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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

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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.

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.

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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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.

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).

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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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!

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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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.

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.

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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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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

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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What the Marine Corps Taught Me about Working in the Healthcare Industry

care innovations

At the age of seven I saw my first USMC commercial and I was mesmerized by the scenes of action, attention to discipline and, of course, the Marine Corps blues uniform. I knew from that moment that I would eventually become a Marine.

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?”

Digital physical therapy company Reflexion Health launches HelloPT

Mobi Health News

The tool gives patients self-paced exercises and allows them to access physical therapists via telemedicine.

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.

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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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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Technology Can Help Make Medication Management Smarter

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Medication non-adherence – it’s serious. This medication non-adherence (not filling prescriptions or missing dosages) is a major health issue – resulting in 10% of hospitalizations, 125,000 deaths, and costing the healthcare system up to $300 billion/year.