Fri.Jan 10, 2020

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

Health Populi

The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. Heart-focused technologies are a big part of that growth story.

Major reformations of the last decade that will shape US healthcare in 2020

Mobi Health News

Innovaccer CEO and cofounder Abhinav Shashank reviews the past year's healthcare events and technology trends, and highlights the potential of each to influence the future of care

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The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – a Postscript from Pew

Health Populi

I wrote my heart-health update from #CES2020 this morning, curating a little portfolio of digital health tech announced this week in Las Vegas that could put our heart-health in our hands, mirrors, clothing, and bathroom mats.

Exscientia lands multi-million euro deal with Bayer

Mobi Health News

Bayer and Exscientia will initially work on three early-stage projects using AI to speed up drug discovery

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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.

DEA appears to miss deadline for telehealth guidance

Morning eHealth

Will 'hot spotting' study obviate health risk scores? — Big tech largely silent on interop/info blocking privacy debate

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Alabama Hospital Group Faces Class Action In Wake Of Ransomware Attack

Healthcare IT Today

A quartet of patients has filed a class-action suit against an Alabama based hospital group detailing the harm they allegedly suffered after a ransomware attack hit their local hospitals. According to a news story, patients seen at the three hospitals run by Ala.-based

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Is Direct to Consumer Telehealth Cutting into Medical Practice Market Share?

Ortholive

Whether your practice is independent or hospital-owned, you are likely seeing some market share encroachment by corporate telemedicine firms. These entrepreneurial companies hire doctors to provide direct-to-consumer care, often offering 24/7 consultations without the overhead of brick and mortar.

Healthcare in 2 Cartoons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

The new year has begun. Hopefully you’ve had a great start to 2020. I’m excited for what 2020 has to offer. However, today I came across two cartoons that seemed to illustrate some of the things I see happening in healthcare.

Six Recommendations for Non-Medical Caregiver Training for 2020

HealthStream

Non-medical caregiving organizations should think about using training strategically to enhance the skills and services that it offers with an eye to better preparing employees to do their jobs. Here are six specific recommendations of areas to provide focused learning

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

MTBC Acquires CareCloud EHR Vendor

Healthcare IT Today

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2019 HIPAA Fines

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Year End Review: 2019 HIPAA Fines The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the enforcement body for HIPAA compliance, announced eleven settlements in 2019. Each of the eleven organizations received HIPAA fines, varying in amounts based on the severity of their … Read more.

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Executive Spotlight—John Halamka on his move to Mayo Clinic and what excites him about the future of health IT

FierceHealthIT

John Halamka, M.D. is the busiest person in healthcare. He's a recognized health IT executive, a physician engineer, public policy expert, speaker, and advocate for the industry. He also runs a farm and animal sanctuary.

Weekender 1/10/20

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap EHR/PM vendor CareCloud, which has raised. Weekender

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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.

Sutter Health to offer patients, staffers individualized transportation options through Lyft 

FierceHealthIT

Sutter Health and Lyft are teaming up to allow the health system’s facilities to roll out individualized transportation services for both patients and staff members.

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CMS.gov - Untitled Article

CMS.gov

As we start a new year, we know that for many seniors January 1st also signals a fresh start for their Medicare health insurance coverage. Coverage and costs may change, deductibles reset, and those who changed health or drug plans start learning about their new plan benefits

CMS touts performance of updated Medicare Plan Finder during open enrollment

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is touting several successes for its updated Medicare Plan Finder following open enrollment for 2020

DOJ says it's premature for Supreme Court to hear case challenging legality of ACA

FierceHealthIT

The Supreme Court does not need to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Department of Justice

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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.

CMS: Number of ACOs taking on financial risk doubles in 'Pathways to Success' program

FierceHealthIT

The number of accountable care organizations taking on financial risk doubled in a new program, according to data from the Trump administration

California court rejects Dignity Health's lawsuit against L.A. Care over out-of-network bills

FierceHealthIT

A California appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by Dignity Health alleging that L.A. Care Health Plan owes millions in payments for out-of-network care

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