June, 2020

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned.

How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

Health Populi

What a difference 90 days makes. I was scheduled to meet with Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips, at HIMSS in Orlando on 9th March 2020. I’d interviewed Roy at CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January to catch up on consumer health developments, and the March meeting was going to cover Philips’ innovations on the hospital and acute care side of the business, as well as to learn more about Roy’s new role as head of Connected Care.

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4 Reasons Telehealth is Critical to Your COVID-19 Plan

eVisit

The scene: it’s 2020 and a novel coronavirus outbreak has the entire world scrambling to identify and care for the sick while gaining an understanding of symptoms and health impacts. The illness, COVID-19, causes respiratory distress that necessitates intubation for some, while others are contagious and asymptomatic. Politicians, economists, and health officials unite to fight the spread and lessen the impact of the outbreak.

Sony study reinforces importance of remote monitoring

Mobi Health News

Nearly 90% of people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. surveyed for Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division said they could better manage their conditions with remote monitoring. The study was published in time for the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference today. It looked at the rate of adoption and interest in remote health-monitoring technology targeted at people living with chronic conditions. TOP-LINE DATA

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.

CMS Updates Payment For Certain COVID-19 Lab Tests

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brenda Turner, director of product consulting, MedeAnalytics. The COVID-19 landscape as it relates to testing is frequently changing as CMS made wholesale changes and smaller adjustments to payment schedules. CMS announced Medicare will nearly […]. The article CMS Updates Payment For Certain COVID-19 Lab Tests appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Senators push for permanent telehealth changes

Morning eHealth

Massive data gaps on pandemic's impact on minorities — FDA's pandemic policies open door to Apple tech

An Airline, A Hospital and A Disinfectant Brand Walk Into A(n Airport) Bar–the New Health/Care Collaboration in the Age of COVID

Health Populi

You’ve heard the one about three characters walking into a bar. A new collaboration between United Airlines, Cleveland Clinic and Clorox reminded me of that scenario, and that in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, collaboration can bolster our health. In the era of COVID-19, people — consumers. patients managing chronic conditions, and caregivers (whether for younger or older loved ones) — are concerned about contracting the virus. In U.S.

Clinical trials have a historic gender gap – tech could help

Mobi Health News

Panelists at Women of Wearable's FemTech Forum discuss how big data and digital tools could help booster female representation in clinical trials.

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Will technology become standard in nursing homes and senior living communities?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The articles are beginning to appear here and there. In the time of Covid-19, some are talking about an increasing use of technology in their nursing homes. Others are discussing the race to enable ‘televisits’ -- noting outreach from AARP to CMS to boost the requirement for enabling technology in nursing homes. And numerous other articles have appeared that showed nursing homes receiving donations of technology. The State of Florida gave tablets to 150 nursing homes.

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.

Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT joins with the University of North Florida to launch first apprenticeship program for EMR and Healthcare IT jobs. The post Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Press Apprenticeship COVID-19 Healthcare IT UNF University of North Florida

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How telemedicine can help close the maternal health gap

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2012, there were fewer than 1,400 maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States, and 98% resided in metropolitan areas. This left pregnant patients in rural areas without the ability to access care, especially if travel was not an option. Today, telehealth can be used to fill that gap – but providers still may face challenges in ensuring patients get the services they need.

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3 Reasons Why Contactless Payments Are the Future for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bird Blitch, CEO and co-founder at Patientco. Contactless payments, such as text-to-pay, contactless EMV cards, Apple Pay and more, were on the rise even before COVID-19, but now, health systems should see them as essential. Not only are patient preferences shifting to a more consumer-style experience model, but […].

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. But the emergence of the coronavirus in the U.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.

