Tue.Aug 13, 2019

MedAnswers lands $5M, launches FertilityAnswers tool

Mobi Health News

Special Situations' Life Sciences Innovation (LSI) Fund led the round with participation from Viking Global Investors.

Getting More Personal, Virtual and Excellent – the 2020 NBGH Employer Report

Health Populi

In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs.

New Hampshire law to expand telemedicine reimbursement

Mobi Health News

The bill will impact patients with Medicaid coverage and private insurance living in the largely rural state.

From Health Consumers to Health Citizens – a U.S. Patient Rights Moonshot?

Health Populi

Issue No. 4 of StartUp Health Magazine is dedicated to 8 Health Moonshot Principles. StartUp Health sees these moonshots taken together as, “a blueprint for achieving the impossible.” ” There’s an aspect of U.S.

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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.

Swedish startup LIVI secures new deals with the NHS

Mobi Health News

Patients will be able to use LIVI's telemedicine app to book video consultations and access referrals and prescriptions.

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Baze's personalized nutrition supplement service closes $6M Series A

Mobi Health News

The startup plans to buff up its marketing as well as offer new tests and supplements

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3 Common Mistakes Therapists Make with Their Therapy Clients

TheraNest

Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes with Your Clients. Do you remember when you first set up your practice? You probably didn’t know if you would be able to get any therapy clients and once you did you wondered if they would stay.

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HHS proposal to roll back nondiscrimination protection draws 130K comments

FierceHealthIT

A proposed rule that would remove anti-discrimination protections, including those for LGBTQ individuals, generated more than 130,000 comments—many of them urging the Trump administration to drop the plan opponents said is a rollback of health equity

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Healthcare Conferences – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 17

Healthcare IT Today

For the 17th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about various healthcare conferences. It’s always a challenge knowing which conferences you should attend. Each conference has its own culture, direction, and attendees.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Uber deepens ties in healthcare with American Logistics partnership

FierceHealthIT

Uber Health is partnering with healthcare transportation management company American Logistics to expand access to on-demand rides for medical appointments with the aim of reducing barriers to care

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Understanding the PDGM Rule Today to Best Prepare for Tomorrow: the Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

The new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), announced in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will take effect on or after January 1, 2020. PDGM will restructure the current home health payment model by shifting the home health industry from a volume-based payment structure to a value-based one.

Centene aims to expand another 10 ACA markets in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Insurer Centene announced it will expand its Affordable Care Act exchange footprint to 10 new states starting in 2020, bringing the total number of states it offers plans in to 30

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3 Steps to Evolve Your Community Hospital Virtual Care Strategy

eVisit

Most community hospitals (76%) have some telehealth system in place and most are still at the basic level of the Hospital Telehealth Maturity Model developed by Manatt Health. Many have started which is great. To get the full value of telehealth, you need to continue evolving.

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Microsoft taps former Samsung executive David Rhew as new chief medical officer

FierceHealthIT

David Rhew, M.D., is moving over from Samsung to Microsoft as the tech giant's new chief medical officer and vice president of healthcare for its worldwide commercial business

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3 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Losing weight is hard for the non-diabetic body; adding type 1 diabetes to the challenge of weight-loss can be overwhelming and make the whole thing seem impossible. Nonetheless, losing weight is possible. .

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Large employers embrace advanced primary care in 2020: NBGH survey

FierceHealthIT

As employers make their approach to health benefits an integral part of their overall workforce strategy, many are turning to emerging options such as advanced primary care to meet their employees’ needs, a new survey shows.

Harvard and Merck Team to Find Immuno-Oncology Targets

MedTech Boston

Check-point inhibitors and other immunotherapies have revolutionized the treatment of some cancers. But some patients do not respond at all – and. The post Harvard and Merck Team to Find Immuno-Oncology Targets appeared first on MedTech Boston. MedTech Features News People

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Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Atrium addresses pediatrician shortage in North Carolina with in-school virtual clinics

FierceHealthIT

Atrium Health has teamed up with the Levine Children's Hospital's pediatric practice to implement school-based virtual clinics at two local elementary schools in Lincolnton, North Carolina

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Should I Be an Emergency Room Nurse? Questions to Ask Yourself

HealthStream

Here are some questions to ask yourself if you wonder about becoming an Emergency Room Nurse. Healthcare organizations can select the best nurses for the ED by ensuring that they have both the clinical and non-clinical skills to be successful in this department

Mostly cancer patients who opt for physician-assisted deaths in Oregon and Washington

FierceHealthIT

More than three-quarters of the patients who received medication to end their own lives in Washington and Oregon had cancer, according to a new study

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University of Maryland Campuses Collaborate on AI Initiative to Prevent Cyberattacks

Healthcare Informatics

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have signed an agreement in which the two campuses will partner on advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to protect

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Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

VA, DOD adopt single logistics system for healthcare supply chain

FierceHealthIT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is collaborating with the Department of Defense to adopt a single healthcare logistics IT system to acquire medical supplies. The system will replace existing logistics and supply chain IT infrastructure

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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Data Security

Perficient

The following is the first blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to cloud. Gone are the days of healthcare organizations wondering if they need to utilize the cloud. They must now decide how to best utilize it.

GAO: PBMs passed on nearly all Part D rebates to plans in 2016

FierceHealthIT

A federal watchdog found that pharmacy benefit managers passed on nearly all Medicare Part D rebates on to plan sponsors in 2016, as the amount of rebates skyrocket.

AI Used to Protect Medical Data and Devices from Cyberattacks

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are diligently preventing cyberattacks, but it is all too easy for hospitals and health systems to become lax in their follow through. Educated business leaders can learn from the past to educate, for the future. Click HERE for how BHM develops high level protection for your data, addresses the c-suite cyber-security concerns, and proves it with HITRUST CSF. .

Industry Voices—Electronic health records fraud often first identified by whistleblowers

FierceHealthIT

When billions of dollars are on the table in any industry, the risk for fraud, waste, and abuse rises significantly. In many cases, the only way fraud is reported is by whistleblowers who share their first-hand knowledge of potential fraud.

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Health Data Outside HIPAA: The Wild West of Unprotected Personal Data

E-CareManagement

“…the average patient will, in his or her lifetime, generate about 2,750 times more data related to social and environmental influences than to clinical factors” — McKinsey analysis.

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Court certifies $891M class-action Community Health Systems lawsuit

FierceHealthIT

Hospital giant Community Health Systems is facing a class-action lawsuit after a judge certified the case late last month

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Container-Powered CI/CD with CloudBees Core on Kubernetes

Perficient

Getting to Know Jenkins. CI / CD is an imperative for software development organizations in today’s multiplatform, multi-cloud world. As far as CI/CD platforms go, Jenkins was one of the first and remains one of the most popular options. Jenkins is lightweight, easy, and extensible.

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