Thu.Feb 18, 2021

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

Health Populi

Some people remark about 2020 being a “lost year” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That happens to be a true statement, sadly not in jest: in the U.S., life expectancy at birth fell by one full year over the first half of 2020 compared with 2019, to 77.8 years.

Psychedelic biotech company scoops up research focused digital health company HealthMode

Mobi Health News

MindMed plans to use HealthMode's machine learning capabilities into its new digital medicine division.

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Telehealth used less in disadvantaged areas, Health Affairs study finds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A Health Affairs study found that telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pandemic was lower in communities with higher rates of poverty – suggesting that the industry must address the digital divide in order to ensure widespread access to virtual care.

Volpara Health acquires fellow breast cancer prevention company CRA Health

Mobi Health News

Volpara is purchasing all outstanding equity of CRA for $18 million and will pay an additional $4 million if certain strategic targets are met within 18 months.

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Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

How To Use Innovative Tech To Break Down Barriers Between Providers and Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Scott Law, founder and CEO, Zotec Partners. We’re living in a world where consumers demand more from every transaction. Exception service is no longer a nice-to-have — it has become the status quo.

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Lost In Translation: How To Clear the Logjam Between Discovery and Validation

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Moe Rinkunas, SVP of corporate innovation and business design, Coplex. Innovation is transforming how care is delivered and improving the experience for patients and providers.

Amwell transforms hospital room TVs into telehealth hubs, Vocalis shares vocal COVID-19 screening data and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: The Consumer Technology Association releases industry standards focused on health AI trust; new updates in the home COVID-19 testing market

Helping Our Healthcare Heroes with Smarter IT 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Bob Burnett, director of B2B solutions deployment and planning, Brother International Corporation.

Eden Health rakes in $60M, Oncology platform Carevive scores $18M and other digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Also German company actio lands €10 million ($12 million) in seed funding and Botco.ai closes a $2.2 million seed funding.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Clinical Zero Trust: The Time Is Right In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jamison Utter, director of product evangelism, Medigate.

Published literature on sleep health app design and clinical efficacy is sparse, unstandardized

Mobi Health News

Despite the large number of commercially available sleep apps, a new systematic review calls for more evaluations to be conducted, and for more uniformity during the design process

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Uninsured rates among young people dropped under ACA: Urban Institute

FierceHealthIT

Uninsured rates among young people dropped under ACA: Urban Institute. pminemyer. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:29

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Rethinking Patient Engagement in the Middle of a Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by John Janas, MD, Medical Director at Twistle. The COVID-19 pandemic has successfully accelerated the availability of digital health tools, while simultaneously exposing opportunity for improvement in their ability to activate patients in their care.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

KFF: Hospital admissions down 8.2% from March to December 2020 due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

KFF: Hospital admissions down 8.2% from March to December 2020 due to COVID-19. rking. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:05

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Six Cloud Data-Platform Approaches Making A Difference for Collaborative Healthcare Research

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Nicholas Merizzi, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Todd Konersmann, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Diana Kearns-Manolatos, Senior Manager, Deloitte’s Center for Integrated Research.

Texas hospitals struggle with water pressure problems after extreme winter weather

FierceHealthIT

Texas hospitals struggle with water pressure problems after extreme winter weather. rking. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:10

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Leading Imaging Software Company Intelerad Medical Systems Announces Acquisition of LUMEDX

Healthcare IT Today

Intelerad Medical Systems™, a global leader in enterprise imaging solutions, today announced that it has acquired Oakland, CA-based LUMEDX, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS).

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Federal judge dismisses hospital groups' lawsuit against HHS over 340B drug feud

FierceHealthIT

Federal judge dismisses hospital groups' lawsuit against HHS over 340B drug feud. rking. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 16:26

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Using digital tools to prescribe wraparound services to address SDoH

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Population Health Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Using digital tools to prescribe wraparound services to address SDoH Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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Eden Health banks $60M series C investment to boost collaborative care

FierceHealthIT

Eden Health banks $60M series C investment to boost collaborative care. hlandi. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 14:49

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Should Your Hospital Invest in a Telepsychiatry Program?

Iris Telehealth

Many hospitals and health systems have never implemented a psychiatry or telepsychiatry program. Other hospitals have dabbled in telemedicine by providing telestroke or teleradiology services.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

American Medical Association removes references to founder over racist history

FierceHealthIT

American Medical Association removes references to founder over racist history. treed. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:46

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Telehealth's Role in COVID-19 Side Effect Management

Health Recovery Solutions

We live the headlines and statistics every day - new COVID-19 cases, new COVID related deaths, lockdowns, rules and regulations, and the list goes on and on. Something that’s only recently gaining more attention is the post-COVID recovery process and the lasting effects COVID is having on survivors.

New ONC leader Tripathi says data sharing rules force a 'culture change'

FierceHealthIT

New ONC leader Tripathi says data sharing rules force a 'culture change'. hlandi. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 21:35

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Oracle Cloud Payables – Batch Disbursements Processing – Payment Process Requests

Perficient

Oracle Cloud Payables allows both manual and batch processing of payments due. Best Practices dictate that most payments should be done using a batch payment process. Manual payments should be done only on an exception basis.

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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.

CommonSpirit Health generates $363M in latest quarter earnings thanks to stable payer mix

FierceHealthIT

CommonSpirit Health generates $363M in latest quarter earnings thanks to stable payer mix. rking. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 13:00

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How A Power Platform COE Can Help Your Makers and Your Business

Perficient

The following is the third in a series of blogs about how a center of excellence can help you unlock the potential of your people and Power Platform.

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Chutes & Ladders—CVS nabs Aetna Medicaid president from Wellcare; CEO named for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

FierceHealthIT

Chutes & Ladders—CVS nabs Aetna Medicaid president from Wellcare; CEO named for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. treed. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:27

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