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The Benefits of Virtual Pediatric Care

InTouch Health

How Telehealth Can Reduce Costs and Improve the Quality of Pediatric Care. Studies show 86.3% of children from ages 5 to 11 are in excellent or very good health, but around 4.3% of children do not have access to regular healthcare.

Better Decisions Call for Slow Medicine

Healthcare IT Today

Should you get a mammogram at age 45? Should you start taking a statin? Is now the time to get a hip replacement? You can go down rabbit holes trying to research these online, talk to friends about their experiences, or have a few too many opinions thrown at you in online communities.

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Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

Newly Diagnosed: How T1D Changes Your Body and Mind

Insulin Nation

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is like having to relearn how to live all over again. Suddenly there are new rules for eating, exercising, and even sleeping. It can take a lot of time to adjust to all these new demands. But diabetes doesn’t just change how you have to live.


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.

Planning Annual Required Training – A Healthcare Compliance Case Study


To illustrate the difficulty that a typical healthcare provider may encounter when planning annual required training, we offer the example of just one role in a single state—a respiratory therapist in Tennessee


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The Ill Health of Rural Hospitals in Four Charts

Health Populi

There are 1,844 rural hospitals operating in the U.S. That number is down by 19 in the 2019 calendar year, the worst year of rural hospital closings seen in the past decade. That hockey-stick growth of closures is shown in the first chart, where 34 rural hospitals shut down in the past 2 years.

Low retention, unrepresentative samples prevalent among large app-based digital health studies

Mobi Health News

A recently published analysis of eight digital studies found a median dropoff of 5.5 days, as well as a predominantly young and white pool of participants

ONC chief expects rules ‘relatively soon’

Morning eHealth

Patients say they can’t afford to wait for privacy protections — How China's using tech to fight coronavirus


New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

Insulin Nation

You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means. But, if you are a type 1 pump user, odds are, this little-known chemical process affects you on a daily basis.

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.

Will Trade Data for (Cheaper) Health Care – USC’s View of the Future

Health Populi

Patients are now front-line payors in the U.S. health care system.

Innovaccer's health data platform brings in $70M more

Mobi Health News

The company's latest raise brings its total funding to $120 million

Mobile patient engagement technology saves clinic $1.8M

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Mobile patient engagement technology saves clinic $1.8M Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now


Tech giants set to win lobbying battle on open data

Morning eHealth

Exodus from HHS’s CTO office — Tech pitches in to combat coronavirus


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.

Americans’ Top 2 Priorities for President Trump and Congress Are To Lower Health Care and Rx Costs

Health Populi

Health care pocketbook issues rank first and second place for Americans in these months leading up to the 2020 Presidential election, according to research from POLITICO and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health published on 19th February 2020.

Glooko's newest executives, Aetion's cross-industry data expert and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Also: Jonathan Bush, Dr. Scott Gottlieb embrace the board of directors

Patient Matching Errors Continue To Be Common

Healthcare IT Today

Patient matching problems are persistent across healthcare organizations and continue to pose patient safety risks, according to a new survey addressing these issues.

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2020 - What about those Ten Tips for Launching a Product? A Recap

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Today or soon you will launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service, or maybe a caregiver advisory service. As your company gets ready to travel into battle or a booth with the sound of pitches all around, it is time to for you to revisit this guidance.


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.

The Federal Reserve Chairman Speaks Out on Health Care Costs: “Spending But Getting Nothing”

Health Populi

On February 12, 2020, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the U.S. submitted the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress and testified to the Senate Banking Committee.

Telehealth, language services platform Cloudbreak Health scores $10M

Mobi Health News

The platform was designed to provide patients with limited English proficiency access to speciality care.

Usability in Health IT – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/21 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Bennett Lauber (@uuAbility).

The rise of mHealth and the convergence of medicine with AI and Big Data

Lloyd Price

Introduction While progress in medicine continues to astound us, it hides a modus operandi that hasn’t changed for decades – a bricks and mortar model of delivering healthcare reactively to treat illness and disease.

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.

Pricing Transparency, Consumerism, and Healthcare Marketing


Attend our March webinar Register Now In January 2019, CMS rules went into effect requiring hospitals to share a file with chargemaster data for their services. On January 1, 2021, those requirements expand to include a consumer-friendly online presentation for at least 300 shoppable services.


Academic institutions develop baby movement suit, smart diaper

Mobi Health News

Innovators are focusing in on baby tech, as researchers from the University of Helsinki display a new movement tracking outfit and a team from MIT rolls out a smart diaper.


Cloudbreak Health Attracts $10M Growth Investment

Healthcare IT Today

Cloudbreak Health, LLC, (“Cloudbreak”), a leading unified telemedicine and video medical interpretation solutions provider, today announced it has secured a $10 million investment from Columbia Partners Private Capital (“Columbia”) to fuel growth and product innovation.

Q&A with CIO Jamie Nelson, Part 1: “The Technology Is the Easy Part.”

Health System CIO

The key to a successful implementation is remembering that the technology is the easy part, says Jamie Nelson, who talks about her team’s work at HSS. The hard part is the organizational transformation behind it. The key to a successful implementation is remembering that the technology is the easy part, says Jamie Nelson, who talks about her team’s work at HSS. The hard part is the organizational transformation behind it.

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.

HIStalk Interviews Adam Wright, PhD, Director, Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center

HIStalk Interviews

Adam Wright, PhD is professor of biomedical informatics and director. Interviews


Dubai-headquartered Okadoc lands $10 million in Series A

Mobi Health News

The startup now plans to move into telemedicine and expand into other GCC countries

What’s A Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic? This Company Says It’s Built One

Healthcare IT Today

I’ve written about telehealth for more than a decade. I’m familiar with VR and most of its cousins as well. And most everyone knows what a clinic is. But until today, I’d never heard of a vendor mashing up telehealth and VR and calling it a clinic. A few months ago, I wrote up a […].