Wed.Sep 04, 2019

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.


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.

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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

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.

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.

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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Planned Parenthood rolls out new virtual care tool in 27 states

Mobi Health News

The platform will let users request birth control, get a UTI prescription and schedule an in-person appointment.


HIStalk Interviews Vince Ciotti, Retired HIS-torian

HIStalk Interviews

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

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

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.

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.

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


Interopability projects maturing

Morning eHealth

Study shows health improvements from PDMPs — Hurricane triggering HIE work

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


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


It’s Time to Stop Overthinking Telehealth: Simplicity and Convenience Are the Key When Evaluating Video Platforms

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Morgan, CEO, Updox. Whether it’s using FaceTime to catch up with friends across the country or web conferencing in the workplace to save the time and cost associated with business travel, video has become pervasive in almost every aspect of our everyday life. But there is one major exception: healthcare. While there is […].

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.

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


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

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).

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


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

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.

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


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

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.

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


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


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 […].

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.

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


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

5 Things You’re Doing That Increase Your Risk of DKA

Insulin Nation

Throughout the last decade of living as a T1D, I’ve been vaguely familiar with the concept of diabetic ketoacidosis. I knew that if I was sick or if my blood sugar was extremely high, I needed to test for ketones. Every time my doctor asked if I had ketone test strips at home, I said yes. Though truth be told, they were almost always expired. I knew DKA was bad. But, as a Type A person with well-controlled diabetes, I was never very concerned about it happening to me. .


CVS-Aetna merger clears federal judge's review


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


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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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.

AHA report makes argument that consolidation reduces costs, improves quality


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


Survey Results about COI Management in Healthcare: Part 1


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


How to Plan and Monitor Digital Transformations with Enterprise Architecture


Joyful descriptions of digital futures are rare these days.