Tue.Jul 16, 2019

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Each year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both. Insurers and EHRs get between doctors and their patients.

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

Patients: Take back your health information. Here’s how.

KevinMD

Have you ever wondered why your personal health information essentially belongs to your health care provider or institution? I mean: why do they keep your information under lock and key, and you have to sign a release to get it? After all, it’s your blood that they just pulled out and tested, it’s your body […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech. This is my tea-leaf read from reviewing the projections in the report, U.S.

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.

Healthcare analytics, telemedicine drove VC funding in 2019

Mobi Health News

Mercom Capital Group's latest numbers also suggest that upcoming IPOs could cast a long shadow on the direction of digital health investing.

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Boston-based startup Soom launches app to alert patients, providers to medical device recalls

Mobi Health News

The app will let users scan a device's barcode to bring up safety information.

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Digital health funding in first half of 2019 hits record $5.1B: report

FierceHealthIT

Global venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first half of 2019 hit $5.1 billion with 318 deals, the highest amount raised in the first six months of a year so far, according to a Mercom Capital Group report

Smartphone-connected glucometer Pops! Diabetes Care rakes in $6M

Mobi Health News

The round was led by 30Ventures with participation from Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Flying Point Industries.

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Industry Voices—5G has the potential to transform healthcare for rural communities

FierceHealthIT

Just as it promises to increase speeds and reduce latency for consumers, 5G technology also has the potential to transform how healthcare is delivered.

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.

Subscription meditation platform Wave launches with $5.65M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

The company's products include an app-based service with original music and guided meditation content, and a cushion that pulses in sync with the audio

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A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 1: Your Strategy for Navigating the Unexpected

Society for Participatory Medicine

This is Part 1 of a four part series, introduced yesterday , based on my family’s experience with our mother’s unexpected and dramatic ICU stay and bilateral lung transplant. Even the air in the waiting room of a hospital feels uncertain.

Vitalityhealth partners with Doctify, Clinerion expands patient network explorer coverage into Chile, and more news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Phillips and Teletracking co-sponsor summit and NHS partners with Amazon

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In response to patient demand, physician interest in telemedicine doubles

FierceHealthIT

When it comes to telemedicine, more physicians are getting on board, with interest doubling over a three-year period.

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.

Access to Medical Records – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 15

Healthcare IT Today

For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records.

Study finds age, race disparities in hospital patient portal use

FierceHealthIT

Patient portals are often touted as a tool to improve patient engagement, but a new study finds merely providing access to technology has not helped to close the digital divide for African American and older patients

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Innovative New Healthcare Apps – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/19 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

Maternal health startup Mahmee raises $3M from Serena Williams, Mark Cuban

FierceHealthIT

A Los Angeles-based digital health startup, Mahmee, is focused on addressing the rise in maternal mortality and injuries through care management and the use of "maternity coaches."

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.

Siilo founder : Burnout is a serious issue in Healthcare and Technology plays a leading role

Lloyd Price

As revealed by the British Medical Association’s (BMA) recent report into the wellbeing of health and care professionals, being a doctor in 2019 isn’t all that great.

Majority of U.S. hospitals do not meet minimum volume standard for high-risk surgeries: Leapfrog

FierceHealthIT

The majority of U.S. hospitals are not meeting minimum hospital or surgeon volume standards when it comes to performing high-risk surgical procedures, according to a new report from The Leapfrog Group

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Three Summer Essentials from Nature

Christina's Considerations

Summer brings heat and dryness that can be especially challenging to those with chronic illness and/or undergoing treatments and care processes. There are a few products that I've added to my personal lists of essentials for the summer. If you. Healthy Children and Families The Patient Experience

Trump administration will begin enforcing Title X abortion restrictions

FierceHealthIT

As the battle over a new Title X final rule continues to play out in court, the Trump administration says it will begin enforcing those new family planning funding restrictions

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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!

Telemedicine Services Expanding

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers and providers have shed fears about the deployment of services. In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap.

CBO: Senate surprise billing legislation would save feds $7B over next decade

FierceHealthIT

Major Senate legislation to tackle surprise medical bills and high drug prices is expected to save the federal government about $7 billion over the next decade, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office

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‘State of the Podcast’ Episode

Digital Health Today

With summer in full swing and the second half of 2019 racing on, now is a good time to take a moment and give an update on some of the things that are happening now and some that you’ll hear more about in the months ahead.

Study finds CMS' nixed change to Part D could have hindered drug accessibility

FierceHealthIT

Efforts to give Medicare Part D plans greater flexibility to exclude coverage of certain protected classes of drugs could lead to problems with patient access, a new study finds

Endpoint Protection

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Securing your Network (Part III): Endpoint Protection Systems Behavioral health practices handle protected health information (PHI) regularly, and as such, must take precautions to safeguard the sensitive information.

Residents' salaries influence choice of specialties. Who makes the most and the least?

FierceHealthIT

Their future salary potential influences what specialty 90% of all U.S. medical residents choose—a fact that isn’t encouraging for family medicine. Residents in family medicine earn the lowest salary at an average of $57,400

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Study: Physician Specialties Engaged with Telemedicine

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers and providers have shed fears about the deployment of services. In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap.

Some payers and providers could thrive under ‘Medicare for All.’ But only if they’re willing to adapt 

FierceHealthIT

Most of the legacy health organizations—both payer and provider—would stand to lose substantially under a ‘Medicare for All’ system, but a select few could thrive, according to a new analysis.