Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Apple files patent for stretchable health tracking band

Mobi Health News

The item could measure blood pressure, respiration rate and ECG signals.

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New telehealth bill in CA would expand access and ensure reimbursement

Clocktree

The California Assembly passed a telehealth bill requiring healthcare plans to equally reimburse providers for services having the same effect remotely as in person. The bill, awaiting signature by California Governor Gavin Newsom, would expand telehealth access to all CA residents by requiring health insurance plans to reimburse providers for appointments that would have the same impact whether in person or via video. Assembly Bill 744 strengthens and clarifies the existing telehealth statutes.

Livongo inks deal with Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, stock jumps

Mobi Health News

The deal is expected to add 45,000 new Livongo members by 2021.

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MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

Healthcare IT Today

When MEDITECH released their latest statistics for their Canadian operations, I was floored – 47% market share and 35 years of collaboration in Canada. I knew MEDITECH had been in the country for a long time, but I had no idea their ROOTS ran so deep [Canadian readers will get the joke].

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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.

Gait sensor FeetMe scores €9.4M in Series A funding

Mobi Health News

This latest round was led by LBO France with participation from Kurma Diagnostics, Paris Saclay, Idinvest Partners, Seventure and SOSV.

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NHS, Public Health England introduce platform to help people take care of their mental health

Mobi Health News

The initiative has the backing of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, who will appear tonight in a promotional video supporting its launch

The new EHR in the making

Morning eHealth

AI vs. Plaintiff’s Lawyers — Severino to speak on religious liberty

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Walmart taps digital health for its 2020 employee benefits, SilverCloud Health explores AI with Microsoft and more digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Also: OptimizeRx delivers messaging through NewCrop's electronic prescription software; Novo Nordisk expands collaboration with Noom following strong pilot; Livongo signs its biggest payer yet

Meet Michele Crook, Care Innovations QA Analyst

care innovations

Welcome to our series celebrating the women of Care Innovations, where we're meeting some of the key leaders and team members working hard to drive our success.

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.

Study: Proteus' digital pill system accurate, improved adherence among California TB patients

Mobi Health News

The independent investigation suggests that wirelessly observed therapies using Proteus' system could be considered equivalent to in-person medication adherence programs, but much better received by patients taking oral medications

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Health IT and Marketing (Odd Couple?) – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 21

Healthcare IT Today

For the 21st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Health IT and Marketing. Why are the two areas such an odd couple? Shouldn’t the CIO (IT) and CMO (Marketing) work together? Why don’t they work together?

Former NHS England CDO appointed managing director of digital GP service provider LIVI in the UK

Mobi Health News

Bauer initially joined LIVI as VP of product earlier this year

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Commonspirit Health reports losses of $582M in first financial report since merger

FierceHealthIT

Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health posted a $582 million loss last year in the wake of the merger that created the Catholic health giant, officials reported this week

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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!

Former NHS England CDO appointed MD of digital GP service provider LIVI in the UK

Mobi Health News

Bauer initially joined LIVI as VP of product earlier this year

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Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Through Grant Solutions

American Well

During Mental Illness Awareness Week, you may be considering ways you can raise awareness, increase screening rates, and expand access to care in your community.

Livongo inks deal with Federal Employee Benefits Program, stock jumps

Mobi Health News

The deal is expected to add 45,000 new Livongo members by 2021.

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SNF Setback: Acute Care Providers Share Limited Data when Transferring Patients to Post-Acute Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare Technologies Inc. As patients move from acute-care facilities to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), the sharing of critical patient information and associated data is extremely important for coordinating care.

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.

Live Now: HIMSS TV streaming from AsiaPac19 in Bangkok

Mobi Health News

HIMSS TV is livestreaming from HIMSS AsiaPac19 in Bangkok right now, bringing you interviews with healthcare IT industry luminaries and innovators, reports from the show floor, and news from keynotes and panels

Demand for Hospice Care is Growing; Telemonitoring Should Too

Health Recovery Solutions

Traditionally, hospice and palliative care agencies have been slow to implement health-technology services. However, in recent years, telehealth had been increasingly applied to hospice and palliative care to extend the full spectrum of care services to patients’ homes.

Alabama health system pays hackers responsible for ransomware attack as FBI warns more to come

FierceHealthIT

Alabama-based DCH Health System said it has made a payment to hackers behind a ransomware attack that disrupted operations at three hospitals in the past week. The FBI warns attacks are getting more sophisticated with bigger ransom demands

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Citizen Identity – the evolution of username password security

Digital Leaders HealthTech

How do we give the public secure access to their healthcare data and NHS services? Fingerprints, biometrics, retinal scanning, voice recognition and facial mapping – likeness, liveness, authentication and verification.

CMS launching tool on nursing home website to warn of abuse violations

FierceHealthIT

Later this month the Trump administration will add an alert to its Nursing Home Compare website to warn consumers of homes that have been flagged for violations including abuse and neglect

Clarifying the Reports of a Recent HIPAA Change

HealthStream

There has been much discussion regarding the recent changes to HIPAA – and it is big news; however, HIPAA, the law itself, has not changed – at least not yet.

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MA insurer startup Devoted Health first to subsidize Apple Watch

FierceHealthIT

Insurance startup Devoted Health is reportedly the first Medicare Advantage plan to subsidize the Apple Watch as a benefit to customers

What’s New in Healthcare Staff Recognition

HealthStream

Using current best practices to build a better system of reward and recognition for employees can improve employee perceptions regarding meaningful work leading to higher levels of satisfaction and engagement

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What's the burden of violence on health systems? Kaiser Permanente set out to quantify it

FierceHealthIT

Kaiser Permanente’s new report on the burden of violence on health systems offers a glimpse of the problem’s massive scope. It also points out how much further we need to go to produce effective, comprehensive solutions

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Chronic Medical Conditions and Care Complexity

HealthStream

In terms of population health management today, here are a handful of chronic medical conditions that have become most prevalent in discussions around ongoing care, due to their treatment complexity and rising number of patients

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Survey: Site of care, biosimilars key for employers to lower drug prices

FierceHealthIT

Employers are trying to offset the high cost of specialty drugs by influencing where those drugs are delivered and exploring how to leverage biosimilars, according to a recent survey

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Don’t Short Change Your Microsoft Teams Deployment

Perficient

Teams is an iceberg. When you look at an iceberg from a boat you only see what’s above the water. With Teams what you see is a simple looking chat interface that many see as the successor to Skype. It’s so much more than that.

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Optimize Community Awareness Efforts During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

HealthStream

Use National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to educate and inform staff and patients alike about the risks, research and preventive measures around breast cancer

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