Wed.Nov 27, 2019

Health education company Elsevier acquires medical education startup 3D4Medical

Mobi Health News

Following the acquisition 3D4Medical’s digital tools will be rolled into Elsevier’s suite of educational content

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Amazon launches new Alexa feature that reminds customers when to take meds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Patient co-creation is a tall, but worthwhile, order for health innovators

Mobi Health News

At last months' Connected Health Conference, payer, pharma, and patient stakeholders discussed the value — and potential pitfalls — of involving patients in all parts of the innovation process

Older adults deserve more from media when it comes to scams

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who do you trust? Rant on. A long WSJ article details how trusting people can be and why robocall scams work. A woman listened to a voice mail message saying that it was the FBI and that her identity had been stolen. That was the first and only robo-dialed call).

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.

Popit cofounder talks expansion plans, new pharma collaborations

Mobi Health News

An interview with Timo Heikkilä, cofounder and chief operating officer of Finnish health tech startup Popit

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Elsevier and Tencent partner to expedite the dissemination of global health info in China

Mobi Health News

Both companies have been leveraging on digital platforms to broaden the reach and access to health information tools

Physician depression linked to medical errors, new study finds

FierceHealthIT

Physicians who have symptoms of depression are at a greater risk of making medical errors, according to a new study.

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Healthy.io’s home-based UTI test kit to become available in Day Lewis pharmacies in the UK

Mobi Health News

The product will be available for purchase in over 280 of the chain's pharmacies in the UK

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7 Tips To Save On Prescription Costs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. There’s no getting around it: prescription drugs are expensive. In fact, if you have a lousy insurance policy, you could end up paying thousands of dollars out-of-pocket just to get your hands on the medications that you need. Are you in this position? Wondering how to soften the blow? There are a few different ways to […].

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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.

Seniors that exercise frequently, don't have chronic conditions more likely to stick to wearable tracking

Mobi Health News

Researchers also found that a higher percentage of women and people with higher education levels reported using their wearables for more than six months

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Tech companies use legal shield on opioid liability

Morning eHealth

Another study suggests PDMP effectiveness (sometimes) — Harris proposes HIPAA tweaks

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Consumer satisfaction lower for hospitals, higher for payers

Mobi Health News

Outpatient care settings are garnering more satisfaction than other providers, but overall satisfaction is down

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Sentara Hospitals to pay $2.2M HIPAA settlement for undisclosed data breaches

FierceHealthIT

Sentara Healthcare is paying a $2.175 million settlement for potential security and privacy violations. Sentara, which operates 12 hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina, also agreed to take corrections actions as part of its settlement with the U.S.

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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.

Building chatbots that speak the patient's 'language'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Building chatbots that speak the patient's 'language' Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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Emergent technologies are allowing consumers greater control and access to care

Mobi Health News

The shift happening in healthcare is similar to trends in personal wealth management, with beneficiaries assuming greater control

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Consumers increasingly embrace tools to comparison shop for healthcare: survey 

FierceHealthIT

Consumers are increasingly interested in using tools to price shop for care, particularly in countries where they face high out-of-pocket costs, a new global survey shows.

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Major Misconceptions About Machine Learning In Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Over the past few years, as some standout use cases began to emerge, enthusiasm for AI has grown among health leaders, to the point where you’ll hear little but positive thoughts about AI’s potential benefits.

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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.

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

2019: Year in Review It's been an eventful year for health IT. Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since the first meaningful use checks were mailed out, kickstarting the digital healthcare age as we know it.

Introducing LeanIX Smart Xplore: Better Productivity and User Experience from LeanIX

LeanIX

Coverage of LeanIX's EA Connect Days continues today with a follow-up on our company’s second major product announcements: LeanIX Smart Xplore

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Elsevier Acquires 3D4Medical, Creator of World-leading 3D Anatomy Technology

Healthcare IT Today

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Partners Healthcare announces rebrand along with 5-year strategic plan

FierceHealthIT

Partners Healthcare—which is Massachusett's largest health system—will be now known as Mass General Brigham. Officials said they were seeking to more closely align the system with the brands of its "world-renowned academic medical centers

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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.

Introducing LeanIX Smart Xplore: Better Productivity and User Experience from LeanIX

LeanIX

Coverage of LeanIX's EA Connect Days continues today with a follow-up on our company’s second major product announcements: LeanIX Smart Xplore

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Use the International Day of Disabled Persons to Assess Public Accessibility & More

HealthStream

The International Day of Disabled Persons shows how much work needs to be done, both here and around the world, to ensure that everyone has access to, and inclusion within, public structures and activities

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Kentucky snubs Anthem, Passport Health Plan in new Medicaid contract awards

FierceHealthIT

Kentucky awarded new five-year Medicaid managed care contracts to Aetna, Humana, Molina, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare to start next July

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Perficient Team Holds First Annual Diwali Celebration

Perficient

On October 25, colleagues from our global headquarters gathered to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The event included traditional Indian cuisine, games, music, and more! Our colleagues had a great time learning about some of our peers’ culture and joining in on the fun.

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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.

Health tech funding snapshot—Sony joins $42M round in endoscopy AI company; Wellframe raises $20M

FierceHealthIT

A Japanese startup focused on using artificial intelligence to help with early detection of gastrointestinal cancers scored $42.9 million in Series B funding. A company that wants to disrupt the $80 billion blood-testing market scored $27.1 million, and more funding news

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Hospitals Suffer Decline in Consumer Satisfaction

Health Populi

While customer satisfaction with health insurance plans slightly increased between 2018 and 2019, patient satisfaction with hospitals fell in all three settings where care is delivered — inpatient, outpatient, and the emergency room, according to the 2018-2019 ACSI Finance, Insurance and Health Care Report. ACSI polls about 300,000 U.S.

Perficient Team Cooks a Meal for a Good Cause

Perficient

A group of our Chicago-based colleagues recently volunteered at La Casa Norte , an organization that offers housing resources and opportunities to youth and families who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness throughout Chicago.

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