Mon.Jul 22, 2019

New Tech Tonics Episode: Sumit Nagpal,  At the Crossroads of Tech and Healthcare

Digital Health

Sumit Nagpal was born to a pair of healthcare entrepreneurs and raised in Kashmir, India. When he was 13, he came to the United States where he saw diversity for the first time.

Mental health chatbot UpLift Health closes $1M seed funding

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Washington-based Laidir Foundation

More calls to revise info blocking, interop rules

Morning eHealth

Report: Scammers exploit Medicare loophole — Online privacy bill gets Dem co-sponsor

Closed Loop Medicine lands £1.3m for new research project

Mobi Health News

It follows a £2.1m pre-Series A funding raise announced earlier this year

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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.

If This Is Human Documentation, Give Me Sweet, Nonjudgmental AI

Healthcare IT Today

Not long ago, I wrote about what happened when I requested a digital copy of my medical records from my healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente. In that article, I described struggling with a nearly 600-page PDF whose organization seemed to have no discernible rhyme or reason to it.

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UnitedHealth: Healthcare could save $32B annually by diverting avoidable ED visits

FierceHealthIT

One of the biggest contributors to the rising costs of healthcare is avoidable visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs), according to a new brief from UnitedHealth Group

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At-home workout service Pivot exits stealth with $17M in support

Mobi Health News

The service will be launching for consumers this fall.

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Reducing Medical Errors with A Nationwide Unique Patient Identifier

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Pear Therapeutics' digital insomnia therapeutic will put FDA's PreCert framework through its paces

Mobi Health News

CEO and President Dr. Corey McCann said that Somryst, a digital treatment for chronic insomnia and depression, is the first software as a medical device product to be submitted through the regulator's pilot pathway.

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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.

Digital Health IPOs – 2 Down 2 to Go

Healthcare IT Today

It had been a while since any digital healthcare company had tested the IPO waters. Part of that is due to the downturn in the economy and other factors which led most digital health companies to sell rather than going public.

Vodafone teams up with learning disability charity for Connected Living initiative

Mobi Health News

In the UK, it is estimated that around 1.5 million people have a learning disability

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Healthcare data breaches cost an average $6.5M: report

FierceHealthIT

A healthcare data breach comes with a hefty price tag—$6.45 million on average. Healthcare organizations continue to have the highest costs associated with data breaches, more than 60% higher than the cross-industry average, according to IBM

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Amazon contemplating lawsuit against Surescripts

Mobi Health News

Surescripts is seeking to cut off PillPack's access to patient data, and the latter, an Amazon-owned company, isn't taking the matter lightly

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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.

Industry Voices—AI and blockchain can bring revenue cycle management into the 21st century

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare's revenue cycle management process needs to be updated and improved for the benefit of all stakeholders. Combining AI and blockchain on a single technology platform across point-of-care solutions has a strong potential to eliminate manual steps within data-intensive processes.

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TBHI Faculty to Present Telehealth Training at APA 2019 Convention

Telebehavioral Health Institute

TBHI Faculty to Provide Telehealth Training for the APA 2019 Convention The American Psychological Association (APA) will be conducting the APA 2019 convention on August 8-11, Thursday to Sunday, at Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Marlene Maheu of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, … Read more.

Anthem launching new app offering personalized health information, texting with doctors

FierceHealthIT

Health insurer Anthem has launched a new mobile app that enables its 40 million members to get quicker access to personalized health information and text with a doctor for follow-up advice for less than the cost of a copay

Storytelling with Data: Data Visualization for Healthcare

Geonetric

Attend our August webinar Register Now When it comes to conveying the value of your digital efforts to stakeholders, or even other members of your team, you have probably felt like you’re speaking completely different languages.

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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!

Centene revises forecast up after posting 65% jump in Q2 profits

FierceHealthIT

In a release, Centene cited its acquisition of Fidelis Care and growth in the health insurance marketplace business for a nearly 30% increase in revenues over last year's second quarter

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Myth or Reality: Are Satisfied Nurses More Likely to Stay?

HealthStream

Although there is a lack of agreement about the severity of the nursing shortage that is being predicted, most feel that there will be a substantial shortage developing over the next several years. Job satisfaction is important to consider when evaluating nurse retention

HHS, DOD to pay up to $97M to help VenatoRx target superbugs

FierceHealthIT

VenatoRx has a product that includes a novel compound called VNRX-5133, which when combined with cefepime, a currently marketed antibiotic, may overcome certain forms of antibiotic resistance

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Preparing for Healthcare Peer Interviewing

HealthStream

Peer interviewing is a process and, as such, there are a number of essential steps involved to ensure success. Being solidly prepared for the interview is necessary to give the team the knowledge they need

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With $20M in federal grants, new residency programs will train more doctors for rural areas

FierceHealthIT

Twenty-seven healthcare organizations across the country will receive federal money to set up new residency programs to train more doctors to work in rural areas

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Challenges for Resuscitation across the Care Continuum

HealthStream

Healthcare organizations across the care continuum need to increase their efforts to improve resuscitation readiness and competency. Here are some reasons doing so is more difficult in a non-hospital environment

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Harvard researchers: 'Medicare for All' wouldn't overwhelm hospitals

FierceHealthIT

There seems to be no data that support the belief that there could be a surge in hospital use if the government implements "Medicare for All

President Trump’s Executive Order On Improving Price and Quality Transparency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc. On June 24, President Donald Trump issued an almost 1,600-word executive order (EO), “Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First.” The EO’s overall purpose is “… to enhance the ability of patients to choose the healthcare that […].

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Humana CEO Broussard: MA could fix problems 'Medicare for All' is trying to solve

FierceHealthIT

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Humana's Humana's CEO Bruce Broussard also discussed plans for Kindred Health and why he says home care is at the center of healthcare's evolution

Increasing Access & Improving Care Coordination with Palliative Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

Palliative care is an approach to specialized medical care for people with a serious illness that aims to prevent and relieve suffering, ultimately improving quality of life.