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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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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.

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

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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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.

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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Under COVID-19 pressure, healthcare finally embraces new digital tools

Mobi Health News

With the abrupt transition to telehealth, the paradigm of care has shifted from legacy thinking to digital innovation

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.

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.

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

KatJercich

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.

Democrats ramp up corona oversight

Morning eHealth

Tracing tactics — Value-based pricing rule

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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.

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.

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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How COVID-19 and Telehealth Are Affecting Healthcare Compliance

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Devin Partida, technology writer and the Editor-in-Chief of the digital magazine, ReHack.com The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive changes around the world.

Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT joins with the University of North Florida to launch first apprenticeship program for EMR and Healthcare IT jobs. The post Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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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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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.

Telehealth: ATA president says 'we have a lot more work to do'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"Telehealth is now a household world," said American Telemedicine Association president Dr. Joe Kvedar during his keynote address Monday, the first day of the virtual ATA2020 conference.

The Rise of Specialist Healthcare Services In Small Communities

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Receiving proper healthcare services is important for all people.

Pivotal Congressional Meeting Considers Telehealth after COVID: HELP Committee

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Behavioral telehealth’s future depends on how Congress will deal with telehealth after COVID.