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Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients. Now, at least in my practice, the majority of primary care (acute care, chronic disease management, and […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

Along with the life-threatening impact of the coronavirus on physical health, and the accompanying mental health distress activated by self-distancing comes a third unintended consequence with the pandemic: a hard hit on women’s personal economies. The recession of the pandemic is considered by many economists as a “She-Cession,” a downturn in the economy that’s negatively impacting women more acutely than men.

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JAMA study warns telemedicine not suitable for 38% of patients over 65

Mobi Health News

Barriers to adoption include hearing issues, lack of tech abilities and visual difficulties.

Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora developed an active and growing telemedicine program over the past eight years. Telemedicine has been particularly important because of the large, multistate service region with many rural and frontier patients, mountain passes and snow that complicate travel, and limited numbers of pediatric subspecialists in the Rocky Mountain region outside of Denver. THE PROBLEM.

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

7 Ways Telemedicine Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The healthcare sector is the backbone of any economy, without which no nation can survive. For a prosperous country, it is essential to have a more robust health care sector. Hence, more healthy and fit […]. The article 7 Ways Telemedicine Is Revolutionizing Healthcare appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial future of telemedicine telehealth

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Samsung says it has received FDA clearance for smartwatch ECG tracking

Mobi Health News

While its Galaxy Watch3 device is available now, a launch date for the Samsung Health Monitor app that will enable ECG, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation tracking is still up in the air

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RPM market will double in next five years, predict stakeholders

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released new guidance regarding remote patient monitoring. For the duration of the public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, RPM services can be provided to both new and established patients, said the agency.

Real-World Applications of Artificial Intelligence To Improve Medication Management Across the Care Continuum

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc. Discussions about the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare often span multiple areas, most commonly about making more accurate diagnoses, identifying at-risk populations, and […].

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Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

Health Populi

The use of health and wellness services delivered in retail pharmacies is growing, and health consumers’ satisfaction increases with use. That’s the headline for J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study. This is the 12th year of J.D. Power’s U.S. Pharmacy Study, this year based on a survey of 13,378 pharmacy customers who filled a prescription between June 2019 and February 2020.

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.

Teladoc Health absorbs chronic care company Livongo in $18.5B merger

Mobi Health News

Each Livongo share will be converted Teladoc stock at a 0.5920 exchange rate, plus an additional $11.44 in cash per stock.

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How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Institute for Family Health based in New Paltz, New York, is one of the largest federally qualified health center networks in New York State. It operates 32 community health centers located in medically underserved communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, which have been exceptionally hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic; and in Ulster and Dutchess counties, 90 miles north of New York City. THE PROBLEM.

Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access

Telebehavioral Health Institute

President Issues Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access In an announcement by the United States President today, the Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access was published in the White House list of presidential actions. … Read more. The post Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Most Innovative Health IT Companies of 2020: Medial EarlySign

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Medial EarlySign’s mission is focused on finding extraordinary clinical insights inside billions of ordinary EHR databases. With more than 10 years of longitudinal data, Medial EarlySign’s data sets cover more than 20 million patient lives and […]. The article Most Innovative Health IT Companies of 2020: Medial EarlySign appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

Brain Navi develops new robot that performs nasal swab tests autonomously

Mobi Health News

The robot helps to reduce staff-patient contact with highly infectious diseases at the point of testing by autonomously navigating and safely collecting patient samples

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Western states embark on new telehealth partnership

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Governors Jay Inslee of Washington, Kate Brown of Oregon, Steve Sisolak of Nevada and Jared Polis of Colorado say their states, just as they have with other areas of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be collaborating on telehealth strategy.

It’s Time To Look At Contactless Care Delivery Options

Healthcare IT Today

By this point, most of us have become used to “contactless” delivery of products and services. Sure, we can still get our groceries or Chinese takeout brought to our door, but these days the delivery person leaves our things on our porch or outside our door. We may get a call, text or email message […].

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Improving Patient Experience Through Mobile-First Solutions and Custom Workflows

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the healthcare industry has had to adapt to closures, adopt automated processes and utilize telehealth more than ever before. Providers have been inundated with patient messages, phone calls […]. The article Improving Patient Experience Through Mobile-First Solutions and Custom Workflows appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

US' first Apple-Google COVID-19 tracing app goes live in Virginia

Mobi Health News

The COVIDWISE app uses Bluetooth to anonymously detect potential exposures and is free to download

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Greene County General quickly transitions school telehealth to countywide program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Greene County General Hospital in Linton, Indiana, faced challenges in providing access to care because the area has transportation barriers. THE PROBLEM. Greene County spans 546 miles, and has a population of about 30,000. Even though the healthcare organization offers four rural health clinics throughout the county, patients still were having difficulties finding transportation to their appointments.

Is RPA the Missing Piece in Healthcare? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Linda Stotsky (@EMRAnswers) and Rich Metger (@Rich_Metzger) from @Bossoft on the topic of “Is RPA the Missing Piece in Healthcare?“. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is being […].

9 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Your Revenue Stream

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dan Schulte, MBA, CHFP, senior vice president, provider operations, HGS. As outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to crop up around the country, the ongoing public health crisis is just one facet of the situation; economic […]. The article 9 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Your Revenue Stream appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

Apple & UCLA kick off device-driven depression and anxiety study

Mobi Health News

The three-year investigation will use iPhones, Apple Watches and Beddit trackers to monitor sleep, physical activity, heart rate and other daily behaviors

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JAMA study warns telemedicine not suitable for 38% of patients over 65

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Epic’s Efforts to Return to Work Hits Mainstream Media

Healthcare IT Today

You may remember that we previously wrote about Judy Faulkner and Epic’s decision to return to work and not continue remote working. Well, that decision has now hit mainstream news. Today, Anna Werner from CBS This Morning covered Epic’s decision to return to work despite “objections from hundreds of employees.” ” In the report, CBS interviewed […].

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How To Create A Customer-Centered TeleHealth Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed shed some light on the healthcare sector, especially in terms of how services are rendered. Even though remote care services have been around for a while, they have only now […]. The article How To Create A Customer-Centered TeleHealth Experience appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

End-to-end medical imaging startup Nanox files for $125M IPO

Mobi Health News

The startup's approach combines a low-cost digital-imaging device for hospitals with a comprehensive medical-imaging software platform.

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COVID-19 sparks debate on future of healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Population Health Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: COVID-19 sparks debate on future of healthcare Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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Doceree is Bringing Pharma Advertising to EHR and Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

In the nearly 15 years that we’ve been writing about EHR and health IT here at Healthcare IT Today, one of the most interesting topics we cover is pharma advertising inside an EHR or other health IT software product. It’s a topic that will likely never disappear since Pharma has a lot of money to […].

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