Wed.Dec 11, 2019

In 2020, PwC Expects Consumers to Grow DIY Healthcare Muscles As Medical Prices Increase

Health Populi

iFit raises $200M to stream fitness content on NordicTrack workout machines

Mobi Health News

iFit has added more than 77,000 paid subscribers in the last quarter, giving the company a userbase of roughly 330,000 members

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Five Technology Offerings from the Washington Innovations in Longevity Summit 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The second year of the Summit tackled issues in town and far away. In the portfolio of the 2019 events produced by Mary Furlong and Associates , the Washington Innovations in Longevity Summit is relatively new, in its second year.

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InSight Telepsychiatry, Regroup Telehealth merge to create US' largest telepsychiatry provider

Mobi Health News

Both groups will be maintaining their names and brandings throughout the integration

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.

Veterans Affairs, Walmart open latest telehealth pilot site

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and retail giant Walmart have opened the latest location as part of a joint effort help Vets in rural areas get better access to medical services, the first location for a new telehealth pilot program. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Health IT Startup: CareClinic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Elevator pitch CareClinic acts as a virtual advocate that enables patients and caregivers to analyze the entire treatment experience outside the clinical setting (including meds, meals, symptoms, side effects, activities and other experiences) and analyze the resulting patterns and correlations that can help improve outcomes using AI.

My Online Therapy and Pilloxa raise funding, Ieso Digital Health and Flow announce clinical studies, and more news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Mustafa Suleyman takes on new role at Google; HIMSS appoints senior VP for international analytics.

Ensuring health innovation helps, not hurts, disparities in care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Ensuring health innovation helps, not hurts, disparities in care Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

DOJ to review Google's Fitbit acquisition, 23andMe sued for $100M and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Khosla heir calls digital health investment a big disappointment; Humana and Philips partner on MA member monitoring

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.

U.S. docs lagging on interoperability

Morning eHealth

Surprise billing measure tackles health IT — Hahn confirmation expected this week

Navigating the Healthcare System is Miserable – Can AI Bots Help?

Healthcare IT Today

Regardless of whether you’re a chronic patient or a casual visitor to your doctor, navigating the healthcare system is miserable. I saw this first hand recently when I and then my daughter got a simple wart on our hand.

Space health and travel hurdles bring multiple industries together

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Quality and Safety Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Space health and travel hurdles bring multiple industries together Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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More Power & Performance: Professional Workstations Give Healthcare Users the Technology They Need

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dan Stevens, a member of Lenovo’s Health Care strategy team. Those of us of a certain age remember what computers used to be like.

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.

While U.S. leads in IT tools for patients, primary care doctors still struggle to coordinate care

FierceHealthIT

While the U.S. leads in aspects of health information technology, its primary care physicians still struggle to coordinate patient care and communicate with other health and social service providers, according to a new study.

Protecting patients’ data in a digital NHS

Digital Leaders HealthTech

A digital NHS promises widespread benefits for clinicians and patients, but only if personal data can be protected at a time of increasing cyberattacks. If you’re old enough to remember the fax machine, you may not have seen one for many years, unless you happen to work in the NHS.

Healthcare must look inward to better address social determinants of health, Berwick says

FierceHealthIT

ORLANDO, FLORIDA—The healthcare industry must get more involved in major social issues such as institutional racism in order to really tackle the “monsters” of social determinants on health

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One on One Interview with Rachel Francine, CEO and Co-Founder of Music Health Technologies

Digital Health Today

Carrie: Okay, so tell me your name and the name of the organization that you work with? Rachel: Sure. My name is Rachel Francine and I am the co-founder and CEO of musical health technologies, we created a digital health platform, Singfit. Carrie: Terrific.

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.

Kaiser Permanente names Greg Adams as new CEO

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente has named a new CEO following the sudden passing of industry titan Bernard Tyson

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Improve Healthcare Outcomes Through Performance-Guided Learning

HealthStream

Shifting the healthcare education and training paradigm away from mandated classes and annual testing to a more nimble, customized model. Playing to employees’ strengths, especially when properly implemented, can do much to foster and achieve operational goals

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Bridge Connector Increases Total Financing to $25 Million with Investment from Jeff Vinik & Axioma Ventures

Healthcare IT Today

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to integrate PillPack into member app 

FierceHealthIT

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will integrate Amazon’s PillPack into its member app, making it the first health plan to offer this type of direct integration with the online pharmacy.

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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.

Nonprofit hospitals get bump in Moody’s ratings for 2020

Henry Kotula

[link]. UPDATE: Dec. 11, 2019: Fitch Ratings also changed its sector outlook for the U.S. nonprofit health systems market to stable from negative for 2020 in a report released Tuesday.

7 providers sign on to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s new value-based care model 

FierceHealthIT

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced that it has joined up with seven providers in the state to launch “Blueprint for Affordability,” a new value-based care program that includes both upside and downside financial risk.

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HIStalk Interviews Michele Perry, CEO, Relatient

HIStalk Interviews

Michelle Perry, MBA is CEO of Relatient of Franklin, TN. Interviews

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After urging from AMA, Walmart pharmacies will continue to accept paper prescriptions for controlled substances

FierceHealthIT

Walmart has decided to delay a new policy originally set to begin January 1 that would have required electronic prescriptions for controlled substances at its pharmacies

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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.

How Virtual Care Helps a Patient Feel like a VIP

Synzi

Patient-centered Care According to the NEJM Catalyst, patient-centered care means that an individual’s specific health needs and desired health outcomes are the driving force behind all health care decisions and quality measurements.

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5 NGPX2019 Insights from a First-Time Attendee

Hinduja Global Solutions

5 NGPX2019 Insights from a First-Time Attendee. By Kevin Nolan, Global Head of Healthcare Marketing, HGS. This year’s Next Generation Patient Experience (NGPX) conference promised to unite America's best-and-brightest patient experience leaders to connect, inspire, and transform healthcare.

Can Telemedicine Now Keep You out of a Nursing Home Later?

GlobalMed

More than half of adults over age 50 would rather die than do one thing. Do you know what it is? The answer is enter a nursing home. Or be “stuck” as many people put it – as in the phrase, “I don’t want to be stuck in a nursing home.”