July, 2019

Are We Over Connected Yet?

Medical Connectivity

Some of us remember when distributed medical devices such as patient monitors had their own dedicated server. That server had one job, to support that manufacturer's medical devices. It was not connected to the enterprise network, in part because there was no network.

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How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Each year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both. Insurers and EHRs get between doctors and their patients.

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Can the bot-to-patient relationship improve patient engagement?

Mobi Health News

Medical chatbots are emerging as potential assistants in many areas of healthcare. Can an AI-fuelled robot help improve patient engagement in cancer care

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Artificial Intelligence Gets Real

Healthcare Informatics

Payers and providers alike are moving forward into an AI-fueled healthcare future

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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.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

If you are working in telemedicine, you should be aware of the latest data supporting this method of healthcare delivery.

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Study shows more physicians are embracing telemedicine, especially in metro areas

Clocktree

The number of US physicians who list telemedicine as a skill doubled from 2015 to 2018, according to a recent study done by Doximity , a network of healthcare professionals.

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

KevinMD

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more accurate, safer and more accessible.

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New Tech Tonics Episode: Imran Haque – Grounded Data Scientist

Digital Health

A computational biologist by training, Imran Haque has managed to achieve the near-impossible: embracing the promise of data science in medicine while retaining his critical faculties. He may well be just the sort of innovator required at the intersection of medicine and big data. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Imran says he grew […].

New PBM programs offer road to validity, adoption for digital therapeutics

Mobi Health News

Vetting digital health products for distribution and reimbursement is another step forward for novel digital treatments hoping to stand alongside traditional biologics

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.

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

Rural communities helped by telehealth, but broadband internet still an issue for 1 in 5 rural households

Clocktree

NPR produced an interesting segment on the state of telehealth services and how they’ve helped people in rural communities. The article spotlights one woman in rural CA who needed therapy but lives in a town with only two therapists and could only get one appointment per month.

When physicians focus more on screens than patients

KevinMD

As Wei Wei Lee sat with her doctor to discuss starting a family, she felt a “distance” between them. The physician was busy on the computer and focused on the screen. “It It just didn’t feel very personal,” Lee said. “I I didn’t feel heard.”

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.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Sumit Nagpal,  At the Crossroads of Tech and Healthcare

Digital Health

Sumit Nagpal was born to a pair of healthcare entrepreneurs and raised in Kashmir, India. When he was 13, he came to the United States where he saw diversity for the first time.

Indonesia’s Halodoc raises close to a total of $100M after latest funding round

Mobi Health News

Indonesia-based healthtech platform Halodoc announced that it has secured additional funding from strategic investors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allianz X and Prudential. Allianz and Prudential provide insurance services in Indonesia and are users of Halodoc's services.

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Influx of EHR In-Basket Messages Leads to Greater Burnout, Study Finds

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

It’s been widely-reported that the time physicians spend in the EHR is linked to higher levels of burnout

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Retail Pricing in U.S. Health Care? Why Transparency Is Hard to Do

Health Populi

“It’s the prices stupid,” Uwe Reinhardt and Gerard Anderson and colleagues asserted in the title their seminal Health Affairs manifesto on U.S. healthcare spending. Sixteen years later, yesterday on 8th July 2019, a Federal U.S.

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.

July 2019 SaMD PreCert Update

Medical Connectivity

We have been following the FDA's Software as Medical Device (SaMD) Pre-Cert pilot.

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How can data analytics to improve the care and outcomes of cancer patients?

KevinMD

I want to share some thoughts about artificial intelligence, or as I prefer to call it “data analytics.” Fundamentally: How can we capture the capability of analytics to improve the care and outcomes of cancer patients?

Reducing Medical Errors with A Nationwide Unique Patient Identifier

Electronic Health Reporter

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CMS launches new API to help doctors get access to patient records

Mobi Health News

The program is designed to help providers gain additional insights into a patient's health records without changing their workflows.

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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.

How We Can Prevent Physician Burnout From the First Day of Medical School

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The WHO’s recent classification of burnout as a medical diagnosis is helping physicians recognize the burnout they are experiencing. But more can be done to improve the work environment

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A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

Health Populi

By Susannah Fox, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Lisa Suennen. I’ve lived long enough to have learned. The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned. But that won’t happen to us. Cause it’s always been a matter of trust . A Matter of Trust, by Billy Joel.

In New York State, Health Quest’s Leaders Leverage Intelligence Tools to Move Forward on Clinical Transformation

Healthcare Informatics

Leaders at the four-hospital Health Quest health system in New York’s Hudson Valley are using business and clinical intelligence tools to turbocharge their clinical performance improvement work enterprise-wide

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Technology is corrupting the culture of medicine

KevinMD

To help then-candidate Bill Clinton remain focused on the No. 1 voter issue ahead of the 1992 presidential elections, political strategist James Carville coined an unforgettable mantra, which he posted inside Clinton campaign headquarters. It read, “The economy, stupid.”

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Hants Williams, director of clinical operations, VirtualHealth. The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows. SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in […].

How Finland is teaming up with pharma to identify genetic variants in disease

Mobi Health News

The country's FinnGen Project seeks to use its unique population bottleneck and cohesive health records to drive genetic insights

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What NHS tells us about health IT

Morning eHealth

More on Klobuchar, Murkowski’s health data bill — Cerner Millennium won’t initially have all veterans’ data