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Picking Up the Pace: Healthcare’s Evolution to Social Media

Hinduja Global Solutions

By Rik Silva, Client Services Director for HGS Digital. Take a look at the social media feeds of your favorite store or restaurant.

Tips for Reaching Different Demographics With Your Healthcare Content

Geonetric

If you’re trying to appeal to a certain demographic, create and optimize content to suit their interests, and deliver it in the way they want to consume health information.

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What does 2020 hold for technology in healthcare?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

From improved mental health provisions to the age of telecommunications, this article, discusses what 2020 might hold for technology in healthcare.

Sharing medical records won’t work

KevinMD

A major goal of MIPS is to increase the sharing of information between providers and eliminate so-called data silos. Central to this goal is the implementation of fast health care interoperability resources (FHIR). FHIR allows one EHR to directly query and pull information from another EHR, and is based on the belief that medical charts […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Practice Management

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

Telehealth billing guide highlights complexities of use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Center for Connected Health Policy has published a 21-page guide intended to help providers with telehealth-based Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. WHY IT MATTERS.

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New Tech Tonics Podcast Episode: Sean Khozin: Attuned To Data Science

Digital Health

After escaping the revolution in Iran, Sean Khozin found his way to the United States, harmonizing his passion for patients and data into a career that’s led him into startups, the FDA, and most recently J&J, where he’s now Global Head of Data Strategy – all while pursuing his love of music.

Facebook pledges to curb spread of misinformation about novel coronavirus

Mobi Health News

The social media giant is also planning on giving researchers aggregated and anonymized mobility data.

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Does Your Hospital Support Data Blocking?

Healthcare IT Today

We’re working on a full article about this, but most of you have probably seen that Judy Faulkner and her company, Epic, have asked their customers to send a letter to HHS asking for them to stop the health data blocking rule that’s about to be finalized.

The State of the Union for Prescription Drug Prices

Health Populi

Tonight, President Trump will present his fourth annual State of the Union address. This morning we don’t have a transcript of the speech ahead of the event, but one topic remains high on U.S. voters’ priorities, across political party – prescription drug prices.

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.

At least 400 hospitals stand with Epic against data sharing rules

Morning eHealth

Preprints: More harm than good during an outbreak? — New telehealth bill to track

AI-assisted cardiac ultrasound guidance software receives De Novo clearance

Mobi Health News

Caption Health's tool instructs non-expert medical staff on how best to produce high-quality diagnostic images in real time

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VA set to open fully 5G-enabled hospital In California

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, is soon to become one of the first 5G enabled health facilities in the world, with portions becoming operational this week, according to statements VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at State of the VA speech Feb.

USA Today Finds Hidden Common Ground Among Americans For Health Care

Health Populi

“We need to demand our health citizenship. That means our nation must approach medical treatment and data privacy as civil rights that protect everyone.” ” This is the start of my column, Americans, let’s claim our health care rights , published by USA Today today.

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.

White House health week

Morning eHealth

More VA turbulence — New caucus (not that one

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Buoy Health, HealthMap team up to quell coronavirus fears, collect epidemiological data

Mobi Health News

Buoy Health is launching a new coronavirus feature to help educate patients on symptoms and provide action steps.

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Audiologists can help combat social isolation

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The hearing loss statistics are daunting. The number is sizable – 38 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. But probably the most startling one is related to older adults – half of those age 75+ difficulty hearing. Of those age 70 and older with hearing loss, only 30% have hearing aids.

Come Together – A Health Policy Prescription from the Bipartisan Policy Center

Health Populi

Among all Americans, the most popular approach for improving the health care in the U.S. isn’t repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act or moving to a Medicare-for-All government-provided plan.

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.

Epic wins court case

Morning eHealth

Facebook attempts to get ahead of misinformation — Hahn on data

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HIMSSCast: Digital Health around Boston

Mobi Health News

In this grab-bag episode of HIMSSCast, Laura Lovett, an editor at MobiHealthNews, chats with host Jonah Comstock about three recent in-person reporting experiences here in the Boston area, where MobiHealthNews is based.

Changes To EHR Presets Can Lower Number Of Opioid Pills Prescribed

Healthcare IT Today

Part of a growing body of evidence putting EHRs at the center of opioid use reduction efforts, a new study has concluded that small changes to EHR presets can lower the number of opioid pills physicians prescribe.

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Most Americans Are Curious and Hopeful About Genetics Research, But Privacy-Concerned

Health Populi

Most Americans associate more optimistic words with human genetics research than they do darker implications: “curious,” “hopeful,” “amazed.”

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.

AMA sees surge in health IT adoption, 'rise of the digital-native physician'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians' use and appreciation of information technology and digital health tools has seen a big uptick over the past five years, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association. The AMA, which first began benchmarking how various health technologies are being integrated into clinical practice in 2016, says its new research finds physicians – more than ever – see digital health as a key driver for quality outcomes, cost efficiency and patient access.

Telemedicine consults, Noom app intervention reduces binge eating symptoms

Mobi Health News

A study of more than 200 Kaiser Permanente patients found regular coaching paired with self-monitoring tools more effective than standard care

AMN Healthcare to Acquire Stratus Video for $475 Million

Healthcare IT Today

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. NYSE: AMN), the nation’s leading innovator in healthcare talent solutions and staffing services, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Stratus Video for a purchase price of $475 million.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – January 2020

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

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.

Newly Diagnosed: Understanding and Treating Low Blood Sugars

Insulin Nation

By far, the most stressful part of living with type 1 diabetes is low blood sugar. Not only can lows disrupt your day and leave you feeling shaky and exhausted, but if not treated quickly, they can become life-threatening.

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Sony lands FDA clearance for NUCLeUS Operating Room

Mobi Health News

The new system lets clinicians share or capture videos and images from the OR.

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Is Epic Poised To Own The Healthcare Voice Assistant Market? Not Quite.

Healthcare IT Today

Given its position atop the EHR industry, the things Epic does can have an outsized influence on the healthcare world. Will such be the case when Epic debuts its new voice assistant at HIMSS20? I’d argue that this time, perhaps, not so much.