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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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).

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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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

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

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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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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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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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

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

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

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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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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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

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

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

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.

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

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

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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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?

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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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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Industry Voices—How CEOs can compete as nontraditional partnerships reshape healthcare

FierceHealthIT

A prerequisite for any successful partnership—particularly one involving players that historically have not operated in the same subsector space, or even the health care sector at all—is to first know thyself

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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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MINES, TalkSpace team up to offer employees therapy via online messaging service

FierceHealthIT

Littleton, Colorado-based employee assistance program company MINES & Associates is partnering with telebehavioral health company Talkspace to offer counseling to employees via messaging

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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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