Thu.Nov 07, 2019

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. .

The healing patient-physician analog relationship is in critical condition


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.

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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


Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Need More Support To Achieve Goals

Insulin Nation

For years, qualitative studies looking into the inherent challenges of achieving diabetes management goals have focused on children and adolescents. Until recently, the group that makes up the largest percentage of those living with type 1 diabetes — adults — has been largely ignored.

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.

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

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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

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.


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


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


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

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.

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


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

Electronic Health Reporter

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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


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


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

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.

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.


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


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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CDC says physicians can play a role in mitigating childhood trauma


Childhood trauma is linked to long-lasting negative health effects and physicians have a role to play in its prevention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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.

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.

American Well Acquires Aligned Telehealth to Expand Behavioral Health Virtual Care

Healthcare IT Today

National telehealth leader American Well® announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a leader in the provision of behavioral telehealth and telepsychiatry services to hospitals and health plans.

Industry Voices—Why Amazon should push traditional payers to embrace consumerism


As the tech giant’s healthcare venture takes shape, incumbent insurers need to deliver a better product to consumers


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.

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


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

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.

Three Guidelines for Mentoring New Graduate Nurses


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

Leapfrog released its new safety grades. It's also facing a lawsuit challenging its methods


As Leapfrog released this latest set of grades Thursday, it was also responding to a new lawsuit from one of those hospitals that received a lower grade


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.