Telemedicine Isn’t Just Here To Help – It’s Here To Stay

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Heather Fraser, global lead for life sciences and healthcare, IBM Institute for Business Value According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults, just over 36% of […]. The article Telemedicine Isn’t Just Here To Help – It’s Here To Stay appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Under COVID-19 pressure, healthcare finally embraces new digital tools

Mobi Health News

With the abrupt transition to telehealth, the paradigm of care has shifted from legacy thinking to digital innovation

How Clocktree safeguards your data

Clocktree

Clocktree was designed specifically for healthcare providers, with privacy and security of client data being a vital foundation of our platform. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law passed in 1996 which requires secure handling of an individual’s health information (PHI).

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First in Morning eHealth: Rep. Robin Kelly's new telehealth bill

Morning eHealth

EHR study dampens expectations for cost savings? Employers run with contact-tracing apps

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Here's how smaller practices can prepare for continuing telehealth demands

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the coronavirus pandemic swelled throughout the country, many healthcare providers found themselves abruptly pivoting – sometimes in a matter of days – to virtual care. While larger health systems had the infrastructure in place to do so, many smaller practices struggled to keep up. The hurdles to implementing telemedicine programs among smaller practices are fourfold, said Nate Lacktman, chair of the national telemedicine and digital health industry team at Foley and Lardner.

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In the Pandemic, We’re All About Food

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed people down Maslow’s hierarchy of needs toward our basic hunting-and-gathering survival mode: shopping for hygiene products for home and personal care, seeking out masks (both functional and fashionable), and building out our pandemic pantries with shelf-stable foods. In addition to the pure physiological need of food for survival, “Consumers have a greater focus on health and immunity.

9 Essential Tips for Cleaning and Housekeeping In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Research found one in 10 hospital patients suffer from a healthcare-associated infection. Housekeeping in hospitals is critical to reducing the spread of disease so patients don’t succumb to new infections. If you need tips on adequate housekeeping […]. The article 9 Essential Tips for Cleaning and Housekeeping In Hospitals appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Innovation in substance use disorder treatment: 5 Keys to Impact

Mobi Health News

Flare Capital Partners reviews the current landscape of substance use disorder treatment and highlights some early-stage tech companies tackling the ongoing opioid epidemic

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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.

What COVID-19 Taught Us About Telehealth and its (Now Permanent) Role in Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Michael Morgan and Andrew Barbash, MD from Updox. Prior to COVID-19, telemedicine was a novelty for the majority of providers. Concerns over privacy, technology costs and reimbursements limited the ability of hospitals to integrate virtual visits into routine care. Likewise, many independent practices struggled with how to fully […].

NEJM, Lancet retract coronavirus studies

Morning eHealth

CDC head apologizes for lack of disparity data — GAO cites 'Mar-a-Lago 3' influence on VA

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Telehealth privacy and security: Investment and education are key, attorney says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The size, scope and rapidity of new telehealth and remote patient-monitoring rollouts since the onset of the coronavirus crisis has been remarkable. Hospitals and practices that had never before deployed virtual-care tools learned quickly how to integrate them. Those that had experience saw massive increases in the number of video visits.

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What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Health Populi

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. The three cost scenarios are based on assumptions shown in the fine print on the first chart: The medium scenario, a sort of “return to normal” where medical trend could stay even at 6.0%, equal to the 2020 trend.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

AI Redefines Healthcare Organizations: Now and In the Future

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Responses by Rikin Patel, chief technologist, DXC Technology Americas. Q: What is the state of artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare organizations and services now? Patel: In a 2019 DXC survey of more than 600 global […]. The article AI Redefines Healthcare Organizations: Now and In the Future appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Dexcom G6’s applicator issue frustrates patients, caregivers

Mobi Health News

Some of Dexcom’s G6 applicators were getting stuck to the wearable CGM, but the company said it has worked to remedy this issue

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Haiku as a path to resilience in the COVID-19 era: #HaikuChallenge20

Society for Participatory Medicine

Guest post by SPM member Pam Ressler RN, MS of Stress Resources LLC. See bio at end. I have just finished co-teaching a month-long elective on the topic of pain to a group of rising 4th year medical students.