September, 2022

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The Effects of Telemedicine on Patient Engagement and Care Options

AMD Telemedicine

The Effects of Telemedicine on Patient Engagement and Care Options. Telemedicine is booming, and healthcare organizations neglecting these technological innovations are missing out. If their delays are rooted in hesitations around implementation challenges, however, it’s understandable — we’re already in a time of increased burnout among doctors and nurses, and no one wants to add more to their already full plates.

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Why expand telemedicine for arthritis patients?

KevinMD

One in four Americans carry a diagnosis of arthritis, a significant cause of limitation from basic life activities to disability. One in ten adults has to limit their activities due to pain caused by this disease. Yet, a massive shortage of specialist physicians and geographical and licensure barriers restrict access to specialized medical care, especially.

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AMA survey: Doctors more optimistic about digital health tools

Mobi Health News

According to a survey by the American Medical Association, 93% of physicians felt there was some advantage or a definite advantage to using digital health tools in 2022, compared with 85% in 2016.

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Health is Everywhere, and Telehealth Is Health – And It’s Personal

Health Populi

If health is nurtured and made where we live, work, play pray, learn, and shop, the healthcare should be everywhere. That’s the promise, increasingly a reality, of telehealth. We are in the middle of Telehealth Awareness Week , an advocacy program launched by the ATA (American Telemedicine Association) whose mission I share — that #TelehealthIsHealth.

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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Sensor technology can help families and short-staffed care providers

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Sensor technology is increasingly useful in the care of older adults. As part of the research into the Future of Sensors and Older Adults , interviewees outlined ways sensors could be useful for mitigating fall risk. And their role tracking trips to the bathroom has been useful in detecting UTIs , identifying wanderers , alerting about sleep issues , noting whether a person has eaten.

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Users more likely to embrace AI-enabled preventive health measures with human touch, study finds

Mobi Health News

Individuals are also less likely to trust AI-suggested interventions than those recommended by humans.

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Permanent Telehealth Reimbursement Update: Bipartisan Legislation for Telehealth Extension

Telebehavioral Health Institute

New, bipartisan legislation has been proposed to solidify telehealth policy based on telehealth advances and supporting research. Given the overall satisfaction and success of telehealth, bipartisan interest in supporting telehealth growth and reimbursement led to the submission of a bill titled, Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021 in support of another telehealth extension.

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Amazon vs. Apple: Only one will rewrite the rules of health care

KevinMD

Big Tech has had a surprisingly small impact on U.S. health care, so far. Artificial intelligence, for example, outperforms physicians in many complex tasks (like reading mammograms and analyzing chest X-rays), yet AI remains woefully underused. Meanwhile, many have tried to spur operational efficiency using big-data analytics, but care delivery remains as inconsistent and ineffective.

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Physicians More Bullish On the Benefits of Digital Tools for Patient Care, the AMA Tells Us

Health Populi

Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022. The AMA first conducted research with physicians and their views on digital health in July 2016.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Maryland health system conquers the digital divide with telehealth and RPM

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an abrupt change to reimbursement of telehealth services, allowing healthcare providers to more broadly expand patient access to virtual care. For the University of Maryland Medical Center health system based in Baltimore, telemedicine services encompass a vast array of tools that help the organization engage patients, monitor symptoms and provide direct care beyond the confines of a physical location.

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Will robots help us in our homes – now and within 10 years?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Context matters: consider the likely status of people in 10 years. It makes you think. Asked this question recently and pondered. What will be the context at that time? A decade from now, the oldest baby boomers will be 86. Women will outlive men by a few years – living on average into their late 80s. They may be solo agers – no children, spouse or partner.

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Fitbit, Google Cloud unveil wearable data analytics service for healthcare

Mobi Health News

Device Connect for Fitbit aims to help healthcare and life science organizations use and analyze data from Fitbit's health-tracking wearables.

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5 Strategies to Grow and Retain Your Practice’s Patient Base

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Travis Schneider, chief corporate development chair, Tebra. In a digital-first world, it is more important than ever for physicians to implement strategies that meet patients where they are. To grow and retain a patient […]. The article 5 Strategies to Grow and Retain Your Practice’s Patient Base appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Ambiq’s neuralSPOT HeartKit™ enables Real-Time Heart Monitoring AI Applications

Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT. This optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions.

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The recent closing of Amazon Care shows the magnitude of the challenge in changing health care

KevinMD

Amazon recently announced plans to shut down Amazon Care, an in-home and virtual health care service. The reasons cited were attributed to a significant overlap of services with the One Medical chain of clinics, which Amazon purchased in July of this year for 3.9 billion, as well as Amazon Care not being a complete enough. Read more…. The recent closing of Amazon Care shows the magnitude of the challenge in changing health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Vaccinations, Art and Labor Day: Learning from Diego Rivera and Edsel Ford

Health Populi

For Labor Day 2022, I’m thinking about health, vaccines, work (especially returning-to-work), and art. Let’s start with the vaccine news. Called the “first updated COVID-19 booster,” on September 1st the CDC announced the availability and approval for health citizens to get new vaccines which have added Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the original vaccine formulation.

