September, 2020

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth has been around for a long time, but only recently has it gained the critical mass that most have long expected. "It's the overnight success story that was 30 years in the making," said Atrium Health Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha.

An Innovative Solution To Support Expanded Telehealth Capability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By James P. Gfrerer, chief information officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic extends to medical training

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 25 million cases worldwide with a continued spread in the United States, causing global disruption in every sector of society and forcing adaptation to a new normal relying increasingly on technology.

DIY Health Care and Self-Care Accelerating in the Pandemic

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned many side-effects re-shaping consumers’ everyday lives. Among them, more time at home, DIY life-flows, and financial well-being are driving growth of self-care health care.

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.

Screen Sharing on Clocktree calls

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In addition to uploading documents during a Clocktree appointment, clients and providers can also share their entire screen, one browser tab, or an application. Supported Devices and Browsers Screen sharing is supported on desktop and laptop computers, plus Android mobile devices.

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Latest Episode of Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, MD – Bringing Healthcare to Tech

Digital Health

Geeta Nayyar, MD initially wanted to be a teacher, but then decided “science is the answer to everything” and became a doctor. Today she is the recently-appointed Executive Medical Director at Salesforce and gets to do both, which is her dream come to life.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Jvion

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How technology is a weapon in the fight against COVID-19

KevinMD

As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, companies are working hard to develop innovative solutions to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese companies such as Alibaba have led the way using artificial intelligence, data science, and technology.

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Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living.

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.

VA working with Apple to broaden telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it's collaborating with Apple to boost the availability of telehealth services for veterans across the U.S. WHY IT MATTERS.

Apple Watch's abnormal pulse feature driving many unnecessary healthcare visits, Mayo Clinic researchers say

Mobi Health News

It takes roughly seven patients presenting after an abnormal pulse alert to establish one clinically actionable cardiovascular diagnosis, according to the researchers' chart review

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New from Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl: Forging Connection Through Technology

Digital Health

Ken Mandl has a gift for listening to other people, whether they’re mentors offering the advice that shaped his career in pediatrics and informatics at Boston’s Children Hospital and Harvard Medical School, or helping physicians and patients learn from each other by making it easier for them to share information. He’s a pioneering leader of […].

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Post-COVID, Empathy Will Be a Game Changer In Healthcare Innovation

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Deborah Vinton, medical director, emergency department, UVA Health and Inlightened Expert.

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.

An EMR frustration that is still torturing us

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I have written, or more accurately ranted, about electronic medical records (EMR) systems throughout this blog. While the systems have clearly improved since their mandatory introduction into the medical universe, they have still not delivered on many of their promises.

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Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

In May 2020, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) re-visited the acronym, “PPE.”

What do CIOs want to see from telehealth apps? More than a dozen weigh in

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread around the country, health systems had to pivot quickly – many within a few days – to respond to the skyrocketing need for telemedicine.

FDA establishes Digital Health Center of Excellence

Mobi Health News

Although still a work in progress, the new center will reportedly help coordinate digital health projects within the agency while providing expertise to external stakeholders

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.

Does Remote Patient Monitoring Improve Outcomes? New Study Underway to Find Out

Healthcare IT Today

Telehealth is one of the hottest technologies at the moment. It is dominating healthcare headlines [1] and is the topic of many discussions we have had here at Healthcare IT Today.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: hc1

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In 2011, hc1 was born from the belief that every patient is unique and should be treated that way.

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How the Google algorithm update helps doctor-written content rank higher

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If you're not intricately involved daily with SEO, let me explain what happened in May 2020 and why it will be a huge boost for content created by physicians. First, what is SEO?

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

In January 2020, before we knew how to spell “coronavirus,” millions of consumers were already “Amazon-Primed” for everyday life-flows and consumer behaviors. The pandemic has accelerated consumer trends already in motion early this year when the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) convened the annual CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

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.

Telehealth is biggest threat to healthcare cybersecurity, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although a new report suggests that the healthcare industry slightly improved its security posture this year compared to last, it warns that increased provider reliance on telehealth since the COVID-19 pandemic now presents a new slate of risks to patient data.

Apple, Anthem launch 2-year study of asthma app, connected devices

Mobi Health News

The 900-participant study uses learnings from Apple's Tueo Health acquisition and could inform the development of a digital biomarker for asthma

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Patient Interest in Digital Communication Is Growing

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dan Simenc, Chief Revenue Officer, SR Health by Solutionreach. Dan is one of our A-List speakers at our new EXPO.health Experience Series.

Connecting Throughout the Patient Journey

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kelly Conklin, chief clinical officer, PerfectServe.

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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.

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Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s been an interesting technology week. New announcements in the voice first category were of particular interest.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

Health Populi

On February 4 th , 2020, in a hospital in northern California, the first known inpatient diagnosed with COVID-19 died. On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”.

Telehealth working ‘beyond our wildest dreams’ at Chicago’s Rush

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to the pandemic, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, had been using Adobe Media Server integrated with its Epic electronic health record for telehealth video visits.

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