Fri.Feb 07, 2020

USA Today Finds Hidden Common Ground Among Americans For Health Care

Health Populi

“We need to demand our health citizenship. That means our nation must approach medical treatment and data privacy as civil rights that protect everyone.” ” This is the start of my column, Americans, let’s claim our health care rights , published by USA Today today.

AI-assisted cardiac ultrasound guidance software receives De Novo clearance

Mobi Health News

Caption Health's tool instructs non-expert medical staff on how best to produce high-quality diagnostic images in real time

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VA set to open fully 5G-enabled hospital In California

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, is soon to become one of the first 5G enabled health facilities in the world, with portions becoming operational this week, according to statements VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at State of the VA speech Feb.

HIMSSCast: Digital Health around Boston

Mobi Health News

In this grab-bag episode of HIMSSCast, Laura Lovett, an editor at MobiHealthNews, chats with host Jonah Comstock about three recent in-person reporting experiences here in the Boston area, where MobiHealthNews is based.

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.

At least 400 hospitals stand with Epic against data sharing rules

Morning eHealth

Preprints: More harm than good during an outbreak? — New telehealth bill to track

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Is Epic Poised To Own The Healthcare Voice Assistant Market? Not Quite.

Healthcare IT Today

Given its position atop the EHR industry, the things Epic does can have an outsized influence on the healthcare world. Will such be the case when Epic debuts its new voice assistant at HIMSS20? I’d argue that this time, perhaps, not so much.

The Future of SDoH: The Power of Personal Determinants of Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Vikas Chowdhry, MBA, chief analytics and information officer, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI). It is encouraging to see many healthcare systems and payors focusing on the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) […]. The article The Future of SDoH: The Power of Personal Determinants of Health appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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The Safe Bets You Used to Choose Aren’t The Safe Bets Anymore

Healthcare IT Today

One of the most famous phrases in technology selection is “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.” ” If you’ve worked in technology, you’ve heard this phrase.

Egypt looking to deploy telehealth in Africa

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Egypt looking to deploy telehealth in Africa Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK Right Now

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.

Smartphone Apps

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Standalone Smartphone Apps for Mental Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Authors: Kiona K. Weisel, Lukas M. Fuhrmann, Matthias Berking, Harald Baumeister, Pim Cuijpers and David D. Ebert While smartphone usage is ubiquitous, and the app market for smartphone apps … Read more.

Egypt looking to deploy telehealth in Africa

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Egypt looking to deploy telehealth in Africa Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Asia Pacific Right Now

HIPAA Medical Release Form

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Medical Release Form There are certain circumstances in which it is required for behavioral health professionals to receive a HIPAA medical release form before they are permitted to disclose protected health information (PHI). HIPAA medical release form requirements are … Read more.

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Why Improving CoPs Compliance Matters

HealthStream

This blog post starts to define Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and examines new ways healthcare organizations can use assessments and training from HealthStream to ensure staff understand and are adhering to policies that support compliance

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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.

How to be innovative in a ‘noisy’ field

Digital Health Today

Jim Joyce, Co-founder and CEO of HealthBeacon, on navigating the digital health market. HealthBeacon is a tool to manage medication adherence for patients who take injectable medications at home.

Weekender 2/7/20

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap The VA says the firing of. Weekender

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CMS rolls out survey of drug costs for 340B hospitals as legal fight rages

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration has finalized a survey of hospitals to acquire the payment rates for drugs purchased under the 340B discount program, much to the dismay of hospitals

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How NYC Health + Hospitals is teaming with a startup to tackle food and housing insecurities

FierceHealthIT

The largest public health care system in the nation is working with a startup to help address food and housing insecurities among millions of patients

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.

Former Outcome Health executive settles SEC fraud allegations

FierceHealthIT

Former Outcome Health executive Ashik Desai reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission involving fraud allegations. Four former executives still face criminal charges for their alleged roles in a $1 billion fraud scheme

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Congress revives surprise billing debate with proposal for "mediation"

FierceHealthIT

A new compromise to tackle surprise medical bills would use arbitration to handle any payment disputes, a provision sure to generate ire among payers

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