Sat.Oct 05, 2019 - Fri.Oct 11, 2019

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment.

The Most Overlooked Cyber Security Threat: Network Printers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jim LaRoe, CEO, Symphion, Inc. The trend in cybersecurity news is to focus on the latest buzz words like artificial intelligence, blockchain, ransomware, denials of service or HIPAA fines.

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Implementation best practices: Teeing up telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telemedicine has been gaining a lot of steam in recent years. And it has become an increasingly important component of healthcare delivery.

Technology Solutions for Optimizing Clinical Documentation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jessica Campbell, DNP, RN, Clinical Informaticist at LogicStream Health and Tiffany McCauley, MSN, RN, Clinical Executive at Elsevier. Clinical documentation is widely known to be a time-consuming task.

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.

Effective engagement technologies address patient psychology

Mobi Health News

Catalia Health CEO and founder Dr. Cory Kidd discusses his company's approach in designing an AI-based care engagement platform

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Digital Transformation In Healthcare Is Not Happening As Fast As It Should — And There’s One Reason No One is Talking About

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder, Babyscripts. At first glance, the healthcare field seems to be a goldmine for digital innovation. An overextended workforce, outdated protocols, hundreds of wasted hours in administrative tasks, a patient population that is wide open to digital solutions, a multitude of inefficiencies and redundancies — the opportunities for digital overhaul in […].

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There Is No Health Without Mental Health – Today Is World Mental Health Day

Health Populi

There is no health without mental health. Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. So #LetsTalk (the Twitter hashtag to share stories and research and support on the social feed). Today is October 10th, World Mental Health Day.

10 digital health mergers and acquisitions from Q3 2019

Mobi Health News

The deals include big names like Philips, long-time startup players like Mango Health and a dose of private equity

New telehealth bill in CA would expand access and ensure reimbursement

Clocktree

The California Assembly passed a telehealth bill requiring healthcare plans to equally reimburse providers for services having the same effect remotely as in person. The bill, awaiting signature by California Governor Gavin Newsom, would expand telehealth access to all CA residents by requiring health insurance plans to reimburse providers for appointments that would have the same impact whether in person or via video. Assembly Bill 744 strengthens and clarifies the existing telehealth statutes.

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.

The IT Staffing Shortage Is a Problem Morphing Into a Crisis: What to Do

Phoenix Health Systems

Staffing shortages have plagued the healthcare industry for years, and this year hospital IT departments are feeling more pain than ever. The shortfall in physicians and nurses understandably gets the most press attention, but two phenomenons are pushing scarcity of specialized IT workers into the stratosphere: computer and IT jobs across all industries are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, and healthcare is projected to add 3.5

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Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

Health Populi

A study in JAMA published this week analyzed research reports that have measured waste in the U.S. health care system, calculating that 25% of medical spending in America is wasted. If spending is gauged at $3.8 trillion, waste amounts to nearly $1 trillion.

Apple files patent for stretchable health tracking band

Mobi Health News

The item could measure blood pressure, respiration rate and ECG signals.

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UnitedHealthcare app gives members on-demand access to telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

UnitedHealthcare launched a new app this week that enables its millions of members to access on-demand virtual doctor visits on their smartphones, computers and other devices. WHY IT MATTERS.

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.

MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

Healthcare IT Today

When MEDITECH released their latest statistics for their Canadian operations, I was floored – 47% market share and 35 years of collaboration in Canada. I knew MEDITECH had been in the country for a long time, but I had no idea their ROOTS ran so deep [Canadian readers will get the joke].

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The Hospital CFO in the Anxiety Economy – My Talk at Cerner’s Now/Next Conference

Health Populi

As patients have taken on more financial responsibility for first-dollar costs in high-deductible health plans and medical bills, hospitals and health care providers face growing fiscal pressures for late payments and bad debt.

Sentio collects $4.5M to measure, treat behavioral health

Mobi Health News

The startup's Feel platform incorporates an emotion-sensing wristband and connected CBT app

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Cloud-enabled tumor board review enables faster insights than traditional methods

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The conventional tumor board may soon be a thing of the past. Tumor boards typically comprise practitioners from multiple backgrounds, who meet to weigh a wide range of options for potential oncology treatments, study gene sequencing and assess patients' suitability for clinical trials.

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.

5 Actions Hospitals Should Take Now to Prepare for Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Deborah Hsieh, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer at Ciox. Focus on interoperability for health data systems has increased recently given multiple proposed Department of Health and Human Service’s regulations addressing how health data is shared.

PDMP privacy: we’ll see it in court

Morning eHealth

VA/Cerner update — New York privacy and genetics update

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Floridian company matching seniors to college students raises $10M

Mobi Health News

Papa's Series A round was led by Canaan with participation from Pivotal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Y Combinator and Sound Ventures.

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Tech startups tackling loneliness among aging seniors

FierceHealthIT

Growing research finds that social isolation has a negative impact on physical health and mortality. Startups Papa and Mon Ami are addressing loneliness among aging seniors by using technology to foster face-to-face connections

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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!

Social Virtual Reality: Health, Healthcare, and Health IT! – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 10/11 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Chuck Webster (@wareFLO) on the topic “Social Virtual Reality: Health, Healthcare, and Health IT!”

How tech-driven connection to care can help young families

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: How tech-driven connection to care can help young families Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

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Verita Healthcare Group acquires three digital health startups as part of its global expansion plans

Mobi Health News

Singapore-founded Verita Healthcare Group, an integrated provider of preventative, personalised healthcare announced that it has strategically invested in three digital healthcare businesses, spanning Asia and Europe, as part of its international expansion and consolidation strategy.

UnitedHealthcare launches new app with on-demand telemedicine

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare has launched a new app for its members that will make it far easier for them to access virtual visits around the clock.

Hospitals Shifting To More Strategic Uses Of Telehealth Technologies

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, hospitals have been adding to their portfolio of telehealth services, in part as a way to keep their brand top-of-mind with consumers in their service area.

mHabitat tackling the complexity of implementing tech across healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Quality and Safety Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: mHabitat tackling the complexity of implementing tech across healthcare Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK

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Livongo inks deal with Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, stock jumps

Mobi Health News

The deal is expected to add 45,000 new Livongo members by 2021.

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60% of younger patients will switch healthcare providers over a poor digital experience: survey

FierceHealthIT

Patients want the convenience of digital billing and payment options and are willing to ditch their healthcare providers if they lag in modern technology, according to a recent survey

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