Wed.Jul 21, 2021

Bill Gates and George Soros back acquisition of UK diagnostic technology group Mologic

Mobi Health News

Supported from Bill and Melinda Gates, the acquisition is part of the launch of Global Access Health (GAH), a social enterprise that seeks to expand access to affordable medical technology.

The future of telehealth: informatics, scalability and interoperability

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed telehealth into the spotlight with exponential adoption, helping to prove its value. The healthcare industry learned that, with the right solutions, care can extend outside hospital walls and be conducted anywhere.

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Wearable tech market on the rise, according to Consumer Technology Association

Mobi Health News

The wearable market is expected to reach $487 billion in revenue this year, according to the report.

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AI Powered Behavior Change in Healthcare is Not Just for Patients

Healthcare IT Today

Most of the stories we read about changing behavior in healthcare are about patients. Not this one. In this article, we are focusing on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) coupled with a better approach to training can lead to measurable improvement for clinicians. Why is it so hard to change behavior?

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How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

Multimodal primary care provider Carbon Health scores $350M to become largest in the U.S. and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Also: digital chatbot Woebot raises $90M in Series B, b.well lands $32M for company growth and CITYROW closes Series A to enhance its digital platform and open new studios.

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Hillrom branches further into surgical communications with new launch

Mobi Health News

The new system lets clinicians record and share videos – and communicate during an operation.

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Virtual care management growth may slow, but will keep climbing, analysts say

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new Chilmark Research report out this week found that so-called omni-channel platforms aim to become the centerpiece of provider workflow – especially when it comes to integrating virtual care.

WELL Ventures launches with a focus on early-stage digital health companies

Mobi Health News

The new firm has a focus on investing in Canadian digital health companies.

Unified Data: The Key to HIE Success

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Todd Broadhurst, Solutions Director, Tamr. Electronic Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are exploding globally and in the U.S., with 92% of the U.S. population now served by them.

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Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Skin checking app Miiskin launches mole sizing feature

Mobi Health News

The Danish consumer platform helps users track skin changes

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Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative dissolves, saying 'work completed'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

After more than 15 years of creating and pushing health IT innovations forward in the state, the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative has completed its final dissolution.

South Korean AI startup Lunit scores $26M investment from Guardant Health

Mobi Health News

It also announced its collaboration with an unnamed liquid biopsy company

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HIStalk Interviews Don Woodlock, VP of Healthcare, InterSystems

HIStalk Interviews

Don Woodlock is VP of healthcare at InterSystems of Cambridge, Interviews

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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.

Google Maps feature lets users check how crowded public transit is to help maintain social distancing

Mobi Health News

A new pilot in New York and Sydney will give users information about what transit cars are the most crowded.

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Featured Health IT Job: Business Application and Systems Administrator

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Business Application and Systems Administrator position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

Indian AI-enabled health and fitness app HealthifyMe set for North America expansion with $75M investment

Mobi Health News

The company also intends to set up offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southeast Asia

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Merck taps Evidation to use apps, wearables to detect early stages of Alzheimer's

FierceHealthIT

Merck taps Evidation to use apps, wearables to detect early stages of Alzheimer's. hlandi. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 20:52

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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.

The 4 Rs of Middleware Modernization

Perficient

Many enterprises are well on their way to digital transformation – others are only just beginning. But cloud-first strategies demand a lot from middleware, and legacy middleware platforms weren’t built to address the needs of modern, hybrid IT environments.

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Pharma pushes back on Congress' flirtation with delaying rebate rule to help pay for infrastructure

FierceHealthIT

Pharma pushes back on Congress' flirtation with delaying rebate rule to help pay for infrastructure. rking. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 12:51

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Connecting Data Governance to an Enterprise Search Tool in Financial Services (Part 3 of 4)

Perficient

In our last blog post, we shared a proven approach to architecting a metadata search solution. Today, we’ll share a few high-level details about a solution that Perficient built, which can allow all types of financial services companies to jump-start their data democratization programs.

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Tenet Healthcare ups its profits to $120M alongside recovering volumes in Q2 2021

FierceHealthIT

Tenet Healthcare ups its profits to $120M alongside recovering volumes in Q2 2021. dmuoio. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:58

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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.

There's No Place Like Home: How Hospital Automation Is Elevating Telehealth to Bring the Hospital to the Home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the post-COVID landscape, the need for telehealth is more talked about than ever. But up until recently, a reliable remote care platform that delivers the confidence of hospital-grade care has been virtually nonexistent. Using powerful automation technologies and hospital-proven remote monitoring, clinicians can finally give their patients the same peace of mind they feel when being cared for in a hospital setting—from the comfort of home.

Anthem raises its earnings forecast—again—as it posts $1.8B in profit for Q2

FierceHealthIT

Anthem raises its earnings forecast—again—as it posts $1.8B in profit for Q2. pminemyer. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 07:20

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How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting

Perficient

Product owners love the flexibility and short lead time of being Agile. At the same time, it can be difficult for management to adopt. Without a determinant understanding of the final product, there’s a struggle to estimate the total cost and rein in scope.

WebMD purchases patient educational video maker The Wellness Network

FierceHealthIT

WebMD purchases patient educational video maker The Wellness Network. dmuoio. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 15:06

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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.

Purpose Driven Planning #7: Sharpen The Saw Habit

Perficient

Take care of the goose that lays the golden eggs.” Stephen Covey. Coming straight from the book “7 habits of highly effective people” is the thing I want share with you today, and that is the 7th habit: “Sharpen the saw!”

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Oncology group presses CMS to roll back payment cuts, changes to controversial payment model

FierceHealthIT

Oncology group presses CMS to roll back payment cuts, changes to controversial payment model. rking. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 15:34

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Carbon Health banks another $350M to become 'largest primary care provider in the U.S.'

FierceHealthIT

Carbon Health banks another $350M to become 'largest primary care provider in the U.S.'. dmuoio. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:22