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

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.

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


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.

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 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

Health Populi

Across the U.S., the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor.

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

In the final quarter of 2019 MobiHealthNews reported on 55 digital health deals.

Getting on the apps to fight STIs

Morning eHealth

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


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 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.


Telehealth links ALS patients to care teams, saving travel and restoring quality of life

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Penn State Health provides healthcare to patients and communities across 29 counties in Central Pennsylvania, with more than 2,000 physicians and direct-care providers at 127 medical office sites. THE PROBLEM.

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.”


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%

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

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

DHS 'black hole' complicates health care for immigrants

Morning eHealth

Data privacy hearing on tap this week — Tele-pot


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.


Bradford partners with TytoCare to provide virtual consultations for children with acute health conditions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be the first provider in the UK to partner with TytoCare, an all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for remote medical examinations.

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Pharmacy IT Has Much In Common with Health IT in Hospitals and Clinics, but More Robots

Healthcare IT Today

I recently had the opportunity to attend the ASHP conference in Las Vegas. For those not familiar with the ASHP (I wasn’t before I attended), it’s the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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.

Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s BDMS launch video consultation service

Mobi Health News

China’s Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s largest private medical group, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), yesterday announced the launch of a video consultation service.


Meet the VA's new National Artificial Intelligence Institute

Morning eHealth

Dispatches from AMIA's policy forum — Dexcom sheds light on outage


Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Invisibles, Incontinence and Immersive Environments

Digital Health Today

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Connected Health Conference. I had the great pleasure of attending the HIMSS 2019 Connected Health Conference in Boston this past October. It was exciting to see the combination of startups and industry leaders pushing healthcare innovation to the next level.

Veterans Affairs, Walmart open latest telehealth pilot site

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and retail giant Walmart have opened the latest location as part of a joint effort help Vets in rural areas get better access to medical services, the first location for a new telehealth pilot program. WHY IT MATTERS.

2020 Hot Topic: SDoH (Social Determinants of Health)

Healthcare IT Today

Yesterday, we shared a number of hot 2020 topics including Privacy and Security, Medical Coding Standards, and Patient Matching. As mentioned in that article, we got so many thoughts on the future of SDoH, that we decided to share those responses in a separate article.