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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HIPAA Breaches 2019 Style: More Than Ever With No Relief in Sight

Phoenix Health Systems

The Wall of Shame must be dripping with guilty tears. The Office of Civil Rights has just reported more data breaches than in any other month since the Department of Health and Human Services started recording healthcare data breaches in 2009. In April, 46 healthcare data breaches were reported — a 48% increase from March and 67% more than the average number of monthly breaches in the last six years. The only mild comfort is the number of actual healthcare breaches in April was only(!)

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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.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

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.

From the #One Ranked Hospital IT Outsourcing Firm: a Free Service Desk Assessment

Phoenix Health Systems

Many hospitals have problematic service desk operations, whether internal or outsourced, but fixing them never gets to the top of the project list. Sticking with mediocre or poor support is usually non-cost effective and a major point of dissatisfaction among your medical staff.

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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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

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.

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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Even in 2019, Your Staff is Still a Cyber-Security HIPAA Risk. Here Is Some Free Help.

Phoenix Health Systems

Our healthcare industry has become the largest target of all sectors for hackers primarily because of the huge volume of personal information that they can collect. Our personal information, our organization’s financial data, and especially the health and personal information of our patients offer a treasure trove for online profiteers.

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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.

Wearables, voice assistants face HIPAA hurdles but remain promising in clinical trials

Mobi Health News

This morning MassBio hosted a panel on the use cases for the technology in clinical trials and beyond.

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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.

Industry cheers for Senate cost-cutting bill

Morning eHealth

VA opposes proposed EHR committee — CMS pressing forward with interop rule

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The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 2) — Google, Lyft, Uber, IBM

Phoenix Health Systems

In a post last month , we took a quick tour of the inroads that Amazon and Apple are making into mainstream healthcare. In a recent survey of its 1500 members, the Healthcare Executives Group reported that these moves are making many traditional healthcare leaders nervous, noting that 32 percent of respondents anticipate that “disrupting current business models” will greatly impact healthcare in 2019.

The 3 A’s That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability

Health Populi

With lower expectations of and satisfaction with health care, Millennials in America seek three things: available, accessible, and affordable services, research from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies has found.