color pallet due to a merger or acquisition.

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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.

Special Considerations for Healthcare, When It Comes to Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias

HealthStream

Bias can lead to problems in healthcare. An American Journal of Public Health study showed that two-thirds of primary care doctors harbor biases toward their African American patients. As a result, they spend less time with black patients and involve them less in their own medical decisions

6 Tips to Improve the SEO of Your Healthcare Content

Geonetric

You probably remember a time when SEO wasn’t focused on human readers. But as search algorithms become more complex and sophisticated, optimizing content for search engines has become more about creating findable, quality content that real people value.

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Moody's: Insurers will be financially 'unscathed' by COVID-19 but must adapt to industry evolution

FierceHealthIT

Moody's: Insurers will be financially 'unscathed' by COVID-19 but must adapt to industry evolution. pminemyer. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:39

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HIStalk Interviews Kevin Coppins, CEO, Spirion

HIStalk Interviews

Kevin Coppins, MBA is president and CEO of Spirion of. Interviews

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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.