Wed.Aug 05, 2020

JAMA study warns telemedicine not suitable for 38% of patients over 65

Mobi Health News

Barriers to adoption include hearing issues, lack of tech abilities and visual difficulties.

The Next Site for Hospital Care Is the Original One — Your Home

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated many trends and new workflows for patients and consumers, and health care providers, too. The convergence of basic needs like hygiene and safety, financial and health security, and living-working-learning-and-cooking-at-home has turbocharged a migration of more acute care delivered at home. I explore this growing concept in my latest essay on Medecision’s Liberation blog, How the Pandemic Is Accelerating the Hospital-At-Home Concept.

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Teladoc Health absorbs chronic care company Livongo in $18.5B merger

Mobi Health News

Each Livongo share will be converted Teladoc stock at a 0.5920 exchange rate, plus an additional $11.44 in cash per stock.

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RPM market will double in next five years, predict stakeholders

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released new guidance regarding remote patient monitoring. For the duration of the public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, RPM services can be provided to both new and established patients, said the agency.

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.

Apple & UCLA kick off device-driven depression and anxiety study

Mobi Health News

The three-year investigation will use iPhones, Apple Watches and Beddit trackers to monitor sleep, physical activity, heart rate and other daily behaviors

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SCAN Health Plan launches Rally platform for its members

Mobi Health News

The platform was created to help seniors dealing with social isolation by virtually connecting them with peers.

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Stem Cell Therapy: Progress in Technology and Medicine 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. To start this off, we would first of all look into the definition of stem cells. What Are Stem Cells? Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into distinct specialized cells and divide […]. The article Stem Cell Therapy: Progress in Technology and Medicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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APEX Ventures on the road for second fund focused on digital health startups

Mobi Health News

The fund will be headed by radiologist Dr Gordon Euller.

Business Opportunities For Telemedicine Startups After COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. When the pandemic first hit the world, everyone was distressed, and many businesses began to fail. However, people have started to accept the new normal that comes along work from home and social distancing. The […]. The article Business Opportunities For Telemedicine Startups After COVID-19 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

Workforce training platform Transform launches to the pharmaceuticals industry

Mobi Health News

The platform provides solutions in energy health and safety training and now brings its training expertise to the pharmaceuticals sector

Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge in $18.5 Billion Deal

Healthcare IT Today

I think we all knew that mergers and acquisitions in the telehealth space we’re coming. You can’t have this many telehealth companies in such a hot space and not see a lot of activity in this regard. However, I’m not sure many of us thought that it would start with such a mega merger of […].

Sight Diagnostics hauls in $71M Series D for point-of-care blood analysis

Mobi Health News

The company's complete blood count analyzer uses artificial intelligence to quickly measure biomarkers from a fingerstick or venous sample

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Why CIOs Should Partner with Big Box Retailers

Health System CIO

Rather than viewing big box retailers as competition, healthcare organizations should explore partnerships that can enable them to provide better technical support while raising IT’s profile, says CIO David Chou. Source: Why CIOs Should Partner with Big Box Retailers on healthsystemcio.com - healthsystemCIO.com is the sole online-only publication dedicated to exclusively and comprehensively serving the information needs of healthcare CIOs.

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.

Extreme Networks delivers access to virtual health services for 1.5M citizens in Madrid

Mobi Health News

Madrid Digital Telehealth Network will expand access to health and social services, ensuring the safety of patients and staff

DOJ files suit against Cigna over allegations of Medicare Advantage fraud

FierceHealthIT

DOJ files suit against Cigna over allegations of Medicare Advantage fraud. pminemyer. Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:29

Ancestry.com's ownership changes hands to PE firm Blackstone

Mobi Health News

The deal is valued at roughly $4.7 billion.

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Mental health startup Ginger lands $50M backed by Cigna, Kaiser Permanente

FierceHealthIT

Mental health startup Ginger lands $50M backed by Cigna, Kaiser Permanente. hlandi. Wed, 08/05/2020 - 16:52

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.

Teladoc Health absorbs chronic care company Livongo in $18.5B merger

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Humana posts $1.8B in Q2 profit as insurers continue to show strong financial performance amid COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Humana posts $1.8B in Q2 profit as insurers continue to show strong financial performance amid COVID-19. pminemyer. Wed, 08/05/2020 - 07:22

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Session Tracking, Audit Logging, and Device Support – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

In this Teleahealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today. As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are offering on the market. Plus, we’ll offer our insight into the nuances of each feature […].

Telehealth leader Teladoc to buy Livongo in $18.5B deal

FierceHealthIT

Telehealth leader Teladoc to buy Livongo in $18.5B hlandi. Wed, 08/05/2020 - 07:47

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.

Is It Time to Modernize the EPCS (ePrescribing of Controlled Substances) Regulations?

Healthcare IT Today

While ePrescribing has basically gone mainstream with most doctors and pharmacies (Watch the video below for the little talked about secret of ePrescribing “adoption”), there’s been a challenge getting the same kind of adoption of ePrescribing when it comes to controlled substances or EPCS as it’s called. This is not a surprise since in order […].

CMS outlines long-awaited changes to hospital star ratings

FierceHealthIT

CMS outlines long-awaited changes to hospital star ratings. rking. Wed, 08/05/2020 - 16:35

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The Hospital at Home Model, Explained

Health Recovery Solutions

Hospital at Home telehealth programs enable patients to receive hospital level care and telehealth and RPM services in the comfort of their own homes. Best Practices remote patient monitoring telehealth model COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Emphasized the Need for Healthcare Cross-Training

HealthStream

As healthcare systems and providers across the United States began to prepare for the onslaught of COVID-19 earlier this year, there were many unknowns. This article explains how clinicians and other staff need training quickly to meet the challenge

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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.

Health Recovery Solutions Announces Advanced Bluetooth Capability on Patient-Facing Mobile Telehealth Application

Health Recovery Solutions

Health Recovery Solutions, the KLAS leading national provider of remote patient monitoring, announced today that multiple Bluetooth enabled devices now connect directly with PatientConnect Mobile, their mobile application. PatientConnect Mobile, available on both iOS and Android, enables patients to monitor their vitals and biometrics in real-time, and communicate with their providers via virtual visits and secure messaging, all from the convenience of their personal device. In The News

Missouri the latest state to OK Medicaid expansion through ballot measure

FierceHealthIT

Missouri the latest state to OK Medicaid expansion through ballot measure. pminemyer. Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:38

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The Future of Hospitals in Post-COVID America (Part 1): The Market Response

Henry Kotula

Click to access CBC_72_08052020_Final.pdf. Readers’ Note: This is the first of two articles on the Future of Hospitals in Post-COVID America. This article. examines how market forces are consolidating, rationalizing and redistributing acute care assets within the. broader industry movement to value-based care delivery. The second article , which will publish next month, examines gaps in care delivery and the related public policy challenges of providing appropriate, accessible.