Thu.Mar 04, 2021

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

Health Populi

A major side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was its impact on the national U.S. economy, jobs, and peoples’ household finances — in particular, medical spending.

TytoCare raises an additional $50M for its oversubscribed Series D round

Mobi Health News

The Israeli startup raised the first $50 million in April 2020 in a round led by Insight Partners, which led this extension as well. . Investing, Business

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The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

Health Populi

A major side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was its impact on the national U.S. economy, jobs, and peoples’ household finances — in particular, medical spending.

Lively, Best Buy's aging-in-place brand, comes to Apple Watches

Mobi Health News

A new app allows seniors enrolled in the Lively Health & Safety offering to access in-home support services through Apple's wearable. Digital Health, Health and Wellness, Healthy aging, Technology, Care

Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

Health systems, care delivery groups, Amazon launch hospital-at-home initiative

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new advocacy group called Moving Health Home launched on Wednesday, bringing together some heavy hitters – major health systems, care delivery services and technology vendors – who say they want to effect a shift in thinking about treating patients at home, and want to adjust reimbursement models accordingly. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Amazon Care's health provider signaling potential expansion, says STAT

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Care Medical, which provides medical services for the app-based Amazon Care, appears to be preparing to expand throughout the country, raising questions about the tech behemoth's future in the healthcare space.

GoodRx devotes $40M+ to free medications for low-income areas, Amazon's Halo integrates with Alexa and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Oscar Health IPO dips below expectations; DrChrono's new "all-in-one telehealth app experience.". Digital Health, Investing, Patient Access, Rural and underserved communities, Telehealth, Core Technologies, EHR, Technology, Business, Care

Four Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from February 2021

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Looking out toward the future – what trends matter most? The lack of broadband access among older adults is worrisome in these days of online-only vaccine registration.

A Look At DirectTrust’s Work in Healthcare Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

After hearing about DirectTrust passing the 2 billion message mark, we thought it would be valuable for readers to learn more about DirectTrust and the healthcare interoperability work their non-profit is doing.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Billing Telehealth Updates for the South Central Region – February 2021

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi Virtual Visit Billing Guides have been updated with recent January payor changes! Payors continue to make permanent telehealth policy changes that incorporate greater telehealth flexibilities.

The Most Influential Person in Healthcare Might Soon Be the Care Manager, Not the Doctor

Healthcare IT Today

Everyone knows that the doctor has been the center of healthcare in at least our lifetimes and likely longer. It makes sense that the doctor is the center of healthcare since they’re highly trained to provide the most effective care to a patient.

Amazon Care, Intermountain form coalition to push for CMS home care reimbursement changes

FierceHealthIT

Amazon Care, Intermountain form coalition to push for CMS home care reimbursement changes. hlandi. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:13

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Virtual Care Insights Report: Top Five Nuggets of the Week

eVisit

Our aim at The Virtual Care Blog is to share useful Thought Leadership content to help you stay abreast of the latest news in virtual care, telehealth, telemedicine and remote care — however you might refer to it. We know the week’s happenings came fast.

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.

AMA: Medicare physician service spending declined $9.4B in first half of 2020

FierceHealthIT

AMA: Medicare physician service spending declined $9.4B in first half of 2020. rking. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:53

LLR Partners Completes Investment in Cloud-based Health IT Innovator Azalea Health

Healthcare IT Today

LLR Partners today announced an investment in Azalea Health, a rapidly growing provider of cloud-based electronic health record and patient engagement solutions for inpatient and outpatient community health organizations.

In a competitive digital health market, startups move to add new medication delivery services

FierceHealthIT

In a competitive digital health market, startups move to add new medication delivery services. hlandi. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:55

Perficient Gives Back to Hometown Community of St. Louis

Perficient

The people of Perficient are big believers in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. As the headquarters of a global company based in St. Louis, there is an opportunity to invest in the surrounding community that Perficient takes seriously. .

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.

AHIP, BCBSA team to boost vaccine access for seniors

FierceHealthIT

AHIP, BCBSA team to boost vaccine access for seniors. pminemyer. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:49

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How to Get Started With a Power Platform COE

Perficient

The following is the fifth and final in a series of blogs about how a center of excellence can help you unlock the potential of your people and Power Platform. Throughout this series, we have explained how Power Platform enables your makers and why and how a COE enables these makers.

DOJ reaches settlement with Geisinger Health, Evangelical in antitrust case

FierceHealthIT

DOJ reaches settlement with Geisinger Health, Evangelical in antitrust case. treed. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 14:14

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POUR: Designing for Accessibility with Perceivability in Mind

Perficient

Designing for accessibility is both a mindset and a design practice. Together, they strive to make various forms of technology accessible to people as much as possible by minimizing or eliminating barriers to information through our senses (hearing, vision, and touch).

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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.

Optum to acquire Atrius Health as it continues to grow physician network

FierceHealthIT

Optum to acquire Atrius Health as it continues to grow physician network. hlandi. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:56

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Docker Bootcamp – Persistent Storage

Perficient

Welcome back to my Docker Bootcamp Series. In the first post, I covered the background and installation of Docker , and in the next, I reviewed Docker terminology and gave examples to test out.

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Blue Cross MN files price gouging suit against 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli, Vyera

FierceHealthIT

Blue Cross MN files price gouging suit against 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli, Vyera. pminemyer. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 13:58

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Byte-9: Build your own in-house technology radar

Perficient

Do you have your own technology radar? Did you build any recently ? If not, I recommend you to build one. Technology radar helps to give a view of your tools and technologies which are in play and assigning them to the different quadrants of the radar.

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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.

Chutes & Ladders—Hinge Health nabs former Livongo, Google execs

FierceHealthIT

Chutes & Ladders—Hinge Health nabs former Livongo, Google execs. treed. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:04

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Applying Power Platform to the Healthcare Industry – Part 3: Creating the Front End With Power Apps

Perficient

This mini series is about using Power Platform to help streamline the work of healthcare providers and increase patient safety.

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Sutter Health starts major financial review after posting $321M loss in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Sutter Health starts major financial review after posting $321M loss in 2020. rking. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:27

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