Tue.Dec 04, 2018

Physicians sacrifice a lot to deliver care. Technology shouldn’t ask for more.

KevinMD

I had a great case the other night. Around midnight on a Friday, the hospitalist physician called me to evaluate an incarcerated femoral hernia. I thought this elderly and medically ill patient would likely die no matter what I did.

Conversational treatment adherence device Pillo launches to consumers

Mobi Health News

At $499, the connected in-home tool automatically dispenses and reorders medications while delivering audio and video treatment support

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In a Natural Disaster, Telemedicine Has a Crucial Role

Arizona Telemedicine Program

There’s no question that telemedicine is incredibly innovative, and changing healthcare as we know it. Beyond that, of great importance is telemedicine’s wonderful potential for disaster planning and recovery efforts.

Strong provider directory is step one for digital transformation

Mobi Health News

Sara Vaezy, the chief digital strategy officer at Providence-St. Joseph Health, says everything else follows from an accurate, up-to-date and user-friendly directory

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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.

SPM’s team leadership search for 2019

Society for Participatory Medicine

Our Society for Participatory Medicine is growing in membership and in projects and teams. If you’re a member, have you considered leading a team? If you’re not, have you considered joining ?

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What Do Healthcare Delivery Innovation and the Product Barcode Have in Common? More Than You Might Think

Healthcare Informatics

Our Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program is open for submissions—with a world of possibilities for innovative teams across the industry

How Romania is digitizing healthcare

Mobi Health News

Romanian Health Minister Sorina Pintea discusses digitizing primary care, plans to reform the healthcare system, and the concept of a digital hospital

Interoperability day at the White House

Morning eHealth

HHS wants info-blocking rule just as much as you do — More dirt on the Mar-a-Lago 3

HIV self-test app connects users to care, FDA proposes De Novo update, and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Literature review finds telehealth treatments to be on par with in-person care; Survey finds consumers' interest in wearables for health tracking grows

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.

You are vulnerable while hospitalized

Insulin Nation

Hospitals often use outdated care practices despite a large body of knowledge about the importance of glycemic management in hospitalized patients, both in intensive care units (ICUs) and in noncritical care settings. Levels of glycemia directly impact patient outcomes, hospital length of stay (LOS) & costs. New therapeutics and technology are widely available, but inpatient glycemic care often lags substantially behind best practices and ADA recommendations.

Putting data to work using AI

Mobi Health News

Wesley Madden, Vice President of Sales Support at NantHealth, explains why artificial intelligence is the ultimate tool for clinicians to look for early warnings and alerts and offers advice for CIOs and CTOs looking to standardize all of their data sets

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The missing piece in telemedicine? Dentistry

FierceHealthIT

Telemedicine has gotten plenty of chatter when it comes to specialty and mental health care, but more providers should drill down on using it for oral health care, according to a new study

What digital transformation demands: The entire C-suite’s influence

Mobi Health News

During December, we’ll interview thought leaders and experts to determine how data is redesigning the roles of CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other execs

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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.

Preventing Medical Billing Cash Flow From Becoming A Flat Line

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ethan White, MDVision. From last few years, there have been significant modifications in the rules in addition to guidelines that medical coding and billing firms must achieve.

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What digital transformation demands: The entire C-suite’s influence

Mobi Health News

During December, we’ll interview thought leaders and experts to determine how data is redesigning the roles of CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other execs

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Pillo Health Launches Home Health Assistant to Dispense Medication, Track Adherence

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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Federal watchdog: Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term-care hospitals experienced harm

FierceHealthIT

Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term-care facilities have experienced some type of harm as the result of their care, endangering their health and increasing Medicare costs, according to a report from a government watchdog

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.

Governance in Healthcare: Big Data is Table Stakes

Perficient

Big data itself does not alter the approach to governance nor its framework. And big data isn’t just about data – it’s also concerned with managing and governing vast amounts of content of varying types such as video, images, voice, etc.

AHA, AAMC sue Trump administration over site-neutral payment rule

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which will gradually institute site-neutral payments in the Medicare program over the next two years. In a suit filed in the U.S.

How to evaluate your MRI medical equipment for refurbishment

KB Dental Consulting

Changes are a constant part of medical imaging systems. Because of technological expansion and advances, it is more than sure that new conditions and other things are happening in medical imaging services.

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Health systems seeking to keep their nursing workforce should watch these factors

FierceHealthIT

Turnover among nurses is a persistent workforce problem, but monitoring several “intent to stay” factors can strengthen recruitment and retention, according to a new report

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.

Bridging the Cultural and Operational Divide in Digital Health

Perficient

People, Process, and Technology. Most healthcare organizations today are undergoing some form of digital transformation. For some, the emphasis is on tactical efforts. Others are focused on the execution of a much broader digital health strategy, of which innovation plays a critical role.

CVS Caremark shifts PBM model to 100% pass-through pricing and focus on net cost

FierceHealthIT

One of the largest PBMs in the country unveiled a new pricing policy on Wednesday that passes 100% of rebates to the plans and "simplifies" the PBM contract by calculating net costs of drug spending. CVS Caremark says the model “guarantees the client’s average spend per prescription

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Florida physician contractor group to pay $500K to settle HIPAA violations

FierceHealthIT

A Florida-based contractor physician group will pay $500,000 to settle HIPAA violations after data on more than 9,000 patients was posted online

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WellCare closes Part D acquisition from Aetna

FierceHealthIT

WellCare closed its purchase of Aetna's Medicare Part D business, tripling the size of its membership. Aetna's business adds 2.2 million more members, pushing WellCare ahead of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Express Scripts in terms of Part D market share

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.

Which doctors are most likely to use telemedicine? It depends

FierceHealthIT

Telemedicine is gaining traction in physician practices. But it’s more popular among doctors in certain specialties and in larger practices, a new study has found

Medicare Advantage provider directories are riddled with errors. They're not the only ones

FierceHealthIT

Almost half of online Medicare Advantage directories contained incorrect or out-of-date information, CMS found in a recent investigation

Millions of citizen children could lose coverage due to public charge rule, study says

FierceHealthIT

A new analysis from the Urban Institute says many immigrant families could drop their citizen children's Medicaid and CHIP coverage out of fear due to the proposed public charge rule, reversing massive coverage gains

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