Tue.Jan 21, 2020

Patient concierge platform HelpAround raises $6M

Mobi Health News

IQVIA led the round with participation from Windham Ventures and other existing investors.


Remote patient monitoring to gain big momentum in 2020

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

While there is a large and growing market for remote patient monitoring technologies, with particular benefits for the older population, simplification of connection technologies – Bluetooth for one – will be key to the broader adoption of RPM in 2020.


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DeepMind study shows how AI research can help solve a problem that has challenged scientists for decades

Mobi Health News

The AlphaFold system uses large genomic datasets to generate 3D models of protein structure more accurately than ever before


Six new technologies for safety, health and in-home monitoring

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Elder Home Monitoring 2.0 – it may fill a growing need. Several companies noted were at CES or with announcements at or around that time offered up the possible – a dashboard or collected insights about the wellbeing of an older adult at home.

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.

Platform automating reimbursements for smaller practices closes $3.7M seed round

Mobi Health News

Gentem distinguishes its end-to-end billing and revenue cycle platform by offering upfront payments to its clients


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Israeli basketball team trials sleep technology to improve players’ performance

Mobi Health News

The Sleeprate platform uses AI algorithms to analyse athletes’ heart rate and brain activity


CGM Watch Closer to Reality

Insulin Nation

Early last year, we brought you the exciting story of PKvitality’s K’Watch–A CGM device unlike anything else on the market. Read our original coverage here.). In the last few months, the company has made some major moves to bring the concept of the pain-free glucose monitor into reality.


Q&A: Dexcom CEO talks rapid pace of CGM innovation, what's coming in 2020 and beyond

Mobi Health News

Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer has seen the company through some boom years, including growth that has outpaced the company's manufacturing capabilities. But they've learned lessons and are pressing on with a new, smaller sensor in 2021


First Do No Harm: The Ethics of Healthcare in 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. It’s perhaps the greatest gift a person can have, but we usually take it for granted until it’s gone.


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.

What Do You Expect from #HIMSS20 – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/17 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) on the topic of “What Do You Expect from #HIMSS20?”

Mobile Health Document Sharing (MHDS) - First Public Comment

Healthcare Exchange Standards

MHDS is published for public comment. This is the first of two Public Comment periods, with the next one this spring. We are doing two public comment phases in order to get broad set of review.


Tips for a Successful Soft Go-Live

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 2 min A successful appointment conversion & soft go-live are necessary steps before cutover to allow proper exposure before system cutover. The post Tips for a Successful Soft Go-Live appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

My Top 5 Healthcare Innovation Targets for 2020

Healthcare IT Today

Now that I’ve shaken off the holiday malaise and gotten back to business, I’ve begun to wonder which areas of healthcare will become the new hotness for the coming year. After tossing off a short LinkedIn post on this subject, I decided to dig in further and share my conclusions with you.

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.

Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging legality of ACA


The Supreme Court will wait for a federal appeals court to decide on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, meaning that a final decision on the law won’t come before the 2020 election


Health Scholars, the Virtual Reality Healthcare Training Platform, Raises $17M in Series B Funding

Healthcare IT Today

Health Scholars, known for their VR simulations and cloud-based training platform utilized for management, delivery, and analysis of clinical training, is excited to announce the successful completion of a $17M round of fundraising with investments from Arboretum Ventures, Venture Investors, Capital Midwest Fund, OSF HealthCare, as well as key family office seed funders. The new investment […]. Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alvin Vitangcol Arboretum Ventures Capital Midwest Fund Cole Sandau Dr. Tom Shehab Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Health Scholars Healthcare Virtual Reality Healthcare VR Healthcare VR Simulations John Neis OSF Healthcare Robert C. Sehring Venture Investors VR Education

Situations Where Using AI for Nurse Training Would Be Useful


Using an AI-based nurse training and assessment system like Jane could be a very effective addition to healthcare organization operations. Here are three scenarios where such a solution would be useful

UnitedHealth: MA plan holders save nearly 40% more compared to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries


Medicare Advantage plan holders spent nearly 40% less than their counterparts in Medicare’s fee-for-service program, according to a new analysis from UnitedHealth Group

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.

Will Teleparamedicine Save Your Life?


When’s the last time you rode in an ambulance? Whether you were the patient or a family member, it probably drove home the importance of not just immediate care but advanced care. People don’t end up in an ambulance for a sprained toe. Paramedics save lives.

CVS: 6 issues to watch in 2020—and how to tackle them


Improvements to kidney care and to data stewardship are among the key trends to watch in 2020—here's how industry players can prepare for them, according to a new CVS report.


Social Determinants of Health: Insights from our Experts

Hinduja Global Solutions

Recent reports show that up to 80% of payers are integrating social determinants of health (SDOH) into their member programs.

He drove a stranger home from the hospital. Now his company partnered with Uber on medical transportation


As a hospital volunteer, entrepreneur Imran Cronk gave a patient a ride home from the hospital when there weren't other options available. It got him thinking about the role of transportation and mobility as a barrier to patients' access to care.


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.

mHealth Events to attend in 2020

mHealth Insight

In 2019 there were just 22 mHealth events held around the world (in the USA, Israel, UK, Spain, Dublin, France and India). You can click here to view the events that were held in 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2 011 and 2010.

How many patients should primary care physicians care for? Study finds it’s hard to say


Is there an optimal number of patients that primary care physicians should care for? Turns out there isn’t enough evidence to draw any conclusions, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Voice Technology and your health in 2020


With the recent news that Apple, Google and Amazon are to make their smart home devices compatible with each other, it looks like the need for industry protocol across Voice technology is, at last, being addressed.


Top 10 medication hazards of 2019 includes selecting wrong drug on computer screens


Providers are making an increasing number of mistakes selecting the wrong medication for patients on their computer screens or tablets, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices


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.

The Need for Intelligent Search Within Your Healthcare Website


Are your patients or members getting the best experience from your website? As healthcare websites have increasingly grown in importance, so has the search functionality within those sites.


Industry Voices—How an insights-driven health plan can compete in the MA market


Midsize regional health plans in particular face aggressive competition from large national players


A Comprehensive Marketing CRM Approach for Healthcare


It’s widely known that leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) systems for marketing purposes can be extremely valuable for organizations.