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.

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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


Surescripts-ReMy allegations deepen

Morning eHealth

FDA debates — Apple and health


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.

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.


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.

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

Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

Perficient Data & Analytics

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.

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.

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


Just Associates Experts to Showcase Industry-Leading MPI Cleanup, Ongoing Management Solutions at AHIMA19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Patient data integrity experts from Just Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in patient matching and health information data integrity and management, will be at the 2019 Annual AHIMA Convention & Exhibit to provide insights into best practices for Master Patient Index (MPI) clean-up.

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.

Are High Insulin Prices Caused by the FDA Supply-limiting Regulation?

Insulin Nation

Raymond March, Ph.D. who is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and Director of FDA Review. We spoke with Raymond March, Ph.D.

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.

Driving Data

Perficient Data & Analytics

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


'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


Connecting Home Health Clinicians with Agency Specialists


The Burden of Care Facing Home Health Agencies The increasing aging population, along with the rise in chronic conditions, has placed a great burden of care on home health agencies. Many home health agencies do not have condition-specific specialists on-staff … Read More.


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


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.

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


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


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.