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.

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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.

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.

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.

Technologies Improving The Quality of Care And Life For Seniors In The Next 10 Years

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dave Wessinger, president, PointClickCare From a senior care perspective, we are starting to see many senior living communities shift their focus towards putting technology first.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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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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.

Why I’m Optimistic About The Development of A COVID-19 Vaccine

Electronic Health Reporter

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NBA's summer COVID-19 protocols include Oura Rings for players

Mobi Health News

Quarantined basketball players will have the option to wear the smart rings for health tracking, and a "proximity alarm" that sounds when another wearer is too close for too long

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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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What sort of staying power does telehealth really have?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This past week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said she "can't imagine going back" to making beneficiaries return to in-person visits after the agency's relaxation of telehealth regulations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

Juneteenth 2020: Inequality and Injustice in Health Care in America

Health Populi

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death,” Martin Luther King, Jr., asserted at the second meeting of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Chicago on March 25, 1966.

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.

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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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Tribes denied coronavirus data

Morning eHealth

More telehealth rumblings in Congress — On contact tracing apps, every state for itself

Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected Health Mobility Patient Engagement Population Health Telehealth How contact tracing, contactless experiences and remote monitoring will redefine healthcare and public health.

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.

Growing Evidence for eConsults – the Asynchronous, Clinician-to-Clinician Platform for Telehealth

Health Populi

Health care providers stood up virtual health care services with lightning speed as the coronavirus pandemic emerged in the U.S.

Can Telemedicine Options Be Affordable?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Alexi Alizadeh, founder, Adviise.

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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Privacy concerns hang over workplace surveillance

Morning eHealth

A step toward permanent telehealth policy — Health care cyber roundup