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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Thanksgiving with Type 1 Diabetes: 3 Blood Sugar Management Tips

Insulin Nation

It’s the holidays, and you should be able to enjoy the fun and yum that comes with the season. As people with type 1 diabetes, however, we have to plan ahead for a day that revolves around mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie. Carbohydrate central!

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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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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!

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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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.

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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Security Audits and Penetration Testing in Financial Services

Perficient

Previously , I discussed the cybercrimes of phishing and the signs it’s happening. This blog will highlight security audits and penetration testing.

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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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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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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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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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