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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

GlobalMed

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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When an EHR is hacked by Russians

KevinMD

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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Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

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

Health Populi

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

KevinMD

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.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

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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Part 2 rule this week?

Morning eHealth

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

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).

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.

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.

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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.

All of Us tops 270,000 sign-ups

Morning eHealth

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

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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.

Healthcare costs for families with employer coverage up 67% since 2008: study 

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare costs for families with employer coverage have risen twice as fast as wages and three times the rate of inflation over the past decade, according to a new report.

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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.

Democratic jousting on health tech issues

Morning eHealth

Gov tech deals — Euro regulations

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3 Common Mistakes Therapists Make with Their Therapy Clients

TheraNest

Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes with Your Clients. Do you remember when you first set up your practice? You probably didn’t know if you would be able to get any therapy clients and once you did you wondered if they would stay.

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Old and New Technologies Blur at EXPO.health Conference

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare Scene’s recent Boston conference, EXPO.health, walked the audience through numerous innovations in health IT, especially where analytics give a boost to patient care.

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.

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HHS proposal to roll back nondiscrimination protection draws 130K comments

FierceHealthIT

A proposed rule that would remove anti-discrimination protections, including those for LGBTQ individuals, generated more than 130,000 comments—many of them urging the Trump administration to drop the plan opponents said is a rollback of health equity

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Slicing with Forge

HAY on FHIR

This is a ‘so I can remember how I did it later’ post. Slicing in FHIR is where you take an element that can repeat and create ‘sub-lists’ which have specific values.

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Healthcare Conferences – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 17

Healthcare IT Today

For the 17th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about various healthcare conferences. It’s always a challenge knowing which conferences you should attend. Each conference has its own culture, direction, and attendees.