Wed.Jul 01, 2020

U.S. Hospitals Will Lose $323 Billion in 2020 – Before Accounting for Growing COVID Cases

Health Populi

health systems are projected to lose $323 billion in 2020 due to declining inpatient and outpatient volumes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the “normal” hospital business. Hospitals racked up over $200 bn in losses between March and June 2020.

Boots offers access to online video pharmacy consultations for people living with cancer

Mobi Health News

The service will offer an accessible route for those affected by cancer to speak to a trained healthcare professional from the comfort of their own home

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How one health system harnessed AI, telehealth to combat coronavirus

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When the United States reported its first COVID-19 case in January 2020, the Medical University of South Carolina activated its telehealth response – months before swathes of other health systems rapidly pivoted to virtual care.

Lenovo unveils its take on remote chronic disease monitoring

Mobi Health News

Scheduled to launch in Q3, the offering combines Lenovo devices, connected biometric biomonitoring tools and an AI-based virtual assistant

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With telehealth, one practice is now seeing more patients than before the pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Henry J. Austin Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Trenton, New Jersey, was having problems with payment options. THE PROBLEM. Regulations had been passed in New Jersey requiring reimbursement for telemedicine services.

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Pear, Shatterproof join forces on new addiction focused DTx coalition

Mobi Health News

One of the organization's main goals is to encourage Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for prescription digital therapeutics.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance launches digital shopping platform with Microsoft and Adobe, Abbott and Tandem integrate, and more digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a digital platform that will deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings.

Agency heads pitch Congress on public health data

Morning eHealth

HHS unveils unified agenda — FDA's PDF hopes

Evidation Health eyes virtual care with $45M Series D, Genome Medical pursues 'telegenomics' with $14M and more digital health fundraising news

Mobi Health News

Also: NexHealth's $15 million Series A, Avive Solutions' $7 million raise and Cyclica's $16.9 million Series B

FCC boosts rural healthcare funding by $198M, with eye toward telehealth expansion

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Federal Communications Commission announced this week that it would be allocating more money to be disbursed to rural providers and help them establish the broadband connectivity necessary to implement telehealth and virtual care during the coronavirus crisis. WHY IT MATTERS.

Brainlab launches Snke OS enterprise platform, a patient-specific model for precision procedures

Mobi Health News

Munich-based, digital surgical technology company, Brainlab has announced the foundation of new subsidiary, Snke OS, in a move that will allow Snke OS to market to a wider circle of industry startups, partners and competitors.

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Using Tech To Improve The Patient Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Going to a hospital or other healthcare practice has always been a stressful process for patients.

Securing Medical Devices and IoT

Healthcare IT Today

I know it’s easy to be distracted by COVID-19 right now, but it’s important to remember that many of the challenges we faced pre-COVID-19 are still around and need to be managed effectively even as we deal with the pandemic.

3 Healthy Habits for Seniors to Keep Healthy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. We live in troubled times. When the coronavirus appeared in the United States after wreaking havoc around the world, it found a country with many socioeconomic structural weaknesses to expose—dysfunctional political parties, an economy based […]. The article 3 Healthy Habits for Seniors to Keep Healthy appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial

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Primary care is ripe for disruption. Here are the players trying to shake up the market

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is ripe for disruption. Here are the players trying to shake up the market. hlandi. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:15

Solving the Challenge of High-volume Health Plan Chart Requests

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Steve Mallinak, Senior Vice President of Operations at Ciox. Every year, healthcare providers receive thousands of health plan chart requests.

Industry Voices—What health systems must do to embrace the new normal

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—What health systems must do to embrace the new normal. treed. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:20

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Larry Kaiser Named HITMC 2020 Health IT Marketing Person Of The Year

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces that VP of Marketing, Larry Kaiser, has been named the 2020 HITMC Health IT Marketing Person of the Year. The post Larry Kaiser Named HITMC 2020 Health IT Marketing Person Of The Year appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

7 vital questions to ask when choosing a virtual care platform

eVisit

“Can everybody please mute your mics?”. data security ehr integration HIPAA Compliance virtual care

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Investors double down on health technology as funding reaches $9.1B in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Investors double down on health technology as funding reaches $9.1B in 2020. hlandi. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:21

ATA 2020 Takeaways and Wrap-Up from eVisit

eVisit

Thanks for joining us at the ATA2020 Annual Conference last week.

White House challenging ACA; Congress mulling permanent telehealth reform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Government & Policy Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: White House challenging ACA; Congress mulling permanent telehealth reform Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

Five Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from June 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

June -- it was the worst of times. Who can comprehend that 43% of Covid-19 deaths are linked to nursing homes? Who could have imagined the economic impact of job loss and (almost all) business shutdown?

What’s Next?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Here’s a question we’re getting a lot right now: When are the policy changes that went into effect at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic expiring? Or: Will these changes be made permanent? The fact is, we don’t know but we’re seeing the winds of change starting to take hold.

FCC adds $198M for rural healthcare providers to boost telehealth services

FierceHealthIT

FCC adds $198M for rural healthcare providers to boost telehealth services. hlandi. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:38

Anthony Constantinou Explain Importance of Mental Wellbeing During Coronavirus

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

The coronavirus disaster can affect us in lots of ways: physically, emotionally, economically, socially, and psychologically. As the virus is unseen, unidentified, and seemingly unavoidable, it grips us with a sense of fear, driving unhealthy thought patterns and links.

Support Groups

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Virtual COVID-19 Support Groups (9,900) and HIPAA Demand for virtual support groups for recovered COVID-19 patients continues to grow as more patients recover.

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Automated Nurse Cross-Training Needs to Be in Place Before the Next Pandemic

HealthStream

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the need for healthcare organizations to have an automated solution that can quickly identify which of their nurses can most easily be cross-trained for roles that are sorely needed and then determine how much training was necessary

Centene planning to invest $1B in new east coast headquarters in Charlotte

FierceHealthIT

Centene planning to invest $1B in new east coast headquarters in Charlotte. pminemyer. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:24

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Featured Health IT Job: Virtual Health Technical Advisor

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Virtual Health Technical Advisor position that was posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Sterling Medical and is available in Germany.

HHS: COVID-19 testing reaching capacity at some labs as states grapple with spikes

FierceHealthIT

HHS: COVID-19 testing reaching capacity at some labs as states grapple with spikes. rking. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:50

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World Health Organisation launches new podcast – Health in Europe

Lloyd Price

Health in Europe is a new podcast from the WHO Regional Office for Europe. WHO works with thousands of inspiring and driven individuals and groups, and this podcast is about hearing their stories and how they might impact your day-to-day life.

Anthony Constantinou Explain Importance of Mental Wellbeing During Coronavirus

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

The coronavirus disaster can affect us in lots of ways: physically, emotionally, economically, socially, and psychologically. As the virus is unseen, unidentified, and seemingly unavoidable, it grips us with a sense of fear, driving unhealthy thought patterns and links.

Optimum Healthcare IT Selected as Epic Implementation Partner at OU Medicine

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT is selected as the Epic EHR Implementation Partner at OU Medicine after an extensive selection process. The post Optimum Healthcare IT Selected as Epic Implementation Partner at OU Medicine appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.