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What Is “Patient Engagement” and Its Catalyst In the Current Age of Health IT?

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BACTrack launches remote monitoring app for alcoholism

Mobi Health News

The $79 to $129-a-month subscription service provides digital accountability for people in recovery


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A Piece in the Puzzle - Telehealth & Autism

Health Recovery Solutions

In 2018, the CDC determined that one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD in the United States. Often, children with autism and their families live too far away from care and support or cannot access it due to high costs, limited availability, and other circumstances. Telehealth can serve as a wonderful resource for the ASD patient and their family as it can be utilized for diagnosis, therapy/treatment, and caregiver education. telehealth telemedicine

Omada adds glucometer, blood pressure cuff to chronic disease management offerings

Mobi Health News

The company will augment its BYOD strategy with optional included sensors


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.

3D Bio-Printed Bionic Pancreas

Insulin Nation

Micha? a MD, PhD, and Chairman of the Bionic Consortium in Poland. We spoke with Micha? a MD, PhD about the 3D Bio-Printed Bionic Pancreas work being done with his team and Bionic Consortium in Poland. See www.fundacjabirn.pl. Problem being Addressed.


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EHR-Related Issues Top Patient Safety Concern List

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ECRI Institute report targets diagnostic errors, improper management of test results in EHRs

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Workplace mental health startup Unmind lands £3M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to put the new money towards improving its mobile platform and increasing its library of contents.

Got Candles? Happy 30th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Society for Participatory Medicine

“Vague but exciting…,” was the response Sir Tim Berners-Lee received when he submitted a proposal for an information management system (aka the world wide web) to his supervisor in March of 1989. Three decades later, we have hit a key milestone, and approximately half the world is online.

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Care coordination platform Olio raises $2.5M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money for scaling its technology and expanding across the US.


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.

Rural Health Professions Training Showing Medical Students the Benefits of Telemedicine

Arizona Telemedicine Program

For medical students with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, weeks of suspense will end on March 15.

Blue Shield of California, Teladoc support Paradise, CA patients in wake of fires

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine services will be available to Paradise Medical Group patients at no extra charge

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

RapidSOS, Carbyne integration will aggregate both companies' emergency response data

Mobi Health News

Each company has developed digital tools that quickly provide emergency responders with actionable data during a crisis.


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.

SCL Health Names Richardville CIO

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Former Atrium executive was named 2015 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year


Gilde Healthcare raises €200m for private equity fund

Mobi Health News

The fund will focus on established businesses in the Benelux and DACH regions of Europe


Let’s talk pricing: How payers can navigate tough conversations with members


Lee Carter, president of language strategy firm Maslansky + Partners, works with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies grappling with healthcare pricing

The digital revolution of biobanks: what role is precision medicine playing?

Lloyd Price

Precision medicine is forcing modern biobanks to shift their focus from sample-driven to data-driven strategies, the IARC’s Zisis Kozlakidis tells Health Europa. 20 years ago, an internet search for the word ‘biobank’ would have returned almost nothing; today, there are millions of results.


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.

Diagnostic errors are top reason for liability claims against primary care doctors, report says


Diagnostic errors are the leading cause of liability claims against primary care doctors and account for the highest proportion of payouts, according to a new report

Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes

Lloyd Price

Children with Type 1 diabetes have only one option to control their blood sugar: insulin treatment.

National Cancer Institute Director Ned Sharpless named temporary replacement to lead FDA


During his opening statements before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the selection of the interim replacement for FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb


Can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) be used to treat chronic pain?

Lloyd Price

Can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) be used to treat chronic pain? Swinburne University of Technology, in Australia, investigates how by conducting a novel research.

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.

Hospitals could sustain 10% cut under Medicare public option proposals: report


If the U.S. were to pursue a Medicare public option proposal, it could "decimate" insurance coverage as it looks today and result in a nearly $800 billion cut to U.S. hospitals over a 10-year period, leaders from the two most powerful hospital organizations said on Tuesday

Quarterly Thought Conference – Telehealth Tech Panel Discussion

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

A panel of telehealth tech experts will discuss a variety of topics, including: • Selecting a vendor or service provider. Network considerations. Environmental considerations. • IT considerations based on clinical need. Lessons learned. Panel participants: • Teague Johnson with UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation. Greg Hall with University of Mississippi Medical Center IT Department. Josh Scales with Tennessee Primary Care Association Health Information Technology.

UnitedHealth to expand use of point-of-sale drug discounts


Beginning in 2020, all new employer plans with UnitedHealth and its pharmacy benefit manager subsidiary Optum will be required to offer all drug discounts directly to members at the pharmacy counter, the insurer said


Six Trends Moving the Needle in Customer Care: AI, VCAs, Chatbots


Consumers are digitally savvy, well informed, and more demanding than ever. Not investing in resources that digitally transform customer care will become a competitive disadvantage. This series explores six technology trends for delivering smarter and more strategic customer care.


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.

Hospital leaders see clear ROI for supply chain analytics, but most use outdated processes: survey


Hospital executives say that better supply chain management can increase margins by more than 1%, but most hospital leaders are not investing in supply chain operations as their top priority, a recent survey found


Social Determinants of Health: Complete Data for Targeted Care


The realization that clinical care alone may not be enough to influence health outcomes has led to an increasing need to understand the impact of social and economic factor on one’s health.

Texas hospital CEO pleads guilty to role in multimillion dollar pass-through payment scheme


The former CEO of a small Texas hospital pleaded guilty to defrauding three of the state’s largest payers out of millions through a laboratory billing scheme