January, 2019

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

The clinical burden of documentation

KevinMD

The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. The five trends are: Artificial Intelligence on the Rise.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The Inquisitive Leader

Digital Health

Her illustrious career has taken her from clinician to biotech executive to university chancellor to CEO of the world’s largest foundation, yet throughout this exceptional journey, Susan Desmond-Hellmann has remained empathetic, inquisitive, and emphatically true to herself.

FDA on Software That Isn’t a Medical Device

Medical Connectivity

The 21 st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures) had many provisions including defining what kinds of software are medical devices, and some specific kinds of software that are not, and which therefore weren’t subject to FDA regulation.

Clocktree Directory is coming soon!

Clocktree

Make a Great First Impression on New Clients. Clocktree is excited to let you know that we are launching a service soon that helps prospective clients find and connect with you on Clocktree.

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How EMR alert fatigue overwhelms physicians

KevinMD

As a hospitalist, like most in health care, I am afflicted by the slow march of thousands of mouse clicks on the electronic health record (EHR) every day I work. But after starting a new job and learning a new EHR, I have become painfully aware of the volume of alerts that pop up when […].

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What If Marie Kondo Reorganized Health Care in the U.S.?

Health Populi

Have you read the life changing magic of tidying up , or Spark Joy , books by Marie Kondo ? Her new Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo debuted on January 1, and has enjoyed passionate early viewership by consumers in America who are among the world’s major hoarders.

CMS launches Medicare info mobile app

Morning eHealth

Optum comes back swinging in employment war — Comments on EHRs and clinician burden

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Medical Device & IoT Summit

Medical Connectivity

Join us in Boston on February 25-26 to dig deep into medical devices and the Internet of medical things. In this post-EMR world, medical device data is increasingly valuable and continues to evolve. Use cases have moved beyond clinical documentation into the EMR to include near real-time remote surveillance, and the collection of high fidelity medical device data for clinical decision support and training artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Tips for successful video appointments

Clocktree

Telehealth visits are becoming more popular as an efficient, convenient way to connect healthcare providers with clients. If you are just getting started offering telehealth services, here are some things to consider to help your clients get the most out of their video visits with you. Set up your web cam slightly above eye level. The closer you can align the camera to your focal point (the screen) the more your interaction will seem natural to the person on the other end.

FDA finalizes new 510(k) guidance, shifts away from aging predicate devices

Mobi Health News

The new guidance aims to modernize the process and generate more market competition.

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Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

Calling Out Health Equity on Martin Luther King Day 2019

Health Populi

On this weekend as we appreciate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., I post a photo of him in my hometown of Detroit in 1963, giving a preliminary version of the “I Have a Dream” speech he would deliver two months later in Washington, DC.

Ten Technology Offerings From CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Bright Lights, thick smoke, constant walking and avoidance maneuvers. After taking a year or two off, returning to CES is a chore and a revelation – it clearly is the major event for new technology announcements.

Another Update to the FDA’s Pre-Certification Model

Medical Connectivity

The FDA has released a January 2019 update to its working model of the precertification program (Pre-Cert) for software that is a medical device (SaMD).

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Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

Clocktree

According to a recent survey by Reaction Data , 67% of healthcare providers surveyed weren’t aware of major changes to telehealth reimbursements laws in effect as of January 1. On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to payment policies and payment rates for services provided under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2019. The specific changes can be found here: [link].

Report: Digital respiratory health market primed for growth, could reach $557M by 2023

Mobi Health News

While connected devices currently reign supreme, authors of the report see a market opportunity for new players offering a purely digital service

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How Google is quietly influencing medicine

KevinMD

With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a.Read more. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Public Health & Policy

From Yorkshire Lad to Global Design for Health: A Profile of Sean Carney of Philips

Health Populi

Have you heard the story about a boy born in Yorkshire, England, who studies art in Birmingham, finds his way to Finland to work with design maestro Alvar Aalto, and then crafts a printer that Steve Jobs loved? I have, at CES 2019, when I sat down with Sean Carney, Chief Designer at Philips.

New details on pre-cert

Morning eHealth

Apple's pivot to health — Digital health companies' dearth of peer-reviewed data

Sernova Cell Pouch Hopes to Improve Islet Transplant Success

Insulin Nation

Philip Tolekis, CEO and Founder of Sernova. Sernova is a regenerative medicine company located in London, Ontario. The corporation is led by President and CEO Dr. Philip M.

What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is more than just a new name attached to Medicare payment reform.

Opinion: Blood pressure measuring smartwatch is a paradigm shift for hypertension management

Mobi Health News

Brigham and Women's Hospital Resident Dr. Daniel Yazdi outlines the benefits for doctors, patients and digital health disease management programs

The Apple Watch’s ECG feature could save many lives. But only if it has something else.

KevinMD

Recently the Apple Watch’s latest feature went live – an electrocardiogram (ECG) app that monitors irregular heart rhythms. The internet is overflowing with reports from people didn’t know they had irregular heartbeats until they took their data to their doctors and received diagnoses of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common cause of stroke. As neurologists who […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

Here’s Looking at Health at CES 2019

Health Populi

If I’m going to spend a week someplace, it usually has to be Italy. So next week in Las Vegas, I’ll deal with that bias by staying at the Venetian Hotel for the entire week to cover all-things-health at CES 2019 , the annual convening of electronics retailers and enthusiasts.

Shutdown drags on

Morning eHealth

Re-light the FHIR — Research roundup

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Dexcom is Excited, and Best is yet to Come

Insulin Nation

How do you see CGM devices evolving? The foundation of our product development is that we want our products to: Perform well and accurately measure blood glucose. Be convenient to use and fit within the patient’s life — for example, we speak to phones now and will talk to an iWatch soon.

Ten More Technology Offerings from CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2019 – Gone but certainly not forgotten. Multiple blog posts and articles have surfaced since CES 2019 – including some offerings that should be recapped here. No doubt they would have been viewed in person with more time and better tennis shoes at the Sands Convention Center.

The promises of consumer health data dominated CES 2019

Mobi Health News

From on-stage demos to expo floor chit chat, attendees couldn't resist discussing what data collection and analysis could bring to consumer healthcare technology

Doctors are from Venus, Data Scientists from Mars : or Why AI/ML is Moving so Slowly in Healthcare

Lloyd Price

The world of healthcare may look like the most fertile field for AI/ML apps but in practice it’s fraught with barriers.

In 2023, the U.S. Will Still Be the #1 Prescription Drug Spender in the World, IQVIA Forecasts

Health Populi

Today, as Congress kicks off hearings about the cost of prescription drugs in the United States, IQVIA published its 2019 report on The Global Use of Medicine in 2019 and Outlook to 2023.

Planned Parenthood’s new chatbot

Morning eHealth

What automation means for health jobs — Data sharing for mental health

MannKind is Fixing Foundations to Build a Big Future

Insulin Nation

Michael Castagna, PharmD, is CEO of MannKind Corporation. Michael is a pharmacist by training and a turnaround expert with a strong record of healthcare innovation. He described the progress that MannKind has made since he joined the company in 2016.