Thu.Jul 30, 2020

The WNBA and NBA announce digital health partnerships for upcoming seasons

Mobi Health News

The WNBA is teaming up with the Oura smart ring for the upcoming season as part of the initiative to prioritize the players' and league staff’s health, safety and privacy. This comes just a month after the NBA announced it too would provide Oura rings to all teams and league staff members

The Racial Divide Due to COVID-19 Also Applies to Healthcare and Pharma Costs

Health Populi

Into the sixth month of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., it’s clear that COVID-19 has wreaked a greater mortality and morbidity impact on people of color than on white adults.


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Hims & Hers taps digital pharmacy Alto for same-day medication deliveries

Mobi Health News

Virtual primary care customers living in specific regions will have the option to use Alto's app and services at no additional cost

What it takes to successfully deliver HIV care remotely

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

For years, staff at the Petersen HIV clinic in Tucson, Arizona, had been working on implementing a telemedicine protocol for their patients in the region. They knew HIV care could be provided efficiently via telehealth and had been studying best practices of other facilities around the country.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Dutch startup Siilo scores €9.5m for its secure healthcare collaboration app

Mobi Health News

Funds will be used to expand across the UK, Ireland, DACH and BENELUX


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Former doctor launches contact tracing app to support the NHS

Mobi Health News

The new app will help businesses across the UK open safely and meet all government guidelines


Medical IT Data Has Involved People More In Their Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Everyone involved with healthcare knows how vital IT data is to the medical profession.


Teladoc Health's revenue & visits grew ever higher in Q2 2020

Mobi Health News

Although the company's rapid growth has been fueled by COVID-19, new contracts and state-by-state trends have CEO Jason Gorevic confident that telehealth adoption is here to stay

Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic


Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:53

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Direct-to-consumer hearing device company scores $71M

Mobi Health News

Users can adjust settings for the devices through a corresponding app.


Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans


Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:49

Tempo raises $60M to expand manufacturing capacity for sensor-enabled workout system

Mobi Health News

As part of the deal, Northwest Capital's Edward Yip and General Catalyst's Holly Maloney are joining Tempo's board.


Mental health issues among workers are spiking due to COVID-19. Here's how employers can step in


Mental health issues among workers are spiking due to COVID-19. Here's how employers can step in. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 15:41

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Roundup: Emirates Hospital Group implements Okadoc’s telehealth system, update on Ireland’s contact tracing app and more briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, Liva Healthcare supports national weight loss service with LloydsPharmacy

Lifespan Health Hit With $1 Million HIPAA Fine

Healthcare IT Today

Usually, HIPAA violations are part of the background noise of the healthcare business, and few are so large that they prove catastrophic for the entity involved. In the following case, however, a health system has incurred a fine that can’t be taken lightly.


New Ultrafast Insulin Promises Better Post-Meal Numbers

Insulin Nation

Meal Bolusing Challenges. One of the most frustrating and difficult aspects of managing diabetes is meal bolusing. Even when you accurately count carbs, remember to bolus 20 to 40 minutes before the meal, and account for factors like fat and protein content, it can still be impossible to avoid that post-meal spike. You might be right if you’ve ever felt that the tools you are using are the problem.


HIMSS pushes back 2021 conference to August


HIMSS pushes back 2021 conference to August. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 14:34


Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Tips for Traveling in COVID19 Times with a Compromised Immune System

Christina's Considerations

In late May, as talk of opening up the economy began, I started to think of my mother and her primary caregiver; my father. They both need my support and assistance as they face the challenges of a serious chronic. Healthy Children and Families Travel Workplace Health and Wellness


Shafer says COVID-19 pandemic has driven 'burst of innovation' at Cerner


Shafer says COVID-19 pandemic has driven 'burst of innovation' at Cerner. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:04


Some Providers Say COVID-19 Has Forced Through Changes Too Quickly

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has found that some healthcare providers feel that the rush to tackle COVID-19 may actually have worsened existing problems with their infrastructure and workflow.

Molina rakes in $276M in Q2 profit, falling short of Wall Street expectations


Molina rakes in $276M in Q2 profit, falling short of Wall Street expectations. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:58


Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Automating Healthcare Data to Improve Patient Outcomes


Healthcare organizations like yours are riddled with mountains of data and document streams coming in each day. Whether it’s patient records, claims, denials, remits, or clinician credentials… the list goes on.


Vizient, providers urge greater transparency, redundancy along PPE supply chain


Vizient, providers urge greater transparency, redundancy along PPE supply chain. rking. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 14:40


David Kenner: The CIO’s Role in Adapting to the New Normal


As the world transitions from panic mode to a new normal, the IT community, and in particular, CIOs are faced with unprecedented challenges and “we need it done yesterday” directives. Digital Transformation Enterprise Architecture Podcast


Allscripts sells EPSi business to Strata Decision Technology for $365M


Allscripts sells EPSi business to Strata Decision Technology for $365M. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:42


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.

James Rinaldi: Insights From a Leading CIO — The Next 10 Years in IT


James Rinaldi, Chief Information Technology Advisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratories joins us for a fascinating walk through his commanding career heading up IT for Marriott International, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and JPL.


Cigna rakes in $1.8B in profit in Q2, boasts major growth in PBM membership


Cigna rakes in $1.8B in profit in Q2, boasts major growth in PBM membership. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 07:25


Introduction to Privileges: Understanding Privilege Form Components and Best Practices


Based on the CMS and other Accrediting body requirements, it is a best practice to organize privilege forms by specialty, not by medical staff organization departments. Once this is in effect, there are certain components that typically should make up each specialty’s privilege form