Thu.Sep 24, 2020

How the Google algorithm update helps doctor-written content rank higher

KevinMD

If you're not intricately involved daily with SEO, let me explain what happened in May 2020 and why it will be a huge boost for content created by physicians. First, what is SEO?

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living.

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Google Maps will soon display local COVID-19 case rates and trends

Mobi Health News

The tech company said that it will be pulling its new case and trend data from sources such as Johns Hopkins, The New York Times and Wikipedia

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Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

In January 2020, before we knew how to spell “coronavirus,” millions of consumers were already “Amazon-Primed” for everyday life-flows and consumer behaviors. The pandemic has accelerated consumer trends already in motion early this year when the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) convened the annual CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Heath tech solution first product to be jointly marketed by the UAE and Israel

Mobi Health News

HBKiCare is being launched by Dubai’s Hamad Bin Khalifa Department of Projects (HBK DOP) and the Ramat Gan-headquarted healthcare IoT software developer, Sure Universal.

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Infocom announces strategic investment in caregiving and telehealth startup Homage

Mobi Health News

Both companies are aiming to expand their footprint in APAC and Japan to meet the region’s growing senior care needs

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Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s been an interesting technology week. New announcements in the voice first category were of particular interest.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: EarlySense

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. EarlySense works to improve patient safety with contact-free, continuous patient monitoring.

Google's Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo on what lessons Hurricane Katrina can teach us about COVID-19

Mobi Health News

During a keynote at CB Insights' Future of Health DeSalvo discusses Google's COVID-19 response including contract tracing and information sharing.

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

How To Digitize Workflows and Enhance EHR Usability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Banco, CEO and co-founder, etherFAX. Applications have a direct impact on hospital workflows.

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Papa eyes nationwide expansion with $18M Series B

Mobi Health News

The Florida startup connects college and nursing students with seniors who need help with tasks or someone to talk to

Digital Twins in Healthcare – Insights from Atos Experts

Healthcare IT Today

One of the coolest healthcare concepts I’ve heard about recently is called a digital twin. For those not familiar with the term, it’s basically a virtual model of a process, product, or service.

Freeletics scores $25 million for AI fitness coaching app

Mobi Health News

With this financial support, Freeletics plans to develop new technologies, expand into new markets – especially in the U.S. – and create new business verticals

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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.

Bipartisan group of Senate, House lawmakers press HHS to quash drug companies' 340B moves

FierceHealthIT

Bipartisan group of Senate, House lawmakers press HHS to quash drug companies' 340B moves. rking. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:02

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Telehealth & RPM for Pediatrics, Explained

Health Recovery Solutions

While many aspects of telehealth work to directly treat elderly patients, a big misconception is that telehealth is reserved for senior care only. Younger populations, including children, can benefit greatly from telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM).

COVID-19's impact on Medicare Advantage star ratings still murky: experts

FierceHealthIT

COVID-19's impact on Medicare Advantage star ratings still murky: experts. pminemyer. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:07

Technology Addiction: Health Effects & Strategies To Overcome

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Excessive use and over-dependence on technology is an addiction, and mental health professionals define it similar to other mental illnesses like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in which someone is unable to control or limit the behavior. Technology Addiction, also referred to as Internet or Digital Addiction, is a behavioral addiction in which the user, despite the negative […]. The post Technology Addiction: Health Effects & Strategies To Overcome appeared first on Healthystic.

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.

The Teladoc and Amwell Battle Continues with Patent Infringement Claim

Healthcare IT Today

The big news in the telehealth space this week was the letter from Teladoc to Amwell on September 14, 2020 claiming that Amwell was infringing on Teladoc’s patents. These cease and desist letters are common in the patent world since part of having a patent is enforcing it when someone infringes upon it. Teladoc asked […].

CMS: 2021 Medicare Advantage premiums to hit lowest point since 2007

FierceHealthIT

CMS: 2021 Medicare Advantage premiums to hit lowest point since 2007. pminemyer. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 19:45

The Opioid Crisis and COVID-19 – Challenges and Strategies for Patients and Providers

HealthStream

The pandemic has created a crisis within a crisis for SUD and mental health patients. While these patients are more vulnerable in this time, there are strategies to support both patients and their healthcare providers

United Airlines teams up with Color to make COVID-19 tests available to passengers

FierceHealthIT

United Airlines teams up with Color to make COVID-19 tests available to passengers. hlandi. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:57

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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.

Insights from Microsoft Ignite 2020 on the Future of Microsoft SharePoint #MSIgnite

Perficient

I think a lot of folks have been wondering about the future of SharePoint. Is it going away? That’s clear to me. I participated in a couple of different research groups focused on understanding News and “Modern” Intranet Portals. It seemed that Jeff Teper doubled down on SPFx and Fluid for Teams and SharePoint.

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Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey

FierceHealthIT

Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey. hlandi. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:26

New Coveo MVP Program Honors Perficient

Perficient

Our partner Coveo recently announced its Coveo MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Program to provide formal recognition to those who have shared time, energy and thought leadership in order to contribute to their customers’ success deploying Coveo solutions.

Trump signs executive orders on preexisting condition protections, surprise billing

FierceHealthIT

Trump signs executive orders on preexisting condition protections, surprise billing. pminemyer. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:55

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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.

Join Us at PIMpoint Digital 2020

Perficient

As a proud inRiver partner with years of expertise in the product information management field , Perficient is proud to announce our sponsorship and involvement with inRiver’s PIMpoint Digital 2020.

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CMS.gov - Untitled Article

CMS.gov

The Medicare program represents a solemn promise to seniors that their nation will be there for them in their golden years. Fulfilling that promise involves dismantling the unwieldy bureaucratic morass that too often stands between them and the cutting-edge innovation that can lower their costs or even save their lives. Thankfully, the Trump Administration has consistently made innovation a top priority.

Interoperability Options To Meet CMS Final Rule

Perficient

The CMS Final Rule has caused a lot of debate among the interoperability team at Perficient. It’s one of the first times payer or health insurers have had to react to these types of rules. The way they treat the data and the location of all the data makes this a different ball game than what you have to follow if you were a hospital. That means that while the basic rules understanding remains the same, the solutions you consider are actually quite different. The Ask.