Tue.Mar 24, 2020

N95s, Face Masks, and Distancing: What’s a Healthcare Provider to Do?

HealthStream

Following the guidelines for infection control is a little more challenging though, considering the Covid-19 pandemic. The infection is world-wide and has affected the supply chain of necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s we know about dealing with the shortage

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In the US COVID-19 Pandemic, A Tension Between the Fiscal and the Physical

Health Populi

“Act fast and do whatever it takes,” insists the second half of the title of a new eBook with contributions from forty leading economists from around the world. The first half of the title is, Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis. . The book is discussed in a World Economic Forum essay discussing the economists’ consensus to “act fast.” ” As the U.S.

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Remote Care Technologies – What have they been, what will they be?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

This past week offers updates to services, policy, and practice. Expect more announcements moving forward, but matching reimbursement for telehealth with in-person visits was a big deal. Many other changes have been put in place, eliminating co-pays, adding coverage for telehealth for those without insurance, and many others many of them state-by-state (see Florida and California , for example).

Clocktree System Overload

Clocktree

We are experiencing severe overload of our system, but doing everything we can to remedy this. We hope to be back to normal operation soon. Our engineers are working around the clock to try to handle the increased volume but we don’t have an ETA on when this will be fully resolved. We are so sorry for the convenience this is causing during this crucial time, and thank you for your patience

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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.

Apple's Siri now walks worried users through their COVID-19 symptoms

Mobi Health News

A weekend update to the virtual assistant includes a new COVID-19 conversation tree, which relies on information and guidance from the CDC and links users to consumer telehealth services if appropriate

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Swiss startup Aktiia scores over $6M for its cuff-less blood monitoring system

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the money to go to market with the product.

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SCTRC Now Offering Weekly Telehealth 101 Webinars

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

In light of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID19 pandemic, we will be offering our Telehealth 101 webinar series on a weekly basis (every Friday at 3PM Central). The need and the demand for telemedicine are surging and we want to be as accessible as possible. Our goal is to provide basic information to those who are new to telehealth and allow extra time at the end for questions and answers.

Cognoa's CEO shuffle, Liva Healthcare's new CCO and more digital health hires and departures

Mobi Health News

Also: Healthcare analytics company Apixio picks up a new VP of solutions; Eagle Telemedicine hires on a healthcare-system vet as SVP of operations

Why Physical Distancing and What We’ll Need to Get Past It

Healthcare IT Today

As we mentioned, at Healthcare IT Today, we’ll focus most of our COVID-19 coverage on what health IT professionals are doing to deal with the pandemic. However, we also want to share great insights and perspectives we find from experts in the field. With that in mind, Tom Inglesby, Director of Johns Hopkins Center for […].

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.

A-list tech engineers team up with Boston Children's Hospital on coronavirus tracking tool

Mobi Health News

The new tool aims at collecting data from people in their homes.

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MIT Sloan Group Releases Tools and Recommendations To Prevent Health System Collapse

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. To prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, states should focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at high-risk sites, such as nursing homes, and in high-risk localities, the COVID-19 Policy Alliance—a group of experts brought together […]. The article MIT Sloan Group Releases Tools and Recommendations To Prevent Health System Collapse appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

HIMSS20 Digital

Mobi Health News

Experience the education, innovation and collaboration of the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition… virtually

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New Pay-HIT-Forward Program to Help Health IT Startup Companies

Healthcare IT Today

We’ve all been impacted in a massive way by COVID-19. Our work lives have been disrupted. Our personal lives have been disrupted. Life as we know it has been disrupted. While healthcare has been and will be at the center of the crisis, the health IT industry that we love so much is going through […]. Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health IT Conferences Health IT Leads Health IT Marketing Health IT Startups Healthcare Advertising Healthcare Marketing Pay-HIT-Forward

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.

Mayo Clinic, Amazon, others launch collaboration to increase COVID-19 testing, vaccine development

FierceHealthIT

The industry coalition plans to crowdsource capabilities from healthcare organizations, technology companies, non-profits, academia, and startups to provide a focused response to the coronavirus outbreak

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Health Care Technology Leadership in the Midst of COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

The world is facing a viral pandemic, and news coverage has reflected public anxiety and confusion. Some of the largest health care conferences in the country have been cancelled this year, and we are still not sure what the new normal will be. I was planning to meet with leaders in physician burnout at those […].

