Tue.Jan 14, 2020

Proteus parts ways with Otsuka as it pivots toward oncology, infectious disease treatment adherence

Mobi Health News

The pharma company walks away with the full license for Proteus' mental health treatment adherence technology

AI, telehealth could help address hospital workforce challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Technologies such as telehealth and artificial intelligence could help health systems combat professional shortages in hospitals, according to a report on key workforce strategic planning trends released by the American Hospital Association.

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VR-powered caregiver training tool Embodied Labs raises $3.2M seed round

Mobi Health News

The company announced its first funding round at the Health 2.0 VentureConnect event in San Francisco yesterday

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In-depth on Tandem’s Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop System

Insulin Nation

In a win for all people with type 1 diabetes (even those who won’t directly benefit from this closed-loop system), the FDA has approved Tandem’s new Control IQ software for release in 2020. This new automated glycemic control algorithm is just the second hybrid closed-loop system available to patients with an FDA clearance. And it promises tighter control, easier usability, and more customization than the current 670g automated system from Medtronic. How Control IQ Works.

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.

Mercom reports digital funding dip in 2019

Mobi Health News

The executive summary of a new report describes $8.9 billion in digital health funding dollars in 2019, down from $9.5 billion in 2018.

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Femtech on the rise, but new companies have homework before they're ready for payers

Mobi Health News

A new report published by Research2Guidance found that femtech companies have raised over $220 million since 2011. The group predicts that number will jump to $297 million by 2024.

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5 Most Innovative Healthcare Apps of 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paresh Sagar, CEO, Excellent Webworld. The technology that has made you stagnant and lazy is the same technology that will help you get back in shape. Today we’ll be learning about the five most innovative health apps that you must use in 2020. If you have some amazing healthcare app ideas, leave that in […].

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Increase behavioral health access and convenience with virtual care

eVisit

“ The shortage of psychiatrists is an escalating crisis of more severity than shortages faced in virtually any other specialty.” - Merritt Hawkins & Associates.

What’s Next For Nursing? How A Changing Paradigm Is Impacting The Profession

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Nurses play an all important role in healthcare’s shift from sick care to wellness-based models as the front-line professionals closest to patients. Always an intricate balance of art and science, nursing practice most continue to evolve to place patients where they should have been all along—in the center of care. An independent survey commissioned by […].

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.

For each patient visit, physicians spend about 16 minutes on EHRs, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Physicians spend on average just over 16 minutes on electronic health records for each patient visit, according to a new study

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Strategic Change and How to Make it Stick with Security

Healthcare IT Today

Conferences are great places to learn about new technologies and their applications, and how other health systems are applying them to address length of stay, cost reduction, lowered risks, or increased efficiency.

The Impact on Healthcare from More Frequent Severe Weather and a Warmer Climate

HealthStream

As the climate changes, healthcare will feel its impact. The frequency of severe weather is expected to increase, and warmer temperatures will bring their own new threats. Learn more in this article excerpt

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Medsphere to Grow Interoperable Healthcare IT Platform with $40 Million Preferred Equity Investment from TPG Sixth Street Partners

Healthcare IT Today

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of efficient and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) software solutions and services, today announced new $40 million funding to support organic growth and pursue opportunistic strategic acquisitions through a preferred equity investment by TPG Sixth Street Partners. “We are pleased to add a new partner to our software solutions-driven […]. Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Irv Lichtenwald MedSphere Michael McGinn TPG Sixth Street Partners' Capital Solutions

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.

Industry Voices—Generation Z is a game changer for healthcare

FierceHealthIT

There is no question that technology continues to impact healthcare, altering how patients receive care, communicate with providers and stay informed about their own health.

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6 Reasons Telemedicine Isn’t Netflix, Uber Or Amazon Prime

GlobalMed

Convenience has become the driving force of our era. From our sofa, we can buy a new dining room table, collaborate with coworkers or order a ride to the airport. With a tap of our finger, we can select a podcast or our favorite band or publish our own opus to the masses.

Massachusetts doctor loses court battle for medical aid in dying but plans to appeal the decision

FierceHealthIT

A Massachusetts doctor, diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer, says he will continue his legal fight to ensure his access to medical aid in dying

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How To Write a Useful Glassdoor Review That Actually Helps People

Perficient

From Amazon to Angie’s List, the last decade has brought a new customer voice to the forefront, empowering users and demanding transparency from brands.

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.

JPM20: Livongo strikes deal with Dexcom to integrate continuous glucose monitoring data

FierceHealthIT

Digital health services company Livongo is partnering with Dexcom to integrate its continuous glucose monitoring device into its diabetes coaching platform.

5 Tips for Transparency in Claims Processing Using Data Governance

Perficient

What are the business rules that companies are using for claims processing? This is a common question when it comes to performing analysis on claims data and is becoming increasingly important with regulations on billing transparency on the way.

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JPM20: How CVS is using HealthHUBs to offer a 'surround sound' patient experience

FierceHealthIT

As CVS Health turns its eye to the continued expansion of its HealthHUB stores, CEO Larry Merlo said the goal is to offer a "surround sound" experience to consumers

Why Financial Services Firms Must Focus on Digital Transformation

Perficient

Digital transformation can be confusing. If a company has all its books and records maintained by computers, isn’t it already digital? If it has a functional web presence and even conducts business transactions via an integrated B2B or B2C portal, doesn’t that qualify as digital?

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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.

JPM20: Cigna's Cordani says insurer's cash flow has helped ease investor fears over 'Medicare for All'

FierceHealthIT

SAN FRANCISCO—Cigna CEO David Cordani said he isn’t concerned about any impact “Medicare for All” could have on his company’s stock price because of how the company is positioned

Q4 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 2 min Major health data breaches continued at a pace of more than one per day in Q4 2019. The number of breaches was down when compared to Q3 2019 and individuals affected was down 94%. The post Q4 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

Midcoast Energy Webinar Q&A: From EBS to Oracle ERP Cloud – Part 1

Perficient

Midcoast Energy, LLC , a full-service natural gas and natural gas liquid midstream company, had antiquated and complex business processes that could not scale to meet its needs. Facing an expensive ERP implementation, the company decided a cloud-based platform would provide a strategic advantage and partnered with Perficient to deliver the implementation in a six-month timeframe. .

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