Mon.Mar 18, 2019

5 Best Practices To Attract and Retain Patients On Your Medical Website

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By James Cumming, CEO, Daily Posts UK. Generally, people have little patience and respect for slow, poorly designed websites, and whatnot. These can make a visitor press the back button and never return to the site again.

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Will blockchain become the coin of the medical realm?

KevinMD

First, there was Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that utilizes blockchain, a decentralized system of data collection and transactions that we are told will defy hacking. Wasn’t the Titanic said to be unsinkable?)

Apple Heart Study results: Notifications are rare, but often coincide with ECG-confirmed a-fib

Mobi Health News

Among more than 400,000 participants who enrolled in the study, only 0.5 percent ever received an atrial fibrillation alert from the app

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New Tech Tonics Podcast – Carolyn Magill – May the Fast, Steep Road Rise Up to Meet You!

Digital Health

Carolyn Magill had planned a life in foreign service or international relations. But it wasn’t until she found herself at the nexus of healthcare and public policy that she realized she found her home. She has now traveled through the worlds of pharma, payers, providers and had leadership positions at companies both large and small. […].

Vida Health unveils machine learning behavior tool, Sleep Health coaching program

Mobi Health News

Each new offering was designed to support consumers and members managing chronic disease, CEO Stephanie Tilenius said

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It’s time for cameras – nursing homes, assisted living, and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Where the baby (or elderly family member) may be. The WSJ investigation of Care.com has only added a level of urgency about the risky business of finding and placing caregivers in homes.

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A Perficient Minneapolis Community of Practice Fosters Learning and Collaboration

Perficient

Last year our Minneapolis office pioneered a community of practice called Define and Drive. The group is tailored towards the business consultant and project manager colleagues, with an aim of knowledge sharing on market-relevant skills, and fostering a sense of community.

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Nvidia launches AI toolkit for radiologists Clara AI

Mobi Health News

The toolkit will include 13 classification and segmentation AIs and software tools, designed to help assist radiologists.

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Keep Your Eye On 4 Trends Revealed At HIMSS19

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Sheri Stoltenberg, CEO, Stoltenberg Consulting. The 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference may be over, but that doesn’t mean an end to the pressing challenges and trends discussed at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.

Cala Health licenses Massachusetts General Hospital nerve stimulation tech

Mobi Health News

The company is looking to further develop the technology for chronic disease management

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Blockchain Not a Cure for EHR Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By James D’Arezzo, CEO, Condusiv Technologies. Much has been written about the prospect of using blockchain technology as a key component of achieving EHR interoperability.

Israel-based Theranica raises $35M in series B funding

Mobi Health News

Founded in 2016, Theranica, a biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, yesterday announced the closing of its round B of financing, of $35M, led by aMoon, Israel's largest healthcare VC.

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Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Valley Health, a not-for-profit health system serving West Virginia, Maryland and part of Virginia, was facing two serious challenges for which it was looking for solutions. THE PROBLEM. First, hospitals are facing critical care staffing shortages.

Mayo Clinic taps Giblib to digitize medical education, create new content

Mobi Health News

The deal involves videos of medical lectures as well as surgical procedures

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Healthcare Institutions Received More Attacks than Finance In 2018

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Summarizing the outcomes of 2018, the experts noted an increase in the share of targeted attacks that grew throughout the year reaching 62 percent in Q4.

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Early data shows Livongo lowers blood pressure at six weeks

Mobi Health News

Comorbid patients with hypertension and diabetes saw an average blood pressure drop of 11.2/5.2 mm Hg

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It’s time for cameras – nursing homes, home care, assisted living, and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Where the baby (or elderly family member) may be. The WSJ investigation of Care.com has only added a level of urgency about the risky business of finding and placing caregivers in homes. Consider Care.com’s CEO’s egregious assertion that “Care.com is a marketplace platform, like Indeed or LinkedIn.”

Core Components of Microsoft Teams – Part 3 – Office 365 Groups

Perficient

Welcome back to part 3 of the Core Components of Microsoft Teams series! This time we’ll discuss all things Office 365 groups including how Teams leverages Office 365 groups. With that said let’s get this show started! In a nutshell, Office 365 Groups is a membership service that gets broken down into 3 steps: A user creates a new Office 365 Group for collaboration and in turn they utilize several different applications (Outlook, Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, and Groups itself).

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Insurers, hospitals diverge on how Congress should address surprise medical bills

FierceHealthIT

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Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: Making Electronic Health Information Available to Patients and Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. On Tuesday, March 26, the Senate health committee will hold a hearing on implementation of the electronic health information provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act.

Survey: Payers, providers struggling with disruptions, value-based care

FierceHealthIT

Change Healthcare partnered with the Healthcare Executive Group to publish the 9th Annual Industry Pulse Survey and found that payers and providers are struggling to navigate new industry disruptions

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Apple Watch study finally out

Morning eHealth

The EU’s plan to lead in “trustworthy” AI — FCC Roundup

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Industry Voices—The latest tips to secure your organization against ransomware

FierceHealthIT

Cybercrime is on the rise against the healthcare sector because providers are often seen as easy targets with valuable information and insufficient security to protect it. Implementing a few simple best practices can significantly reduce risk

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HIStalk Interviews Cedric Truss, DHA, Director Health Informatics Program, Georgia State University

HIStalk Interviews

Cedric Truss, DHA, MSHI is director of the health informatics program and clinical assistant professor of Georgia State University of Atlanta, GA. Tell me about yourself and your program. I’ve been at Georgia State since August 2017. We offer a bachelor’s of interdisciplinary studies and health informatics. With that program, we partner with the College of Business, so students take courses under the College of Business and within the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Apple Watch can detect irregular heart rate, but more research needed—Stanford study

FierceHealthIT

The Stanford Medicine Apple Heart Study, based on 400,000 participants, found that the Apple Watch detected irregular heart rates in 2,000 patients and accurately detected atrial fibrillation 84% of the time

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Health 2.0: Integrating solutions for healthcare transformation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Progress on the adoption of risk-based financial models has stalled—survey

FierceHealthIT

In the past four years, little progress has been made in the transition to risk-based models, as healthcare executives remain concerned about the threat of financial losses, a new survey finds

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McKesson Oncology EHR Adds Patient Relationship Management Platform Offering

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Using Navigating Cancer’s platform, providers are notified of patient-reported outcomes and can triage and provide proactive care in real time

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Payer Roundup—Amazon now accepting consumers’ FSA, HSA

FierceHealthIT

Amazon will now accept flexible spending account or health savings account cards on its site, and more healthcare news from around the web

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Work Environment Impacts Nurses’ Impression of Successful EHR Adoption, Researchers Find

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Nearly half of nurses working in poor environments reported that the EHR system did not help them to work efficiently

CMS gives the OK to Maryland Medicaid waiver, allowing diabetes management, dental care demonstrations

FierceHealthIT

CMS has approved a waiver request from Maryland, allowing the state to test several wellness and access projects in its Medicaid program

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Signify Health buys social determinants technology company TAV Health

FierceHealthIT

Signify Health, a technology company that supports in-home care and provides care management services, acquired TAV Health to build its capabilities to address social determinants of health

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MedPAC: Tweaks to Part D plan design chip away at payers’ incentives to keep costs down 

FierceHealthIT

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission issued its March report to Congress late last week, and in it the group warns that current Part D policy may encourage health plans to shirk responsibility for managing spending.