Tue.Jun 18, 2019

Digital Finland: Towards an ecosystem of health and wellbeing apps

Mobi Health News

Healthcare digitisation is a niche topic? No way. For four years in a row now, the Finnish digital health services have ranked among the top three of the most valued internet brands in Finland

IKEA Garners the Top Health & Wellness Award at Cannes Lions 2019 – the Expanding Health/Care Ecosystem

Health Populi

“Health is now everyone’s business,” Shaheed Peera, Executive Creative Director of Publicis LifeBrands, said this week at the 2019 Cannes Lions awards.

Best Buy to sell more connected fitness devices in-store, online

Mobi Health News

Flywheel Sports, Hydrow, NordicTrack, NormaTec and Hyperice products will hit more than 100 stores by the year's end

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Benefits of Application Modernization: Get Insights from Data

Perficient

A little over a decade ago, one of the world’s largest online retail brands launched a technology to support its business operations. Cloud computing (as it was called in 2006) was considered an emerging technology, and yet it spawned a revolution. Which company is behind it all?

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Klobuchar, Murkowski introduce bill bolstering health app, DNA test data privacy

Mobi Health News

The Protecting Personal Health Data Act would establish sensitive data standards alongside a national task force for concerns on cybersecurity and privacy

Telemedicine platform helps Texas Health Aetna save $398 per ER avoidance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the lines between payers and providers blur, payers are increasingly becoming more responsible and aware of what they can do to prevent unnecessary care, extra ER visits and high spend. THE PROBLEM.

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Management Consulting Solutions I Learned: Give Folks a Shot

Perficient

This blog series covers three management consulting solutions I learned from coaches in my life. I apply these solutions to my work life in management consulting. Previously I discussed engagement, and how to inspire your team. This entry explores the benefit of giving the inexperienced folks a shot.

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We Live in the Future. Why Is Patient Registration Stuck in the Past? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/21 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Theresa Moss (@theresajmoss) from @FormFast on the topic “We Live in the Future. Why Is Patient Registration Stuck in the Past?”

AI and New Collar Jobs

Perficient

Gartner stated that AI will create 2.3 Million jobs in 2020 , while eliminating 1.8 Million. In my previous blog, “ AI Adoption and How to Thrive in 4th Industrial Revolution “, I had written about the importance of humans to co-exist with AI or jeopardize their jobs.

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EHR Optimization Process “Sprints” Improve Teamwork and Satisfaction

Healthcare IT Today

When Colorado-based integrated health system UCHealth set out to reduce the burden their Epic EHR imposed on clinicians, it started by prioritizing improvements that affected the largest number of clinicians possible, along with distributing EHR tip sheets and holding training sessions.

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NYDFS 500: Why the Regulation?

Perficient

Previously, I discussed data privacy laws, specifically involving New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) 23 NYCRR 500. Now, I want to address the reasons for the regulation and the requirements.

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Healthcare Automation: Do Robots Have a Place in Medicine?

MedTech Boston

In clinics and hospitals nationwide, healthcare providers are seeing the impacts of growing technology and are being forced to. The post Healthcare Automation: Do Robots Have a Place in Medicine? appeared first on MedTech Boston.

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Digital Health Governance is at a Premium

Perficient

Previously, I highlighted artificial intelligence, and all the opportunities it brings to the industry. In the final blog of this series we explore data governance and its role in digital health.

Report: CHIP, Medicaid integral in fostering social, emotional well-being of children

FierceHealthIT

According to a new report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Manatt Health, CHIP and Medicaid are important for social and emotional development of children

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Disaster Recovery – A Thing of the Past Once on the Cloud

Perficient

I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine about a client request. We discussed Disaster Recovery. In the new cloud based computing architectures it has become clear that this is one of the many new benefits from moving to the cloud. The following sections in this blog layout a few key elements that support this conclusion. Definitions.

