September, 2019

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

Digital Health

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.

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 […].

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.

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 […].

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

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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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.

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Build the Cybersecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 3: Engaging Users

Phoenix Health Systems

This three-part series of blog posts was motivated by the healthcare industry’s continuing vulnerability to cyberattacks, as demonstrated by the hundreds of security breaches reported over the last year. We have already seen over twice as many breached patient records as 2018’s total of 15 million, with 332 incidents affecting almost 36 million records. The HIPAAjournal notes that 42 of August’s reported 49 breaches occurred in provider organizations.

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

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.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

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.

Healthcare Value Unbounded

Healthcare IT Today

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

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!

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

Digital therapeutics is on the map, but still hammering out tough questions

Mobi Health News

Digital therapeutic stakeholders came together at this week's DTx East conference to discuss the state of digital health investment, developing successful business models, the need for robust data and more

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.

Provider groups: Slow down info blocking rules

Morning eHealth

Cybersecurity…kills? — A new privacy-respecting app

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How asynchronous telemedicine saved SSM Health 18 minutes per visit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

SSM Health, a health system that serves Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, is always looking for ways to reduce the cost of healthcare while increasing access for the patients it serves. THE PROBLEM.

Build the CyberSecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 2: Necessary Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

This year we have already witnessed twice as many breached patient records as 2018’s total of 15 million, with 285 incidents reported through June. In just the first week of September, five providers reported patient data breaches caused by successful phishing exploits that affected at least 20,000 patients, according to industry watchdog HealthITSecurity.

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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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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Why Humana Joined CTA – The Pivot from “Health Insurance” to Behaving as a Health-Tech Start-Up

Health Populi

“Every company is a tech company,” Christopher Mimms asserted in the Wall Street Journal in December 2018. Connectivity, artificial intelligence, and automation are now competencies every company must master, Mimms explains.