Thu.Jan 16, 2020

Home Is Where the Health Is, CareMore Health (And Most People) Believe

Health Populi

Most people dealing with chronic conditions, and those who care for them, believe that “home is where the health is,” according to a survey about the “21st century house call” from CareMore Health.

Stanford Medicine: Physicians, medical students are interested in digital health, data-driven care

Mobi Health News

More often than not, survey respondents said that patient data collected using apps, wearables or other consumer-friendly sources are clinically valuable

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Health IT Trends For 2020: Some Thoughts From Leaders

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. David Reitzel, health IT leader, Grant Thornton Healthcare providers continue to find themselves with more initiatives and opportunities for innovation than actual capital to deploy to IT projects. Health IT projects have become more integrated with clinical and business areas, which is driving more complexity and alignment than ever before. 2020 will bring a continue […].

Employer-focused mental health startup Modern Health grabs $31M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Founders Fund and John Doerr.

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.

How to Break Your Habit of Negative Thinking Patterns

Insulin Nation

If you live with a non-stop disease like diabetes that requires constant health-related choices and effort, the habits of your thinking can have a big impact. .

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New Age EHRs: Required Features and Functionalities To Ensure Patient and Physician Satisfaction

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kali Durgampudi, chief technology, innovation officer, Greenway Health. The electronic health record (EHR) industry continues to undergo a significant transformation, with many physicians asking themselves whether they consider their EHR a friend or a foe. In too many cases, medical staff feel their EHR works against them, not for them. In fact, according to […].

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DTx Alliance names new Board of Directors; Verily taps Deepak Ahuja as next CFO and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also: Bardy Diagnostics names Ed Vertatschisch as next COO; Sapphire Digital names Kyle Raffaniello as permanent CEO.

In Shrewd Move, Amazon Quietly Captures Huge Store Of UK Health Information

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon has quietly struck a data-sharing deal with England’s National Health Service giving it free access to a range of health data from British consumers.

Fitbit's newest feature lets users check blood oxygen level variability

Mobi Health News

Users of one of Fitbit's Sp02enabled devices will now be able to look at a chart of their oxygen variation.

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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.

Industry Voices—3 ways payers, PBMs can team up to save on specialty drugs

FierceHealthIT

Today’s advances in medicine enable the successful management of diseases for which there were once few effective treatment options. However, innovative specialty medications come at a cost upward of thousands of dollars per dose

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How Preclinical CROs Are Now Using Future Technology To Conduct Health Research

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Future technology is changing the world of health. As a result, new ways on how health research is conducted and performed are beginning to emerge. Major Contract Research Organizations or CROs are starting to employ AI in pre-clinical tests, thus revolutionizing the role of technology in healthcare. Artificial intelligence is a type of intelligence displayed […].

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Investors expect healthcare deals to grow in 2020, but coming elections could dampen investments

FierceHealthIT

After three years of strong growth in healthcare technology funding, investor interest in the space has not abated. Corporate, private equity, and investment banking executives are eyeing more investments in health IT in 2020, according to a survey from KPMG

7 Tips To Make Your Mobile Health App More Secure

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Pavel Novik, QA head of department, a1qa. Mobile health apps have raised the healthcare industry to a new level. Now consumers have an opportunity to track their blood pressure, pulse rate, input their symptoms that will then be analyzed by the ML app on the go. Without visiting the doctor’s office, we can now […].

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.

Study: Medicaid churn declined in expansion states

FierceHealthIT

Medicaid enrollment churn eased following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a new study shows. Research published in the January issue of Health Affairs found that both Medicaid coverage disruptions and coverage loss declined by 4.3% in states that expanded the program

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Combine Your Website Content and Health Library for Maximum Results

Geonetric

It’s typical for hospitals and healthcare systems to invest in a digital patient education system, or syndicated health library on a website. A health library provides clinically reviewed patient education from a trustworthy source to your site visitors.

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In 90% of operating rooms in countries like U.S., surgeons use safety checklists

FierceHealthIT

It’s been 10 years since the World Health Organization advocated that every hospital in the world use a 19-item checklist to improve patient safety in surgery. So, how often is it used? A new report found that in countries like the U.S.

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Top 10 Blog Posts Published in 2019 by HealthStream

HealthStream

Here are the top 10 blog posts published in 2019 by HealthStream. They range in subject matter from healthcare compliance and revenue cycle to employee turnover and shortages. Other posts concentrate on the ongoing opioid crisis and specific healthcare sectors

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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.

Improving Outcomes with Medication Adherence

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Erin Benson, senior director, market planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Health Care. Healthcare stakeholders agree: the solution to medication non-adherence is a “$100 billion opportunity.”

The Economics of Enterprise Architecture: The ROI of Using LeanIX

LeanIX

Calculating the return on investment for implementing a software tool, or any application for that matter, can be a difficult exercise for enterprise architects.

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Global sepsis deaths twice as high as previously thought, University of Pittsburgh study finds

FierceHealthIT

Sepsis is a bigger global threat than previously believed, according to a new study published in the Lancet.

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Addressing a Specific Patient Population with Virtual Care

Synzi

Supporting Specific Patient Populations Home health agencies seeking to differentiate themselves may highlight their focus on specific patient populations. Patient specialization is not new; agencies have long defined themselves according to the types of patients (e.g.,

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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.

'Heinous' Texas doctor who falsely diagnosed patients to commit $325M in fraud is found guilty

FierceHealthIT

A Texas doctor who falsely diagnosed patients with lifelong illnesses and needlessly subjected some to chemotherapy drugs as part of a $325 million healthcare fraud case was convicted by a jury Wednesday

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How Telehealth Is Improving Care for Hard-to-Reach Communities

InTouch Health

Bringing Healthcare to the Underserved. Everyone needs access to healthcare, yet certain patients and population centers face more obstacles when accessing these services than others. Elderly and chronically ill patients may have trouble getting to and from the doctor’s office or their local hospital. Low-income patients may lack access to transportation or have trouble taking time off work in order to access these services.

Urban Institute: Premiums for cheapest ACA silver plan fell across 31 states in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Premiums for certain Affordable Care Act exchange plans fell across 31 states for the 2020 coverage year, a new study found

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Is Your Oracle Siebel CTMS Application Slow?

Perficient

Is your Oracle Siebel CTMS Application slow? Siebel message broadcasting could be the reason! The Siebel message broadcasting feature is typically used by application system administrators to send important information to application end users about system downtime and system availability.

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.

MedPAC proposes 3.3% boost in hospital payments in 2021, with some going to quality programs

FierceHealthIT

A key Medicare advisory board wants to give acute care hospitals a 3.3% raise in Medicare payments next year but shift 1.3% of it to quality programs

Improving Pharmacovigilance Surveillance With Real-Time Tools

Perficient

New codes of practice and guidelines in the EU and US hold marketing authorization holders (MAH) to higher standards for the surveillance of adverse event (AE) and product quality complaint (PQC) data.

Health technology company Color scores $75M funding round to scale its infrastructure

FierceHealthIT

Color, a health technology and precision genomics company, has raised $75 million in a series D funding round led by T. Rowe Funds and Viking Global Investors.