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Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans

FierceHealthIT

New York City-based behavioral health technology company Quartet Health has expanded to two new states with a growing focus on supporting Medicaid beneficiaries with mental health conditions

Training Clinicians with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

As the applications of technology in healthcare continue to grow, training for telemedicine must take center stage in the education of future clinicians. telehealth communication clinician engagement clinician education

Inpatient rehab facilities praise settlement with CMS

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reached a settlement with inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in disputes over denied Medicare claims to allow those hospitals to settle denied claims at almost any level of administrative appeal, it was announced Tuesday.

Digital Finland: Towards an ecosystem of health and wellbeing apps

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Report: ACA reforms could save billions in consumer, federal spending

FierceHealthIT

Adopting additional tax credits and provider payment caps in the individual Affordable Care Act markets could make coverage more affordable for consumers while also cutting federal spending, according to a new report.

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Grape Hospital Partners with Synzi to Enable Patient Care During Record Flooding

Synzi

PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Synzi, a leading virtual care company, has announced that George C.

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Patients get more aggressive end-of-life interventions when physicians take over decision-making, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions for them get more aggressive end-of-life treatment and interventions, according to a new study

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VirtualHealth Closes Series B Funding

Healthcare IT Today

VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it has closed a Series B financing round bringing the total amount raised by the company to more than $25 million.

ACME is not appropriate for Heathcare use

Healthcare Exchange Standards

There is a new standard from IETF - ACME -- [link] Abstract Public Key Infrastructure using X.509 (PKIX) certificates are used for a number of purposes, the most significant of which is the authentication of domain names.

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The Challenges of Developing Nurses’ Critical Thinking

HealthStream

Many healthcare institutions have impediments in the structure of how they deliver care that prove to be a hindrance to their efforts to develop new nurses’ critical thinking ability. Here are about some specific challenges that are common across the industry

Preparing For a Planned Go-Live Staffing Taper

Optimum Healthcare IT

When a healthcare organization is preparing to bring live an EHR system, the costs are high. From implementation and training, and through go-live, managing the budget is essential. A planned taper is a critical step.

UNC Children's suspend complex heart surgeries after report raising safety concerns

FierceHealthIT

Officials from UNC HealthCare said in a statement they plan to create an advisory board of external medical experts and "pause the most complex heart surgeries" until that board and regulatory agencies review the program

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UCHealth’s OpenNotes Journey: From a Few Docs to Enterprise-Wide Acceptance

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

CT Lin, M.D., the chief medical information officer (CMIO) at UCHealth, will be part of a dynamic panel discussion on EHR usability and experience at next month’s Rocky Mountain Healthcare Innovation Summit

Maine becomes latest state to legalize physician aid-in-dying; AMA continues opposition

FierceHealthIT

Maine has become the eighth state in the country to legalize physician aid-in-dying. While gaining more acceptance, medical aid-in-dying remains controversial. At its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association reaffirmed its opposition to the practice by a large margin

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Understanding and Overcoming Barriers To Precision Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Assaf Halevy, founder and CEO, 2bPrecise. Few healthcare leaders doubt that insights made available through precision medicine and genomics have the potential to vastly improve care and outcomes. But the industry struggles to overcome numerous barriers that, at first glance, seem to obstruct providers’ ability to fully leverage precision medicine. There is no question […].

Network matching, benchmarking remain major sticking points to surprise billing solutions

FierceHealthIT

As Senate lawmakers examined a sweeping piece of legislation aimed at curbing runaway health costs on Tuesday, some of the solutions to addressing surprise medical bills remained key sticking points.

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10 Best Children’s Hospitals

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: For payers, developing a new, collaborative payer provider model reinvents the role of payers as provider allies. BHM understands the special bridge between payers and providers because our they both are clients.

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4 problems industry groups have with the ONC's Trusted Exchange Framework

FierceHealthIT

While most industry groups support the goals of this initiative, they say the framework is still too broad and does not provide clarity as to how it will be implemented. Groups also are concerned about the timeline and increased burden on providers.

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Inpatients Receiving Opioid Prescription Continue Usage After Discharge

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims?