Tue.Nov 12, 2019

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Uncover the Secrets Hidden in Your Online Reviews

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Jim Higgins, Founder & CEO at Solutionreach. You can follow him on twitter: @higgs77 Love ‘em or hate ‘em, online reviews are here to stay. Perhaps nothing has changed the face of healthcare marketing the way online reviews have.

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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?”

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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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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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

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.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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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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 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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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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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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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

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!

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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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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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.

AI Helps Search, Confidence Scores, and Data Review

Perficient

Previously , I analyzed clinical data review platforms. This blog explains how artificial intelligence assists search, confidence scores, and data reviews. Search.

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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Data Encryption and Application Programming in Financial Services

Perficient

Previously , I outlined the how and why of server and endpoint protection. This blog will discuss the benefits of data encryption and application programming. Data Encryption. All of a firm’s data should be encrypted both at rest (stored on media) and in flight (in transit on the network).

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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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