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.

[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 You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

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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Add an extra level of security to your Clocktree account with MFA

Clocktree

You can choose to enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to your Clocktree account. This is an option for all Clocktree accounts, whether you are a provider or a client.

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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.

Orchyd launches period tracker with smart wallet

Mobi Health News

The app is able to collect information about a user's cycle and give users alerts a few days before their period starts.

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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.

The Most Common Mobility Tools You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Buy 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. As we grow older, our bodies age and slow down. This can lead to a few embarrassing and alarming situations. While it can take time for us to adjust to our bodies, there are tools […].

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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.

Into the Future: Amazon and the Rise of Personal Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Robin Gaster, CEO of Incumetrics. For 100 years, retailers have segmented the broad marketplace into groups – soccer moms, or Millennials, or New Yorkers, or readers… pretty much every retailer uses target segments like those. But Amazon has never been interested.

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.

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.

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 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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How New Drugs Are Priced

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. According to Statista, in 2019, U.S. drug store and pharmacy sales totaled nearly 297 billion dollars.

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.

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.

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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And the Oscar Goes To….Power to the Patients!

Health Populi

Health care has increased its role in popular culture over the years.

Telemedicine came to the rescue during COVID-19 – could it help climate change too?

Mobi Health News

Research and experts agree: Telemedicine's green potential is something to look into.

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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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.

E-Signature Devices Eliminate Workaround To Shave 10 Minutes Per Patient Consent

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Stephan Herron, chief executive officer and president, Scriptel Corporation.

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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.

Digital Therapeutics – DTx – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/16 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Robin Farmanfarmaian (@robinff3) on the topic “Digital Therapeutics – DTx.”

The Pandemic’s Death Rate in the U.S.: High Per Capita Income, High Mortality

Health Populi

The United States has among the highest per capita incomes in the world. The U.S. also has sustained among the highest death rates per 100,000 people due to COVID-19, based on epidemiological data from the World Health Organization’s March 28, 2021 , update.

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.

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

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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The Pros and Cons of Online Learning For Nurses  

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Furthering your education as a nurse can benefit you and your career in many ways. It can expand your skills, the quality of care that you administer, and your earning potential.