Tue.Jul 28, 2020

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

Digital health researchers flock to smart clothing in studying sweat & COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Engineers from Tufts University demonstrate a new sensor for sweat detection, and Nanowear is teaming up with the New York City-Metro Health Systems to focus on remote detection of COVID-19

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Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With the sudden easing of restrictions by the government and equally sudden reimbursement from payers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very clear telemedicine has never been more used or more vital.

Wearable temperature monitoring firm raises capital for its expansion amid COVID-19 demand

Mobi Health News

The UK firm offers medical grade, non-invasive devices for constant core temperature monitoring

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AMA & other med groups express 'dismay' at prospect of waivers made permanent

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lots of industry groups want to see the temporary government waivers enacted early on during the COVID-19 public health emergency – the ones enabling the vast expansion of telehealth and remote patient monitoring over the past four months – to be made permanent once the storm has subsided. And some legislators do too.

Ro receives $200 million in funding and is now valued at $1.5 billion

Mobi Health News

Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro announced Monday it’s $200 million Series C funding round. With these additional funds, the company is now valued at $1.5 billion.

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Withings collects $60M Series B to scale B2B offerings, add 100 employees

Mobi Health News

The 12-year-old French company is best known for its connected consumer health devices

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Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care

Healthcare IT Today

After our extremely popular virtual meetup on “How Healthcare Organizations are Integrating Virtual Chronic Care Solutions to Adjust to the Next Normal,” we decided we needed to do a follow up conversation with our panelists to cover areas of virtual care we weren’t able to get to in our first discussion.

Zebra Medical Vision receives 510(k) clearance for AI mammogram tool

Mobi Health News

Zebra Medical Vision has announced its latest Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for HealthMammo, an artificial intelligence tool that helps radiologists identify suspicious mammograms.

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New outlook for telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Saudi German Hospitals implement Robotic Process Automation to improve patient experience

Mobi Health News

The UAE-based group has recruited Automation Anywhere to provide AI-powered software bots to “modernise key touch points

To connect older adults, when will a trend convert to a mandate?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, tech nice-to-haves have become critical. Between boosting the deployment of telehealth technologies, once-delayed initiatives became instantly late.

Sharecare scoops up WhiteHatAI to focus on healthcare payments

Mobi Health News

WhiteHatAI's technology can help address false claims, waste, abuse and fraud in the system.

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Change Healthcare CEO discusses new telehealth, analytics tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: HIMSS20 Digital Coverage Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Change Healthcare CEO discusses new telehealth, analytics tools Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

Another $59M for Nanox's 'digital X-ray' device and imaging software platform

Mobi Health News

The company said that it has raised $110 million since November of 2019

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[Free Webinar] Telehealth: It’s More than Just Video Conferencing

eVisit

According to a May 29, 2020 McKinsey Report , many providers, health systems and independent practices are reporting anywhere from 50x to as much as a 175x increase in telehealth visits compared to pre-COVID numbers.

PAI Health’s heart activity metric to be featured in Prudential’s Pulse app

Mobi Health News

PAI Health services will be available to Pulse users across 11 markets in Asia

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Supplements & Medications that Raise Your Blood Sugar

Insulin Nation

Managing type 1 diabetes generally relies on insulin and, occasionally, one or two other medications meant to reduce blood sugar levels. But there are likely to be many occasions throughout your life when taking other medications and supplements for non-diabetes related reasons are required. But before you fill your prescription or purchase a new supplement, it is important to know that many drugs can raise blood sugar levels and may not be the best choice for all type 1s.

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended Until October The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is extended until October of this year as announced by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II on July 25, 2020: As … Read more.

Virtual behavioral health could expand access to care for 53M Americans, report finds

FierceHealthIT

Virtual behavioral health could expand access to care for 53M Americans, report finds. hlandi. Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:49

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Proper implementation of chatbots in healthcare requires diligence

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Withings Raises $60 Million to Become the Data-Enabled Bridge Between Patients and Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare IT Today

OCR Settlements on the Rise as HHS Resumes Enforcement

Telebehavioral Health Institute

OCR Settlements on the Rise as HHS Resumes Enforcement With two OCR settlements announced within the span of a week, it seems the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has resumed its enforcement efforts. … Read more.

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Top 5 Risks to Address when Converting Data to MEDITECH Expanse

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. Note: While this article addresses specifically converting data to MEDITECH Expanse, most of these principles apply to any EHR data conversion.

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Centene earns $1.2B in profit in Q2 but warns of 'choppy' financial waters ahead

FierceHealthIT

Centene earns $1.2B in profit in Q2 but warns of 'choppy' financial waters ahead. pminemyer. Tue, 07/28/2020 - 07:34

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended: HHS Declared

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended Until October: HHS Declared The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is extended until October of this year as announced by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II on July 25, … Read more.

Provider Directories and Access to Care

Geonetric

Attend our August webinar Register Now Before COVID-19, healthcare consumers were already demonstrating their preference for using digital to select and engage with providers. As the pandemic continues, the importance of digital will only grow.

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COVID Public Health Emergency Extended: Official HHS Announcement

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID Public Health Emergency Extended Until October: Official HHS Announcement On July 25, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the public health emergency (PHE) caused by COVID-19. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human … Read more.

Optimum Healthcare IT Names Brenda Ashley Vice President of Last Mile Training Program

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT announces that they have added Brenda Ashley BSN, RN, as the new Vice President of the Last Mile Training program. The post Optimum Healthcare IT Names Brenda Ashley Vice President of Last Mile Training Program appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

OCR Settlements

Telebehavioral Health Institute

OCR Settlements on the Rise It seems as though the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has resumed their enforcement efforts, with two OCR settlements announced within the span of a week. On July … Read more.

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Introduction to Privileges: Credentialing versus Privileging and CMS Requirements

HealthStream

For Medical Services Professionals (MSPs) who are new to the profession or even seasoned MSPs who are not regularly involved in privileging processes and are interested in a brief refresher, the following blog post details some privileging basics

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COVID Extended as Public Health Emergency Until October: Official HHS Announcement:

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID Public Health Emergency Extended Until October: Official HHS Announcement On July 25, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the public health emergency (PHE) caused by COVID-19. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human … Read more.

CVS adds 5 more solutions to its platform to assist PBM clients in managing digital health tools

FierceHealthIT

CVS adds 5 more solutions to its platform to assist PBM clients in managing digital health tools. pminemyer. Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:50

Creating a Seamless B2B Commerce Experience With CPQ, CRM, & ERP

Perficient

In our recent blog, Strengthen Your B2B Commerce Experience with CPQ & PIM, we learned how integrating a product information management (PIM) system with a configure price quote (CPQ) system can build efficiency and accuracy throughout the B2B buying process.

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