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Voice to text solutions could turn EHR-burdened medical professionals into doctors again

KevinMD

Just imagine the following: your assistant invites in Ms. Nichols, who has a migraine, a bad cough, and feels nauseated. You sit down, start talking about the symptoms, see her throat, measure her temperature, pulse rate, inquire more about the headache.

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Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

Healthcare IT Today

That’s quite an ambitious question. It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy.

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Opinion: ePublic Health - Where tradition meets innovation

Mobi Health News

Vasileios Nittas, doctoral candidate at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, looks at the impact of social media and digital self-tracking tools on public health

EHR Training Improves Physician Satisfaction & Physicians Don’t Want to Make Time for EHR Training

Healthcare IT Today

While at the CHIME 2019 Fall Forum conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had a great chance to sit in on one of the CIO focus groups at the event hosted by Optimum Healthcare IT. The session discussed a wide variety of topics including EHR optimization, EHR training, and other related topics.

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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.

Hospitals Suffer Decline in Consumer Satisfaction

Health Populi

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Amazon launches new Alexa feature that reminds customers when to take meds

Mobi Health News

The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.

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Thanksgiving with Type 1 Diabetes: 3 Blood Sugar Management Tips

Insulin Nation

It’s the holidays, and you should be able to enjoy the fun and yum that comes with the season. As people with type 1 diabetes, however, we have to plan ahead for a day that revolves around mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie. Carbohydrate central!

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VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a 17 percent jump in telehealth visits compared with the previous fiscal year, and says the VA delivered more than 2.6 million episodes of telehealth care in FY 2019. WHY IT MATTERS. The VA report revealed more than 900,000 veterans used the agency's telehealth services in 2019, with their use of the VA Video Connect app, which connects Veterans to their care teams through a secure video session, jumping 235% in the same period.

Healthcare Companies Struggle With Implementing Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

New research has found that healthcare organizations around the world have big plans for digital transformation but often stumble when it comes to implementing this process.

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.

Stroke patients using VR show greater adoption when able to connect with others

Mobi Health News

In a small study, researchers found that 99% of patients given a multi-user version of VR therapy completed the treatment.

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Older adults deserve more from media when it comes to scams

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who do you trust? Rant on. A long WSJ article details how trusting people can be and why robocall scams work. A woman listened to a voice mail message saying that it was the FBI and that her identity had been stolen. That was the first and only robo-dialed call).

Amazon launches new Alexa feature that reminds customers when to take meds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Amazon rolls out new Alexa feature to let consumers refill prescriptions

FierceHealthIT

Amazon is rolling out medication reminders as a new feature of its Alexa device in partnership with pharmacy chain Giant Eagle. The new feature, announced Tuesday, could be the first step in the tech giant's broader effort to use the voice assistant to help consumers manage their medications

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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.

Ada Health’s chief medical officer on AI and building trust in digital health tools

Mobi Health News

The Berlin-headquartered company's chief medical officer spoke at Slush, an event that took place in Finland last week

New York State HIE Is Lowering Healthcare Costs By As Much As $200 Million

Healthcare IT Today

A New York HIE has concluded that it’s having the impact supporters of data sharing have always hoped for – generating a substantial level of healthcare savings.

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Building chatbots that speak the patient's 'language'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Building chatbots that speak the patient's 'language' Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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Physician depression linked to medical errors, new study finds

FierceHealthIT

Physicians who have symptoms of depression are at a greater risk of making medical errors, according to a new study.

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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.

Health education company Elsevier acquires medical education startup 3D4Medical

Mobi Health News

Following the acquisition 3D4Medical’s digital tools will be rolled into Elsevier’s suite of educational content

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Tech companies use legal shield on opioid liability

Morning eHealth

Another study suggests PDMP effectiveness (sometimes) — Harris proposes HIPAA tweaks

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Data Analytics Journey Starts By Asking The Right Questions

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare data is critically important. It holds the secret to optimized workflows, improved patient experiences plus sound financial planning…and that’s just what we can do TODAY with the data.

Sentara Hospitals to pay $2.2M HIPAA settlement for undisclosed data breaches

FierceHealthIT

Sentara Healthcare is paying a $2.175 million settlement for potential security and privacy violations. Sentara, which operates 12 hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina, also agreed to take corrections actions as part of its settlement with the U.S.

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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.

Amazon Alexa launches new feature that reminds customers when to take meds

Mobi Health News

The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.

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Using digital therapeutics to treat anxiety, depression

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Using digital therapeutics to treat anxiety, depression Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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Germany is Taking Center Stage

Digital Health Today

The spotlight is on Germany as the Digital Supply Act is adopted. It must be very exciting to be an attendee of DTx Event in Berlin , taking place December 3-4, 2019.

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Cambia Health Solutions invests in integrated mental health care with Quartet partnership

FierceHealthIT

Cambia Health Solutions is partnering with New York City startup Quartet to better integrate behavioral health care and primary care for regional health plan members.

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.

Helsinki-headquartered Nightingale Health introduces consumer blood testing service

Mobi Health News

The newly unveiled product tracks health indicators related to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

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Cures 2.0 campaign commences

Morning eHealth

FCC chairman talks health data privacy — More than 100 nursing homes touched by ransomware attack

Providers Increasing Adoption of AI-Fueled Clinical Documentation Technology

Healthcare IT Today

The use of computer-assistant coding has been percolating along for a while now but hasn’t taken over the healthcare industry. However, it could find a much more extensive place in the industry in coming years as AI becomes more widely accepted within healthcare organizations, a new survey suggests.

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