Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Health Populi

More U.S. doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). This survey, conducted in 2019 among 1,359 U.S.

Gento raises $5M to expand its home health staffing app across US

Mobi Health News

Palisades Growth Capital led the round, which brings the startup's total raise to over $7 million

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Healthcare Marketing and Recruitment Strategies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. How did you first hear about your doctor’s office or primary care facility?

Duke study: Activity, but not skin tone, can impact wearables' PPG heart rate accuracy

Mobi Health News

The new investigation also found substantial differences between the performance of specific devices, with consumer products generally outperforming research wearables

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

Newly Diagnosed: How to Approach Exercise and Activity

Insulin Nation

As a person with type 1 diabetes, exercising and staying active is important to increase your insulin sensitivity and decrease your risk for cardiovascular complications.

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How Employee Virtual Care Lowers Your Healthcare Costs

eVisit

Employee Healthcare Benefit Costs Keep Climbing! With the average cost of employer provided healthcare at more than $14,000/employee, hospitals are looking for better ways to deliver cost effective, quality healthcare to their employees.

London-based startup Unmind scores $10M in Series A funding

Mobi Health News

The funds will help the mental health startup expand its global footprint

With Microsoft’s Help, Walgreens Is Dropping Retail Urgent Care In Favor Of “Health Corners”

Healthcare IT Today

Microsoft is working with Walgreens to pilot-test a new type of healthcare service, which it calls “health corners,” bringing a new and more technology-focused form of healthcare to its retail locations.

Israeli-Italian collaboration to study the behaviour of antibacterial materials in space

Mobi Health News

The microgravity research will take place in a miniature laboratory onboard a nanosatellite

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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.

Connect, Learn, and Meet Up with People at #HIMSS20

Healthcare IT Today

The 2020 HIMSS Annual Conference is just under 4 weeks away. In case you don’t know about the HIMSS conference, it brings together 40,000-50,000 of the best and brightest healthcare IT professionals along with 1300+ exhibitors in one conference in Orlando, FL.

EHR giant Cerner loses major health system client AdventHealth to rival Epic

FierceHealthIT

Florida-based AdventHealth plans to replace its Cerner electronic health record system with rival Epic's. Anonymous Reddit posters expected the change months ago, saying the health system was frustrated with Cerner’s ambulatory and revenue cycle solutions

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What Does Price Transparency Look Like? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/14 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Edward Bukstel (@ebukstel) on the topic of “What Does Price Transparency Look Like?”

The Future of Telemedicine

Ortholive

Telemedicine, which uses the Internet to connect patients and providers, is growing. Though the terms e-health, m-health , and telehealth are often interchanged for telemedicine, the deliverable is always the connection and interaction between patient and caregiver in a digital medium.

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.

Caring for Abusive Elderly Residents – Strategies and Advice

HealthStream

Supporting caregivers with communication and coping strategies can help in the management of abusive nursing home residents

AMA president: Automating prior authorization not a 'panacea' to problems facing physicians

FierceHealthIT

The head of the American Medical Association warned automating prior authorization requests isn't the final solution to the problems plaguing providers

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GlobalMed Announces Official HIMSS20 Speakers

GlobalMed

Educational session focuses on a pilot program to bring telemedicine to under-served regions of Zimbabwe. Scottsdale, Ariz.

1 in 5 patients get surprise bill after elective surgery. How costly was it?

FierceHealthIT

The patients underwent elective surgery with primary surgeons and in facilities that were in their private insurer’s network. Yet, one in five got a surprise bill after their procedure for out-of-network services, according to a new study

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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.

Realizing the Digital Transformation Vision in Financial Services

Perficient

My last post highlighted digital transformation and means to establish it. In the final post of this series, I analyze the call-to-action in implementing that vision.

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Cigna taps new president for Express Scripts

FierceHealthIT

Cigna has named a president to oversee its pharmacy benefit management subsidiary Express Scripts

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Oracle Named Visionary for Analytics and BI

Perficient

It was recently announced that Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has been named Visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. This is great news as it validates what we have been seeing in the marketplace for quite some time.

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VA delays launch of new EHR system as project takes longer than expected

FierceHealthIT

The Department of Veterans Affairs' $16 billion electronic health record system will not go live in March as initially planned. The VA had planned to flip the switch on the new EHR at its first site, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, on March 28

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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.

[Perspective] California Consumer Privacy Act’s Impact on Automakers

Perficient

Data privacy laws, specifically the California Consumer Privacy Act, continue to be a hot topic of discussion across industries. The automotive industry is no exception.

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ONC's Rucker calls out hospital leaders who signed Epic's opposition letter

FierceHealthIT

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Federal Federal health IT leader Donald Rucker, M.D., said an upcoming interoperability rule will include "solid" privacy protections for patients as they share their medical data

How to Run Siebel Open UI in Vanilla Mode

Perficient

Often, Siebel system administrators or Siebel developers need to switch the Siebel application to the vanilla or out-of-the-box configuration, in order to test/debug a version of Siebel that has custom configurations.

Industry Voices—Keeping up with constant change in oncology is a challenge

FierceHealthIT

While the advances we see in oncology today—targeted therapies, precise diagnostics and a better patient experience—are powering a consistent drop in cancer death rates, they also require oncologists to know more than any one person possibly can

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

CDC's Schuchat: While coronavirus spreading faster than SARS, it could be less severe

FierceHealthIT

The novel coronavirus that has prompted health emergency declarations around the world appears to be spreading much faster than SARS did, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said

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Industry Voices—3 things to expect when ONC's interoperability rule is finalized

FierceHealthIT

When proposed government interoperability rules go into effect, it will accelerate the race among technology companies to offer consumers the end-to-end healthcare experience and outcomes we’ve all been missing