Fri.Jan 15, 2021

The adaptive unconscious, the physician, and AI

KevinMD

Being an internist, the day is filled with problem-solving. The problems are often not straightforward and require thinking, rethinking, reevaluating, and reading up and researching before the problem can be solved.

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ORCHA reports an 'explosion' in the adoption of digital healthcare since COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a 25% rise in health app downloads

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Challenges of Maintaining HIPAA Compliance: 9 Pain Points

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Organizations are facing greater scrutiny in this increasingly regulated world. And in 2021, the focus on compliance is expected to increase.

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Tech innovations don't need to be complex when trapped under pandemic pressure

Mobi Health News

Innovation leads from Northwell Health and Providence St. Joseph Health describe the role that familiar, scalable technologies played during their COVID-19 response

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Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Medical oncologists split on telehealth's clinical effectiveness

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open found that although medical oncologists recognized the convenience and access to care presented by telehealth video visits, many raised doubts about its clinical effectiveness.

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Accolade to buy telehealth startup 2nd.MD for $460M

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Health concierge startup Accolade announced this week that it will buy the telemedicine vendor 2nd.MD for about $460 million.

HIMSSCast: How improv actors are helping doctors break bad news

Mobi Health News

Anthony Orsini and Dr. Tanganyika Barnes discuss their novel training method for caregivers, and how they've adapted it in the age of COVID-19

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Here are the top healthcare items in Biden's proposed $1.9T COVID-19 relief plan

FierceHealthIT

Here are the top healthcare items in Biden's proposed $1.9T COVID-19 relief plan. rking. Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:11

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Pear Therapeutics inks deal with digital pill company etectRx

Mobi Health News

The pair will meet quarterly to discuss possible integrations and collaborations with the pharma industry.

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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.

A look inside Anthem's new digital incubator

FierceHealthIT

A look inside Anthem's new digital incubator. pminemyer. Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:20

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Roundup: Crowdfunding for surgical robots, immersive mindfulness platform launch and more briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, NHS trust to achieve rapid go-live system as part of a nation-wide approach to imaging

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USCDI Draft v2 and SVP Standards Approved by ONC for 2020

Healthcare IT Today

When you talk to people about healthcare standards, one of the biggest topics of discussion lately is the USCDI standard. After ONC released v1 of the USCDI standard, many were interested to see how far ONC would take it when they released v2 of USCDI.

DOJ recovers $1.8B in healthcare fraud settlements, judgments in 2020

FierceHealthIT

DOJ recovers $1.8B in healthcare fraud settlements, judgments in 2020. hlandi. Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:27

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Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

The Heightened Role of Location Information in Health Care: An Interview with Inpixon

Healthcare IT Today

As COVID-19 cases fill our health centers, location services–such as mapping, wayfinding, and resource tracking–become more urgent than ever.

So long, fax machines? CMS finalizes rule aimed at streamlining prior authorizations, improving data sharing

FierceHealthIT

So long, fax machines? CMS finalizes rule aimed at streamlining prior authorizations, improving data sharing. treed. Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:49

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Fun Friday Cartoons

Healthcare IT Today

Happy 2021! I looked at the date and couldn’t believe we’re already half way through January. Time flies. I hope you’re all doing as well as possible. This week’s Fun Friday edition is an eclectic mix of cartoons along with a look back at a cartoon from a long time ago.

Health Equity

Docnotes

I suspect that you have seen the drawing and blog post describing the difference between equity and equality. It’s a compelling image. Obviously, the shortest child, given equal access to view the baseball game will benefit rather little from such equality. Yesterday, along with several dozen others, I volunteered at a local county Covid-19 vaccination site. The experience was both uplifting and concerning.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

CMS finalizes rule that forces Part D plans to launch price comparison tool for members

FierceHealthIT

CMS finalizes rule that forces Part D plans to launch price comparison tool for members. pminemyer. Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:04

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Weekender 1/15/21

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap Health and technology leaders, including Epic. Weekender

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Health benefits platform Accolade is buying telehealth startup 2nd.MD for $460M

FierceHealthIT

Health benefits platform Accolade is buying telehealth startup 2nd.MD for $460M. hlandi. Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:49

[Podcast] Financial Services Trends and Data

Perficient

COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected financial services trends in 2020 and will continue to do so into 2021.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.