Wed.Sep 23, 2020

To boost inclusivity, words matter in the healthcare world

Mobi Health News

At Rock Health's annual summit, a group of panelists discusses the importance of using inclusive language in digital health companies.

COVID-19 and The Financial Storm Ahead For Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Pete Bekas, director of product consulting, MedeAnalytics. COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on our nation’s health system.

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VA pharmacies now carry the Dexcom G6 CGM at no cost for qualifying patients

Mobi Health News

The overall prevalence of diabetes among U.S. veterans was 20.5% between 2013 and 2014, and it affects nearly 25% of VA patients

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Analytics and outreach key to telehealth success at Southwestern Health Resources

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Southwestern Health Resources in Dallas, Texas, is a clinically integrated network with 5,500 community providers and more than 700,000 covered lives in North Texas.

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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.

Deloitte launches new health tech hub in Birmingham, UK

Mobi Health News

The Deloitte Health Tech Catalyst innovation hub will connect technology companies and healthcare providers to accelerate digital innovation

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Amazon cuts off Echelon's 'Prime Bike,' Samsung activates smartwatch ECG in US and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: European Commission pushes back Google-Fitbit antitrust investigation deadline; new handheld ultrasound devices

ePrescribing and Patient Education – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today. As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are offering on the market.

Delfin Health and Onfido partner to bring employees back to work safely amid COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Delfin Health’s app will onboard users using Onfido’s document and selfie check

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HHS Announces Health IT Awardees Focused on Data Sharing to Support Clinical Care, Research, and Improved Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announces four awards totaling more than $2.7

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.

New ExpressVisits Enable One-Click Virtual Visit, Makes Patient Care More Accessible

eVisit

Published: Sept. 24, 2020. telehealth Telemedicine eVisit Enterprise Virtual Care platform virtual care technology virtual care platform ExpressVisit On-Demand Virtual Care One-Click Virtual Visits On-Demand Virtual Visits

3 Powerful Insights From Apple’s API Strategy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Apple is one of the biggest technology companies in the world. It is also one of the largest API platforms.

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Microsoft makes big play for healthcare cloud business in competition with Google, Amazon

FierceHealthIT

Microsoft makes big play for healthcare cloud business in competition with Google, Amazon. hlandi. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:40

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Featured Health IT Job: Technical Lead

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Technical Lead position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Turning the Corner for Julota and is a remote position.

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.

How Anthem, Humana quickly moved to meet food insecurity needs of MA members due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

How Anthem, Humana quickly moved to meet food insecurity needs of MA members due to COVID-19. rking. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:13

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A CIOs Guide to Secure Bulk Emailing Healthcare Employees

Healthcare IT Today

A CIOs Guide to Secure Bulk Emailing Healthcare EmployeesA CIOs Guide to Secure Bulk Emailing Healthcare Employees With the continued pervasiveness of remote work, team member engagement is more important than ever. One of the ways to reach out to a lot of team members at once is email.

CMS raises alarm as vaccinations, screenings decline in Medicaid and CHIP due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

CMS raises alarm as vaccinations, screenings decline in Medicaid and CHIP due to COVID-19. rking. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:41

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Tracking the caliber of Apple Watch's sleep tracking

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Tracking the caliber of Apple Watch's sleep tracking Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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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.

House government funding bill gives providers relief on Medicare advance payments

FierceHealthIT

House government funding bill gives providers relief on Medicare advance payments. rking. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:11

Survive or Thrive: Where Long Term Care Goes from Here

HealthStream

Long-term care providers already had serious challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic appeared. In our e-Book, Survive or Thrive? Where Long-Term Care Goes from Here, HealthStream takes a broad look at the issues that organizations across the continuum of care are facing

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GoodRx raises $1.1B in IPO as it sell shares above target

FierceHealthIT

GoodRx raises $1.1B in IPO as it sell shares above target. hlandi. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:50

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HIStalk Interviews Scott Weingarten, MD, Chief Clinical and Innovation Officer, Premier

HIStalk Interviews

Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH is chief clinical and innovation officer. Interviews

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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.

Dems focus on concerns over COVID-19 as a preexisting condition as they question FDA, CDC directors

FierceHealthIT

Dems focus on concerns over COVID-19 as a preexisting condition as they question FDA, CDC directors. treed. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:10

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Sam’s Club launches $1 telehealth visits for members: 7 details

Henry Kotula

[link]. Sam’s Club partnered with primary care telehealth provider 98point6 to offer members virtual visits. Seven details: 1. Sam’s Club now offers members access to telehealth visits through a text-based app run by 98point6.

Teladoc accuses Amwell of patent infringement as competition in telehealth market heats up

FierceHealthIT

Teladoc accuses Amwell of patent infringement as competition in telehealth market heats up. hlandi. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:57

New Rules Change Reimbursement for Physical Therapy in Skilled Nursing

HealthStream

The Skilled Nursing Facility Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) launched by CMS in 2019 applies to reimbursement for rehabilitation physical therapy in the skilled nursing environment. It is having an unintended impact on rehab services in this care setting

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.

CMS taking prior authorization model for ambulance transport nationwide

FierceHealthIT

CMS taking prior authorization model for ambulance transport nationwide. pminemyer. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:17

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Six Strategies for Quality Improvement in Maternal and Neonatal Care

HealthStream

National data on maternal death and injury make it clear that there is plenty of room for improvement. There are some tools and strategies that can help providers reduce risk and provide better outcomes for their patients

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Aledade's ACOs have saved more than $400M over last 5 years

FierceHealthIT

Aledade's ACOs have saved more than $400M over last 5 years. pminemyer. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:57

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