Tue.Jul 09, 2019

Retail Pricing in U.S. Health Care? Why Transparency Is Hard to Do

Health Populi

“It’s the prices stupid,” Uwe Reinhardt and Gerard Anderson and colleagues asserted in the title their seminal Health Affairs manifesto on U.S. healthcare spending. Sixteen years later, yesterday on 8th July 2019, a Federal U.S.

Are We Over Connected Yet?

Medical Connectivity

Some of us remember when distributed medical devices such as patient monitors had their own dedicated server. That server had one job, to support that manufacturer's medical devices. It was not connected to the enterprise network, in part because there was no network.

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quip expands consumer dental supplies service with appointment browsing, booking app

Mobi Health News

quipcare and the premium quipcare+ will allow members to schedule professional dental services with upfront costs 30% to 40% less than average, the company said

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Corporate Russian Roulette Game

Perficient

His last chance to spare himself and his billionaire empire is in hands of a Russian roulette game. A revolver loaded with 5 bullets and one empty chamber lies on his table in front of him. His psyche mind winds up algorithmic yet he stood steady on the white lounge chair, looking at the revolver.

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Chinese medical AI startup Synyi raises $36.3M in Series C funding

Mobi Health News

Shanghai-based medical AI startup Synyi announced that it has raised RMB 250M ($36.3M) in Series C funding led by Chinese tech giant Tencent.

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Standardizing Healthcare Terms: Challenges, Benefits, and Future

Perficient

As a registered nurse (RN), I’m in the field of medical and nursing terminologies within electronic health records (EHRs).

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[Guide] Develop a Supply Chain Sustainability Program

Perficient

According to Investopedia, “Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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dacadoo, Sleepfit partner to address sleep disorders

Mobi Health News

Digital health engagement platform dacadoo and Sydney-based digital health company Sleepfit have partnered to integrate sleep goals designed by Sleepfit on dacadoo

4 Key Steps in Driving Behavior Change

Perficient

This blog series examines how change management can and should pay for your next project. My previous post, I discussed how behavior change leads to value. In this post I dive into the steps to develop behavior change.

Precision healthcare startup GNS lands $23M from Cigna Ventures

Mobi Health News

Amgen Ventures, Celegene, Echo Health Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments and Gary Loveman also participated.

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Why France's 2019 Health Bill will be key in harnessing health data for research

Lloyd Price

The access and use of personal health data for research purposes is increasingly receiving press attention. Undeniably, there are renewed possibilities of conducting health research by processing and cross-referencing large volumes of data through sophisticated algorithms.

Partnership expanded to support early stage digital health companies

Mobi Health News

Entrepreneurs have until 5 August to submit their applications for the RYSE Digital Health Call

Challenges and Triumphs of the Independent Practice – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/12 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

Is the health service turning over a new page with NHSX?

Mobi Health News

A week after the launch of NHSX, we take a look at what we know so far about the new unit

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Trump Administration to unveil plan to overhaul kidney care: reports

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration is planning formal steps to increase access to kidney transplants and encourage the use of in-home dialysis, according to media reports

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dacadoo and Sleepfit partner to address sleep disorders

Mobi Health News

Digital health engagement platform dacadoo and Sydney-based digital health company Sleepfit have partnered to integrate sleep goals designed by Sleepfit on dacadoo

Specialist physicians in high demand and their salaries reflect it

FierceHealthIT

Medical specialists are in increasing demand and their salaries reflect that fact, according to a new report

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London accelerator expands partnership to support early stage digital health companies

Mobi Health News

Entrepreneurs have until 5 August to submit their applications for a new funding programme

Industry Voices—As the Medicare Trust Fund barrels towards insolvency, bipartisan solutions are left on the table

FierceHealthIT

Reforming our country’s broken MSP process won’t fix Medicare all on its own, but it will hopefully provide a common-sense bipartisan solution to this problem

How Clinical Communications Technology Connects the Care Team In Complex Cases

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Mary Hatcher, Vice President of Product Development at PerfectServe. When multiple specialists and post-acute providers are serving the same patient, getting the right information to the right person in a timely manner becomes more challenging.

Industry Voices—The case for arbitration in ending surprise medical bills

FierceHealthIT

An independent dispute resolution process could help insurers and doctors find a fair price without relying on the government to find the “right rate” that would not disrupt the delicate network of care

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Resuscitation - Vital Treatment Option Applies to More Than Cardiac Events

HealthStream

A high-quality resuscitation program doesn’t just cover cardiac arrest but prepares students for any medical eventuality in which they may be called on to provide care

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Gender bias persists in medicine, including surgery, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare professionals, including surgeons, have both implicit and explicit biases when it comes to gender and career roles, according to a new study.

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UC Health Names First Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Healthcare Informatics

The Cincinnati-based UC Health has tapped Michael Legg as the health system’s first chief data and analytics officer.Legg joined the academic health system UC Health on July 8 and brings more than 15 years of experience leading large

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Women in senior IT roles earn more than men and 10 other key trends from the CHIME salary survey

FierceHealthIT

Contrary to trends in other sectors, women in senior healthcare IT executive positions earning about $30,000 more than their male counterparts in 2018, according to a survey of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives members

Partners Healthcare Biobank Surpasses 100,000 Participants

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Through genotyping, researchers have been able to detect potential health issues for participants before any clinical symptoms were present

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Federal judge blocks HHS rule requiring list prices in drug TV ads

FierceHealthIT

In his ruling, a federal judge said the Department of Health and Human Services rule would violate free speech and exceeded the agency’s statutory authority

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Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

MedTech Boston

Emily Balskus, Ph.D., a chemical biologist at Harvard University, was named one of three laureates of the Blavatnik National. The post Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists appeared first on MedTech Boston. News People blavatnik young scientist emily balskus harvard chemistry life sciences

Cigna Ventures leads $23M funding round in precision medicine company GNS Healthcare

FierceHealthIT

Precision medicine company GNS Healthcare has raised $23 million in a series D fundraising round led by Cigna Ventures. Cigna Ventures plans to tap GNS’ technology and solutions to further advance whole-person health for clients, the company said

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Opioid Overdose Associated With Opioid Prescriptions to Relatives

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?

NIH must ensure sickle cell drug available at reasonable price, group says

FierceHealthIT

NIH needs to secure commitments from drug companies to ensure that a potential cure for sickle cell is not priced out of reach, a group says

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Cancer Deaths Cost $94B in Lost Earnings

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medical cost pressures challenge a consistent patient/member experience. CLICK HERE to learn more about how BHM helps your organization build resources while focusing on patient/member experiences. In 2015, cancer deaths cost the U.S. $94

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Appellate court has ACA's individual mandate in crosshairs after hearing

FierceHealthIT

A federal appeals court may be poised to deem the ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional, but appeared to be on the fence about whether they believe that strikes down the entire law

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Keeping ePHI Data Secure On Mobile Devices

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Lynch, founder and CEO, Reciprocity Labs. Healthcare providers are among the long list of service providers that have embraced the mobile technology revolution. Some healthcare providers are supplying mobile healthcare devices to their staff, and others have introduced the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that allows their staff to bring their devices and […].

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