Wed.Mar 13, 2019

Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

Health Populi

“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019.

Healthcare: Where AR Adoption Means Better Patient Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Sachin Kalra, Infostretch. Augmented reality (AR) is one of the hottest trends in technology today.

Three Challenges You Will Face With Telemedicine


As an account executive for eVisit, I have had the privilege of discussing telemedicine with hundreds of CEOs, COOs, CTOs, physicians and providers from all over the United States. This has reinforced my belief that telemedicine is not just the future of medicine, it is medicine.

AHRQ launches app to help patients preplan questions for doctors

Mobi Health News

The new app, called Question Builder, lets consumers input their health information and then brings up potential questions for them to ask their doctors.

Safety-net providers face obstacles to telehealth adoption

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Despite its clear potential to improve access to high-quality care in underserved communities, telehealth is underutilized by safety-net providers due to a range of barriers, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation.

Walgreens Boots Alliance inks deal with Concepta Diagnostics to sell myLotus fertility tracker

Mobi Health News

This deal marks the first commercial agreement for Concepta Diagnostics' myLotus system.


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Singapore-based CXA group raises $25m to increase regional expansion

Mobi Health News

Yesterday, Singapore-based health technology startup CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, announced that it has raised $25 million in its latest round of funding.

Sharpless to FDA (at least for now)

Morning eHealth

Budget fights starting — Legislative wheels turning


Neuro-rehab digital health company Flint raises $1.72M from NIH

Mobi Health News

The new money will go towards developing and improving the company's FitMi system.

Basic Provenance Use-cases

Healthcare Exchange Standards

There is a project starting in HL7 to define an Implementation Guide for "Basic Provenance" for use with CDA and FHIR. The motivation for this project, as I understand, is to move the Healthcare industry from providing very little Provenance, to providing Provenance that provides some value.


Mount Sinai spinout OOVA gets $1M for fertility testing kit

Mobi Health News

OOVA uses urinalysis to deliver personalized fertility reports.


Ideas from White House's Technology to Support Aging Adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Technology and aging R&D – who knew about this task force? Maybe you were also surprised to see this government report posted last week -- Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population.


Physera's telehealth MSK therapy platform raises $8M

Mobi Health News

The Series A round was lead by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, and brings the company's total funding to more than $10 million

Could a Finnish Artificial Intelligence model be the answer to streamlining NHS services?

Lloyd Price

With new feature, Withings' sleep sensor moves towards sleep apnea space

Mobi Health News

The breathing disturbance monitoring features are now available to all Withings Sleep owners


Verily’s India project reveals the work of applying AI to real-world clinical care


A machine learning-enabled eye disease screening tool has been at least three years in the making and highlights the progress and challenges of applying AI to real-world clinical care


Garmin launches high-end smartwatches, FDA cracks down on tele-abortion, and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Klara adds an investor

Siilo : How Mobile Messaging is Providing Faster and More Cost Effective Care in Hospitals

Lloyd Price

Doctors are undeniably busy, consulting and treating a record number of patients every day; figures show that the NHS is dealing with over 1m patients every 36 hours.


Quip raises $40M, Garmin launches high-end smartwatches and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: FDA cracks down on tele-abortion companies; Klara adds an investor

AHRQ launches app to help patients prepare for medical visits


To help patients prepare for their medical visits, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed a new consumer mobile app that builds off the agency’s “Question Builder” online tool


Using Node-RED to implement clinical workflow


So a colleague came to me with an interesting challenge – how can you use Node-RED to implement clinical workflow? That’s a rather broad topic, so let’s take a simple use case. Suppose you have an assessment, and as part of that assessment you want to be able to create a number of actions.


VirtualHealth Announces WellCare Health Plans Is Now Live On Helios Care Management Platform

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. VirtualHealth recently announced that WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is now live on its next generation Helios solution.


Industry Voices—Is there a correlation between opioid abuse and workplace violence in healthcare?


Many different factors can contribute to workplace violence in healthcare, including heightened emotions, extreme distress and a growing sense of anxiety in the healing environment. Several other factors contribute to this violence, however—including the rising misuse of opioids


Activating Patients: The Keystone to Healthcare’s Transition of Value

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Abhinav Shashank, CEO, Innovaccer. What do the best care teams in healthcare have in common? They don’t just take care of the sick — they help them get better.


Perficient to Partner with Twilio at Enterprise Connect 2019


In less than a week, more than 6K communications and collaboration professionals will descend on Orlando, Florida to take part in Enterprise Connect 2019. From keynotes and general sessions featuring industry thought leaders to 60-plus conference sessions across nine conference tracks, #EC19 promises a little something for everyone. Enterprise Connect 2019 Conference Tracks.

KFF: Two-thirds of Medicare recipients lack dental coverage


Almost two-thirds of Medicare recipients, 37 million people, don’t have dental coverage, according to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF

Inside the Top of Mind 2019 Summit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sponsor: Center for Connected Medicine Primary topic: Privacy & Security Topic: Mobile Privacy & Security Telehealth Resource Central: White Papers External url: [link] Thumbnail: Body: Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Inside the Top of Mind 2019 Summit

State of Healthcare Provenance today

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Today, there is some provenance that is built into the Healthcare standards that are used. Some of this Provenance is not obvious, so let me expose it. HL7 v2 has the least provenance information built into common use of the specification. This is not to say that there isn't provenance, but not much.


Rural Health Professions Training: Teaching Medical Students the Benefits of Telemedicine

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

For medical students with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, weeks of suspense will end on March 15.

Blockchain Provenance Service

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I am inspired by the use of a public Blockchain as a repository for Provenance. That is the Provenance Service is implemented by using Blockchain technology.


HIStalk Interviews Mike Mardini, CEO, National Decision Support Company

HIStalk Interviews

Mike Mardini is founder and CEO of National Decision Support Company of Madison, WI, which is part of Change Healthcare. Tell me about yourself and the company. I’m a healthcare IT veteran. I’ve gone through three companies in the utilization management and documentation space. We were acquired by Change Healthcare about a year ago. How will the acquisition change your business? We had been working with McKesson for two years and they were acquired by Change.

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Industry Voices—This is the real issue that should be driving the national healthcare conversation


Employers and their employees have more at stake than just the cost of utilizing a drug or service, the narrative that is driving today’s healthcare discussion in Congress


5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

Enzyme Health Telemedicine Blog

Telemedicine opportunities extend beyond just primary care and mental health. Explore telehealth specialties with promising job outlooks for physicians and NPs and the positive effects they are making on population health. The future of healthcare continues to support the growth of the telehealth industry. The telemedicine industry in the U.S. alone is predicted to hit more than $40 billion by 2021. What does that mean for healthcare professionals?

In face of measles outbreaks, AMA urges 6 tech companies to stop vaccine misinformation


The American Medical Association has added its voice to those calling on large tech giants to combat the misinformation on vaccines on their sites.