Mon.Feb 24, 2020

Tools for Paying Medical Bills Don’t Help Health Consumers Manage Their Financial Health

Health Populi

There’s a gap between the supply of digital health tools that hospitals and health systems offer patients, and what patients-as-consumers need for overall health and wellbeing.

Coronavirus prevention may be in your pocket

Mobi Health News

From travel checkpoints to at-home screening, smartphone-based digital health tools could play a role in limiting outbreaks, writes CEO David Maman

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Coronavirus fears weigh on White House

Morning eHealth

Azar on deck this week — ONC delivers burden reduction work


Comprehensive tech-enabled checkup service Q Bio scores $40M

Mobi Health News

Patients can have a full work up of tests and scans, and then access a dashboard with their health analysis.


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.

Insurer, hospital stocks down after Sanders cements frontrunner status for Democratic nomination


Stocks for major insurers and hospital groups opened down on Monday in the wake of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ dominant win in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday that cemented his status as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination


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#HIMSS20 Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 31

Healthcare IT Today

For the 31st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing a preview of the upcoming HIMSS 2020 Annual conference happening in Orlando. For those not familiar with the event, it brings together 40-50k people from the health IT community and around 1300 health IT vendors.

NHS pilots home testing for coronavirus

Mobi Health News

The NHS in England has announced that it is piloting home testing for coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK went up to 13 on Sunday (23 February).

#099: Dr. David Fajgenbaum on Chasing a Cure for Rare Disease

Digital Health Today

1 in 10 Americans have a rare disease. 95% of rare diseases don’t have a single FDA-approved therapy. While individual diseases may affect only relatively small numbers of people, the total number of people with a rare disease is large.

HealthJoy's $30M Series C will buff its health benefits platform, expand its team

Mobi Health News

The company offers a virtual assistant that can help employees navigate their health benefits and care options


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.

Survey Points to Payer, Provider Differences In Health Data Strategies, But Also Much Common Ground

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a new healthcare industry survey suggest that while payers and providers are somewhat at odds when it comes to data management, their strategies still have much in common.

Sharecare acquires Visualize Health

Mobi Health News

Sharecare will now be able to offer its customers medical record management and billing contract compliance tools.


LeanIX Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice with the Highest Overall Rating


One look at the reviews for LeanIX on Gartner Peer Insights and we think it’s clear why the solution received a 2020 Customers' Choice distinction for the Enterprise Architecture Tools market. In particular, LeanIX received the highest overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 within this category


Announcing Digital Leaders Week 15-19 June 2020

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Digital Leaders, the national initiative promoting digital transformation, leadership and innovation, will tomorrow announce the dates for the UK’s 4th Digital Leaders Week. .

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.

What Are Conditions of Participation (CoPs)?


This blog post, an article excerpt, defines Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and why they were established, as well as why compliance with them is important


2020 Updated CPT Codes for Mental Health Therapists


Each year, the American Medical Association (AMA) releases updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set.

AHIP study: Managed care saves billions on drugs compared to traditional Medicaid 


A new report backed by AHIP shows that Medicaid managed care plans can save significantly more on drugs on than traditional Medicaid. Here's highlights from the analysis


A Perficient Mardi Gras to Remember


Perficient employees relish in the magic of Mardi Gras with an employee happy hour. The Festivities. The Cajun celebration attracted four dozen employees from the St. Louis office. The Social and Cultural Committee brought in masks and beads for attendees to strut their Mardi Gras spirit.


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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan adds 7 providers to value-based care model


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan now has 14 participants in its Blueprint for Affordability program. Here's what that model entails


Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls in STEM with MakerGirl


Perficient teammates recently partnered with MakerGirl as a fun way to share their love of coding and all-things technical with the next generation of STEM professionals. MakerGirl is dedicated to inspiring young girls to be active in STEM.


Emory Healthcare opens first 5G-enabled innovation hub


Emory Healthcare in Atlanta is bringing the first 5G-enabled healthcare lab up online this week. Here's how they expect to be able to use the technology


Providence Health’s Bot Grace engages and guides patients to the digital front door for care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

According to the 2019 Accenture Digital Health Consumer Survey , patient’s expectations are increasing for providers to offer digital capabilities.

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.

Industry Voices—Your digital medical data: Liberation is (almost) here


The promise of digital data to bring about better care hasn’t fully materialized yet. Patients and providers are stuck with a fragmented and frustrating data environment, unable to easily access and share records across clinics and hospitals


Why this non-profit is betting on a "moonshot factory" to help developing nations


A healthcare non-profit wants to build a “moonshot factory” like Google X and Bell Labs. The goal: to bring data science and precision health to remote villages in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia


Tenet Healthcare posts losses of $243M in 2019 despite 'very strong' Q4


Tenet Healthcare's earnings were down from a profit of $108 million the previous year. Here's why officials say they've positioned the company well for 2020