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Two Forms of Telemedicine: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

Lloyd Price

What is Synchronous Telemedicine? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines synchronous telemedicine as "live video-conferencing," which is a "two-way audiovisual link between a patient and a care provider." " The U.S.

Surviving The 2020 Healthcare Disruption Wave

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx. Of the nation’s $3.5 trillion in annual healthcare spending, 90 percent is for people with chronic and mental health conditions. Can healthcare institutes afford not to engage in the 2020 wave of preventative care healthcare disruption? While healers are not prognosticators, savvy healthcare CEOs have their eye on 2020. For […].

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Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

Physicians are evolving as digital doctors, embracing the growing role of data generated in electronic health records as well as through their patients using wearable technologies and mobile health apps downloaded in ubiquitous smartphones, described in The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician , a 2020 Health Trends Report from Stanford Medicine. Stanford Medicine interviewed 523 physicians and 210 medical students and residents in September and October 2019 to assess clinicians’ perspectives on digital health topics for this study. The study title citing the “data-driven physician” is based on the key survey finding that doctors are preparing to embrace data, from both traditional sources and new ones — including information generated by patients themselves via wearable tech and remote health sensors — into clinical practice. The vast majority of doctors are using electronic health records, and four in ten have adopted telemedicine in their workflow. One in three doctors uses genetic screening, and one in four, wearable health devices. Personalized medicine and robotic surgery have been adopted by fewer than 1 in 5 doctors, with AI and virtual reality still nascent technologies in everyday practice. Looking to the future, most doctors and med students see big potential in personalized medicine to transform health care in the next five years. Just over half of clinicians view telemedicine as transformational, and another 4 in 10 doctors cite AI and wearable devices as transformational in the next five years. Robotic surgery and VR won’t yield much transformation in health care in the next five years, both current practicing doctors and med students concur. Another issue on which one-half of clinicians, both current and studying, agree is that consumer tech companies and other non-traditional players entering the health care market is a positive development. One in five doctors and one in three students is undecided on this, based on uncertainties for impacts on patient outcomes, physician effectiveness, physician job satisfaction, and costs. What is certain, the Stanford Medicine report divines, is that physicians beyond 2020 will be operating in a larger, more distributed and complex health care ecosystem, mixing the legacy system of brick-and-mortar hospitals and clinics with virtual care via telehealth, remote health monitoring to the home, and wearable tech on the patient’s body and embedded in her clothing. And on balance, most physicians welcome the value that data from these different sources can yield for diagnosis, treatment and research. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Compared with other nations’ health citizens, Americans tend to be more bullish on using at-home tests and apps to track health, as gauged in the survey report, A consumer-centered future of health from Deloitte Insights. Similarly, one-half of consumers expressed demand for digital health technologies in a study from GlobalWebIndex last year. 50% of consumers said they’d welcome the ability to consult with a doctor via phone or video call, 48% liked the ability to communicate electronically via test or social media with the doctor, and 43% favored a wearable device to connect with their smartphone to monitor health. 36% would use a digital health assistant (chatbot) to offer health advice, and 34% a digital health coach to help manage chronic disease or pain. We’ve entered an era of both the data-driven physician aligning with the data-driven patient. This isn’t an N of 100% on either side of the physician-patient dynamic; it’s an evolving scenario, part of a larger digital ecosystem in which consumers live, work, play and learn. But weaving the Stanford Medicine study together with the consumer research from Deloitte and GlobalWebIndex shows us greater alignment for digital health adoption between doctors and patients than we’ve seen before this moment. The post Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing” appeared first on AI Artificial intelligence Big data and health Cognitive computing and health Computers and health Connected health Consumer electronics Data analytics and health Digital health Digital therapeutics Electronic health records Health apps Health at home Health care information technology Health Consumers Health ecosystem Health engagement Health IT Internet and Health Internet of things Medical technology mHealth Mobile health Patient engagement Physicians Primary care Remote health monitoring Robots and health Self-care Sensors and health Shared decision making Social networks and health Telehealth Telemedicine User experience UX Virtual health Wearable tech Wearables

How to Write About Your Telemedicine Services On Your Website


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

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.

Physicians Increasingly Interested In Use of Patient-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

A new report from Stanford Medicine suggests that after years of holding it at arms’ length, physicians are becoming more comfortable with the use of patient-generated health data.

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Strategic Change and How to Make it Stick with Security

Healthcare IT Today

Conferences are great places to learn about new technologies and their applications, and how other health systems are applying them to address length of stay, cost reduction, lowered risks, or increased efficiency.

Home Is Where the Health Is, CareMore Health (And Most People) Believe

Health Populi

Most people dealing with chronic conditions, and those who care for them, believe that “home is where the health is,” according to a survey about the “21st century house call” from CareMore Health.

