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.

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Taxpayers (Including Employers) Have the Right to the Challenge IRS

ACA Times

3 minute read: The IRS has a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which includes a section stating every taxpayer’s “right to challenge the IRS’s position and be heard.” These fundamental rights apply to all taxpayers, including employers, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. .

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Employers Need to Know About the 2020 ACA 1095-C Codes

ACA Times

3 minute read: ACA reporting for the 2020 tax year will be different from years past because of the new Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) codes.

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FDA warns pulse oximeters less accurate for people with darker skin

Mobi Health News

An article in NEJM reports that pulse oximeters missed occult hypoxemia in more Black patients than white

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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.

Age-Tech Market 2021: Perspectives and Expectations

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The population worldwide is aging. According to the UN, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over the age of 65, up from one in 11 in 2019. Given that “aging” […].

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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.

Texas Governor wants to permanently expand telemedicine access

Clocktree

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he wants to permanently expand access to telemedicine services that have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Abbott lifted certain regulations on the types of health care services that can be offered over the phone or through video calls. He also issued an emergency rule to compensate health care providers for telemedicine visits at the same rate as an in-person visit.

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.

Employers May Face Additional Challenges with 2020 ACA Reporting

ACA Times

3 minute read: With the 2020 ACA filing deadlines fast approaching, employers will be met with additional reporting challenges due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the U.S. health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health.

Lost In Translation: How To Clear the Logjam Between Discovery and Validation

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Moe Rinkunas, SVP of corporate innovation and business design, Coplex. Innovation is transforming how care is delivered and improving the experience for patients and providers.

A Physician Perspective on Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

I think most of us agree that telehealth is here to stay. To what degree is something that will be discussed for a while to come.

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.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

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.

Most Frequently Asked ACA Questions for Employers and Individuals

ACA Times

3 minute read: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a comprehensive healthcare reform law enacted under President Barack Obama in 2010. The implementation of the ACA represented the largest set of tax law changes in decades.

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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2020 Was Our Year of COVID; 2021 Will Be Our Year of Vaccines and Excess Deaths in America

Health Populi

With a third vaccine approved by the FDA for licking COVID-19, brought to market by Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. can expect an uptick in vaccinations among fellow health citizens. That’s such welcome news and a positive outlook for a healthier 2021.

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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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.