Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

How Maximizing Telehealth Reimbursement Policies Will Change Healthcare for the Better

InTouch Health

Virtual Care Technology Continues to Advance, But Reimbursement Policies Still Have Room to Grow. With rising costs and increasing patient demand, the healthcare industry is at the cusp of significant change. As a generation gets ready to retire, healthcare providers need to find a way to maintain, if not lower, costs without curbing the quality of care. By 2030, the Medicare-eligible population in the United States is expected to reach 69.7 million, nearly double what it was back in 2000.

Project Nightingale : Google's four pillars for their secret patient data partnership

Lloyd Price

Introduction to Project Nightingale Project Nightingale is a data sharing project financed by Google and Ascension, a Catholic health care system comprising a chain of 2,600 hospitals, doctors’ offices and other related facilities, in 21 states, with tens of millions of patient records available for processing health care data.

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Taking Predictive Analytics In Healthcare From The Experimental To The Expected

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Marc Helberg, managing vice president at the Philadelphia office, Pariveda Solutions. It’s everywhere, and healthcare organizations know it can be theoretically useful in the modeling of predictive patient outcomes. This sounds promising enough. But when we look beneath the surface, we learn that the industry as a whole has been relatively slow to adopt […].

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Bridging the Persistent Chasm Between Healthcare and IT

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Troy Foster, Senior Manager of Communications Infrastructure. As an IT professional in healthcare, I learned a valuable lesson early in my career.

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.

Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More and more patients are able to take advantage of remote consults and other virtual care options as health systems have begun pursuing telehealth programs in earnest, new HIMSS Media research shows. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Will Technology Cure Americans’ Health Care System Ills? Considering Google and Ascension Health’s Data Deal

Health Populi

“Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans,” the Wall Street Journal reported in today’s paper and on the WSJ.com website.

Consumer Marketing Is The Achilles Heel Of Healthcare Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Grace, partner, Chief Outsiders.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity – Familiar and Unfamiliar Risks?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Nieto, Global Healthcare Solutions Manager for Lenovo Health. As healthcare continues its digital transformation journey, providing care is becoming easier and more efficient for providers. But that convenience comes at a cost.

Apple rolls out Research: One app for three new longitudinal studies

Mobi Health News

iOS users can now sign up for studies on women's health, movement and heart health, and the effects of noise exposure on hearing

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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.

Art As Medicine – WHO Weaves the Evidence for Arts’ Role in Improving Health

Health Populi

“What’s the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?” ” asks a report from the World Health Organization ‘s Europe region team (WHO-Europe).

Sheba Medical Center Becomes The First Fully VR-Based Hospital In The World

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, a provider of extended reality and therapeutic applications, and Sheba Medical Center, ranked by Newsweek at the 10th best hospital in the world, are partnering to create the first fully VR-based hospital, utilizing XRHealth’s technology throughout each department. The integration of virtual reality technology is part of the medical center’s […].

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Google’s partnership alarms patients, privacy advocates, HHS

Morning eHealth

Colorado opens up new front in PDMP privacy fight — Research data policies bloom

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Planned Parenthood launches abortion care finder, information platform

Mobi Health News

The new tool, called Abortion Care Finder, lets users put in information about their situation, such as age and location, and gives resources.

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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.

New Flu Treatment for People with Diabetes

Insulin Nation

For the average person, the flu might be no big deal — but for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the flu can be devastating. This is why, by the way, you should get your flu shot!

Extending Legacy Systems To The Cloud For Secure Communications

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Banco, CEO, etherFAX. Today, the average cost of a healthcare data breach is $429 per record.

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The impact of digital transformation in hospital care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Today’s healthcare system is facing many challenges globally, including growing aging populations, a rise in chronic conditions and co-morbidities, and increasing constraints on the healthcare workforce.

Lack of transportation leaves millions in need of substance abuse treatment on the sidelines

Mobi Health News

However, new technologies can help providers and plans better coordinate access to care

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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.

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Society for Participatory Medicine

My painting teacher, Wes Sherman , calls himself a conservator. He shares paintings, pictures, and tidbits of art history with special attention to artists that inspire him. I learned so much from a year of tidbits shared on Instagram. .

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TigerConnect Surveys Confirm The Broken State of Communication In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. TigerConnect released its annual “State of Healthcare Communications” report, a survey of healthcare leaders and patients detailing the pervasive challenges in healthcare communications.

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Big Tech: Is Apple’s Healthcare Confidence Justifiable?

Healthcare IT Today

A few months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook made an amazing claim. During his September appearance on CNBC’s Mad Money, he suggested that while Apple’s hardly going to stop doing other things, healthcare may represent the brass ring. “If

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Eisia rolls out new Amazon Alexa skill geared at children with rare form of epilepsy

Mobi Health News

The platform provides games, music and meditation tools.

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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.

Meet Laney Preheim, Vice President of Operations for Care Innovations

care innovations

Our Women of Care Innovations series continues with a discussion with Vice President of Operations Laney Preheim, who spoke to us about her role models, advice for young professionals and the importance of compassion in the workplace and keeping an open mind.

Cost Cutting Tips for Health Organizations

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Regardless of whether the organization is a hospital, university, another huge organization or a private business, they are all under pressure to cut costs.

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Uncover the Secrets Hidden in Your Online Reviews

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Jim Higgins, Founder & CEO at Solutionreach. You can follow him on twitter: @higgs77 Love ‘em or hate ‘em, online reviews are here to stay. Perhaps nothing has changed the face of healthcare marketing the way online reviews have.

Apple pulls 181 vaping-related apps from App Store

Mobi Health News

Following a number of vaping-related deaths and injuries nationwide, the company removed the apps.

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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.

Is it 1970 or 2019? Nine in 10 in healthcare industry still using fax machines, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

When it comes to communication, it looks like the healthcare industry got stuck in a time warp. A new survey finds that healthcare organizations are still heavily reliant on 1970s technology, with 89% using fax machines and 39% using pagers

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Survey of 20,000 Registered Nurses Finds Workplace Pressures Growing In The Decade Ahead

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Millions of registered nurses face growing pressures on their professional and personal lives in the new decade because of increased demand for services, nursing shortages, and structural changes in the healthcare industry, according to a newly released survey of nearly 20,000 RNs by AMN Healthcare. The survey, AMN Healthcare 2019 Survey of Registered Nurses: A Challenging […].

Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Richard Corder (@RichardCorder) from @t1healthcare on the topic “Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation?”