Wed.Jun 24, 2020

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Health Populi

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021.

Metabolic health focused telemedicine startup Calibrate launches

Mobi Health News

The company also announced a $5.1 million seed funding led by Forerunner Ventures.

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How telemedicine can help close the maternal health gap

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2012, there were fewer than 1,400 maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States, and 98% resided in metropolitan areas. This left pregnant patients in rural areas without the ability to access care, especially if travel was not an option.

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Wearable tech to provide insight into mental health in the construction sector

Mobi Health News

Pagabo and Moodbeam have collaborated to aid mental health and wellbeing and improve working conditions in the construction sector

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Administration officials under spotlight

Morning eHealth

HHS scores price transparency win — CMS data shows wide racial disparities

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CMS Announces New Office (“Aubrey”) To Streamline Interoperability and Informatics

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare has a new acronym – OBRHI. Quite a mouthful. Perhaps “Aubrey” is a little easier to say.

Verily, CVS Health join the budding back-to-work health screening market

Mobi Health News

Alongside data analytics and employee apps, both offerings focus on facilitating coronavirus testing services among employees

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How COVID-19 and Telehealth Are Affecting Healthcare Compliance

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Devin Partida, technology writer and the Editor-in-Chief of the digital magazine, ReHack.com The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive changes around the world.

Ireland’s contact tracing app ready to launch

Mobi Health News

The Health Service Executive in Ireland has indicated that the COVID-19 tracker app will be downloadable from Google and Apple app stores, subject to final government approval

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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.

Fighting COVID-19 takes collaboration, including between 'fierce competitors'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"I'm old enough to remember that the idea of printing an airline boarding pass at home was a novel and scary idea," said Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Cris Ross in a Google Cloud platform webinar earlier this month.

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PBM RemedyOne will offer Pear Therapeutics reSET, reSET-O

Mobi Health News

The PBM will be able to offer and administer benefit coverage for addiction-focused digital therapeutics.

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4 Reasons Telehealth is Critical to Your COVID-19 Plan

eVisit

The scene: it’s 2020 and a novel coronavirus outbreak has the entire world scrambling to identify and care for the sick while gaining an understanding of symptoms and health impacts.

Pandemic management – room for improvement at ground control?

Mobi Health News

Infection surveillance and infection control are part of what makes countries successful that manage to keep the SarsCoV2 pandemic in check. Properly implemented, digital solutions can help a lot with testing, tracing and isolating.

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.

ARM Yourself – A Healthcare CIO’s Introductory Guide to Apple Silicon

Healthcare IT Today

For the first time in 15 years, Apple has announced a major architecture change for the Macintosh platform. They are moving their primary processor from Intel to ARM-based Apple Silicon using the same architecture that powers the iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch.

DispatchHealth looks to expand markets with $135.8M in investments

Mobi Health News

DispatchHealth, an in-home care provider, closed its $135.8 million Series C funding round yesterday. Optum Ventures led the financing with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. WHAT THEY DO DispatchHealth is like a mobile urgent care.

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Mayo Clinic teams with Medically Home to expand in-home hospital care

FierceHealthIT

Mayo Clinic teams with Medically Home to expand in-home hospital care. treed. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:36

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OCBC Bank launches healthcare app to provide access to telehealth services

Mobi Health News

Users can also access digital Medical Certificates (MC), clinic invoices and laboratory results from the clinics visited securely through the app

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.

VA has spent $39M to support telehealth amid COVID-19. Veterans say there's still a digital divide.

FierceHealthIT

VA has spent $39M to support telehealth amid COVID-19. Veterans say there's still a digital divide. hlandi. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 15:18

Thermavis launch thermal scanner after £3M investment

Mobi Health News

The scanner, which can read up to six people’s temperature at once, could be used to protect workers from COVID-19

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Two Types of Patients in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

When I talk about healthcare, I think it’s valuable to divide patients into two distinct categories. The first category is chronic patients who go and see their doctor every month or more.

FDA pilot shares cancer drug symptom data, PatientPing's 16-month funding announcement delay and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: TapestryHealth purchases its telehealth tech vendor; Tech professionals eyeing healthcare; and pharma jobs with new interest after COVID-19

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.

How providers can fine-tune their ‘webside’ manner in the age of COVID-19

American Well

When COVID-19 started spreading like wildfire in early March, no one realized how quickly we would be forced to adapt our lives and the traditional practice of medicine.

4 Healthcare Security Efforts Every Healthcare Organization Should Take

Healthcare IT Today

As most healthcare organizations have rushed to deal with COVID-19, many things have been set to the side. In most cases this is a good choice to prioritize the pandemic. However, the challenge is that those challenges still remain.

Exceptional Ideas for Child Art Therapy

TheraNest

Art therapy is a proven way of helping children express and process their feelings. But art therapy is also commonly misunderstood.

COVID-19 PsyPact

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID-19 has escalated efforts to support the PsyPact: New Hampshire PSYPACT PSYPACT Delaware Telepsychology: The Oklahoma PSYPACT Becomes Law Telepsychology Across State Lines Officially Approved: PSYPACT On May 8, 2020, ASPPB announced that two more state governors have signed PsyPACT … Read more.

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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.

Easy and Effective Child Group Therapy Activities

TheraNest

Human beings have evolved to live, work, and relate to each other within a collective group. For this reason, the social support component embedded within group therapy is a key ingredient in its effectiveness.

Telehealth Behavioral Health

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Behavioral Health Guidance Before the coronavirus pandemic, there was skepticism surrounding the use of telehealth as a viable treatment option. There were strict regulations on telehealth services, leading to low utilization of telehealth.

Elevating Business Impact with Actionable EA: Updates from LeanIX

LeanIX

In my presentation at LeanIX’s Virtual EA Connect Day, I discussed the incredible role of enterprise architecture (EA) in helping organizations faster realize the benefits of digital business models.

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