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.

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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How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

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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6 Benefits of Adopting Agile Principles In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Initially, the Agile methodology was invented to fasten development processes in the software field while maintaining product quality.

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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.

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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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.

Video game-based therapeutic developer Akili Interactive scores $160 million

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new funds to expand its therapeutics beyond ADHD.

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Physicians in favor of permanent telehealth expansion

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published this month in JMIR Human Factors from Syracuse University researchers found that physicians are in favor of expanding telehealth permanently.

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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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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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.

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.

How to Handle ACA Filing Corrections With the IRS

ACA Times

3 minute read: If you found yourself in a situation where you received receipt of your ACA information returns for 2020 with a status of “Accepted with Errors,” you’re not alone and you need to make filing corrections.

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Digital chatbot Woebot lands FDA breakthrough designation to tackle postpartum depression

Mobi Health News

Despite the prevalence and associated risks of postpartum depression, a significant portion of mothers never receive a diagnosis or treatment for the condition.

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Will virtual primary care become a new model of healthcare delivery?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans received care from their primary care physicians via telemedicine. It was just another adjustment forced on people as a result of the terrible virus. But it worked.

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.

How AI Can Help Pharma Companies Safeguard Patients’ Personal Identifiable Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amit Garg, vice president of analytics, Gramener.

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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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.

IRS Affordability Safe Harbors Help Avoid ACA Penalties

ACA Times

4 minute read: How exactly do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the Affordable Care Act ?

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.

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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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.

Boost The Value of Your Digital Investment: Success Happens From The Inside Out

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Susan Yeazel, Donna Hazen and Michelle Auchter, consultants, Point B.

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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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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.

Trust in Healthcare is Under Stress in the US and Globally, Edelman Finds

Health Populi

You’re stressed, I’m stressed; most of us have felt stress in the COVID-19 era which began in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2020.

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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Five Canadian startups making it north of the border with eyes set on the U.S.

Mobi Health News

The Canadian Trade Commission's accelerator angles to help young companies get their start in the U.S. and other nations.

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