Tue.Mar 31, 2020

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

Health Populi

As people conform to the #StayHome lifestyle to #FlattenTheCurve of the coronavirus pandemic, technology is transforming peoples’ home lives for working, playing, and socializing.

Telehealth in the time of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Marianna Imenokhoeva, founder at LinktoMedicine and Future50 International, writes about telehealth and its practicalities during the coronavirus pandemic

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CPSI gives away new telemedicine system to combat the pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Community-healthcare-systems vendor CPSI has launched TalkWithYourDoc.com, designed to be an effective alternative to face-to-face medical visits for patients and doctors amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

How stakeholders should push digital health services to fight COVID-19

Mobi Health News

German-based Ralf Jahns, MD at Research2Guidance explains the role of different stakeholders in fighting COVID-19

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.

Insulet’s Omnipod to Join Hybrid Closed Loop Pump Market

Insulin Nation

2020 is set to be an exciting year for anyone interested in switching to or upgrading their hybrid closed loop pump.

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Major CMS Waivers and Regulatory Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

Yesterday, CMS announced an unprecedented level of Blanket Waivers and Regulatory changes to allow healthcare organizations to better deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states had requested these waivers and been granted them, but now it applies to any state.

Medbelle offering COVID-19 tests to patients in the UK at cost

Mobi Health News

Customers can also act as a sponsor, purchasing tests for key workers and vulnerable people

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Industry Voices—Another enemy emerges in the COVID-19 fight: Antibiotic-resistant bugs

FierceHealthIT

Doctors are increasingly watching in horror as drug-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," invade patients' weakened bodies and send them into fatal septic shock.

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Device preventing ventilator complications offered to Israeli hospitals free of charge during COVID-19 pandemic

Mobi Health News

The device has already been used to successfully treat patients with the coronavirus in Wuhan, China

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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.

Three reasons why you should change your multipoint virtual care to a single-point solution.

eVisit

Multiple Point Products for Virtual Care is Problematic. Many healthcare systems are solving consumer virtual care demands by implementing a variety of telemedicine point solutions across different departments and service lines.

Fitbit unveils Charge 4 tracker with GPS, heart activity tracking feature for workouts

Mobi Health News

The company is also adding more content to its Fitbit Premium subscription service

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Staying Apart, but Acting Together

Health System CIO

For those who are in the trenches dealing with the preparation and execution of managing COVID-19, every day “feels like organizing a moon landing,” according to leaders at Jefferson Health, who shared their perspectives on the challenges facing healthcare organizations.

AristaMD takes home $18M to grow its e-consulting startup

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Cigna Ventures and MemorialCare Innovation Fund with participation from Avalon Ventures, CU Healthcare Innovation Fund and Stanford Health Care.

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.

MassHealth Partners with Maven To Offer Immediate Free Access To Telemedicine During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Maven, the largest telemedicine provider for women’s and family health, announced a new partnership with MassHealth, the Massachusetts, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. MassHealth will provide free telemedicine appointments for members with COVID-19 […].

Olive brings in $51M to automate healthcare administrative tasks

Mobi Health News

The AI company now has a presence among more than 500 U.S. hospitals

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Bon Secours, Boston Medical among hospitals forced to furlough workers due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Some hospitals and health systems have been forced to furlough staff due to fewer patients coming through the door and cancellation of elective procedures because of the COVID-19 outbreak

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Travel health platform Air Doctor scores $7.8M in Series A round

Mobi Health News

Funds will be used to expand further and strengthen the startup’s medical network

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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.

Protecting Immunosuppressed Patients during COVID-19

care innovations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase in numbers, we continue to adjust our lives to accommodate the new world in which we all live. Children continue to miss school. Consumers are scrambling to get home necessities.

Vizient warns medicines needed for ventilator patients are running low

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare performance company Vizient identified looming potential shortages among 13 drugs found in three drug classes crucial to the use of ventilators, it said in a report released Tuesday

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Q&A with CMIO Mark Weisman, Part 1: “What can we optimize to make life easier?”

Health System CIO

Even during a healthcare crisis, the CMIO’s goal should remain the same: “to make sure we have the tools in place that providers need,” said Mark Weisman, MD. In this podcast, he talks about how his team at Peninsula Regional is working to achieve that. During the past few weeks, so much has changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. One thing that hasn’t changed — one thing that can’t change — is the CMIO’s core objective: to make life easier for providers, according to Mark Weisman, MD.

FCC chief unveils $200M program to boost telehealth services amid COVID outbreak

FierceHealthIT

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants to use $200 million from the economic stimulus package to expand telehealth services across the country.

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.

High Quality Data is key to Quality Care

Healthcare IT Today

An interview with Charlie Harp, CEO of Clinical Architecture We have more data than we know what to do with in healthcare. We have clinical data held in EHRs, results from lab systems, images from imaging platforms, as well as wellness data from personal devices and apps.

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Good news for teaching hospitals: U.S. resumes visa processing for physicians

FierceHealthIT

With the increasing need for more physicians to treat coronavirus patients, the U.S. State Department says it will resume processing visas needed by international doctors to enter the country and work here

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Even During COVID-19 Crisis, There’s No Excuse For Dropping The Ball On Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

For the past several months, I’ve had the good fortune to get excellent care for treatment of a chronic condition. On the whole, my experience with the group and its providers has been very positive.

Providence St. Joseph using Twistle remote monitoring technology for 700 COVID patients

FierceHealthIT

Washington-based Providence St. Joseph is using connected devices to remotely monitor 700 COVID patients from their homes. Healthcare leaders say the pandemic could prove to be the tipping point for wearables and connected devices that can help manage patients outside hospitals

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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.

HealthChampion Offers Free Access to COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced it is offering free access to its new COVID-19 tracker with symptom assessment. Since the explosive spread of […]. The article HealthChampion Offers Free Access to COVID-19 Symptom Tracker appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Physician groups say decision by CMS to pay for patient visits via telephone will help revenue-strapped practices

FierceHealthIT

Major physician groups said the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to start paying physicians for patient visits that take place by telephone will help physician practices stay open by providing them with needed revenue

HIPAA Waiver Offers Physicians Opportunity To Engage Patients In New Ways, But Documentation Is Key

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The HIPAA waiver issued for telemedicine during COVID-19 is a game-changer for physicians now that CMS says virtual visits are reimbursable. And now, telehealth is emerging as an effective and sustainable solution for precaution, prevention, […].

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