Tue.Apr 09, 2019

3 Ways AI Will Soon Personalize Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Shivrat Chhabra, CEO, Dosis. Now more than ever, the healthcare industry is leveraging new technologies to provide patients with improved, innovative care.

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Vuzix, VSee team up to try to bring back telemedicine via smart glasses

Mobi Health News

Smart glasses in healthcare were a hotbed of startup activity just a few years ago, but the trend seems to have fizzled out

3 Ways that Telehealth Improves the Patient Experience

iSALUS Healthcare

Providers are constantly searching for methods to increase patient engagement and improve the patient experience. When patients are actively engaging with their providers, they are involved in the necessary communication and collaboration it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve health outcomes. Providers who are pursuing high levels of patient satisfaction see their revenue develop rapidly. It takes more in 2019 than in the past to keep patients engaged and pleased with their care.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

Health Populi

We are all Homo informaticus these days , multi-channel, multi-platform beings using digital platforms. “Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living,” Nicholas Negroponte wrote in Being Digital. He said that in 1995.

FDA on Modifying AI

Medical Connectivity

Recently the FDA released a discussion paper on a Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). For starters this paper captures several familiar themes.

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With Pfizer deal, Concerto HealthAI notches another friend in pharma

Mobi Health News

The companies' partnership is yet another example of real-world data analysis coming to clinical trials

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CMS' Seema Verma: Medicare for All is 'the greatest threat to innovation in healthcare'

Mobi Health News

Verma also discussed the new AI Health Outcomes Challenge to speed up innovations.

Medical Thrillers and Digital Transformation

Perficient

I have been listening to an audio book called “Cell” by author Robin Cook. This is a medical thriller about a doctor, George Wilson, whose life revolves around an innovation that is devastating and plays a critical role in his entire life and the people he loved.

Morgan Stanley sizes up Apple's healthcare opportunity, predicts $15B to $300B by 2027

Mobi Health News

The investment bank's 54-page report includes speculations about the Cupertino giant's future

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[Guide] Top 5 Digital Health Trends for Providers – The Challenge

Perficient

This blog series highlights the top five digital health trends for providers. This post looks at the challenges providers face. Healthcare continues to face fundamental disruption as the industry navigates an uncertain path toward value and outcome-based care.

Report: Roadblocks, successes of fledgling pharma-digital therapeutics partnerships will define industry’s future

Mobi Health News

Commitment to digital health varies across today’s leading pharmas, and many stakeholders are still waiting for the novel treatments to prove themselves with evidence and commercialization success

Spry Health Announces FDA Clearance of Its Loop System To Treat COPD

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Spry Health announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared to market the company’s Loop System. Loop is a clinical-grade wearable that measures pulse oximetry, respiration rate and heart rate. With this FDA clearance, clinicians will now have a tool to remotely monitor their patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary […].

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Healthcare's AI will be held to higher standard than other industries, advises Massachusetts governor

Mobi Health News

Governor Charlie Baker said that while AI has great potential it is important for healthcare to keep privacy and implementation hurdles top of mind.

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Getting Started On Social Determinants of Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Bradley Hunter, research director of population health, KLAS Research. Over the last couple of years, social determinants of health (SDoH) have become increasingly important.

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CMS's Seema Verma: Medicare for All is 'the greatest threat to innovation in healthcare'

Mobi Health News

Verma also discussed the new AI Health Outcomes Challenge to speed up innovations.

Identifying Points of Concern in the Financial Process

Perficient

Last week, our blog series featured steps to crafting an effective financial system process. This week we change gears and point out a few areas of concern to be aware of in the process. Financial processes are not static. Changes to a firm’s business model (management, organizational structure, acquisitions, products, markets, countries of operation, etc.), regulatory environment, or technology platforms can necessitate workarounds in order to meet reporting deadlines.

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Fosun Pharma acquires exclusive rights to ReNeuron cell therapies for Chinese market

Mobi Health News

ReNeuron, a UK-based stem cell research company, announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with Fosun Pharma, a Chinese listed pharmaceutical company, for the development, manufacture and commercialisation of ReNeuron's CTX and hRPC cell therapy programmes in China. What’s it abou

The Importance of OCM to an Office 365 Implementation

Perficient

In my preceding blog post , we discussed some examples of increasing success and managing disruption with change management. Today, we’ll discuss the significance of organizational change management (OCM) to an effective Microsoft Office 365 (O365) implementation. Consider the implications that change management can have on implementing a solution like O365.

