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


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.

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?


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


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


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.

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.


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


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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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.

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


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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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


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

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


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

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.

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


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


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


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