Wed.Jul 17, 2019

Withings rolls out connected blood pressure, ECG cuff in EU; US launch slated for Q3

Mobi Health News

While the less pricey Withings BPM Connect is now available in both regions' Apple and Withings storefronts, the US launch of the ECG-enabled BPM Core is on hold as the company awaits FDA clearance.


MIPS Audits: Lessons Learned from Meaningful Use

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Jim Tate, Founder of EMR Advocate & MIPS Consulting. Just as the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive program brought potential audits to providers, so it will be with the MIPS program.

Abbott ramping up FreeStyle Libre production following bountiful Q2

Mobi Health News

The company's executives lauded the CGM system, which saw a 72.9% increase in organic sales during the last quarter, and hinted at implementations of the tech beyond diabetes alone


6 Barriers to Healthcare Access and How Telehealth Can Help

Enzyme Health

Telehealth technology is helping provide better access to healthcare and easing the healthcare disparity gap among core American populations from seniors to rural residents. Find out how telehealth is showing promise for some of the biggest challenges to equitable healthcare access.

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.

Watchdog telemedicine nonprofit accuses WebMD of mislabeling STD tests

Mobi Health News

The suit alleges that only three of the nine STD tests sold by WebMD have undergone FDA approval process.

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AI-enabled disease management software startup DEARhealth scores $6.8M in Series A funding

Mobi Health News

Philips Health Technology Ventures, Vesalius Bio Capital lll and Health Innovations contributed to this round.

Telehealth tidbit in Biden’s 2020 rural health plan

Morning eHealth

Big tech in the hot seat — A new model for AI governance

Managing women's health: 5 unique takes on femtech

Mobi Health News

Women’s health has been historically under-studied and has only recently come to the foreground of healthcare technology, with investment in femtech initiatives rising significantly in the past few years.

Design for all – what we wanted and what we got

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Here’s a test. Can you look at a list, for example, of technologies that vendor websites claim are aimed at older adults and their caregivers -- and substitute younger beneficiaries or health care recipients?


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.

Building a digitally accessible front door to the NHS

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Building a mobile app that is accessible for as many people as possible is at the very heart of what we are doing with the NHS App.

Featured Health IT Job: Technical Consultant

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Technical Consultant position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Galen Healthcare Solutions and is a Remote position.

A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 2: Understanding the Why and the How of the ICU

Society for Participatory Medicine

This is Part 2 of a four part series, introduced Monday , based on my family’s experience with our mother’s unexpected and dramatic ICU stay and bilateral lung transplant. [Go to Part 1 ].

House lawmakers add arbitration to surprise billing measure


A House of Representatives panel passed legislation to address surprise medical bills that includes a last-minute compromise to install an arbitration process, handing healthcare providers a major win


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.

At the Denver Summit, Two Clinician Leaders Share their Organizations’ Journeys around Opioid Prescribing Management

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

At the Denver Healthcare Innovation Summit, clinician leaders from Truman Medical Centers and Intermountain Healthcare shared their learnings from their initiatives around opioid prescribing management

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts slows spending growth with global budget: study 


A global budget model launched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts slowed healthcare spending growth by 12% over eight years, a study shows


A1c Tip: Change What You Consider a “High” Blood Sugar

Insulin Nation

Should you try to eat a healthier diet? Should you exercise more often? Should you vow to never eat bread or chocolate ever again? . Instead, it could be more useful to start by looking at where your A1c and blood sugars currently are compared to where you want them to be. How your A1c translates to an eAG (estimated average blood glucose). Every A1c result translates to a blood sugar range and an eAG (estimated average blood glucose).


AARP sues Yale over financial penalties in workplace wellness program 


AARP has filed suit against Yale University, alleging its employee wellness program forces workers to reveal sensitive health information to the college and several vendors.

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.

Virtual Care Technology – Challenges & Solutions


Virtual Care Technology – Challenges & Solutions The Outlook for Virtual Healthcare Technology Virtual care technology may be one of the major ways we can change how healthcare is delivered to meet the growing needs of the U.S. population.

Oscar Health to launch Medicare Advantage plans in New York, Houston in 2020 


Startup insurer Oscar Health is set to launch its first Medicare Advantage plans in New York City and Houston for the 2020 plan year, it announced Wednesday.

New Hampshire PSYPACT

Telebehavioral Health Institute

New Hampshire Enacts PSYPACT! New Hampshire’s Governor Chris Sununu signed PSYPACT legislation (NH SB 232) into law on July 10th, 2019 making New Hampshire the 12th state to enact PSYPACT! PSYPACT also have the following active legislation: District of Columbia … Read more.


John Muir Health teams with Optum in effort to maintain independence 


John Muir Health is joining forces with Optum as part of an effort to maintain its independence, the two companies announced.


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!

The Most Important Thing in Consulting: People, People, People


Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, John DeSue, general manager of delivery excellence for our Microsoft business unit, writes about the importance people have on building a successful company and workplace. “Location, location, location.”


Clinical Pathology Laboratories the latest company impacted by massive AMCA breach


A fourth clinical lab impacted by a security breach at a third-party billing collections firm has come forward. Clinical Pathology Laboratories, based in Austin, Texas, says 2.2 million patients may have had their personal information impacted by a security breach that occurred at the American Medical Collection Agency


Benefits of Application Modernization: Deliver Exceptional CX


Whether you’re building new apps or modernizing legacy ones, cloud provides the agility and scalability your business needs to deploy faster and access advanced IT capabilities.


What happens when the power goes out? Mount Sinai West powers through a Manhattan blackout


Don Boyce had been working for emergency management for Mount Sinai Health System in New York for just eight months when he got the alert on Saturday night: the lights were out in midtown Manhattan


What the Financial Services Industry Stands to Teach Us about Digital Transformation


The financial services industry serves as a prime example of one that’s poised for rapid digital transformation. Since the economic meltdown in 2008, many financial services firms have been focused on regulatory compliance.

41, Walgreens Boots Alliance roll out smartphone-based UTI test in the U.K.


Urinary tract infections are a common health issue among women and account for nearly 10 million doctor visits a year in the U.K. is now rolling out its smartphone-based UTI testing kit in hundreds of pharmacies in the U.K. through an agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance.


Closing Gaps in Care with Virtual Care Technology


Gaps in care can refer to disparities in healthcare access, healthcare needs and medical services when comparing different populations across racial, ethnic, and/or socioeconomic factors. The goal in closing care gaps is to minimize inequality and expand access to quality … Read More.


State regulations tied to reduced sepsis mortality in New York


The success of New York’s mandate for protocolized sepsis care offers a nuanced lesson for other states considering similar regulations