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.

Digital physical therapy company Physitrack goes public in $20M IPO

Mobi Health News

The company's IPO included around 4.4 million shares.

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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.

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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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.

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.

Taiwanese mobile health firm gets CE mark for its COVID-19 digital point-of-care test

Mobi Health News

The PixoTest solution can potentially minimise the risks of having false-negative cases

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.

How Safe Are Mental Health Apps?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Mental health awareness is reaching an all-time high.

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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Metro Health's telehealth and RPM program is helping patients avoid hospital stays

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Metro Health/University of Michigan Health is an osteopathic teaching hospital serving more than 250,000 patients per year throughout western Michigan. THE PROBLEM.

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.

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.

Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast

Health Populi

In the COVID-19 pandemic, health care spending in the U.S. increased by a relatively low 6.0% in 2020. This year, medical cost trend will rise by 7.0%, expected to decline a bit in 2022 according to the annual study from PwC Health Research Institute , Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2022.

Samsung Electronics's mobile digital x-ray system to incorporate VUNO's AI tech

Mobi Health News

The two South Korean tech firms have signed an agreement for AI integration

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5 Best Innovations For Hearing Aids

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Can the new wave of smart hearing aids improve your quality of life?

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ACA Upheld By SCOTUS, Remains Law of The Land

ACA Times

4 min read. On Thursday, June 17, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the case that asserts the ACA is unconstitutional, without even ruling on the underlying argument. In a landslide 7-2 vote , the ACA survived yet another legal challenge at the highest federal court.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Report: Telehealth use beginning to taper

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new report from analytics firm Trilliant Health suggested that telehealth use is starting to taper in the United States "post-peak pandemic," with use spiking in April 2020 and petering off from there.

Featured Health IT Job: Director of IT Applications and Innovation

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Director of IT Applications and Innovation position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Blanchard Valley Health System and is in Ohio.

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 digital transformation in healthcare has just begun, according to Accenture report

Mobi Health News

The industry has accepted that digital is here to stay, with 87% of executives saying their organization’s business and technology strategies are becoming inseparable.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

4 Efficient Methods To Manage Your Healthcare Personnel’s Shifts

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Managing your healthcare personnel’s shifts is no easy feat. It can be a colossal nightmare, particularly if you’re handling hundreds of staff across multiple healthcare facilities.

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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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How telehealth is improving population health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Health Catalyst Announces Agreement to Acquire Twistle

Healthcare IT Today

Twistle, a Patient Engagement SaaS Technology Solution, to Enhance Health Catalyst’s Population Health Offering and Enable More Comprehensive Support for Organizations Transitioning to Population Health Care Models Health Catalyst, Inc.

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.

Telehealth Bolsters Patient Satisfaction (J.D. Power), and Providers Are Working to Catch Up (BDO)

Health Populi

Two studies published in May 2021 illustrate the value and importance of telehealth to patients in 2020, and a disconnect among many C-level executives working in hospitals, academic medical centers, and other care provider organizations. Together, the two reports from J.D.

Active8me to offer digital health services on Philippines-based mWell app

Mobi Health News

It will provide mWell users access to its daily fitness, nutrition and wellness programmes

Geospatial Solutions For Maternal Mortality

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ajay K. Gupta, CISSP, MBA, CEO, HSR.health; Christine Nzokou, public health analyst.