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

Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

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


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.


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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Doctors are burdened by documentation, are AI scribes the answer?

Mobi Health News

Matthew Fradkin, a pediatrician at Swedish Primary Care and Providence St. Joseph, discusses his work implementing an ambient scribe in his workflow at HIMSS20 Digital.

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+.

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.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

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.

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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Lenovo unveils its take on remote chronic disease monitoring

Mobi Health News

Scheduled to launch in Q3, the offering combines Lenovo devices, connected biometric biomonitoring tools and an AI-based virtual assistant


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.

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.

The 2020 Amwell Client Awards

American Well

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Amwell Client Awards! As we do each year, the Amwell team has selected from a highly competitive field of clients those who stand out for their innovation and achievement in telehealth.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Mieron VR

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.


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.