Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Digitally tracking daily postoperative steps could help gauge patient length of stay

Mobi Health News

The Cedars-Sinai study used Fitbit Charge trackers to monitor 100 patients following a major inpatient surgical procedure

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Trump administration talks tech and transparency

Morning eHealth

EHR safety campaign pressures Congress on gag clauses — New life for Massachusetts telehealth parity

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Patients Want To Wait Less for Doctors, Better Communication Makes That Possible

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Allison Hart, vice president of marketing, West. Americans expect customer service to be fast. Whether they’re at the bank, the airport, their doctor’s office or elsewhere, they don’t like to be kept waiting.

Will artificial intelligence be able to have this conversation?

KevinMD

Transformation of health care is underway: The landscape is filled with innovation, and the horizon is dotted with technological possibilities of “Star Trek” ilk.

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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.

Smartphone urine analysis company Healthy.io lands $18M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the money to scale its operations in the US and continue to roll out services in the UK.

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PerfectServe acquires AI scheduling technology for physicians, mobile patient engagement tool

Mobi Health News

This morning the clinical communication and collaboration company announced that it would be acquiring Lightning Bolt Solutions and CareWire.

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AMA survey: 28% of physicians say prior authorizations led to serious adverse events

FierceHealthIT

Prior authorizations are hazardous to patients’ health, according to more than one-quarter of physicians.

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Aetion's real-world data analytics platform raises $27M, caps off $63M Series B round

Mobi Health News

The new funding will primarily serve to expand the Aetion Evidence Platform

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NIH announces plan to take on sexual harassment in #MeToo era

FierceHealthIT

The National Institutes of Health is renewing its focus on addressing sexual harassment, with Director Francis Collins instructing a working group to propose actions and policies to promote a safe and inclusive culture at NIH-supported labs and research conferences

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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.

Instagram boss to meet UK health secretary amid growing concerns over distressing content

Mobi Health News

UK health and social care secretary Matt Hancock previously warned social media firms that "more action is urgently needed" to protect children online

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PBMs launch counterattack following Trump administration’s plan to end drug rebates

FierceHealthIT

Pharmacy benefit managers are hitting back against critics who blame them for rising drug prices, as the system they use to negotiate rebates on drugs hangs in the balance

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HIMSS TV at HIMSS19 will feature innovation leaders, HIPAA sitcom maker, Surescripts CEO and more

Mobi Health News

Complete with an interview desk, roving reporters, and discussions with industry luminaries, innovators and top executives, HIMSS TV will be available livecasted and on-demand

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HIMSS19: Attendees have sights set on interoperability and consumerism

FierceHealthIT

The HIMSS conference serves as a barometer of the current state of the health IT industry, and this year’s event seems strategically focused on themes around interoperability, patient engagement and consumerism

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.

Teladoc Health's new features take existing clinical workflows virtual

Mobi Health News

The company will showcase Clinical WorkScope and Integrated Diagnostic Testing at HIMSS19

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South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – January 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

Amazon health venture taps former Zocdoc technology chief as new CTO

FierceHealthIT

The new healthcare venture started by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway continues to add notable executives to its roster with the addition of Serkan Kutan, the former Zocdoc chief technology officer, as its new CTO

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Introducing the New PerfectServe Family

CareWire

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Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

Anthem hit with lawsuit alleging it misled enrollees in Georgia’s ACA exchanges

FierceHealthIT

Georgia patients have filed suit against Anthem, claiming that the insurer misled them about the provider network it would offer through its Affordable Care Act plans

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PerfectServe Acquires Lightning Bolt and CareWire, Reinforces Vision of Care Team Collaboration Platform

CareWire

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Most patients use medical marijuana to treat chronic pain, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Chronic pain is the top reason patients are using medical marijuana, according to a new study. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at the conditions for which patients enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs

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Video doctor appointments are the future, but there is a reluctance to change from both patients and clinicians

Lloyd Price

In January, the NHS published a long-term plan in which it promised to redesign services so that, by 2024, up to a third of hospital outpatient consultations would be undertaken by video link. The idea is that this will increase convenience, reduce costs and free up staff time for other tasks.

HIMSS19: Sessions you'll want to check out while you're in Orlando

FierceHealthIT

With hundreds of sessions available, sifting through the HIMSS19 agenda can be a little daunting. Let us help you

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Instagram egg stars in surprise Mental Health advert

Lloyd Price

The egg which beat Kylie Jenner’s record to become the most-liked post on Instagram has “cracked” in a surprise video released to raise awareness of mental health.

Centene still bullish on ACA exchanges despite legal challenges to the law 

FierceHealthIT

Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act aren’t deterring Centene from their exchange business, officials said on Tuesday.

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Health IT Startup: Health Wizz

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Health Wizz is an electronic file cabinet for your health records on your smartphone.

AHA: Rural hospitals facing growing challenges to financial stability

FierceHealthIT

Although rural hospitals have long faced unique circumstances that can complicate health improvement efforts, more recent and emergent challenges are exacerbating their financial instability—and by extension, the economic health of their community

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EHRs, pop health, predictive analytics, interoperability on Cerners HIMSS19 menu

Healthcare Guys

With HIMSS19 just days away, EHR giant Cerner has a lot on its mind.