April, 2020

Why Telehealth Will Be More Prominent Going Forward

InTouch Health

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Paving the Way for a Digital Future. Across the country, doctors and healthcare providers are using telehealth to communicate with and treat their patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Ensure Healthcare Data Security

HealthStream

Health IT Security just released the following five ways that healthcare organizations can safeguard protected health information (PHI) by instituting up-to-date cybersecurity measures

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COVID-19’s Consumer Health Care Behaviors: Telehealth, Trauma, and Trust, via PwC

Health Populi

In a matter of several weeks, people living in the U.S. have endured massive personal social, emotional, physical and fiscal disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth and Marketing – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/1 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

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.

The latest on contact tracing apps

Morning eHealth

New bipartisan teletherapy push — Cyber vulnerabilities bubble up during pandemic

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Medical Realities launches free online COVID-19 platform for medical workers

Mobi Health News

Project Pasteur aims to train healthcare volunteers in skills to cope with the pandemic

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How Telehealth Helps Address Healthcare Worker Shortages

InTouch Health

Health Facilities Can Use Telemedicine to Improve Efficiency, Reduce Costs and Attract Talent. The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the United States, with an expected growth rate of 14% over the next eight years, adding around 1.9 million new jobs.

How cell phones can help lead us out of the COVID-19 pandemic

KevinMD

As most of America approaches the one-month mark since shelter-in-place orders began, there is increasing talk of “plateauing” and debate of strategies for resuming “normal” life. Unfortunately, we continue to find ourselves without a clear path out of this unprecedented pandemic.

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Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

Health Populi

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S.

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.

CDC releases some racial, ethnic data on coronavirus

Morning eHealth

Testing splits along partisan lines — Privacy, cybersecurity concerns confront Europe

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8 Ways The CARES Act Will Help Improve Telehealth Expansion & Access

eVisit

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. At over $2 trillion, this formidable legislation represents the largest economic stimulus package in history.

Healthy Thinking: Inside the Mind of the COVID-19 Consumer

Health Populi

Stress is up, smoking increasing, drinking more alcohol… Americans are tapping into a variety of coping mechanisms in the coronavirus outbreak, with health on their collective minds.

Rural, community clinics pick up patients left behind by telehealth

Morning eHealth

ACLU demands info on HHS' location tracking talks —Facebook nudges users to HealthCare.gov

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.

Digital Health: An Evolution From B.C. (Before Coronavirus) to A.D. (After the Disease)

Digital Health

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. That Dickensian construct is a perfect one for thinking about digital health before and after the advent of the coronavirus.

Telehealth after COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Marianna Imenokhoeva, founder at LinktoMedicine and Future50 International, talks about reopening economies, and how telehealth will be more relevant than ever in the post-COVID world

Teletherapy: Aiding patients while social distancing

Clocktree

CBS News spotlights how one therapy clinic in NYC is adapting and still reaching clients during social distancing. link]. Thank you therapists all over the country for what you do and for the caring way you provide services during this time!

Video Visits: How to Improve the Patient Experience

Health System CIO

Providing quality care during a telemedicine encounter is about much more than just the technical aspects, says CT Lin, MD, who offers advice on how to more effectively communicate and build relationships with patients virtually.

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.

In the U.S., the New Terrorism is the Spread of Infectious Disease – Pew

Health Populi

The spread of infectious disease is the new terrorism in the eyes of Americans. The most significant major threat to the U.S.

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FCC announces first hospitals to win COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced the first half-dozen awardees of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. WHY IT MATTERS. Health systems in hard-hit states such as Louisiana, New York and Ohio have been approved for a total of $3.23 million, so far, of the $200 million program.

Coronavirus upends medical privacy

Morning eHealth

Watchdog: VA’s EHR project risks patient safety — What about audio

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The future of medical technology devices in the time of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

In this COVID-19 era, the need for health and care systems to become agile and change is very real.

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.

Easy fix for audio issues on Clocktree calls

Clocktree

If you connect to a Clocktree call and one side can’t hear the other, it’s likely that the microphone permission is stuck on another program. If you’re going back and forth between Clocktree and other video platforms such as Zoom or Skype, it’s important to close out those other programs before joining a Clocktree call. That will release the microphone permission and allow Clocktree access to your microphone.

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List of Free COVID-19 Health IT Products and Services

Healthcare IT Today

As you can imagine, we’ve been innundated with COVID-19 related health IT news. We’ve done our best to cover the areas we thought were most important to healthcare organizations.

COVID-19 Reveals Urgent Need for Universal Mental Health Care

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically disrupted every aspect of life for everyday people, ratcheting up stress across all families: The mandate to #StayHome, being physically distanced from work colleagues, beloved family and friends, and our community touchpoints.

During pandemic, telehealth visits soar from 10 per week to 300 at group practice

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Russell Libby is the lead physician at Fairfax, Virginia, pediatric group practice and board member of the Physicians Foundation.

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.

Covid-19 – Technology changes accelerate – some a work-in-progress

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Note the wave of announcements of 'free' tech services and sea changes.

The opportunities for female leadership in health and technology

Mobi Health News

In the HIMSS20 Digital webinar “Women in Healthcare and Tech: Closing the Gap to Strategic,” Amy McDonough, SVP of Fitbit Health Solutions, and Dr. Ashwini Zenooz, CMO at Salesforce, discussed the importance of having diverse voices at the table.

Tech rivals team up during pandemic

Morning eHealth

FCC readies telehealth fund — NIH examines undetected coronavirus spread