Wed.Oct 21, 2020

Stress in America, Like COVID-19, Impacts All Americans

Health Populi

With thirteen days to go until the U.S. 2020Elections day, 3rd November, three in four Americans say the future of America is a significant source of stress, according to the latest Stress in America 2020 study from the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, seven in 10 U.S.

FDA slates VR for lower back pain and fibromyalgia for expedited review

Mobi Health News

AppliedVR's EaseVRx landed an FDA Breakthrough Device designation for its tool that combines VR and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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CMS reports 34.5M telehealth services delivered March through June

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Data released this past week from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that more than 34.5 million services were delivered via telehealth in Medicare and in the Children's Health Insurance Program from March through June.

Level Ex unveils in-browser, multiuser surgical training simulation

Mobi Health News

The Virtual Technique Guides software "supports thousands of medical procedures" across 27 surgical specialties and subspecialties, and allows participants to collaborate on training regardless of their physical location

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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.

Teladoc Health data shows virtual mental healthcare boom

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Teladoc Health released findings Wednesday showing an enormous demand for virtual mental health care since the start of the pandemic.

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At one practice, more clients keep telehealth appointments than in-person ones

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Christian Counseling Associates in Plano, Texas, typically has faced challenges attracting and retaining clients. THE PROBLEM. When COVID-19 hit, the practice needed to find a way to continue offering counseling services and retain its clients despite the pandemic.

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Digital fitness coaching service Future scores $24M in funding

Mobi Health News

The company offers personalized fitness plans and daily text-based coaching.

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Governance: The Glue That Holds Connected Communities of Care Together

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Keith C. Kosel, PhD, MHSA, MBA, vice president of enterprise relationships, PCCI. Aligning groups that have very different backgrounds and agendas, for the good of the community, is no easy matter.

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Healthily works with Professional Record Standards Body to assure quality and safety

Mobi Health News

The aim is to develop a new methodology for assessing the way digital providers manage personal health data safely

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.

The Future of Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Bill Flatley, senior service delivery manager, OST.

Imaging analysis AI startups announce 510(k)s for prostate cancer, incidental pulmonary embolism algorithms

Mobi Health News

Quantib and Ezra's automated tools support diagnosis and measurement of the prostate and prostate lesions, while Aidoc's algorithm acts as an always-on catch net for unsuspected blockage of pulmonary arteries

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AppliedVR clears major regulatory hurdle to use virtual reality to treat chronic pain

FierceHealthIT

AppliedVR clears major regulatory hurdle to use virtual reality to treat chronic pain. hlandi. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:52

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Teladongo announces executive leadership team; MedCrypt adds cybersecurity veteran to board of directors; and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also: Zipari adds two to its leadership team, HealthJoy appoints CMO, DispatchHealth brings on two new hires and more.

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.

Data Protection and Privacy key theme at AHIMA20

Healthcare IT Today

Last week John Lynn and I had the opportunity to attend the annual AHIMA conference (#AHIMA20) which was held virtually. After attending numerous sessions over the three-day event, it was clear that data privacy and protection was on the minds of event attendees.

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South African health tech startup Udok raises R10M in seed round

Mobi Health News

The connected care platform aims to strengthen its patient centric approach and build on its delivery of online doctor's consultations

CDC warns of "distressing trend" with increased COVID-19 cases across nearly 75% of the country

FierceHealthIT

CDC warns of "distressing trend" with increased COVID-19 cases across nearly 75% of the country. rking. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 15:17

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CareCloud’s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Juan Molina, Division President at CareCloud, an operating division of MTBC.

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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.

Community health centers sue HHS to install method to handle 340B violations after drugmaker feud

FierceHealthIT

Community health centers sue HHS to install method to handle 340B violations after drugmaker feud. rking. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 13:56

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Banner Health Shares 5 Reasons Why Telehealth is Here to Stay

eVisit

Published: Oct. 21, 2020. Telemedicine eVisit Enterprise Virtual Care platform virtual care technology telehealth platform Telelehealth Technology

Avalere: 1 in 3 Medicare Advantage plans to offer supplemental benefits linked to COVID-19 next year

FierceHealthIT

Avalere: 1 in 3 Medicare Advantage plans to offer supplemental benefits linked to COVID-19 next year. rking. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 16:36

Loyal Announces $12.5 million Round Led by Concord Health Partners

Healthcare IT Today

Loyal, the preferred software solution for improved care utilization among the nation’s leading health systems and hospitals, today announced its $12.5

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.

Google Glass-powered medical scribe service going public as part of reverse merger deal

FierceHealthIT

Google Glass-powered medical scribe service going public as part of reverse merger deal. hlandi. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 16:10

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Great Conversations at MPEC20 Virtual Exhibit Hall

Healthcare IT Today

This week I’ve been attending the Medical Practice Excellence Conference #MPEC20 – MGMA’s annual event. On Day 2, I took the opportunity to go through the virtual exhibit hall and had a number of great conversations. It wasn’t the same as being there in-person, but it was pretty close.

Humana teams with Cohere Health to streamline prior authorization for musculoskeletal conditions in 12 states

FierceHealthIT

Humana teams with Cohere Health to streamline prior authorization for musculoskeletal conditions in 12 states. pminemyer. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:20

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V2V Session Insights: Launching a Telehealth Program in Response to COVID-19

Health Recovery Solutions

Historically, healthcare has been reluctant to change. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare organizations knew that a digital transformation was on the horizon, but they were dragging their feet to get there.

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.