April, 2021

3 ways technology in the ER boosts the patient experience

KevinMD

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the vital roles effective communication and reliable technology play in the patient journey, starting from the moment a patient is on the way to the emergency department (ED) through to discharge.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

Health Populi

Trust in the technology industry has crashed to an all-time low based on the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. As Richard Edelman, CEO, concisely asserted , “Tech loses its halo.” ” The first chart shows the one-year trend on trust across industries through U.S. consumers’ eyes.

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Nature may be what the doctor orders to boost mental health

Mobi Health News

John Torous from Beth Israel's Digital Psychiatry Lab is researching the impacts of green space on schizophrenia symptoms.

IRS Suspends Excess Repayment of APTCs for 2020 Tax Year

ACA Times

3 minute read: The latest ACA advancement to be introduced by the Biden administration comes via the American Rescue Plan and applies to the use of Advanced Payments of Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) and Premium Tax Credits (PTCs).

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Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

CONNECT for Health Act reintroduced, would expand telehealth access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A bipartisan group comprising half of U.S. senators has reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021.

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MEDITECH Integrates Genomics Into Their EHR

Healthcare IT Today

Genomics is one of the most exciting parts of healthcare. It’s also one of the most complex and challenging topics out there. As genomic sequencing prices have dropped and genomic research has accelerated, I know of no area of healthcare that’s more exciting than genomics.

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Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

Health Populi

In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Fitbit begins smartwatch blood pressure tracking study

Mobi Health News

Starting this month, eligible Fitbit Sense users can participate in the study, which will look into how pulse arrival time can be used to measure blood pressure. . Disease management, Health and Wellness, Digital Health, Care, Technology

IRS Experiences Paper Mail Backlog, Employers Should E-file ACA Returns

ACA Times

3 minute read: The COVID-19 pandemic created hardships for everyone and everything, including the IRS. On numerous occasions, the agency announced a significant backlog in processing paper returns. As of late March, the agency had a backlog of over 12 million returns.

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Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

CIOs plan on refined telehealth, faster deployments, more collaborative tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The pandemic has created an atmosphere in healthcare unlike anything seen before in modern times. It has set the stage for CIOs and other health IT executives to rethink their approach to accomplishing new tasks.

For older adults, the future of wearables is predictive

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Wearable devices make up an $81.5 billion global market in 2021.

Synthetic Data in Healthcare with MDClone

Healthcare IT Today

Many of the health IT innovations today are happening on the back of health data. I don’t think anyone would disagree that future health IT innovations are going to rely on high quality data. However, what happens when there are reasons you can’t or don’t want to share that data?

Health, the Great Unifier (For Most)

Health Populi

As the COVID-19 expanded peoples’ consciousness about infectious disease and opportunities to keep a tricky virus at bay, consumers grew new muscles about public and individual wellness…now, “more invested in achieving it,” according to In Health We Trust , a survey report from Healthline Media.

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.

Roche's mySugr app to integrate with Novo Nordisk's smart insulin pens

Mobi Health News

The integration is aimed at boosting data collection. . Digital Health, Technology

[UPDATE] What Employers Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit

ACA Times

3 minute read: The latest IRS Notice 2021-23 provides additional rules on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) with respect to quarter one and quarter two of the 2021 tax year. .

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How one health system moved 85% of its services via telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Preferred Behavioral Health Group, based in Lakewood, New Jersey, is a multi-site outpatient behavioral health organization providing adult mental health services, youth and family services, and substance use services.

Healthcare Interoperability: Three Reasons Technologists Must Engage With Doctors When Designing

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Matthew Oldham, vice president of engineering, Graphium Health.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Google Exploring Tool Designed to Help Patients Use Their Health Records

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, Google has been working on a tool designed to help clinicians filter complicated patient information more quickly and view it in context. Now it’s thinking about doing the same thing for consumers.

Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

Health Populi

In April 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a report featuring evidence that in the month of March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was not an equal-opportunity killer.

Doctor social network Doximity adds new telehealth features

Mobi Health News

The Dialer is HIPAA-compliant and doesn’t require any additional setup on the patient side.

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IRS Enforcement of the ACA is Increasing

ACA Times

3 minute read: IRS enforcement of the ACA is going to increase throughout the remainder of the year and well into 2022, as President Biden’s FY 2022 discretionary request alludes to.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Mayo Clinic launches remote diagnostics platform, forms 2 new companies to support it

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Mayo Clinic on Wednesday announced the launch of a new platform that's designed to deliver advanced, AI-powered clinical decision support through remote monitoring – helping providers stay connected and deliver more continuous care to device-connected patients. WHY IT MATTERS.

Expect More From HIPAA Proposed Changes: Easing Information Flow Shouldn’t Mean Reducing Health Data Privacy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Deborah Hsieh, chief policy and strategy officer, Ciox Health. Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996.

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Technology Strategies Helping Healthcare Leaders Get Through The COVID Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

When the pandemic hit, healthcare organizations were thrown into reaction mode, with many long-term projects being shelved indefinitely. However, health leaders were able to take some steps which not only addressed some of their current needs but set the stage for future growth.

Managing the Risks of Fast-Growing Digital Health

Health Populi

Investments in the digital health sector have fast-grown in the past decade, reaching $14bn in 2020 based on Rock Health’s latest read on the market. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the field across many industry segments.

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.

AI technology detects ‘ticking time bomb’ arteries

Mobi Health News

System which identifies patients at risk of fatal heart attack obtains CE mark. . Data Science, Population and Public Health, Workflow, Emerging Technologies, Data and Information, Care, Process, Technology

What Happens if You Fail to Pay an ACA Penalty?

ACA Times

3 minute read: Have you ever wondered what would happen if your organization failed to pay penalties assessed by the IRS under the ACA? In this post, Trusaic explains what you need to know about the IRS’ enforcement powers under the ACA, namely, the powers to levy and lien. .

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The benefits and future of remote patient monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the start of 2020, widespread adoption of remote patient monitoring was still in the distance. The technology was struggling to get off the ground despite it being available for years.