How health systems will need to rethink their workforces amid COVID-19 surges

FierceHealthIT

Among the many shortage concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic is whether there will be enough personnel to handle the surges — particularly as healthcare workers begin to get sick themselves. Here's what some experts suggest health systems and states should consider

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Healthcare Marketing & Communications Strategies During COVID-19

Geonetric

Attend our April webinar Register now You’re working diligently to deliver timely, accurate, and helpful information about the COVID-19 virus and your organization’s response to your community and staff and physicians. Your to-do list is likely changing frequently. Geonetric’s digital marketing and content experts are here to help. Join us for this free webinar and […]. Read Healthcare Marketing & Communications Strategies During COVID-19 at Geonetric.com. Questions? Contact us.

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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.

Five Ways to Make Lasting Cultural Changes in the Healthcare Work Environment

HealthStream

Improving outcomes in healthcare can depend on cultural change, which is by nature difficult to set in motion, much less to continually motivate and sustain. Here are some strategies you may want to consider strengthening your efforts to change your culture for the better

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Guide Patients Through Care Options During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Geonetric

Informing patients about your organization’s care options — and which choice is right for their specific needs — is always important. It’s even more critical in this moment, when healthcare organizations are experiencing or preparing for increased patient volumes and stressors due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. Promoting Access to Care on Your […]. Read Guide Patients Through Care Options During the COVID-19 Outbreak at Geonetric.com. Questions? Contact us.

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Ready Responders Raises $48 Million to Provide At-Home Care for Patients and Alleviate Strain on Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

On-demand healthcare service Ready Responders today announced continued medical support for the communities it serves – Southeastern Louisiana, Las Vegas, and Reno – with plans to launch several new markets in the next quarter to support patients and hospitals during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. By providing at-home non-emergent healthcare services supported by telehealth, Ready Responders offers safe and […].

Use Telemedicine to Reach Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Geonetric

Increased Patient Demand If your organization offers telemedicine services, you’re probably aware of the surge in virtual patient volume attributed to the spread of the coronavirus within the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House are advising Americans to stay home. The need for care and patient-provider communication […]. Read Use Telemedicine to Reach Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic at Geonetric.com. Questions? Contact us.

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.

6 steps physicians want Congress to take to keep practices solvent with COVID-19 financial aid

FierceHealthIT

Physicians are recommending steps they hope are included in the federal stimulus package to protect and support their practices. Here are provisions they hope to see in the stimulus package

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How COVID-19 is Changing Telemedicine Reimbursement

GlobalMed

In late January, we published our forecast on telemedicine reimbursement this year. That was just two months ago, and yet it feels like a lost era compared to the world we’re living in today. The worst global pandemic in years has changed life as we know it, from our jobs to our families to our hopes for the future. No industry has been more dramatically disrupted than healthcare – but the pandemic has also illuminated telemedicine in what many are calling an ignition event.

Feds direct $100M to community health centers for pandemic response

FierceHealthIT

The country’s federally-funded community health centers, which serve the most vulnerable populations, will use $100 million in federal funding to boost its role in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

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Healthcare on Demand? (Yes there are apps for that!)

Waracle

About this week … As everyone knows, a week is a long time in business – and right now, it’s a long time in healthcare too. No one can deny that just a few short days ago, we couldn’t have imagined the situation we now find ourselves in – looking at the world from a new perspective and seeing a very different place. It’s a core mission of our team to provide value to our audience – and one of the many ways we do that is through our content.

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.

Analysis: Large majority of hospitals could lose $2,800 for treating each COVID-19 patient

FierceHealthIT

A new financial analysis found that all hospitals could be in dire straits due to the massive outbreak of COVID-19 cases, punctuating the need for more help from Congress

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Commerce During the Coronavirus – What Business can Do Now, Next, and for the Future

Perficient

Times are tough for a lot of retailers right now and we are all being forced, whether we like it or not, to live in the moment as the situation related to the coronavirus shifts hour by hour. Ideally, business strategies put in place are holding out even if details need to be adjusted day by day. However, if your retail business is already suffering and your digital commerce channel is being asked to pick up the slack, now is not the time to take a ‘wait and see’ approach.

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Headlines have touted AI over docs in reading medical images. New review finds evidence is limited

FierceHealthIT

Previous studies have routinely overexaggerated claims that artificial intelligence and deep learning can interpret medical images better than human experts, according to a new survey of research

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