March, 2020

In A Nation “At War” with the C19 Virus, Partisan Healthcare Differences Persist

Health Populi

More Democrats would want to get tested for the coronavirus (C19) than would Republicans. And, more women than men believe that a vaccine to address the COVID-19 pandemic believe that treatment would be offered at no-or-low-cost under a Democratic president versus President Trump. These are two key insights gleaned from a look into U.S. adults’ perspectives on the C19 virus in the second week of March 2020. What Are Americans’ Views on the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3.

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How stakeholders should push digital health services to fight COVID-19

Mobi Health News

German-based Ralf Jahns, MD at Research2Guidance explains the role of different stakeholders in fighting COVID-19

How Telehealth Enhances the Patient-Doctor Relationship

InTouch Health

How Telehealth Can Bring Doctors and Patients Closer Together. Care providers are used to treating and seeing their patients in person, but telehealth can actually improve the doctor-patient relationship. Some providers may be uneasy with the idea of consulting with their patients remotely but communicating over live video and audio can be just as effective as meeting in person.

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.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

Health Populi

As people conform to the #StayHome lifestyle to #FlattenTheCurve of the coronavirus pandemic, technology is transforming peoples’ home lives for working, playing, and socializing. The Consumer Technology Association has conducted the COVID-19 Impact Study assessing the use of technology at home , exploring U.S. households’ changing behaviors for consuming content, stocking the pantry, engaging with social media, and using online health and fitness tools.

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Use Feedback to Improve Engagement in the Healthcare Workplace


Millennials make up the largest generation working in healthcare, and their numbers and predominance will only continue to grow. That’s why it is important for healthcare managers to learn how to make regular communication about performance work, specifically for millennials


Telemedicine during COVID-19: Benefits, limitations, burdens, adaptation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc with the healthcare system, telemedicine is stepping up into the spotlight and helping healthcare provider organizations and caregivers better respond to the needs of Americans who have contracted the virus and Americans who need to touch base with their providers on the status of their health. Telemedicine is making a very positive contribution to healthcare during the pandemic, and is being used in a variety of ways.

Machine Learning: Connecting Data to Outcomes

Health Recovery Solutions

There are innumerable ways in which machine learning and big data are starting to impact the healthcare industry. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can ease clinician workload by helping aid decision-making. This can include predicting which patients are most at-risk of a readmission, detecting anomalies like tumors in imaging data, and/or predicting heart conditions from smart watch data. Research Artificial Intelligence


Employers balance coronavirus disclosure with privacy

Morning eHealth

Telehealth groups ask for more leeway — Coronavirus stresses antiquated health IT

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.

How the world of health and tech is looking at the coronavirus outbreak

Mobi Health News

The crisis is opening up new opportunities for health and tech, but it is also bringing new challenges.


IT deficits are eating hospital profits. CEOs need to wake up.


I work for a hospital network with the world's slowest computers. I timed it: Last shift, it took me fifteen minutes to log on. The first computer obtained didn't function at all. It had been worked on the day before by information technology services (IT). Efficiency and time management appear to be amongst top priorities […]. Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

Hypoglycemia Unawareness: Why It Occurs and What to Do About It

Insulin Nation

For a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic, there is nothing scarier than having your blood sugar bottom out. One minute you’re fine, the next you’re sitting in a pool of your own sweat trembling and struggling to put a coherent thought together. But as you go through the years with this condition, you start to realize that as bad as suffering through those hypo symptoms are, not having them is a heck of a lot worse.

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

Health Populi

The hashtag #StayHome was ushered onto Twitter by 15 U.S. national healthcare leaders in a USA Today editorial yesterday. The op-ed co-authors included Dr. Eric Topol, Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, Dr. Jordan Shlain, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Andy Slavitt, and other key healthcare opinion leaders.

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.

Five new technologies from the 2020 Market Overview

Aging in Place Technology Watch

echnology for older adults has become mainstream. The 2020 Market Overview of Technology for Aging is now online. This 2020 version reflects the growing market interest in the boomer-senior demographic and its position in the Longevity Economy. This tech market is less about products specifically designed for older adults and more about smarter marketing of many consumer offerings that could be useful to them.

Clocktree System Status Updates


Due to the dramatic increase in demand for telehealth services, Clocktree’s system has experienced times of overload, making some services very slow or unavailable. We will post current updates here, letting everyone know the current status. Thanks for your patience through this time, and please know we are doing everything we can to make things go smoothly for you and your clients: Wednesday 3/25, 6am PST: System functional, no reported issues.

Telehealth in the time of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Marianna Imenokhoeva, founder at LinktoMedicine and Future50 International, writes about telehealth and its practicalities during the coronavirus pandemic

Telehealth: Get ready for big changes in health care


The year 2020 might bear witness to a significant shift in control of health care from the providers, insurers, and the government to actual health care consumers. First, it was the politicians, then the tech conferences and promises of 5G, and now global pandemic scares are all signaling the demand for remote health care. The […]. Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Public Health & Policy

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.

Join Healthcare’s Powerful Telehealth Response to COVID-19

CE App

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the United States, demand for telehealth services has skyrocketed to the point where many systems have been overwhelmed. The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, for example, has endured more virtual patient requests than they can handle, while large systems like the Cleveland Clinic have seen a fifteenfold increase in telehealth visits over the course of a single week.

Steps Count: More Steps Are Self-Care Goodness in the COVID-19 Lifestyle

Health Populi

There’s evidence in this week’s JAMA of a dose-response relationship between peoples’ steps and lower mortality. In other words: more steps done daily is statistically significantly associated with death from all causes. Furthermore, step intensity didn’t make a difference in mortality rates, shown in the JAMA -published study, Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults.

How Technology Can Help Provider Organizations Treating COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Response from Oliver Lignell, vice president, virtual health, AVIA Providers have a new tool to help them combat COVID-19: digital. Health systems are proactively leveraging digital assets to help triage, navigate, and treat cases in […]. The article How Technology Can Help Provider Organizations Treating COVID-19 appeared first on Editorial

Clocktree System Overload


We are experiencing severe overload of our system, but doing everything we can to remedy this. We hope to be back to normal operation soon. Our engineers are working around the clock to try to handle the increased volume but we don’t have an ETA on when this will be fully resolved. We are so sorry for the convenience this is causing during this crucial time, and thank you for your patience


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.

How telemedicine is being used on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis

Mobi Health News

Yesterday MassChallenge hosted a summit on innovation in the age of the coronavirus crisis, and panelists discussed how providers are implementing new digital programs into their toolbox.

Health privacy falling in pandemic times?

Morning eHealth

VA opens up telework — AliveCor uses FDA guidance


Physician Burnout: What’s Causing It and What Can We Do?

CE App

Physician burnout is considered a growing epidemic according to the AMA, with negative impacts not only on the physicians themselves but also on their patients and the healthcare system. Physician burnout is classified as “a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment”. Recent studies have shown that 42% of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, 15% are depressed, and 14% identify as both.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

Will the coronavirus inspire greater adoption of telehealth in the U.S.? Let’s travel to Shanghai, China where, “the covid-19 epidemic has brought millions of new patients online. They are likely to stay there,” asserts “ The smartphone will see you now ,” an article in the March 7th 2020 issue of The Economist. The article returns to the advent of the SARS epidemic in China in 2003, which ushered in a series of events: people stayed home, and Chinese social media and e-commerce proliferated.

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.