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Voice to text solutions could turn EHR-burdened medical professionals into doctors again

KevinMD

Just imagine the following: your assistant invites in Ms. Nichols, who has a migraine, a bad cough, and feels nauseated. You sit down, start talking about the symptoms, see her throat, measure her temperature, pulse rate, inquire more about the headache.

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Nines banks $16.5M for tele-radiology, AI imaging triage platform

Mobi Health News

Accel and 8VC headlined the Mount Sinai-affiliated startup's Series A.

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VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

Clocktree

The Department of Veterans Affairs provided over 2.6 million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country. In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. During this time, more than 900,000 veterans accessed the agency’s telehealth services in a clinic or at home.

Helsinki-headquartered Nightingale Health introduces consumer blood testing service

Mobi Health News

The newly unveiled product tracks health indicators related to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

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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.

Cures 2.0 campaign commences

Morning eHealth

FCC chairman talks health data privacy — More than 100 nursing homes touched by ransomware attack

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Providers Increasing Adoption of AI-Fueled Clinical Documentation Technology

Healthcare IT Today

The use of computer-assistant coding has been percolating along for a while now but hasn’t taken over the healthcare industry. However, it could find a much more extensive place in the industry in coming years as AI becomes more widely accepted within healthcare organizations, a new survey suggests.

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DarioHealth targets physical retail with its mobile-friendly diabetes management platform

Mobi Health News

The announcement comes not long after competitor One Drop began rolling out its similar offering in Apple Stores and Walmarts

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VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a 17 percent jump in telehealth visits compared with the previous fiscal year, and says the VA delivered more than 2.6 million episodes of telehealth care in FY 2019. WHY IT MATTERS. The VA report revealed more than 900,000 veterans used the agency's telehealth services in 2019, with their use of the VA Video Connect app, which connects Veterans to their care teams through a secure video session, jumping 235% in the same period.

More than half of Americans have avoided medical care due to cost

Mobi Health News

Prices are a priority, with 91% saying that costs for medical services should be as readily available as prices on a restaurant menu

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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.

Data Analytics Journey Starts By Asking The Right Questions

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare data is critically important. It holds the secret to optimized workflows, improved patient experiences plus sound financial planning…and that’s just what we can do TODAY with the data.

Emerging employee wellness trends for 2020

Mobi Health News

Employee engagement is a vital part in determining the success of a company's wellness program, and there are four trends to look for next year

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New York State HIE Is Lowering Healthcare Costs By As Much As $200 Million

Healthcare IT Today

A New York HIE has concluded that it’s having the impact supporters of data sharing have always hoped for – generating a substantial level of healthcare savings.

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Outcome Health co-founders, former executives charged in $1B fraud scheme

FierceHealthIT

The founders of healthcare technology startup Outcome Health were charged with fraud in a 26-count federal indictment unsealed Monday.

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.

Using digital therapeutics to treat anxiety, depression

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Using digital therapeutics to treat anxiety, depression Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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UnitedHealthcare to open Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores 

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare will open Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores in five markets beginning in January, the insurer announced Monday.

The Pros & Pitfalls of Clinical Reasoning in Healthcare

HealthStream

Clinical reasoning, or clinical judgment, is a valuable and needed skill that nurses and other healthcare providers should cultivate, and also one that can be tricky to master and use properly

Tactics to Cope with Empty Nest Syndrome

Christina's Considerations

Depression caused by loneliness is a real risk in senior populations. It can be triggered by the death of a spouse or friends. For some, however, it might begin earlier when children leave the home and their parents find themselves. Healthy Children and Families

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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.

Survey: Consumer satisfaction with hospitals takes a dip, while payer score climbs 

FierceHealthIT

Consumer satisfaction with hospitals took a tumble this year, while approval of health insurers went up slightly, a new survey shows.

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User Adoption is the Key to Unlocking the Business Value of O365

Perficient

Previously , I discussed the business value of Microsoft Office 365 (O365). In this blog, I breakdown the key to unlocking the business value. Business value is, for the most part, untapped or “locked” because behavior change is typically left to chance.

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Michigan faces lawsuit challenging legality of Medicaid work requirements

FierceHealthIT

Michigan is being sued by a constellation of health advocacy groups calling the state’s Medicaid work requirement program unlawful, the latest state to face a legal challenge over the controversial program

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Happy Thanksgiving from GlobalMed

GlobalMed

This week marks the official start of the holiday season. As with every year, we begin the season of giving with a day of counting our blessings. At GlobalMed, that means gratitude for a number of recent developments.

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!

Industry Voices—We need to update healthcare IT infrastructure for the rural and underserved

FierceHealthIT

The promises of applications such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and beyond are only as powerful and far-reaching as the IT infrastructure and network connectivity that supports them.

Join Perficient, Red Hat, and Microsoft for an ARO Workshop in Chicago

Perficient

Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) provides enterprises with a number of benefits, including the ability to iterate, deliver features, and reach your market faster than ever before. ARO is a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service on Azure – jointly engineered, operated, and supported by Microsoft.

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Cleveland Clinic nabs James Merlino from Press Ganey

FierceHealthIT

Cleveland Clinic named James Merlino, M.D., to its newly created post of Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

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Robotic Process Automation Can Update Outdated Contact Details

Perficient

My last blog discussed enhancing slow recruitment with robotic process automation. This installment explains how robotic process automation (RPA) can assist updating outdated contact details. At first glance, having outdated contact information for sites might seem like a relatively minor issue.

IT services company hit with ransomware, cutting off nursing homes' access to patient medical records

FierceHealthIT

A technology company that provides IT services to more than 100 nursing homes and long-term post-acute care facilities was hit with a ransomware attack that crippled its servers and cut off access to patient medical records. Hackers demanded a ransom of roughly $14 million in bitcoin.

Coming Together to Celebrate a Cherished Thanksgiving Tradition

Perficient

It’s that time of year again to reflect on all we are thankful for. Teams across all of our locations often take time out in late November to join together over food and festivities. Our Fargo office serves as a great example of this.

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UVA doctors decry aggressive billing practices by their own hospital

FierceHealthIT

Prominent doctors at UVA Health System are expressing public outrage at their employer’s practices to collect unpaid medical debt from its patients. Like many physicians who work at U.S.

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What’s New with Streams API v1.4

Perficient

With the release of the new chat functionality in Amazon Connect , the streams API also got an update. This update provides easy access to chat interactions by supplying new action methods and event handlers. . Media Controller API for Chat.

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