Sat.Dec 01, 2018 - Fri.Dec 07, 2018

Physicians sacrifice a lot to deliver care. Technology shouldn’t ask for more.

KevinMD

I had a great case the other night. Around midnight on a Friday, the hospitalist physician called me to evaluate an incarcerated femoral hernia. I thought this elderly and medically ill patient would likely die no matter what I did.

How and why startups are using blockchain to tackle healthcare hurdles

Mobi Health News

From cryptocoin behavior incentives to personal health data sharing, there's no shortage of young companies looking to the distributed ledger technology

When Tech companies try to disrupt Healthcare, they just create the NHS

Lloyd Price

In the Belgian startup scene, companies are trying to use technology to solve healthcare’s problems. But the system they're creating already exists.

Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

Health Populi

In the U.S., the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity.

New Tech Tonics Podcast: Ari Caroline: Broad Intellect Meets Deep Humanity

Digital Health

ResMed acquires digital respiratory health company Propeller Health

Mobi Health News

ResMed is expected to close the $225M deal to purchase the smart inhaler company by March 2019.

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Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. This sentiment has been relatively stable since 2000 except for two big outlying years: a spike of 69% in 2006, and a low-point in 2003 of 42%.

Governance in Healthcare: Big Data is Table Stakes

Perficient

Big data itself does not alter the approach to governance nor its framework. And big data isn’t just about data – it’s also concerned with managing and governing vast amounts of content of varying types such as video, images, voice, etc.

Smartphone app could use fingernails to detect anemia

Mobi Health News

The new technology can detect anemia with 97 percent sensitivity by analyzing photos of a user's fingernail

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Partners goes down (and then back up)

Morning eHealth

Associations call for patient access overhaul — The business

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Money First, Then Kids: The State of the American Family in 2018

Health Populi

Most American families with children at home are concerned about paying bills on a monthly basis.

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A Look into the Future with IDC Health Insights’ Mutaz Shegewi

Healthcare Informatics

An interview with Mutaz Shegewi of IDC Health Insights about tech trends impacting healthcare over the next five years

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Conversational treatment adherence device Pillo launches to consumers

Mobi Health News

At $499, the connected in-home tool automatically dispenses and reorders medications while delivering audio and video treatment support

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Interoperability day at the White House

Morning eHealth

HHS wants info-blocking rule just as much as you do — More dirt on the Mar-a-Lago 3

While National Health Care Spending Growth Slowed in 2017, One Stakeholder’s Financial Burden Grew: The Consumer’s

Health Populi

National health care spending growth slowed in 2017 to the post-recession rate of 3.9%, down from 4.8% in 2016. Per person, spending on health care grew 3.2% to $10,739 in 2017, and the share of GDP spent on medical care held steady at 17.9%. Healthcare spending in America is a $3.5

At UVM Health Network, Advancing an Integrated Health System’s Initiatives through Data Governance Strategies

Healthcare Informatics

At the Burlington, Vermont-based UVM Health Network, Leah Fullem is helping to lead data governance processes intended to speed the advancement of key IT strategies across the integrated health system

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FDA announces eight winners of opioid epidemic innovation challenge

Mobi Health News

The eight devices will receive increased guidance and interaction for their clearance efforts, and some will receive Breakthrough Device designation

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December's heavy health IT agenda

Morning eHealth

Getting All of Us into All of Us — Holiday interoperability gathering at White House

SPM’s team leadership search for 2019

Society for Participatory Medicine

Our Society for Participatory Medicine is growing in membership and in projects and teams. If you’re a member, have you considered leading a team? If you’re not, have you considered joining ?

You are vulnerable while hospitalized

Insulin Nation

Hospitals often use outdated care practices despite a large body of knowledge about the importance of glycemic management in hospitalized patients, both in intensive care units (ICUs) and in noncritical care settings. Levels of glycemia directly impact patient outcomes, hospital length of stay (LOS) & costs. New therapeutics and technology are widely available, but inpatient glycemic care often lags substantially behind best practices and ADA recommendations.

Hospital Shark Tank tips from NewYork-Presbyterian and Stony Brook Medicine

Mobi Health News

Hospitals look to clinicians in the field for innovation ideas

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Why talk to devices?  Because it is both possible and compelling

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who can and will be talking to their technology? Quite a few people will, though it is hard to get a real number – which is ironic, since Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung, etc. all know how many they have shipped. And they also know how many devices are back-ordered.

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In a Natural Disaster, Telemedicine Has a Crucial Role

Arizona Telemedicine Program

There’s no question that telemedicine is incredibly innovative, and changing healthcare as we know it. Beyond that, of great importance is telemedicine’s wonderful potential for disaster planning and recovery efforts.

Medical Tourism and The Value Of Technology In Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner The phrase “medical tourism” has been coined to describe the millions of Americans who are traveling across the globe to have surgery or other medical procedures performed.

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Big changes are coming to Medicare reimbursement for connected health

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS19, ACT | The App Association's Brian Scarpelli will lay out the details of what he calls a "sea change" in CMS' policy toward remote patient monitoring

The missing piece in telemedicine? Dentistry

FierceHealthIT

Telemedicine has gotten plenty of chatter when it comes to specialty and mental health care, but more providers should drill down on using it for oral health care, according to a new study

Cloud Technology Has Changed the Game

Perficient

I have just returned from the Gartner Application Strategies and Solutions Summit 2018. This was one of those conferences where it turns out to be something different than what you expected. The agenda was a solid blend of educational sessions, networking opportunities and meaningful keynotes. Like many conferences, the real value comes from hearing from other people and their experiences in the real world. However, at this years conference there was one standout keynote address.

Basal Insulin Management is not easy. These new tools could help

Insulin Nation

When people with Type 2 Diabetes start basal insulin treatment, the goal is to reach a lower fasting glucose target. Each person gets an initial insulin dose and the expectation is that this dosage will gradually increase until the fasting glucose target is reached.

Giblib launches fully-VR CME course with Cedars-Sinai surgeons

Mobi Health News

"Essential GI Surgeries" will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR and 4K video

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New research shows postsurgical patients need fewer opioids than surgeons typically prescribe

FierceHealthIT

Most patients need little or no opioid pain medication after a postsurgical discharge, according to new research

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EMIS moving 40 million UK patient records to Amazon Web Services

Lloyd Price

More than 40 million UK patient records will be shifted onto Amazon Web Services, as part of a wider upgrade by the dominant NHS GP IT supplier. Emis Group announced on Friday that it would be replacing its Emis Web software with Emis-X.

The CHRONIC Care Act passed. What’s next?

Morning eHealth

VA promises telemedicine boosts — Apple ECG feature goes live

Strong provider directory is step one for digital transformation

Mobi Health News

Sara Vaezy, the chief digital strategy officer at Providence-St. Joseph Health, says everything else follows from an accurate, up-to-date and user-friendly directory

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Fired female executive accuses Optum of gender discrimination, ignoring abusive treatment

FierceHealthIT

A rising female executive at an Optum subsidiary has accused the company of gender discrimination, alleging she was passed over for a promotion in favor of a “chauvinistic and misogynistic” male executive who routinely berated her.

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