Tue.Nov 12, 2019

Planned Parenthood launches abortion care finder, information platform

Mobi Health News

The new tool, called Abortion Care Finder, lets users put in information about their situation, such as age and location, and gives resources.

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Will Technology Cure Americans’ Health Care System Ills? Considering Google and Ascension Health’s Data Deal

Health Populi

“Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans,” the Wall Street Journal reported in today’s paper and on the WSJ.com website.

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Digital physical therapy company Reflexion Health launches HelloPT

Mobi Health News

The tool gives patients self-paced exercises and allows them to access physical therapists via telemedicine.

Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More and more patients are able to take advantage of remote consults and other virtual care options as health systems have begun pursuing telehealth programs in earnest, new HIMSS Media research shows. WHY IT MATTERS.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The rise of digital health in Asia

Mobi Health News

At the SFF x SWITCH conference in Singapore, healthcare representatives from the public and private sectors discussed some of the opportunities and regulatory challenges of digital health in the region

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Boston-based human performance company Whoop raises $55M in equity, debt funding

Mobi Health News

The funding, led by Foundry Group, is made up of equity and debt.

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Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Richard Corder (@RichardCorder) from @t1healthcare on the topic “Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation?”

Ieso names Kate Wolland next corporate development advisor; Former Kaiser Permanente CTO joins Innovacer and other digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also Liva names five new hires and HealthReveal taps Optum vet for chief commercial officer role.

Express Scripts relaunches expanded research lab with AI, machine learning

FierceHealthIT

Express Scripts launched Tuesday its expanded research lab that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to isolate how to improve service and lower costs

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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.

Tennessee hospital enhances patient experience with collaboration platform

Mobi Health News

The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s cath lab uses secure clinical communication technology to cut follow-up appointment scheduling wait times – from as long as a day to less than 30 minutes

Hospitals marked up prices for emergency, anesthesiology services, study finds

FierceHealthIT

hospitals increased the prices for emergency medicine and anesthesiology services, the two most common sources of surprise medical bills, a new study found

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Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

Mobi Health News

While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts

Big Picture Priority — Reduce your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Insulin Nation

As a diabetic, you make a thousand tiny decisions every day in the name of maintaining healthy, stable blood sugars. But, if you are an adult who has lived more than 20 years with this condition, it might be time to implement some bigger picture ideas into those daily decisions.

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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.

Physicians need to carefully screen and monitor patients to avoid opioid-related malpractice claims, says report

FierceHealthIT

Errors in how they screen and monitor patients on opioids have resulted in malpractice claims against physicians, according to a new report

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Are We Entering An Era of Radical Interoperability? Deloitte Says Yes

Healthcare IT Today

If you’ve been watching stop-and-start efforts toward health data interoperability over the last several years, many of which have netted little progress, you might be surprised to hear a top-drawer consulting firm argue that we’re moving ahead into an era of radical interoperability in the healthcare and life science industries.

ACP calls for increased oversight and regulation of PBMs, including gag clause ban

FierceHealthIT

The American College of Physicians says its time to improve transparency, take a closer look at the role of pharmacy benefit managers and address issues in Medicare and Medicaid that create barriers to care to help stem the high cost of prescription drugs

Three Challenges Demanding a New Approach to Healthcare Training and Development

HealthStream

Technological advances in how to conduct healthcare staff assessments and education have the potential to address some long-standing challenges that exist for nursing and clinical areas in the industry

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.

Keys to a Successful Lab System Implementation

Optimum Healthcare IT

Regardless of the size of your lab, implementing a laboratory system can be a daunting undertaking with many potential problems. The post Keys to a Successful Lab System Implementation appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Ancillary Services Beaker Implementation Laboratory

Isreal's Sheba Medical Center announces plan to become first fully VR-based hospital

FierceHealthIT

With an eye on becoming the first fully VR-based hospital in the world, Israel-based Sheba Medical Center is incorporating virtual reality throughout each of its hospital departments including cognitive therapy, physical therapy and pain relief

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Phishing Attacks – How Your Old Passwords Can Come Back To Bite You

Perficient

As a security professional, I spend a considerable amount of time building awareness around good password hygiene, and I am starting to see forward progress in efforts like moving users away from short passwords to longer passphrases.

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Google, Ascension defend their health 'data transformation' partnership

FierceHealthIT

After news broke about a health data partnership between Google and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the U.S., the tech giant is defending the project.

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.

Honoring Our Veterans at the 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Lunch

GlobalMed

Have you supported a hero lately? On Nov. 8, the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) hosted their 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Lunch at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Sanford Health, UnityPoint 'megamerger' deal called off

FierceHealthIT

In June, the two health systems announced the planned merger deal that would have created one of the 15 largest nonprofit health systems in the country. WIth plans to become leaders in “personalized primary care," they said they intended to complete the deal by the end of the year.

How to Migrate Dynamics 365 Product, Product Bundles, and Price Lists

Perficient

Configuring products and price lists in Dynamics 365 is complicated and time-consuming. I wanted to create a process to quickly migrate this data from one environment to the next. I had about 100 products, 40 product bundles, and 25 price lists to migrate into a production environment.

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Atrium Health, Novant Health join Blue Cross NC's value-based care program, Blue Premier

FierceHealthIT

Atrium Health and Novant Health will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s value-based payment program, Blue Premier.

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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.

All About Machine Learning with Oracle Analytics

Perficient

Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – Live from the show floor, a director in our analytics team delivers an overview of the machine learning capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud with its built-in ML algorithms. Machine Learning is a science that existed for several decades.

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CMS seeks to crack down on schemes used by states to get higher federal match in Medicaid

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration issued a proposed rule to clamp down on schemes that enable states to get higher federal Medicaid payments

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The Increasing Need for Database Clustering

Perficient

The database is a significant piece of any application, ready to store and retrieve information for manipulation. The database server itself might be the back-end of a database application (the occurrence), or it might be the equipment PC that has the example.

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