Sun.Jul 21, 2019

Finances Are the Top Cause of Stress, and HSAs Aren’t Helping Much

Health Populi

If you heed the mass media headlines and President Trump’s tweets, the U.S. has achieved “the best economy” ever in mid-July 2019. But if you’re working full time in that economy, you tend to feel much less positive about your personal prospects and fiscal fitness.

Will Alexa upend the NHS?

Lloyd Price

You may have seen in the news last week Amazon and the NHS have partnered to improve access to health information through Alexa, Amazon's voice assitant.

Mounting battle between Amazon's PillPack and Surescripts over access to patient data

FierceHealthIT

When tech giant Amazon acquired online pharmacy PillPack last year it was considered a shot at the traditional drug supply chain. Now, it seems, incumbent players in the pharmacy industry are pushing back

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Understanding Telemedicine Reimbursement

GlobalMed

Why aren’t more providers offering telehealth services? We know that virtual care is more clinically advanced than ever, with the right platforms empowering providers to deliver secure, evidence-based medicine. Hospitals can streamline their clinical workflows, manage capacity intelligently and provide faster critical care. Underserved patients can receive life-changing medical treatment. So why are some providers reluctant to adopt telemedicine solutions? The most common answer is reimbursement.

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.