Wed.Dec 11, 2019

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

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.

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.

Privacy organisations raise concerns about Amazon’s use of NHS data

Mobi Health News

A report from charity Privacy International claims that a DHSC contract lacks transparency and prioritises commercial interest

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More Trending

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.

U.S. docs lagging on interoperability

Morning eHealth

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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AI Summit: There is Nothing Artificial About Artificial Intelligence

Perficient Data & Analytics

Perficient is at the AI Summit in New York City and there’s a lot of great content and insights. Jeff McMillan, Chief Analytics and Data Officer at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management gave a great session about AI and what he’s learned.

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.

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

Bridge Connector, a technology company offering data-driven workflow automation to solve health IT interoperability challenges, today announced it has raised $25 million in total financing after a $5 million investment led by the private investment office of Jeff Vinik, with additional funds coming from existing investor Axioma Ventures.

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

Health Populi

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.

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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HIStalk Interviews Michele Perry, CEO, Relatient

HIStalk Interviews

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

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DOJ to review Google's $2.1B deal to buy Fitbit amid data privacy concerns, according to media reports

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. Justice Department will review plans by Google to buy fitness tracker maker Fitbit for possible antitrust issues, according to multiple media reports. The deal would give Google a leg up to compete against Apple and Samsung in the competitive market for fitness trackers and smartwatches

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