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Why Social Media in Healthcare is Important

Optimum Healthcare IT

If healthcare organizations are not engaging with the community they serve on social media platform; then they will inevitably fall behind. The post Why Social Media in Healthcare is Important appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Global Healthcare Social Media

Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care


Imagine that you’re a surgeon in a large hospital network. A patient has presented to the emergency department with a ruptured ovarian cyst; before you operate, you use the surgical suite’s telemedicine platform to consult with the patient’s gynecologist, who provides valuable history.

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Understanding the PDGM Rule Today to Best Prepare for Tomorrow: the Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

The new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), announced in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will take effect on or after January 1, 2020. PDGM will restructure the current home health payment model by shifting the home health industry from a volume-based payment structure to a value-based one.

Why Blockchain Tech May Be Key To Protecting Patient Records

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18.


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.

Robotic process automation: The way to bring about healthcare efficiencies?

Lloyd Price

Reducing costs but not taking time away between a doctor and patient is one of the key aspects to RPA according to Leivo, as she examines what she describes as an unsustainable trend in healthcare. “If

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Health Care Bills’ Financial Toxicity – Remembering the Jones’ of Whatcom County, WA

Health Populi

“In an extreme example of angst over expensive medical bills , an elderly Washington couple who lived near the U.S.-Canadian Canadian border died in a murder-suicide this week after leaving notes that detailed concerns about paying for medical care,” USA Today reported on August 10, 2019.

Privacy beyond HIPAA in voice technology

Mobi Health News

Industry players warn that while voice technology has the ability to reach a larger audience, it must be implemented with privacy as a top priority.


Ambulatory Practices Ahead of the Curve with Precision Medicine

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Leadership at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCente realized several years ago that genomics and precision medicine were the future of healthcare and would be invaluable in helping provide better, safer therapies

When an EHR is hacked by Russians


Hippocrates didn't have a server. In 2012 our practice invested $300,000 into building computer infrastructure and the purchase of a brand-spanking-new electronic health record, commonly referred to as an EHR.

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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.

Large Employers’ Focus on Prescription Drugs: Costs, Coupons and Communication

Health Populi

As large employers’ annual health care costs for an employee are expected to exceed $15,000 in 2020, companies are focusing in on managing the pharmacy line-item, we learn from the 2020 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

Cedars-Sinai study on inpatient VR pain management offers glimpse at real-world outcomes

Mobi Health News

Positive data from the pragmatic study is the clearest evidence yet that in-hospital therapeutic VR could be effective in a live deployment, according to researchers

For older adults, consider that transitions are going to take longer

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The baby boomer generation’s later years will be unprecedented. Each time the population aged 65+ is counted, it’s a bigger number. That onslaught, now at 52 million, bears repeating.

5 ways to lessen the physician burden in the product evaluation process


Keeping tabs on the sheer volume of medical drugs and devices on the market is nearly impossible – the FDA approved a record 105 novel medical devices and 59 new drugs in 2018 alone. At the same, hospitals and physicians face ever-growing pressure to cut costs while improving quality.

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.

Getting More Personal, Virtual and Excellent – the 2020 NBGH Employer Report

Health Populi

In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs.

How voice technology could speed up EHR searches

Mobi Health News

Yaa Kumah, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discussed the opportunities and hurdles for voice technology in provider organizations last week at Harvard Medical School.

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Magellan Health uses smartphone-based AI tech to help Hep C patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Magellan Health, a healthcare payer organization in Scottsdale, Arizona, needed to address adherence to oral medication therapy. THE PROBLEM.


Part 2 rule this week?

Morning eHealth

Unions split on 'Medicare for All' — Buttigieg: the latest telemed enthusiast

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.

From Health Consumers to Health Citizens – a U.S. Patient Rights Moonshot?

Health Populi

Issue No. 4 of StartUp Health Magazine is dedicated to 8 Health Moonshot Principles. StartUp Health sees these moonshots taken together as, “a blueprint for achieving the impossible.” ” There’s an aspect of U.S.


MedAnswers lands $5M, launches FertilityAnswers tool

Mobi Health News

Special Situations' Life Sciences Innovation (LSI) Fund led the round with participation from Viking Global Investors.

Chronic Care Management – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/16 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

All of Us tops 270,000 sign-ups

Morning eHealth

Lawmakers fight RxCheck — Study: Most providers don't comply with patient info access laws


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.

Report: Most Health Systems Still Lack Long-Term Digital Strategy

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The survey of CIOs and other executives examined digital health maturation and how patient care organizations are strategizing for the future

New Hampshire law to expand telemedicine reimbursement

Mobi Health News

The bill will impact patients with Medicaid coverage and private insurance living in the largely rural state.

Barriers To Consumer Health Adoption Are Falling

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has concluded that the bulk of Americans are not connected with or using telehealth services, including, notably, those in rural areas for whom telemedical services should be a lifeline.

Democratic jousting on health tech issues

Morning eHealth

Gov tech deals — Euro regulations


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.

NHS Invests £250M in National Artificial Intelligence Lab

Healthcare Informatics

Health officials have outlined several core goals for the lab’s work around personalized treatment, earlier cancer detection and keeping patients out of the hospital


MyHealthTeams rakes in $9.44M in a Series B round led by UCB

Mobi Health News

This new infusion of cash brings the San Francisco-based startup to a total of $26.84 million, the company revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews.


The Rise of Chatbots In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sachin Kalra, vice president of customer success, Infostretch. Rapid advances in technology mean the chatbot market is now one of the fastest-growing segments in healthcare, with the market expected to be worth more than $314 million by 2023. In some ways, this growth is not surprising. Combined with the commercial benefits for healthcare providers, […].