Sat.Jul 27, 2019 - Fri.Aug 02, 2019

5 steps to fix our EMR disaster

KevinMD

The EMR has become a focal point in the physician burnout discussion. Although I believe EMRs are a necessary evil, current iterations of them are just not good. Each click on a mouse is a prick on the many good souls that figuratively bleed until they are physically and mentally burned out.

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The healthcare chatbots are coming. Be afraid. Or not.

Mobi Health News

Healthcare chatbots can address some of the most pressing challenges for healthcare providers today. However, the benefits come with some downsides

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Ambient Computing: the new battleground in Digital Health

Lloyd Price

Suddenly, everybody’s talking about ambient computing. I blame Intel, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. Ambient computing is real. It’s the next megatrend in computing. Ambient means “in the air” or “present on all sides” or “all around us.”

100 Million People in America Lack Broadband — an On-Ramp to Health and Safety

Health Populi

One in three Americans does not have a broadband connection, according to a new report from the NPD Group. This means that about 100 million people in the U.S. can’t benefit from telehealth and other digital health connections that can bolster self-care, home care, and lower cost 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.

When physicians focus more on screens than patients

KevinMD

As Wei Wei Lee sat with her doctor to discuss starting a family, she felt a “distance” between them. The physician was busy on the computer and focused on the screen. “It It just didn’t feel very personal,” Lee said. “I I didn’t feel heard.”

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Big week for rural telemedicine

Morning eHealth

Senate confirms Trump administration's first CTO — Digging into DeepMind

A Portrait of the Health Consumer as Confused, Cost-Challenged, and Out of Control

Health Populi

Patients in the U.S. are confused, cost-challenged and lacking control, according to The Consumer Healthcare Paradox from Maestro Health, an employee health and benefits company.

A medical student reviews Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine

KevinMD

Following on the heels of The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now, Dr. Eric Topol has published his newest book, Deep Medicine, earlier this year. While the first two books highlight how technological disruption will first digitize and then democratize medicine, his newest is about deep learning, and how artificial […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Public Health & Policy

CMS launches new API to help doctors get access to patient records

Mobi Health News

The program is designed to help providers gain additional insights into a patient's health records without changing their workflows.

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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.

Access to telehealth services still low, with many questioning its value

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Nearly three quarters of Americans said they are unaware of, or unable to access telehealth services, even though one in 10 said they had previously used telehealth technology. These were among the findings of a J.D.

Love ACA Provisions, Not the ACA – KFF Poll Reveals American Voters’ Views on Health Care Reform

Health Populi

Today is the bridge day between The Battle of the Democratic Primary Candidates Debate #2 Part 1 and tonight, Part 2. So it’s a good time to take stock of U.S.

Download Our Guide to Vetting & Selecting the Best Hospital IT Outsourcing Solutions

Phoenix Health Systems

More hospitals are outsourcing a variety of non-clinical functions to third-party specialists to reduce costs, which is a proven benefit. Black Book Research reports that 91 percent of hospitals that outsource functions have seen ROI after about six months. 73 percent of health systems with more than 300 beds and 81 percent of providers with fewer beds are relying on outsourcing for various IT management and infrastructure services.

Adaptive child development app closes $2M seed round

Mobi Health News

BabySparks' platform has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times by users living in 180 countries, according to the startup

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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.

Presidential candidate sees telemedicine as key to rural health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Noting that 72 percent of land in the U.S. is located away from metro areas, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet has unveiled his healthcare plan for rural America – and it relies heavily on big investments in telemedicine. WHY IT MATTERS.

Four Technologies Improving Rural Quality of Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Chris Logan, Director, Healthcare Industry Strategy at VMware. In the last decade, technology has significantly helped the healthcare industry make strides to improve care in rural settings. But many providers in rural areas still face major obstacles.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

If you are working in telemedicine, you should be aware of the latest data supporting this method of healthcare delivery.

JAMA editorial highlights pros, cons of D2C telemedicine services

Mobi Health News

The increasingly popular business model has its fair share of unknowns regarding the quality of its services

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.

Telehealth: the new 2020 taste sensation

Morning eHealth

Facebook settlement: leaving health privacy behind? Tech notes

Improving patient involvement through better tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Improving patient involvement through better tools Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK

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Is The Healthcare Industry Anywhere Near Ditching the Password?

Healthcare IT Today

A new report from a security firm Duo Labs suggests that standard authentication practices may be shifting beyond the password, though it didn’t take a stab at predicting which industries may move most quickly in that direction.

Castlight taps new CEO, president, Teladoc Health names next COO and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also: RenalytixAI taps Thoma McLain as new CCO; Luba Greenwood announces departure from Verily.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

CMS all-in on claims, price transparency

Morning eHealth

Surescripts-PillPack feud erupts — MHS Genesis rollout plans announced

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HHS and FDA release drug importation plan to lower prices

FierceHealthIT

HHS and FDA released a plan to start safe importation of drugs originally intended for foreign markets in an attempt to lower prices

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Michael Archuletta: 4 Things Startups Should Know about Rural American Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare IT Today

Rural areas are historically perceived as a harder market for healthcare startups: They have tighter margins, and recently many safety net and rural hospitals have closed. Yet rural areas are most in need of companies that can establish a lasting presence.

Tech giants, insurers, health stakeholders to test drive new claims data initiative

Mobi Health News

CARIN, a nonprofit dedicated to consumer-directed exchange of health information, has unveiled its Blue Button HL7 FHIR API model and draft guidance implementation guides.

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A1c Tip: ‘Good A1c’ is a Relative Term for Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

When you live with type 1 diabetes, figuring out exactly what constitutes a good A1C can be tricky. It used to be that any A1C under 8.5 for young children and 7.5 for adolescents was considered “good.”

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Anthem, Humana along with Apple and Google testing API for patient access to claims data

FierceHealthIT

While CMS' new "Data at the Point of Care" pilot took center stage at the Blue Button Developers Conference on Tuesday, there was another initiative announced that could have huge implications for patients getting easier access to their claims data

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Five Ways to Integrate Better Care Management and Cost Containment Supporting Post-Acute Care Needs

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer at Ensocare in Omaha, Nebraska. The U.S. Census Bureau projects the 2030s to be a transformative decade for the U.S. population. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65.

DeepMind's AI can predict AKI up to two days before it happens, according to new research

Mobi Health News

The study was published today in Nature

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