Wed.Mar 25, 2020

Steps Count: More Steps Are Self-Care Goodness in the COVID-19 Lifestyle

Health Populi

There’s evidence in this week’s JAMA of a dose-response relationship between peoples’ steps and lower mortality. In other words: more steps done daily is statistically significantly associated with death from all causes. Furthermore, step intensity didn’t make a difference in mortality rates, shown in the JAMA -published study, Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults.

Clocktree System Status Updates


Due to the dramatic increase in demand for telehealth services, Clocktree’s system has experienced times of overload, making some services very slow or unavailable. We will post current updates here, letting everyone know the current status. Thanks for your patience through this time, and please know we are doing everything we can to make things go smoothly for you and your clients: Wednesday 3/25, 6am PST: System functional, no reported issues.

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Diligent Robotics collects $10M more for Moxi, its autonomous hospital robot

Mobi Health News

The Series A raise comes just a few months after the company raised $3 million in seed funding


Health privacy falling in pandemic times?

Morning eHealth

VA opens up telework — AliveCor uses FDA guidance


Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

Butterfly rescinds features from handheld ultrasound device, working with FDA to re-enable

Mobi Health News

The Auto Ejection Fraction Tool and the Auto Bladder Volume Tool both employed AI to help Butterfly iQ users more easily evaluate the patient's condition.


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Public health officials talk about what innovators need to know during COVID-19 crisis

Mobi Health News

This morning MassChallenge hosted a virtual summit focused on innovation and the coronavirus.

Former FDA chief Gottlieb has dire warnings about hitting the brakes on social distancing measures


Hard-hit coronavirus "hot spots" like New York City are two to three weeks away from hitting peak COVID-19 cases, according to former federal official Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Many other cities and states could be two weeks behind


AMA launches Telemedicine Quick Reference Guide to help docs implement tech during COVID-19

Mobi Health News

The association has also created a virtual panel discussion to talk best practices when using the tech for telemedicine.

How Technology Can Help Provider Organizations Treating COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Response from Oliver Lignell, vice president, virtual health, AVIA Providers have a new tool to help them combat COVID-19: digital. Health systems are proactively leveraging digital assets to help triage, navigate, and treat cases in […]. The article How Technology Can Help Provider Organizations Treating COVID-19 appeared first on Editorial

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.

Swedish startup says its brain stimulation headset can help treat depression during COVID-19 pandemic

Mobi Health News

Flow Neuroscience gives advice on how people can protect their mental health

3 Tips For Starting Your Retirement In 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Many people call retirement the golden years, and they look forward to it for decades. However, those who make the wrong decisions before and during retirement could find that it’s not as pleasant as they […]. The article 3 Tips For Starting Your Retirement In 2020 appeared first on Editorial Social Security Benefits Tips For Starting Your Retirement In 2020


UAE entrepreneur pledges AED 5 million towards COVID-19 vaccine currently in trial

Mobi Health News

Chairman of the UAE’s IBC Group is working with the UK biotech research company, Vaxbio to launch an affordable vaccine that the company hopes to launch by the summer

Solving The Challenges of Provider Database Management

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Priya Sabharwal, practice leader, network operations, HGS. Imagine a scenario: A patient looking for a new doctor searches her insurer’s online network directory to find a provider her plan will cover. She selects what […]. The article Solving The Challenges of Provider Database Management appeared first on

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.

New Coalition Forms To Share Data, Coordinate Response To COVID-19 Threat

Healthcare IT Today

A group of healthcare, tech and non-profit organizations has come together to support the rapid deployment of open source solutions addressing the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition’s members include Amazon Web Services (AWS), athenahealth, CommonWell Health Alliance, Epic, HCA Healthcare, Intermountain Healthcare, LabCorp, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Rush University System for Health, Buoy Health,, […].

