November, 2020

Expanding Telehealth Enrollment During COVID-19

Health Recovery Solutions

Over the last several years, the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) has steadily grown.

Artificial intelligence, COVID-19, and the future of pandemics

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (AI) has proven of value in the COVID-19 pandemic and shows promise for mitigating future health care crises. During the pandemic’s first wave in New York, for example, Mount Sinai Health System used an algorithm to help identify patients ready for discharge.

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Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

Most psychologists in the U.S. treated more patients in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting their practices to telehealth platforms.

Blockchain could be the key to vaccine distribution, says IBM

Mobi Health News

Mark Treshock, blockchain solutions leader for healthcare and life sciences at IBM discusses how the technology can be used to validate vaccine supply chain and personal records.

Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

Compliance

Clocktree

Efficiently manage regulatory compliance and audits. Automate, Streamline, and Simplify Dashboard for at-a-glance compliance status.

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A Hidden Advantage Of Telehealth: Patient Access To Specialized Programs

Healthcare IT Today

Not long ago, I found out that I needed access to a specialized program to address a long-standing medical condition. As it happens, the medical support I need is in short supply in my area, so I thought it would take a while to access the right package of services.

Physicians are drowning in electronic information

KevinMD

The administrative burden of medicine significantly contributes to physician and clinician burnout, electronic health systems, or EHR system design and workflow as a lead culprit. As such, recent EHR technology innovation tactics have focused on automating components of data entry and documentation.

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The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

Health Populi

Over one-half of Americans would likely use virtual care for their healthcare services, and one in four people would actually prefer a virtual relationship with a primary care physician, according to the fifth annual 2020 Consumer Sentiment Survey from UnitedHealthcare.

Designing better tech for seniors means simplifying tech for everyone

Mobi Health News

Experts say that designing technology for everyone and creating customization features for smaller populations are key in making better solutions for seniors.

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Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Telehealth surge among dentists

Clocktree

A recent survey of 2,767 dentists in 20 states found that 34% of providers are currently using some form of telehealth to treat patients or plan to in the near future. The study, conducted by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, also found that: 75% of providers who use telehealth services expect their telehealth volume to increase or stay the same during the next 12 months Public health providers are more likely (44%) to use telehealth than all other practice types (21%).

How healthcare organizations can enhance RPM security, resiliency

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to push patients away from in-person care, many health systems have ramped up their remote patient monitoring ecosystems. But with that increase in endpoints comes an increase in security risks.

Tectonic Movement In Healthcare Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jerry Rankin, strategy director of healthcare interoperability, Infor.

Keys to sustainable telehealth post COVID-19

KevinMD

As we’ve listened to providers describe their reactions to this pandemic, telehealth continues to be a pervasive theme at the foundation of their response. They refer to this as a “watershed” event that will permanently change healthcare delivery.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has been a shock to people across all aspects of everyday living, for older and younger people, for work and school, for entertainment and travel — all impacting our hearts, minds, and wallets.

Physicians will decide the fate of the digital therapeutics industry

Mobi Health News

Authors from Mental & Brain Health Investment and Columbia Psychiatry Mind Ventures write about the future of digital therapeutics.

Consider Amazon’s role in the caregiving and older adult market

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s already been a big year for new Amazon offerings that could benefit older people. This month’s most obvious change was the introduction of Amazon CareHub , an Alexa app that can be used to help monitor potentially isolated older adults.

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Telehealth may worsen digital divide for people with disabilities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Much has been made of telehealth's potential to bridge the accessibility gap for those who may be otherwise underserved by the healthcare systems.

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.

New Technologies Improving Cervical Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology is significantly changing the world around us. It is optimizing our lives and causing sociopolitical issues simultaneously.

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Orientation to HEAL: the 4th best electronic medical record

KevinMD

An excerpt from Man’s 4th Best Hospital, Now available in paperback from Penguin/Berkley. And in the Fat Man Clinic, what about billing? We would do it ourselves on our screens. Using HEAL, the EHR or Electronic ‘Health’ Record system that BUDDIES had installed in Man’s 4th Best and its.Read more. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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Digital Inclusion Is A Social Determinant of Health – Learning Good Things from the NHS

Health Populi

“Digital,” write large, has been a lifeline during lockdown for those with the access, skills, and confidence to benefit from connecting.

Google Cloud unveils AI tools to help healthcare analyze unstructured medical text

Mobi Health News

Now available in public preview, the offerings are designed to help organizations and individuals pull clinically-relevant insights from large volumes of free text housed in medical records

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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.

Using Digital to Avoid the Next Healthcare Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ben Winfield from Atos. We had long been warned about the global impacts a contagious virus could bring, yet when it came, we still seemed unprepared.

Pandemic-era burnout: Telehealth managers get pushed to the max

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To see all of the feature stories in the Burnout in the Age of COVID-19 series, click here. In 2020, telemedicine truly, finally hit the mainstream in the United States.

A Guide To Treat Head Injury

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Head injury is any harm to the brain, skull, scalp in the form of swelling, broken blood vessels, or nerve damage.

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States Passing Laws to Prevent Telehealth Coverage Rollbacks by Payers

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth coverage rollbacks started as early as June 4, when Aetna, United Healthcare and Anthem ended no-cost coverage of non-COVID telehealth for commercially insured members.

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.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

FDA grants De Novo clearance to prescription Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder

Mobi Health News

NightWare's digital therapeutic monitors a wearer's heart rate and movement to detect disturbances during sleep, and delivers gentle vibrations to interrupt a nightmare without waking the user

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Many Patients Aren’t Paying Full Attention During Telehealth Visits

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey suggests that patients aren’t as engaged by telehealth visits as one might hope, with many multitasking during their consult. And, as I’ll argue below, that’s actually a pretty predictable finding, though not an inevitable one.