Fri.Aug 07, 2020

Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

Health Populi

The use of health and wellness services delivered in retail pharmacies is growing, and health consumers’ satisfaction increases with use. That’s the headline for J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study. This is the 12th year of J.D. Power’s U.S. Pharmacy Study, this year based on a survey of 13,378 pharmacy customers who filled a prescription between June 2019 and February 2020.

NHS Wales launches ‘caring’ AI virtual agent using IBM Watson

Mobi Health News

The solution answers common questions about COVID-19 in Welsh or English.

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How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Institute for Family Health based in New Paltz, New York, is one of the largest federally qualified health center networks in New York State. It operates 32 community health centers located in medically underserved communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, which have been exceptionally hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic; and in Ulster and Dutchess counties, 90 miles north of New York City. THE PROBLEM.

Cerner's investment into Xealth brings digital health prescription tools to its EHR & patient portal

Mobi Health News

The Providence-St. Joseph Health spin-out will receive $6 million from Cerner and LRVHealth

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Western states embark on new telehealth partnership

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Governors Jay Inslee of Washington, Kate Brown of Oregon, Steve Sisolak of Nevada and Jared Polis of Colorado say their states, just as they have with other areas of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be collaborating on telehealth strategy.

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Improving Patient Experience Through Mobile-First Solutions and Custom Workflows

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the healthcare industry has had to adapt to closures, adopt automated processes and utilize telehealth more than ever before. Providers have been inundated with patient messages, phone calls […]. The article Improving Patient Experience Through Mobile-First Solutions and Custom Workflows appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

HIMSSCast: The Teladongo episode

Mobi Health News

The MobiHealthNews team breaks down the week's big digital health news: Teladoc's proposed $18 billion acquisition of Livongo

9 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Your Revenue Stream

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dan Schulte, MBA, CHFP, senior vice president, provider operations, HGS. As outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to crop up around the country, the ongoing public health crisis is just one facet of the situation; economic […]. The article 9 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Your Revenue Stream appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Teladoc & Livongo both report Q2 wins ahead of merger; Abbott sees revenue slip; and other digital health Q2 earnings

Mobi Health News

Also: Dexcom continues to make strides, while iRhythm Technologies takes a hit in Q2.

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.

JAMA study warns telemedicine not suitable for 38% of patients over 65

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Doceree is Bringing Pharma Advertising to EHR and Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

In the nearly 15 years that we’ve been writing about EHR and health IT here at Healthcare IT Today, one of the most interesting topics we cover is pharma advertising inside an EHR or other health IT software product. It’s a topic that will likely never disappear since Pharma has a lot of money to […].

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Insurers saw sky-high profits in Q2. Now Congress wants to take a look at their finances

FierceHealthIT

Insurers saw sky-high profits in Q2. Now Congress wants to take a look at their finances. pminemyer. Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:42

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Specific Maternal Health Problems Targeted for Improvement by the Joint Commission

HealthStream

Multiple health conditions occur during pregnancy and after delivery that put the mother and child’s lives at risk. Three of the most significant, included in the blog post and related article, are explicitly addressed in these new Joint Commission Guidelines

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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.

CVS, Salesforce team up to unite return-to-work platforms

FierceHealthIT

CVS, Salesforce team up to unite return-to-work platforms. pminemyer. Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:22

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How One Health System Is Planning HIT For Upcoming COVID-19 Surge

Healthcare IT Today

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based based Northwell Health, like its health system peers, has gone through tumultuous times as the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged. Despite the crisis conditions Northwell faced, the system was able to make a rapid transition to telehealth and shift its IT infrastructure to support clinicians’ needs. However, the reality is that the HIT […].

Healthcare employment cooled off in July, adding 156K jobs

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare employment cooled off in July, adding 156K jobs. rking. Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:16

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More Dr. Glaucomflecken – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Time for some more fun this Friday as we head into the weekend. We’re back with another Dr. Glaumcomflecken edition of Fun Friday. For those following along at home, we’ve shared some of his humor before and even mentioned his cardiac arrest as well. The good news is that he seems to be doing well […]. Healthcare IT @DGlaucomflecken Dr. Glaucomflecken Fun Friday Medical Humor Medical TikToks Medical Twitter TikTok Twitter

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.

Teladoc and Livongo merge; CMS proposes telehealth changes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Cerner, LRV Health invest $6M in digital prescribing platform Xealth

FierceHealthIT

Cerner, LRV Health invest $6M in digital prescribing platform Xealth. hlandi. Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:35

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HIPAA Security Measures: Managing Risk in Your Practice

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Security Measures: Managing Risk in Your Practice Implementing HIPAA security measures to manage risk in your practice has never been more important. With the rise of healthcare breaches, the success of your practice comes down to your HIPAA security … Read more. The post HIPAA Security Measures: Managing Risk in Your Practice appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Assigning Data Restrictions

Health Portal Solutions

Control what data your admin users have access to by assigning data restrictions. Here’s how to do it. The post Assigning Data Restrictions appeared first on Health Portal Solutions. Training

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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.

American Homecare Health Services Launches Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Program in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Recovery Solutions

American Homecare Health Services (AHHS), a Medicare-certified home health provider in Southern California , has announced a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring program in partnership with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS). With the resurgence of COVID-19 across California , AHHS has turned to telehealth to provide symptom screening, 24/7 monitoring, and virtual visits to high-risk patients in their communities.

HIPAA Security: Managing Risk in Your Practice

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Security: Managing Risk in Your Practice Managing risk in your practice has never been more important. With the rise of healthcare breaches, the success of your practice comes down to your HIPAA security measures. Assessing Your HIPAA Security There … Read more. The post HIPAA Security: Managing Risk in Your Practice appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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The White House paid up to $500M too much for these ventilators, Congressional investigators say

FierceHealthIT

The White House paid up to $500M too much for these ventilators, Congressional investigators say. treed. Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:41

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Weekender 8/7/20

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap Private equity firm Blackstone acquires 75%. 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.

Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications Add-On: Is it the right fit for your organization?

Perficient

Microsoft recently announced a new add-on for Microsoft Teams called the “Advanced Communications” SKU which can be added to any Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscription. In this blog, we’ll cover what exactly the add-on includes so you can determine if it’s a good fit for your organization! What is the Advanced Communications Add-on?

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Change Healthcare reports better-than-expected results despite the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

FierceHealthIT

Change Healthcare reports better-than-expected results despite the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. hlandi. Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:36

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The Fifth Key Commitment of Revenue Resilience – We Need Hospitals to Learn

Perficient

Series Authors: Tom Kiesau , Dr. Sam Bhatia , Paul Griffiths. This series explores the uncomfortable reality that this adaptation will likely span a longer period of time than the authors believe has been widely expected. Three leading organizations — Salesforce , Perficient , and The Chartis Group — have come together to share bright spots within the healthcare community that can point the way to building the necessary capacity to adapt.

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