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One Doctor’s Thoughts On Why Big Tech Won’t Really Disrupt Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, tech giants like Apple, Google and Amazon have made it clear that their sights are set on carving out a place in healthcare.

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Why Our Patients Are Leaving Us

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Erin Jospe, MD, chief medical officer and SVP of account management, Kyruus. As clinicians, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide care that meets the clinical needs of our patients and to call upon our colleagues when their skills are needed. We advocate for our patients in word and deed, and we are […].

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The robot will see you now

KevinMD

The year is 2050. You enter the room, ready to speak with your next patient, a 60-year-old white male with recent episodes of chest pain when he climbs the stairs to his office. Before sitting down to speak with him, a monitor in the room pulls up his recent lab work and current medications.

The 53 digital health mergers and acquisitions we covered in 2019

Mobi Health News

Alphabet, Amazon and Apple all made deals this year to buy digital health startups, and the year saw exits for Qualcomm Life, Fitbit and PatientsLikeMe

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.

Telehealth links ALS patients to care teams, saving travel and restoring quality of life

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Penn State Health provides healthcare to patients and communities across 29 counties in Central Pennsylvania, with more than 2,000 physicians and direct-care providers at 127 medical office sites. THE PROBLEM.

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2020 Could Be The Year Wearables Find Their Place In Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

After many years as a black sheep of the healthcare family, the wearable is coming into its own. This has been signaled in no uncertain terms by Google, a kingmaker if there ever was one, which recently acquired wearables giant Fitbit for $2.1 billion.

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Provider trends of 2019: Tech deals, voice interfaces, telemedicine and patient-centered care

Mobi Health News

This year, providers have continued to ink deals with big names in tech including Google, Amazon and Apple. The conversation around patient-centered care and technology is also picking up steam.

Mobile tech ushers in 'golden time' of 24/7 health management

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Medical Devices Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Mobile tech ushers in 'golden time' of 24/7 health management Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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HIPAA Right of Access

Telebehavioral Health Institute

As a HIPAA covered entity, behavioral health practices have an obligation to uphold the standards set forth by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including the right of access. The right of access mandates that patients have the right to request copies … Read more.

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

EHRs and Collaboration: Leveraging Technology to Help Patients with Substance-Use Disorders

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Charlie Hutchinson, CFO at InSync Healthcare Solutions. The growth in substance use disorders [SUD] across all demographics and income brackets has impacted the role of primary-care providers [PCPs].

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Remote CBT service launched for NHS patients with mild to moderate mental health issues

Mobi Health News

Ieso Digital Health will provide online appointments through its online ThinkWell platform

The Challenge of Translating Healthcare Regulations into Training Curricula

HealthStream

Healthcare organizations need to be certain they are compliant with all the regulations that apply to them as well as to their individual clinicians. Here are some staggering statistics about the current expanse of healthcare regulation

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During the holidays, free yourself and let go of what you can't control!

Christina's Considerations

The holidays can be a stressful, sad and/or lonely time for some. This may be especially true for family caregivers who are trying to navigate through family gatherings with a loved one who exhibits challenging behaviors. My holiday wish is.

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.

Health IT Leaders choose MU, Consumerism and Cloud as Top Stories of Past Decade

Healthcare IT Today

Over the past decade we have moved from a world where more than half of healthcare processes were paper-based to one that is mostly electronic.

Apple's 2019 in review: Research programs, health records, patents and features

Mobi Health News

New clinical efforts with big-name partners, more personal health record rollouts and continued smartwatch support defined the Cupertino company's year in digital health

Connect Core Competencies and Tasks to Targeted Learning for Healthcare Staff

HealthStream

Performance-guided learning takes employee education from a must-do workplace task and turns it into a more meaningful and personalized experience

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Trump administration extends comment period on insurer transparency rule

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration has given insurers more time to comment on a proposed rule to require individual and group plans to give consumers out-of-pocket cost information

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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.

Third-Party Vendor Risk Management in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

One of the realities I’ve seen is that the healthcare CIO is largely a vendor manager. I’ve grown that view a bit to include the management of people, but that’s the majority of a CIO’s job.

IBM Business Automation Content Analyzer

Perficient

IBM’s Business Automation Content Analyzer, which is available as SaaS in IBM’s cloud, can now be deployed on prem, or in your preferred cloud provider. Instructions to DIY can be found here. Or call Perficient, and we’ll help you plan and deploy it.

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Happy Holidays!

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Christmas time for me and my family, so Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this day and Happy Holidays to all of the rest of you. If you don’t celebrate these holidays, then I’m sure all the healthcare colleagues you work with love you so they can take the holiday off.

The Double Edge Sword of Traditions

Healthcare IT Today

Since today is Christmas Eve in the US, I’m thinking about my favorite Christmas tradition. Every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember we’ve done what we call the mini-dinner on Christmas Eve.

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.

Clinical Trial Finds Google Glass App Helped (Slightly) Improve Socialization of Autistic Children

Healthcare IT Today

While it continues to be an intriguing technology, Google Glass is not in wide use in healthcare today, though It’s far from dead, Also, there’s still those who are exploring ways in which it might help patients, including the following study which seems to have generated some positive results.

Featured Health IT Job: Electronic Health Record (EHR) Coordinator

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Coordinator (California and Tennessee) positions that were recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Aledade, Inc.

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We asked health execs for their 2020 wish lists. Here's what they said

FierceHealthIT

We reached out to executives around healthcare to get their wish lists for the industry as we enter the next decade

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FierceHealthcare's Editorial Advisory Council weighs in on the road ahead in 2020

FierceHealthIT

Here's a look at what FierceHealthcare's Editorial Advisory Council had to say about what's around the corner for healthcare in 2020

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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.

Increase Productivity in Microsoft Teams with These Tips and Tricks

Perficient

In my last blog post , I discussed common working styles with Teams and why it is important to understand which category your colleagues fall into. In this post I will point out some tips and tricks to save time and promote collaboration in Microsoft Teams.

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Secure Software Release Coordination

Perficient

The ultimate goal of all software development is the secure software release of the system to a user-accessible production environment. However, the road from code to production is often a long and perilous one.

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Secure Software Release Coordination

Perficient

The ultimate goal of all software development is the release of the system to a user-accessible production environment. However, the road from code to production is often a long and perilous one.

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