Fri.Mar 20, 2020

The COVID19 Consumer: #AloneTogether and More Health Aware

Health Populi

The number of diagnoses of people testing positive with the coronavirus topped 14,000 today in the U.S., Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map told us this morning. As tests have begun to come on stream from California on the west coast to New York state on the east, the U.S.

What investors are saying about startups in the age of coronavirus

Mobi Health News

Digital health investors discuss the opportunity, responsibility and liability of investing in health tech during market volatility and a possible recession

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Pence’s medical licensing comment stirs confusion

Morning eHealth

VA networks lag under new telehealth pressure — Is virtual care the new normal

Singapore government launches new app for contact tracing to combat spread of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating TraceTogether users in close proximity.


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.

Healthcare IT in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health System CIO

When you’re in the middle of a true emergency – which, let’s face it, we are – healthcare providers need to “do what’s right by the patient, by the doctor, by the nurse, and by society as a whole,” says Dr. Craig Joseph. And that might include breaking some rules.

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How EHR vendors are arming providers to handle COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare organizations ramp up efforts to treat COVID-19 patients, their health IT vendors are looking to provide them with tools to manage cases, analyze data and assess patients remotely.

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FDA expands use of vital sign monitors to enable remote care, modifications during COVID-19 emergency

Mobi Health News

The temporary policy also extends to some clinical-decision-support software used in conjuction with these remote-monitoring devices

Use of Telemedicine To Surge In U.S. As Regulations Change In Response To Coronavirus

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Use of telemedicine in the U.S. has been low to date.

We want to hear your COVID-19 stories

Mobi Health News

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting you


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.

Braidio releases MyHealth Concierge telehealth application

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare professionals look to telehealth solutions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Braidio announced the release of the telemedicine platform MyHealth Concierge, which runs over the network and cloud infrastructure of AT&T. WHY IT MATTERS.


COVID-19 Policy Updates

Health Recovery Solutions

Over the last week, there have been many updates and changes from CMS and HHS that directly affect telehealth delivery and reimbursement, including waivers on the following restrictions: reimbursement COVID-19

More COVID-19 Cartoons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been another crazy week with the world shutdown. I know we’re all emotionally exhausted and learning to adapt to this new world. We’re doing the same at Healthcare IT Today and trying to find every way we can help the community that we love so much.

Working In The Healthcare Field During A Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By David MacQueen, Episode Alert We have all heard of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) which is believed to have originated in the Wuhan province of China. Which it then started spreading across the globe from major […]. The article Working In The Healthcare Field During A Pandemic 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.

MIT’s Safe Paths Aims to Inform Individuals About COVID-19 Where They Live

Healthcare IT Today

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is by definition a worldwide crisis, it is still distributed in a very skewed manner–and it would help us to know better where it is. A team run out of MIT is working on this at a very detailed, grass roots level though an interesting system called Safe Paths.

How Virtual Health Represents The Next Evolution of Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brian Slusser, CEO and co-founder, Health In Motion Network. In 2020, much in our daily lives can be accomplished virtually. From clothes shopping to ordering groceries, there is a growing desire to accomplish important […]. The article How Virtual Health Represents The Next Evolution of Healthcare appeared first on


In Clever Move, Orbita Releases Free COVID-19 Chatbot

Healthcare IT Today

As the public becomes steadily more anxious about COVID-19, healthcare providers are getting swamped with questions about the virus. They’re also struggling to screen both at-risk and symptomatic patients, a necessary step in triaging them and directing them to the appropriate level of care.

3 Steps Any Healthcare Organization Can Take To Improve Enterprise Analytics

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kristin Weir, vice president of product, MedeAnalytics. When it comes down to the most basic purpose of why organizations use analytics, it’s simple: they want to uncover insights that help them take the next […]. The article 3 Steps Any Healthcare Organization Can Take To Improve Enterprise Analytics appeared first on


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.

5 Steps for Moving Birth Care Classes & Tours Online


Advantages of Virtual Birth Care Education When you provide your birth care classes and tours online, your health system and community will benefit from the convenience and flexibility of this format. Find success with online courses that let your patients learn from you where and when they want.


Six Reasons to Prioritize Employee Recognition Over Rewards in Healthcare


Effective recognition occurs when an employee receives authentic feedback from a peer, manager and/or leader as to how his/her actions impacted team objectives or the organization’s purpose. Here are six reasons to prioritize employee recognition over rewards in healthcare


How to Update Your Google My Business Listings for COVID-19


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Amazon, Microsoft launch initiatives to accelerate COVID-19 research and testing


Tech giants Amazon and Microsoft are rolling out separate initiatives to support COVID-19 diagnostics and research. As COVID-19 continues to spread, with 209,000 confirmed cases and close to 9,000 deaths globally, technology giants are stepping up to accelerate research and potential treatments


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.

Weekender 3/20/20

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‘Please help us'—Many primary care practices paint a dire picture with lack of PPE, tests


Little or no protective equipment. No testing abilities. Fears of losing their practices. Staffing outages. Phone lines flooded with patients concerned about coronavirus. Primary care practices are being hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak and many physicians describe desperate conditions, according to a new survey

CareCentrix Opens National Telehealth Access with Synzi for 8,000 Home Health Locations


The post CareCentrix Opens National Telehealth Access with Synzi for 8,000 Home Health Locations appeared first on Synzi. Press Releases

Berwick: We need 'progress in this country toward universal coverage'


We caught up with Don Berwick to look back on 10 years of the Affordable Care Act and weigh the next frontiers in health reform


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.

Did We Plan for This? A Look at B2B eCommerce Disaster Planning


Do we have a disaster preparedness plan for this? Can we stop our customers from hoarding products? What can we do today?


Conservative healthcare wonk reflects on the ACA 10 years after its passage


Conservative healthcare analyst Chris Jacobs reflects on the Affordable Care Act on its 10-year anniversary, from the decision by Democrats to craft the bill while the economy was hurt by the Great Recession to the failed attempts to repeal it


5 Ways to Preserve Employee Mental Health During COVID-19


Think your employees are taking this in stride? Think again. Every day, the world is glued to TV news outlets and websites watching the pandemic numbers rise. As the crisis worsens and businesses slow down and close, anxiety increases.