December, 2019

The robot will see you now


The year is 2050. You enter the room, ready to speak with your next patient, a 60-year-old white male with recent episodes of chest pain when he climbs the stairs to his office. Before sitting down to speak with him, a monitor in the room pulls up his recent lab work and current medications.

Manage HIPAA Compliance For Your Business

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Lynch, founder, Reciprocity. The HIPAA outlines the standard security practices that organizations handling protected health information (PHI) need to adhere to.


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Digital Innovation Reshaping Healthcare: What’s Next?

MedTech Boston

Healthcare is going digital and there is no turning back. Technology will only become more advanced, so we can either adapt and. The post Digital Innovation Reshaping Healthcare: What’s Next? appeared first on MedTech Boston. Opinion/Editorial Boston digital health health tech

The Complex Remote Patient Monitoring Market

Health System CIO

Telehealth and patient monitoring have become so important within healthcare, and yet, growth has been surprisingly slow, says Adam Cherrington, who shares insights from KLAS’ latest report. Columns Featured Patient Experience Remote monitoring Telehealth Adam Cherrington KLAS KLASNotes

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

AWS launches Amazon Transcribe Medical

Mobi Health News

The new HIPAA-compliant tool will be able to capture physician dictation or doctor-patient conversations.


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What To Expect from Telemedicine in 2020


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All Carts Are Not Created Equal

American Well

The accelerating adoption of telehealth as health systems and others realize the value it can have on transforming their organizations and improving provider and patient experiences is exciting.

The 4 Cs of Millennial Healthcare

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 4 min Millennials look at healthcare much differently than past generations. Being digitally native, millennials expect technology to be involved in almost every aspect of their life, and this is no different for healthcare.

Standardize and Automate Your Healthcare Provider Onboarding Processes


What can be done to improve satisfaction and efficiency for the individuals responsible for provider onboarding as well as the new providers being brought into an organization


Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

9 hacks that will increase your clinical efficiency immediately


I recently spoke with a colleague who transitioned out of the military in the last year. He was previously excited about his new job opportunity, but now a year later, he tells me, "I hate civilian medicine."

The Patient As Payor: Workers Covered by Employer Health Insurance Spend 11.5% of Household Incomes on Premiums and Deductibles

Health Populi

Workers covered by health insurance through their companies spend 11.5%

The 53 digital health mergers and acquisitions we covered in 2019

Mobi Health News

Alphabet, Amazon and Apple all made deals this year to buy digital health startups, and the year saw exits for Qualcomm Life, Fitbit and PatientsLikeMe

In the Decade To Come, Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Cyber Risk with Employee Training

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Taeil Goh, chief technology officer, OPSWAT.


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.

Getting on the apps to fight STIs

Morning eHealth

Jayapal latest lawmaker to press Google on Ascension deal — Azar-Verma feud escalates


Tis’ The Season to Check the Health of Your Data for ACA Reporting

ACA Times

5 minute read: The end of 2019 is here and that means that if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get your Affordable Care Act (ACA) filings in order. The information communicated on the 1094-C/1095-C schedules tells the IRS a great amount of information about the health insurance your organization offered employees for the relevant reporting year. Providing inaccurate information could result in your organization being assessed hefty penalties by the IRS.


Health care needs new presentation techniques


“So, if you look at this table, you can see that group X had a small but statistically significant increase in mortality over group Y. What does that tell us? It suggests that maybe there is some signal that intervention A is better than intervention B.”


Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

Health Populi

The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Ro to launch new weight management service

Mobi Health News

Ro will now be offering a new weight management medication, Plenity, through its platform, the direct-to-consumer telehealth company exclusively told MobiHealthNews.

Three Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Blaise Wabo, associate director, A-LIGN. As the technology industry continues to experience continuous, rapid change and advancements, other industries are faced with the challenge of incorporating these new technologies, creating rules and regulations in order to ensure the safety and privacy of consumers and businesses. In 2020, technology will continue to lead to new […].

DHS 'black hole' complicates health care for immigrants

Morning eHealth

Data privacy hearing on tap this week — Tele-pot


ACA to Remain Following Fifth Circuit Court Decision

ACA Times

2 minute read: On Wednesday of this week, the Fifth Circuit handed down a ruling regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The majority of the ACA will continue to remain the law of the land, possibly for good. The Fifth Circuit decision arises from a suit brought by a number of Republican states and several individuals in the Federal District Court in Fort Worth Texas.


Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Hot 2020 Health Information Management and Health Information Technology Topics

Healthcare IT Today

As we head into 2020, I reached out to a number of people in Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Technology (HIT) to hear their thoughts on these hot topics: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), Privacy and Security of Health Information, Medical Coding Standards, and Patient Matching.

Being Transparent About Healthcare Transparency – My Post on the Medecision Blog

Health Populi

With new rules emanating from the White House this month focusing on health care price transparency, health care costs are in the spotlight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Provider trends of 2019: Tech deals, voice interfaces, telemedicine and patient-centered care

Mobi Health News

This year, providers have continued to ink deals with big names in tech including Google, Amazon and Apple. The conversation around patient-centered care and technology is also picking up steam.

Addressing The Mental Health Access Gap Through Texting and Virtual Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Justin Hunt, MD, MS, head of psychiatry, Ginger.

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.

Five Technology Offerings from the Washington Innovations in Longevity Summit 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The second year of the Summit tackled issues in town and far away. In the portfolio of the 2019 events produced by Mary Furlong and Associates , the Washington Innovations in Longevity Summit is relatively new, in its second year.


New Jersey Issues Updated State-Level ACA Reporting Guidance

ACA Times

2 minute read: The state of New Jersey has issued updated guidance regarding state-level ACA health insurance reporting. Employers, regardless of size, who offer Minimum Essential Coverage to employees will need to file their ACA information with the state.


Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center. THE PROBLEM.