April, 2019

Listen Up, Healthcare: Hear The Patient’s Voice!

Health Populi

Consider the voice of a patient before the advent of the Internet in the digital 1.0 world, and then the proliferation of social networks in v 2.0.

FDA on Modifying AI

Medical Connectivity

Recently the FDA released a discussion paper on a Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). For starters this paper captures several familiar themes.

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Use of VR in pediatric setting leads to less reported needle pain

Mobi Health News

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that patients using a VR system reported less pain when being treated with a needle than their counterparts who received the standard of care.

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Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

New Tech Tonics Podcast Episode: Andy Coravos: Championing Responsible Digital Medicine

Digital Health

Andy Coravos left a promising career at a top private equity firm to follow her passion and pursue intensive training as a software developer; she now works on the frontier of engineering and medicine as CEO and co-founder of Elektra Labs, focused on the use of digital measures to support clinical research, and the generation […].

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Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice.

National study of insurance claims shows 53% increase for telehealth in 2017

Clocktree

US News just released a summary of a study done by FAIR Health which looked at telehealth trends based on insurance claims in the year 2017.

Seven ways health consumers are tracking their sleep

Mobi Health News

From the wrist to the finger to the forehead to the bedside, consumer sleep tracking is a booming business

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Could patients be their own scribes?

KevinMD

One day while on shift in the emergency department, I looked out into the waiting room at the dozens of people waiting to be seen. Many had been waiting for hours. Some looked bored. Others appeared agitated by the long wait time.

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.

Latest Tech Tonics Podcast: From Farm to Negotiating Table – James Dromey of the Murdoch Royal Children’s Institute

Digital Health

James Dromey was supposed to be a farmer in County Cork, Ireland and has the milking experience to prove it. But apparently cows were not his destiny, even though he was a farm family’s only son. Instead, James left the farm for the teeming metropolis of Galway and never looked back. Today he is […].

3 Ways AI Will Soon Personalize Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Shivrat Chhabra, CEO, Dosis. Now more than ever, the healthcare industry is leveraging new technologies to provide patients with improved, innovative care.

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Health Consumers Are Now Amazon-Primed for Healthcare – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 2

Health Populi

As patients now assume the role of health consumer, they rationally expect retail-level experiences with greater first-dollar payment for health insurance, health care services and medical products like prescription drugs.

Healthcare Messaging & Orchestration — 2019

Medical Connectivity

Messaging is all about getting things done. Whether you call it Secure Texting, Secure Messaging, Clinical Communications and Collaboration, Messaging and Orchestration, Workflow Automation or something else, we're talking about the ability to message users to accomplish a specific task who are mobile or at a desk using a conversational user interface. In this post we'll look at how health care messaging and orchestration solutions are changing for 2019.

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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.

Digital mental health platform Meru Health snags $4.2M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

The startup plans to put the money towards additional clinical validation and rolling out the system to large health systems and employers.

Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

KevinMD

As we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine. In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary? If so, what should be part of it?

Ten technologies that can help with fall detection in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The more thin gs change… Who would have thought that fall detection would be added to a hearing aid ? Or that Apple would produce a watch with built-in fall detection, automatically activated for the 65+ ?

Apple’s New Healthcare Records App Beta Version — Following HL7’s FHIR Standards — Launched

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Manan Ghadawala, founder, 21Twelve Interactive. The healthcare system seems to become better every day.

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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.

Patients Become Healthcare Payors, Now Consumers – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 1

Health Populi

We Are All Health Consumers Now. That’s the title of the first chapter of my new book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

Drastic attrition in digital clinical trials

Morning eHealth

Health tech funding slows slightly — Telehealth caucus comments roll in

How fall detection is moving beyond the pendant

Mobi Health News

Digital health innovators look to the wrist, the ears and the wall for new ways to keep seniors safe

Death by 1,000 clicks: Where electronic health records went wrong

KevinMD

The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two months later, […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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.

Comment on How would you like to change HIPAA? by Doug Aldeen

Health Blawg

HI David: HIPAA exempts an authorization to discuss “payment, treatment and operations.” ” Revisiting this issue with hospitals and other providers is paramount. Doug Aldeen

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How Digital Technologies Will Transform the Patient Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jean Turgeon, vice president and chief technologist, Avaya. By 2020, healthcare spending around the globe is expected to reach $8.7

What $285,000 Can Buy You in America: Medical Costs for Retirees in 2019

Health Populi

The average 65-year old couple retiring in 2019 will need to have a cash nest-egg of $285,000 to cover health care and medical expenses through retirement years, Fidelity Investments calculated.

Five FinTech Offerings for Older Adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

FinTech – are these tools for seniors? Some trendy terminology transformations in recent years, for example Voice First and IoT, refer to tech that is relatively new or recently revived. FinTech, a concatenation of Financial Technology, may be similar.

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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.

Amazon kicks off PillPack marketing campaign with email to Prime users

Mobi Health News

Amazon sent Prime users an email advertising virtual pharmacy PillPack, which the company acquired in 2018.

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Why virtual visits may be an important tool for your practice

KevinMD

Telemedicine has been available now for a number of years. Despite being widely accessible, it still struggles to maintain a foothold in the minds of many traditional practitioners.

FBI, DOJ bust 24 people in $1.2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hundreds of thousands patients were lured into worldwide criminal healthcare fraud schemes involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME) executives, according to the FBI and Department of Justice. WHY IT MATTERS.