Thu.Nov 14, 2019

Apple rolls out Research: One app for three new longitudinal studies

Mobi Health News

iOS users can now sign up for studies on women's health, movement and heart health, and the effects of noise exposure on hearing

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TigerConnect Surveys Confirm The Broken State of Communication In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. TigerConnect released its annual “State of Healthcare Communications” report, a survey of healthcare leaders and patients detailing the pervasive challenges in healthcare communications.

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Singapore researchers and local tech startup launch pilot to help children with ADHD using BCI tech

Mobi Health News

The home-based pilot program will see 20 children each receive a take-home kit that includes Neeuro’s brainwave-reading SenzeBand and a Samsung tablet with the preloaded CogoLand game

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New Flu Treatment for People with Diabetes

Insulin Nation

For the average person, the flu might be no big deal — but for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the flu can be devastating. This is why, by the way, you should get your flu shot!

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

BCBS of Minnesota inks deal with Omada to provide Type 2 diabetes tool to members

Mobi Health News

The deal also comes with a strategic investment for the disease management startup

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Patients still facing big obstacles getting their own health data

Mobi Health News

Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have work to do

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Healthcare Cybersecurity – Familiar and Unfamiliar Risks?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Nieto, Global Healthcare Solutions Manager for Lenovo Health. As healthcare continues its digital transformation journey, providing care is becoming easier and more efficient for providers. But that convenience comes at a cost.

Risalto Health collects another $7M for its MSK concierge platform

Mobi Health News

After fueling its seed round last year, Health Catalyst Capital Management again lead the startup's funding

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NextGen Healthcare Acquires Medfusion

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. NextGen Healthcare, Inc. is acquiring Medfusion, Inc., a patient experience platform leader. The proposed acquisition is expected to close in early December 2019, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions, including the transfer of Medfusion’s data services business out of Medfusion. The total purchase price of $43 million, subject to customary adjustments, will be paid […].

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.

Hims & Hers unveils new app, security procedures

Mobi Health News

The online mail-order health company has created an app with nearly identical functions as its platform.

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Meet Laney Preheim, Vice President of Operations for Care Innovations

care innovations

Our Women of Care Innovations series continues with a discussion with Vice President of Operations Laney Preheim, who spoke to us about her role models, advice for young professionals and the importance of compassion in the workplace and keeping an open mind.

HCV patients at risk of nonadherence using Proteus' digital pill achieve sustained viral clearance

Mobi Health News

The multi-center, single-arm, open-label study recorded an overall medication adherence rate of 93% alongside strong treatment outcomes

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Connecticut physician practice warns patients of data breach after cyberphishing attack

FierceHealthIT

A physician-owned multispecialty group practice in Connecticut has warned patients about a data breach following a Feb. 8 cyberphishing attack

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Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Bridging the Persistent Chasm Between Healthcare and IT

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Troy Foster, Senior Manager of Communications Infrastructure. As an IT professional in healthcare, I learned a valuable lesson early in my career.

Doctors say climate change is posing health risks for children around the world

FierceHealthIT

Climate change is negatively affecting children’s health across the world, according to a new report. It called on health professionals to communicate those risks and make health impact part of the discussion on climate change

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Discover The Secret Trifecta of Performance Data to Deliver Better Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Stacy Leidwinger, CMO of Goliath Technologies. Imagine this. A doctor is sitting at a keyboard in an exam room with a patient, pale and clammy, watching over her shoulder. The patient flinches as the doc hammers the keyboard in frustration over slow response time.

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Louisiana pays DOJ $13M for scheme to get higher federal Medicaid payments

FierceHealthIT

Louisiana agreed to pay the federal government $13.4 million to resolve allegations the state submitted false and inflated Medicaid claims to get more federal dollars

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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.

How Maximizing Telehealth Reimbursement Policies Will Change Healthcare for the Better

InTouch Health

Virtual Care Technology Continues to Advance, But Reimbursement Policies Still Have Room to Grow. With rising costs and increasing patient demand, the healthcare industry is at the cusp of significant change. As a generation gets ready to retire, healthcare providers need to find a way to maintain, if not lower, costs without curbing the quality of care. By 2030, the Medicare-eligible population in the United States is expected to reach 69.7 million, nearly double what it was back in 2000.

AMA calls EHR fixes a "national imperative" after doctors give "F" for usability

FierceHealthIT

When it comes to usability, doctors give electronic health record systems an “F”. And that poor usability correlates with physician burnout, according to a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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How Your SharePoint Admin or Dev Role Changed Overnight at MSIgnite

Perficient

You may not have been watching when with one simple event Microsoft pulled the rug from under you. Your role as a SharePoint Admin or Dev will never be the same. . For Admins. First, there was the move from file shares to SharePoint.

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UnitedHealth leads the way in Q3 as top insurers rake in $10.2B in profit

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth Group blew its competitors out of the water in profit for the third quarter, netting $5 billion on the back of continued double-digit growth at Optum

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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.

HLTH 2019 Conference Highlights

Perficient

Did you miss the HLTH 2019 conference ? HLTH is a great gathering of minds, companies, and governments in one place rallying around healthcare as a whole. With more than 6,000 attendees, over 300 speakers, and 950+ CEOs and founders, this conference centers around how to move healthcare forward.

L.A. Care, California Blue launch joint community resource centers

FierceHealthIT

Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California have teamed up to open a series of community resource centers across Los Angeles County.

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Robotic Process Automation Can Enhance Slow Subject Recruitment

Perficient

My last blog dove into robotic process automation fixing mistakes in clinical data entry. This blog highlights enhancing slow recruitment with robotic process automation (RPA). Even the most promising clinical sites can have trouble recruiting enough eligible subjects.

Loneliness has become a big target for Medicare Advantage insurers. Here's what they're doing about it

FierceHealthIT

As health plans have been given a longer leash to address the social determinants of health for seniors, Medicare Advantage insurers are eyeing loneliness as a crucial target.

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.

Find a Doctor Digital Experience: Best Practices to Be Easily Found

Perficient

In this final post of the Find a Doctor blog series , I will be sharing best practices to ensure your organization’s Find a Doctor tool is easily found by consumers, physicians, and academics.

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HealthCare.gov sign-ups down in 2nd week of ACA open enrollment

FierceHealthIT

The number of people who signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on HealthCare.gov in the second week of open enrollment declined compared to the same time period in 2018

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Fraud Detection and Content Management Efficiencies with AI

Perficient

My last blog looked at call center optimization and how artificial intelligence (AI) provides an in-depth look into financial advice. In this blog, I analyze fraud detection and content management methods, with the assistance of AI. Fraud Detection.

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