Mon.Dec 02, 2019

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

Health Populi

The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health.

AWS launches Amazon Transcribe Medical

Mobi Health News

The new HIPAA-compliant tool will be able to capture physician dictation or doctor-patient conversations.

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Addressing The Mental Health Access Gap Through Texting and Virtual Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Justin Hunt, MD, MS, head of psychiatry, Ginger.

Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with Cambia Health Solutions

Mobi Health News

The deal will help connect Cambia's regional health plan members in Washington and other nearby states to appropriate mental health services

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.

DHS 'black hole' complicates health care for immigrants

Morning eHealth

Data privacy hearing on tap this week — Tele-pot

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PatientBond using consumer psychology to develop patient management tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: PatientBond using consumer psychology to develop patient management tools Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

Healthcare Is So Inconsistent That You Can’t Compare Which One Is Better

Healthcare IT Today

One of the most insightful meetings I had at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas was with Robbie Hughes, CEO and Founder of Lumeon. For those not familiar with Lumeon, they work with healthcare providers to design and automate care pathways in an effort to deliver measurable outcomes at lower cost.

Is tech the answer to care home conundrum?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

I’m not a petrol head. If you gave me a Formula 1 car Lewis Hamilton would have nothing to worry about because I’ve not been shown how to use it. Giving technology to a doctor who is neither interested or invested in it would be a similar waste of time.

How to design devices for long-term engagement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: How to design devices for long-term engagement Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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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.

‘I feel like I’m in jail’: Hospital alarms torment patients

FierceHealthIT

As alarms proliferate, hospitals are working to sort through the cacophony that can overwhelm staff and cause them to overlook real signs of harm

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Do You Trust Google with Patient Data? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 25

Healthcare IT Today

For the 25th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re asking the question “Do You Trust Google with Patient Data?” ” This ripped from the headlines topic is a challenging one with a lot of complexities.

Amazon Web Services launches Transcribe Medical speech recognition service for clinicians

FierceHealthIT

Tech giant Amazon is expanding its speech recognition capabilities to help with clinical documentation, the company announced at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Monday

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Using Predictive Analytics in a Smart Factory

Perficient Data & Analytics

So you want a smart factory? Something that drives greater value by combining business processes and physical machines. Update your manufacturing processes from legacy automation to a fully connected stream of data.

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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.

ACOs saved Medicare $755M from 2013 to 2017, new analysis finds

FierceHealthIT

Accountable care organizations lowered Medicare spending by $755 million from 2013 to 2017, a new analysis found

Using Artificial Intelligence to Guide Individualized Healthcare Training and Development

HealthStream

Applying artificial intelligence (AI) to healthcare workplace development can help organizations overcome some of the challenges holding back employees from achieving great outcomes

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KFF: Small share of Medicare Advantage and Part D enrollees switched up plans

FierceHealthIT

Only a small share of Medicare Advantage and Part D beneficiaries switched their health plans during the 2016 and 2017 open enrollment, even though plan options have expanded, a new analysis finds

HIStalk Interviews Michelle O’Connor, President, Meditech

HIStalk Interviews

Michelle O’Connor is president and chief operating officer of Meditech. Interviews

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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.

OIG expects to recover $5.9B in fraud investigations, doubling last year's haul

FierceHealthIT

The federal government brought in $5.9 billion in fraud recoveries in fiscal 2019 from investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, according to a new report from that agency.

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Glassdoor Confirms Perficient is “Hiring Like Crazy” 

Perficient

Your Time is Valuable, Don’t Waste it. It’s the end of the year decade, and the fear of wasting another dead-end day or bleary-eyed night in a meaningless job for an employer that doesn’t care about — or worse, even know — you ends today. .

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Centene sells Illinois health plan to CVS Health to bolster WellCare deal

FierceHealthIT

Centene has agreed to sell its Medicaid and Medicare Advantage business in Illinois to CVS Health in order to help its $15 billion merger with insurer WellCare

Waiting for Healthcare to Happen

GlobalMed

What’s the longest you’ve waited for a doctor appointment? Every patient has a collection of grievances with the healthcare system. Cost is a big one ; so are doctors who don’t listen ; having to travel to a hospital far from family is another.

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.

Industry Voices—How healthcare organizations can navigate the emerging data economy

FierceHealthIT

Innovative approaches to anonymization and aggregation—some using new technologies like blockchain, others using new models of data rights—are allowing data users to extract valuable information without compromising patients’ rights or their privacy

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Perficient Team Gives Back This Holiday Season

Perficient

Holiday season is upon us! My Atlanta-based Perficient colleagues recently participated in Operation Christmas Child. Our team packed and wrapped gifts to send to children around the world affected by war, poverty, and disaster.

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Gender equity progressing at a 'snail's pace' at digital health startups, VC firms, Rock Health report finds

FierceHealthIT

Among Fortune 500 healthcare executive teams and boards, U.S. hospitals, healthcare VCs, and digital health startups, gender equity is improving at a snail's pace. Fortune 500 healthcare company boards increased women representation from 22.6% in 2018 to 26% in 2019. hospitals continue to have more women representation at 37.1% in 2019.

Amazon Connect Chat: Creating Your Own Customer Chat Experience

Perficient

Amazon Connect now supports asynchronous chat! Customers can chat from a website, mobile app, SMS, or a variety of messaging services. All you need is to do is build the integration. In this blog, we will cover how such an integration is built.

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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.

Uptick in sexual assault hotline awareness after Grey's Anatomy episode: study

FierceHealthIT

TV medical dramas often get a bad rap for how they portray healthcare. But a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine is giving Greys Anatomy some credit for increasing awareness for a sexual assault hotline.

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What’s Next for Home Health Programs and Select Condition Scenarios

Perficient

My previous post outlined the 5 challenges impacting care plans that are managed. In the final post of this series, I highlight a few specific scenarios and outline next steps for home health programs (HHP). Hypertension. If hypertension is a targeted chronic condition, that state (e.g.,

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Operation Christmas Child

Perficient

Holiday season is upon us! My Atlanta-based Perficient colleagues recently participated in Operation Christmas Child. Our team packed and wrapped gifts to send to children around the world affected by war, poverty, and disaster.

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