Wed.May 20, 2020

Apple, Google's contact tracing API goes live

Mobi Health News

Opt-in "Exposure Notifications" are included in new operating system updates on both companies' platforms and available now to worldwide public health agencies

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Health Populi

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs.

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Amwell scores $194M, as telehealth business booms during coronavirus pandemic

Mobi Health News

This comes less than two years after the company closed a $365 million Series B round.

Privacy concerns mounting over Covid-19 tech

Morning eHealth

Dems rip administration over racial disparities reporting, health funding — Telehealth wheelings and dealings continue apace

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Cancer-focused Elekta snaps up digital oncology startup Kaiku Health

Mobi Health News

As part of the acquisition Kaiku Health's symptom-tracking tool will be integrated into Elekta's oncology informatics platform.

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NHS trusts can now recommend mental health app Flow to patients

Mobi Health News

The Swedish startup’s app for depression has joined the ORCHA library

Nursing home deaths – the NY Times data shouts – but what is it saying?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Try staring at the NY Times list and its murky map. The NY Times decided that tracking down the list and mapping nursing home deaths nationwide merited more than 30 contributing writers for the story. The ‘Nursing Homes in Crisis’ collection is about Covid-19 in 2020.

Tava Health aims to expand its mental telehealth therapy platform with $3M seed funding raise

Mobi Health News

The young service says that it has been seeing a marked increase in users over the past few months

UPMC-backed telehealth startup Abridge helps patients capture details of virtual visits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

UPMC has been working with Pittsburgh-based Abridge, a telehealth-focused startup that uses natural language processing to create after-visit summaries – enabling patients to revisit their physicians' instructions after remote consults. WHY IT MATTERS.

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.

Aetna International partners with Wysa for enhanced mental health support during COVID-19 pandemic

Mobi Health News

Wysa’s chatbot uses CBT and engages users in meditation, breathing yoga and aims to help people build resilience skills

The rise of virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

GYANT Opens the Box on How to Apply Machine Learning to Telemedicine

Healthcare IT Today

Successful examples of AI in health care have reached the news often enough to make it clear that modern algorithms can be valuable. But we don’t want AI to be a black box.

Survey: 72% of consumers have changed healthcare use since COVID-19 pandemic

FierceHealthIT

Survey: 72% of consumers have changed healthcare use since COVID-19 pandemic. rking. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:34

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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.

How Singapore is accelerating digital transformation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: How Singapore is accelerating digital transformation Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Asia Pacific Right Now

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Healthcare’s Digital Front Door – Are We Ready to Remove the Cash Cows of Healthcare?

Healthcare IT Today

Yesterday, I came across this excellent piece by Sue Schade called “Knocking on the digital front door.”

COVID-19: a technologist’s tale

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Government & Policy Patient Engagement Pharmacy Privacy & Security Telehealth COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has entered the lexicon as if it was always there.

Apple and Google launch contact tracing API for COVID-19 exposure

FierceHealthIT

Apple and Google launch contact tracing API for COVID-19 exposure. hlandi. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:20

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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.

UAE’s BinSina Pharmacy Group launches telehealth solution

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

One of the UAE’s leading pharmacy brands has joined forces with TruDoc 24/7 to provide residents with “with round-the-clock access to medical consultation and services,” it has been announced.

Industry Voices—COVID-19 intersects with the maternal health crisis and the opioid epidemic

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—COVID-19 intersects with the maternal health crisis and the opioid epidemic. treed. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:13

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How Do We Contract A Virus?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. It has claimed thousands of lives and affected millions of others. Now, the general masses are simply worried that they may catch the virus. This situation […]. The article How Do We Contract A Virus? appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial coronavirus COVID-19 how viruses spread

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CVS Health expands COVID-19 testing to 14 states with a focus on serving minority communities

FierceHealthIT

CVS Health expands COVID-19 testing to 14 states with a focus on serving minority communities. hlandi. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 19:52

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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.

Get to Know Your Mac: 10 Hidden Features You Didn’t Know Existed

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Mac computers truly are wonderful. For many reasons, you will often see people recommending Macs over PCs. There is an incredible allure of Mac computers and this comes from the many great features that the computers […]. The article Get to Know Your Mac: 10 Hidden Features You Didn’t Know Existed appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 4 min Optimum announces the success of the first 100% virtual go-live of the Epic EHR at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, CA. The post Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

Understanding Medical Waste Regulations

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Medical waste is defined as waste that is a by-product of healthcare treatments at hospitals, doctor’s offices, and surgeries, dentists, and laboratories as well as veterinarian’s offices, tattoo establishments, and med spas. Medical waste management […]. The article Understanding Medical Waste Regulations appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Industry Voices—7 tips to help frontline workers cope with stress of COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—7 tips to help frontline workers cope with stress of COVID-19. treed. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:58

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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.

Gadgets and Apps for Healthcare College Students

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. At least half of modern students think about a healthy lifestyle. What do we mean by a healthy way of life? Proper sport exercises, a balanced diet, good sleep, self-care, and giving up bad habits […]. The article Gadgets and Apps for Healthcare College Students appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Study finds slight rebound in patient volumes in May but physicians still in danger financially

FierceHealthIT

Study finds slight rebound in patient volumes in May but physicians still in danger financially. rking. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 16:07

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Scripps, Stanford Partner With Fitbit To Examine Role Of Wearables In Infectious Disease Management

Healthcare IT Today

Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine are collaborating with wearables vendor Fitbit to see if the data its devices collect can help detect, track and manage infectious diseases such as COVID-19.