June, 2021

Black Swan or Ugly Duckling?

Digital Health

I have heard a few people refer to the COVID pandemic as a “Black Swan Event.” This concept – if you don’t know it – has been around since the 2nd Century but came into common parlance more broadly when Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote his popular books called Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan […].

Here’s how doctors can support medtech innovation

KevinMD

Medtech companies realize that it’s not a trivial task to get a surgeon to just start using a new device. Surgeons have a great deal of responsibility, and their job involves learning a lot of techniques.

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The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Health

Health Populi

The pandemic ushered in millions of peoples’ first digital health experiences, many of which will persist according to the 23rd Annual U.S. Consumer Technology Ownership & Market Potential Study , published by the Consumer Technology Association.

Millennials Don’t Make Phone Calls: Here’s How Businesses Adapt

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ryan Hungate, DDS, MS, practicing orthodontist and founder and CEO, Simplifeye. From Uber to Airbnb, disruption is all around us.

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Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Apple's new health data sharing feature is part of the patient-controlled data trend

Mobi Health News

The feature lets patients share their user-generated data with clinicians and family members. The team at Cerner says this is one step toward patients controlling their data.

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Telehealth has enabled wider access during COVID-19 – but not for everyone

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The rise in telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic has showcased two contrasting narratives about access to virtual care.

Examining structural racism in health tech

KevinMD

I know I was not alone at feeling shock and grief upon reading the JAMA tweet that “no physician is racist.”

The Cost of Health Care for a Family of 4 in America Will Reach $28,256 in 2021

Health Populi

The good news for health care costs for a family of four in America is that they fell, for the first time in like, ever, in 2020.

The IT Team’s Role In Getting Telehealth Accreditation

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Devin Partida, technology writer and the editor-in-chief, ReHack.com. Once a fringe technology, telehealth has become a standard offering in many healthcare systems.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

Patients are looking to go back to brick-and-mortar post pandemic

Mobi Health News

New data from HIMSS' State of Healthcare survey reveals that the bulk of patients are looking to return to in-person care. However, younger generations are more likely to continue on telehealth.

The ACA’s Future Hangs in the Balance

ACA Times

3 min read. The Supreme Court case in which the Justices consider whether the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional without the Individual Mandate will see a judicial decision any day now. .

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The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic CEO points to telehealth's future

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Demand for "on-demand" telehealth services will grow, technology will normalize access to health experts via telemedicine, virtual chronic care management is growing and personalization will influence telehealth engagement.

Health tech and the Hippocratic Oath

KevinMD

Health care technology is an exciting, burgeoning industry with plenty of potential for making the world a better place. Numerous health tech startups are on a mission to revolutionize health care, whether that’s through conducting groundbreaking research or bringing a novel product to market.

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

One in Two Americans with Work-Based Insurance Worries That Healthcare Costs Could Lead to Bankruptcy

Health Populi

One in two people in the U.S. with employer-sponsored health insurance worry that a major health event in their household could lead to bankruptcy, according to research gathered by West Health and Gallup in Business Speaks: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance.

Streamlining Vaccine Workflows In EHRs: Implementing Key Practices

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Brient, chief product officer, athenahealth. On December 14, 2020, less than one year after COVID-19 sent our nation into lockdown and a period of uncertainty, the U.S.

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AWS looks to digital health with new accelerator

Mobi Health News

The new accelerator will offer ten startups a chance to participate in a four-week training and mentorship program

These Common Mistakes Can Result in ACA Penalties

ACA Times

3 min read. ACA compliance can be time-consuming and complex. There is a myriad of issues that can arise during the course of the year that can make employers’ annual IRS filings more difficult than necessary.

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

How telemedicine can help everyone have a primary care physician

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The National Academy of Medicine recently released a report urging everyone to have a primary care physician. The report went on to recommend that telehealth could have a role to play in this expansion of primary care.

HIPAA vs HIPPA – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Leave it to the people on the internet to capture something so well. In this case it was this amazing graphic from David Fry that compares HIPAA vs HIPPA to “clear up the confusion.”

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Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock.

The Password Problem: Why Cybercriminals Target Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Cybersecurity has been a major concern facing many digitalized businesses. Hackers have developed more sophisticated ways to breach security systems and steal essential data from businesses.

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

FDA greenlights Cognoa's tool to detect autism spectrum disorder in kids

Mobi Health News

Canvas Dx is indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of ASD in patients between the ages 18 months and 5 years old who are at risk of developmental delay.

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Understanding ACA Forms 1094-C/1095-C

ACA Times

Employers required to comply with the ACA’s Employer Mandate must report their full-time employee’s healthcare information to the IRS annually via forms 1094-C and 1095-C, but what exactly are these forms?

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How we can avoid the 'telehealth cliff'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's become common knowledge, at this point, that the flexibilities enabled by the federal government at the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency prompted an atmospheric jump in telehealth use.

Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) Drive Additional 2X+ in Referral Revenue

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Mike Linnert, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at SymphonyRM. Most healthcare systems don’t think about the annual wellness visit (AWV) as a way to drive the holy grail in healthcare: better health outcomes and increased revenues.

Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

The Healthiest Communities in the U.S. After the Pandemic – U.S. News & Aetna Foundation’s Post-COVID Lists

Health Populi

Some of America’s least-healthy communities are also those that index greater for vaccine hesitancy and other risks for well-being, found in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Healthiest Communities Rankings.

A Lesson Learned From COVID-19: The Significance of The Primary Care Physician Shortage

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy and government affairs, Omnicell.

More details emerge about Facebook's potential wearable

Mobi Health News

According to the Verge, Facebook spent $1 billion developing the tool.

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