Thu.Oct 17, 2019

Health Consumer Behaviors in the U.S. Stall, Alegeus Finds in the 2019 Index

Health Populi

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PainChek partners with Ward MM to roll out national trial of pain assessment software

Mobi Health News

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Most Breached Hospital Data Includes Sensitive Information

Healthcare IT Today

It’s bad enough that hospital data breaches are so common. What’s worse is that the bulk of those breaches apparently disclose sensitive data which could help the thieves steal from the breach’s victims.

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Fitbit, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer to collaborate on connection to cardiac care resources

Mobi Health News

Once Fitbit has cleared its own atrial fibrillation detection feature, it will be working with the pharmas to develop content that will help at-risk users discuss their heart health with a provider

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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.

Key Technology Trends for Medical Groups from #MGMA19AC

Healthcare IT Today

An informal poll conducted by Healthcare Scene at the 2019 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference, #MGMA19AC, identified several key technology trends for physician practices in the years ahead.

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Big Tech: Amazon’s Virtual Care Model Could Have A Big Impact

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, mainstream tech giants like Microsoft, Apple and Google have struggled to find a secure foothold in healthcare.

Livongo teams up with BCBS of Kansas City; Microsoft, Nuance ink deal for new conversational AI tool; and more digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Also: Myia health partners with ACC, Washington University St. Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital for platform pilot; Saint Barnabas Medical Center rolls out Elemeno Health's tool to frontline healthcare teams

The Future of COI Management in Healthcare

HealthStream

If organizations are going to be successful about managing COI risks, they need to be more proactive in terms of their COI management programs. This requires a change in organizational mindset and culture, such that identification of COIs becomes a shared responsibility

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Q&A: Microsoft's head of retail health innovation on understanding consumers, implementing innovation, gaining trust

Mobi Health News

Microsoft's Neil Jordan sat down this morning with HIMSS CTIO Steve Wretling at the Connected Health Conference to answer a battery of questions on the shifting market

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.

KFF: Medicaid enrollment down in 2019 and expected to be flat in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Enrollment in Medicaid in 2019 declined by nearly 2% and is expected to be largely flat (0.8%) next year due in part to the economy and stringent eligibility rules, according to a new survey

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Reasons For Startups To Focus On Mobile Health App Development

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Pradeep Makhija, digital marketing, Space-O Technologies. Not so long in the past, you had to wait in long queues at the hospital or clinic before your turn arrived. The documentation process was long, and people felt the pain, as they survived the wait that tired them more than the issues they were facing. Healthcare […].

Centene teams up with Walgreens on cloud-based PBM model 

FierceHealthIT

Centene Corporation, Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager RxAdvance announced this week that they’re joining forces to grow the use of a cloud-based PBM platform.

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Wisconsin Health Information Organization Partners with SymphonyCare To Deliver All Payer Claims Database

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) and its technology partner, SymphonyCare, today announced the launch of WHIO 2.0, a next generation All Payer Claims Database (APCD) aimed at delivering informational assets with greater flexibility, analytical innovations and user-friendly applications to meet the emerging needs of their customers.

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.

MGMA19: Senator predicts Congress will act on surprise billing before end of year

FierceHealthIT

NEW ORLEANS—As members of Congress wrangle over the best way to stop surprise medical bills, one senator predicts Washington will pass a new law before the end of the year

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Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation’s Predictive Model Helps Prevent In-Hospital Adverse Drug Events

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), which improves healthcare for vulnerable populations with advanced data science and clinical expertise, has developed a predictive model that in two years has helped prevent more than 2,000 adverse drug events (ADEs) for hospitalized patients, delivering a potential savings of more than $17 million by reducing re-admissions and eliminating […].

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Study: Surgery outcomes better, costs for higher-risk patients tend to lower at teaching hospitals

FierceHealthIT

Even when taking into account the increased resources used for surgeries, performing general and vascular procedures on patients in major teaching hospitals may be a better value compared to non-teaching hospitals. The main reason: higher 30-day survival rates

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QuickCred Partners with athenahealth To Optimize Credentialing and Revenue Cycle Management

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. QuickCred, the credentialing division of MedTrainer, Inc., announces its partnership with athenahealth, the leading provider of network-enabled services for electronic health records (EHR), medical billing and care coordination.

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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.

Industry Voices—What's missing from the debate about 'Medicare For All'? Combating billions in healthcare fraud

FierceHealthIT

No matter how compelling the pitch for universal health coverage may be, unless a move toward expanding Medicare is coupled with a plan to combat Medicare fraud, it is destined to falter

Human-Driven Technology Allows Fewer Clinicians To Care for More Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Jeremy Corbett, divisional chief health officer, Envolve Health. Facing a severe shortage of primary care physicians — as many as 55,200 by 2032, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges — means we must humanize technology-driven approaches in healthcare. To improve efficiencies and ensure patients are getting the care they need, […].

CMS' Verma touts value-based pricing—not negotiation—for high drug prices

FierceHealthIT

NEW YORK CITY—Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said the Trump administration wants to move forward on a value-based pricing approach to pharmaceuticals to help curb the high cost of drugs

Migrating REST API from IBM Integration Bus to Spring Boot

Perficient

In this blog post, we will learn how to Migrate IIB REST application to Spring Boot. The topics covered in this use case include: Create SpringBoot Project. Creating Model class from Swagger. Pom File. Define Database Configuration. Entity Class. JPA Data Repository. Rest Controller. Service Class.

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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!

House committees both advance Pelosi's drug plan with some changes

FierceHealthIT

A pair of House committees has advanced Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill to give Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices but with significant changes to boost the number of drugs that face negotiations

Find a Doctor Search Tool Enhances the Patients Experience

Perficient

A successful Find a Doctor (FAD) search tool is incredibly important for healthcare provider and payer websites and mobile applications. Not only is it critical to lead generation for prospective new patients but is also a tool used frequently by existing patients, physicians and academics.

Chutes & Ladders—Newton-Wellesley CEO departs for Boston Scientific; Detroit Medical Center hires new exec

FierceHealthIT

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry

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Initiating a Data Governance Program in Financial Services

Perficient

Previously, I discussed the components needed to design a data governance strategy. This post will describe in detail, how to initiate the data governance program.

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AMA, MGMA to Congress: Don't hand power to insurers in surprise billing fix

FierceHealthIT

Congress’ attempt to solve the surprise billing resolution has turned into a battle between providers and insurers. In a letter released Thursday, 111 physician organizations fired the latest volley, urging Congress not to turn more power over to health insurers

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AI Creates a Human-Computer System in Life Sciences

Perficient

Previously , I discussed artificial intelligence (AI) enhancing clinical data review processes. This blog discusses how AI assists to create a human-computer system. Humans and machines each have their own strengths.

On the Sidelines About Microsoft Teams? Decide Today To Be All In!

Perficient

Are you “All In” with Microsoft Teams? This phrase has become a common question we ask ourselves and others in today’s business vernacular. Years ago, the phrase “All In” was only used by people playing poker when they would bet all their chips on a single hand of cards.

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Running Docker in Windows For a Lightweight Solution

Perficient

“Operating system” (or OS) is a phrase that everyone in IT knows. The first thing that clicks in most of our minds when we think of an OS is Windows, but many OSes available in the market give you a similar experience to Windows.

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