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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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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. The redirection of patient flow has enabled the conservation of personal protective gear, decreased nosocomial transmission of the coronavirus, and, therefore, saved lives, especially those who are immunocompromised, who are far more likely to contract COVID-19 as well as […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

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.

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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 […].

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.

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 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? Digital health technology assessments (HTA) are increasingly recognised as an important pillar on the way towards universal reimbursement as detailed in the latest issue of HIMSS Insights, COVID-19 and Beyond

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

Mayo Clinic uses $1M in FCC funds for connected devices to expand telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Center for Connected Care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is focused on the resourcing and diffusion of digital health solutions in partnership with the Mayo Clinic practice, extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise and increasing patient access to clinical care, even at a distance. THE PROBLEM.

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.

Meaningful digital health engagement is more complicated than how long or often users log in

Mobi Health News

A new study conducted among SilverCloud Health program users employed machine learning to identify relationships between app-use frequency and clinical outcomes

Telehealth Can Thrive with IoT Devices

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Brian Russell, Solution Architect at Atos. Because of the shelter-in-place protocols that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote visits to the doctor’s office have transformed from a rarely-used novelty to a necessity in many cases.

Covid-19 and Mid-Year Look at 2020 Tech Trends for Older Adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

That was then… In early 2020, focus sharpens on market categories of aging and caregiving. AARP published a new report that showed growing interest in technology among those aged 70+.

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. Reading news articles about vulnerable communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 has been heartbreaking. My organization, the American Health Information Management […].

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.

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.

When integrating EHR and telehealth, one size doesn't fit all

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The explosion of telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered, in turn, conversations about how to achieve seamless electronic health record integration.

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Belgian startup Indigo Diabetes scores €38 million to develop its under the skin CGM sensor

Mobi Health News

The company is looking to test the product in the U.S. and Europe, with the goal of gaining market approval for both regions by 2023.

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Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care

Healthcare IT Today

After our extremely popular virtual meetup on “How Healthcare Organizations are Integrating Virtual Chronic Care Solutions to Adjust to the Next Normal,” we decided we needed to do a follow up conversation with our panelists to cover areas of virtual care we weren’t able to get to in our first discussion.

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.