Mon.Jul 15, 2019

On Amazon Prime Day, What Could Health Care Look Like?

Health Populi

Today is July 15, and my email in-box is flooded with all flavors of Amazon Prime’d stories in newsletters and product info from ecommerce sites — even those outside of Amazon from beauty retailers, electronics channels, and grocery stores.

Managing diabetes: An overview of available digital tools

Mobi Health News

Diabetics now have more discrete, precise and consumer-friendly options than ever before

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Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology

MedTech Boston

Sponsored by the Renal Physicians Association. Not long ago, reimbursement rules severely limited how nephrology practitioners could treat patients via telemedicine. The post Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology appeared first on MedTech Boston.

Obstetrics startup raises $3M to connect maternal care teams

Mobi Health News

Mahmee already services a network of more than 1,000 providers, but will expand its team with Serena Williams, Arlan Hamilton and Mark Cuban's support

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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.

Solving the Prior Authorization Dilemma Has Many Benefits

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Dan Kazzaz, CEO, Secure Exchange Solutions. Healthcare is being consumed by runaway cost increases due to (the predicted) shifts in demographics and new treatment options.

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Surescripts moves to dismiss in FTC antitrust case

Morning eHealth

Facebook hit with $5B fine — Week ahead

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Teva Pharmaceutical's AirDuo Digihaler gets FDA green light

Mobi Health News

The technology has a built-in sensor that can send usage data to a corresponding smartphone app.

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

SPH Analytics, a top-ranked Population Health Management vendor, announced today that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio.

Working towards a future where people can live (and die) healthy

Mobi Health News

With a background in biomedical science and rich experience in medical device venture capital investment, Tomoko Inoue possesses the technical, operational and business knowledge of what makes medtech startups successful – a role perfectly suited for her current role as the CEO of Omron Ventures.

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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.

A Family’s Guide to the ICU: Series Introduction

Society for Participatory Medicine

My name is Narinder Singh. I’m a member of SPM. That’s my mom in the photo above. Last year our family was caught by surprise when she had a completely unexpected and dramatic ICU stay of three months.

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MIT's Research Enterprise in Singapore, SMART launches new research group

Mobi Health News

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), together with A*STAR Institutes and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF), has launched a new national initiative dubbed Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalised-Medicine (CAMP). The initiative was launched as part of Singapore’s National Cell Manufacturing Initiative to overcome scientific and technical challenges in life-changing cell therapies

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Ver2 Digital Medicine using telehealth to improve humanitarian aid

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Population Health Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Ver2 Digital Medicine using telehealth to improve humanitarian aid Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK

Connected fitness device, digital workout company announces investment from North Castle Partners

Mobi Health News

Echelon Fit is looking to expand its cheaper connected spin bikes to more retailers by the fall

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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.

Soom launches mobile app that alerts patients to medical device recalls

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare technology company Soom has launched a mobile app that provides patients, nurses, and caregivers medical device recall information directly from the device manufacturer and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Telemedicine vs. In-Person Visits: Which is Higher Quality?

GlobalMed

There’s a predictable turning point in any debate about telehealth. Someone will concede that it can save money, provide clinical evidence , bring care to the underserved and even drive revenue.

CMS releases resources for states to apply for 1332 waivers to ignore parts of ACA

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released new templates and other resources to help states apply for 1332 waivers under the Affordable Care Act

What Is Performance-Guided Learning—And Why It Matters

HealthStream

Performance-guided learning changes the education dynamic in healthcare by connecting job performance with educational goals, allowing employees to be both student and teacher and evolve in ways that play to their strengths

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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.

OIG: Some states struggling to vet providers to prevent Medicaid fraud

FierceHealthIT

Medicaid programs in several states fail to fully vet providers at high risk for fraud, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

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June 2019 Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

In June, telehealth and mHealth service offerings expanded around the nation. A new app launched that tracks remote patients through their Alexa. Another state joined others requiring parity in telehealth reimbursement, and much more. Here's what happened in June 2019 in telehealth.

An insurer built an algorithm to help employers track opioid use. Now they're giving away the data for free.

FierceHealthIT

Washington-based benefits company First Choice Health is aiming to make opioid use data available to employers—even those that don’t contract with it for health coverage.

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Perficient Team Invades Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire 2019

Perficient

Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner conference takes place this week in sunny (and super-hot) Las Vegas. Inspire offers partners an opportunity to hear about the latest Microsoft innovations, explore new ecosystem alliances and further develop existing partnerships.

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!

Industry Voices—A look at how providers could fare in CMS' new primary care payment models

FierceHealthIT

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation strikes again with an innovative program designed to reduce Medicare program expenditures while improving the quality of care, healthcare attorney Kathleen Premo writes

Perficient Doubles Year-Over-Year Heart & Stroke Walk Donations

Perficient

People make the choice to volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some feel it opens the door to give back to their community and make a difference in the world around them. Others enjoy the opportunity it provides to develop new skills or build on existing experience or relationships.

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Editor's corner—I write about healthcare. I still found myself lost in the unnavigable healthcare system

FierceHealthIT

One FierceHealthcare writer's personal experience with a family healthcare scare and the struggle with the lack of coordination within the U.S. healthcare system

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How to Check Accessibility on Your Healthcare Website

Geonetric

Types of accessibility tools There are two different kinds of tools that can check your hospital website for accessibility errors. Browser plugins or extensions: These allow you to evaluate one page of your website at a time, and are effective if you are making edits to one specific page. Automated site crawlers: These […]. Read How to Check Accessibility on Your Healthcare Website at Geonetric.com. Questions? Contact us. Subscribe to our email newsletter. Website Design

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Joe Biden releases plan that strengthens ACA while dinging 'Medicare for All'

FierceHealthIT

Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a healthcare plan on Monday that boosts the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option among other proposals

Hacking A New Way of Life: Insulin Pump Users Take Innovation Into Their Own Hands

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Vidya Murthy, vice president of operations, MedCrypt. Type 1 diabetes is a way of life. It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas creates little to no insulin.

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Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC's antitrust case

FierceHealthIT

Electronic prescribing company Surescripts has fired back at the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust case and filed a motion to dismiss the FTC's charges in federal court on Friday. The FTC filed a lawsuit against Surescripts in federal court on April 17 charging the health information company with illegally monopolizing the e-prescribing market

How Technological Innovation Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. When we think about the undying importance that technology has on every aspect of our lives, we can’t help but wonder what our life would be without those marvelous miracles.

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