May, 2021

Infection Control and Prevention: 10 Tips For Preventing Exposure and Contamination In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Hospital-acquired infections are a challenge to clinicians as they increase the mortality and morbidity rate.

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Evaluating technology tools for clinical use

KevinMD

It will not come as a surprise to my fellow clinicians that the pandemic has spurred a boom in digital health and health technology innovation, evidenced by the increasing sales pitches we receive for these new solutions.

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Consumers’ Health Concerns Grow in the Pandemic Across All Categories – And More Trust Virtual Care

Health Populi

While the “in-person” visit to a doctor or medical professional continues to rank first as consumers’ most-trusted information source, the virtual doc or clinician rose in trust during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Euromonitor’s latest read on Consumer Health: Changes in Consumer Behaviour during COVID-19.

Google rolls out Health Equity Tracker platform, highlighting disparities between communities

Mobi Health News

Eventually, the tracker will be expanded to include conditions such as mental and behavioral health, and include additional determinants of health.

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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.

Get to Know the ACA’s Rule of Parity

ACA Times

3 minute read. Without the proper tools or subject matter expertise, tackling the responsibilities of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate on your own can be overwhelming. .

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Managing Client Forms in Clocktree

Clocktree

You can use Clocktree to deliver and store client forms in a secure and HIPAA compliant way. The first step is to create your forms in a Word doc or a fillable PDF file. This will make it easy for your clients to complete the forms on their computer or device without having to print them. Send a secure message to your client within Clocktree, attaching the blank forms and instructions for returning the completed forms. Your client will receive a notification with a link to access your message.

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Why physicians reject health tech

KevinMD

Medicine has been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology.

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

Health Populi

The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care.

Google gives a sneak peek into its new AI dermatology assistant

Mobi Health News

Users are able to get a list of potential conditions and send their information to their providers.

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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.

ACA State Reporting Deadline for California is May 31

ACA Times

3 min read. May 31 is the deadline for self-insured employers and health insurance carriers to submit applicable ACA information to the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) for the 2020 tax year.

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Telehealth 2050: The future design of virtual care technology

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Miles Romney, cofounder and chief technology officer at telehealth company eVisit, paints a vivid, sci-fi-seeming picture of what virtual care will look like in the year 2050. He starts by describing a hypothetical person's morning shower.

Using HIPAA compliant software is a must in the post-pandemic world

Clocktree

We’ve all witnessed the boom in telehealth over the last year. While some in-person visits are safe now, many clients like the convenience of telehealth and wish to keep video visits as an option. Healthcare industry leaders suggest that a hybrid care model will emerge as the norm. At the onset of the pandemic, HIPAA compliance requirements for telehealth were relaxed. However, the requirement to use HIPAA compliant software is expected to be back in place soon.

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Outcome-Based Healthcare’s Data Ownership Challenge

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Gaska, CEO, GRAX. Healthcare is highly regulated when it comes to data security and privacy, and rightly so.

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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.

Getting Vaccinated Has Mental Health Benefits, Walgreens Finds

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot have a welcoming side-effect: peace of mind and mental health, according to a survey conducted by Walgreens in April 2021.

Walmart looks to virtual care with acquisition of telemedicine company MeMD

Mobi Health News

With this acquisition, Walmart Health will add nationwide virtual care options across primary care, urgent care and behavioral health to its clinics' service portfolio.

IRS Limited Non-Assessment Periods Help Avoid ACA Penalties

ACA Times

4 minute read. The Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions (ESRP) under the Affordable Care Act may seem straightforward, but, in reality, complying with them can be challenging and time-consuming.

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Amazon in talks to launch at-home medical testing service, says Insider

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon is reportedly weighing the launch of a service offering at-home medical tests, signaling yet another foray into healthcare from the technology giant.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Using Marketing and Storytelling to Improve Healthcare Security

Healthcare IT Today

Far too often in healthcare security I hear CIOs and CISOs talking about the technology side of security. It’s easy to talk about buying firewalls, anti-virus, email filters and tracking software, and other software and technology solutions to address your security needs.

Key Features For Pharmacy Delivery App

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Natalie Tkachenko, healthcare software solutions consultant, NIX United. The increasing number of online pharmacy retailers emphasize growing consumer inquiry for address delivery.

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Health Care Costs for a Couple in Retirement in the U.S. Reach $300,000

Health Populi

To pay for health care expenses, the average nest-egg required for a couple retiring in the U.S. in 2021 will be $300,000 according to the 20th annual Fidelity Investments Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate.

Genesis MedTech brings its articulating laparoscopic devices to China, Singapore

Mobi Health News

The ArtiSential devices act as an extension of a surgeon's arm, mimicking the movement of its user's hand, wrist and fingers.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

ACA Employer Penalties Are Real and The IRS Will Be Issuing More

ACA Times

3 min read. ACA reporting for the 2021 tax year may not be top of mind for employers right now, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be aware of the penalties being assessed by the IRS for non-compliance with the Employer Mandate.

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IT execs talk new strategies for analytics, patient engagement, telehealth and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that the U.S. might be finally turning a corner in the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been a relentless 16 months, and healthcare CIOs and other health IT leaders can no doubt use a breather.

Anxious About Getting Vaccinated? Here’s How To Stay Empowered

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Here’s how you can stay empowered rather than paralyzed by your panic about getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Contemplating the COVID-19 vaccine will likely cause anxiety in any human brain for reasons we all know and don’t have to unpack here.

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One Year After Adoption, Telehealth’s Benefits Reveal Long-Term Staying Power

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In late March 2020, ATI Physical Therapy (ATI), one of the nation’s largest providers of physical therapy (PT) services, launched its telehealth platform CONNECT.

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.

Americans’ Views on Food Have Been Re-Shaped by the Pandemic: Think Security, Immunity, and Sustainability

Health Populi

As vaccinations jabbed into peoples’ arms in the U.S. continue to immunize health citizens from contracting the coronavirus, millions of folks are looking forward to getting back inside restaurants to enjoy meals out, as well as un-masking when grocery shopping. But people in the U.S.

Ada Health partners with Novartis to work on diagnosis for immunological diseases

Mobi Health News

The partnership will use Ada Health's AI-based platform to speed up the diagnosis of rare conditions

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Your ACA State Filing Questions Answered

ACA Times

3 minute read: We recently hosted a webinar on the growing number of states requiring ACA reporting in addition to federal filing with the IRS.

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