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


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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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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VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019


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.

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.


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.

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.

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How Looking Down At Your Cell Phone Is Killing Your Spine

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Looking down at your phones constantly puts pressure on your neck and spine, and isn’t good for your health. According to a spine surgeon, it is like having a 60-pounds of extra weight on your cervical spine.


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


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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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


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.

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


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

Health navigation platform Rightway scores $20 million in Series B round

Mobi Health News

The new funding news comes less than a year after the company closed an $8 million Series A round.


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.

Cures 2.0 campaign commences

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

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.

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


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.

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


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


Using digital therapeutics to treat anxiety, depression

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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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.

UnitedHealthcare to open Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores 


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

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


The Pros & Pitfalls of Clinical Reasoning in Healthcare


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

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


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.

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.

Coming Together to Celebrate a Cherished Thanksgiving Tradition


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.


UVA doctors decry aggressive billing practices by their own hospital


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.


Happy Thanksgiving from 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.

Cleveland Clinic nabs James Merlino from Press Ganey


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


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.

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


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.


Michigan faces lawsuit challenging legality of Medicaid work requirements


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


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


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.