Thu.Mar 26, 2020

How telemedicine is being used on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis

Mobi Health News

Yesterday MassChallenge hosted a summit on innovation in the age of the coronavirus crisis, and panelists discussed how providers are implementing new digital programs into their toolbox.

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

Health Populi

health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. 2019-28: Expected Rebound in Prices Drives Rising Spending Growth. NHE will grow 5.4%

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FDA clears Pear's digital insomnia therapeutic through 510(k), Pre-Cert pilot pathways

Mobi Health News

Somryst, a prescription digital therapeutic combining cognitive behavioral therapy and personalized sleep restriction, is the first software product to put the FDA's early Precertification Program framework through its paces.

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In a COVID-19 hotspot, a physicians group deploys a free triage and telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians of Southwest Washington has been implementing health IT vendor Innovaccer’s COVID-19 Management System, a tool the vendor has been offering provider organizations free to help manage and care for patients during the pandemic. The state of Washington is one of the areas in the U.S,

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.

COVID-19 home-testing kit could soon be available for purchase in UK

Mobi Health News

The simple finger-prick test will be made available first to NHS staff

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Ireland’s health service uses patientMpower remote monitoring solution for COVID-19 patients

Mobi Health News

The firm is also offering a hospital avoidance solution to provide care to patients with underlying respiratory conditions

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Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

Healthcare IT Today

One of the big challenges healthcare faces is sharing data between healthcare organizations who need that data. Healthcare interoperability, as we call it, has been a challenge for a long time. However, we’ve known that it is much less of a technical challenge and more of a business challenge.

Clinical trial management company ClinOne scores $3.6M

Mobi Health News

CU Healthcare Innovation Fund led the Series A round.

Why Data Interoperability Is Critical In The Fight Against The Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Daniel Cidon, CTO, NextGate. As COVID-19 closes in the on U.S., the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. Providers need access to the full picture of every patient they […]. The article Why Data Interoperability Is Critical In The Fight Against The Pandemic appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

Manulife partners with dacadoo for enhanced customer engagement

Mobi Health News

The new functionalities on the ManulifeMOVE platform will be made available from May 2020.

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Globalizing Coronavirus Research Through Translation and Localization

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In this, the day and age of the global coronavirus outbreak, the job of the medical translator and interpreter has never been more relevant. Resolving this global crisis involves a great deal of research and […]. The article Globalizing Coronavirus Research Through Translation and Localization appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial coronavirus COVID-19 medical translation

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When and How to Use Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

American Well

We are facing unprecedented times. No one could have predicted the surge in demand that’s happening across all of health care and the resulting strain being felt by all stakeholders — clinicians and patients especially.

7 healthcare-related items you may have missed in the $2T coronavirus stimulus package

FierceHealthIT

The massive $2 trillion economic stimulus package includes several smaller provisions that could have a big impact on hospitals and insurers. Find out what you may have missed

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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.

Digital Leaders in COVID-19 Hotspots Share Lessons Learned

Health System CIO

From testing backup and disaster recovery plans to ensuring the right pieces are in place to facilitate telehealth, there are several steps healthcare IT leaders can take to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

UCSF partners with Oura smart ring to study early detection of COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Medical researchers at the University of California and Scripps Research are using Oura smart rings and Fitbits to study whether data from wearables can identify the early onset of COVID-19 and help stop its spread

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COVID-19 MixTape

Healthcare IT Today

Finding ways to stay energized and inspired during this time is important – not just for productivity reasons but to keep our sanity as well. Music is one of the most reliable ways to change our moods. Who hasn’t cranked up the volume when your randomized playlist lands on a favorite song?

Dimensional Insight Announces COVID-19 Analytics Toolkit For Healthcare Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Dimensional Insight, maker of Diver Platform, the 2020 Best in KLAS healthcare business intelligence/analytics platform, today announced it is providing a complimentary* COVID-19 toolkit to healthcare providers. This kit will provide critical measures or KPIs […].

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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.

Robert Pearl, M.D., says focus must be on slowing coronavirus or U.S. will be like Italy

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. missed its chance to contain the coronavirus and must now not let up on efforts to slow the spread of the virus, says prominent doctor Robert Pearl, M.D. "If

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5 Great Reasons To Study For A Healthcare Administration Degree

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare has always been one of the largest industries out there, and it certainly won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. To break into this field, a healthcare degree is a must. Here are just five […]. The article 5 Great Reasons To Study For A Healthcare Administration Degree appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Doctor shares heartbreaking story of elderly woman, separated from her dying husband by coronavirus

FierceHealthIT

For Simone B. Benatti, M.D. it was a painful conversation with the wife of an elderly man dying in her hospital.

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How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Sleep Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is highly beneficial to our bodies. It makes us feel happier, enhances the way our body functions, improves our productivity and concentration, and even decreases the […]. The article How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Sleep Industry appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Sleep apps sleep technology smart beds

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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.

COVID-19 Slack Channel for Doctors and COVID-19 App Created by A Doctor

Healthcare IT Today

One thing that’s clear in this crisis is that information is everywhere, but making sure that the information is quality information is harder than it looks.

DOJ sues Anthem over Medicare fraud claims

FierceHealthIT

Anthem faces a federal lawsuit for submitting inaccurate diagnostic data to get a higher Medicare reimbursement

Hospitals Switching IT Plans Rapidly As COVID-19 Impact Grows

Healthcare IT Today

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, hospitals are struggling valiantly to keep up with the influx of infected patients. Hospital IT departments, meanwhile, are undergoing stresses of their own as they work to support the rapidly escalating needs of clinicians.

COVID-19 outbreak could drive up employers’ healthcare costs by 7%: analysis 

FierceHealthIT

Employers could face significant benefit cost increases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows.

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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.

How Telehealth Enhances the Patient-Doctor Relationship

InTouch Health

How Telehealth Can Bring Doctors and Patients Closer Together. Care providers are used to treating and seeing their patients in person, but telehealth can actually improve the doctor-patient relationship.

Analysis: COVID-19 could raise Medicare spending by as much as $115B over next year

FierceHealthIT

A new analysis gave the first details on how the COVID-19 outbreak could impact Medicare spending, potentially increasing costs past $100 billion through 2021

Helping digitally in the time of COVID-19

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Those in the technology sector should be feeling that the time has come when they will see mass adoption of technology and digital behaviours. Out of necessity for sure, rather than choice, but it will transform our use of digital forever. .