January, 2020

Doctors, a tech revolution is coming

KevinMD

What if I told you just a few years ago that Amazon — a budding e-commerce startup — would come to disrupt the multi-billion dollar retail industry. I seriously doubt that anyone could have given it a serious thought.

The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

Health Populi

One in two people over 50 bought a piece of digital technology in the past year. Three in four people over fifty in America now have a smartphone. One-half of 50+ Americans use a tablet, and 17% own wearable tech.

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First Do No Harm: The Ethics of Healthcare in 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. It’s perhaps the greatest gift a person can have, but we usually take it for granted until it’s gone.

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Both physicians and patients need to stop viewing technological tools as threats

KevinMD

A recent study published in Science, one of the world’s leading academic journals, found that a predictive health care algorithm discriminated against black patients.

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

Remote patient monitoring to gain big momentum in 2020

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

While there is a large and growing market for remote patient monitoring technologies, with particular benefits for the older population, simplification of connection technologies – Bluetooth for one – will be key to the broader adoption of RPM in 2020.

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Toilets as Proxy for Tech Culture – From Japan to JP Morgan

Digital Health

I just got back from a phenomenal two-week vacation in Japan, a place I had never been before. If you haven’t been to Japan, you really have to go. It was incredible. There is everything from ancient history to modern marvels, as well as the most welcoming of people and fab food galore. I could […].

Implementing innovation with ethics in mind

Mobi Health News

Susannah Rose, director of patient experience research at the Cleveland Clinic will be talking about ways to use tech and improve care at HIMSS20

Technology Transforming The Health Industry: What Does The Future Hold?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. There has been a more in-depth exploration of technology in the healthcare industry. Every pioneering discovery is attributed to advancements in technology.

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Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

Physicians are evolving as digital doctors, embracing the growing role of data generated in electronic health records as well as through their patients using wearable technologies and mobile health apps downloaded in ubiquitous smartphones, described in The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician , a 2020 Health Trends Report from Stanford Medicine.

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.

Why specialty health care should go virtual

KevinMD

“Let’s take a look together,” was the start of a virtual clinical assessment that led to a primary care provider and a neurologist diagnosing a patient with Parkinson’s Disease.

Milwaukee VA telehealth program helping veterans with mental health care

Clocktree

Milwaukee’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers telehealth services to veterans, with 90% of its providers participating in the program. So far, only about 400 veterans have received care through this telehealth program, however with the high rate of participation among its providers, that number will grow quickly this year.

Six new technologies for safety, health and in-home monitoring

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Elder Home Monitoring 2.0 – it may fill a growing need. Several companies noted were at CES or with announcements at or around that time offered up the possible – a dashboard or collected insights about the wellbeing of an older adult at home.

Telehealth service providing mail-order menopause hormone replacement therapies launches

Mobi Health News

Women in California experiencing menopause can sign up for video consultations and prescription deliveries through CurieMD's new platform

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.

CGM Watch Closer to Reality

Insulin Nation

Early last year, we brought you the exciting story of PKvitality’s K’Watch–A CGM device unlike anything else on the market. Read our original coverage here.). In the last few months, the company has made some major moves to bring the concept of the pain-free glucose monitor into reality.

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What HealthyThinker Is Thinking About Health at CES 2020

Health Populi

Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations.

Multi-Year Strategic Partnership with Banner Health, eVisit, and VeeMed Improves Healthcare Access

eVisit

Banner Health VeeMed partnership Banner Health Telehealth Network Acute Virtual Care virtual primary care virtual urgent care tele-behavioral health

More ways to provide care: Telehealth’s leaps in 2019

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The TytoHome is a device that can accurately capture exam data on lungs, ears, eyes and other vitals routinely during any doctor visit. Equipped with a camera for video conferencing, it enables physicians to perform remote checkups.

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.

CES 2020: Ten Intriguing New Technologies for Older Adults    

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2020 – walking the land of the new. What has 170,000 attendees, long lines, baffling arrangements of booth numbers across multiple, gigantic locations and more robots than you can shake a motion sensor at? That was CES 2020.

Astronauts tap into telehealth to treat a blood clot

Mobi Health News

A new case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine runs through how astronauts employed telemedicine to get the right medications to a patient in space.

New Skin Care Line Brings Relief for Diabetic Skin Conditions

Insulin Nation

To avoid the many complications faced by those living with diabetes you have to focus much of your time on specific areas. Taking care of your heart, kidneys, and working to manage or avoid neuropathy all takes a lot of dedication.

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“Digital Health Is An Ecosystem of Ecosystems” – CTA’s 2020 Trends to Watch Into the Data Age

Health Populi

In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.”.

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.

Increase new and retained patient revenue and reduce avoidable ED visits with Virtual Care

eVisit

More Brick and Mortar Clinics Won’t Increase Revenue or Retention. Today’s patients are savvy consumers preferring the convenience of available-anytime healthcare, via their mobile devices. They often don’t have the option to take time off from work to sit in a medical office and wait to be seen.

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AI, telehealth could help address hospital workforce challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Technologies such as telehealth and artificial intelligence could help health systems combat professional shortages in hospitals, according to a report on key workforce strategic planning trends released by the American Hospital Association.

Happening today: ONC's annual meeting

Morning eHealth

Tech companies join CARIN Alliance's OMB appeal — Facebook settlement needs privacy 'sea change', DOJ says

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The devices, software and other health tech headlines of CES 2020

Mobi Health News

Over the course of the show, MobiHealthNews will be updating this list of new products and other announcements being unveiled this week in Las Vegas

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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.

Newly Diagnosed: Carb Counting Basics

Insulin Nation

One of the very first things any newly diagnosed T1D (or type 1 parent) learns about, is how to count carbs and calculate insulin dosages.

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Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

Health Populi

Today is Day 1 of two Media Days at #CES2020 in Las Vegas, kicking off this manic week of the Consumer Electronics Show at the Mandalay Bay convention center.

Healthcare Buzzwords That Should Be Retired in 2020

Healthcare IT Today

We love buzzwords and catch-phrases in healthcare don’t we? Everyone wants to “bend the cost curve” by “breaking down silos”. We are all working towards “personalized medicine” by deploying “predictive analytics” and “big data” using “cloud computing”.