October, 2021

“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

Sharing medical information between EHRs: 4 different approaches

KevinMD

The current COVID pandemic has brought into stark contrast the woeful state of medical data collection and data sharing in the United States.

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ACA Looks Strong Heading into 2022 Open Enrollment

ACA Times

The ACA is receiving some of the highest approval ratings since it was first signed into law in 2010. According to a June poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) , 53% of American adults are in favor of the ACA and only 35% find the law unfavorable.

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Google rolls out mobile app version of Care Studio

Mobi Health News

The new app helps to give doctors a "unified view" of patient data on their phone.

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How to Optimize Your Modern Patient Engagement

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health

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.

Tech That Empowers Providers To Level Up On Patient Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic forced patients and healthcare providers alike to accept new ways to stay in touch, communicate, and to ask and give advice – which, in turn, catalyzed adoption of digital tools.

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Why CES 2022 Will Be Keynoted by a Health Care Executive

Health Populi

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that Robert Ford, CEO and President of Abbott, will give a keynote speech at CES 2022, the world’s largest annual convention of the technology industry.

Sharing medical information between EHRs: 4 different approaches

KevinMD

The current COVID pandemic has brought into stark contrast the woeful state of medical data collection and data sharing in the United States.

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2021 ACA Reporting Unlikely to See Deadline Extensions

ACA Times

On October 2, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-76 , extending the deadline for employers to furnish ACA Forms 1095-C to applicable full-time employees from January 31, 2021, to March 2, 2021. Will the agency issue an extension for the 2021 tax year?

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Behavioral health coaching unicorn BetterUp lands $300M in Series E round

Mobi Health News

The Series E round brings BetterUp’s valuation to $4.7 billion and its total raise to $600 million

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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.

Telehealth Technologies: A Short-Term Solution That’s Been A Long Time Coming

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Arlene Maxim, senior clinical officer, Axxess. I’ve heard from several home healthcare agency administrators that they are preparing to don their scrubs for the first time in years to enter the front lines. This […]. The article Telehealth Technologies: A Short-Term Solution That’s Been A Long Time Coming appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

ATA to assess telemedicine's role in addressing U.S. healthcare disparities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association announced this week that it was launching a new initiative aimed at evaluating telehealth's potential as a tool to address and eliminate health disparities in the United States.

Still Struggling with Stress in America in 2021

Health Populi

“Americans remain in limbo between lives once lived and whatever the post-pandemic future holds,” the American Psychological Association observes in their latest read into S tress in America 2021, with this phase of the perennial study focused on Stress and Decision-Making During the Pandemic.

An Easy Way we can Help Encourage Healthcare Conferences to Include Patients & Advocates

Society for Participatory Medicine

I have attended hundreds of conferences: patient experience, patient education, health tech, health literacy, shared decision making — and the best part has always been meeting other advocates, patients, and family caregivers.

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.

2021 ACA Reporting Unlikely to See Deadline Extensions

ACA Times

On October 2, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-76 , extending the deadline for employers to furnish ACA Forms 1095-C to applicable full-time employees from January 31, 2021, to March 2, 2021. Will the agency issue an extension for the 2021 tax year?

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Amazon to launch Alexa at senior living facilities, health systems

Mobi Health News

Amazon said the Alexa Smart Properties tools save time and allow healthcare providers and other caregivers to focus on higher level tasks

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Nursing Shortage Began Well Before Pandemic; Problems Are Deeply Rooted 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rebecca Love, chief clinical officer, IntelyCare. The news media has done an excellent job of covering the country’s ongoing nursing shortage since the pandemic began. But one problem I have with the coverage is […]. The article Nursing Shortage Began Well Before Pandemic; Problems Are Deeply Rooted appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Cigna expands access to covered telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cigna announced this week that it is expanding access to telehealth services via the virtual care company MDLIVE. The announcement follows the acquisition of MDLIVE earlier this year by Cigna health services subsidiary Evernorth.

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.

The Biggest Threat to Our Health Isn’t the Next Pandemic or Cancer…It’s Climate Change

Health Populi

Before the coronavirus emerged, the top causes of death in developed countries were heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and accidents. Then COVID-19 joined the top-10 list of killers in the U.S.

Broadband Access and Connectivity for Telehealth and RPM

Healthcare IT Today

Telehealth comes with a number of important challenges. COVID did teach us that none of those challenges can’t be overcome. However, it’s not hard to see that many healthcare organizations are slipping back into old habits.

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Three States Launch Their Own ACA Health Exchange

ACA Times

Three states have successfully transitioned away from the federal healthcare.gov ACA exchange to operate on their own-state run marketplace.

Healthcare innovation, digital health rake in big investment dollars in Q3

Mobi Health News

In the third quarter of 2021 alone, digital health companies scored $6.7 billion across 169 deals

19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes for pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed […]. The article AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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CrossFit to launch 'fully digital' primary care service

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The fitness company CrossFit announced earlier this month that it was launching a new primary care service aimed at providing an individualized approach to health. The company says it will also offer personalized, precision health and preventive medicine in addition to virtual primary care.

Crossing the Pond by Plane in the Age of Corona – My View From the Hygienic Skies and on the Ground in Belgium

Health Populi

Years before we knew how to spell “coronavirus,” I gained Italian citizenship while retaining my U.S. citizenship. My family’s plan was to, soon thereafter, split time for work and life between the U.S. and the E.U.

What’s Enterprise Telehealth Within the Hospital Look Like and Require?

Healthcare IT Today

When we first started covering the explosion of telehealth thanks to COVID, we saw an explosion of live video telehealth companies. They were obviously filling the need for doctors and patients to both stay at home.

How Real-Time Tracking of Shipments Supports the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

This guide explores critical concepts that supply chain professionals need to know when it comes to tracking and analyzing cold chain shipments.

Missouri Medicaid Expansion Sees Immediate Success

ACA Times

Missouri’s ACA Medicaid expansion is already seeing substantial growth in terms of health coverage enrollment and participation. The state originally expanded Medicaid and Medicare at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last summer.

NUS researchers develop smart bandage for chronic wound management

Mobi Health News

The technology can detect and analyse wound biomarkers within 15 minutes

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Advancing Population Health with Analytics and Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, Stanford Children’s Health. Regardless of industry, the purpose of analytics is to better utilize data to improve organizational understanding, which leads to better decision-making. In health care, this is […]. The article Advancing Population Health with Analytics and Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.