Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

5G & Healthcare. Huge Boon for Providers, Impractical or Ho-hum?

Phoenix Health Systems

It’s a fact. The more bandwidth-intensive connected medical devices and mobile devices our hospitals deploy, the more we are straining our health IT infrastructures. Something has to give. Many communications leaders see 5G technology’s real-time high bandwidth and lower latency access as powerful new technology features that are needed to expand healthcare applications’ capabilities and the functioning of medical devices, robotics, and mobile devices.

Telemedicine vs. In-Person Visits: Which is Higher Quality?

GlobalMed

There’s a predictable turning point in any debate about telehealth. Someone will concede that it can save money, provide clinical evidence , bring care to the underserved and even drive revenue.

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Each year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both. Insurers and EHRs get between doctors and their patients.

On Amazon Prime Day, What Could Health Care Look Like?

Health Populi

Today is July 15, and my email in-box is flooded with all flavors of Amazon Prime’d stories in newsletters and product info from ecommerce sites — even those outside of Amazon from beauty retailers, electronics channels, and grocery stores.

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.

Ping An Good Doctor to develop “internet hospital” model with 50 hospitals in China

Mobi Health News

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Patients: Take back your health information. Here’s how.

KevinMD

Have you ever wondered why your personal health information essentially belongs to your health care provider or institution? I mean: why do they keep your information under lock and key, and you have to sign a release to get it? After all, it’s your blood that they just pulled out and tested, it’s your body […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

Managing diabetes: An overview of available digital tools

Mobi Health News

Diabetics now have more discrete, precise and consumer-friendly options than ever before

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Asynchronous video telemedicine helps TB patients, saves costs in Guam

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has to cope with a very serious tuberculosis problem. THE PROBLEM. Guam has an extremely high rate of TB: In 2017, the case rate of TB in Guam was 50.2 per 100,000 residents, compared to the mainland U.S. rate of 2.8 per 100,000 residents.

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.

MIPS Audits: Lessons Learned from Meaningful Use

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Jim Tate, Founder of EMR Advocate & MIPS Consulting. Just as the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive program brought potential audits to providers, so it will be with the MIPS program.

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech. This is my tea-leaf read from reviewing the projections in the report, U.S.

Withings rolls out connected blood pressure, ECG cuff in EU; US launch slated for Q3

Mobi Health News

While the less pricey Withings BPM Connect is now available in both regions' Apple and Withings storefronts, the US launch of the ECG-enabled BPM Core is on hold as the company awaits FDA clearance.

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6 Barriers to Healthcare Access and How Telehealth Can Help

Enzyme Health

Telehealth technology is helping provide better access to healthcare and easing the healthcare disparity gap among core American populations from seniors to rural residents. Find out how telehealth is showing promise for some of the biggest challenges to equitable healthcare access.

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.

How Voice-First Technology Is Impacting Modern Healthcare

MedTech Boston

MedTech Boston is a media sponsor of The Voice of Healthcare Summit. The second annual The Voice of Healthcare. The post How Voice-First Technology Is Impacting Modern Healthcare appeared first on MedTech Boston. Uncategorized alexa healthcare voice assistant voice healthcare voice tech

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The Number of Unintended Deaths From Car Accidents, Falls and Overdoses in America Grew 40% Between 1999 and 2017

Health Populi

The rate of deaths due to unintentional injuries in the U.S. grew by 40% between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Three mortality line items make up this overall statistic: Deaths from motor vehicle traffic injuries.

An overview of APAC’s healthtech landscape – the first half of 2019

Mobi Health News

Much has happened in the healthtech landscape in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in the first half of 2019 – according to Galen Growth Asia’s latest report for that period, APAC healthtech funding hit $2.5B across 140 deals.

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Solving the Prior Authorization Dilemma Has Many Benefits

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Dan Kazzaz, CEO, Secure Exchange Solutions. Healthcare is being consumed by runaway cost increases due to (the predicted) shifts in demographics and new treatment options.

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.

Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology

MedTech Boston

Sponsored by the Renal Physicians Association. Not long ago, reimbursement rules severely limited how nephrology practitioners could treat patients via telemedicine. The post Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology appeared first on MedTech Boston.

EU's lessons for digital medicine

Morning eHealth

Feinstein to co-chair Senate Judiciary tech task force — AHA: Nation-state spies are targeting health care

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Abbott ramping up FreeStyle Libre production following bountiful Q2

Mobi Health News

The company's executives lauded the CGM system, which saw a 72.9% increase in organic sales during the last quarter, and hinted at implementations of the tech beyond diabetes alone

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SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

SPH Analytics, a top-ranked Population Health Management vendor, announced today that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio.

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!

A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 4: The Human Aspect of Care

Society for Participatory Medicine

This is Part 4 of a four part series, introduced Monday , based on my family’s experience with our mother’s unexpected and dramatic ICU stay and bilateral lung transplant. [ Go to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 ] [ Download the Complete Family’s Guide as a PDF].

Telehealth tidbit in Biden’s 2020 rural health plan

Morning eHealth

Big tech in the hot seat — A new model for AI governance

Healthcare analytics, telemedicine drove VC funding in 2019

Mobi Health News

Mercom Capital Group's latest numbers also suggest that upcoming IPOs could cast a long shadow on the direction of digital health investing.

Design for all – what we wanted and what we got

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Here’s a test. Can you look at a list, for example, of technologies that vendor websites claim are aimed at older adults and their caregivers -- and substitute younger beneficiaries or health care recipients?

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A Family’s Guide to the ICU: Series Introduction

Society for Participatory Medicine

My name is Narinder Singh. I’m a member of SPM. That’s my mom in the photo above. Last year our family was caught by surprise when she had a completely unexpected and dramatic ICU stay of three months.

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Surescripts moves to dismiss in FTC antitrust case

Morning eHealth

Facebook hit with $5B fine — Week ahead

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Boston-based startup Soom launches app to alert patients, providers to medical device recalls

Mobi Health News

The app will let users scan a device's barcode to bring up safety information.

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EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday and so we like to have a little more fun here at Healthcare IT Today. This week’s Fun Friday comes from the entertaining (and sometimes brutal) @EpicEMRParody account.

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