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

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.

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.

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 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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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.

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).

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.

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!

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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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.

Doctors and nurses raise the alarm on WhatsApp being used to transmit patient medical information

Lloyd Price

Facebook's WhatsApp has been growing in user numbers to become one of the globally dominant and most widely used messaging apps.

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.

HIPAA revamp talks gain momentum on the Hill

Morning eHealth

What we don't know about Apple Watches — Surprise! EHRs are worse than microwaves

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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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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.

Germany : the new Digital Healthcare Act (DVG)

Lloyd Price

Yesterday evening the German Parliament / Bundestag decided to pave the way for a broad usage and reimbursement of digital health applications and to improve the digitization of the German healthcare market.

Discover The Secret Trifecta of Performance Data to Deliver Better Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Stacy Leidwinger, CMO of Goliath Technologies. Imagine this. A doctor is sitting at a keyboard in an exam room with a patient, pale and clammy, watching over her shoulder. The patient flinches as the doc hammers the keyboard in frustration over slow response time.

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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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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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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!

Conservators

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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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?”

Life insurer embraces diabetes tech

Morning eHealth

Why kidney care depends on health data — Warner dings HHS on privacy

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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Promoting Telehealth Across Regions and Cultures

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

I’m sitting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a mini-vacation watching the snowfall wondering what the weather is like in the South Central region. Sunny and 46 degrees in Nashville. Partly cloudy and 52 in Little Rock. Sunny and 54 in Jackson.

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

Product Review: Chip Monk Cookies – Low Carb, Keto & Gluten-Free!

Insulin Nation

Can you tell that I loved these cookies? Too often, “low-carb” cookie products are full of junk ingredients and they taste like a diet gone wrong. Bleh. . I’m happy to report that these cookies — from Chip Monk Baking ( website ) — are delicious!

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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.