Tue.Mar 19, 2019

Doctors Against Data Entry: Exploring Systems To Beat Physician Burnout

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Suvas Vajracharya, Ph.D., founder and CEO, Lightning Bolt Solutions.


AI in healthcare: Not human versus machine, human plus machine

Mobi Health News

Developing effective AI tools for healthcare means working multiple stakeholders and understanding the clinical, according to panelists at GTC in San Jose.


As telehealth tech explodes in use, can medicine preserve the human touch?


For all the benefits that come with technology in healthcare, sometimes there's no replacement for a little dose of humanity. Never was this so apparent than after media reports surfaced earlier this month that a physician used video chat technology to tell 78-year-old Ernest Quintana he was close to death

Patients Give Positive EHR Feedback, Though Accuracy Concerns Remain

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

One in five respondents said they or a family member have noticed an error in their EHR

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The Evolution of Self-Care for Consumers – Learning and Sharing at CHPA

Health Populi

Self-care in health goes back thousands of years. Reading from Hippocrates’ Corpus about food and clean air’s role in health sounds contemporary today.

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Hill-Rom announced March 12, 2019 that it was in the process of acquiring Voalte for $180 million. An additional $15 million earn out was also disclosed. With annual revenue approaching $40M, the enterprise-value to revenue multiple for Voalte is a over 4.5.

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Four Ways Telemedicine Can help Reduce Readmission Rates.


Readmissions = Penalties. Has your hospital ever had a percentage of its Medicare payments withheld because of poor readmission rates? If so, you are not alone.

University of Michigan using Apple Watches to build clinical data pool for health research

Mobi Health News

The project will combine participants' Apple Watch data with genetic tests, survey responses, EHR data and other health information

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The Dos and Don’ts of Digital Healthcare Payments

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Alison Arthur, product and content marketing manager, Alacriti. The financial well-being of healthcare organizations depends on steady, predictable revenue from their patients.


Babyscripts gets $500K investment from, strategic partnership with Inova Health System

Mobi Health News

Washington, DC-based Babyscripts has entered into a partnership with Inova Health System. The agreement includes a $500,000 investment from Inova, which will be tacked onto the $6 million round led by Philips in January


Join Perficient at Google Cloud Next 2019


Perficient is excited to return to Google Cloud Next 2019 as a Foundation sponsor! The event is just a few short weeks away, taking place in San Francisco on April 9-11th at the Moscone Center. Bringing thousands of attendees and hosting hundreds of sessions, Google Cloud Next is sure to be an event for the books. Perficient will be exhibiting at booth #1555 , alongside of some of the brightest minds in tech for three days of networking, learning, and problem solving.

Through AI text chats, Sopris Health's new app saves time on clinical documentation

Mobi Health News

Launched today, Sopris Health uses voice tech and simple Q&As to wrap up notes in less than a minute


DirectTrust Announces Inaugural Summit

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. DirectTrust is pleased to announce the inaugural DirectTrust Summit to be held at the Marriott Suites Midtown in Atlanta, GA, June 10-11.

Customer Care in Healthcare: A Trend That Moves the Needle


Whether it’s online, in-person, or multichannel, customer experience (CX) is a key differentiator for any businesses – and healthcare organizations are no exception. The healthcare industry will need to stay on top of key driving consumer care trends and emerging technologies, as a new level of service and engagement has become the norm.

Stanford Health Care taps Lumeris for help with value-based senior care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Stanford Health Care is partnering with Lumeris, which develops technology to help health systems manage the demands of value-based reimbursement, for a long-term deal to help it build out its Medicare Advantage plan in Northern California.

How AI Improves Customer Care in Financial Services


It’s safe to say that artificial intelligence (AI) has established itself in the business world. Think of it as part of a company that is always working and doesn’t take time off. The efficiencies AI presents are so tremendous that it is expected to result in more than $1 trillion in savings in the industry. As I write this, financial services firms are harnessing AI to provide new opportunities for enhancing call centers, detecting fraud, and enabling a smarter level of trading.


Some adults not taking drugs as prescribed to cut costs, study finds


Many adults are avoiding the high costs of drugs by turning toward alternative therapies, asking a physician for a different drug or simply not taking the medication as prescribed


Data As Experience: Context Is King


This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series. The last post was on the Customer Role. Context: Why It’s Important. You cannot create a great report or insight without first taking into account a user’s context. Where they are and what they are doing should influence what you create for them. Remember that the purpose of analytics is to enable your end users with the power of information.


Tech tidbits in Trump’s budget

Morning eHealth

What went wrong with EHRs — Blockchain lobbying on the rise

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2019 – the year of marketplace facilitator sales tax


Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Approximately 13 states already hold at least some marketplace facilitators or providers liable for the tax on third-party sales. By this time next year, there’s a good chance every state with a general sales tax will do the same. After Amazon started collecting and remitting sales tax in all states, in the spring of 2017, it became clear some Amazon sales were going untaxed.


Survey: More is more for employers trying strategies to manage benefit cost growth 


Employers that are most effectively controlling cost growth are throwing as many strategies as they can into the mix, according to a new report.


BCBS Reduces Opioid Use Among Members by 56 Percent

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims?

Medicaid work requirements could cost hospitals up to $4.1B in revenue in 2019—report


Efforts to create work requirements for individuals to obtain Medicaid coverage could ultimately result in a loss of revenue of up to $4.1 billion in 2019 due to weakened Medicaid revenues and increased uncompensated care costs, according to a Commonwealth Fund report


Work Environment Impacts Nurses Impression of Successful EHR Adoption, Researchers Find

Healthcare Guys

#FierceMadness: Round 2 kicks off with buzzwords like 'transformative,' 'blockchain' and 'big data' advancing


It's been a battle over the past two days, but we have our first round of winners in this year’s healthcare buzzwords tournament. With 274 of you weighing in, "IoT" beat out "SaaS" 62% to 38%, while the word "transformative" beat out "game changer" by the same margin


One in Five Patients Asked Doctors for Lower-Cost Medication Last Year

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims? CLICK HERE and let us show how BHM’s economically maintain turn-around times and accuracy for new members.

Teladoc expands international business with acquisition of MédecinDirect


In a move that continues to expand Teladoc’s growing international business, the company plans to acquire Paris-based telemedicine provider MédecinDirect

Getting paid for remote and virtual care services: CPT codes to know and understand

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth


Ohio AG sues Optum to recover $16M in drug overcharges 


Ohio’s attorney general has filed suit against Optum, aiming to reclaim nearly $16 million in what he says are drug overpayments following OptumRx's failure to pass discounts on to the bureau on multiple occasions


[ebook] 10 Digital Transformation Strategies for 2019


Digital transformation is a high-stakes game. Business leaders often have lofty goals in the fight for survival. But big ambitions don’t always result in big wins. As a result, many decision makers are taking more pragmatic approaches in 2019 rather than trying to boil the ocean.


Payer Roundup—Maryland eyeing tax returns to market ACA enrollment


The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that would help people who are uninsured enroll in coverage through their tax returns, plus more healthcare news from around the web