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In the U.S., the New Terrorism is the Spread of Infectious Disease – Pew

Health Populi

The spread of infectious disease is the new terrorism in the eyes of Americans. The most significant major threat to the U.S.

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How cell phones can help lead us out of the COVID-19 pandemic

KevinMD

As most of America approaches the one-month mark since shelter-in-place orders began, there is increasing talk of “plateauing” and debate of strategies for resuming “normal” life. Unfortunately, we continue to find ourselves without a clear path out of this unprecedented pandemic.

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Digital Health: An Evolution From B.C. (Before Coronavirus) to A.D. (After the Disease)

Digital Health

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. That Dickensian construct is a perfect one for thinking about digital health before and after the advent of the coronavirus.

The future of medical technology devices in the time of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

In this COVID-19 era, the need for health and care systems to become agile and change is very real.

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.

COVID-19 Reveals Urgent Need for Universal Mental Health Care

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically disrupted every aspect of life for everyday people, ratcheting up stress across all families: The mandate to #StayHome, being physically distanced from work colleagues, beloved family and friends, and our community touchpoints.

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Nearly half of physicians using telehealth, up from just 18% in 2018

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians are changing the patterns of their practice because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly half of them using telehealth to treat patients, up from just 18% in 2018. WHY IT MATTERS.

FDA’s support of AI in telemedicine

Mobi Health News

Epstein Becker & Green's Bradley Merrill Thompson describes the agency's current trajectory for regulation of patient-facing and provider-facing telehealth products that incorporate AI

Health, Wealth & COVID-19 – My Conversation with Jeanne Pinder & Carium, in Charts

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic is dramatically impacting and re-shaping our health and wealth, simultaneously. Today, I’ll be brainstorming this convergence in a “collaborative health conversation” hosted by Carium’s Health IRL series. Here’s a link to the event.

CDC releases some racial, ethnic data on coronavirus

Morning eHealth

Testing splits along partisan lines — Privacy, cybersecurity concerns confront Europe

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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.

Chatbots Join the Ranks of Healthcare Workers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Carlos Meléndez, COO, Wovenware. Chatbots, or conversational AI, seem to be everywhere in our daily lives and go-to solutions for digital transformation initiatives. From banks to insurance companies and e-commerce sites, these automated assistants […]. The article Chatbots Join the Ranks of Healthcare Workers appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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First COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized for home sample collection

Mobi Health News

Using a designated kit ordered by a doctor, patients will be able to self-swab and mail their samples to LabCorp testing facilities. The self-collection kits will be available in "most states" in the coming weeks

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The Patient-as-Payor in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

One in three working age people in the U.S. lost their job as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of whom lost health insurance and others anxious their health coverage will be threatened, revealed in a survey from The Commonwealth Fund published on April 21, 2020.

Tech entrepreneurs' newest ally: The FDA

Morning eHealth

Abortion clinics look to video calls, chatbots for medication prescription — Congress scrutinizes VA's pandemic response

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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.

Consumers Weigh In On SDOH: How This Can Help Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By April Gill, senior vice president, solution management, Welltok. The future of COVID-19 remains a giant question mark right now. But what is clear in this uncertain time is the significant impact everyday factors, commonly […]. The article Consumers Weigh In On SDOH: How This Can Help Providers appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Microsoft chatbot helps COVID-19 survivors determine if eligible to donate plasma

Mobi Health News

Patients are screened about COVID-19 status and other health factors, then provided with information about the nearest donation station.

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Healthy Thinking: Inside the Mind of the COVID-19 Consumer

Health Populi

Stress is up, smoking increasing, drinking more alcohol… Americans are tapping into a variety of coping mechanisms in the coronavirus outbreak, with health on their collective minds.

HHS delays interoperability rules, officially

Morning eHealth

Contact tracing: not close — Black doctors blast data release

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.

Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) oversees the healthcare needs of roughly 6,200 dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Massachusetts' uninsured can access free COVID-19 telehealth visits via Doctor on Demand

Mobi Health News

The telehealth vendor's deal with the state comes shortly after another agreement that provided the services to Medicaid, children's health insurance members

Why Telehealth Is Real Now – The Value Equation

Healthcare IT Today

Everyone sees the obvious when it comes to telehealth. The Stay at Home and Physical Distancing that’s come with COVID-19 has almost required telehealth. What other option did healthcare organizations have? Embrace telehealth or die? However, I think that’s actually a little simplistic.

Covid-19 and Senior Living’s growing use of tech

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Seniors and technology – change is in the airwaves. In ways that could not have been anticipated six months ago, the technology marketplace (sellers and buyers) for older adults is accelerating in interest level and adoption. And that is likely an understatement.

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.

COVID-19 and digital transformation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Government & Policy Interoperability Telehealth The director of international relations at NHS Confederation, Dr Layla McCay writes about significant acceleration of digital transformation across the UK.

Novartis acquires digital therapeutic using video games, 3D glasses to treat 'lazy eye'

Mobi Health News

Alongside the purchase of Amblyotech, the pharma company announced upcoming collaborations with major video game publisher Ubisoft and McGill University

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3 Privacy Mistakes to Avoid During a Public Health Emergency

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Mark LaRow, CEO at Verato. While the federal government has relaxed some patient privacy rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still avoidable mistakes healthcare professionals make when it comes to protecting patient data.

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Propel Mobile Health IT Adoption Forward?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Christopher Maiona, M.D., SFHM, chief medical officer, PatientKeeper, Inc. With all that the healthcare system has to worry about these days, perhaps it’s time to hit the “Pause” button on health IT deployment. Or not. […]. The article Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Propel Mobile Health IT Adoption Forward? 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.

Bendigo Health to roll out remote monitoring system for suspected COVID-19 patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Bendigo Health in regional Victoria will become one of the first hospitals in Australia to roll-out telemonitoring used for suspected COVID-19 patients. The system has been trialed with current geriatric patients to ensure its viability in the testing for readiness.

Danish Government launches COVIDmeter tracking service as lockdown restrictions are lifted

Mobi Health News

They will also launch a COVID-19 contact-tracing app to alert users of prolonged social proximity

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What Major Security Threats Does Healthcare Face Amidst COVID-19 and What Can You Do About It?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is an interview with Dan Schaupner, Head of Cybersecurity Consulting, North America BDS at Atos and John Lynn, Founder and Chief Editor at Healthcare IT Today.