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What blockchain mean for health care?

KevinMD

In 2016, I was at an angel investor’s conference in Las Vegas when I met a certain individual pursuing their MBA at Stanford University. We got to talking about angel investing, and the term “blockchain” was mentioned. I asked, “the blockchain: that’s Bitcoin, isn’t it?” “Oh

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Top 10 telehealth stories of 2020

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There's no question that the COVID-19 crisis ignited unprecedented patient interest in telehealth. But along with the skyrocketing appointment rates and glowing reports about patient and provider satisfaction came concerns about security , accessibility and longevity.

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Latest from Tech Tonics: Takeda’s Ariel Dowling: An Engineer With A Passion For Digital Health

Digital Health

A Jersey girl drawn first captivated by engineering while in college at Dartmouth, Ariel Dowling went on to pursue her PhD at Stanford, exploring the use of wearables to anticipate and prevent knee injuries.

Alphabet's busy 2020 in healthcare – everything from AI tools to COVID-19 testing

Mobi Health News

There was no shortage of variety among the 2020 healthcare initiatives from Alphabet's major business units

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Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

On the 8th Day of #HITChristmas … Erin Moriarty Wade a Healthcare Writer and Caregiver

Healthcare IT Today

Note: In case you missed the other 12 Days of #HITChristmas, you can start with the first day here along with the story behind #HITChristmas or read all 12 days here as they are published.

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How artificial intelligence and augmented reality are changing medical proctoring during COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

How artificial intelligence and augmented reality are changing medical proctoring during COVID-19. hlandi. Wed, 12/23/2020 - 13:10

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Amazon dives deeper into health in 2020

Mobi Health News

From expanding its employee health offerings to launching its first health wearable, Amazon had a busy 2020

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CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has released a proposed rule that will require Medicaid managed care plans and other insurers offering products on the ACA Exchanges to support the sharing of patient data amongst themselves.

Philips will buy remote patient monitoring company BioTelemetry

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Philips announced this past week that it will acquire BioTelemetry, a provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring, for $2.8 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Doctor On Demand, Harvard study finds telehealth surge driven by behavioral health, chronic illness visits

FierceHealthIT

Doctor On Demand, Harvard study finds telehealth surge driven by behavioral health, chronic illness visits. hlandi. Tue, 12/22/2020 - 17:39

Oscar files to go public

Mobi Health News

Insurtech company Oscar has confidentially filed to go public, it announced Monday. The New York City-based startup submitted a draft registration statement for its proposed initial public offering to the U.S.

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What Makes Specialty Acute Care Telehealth Different?

Healthcare IT Today

I’m always slightly bothered when people say that telehealth has seen a massive explosion thanks to COVID-19. While it’s true that live video telehealth visits have seen hockey stick style growth because of COVID-19, there are actually a wide variety of telehealth options.

Connected data ecosystems transforming delivery of healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Connected data ecosystems transforming delivery of healthcare Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Some doctors are Zooming with improv actors to get better at delivering bad news. Here's why

FierceHealthIT

Some doctors are Zooming with improv actors to get better at delivering bad news. Here's why. hlandi. Tue, 12/22/2020 - 10:40

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Investors close out 2020 strong, totaling $13.8B into digital health startups across 372 raises

Mobi Health News

Investors smashed the quarterly and annual digital health funding records of years past

What do Board Members of Smaller Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About Healthcare Information Security?

Healthcare IT Today

During a conversation with a friend earlier this week discussing healthcare information security, she made one very important point.

Five New Technology Offerings for Older Adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Long ago in a city far far away, there was CES 2020. It was filled with tech from wall-to-wall and bus ride to bus ride. CES 2020 was January 2020 nightmare of booths placed at opposite ends of convention space that seemed to span miles in one direction, and up elevators to suites in a completely different direction.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Health executives take out their crystal balls: Here are their predictions for 2021

FierceHealthIT

Health executives take out their crystal balls: Here are their predictions for 2021. pminemyer. Mon, 12/21/2020 - 12:07

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VNV Global invests $35M in Babylon’s new $100M financing

Mobi Health News

The funds are to continue the UK health tech firm’s international expansion

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Data Lights the Path Toward Ethical COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kurt Waltenbaugh, CEO at Carrot Health.

[Complimentary Guide] Gartner 2020 Market Guide for Virtual Care Solutions

eVisit

Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory firm and a trusted advisor and objective resource to 14,000 enterprises in 100-plus countries. The company’s healthcare practice helps thousands of hospitals and health systems drive innovation across a range of areas, including virtual care.

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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.

More than 8.2M signed up on HealthCare.gov during open enrollment: CMS

FierceHealthIT

More than 8.2M signed up on HealthCare.gov during open enrollment: CMS. pminemyer. Tue, 12/22/2020 - 14:33

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Peloton buys Precor - and its US manufacturing facilities - for $420M

Mobi Health News

The deal, expected to close in early 2021, also adds considerable R&D strength to the connect fitness company

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EverCommerce Acquires Updox

Healthcare IT Today

Today, EverCommerce, a leading service commerce platform, completed the acquisition of Updox, a complete healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care.

How to Make the Most of Your Psychiatric Practice Management Software

TheraNest

If you use practice management software for your psychiatric practice, you know how significantly it can transform your efficiency. But not everyone is aware of everything that practice management software is capable of.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Feds hit Walmart with lawsuit over opioid prescriptions

FierceHealthIT

Feds hit Walmart with lawsuit over opioid prescriptions. pminemyer. Wed, 12/23/2020 - 09:41

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Australian regulator rejects Google’s Fitbit undertaking, delays acquisition decision

Mobi Health News

Last week the European Commission signed off on the merger, on the condition that Google follows through with a handful of commitments.

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Revenue Cycle Management Critical for Healthcare Recovery

Healthcare IT Today

COVID-19 has put an enormous financial strain on physician practices. Many had to shut down or severely restrict the number of patient visits. Although telehealth did help, it also introduced new billing and claims processing complexities.

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