October, 2020

Five Things Hospitals Should Look For In IT Consulting Firm Partners

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kevin Torf, co-founder and managing partner, T2 Tech Group. IT outsourcing by hospitals has been booming the last couple of months, due in part to the pandemic.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

Health Populi

2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

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The Feasibility of Mobile Telehealth Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Donna Gudmestad, Clinical Program Manager, Caregility. COVID-19 thrust telemedicine into the national spotlight.

Latest from Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Digital Health

Kevin Lyman was once the world’s highest ranked Warlock in Worlds of Warcraft and a professional Halo2 player. But that wasn’t his original plan. In fact, growing up in New Jersey, Kevin always wanted to be a scientist, even before he was sure of what that meant.

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.

Digital therapeutics and wellness app users to reach 1.4 billion by 2025

Mobi Health News

New study finds that as the pandemic accelerates regulatory acceptance, the market value is expected to grow by 865% over the next five years

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The New Interoperability Rules Are Nearly Here. Are You Ready?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sandy Phillips, CIO, HIE Networks. The patient was prepped and ready on the operating table when the surgeon realized he only had a report of a CT scan and would need the actual images […].

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

Health Populi

For a worker in the U.S. who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Changes to HIPAA, New Data Interoperability Rules, and the Impact of COVID-19 on ROI

Healthcare IT Today

As mentioned previously, we’re taking part on the Virtual AHIMA conference this week. Exploring how things work in the virtual world, we tried something new today and did a text based chat interview with Rita Bowen, VP of Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy from MRO.

Tech-enabled Home Care Redux? Do investors remember 2016?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What’s up with investing in home care and technology? Some recent announcements offer almost the same level of overheating investment that the frothy level of investment that characterized the 2016 investor spending spree, noted in a Forbes.

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.

Machine learning app scans faces and listens to speech to quickly spot strokes

Mobi Health News

Researchers say that their tool detected cases with 79% accuracy, and did so within minutes

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Teladoc Health data shows virtual mental healthcare boom

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Teladoc Health released findings Wednesday showing an enormous demand for virtual mental health care since the start of the pandemic.

Top Medical Apps for Seniors

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. One of the most significant challenges in the medical industry is the aging population. Taking care of seniors means using many different methods to ensure compliance.

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Masks Work. A Picture From Kansas That Tells A Story in Two Words.

Health Populi

It is said that a picture tells a thousand words. T his picture tells an even quicker story that can save lives: “Masks work.” ” The backstory: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a mask mandate on July 2, 2020.

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.

Which EHR Phase Are We In? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 47

Healthcare IT Today

For the 47th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the various phases of EHR (or EMR if you prefer). In a recent article by Colin Hung, he identified 4 phases of EMR. As we look at the current EMR and EHR market, we see healthcare organizations across nearly all 4 phases.

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Future of Remote Care Technology and Older Adults 2020 -- Themes Emerge

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What is the status and future of remote care technologies? As the research interviews for the 2020 report “Future of Remote Care Technology and Older Adults” wind down, a few themes become apparent. This work began in the summer of 2020 as the Covid-19 lockdown was underway.

Borderlands 3 is using its millions of gamers to help map the human gut microbiome

Mobi Health News

Gearbox Studios CEO Randy Pitchford and videogame science company MMOS cofounder Attila Szantner discuss the design and deployment decisions that drew 1.6 million players to their gene-sequencing puzzle game, and how "citizen science" games can help advance data-driven research

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Epic, Zoom and mobile app help at-risk clinic volunteers deliver care from home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Volunteers in Medicine’s Clinic of the Cascades in Bend, Oregon, is one of 92 VIM free clinics nationwide. The Bend clinic installed an electronic health record in 2004 and has a long history of adopting health IT. THE PROBLEM.

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.

Precision Medicine Finds A Home In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joel Diamond, MD, FAAFP, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Telehealth Update from J.D. Power, Amwell, Cigna, GoodRx, and a Trio of Smart Doctors

Health Populi

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was a “bright spot in the ‘new normal,’” according to a report from J.D. Power, Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Surges During Pandemic but Barriers to Access Persist.

Did COVID-19 Create a False Telehealth Market?

Healthcare IT Today

This many months into COVID-19 and I think we all have to look at what all the changes are going to mean for healthcare. I know that so many telehealth advocates are saying the genie is out of the bottle and related phrases, but I think there’s still a lot more to be said about […].

The Secret Tool To Keep Your Immune System Strong

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

A lot of us have been stuck inside for the past few months, trying to stay fit and healthy, but mostly just trying to stay alive and sane. Whether it be kids running around the house yelling and screaming while you’re on a Zoom call, your neighbor above you blasting his TV at all hours […].

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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.

Fitbit receives Army award to further develop its COVID-19 early detection algorithm

Mobi Health News

In addition to the award, Fitbit will begin a study with Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to detect signs of illness in its employees

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Integrated EHR enables shift to virtual post-discharge follow-up

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found that provider use of a shared inpatient-outpatient electronic health record was associated with a shift toward follow-up delivered through a combination of telemedicine and outpatient laboratory tests, with no differences in 30-day emergency department visits.

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Why Are HIPAA Risk Assessments Important?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chase Higbee, lead IT strategist, Atlantic.Net. A risk assessment is a mandatory annual task completed by a covered entity and a business associate.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated Our Demand for Wellness – Learning from Ogilvy

Health Populi

Every company is a tech company, strategy consultants asserted over the past decade. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed that every company is a health and wellness company now, at least in the eyes of consumers around the world.

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.