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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Arizona Telemedicine Program

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

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.


Three Lessons To Learn From the UConn Health Data Breach

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ilia Sotnikov, vice president of product management, Netwrix. On February 21, UConn Health reported that personally identifiable information (PII) from 326,000 patients was compromised.

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

Mobi Health News

OOVA uses urinalysis to deliver personalized fertility reports.


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.

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


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.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Only 20% are listed here.

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


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.

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

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.


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

Mobi Health News

Also: Klara adds an investor

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.

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


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

Sharpless to FDA (at least for now)

Morning eHealth

Budget fights starting — Legislative wheels turning


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

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.

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.


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

Lloyd Price

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.


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


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.

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.


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.


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.