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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Medicare Is Cutting 2022 FFS Payments 9.75% & Raising CCM Reimbursements by 54%

Medicare has made its priorities clear, urging healthcare systems and medical practices to provide proactive CCM. Learn how to scale your CCM program in 60 days with no capital investment & no new practitioners in this FREE step-by-step CCM 2022 eBook.

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.

ATA urges Biden admin to safeguard telehealth coverage, extend public health emergency

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association issued a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra this week urging the agency to extend the COVID-19 public health emergency through at least the end of 2022.

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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An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

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.

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.

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.

How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

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.

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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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.

Best Buy to Acquire Current Health

Healthcare IT Today

Best Buy has signed an agreement to acquire Current Health, a leading care-at-home technology platform that brings together remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and patient engagement into a single solution for healthcare organizations.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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What Can Healthcare Learn from the Facebook Outage?

Healthcare IT Today

Today I’m sure that many of you have seen that Facebook was down. Ok, it wasn’t just down. It basically disappeared. Plus, it wasn’t just Facebook, but also Facebook owned Instagram and Whatsapp. That’s a really big deal and a massive outage.

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.

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.

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.

ACA Penalty Amounts for 2022 Tax Year Surface

ACA Times

The IRS recently announced the ACA affordability percentage for the 2022 tax year and with that information comes speculation around the Employer Mandate’s IRC Section 4980H(a) and (b) penalty amounts for the 2022 tax year.

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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

HL7 Launches Helios FHIR Accelerator For Public Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. A new initiative launched by Health Level Seven International (HL7) and jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) seeks to […]. The article HL7 Launches Helios FHIR Accelerator For Public Health appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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