Wed.Jul 10, 2019

XRHealth opens up VR platform to third-party developers

Mobi Health News

The company exclusively announced to MobiHealthNews its plants to create a tool kit for providers, payers and pharmas.


Rural communities helped by telehealth, but broadband internet still an issue for 1 in 5 rural households


NPR produced an interesting segment on the state of telehealth services and how they’ve helped people in rural communities. The article spotlights one woman in rural CA who needed therapy but lives in a town with only two therapists and could only get one appointment per month.

Partnership will see Amazon Alexa provide access to NHS-verified health information

Mobi Health News

The tech giant's partnership with the NHS was first announced last year.

Six new technologies for older adults – July 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

More smarts are moving into tech for older adults. AI capabilities combined with a Voice First interface is increasingly expected – and so they are part of new offerings to help older adults, bothliving at home or in senior living communities. Will older adults be comfortable with them?


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.

Mumbai-based primary healthcare aggregator HealthAssure raises $2.5M in Series A funding

Mobi Health News

Founded in 2011, primary healthcare aggregator HealthAssure recently announced a $2.5M Series A round led by Blume Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund


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Nurx adds STI testing to its mail-order product suite

Mobi Health News

The startup launched three new test kits, which will test for conditions such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.


As AI, virtual care reshape the healthcare workforce, remember the difference between 'tasks and jobs'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare manages the twin challenges of a shrinking workforce and an expanding patient population , hospitals and health systems are faced with some fundamental challenges. And they're spending lots and lots of money to help manage them. Accenture data shows that nearly two out of every three dollars spent by U.S. hospitals – 65 percent of expenditure, on average – goes to labor costs.

ANDHealth partners with leading institutes to drive digital health sector in WA

Mobi Health News

Fujifilm Medical Systems Settles in Boston to Improve Healthcare

MedTech Boston

Fujifilm today announced that it has moved its Medical Systems and New Development businesses to Lexington, Massachusetts, in a push to further. The post Fujifilm Medical Systems Settles in Boston to Improve Healthcare appeared first on MedTech Boston.


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.

Belgian university spinoff closes €1m seed financing round

Mobi Health News

ArtiQ now plans to use the money to launch its AI-based software and accelerate deployments in hospitals


All the Jobs Doctors and Nurses Can Do From Home

Enzyme Health

Work from home jobs for doctors and nurses can help you achieve more life balance while still serving patients either one-on-one or behind the scenes. If you’re looking for a home-based or online medical position, use this list to inspire your next career move.

Charges made in telemedicine fraud case, data analytics startup raises $26M and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Propeller Health CCO warns against unchecked disruption; Grant brings smartphone diabetic retinopathy screening to India

CMS announces 5 new payment models aimed at kidney care 


The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled five new payment models aimed at transforming kidney care—including one that would be required for some providers.


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.

Clover Health's new subsidiary will rely on members, machine learning to fuel drug development

Mobi Health News

Dubbed Clover Therapeutics, the unit's first project will be a partnership with Genentech targeting ocular diseases among senior populations

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

FDA struggling with cyber recalls

Morning eHealth

Trump to unveil kidney initiative — Hearing throws Obamacare into doubt


The Magic of Breakthrough Technology: A Case of Disrupting the Pediatric Space

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Abhinav Shashank, CEO and co-founder, Innovaccer. Children have entirely distinctive needs as compared to adults. Care is delivered to them in a manner entirely different than adults by care teams that hardly ever double-up as providers for the elderly. In fact, we hear numerous stories of organizations that transformed their care delivery by fabricating […].

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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.

Bridges Health Partners, Aetna form managed care partnership in western Pennsylvania


Bridges Health Partners and Aetna have entered into an accountable care agreement for Aetna’s Medicare Advantage members

Express Scripts Formulary for “Digital Health” Offers Long Overdue Info

Healthcare IT Today

In mid-May, Express Scripts announced that it plans to introduce what it says is the healthcare industry’s first stand-alone digital health formulary. This may not sound like much, but I’d argue that it’s a noteworthy development.

Direct-to-consumer DNA testing service exposed customers' data online: report


DNA-testing service Vitagene Inc. left thousands of consumers' health reports exposed online that contained their full names, dates of birth and gene-based health information, such as their likelihood of developing certain medical conditions, according to Bloomberg

Making Telemedicine Affordable for Every Budget


If telehealth has one superpower it’s famous for, it’s bringing quality care to the underserved. Virtual visits can level the playing field between patients who enjoy multiple options for speciality care and advanced treatment and those who go without basic care.

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!

FCC approves $100M connected care pilot to benefit low income patients, veterans


The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with developing a three-year, $100 million connected care pilot program to support telehealth and remote patient monitoring services to improve healthcare access to underserved populations

Healthcare Emergencies Don’t Come with Multiple Choice Questions


When split-second decisions have to be made, no one is giving a healthcare professional a multiple choice question to guide the care provided. Clinicians must be prepared to make decisions and take action without the prompting a multiple choice question is likely to provide


NBGH survey: Employees want wellbeing programs that support mental, financial health 


Employees want their employers to offer additional support for their mental and financial health, a new survey shows.


NHS announces 'world-first' partnership with Amazon enabling patients to ask Alexa to help diagnose their health problems

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Executive Spotlight—How Lyft convinced Megan Callaghan to jump into the transportation business


Megan Callahan was attracted to rideshare company Lyft because it allowed her to really drill down into a key challenge in the industry, specifically in this case, how transportation can impact access to care. FierceHealthcare sat down with Callahan for our latest Executive Spotlight


Silicon Valley is obsessed with growth. For Digital Health Startups, that obsession is not only misguided, but dangerous

Lloyd Price

The prevailing idea in the tech industry is that to succeed, you have to be ready to sell your idea, no matter how far along your idea really is. You’re encouraged to believe in your product even when there is no product to believe in.

Appeals court appears likely to call for lower court to settle unanswered questions on ACA lawsuit, experts say


An appellate court appears likely to send a lawsuit seeking to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act back to a lower court to settle key issues such as what parts of the law can exist without the individual mandate, experts say


Connecting with the Caregivers


The estimated prevalence of caring for an adult is 16.6% (39.8 million) Americans, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregivers’ responsibilities can include traditional ADLs and IADLs as well as coordinating care and communicated with a range of providers, … Read More.