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

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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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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, […].

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

Mobi Health News

Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market.


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.

New Biotechnology Promises to “Cure” Type 1 Diabetes Within 5 Years

Insulin Nation

A team of medical researchers and several Nobel Prize winners from Betalin Therapeutics in Jerusalem has created a “ bio-artificial pancreas ” made from — wait for it — pig lung tissue and beta-cells. . How it works. The “biological pancreas” is implanted into the patient just under the skin during a relatively simple outpatient procedure using anesthesia. .

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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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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

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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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

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.

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.

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 […].

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


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


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.

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.

The Future of COI Management in Healthcare


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


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 […].


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


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


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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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.

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


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


2 Strategies for Digital Transformation Success in Supply Chain


Supply chain is a massive industry that’s constantly evolving. The majority of our clients that buy, sell, or move products are affected by these changes. Digital transformation benefits supply chain by improving efficiencies and increasing visibility of processes.


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


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


Migrating REST API from IBM Integration Bus to Spring Boot


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.


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.

Centene teams up with Walgreens on cloud-based PBM model 


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.


Find a Doctor Search Tool Enhances the Patients Experience


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.

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


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

Initiating a Data Governance Program in Financial Services


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.


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.

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


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


AI Creates a Human-Computer System in Life Sciences


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.

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


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