Thu.Dec 05, 2019

The Patient As Payor: Workers Covered by Employer Health Insurance Spend 11.5% of Household Incomes on Premiums and Deductibles

Health Populi

Workers covered by health insurance through their companies spend 11.5%

Laws ensuring commercial insurance coverage for telehealth increasing among states

Mobi Health News

Still, a new state-by-state survey from Foley & Lardner suggests there is still plenty of ground to cover in terms of telehealth payment parity, as well as the language used in the laws themselves


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In the Decade To Come, Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Cyber Risk with Employee Training

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Taeil Goh, chief technology officer, OPSWAT.


Meta-analysis finds high dropout rates for studies on depression apps

Mobi Health News

When bias is accounted for, researchers found a 50% dropout rate.


The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

A Brief History of Drug Abuse and Treatment

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Drug abuse isn’t something you see on a “special” episode of your favorite sitcom. It’s an epidemic and continues to spread throughout the world.


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DevOps In Healthcare: Best Practices

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The healthcare industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. The paper-loaded clinics and hospitals have been replaced by tech-savvy smart data applications that extend themselves to more agile hospital management systems. Data lies at the key of the healthcare industry and is considered the true treasure of the trove. However, […].


FDA, NIH's newest app asks clinicians to log case data when treating difficult infections

Mobi Health News

The CURE ID online data repository's crowdsourcing approach could help the agency to identify novel uses for approved drugs


Administrators Will Focus Less on Describing and Admiring the Problem and More On Prediction and Prescription of the Solution

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sanjeev Agrawal, president, LeanTaaS. Everywhere, everyone is building dashboards: Tableau reports, Excel spreadsheets and others. To paraphrase many hospital leaders I meet: “We’ve spent tens of millions of dollars on an EHR implementation. On top of that, we have invested a lot on reporting capabilities; we have lots of dashboards throughout the hospital to […].

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Peloton's holiday ad falls flat, Israeli startup notches another 510(k) and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Early study data on Onduo's tech-driven diabetes management program; Northwell Health sending chatbot-based appointment reminders

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Healthcare’s New Challenge: Mastering the Trifecta of Comfort, Cost and Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ryan VanDePutte, associate director, Bits In Glass. Each day in the U.S., about 10,000 seniors turn 65. By 2050, there will be 83.7 million seniors in the country, representing about one-fifth of its population. Even with the growing awareness of health and fitness, it’s a hard reality that about three-quarters of these older Americans […].


Core Principles for Application Decommissioning and Data Archiving

Healthcare IT Today

While we’ve been writing about EMR data archiving since back in 2009 and then again in 2013 and 2014 to name a few, the topic has never been more important than it is today.

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Applying a Population Health Model to the Opioid Abuse Crisis


Healthcare can improve its approach to the opioid crisis by adopting a population health model. Looking at addiction and abuse as a chronic disease can change the treatment trajectory


Sentara Hospitals Will Pay $2.2 Million HIPAA Fine

Healthcare IT Today

In yet another sign that the agency is taking a tougher enforcement stance, Sentara Hospitals has agreed to pay $2.2 million to the HHS Office for Civil Rights to settle claims that it violated the HIPAA Breach Notification and Privacy rules.


Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

What’s in Your Pump? How to Choose the Right Insulin

Insulin Nation

When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, you have little say in what insulin your doctor puts you on. Typically, you’ll get stuck with whatever brand your doctor prefers that your insurance will also cover.


Physician specialties with the highest salaries and the biggest pay increases in 2019


Neurosurgeons top the salary list, telemedicine is one of the fastest-growing sectors and primary care physicians are the most in-demand, according to a new physician labor market study

USDA announces dozens of grants to support rural telehealth rollouts

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The rural health crisis: Number of medical students from rural backgrounds declined 28% over 15 years, study finds


It’s a fact that doesn’t bode well for rural healthcare: Over a 15-year period, the number of medical students from rural backgrounds declined 28


Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

LeanIX Partner Program Awards 2019: List of Recipients


We don’t say this enough, but LeanIX’s global network of Certified Partners— 43 in total from 10 countries—is fundamental to our company’s growth.


For physicians, compensation is up but productivity remains flat or declining, survey finds


With a demand for their talents, physicians continue to see a year-over-year increase in their compensation, according to a new survey


LeanIX Partner Program Awards 2019: List of Recipients


We don’t say this enough, but LeanIX’s global network of Certified Partners— 43 in total from 10 countries—is fundamental to our company’s growth.


MedPAC: Hospitals got $201B in Medicare payments last year, a 3.6% bump from 2017


Hospitals got $201 billion in Medicare fee-for-service payments in 2018, a 3.6% increase from 2017 as Medicare is footing the bill for higher drug prices, a new analysis found

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Waystar Acquires Recondo Technology, Gains Best in KLAS Patient Access and Business Office Technology

Healthcare IT Today

Waystar, a leading provider of revenue cycle technology, today announced the acquisition of Recondo Technology, a pioneer of innovative revenue cycle automation solutions powered by advanced robotic process automation (RPA) and other artificial intelligence technology allowing providers to be paid more, faster and at lower cost.

Centene's Neidorff: WellCare acquisition has cleared final state approvals


NEW YORK CITY—St. Louis-based Centene Corporation's acquisition of WellCare Health Plans crossed a significant hurdle as the deal earned approval from all 27 states, according to Centene CEO Michael Neidorff. Illinois and New Jersey approved the pending merger of the two insurers, Neidorff said while speaking at the Forbes Healthcare Summit Thursday


How Can Technology Improve Dentistry?


Technology seems to be able to improve every aspect of medicinal care, increase the quality of life of patients and improve their chances of survival in severe cases.

HIStalk Interviews Amanda Hansen, President, AdvancedMD

HIStalk Interviews

Amanda Hansen is president of AdvancedMD of South Jordan, UT. Interviews


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.

Healthcare spending ticked up in 2018 as industry felt the impacts of the ACA's maligned insurer tax 


Health spending grew at a rate slower than overall economic growth in 2018, though expenditures were up for major payers thanks in large part to the reinstatement of the ACA’s health insurance tax, a new report shows.


A Smarter Azure Migration: The Cloud Economic Assessment


According to Gartner , the average enterprise will overspend by 70% in the first 18 months of cloud deployment. Organizations have come to accept public cloud as an inevitable destination for computing resources, applications and data.


Survey: As Millennials consumers gain power in workplace, they'll push for plan changes


Americans a generally satisfied with their health plans—but as Millennials continue to gain influence in the workplace, they’ll be pushing insurers to modernize, according to a new survey.