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FDA to Divide Cybersecurity Risk Into Two Tiers

Medical Connectivity

Medical devices that contain software, or are software, are subject to the well-known medical device classifications of I, II, III, listed in increasing level of risk and correspondingly increasing degree of FDA scrutiny before marketing.

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Is your smartphone leading to burnout?

KevinMD

Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations.

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Data Privacy and Healthcare Access: Top Issues Shaping Consumers’ Societal ROI

Health Populi

Organizations that address consumers’ data privacy and access to healthcare create greater social brand equity, inspiring people to say nice things about the companies, recommend them as good employers, and be welcomed as businesses operating in peoples’ community.

Medtronic acquires AI-powered nutrition platform Nutrino

Mobi Health News

The acquisition will allow Medtronic to integrate Nutrino's predictive glycemic response algorithm into its technology.

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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.

Time for Artificial Intelligence to Meet Healthcare Costs

Healthcare Informatics

AI promises to process large amounts of data and make meaningful conclusions out of them, but one of the main barriers is cost

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Be Thankful by Engaging With Grace and Talking About Your End-of-Life Wishes With Loved Ones

Health Populi

“Thanksgiving.” Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word, first, as “the act of giving thanks.” Second, it’s “a prayer of expressing gratitude.” And, third, the word means a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness.

Pear Therapeutics, Novartis announce commercial launch of reSET

Mobi Health News

As the first prescription digital therapeutic approved by the FDA, the treatment will be distributed and supported by a specialist-staffed service center

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CDC IT Leader Details Progress on Developing an EHR Blockchain

Healthcare Informatics

Askari Rizvi, chief of the technical services branch of the CDC’s Division of Health Care Statistics, discusses a CDC-IBM collaboration to develop a proof of concept for an EHR blockchain

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A smarter EMR will make visits more patient-focused

KevinMD

What do our patients really want from us? When a patient calls up to schedule an appointment, or sends us a message through the patient portal, or calls our front desk staff to leave a message, what is it that they're looking for?

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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.

The Opportunities And Challenges Of Medical Robots

Duane Boise

The medical field has long been defined by advances that make it easier to save lives every day. Medical robots are one such major advancement in modern medicine. They revolutionize the way that medical procedures are performed by executing tasks with efficiency and without human error.

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Despite potential, mental health app usage remains low, study shows

Mobi Health News

A recent study published by JMIR Mental Health showed only about 10 percent of mental health patients surveyed used apps.

Making Precision Medicine a Reality at Cleveland’s University Hospitals

Healthcare Informatics

University Hospitals is no stranger to precision medicine initiatives and a recent partnership is moving the needle even further

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California's red-hot test of health information exchange

Morning eHealth

NIST on securing remote monitors — Neural nets as good as sleep doctors

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.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Approved Separate Reimbursements for Non-Traditional Patient Visits

eVisit

One of the main barriers reported by HCPs for not embracing the powerful tool of telehealth has been the lack of reimbursement. November 1, 2018 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) made a significant step in overcoming this obstacle.

Report: VA turns to Apple to develop patient-facing mobile EHR

Mobi Health News

According to emails reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the technology could help patients find care centers near them and share medical test results.

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Survey: Healthcare Orgs Ramping up Investment in AI, Confident about ROI

Healthcare Informatics

The majority of health care executives (91 percent) are confident they will see a return on investment (ROI) on artificial intelligence investments, although not immediately, and foresee the greatest impact of AI will be on improving health care, according to an OptumIQ survey

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The interoperability 'Golden Spike'

Morning eHealth

Modest Medicare telemedicine increase — Yelp 'beats' CMS at nursing home rating

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.

Diabeloop Artifical Pancreas Closer to Release

Insulin Nation

Diabeloop has made rapid progress since its founding in 2015 and has achieved an important milestone with receipt of CE marking in Europe. This positions this closed-loop system for commercial release in 2019.

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Post-Google, what does the glucose-sensing contact lens landscape look like?

Mobi Health News

Dutch company NovioSense's eyelid sensor shows promise; other efforts are academic

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Still Bullish on Blockchain: Experts Give a Lay of the Land

Healthcare Informatics

Although there are still more questions than answers regarding the impact that blockchain technology will have on healthcare, many health IT experts remain convinced of its promise

Living to 100 – will technology matter – and for whom?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What is the likelihood of living to 100 for older adults? Greater than you think – can you imagine that that by 2050, the number will grow from 72,000 to 1 million in the United States – in Canada, centenarians are the fastest-growing age group. Today there are 450,000 centenarians worldwide – with the longest disability-free life expectancy found in Okinawa, Japan. Is society ready to accommodate double the number of seniors who will be living to 100 and beyond?

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.

Sharing our Thanks in 2018

Arizona Telemedicine Program

The first American Thanksgiving took place in October -- not November --1621. Pilgrims still new to America wanted to celebrate their first harvest in their new country with the Wampanoag Indians, with whom they maintained peace and good will for many decades. New land meant new ways to do good for others, and themselves.

AI-powered kidney disease diagnostic Renalytix AI lands $29M

Mobi Health News

This latest funding news coincides with the company's announcement that it will now be publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.

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One Health Policy Researcher on the Current State of Blockchain in Healthcare, and its Potential Future

Healthcare Informatics

Tim Mackey, an associate professor of global public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an academic researcher on blockchain, discusses the complexities of blockchain adoption in healthcare

Telehealth in Rural Areas: How Health Systems Deliver Better Access to Care

American Well

Approximately 62 million Americans —or one in five people—live in rural areas, while only nine percent of all physicians practice in these settings. This lack of care in rural communities is creating a huge healthcare access issue, resulting in patients driving long distances for care.

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.

Doctors to NRA on gun violence: This is our lane

FierceHealthIT

A social media dust-up highlights changing perspectives about doctors’ role in advocating for policies related to public health

Convincing C-suite to fund cybersecurity

Mobi Health News

Shakira Brown, CEO of SMB Strategic Media, says that to get executive buy-in for cybersecurity funding, you must focus on business value, such as lowering costs, improving productivity, and increasing revenue

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AMA Creates Digital Health Playbook to Guide Providers on Implementations

Healthcare Informatics

The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a new resource that aims to help physicians extend care beyond the exam room with technologies that are changing the way patients interact with healthcare