Fri.Nov 15, 2019

Art As Medicine – WHO Weaves the Evidence for Arts’ Role in Improving Health

Health Populi

“What’s the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?” ” asks a report from the World Health Organization ‘s Europe region team (WHO-Europe).

Lack of transportation leaves millions in need of substance abuse treatment on the sidelines

Mobi Health News

However, new technologies can help providers and plans better coordinate access to care


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Extending Legacy Systems To The Cloud For Secure Communications

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Banco, CEO, etherFAX. Today, the average cost of a healthcare data breach is $429 per record.


Apple pulls 181 vaping-related apps from App Store

Mobi Health News

Following a number of vaping-related deaths and injuries nationwide, the company removed the apps.


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.


Society for Participatory Medicine

My painting teacher, Wes Sherman , calls himself a conservator. He shares paintings, pictures, and tidbits of art history with special attention to artists that inspire him. I learned so much from a year of tidbits shared on Instagram. .


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Technology Can Help Make Medication Management Smarter

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Medication non-adherence – it’s serious. This medication non-adherence (not filling prescriptions or missing dosages) is a major health issue – resulting in 10% of hospitalizations, 125,000 deaths, and costing the healthcare system up to $300 billion/year.

Livongo's diabetes, hypertension management program cuts down high blood pressure over 12 weeks

Mobi Health News

A study being presented this weekend in Philadelphia is the latest data on Livongo's programs, which combine connected monitoring devices and digital coaching


HIPAA revamp talks gain momentum on the Hill

Morning eHealth

What we don't know about Apple Watches — Surprise! EHRs are worse than microwaves

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Google's data privacy scrutiny continues, new Peloton machine rumors and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Researchers use smart speakers and white noise to monitor infant respiration; ActiGraph integrates with Signant Health

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.

HIEs Must Shift From Health Data Sharing To Curating And Analyzing Data

Healthcare IT Today

After years of evolving and struggling to find a solid business model, HIEs have finally found a reasonably secure place in the healthcare system.

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App Store pulls 181 vaping-related apps

Mobi Health News

Following a number of vaping-related deaths and injuries nationwide, the company removed the apps.


Product Review: Chip Monk Cookies – Low Carb, Keto & Gluten-Free!

Insulin Nation

Can you tell that I loved these cookies? Too often, “low-carb” cookie products are full of junk ingredients and they taste like a diet gone wrong. Bleh. . I’m happy to report that these cookies — from Chip Monk Baking ( website ) — are delicious!


Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth

Healthcare IT Today

Apervita, the leading platform for value-based collaboration in healthcare, today announced that it secured $22 million in incremental investment to further accelerate its growth.

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.

Stakeholder Buy-In For Your Technology Deployment


The passage of the Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009 was a Congressional mandate requiring healthcare providers to adopt electronic medical records (EMR) technology. $27

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New York Medical Clinics head convicted in nearly $100M kickback, money laundering scheme


Aleksandr Pikus, 44, of Brooklyn, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to receive and pay healthcare kickbacks and one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. by obstructing the IRS


5 Health Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Meditation: Backed By Science

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

In the past few decades, researchers have been gaining deep insights into the benefits of mindfulness meditation. It has been successfully proven to help people deal with a variety of psychological pain and issues.

Humorous or Scary? – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday heading into the weekend, so we generally try to end the week with a little humor. Although, I have to admit that this week’s cartoons are a little more scary and sad for me than humorous. Although, they definitely hit some humorous points.

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.

Industry Voices—We need to fight fraud the right way


It is time to fight fraud and waste the right way: by reducing burdens on providers, streamlining the oversight process and finally putting patients over paperwork


Three Guidelines for Communication with a Patient’s Loved Ones


Delivering great care and achieving better outcomes requires the ability of healthcare professionals to communicate successfully and meaningfully with a patient’s family and other loved ones. Here are some guidelines for improved family communication


Weekender 11/15/19

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap HHS OCR will review the HIPAA. Weekender


New York hospital IT worker accused of stealing co-workers' passwords, information


The former health IT employee at a New York hospital was charged with compromising dozens of coworkers email accounts and stealing their confidential information, the Department of Justice announced on Friday.

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 releases proposed and final rules to make hospitals and insurers post prices, cost-sharing information


The Trump administration released a final rule to require hospitals to publish payer-negotiated prices and a proposal to mandate insurers post online real-time cost-sharing information.


Hospitals get ready to fight CMS in court again, this time over transparency


Hospitals are already getting ready to sue over the Trump administration's transparency rule just a few hours after its release