February, 2020

4 Ways Virtual Care Reduces Healthcare Costs

eVisit

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Three Essential Questions That Every Investor Must Ask

Digital Health

uctThose of us who evaluate business plans for a living, or at least for part of a living, are accustomed to reviewing dozens, maybe even hundreds of plans before finding one that gives us a rush of excitement.

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Outpatient is the New Inpatient – The Future of Hospitals in America

Health Populi

Outpatient revenue is crossing the curve of inpatient income. This is the new reality for U.S. hospitals and why I’ve titled this post, “outpatient is the new inpatient,” a future paradigm for U.S. hospitals.

Sharing medical records won’t work

KevinMD

A major goal of MIPS is to increase the sharing of information between providers and eliminate so-called data silos. Central to this goal is the implementation of fast health care interoperability resources (FHIR). FHIR allows one EHR to directly query and pull information from another EHR, and is based on the belief that medical charts […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Practice Management

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

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Tricks and tips for implementing a digital strategy

Mobi Health News

Brigham and Women's iHub leaders will talk about creating a roadmap for digital implementation at HIMSS20.

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Does Your Hospital Support Data Blocking?

Healthcare IT Today

We’re working on a full article about this, but most of you have probably seen that Judy Faulkner and her company, Epic, have asked their customers to send a letter to HHS asking for them to stop the health data blocking rule that’s about to be finalized.

How stakeholders in digital are grappling with the challenges of today’s healthcare

Mobi Health News

An interview with Patrik Sundström, head of digital health at the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

Healthcare data has become big tech’s last frontier for innovation, competition and disruption

Lloyd Price

The rise of big tech monetising healthcare data Nathalie Moreno, partner at Lewis Silkin, discusses the disruption and monetisation of healthcare data by big tech. Healthcare data has become big tech’s last frontier for innovation, competition and disruption.

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.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

Latest from the Tech Tonics Podcast: Seth Feuerstein – Innovating in Behavioral Health Since Before It Was Cool

Digital Health

Seth Feuerstein’s grandfather was a physician and his parents were both attorneys, so naturally his parents thought he would become…a comedian! While that didn’t come to be, he did end up as both a doctor and a lawyer who practiced neither discipline full time.

Add Client Billing to your Clocktree account

Clocktree

Choose a Payment Processor. To use the client billing feature in Clocktree, you will first need to establish an account with one of these supported payment processors. Stripe. Elavon. Authorize.net. Please research and choose the payment processor that is right for your practice. Clocktree will not add additional processing fees , but will serve as a convenient conduit for invoicing and billing your clients from your Clocktree account. Enable the Client Billing service.

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Growing group of lawmakers want telehealth in coronavirus response

Morning eHealth

False alarm on DEA's special registration rule — Swalwell touts precision medicine to cut health care costs

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.

From A to Zebra: Data-driven strategies for training AI to understand rare diseases

Mobi Health News

Ahead of Rare Disease Day 2020, Paul Wicks, scientific advisor for Ada Health, writes about the potential of digital learning health systems in helping patients receive the right care faster

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New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

Insulin Nation

You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means. But, if you are a type 1 pump user, odds are, this little-known chemical process affects you on a daily basis.

The Ill Health of Rural Hospitals in Four Charts

Health Populi

There are 1,844 rural hospitals operating in the U.S. That number is down by 19 in the 2019 calendar year, the worst year of rural hospital closings seen in the past decade. That hockey-stick growth of closures is shown in the first chart, where 34 rural hospitals shut down in the past 2 years.

New Tech Tonics Podcast Episode: Sean Khozin: Attuned To Data Science

Digital Health

After escaping the revolution in Iran, Sean Khozin found his way to the United States, harmonizing his passion for patients and data into a career that’s led him into startups, the FDA, and most recently J&J, where he’s now Global Head of Data Strategy – all while pursuing his love of music.

Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

University of Kentucky to offer telehealth graduate certificate program

Clocktree

Recent studies show that 60% of millennials prefer the convenience and privacy of online health care to traditional in-person care. At the same time, lack of access to healthcare remains a growing issue for rural and underserved communities. To address both trends, the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences is pioneering training in telehealth through a new graduate certificate program.

Inspectors general plan joint audit of VA/DOD interoperability

Morning eHealth

FDA gets a snapshot on AI regulation — Verma acknowledges diabetes program concerns

XRHealth launches VR telehealth clinic

Mobi Health News

The new service will allow patients to do VR rehabilitation therapy in their home.

Mobile patient engagement technology saves clinic $1.8M

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Mobile patient engagement technology saves clinic $1.8M Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Tools for Paying Medical Bills Don’t Help Health Consumers Manage Their Financial Health

Health Populi

There’s a gap between the supply of digital health tools that hospitals and health systems offer patients, and what patients-as-consumers need for overall health and wellbeing.

Newly Diagnosed: 10 Diabetes Truths Veteran T1Ds Want You to Know

Insulin Nation

There is so much to learn when you are first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The sheer amount of information is so overwhelming that it can be impossible to look past it and come to terms with the fact that your life has just changed forever.

Patient Matching Errors Continue To Be Common

Healthcare IT Today

Patient matching problems are persistent across healthcare organizations and continue to pose patient safety risks, according to a new survey addressing these issues.

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Coronavirus fears weigh on White House

Morning eHealth

Azar on deck this week — ONC delivers burden reduction work

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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.

Gento raises $5M to expand its home health staffing app across US

Mobi Health News

Palisades Growth Capital led the round, which brings the startup's total raise to over $7 million

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Dubai launches telehealth initiative 'Doctor for every citizen'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Dubai launches telehealth initiative 'Doctor for every citizen' Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK Right Now

The State of the Union for Prescription Drug Prices

Health Populi

Tonight, President Trump will present his fourth annual State of the Union address. This morning we don’t have a transcript of the speech ahead of the event, but one topic remains high on U.S. voters’ priorities, across political party – prescription drug prices.