Tue.Dec 10, 2019

Hospitals embracing IoT must be prepared to secure a decentralized environment

Mobi Health News

Speakers at the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston discuss the rise of connected medical devices and what that means for a security team.

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Creating A New Community Integrated Health System: Role of the Traditional Health Provider

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Leslie Wainwright, PhD., chief funding and innovation officer, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI). Addressing the social determinants of health (SDoH) in communities is a hot topic of conversation in healthcare. The industry has bought into the theory that 20 percent of an individual’s health is determined by clinical care and the rest by […].

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Sanofi walks back Onduo, its joint venture with Verily, amidst company-wide strategy shift

Mobi Health News

New CEO Paul Hudson said during today's strategy presentation that the company had "over-invested" in the joint venture back in 2016

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Managing The True Costs of Price Transparency

VSee

In an effort to reign in cost and solve the issue of the surprise bill by the Trump administration, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has proposed new requirements for price transparency. What will that mean to the healthcare industry?

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.

LGBTQ, public health orgs call for Facebook to address ad policy in response to misleading PrEP ads

Mobi Health News

The false ads are instilling apprehension among at-risk individuals who would benefit from the HIV prevention treatment, 50-plus signatories write

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Peregrine Ventures raises more than $115m MedTech fund

Mobi Health News

The Israeli venture capital fund will invest in early stage and late stage rounds of startups

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Provider Adoption Across Clinical Technology Platforms – Why Is It Sometimes So Difficult?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Troy Foster, Senior Manager of Communications Infrastructure. Over the years, I’ve participated in a number of clinical technology rollouts.

Current Health scaling its remote monitoring platform with $11.5M raise

Mobi Health News

The Scotland-grown startup is looking to hire, open a US headquarters and refine its AI algorithm

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DiabetesSisters: Women Supporting Women with Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Everyone living with diabetes faces challenges. But women with diabetes are especially cursed with some unique obstacles. First and foremost, there are hormones. . These pesky chemicals influence blood sugars in ways that are often unpredictable.

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.

Proactive voice interfaces enhance patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Proactive voice interfaces enhance patient experience Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has drawn conclusions that, while infuriating, probably won’t surprise anyone working in the U.S. healthcare system today. The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based

In new milestone, the majority of U.S. medical students are now women

FierceHealthIT

Female medical students have hit a milestone. They now comprise the majority of enrolled U.S. medical students for the first time, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges

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November Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

We’re nearing the end of the fourth quarter, 2019, and telehealth shows no signs of abating. In November, one of the largest insurance companies in the nation reported extremely high patient satisfaction scores for their subscribers, along with a cost reduction from using telehealth.

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.

Health systems must tackle workplace, patient safety in tandem, IHI says

FierceHealthIT

ORLANDO, FLORIDA—A nationwide effort to improve and coordinate patient safety measures will strive to make a connection between workplace and patient safety

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What Google’s BERT Algorithm Update Means for Healthcare Sites

Geonetric

Breaking Down Google’s BERT Algorithm The latest Google algorithm update is based on a tool created last year, the Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers, or BERT for short.

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Current Health closes $11.5M funding round to scale its AI wearable and patient management technology

FierceHealthIT

Current Health raised $11.5 million in funding to scale its patient management platform that uses wearables and artificial intelligence to track and manage patients' health

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Featured Health IT Job: Cerner Patient Accounting/Revenue Cycle Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Cerner Patient Accounting/Revenue Cycle Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Humana launching new care coordination programs for members with kidney disease 

FierceHealthIT

Humana is launching a pair of programs aimed at improving care coordination for Medicare Advantage and commercial members with kidney disease.

Retention Success Strategies for Healthcare Revenue Cycle Staff

HealthStream

Keeping high-quality staff is a continual challenge in healthcare revenue cycle operations, especially in a tight labor market. This post excerpts the HealthStream article about recruitment and retention strategies to engage and motivate revenue cycle staff

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PwC: Cybersecurity and privacy top barriers for monetizing data

FierceHealthIT

Concerns around how to protect data are a massive barrier to adopting digital strategies among provider and payer executives, a new report found

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Machine learning, AI, telemedicine and other technologies will pose data security risks, says Dr. John Halamka

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Cigna eyes sale of group benefits insurance business to New York Life: report

FierceHealthIT

Cigna is in talks with New York Life Insurance Co. to sell off its group benefits insurance business in a deal that could be worth $6 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Minneapolis Colleagues Support Technovation

Perficient

Colleagues give their time and skills to help girls become the next tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Setting the Stage for the Future. Fun times with the Technovation team in the Minneapolis office!

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Major political events, including Trump election, linked to mood decline among young U.S. doctors

FierceHealthIT

Politics, including the election of President Donald Trump, may have a negative impact on many young U.S. doctors, according to new research.

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Home health agencies are betting on telehealth to grow their businesses over the next couple of years

Synzi

US home health agencies (HHAs) — which cater to the growing senior population — are kicking their expansion efforts into high gear: 43% of home health agencies say they plan to bulk up services or extend footprints — and they’re leaning on … Read More.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Some SCOTUS justices appear sympathetic to payers in oral arguments over ACA risk corridor payments

FierceHealthIT

The nation’s highest court grappled with a key Affordable Care Act case Tuesday, with $12 billion in payments to insurers hanging in the balance.

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Home health agencies are betting on telehealth to grow their businesses over the next couple of years

Synzi

US home health agencies (HHAs) — which cater to the growing senior population — are kicking their expansion efforts into high gear: 43% of home health agencies say they plan to bulk up services or extend footprints — and they’re leaning on … Read More.

Debunking DevOps: Myth #1

Perficient

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of streamlined business-critical IT processes, transitioning legacy systems, and adopting new technologies and tools, but the reality is that adopting a DevOps strategy isn’t easy.

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