Wed.Dec 04, 2019

Being Transparent About Healthcare Transparency – My Post on the Medecision Blog

Health Populi

With new rules emanating from the White House this month focusing on health care price transparency, health care costs are in the spotlight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

John Halamka heading to Mayo Clinic, Google snipes Facebook health project manager and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also: Cognoa announces new CFO; Pfizer vets find new roles at Aetion; Senate HELP Committee votes FDA commissioner nominee forward

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Supplementing Your EHR To Improve Patient Care and Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Tom Romeo, general manager of healthcare IT, Quanum Solutions, Quest Diagnostics. As of 2017, nearly nine in 10 office-based physicians had implemented an electronic health record (EHR). Despite widespread adoption, a 2018 Quest Diagnostics survey was among the first to cast doubt on overall usefulness of “basic” EHRs. Only 39% of physicians surveyed believed […].

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VivaLNK scores CE mark for its multi-vital medical wearable sensor, SDK

Mobi Health News

The technology lets researchers and clinicians continuously stream a patient’s ECG rhythm, respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval and three axis acceleration.

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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.

Voice, health, wellbeing -- notes from January 2020 report

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Is the healthcare consumer ready for voice assistants? Not quite. There is a technology overhaul underway – the biggest change in user experience since the introduction of the web browser in 1991.

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Healthcare Virtual Reality Market To Hit $30 Billion Within Six Years

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare uses of virtual reality technology worldwide should mushroom over the next several years, generating more than $30 billion within seven years, a research firm predicts. (I I don’t know about you, but that number was much higher than I would have expected!)

Scoop: A quiet 2018 acquisition paved the way for Teladoc Health's new nutrition offering

Mobi Health News

Unveiled today, the new Teladoc Nutrition program was built on the back of TelaDietitian's existing network of more than 100 registered dietitians.

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Will Big Tech’s Entrance into Healthcare Just Entrench the Current Expensive Healthcare System Even More?

Healthcare IT Today

A lot has been made about big tech companies entering healthcare. In fact, it’s something we’ve covered on this site quite a bit (See: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon).

French startup Diabeloop announces €31m Series B funding round

Mobi Health News

The company now wants to accelerate the commercial rollout of a system for management of Type 1 diabetes

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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.

Study casts doubt on link between consolidation and improved care quality

FierceHealthIT

The financial improvement rural hospitals gain by affiliating with healthcare systems may come at a cost to patient care quality

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Scoop: A 2018 acquisition paved the way for Teladoc Health's new nutrition offering

Mobi Health News

Unveiled today, the new Teladoc Nutrition program was built on the back of TelaDietitian's existing network of more than 100 registered dietitians.

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FDA roundup: Glucose app outage, Hahn advances, AI event set

Morning eHealth

Halamka to Mayo — Telehealth reimbursement is improving

Type 1 Diabetes: How I Prepare for Flu & Stomach Bug Season

Insulin Nation

Stomach bugs (like Norovirus) and a real bout of the flu were never something I recall dealing with as an adult…until I was pregnant and had children. Suddenly, these viruses were being brought into my home thanks to my adorable little children in their adorable little preschool full of adorable little germs. Now, after 4 years of experience with contracting nasty 24-hour stomach bugs every goddamn winter, I know how to prepare for that brief but potentially devastating day. . *If

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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.

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Behavioral health practices are considered covered entities (CEs) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires CEs to distribute a Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) to new patients upon … Read more.

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MGH, Brigham and Women’s Use AI to Detect Heart Disease

MedTech Boston

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on MD Magazine®. Artificial intelligence (AI) can be an effective and accurate tool. The post MGH, Brigham and Women’s Use AI to Detect Heart Disease appeared first on MedTech Boston

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Highlights From EA Connect Days 2019

LeanIX

By all accounts, the 2019 LeanIX EA Connect Days was a success.

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Training the Direct Care Workforce to Meet the Needs of Our Aging Population

HealthStream

As all areas of the healthcare workforce expand, the direct care workforce will need the training in the skills and preparation to work with others across the care continuum to support an aging, needier population

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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.

Featured Health IT Job: HL7 Interface 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 HL7 Interface Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by ScriptSender and is in Florida.

Highlights From EA Connect Days 2019

LeanIX

By all accounts, the 2019 LeanIX EA Connect Days was a success.

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Rural Healthcare and the Fight to Expand Broadband Coverage

InTouch Health

Expanding Access to Care Starts with Bringing Patients Online. Around 15% of all Americans, or 46 million people, live in rural areas. However, rural America isn’t known for its abundance of healthcare providers. Patients living in rural areas may need to drive for hours to see the nearest specialist, which can be particularly difficult during winter.

Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care

Synzi

Aging in Place According to the CDC, many older adults want to "age in place" – meaning, stay in their own homes as they get older. Although older adults hope to successfully age in place, they face the realities of … Read More. The post Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care appeared first on Synzi.

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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.

Do You Know What’s Going on with Your Business?

Perficient Data & Analytics

Modern and mobile in your personal life. I have a mobile banking app on my phone like a lot of people do. That gives me the option to check out the most current activity of all my bank accounts wherever I am. It’s not a necessity to have a mobile app or even bank online, but it makes things a lot easier and gives me answers quickly. Before banking went mobile, finding the status of a pending transaction was a bit difficult.

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Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care

Synzi

Aging in Place According to the CDC, many older adults want to “age in place” – meaning, stay in their own homes as they get older. Although older adults hope to successfully age in place, they face the realities of … Read More. The post Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care appeared first on Synzi.

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Lawmakers taking steps to create federal data privacy law with tougher regulation of biometric, health data

FierceHealthIT

If lawmakers come together on a bipartisan federal privacy law it could result in new rules over health data currently not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law

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Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care

Synzi

Aging in Place According to the CDC, many older adults want to “age in place” – meaning, stay in their own homes as they get older. Although older adults hope to successfully age in place, they face the realities of … Read More. The post Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care appeared first on Synzi.

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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.

Tennessee doctor faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to opioid charge

FierceHealthIT

A Tennessee doctor faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $1 million fine after he pleaded guilty to a single count of unlawful distribution of drugs, including opioids

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Meet Telemedicine Superstar Gigi Sorenson

GlobalMed

A major difference between GlobalMed and other telehealth vendors is the way our products fit so well into providers’ needs.

UnitedHealth's Witty describes Optum's ambitions for "seamless" consumer health experience

FierceHealthIT

NEW YORK CITY—UnitedHealth’s Optum is working to leverage its already massive care services and technology infrastructure to create a "seamless" healthcare experience for consumers at the local level. The company is rolling that work out "city by city," UnitedHealth Group president Andrew Witty said Wednesday during the Forbes Healthcare Summit

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