Mon.Sep 14, 2020

Fitbit’s ECG app gets regulatory clearance in U.S. and European Union

Mobi Health News

The ECG app can detect over 98% of atrial fibrillation cases and was 100% accurate in identifying participants with normal sinus rhythm, according to study results

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50 Days Before the U.S. Elections, Voters Say Health Care Costs and Access Top Their Health Concerns — More than COVID-19

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed deep cracks and inequities in U.S. health care in terms of exposure to COVID-19 and subsequent outcomes, with access to medical care and mortality rates negatively impacting people of color to a greater extent than White Americans.

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NVIDIA looks to telehealth with automatic speech recognition tool

Mobi Health News

After a telemedicine visit a patient or provider can look at the transcription and notes.

New from Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl: Forging Connection Through Technology

Digital Health

Ken Mandl has a gift for listening to other people, whether they’re mentors offering the advice that shaped his career in pediatrics and informatics at Boston’s Children Hospital and Harvard Medical School, or helping physicians and patients learn from each other by making it easier for them to share information. He’s a pioneering leader of […].

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

MDLive closes $50M equity investment plus $25M debt financing following COVID growth

Mobi Health News

With these funds, the telehealth company said it will be expanding platform and launching new supporting products and services

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Greenway Health Develops New Telehealth Solution

Electronic Health Reporter

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Allscripts and FollowMyHealth’s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Skyler Wason, Director of Product Management at Allscripts, and Kate Palazzolo, Vice President of Sales at FollowMyHealth.

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How To Select Your Counseling Professional

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Irrespective of loving friends and family, you might feel unheard, lonely, or confused about your internal issues.

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Artificial intelligence helps cut down on MRI no-shows

Mobi Health News

A predictive analytics model predicated on phone reminders cut missed appointments significantly, data showed

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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.

Patient Protection Pledge: Lawmakers, Candidates, Constituents Join Together To Show Their Support For Healthcare Price Transparency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) launches the Patient Protection Pledge, a promise to stand with patients and their right to know the price of healthcare services before receiving care.

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Technologies and strategies to maintain productivity during telehealth transition

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In early March, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of skilled nursing facilities restricted access to residents. These restrictions included, but were not limited to, essential care providers, such as neuropsychologists and psychologists. THE PROBLEM.

HL7 Starts Project Vulcan FHIR Accelerator Program

Electronic Health Reporter

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“The Crisis Changed Our Mindset”: How Covid Has Fast-Tracked Virtual Care

Health System CIO

The pandemic undoubtedly helped accelerate Franciscan Health’s virtual care journey, but several other components also played key roles, said Chuck Christian and Sri Bharadwaj, who discussed the organization's experience.

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.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: hc1

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In 2011, hc1 was born from the belief that every patient is unique and should be treated that way.

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Survey: Majority of U.S. physicians report pay cuts due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Survey: Majority of U.S. physicians report pay cuts due to COVID-19. treed. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 14:58

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Patient Experience through the Lens of Racism: A Patient Experience Symposium Discussion with Sachin Jain, MD

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare systems need to have a plan to provide better patient care and combat systemic racism. I am looking forward to discussing this with Sachin Jain, MD at the upcoming Patient Experience Symposium. Moving from a company statement about racism and diversity to an action plan is a wide gap.

SummitWest Care Extends Care to Rural Colorado with Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

Health Recovery Solutions

SummitWest Care, a non-profit home care agency servicing rural regions across Colorado , announced today the launch of a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program.

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.

Kaiser Permanente's health system reaches carbon-neutral status

FierceHealthIT

Kaiser Permanente's health system reaches carbon-neutral status. treed. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 14:57

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Good Shepherd Health Care System Revamps Rural Patient Outreach

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is honoring its commitment to improving community health and responsiveness by enhancing how it connects with patients. GSHCS is now conducting multi-channel outreach programs about flu vaccinations, physician visits and […]. The article Good Shepherd Health Care System Revamps Rural Patient Outreach appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Fitbit's ECG app gets FDA nod to track heart rhythm irregularities

FierceHealthIT

Fitbit's ECG app gets FDA nod to track heart rhythm irregularities. hlandi. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 14:35

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Where Is IoT and IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) Really Being Used in Healthcare?

Healthcare IT Today

While virtual care and remote working has dominated much of the Health IT conversation lately, there’s a really interesting related conversation around IoT.

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.

CMS: ACOs save Medicare $1.2B under 'Pathways to Success' program

FierceHealthIT

CMS: ACOs save Medicare $1.2B under 'Pathways to Success' program. treed. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:49

HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists Although email is a convenient means of communication, using email to communicate sensitive information poses some risk. This of particular concern when using email to communicate patient information, especially for therapists and behavioral health professionals.

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Humana's Broussard: COVID-19 putting spotlight on Medicare Advantage's holistic approach

FierceHealthIT

Humana's Broussard: COVID-19 putting spotlight on Medicare Advantage's holistic approach. pminemyer. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:05

The Psychological Relief and Support the Elderly Expect From You

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

When you provide in-home care for seniors as a professional home care worker, there are various things your clients will expect from you. Two especially important things they expect are psychological relief and support. There may be a myriad of struggles and circumstances they are experiencing.

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.

CMS planning to fully rely on encounter data for Medicare Advantage risk adjustment in 2022

FierceHealthIT

CMS planning to fully rely on encounter data for Medicare Advantage risk adjustment in 2022. pminemyer. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 18:08

Short Staffing in Long-Term Care Is Having an Impact on Resident and Financial Outcomes

HealthStream

Staffing levels are one of the most important determinants of whether a long-term care facility is providing adequate care. However, many nursing homes have employee coverage issues and are failing the meet the CMS requirement “that a registered nurse be on-site at least eight hours every day

MDLive banks $50M equity investment to scale up telehealth services

FierceHealthIT

MDLive banks $50M equity investment to scale up telehealth services. hlandi. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:59