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

KevinMD

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.

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.

Screen Sharing on Clocktree calls

Clocktree

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.

The Role of Tech in Treating Substance Abuse

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Substance abuse is an affliction affecting millions of people worldwide.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

Electronic Health Reporter

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.

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.

An EMR frustration that is still torturing us

KevinMD

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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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.

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.

Smart sock maker Siren adds $9M to this summer's Series B

Mobi Health News

Along with funds announced a few months back, this brings the round's total to $20.8 million

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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.

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.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Jvion

Electronic Health Reporter

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

KevinMD

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?

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.”

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.

Doctors rate telehealth as the most promising technology during COVID-19, survey finds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Research published this week by Philips gives an insight into doctors’ experience of COVID-19 and how they believe the healthcare industry should change in response.

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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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

Electronic Health Reporter

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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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.

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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.

Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

Health Populi

“This surge of people experiencing acute behavioral health problems…has the potential to further impact the healthcare system for years to come,” a report from McKinsey expects looking at the hidden costs of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. health care.

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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