Wed.Feb 12, 2020

Health@Retail Update: Kroger and Hy-Vee Morph Grocery into Health, Walmart’s Health Center, CVS/housing and More

Health Populi

With our HealthConsuming “health is everywhere” ethos, this post updates some of the most impactful recent retail health developments shaping consumers’ health/care touchpoints beyond hospitals, physicians, and health plans.

XRHealth launches VR telehealth clinic

Mobi Health News

The new service will allow patients to do VR rehabilitation therapy in their home.

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Health Datapalooza wrapup

Morning eHealth

Budget day: White House proposes mostly cuts for health IT — VA's Cerner delay raises Democrats' hackles

Medical device manufacturers face challenges preparing for ‘stringent’ new EU Regulation

Mobi Health News

Trade association raises concern that new regulatory system is not ready to support the transition of technology

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

Dubai launches telehealth initiative 'Doctor for every citizen'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Dubai launches telehealth initiative 'Doctor for every citizen' Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK Right Now

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Featured Health IT Job: Interim Director of Clinical Informatics

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Interim Director of Clinical Informatics position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.

Oxford VR scores £10m in Series A

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Optum Ventures, with support from Luminous Ventures and previous investors

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Why Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problem

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Scott Hampel, President of MedeAnalytics. Making improvements in healthcare data analytics has the potential to lead to significant cost savings and improved patient health and wellness.

Cognoa teams up with Autism Learning Partners; meditation.live available on Slack Marketplace and more digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Also: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals deployed LifeLink's text chatbot; Advantia Health inks deal with West Virginia's WIC program.

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.

A company that wants to be the Mint.com for health data secures backing from major pharma company

FierceHealthIT

Mint.com was designed to bring an individual's financial information into one easy-to-read place. Health technology company Seqster aims to do the same for health data and just got a big vote of confidence from a major drug company

Australia’s Prospection raises A$10M in Series A funding

Mobi Health News

Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures, the company announced earlier this week.

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Stanford-Affiliated VA Healthcare System Announces Plans For 5G-Enabled Hospital

Healthcare IT Today

The VA’s Palo Alto Health Care System has announced that it will transform one of its facilities into the first entirely 5G-enabled hospital in the U.S.

Study: Skin cancer detection apps ‘cannot be relied on’ for an accurate diagnosis

Mobi Health News

While recognising their potential, the authors have warned against their use in the current state

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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.

Why Employee Password Practices Might Be Your Security Missing Link

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Greene, CEO, Enzoic. With the healthcare sector a top target of hackers, cybersecurity and privacy are of paramount concern—so much so that HIMSS20 has dedicated an entire track to the topic. According to […]. The article Why Employee Password Practices Might Be Your Security Missing Link appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

4 Questions with Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 2 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series.", we have 4 questions for Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine. The post 4 Questions with Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

Avoiding Healthcare Data Breaches - Practical Security Measures

HealthStream

People will likely continue to be the most vulnerable part of an organizations defense against data breaches. This blog post discusses ways to educate your workforce on how to protect against intrusion and data breaches

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Private equity firms in Congress' crosshairs with legislation calling for transparency

FierceHealthIT

Private equity firms that have been gobbling up physician practices should watch out for congressional efforts to rein them in. Here's what they are considering

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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 Home Health Agencies Are Expecting to Grow

Synzi

Interested in Growth More than 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day in the U.S. This population shift is helping to position the home health industry for significant growth as boomers will need more care for their clinical and … Read More.

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CMS rule gives Part D plans, PBMs new negotiation tools with drug companies

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration gave Part D plans a new weapon to negotiate with drugmakers to get larger rebates, but with several caveats, experts say

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How Home Health Agencies Are Expecting to Grow

Synzi

Interested in Growth More than 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day in the U.S. This population shift is helping to position the home health industry for significant growth as boomers will need more care for their clinical and … Read More.

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CVS bounces back from 2018 loss, raking in $6.6B in profit last year

FierceHealthIT

CVS Health's earnings and revenues were up across the board in the fourth quarter and 2019. Find out why

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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.

mHealth Insight NOT @ GSMA Mobile World Congress 2020

mHealth Insight

The GSMA is currently lobbying the Spanish Government to have Mobile World Congress cancelled (so that it can claim back insurance).

Who is to blame for the opioid crisis? In Florida, Walgreens and CVS point finger at physicians

FierceHealthIT

It’s apparently the legal strategy that major pharmacy chains, such as Walgreens and CVS, will use to defend themselves in lawsuits that blame them for the country’s opioid crisis: Blame the doctors instead

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CMS.gov - Untitled Article

CMS.gov

Medicaid Fiscal Integrity: Protecting Taxpayers and Patients

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Oak Street Health to open primary care clinics in 2 more states: Texas and Tennessee

FierceHealthIT

When it opened its first center in Chicago in 2013, Oak Street Health wanted to show that its model of providing value-based primary care to seniors could work.

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.

CMS.gov - Untitled Article

CMS.gov

Today I had the privilege of speaking at the National Rural Health Association’s policy institute. We had a great conversation about rural health, discussing how the unique challenges of rural areas, including geographic isolation and a shrinking healthcare workforce, require unique solutions.

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How insurance executives' compensation changed after the recession

FierceHealthIT

Insurance companies adjusted their approach to how they paid their top executive in the wake of the Great Recession, a new study shows.

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Lawmakers irked at lack of transparency from VA after Cerner EHR project delay

FierceHealthIT

The House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization plans to hold a hearing in the next few weeks to scrutinize the VA's decision to delay the platform's rollout. Here's what the VA's response has been so far

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