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Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Blaise Wabo, senior manager, A-LIGN. As technology continues to improve, using virtual connections in place of face-to-face meetings has surged in popularity. The healthcare industry is no different – the telehealth industry is predicted to be worth more than $130 billion by 2025. While telehealth offers many benefits to patients, particularly those who are […].

3 Roles to Support EHR Optimization

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimization is making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource. Within healthcare, this means EHR Optimization. The post 3 Roles to Support EHR Optimization appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. EHR Optimization Analytics EHR Optimization Outcomes Process Improvement

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Faster, slower: How the West Coast and East Coast look at digital health

Mobi Health News

Panelists at MassBio's Digital Health Impact event yesterday talk the pros and cons of the West Coast's tech culture and the East Coast's clinical tradition.

Telehealth Inventory Management: Best Practices for Improved Outcomes

Health Recovery Solutions

Inventory management is essential to the success of any telehealth program. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to pay for expensive software and hire a whole team of logisticians in order to establish efficient inventory management procedures.

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.

The Healthcare Data Value Chain. What Is It, And Why Should I Care?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Information Builders who is hosting a free webinar on “Managing the Healthcare Data Value Chain from End-to-End to Break Down Data Silos”. The healthcare data value chain is a concept not far removed from standard data value chains.

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Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world.

Apple announces three new Apple Watch health studies with big-name partners

Mobi Health News

Amidst the unveiling of its newest consumer smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, the tech company said it will begin enrolling consumers into its hearing, cardiovascular and women's health studies later this year through an upcoming app

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How should your organization assess telehealth ROI?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As more health systems avail themselves of the quality, cost and access benefits that come with telehealth, IT leaders naturally have big questions about how those major investments in technology infrastructure, reshaped clinical strategy and staffing changes should be paying off.

5 clinician concerns about OpenNotes

KevinMD

More than 200 health organizations have now implemented OpenNotes. Many more are piloting, are soon to implement — or have implemented, and we don’t know 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.

Why Humana Joined CTA – The Pivot from “Health Insurance” to Behaving as a Health-Tech Start-Up

Health Populi

“Every company is a tech company,” Christopher Mimms asserted in the Wall Street Journal in December 2018. Connectivity, artificial intelligence, and automation are now competencies every company must master, Mimms explains.

Period tracking apps found to share data with Facebook

Mobi Health News

A UK-based research group reports that period tracking app Maya and MIA are sharing sensitive data with Facebook

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How asynchronous telemedicine saved SSM Health 18 minutes per visit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

SSM Health, a health system that serves Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, is always looking for ways to reduce the cost of healthcare while increasing access for the patients it serves. THE PROBLEM.

How does this tech improve patient care?

KevinMD

What if each new feature of your medical record came with a description of how it would improve patient value, not just how to use it?

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.

Most U.S. Voters Support Building on the ACA, Not Medicare For All, As Fewer Americans Have Insurance Coverage

Health Populi

Bold Health launches new platform combining CBT, digital for gut health

Mobi Health News

Zemedy is an app targeted at treating irritable bowel syndrome symptoms through a combination of CBT, hypnotherapy exercises and stress management techniques.

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Build the CyberSecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 2: Necessary Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

This year we have already witnessed twice as many breached patient records as 2018’s total of 15 million, with 285 incidents reported through June. In just the first week of September, five providers reported patient data breaches caused by successful phishing exploits that affected at least 20,000 patients, according to industry watchdog HealthITSecurity.

How EMRs can actually help physicians

KevinMD

Collaboration is the key. When I think about how hard it is to take care of our patients, and how many different people are involved in their care, it's a wonder that anything ever gets done.

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Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Dawn Phenomenon: How to Handle that Early Morning Blood Sugar Spike

Insulin Nation

Wakey, Wakey. The very first thing I do when I step out of bed in the morning is: walk to the kitchen table, check my blood sugar, and take at least 1 unit of insulin. . If my blood sugar is 95 mg/dL, I still take 1 unit of insulin.

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Mercy Virtual leads $10M investment in Myia Labs, rolls out home monitoring tech to patients

Mobi Health News

Myia Labs' tech uses Apple Watches, Oura Rings and other consumer health tracking products to guide chronic disease care

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Call to action! Second annual Doc Tom award nominations now being accepted!

Society for Participatory Medicine

Our Society’s 2nd Annual “Doc Tom” Awards are now open for nominations! Spread the word, and join us at our annual conference on October 15 for the announcement of our award recipients! Doc Tom Ferguson was the founder of the e-patient movement.

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The Future of Fax in Healthcare Is Paperless

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by The Fax Guys. Confidentiality Is A Cornerstone of the Healthcare Industry. Inspired by ethical tradition, HIPAA guidelines mandate that patient information be stored and communicated securely. That critical requirement has far-reaching technology implications.

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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

More warnings on Facebook patient groups

Morning eHealth

Microsoft, Pew throw weight behind ONC proposal — The call to reauthorize PCORI

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Singapore’s Doctor Anywhere signs landmark agreement with Vietnam’s Bao Minh insurance

Mobi Health News

Under the partnership, more than 7 million Bao Minh customers will have access to Doctor Anywhere's suite of digital healthcare solutions

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#092: Marta Zanchi, PhD, Explains the Need for Needs-Based Innovation

Digital Health Today

“Don't fall in love with the solution, fall in love with the problem”… Really? In this episode we look at needs-based innovation, and to get a better understanding I spoke with Marta Zanchi, PhD.

Health Plan Use Of Wearables Data Will Come With New Challenges

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, health plans have taken an interest in integrating wearables into their wellness efforts.

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Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Surescripts-ReMy allegations deepen

Morning eHealth

FDA debates — Apple and health

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Headband sleep tracker Dreem 2 launches in the US

Mobi Health News

The technology includes an EEG, heart rate monitor and movement tracker.

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Phone Calls, Social Plans, and Entertainment As Prescriptions for Older Peoples’ Loneliness

Health Populi

Loneliness is a killer, a health risk factor that’s been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There’s a Loneliness Epidemic in America, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration , part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.