February, 2021

One-Third of People with Chronic Conditions Delayed or Forgone Care During the Pandemic

Health Populi

By the autumn of 2020, U.S. physicians grew concerned that patients who were avoiding visits to doctor’s offices were missing care for chronic conditions, discussed in in Delayed and Forgone Health Care for N onelderly Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Urban Institute.

Addressing and Streamlining Operational Efficiency For Infusion Centers in 2021

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ashley Joseph, senior director of client services, Infusion at LeanTaaS. Each new year brings about the opportunity to reflect, learn and welcome positive change in our personal lives.

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Telehealth used less in disadvantaged areas, Health Affairs study finds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A Health Affairs study found that telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pandemic was lower in communities with higher rates of poverty – suggesting that the industry must address the digital divide in order to ensure widespread access to virtual care.

Data: Exhaust or Exhausting? A Rant

Digital Health

I got an email this week from a smart and well-meaning entrepreneur. Despite the entrepreneur’s fine personal qualities, the email’s first paragraph had a total of 6 lines and in those 6 lines, it featured the word data 13 times.

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.

Google rolls out EHR navigation tool Care Studio

Mobi Health News

Google has been working with Ascension on a pilot of the program, which it is now expanding.

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The Digital Transformation of Home for Health – Brainstorming with Karsten Russell-Wood of Philips

Health Populi

At the start of CES 2021, I had the opportunity to catch up with Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Marketing Leader, Post Acute & Home, Connected Care at Philips. We brainstormed just as CES 2021 was going to “open,” virtually, for the consumer electronics conference’s first all-virtual meeting.

Pandemic Fuels 2021 Healthcare Megatrends

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Scott Hampel, president, MedeAnalytics. When I wrote about megatrends last year, the predictions were, naturally, forward-looking.

Digital health literacy as a social determinant of health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The release of final rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT regarding the 21st Century Cures Act have shined a renewed spotlight on patients' ability to take control of their own health data.

Latest from the Tech Tonics Podcast: Griffin Weber: Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

Digital Health

Inspired by health technology from the age of five, Griffin Weber has pursued this passion both doggedly and joyfully.

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.

Fitbit adds blood glucose tracking to its connected app

Mobi Health News

Users can import their blood sugar data automatically by connecting with their LifeScan OneTouch Reveal app or by manually logging their levels.

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Tech-enabled home care 2012-2021 -- are we there yet?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The home care market is (still) a booming business. Home care of various types now augments and even enhances services that not long ago may have been provided by senior housing.

A New Health Literacy Pillar: Personal Data Stewardship

Health Populi

The growing use of APIs in health information technology innovation for patient care has been a boon to speeding development placed in the hands of providers and patients. Using APIs can help drive interoperability and make data “liquid” and useable.

Administrative Efficiency Technology Aids Value-Based Care In Times of Crisis

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Christina Perkins, NaviNet vice president of product management and strategy, NantHealth.

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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.

iPads for telehealth can help reduce depression in patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Pasadena, California-based Heritage Clinic, a division of the Center for Aging Resources, provides mental health services in Los Angeles County to older adults experiencing substantive and persistent mental health concerns. THE PROBLEM.

Intelligent Automation: Helping Deliver Better Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jason Harber, EVP of Operations at Hospital IQ. Years before the pandemic, many hospitals were already facing a crisis.

Google Fit will soon use smartphone cameras to log heart rate and respiratory rate

Mobi Health News

The new wellness features use machine learning to observe subtle changes in chest movement or blood coloration, and are slated to drop for Pixel device users in the next month

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Care options for seniors.tech included

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Aging in place – it’s emerged (again) during these Covid-19 times. Déjà vu all over again. But ‘aging in place’ is still a challenge and maybe a pipe dream for seniors in their late 70’s or 80’s.

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.

The Top Prophet Brands for 2021 Have Lots of Health Baked In

Health Populi

Consumers favorite brands in 2021 are baked with health, from medical care through to the social determinants that make our wellness and mental health better, based on the 2021 Prophet Brand Relevance Index.

One Big Question Healthcare Technology Professionals Should Be Asking Right Now: How Can We Use AI For Better Care Outcomes?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Response by Richard Boyd, CEO and Co-founder, Tanjo.

Hospital IT leaders talk lessons learned from a tough pandemic year

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the healthcare industry through the wringer. It's required new ways of working, new methods of communication, new solutions to old problems and innovative solutions to new problems.

A Digital Stethoscope for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Healthcare IT Today

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t know the history of the stethoscope and definitely didn’t understand how it worked. Although, we certainly all know how iconic the stethoscope is in healthcare.

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.

Casana closes $14M Series A to bring its heart sensor toilet seat to market

Mobi Health News

The startup formerly known as Heart Health Intelligence is undergoing the FDA clearance process for its Heart Seat device

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Getting Older Adults to Tech Parity in 2021

Aging in Place Technology Watch

More programs are emerging to get older adults to tech parity. Maybe 2020 was the tipping point and 2021 is the year. The first eye-opener was the OATS/Humana report about the 22 million adults 65+ who lack home broadband. Then AARP and OATS joined together to teach tech to older adults.

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The Social Determinants of Prescription Drugs – A View From CoverMyMeds

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic forced consumers to define what were basic or essential needs to them; for most people, those items have been hygiene products, food, and connectivity to the Internet. There’s another good that’s essential to people who are patients: prescription drugs.

Is Archaic Technology Fueling Healthcare Burnout?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Will O’Connor, CMIO, TigerConnect. COVID-19 has amplified troubling pain points in the healthcare sector.

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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.

Telehealth and RPM help St. John's reduce healthcare disparities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Even before St. John's Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles had the resources to provide large-scale COVID-19 testing, it was clear that its service area of South L.A. and Compton would be at significantly higher risk for COVID-19 infection and complications than other areas of L.A.

Virtual Care Changes That Won’t Unravel Post-COVID

Healthcare IT Today

Virtual care is the new reality in healthcare. Understanding the right strategy for virtual care is going to be every healthcare organization’s challenge going forward.

Facebook said to be building consumer smartwatch with health and wellness features

Mobi Health News

The device reportedly will include a cellular connection and could tie in with third-party health and wellness services, such as those offered by Peloton

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