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How Technology Can Address the Critical Gap In NICU Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Tammi Jantzen, co-founder and CFO, Astarte Medical. The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently determined that 75% of senior hospital executives endorsed the importance of digital innovation. This is incredible progress for the industry, but […]. The article How Technology Can Address the Critical Gap In NICU Care appeared first on


Movement Data from Sees Drop Amidst COVID-19 Social Distancing

Healthcare IT Today

Yesterday we shared about the importance of physical distancing (many are calling social distancing which is probably not the best term) in helping us get COVID-19 under control and what we’ll need in place to go back to more normal social activity. Turns out, our various wearable devices and cell phones are collecting a lot […].

Software startup Apervita rolls out advanced encryption for health plan, provider data


Health technology company Apervita has rolled out a new data security feature that will slow down hackers and could stop data breaches.

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.

The Value of Coercion: How to Move Health IT Forward

Healthcare IT Today

Sometimes in life it’s just necessary to put one’s foot down. This lesson, which most of us have learned as teachers, managers, parents, and (sadly) the adult children of our own parents, applies sometimes to innovation in health IT. The lesson came home to us this month in shadow of disaster. The COVID-19 pandemic forced […]. Administration Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Pandemic telehealth telemedicine

FAQ: COVID-19 Telehealth Reimbursement

Health Recovery Solutions

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, CMS has been updating their policies regarding telehealth delivery. We asked our clients to submit their questions relating to the many changes and updates. reimbursement COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Overload & Resource Scarcity – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/27 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Mackenzie Boli (@mackenzieboli) from @RS21smarter on the topic of “COVID-19 Information Overload & Resource Scarcity” We can all agree that a tremendous amount information and data on COVID-19 […]. HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Data COVID-19 Maps Health IT

What will it take to make a healthcare bot your new best friend?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Developers of smart speaker systems for healthcare consumers must address challenges like AI bias and human-centered application design. “I I was so tired, I started talking to Alexa.”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people refer to Alexa as something more than a digital assistant this past year. More people are talking to and asking questions of voice-activated digital assistants and cognitive-powered colleagues than ever before. Nearly 19 million homes in the U.S.

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.

AMA's Harris says stopping gun violence is in doctors' lane


Physicians across the board have a role to play in stopping gun violence—one that most doctors believe is indeed "in their lane," said American Medical Association President Patrice Harris


Maximize Care, Minimize Exposure

InTouch Health

To patients, providers, consumers, and stakeholders: For almost 18 years, healthcare providers worldwide have trusted InTouch Health to deliver reliable, secure, and uninterrupted treatment in the moments it matters most. As we continue navigating this unprecedented time, I want to reaffirm that commitment to you, your colleagues, and the patients and communities you serve.

HHS: Information on COVID-19 patients can be shared to protect first responders from infection


Healthcare providers can share COVID-19 patients' medical information without express permission to protect first responders from the risk of infection, the Department of Health and Human Services said


How can Zesty help with COVID-19?

Lloyd Price

NHS Hospitals are focused on maximising their capacity to treat COVID-19. Treatment capacity is being released through the cancellation of non-critical surgery, day cases and most outpatient clinics – this is likely to continue for at least three more months. Those outpatient clinics that do run, are being moved from face-to-face to video or telephone appointments. Clinicians will increasingly have to run outpatient clinics from home, whilst they themselves self-isolate.

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.

Hospitals get $130B in massive stimulus deal as facilities face COVID-19


Hospitals and community health centers will get $130 billion in a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help meet the skyrocketing increases of COVID-19 cases.


Slowing The Spread of COVID-19 With Telemedicine


Medical Economics calls the coronavirus an “opportunity” for physicians to try telemedicine. Telemedicine consults could potentially slow the spread of the virus by keeping at-risk patients out of a public setting. With millions of Americans at home in the coming weeks, doctors should consider a telemedicine option for patients with non-urgent care needs. The U.S.

10 Trends That Will Shape the Next Decade in Healthcare


The start of a new year and a new decade is an appropriate time to assess the state of affairs in terms of U.S. healthcare and think about major trends that are changing our industry. Here are 10 trends to which we think everyone in healthcare should be paying attention