Wed.Feb 19, 2020

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

Amazon Care goes live for its Seattle-based employees

Mobi Health News

Patients will have access to text, video and in-person care through the service.


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Tech giants set to win lobbying battle on open data

Morning eHealth

Exodus from HHS’s CTO office — Tech pitches in to combat coronavirus


Women's digital health startup Maven grabs $45M in Series C round

Mobi Health News

Icon Ventures led the round with participation from Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Spring Mountain Capital, Female Founders Fund and Harmony Partners

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

What’s A Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic? This Company Says It’s Built One

Healthcare IT Today

I’ve written about telehealth for more than a decade. I’m familiar with VR and most of its cousins as well. And most everyone knows what a clinic is. But until today, I’d never heard of a vendor mashing up telehealth and VR and calling it a clinic. A few months ago, I wrote up a […].

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Anthem Testing Blockchain Tech As Backbone Of Patient Health Data Access Controls

Healthcare IT Today

While there’s been a lot of talk about the use of blockchain technology in healthcare, there haven’t been as many concrete options deployed as one might think. However, efforts underway at health insurance giant Anthem seem likely to bear fruit.

Israel's Sheba Hospital turns to telehealth to treat incoming coronavirus-exposed patients

Mobi Health News

Datos's remote patient monitoring platform and Tyto Care's connected devices will help the hospital treat and monitor patients in quarantine and at home

HIStalk Interviews Adam Wright, PhD, Director, Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center

HIStalk Interviews

Adam Wright, PhD is professor of biomedical informatics and director. Interviews


Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019


Hackers are getting more creative in exploiting healthcare organizations and patients alike. Here are three cybersecurity trends Protenus found that led to the latest surge in breaches


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.

How Patient-Generated Content Boosts Your Content Marketing Plan


Content marketing — the strategy, the stakeholders, the editorial calendar planning, and the posting — can seem daunting. On top of all the other tasks in a marketer’s day, writing articles or shooting videos about stories inside the health system might lose priority.


He's been called the world's most important doctor—at least to more than a million patients


Tom Catena, M.D., has been described as ”the world’s most important doctor,” and he is, to more than a million patients. Find out why this he 55-year-old American doctor and surgeon has been honored with a top medical missionary award


What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know About the Coronavirus COVID-19 (Part 3)


This excerpt from a HealthStream white paper advices readers to follow multiple important steps throughout the continuum of care for infection control and prevention involving coronavirus COVID-19


Covered California ACA signups slightly increase as new coverage mandate, subsidy boost go into effect


California’s state-run Affordable Care Act exchange signed up 1.5 million people for coverage for 2020, backed by a massive 41% spike in new customers


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.

Promoting Heart Health with Virtual Care


American Heart Month The month of February is the 56th consecutive American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke combined) kills about 2,300 people a day. 72% of Americans don’t consider themselves at … Read More.


Ascension reports $1B income last quarter


However, the St. Louis-based Catholic health giant said its bottom line for the most recent six months only reached $795 million. Here's a look at the numbers


Digital Health Products – The differentiator creating value for both businesses & patients


In 2020, the competitive advantage for any company, regardless of their vertical is technology. Developing digital health products and innovating within a business can reinvigorate a company, disrupt the market and create new leaders. .

Florida woman doing 35 years in prison for Medicare fraud has sentence commuted by Trump


A Miami woman sentenced to serve 35 years in prison for Medicare fraud had her sentenced commuted by President Donald Trump

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.

Perficient Named in Forrester’s Now Tech: Intranet Platforms Report


In a digital-driven world, many organizations strive to build a digital workplace. While no single platform or technology makes up the digital workplace, the modern intranet plays a huge role. A digital workplace is focused on the user as the center of the experience.


PBM industry report claims greater use of tools can generate $1T in savings over next decade


As states close in on new regulations, the pharmacy benefit manager industry released the business case for their tools. Here's what they had to say


Oracle Analytics Server (OAS) vs Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)


OAC and OAS are congruent products and therefore enable organizations to leverage both deployments simultaneously. Going from OAS to OAC or vice-versa is as simple as creating a snapshot from one place and restoring it onto another. However, there are some differences between the two.


Coalition urges Congress to ensure Medicaid patients coverage to participate in clinical trials


A broad coalition has urged Congress to ensure that Medicaid patients are guaranteed coverage to participate in potentially life-saving clinical trials


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.

Join Perficient at Appian World 2020 in Ft. Lauderdale


Appian World 2020 is only a few weeks away! This year’s conference is March 8-11 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Perficient is excited to once again be exhibiting as a Gold sponsor. Appian World 2020 brings together industry experts who will show you how to turn great ideas into business impact.


Cerner names new president to oversee clinical electronic health record


The new executive will lead the health IT company's work with Amazon Web Services

How Top B2B Marketers Build Experience Business with Content


In our recently published “ Build an Experience Business ” guide, we explored how content management systems can be a major force in building strong customer experiences. Content Marketing is one top-of-the-funnel technique that marketers use in the B2B space.


Rucker: HHS wrestling with transparency, privacy balance in interoperability rule


ONC chief Donald Rucker offered insight about some of the issues at play as the agency considers its timing and exactly how to proceed with the closely watched data sharing rules. Here's what he had to say

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.

Breaking Down Artificial Intelligence in Financial Service Firms


Artificial intelligence (AI) has the ability to revolutionize a multitude of functions at financial services firms.

Maven scores $45M series C with 23andMe's Wojcicki, A-list actors as investors


Women and family health startup Maven landed $45 million in series C funding with some high-profile backers. The latest round of funding will be used to support Maven's growth, deepen investment in its core digital programs across fertility, maternity, return-to-work and pediatrics and expand into adjacent areas


Industry Voices—How value-based contracts in Medicaid can promote opioid addiction recovery


State Medicaid agencies can encourage more effective treatment through value-based contracts with providers.