Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

Is the EMR Implementation Market Dead?

Healthcare IT Today

I’ve been thinking a lot about the EMR implementation market lately. Looking at the market, you see a lot of mixed signals about what’s happening. Take for example a comment that was recently shared on the HIStalk blog: “Re: KLAS doing research on consulting firms.

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Better Health Begins at Home, With the Help of AI

Appian

Recently I had the pleasure of attending America’s Health Insurance Plan’s (AHIP) annual Institute and Expo 2019 in Nashville.

The 7 Qualities Top Telehealth Providers Share

Enzyme Health

From a love for technology to having good webside manner, there are a few characteristics the best telemedicine providers share. Consider these seven traits for effectively communicating with patients via telemedicine and performing at your best.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Twenty Democratic President candidates each have a handful of minutes to make their case for scoring the 2020 nomination, “debating” last night and tonight on major issues facing the United States.

Researchers find lack of standardized measures to evaluate mental health apps

Mobi Health News

The study also found that the bulk of the apps were focused on meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

New Episode of the Tech Tonics Podcast: Zoe Barry: Driving Entrepreneurship from the Fast Lane

Digital Health

When Zoe Barry was a kid, she had two things she wanted to be when she grew up, either a veterinarian or “someone who writes checks.” She gave the first a shot and ended up settling on the second. Today she is CEO of ZappRx and a shining example of how drive and intellect can […].

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Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

Looking at this photo of the 2020 Democratic Party Presidential candidate debater line-up might give you a déjà vu feeling, a repeat of the night-before debate.

UnitedHealth Group acquires PatientsLikeMe

Mobi Health News

The online patient community portal will now be incorporated into UnitedHealth Group's research arm, which is focused on health innovation and improvement.

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The Healthcare IT Staffing Shortage Is Moving into High Gear…Here’s Why

Phoenix Health Systems

While it’s great news that healthcare jobs will be among the fastest growing through 2026, the plethora of jobs is a double-edged sword. The projected supply of qualified workers will not fill the demand, and as any hospital CIO can attest, the shortage of qualified workers in healthcare IT is nearly as worrisome as the growing paucity of clinical professionals.

VA using algorithms to predict suicide

Morning eHealth

Price transparency order aftermath — Report faults HHS cybersecurity

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Talk to Me About My Health, Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Tell J.D. Power

Health Populi

Cost is the major reason why Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries switch plans, but people who switch also tend to have lower satisfaction scores based on non-cost factors. Those ratings have a lot to do with information and communication, according to J.D.

How healthcare systems are preparing for innovation with patient experience front and center

Mobi Health News

Provider organizations have missed the mark with patient experience in the past, but involving patient voices on panels and "listening tours" may be key to improving in the future.

4 Strategies to Make CX a Competitive Differentiator

Perficient

I have two pieces of old news to report. First, the world is changing faster than ever. The second piece of old news: customers are more empowered than ever and have almost complete control over their own journey. So, what is the real news today?

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Creating Healthcare Access In Rural Communities

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Christopher Caggiano, MD, FACP, Solutions Director at Allscripts. Some 58% of adults in rural areas say access to high-speed internet is a problem for them, including 24% who say the problem is major, according to 2018 data from Pew Research Center.

The Venn Diagram of Health, Aging, and Caregiving

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You see it in the media and hear about it with investors. Digital Health is in its bubble of $8.1 billion in 2018 , which amounted to 8.6 % of VC investments , despite limited exit strategies – but investors love it. Startups focused on the aging/technology space, however, receive only 0.7%

The potential of healthcare tech – human-centric AI, meaningful applications and the future

Mobi Health News

Buzzwords like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are commonly heard at conferences and industry events and they often conjure up images of robots or killing machines from the Terminator

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Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Health Dashboard

Perficient

Not long ago I posted a blog series on Direct Routing , which I highly encourage you to check out if your organization will be going this route.

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The State of Behavioral Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/28 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

NewYork-Presbyterian launches Hauser Institute for Health Innovation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

NewYork-Presbyterian has launched the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation, in recognition of the visionary philanthropy of longtime supporters Rita E. Hauser and Gustave M. Hauser.

Pain relief health tech startup Oska Wellness lands $5.5M

Mobi Health News

The new money will be put towards sales, marketing and distribution efforts. It will also be used to help develop the company's product line

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Building a Community with Engaging Content and Killer Design

Perficient

Vlocity, a Forbes Cloud 100 company and strategic Salesforce ISV, provides industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embeds digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries.

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When Have Politicians Ever Agreed on What to Do to Fix Healthcare?

Healthcare IT Today

This week, healthcare has been center stage in the first 2 democrat debates. While the debates certainly talked about a wide range of issues, healthcare was a major topic in both nights of the debates.

OB/GYN health system Advantia Health acquires telemedicine OB/GYN specialist Pacify

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the past, OB/GYN specialist Advantia Health’s approach to care had focused on in-person, doctor-patient relationships. THE PROBLEM. Clinical support effectively paused each time a patient left one of the offices.

Innovation is risky — have a concrete plan to avoid, learn from failed implementations

Mobi Health News

An unsuccessful pilot is nobody's first choice, but it gives organizations a chance to address their shortcomings and improve their next attempt

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Oracle simplifies branding and packaging of its Analytics Product

Perficient

Oracle simplifies its cloud, on-premises and prebuilt analytics applications under a single brand ‘ Oracle Analytics ’. At the analytics summit this week, Oracle announced a new customer centric vision for its Analytics Product.

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Health Tech Buzzwords Explained – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Far too often we take things that are complicated and make them worse or we take things that are simple and make them complicated. I guess that’s why I loved this list of tech buzzwords that were simplified in a humorous way.

In partnership with Verizon, VA offers veterans unlimited access to telehealth app

FierceHealthIT

The VA's Video Connect telehealth app has logged more than 100,000 video visits, and now the VA is partnering with Verizon to improve access to virtual care.

Innovation is an ongoing process, not a box to check

Mobi Health News

How to build a long-term culture of sustainable innovation

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Application Migration: A Cloud Journey

Perficient

Application migration is a significant part of any organization’s cloud journey. There are five primary approaches for application migration to the cloud: rehost, refactor, revise, rebuild, and replace.

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Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Heather Haugen & Mia Erickson from Atos Epic continues to gain market share across the healthcare landscape. In 2019, they represent about 33% of the EHR inpatient hospital market share.

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Avoid the Mistakes that Your Healthcare Startup Competitors Are Making

MedTech Boston

Jodi Amendola walked out of college and right into a world she knew nothing about. That’s a pretty common story — most. The post Avoid the Mistakes that Your Healthcare Startup Competitors Are Making appeared first on MedTech Boston.

Women Who Tech supports healthtech innovation in Europe with new challenge

Mobi Health News

Ten women-led, early-stage healthtech startups with a footprint in Europe will be selected to pitch in Paris in October to win a $50,000 equity-free grant

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Creating Holistic Digital Experiences for Healthcare Events pt. 2

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Featured Health IT Job: Epic Analyst (Staff or Senior) – Resolute Hospital Billing

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Analyst (Staff or Senior) – Resolute Hospital Billing position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.