December, 2020

What blockchain mean for health care?

KevinMD

In 2016, I was at an angel investor’s conference in Las Vegas when I met a certain individual pursuing their MBA at Stanford University. We got to talking about angel investing, and the term “blockchain” was mentioned. I asked, “the blockchain: that’s Bitcoin, isn’t it?” “Oh

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New Healthcare Truths for 2021

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Mike Noshay, MSE, Founder and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Verinovum. As 2020 comes to a close, healthcare industry leaders are looking ahead to 2021 with excitement and anticipation.

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Top 5 Healthcare Trends and Predictions For 2021

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Varsha Rao, CEO, Nurx. The challenges and tragedies of the past year are well-known, but amidst the hardships of 2020 some hopeful signals have emerged in healthcare.

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Alphabet's busy 2020 in healthcare – everything from AI tools to COVID-19 testing

Mobi Health News

There was no shortage of variety among the 2020 healthcare initiatives from Alphabet's major business units

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Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

Latest from Tech Tonics: Takeda’s Ariel Dowling: An Engineer With A Passion For Digital Health

Digital Health

A Jersey girl drawn first captivated by engineering while in college at Dartmouth, Ariel Dowling went on to pursue her PhD at Stanford, exploring the use of wearables to anticipate and prevent knee injuries.

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The Digital Divide -- Why haven't all older adults crossed it?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

A hot topic now – crossing the so-called ‘Digital Divide’. It’s ironic – the topic has been under discussion foreve r. Long ago, in a world far, far, away – it was easy for the oldest to say that they don’t see the benefit in technology, Internet access or other devices.

New App Takes Pain Away For Vaccinations

Healthcare IT Today

An independent pharmacy group in Halifax, Nova Scotia used a new platform to streamline the administration of flu vaccinations. The platform not only reduced the burden on pharmacists, but it also improved the overall experience for people in the community looking to get their flu shots.

Tips For Preventing Ransomware Among U.S. Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Bill DeLisi, CEO and CTO, GOFBA, Inc.

British tech firm launches ‘fit to fly’ digital health passport for air travel

Mobi Health News

The V-Health Passport uses ‘VCode’ scanning technology in place of QR codes

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

K through 12 Health and Physical Education in the Time of COVID19

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Before the pandemic, school based telehealth was surging of its own accord; being able to access so many children in one place, especially the high risk populations, was an easy target for an array of specialties: dentistry, nutrition, behavioral health, and physical education (to name a few).

Here are the major issues facing healthcare in 2021, according to PwC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How artificial intelligence and augmented reality are changing medical proctoring during COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

How artificial intelligence and augmented reality are changing medical proctoring during COVID-19. hlandi. Wed, 12/23/2020 - 13:10

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Health Leaders Expecting Faster Returns From AI Investments

Healthcare IT Today

As it turns out, all it took was a clear payoff. After years of kicking the tires, healthcare leaders think rates of return are finally fast enough to justify investing some serious dollars into AI technology, a new study suggests.

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.

Six Digital Health Trends For 2021

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Anish Sebastian, CEO, Babyscripts Remember Instagram’s “Ten Year Challenge”? When ‘grammars were posting pictures of themselves from a decade before, next to one from the present day?

Amazon dives deeper into health in 2020

Mobi Health News

From expanding its employee health offerings to launching its first health wearable, Amazon had a busy 2020

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Selected tech trends from upcoming 2021 Market Overview

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Looking ahead to 2021 -- pre-CES, what trends will persist? So that's just about enough of 2020 -- a year worth putting behind us, if ever there was one. Much creativit y and stopgap solutions were the signs of the Covid-19 times.

Telehealth, vaccines will be big cybersecurity challenges in 2021, experts predict

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new report predicts that cybercriminals will use strategies honed in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis to wreak havoc in 2021.

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.

Doctor On Demand, Harvard study finds telehealth surge driven by behavioral health, chronic illness visits

FierceHealthIT

Doctor On Demand, Harvard study finds telehealth surge driven by behavioral health, chronic illness visits. hlandi. Tue, 12/22/2020 - 17:39

Can Healthcare AI Tools Safely Reduce Rates of Healthcare-Associated Infections?

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, healthcare organizations have increasingly used AI to tackle key problems created by the virus. One approach which might offer a powerful alternative in the future might be the use of AI to reduce healthcare-acquired infections, according to one healthcare executive.

Why Are More People Turning To Nursing Later In Life?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Statistics say that the average person changes their job between five and seven times in their lives. As we grow older, although the frequency of these changes slows, the importance of them grows.

Fitbit study predicts onset of COVID-19 and hospitalization likelihood

Mobi Health News

The paper outlines predictors for the severity of illness, symptom prevalence, illness duration among male and female participants, and estimations of the need for hospitalization.

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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.

Everyone – not just older adults – has lost the tech user interface war

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Once upon a time, a new technology user interface was mostly just annoying. It’s almost quaint to look back at what we complained about – though some of the famous user interface disasters are well-described in a Scientific American article – Windows 8, BMW iDrive, TV remotes.

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Sun River Health shifts 67% of its visits to telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sun River Health, based in Peekskill, New York, is a not-for-profit system of federally qualified health centers. It provides culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate primary, preventive, behavioral and oral healthcare, and a full range of enabling and support services.

7 predictions for what lies ahead for health tech in 2021

FierceHealthIT

7 predictions for what lies ahead for health tech in 2021. hlandi. Fri, 12/11/2020 - 19:42

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Proposed Changes to HIPAA

Healthcare IT Today

Many people in the healthcare IT and HIM communities have been anticipating some changes to HIPAA coming soon. As Rita Bowen from MRO recently shared, “the rule is 20+ years old and the practice of medicine has changed, the maintenance of the health information, etc.

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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.

Why Providers Need Analytics To Prepare Today For The Aftermath of The Coronavirus

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Andrea Sorensen, associate vice president of product consulting, MedeAnalytics.

VR could be key to helping recovered COVID-19 patients get therapy, according to experts

Mobi Health News

Authors of an article published in BMJ Open Sport Exercise Medicine say the technology could help with rehab therapies, with social distancing.

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Four Technology and Aging Blog Posts from November 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

November revealed a growing sense of urgency about older adults. What has been the impact on them of the daily onslaught of Covid-19 statistics? What about nine months of ceaseless updates about case counts?