Thu.Feb 20, 2020

Will Trade Data for (Cheaper) Health Care – USC’s View of the Future

Health Populi

Patients are now front-line payors in the U.S. health care system.

Dubai-headquartered Okadoc lands $10 million in Series A

Mobi Health News

The startup now plans to move into telemedicine and expand into other GCC countries

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Americans’ Top 2 Priorities for President Trump and Congress Are To Lower Health Care and Rx Costs

Health Populi

Health care pocketbook issues rank first and second place for Americans in these months leading up to the 2020 Presidential election, according to research from POLITICO and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health published on 19th February 2020.

Insulet's Omnipod to integrate with Dexcom, Abbott CGMs for automated, smartphone-controlled dosing

Mobi Health News

Both CGM competitors announced integrations with Insulet yesterday during the Advanced Technologies & Treatment for Diabetes Congress in Madrid


Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

Insulin Nation

You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means. But, if you are a type 1 pump user, odds are, this little-known chemical process affects you on a daily basis.

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Better Decisions Call for Slow Medicine

Healthcare IT Today

Should you get a mammogram at age 45? Should you start taking a statin? Is now the time to get a hip replacement? You can go down rabbit holes trying to research these online, talk to friends about their experiences, or have a few too many opinions thrown at you in online communities.

Nursing staffing platform Intelycare scores $45M in funding, debt financing

Mobi Health News

Endeavour Vision led the round with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Generator Ventures

2020 - What about those Ten Tips for Launching a Product? A Recap

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Today or soon you will launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service, or maybe a caregiver advisory service. As your company gets ready to travel into battle or a booth with the sound of pitches all around, it is time to for you to revisit this guidance.


SPHCC and Yitu develop AI-powered Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19

Mobi Health News

The system can complete a quantitative analysis of lung lesions in 2-3 seconds.


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.

The rise of mHealth and the convergence of medicine with AI and Big Data

Lloyd Price

Introduction While progress in medicine continues to astound us, it hides a modus operandi that hasn’t changed for decades – a bricks and mortar model of delivering healthcare reactively to treat illness and disease.

Medic Mobile launches accelerator for global health equity

Mobi Health News

The accelerator will focus on human centered design, data integration, data interoperability and third-party solution integration.

Pricing Transparency, Consumerism, and Healthcare Marketing


Attend our March webinar Register Now In January 2019, CMS rules went into effect requiring hospitals to share a file with chargemaster data for their services. On January 1, 2021, those requirements expand to include a consumer-friendly online presentation for at least 300 shoppable services.


Q&A with CIO Jamie Nelson, Part 1: “The Technology Is the Easy Part.”

Health System CIO

The key to a successful implementation is remembering that the technology is the easy part, says Jamie Nelson, who talks about her team’s work at HSS. The hard part is the organizational transformation behind it. The key to a successful implementation is remembering that the technology is the easy part, says Jamie Nelson, who talks about her team’s work at HSS. The hard part is the organizational transformation behind it.

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.

Featured Health IT Job: EMR Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EMR Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by University of South Carolina and is in the Western US.

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Oscar Health announces $3 cap on about 100 popular drugs like insulin


Insurer Oscar Health announced Thursday it will cap the price on roughly 100 drugs, including high-cost products such as insulin, at only $3


AMA Suggests that Telehealth Tech Use Is Up Since 2016, But Still Modest

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has found that physician use of technology to provide telehealth or virtual visits has doubled since its previous study in 2016. This meshes well with other market research suggesting that a healthy cross-section of providers are preparing to get on board.

Vyne Acquires Renaissance Electronic Services, Broadening Its Dental Portfolio

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Vyne, a market leader in health information exchange and electronic healthcare communication management, announced today that it has acquired Renaissance Electronic Services, LLC, an Indianapolis-based technology company providing EDI products and services to dental practices […].

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.

The Benefits of Virtual Pediatric Care

InTouch Health

How Telehealth Can Reduce Costs and Improve the Quality of Pediatric Care. Studies show 86.3% of children from ages 5 to 11 are in excellent or very good health, but around 4.3% of children do not have access to regular healthcare.

Preventing the Spread of the Three Most Common Blood-Borne Pathogens


Understand how to prevent the spread of the three most common blood-borne pathogens. Know the essential elements in the creation of a safety culture that will minimize the risks of exposure to blood borne pathogens for employees and patients


Study: Pharma payments to docs led to nearly 4% boost in prescription spending


A study found that drug company payments to physicians led to a 4% uptick in prescriptions, a smaller impact compared to other research


Cloud Provides Efficient Access to Healthcare Data


My last blog outlines cloud as a secure and central hub for all of your data. My next blog in this series examines how cloud provides efficient access to your healthcare data.

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.

UnitedHealthcare turns spotlight on the role of dental care in the opioid epidemic


UnitedHealthcare is putting a spotlight on the role that dental care plays in the crisis. Here's what they're doing it about it


Oops: Mayo Clinic medical school mistakenly emailed 364 students acceptance letters


A technical error caused the Mayo Clinic’s medical school to mistakenly notify 364 students that they had been accepted


CMS considers extending hip and knee replacement payment model for another 3 years


The Trump administration wants to keep a hip and knee replacement bundled payment model going for another three years


Chutes & Ladders—Horizon BCBSNJ names new CEO; Cerner names top exec


Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry


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.

University of California, Irvine to start construction on new 9-acre integrative medicine campus


The University of California, Irvine, will start construction this month on its new nine-acre campus that it says will be a national showcase for integrative medicine


Community Health Systems continues narrowing losses amid divestitures


The health system said it plans to continue it's "portfolio rationalization strategy" through mid-2020