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Stanford Medicine licenses Google Glass-based autism tech to Cognoa

Mobi Health News

The AI-enabled Superpower Glass system was recently shown to improve socialization skills among children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Women and Heart Attacks: How Technology Can Provide Early Detection

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Stuart Long, CEO, InfoBionic. With a recent study revealing a substantial rise in heart attacks among younger women, developers of cardiac medical technology are seeking to help reverse this trend.

FBI, DOJ bust 24 people in $1.2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hundreds of thousands patients were lured into worldwide criminal healthcare fraud schemes involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME) executives, according to the FBI and Department of Justice. WHY IT MATTERS.

The United States of Diabetes: a $1,240 Tax on Every American

Health Populi

Pharmaceutical company executives are testifying in the U.S. Congress this week on the topic of prescription drug costs. One of those medicines, insulin, cost a patient $5,705 for a year’s supply in 2016, double what it cost in 2012, according to the Health Care Cost Institute.

NIH-backed VR prototype will let people explore gene-environment interaction

Mobi Health News

The NIH, the National Human Genome Research Institute and PreviewLab have teamed up to create a VR experience that lets participants see how our genes are impacted by environmental factors.

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Six Trends Moving the Needle in Customer Care: Cloud

Perficient

Consumers are digitally savvy, well informed, and more demanding than ever. Not investing in resources that digitally transform customer care will become a competitive disadvantage. This series explores six technology trends for delivering smarter and more strategic customer care.

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Hearing aid pricing and weak insurance – older adults lose out

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You may have seen that rechargeable hearing aid commercial. What was most striking about the commercial to a hearing industry outsider is the upfront commentary on what sounded like the predatory price of hearing aids – providers “charge whatever they can get.” Several interesting aspects to that commercial – but the most interesting was that comment. Who is ‘they’, how much can they ‘get’, and is there insurance that pays for them?

Study: Behavioral coaching app reduces hypertensive participants' blood pressure

Mobi Health News

The daily-use digital intervention yielded "clinically meaningful" improvement in blood pressure among 172 users

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How to Find the Best Telemedicine Jobs

Enzyme Health

Learn the secrets to sourcing the most sought-after roles in telemedicine and get on your way to great pay, a more flexible schedule, and exciting new career opportunities. Just like traditional medicine, not all telemedicine jobs are shaped alike.

Health Scholar's VR training for cardiac care, Wolters Kluwer's mobile CME management and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: New funding rounds for Enlitic, Diameter Health and Candid

Walgreens, VillageMD partner to open primary care clinics in Houston stores

FierceHealthIT

Walgreens is partnering with VillageMD to open five new primary care clinics in the Houston area, with plans to possibly expand there and in other markets

HITAC meeting today

Morning eHealth

Cerner gets new pressure from shareholders — Feds bust fraudulent telemedicine scheme

Industry Voices—A 737 MAX rush to judgment: Lessons for healthcare leaders

FierceHealthIT

Why do we rush to judge and assign all human error as a failure of the person—the “bad apple” theory—instead of a symptom of larger system causes? A healthcare expert and pilot examines the lesson from Boeing's 737 MAX problem

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It’s the 10th anniversary of trying to get our health data: “I’m putting my data in Google and HealthVault”

Society for Participatory Medicine

It’s a big anniversary, this spring – this week, even. Ten years ago the whole issue of personal health data exploded into the headlines.

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Idaho becomes 2nd state to support scaled-back Medicaid expansion

FierceHealthIT

Idaho’s governor has signed off on a scaled-back Medicaid expansion plan, making it the second state to retool what expansion might look like after a voter mandate.

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Anthos, building your cloud ecosystem

Perficient

Google Next 2019, where 30,000 tech enthusiasts descend on the streets of San Fran to learn, promote and embrace what Google Cloud has to offer. Google cloud is steadily gaining momentum in cloud space and is now the third largest cloud services provider in the world. Google’s engineering team understands the complexities of a rigid IT setup let alone modernizing it on the cloud.

