September, 2019

Digital Health: Show Me the Money? Evidence? Door?

Digital Health

This week I had the good fortune to return to Dublin, Ireland and see many of my international colleagues and friends who are associated in one way or another with HealthXL, the digital health intelligence platform and expert community, and Health Beacon, a very cool medication adherence company focused on specialty pharma.

6 Best Practices To Improve Your Mobile Health App

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Joe Tuan is the founder of Topflight Apps. mHealth apps are meant to deliver life-saving functions.

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How telemedicine intersects with AI, social media, and precision medicine

KevinMD

Telemedicine will eventually become a more prominent part of our clinical practice, with the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) and social media and networks, and integration with precision medicine in electronic health records.

The Most Modern Technologies Used That Are Used In Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology has evolved, and it has positively affected all areas of our lives. When it comes to technological advances and innovations in medical technology, it can be said that life has been made easier for us. With new medical technology, we are assured of longer life span with credits to various medical innovations in medical […].

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.

Applying tech solutions to healthcare problems that fall through the cracks

Mobi Health News

Health 2.0's s Unacceptables panel zeros in on human trafficking, homelessness and maternal mortality.

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Telehealth Inventory Management: Best Practices for Improved Outcomes

Health Recovery Solutions

Inventory management is essential to the success of any telehealth program. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to pay for expensive software and hire a whole team of logisticians in order to establish efficient inventory management procedures.

3 Key Benefits of eConsults: A Doctor’s Perspective

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Emilie de Ocampo, MD, pediatrician, Golden Valley Health Centers. As primary care providers (PCPs), we’re increasingly trying to manage total patient care for more patients and facing worsening challenges in ensuring our patients can access the care they need. In 2009, a short ten years ago, there were an estimated 209,000 PCPs providing services […].

Surprising Number of Healthcare Employees Have No Cybersecurity Training

Healthcare IT Today

This week, the news broke that a data breach at the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital had exposed private health information on nearly 10,000 people.

Virtual scribes are game-changers for physicians

KevinMD

Today was like no other day. It was our first day together. Me and my "virtual" scribe — an actual person who seems to "virtually" to exist inside of a Jabra speaker on my desk and so subtlety that I forgot to mute a few times when not seeing patients. The "man" in the Jabra […].

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.

Don't limit tech-driven health programs to patients with new devices

Mobi Health News

To reach underserved patient populations, Babyscripts CEO Anish Sebastian advocates for digital health platform designs targeting the lowest common denominator of tech features

Worrying About Paying for Health Care Is the Norm in America

Health Populi

Among stresses facing people at least 50 years of age, health care costs rank top of mind compared with other issues like long-term care, health insurance, Social Security, taxes, and being read to retire.

National patient identifier debate rages on

Morning eHealth

Is virtual reality the opioid crisis’ 'holy grail'? — FDA looks into speedier device review

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Age bias permeates ads -- and technology design

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Getty images show advertising’s ageist stereotypes. A new report from AARP this week zeros in on something we all knew: Advertisers focus on the young – not unlike the tech firms who make products being advertised.

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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.

How should your organization assess telehealth ROI?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As more health systems avail themselves of the quality, cost and access benefits that come with telehealth, IT leaders naturally have big questions about how those major investments in technology infrastructure, reshaped clinical strategy and staffing changes should be paying off.

A slow death by charting

KevinMD

It's 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I'm sitting at work "finishing" up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one. This work I'm typing away at — trying so hard not to scream — it's hoops. Fucki*g hoops. […].

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a telemedicine-driven care offering for Seattle employees

Mobi Health News

The offering includes nurse chat, telemedicine, app-enabled house calls, and prescription delivery

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world.

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.

How stress raises your blood sugar

Insulin Nation

A severe argument, infection or physical injury, intense sadness, sudden shock, intense thrill (like a roller coaster ride), or even the fun of trying to score a goal in your championship soccer game can call for an increase in stress-related hormones which lead to an increase in your blood sugar.

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Cures 2.0: Just a pipe dream?

Morning eHealth

VA's Cerner rollout stalls — Biden’s brother name drops Cancer Initiative in investment pitch

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VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Two recent studies indicate a plan by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use distributed tablet devices to provide telehealth benefits to patients is working. WHAT HAPPENED.

5 clinician concerns about OpenNotes

KevinMD

More than 200 health organizations have now implemented OpenNotes. Many more are piloting, are soon to implement — or have implemented, and we don’t know it!

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.

Mango Health acquired by pharma service TrialCard

Mobi Health News

TrialCard will acquire Mango's patient adherence and engagement app as part of the deal.

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How Can Patients Be Health Consumers in an Un-Transparent World?

Health Populi

That question in the title of this post is begged in the annual 2019 consumer survey released this week from UnitedHealthcare (UHC). UHC gauges peoples’ views on health care, insurance, and costs in its yearly research. This year, transparency and health literacy challenges top the findings.

Side-by-Side Comparison Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

If you’ve ever been less than clear on the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, you aren’t alone. Even some people who have diabetes struggle to understand what makes these two diseases different.

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Cyber-themed telehealth bill on the horizon

Morning eHealth

Planned Parenthood app ramps up to fight Trump administration restrictions — Experts say HIEs were ready to weather Dorian

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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.

Healthcare Value Unbounded

Healthcare IT Today

Creating a high-value conversation about Healthcare with Kathleen Aller at the Healthcare Leadership Conference by InterSystems.

Artificial intelligence in medicine raises legal and ethical concerns

KevinMD

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances. AI generally refers to computers’ ability to mimic human intelligence and to learn.

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How Novartis is embracing the digital and data revolution

Mobi Health News

A look at the Swiss pharma giant's efforts to digitise operations

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