July, 2020

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap together solutions addressing the pandemic grows. Given this level of chaos, it’s predictable that cyberattackers […].

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

Health Populi

In the U.S., the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. With this alignment of virtual care supply-and-demand, it is like telehealth will see “permanent usage increases,” according to Parks Associates’ survey report, COVID-19 – Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives.

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended Until October The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is extended until October of this year as announced by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II on July 25, 2020: As … Read more. The post COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Back to the future: Digital health-led decentralization of healthcare delivery

Mobi Health News

Flare Capital Partners principal Ian Chiang identifies the innovators and trends that will drive decentralization of healthcare in the coming years

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.

Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With the sudden easing of restrictions by the government and equally sudden reimbursement from payers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very clear telemedicine has never been more used or more vital. Hospitals and health systems have gone from dozens to thousands of telehealth visits per week.

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Digital health researchers flock to smart clothing in studying sweat & COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Engineers from Tufts University demonstrate a new sensor for sweat detection, and Nanowear is teaming up with the New York City-Metro Health Systems to focus on remote detection of COVID-19

Telehealth is the future but it is obscured by a dismal present

KevinMD

In so far as our current public health emergency is concerned, telehealth has obvious, indisputable benefits.

A Proactive Approach to COVID-19: PatientConnect Mobile

Health Recovery Solutions

The past several months has forced not only our country, but the world, to reevaluate our preparedness to confront a global pandemic. During the first wave of COVID-19 the US was among many countries that came face-to-face with the shortcomings of their healthcare system. In the blink of an eye, stores closed, companies transitioned to remote work and healthcare providers had to quickly and dramatically shift how they functioned day-to-day. Patient Engagement clinician education COVID-19

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Making Strategic Decisions In Response to COVID-19 Enables Organizations To Thrive Down The Line

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Benardello, co-founder, chief strategy and marketing officer, IKS Health. Ambulatory care organizations throughout the United States are facing a new reality in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Practice managers must face declining […].

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.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Patients embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates in the first months of the pandemic, and want to continue to use telehealth platforms after the pandemic ends. The new era of virtual care has begun and is here to stay, Accenture expects in its latest look at How COVID-19 will permanently alter patient behavior , a patient survey conducted in May 2020. Accenture polled 2,700 patients around the world, 450 participants each from China, France, Germany, Japan, the U.K.,

The looming end to the telehealth boom

Mobi Health News

Former U.S. Medicaid CMO Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky outlines how tech entrepreneurs, investors and digital-transformation leaders can impact a legislative fix and enable long-term telehealth access

How healthy are health apps?

Mobi Health News

Digital health applications are starting to make their way into regular healthcare provision. But how should they be regulated?

People with Type 1 Spend More on Supplies Than on Insulin

Insulin Nation

The push for more affordable insulin has finally gained some national attention in recent years. State legislation capping the price of insulin has been passed in eight states while numerous bills focused on reducing insulin costs have been introduced in the House and Senate. But a new financial study looking at the broader costs of type 1 diabetes calls into question how effective such measures will truly be in reducing the financial burden of living with this disease.

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.

Latest from Tech Tonics – Arnaub Chatterjee: Making Healthcare Smart

Digital Health

Arnaub Chatterjee comes from a long line of physicians, and in his youth, assumed he’d follow the family tradition. At college at the University of Michigan, he pursued a well-traveled path towards medicine, graduating with a degree in cell and molecular biology. But then his heart wandered, and ultimately he found himself having a difficult […].

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: LeanTaaS

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. At Electronic Health Reporter, we take innovations from healthcare companies very seriously. For nearly a decade, we’ve featured their work, products, news and thought leaders in an effort to bring our readers the best, most in-depth […]. The article Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: LeanTaaS appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Faster Pace for Corporate Investments and Behavioral Health in COVID-Driven Digital Health Era

Health Populi

The pace of digital health investments quickened in the first half of 2020, based on Rock Health’s look at health-tech financing in mid-year. Digital health companies garnered $5.4 billion in the first half of the year, record-setting according to Rock Health.

Cloud-based telehealth, linked with Epic EHR, helps one hospital scale up virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lee Health, a health system based in Fort Myers, Florida, has had inpatient telemedicine infrastructure in place since 2014, ambulatory telemedicine since 2015 and a direct-to-consumer system since 2019. THE PROBLEM.

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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.

Novartis, Propeller Health co-package new asthma treatment

Mobi Health News

The co-packaged product, which will be launched in Europe this year, combines Propeller's sensor tech and Novartis' new medication.

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What’s Being Missed in Healthcare IT?

Healthcare IT Today

Understatement of the Day: COVID-19 has overwhelmed healthcare. Turns out that this is a reality regardless of whether your healthcare organization has been hit by an influx of COVID-19 patients or not. The overwhelming feeling applies regardless of where you work in healthcare as well.

FCC exhausts $200M pandemic fund

Morning eHealth

Senate Democrats slam testing efforts — House appropriators approve FDA spending boost

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The Importance of Recording SDOH Data In Medical Records

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Julie A. Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, director of health information management excellence, AHIMA.

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.

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

Health Populi

Within days of the coronavirus pandemic emerging in the U.S., health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have patients felt about these telehealth visits?

Connecting Systems, Connecting Care: Improving Comms from Point of Injury to MTF

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

One of the greatest challenges facing the military health system is finding consistent, effective ways to communicate a warfighter’s health information as he or she moves from point-of-injury to a military treatment facility (MTF).

CVS Pharmacy app introduces feature for people with visual impairments

Mobi Health News

CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels. CVS plans to add RFID labels to its prescriptions at 1,500 pharmacy locations by the end of 2020.

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Mayo Clinic To Implement AI For Emergency Department Triage

Healthcare IT Today

The Mayo Clinic has announced plans to implement new AI-based technology which will help providers at one of its campuses better route patients to the right level of care.

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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.

Telehealth Reform: US Congress Heeds Public Outcry

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Reform: US Congress Heeds Public Outcry Telehealth reform has advanced on two fronts this week. In response to public demand, representatives of the senate and house are concurrently introducing bipartisan legislation to support the permanent expansion of telehealth.

Meeting Patient Demands With Virtual Care Beyond COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Morgan, CEO, Updox. Once COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic and states across the country began issuing shelter in place orders, one thing became very clear: there was a crucial need for healthcare […]. The article Meeting Patient Demands With Virtual Care Beyond COVID-19 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

The Median Hospital Charge In the U.S. for COVID-19 Care Ranges From $34-45K

Health Populi

The median charge for hospitalizing a patient with COVID-19 ranged from $34,662 for people 23 to 30, and $45,683 for people between 51 and 60 years of age, according to FAIR Health’s research brief, Key Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients published July 14th, 2020. FAIR Health based these numbers on private insurance claims associated with COVID-19 diagnoses, evaluating patient demographics (age, gender, geography), hospital charges and estimated allowed amounts, and patient comorbidities.