Tue.Dec 03, 2019

Digital health, Fortune 500 health companies see more female leadership, but still far from reaching parity

Mobi Health News

A Rock Health report found that the percentage of female partners at digital health VC firms only rose from 12.2% to 12.6%, while deals closed by women-led startups rose 13.4% to 14%.

Key Tenets of A Personalized Medicine Orchestration Platform

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Khurram Mahmood, chief technology officer, Vineti. Personalized cell and gene therapies are expanding the frontiers of medicine.


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USDA announces dozens of grants to support rural telehealth rollouts

Mobi Health News

Roughly half of the 133 grants announced by the department, totaling $42.5 million, will help bankroll the deployment of telemedicine programs

What If The Cure Was In The Data You Threw Away?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By David Friend, CEO, Wasabi. Hospitals and healthcare systems are benefitting from unprecedented innovation in information technology, helping improve everything from facility operations to patient care.


Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Mental health tele-supervision platform secures $2.2M seed funding round

Mobi Health News

To streamline accreditation, Atlanta-based Motivo pairs aspiring mental health providers with online clinical supervisors

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Weekend server overload brings down Dexcom's CGM alert feature, raising alarms among parents

Mobi Health News

While Dexcom reports that interruptions in the service are mostly under control, many customers are critiquing the company's poor messaging of the issue, which they say could be fatal


Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center. THE PROBLEM.

Study: AdhereTech's smart pill bottle intervention improves adherence without major additional expense

Mobi Health News

Conducted by AdhereTech and Avella Specialty Pharmacy, this is the first peer-reviewed study of adherence startup's eight-year history


Unintentionally, Patients Will Bear The Cost of A Healthcare System In Transition

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. 2020 predictions from Luma Health chief medical officer and co-founder, Dr. Tashfeen Ekram. As a country we’re expected to spend about $1.3 trillion for hospital care this year. With an average profit margin of 8%, hospitals have higher margins than the pharmacy or insurance industries. Patients are bearing the brunt of these rising costs and […].


Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Invisibles, Incontinence and Immersive Environments

Digital Health Today

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Connected Health Conference. I had the great pleasure of attending the HIMSS 2019 Connected Health Conference in Boston this past October. It was exciting to see the combination of startups and industry leaders pushing healthcare innovation to the next level.

The Complex Remote Patient Monitoring Market

Health System CIO

Telehealth and patient monitoring have become so important within healthcare, and yet, growth has been surprisingly slow, says Adam Cherrington, who shares insights from KLAS’ latest report. Columns Featured Patient Experience Remote monitoring Telehealth Adam Cherrington KLAS KLASNotes

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – December 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).

Heart Disease Risk Is Greatest in Women with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Heart disease kills more people in the developed world than any other condition. In America, about 1 in 5 women will die of heart disease while men succumb to the disease at a rate of about 1 in 4.


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.

National Handwashing Awareness Week Brings Attention To A Core Infection-Prevention Protocol


National Handwashing Awareness Week provides the opportunity to bone up on hand health and put into practice a quick and easy way to cut back on germ and virus transmission


Healthcare Vendor or Strategic Partner? The choice is not as simple as many make it out to be….

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Troy Foster, Senior Manager of Communications Infrastructure. Like many healthcare IT professionals, I am regularly bombarded with emails and phone calls from prospective vendors touting their wares.

Access to specialty care associated with care quality for rural Medicare patients


Patients in rural areas experience higher preventable hospitalization and mortality rates than those in urban areas. A new study suggests lack of access to specialists could be the main culprit

Seniors and Technology – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 12/6 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

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.

UnitedHealth projects another big jump in revenue growth in 2020


UnitedHealth Group projected that it generated $242 billion in 2019 and is projecting a 7% to 8% increase in earnings in 2020 thanks to strong growth from its PBM division Optum


Sydney - HL7 FHIR Privacy and Security Tutorial

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I will be giving the FHIR Privacy and Security tutorial again at Sydney HL7 meeting on Thursday afternoon (our normal Wednesday afternoon agenda slot). See [link] As always I welcome any suggestions for improving the slides. They can be viewed freely on my blog at : HL7 Tutorial - FHIR Privacy and Security Given that I have more properly registered my tutorial (rather than filling in at last minute); I will be removing some bulk from Part 1, and making Part 3 more prominent.


HCA Healthcare hit with class-action suit over surprise ‘surcharge’ fees in Florida ERs 


HCA Healthcare is facing a class-action lawsuit that alleges it charged exorbitant, undisclosed “surcharge” fees to patients who visited the emergency department at several of its Florida hospitals


Dedalus Holding S.p.A. Enters Exclusive Negotiations to Acquire Agfa HealthCare

Healthcare IT Today

As announced on May 14, 2019, the Board of Directors decided to investigate the sale of a part of Agfa HealthCare in the framework of the Agfa-Gevaert Group’s transformation process. Today, the Agfa-Gevaert Group announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding S.p.A.

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.

Humana, Philips team up to offer remote monitoring to select MA members


Humana is teaming up with Philips to offer remote monitoring services to select Medicare Advantage members

Change Readiness: Preparing for Change

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Do you know how to prepare for change? Understanding your organization’s change readiness is essential to tailoring change to meet your needs. The post Change Readiness: Preparing for Change appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. EHR Optimization Change Management Change Readines

Wearables company Garmin expands to sleep health in collaboration with Sleeprate app


Consumer wearables company Garmin is expanding into sleep health in partnership with Israeli app developer Sleeprate. The two companies developed a mobile self-help sleep assessment and improvement program that aims to help consumers sleep better, track their recovery and optimize workouts


Perficient Proud to Sponsor 2019 “Light Up Glennon” Event to Spread Holiday Cheer


Perficient is proud to be a sponsor at the 2019 “ Light Up Glennon ” event in St. Louis presented by The Big 550 KTRS taking place on December 3 and December 17 at 8 p.m. Join us to help spread hope and holiday cheer to the patients of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.


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.

Cerner taps Amazon Web Services to ramp up healthcare AI capabilities, predictive technology


Health IT company Cerner is deepening its partnership with Amazon Web Services with the goal of building new prediction tools and a virtual medical scribe for healthcare providers.

HNW UBS and Credit Suisse Clients to Start Interacting With More Tech


According to InvestmentNews , internal UBS studies show clients with assets between $2 million and $5 million behave more like clients in the lower segment than like high net worth clients.


Major medical groups urge Supreme Court to strike down Louisiana abortion law


Several major medical groups are among those that have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana abortion law