May, 2020

Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic


While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health.

How to liberate doctors from EMRs


We talk a lot in critical care medicine about liberating patients from ventilators. Vents are getting a lot of deserved attention for saving lives in the COVID-19 era. But the machine has downsides that get worse the longer the patient needs it.

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Drive-Thru Health, In and After the Pandemic

Health Populi

Physical distancing and sheltering-in-place at home are becoming norms in our pandemic life-flows. We’ve seen the advent of drive-through and drive-up weddings , wakes , and high school graduation rites.

Telehealth is driving a boom in digital communications

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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.

Neonatal Telehealth: How It Has Improved and Transformed Neonatal Health

InTouch Health

How Neonatal Telehealth Can Reduce Costs and Benefit Mother and Child. Giving birth can be extremely stressful for some mothers, especially when they lack access to neonatal care. According to recent statistics, around 10% of babies born in the United States are considered preterm.

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Latest from Tech Tonics: Tele-behavioral Health: Breaking Down Barriers and Stigmas at a Time of Escalating Need

Digital Health

For 20 years, advocates of telemedicine have been trying to break through to common usage. For all of modern human history, those with mental health challenges have held back from seeking treatment due to the stigma associated with doing so. And then, a Chinese bat opened the flood gates.

Is This What You Call a Telehealth Cart?

Healthcare IT Today

As the world of telehealth explodes, we’ve seeing all sorts of approaches to solving the teleheath problem. For those waiting for my list of telehealth vendors, I’ve finished evaluating 235 companies and classifying them. I’ll be publishing the first piece of the list next week.

Big Hearts, High Tech – How Caregiving Has Changed in the U.S.

Health Populi

We are all caregivers now. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched and continues to re-shape our daily lives. One reality that the coronavirus era has revealed is that caregiving is a daily life-flow for everyone around the world. In the U.S.,

Telehealth Security: Using a VPN

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Security: Using a VPN There has been much debate on whether or not telehealth offers a secure means of communicating with patients. Many experts argue that the only way to secure telehealth sessions is by forgoing the use of … Read more.

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.

What telehealth brings to opioid use treatment

Morning eHealth

Bad state data hides coronavirus threat — CARIN Alliance's new health app project

Key Strategies For Minimizing Risks While Embracing COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Heather Annolino, senior director healthcare practice, Ventiv. As hospitals are working vigorously to address the health care needs of its patient population during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are unintentionally leaving themselves and their patients […].

Trust My Doctor and Fear the Office: The Telehealth Opportunity in and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

Doctors maintain their top status as U.S. patients’ most-trusted source of coronavirus information.

In-depth: Despite some hiccups, COVID-19 is VR's time to shine

Mobi Health News

Healthcare VR researchers say that certain projects have stalled during the pandemic, but strong demand and emergency reimbursement decisions out of CMS have raised hopes across the industry


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.

COVID-19: The rise and rise of telemedicine

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine has experienced a huge surge in adoption over the past few months, during the coronavirus pandemic. With people locked down at home, it has become the 'new normal' way of accessing healthcare says digital health connector, Aline Noizet

Is 65 the new 85 -- Covid-19 cultivates elements of ageism

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Is sixty-five is the new eighty-five – and is ageism trendy? Consider interesting the behavior of ‘leaders’ during the time of Covid-19.

Democrats' stimulus bill: testing, reporting, surveillance

Morning eHealth

Epic developing immunity passport — Telehealth updates

Lawmakers push to extend flexible telehealth guidelines beyond the stay-at-home period


A bi-partisan coalition of 32 US House members are asking in a May 21 letter to Congressional leadership that ongoing emergency efforts to relax telehealth regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic be continued for an additional period of time. They are asking for time to collect data and determine which of these flexibilities should remain in place permanently.

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.

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture.

Hospitals should prepare now for future telehealth demands

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In an article published in the Journal of the American Informatics Association this week, Duke University researchers examined COVID-19's effect on transforming the telehealth landscape.

How Israel is using AI to implement proactive care

Mobi Health News

Ran Balicer, chief innovation officer of Israel’s Clalit Research Institute, talks using tech to catch health issues before they become serious at HIMSS20 Digital.


Five older adult new offerings in the time of Covid-19

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Companies continue to invent and introduce technology. In the face of the devastation and economic collapse precipitated by the pandemic, many tech firms soldier on, finding opportunity, re-spinning products, and announcing new capability.

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.

Why telehealth leaves behind the ones who need it most

Morning eHealth

Cuomo taps former Google CEO on health, ed tech — Senate Republicans unveil coronavirus privacy bill

Living with Type 1 Diabetes in 1959

Insulin Nation

Doctors told Debbi’s parents she wouldn’t live to be 14 years old. . Her friends and teachers thought type 1 diabetes was contagious, so she wasn’t allowed to play with other children and many teachers didn’t want her in their classroom. . Debbi’s High School Graduation Photo in 1968.


How COVID-19 Is Driving More Deaths of Despair

Health Populi

In the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all feel like we are living in desperate times. If you are a person at-risk of dying a Death of Despair, you’re even more at-risk of doing so in the wake of the Coronavirus in America. Demonstrating this sad fact of U.S.

Telehealth set for 'tsunami of growth,' says Frost & Sullivan

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth is more in demand than ever during the coronavirus crisis, and a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests its uptake will increase by 64.3% nationwide this year, given the disruptions of COVID-19.

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.

Apple, Google's contact tracing API goes live

Mobi Health News

Opt-in "Exposure Notifications" are included in new operating system updates on both companies' platforms and available now to worldwide public health agencies

A nurse writes from the COVID-19 front lines: “the biggest barrier to care I’ve ever faced”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Amber’s Facebook profile photo. I’m a social person by nature. I love talking, interacting, and learning with and from others. Never in my career as a nurse did I think that I wouldn’t be able to be social.

Pandemic surveillance irks Congress

Morning eHealth

HIPAA noncompliance drops — Medicare to pay for some phone calls, though questions remain