Wed.Apr 01, 2020

To combat COVID-19, FCC's Ajit Pai proposes $200M telehealth investment program

Mobi Health News

The proposal would fully fund telehealth services and devices for eligible healthcare providers, although some aren't pleased with its exclusion of for-profit hospitals

How the Coronavirus is Reshaping Consumer Trust – The Edelman Trust Barometer Lens and Health Impacts

Health Populi

consumers were re-shapen by the 2008 Recession in two key ways: people took on more self-service DIY daily life-flows, seeking self-sufficiency and less dependence on institutions; and, consumers became more value-sensitive both in terms of financial value and personal values.

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SideKickHealth to provide digital platform for COVID-19 patients in Iceland

Mobi Health News

The startup is working with national emergency services to remotely triage, support and manage infected people in isolation

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Easy fix for audio issues on Clocktree calls

Clocktree

If you connect to a Clocktree call and one side can’t hear the other, it’s likely that the microphone permission is stuck on another program. If you’re going back and forth between Clocktree and other video platforms such as Zoom or Skype, it’s important to close out those other programs before joining a Clocktree call. That will release the microphone permission and allow Clocktree access to your microphone.

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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 latest on COVID-19 testing: FDA updates; Ready Responders land $48M to administer COVID-19 tests at home

Mobi Health News

Also Cue Health scores $13 million from the department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development authority in order to fund its portable COVID-19 diagnostic test

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FibriCheck announces nighttime a-fib monitoring feature for smartwatch app

Mobi Health News

The PPG-based feature automatically measures the wearer's heart rhythm every five minutes, and will be ready for integration with a range of devices later this year

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Using Virtual Care Inside a Hospital Makes an Impact

Healthcare IT Today

In a one-on-one interview with Healthcare IT Today, Wendy Deibert, VP of Clinical Solutions at Caregility, shared a surprising way to use telehealth: internally at a healthcare organization to monitor patients.

North Carolinian medical billing startup PatientPay lands $6.15M

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Mosaik Partners, and will be used to grow PatientPay's product line.

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3D Printing Emerges As Option For Addressing Healthcare Equipment Shortages

Healthcare IT Today

As the demand for healthcare equipment rises, manufacturers are struggling to meet the demand. In response, some are turning to 3D printing as an extra option for providing the supplies providers need.

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.

Medical training company FundamentalVR expands its educational platform for surgeons

Mobi Health News

New @HomeVR modality makes accredited simulations available on standalone headsets.

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To combat COVID-19, FCC's Ajit Pai proposes $200M telehealth investment program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Microsoft warns hospitals of sophisticated ransomware attacks targeting remote workforce

FierceHealthIT

Microsoft is warning hospitals that sophisticated ransomware attacks are trying to exploit remote workers to gain access to their networks. The tech giant recommends immediate actions hospitals should take to reduce the risk of an attack

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COVID-19 and Telehealth Regulations in the States

American Well

Changes in telehealth policy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are moving nearly as quickly as the pandemic itself.

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.

UnitedHealthcare the latest major insurer to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare is the latest big-name insurer to waive members’ cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments.

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COVID-19 Twitter Roundup

Healthcare IT Today

We’ve done a lot of Twitter roundups over the years, but now seems like the perfect time to do them regularly with so many people sharing great information, insights, and resources on Twitter. Here’s a quick COVID-19 Twitter roundup of interesting items we saw recently. here's scatterplot if you prefer it[link] — Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_MD) […].

HCA's CEO donates salary to employee assistance fund as hospital system cuts hours

FierceHealthIT

The CEO of major hospital system HCA Healthcare announced he will donate the next two months of salary to a fund to help system workers struggling with reduced hours during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Orthopaedic Institute Partners with OrthoLive

Ortholive

The Orthopaedic Institute , located in Gainesville, Florida, has signed an agreement with OrthoLive as its exclusive telemedicine partner. The Orthopaedic Institute currently has 41 providers across ten offices throughout the North Florida area.

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.

Potential COVID-19 treatments chloroquine, Z-Paks are in short supply, Premier analysis shows

FierceHealthIT

There could be imminent shortages of antimalarial drugs and antibiotics that are critical to providing care for COVID-19 patients, according to data from Premier.

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The Value of Healthcare Content Marketing During a Crisis

Geonetric

The Role of Content Marketing in a Crisis A recent NRC Health survey found that 43% of people are turning to their local hospital or health system for information about the coronavirus. But what does that mean in the face of a public health crisis, such as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic?

Industry Voices—Return to trust: How lack of transparency can damage relationships in healthcare

FierceHealthIT

We live in a transactional society. As a consumer, if you want to buy something, you go online or to the store, you find out how much it costs, you buy it. It’s a pretty simple process of getting the things we need—until it comes to healthcare

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COVID-19: Planning to Support Temporary Facilities

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min The most important factor for effective COVID-19 tech support is ensuring that IT leadership is involved in crisis response meetings. The post COVID-19: Planning to Support Temporary Facilities appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Global COVID-19 EMR IT Support Remote Facilitie

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.

Physician groups back doctors' freedom to speak out about coronavirus conditions

FierceHealthIT

Given reports that doctors and other medical professionals are being silenced about coronavirus conditions, the country’s two largest physician groups say doctors have the right to be heard. Both the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians issued statements Wednesday supporting the rights of physicians to speak out on COVID-19 care conditions

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Improving Nurse Retention in 2020 and Beyond

HealthStream

The Need to focus on Nurse Retention will only increase as our country’s aging population demands more healthcare. Here are some strategies for improving nurse retention in 2020 and beyond

List of Top Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health

TheraNest

While new and innovative treatment methods can be valuable, a combination of evidence-based practices should serve as the backbone of your work with clients.

Half of U.S. doctors have treated at least one coronavirus patient but can't easily test for the virus, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

As further evidence of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, a survey of more than 2,600 U.S. physicians finds that half of them report treating at least one patient with possible COVID-19 symptoms but have not been able to test for the virus

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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.

Importance of Real-Time Content in Times of Crisis

Perficient

As the world has changed and evolved with the global COVID-19 pandemic, so has healthcare’s information and content management. In the beginning, the focus was on “the Content.”

Urban Institute: Medicaid expansion will be a critical safety net as COVID-19 job losses continue nationwide 

FierceHealthIT

As more Americans lose their jobs amid orders from public health officials to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of people without health insurance is also expected to rise.

What’s coming in Q2 2020 for Microsoft Teams?

Perficient

I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say that the first quarter of 2020 hasn’t been the easiest (especially the past month).

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