Wed.Sep 04, 2019

The Pharma Industry Hits Bottom of Consumers’ Industry Rankings, and Healthcare Is Only Marginally Higher on the List

Health Populi

from Gallup’s 2019 survey into Americans’ Views of U.S. Business Industry Sectors. Since reaching a relative high regard in 2015, the pharma industry reputation among consumers has declined each year since to the low this year with 58% of Americans having a negative view.

Virtual behavioral health startup Ginger scores $35M in new funding

Mobi Health News

WP Global Partners led the round with participation from City Light Capital, Nimble Ventures, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Khosla Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Kapor Capital.

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Surprising Number of Healthcare Employees Have No Cybersecurity Training

Healthcare IT Today

This week, the news broke that a data breach at the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital had exposed private health information on nearly 10,000 people.

Putting data and analytics tools in the hands of a broader audience

Mobi Health News

An interview with David Grauer, Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst

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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.

HIStalk Interviews Vince Ciotti, Retired HIS-torian

HIStalk Interviews

Vince Ciotti retired from a 50-year career in health IT. Interviews

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Interopability projects maturing

Morning eHealth

Study shows health improvements from PDMPs — Hurricane triggering HIE work

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Asus announces ECG fitness watch, monitoring device data to curtail violence and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Women's health apps launch PCOS screening tools; uBiome files for bankruptcy

At AMA, for the first time, 3 presidents—past, present and future—are all women

FierceHealthIT

For the first time in the American Medical Association’s history, women are occupying three roles: its past, present and future presidents

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Liva Healthcare wins EU funding to help pregnant women at risk of Type 2 diabetes

Mobi Health News

The digital health coaching firm will take part in a diabetes research project in 2020

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.

Is that medical device interoperable? Center for Medical Interoperability program will verify it.

FierceHealthIT

Nashville-based nonprofit the Center for Medical Interoperability is launching an industry-wide verification program to confirm medical device interoperability.

French startup Wefight raises €1.8m for its virtual companion to combat loneliness in chronic disease patients

Mobi Health News

Funding secured through the EIT Health Investor Network will be used to extend the app to more disease types by 2020

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Awardees Honored for Contributions to Digital Health

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Sept. 4, 2019 | The UAMS-led South Central Telehealth Resource Center recently presented three awards to honor those for their work building networks for and advocacy of digital medicine. The awards were presented at the South Central Telehealth Forum, held Aug. 19 and 20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cerner laying off 255 U.S. employees as part of efforts to cut costs, boost operating margins

FierceHealthIT

Health IT giant Cerner is laying off 255 of its U.S. employees as part of its previously announced efforts to cut costs and boost operating margins to 20% by the end of the year

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!

6 Best Practices To Improve Your Mobile Health App

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Joe Tuan is the founder of Topflight Apps. mHealth apps are meant to deliver life-saving functions.

White Medicare patients transported to closest ED more often than blacks, Hispanics

FierceHealthIT

White Medicare patients are more likely to be transported to the closest emergency department than their black or Hispanic counterparts, according to a new study out of Boston University’s School of Medicine

Showcasing Functional Limitation Aids

Christina's Considerations

A little over two years ago I started researching tools to help me stay active in spite of new functional limitations. I looked for products to help me perform activities of daily living as independently as possible. As I progressed. Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Healthy Children and Families The Patient Experience Workplace Health and Wellness

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Beaker Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Beaker Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cumberland Consulting Group and is in the Northeastern US.

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.

Nearly 30 Texas-based hospitals sue J&J, Purdue, CVS and more over opioid epidemic

FierceHealthIT

A group of 29 Texas-based hospitals have sued major opioid manufacturers and distributors such as Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharmaceuticals and CVS Health for their role in the opioid crisis

EHRs More Frequently Factor Into Medical Malpractice Claims, Study Finds

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

While the technology systems are unlikely to be the primary cause of claims, they have become a more prevalent source of risk over the years

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Survey Results about COI Management in Healthcare: Part 1

HealthStream

While healthcare organizations largely are committed to complying with COI Management rules, there is a breadth of how they go about it. HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their COI compliance programs

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How to Plan and Monitor Digital Transformations with Enterprise Architecture

LeanIX

Joyful descriptions of digital futures are rare these days.

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Prescription drug databases lead to fewer opioid-related inpatient stays, ED visits

FierceHealthIT

States that require providers to use prescription drug monitoring databases not only have a lower rate of opioid prescriptions, but these mandates also lead to lower rates of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits

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South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – August 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

California's Medicaid expansion led to fewer evictions: study

FierceHealthIT

A new study found that the Medicaid expansion in California led to fewer housing evictions, concluding that the expansion could help with housing stability

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Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) Therapeutics Market to Reach $9.5 Billion, Globally, by 2020

Healthcare Guys

Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) Therapeutics Market to Reach $9.5 Billion, Globally, by 2020. The market is segmented across various segments such as Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, Immunotherapy and Radiotherapy

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CVS-Aetna merger clears federal judge's review

FierceHealthIT

A federal judge has signed off on a settlement between the Department of Justice, CVS Health and Aetna, ending a months-long review of the merger deal

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Healthcare Innovation Isn’t Free

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dov Z. Hirsch, general manager of The Immersive Health Group, a subsidiary of The Glimpse Group and founder of ContinuumXR and Martie Moore, MAOM, RN, CPHQ, clinical advisory board chair, ContinuumXR. It’s no secret that healthcare is undergoing a transformation. One doesn’t need to be an industry insider to recognize it. A mere press […].

AHA report makes argument that consolidation reduces costs, improves quality

FierceHealthIT

While experts have raised plenty of concerns about provider consolidation driving up costs, a new American Hospital Association-commissioned report released Wednesday concluded the opposite result is true

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Should Auto Dealers Use Chatbots On Their Websites?

Perficient

The growth of chatbots in the auto industry is undeniable. They have flooded the industry and are being used in multiple ways. Some of the uses are positive and others are negative. One of the negative, and most controversial, ways these chatbots are being used is occurring at the dealership level.

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Moody's: The industrywide implications of UnitedHealth's spat with TeamHealth 

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth’s contract battles with two large physician staffing agencies have notable implications for the industry amid the ongoing debate over ways to mitigate surprise medical bills, a new analysis shows

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