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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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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.

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

Clocktree

The Department of Veterans Affairs provided over 2.6 million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country. In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. During this time, more than 900,000 veterans accessed the agency’s telehealth services in a clinic or at home.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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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.

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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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.

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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How Looking Down At Your Cell Phone Is Killing Your Spine

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Looking down at your phones constantly puts pressure on your neck and spine, and isn’t good for your health. According to a spine surgeon, it is like having a 60-pounds of extra weight on your cervical spine.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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7 Tips To Save On Prescription Costs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. There’s no getting around it: prescription drugs are expensive. In fact, if you have a lousy insurance policy, you could end up paying thousands of dollars out-of-pocket just to get your hands on the medications that you need. Are you in this position? Wondering how to soften the blow? There are a few different ways to […].

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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.

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

Tech companies use legal shield on opioid liability

Morning eHealth

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

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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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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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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.

Patient co-creation is a tall, but worthwhile, order for health innovators

Mobi Health News

At last months' Connected Health Conference, payer, pharma, and patient stakeholders discussed the value — and potential pitfalls — of involving patients in all parts of the innovation process

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.

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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Outcome Health co-founders, former executives charged in $1B fraud scheme

FierceHealthIT

The founders of healthcare technology startup Outcome Health were charged with fraud in a 26-count federal indictment unsealed Monday.

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.

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

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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