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NHS App pilot report: Ordering repeat prescriptions easy, but appointment booking 'full of jargon'

Mobi Health News

The app was made available to the public on Google Play and the App Store at the end of last year

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Diameter Health Announces $9.6 Million in Series A-1 Funding Round

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Diameter Health announces a $9.6 million Series A1 funding round, led by new investor Optum Ventures, the independent venture fund of Optum.

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90% of claim denials are avoidable with help of tech tools

FierceHealthIT

Last year, 1% of all health revenue was lost to problems with charge capture and poor documentation, but a Waystar executive says 90% of denials are preventable and two-thirds are recoverable

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Apr. 2019]

Perficient

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Saf ety. Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC). Thesaurus Management System (TMS). Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, we post a fresh version monthly to eliminate confusion.

DirectTrust Achieves ANSI Accreditation, Issues Call for Participation

Electronic Health Reporter

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CDC clarifies opioid prescribing guideline, says doctors should use their 'clinical judgement'

FierceHealthIT

Under pressure from healthcare experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified the controversial federal guideline for prescribing opioids, which it issued three years ago in the face of the opioid epidemic sweeping the country

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Healthcare Trend Watch — Physicians are in short supply, too

HealthStream

The looming physician shortage represents a dire situation for the state of healthcare in the U.S., as many experts predict that demand for health services will soon exceed the industry’s capacity to provide care

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DOJ charges telemedicine executives, doctors in $1.2B Medicare fraud scheme

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against 24 telemedicine and medical equipment company executives and physicians for their alleged participation in a $1.2 billion healthcare fraud scheme

AVANT Launches Inaugural State of Disruption Study Measuring Rate of Change In IT

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. AVANT Communications has released its inaugural State of Disruption study. The AVANT Insight Report is supported with sponsorship from 8×8, Flexential, HOSTING, Masergy, NICE inContact and Oracle Communications — all partners in the master agent’s growing portfolio of best-in-class solutions.

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Prescription drug costs, Medicare for All debate take center stage as Pelosi, McConnell address hospitals

FierceHealthIT

Hospital leaders were treated to opposing healthcare arguments from the nation's top congressional leaders headed to the AHA's annual meeting Tuesday

AHIMA Foundation Launches New Department of Labor Recognized Apprenticeship Role

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The AHIMA Foundation is expanding its registered apprenticeship program to include an inpatient coding auditor role based on recent employer feedback. Registered apprenticeship, a proven strategy, ensures quality workforce readiness training by combining on-the-job learning with hands-on instruction to prepare exceptional workers for American industry.

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Telemedicine linked to more antibiotic prescriptions for children, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Parents may like the convenience of direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits for their children, but a recent study found that telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to children with sniffles and sore throats

Hoy Health Raises Series Seed Preferred Investment To Serve Hispanics, Insured and Non-Insured

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Hoy Health LLC has completed a multi-million dollar first round of its Series Seed Preferred investment, led by 3 Ríos Ltd., RAAD Broadcasting Corp. and Ríos Commercial Corp. The new funds will be allocated to help build Hoy’s unique platform, leverage consumer data and insights into providing incremental products, value and price transparency, and build on […].

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Oak Street Health and Aetna team up to expand value-based MA coverage in Michigan and Indiana

FierceHealthIT

Under a new value-based network agreement, 1.6 million Aetna members will now have access to Oak Street Health’s locations in Indiana and southeast Michigan

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Payer, Provider Execs Agree in Importance of Predictive Analytics

Healthcare Informatics

A new survey of 200 healthcare executive respondents aimed to reveal insights about future predictive analytics trends

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PBM execs to lawmakers: Ending rebates isn't the fix to push pharma to lower drug prices 

FierceHealthIT

As policymakers take a hard look at the impact of drug rebates in the pharmaceutical supply chain, pharmacy benefit managers warn that eliminating them puts little pressure on drug companies to drive down costs.