Thu.May 23, 2019

Are Robots Coming to Healthcare? Consumers Say Not-So-Fast

Health Populi

Samsung introduced BotCare , a caring robot, at CES 2019. BotCare is part of the company’s Bixby, an AI platform that supports Samsung’s robotic offerings for environmental health (air), retail, and healthcare.

Opinion: How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society

Mobi Health News

For many, self-monitoring is becoming a new philosophy for life, argues digital health journalist and blogger Artur Olesch

From the #One Ranked Hospital IT Outsourcing Firm: a Free Service Desk Assessment

Phoenix Health Systems

Many hospitals have problematic service desk operations, whether internal or outsourced, but fixing them never gets to the top of the project list. Sticking with mediocre or poor support is usually non-cost effective and a major point of dissatisfaction among your medical staff.

Drones transforming medical services delivery

Mobi Health News

Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, announced in April that it had received Civil Aviation Safety Authority approval to fly drones over built-up areas in Canberra, Australia

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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.

Stratus Video buys InDemand Interpreting to expand healthcare services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Language service provider Stratus Video, announced their acquisition of InDemand Interpreting, a portfolio company of Health Enterprise Partners (HEP), with the aim of improving health equity for deaf, limited English proficient and hard of hearing patients. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Ask the Experts: Get Answers to Your Top Healthcare SEO Questions

Geonetric

Attend our June webinar Register Now When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), you probably have more questions than answers. Capturing and converting searchers gets harder every day, especially when Google itself may be one of your biggest competitors.

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Cardinal Analytx raises $22M for its predictive population health insights platform

Mobi Health News

John Doerr led the round with participation from GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross.

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Strength in Security: How Appian’s New Certifications Further Protect Data

Appian

Over 6,500 recorded data breaches in 2018 compromised information belonging to millions of people—and cost organizations millions of dollars in fines and lawsuits. From post-breach customer protection to attorney fees to technical investigations, the costs of a breach certainly add up fast.

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Future's fitness service closes $8.5M Series A round

Mobi Health News

Through the company's app, members can receive personalized workouts and guidance from a live personal trainer

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Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Using Intelligent Automation to Improve Patient Outcomes

Appian

Automation is everywhere. From robotic process automation (RPA) to artificial intelligence (AI), any projection for the future seems to include these and other facets of intelligent automation (IA) and the impact IA will have on business models.

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Documents, anonymous source describe Amazon's wearable, app for voice-based emotion detection

Mobi Health News

Codenamed Dylan, the system could be used to help an individual better communicate with others

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Sweeping Senate healthcare proposal would address surprise billing, transparency

FierceHealthIT

Senate lawmakers released a draft package of legislation Thursday aimed at curbing health care costs they said they believe they can pass on a bipartisan basis — starting with topics like surprise billing and drug prices

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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb returns to investing firm NEA, Haven COO steps down and other digital health hires and departures

Mobi Health News

Also: Glooko taps Mark Clements as next chief medical officer; MedHost's CFO becomes president of the company.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

Childhood mental illness diagnosis up 31%: study

FierceHealthIT

There is a direct correlation between the increasing rate of childhood mental illness and healthcare costs, according to a new study by IBM Watson Health

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Satellite Applications Catapult and NHS organisation strengthen partnership

Mobi Health News

Oxfordshire-based Satellite Applications Catapult has already been working with the NHS Arden & GEM CSU for the past year and a half

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State AGs counter Trump administration, say it doesn’t have legal standing to ask courts to gut ACA 

FierceHealthIT

Attorneys general seeking to defend the ACA argue that their opponents—including the Department of Justice—have poor legal standing to challenge the law.

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Putting an end to 'hyperportalosis'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: HIMSS19 Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Putting an end to 'hyperportalosis' Featured Decision Content

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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.

The high cost of physician burnout: $4.6B a year

FierceHealthIT

There’s a good reason for organizations to try and alleviate physician burnout. The problem costs the U.S. healthcare industry an estimated $4.6 billion a year because of doctor turnover and reduced clinical hours

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Intermountain Tool Uses EHR Data to Predict Outcomes for COPD Patients

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The methodology behind the predictive tool differs from traditional risk scores, researchers say

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Healthcare breach of 1.5M records might've made worse by notifications sent to wrong addresses

FierceHealthIT

Inmediata Health Group, a healthcare clearinghouse, notified patients last month that their personal health data was potentially exposed due to a misconfigured website. The breach impacts 1.56 million people, according to the HHS Office of Civil Rights breach portal

Amazon is developing a new wearable device powered by Alexa to recognise human emotions

Lloyd Price

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has yet to officially enter the wearables market, which is expected to see global unit volumes approach 200 million this year across all product categories, according to recent estimates from IDC.

The impact of Medicaid expansion on maternal, infant health

FierceHealthIT

States that have expanded Medicaid have shown greater improvements reducing maternal deaths and infant mortality, a new study shows

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Celebrating Memorial Day - How Healthcare Has Evolved Both On and Off the Battlefield

GNS Healthcare

Memorial Day, the day that honors the men and women who died while serving in the military, traces its roots to the Civil War. The Civil War claimed more American lives than any other war, prompting the creation of the first national cemeteries.

Many oncologists will lose money under CMS’ two-sided risk payment model, study finds

FierceHealthIT

A change to the government’s voluntary bundled payment model for oncology is going to be bad news for many participants.

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How To Create & Manage A Comprehensive Coding Audit

HealthStream

A comprehensive coding audit requires thoughtful preparation, including identifying its goals and scope, in order to achieve the desired results

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Industry Voices—Which Avengers character are you? And what 'Avengers: Endgame' can teach healthcare

FierceHealthIT

As an “Avengers: Endgame” and Marvel fan, I couldn’t help but see a reflection of the function—and dysfunction—of our imperfect system in the hit series of movies. Here is my take on a few characters that mirror a key player in healthcare and what the industry can learn from these beloved characters’ storylines

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The future of AI-Powered Service with Coveo for Salesforce

Perficient

Neil Kostecki, a Senior Product manager with Coveo , spoke about how Coveo is powering customer service with AI-Powered Service. Coveo for Salesforce is a specialized version of Coveo’s search and knowledge intelligence platform that integrates directly into Salesforce Service Cloud.

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Burnout, time spent on EHRs top challenges for independent practice leaders

FierceHealthIT

What are some of the biggest challenges for independent medical practices? A new survey by Kareo asked 782 independent practices in the U.S. about industry trends and challenges practice leaders face and their expectations for the future

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DGMC to go live with new electronic health record in September

Healthcare Guys

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, Defense Health Agency, Defense Health Headquarters director, delivers remarks to members of David Grant USAF Medical Center, April 23, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

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Moody’s: Health insurers off to strong financial start in 2019—but political uncertainties loom 

FierceHealthIT

Health insurers’ financial performance is on a continuing upward trend, but political and legal risks could pose a threat to that growth, according to a new report.

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