August, 2022

Five Ways Telehealth Is Better Than In-Person Care

Health System CIO

Telehealth Utilization Rates Increase Again in May

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Judging from the numbers, telehealth is becoming increasingly popular across the country. National telehealth utilization rates among private insurers grew by 10.2% in May, signaling that telehealth utilization is a serious contender for mental health and serious pandemic interventions.

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How telemedicine can leverage the shrinking number of physicians

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians are burning out and leaving the front lines of healthcare in big numbers. The pandemic has aggravated this problem. Solutions to this critical problem are needed.

Study: Telehealth could increase physicians' after-hours work

Mobi Health News

Researchers found physicians who provided more care through telemedicine also increased their time spent on after-hours EHR-based clinical and administrative work

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A Guide to Virtual Care Technology: 5 Steps to Creating Your Continuum of Care

This guide addresses the increased demand for and benefits of expanding your virtual care options to help retain patients, cut down on hospital readmissions, and expand revenue opportunities.

Virtual Care and Mental Health Top of Mind for Employers’ Workplaces in 2023

Health Populi

The concept that all companies are “health care companies” takes on greater import in the wake of the pandemic.

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Immediate, accurate diagnosis is crucial to the future of equitable patient care

KevinMD

Health and IT Literacy

Healthcare IT Today

Today I went with my son to tryouts for flag football. My son has always been active, but he’s never played in organized sports before. Needless to say, I went to the tryouts with a little trepidation for how he’d do. Many of the other kids had been playing already for a couple years.

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Is Virtual Reality Mental Health Part of Your Practice-Building Plan Yet?

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Immersive 360-degree videos represent a recent development in virtual reality mental health, whereby users can utilize digitally simulated realities similar to the real world (Slater & Sanchez, 2016 ).

4 Growing Trends In Healthcare Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare innovation relies on expanding base knowledge as it improves technology designed to provide specific solutions in the healthcare field.

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.

Climate Change Is Not Good for Health and Living Things

Health Populi

There is an image from my childhood, drawn by Lorraine Schneider, which reads “War is not healthy for children and other living things.”

Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies

ACA Times

Late last week news broke regarding a $300 billion bill that would extend the enhanced ACA subsidies issued via Premium Tax Credits (PTC) through 2025. It all started when Senator…. The post Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Study: Symptom checkers' diagnostic, triage accuracy is low

Mobi Health News

A review of studies published in npj Digital Medicine found diagnostic and triage accuracy varied but was generally low, raising concerns about using symptom checkers as patient-facing tools

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JAMA Article Shows Telehealth Slowed Opioid Overdoses During Pandemic

Continue Education Journal

WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 31, 2022 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and ATA Action issued the following statement in response to today’s publication of a study authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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 Consequences of Delaying Medical Care

Healthcare2U

Waiting to receive medical care is not only detrimental to a patient's health, but it can also be extremely damaging financially

Using Data-Driven Fintech Tools to Tackle the Healthcare Affordability Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Chiranjib Gupta, Chief Risk Officer at PayZen. We are witnessing a healthcare affordability crisis in America.

The More Chronic Conditions, the More Likely a Patient Will Have Medical Debt

Health Populi

There is a direct association between a person’s health status and patient outcomes and their financial health, quantified in original research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

ACA Affordability Drops to Historic Low for 2023 Tax Year

ACA Times

Last week the IRS announced the affordability percentage for Premium Tax Credits (PTCs) and employee contributions for employer-sponsored health coverage. In IRS Rev. Proc 2022-34, the agency makes clear that….

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19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022

Mobi Health News

Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services, said the telehealth service was "not a complete enough offering for the large enterprise customers we have been targeting, and wasn’t going to work long-term

Former Amazon medical officer examines Surgeon General's clinician burnout warning

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Surgeon General’s recent advisory about clinician burnout cited numerous societal, cultural, structural and organizational causes – including excessive workloads, administrative burden and lack of organizational support.

The Importance of Employee Health & Well-Being

Kara Williams

CommonWell, MEDITECH, TEFCA, and QHINs

Healthcare IT Today

The topic of TEFCA and QHINs has been an extremely important one in the world of healthcare IT and particularly when it comes to healthcare interoperability. In many ways, it’s setting the national infrastructure for healthcare interoperability going forward.

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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.

Partnering Up in the Health Care Ecosystem to Drive Transformation – for Organizations and Health Consumers Alike

Health Populi

“Partnerships, including JVs and alliances with other healthcare organizations and with new entrants, are just one way to access new capabilities, unlock speed to market, and achieve capital, scale, and operational efficiencies” in health care transformations.

HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557

ACA Times

Trends to eliminate discrimination in all facets of the workplace continue to take hold across the country. Health and Human Services (HHS) is the latest government agency to make this…. The post HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Report: Popular period tracking apps share data with third parties

Mobi Health News

A report by the U.K.-based based Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps found 84% of 25 apps shared data outside of the developer's system

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AI-powered telehealth improves PT care at Essen Health Care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Essen Health Care, a medical group in New York City, has a Center of Excellence for Pain with physical therapy, pain specialists, neurology and orthopedic specialists. It serves patients with acute and chronic issues in need of physical therapy.

How Real-Time Tracking of Shipments Supports the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

This guide explores critical concepts that supply chain professionals need to know when it comes to tracking and analyzing cold chain shipments.

What Are the Requirements for Telemedicine?

Caitlin Wolf

The Biggest Challenge to Lowering Costs in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

In all of my conversations, people know that I often go back to one basic principle: Follow the Money. It’s amazing how often that explains various behaviors, market dynamics, or trying to understand the why of something that seems unexplainable.

Hacking Health Care, Your Top Health-Tech Summer Read

Health Populi

“Tom Lawry reminds us that the health care industry can shift from glacial to warp speed when it needs to. Given the right tools, we can evolve from health systems to systems of health, baked with Responsible Intelligence to do good while embedded with respect, inclusion, and transparency.