Thu.Sep 12, 2019

5 clinician concerns about OpenNotes

KevinMD

More than 200 health organizations have now implemented OpenNotes. Many more are piloting, are soon to implement — or have implemented, and we don’t know it!

Phone Calls, Social Plans, and Entertainment As Prescriptions for Older Peoples’ Loneliness

Health Populi

Loneliness is a killer, a health risk factor that’s been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There’s a Loneliness Epidemic in America, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration , part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

How EMRs can actually help physicians

KevinMD

Collaboration is the key. When I think about how hard it is to take care of our patients, and how many different people are involved in their care, it's a wonder that anything ever gets done.

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Period tracking apps found to share data with Facebook

Mobi Health News

A UK-based research group reports that period tracking app Maya and MIA are sharing sensitive data with Facebook

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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.

Most U.S. Voters Support Building on the ACA, Not Medicare For All, As Fewer Americans Have Insurance Coverage

Health Populi

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The Healthcare Data Value Chain. What Is It, And Why Should I Care?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Information Builders who is hosting a free webinar on “Managing the Healthcare Data Value Chain from End-to-End to Break Down Data Silos”. The healthcare data value chain is a concept not far removed from standard data value chains.

Healthy.io closes $60M Series C, earns second 510(k) for smartphone-based urinalysis

Mobi Health News

The new tool is a clinical-grade ACR test used to identify chronic kidney disease

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In largest healthcare fraud case, Florida executive sentenced to 20 years in prison

FierceHealthIT

A Florida healthcare executive was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after he was convicted in what the U.S. Justice Department said was the largest healthcare fraud case it has ever prosecuted

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Reaching underserved patients means addressing non-clinical challenges, embracing trial and error

Mobi Health News

Next week at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, Dr. Vik Bakhru will offer his advice to providers and startups looking to expand their reach to the patients most in need

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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.

As deaths add up, many experts say physicians should advise patients to stop vaping

FierceHealthIT

Many experts say there’s a simple piece of advice physicians should give to patients about vaping: Stop.

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Startups join new accelerator supported by the NHS, Novartis and Google

Mobi Health News

Evergreen Life, GiveVision and Howz are three of the startups joining the new programme

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Executive Spotlight—Ali Diab of Collective Health wants to simplify employer health plans

FierceHealthIT

FierceHealthcare caught up with Ali Diab, CEO of insurance technology startup Collective Health, for our latest Executive Spotlight

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Ro cofounder calls out competitor Hims for similarities in platform

Mobi Health News

Ro cofounder Zachariah Reitano published a Medium post accusing Hims of copying his platform down to the wording of specific health questions.

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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!

Telehealth Inventory Management: Best Practices for Improved Outcomes

Health Recovery Solutions

Inventory management is essential to the success of any telehealth program. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to pay for expensive software and hire a whole team of logisticians in order to establish efficient inventory management procedures.

Period tracking apps share data with Facebook

Mobi Health News

A UK-based research group reports that period tracking app Maya and MIA are sharing data with Facebook

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Florida Hospital Settles With HHS Over Patient Medical Record Access Problems

Healthcare IT Today

As I’ve noted before, it’s harder for patients to access their medical records then you might think. While providers are bound by both HIPAA and state laws on how to handle medical record requests, as a patient I can tell you that many providers do at most the bare minimum to comply.

Industry Voices—Next-generation artificial intelligence needs transparency of process to build trust and acceptance

FierceHealthIT

Artificial intelligence is already changing medicine across many specialties, and in gastroenterology, new AI developments are coming online at breakneck speed. To get widespread acceptance in this rapidly evolving field, parallel work needs to be done to validate and build trust in AI

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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.

Featured Health IT Job: Cerner Integration Architect

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Cerner Integration Architect position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cordea Consulting and is available in Pennsylvania.

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising. Geisinger among 30 health systems testing digital tools to stop the trend.

FierceHealthIT

Pregnancy-related deaths and maternal morbidity continue to rise in the United States. Tackling this issue and improving maternal and infant health requires a collaborative approach with health systems sharing best practices rather than siloed efforts, according to some industry leaders

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Survey Results about COI Management in Healthcare: Part 2

HealthStream

While healthcare organizations are committed to COI Management, there is not consensus about how to go about it or to whom it applies. HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their COI compliance programs

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Moody's: Cyberattacks could cause significant financial disruption for hospitals

FierceHealthIT

Hospitals with strong risk management strategies will be better positioned to respond to cyberattacks, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service

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Do PDMPs Reduce Opioid-Related Hospital Stays?

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

New research suggests that the statewide electronic databases could save over $155 million in Medicaid spending

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Study: U.S. employers' medical costs set to rise 6.5% in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Employers' health benefit costs are set to rise by 6.5% in 2020, outpacing inflation but at a slower rate than growth globally, according to a new report.

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The Key Benefits of A Universal Patient Identifier

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Karly Rowe, vice president, new product development, care & identity management, Experian Health. This year could be the year that paved the way for a major change in the healthcare industry. In June this year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of lifting the decades-old ban on federal funding for all U.S. […].

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AHIP, BCBSA come to the defense of prior authorization as docs urge overhaul in MA

FierceHealthIT

As Congress takes a close look at prior authorization, payer groups are defending the practice, which they say is a crucial tool to prevent unneeded treatments and can control soaring healthcare costs.

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Geisinger, IBM Develop Predictive Technology for Spotting Sepsis Risk

Healthcare Informatics

Geisinger will now aim to develop more personalized clinical care plans for at-risk sepsis patients

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Chutes & Ladders—UVA Health System CEO to NewYork-Presbyterian; Bon Secours creates pop health role

FierceHealthIT

UVA Health System CEO Pamela Sutton-Wallace will leave the role in November, and Bon Secours hired a new chief population health officer

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DevOps: Terms to Know

Perficient

If you’re not a developer or IT specialist, technical lingo can be very confusing. Business decision-makers know the outcomes the technology can provide, but they don’t always know what DevOps means, or why CI/CD is important.

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Join Appian at the Life Sciences and Healthcare User Group

Appian

As the healthcare and life sciences landscape rapidly evolves, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare payers/providers, and medical device manufacturers are all embracing technological advances.

Benefits of Mobile Wayfinding in Healthcare

Perficient

My last blog examined what wayfinding truly is. This blog will highlight the benefits of implementing mobile wayfinding.