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What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Health Populi

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021.

Telehealth privacy and security: Investment and education are key, attorney says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The size, scope and rapidity of new telehealth and remote patient-monitoring rollouts since the onset of the coronavirus crisis has been remarkable. Hospitals and practices that had never before deployed virtual-care tools learned quickly how to integrate them.

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Analytics Can Make Behavioral Health Work

Healthcare IT Today

In medicine, value-based pricing has gained a lot of adherents who want to put some risk on the pharma companies and tamp down on irresponsible marketing or prescribing.

Administration officials under spotlight

Morning eHealth

HHS scores price transparency win — CMS data shows wide racial disparities

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

How telemedicine can help close the maternal health gap

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2012, there were fewer than 1,400 maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States, and 98% resided in metropolitan areas. This left pregnant patients in rural areas without the ability to access care, especially if travel was not an option.

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How Can Healthcare Bring Patients Back? A Preview of Our ATA Session, “Onward Together” in the COVID Era

Health Populi

Today kicks off the first all-virtual conference of the ATA, the American Telemedicine Association. ATA’s CEO Ann Mond Johnson and team turned on a dime over the past few months, migrating the already-planned live conference scheduled in early May to this week, all online.

CMS Updates Payment For Certain COVID-19 Lab Tests

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brenda Turner, director of product consulting, MedeAnalytics.

Privacy concerns hang over workplace surveillance

Morning eHealth

A step toward permanent telehealth policy — Health care cyber roundup

Sony study reinforces importance of remote monitoring

Mobi Health News

Nearly 90% of people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. surveyed for Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division said they could better manage their conditions with remote monitoring. The study was published in time for the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference today.

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.

A new COVID-19 wave is coming – how can health systems prepare?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Epidemiologists have warned that a second wave of COVID-19 is on its way. In fact, in some countries, it's already here.

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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Healthcare: Physician Sentiment and Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Erin Fitzgerald, senior vice president of marketing, Sermo. This year has presented a continuous string of unprecedented challenges around the world and in all aspects of life.

New Vaccine Targets 6 Viruses that May Cause Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

A new vaccine developed by Finnish and Swedish researchers that targets six strains of enterovirus and could have a profound impact on the rates of type 1 diabetes. The viruses in question all belong to the Coxsackie B (CVB) subgroup.

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Clinical trials have a historic gender gap – tech could help

Mobi Health News

Panelists at Women of Wearable's FemTech Forum discuss how big data and digital tools could help booster female representation in clinical trials.

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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.

Screeners, navigators and nudgers: The future of conversational AI in healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Using virtual agents to offload human work and support customers' needs is nothing new.

AI Redefines Healthcare Organizations: Now and In the Future

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Responses by Rikin Patel, chief technologist, DXC Technology Americas. Q: What is the state of artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare organizations and services now? Patel: In a 2019 DXC survey of more than 600 global […]. The article AI Redefines Healthcare Organizations: Now and In the Future appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Democrats ramp up corona oversight

Morning eHealth

Tracing tactics — Value-based pricing rule

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Dexcom G6’s applicator issue frustrates patients, caregivers

Mobi Health News

Some of Dexcom’s G6 applicators were getting stuck to the wearable CGM, but the company said it has worked to remedy this issue

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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.

COVID-19-triggered threat changes will linger beyond crisis, say most security pros

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a wave of cybersecurity threats in a variety of industries – and security professionals predict that there will be no return to normality.

5 Things Made Possible In Healthcare Becuase of Cloud Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rahul Varshneya, founder and president, Arkenea. Cloud computing has become the new watchword for healthcare organizations across the globe.

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ARM Yourself – A Healthcare CIO’s Introductory Guide to Apple Silicon

Healthcare IT Today

For the first time in 15 years, Apple has announced a major architecture change for the Macintosh platform. They are moving their primary processor from Intel to ARM-based Apple Silicon using the same architecture that powers the iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch.

WWDC2020: Sleep tracking comes to Apple Watch at last, amid otherwise minor fitness updates

Mobi Health News

New workout modules and automatic handwashing detection were rolled out at Apple's annual developer conference, but no update was offered on contact-tracing efforts

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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.

Fighting COVID-19 takes collaboration, including between 'fierce competitors'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"I'm old enough to remember that the idea of printing an airline boarding pass at home was a novel and scary idea," said Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Cris Ross in a Google Cloud platform webinar earlier this month.

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Telemedicine Isn’t Just Here To Help – It’s Here To Stay

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Heather Fraser, global lead for life sciences and healthcare, IBM Institute for Business Value According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value survey of more than 5,000 U.S.

What use is a PERS smart watch without a call center?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You see PERS news releases on occasion. In January, for example, Parks Associates sized the PERS market to be $1.1 billion by 2024. Also early in the year, Vidapoint was announced as a 'global' low cost offering.

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Metabolic health focused telemedicine startup Calibrate launches

Mobi Health News

The company also announced a $5.1 million seed funding led by Forerunner Ventures.

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.

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life.

CMS Announces New Office (“Aubrey”) To Streamline Interoperability and Informatics

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare has a new acronym – OBRHI. Quite a mouthful. Perhaps “Aubrey” is a little easier to say.

Telehealth Features – What’s Required?

Healthcare IT Today

As the telehealth adoption wave continues in healthcare, we thought we’d take the time to do a series of articles on a number of aspects of telehealth. In this first series we’re going to look at various Telehealth features.