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How to Write About Your Telemedicine Services On Your Website

Geonetric

Use your website content to make your telehealth services a routine part of your patients’ care connection to your organization.

7 Healthcare Technology Trends Every Practice Owner Needs to Keep an Eye On

Electronic Health Reporter

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Looking at the Future of Data Storage in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

This week I’m in Austin for the annual Pure Storage user and partner conference called Pure Accelerate. If you want to follow the event on Twitter, you can do so at the hashtag #PureAccelerate or just follow @techguy on Twitter for the healthcare related tweets.

The 8 Elements of Good Telemedicine Training

GlobalMed

There’s no denying it: new technologies can force people out of their comfort zone. That’s especially true with telemedicine, where fear can be a major impediment to successful implementation.

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.

3 Key Benefits of eConsults: A Doctor’s Perspective

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Emilie de Ocampo, MD, pediatrician, Golden Valley Health Centers. As primary care providers (PCPs), we’re increasingly trying to manage total patient care for more patients and facing worsening challenges in ensuring our patients can access the care they need. In 2009, a short ten years ago, there were an estimated 209,000 PCPs providing services […].

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Worrying About Possible Recession Compels Health Consumers to Seek Less Care

Health Populi

Four in ten U.S. patients said the state of the economy changes how often they seek health care, according to a new study from TransUnion , the credit agency that operates in the health care finance space.

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Mango Health acquired by pharma service TrialCard

Mobi Health News

TrialCard will acquire Mango's patient adherence and engagement app as part of the deal.

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National patient identifier debate rages on

Morning eHealth

Is virtual reality the opioid crisis’ 'holy grail'? — FDA looks into speedier device review

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If you spend more than 80 percent of your day staring at a screen, you are no longer a doctor

KevinMD

The use of health care information technology has increased exponentially over the last five years, and as a frontline physician, I have seen this change at close quarters. In most of the hospitals I’ve worked in up and down the East Coast, it’s been interesting to observe this transformation.

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.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

“Digital transformation” is the corporate strategy flavor of the moment across industries, and the health are sector isn’t immune from the trend. As this 13th year of the annual Health 2.0

Voice-enabled clinician workflow tool Robin Healthcare raises $11.5M

Mobi Health News

Palo Alto, California-based VC firm Norwest Venture Partners led the latest funding round.

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VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Two recent studies indicate a plan by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use distributed tablet devices to provide telehealth benefits to patients is working. WHAT HAPPENED.

It’s time we get the technology working for the patients, and not make their lives more difficult

KevinMD

In a world where, in a moment, I can order from thousands of items and have them delivered to my doorstep the same or next day at the press of a button without having to re-enter my name, address, and billing information each time, it would seem that filling out paper forms at the doctor’s […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Oncology/Hematology

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.

Thinking About Isaiah, User-Centered Design, and Healthcare – Heard at Health 2.0

Health Populi

Turning 13, “we’re an unruly teenager on our hands now,” Matthew Holt invoked the start of the annual Health 2.0 Conference, convening this week in Santa Clara for its 13th year in existence. Started with Co-Founder Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 was conceived as a “movement,” Matthew explained.

Philips unveils connected sleep apnea wearable NightBalance

Mobi Health News

The wearable is worn across a user's chest and signals when to turn over using vibrations.

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Provider groups: Slow down info blocking rules

Morning eHealth

Cybersecurity…kills? — A new privacy-respecting app

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Rush, Ochsner Health System partner on telemedicine, Epic EHR

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health System are partnering to bring innovations in telemedicine to patients. The deal also will see Ochsner implement vendor Epic’s electronic health record.

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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.

#HITsm celebrates #NHITWeek – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 9/20 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) on the topic “#HITsm celebrates #NHITWeek” Next week, Sept. 23 – 27, 2019, is U.S.

Capsule scores $200M for digital pharmacy

Mobi Health News

The New York-based startup plans to use the new funds to expand its services beyond the city.

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API growing pains

Morning eHealth

California telehealth bill heads to Newsom's desk — Industry group takes a stab at health privacy guidelines

Improving the consumer healthcare experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Population Health Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Improving the consumer healthcare experience Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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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.

New “Launch Health” Accelerator in Kansas City

Healthcare IT Today

Nueterra Capital recently selected 6 companies for their Launch Health Accelerator that’s located in Kansas City. To learn more about this new accelerator and the companies involved, we talked with Don Peterson, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Launch Health Accelerator.

Meru Health launches wearable companion to track biofeedback

Mobi Health News

The tool was designed to help users see their heart rate variability

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1 in 5 surgeons plans to retire early due to physical toll, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

At the same time that the country’s faces a predicted shortage of physicians, one in five surgeons plan to retire early because of the physical toll of their work, a new survey reveals

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The Future of Digital Health – Views from Inside the Industry

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

“Healthcare is a truly antiquated industry,” says Dr. Cam Patterson, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

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.

Sepsis Quality Care: How Is the U.S. Performing?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse, Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer. Sepsis affects 1.5 million people in the U.S.

Meru launches wearable companion to track biofeedback

Mobi Health News

The tool was designed to help users see their heart rate variability

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Michigan Medicine approves plans for $920 million inpatient hospital

FierceHealthIT

Michigan Medicine plans to build a new $920 million inpatient hospital with 264 private rooms capable of converting to intensive care rooms

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