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Cambia Health Solutions and Pager Collaborate To Improve Care Navigation

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Cambia Health Solutions and Pager announced a strategic partnership to improve care coordination and delivery for millions of consumers.

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Senate hearing puts spotlight on debate over consolidation in PBM market

FierceHealthIT

As officials from the big three pharmacy benefit manager giants testified on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, it was their sheer size achieved through consolidation that seemed to stick out most for senators. Executives insist the PBM space is a competitive one, but industry watchers aren't so sure

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InTouch Health Unveils Integrated Virtual Care Platform, Solo by InTouch

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. InTouch Health, ranked 2019 Best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms, announced the release of the industry’s first fully integrated, end-to-end virtual care platform.

PBMs, drugmakers both to blame for rising insulin prices, legislators say at hearing

FierceHealthIT

A House subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday on the rising costs of insulin with representatives from both the PBM and pharmaceutical industries

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Faraz Zubairi, CEO, ExamMed.

Recap of #AtlassianSummit

David Chou

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Best Health Technologies In 2019 That Executives Should Look Into

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Harry Conley, health writer, LuckyAssignments.com and GumEssays.com.

Successful Site Visits for Go-Live Support

Optimum Healthcare IT

Conducting site visits is one of the first steps to understand what the actual needs are for the at-the-elbow (ATE) go-live support. The post Successful Site Visits for Go-Live Support appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Training and Activation ATE EHR Go-Live Go-Live Support Site Visits

ONC Report: States with High Proportion of EPCS Users Have Fewer Opioids Claims Per Prescriber

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances to be mandated in Medicare Part D in 2021

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health eyeing plan to merge, create new medical school

FierceHealthIT

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University are exploring a merger that would create a new academic heatlh system. The three organizations signed a memorandum of understanding to enter exclusive negotiations to explore a partnership that would create a new medical school in Charlotte and create an "expanded research and innovation core" in Winston-Salem. They expect ot have a final agreement later this year.

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Syapse Oncology Platform Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Syapse announces that the Syapse Oncology platform has achieved certified status for information security by HITRUST.

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Industry Voices—Nemours Children's CEO calls for CMS to push smarter strategies for children's health

FierceHealthIT

Too often we fail to address the root causes of illness. We are missing the opportunity to provide lifelong health to our children that could ultimately save billions of healthcare dollars and transform the health of the next generation of adults

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HIStalk Interviews Luis Castillo, CEO, Ensocare

HIStalk Interviews

Luis Castillo is president and CEO of Ensocare of Omaha, NE. Tell me about yourself and the company. Ensocare is a care coordination platform that helps move patients to the right level of care along the care continuum. We’ve been doing this for about 10 or 11 years and I’ve been there five years. I’ve been in healthcare IT for a long time. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to big company. I’m having the time of my life running this small company.

Trump administration appeals judge's decision to block Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky, Arkansas

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration will appeal a judge’s decision to block Medicaid work requirements in two states. The Department of Justice has filed appeal notices for rulings that rejected such requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas, taking the cases to the District of Columbia Circuit Court

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Intel Joins Investors in AI-Based Patient Monitoring Company

Healthcare Informatics

Houston-based Medical Informatics Corp. processes waveform data in near real-time from bedside biomedical devices

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FEDS INDICT 24 IN MASSIVE $1.2B TELEMARKETING, DME SCHEME

Henry Kotula

[link]. Collectively, the executives, business owners and medical professionals involved in the conspiracy are accused of causing more than $1 billion in losses for Medicare. KEY TAKEAWAYS.

What Is Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing?

HealthStream

Evidence-based practice has become the go-to standard for clinical effectiveness, and nurses must lead the way to integrate the concept into all aspects of patient care

Industry Voices—Are healthcare consumers satisfied with health insurers? Millennial data show warning signs

FierceHealthIT

In the past, healthcare consumers were largely passive and trusted both providers and health plans to deliver the best care and services, but with consumers paying more for healthcare and expecting cutting-edge technology to enable their interactions with service providers, they are now more engaged and ready to make decisions

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