Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Most People Want Technology to Play a Bigger Role in Their Health Care, ResMed Finds

Health Populi

Americans face high costs and hassle factors in health care.

DEA on track to meet special registration deadline

Morning eHealth

Telehealth lactation study finds promise for rural mothers — AdvaMed's new Center for Digital Health

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'Mindlessness is the new mindfulness': Lessons from brain science on how to change behaviors

Mobi Health News

Kyra Bobinet, CEO of EngagedIN, and Judson Brewer, director of research and innovation at Brown's Mindfulness Center, shared insights and strategies for re-imagining habit forming and behavior change at CHC 2019


4 Reasons Why Your EMR Is Not Enough To Deliver Virtual Care


Chances are your organization recognizes the value of telemedicine and already has a solution in place, or is contemplating integrating telemedicine soon.

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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.

UK-based health tech firm Healx secures $56m in Series B financing

Mobi Health News

The investment will be used to build a clinical-stage portfolio for rare diseases, including treatments for Fragile X syndrome


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Digital's potential in clinical trials, medical adherence

Mobi Health News

This week at the Connected Health Conference in Boston, Bob Coughlin, executive director of the Mass Biotech Council and Dr. Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health at Partners, talked the future of digital in life sciences.

Healthcare System: The Importance of Private Home Help In Today’s World

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The way we live has changed beyond all expectations in the last few decades. Thanks to amazing developments in modern medicine, people are living longer.


Glucagon: People with Type 1 Diabetes Produce MORE of This Hormone that Raises Blood Sugar

Insulin Nation

Mother Nature is having a good laugh over this one. Let’s create a condition where humans don’t produce any insulin — necessary for making use of glucose — and then make those same humans produce too much glucagon — something that increases glucose levels.


AristaMD Launches Wound Care Image App To Support eConsults

Electronic Health Reporter

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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.

HealthBeacon focuses on a specialized need

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: HealthBeacon focuses on a specialized need Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

Graphium Health Launches FieldMed — First Ever Mobile, Patient-Focused Software for Community Health Programs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In response to the rapid rise of community-based healthcare programs around the country, Graphium Health is leveraging its history in developing intelligent software for healthcare professionals to launch FieldMed, a dedicated community health software platform.


Centene, WellCare get OK from 5 states for $17B merger


Centene and WellCare announced that another five states have approved the pending merger of the two insurers, bringing the total number of states that have greenlit the deal to 24


5 Gadgets That Contribute To Medical Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The emergence of different cutting-edge medical devices is a positive sign that the medical technology landscape is in excellent state. For many years, medical technology is there to solve health problems and improve our daily lives. So, it’s great to hear that the advancements in technology today promise us much better health and wellness. Now, […].

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.

Humana files suit against generic drug makers, alleges price fixing


Humana filed suit Friday against more than a dozen generic drugmakers, including Teva Pharmaceutical, alleging the companies engaged in price fixing

E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Still Underused

Healthcare IT Today

In theory, electronic prescribing of controlled substances should be in wide use these days, as there’s never been more pressure of doctors to be very aware of and document carefully such prescriptions. However, a new blog item from ONC notes that this is not exactly how things stand.

Telehealth Maturity Assessment: It Takes A Village

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Author: NTT Data Sponsor: NTT Data Primary topic: Workflow Topic: Clinical Telehealth Workflow Resource Central: Upcoming Webinars External url: [link] Thumbnail: Body: Sponsor: NTT Data Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Telehealth Maturity Assessment: It Takes A Village Region Tag: Global Edition

Google hires former Obama healthcare official Karen DeSalvo as chief health officer


Karen DeSalvo, M.D., served as one of the highest healthcare and health IT policy leaders during the Obama administration, and now she is headed to tech giant Google. The company hired DeSalvo as its first chief health officer, as first reported by CNBC

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.

Survey Shows Growing Level of Interest in Healthcare AI

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has found a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare executives saying they’d implemented an AI strategy, with administrative solutions getting more attention than clinical AI options.

23andMe competitor claims direct-to-consumer cancer risk screening produces 'false negatives'


Millions of people have taken a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic health test to identify their risk of developing cancer or other diseases. Researchers say a new study indicates that reports from limited DTC genetic tests can provide consumers with a false sense of security


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HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap Microsoft and Nuance announce plans to work. Weekender


Medicare Advantage benefits are changing quickly. Here's how plans are ensuring beneficiaries know the options


Medicare Advantage open enrollment kicked off last week, and as beneficiaries settle on plans, insurers are taking new approaches to marketing a slate of supplemental benefit options.

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.

The Road to Modernization: From EBS to Oracle ERP Cloud [Webinar]


Save the date for date for this terrific customer story next week featuring Midcoast Energy, LLC. The company had antiquated and complex business processes that could not scale to meet its needs.


Cerner expands its reach in federal health market with acquisition of IT consulting firm AbleVets


Health IT company Cerner announced a definitive agreement to acquire IT consulting and engineering firm AbleVets as a wholly owned subsidiary. With the acquisition of AbleVets, the EHR company is ramping up its technical expertise in developing and implementing IT solutions in the federal space

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Perficient’s Amazon Connect Team – Mike Nolan


As a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, Perficient combines cloud expertise with the power of AWS to enable quick access to innovative technologies. This allows our clients to spend more time on their core business competencies and less time worrying about the technology behind it.


Ochsner Health System teaming up with Color on population health pilot


Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System is partnering with Color to launch a population health pilot program to integrate genetic information into preventive care


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.

Nominations open for FierceHealthcare's Fierce 15 awards


Nominations are open for our 2020 FierceHealthcare Fierce 15 awards, where we honor a distinguished collection of companies across the U.S. that are trying to change the world by changing the healthcare industry. Submit your nominations here