Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

Health Populi

On the demand side of U.S. health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills.

Test driving health technology for the longest space journey yet

Mobi Health News

NASA is using the International Space Station to test new technologies for the Mars mission.

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Relias Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture and Meet Compliance Requirements

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Relias announces the Relias Population Health Platform has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

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Opinion: Digital therapeutics – Ready for take off?

Mobi Health News

John Crawford, advisory consultant for HIMSS in Europe and one of the chairs for the upcoming Week of Health and Innovation 2019 conference in Denmark, writes about the potential of digital interventions in helping people take care of their health

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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.

DirectTrust Announces Second Annual Summit; Speakers Sought

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. DirectTrust announces its Second Annual DirectTrust Summit, scheduled at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, DC, June 9-10, 2020.

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Making Social Determinants of Health A Reality

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Steve Miff, PhD, president and CEO, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation. The term “social determinants of health” is far more than a trendy new buzzword in health care. Serving the physical, mental and social needs of the community is not just the right thing to do but can mean substantial improvement in care and […].

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Scanwell announces $3.5M seed funding for home UTI testing, launches nationally through Lemonaid Health

Mobi Health News

The round included Founders Fund, Mayfield, DCM, Version One, Y Combinator and Liquid 2 Ventures.

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How Telehealth And eConsults Are Reducing Patient Wait Times

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brooke LeVasseur, CEO, AristaMD. The shortage of specialist physicians in the United States continues to receive a great deal of attention as an area of concern. However, a lesser-known compounding factor is the increase in referral rates. In a 2012 study, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys found that between 1999 and 2009, the […].

Data collection, analysis tool Medopad scores $25M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

Leaps by Bayer led the round, bringing the company's total funding to $50 million.

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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.

Boston Scientific’s Connected Patient Challenge Attracts Inventive Digital Health Solutions From Innovators Worldwide

MedTech Boston

A month after Boston Scientific launched its fifth annual Connected Patient Challenge, the company has seen a record-breaking number. The post Boston Scientific’s Connected Patient Challenge Attracts Inventive Digital Health Solutions From Innovators Worldwide appeared first on MedTech Boston.

Data collection, analysis tool Medopad scores $25M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

Leaps by Bayer led the round, bringing the company's total funding to $50 million.

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A1c Tip: Increase Your Basal/Background Insulin By 1 Unit

Insulin Nation

Yes, just 1 unit. I bet you’re thinking: “But I have low blood sugars all the time! Increasing my background insulin will just make me go low more often!”. Have you been trying to lower your A1c for months and months now?

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WellDoc's BlueStar cleared for Type 1 diabetes management, CGM integrations

Mobi Health News

This is the seventh FDA clearance for the longstanding mobile diabetes management platform

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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.

Must-Read Books on Enterprise Architecture

LeanIX

Oddly, the arrival of LeanIX’s annual EA Connect Days has come to signal the beginning of the holiday season for many at the intersection of Business and IT.

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FDA's rotating commissioner's chair finds new nominee, former national coordinator joins Google, and more digital health hires and departures

Mobi Health News

Also: Apple makes another cardiology hire; Blink Health brings on legal counsel

Testing: An Undervalued Aspect of a Successful EHR Implementation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Matt Hawkins, EVP Sales and Marketing at Boston Software Systems. A large regional health system implemented a “Top 5” EHR solution for their Gynecologic Oncology department.

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Consumers are increasingly self-empowered in their care decisions -- and place a growing premium on convenience

Mobi Health News

A robust web presence and offerings like online scheduling and telehealth are imperatives for health systems looking to stay relevant

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.

Industry Voices—Medicare patients could lose access to advanced cancer treatment. Congress must intervene

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a new rule that will make it much harder for cancer patients to receive one of these amazing life-saving treatments. At risk is a highly precise form of radiation treatment known as proton therapy.

Government and SDoH – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

Early AI adopters beginning to see success predicting readmissions, ED visits

FierceHealthIT

PHOENIX—Early adopters of artificial intelligence solutions are beginning to see success in clinical areas such as predicting readmissions and avoidable emergency department visits, according to a joint report from KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

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Validic, Trapollo partner on RPM, connected devices

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new remote patient monitoring program is being introduced by Validic and Trapollo that will be compatible with hundreds of home devices, hoped to improve patient convenience.

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.

Industry Voices—5 steps to address prior authorization burdens and improve patient care

FierceHealthIT

The requirement that physicians get prior authorization from insurers before providing a medical service, diagnostic test or medication may be the greatest single bottleneck for the delivery of quality healthcare

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Five Must-Read Books on Enterprise Architecture

LeanIX

Oddly, the arrival of LeanIX’s annual EA Connect Days has come to signal the beginning of the holiday season for many at the intersection of Business and IT.

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PointClickCare Makes Surprise Carequality Announcement

Healthcare IT Today

At PointClickCare’s annual user conference #PCCSummit19, the company announced it had forged a partnership with Carequality. Then to the surprise and delight of the hundreds of customers in the audience, the company committed to providing the Carequality functionality free of charge.

Nonin device helps elderly take charge of their health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Nonin device helps elderly take charge of their health Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Sponsor: Nonin Medical

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.

Must-Read Books on Enterprise Architecture

LeanIX

Oddly, the arrival of LeanIX’s annual EA Connect Days has come to signal the beginning of the holiday season for many at the intersection of Business and IT.

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Population Health Focus Ensures More Creative Approach to Chronic Condition Care

HealthStream

Between the demands of demographic change and the precarious state of healthcare finance, it is apparent that how we currently provide healthcare is often unsustainable. A population health-oriented approach to chronic condition care is one creative solution for this problem

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Unpleasant waiting rooms a bigger issue for patients than long wait times

FierceHealthIT

Physician practices may want to reevaluate the state of their waiting rooms, as a new study finds that unpleasant waiting areas are a bigger issue for patients than long wait times

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