March, 2021

The Seven Deadly Oopsies of Digital Therapeutics

Digital Health

Somebody out there in history who was obviously pretty grumpy took the time to categorize the official list of seven deadly sins, at least in the Biblical sense, which are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth.

When the next storm hits, telehealth could be a lifesaver

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In February, a ferocious winter storm gripped the southern United States. Millions of people lost power and water, with some areas still struggling weeks later. At hospitals, workers spent the night to avoid being stranded , scrambling to care for patients in dire conditions.

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Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Health Populi

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health.

Accelerated by COVID-19, technology carves new pathways for everyone to access health care

KevinMD

Before COVID-19, clinical research was a little-known part of health care. Despite this process being responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of all the drugs, medical devices, vaccines, and other medical therapies available, less than 5 percent of the U.S.

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Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

How The Raise the Wage Act Could Impact ACA Compliance

ACA Times

3 minute read: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report last month that outlines the budgetary effects on American employment if the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 is enacted.

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The Significant Difference Between Telehealth and Virtual Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sandeep Pulim, MD, chief medical officer, Bluesteam Health. Telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual care are often used interchangeably to describe remote healthcare visits.

Comment on An Assessment of WMTS by Larry Leatherwood

Medical Connectivity

In reply to Kevin. Philips has classic smart hopping (1.4Ghz) as well as modern 802.11 Wi-Fi. Customers can choose between a propriety Philips supplied 1.4 infrastructure or customer supplied Wi-FI preferably in the 5Ghz range. Almost all new hospitals are moving towards 802.11.

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How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

Health Populi

The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S.,

From ‘Toy’ to Tool: Why It’s Time for a Gold Standard in Telehealth Education

Health System CIO

As telehealth crosses the threshold from 'toy' to tool, it's imperative that healthcare organizations offer clinicians education and certification that is rigorous, research-based, and steeped in collective experiences, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

March 31 is the Deadline for E-Filing ACA Returns With the IRS

ACA Times

2 minute read: March 31, 2021, is the deadline for e-filing ACA returns, Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, to the IRS for the 2020 tax year as required by the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

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Mental health chatbot Woebot could be adapted to tackle substance use

Mobi Health News

New data published in JMIR outlines encouraging results from a modified version of the text-based chatbot app. Digital Health, Health and Wellness, Behavioral health, Analytics, AI, Technology, Care, Data and Information

How To Create A Digital Front Door In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dessiree Paoli, senior solution manager, Interlace Health. Even before the pandemic, rural hospitals were closing at record rates.

Voice First Technology and Older Adults – Three Years Later

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The trumpets sounded loudly at the arrival of Voice First. The Future of Voice First and Older Adults was published in February of 2018.

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

Amazon confirms nationwide expansion of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

After months of rumor, Amazon confirmed Wednesday that it would be expanding its Amazon Care app-based services to its employees across the United States this summer. The announcement also said that Amazon Care would be available this week to serve other companies based in Washington.

FTB to Publish Employer California Reporting Non-Compliance Data

ACA Times

3 minute read: Employers should be aware that data concerning non-compliance with California’s Individual Mandate will be publicly reported and published annually by the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) on its website.

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Google's next-gen Nest Hub debuts with contactless sleep monitoring and analysis features

Mobi Health News

The new Sleep Sensing feature integrates with Google Fit and is the first health or wellness use of Soli, Google's low-energy radar sensor. Health and Wellness, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Internet of things, Care, Technology

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

The Future of Telehealth After The Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. COVID-19 has brought a great deal of change to how we live our lives.

Is Healthcare AI Adoption Moving Too Fast?

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare AI adoption has been growing rapidly, and to date seems to have been producing worthwhile results most of the time.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

Health Populi

Springtime is finally emerging on the east coast of the U.S. and my local CSA farm is on my mind.

How health systems should be preparing now for the future of hospital at home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth proved its mettle this past year. Now more hospitals and health systems are looking to expand their efforts beyond video visit-based virtual care, and push for expanded remote patient monitoring programs – up to and including the provision of acute care at home.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

New Stimulus Plan Expands PTC Eligibility, Employer Penalties

ACA Times

3 minute read: President Joe Biden recently signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and it includes provisions that make ACA healthcare coverage more accessible to Americans. The $1.9

Babylon Health inks deal with Telus Health to hand off Canadian operations

Mobi Health News

According to Business Insider, the pair made a $70 million licensing deal. . Finance, Business

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What The DTC Testing and Wearables Wave Means For Your Next Doctor’s Visit 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Salvatore Viscomi, chief medical officer, GoodCell, and an attending physician at Baystate Health.

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Does IoT Increase Security Risks in Healthcare?

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare is full of acronyms and jargon. IT is the same. Mix them together and you have a mess that is not unlike what you get with a 2-year-old in the same room as wooden alphabet blocks. On top of this alphabet soup are the technology myths that persist – like what really causes EHR […].

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Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.