Wed.Aug 12, 2020

My ABCovid-19 Journal – Day 4 of 5, Letters “P” through “T”

Health Populi

While I’m on holiday this week, restoring and re-setting, I’ve been sharing pages from my ABCovid-19 Journal with readers of Health Populi. I created this journal during the early phase of the pandemic in the U.S., as a form of art therapy, creative outlet, and learning. Today is Day 4 of sharing: we consider the letters “P” through “T,” and what I saw in the early coronavirus era. P is for pandemic.

MediConnect and Rishabh Software to build medical supply chain management platform

Mobi Health News

The platform will trace the source of manufactured products, such as PPE, to stymie the supply chain of counterfeit goods


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Telehealth boosts mental health patient engagement, care plan compliance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, based in Jamaica, New York, operates outpatient mental health clinics in underserved communities in New York City. THE PROBLEM. Prior to COVID-19, it provided 100% of services via in-person visits. When a state of emergency was declared in March, the healthcare organization needed to quickly pivot its delivery method so it could continue serving the patients who very much needed services.

Sigma partners with ORCHA to improve health app accessibility

Mobi Health News

The health app evaluation and advisor organisation will provide Sigma with review and accreditation services to advance its digital health apps

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Is Your Telehealth Strategy Aligned To The “New Normal”?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dhaval Shah, senior vice president of medical technology, and Neha Vora, healthcare consultant of medical technology, CitiusTech In the current COVID-19 disrupted world, telehealth has seen unprecedented growth in adoption, as it minimizes the […]. The article Is Your Telehealth Strategy Aligned To The “New Normal”? appeared first on

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CMS announces a new value-based payment model for rural healthcare providers

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Eden Health's $25M Series B, Bodyport's $11.2M Series A and more digital health funding news

Mobi Health News

Also: $30 million for Reify Health's clinical trial software, and more than $16 million for mPulse Mobile's AI-supported patient communications

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

Despite the endless efforts healthcare organizations have made to support health data interoperability, the path still remains rocky. However, the pandemic has offered a sharp reminder that problems with patient data sharing can undercut treatment, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic underway, a new study suggests. The study surveyed 509 managers working in frontline provider organizations […].

Immunoscape scores $11M in global financing led by ANZU partners and UTEC

Mobi Health News

The company has established collaborations with several vaccine development companies, including the San Diego-based Arcturus which is running clinical trials in Singapore


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.

ONC Announces $2.5 Million STAR HIE Grant Program and New Health IT Use and Impact Grant

Healthcare IT Today

ONC has been working hard to do what they can with the limited budget and regulatory allowance they have available to address some of the challenges exposed by COVID-19. For example, they’ve announced previously an effort to expand LOINC to support public health needs and grants to expand HL7 standards related to the public health […]. Healthcare IT Regulations Health IT Grants HHS Grants HIE HIE Grants hl7 LOINC ONC Grants Public Health STAR HIE Grant

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TestCard at-home UTI test to launch in the UK in August

Mobi Health News

With the accompanying mobile app, users can detect a UTI through immediate testing results and choose to share information with a healthcare professional


Novartis, other investors try to delay sale of Proteus Digital Health


Novartis, other investors try to delay sale of Proteus Digital Health. hlandi. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 16:00

Study: Precision care management could reduce severe respiratory infection admissions

Mobi Health News

A recent review of Medicare claims suggests a machine learning algorithm could flag individuals at higher risk of infection, or help prevent outbreaks within skilled nursing facilities

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.

UnitedHealth study: Primary care docs in value-based models achieve better patient outcomes 


UnitedHealth study: Primary care docs in value-based models achieve better patient outcomes . pminemyer. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:52

Health IT Love in the Time of COVID

Healthcare IT Today

I think it is fitting to invoke an author like Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera) when penning an article about Jane Sarasohn-Kahn @HealthyThinker – who I consider to be one of the best healthcare writers working today. I recently sat down with Sarasohn-Kahn to talk about the current state of healthcare […]. Healthcare IT COVID-19 Digital Transformation Health Equity Health Literacy healthythinker HIPAA Jane Sarasohn Medical Economics Patient Privacy

One Medical plans to move into North Carolina, Wisconsin amid Q2 membership jumps, narrowed losses


One Medical plans to move into North Carolina, Wisconsin amid Q2 membership jumps, narrowed losses. hlandi. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:56


Ginger Announces $50 Million in Series D Funding to Expand Access to the World’s First On-Demand Mental Healthcare System

Healthcare IT Today

Ginger, the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a $50 million Series D funding round led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. Additional participants include Cigna Ventures and existing investors such as Jeff Weiner, Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. This latest round of investment brings the company’s total funding […].

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.

Cigna snags new global chief information officer from Hilton


Cigna snags new global chief information officer from Hilton. pminemyer. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:00


What is the Difference between Proctoring and Precepting?


CVO leaders want to understand how their organizations compare to others in the industry. Metrics and benchmarks are best analyzed with the understanding that there are many variables that impact the results. Here are some examples


Nurses and doctors sick with COVID feel pressured to get back to work


Nurses and doctors sick with COVID feel pressured to get back to work. treed. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:57

Tips for a Successful Charge Capture and Champion Program

Optimum Healthcare IT

Charge Capture and revenue accountability functions are gaining more transparency & accountability in modern EHR systems. The post Tips for a Successful Charge Capture and Champion Program appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Advisory Services Billing Charge Capture Charge Champions Revenue Cycle

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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.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Credentialing and Licensure


The medical profession is justifiably known for rising to a crisis, and the response to COVID-19 is no different. The healthcare credentialing and licensure process looks very different now than it did just a few weeks ago, according to the article from which this blog post excerpt is taken


Industry Voices—3 ways health information exchanges have ushered in a new era by evolving their business models


Industry Voices—3 ways health information exchanges have ushered in a new era by evolving their business models. treed. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:20

On-Demand Recordings From Our Q3 Microsoft Teams Summit Now Available


As workers continue to remain remote, Microsoft Teams usage continues to grow. The reason for that is simple, with Teams being seen as potentially the ultimate application platform. For organizations that are new to Teams, though, there is a lot to know in order to get the most out of it. It isn’t just about the number of tools, either – the ability to get your people to adopt Teams is crucial to its success.


Sentara Healthcare announces plans to acquire Cone Health


Sentara Healthcare announces plans to acquire Cone Health. treed. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:34


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.

How to Save Millions Using Target Stocking Level Algorithms


Faced with the daunting task of saving $6.5 million in annual spend at a large aerospace manufacturer, our small team began evaluating options. We first examined the usual suspects, such as SKU rationalization, improved repair/refurbishment practices, and optimized preventative maintenance to reduce unnecessary equipment downtime.


CEO of Tenet Healthcare's revenue cycle company Conifer steps down


CEO of Tenet Healthcare's revenue cycle company Conifer steps down. treed. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:42


Top 6 Benefits of Purchasing Mobile Mammography Van!

KB Dental Consulting

Mammography Screening is a human breast imaging process that uses low-dose X-rays for early diagnosis of Cancer. The X-ray detects any lumps, masses, or micro calcifications indicating breast cancer. This specific X-ray examination of breasts is known as a Mammogram. A mammography screening helps in early detection of breast cancer while it is still treatable and much before a woman can herself feel any lumps.