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How technology is a weapon in the fight against COVID-19

KevinMD

As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, companies are working hard to develop innovative solutions to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese companies such as Alibaba have led the way using artificial intelligence, data science, and technology.

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Using Telehealth to Help Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

HealthStream

The actions described here demonstrate how telehealth has crucially bridged the gap during this unprecedented time and how healthcare organizations have worked to make telehealth widely accessible during the coronavirus pandemic

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How Connectivity Can Improve Patient Safety During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Heather Annolino, senior director healthcare practice, Ventiv. In recent weeks the U.S. has experienced a significant increase in new COVID-19 cases.

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Health Happens at Home: Lessons from the Parks Connected Health Summit

Health Populi

Home is where the health is, we know in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be sure, many of us who have been preaching that our ZIP codes are more impactful to our health than our genetic codes have known the evidence backing the social and behavioral determinants of health for a long time.

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.

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience

Mobi Health News

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated telehealth development in countries around the world, including Italy. In this on-demand session at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference, Italian healthcare experts reflect on the progress made in digital health.

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Heart attacks and strokes halved using pharmacist-led home blood pressure telemonitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published this week in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension found that 12 months of pharmacist-managed home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management lowered hypertension for two years.

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Cities and Inspiring Healthcare Innovation

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic added a new concept to our collective, popular lexicon: “social distancing” and “physical distancing.” ” This was one pillar for the public health prescription we were given to help mitigate the spread of a very tricky, contagious virus.

'Femtech and women’s health issues have become more mainstream. We must do more though'

Mobi Health News

Takeaways from Alison Byrne, FGM specialised midwife at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust & University Hospitals Birmingham NHS trust and Lina Chan, founder and CEO of Parla who will be speaking at HIMSS Europe Digital

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The World Has Recognized That Telehealth Is the Future of Healthcare: The Big, Unanswered Question Is How We Pay For It

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Tom Conroy, CEO and co-founder, MedSign. The telehealth market is expected to reach $10 billion this year, which represents a 80% jump in growth.

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.

Circle Medical says $14M from WELL Health will enable low-cost telehealth app usage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Circle Medical on Wednesday announced that it had received a majority control investment of $14.3 million from the Canadian firm WELL Health Technologies.

Pharma’s Future Relevance Depends on Empathy, Messaging, Partnering, and Supporting Patients and Providers

Health Populi

COVID-19 is re-shaping all industries, especially health care. And the pharma industry is challenged along with other health care sectors.

Major healthcare providers in Israel adopt new respiratory guard system amid second COVID-19 wave

Mobi Health News

The AnapnoGuard solution has been introduced by several Israeli hospitals in order to reduce complications caused by ventilators.

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Virtual Care Is Not a Flash In The Pan: Adapt Your Strategy Accordingly

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Erin Jospe, MD, chief medical officer, Kyruus.

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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.

Study: In-home healthcare expansion requires overcoming market and technical barriers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In a new working paper published Thursday from the Mercatus Center, a free-market-oriented think tank based out of George Mason University, professor Philip E.

Judy Faulkner and Epic’s View on Patient Engagement and MyChart

Healthcare IT Today

I recently watched a Cleveland Clinic interview with Epic Founder, Judy Faulkner. The interview overall was quite boring since the interviewer didn’t ask Judy any hard questions and he chose not to dive into the details which wasn’t probably the goal of Cleveland Clinic, an Epic customer.

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Digital health adoption saw a dip before COVID-19, but the pandemic brought it into limelight

Mobi Health News

A new consumer report from Accenture found that rates of smartphone-app and wearable use have slightly declined over the last two years.

3 Things That Can Help Make Relocating Aging Relatives Easier

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you have an aging relative, such as a parent or a grandparent, who lives farther away from you than you would like, you might wish to consider relocating them. There are many reasons why […].

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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.

Telehealth helps one provider org overcome rural and pandemic challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center (CCRLC) in Owen, Wisconsin, is a rural healthcare provider that offers its patients a small-town, patient-centered care focus. THE PROBLEM.

Rethinking Healthcare Security as a Cost Center – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 9/4 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Mich Parker, CISO (@mitchparkerciso) on the topic of “Rethinking Healthcare Security as a Cost Center“.

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Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM picks up Medicare coverage

Mobi Health News

The updated version of the company's system includes automatic alerts when the wearer's glucose is too high or too low

How Is Technology Giving The Health Insurance Sector A Boost?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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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.

How a hardware overhaul made much more telemedicine possible at a small health center

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Before the pandemic struck earlier this year, Central Kansas Mental Health Center in Salina, Kansas, had a small telehealth setup that started out of necessity over a lack of doctors available in its rural area. THE PROBLEM.

Remote Patient Monitoring: Does Less Equal More?

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, I’ve spent some time researching the field of remote patient monitoring technologies. While many are just beginning to be deployed, I’d argue that these solutions make far too much sense to stay under the covers for much longer.

With expert guidance, Apple Watch could record multi-lead ECGs and spot ST-segment changes

Mobi Health News

Although beyond the reach of everyday users, an independent study lends support to the Apple Watch's ECG as an option for cardiologists when standard ECGs are unavailable

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Why Point of Care Testing (POCT) Is On The Rise In The Medical World 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. There was a time when the only way a patient could receive comprehensive diagnostic medical tests was through a laboratory.

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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.

Study: NYC Black, Latino patients less likely than white patients to use telehealth during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the novel coronavirus spread across the United States this spring, the demand for telehealth skyrocketed in turn – as did concerns about patient access to virtual care.

Lots of Players, Little Differentiation: Examining the Telehealth Market

Health System CIO

Despite the dramatic rise in virtual visits during the height of the Covid-19, the market for telehealth solutions is still immature and carries a high risk. However, vendors have an opportunity to improve their offerings, according to KLAS.

Digital health startup Mobio Interactive secures $1.8M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

Founded in 2015, Singapore-headquartered digital health company Mobio Interactive announced that it has closed $1.8 million in a seed funding round. The round was led by Singapore-based Verge HealthTech Fund along with Atlas Asset Management, Creative Ventures and VC giant SOSV.