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.

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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.

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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.

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 The paper-loaded clinics and hospitals have been replaced by tech-savvy smart data applications that extend themselves to more agile hospital management systems.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, […].

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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

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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

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’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 […].

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Applying a Population Health Model to the Opioid Abuse Crisis

HealthStream

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

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

FierceHealthIT

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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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.

LeanIX Partner Program Awards 2019: List of Recipients

LeanIX

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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LeanIX Partner Program Awards 2019: List of Recipients

LeanIX

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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How Can Technology Improve Dentistry?

VSee

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

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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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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.

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A Smarter Azure Migration: The Cloud Economic Assessment

Perficient

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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.

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