Thu.Jun 06, 2019

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

In the U.S., rural residents’ access to broadband at home continues to lag behind urban and suburban dwellers, the Pew Research Group noted in a May 2019 research note on Americans’ use of technology.

Would you trust Alexa with your patient data?

KevinMD

Amazon has opened a new health care frontier: Now Alexa can be used to transmit patient data.

What digital health investors are seeing, seeking in 2019

Mobi Health News

The sector has undergone major changes in the past few years, and venture capitalists are still keen to dip their toes in

Few health systems positioned to innovate quickly, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Even as U.S. healthcare systems increasingly declare innovation to be a top priority, most are still struggling to scale innovation quickly

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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.

Three Rock Health case studies in navigating the startup-enterprise relationship

Mobi Health News

Wildflower, Omada and Welkin Health have lessons to share about working with large enterprises

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Hybrid in-person, virtual primary care startup Carbon Health scores $30M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

Brookfield Growth Partners led the round, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.

Here’s why an ER doctor looks at Facebook before notifying family of a patient’s death

FierceHealthIT

There’s a reason why he looks at a dead patient’s Facebook profile before he notifies family members of their death, says an emergency room doctor. Checking that Facebook page humanizes what otherwise might just be a dead body, writes Louis M. Profeta, M.D., an emergency physician at St.

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Innomar Strategies launches chronic disease management platform for Canadian patients

Mobi Health News

The new platform called Chronically Simple lets patients store test results, diagnostic images and medical records.

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Georgia regulators facilitate agreement in Anthem-WellStar spat

FierceHealthIT

Georgia insurance regulators have intervened in an ongoing spat between Anthem and WellStar Health System.

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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.

How automated chronic disease management can help scale care

Mobi Health News

A recent study from the Brigham and Women's Hospital demonstrates exciting possibilities

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Why We Need to Put the ‘Med’ Back in MedTech

MedTech Boston

At first glance, the MedTech startup scene looks as vibrant as ever. This past February, healthcare startups raised $1.88 billion in investor. The post Why We Need to Put the ‘Med’ Back in MedTech appeared first on MedTech Boston. MedTech Features Opinion/Editorial healthcare startup Medtech physician involvement tech physician tech

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Comcast, Independence Blue Cross' joint venture wants to support patients through their TVs

Mobi Health News

Quil Health's platform delivers episodic care support content through a smartphone app and, if permitted by the patient, their living room television

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Anthem to acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options 

FierceHealthIT

Anthem announced Thursday that it plans to buy Beacon Health Options, the country’s largest independently held behavioral health provider.

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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!

Prescription decision support platform RxRevu lands $15.9M, former Cleveland Clinic CEO joins board

Mobi Health News

UCHealth led the funding with participation from the University of Virginia LVG Venture Fund, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Inception Health/Froedtert Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, UnityPoint Health, JAZZ Venture Partners and existing investors.

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Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes

The cHealth Blog

We’re in full-scale planning mode for the 2019 Connected Health Conference and I am once again honored to be Program Chair. Our initial two tasks are complete.

Massachusetts puts transparency demands on PBMs as drug spend jumps 41%

FierceHealthIT

A new report from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission targets the recent jump in prescription drug pricing, putting a large part of the blame on spread pricing by pharmacy benefit managers

Electronic Health Records: Is Corporate Profitability Key to Innovation?

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Despite roadblocks, there are ways in which innovation can take place in the electronic health record field

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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.

Medical Practices Expect To Grow This Year, Boosted By a Tech Assist With Collections And Care Delivery

Healthcare IT Today

New survey results suggest that independent medical practices are continuing to whittle away at demands on clinicians’ time using technology, and that more than half expect to see their organization grow during 2019, but that getting paid and engaging patients will remain a challenge.

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Novant Health launches Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence

FierceHealthIT

Novant Health joins a growing list of healthcare systems that have opened institutes dedicated to innovation and artificial intelligence technologies. The initiative will focus on using AI to enhance personalized patient care

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Hospitals May Work With Comcast On In-Home Patient Monitoring

Healthcare IT Today

Cable entertainment giant Comcast is apparently working on launching an in-home device designed to monitor people’s health, possibly in partnership with hospital systems. In doing so, it’s jockeying for position in a market with immense potential.

St. Barnabas Health System’s Breakthrough Around Wrong-Patient CPOE Medication Errors

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

At the Mid-Atlantic Health IT Summit in Philadelphia this week, Zane Last, Pharm. shared with attendees the details of his organization’s breakthrough innovations around averting medication order errors

Successful Use of AI in Real-World Drug Discovery? It’s All About the Data

GNS Healthcare

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, "in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." With the surge of healthcare data we have a great opportunity healthcare in a way not seen before. But, it is well known that using flawed data produces unreliable outputs.

Featured Health IT Job: Lead Business Intelligence Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Lead Business Intelligence Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Qualifacts and is in Nashville.

Telebehavioral Health: New Digital Directions for Social Work Education

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Social Worker Today Magazine Publishes “Telebehavioral Health: New Digital Directions for Social Work Education” Journalist Beth VanOstenbridge called in early Spring of 2019 to ask for an interview.

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Measles Epidemic Exposes Performance Gaps In U.S., Global Health Data Analytics

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Measles continues to spread in the United States as health officials seek to stem the worst outbreak of the disease in decades. More than 700 cases have now been reported, about half if them involving children under the age of five.1 James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies, says, “It is the job of our healthcare […]. The article Measles Epidemic Exposes Performance Gaps In U.S.,

Executive Spotlight—Rushika Fernandopulle says Iora Health is restoring humanity to healthcare, one primary care practice at a time

FierceHealthIT

It’s going to take more than a few tweaks to fix primary care, says Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D. He’s not bothering with that approach and eight years ago co-founded Iora Health, the Boston-based startup company that is building new primary care practices from scratch

CMS Issues New RFI for Patients over Paperwork Initiative

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a request for information (RFI) on how to evolve its “Patients over Paperwork” initiative that was initially launched in 2017.Since launching in fall 2017, according to agency

What Can Healthcare IT Leaders Do To Flip the Script on Physician Burnout?

Healthcare Guys

On Monday, June 3, leaders from the Wilmington, Delaware-based Nemours Childrens Health System engaged in a broad panel discussion around physician well-being, at the Mid-Atlantic Health IT Summit, being held at the Hilton City Avenue Hotel in Philadelphia, and sponsored by Healthcare Innovation.

Multi-state dermatology practice affiliates with Rush University Medical Center

FierceHealthIT

A growing dermatology practice has signed an affiliation agreement with Rush University Medical Center to collaborate on care in the Chicago area and in northwest Illinois.

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Overcoming The Chilling Impact of Clinician Burnout: How Tech Is Changing The Landscape

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michelle Davey, CEO and co-founder, Enzyme Health. Today, our healthcare system is changing, and it’s changing quickly. What’s leading the way for the remarkable shifts we’re seeing in our industry?