Mon.Jun 17, 2019

Aidoc, Zebra Medical Vision announce 510(k) clearances for AI image analysis software

Mobi Health News

Both companies are ramping up the pace of their FDA clearances.


Tech adoption grows for older adults -- why?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

In 2019, Tech adoption changes -- some. It’s known as the Amazon effect. As brick-and-mortar based businesses dwindle in favor of online, access to smartphone and broadband are becoming the enablers of information flow to older adults.


Oxford VR establishes first-of-kind VR-enabled mental health solutions in Asia

Mobi Health News

Oxford VR, an Oxford University spinout company, has announced the launch of its leading-edge treatment for common mental health conditions through a unique partnership with AXA HK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

New bill to plug up HIPAA gaps

Morning eHealth

IBM pays Obamacare settlement — Federal watchdog highlights HHS' IT woes


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.

Quartet Health rakes in $60M round, brings its total fundraise to $153M

Mobi Health News

The integrated behavioral and primary care platform said that it will be focusing its upcoming efforts on serving the Medicaid population

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Collective Health's $205M Series E will augment its digital employee benefits platform's predictive analytics

Mobi Health News

The new round of funding will also help the company expand its teams and pursue new strategic partnerships within the US


Senate privacy bill aims to set new federal standard for consumer health apps


A new bill would create enhanced privacy regulations protecting consumer health data collected through health tracking apps, fitness wearables, and DNA testing kits, according to the Senate sponsors

Talking Telemedicine with Daniel Barchi & Peter Fleischut, Part 1: “It’s a continual investment.”

Health System CIO

Although the ultimate goal of tools like telemedicine is to reimagine the patient experience, it can also help broaden staff members’ skill sets and make them feel “more empowered,” according to NewYork-Presbyterian's leaders. Featured Innovation Interviews Patient Experience Staff engagement Telehealth Daniel Barchi NewYork-Presbyterian Peter Fleischut

Healthcare Cyberattack Volumes, Sophistication Keep Increasing

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey of healthcare CISOs concluded that the bulk of their organizations saw an increase in cyberattacks over the past year, many of which have grown more cunning over time.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Texas hospitals applaud new bill to end surprise billing


Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1264 which eliminates surprise billing for Texas patients


Health Insurer Plans To Optimize Drug Treatment Using Data Analytics

Healthcare IT Today

New Jersey’s largest health insurer has partnered with a biopharma vendor to optimize drug treatment using medical and pharmacy claims data.

CMS proposed rule updates e-prescribing standards to reduce provider burden


CMS plans to push forward on updates to electronic prescribing standards and the prior authorization process for Medicare Part D, the program that provides coverage for prescription drugs beneficiaries pick up at a pharmacy counter

The Changing Role of Physical Therapy in Home Care


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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Trump says his healthcare plan is on the way in the coming months


President Donald Trump said this weekend that the administration intends to unveil its long-awaited healthcare plan in the next couple of months as he gears up for a reelection bid.


Palliative Care Vs. Hospice Care—How They Differ


Palliative care and hospice care are often mentioned together, which can lead to confusion about what each one entails. Lack of knowledge, especially about palliative care, may hamper the many benefits of these services for those who most need them


Kaiser Permanente plans new $900M headquarters in Oakland


Kaiser Permanente plans to build a new 28-story, $900 million headquarters in Oakland, the healthcare giant announced on Monday.


Article—Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Critical Thinking for Healthcare


Assessing clinical competency is essential for knowing whether healthcare staff members know how to create positive outcomes. Artificial Intelligence tools can play a key role in helping healthcare organizations ensure clinicians are prepared to provide great care


Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

MedPAC recommends primary care, encounter data policy fixes


The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is urging Congress to adopt reforms to improve the quality of Medicare Advantage encounter data and boost beneficiaries’ access to primary care.

Time’s Up Healthcare Movement Continues Growing

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Jefferson Health latest to join network of healthcare institutions pledging their commitment to core principles on gender equity, harassment


Industry Voices—How to transform healthcare with real-time deep link analytics? Graph databases


To address the challenge of fast-growing healthcare spending, payers and providers need to use big data to focus on four strategic imperatives: rising costs, rampant waste, linking public data with internal systems and member satisfaction


The Top 3 Mistakes Hospitals Make with Provider Capacity Management


Capacity management is a high-stakes game. Done well, it balances patient needs and provider workloads. Done poorly, it risks patient outcomes, revenue and the hospital’s reputation. This isn’t news to hospitals, but here’s what is: some capacity management solutions are putting them at risk.

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Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

Civica Rx, Vizient team up to use analytics to identify and reduce drug shortages


Civica Rx, the generic drug company started by a consortium of hospitals last year, is collaborating with health consulting group Vizient to use analytics to reduce drug shortages and improve affordability


Just Associates To CMS/ONC: A “Technology Alone” Solution Can’t Resolve the Patient Matching Issues Impacting Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Any patient matching improvement strategy must look beyond technology and emphasize the people and processes that play a critical, yet often overlooked, role in ensuring data integrity. That was the message Just Associates, Inc., shared with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) […].

Boston Children's, CHOP among top-ranked pediatric hospitals: U.S. News & World Report


Boston Children's Hospital was recognized as the top pediatric hospital in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row, according to the 13th annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings from U.S. News and World Report.