Tue.Nov 26, 2019

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

Mobi Health News

The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.

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Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

Healthcare IT Today

That’s quite an ambitious question. It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy.

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Stroke patients using VR show greater adoption when able to connect with others

Mobi Health News

In a small study, researchers found that 99% of patients given a multi-user version of VR therapy completed the treatment.

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EHR Training Improves Physician Satisfaction & Physicians Don’t Want to Make Time for EHR Training

Healthcare IT Today

While at the CHIME 2019 Fall Forum conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had a great chance to sit in on one of the CIO focus groups at the event hosted by Optimum Healthcare IT. The session discussed a wide variety of topics including EHR optimization, EHR training, and other related topics.

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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.

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

Mobi Health News

The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.

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Opinion: ePublic Health - Where tradition meets innovation

Mobi Health News

Vasileios Nittas, doctoral candidate at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, looks at the impact of social media and digital self-tracking tools on public health

Amazon rolls out new Alexa feature to let consumers refill prescriptions

FierceHealthIT

Amazon is rolling out medication reminders as a new feature of its Alexa device in partnership with pharmacy chain Giant Eagle. The new feature, announced Tuesday, could be the first step in the tech giant's broader effort to use the voice assistant to help consumers manage their medications

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Former Outcome Health execs hit with grand jury indictments over ad fraud scandal

Mobi Health News

The company's former CEO, president and CFO are each facing multiple counts of wire fraud, bank fraud and mail fraud, among other charges

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Cambia Health Solutions invests in integrated mental health care with Quartet partnership

FierceHealthIT

Cambia Health Solutions is partnering with New York City startup Quartet to better integrate behavioral health care and primary care for regional health plan members.

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.

Latest version of Eko's CORE stethoscope includes noise canceling capabilities

Mobi Health News

The technology also includes a 10-hour battery life and recording capabilities.

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University offers free tuition to encourage primary care doctors in underserved areas of Arizona

FierceHealthIT

The University of Arizona will provide free tuition to medical students in an effort to increase the number of primary care doctors working in underserved communities in the state

UnitedHealthcare Offers Health Data Support For Medicare Advantage ACO

Healthcare IT Today

UnitedHealthcare has struck a deal with national physician group Privia Health under which it will offer more and better data on patients enrolled in the payer’s Medicare Advantage plans. The agreement builds on the payer’s relationship with Privia’s ACO, which has been in place since 2017.

CMS accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday that is now accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models.

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.

Introducing LeanIX Cloud Native Suite: Automated Multi-Cloud Transparency

LeanIX

The 2019 LeanIX EA Connect Days kicked off today in grand style.

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Prenatal app Babyscripts pushing further into Medicaid market with Aetna partnership

FierceHealthIT

Prenatal and postpartum mobile app Babyscripts is expanding its reach in the Medicaid market with a strategic partnership with Aetna's Medicaid managed care organization in Pennsylvania.

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Takes Aim at a Complicated & Elusive Foe

HealthStream

World Pancreatic Cancer Day and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month are here. Use this time to study your risks and see your physician for routine bloodwork and a checkup

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Pennsylvania takes another step toward launching state-based insurance exchange

FierceHealthIT

Pennsylvania is one step closer to launching its own health insurance exchange.

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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.

BCBS of Massachusetts Grants $500K to 5 Nonprofits Addressing Social Determinants

MedTech Boston

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will grant $500,000 to five nonprofits as part of its Health Living Accelerator Grants initiative, The post BCBS of Massachusetts Grants $500K to 5 Nonprofits Addressing Social Determinants appeared first on MedTech Boston.

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Industry Voices— When it comes the opioid crisis, quality information and insights are needed

FierceHealthIT

Health networks and insurance companies must overcome the challenging structural dynamic of opioids being popular, relatively inexpensive and effective—while alternative pain treatments may be more obscure, initially more costly, and with less certain outcomes

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Avoiding Disasters with Chaos Engineering

Perficient

The cost of an outage to a business is very high. This isn’t news to anyone, but in today’s world of instant access and immediate gratification, it’s truer now than ever. Businesses today are expected to be accessible at all times to consumers.

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Industry Voices—How graph databases can help address healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse

FierceHealthIT

Fraudulent activities clearly are helping fuel the opioid crisis. But, rooting them out isn’t easy. It’s a huge big data exercise that requires analysis of internal patient, opioid treatment center and referring physician data

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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.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing Best Practice: Know Your Audience

Perficient

My last post focused on optimizing email campaigns with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing. In this post I will focus leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing to know your audience and communicate to them personally. Know Your Audience.

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Hospitals project gains at end of 2019 after recent performance improvements: report

FierceHealthIT

hospitals are expecting moderate year-over-year gains as the calendar year winds down despite anticipating significant month-over-month decreases in their margins, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall.

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Perficient Named a Top Workplace in Detroit

Perficient

At Perficient, we list “People” as one of our most important values. This is because of not only the incredible range of talent we bring on as colleagues, but also the promise we make back to our People: our employees, our clients, and our community.

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Industry Voices—Improving price transparency, outcomes through pharma-provider partnerships

FierceHealthIT

As patients lean harder on physicians for help, pharma-provider partnerships built on transparent information flow and improved collaboration around the patient will become increasingly important

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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.

Right sizing your solution and your partner

Perficient

Stepping up to the plate. To me, one of the most exciting and most frustrating things to do is to find a new solution for a need at your employer. Your job is to make a decision with the best information available to you. Then implement that decision successfully.

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MRI, CT and PET – What Do They Mean?

KB Dental Consulting

There are so many advancements in the medical industry and there are also remarkable successes in the imaging field. Nowadays, doctors can see the human body from the inside perspective and see more precisely what happening there. The medical professionals have an increased possibility to see the entire body throughout different medical devices and all this comes with many benefits.

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AI Helps Review Plans, Data and Robotic Process Automation

Perficient

My last installment explained how artificial intelligence assists search, confidence scores, and data reviews. This blog dives into how artificial intelligence helps review plans, provide statistical analysis to data, and robotic process automation. Review Plans.