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.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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Use Feedback to Improve Engagement in the Healthcare Workplace

HealthStream

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

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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.

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.

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Employers balance coronavirus disclosure with privacy

Morning eHealth

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

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.

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.

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

KevinMD

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clocktree System Status Updates

Clocktree

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

KevinMD

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.

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.

What interop means for rare disease patients

Morning eHealth

High-profile HIMSS dropout — More momentum for telehealth in coronavirus response

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.

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs.

Clocktree System Overload

Clocktree

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

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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.

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.

Telehealth, HIPAA compliance and innovation tracking

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted instant behavior and tech changes. And not just about hand washing and social distancing. For the past two days, it’s apparent that the seemingly forever slow growth of telehealth adoption has entered a new, “When can I have that? Yesterday?” phase.

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National emergency declaration boosts telehealth

Morning eHealth

More details on Google’s coronavirus site — A call for health data donations

Job #1 for Next President: Reduce Health Care Costs – Commonwealth Fund & NBC News Poll

Health Populi

Four in five U.S. adults say lowering the cost of health care in America should be high priority for the next American president, according to a poll from The Commonwealth Fund and NBC News.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

In a COVID-19 hotspot, a physicians group deploys a free triage and telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians of Southwest Washington has been implementing health IT vendor Innovaccer’s COVID-19 Management System, a tool the vendor has been offering provider organizations free to help manage and care for patients during the pandemic. The state of Washington is one of the areas in the U.S,

CDC recommends telehealth in case of coronavirus outbreak

Clocktree

The Centers for Disease Control has released helpful steps for Americans to take to prepare for a possible outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One of these steps is to make sure you have a plan to manage your family’s healthcare online. Now is a good time to access your Clocktree account and make sure you know how to contact your healthcare professionals online, should the need arise.

At-home COVID-19 testing services pump the brakes after FDA warns of 'fraudulent' kits

Mobi Health News

Nurx and Carbon Health have officially halted their mail-order testing kit services. But at least one startup is still moving to secure an Emergency Use Authorization for its at-home rapid serology diagnostic

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