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Industry Voices—Digital assistants have value in healthcare. But first they need to go to medical school

FierceHealthIT

It’s clear from digital assistant tools that pairing voice technology with machine learning and artificial intelligence is a powerful combination. To harness the power of these technologies in the medical field, we need to send Alexa to school.

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Solving the Patient Engagement Equation: A Personal Touch and The Right Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Geeta Nayyar, chief medical officer at Greenway Health. As a physician, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is building relationships with my patients.

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4 Ways Health Systems Can Optimize Their Telehealth Platform

eVisit

Manatt Health developed the Hospital Telehealth Maturity Model to help leaders of hospitals and health systems identify where their organizations are with their telemedicine efforts. Manatt identified three levels of telehealth maturity: basic, foundational and advanced.

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How Facial Recognition Software Is Revolutionizing Hospital Security, Care, Human Resources

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Yaroslav Kuflinski. As AI, or artificial intelligence, gets more traction across the healthcare realm, it practically becomes the center of innovation in the industry.

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.

Why “one app to rule them all” results in a worse patient experience and is not the future of Digital Health

Lloyd Price

“One app to rule them all” is a compelling idea if you’re a healthcare giant. In this imagined model, patients flock to one comprehensive user experience for all their healthcare needs, from insurance and scheduling to lab results and disease management.

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The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

Health Populi

employers are tightening their focus on mental and behavioral health, addressing workers’ chronic conditions, emphasizing women’s health, and allocating more resources to digital and telehealth investments, we learn from Optum’s Ten Years of Health and Well-Being at Work: Learning from our past and reimagining the future.

Apple Health Records comes to certain Allscripts EHR suites

Mobi Health News

The integration has already been tested among a number of the EHR vendor's clients

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Fax Reliability Is Key In Data-Driven Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jeff Solis, senior product marketing manager, eFax Corporate. The survival of highly regulated industries such as healthcare depend on secure information exchange.

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A Former CMIO on Why EHR-Caused Burnout Isn’t Reason to Panic

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EHRs are still “debuting,” and while physicians’ pain points need to be understood, patience is key, says one health IT expert

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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.

Growing Support for Medicare for All – But Do People Really Understand What It Means?

Health Populi

Two new data points converge that beg the question in the title of this post.

Cuffless blood pressure, oxygenation, heart rate monitor receives 510(k) clearance

Mobi Health News

Biobeat's connected remote monitoring device is currently available as either a wristwatch or an adhesive patch

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Identifying and Reversing the Causes of Physician Burnout

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rick Sheff, MD, chief medical officer, The Greeley Company Physician burnout is an epidemic, and like most epidemics, there isn’t one simple solution.

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Study Says Telehealth Claims Up 624% Over Four Year Period

Healthcare IT Today

The use of telehealth services climbed dramatically over the four years between 2014 and 2018, according to new research based on healthcare claims data. To get a look at telehealth’s impact on healthcare overall, FAIR Health analyzed more than 29 billion healthcare claim records.

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 Most-Trust Health Care Providers With Their Data – But Are They Right To Do So?

Health Populi

Americans least-trust social media companies, Internet search engines, and the Federal government to keep their personal information secure. Americans most-trust their doctors, their banks, and their hospitals to protect their personal information. Are people clear-headed about this perception?

Fitbit unveils data-driven personal health subscription, Fitbit Premium

Mobi Health News

The new consumer-focused service comes paired with the announcement of the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch and the Fitbit Aria Air connected scale

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How Critical Are Electronic Records for Better Healthcare Outcomes?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adarsh Jain, editor, Transparency Market Research. Timely diagnosis and advanced treatment measures are imperative for better healthcare outcomes.

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#090: Ending the HIV Epidemic with guests Dr. John Sargent and KP Yelpaala

Digital Health Today

The World Health Organization reports, based on statistics from the end of 2018, that about 38 million people are living with HIV around the world.

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.

All of Us Research Program Seeks New Director

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Eric Dishman moving into chief innovation officer role

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FIGUR8 launches body movement tracking platform, announces $7.5M funding

Mobi Health News

The technology was co-created by researchers at MIT Media Lab and Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Science Lab.

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Delivering Business Value with Tech Efficiency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ashmi Shah, senior vice president, finance, Talix. The healthcare industry has experienced significant changes over the last few months. According to a recent report by Deloitte, physicians are increasingly being asked to provide cost-effective and quality care in an effort to curb rising healthcare costs. While they have traditionally been mainly focused on delivering […].

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12 Quotes from Jay Cutler on Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Jay Cutler is a former professional football player, officially diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25 in 2008 — in the early years of his career and after nearly 6 months of gradually increasing symptoms and a significant weight loss of 35 pounds.

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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.

Online clinic treating physician depression and burnout

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Primary topic: Workforce Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Online clinic treating physician depression and burnout Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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Musculoskeletal surgery preparation platform PeerWell lands $6.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

OMERS Ventures led the round, which also included previous backer Xseed Capital

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Healthcare Providers Are Behind the Marketing Curve

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Grace, partner, Chief Outsiders. While pharma companies have grown to become effective direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketers, hospital systems and other large providers lag behind the rest of the industry when it comes to creating highly efficient, measurable and accountable DTC marketing programs. First, they have never needed to compete historically. With light competition […].

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Making Standards Work in Health Care: Interoperability, Open Source, and Other Impacts

Healthcare IT Today

Standards are both critical and frustrating. Health care standards may be where Web browsers were around 1995, as Internet access was growing explosively and new extensions to Web standards were being proposed right and left.

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.

Diabetes Burnout: 5 Steps to Work Through It

Insulin Nation

When you consider just how demanding managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes is on a daily basis, it would be remarkable if we didn’t encounter a little (or a lot of) diabetes burnout now and then.

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Closed Loop Medicine: Building precision therapeutics to truly personalise care

Mobi Health News

An interview with Hakim Yadi, chief executive and cofounder of Closed Loop Medicine

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5 Useful Apps That Help Fight Addictions

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Many people are struggling with alcoholism and addiction to different drugs across the world. Unfortunately, some of the people that need treatment for substance use disorders don’t get it. And, even after undergoing treatment, some individuals have difficulties maintaining sobriety. Fortunately, there are technological innovations that are making things a little easier for people that […].

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