May, 2019

When Will Self-Service Come to Health Care?

Health Populi

At least one in three people who have tried out virtual health care have done so because they use technology in all aspects of life and want to do the same with their healthcare.

EMR Optimization Is the Hottest Thing Since … EMRs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Congdon, content marketing manager, Hyland Healthcare.

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Imperfect solutions: How health tech has harmed patient experience

Mobi Health News

Not all implementations have been smooth sailing for those seeking care

Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

KevinMD

Just the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

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.

Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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How Consumers Look At Social Determinants of Health for Cancer, Diabetes and Mental Health

Health Populi

Enlightened health/care industry and public policy stakeholders have begun to embrace and address social determinants of health.

As technology proliferates, human factors matter more than ever for healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CLEVELAND – At the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Summit on Wednesday, two experts showed how skills of human interaction are essential to the success of organizational missions.

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Opinion: How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society

Mobi Health News

For many, self-monitoring is becoming a new philosophy for life, argues digital health journalist and blogger Artur Olesch

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

KevinMD

When Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health. Penicillin and the antibiotic revolution that it triggered have saved countless lives and change world history.

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.

Technical tips for using Clocktree

Clocktree

Clocktree telehealth is web based and should work on any modern computer or mobile device with a camera. It works via browser, no matter what device you are using. Preferred browsers are: PC (Windows): Google Chrome. Android tablet or phone: Google Chrome. Mac (Desktop or laptop): Google Chrome or Safari. iPhone or iPad: Safari. In many cases, Clocktree will work on other browsers such as Edge or Firefox, however we recommend Chrome or Safari for the most reliable video and audio connection.

Rare Genomics Institute Brings Hope To Rare Disease Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Romina Ortiz, COO and vice president of patient advocacy, Rare Genomics Institute.

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What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

“There’s a 15-year difference in the life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans.” ” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare rolls out tele-ICU across 12 hospitals

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lexington, Kentucky-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare is deploying new tele-ICU capabilities across all of its dozen hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia. WHY IT MATTERS.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Facebook launches three new disease mapping tools

Mobi Health News

The new tools will include a high-resolution population density map with demographic estimates, a movement map and network coverage map.

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The effect of mobile devices on our collective psyche

KevinMD

During a recent walk at Crystal Cove, a splendid California State Park with miles of pristine coastline, I encountered two young women sitting on a bench with a magnificent view of the ocean. Yet their only view of interest was their cell phone screens.

Teletherapy is closing the provider gap in rural North Dakota

Clocktree

There is a nationwide shortage of mental health services, but this shortage is even more pronounced in rural states like North Dakota. In response to the shortage, the state has boosted telemedicine as an option for mental health care. The ND human services agency has started allowing providers who serve patients through its health centers to live in some of the state’s bigger cities — or even move out of state — and deliver mental health care to rural areas through video calls.

How New Advances In Brain Technology May Revolutionize Behavioral Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Antonio Rotondo, licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in neuropsychology.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe.

Patient engagement: Technology is just one piece of the solution

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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FDA clears AI tool to help radiologists spot pneumothorax

Mobi Health News

Zebra Medical Vision's tool interprets medical imaging and flags potential cases for specialist review

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AI in medicine: Separate hype from reality

KevinMD

As a physician trying to keep up with all the new information about artificial intelligence, I want to know how machine learning and deep learning are impacting medicine now and to separate the hype from reality.

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Technology, Bad Design and the Kitchen Pliers

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You have a pliers in your kitchen. Rant on. If you were lucky to read Don Norman’s rant in Fast Company , you must agree with his view of design and its mismatch with the needs of the elderly. You would agree with Don that today’s designs fail all people, not just the elderly.

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Use Cases and Opportunities of Blockchain In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Maria Redka, technology writer, MLSDev. Blockchain offers countless opportunities for growth and development of many industries.

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Patients’ Expectations for Health Beyond Care: Think Food, Exercise, Emotions, Sleep and Finance

Health Populi

People want to make health with their health care providers, and they want more than care from them: most patients are looking for support with healthy eating, exercise, emotional support, sleep, stress management, social relationships, and financial health.

Epic adds American Well telehealth app to its App Orchard

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Well Telehealth app is now available in Epic's App Orchard, offering clinicians the ability do video visits and virtual consults within the electronic health record. WHY IT MATTERS.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Getting radical: how innovation is transforming the face of healthcare

Mobi Health News

Digital health experts discuss how technology is being used in every situation from helping refugees to providing consultations in self-driving cars

Digital health and artificial intelligence provide solutions to the global crisis in surgical care

KevinMD

In many countries around the world, women giving birth still face substantial risks to their own lives and that of their baby. Women travel for days to reach facilities that are understaffed, unsafe, and unequipped to provide life-saving surgical care.

Technology non-adoption of the oldest – it’s a bug, not a feature

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Not adopting tech -- it's not okay. Lacking access to smartphones, Internet, in-home broadband/WiFi cuts oldest out of access to modern telehealth, communication and engagement, in-home sensors, outside-home GPS, fall detection, and device integration with smartphones.