Toilets as Proxy for Tech Culture – From Japan to JP Morgan

Digital Health

I just got back from a phenomenal two-week vacation in Japan, a place I had never been before. If you haven’t been to Japan, you really have to go. It was incredible. There is everything from ancient history to modern marvels, as well as the most welcoming of people and fab food galore. I could […]. launches wound care tech in US

Mobi Health News

The new tool is aimed at helping nurses measure and keep track of wounds.

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.

AI, telehealth could help address hospital workforce challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Technologies such as telehealth and artificial intelligence could help health systems combat professional shortages in hospitals, according to a report on key workforce strategic planning trends released by the American Hospital Association.

Nurses Continue to Reign #1 in Honesty and Ethics; Healthcare Pro’s 4 of Top 5 in Annual Gallup Poll

Health Populi

The topline of this year’s annual Gallup Poll into honesty and ethics of professions finds nurses sustaining their reign as the top trusted profession in America.

CES 2020: Ten Intriguing New Technologies for Older Adults    

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2020 – walking the land of the new. What has 170,000 attendees, long lines, baffling arrangements of booth numbers across multiple, gigantic locations and more robots than you can shake a motion sensor at? That was CES 2020.

Stanford Medicine: Physicians, medical students are interested in digital health, data-driven care

Mobi Health News

More often than not, survey respondents said that patient data collected using apps, wearables or other consumer-friendly sources are clinically valuable

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.

Lobbying fight intensifies in interop rules

Morning eHealth

FDA describes tech plans — DHS in 'first phase' of EHR implementation

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Difrent and Visionable announce partnership to empower healthcare transformation through video collaboration

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare video collaboration platform Visionable has announced a partnership with professional services company Difrent to help healthcare organisations work more efficiently.

AI Will Drive Proactive and Predictive Healthcare by 2030

Lloyd Price

Projections say AI-powered healthcare systems will enhance patient experience and deliver predictive and connected care by 2030. Amazon’s new interest in AI in Healthcare AI-powered predictive care is expected to take a front seat by 2030.

Proteus parts ways with Otsuka as it pivots toward oncology, infectious disease treatment adherence

Mobi Health News

The pharma company walks away with the full license for Proteus' mental health treatment adherence technology

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

LeanIX Named to Boston’s ‘Best Places to Work’ List for 2020


We’re thrilled to be included in Built In Boston's 2020 list of 'Best Places to Work.' It’s an amazing way to start off the new year! Awareness


HHS’ 5-year IT plan and other notes from HITAC

Morning eHealth

Warner probes unsecured medical images from military centers — Do we need a Human Screenome Project


Health IT Trends For 2020: Some Thoughts From Leaders

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. David Reitzel, health IT leader, Grant Thornton Healthcare providers continue to find themselves with more initiatives and opportunities for innovation than actual capital to deploy to IT projects. Health IT projects have become more integrated with clinical and business areas, which is driving more complexity and alignment than ever before. 2020 will bring a continue […].

Diabetes care platform Virta scores $93M

Mobi Health News

The new funding was led by Caffeinated Capital with participation from Venrock, Obvious Ventures, Creandum, Playground Global and SciFi VC.


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.

How to Break Your Habit of Negative Thinking Patterns

Insulin Nation

If you live with a non-stop disease like diabetes that requires constant health-related choices and effort, the habits of your thinking can have a big impact. .

Device industry’s 2020 priorities: digital

Morning eHealth

Deals, Deals, Deals — Legal fight over ACA reaches SCOTUS skirmish stage


How New Technology Is Helping Hospitals To Reduce and Manage Waste

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. When it comes to waste management in hospitals, it’s easy to imagine old needles, bags of toxic organic waste, and a broad range of other disturbing materials.

DrChrono closes $20M to grow its mobile-friendly EHR, practice management platform

Mobi Health News

The company will be pumping the funds into its tech platform, and will be growing its engineering, sales and support capabilities

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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

In-depth on Tandem’s Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop System

Insulin Nation

In a win for all people with type 1 diabetes (even those who won’t directly benefit from this closed-loop system), the FDA has approved Tandem’s new Control IQ software for release in 2020. This new automated glycemic control algorithm is just the second hybrid closed-loop system available to patients with an FDA clearance. And it promises tighter control, easier usability, and more customization than the current 670g automated system from Medtronic. How Control IQ Works.

In Shrewd Move, Amazon Quietly Captures Huge Store Of UK Health Information

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon has quietly struck a data-sharing deal with England’s National Health Service giving it free access to a range of health data from British consumers.

Quality Is Critical In Today’s Data Deluge: Put Processes and Tools In Place For Robust Data Quality

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rahul Mehta, senior vice president and head of data management proficiency, CitiusTech.

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