Thu.Nov 07, 2019

The healing patient-physician analog relationship is in critical condition

KevinMD

In the history of medical care, medical records served one purpose and two masters: to record diagnosis and treatment for physicians to refer to and for patients to use to transfer care when they desired. The medical record was a simple 3 x 5 or ledger card in the 1950s.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

It was the best of times, It was the worst of times, It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, …. starts Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities. .

American Well acquires Aligned Telehealth to flesh out its behavioral health, telepsychiatry capabilities

Mobi Health News

The acquisition also gives American Well access to a handful of major provider and payer customers

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – October 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

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.

Livongo adjusts revenue guidance upward after Q3 full of new client wins

Mobi Health News

The company is also gradually diversifying its business, with 20% of the expected value of new contracts coming from the non-diabetes business

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AmWell acquires Aligned Telehealth to flesh out its behavioral health, telepsychiatry capabilities

Mobi Health News

The acquisition also gives American Well access to a handful of major provider and payer customers

Know When to Hold ’em: The Legal Considerations for Healthcare Information Technology Data Retention and Purging

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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The startups improving medical education, surgical training, clinical rotations and residency interviews

Mobi Health News

While medical education has felt stagnant since the 20th century, a new group of startups wants to make it more efficient, effective and affordable

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Interoperability Generates Excitement at #PCCSUMMIT19

Healthcare IT Today

Interoperability generated the most excitement for the leaders of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations gathered at the annual PointClickCare user conference – #PCCSUMMIT19. Surprisingly PDPM, the new payment model for LTPAC, last year’s dominant topic, was barely mentioned.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

AiCure's adherence, behavior tracker for clinical trials, therapy collects $24.5M

Mobi Health News

The Series C round brings the company's total raise to nearly $52 million

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Three Guidelines for Mentoring New Graduate Nurses

HealthStream

To be a successful nursing mentor requires a balancing act. One must refrain from providing too much assistance or too little in the effort to grow new nurses into clinicians who can make the bold decisions sometimes necessary to provide great, supportive patient care

Fitbit's Q3 2019 report: Google inheriting fair device sales, but declining overall revenue

Mobi Health News

Despite some wins across its various business efforts, Fitbit's mounting losses provide some insight as to why the company was looking to sell

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Addressing The World Language Skills Gap In The U.S. Healthcare System

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Howie Berman, executive director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Imagine being rushed to the emergency room after a car accident or a heart attack.

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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

HHS is coming down hard on the fines!

David Chou

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has agreed to pay $3 million to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and take substantial corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. Chousangle - This is an area where, on the surface, it looks like an easy fix where every device such as a thumb drive and laptop should be encrypted.

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Validic, Trapollo Collaborate To Deliver Hardware, Software Services To Support Remote Patient Monitoring

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Industry Voices—5 tactics to digitally transform patient financial engagement strategies

FierceHealthIT

Email. Web portals. Consumers use these digital tools to facilitate nearly every aspect of their lives, except one: financial communications with healthcare providers.

Vital and Emory Healthcare Collaborate To Build Modern EHR

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Vital, the AI-powered software increasing productivity and improving patient health in hospital emergency rooms, recently announced its inaugural development partnership with Emory Healthcare.

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Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Executive Spotlight—Ryan Schmid of Vera Whole Health wants to create a health revolution

FierceHealthIT

Ryan Schmid, the co-founder of Vera Whole Health, says his company’s vision is to create a health revolution and he thinks the answer lies in advanced primary care

What’s Needed To Advance Precision Medicine In Healthcare?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kayla Matthews, freelance journalist, Productivity Bytes. Precision medicine involves formulating treatments for individualized patients, typically with genetic sequencing that could shed light on the underlying causes of disease. It’s an amazing idea that could substantially reduce the likelihood of the same treatment curing one person and failing to help another.

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Texas Health and Human Services Commission hit with $1.6M fine for HIPAA violations

FierceHealthIT

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission was hit with a $1.6 million fine for violating HIPAA privacy and security rules.

KeyHIE, Life Image Implement FHIR-Based Imaging App To Share Diagnostic Content In Provider Portal

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), a network of more than 350 healthcare facilities, announced that it recently launched an innovative new tool that allows physicians to share medical images and associated reports to enable better care coordination, provide important clinical context for diagnostic interpretations, and improve outcomes.

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Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

As HIMSS launches new brand, officials promise big changes for HIMSS20 conference

FierceHealthIT

The Healthcare Information and Management Sytems Society (HIMSS) has rebranded the organization as part of its strategy to keep pace with a rapidly changing health IT industry. And that will mean some big changes at the HIMSS20 conference in March

Aspire of Utah Partners with Synzi to Strengthen Care for Diabetic Patients

Synzi

Salt Lake City Agency Implements Synzi’s Virtual Care Communication Platform to Lead the Region in Delivering Innovative Patient Care ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS

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American Well acquires Aligned Telehealth to build its behavioral health, telepsychiatry capabilities

FierceHealthIT

American Well plans to acquire Aligned Telehealth in a move that strengthens its virtual care capabilities in the areas of behavioral health and telepsychiatry. The combined companies create the largest enterprise telepsychiatry platform in the U.S., American Well said

Oracle Hyperion 11.2 Upgrade: Is it Right for You?

Perficient

Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – Live from the show floor, the GM of Perficient’s EPM practice summarizes what’s supported, which features are being deprecated, and what’s coming in the future. If you are an existing Hyperion customer, this 10-minute video will be time well spent.

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ACA premiums are declining in 2020, but costs vary widely between counties: KFF 

FierceHealthIT

Though the average benchmark premium for ACA exchange plans in 2020 declined, there’s plenty of regional variability in premium costs, according to a new analysis.

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Predictive Model Ensembles: Pros and Cons

Perficient

Many recent machine learning challenges winners are predictive model ensembles. We have seen this in the news. Data science challenges are hosted on many platforms. Techniques included decision trees, regression, and neural networks. And, winning ensembles used these in concert.

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MedPAC: Lack of site-neutral payments driving physician-hospital mergers

FierceHealthIT

Medicare’s payment policy is a major driver of physicians linking up with hospitals, a trend that is raising costs for beneficiaries, new data show

[GUIDE] Improve Consumer Engagement with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing

Perficient

Improving consumer engagement is top goal for most enterprises today. Yet, it is not an easy task. From juggling the demands of traditional consumer outreach and marketing to exploring ways to educate consumers about your organization, the landscape can be rugged with no clear path to success.

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