Fri.Jun 21, 2019

Healthcare Costs Inspire Employer Activism and Employee Dissatisfaction – What PwC Found Behind the Numbers

Health Populi

In the U.S. each year between 2006 and 2016, employees’ healthcare cost sharing grew 4.5%. In that decade, Americans’ median wages rose 1.8% a year, PwC notes in their annual report, Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020 from the firm’s Health Research Institute.

How one doctor took on digitising care for mums and babies

Mobi Health News

An interview with Dr Sunita Sharma, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London


Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age. A pair of senators have filed a bill which would impose new regulations on how companies manage data generated by consumer technologies such as health apps, wearables and direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

How to improve adoption of genetic testing into provider workflow?

Mobi Health News

Flare Capital Partners offers an overview of sequencing options, opportunities for integration into clinical workflow and the companies making that happen


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.

You might be an #HITNerd If…

Healthcare IT Today

You might be an #HITNerd If… you are excited for the Promoting Interoperability final rule to be published while reading the information blocking rule and pondering on the implications of TEFCA… on a beach. Find all our #HITNerd references on Healthcare IT Today.

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Advancing Physical Therapy with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

“I don’t have to make sure my house is clean, or my hair is done and I have makeup on as when the physical therapist comes to the house. I can do my exercises in my housecoat.” - Yale School of Medicine Telerehabilitation Study Participant.

Health IT leadership shakeup

Morning eHealth

Baby steps for FCC’s telehealth pilot — BadRabbit strikes 4 hospitals

AHIP19: Healthcare likely to be center stage in 2020 election


Healthcare was arguably the defining issue of the 2018 midterm election, and it’s shaping up to be central to the 2020 campaign too, analysts said.


CMS Names Members of Quality Improvement Network

Healthcare Informatics

58 organizations to serve as change agents for healthcare transformation


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.

UnitedHealthcare agrees to $3.2B deal to acquire payments firm Equian


Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group plans to buy health care payments firm Equian LLC from its private equity owner for about $3.2 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter


Perficient Named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2019 Top Workplace


We are honored to announce that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch named Perficient a 2019 Top Workplace. A team from our global headquarters attended a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to celebrate the big win. There, St. Louis Post-Dispatch editors told a packed house of the St.

Kaiser takes top spot in MA satisfaction rankings


Kaiser Permanente ranked as the highest in overall satisfaction for the fifth year in a row in the J.D. Power 2019 Medicare Advantage Study

Website Accessibility & Healthcare


Attend our July webinar Register Now Accessibility on the web matters. And it matters even more for the healthcare industry, as access to care is your top priority. As your organization works to enhance the user experience, it’s important to put a plan in place to ensure people with disabilities – such as those with […]. Read Website Accessibility & Healthcare at Questions? Contact us. Subscribe to our email newsletter. Website Design


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.

31% of employers rank expanding health benefit choices as top priority: report


When it comes to healthcare, employers ranked offering choices and decision support tools as their top healthcare priority in 2019, according to a new report from Willis Towers Watson


Mix of online and live training, in-course skills assessment add value to resuscitation


In addition to offering both live, online, and mobile platforms, resuscitation courses should also allow students to test out of material they already know, or remain for a review if they choose, in order to offer the most value


Healthcare software company Phreesia preparing for $125M IPO


Healthcare software company Phreesia, based in New York City, filed a preliminary prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for a $125 million initial public offering (IPO


Weekender 6/21/19

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. A private equity firm acquires EHR/PM vendor Nextech for $500 million. A group of health and technology organizations develops open source cancer data standards and specifications that can be incorporated into EHRs via FHIR.

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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.

CMS' first chief health informatics officer leaves after four months


Mark Roche, M.D., is leaving his role as the first chief health informatics officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) after less than four months on the job - Untitled Article

One of our priorities at CMS is to identify innovative approaches to improving care for our beneficiaries. Too often we’ve heard about the challenges beneficiaries, families, and caregivers face navigating health care, especially when it comes to transitioning between care settings


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown launch initiative to reduce adverse drug events 


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Brown Emergency Medicine are teaming up on a pilot program that aims to reduce adverse drug events, particularly among seniors.