June, 2019

How healthcare systems are preparing for innovation with patient experience front and center

Mobi Health News

Provider organizations have missed the mark with patient experience in the past, but involving patient voices on panels and "listening tours" may be key to improving in the future.

Smart beds and sleep apps: Don’t sleep on their data collection practices

KevinMD

Your bed could be watching you. OK, so not with a camera. But if you have any of a variety of “smart beds,” mattress pads or sleep apps, it knows when you go to sleep. It knows when you toss and turn. It may even be able to tell when you’re having sex. Sleep Number, […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Primary Care Pulmonology

Analysis: The Wearables Landscape and Projections of Future Wearable Development

MedTech Boston

Wearable medical devices and diagnostics in healthcare are quickly becoming increasingly common, with news articles frequently delving into new wearables and how. The post Analysis: The Wearables Landscape and Projections of Future Wearable Development appeared first on MedTech Boston.

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The Most Important Trends For Health in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report Aren’t About Health Care

Health Populi

The health care section of Mary Meeker’s 334-page annual report, Internet Trends 2019 , comprises 24 of those pages (270 through 293).

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.

New Episode of the Tech Tonics Podcast: Zoe Barry: Driving Entrepreneurship from the Fast Lane

Digital Health

When Zoe Barry was a kid, she had two things she wanted to be when she grew up, either a veterinarian or “someone who writes checks.” She gave the first a shot and ended up settling on the second. Today she is CEO of ZappRx and a shining example of how drive and intellect can […].

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Researchers find lack of standardized measures to evaluate mental health apps

Mobi Health News

The study also found that the bulk of the apps were focused on meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

Would you trust Alexa with your patient data?

KevinMD

Amazon has opened a new health care frontier: Now Alexa can be used to transmit patient data.

Disrupting Nurse Call

Medical Connectivity

Nurse call is changing. After decades of slow incremental change, the pace of change is quickening. These changes impact provider organizations and manufacturers as nurse call is integrated with adjacent market point of care solutions and new technologies.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity.

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.

Provider Spotlight: How an Urgent Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner Balances Family and Career

Enzyme Health

We sat down with telemedicine provider Michelle Everhart to learn about why she started in telemedicine, why she may never go back to “brick and mortar”, and why telemedicine makes her a better care provider.

Telehealth holds appeal for seniors, survey shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Better access to healthcare professionals and faster service are among the top reasons senior citizens are willing to embrace telehealth technologies, according to a survey sponsored by vendor American Well. WHY IT MATTERS.

UnitedHealth Group acquires PatientsLikeMe

Mobi Health News

The online patient community portal will now be incorporated into UnitedHealth Group's research arm, which is focused on health innovation and improvement.

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Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Look back to remind us where we are. Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary. The intent was simplification of the basics for the tech-reluctant – sending email, looking at information online.

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!

FDA Seeks SaMD PreCert Mock Applicants

Medical Connectivity

FDA has issued a reques t for SaMD developers to try out the PreCert excellence appraisal process. Since this is a test program the FDA does not intend to actually provide precertification for participating companies.

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The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

In the U.S., rural residents’ access to broadband at home continues to lag behind urban and suburban dwellers, the Pew Research Group noted in a May 2019 research note on Americans’ use of technology.

The Healthcare IT Staffing Shortage Is Moving into High Gear…Here’s Why

Phoenix Health Systems

While it’s great news that healthcare jobs will be among the fastest growing through 2026, the plethora of jobs is a double-edged sword. The projected supply of qualified workers will not fill the demand, and as any hospital CIO can attest, the shortage of qualified workers in healthcare IT is nearly as worrisome as the growing paucity of clinical professionals.

Telehealth set for big boost with $100M in new funding from FCC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has announced the agency will vote to advance a $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, enabling telehealth expansion for low-income Americans nationwide. WHY IT MATTERS.

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.

The potential of healthcare tech – human-centric AI, meaningful applications and the future

Mobi Health News

Buzzwords like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are commonly heard at conferences and industry events and they often conjure up images of robots or killing machines from the Terminator

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Tech adoption grows for older adults -- why?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

In 2019, Tech adoption changes -- some. It’s known as the Amazon effect. As brick-and-mortar based businesses dwindle in favor of online, access to smartphone and broadband are becoming the enablers of information flow to older adults.

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VA using algorithms to predict suicide

Morning eHealth

Price transparency order aftermath — Report faults HHS cybersecurity

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Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Twenty Democratic President candidates each have a handful of minutes to make their case for scoring the 2020 nomination, “debating” last night and tonight on major issues facing the United States.

3rd Party Security Breaches Are Surging. You Can Transform Your Risk Management Program.

Phoenix Health Systems

Security breaches caused by healthcare providers’ business associates (BAs) are surging. Several major incidents in 2018, some of which have just been reported in the last month, have compromised over 20 million patients’ privacy. So it’s not coincidental that a group of major hospitals and hospital systems have come together in a formal concerted effort to provide better vendor risk management standards to the industry.

Telemedicine platform helps Texas Health Aetna save $398 per ER avoidance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the lines between payers and providers blur, payers are increasingly becoming more responsible and aware of what they can do to prevent unnecessary care, extra ER visits and high spend. THE PROBLEM.

What is holding back digital health innovation?

Mobi Health News

Reimbursement, data interoperability and risk aversion each have healthcare leaders second guessing technology-led innovations

3 Ways AI Has Transformed the Healthcare Industry

MedTech Boston

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a tour de force in just about every industry. From business owners using AI algorithms to answer. The post 3 Ways AI Has Transformed the Healthcare Industry appeared first on MedTech Boston. News ai healthcare ai medicine Artificial Intelligence

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The State of Behavioral Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/28 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

Intent, Insiders/Outsiders and Insights — Disney Institute’s Women’s Leadership Summit

Health Populi

There are many forms of magic inspired by Disney, the company. There’s the obvious attraction, the Magic Kingdom, that was Walt’s original destination vision, “imagineered” in 1932. Then there are other kinds of magic.

Treating COPD in Rural Communities with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

In May, HRS published a blog post highlighting the role of telehealth in combating the social determinants of health such as physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity.

NewYork-Presbyterian launches Hauser Institute for Health Innovation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

NewYork-Presbyterian has launched the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation, in recognition of the visionary philanthropy of longtime supporters Rita E. Hauser and Gustave M. Hauser.

Pain relief health tech startup Oska Wellness lands $5.5M

Mobi Health News

The new money will be put towards sales, marketing and distribution efforts. It will also be used to help develop the company's product line

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