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Mayo Clinic to use blockchain for hypertension clinical trial

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Beginning this month, Mayo Clinic will onboard a blockchain-integrated platform by Triall for a two-year multi-center pulmonary arterial hypertension trial that includes 10 research sites and more than 500 patients. WHY IT MATTERS. By building an immutable blockchain-registered audit trial with Triall's Veritable Proof API, Mayo Clinic will test end-to-end clinical data integrity – from start-up to post-study evaluations.

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Digital literacy -- the required and moving target for older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Digital literacy – what is it? The term “Digital literacy” has been defined by the American Library Association task force as " the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills." Their definition of its importance began in the context of children and libraries.

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The 2023 Behavioral Health Industry Report

This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!

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Study: Pandemic telehealth use linked to lower opioid overdose risk

Mobi Health News

Receiving opioid use disorder-related telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with lower odds of overdose and better retention using medications like buprenorphine, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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eClinicalWorks Invests $100 Million in Microsoft Cloud Services

Healthcare IT Today

As we continue to shift healthcare into a more digital world, it’s important to have a reliable Cloud to back up and store all of the data and digital solutions. But how do you know which Cloud is the right one for your organization? eClinicalWorks (eCW) went through this process a couple of years ago and is so pleased with their decision to go with Microsoft Cloud that they are investing over $100 million in Microsoft’s Azure cloud services.

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Video visits as clinical touchpoints to improve older adult mental health

KevinMD

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a profound toll on older adults, isolating them physically and emotionally from their communities and families. Mental health has suffered across generations and, as a practicing geriatric psychiatrist, I have had a front-row seat to the unique conditions older adult populations are facing. Despite rising rates of depression and anxiety, Read more….

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The Direct Link Between Value-Based Health Care, Digital Transformation and Social Determinants – Insights from Innovaccer and Morning Consult

Health Populi

Only 4% of health care payments in the U.S. are pure fee-for-service (FFS) these days. “The end of pure FFS is near,” according to The State and Science of Value-Based Care , a report-out of survey research from Innovaccer and Morning Consult. Innovaccer, a health cloud/data analytics company, worked with Morning Consult to do deep-dive interviews with 75 senior health care executives; research was conducted in November and December 2021, so these perspectives represent those of heal

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Patient Engagement & Cultural Competence Training Roadmap: A Guide to Reducing Staff Burnout

Speaker: Dr. Mauvareen Beverley, Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence Specialist

If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are you have experienced symptoms of burnout yourself or have colleagues who are currently facing extreme career dissatisfaction. One of the many ways to partially alleviate burnout is active patient engagement. By engaging with patients to understand their needs and preferences, healthcare providers can develop treatments tailored to the individual patient.

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A rural Kansas FQHC brings remote patient monitoring to the underserved

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg, Kansas, is a federally qualified health center and a not-for-profit corporation. CHC/SEK provides medical, dental, behavioral health, addiction treatment, case management services and pharmacies to all, regardless of ability to pay, and serves about 65,000 patients for more than 220,000 visits per year, making the organization the largest FQHC in Kansas and one of the largest of all rural FQHCs in the United States.

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Older adults need vendor empathy to attain digital literacy

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Picking on Apple because they are there, but of course they are not unique. What’s new with iOS 16 on the iPad? Tap this on an iPad and you will see a screen that demonstrates ‘Collections’. And behold there’s the SNOOPY Show. Below that, advice on how to share what you’re watching on Apple TV (pictured are several smiling youths). So easy, on your Siri Remote, press and hold a button to open the control center, select the SharePlay button then choose what to watch together.

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Q&A: Could an Apple Watch change the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to AFib?

Mobi Health News

The Rhythm Evaluation for AntiCoagulaTion (REACT-AF) trial will study a "pill-in-pocket" method of stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Some participants will monitor for AFib using an Apple Watch and take blood thinners as needed, instead of using the drug continuously.

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Repositioning Healthcare Organizations for a Changing Consumer

Healthcare IT Today

This week I had a chance to stop by the S tericycle Communication Solutions user event they called “The Art of Patient Engagement.” I live tweeted the kickoff keynote of the event with Jared Johnson, Founder of the Shift.health content network and author of the Marketing Forward book he just published. Here are some of the key insights and perspectives he shared with the audience.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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Is your smartwatch smart about your health?

KevinMD

Your smartwatch talks a lot but may not say as much as you believe with regard to health. Constant data collection from wearables claims to improve medicine at large. Is the “quantified self” the next evolution or a gimmick for patients? Imagine your sleep and heart data beamed straight to your medical record. Your care. Read more…. Is your smartwatch smart about your health?

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Most Consumers Are Health and Wellness Consumers, Even in Hard Financial Times, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Consumers consider health and well-being as an “essential” household spending category based on new research from Accenture. Accenture polled over 11,000 consumers in 17 countries, considering how people are faring amid “widespread uncertainty and personal financial strains,” in the firm’s words. While two in three consumers feel financially stressed, 4 in 5 intend to grow or hold their personal spending on health and fitness steady in the next year.

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Sparrow Health System uses pandemic lessons to expand its virtual care strategic plan

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan, began developing a virtual care strategy in October 2019 – well before COVID-19 struck – with the hope of leveraging the technology as a tool to support patient care and the organizational strategy, rather than as a stand-alone strategy in and of itself. Sparrow's initial goal was to launch on-demand, virtual urgent care to increase access and provide another front door into the health system.