Mon.Mar 11, 2019

What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?


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Hospital clinicians’ EHR 'workarounds' pose risk to patient safety and quality, study finds


Frustrated with the design and usability of inpatient EHR systems, hospital care teams frequently use handwritten notes and verbal comments to communicate patient information, posing a threat to patient safety and the quality of care, a study finds

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Algorithm uses smartphone camera, flashlight to spot diabetes

Mobi Health News

The tool considers vascular changes and individual risk data to make its predictions


Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

Health Populi

“The Fourth Industrial Age,” Dr. Abraham Verghese writes, “has great potential to help, but also to harm, to exaggerate the profound gap that already exists between those who have much and those who have less each passing year.”

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.

23andMe launches predisposition test for Type 2 diabetes

Mobi Health News

Reactions to the news are mixed, with some experts saying the test is unlikely to make much of a difference


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B-Secur gets €4.7M to develop ECG algorithms for security as well as health

Mobi Health News

The company's technology could be incorporated into steering wheels, wearables and more


Options for Using EHR Data for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Healthcare Informatics

Duke’s Keith Marsolo explains that one challenge is that most health systems do not capture data in standard terminologies

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HealthJoy's AI-powered employee benefits platform raises $12.5M

Mobi Health News

The US Venture Partners-led Series B round will help HealthJoy expand its staff at home and abroad


21st Century Oncology Names Healthcare Financial Executive Todd Higgins as Chief Financial Officer

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. 21st Century Oncology, the largest integrated cancer care network in America, has announced the hiring of industry veteran Todd Higgins as the company’s chief financial officer.


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.

Rally launches new consumer wellness platform, Apple AR rumors and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Lyft integrates blockchain platform for medical transports; Owkin's new funding, hire

79 Percent of Healthcare Leaders See ROI in Clinical Surveillance; Four in Five Say It Definitely Improves Quality Measures

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Sage Growth Partners (SGP) recently announced survey findings on how clinical surveillance is prioritized and managed by healthcare delivery organizations. The survey of healthcare executives from hospitals across the U.S.


IHE produces Profiles using FHIR R4 for core functionality

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Released from IHE is an update of 5 Profiles that represent a basic API to health data. The subset of IHE profiles that leverage HL7®FHIR® Release 4. The remainder of the IHE profiles that leverage HL7® FHIR® are expected to be upgraded to FHIR® Release 4 later in 2019.


My Introduction to Telehealth at the 2019 TRC Spring Meeting

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Walking into any large group for the first time can be intimidating as well as exciting – different faces, different personalities, different ideas. And as time goes on, you start to see the deep connections between the group… you start to see where you might have a hopeful future in this group.

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.

Oncology Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

How Telehealth is Changing the Field of Oncology Today telemedicine is used throughout the medical field in order to help provide better care to patients. Telemedicine is a fast-growing healthcare segment and is estimated to grow 50 percent annually in … Read more.

Budget and spending to impact health IT priorities

Morning eHealth

Regulatory comments boiling — Presidential campaign plans

Northwestern Medicine Testing Artificial Intelligence for Heart Disease Screening

Healthcare Informatics

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine’s cardiovascular institute are exploring how artificial intelligence could help with more accurate cardiac screening.The study, officials announced last week, will involve a cardiac monitoring platform from


Study shows veterans enrolled in dual-system care experience higher rates of unintentional opioid overdose


New research shows that veterans enrolled in dual-system care are two to three times more likely to die from unintentional opioid overdose than those enrolled in only one system


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.

HIStalk Interviews Guillaume de Zwirek, CEO, Well Health

HIStalk Interviews

Guillaume de Zwirek is founder and CEO of Well Health of Santa Barbara, CA. Tell me about yourself and the company. I founded Well almost precisely four years ago. My background is not in healthcare. I started my career as a classical musician. Then I worked at Google for four years, then afterward at a big data company that we sold to Amazon. I started a healthcare company because I found myself in a hospital one day and I was just so frustrated with my experience.

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Oral arguments to begin this week in Medicaid work requirements cases


Medicaid work requirements will again go before a judge this week. Oral arguments in lawsuits against such requirements in Kentucky and in Arkansas will begin on Thursday


Hack for health

Digital Leaders HealthTech

The hack’s back. In DWP Digital, we’re continually looking at how we collaborate across government, and beyond, to improve what we do for the benefit of the department, and the citizens who use our services.

Health IT Roundup—Hill-Rom to acquire mobile communications company Voalte for $180M


Hill-Rom Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voalte for $180 million, the average cost of cybercrime for the healthcare industry dropped 8% to $11.8 million last year, and more health IT headlines

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.

Cloud Trends in 2019: Early Adopters to Benefit on PaaS


The cloud needs have changed for many enterprises. These enterprises have accepted they need the cloud. Now they aren’t just asking how to utilize the cloud or how to host on the cloud. These enterprises have moved to asking how to build apps on the cloud. This ties in with other things enterprises are asking about: namely how to be more innovative, faster, and more agile. The benefits of this are obvious, allowing enterprises to meet demands in exciting ways.


HCCI: Healthcare spending, service use vary widely across the country


An analysis of more than 1.8 billion claims shows wide variation in medical spending and frequency of services depending on the region of the country


Data as Experience: The Customer Role


This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series. The last post was on the Executive Role. The Customer. Many companies tend to overlook customers. Most salespeople actually provide a range of reports but nine times out of ten, it seems that these are custom built report based on a lot of hoops the salesperson needed to jump through. In reality, customers demand more information about how they deal with you. This is true for most customer types.


Payer Roundup—Sanders adds long-term care coverage to Medicare for All plan


Bernie Sanders has added long-term care coverage to his Medicare for All proposal, and more healthcare news from around the web

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.

Trump releases 2020 budget proposal: 6 things to know


The White House is calling for a significant cut in funding to HHS, even as it plans further investments in HIV research, the opioid epidemic and other policy priorities. Here are six healthcare takeaways from the Trump administration's 2020 budget plan