November, 2019

EHR Training Improves Physician Satisfaction & Physicians Don’t Want to Make Time for EHR Training

Healthcare IT Today

While at the CHIME 2019 Fall Forum conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had a great chance to sit in on one of the CIO focus groups at the event hosted by Optimum Healthcare IT. The session discussed a wide variety of topics including EHR optimization, EHR training, and other related topics.

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AI: opportunities and barriers to improving healthcare

Digital Leaders HealthTech

The advancement of AI and machine learning in providing better healthcare is already on the rise across the UK. Increasingly clinicians are conscious that machine or automation-based healthcare enable a host of benefits due to the many innovative projects that are underway.

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How Should Doctors Adjust Their Practice for the Millennial Population?

Ortholive

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Voice to text solutions could turn EHR-burdened medical professionals into doctors again

KevinMD

Just imagine the following: your assistant invites in Ms. Nichols, who has a migraine, a bad cough, and feels nauseated. You sit down, start talking about the symptoms, see her throat, measure her temperature, pulse rate, inquire more about the headache.

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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.

Opinion: ePublic Health - Where tradition meets innovation

Mobi Health News

Vasileios Nittas, doctoral candidate at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, looks at the impact of social media and digital self-tracking tools on public health

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Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

Healthcare IT Today

That’s quite an ambitious question. It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy.

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Fixing Patient Access: EHR Embedded Chatbots Automate Patient Management

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chinmay Singh, co-founder and president, Asparia. Every medical group today is expected to demonstrate competence and results in population management.

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Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More and more patients are able to take advantage of remote consults and other virtual care options as health systems have begun pursuing telehealth programs in earnest, new HIMSS Media research shows. WHY IT MATTERS.

Healthcare 2020: Stop Treating Patients and Start Building Communities, Engaging Technology and Behavioural science

Lloyd Price

It’s not news that healthcare costs in the US are sky-high. What might be news to some, though, is that year over year, we’re spending more money to treat illness and disease, but getting less out of it.

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.

Major Misconceptions About Machine Learning In Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Over the past few years, as some standout use cases began to emerge, enthusiasm for AI has grown among health leaders, to the point where you’ll hear little but positive thoughts about AI’s potential benefits.

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The healing patient-physician analog relationship is in critical condition

KevinMD

In the history of medical care, medical records served one purpose and two masters: to record diagnosis and treatment for physicians to refer to and for patients to use to transfer care when they desired. The medical record was a simple 3 x 5 or ledger card in the 1950s.

How Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Business Data To Innovate At Scale

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Charles Holive, managing director, Sisense. The big data revolution has made today’s healthcare industry a vibrant hub of innovation in data, analytics, and artificial intelligence.

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We Should Keep An Eye On Healthcare AI Medical Liability Risks

Healthcare IT Today

Today, most health IT leaders seem sold on the potential healthcare AI deployment can offer, as its benefits are becoming clearer every day. It’s becoming almost a no-brainer to believe that AI can do great things for the practice of predictive analytics, for example.

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.

Stakeholder Buy-In For Your Technology Deployment

Ortholive

The passage of the Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009 was a Congressional mandate requiring healthcare providers to adopt electronic medical records (EMR) technology. $27

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Art As Medicine – WHO Weaves the Evidence for Arts’ Role in Improving Health

Health Populi

“What’s the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?” ” asks a report from the World Health Organization ‘s Europe region team (WHO-Europe).

Amazon launches new Alexa feature that reminds customers when to take meds

Mobi Health News

The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.

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VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

Clocktree

The Department of Veterans Affairs provided over 2.6 million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country. In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. During this time, more than 900,000 veterans accessed the agency’s telehealth services in a clinic or at home.

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.

Sheba Medical Center Becomes The First Fully VR-Based Hospital In The World

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, a provider of extended reality and therapeutic applications, and Sheba Medical Center, ranked by Newsweek at the 10th best hospital in the world, are partnering to create the first fully VR-based hospital, utilizing XRHealth’s technology throughout each department. The integration of virtual reality technology is part of the medical center’s […].

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At Cigna, telehealth reduces patient costs and ER visits, and boosts use of generic Rx

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare costs continue to rise, the employer clients of Cigna, a healthcare organization based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, continue to seek new care delivery options that will improve access and convenience while lowering costs. THE PROBLEM.

Google’s partnership alarms patients, privacy advocates, HHS

Morning eHealth

Colorado opens up new front in PDMP privacy fight — Research data policies bloom

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A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

It was the best of times, It was the worst of times, It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, …. starts Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities. .

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.

Google demos its EHR-like clinical documentation tool

Mobi Health News

News of the tool, currently in clinical pilots, comes a week after reports circulated that Google was working with healthcare system Ascension on a controversial project involving patient data

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New Flu Treatment for People with Diabetes

Insulin Nation

For the average person, the flu might be no big deal — but for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the flu can be devastating. This is why, by the way, you should get your flu shot!

Addressing The World Language Skills Gap In The U.S. Healthcare System

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Howie Berman, executive director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Imagine being rushed to the emergency room after a car accident or a heart attack.

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The impact of digital transformation in hospital care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Today’s healthcare system is facing many challenges globally, including growing aging populations, a rise in chronic conditions and co-morbidities, and increasing constraints on the healthcare workforce.

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.

Five new health and caregiving technologies November 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

LeadingAge in San Diego and more. Entrepreneurs clearly see the opportunity for providing tech-enabled services to help care for older adults.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

Health Populi

Two separate and new OECD reports, updating health and the global economic outlook, raise two issues that are inter-related: that gains in longevity are stalling, with chronic illnesses and mental ill health affecting more people; and, as wealth grows more concentrated among the wealthy, the economic outlook around most of the world is also slowing.

Roundup: 16 digital health studies, pilots and reviews from AHA 2019

Mobi Health News

From mobile ECGs to tele-rehabilitation to defibrillator delivery drones, a range of new data was on display at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019