Wed.Sep 11, 2019

How does this tech improve patient care?


What if each new feature of your medical record came with a description of how it would improve patient value, not just how to use it?

Why Humana Joined CTA – The Pivot from “Health Insurance” to Behaving as a Health-Tech Start-Up

Health Populi

“Every company is a tech company,” Christopher Mimms asserted in the Wall Street Journal in December 2018. Connectivity, artificial intelligence, and automation are now competencies every company must master, Mimms explains.

Mercy Virtual leads $10M investment in Myia Labs, rolls out home monitoring tech to patients

Mobi Health News

Myia Labs' tech uses Apple Watches, Oura Rings and other consumer health tracking products to guide chronic disease care


Build the CyberSecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 2: Necessary Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

This year we have already witnessed twice as many breached patient records as 2018’s total of 15 million, with 285 incidents reported through June. In just the first week of September, five providers reported patient data breaches caused by successful phishing exploits that affected at least 20,000 patients, according to industry watchdog HealthITSecurity.

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.

Rock Health founder Halle Tecco launches new fertility startup Natalist

Mobi Health News

The startup aims to sell women's fertility products that are backed up by science.


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AiCure cofounder talks future of digital in clinical trials; offers insights to fellow female entrepreneurs

Mobi Health News

Laura Shafner, chief strategy officer and founder of AiCure, discusses her experience within the industry.


#092: Marta Zanchi, PhD, Explains the Need for Needs-Based Innovation

Digital Health Today

“Don't fall in love with the solution, fall in love with the problem”… Really? In this episode we look at needs-based innovation, and to get a better understanding I spoke with Marta Zanchi, PhD.

Livongo's complex recipe for digital health success

Mobi Health News

At the Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference next week in Santa Clara, I'll sit down with Livongo Executive Chairman Glen Tullman to look back at the company's IPO — and ahead to healthcare's digitally-empowered future

Physician Reputation – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 19

Healthcare IT Today

For the 19th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about physician reputation. This podcast was inspired by the news that MIPS Quality scores were now public. That’s right.

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.

Personal training app's $4.5M round headlined by A-Rod, 24 Hour Fitness founder, Corazon Capital

Mobi Health News

Fitplan's subscription service provides consumers with video workouts developed by well-known trainers


Is telehealth worth the investment? Look beyond reimbursement to calculate ROI, Manatt Health says


What is the return on investment of telehealth programs? Legal and consulting firm Manatt Health offers a framework for calculating a telehealth program's ROI, and it's more than just reimbursement revenue

Twenty innovators join fourth cohort of DigitalHealth.London accelerator

Mobi Health News

Ampersand Health, Push Doctor and SkinVision are among the companies selected to take part in the programme


370 healthcare organizations urge Congress to protect MA patients from prior authorization


Hundreds of healthcare groups sent a letter to Congress this week urging lawmakers to pass a bill to protect growing numbers of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from prior authorization requirements

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.

Latin America’s Virtual Care Revolution


Global access to care: that’s our mission and you can see it right there in our name. When I started GlobalMed in 2002, our goal was to help make evidence-based medicine available in every nation, not just the U.S.

As healthcare costs rise, small business owners are taking an interest in ‘Medicare for All’: survey 


Small business owners are struggling to address rising healthcare costs and are open to a swath of ideas to mitigate these expenses—including “Medicare for All,” a new study shows.

Use National Suicide Prevention Week To Educate Both Inside & Outside The Healthcare Workplace


National Suicide Awareness Week is a good time to assess protocols for helping at-risk patients, as well for providers themselves to assess their own mental and emotional well-being


Advertising Spend Increases at Hospitals Where a Breach Has Occurred

Healthcare IT Today

As we all know, massive data breaches have become far too common in recent times. Of course, healthcare execs are aware of how this looks to the public, and are taking steps to keep members of the public from getting too concerned.

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.

How to work with innovation in digital mental health

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Any healthcare administrator in a rural area faces many challenges when it comes to providing the kind of services that meet the needs of the patients he serves. Many mental health clients face various roadblocks to obtaining healthcare that works for them: Lack of Education Regarding Mental Health.

'Siri, how's the research going?' Apple launches new app to study health


Continuing its push into healthcare, Apple is launching three medical studies to evaluate the capabilities of its Apple Watch to monitor hearing, women's health and heart rate and mobility


What Kind of Healthcare Leader Are You?


Healthcare is a unique business, and providers succeed best when they are led by someone who brings the right skill sets to that particular setting


California legislature advances bill that caps dialysis profits


California’s state legislature advanced a bill that targets dialysis providers who steer patients toward charities that subsidize their premiums, causing major opposition from the dialysis industry


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!

Vulnerability Management

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Vulnerability Management – $150,000 Fine Issued for Unpatched Software Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) failed to implement software patches resulting in a breach that affected approximately 2,700 patients.

Majority of public OK with hospitals, docs paying more due to surprise billing change


A majority of Americans are fine with hospitals and doctors getting paid less in any legislative solution to end surprise billing, according to a new poll


HIStalk Interviews Steve Shihadeh, Founder, Get-to-Market Health

HIStalk Interviews

Steve Shihadeh is founder of Get-to-Market Health of Malvern, PA. Interviews


The ‘Price is Your Right’ Challenge Launches to Drive Patient Use of Cost Transparency Tools

MedTech Boston

Two Massachusetts public agencies, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech ( MeHI ) and the Center for Health Information and Analysis (. The post The ‘Price is Your Right’ Challenge Launches to Drive Patient Use of Cost Transparency Tools appeared first on MedTech Boston. MTB Contest MTB Promotion News chia Harvard Massachusetts New Hampshire

Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm


A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams.

With Shared Instance of Epic, Two UC Health Systems Deploy Same Provider Directory Platform

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

UCSD joins UC Irvine in using Phynd provider information management platform


Driving Data


Stuck In Rush Hour. A few days ago I was driving home from Atlanta during rush hour and my phone died. All I could see in front of me were brake lights and red lights. Not a huge deal, I knew where I wanted to go and I knew how to get there.


Surescripts terminates contract with ReMy Health, hindering PillPack's access to patient prescription data


Electronic prescribing company Surescripts has terminated its contract with ReMy Health based on new allegations about the startup's fraudulent behavior. And the move has serious repercussions for Amazon's online pharmacy PillPack