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. The disease known as COVID-19 is considered extremely contagious, so individuals are being urged to stay home and stay at least six feet apart unless they need urgent medical care.

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. State mandates to shelter at home, the adoption of wearing face masks and covers in public, and re-making dining tables and dens into home-working spaces for kids in school or parents telecommuting, American homes have morphed into petri dishes of people undergoing dramatic changes in a very short time.

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). This week’s chat will be hosted by Sarah Bennight (@sarahbennight) from Stericycle Communication Solutions on the topic of “Telehealth and Marketing“ While telehealth has been around for a while, it certainly hasn’t been the […].

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.

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. Demand for healthcare services is expected to rise in the years ahead as baby boomers age and the number of Americans living with at least one chronic condition grows.

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. Now more than ever, in the setting of an infectious disease crisis, health care […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

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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. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12 years, the percent of Americans feeling they were thriving hit a peak in 2018, as the life evaluations line graph illustrates. Gallup polled over 20,000 U.S.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

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. It will provide much needed fiscal assistance to individuals, businesses, and hospitals that have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also recognized telehealth as a vital tool to help stem the tide of this virus.

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. Toluna and Harris Interactive are collaborating on the COVID-19 Barometer , publishing biweekly data on consumers’ views on the coronavirus pandemic. The data here are a snapshot of consumers taken through the Toluna-Harris poll conducted among 1,047 U.S. adults between 9-20 April 2020.

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

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.

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. As late as March, the runaway train that has been investment in digital health had been running along at Bullet Train speed. 2019 […].

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

How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare With A Shift to Virtual Patient Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Seres, founder and CEO, 11 Health. Hospitals across the globe are experiencing a demand incomparable to any event that most of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Providers on the front lines of […]. The article How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare With A Shift to Virtual Patient Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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! Client Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

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.

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. is infectious disease, four in five Americans said in March 2020, closely followed by terrorism (in general), the spread of nuclear weapons, and cyberattacks from other countries. For the study, the Pew Research Center commissioned a telephone survey conducted among 1,000 U.S. adults in March 2020.

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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. Columns Digital Health Featured Patient Experience Telehealth CT Lin UCHealth

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. One of the biggest complaints his practice would get from patients’ families with school-age children is that it was difficult to get appointments that fit into their schedule, and that those times were further confounded by heavy traffic. THE PROBLEM.

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.

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.

Consolidation: New Survey Measures Impact On Clinicians, Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Franklin, president, LocumTenens.com. LocumTenens.com asked physicians and advanced practitioners about their experiences with healthcare consolidation as part of its 2019 Compensation and Employment Survey. It can take years to determine success or failure, […].

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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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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. The fear and risk-management of contracting the COVID-19 virus, for ourselves and our families.

Coronavirus upends medical privacy

Morning eHealth

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

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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.

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. The money was earmarked by Congress, part of the recent CARES Act , to help FCC to support the expansion of telehealth services during the coronavirus crisis.

Global collaboration on digital health efforts now can promote interoperability in the future

Mobi Health News

Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses his work with the Global Digital Health Partnership initative.

AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Julie Pursley Dooling, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, director of HIM practice excellence; AHIMA. Release of patient information during COVID-19 What insiders have long known has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: health data is […]. The article AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.