Fri.Jul 19, 2019

An overview of APAC’s healthtech landscape – the first half of 2019

Mobi Health News

Much has happened in the healthtech landscape in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in the first half of 2019 – according to Galen Growth Asia’s latest report for that period, APAC healthtech funding hit $2.5B across 140 deals.


Telehealth services expand at state level, but adoption barriers remain

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine Association.

Deals, program launches headline digital health payer news during Q2 2019

Mobi Health News

News from CMS, UnitedHealthGroup, Livongo and others

EU's lessons for digital medicine

Morning eHealth

Feinstein to co-chair Senate Judiciary tech task force — AHA: Nation-state spies are targeting health care


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.

FDA sought new PreCert participants, cleared new digital health products and more during Q2 2019

Mobi Health News

The agency also warned consumers of unregulated diabetes products and outlined plans for AI device regulation

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EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday and so we like to have a little more fun here at Healthcare IT Today. This week’s Fun Friday comes from the entertaining (and sometimes brutal) @EpicEMRParody account.

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Kamala Harris’ drug prices plan targets tax breaks for pharma advertising


Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would get rid of the tax credit that pharmaceutical companies get for direct-to-consumer advertising and would tax companies that set drug prices above a ‘fair price

The Complexity of Genomics

Healthcare IT Today

I came across this relatively old Twitter thread from the amazing Eric Topol about genomics. The following tweet in this thread really stood out to me.

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Phreesia has strong public debut as second digital health IPO in 2019


Healthcare software company Phreesia closed its first day of trading as a public company on Thursday about 40% above its set price. Phreesia is the second digital health company to go public in 2019 following Change Healthcare's initial public offering in June

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.

Innovations in primary care will make smartphones a powerful tool for improving health worldwide

Lloyd Price

Smartphones will make the world healthier. This audacious statement is based on the convergence of three realities: First, smartphones have become incredibly powerful and ubiquitous amongst the world’s population.

With lessons from hospitality and tech, Forward expands primary care footprint on East Coast


WASHINGTON, D.C.—San San Francisco-based startup Forward has dubbed itself the primary care of the future. Here's a look at their latest location

Report: U.S. Among Leaders in EHR Use, but Lag Behind on AI, Telehealth

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The U.S. has one of the highest spends of AI in healthcare for early diagnosis, but many professionals have yet to leverage AI-powered solutions

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When should docs prescribe medication for opioid addiction? New guide released to help


The National Quality Forum and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association have teamed up to launch a new playbook aimed at growing access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.


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.

$50M Investment in Jump ARCHES Could Fuel New Generation of MedTech Research

MedTech Boston

An additional $50 million investment in a partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger. The post $50M Investment in Jump ARCHES Could Fuel New Generation of MedTech Research appeared first on MedTech Boston.

A dip in new arrivals of ACOs have some in the industry concerned of a new trend


Some ACOs are worried that a dip in participation this year could be the start of a worrisome trend due to major changes made to the program by the Trump administration


Preventing a Cascade of Nursing Actions That Can Lead to Errors


The first step in preventing adverse patient events is to ensure that there is a culture of safety in hospitals and organizations. Adverse events need to be viewed as both a learning opportunity and a new opportunity to use a systems approach to patient safety and error prevention

Judge denies challenge to Trump administration's short-term plan expansion


A federal judge struck down a lawsuit to curb the Trump administration’s 2018 rule to expand short-term health plans, disagreeing with the lawsuit that the rule violates federal law


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.

Three Suggestions for Improving Healthcare Conflict of Interest (COI) Management


To establish a baseline for COI compliance programs, HCCS surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about their programs. Using the results, here are three suggestions HCCS offers to improve COI Management effectiveness across the healthcare industry


Weekender 7/19/19

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. Ellkay acquires X-Link. John Muir Health outsources IT-related functions to Optum and transfers 540 employees to the company. A study finds that follow-up is often not performed for patients with poor kidney function, with EHR configuration changes recommended to close care gaps.

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Transforming How Hospitals Identify and Manage Drug Shortages

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Patrick Yoder, PharmD, co-founder and CEO, LogicStream Health. Prescription drug shortages are an epidemic across the U.S health care system. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), shortages continue to increase. They have grown more persistent and long-lasting (some active drug shortages have lasted for more than eight years), and the intensity […].


Breast Biopsy Market Expected to Reach $1,420 Million, Globally, by 2023

Healthcare Guys

Breast Biopsy Market Expected to Reach $1,420 Million, by 2023. Market is segmented by Product, Guided Technology, End User (Diagnostic Centers, Hospitals


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!

Azure Cloud Innovations: Key Highlights From #MSInspire2019


This is another post in our blog series from Microsoft Inspire, which took place in Las Vegas earlier this week. Each post has highlighted key takeaways, insights and innovations that are top of mind for our Microsoft practice.


How To Spot the Early Signs of Cerebral Palsy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition caused by damage to the brain during, or soon after birth. This damage stops the brain from developing properly during the first few years of a child’s life resulting in developmental issues. Many parents don’t start suspecting their child has cerebral palsy until they start progressing from newborn, to […].


Turning on SSL for IIB web interface connections


July 19, 2019. Let’s take a look at turning on SSL for the IIB web interface connections. Prerequisites and Benefits. First of all, you need to have your key and trust stores setup on the IIB integration node and the certificates loaded into them.