August, 2020

Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients.

Physicians Practicing in the Age of COVID-19: Lower Incomes, More Telehealth

Health Populi

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two certainties emerge in the lives of physicians: they are generating less revenue, and they have adopted more virtual care in practices.

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When will medical simulation catch up to consumer video games?

Mobi Health News

In a HIMSS20 Digital session, Level Ex CEO Sam Glassenberg discusses his company's efforts to bridge the gap

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New from Tech Tonics: John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

Digital Health

John Groetelaars learned to work with his hands on his family’s vegetable farm, but he realized early that he was more interested in using those hands to build motorcycles and mechanical devices.

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.

The Pandemic’s Impact On The Future of Healthcare Delivery: Expanding Telehealth Across Medical Practices

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rakhee Langer, vice president, healow telehealth solutions, eClinicalWorks.

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The future of whole-person care: high-tech holistic medicine

KevinMD

When we think about holistic medicine, many assume that it requires human-to-human touch points and, therefore, doesn’t lend itself well to technology and innovations such as artificial intelligence.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors.

Amazon releases wearable health tracker with app called Amazon Halo

Mobi Health News

The Amazon Halo app uses five health metrics designed to give users a comprehensive look at their health and wellness, and gives actionable recommendations to make improvements

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New from Tech Tonics: Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

Digital Health

With a knack for engineering and a passion for patients, Dr. Andrew Trister’s career has taken this Jersey boy from radiation oncology to Apple to his current role at the Gates Foundation, where he’s spearheading their efforts to leverage technology to improve the health of people around the world.

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.

Five notable technology offerings for older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Companies and products worth noting in August. It may be the dog days of summer, but life and innovation move forward – and so it is with offerings to note that serve older adults.

Telemedicine is a major driver in shifting the healthcare delivery model

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Accountable Care Patient Engagement Population Health Telehealth Workflow More than ever, the system selected to provide telemedicine services must provide added controls to overcome factors that are outside the control of the provider.

What has colon cancer screening got to do with self-driving cars?

KevinMD

An excerpt from Scope Forward: The Future of Gastroenterology Is Now in Your Hands. Over a decade ago, many of us still used landline phones, watched cable TV, rented DVDs, called for taxis, took photos using cameras, and drove over to Borders to browse and buy books.Read more.

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The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

Along with the life-threatening impact of the coronavirus on physical health, and the accompanying mental health distress activated by self-distancing comes a third unintended consequence with the pandemic: a hard hit on women’s personal economies.

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.

Meet 10 Black People Disrupting the Digital Healthcare Industry Today

Mobi Health News

Joss Onwude writes about venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and doctors who are shaping healthcare today.

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No Surprise: Most Healthcare Technology Conversations About COVID-19 Revolve Around The Adoption of Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jeff Fallon, chairman and CEO, eVideon Healthcare. Hospitals are changing their approach to patient care as a result of COVID-19.

Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access

Telebehavioral Health Institute

President Issues Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access In an announcement by the United States President today, the Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access was published in the White House list of presidential actions. … Read more.

Telehealth boosts mental health patient engagement, care plan compliance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, based in Jamaica, New York, operates outpatient mental health clinics in underserved communities in New York City. THE PROBLEM. Prior to COVID-19, it provided 100% of services via in-person visits.

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.

Consumer tech companies will struggle to disrupt health care   

KevinMD

With a combined market cap of more than $2 trillion, technology giants Google and Apple are placing big bets on disrupting the $3.6 trillion health care industry.

My ABCovid-19 Journal, Day 2 – Letters “F” through “J”

Health Populi

Welcome to Day 2 of my #COVID19 holiday break, welcome to my ABCovid Journal , letters “F” through “J.

The hazards of digital mental health

Mobi Health News

Why are so few digital mental health tools based in evidence? The answer is complicated.

Real-World Applications of Artificial Intelligence To Improve Medication Management Across the Care Continuum

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc.

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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.

The Difference Between HL7 and APIs: What CIOs Need to Know to Succeed with the 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule

Healthcare IT Today

The 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule is a major change for healthcare data interchange. The reason being is because patients are now entitled to use Application Programming Interfaces to download their health data into their application of choice.

Remote patient monitoring can help address the maternal mortality crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2017, about 810 women around the world died every day from pregnancy-related causes. The United States' maternal mortality rate is an abysmal one, particularly for Black women and Native women – whose risk is three to four times higher than that of white women.

Telehealth Act HR 7992: Telehealth Legislation Combines Nine Separate Bills

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Act HR 7992: Telehealth Legislation Combines Nine Separate Bills Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Chair of the House Suburban Caucus, released the following statement after she introduced the new telehealth legislation titled the Telehealth Act, a package that includes nine … Read more.

The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens.

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.