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Route to Expanding State Medicaid Programs Telehealth Coverage Post-COVID-19

Telebehavioral Health Institute

In response to the pandemic, state Medicaid programs enrolled temporary emergency measures to expand telehealth coverage. The longevity of these reforms isn’t clear. States are tasked with evaluating which policies should remain permanent in a post COVID-19 world. Jacqueline Marks, … Read more.

HIMSS CEO: How to capitalize on an 'exponential growth' in digital innovation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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What Are The Impacts of Remote Patient Monitoring?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Daniel Frey, vice president of business development and co-founder, FieldMed. Not every visit with a medical provider needs to happen in person.

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Pairing wearables data with self-reported symptoms could improve COVID-19 prediction

Mobi Health News

Newly published data from Scripps' DETECT study included data from 30,529 device owners, although only 333 of those who were symptomatic also provided their COVID-19 testing results

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Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Keep Calm and Carry On With Counting the Votes: How CNN Allied With A Tele-Mental Health App

Health Populi

Yesterday, the 4th of November 2020, the cable network CNN published a story titled, “Survive election uncertainty with these expert tips on how to cope.”

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Exam Prep Through Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Student years create multiple opportunities for stress that challenge both freshmen and undergraduates.

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Fitbit beats expectations by $64.9M as Google merger remains tied up in regulations

Mobi Health News

The company attributed much of its success to growing smartwatch sales.

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COVID-19 Has Accelerated Consumers’ Interest in Healthy Home Tech

Health Populi

One in two U.S. adults say their concerns about personal health and wellness increased in the past year: in particular, stress and anxiety, and sleep and eating habits. Despite spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, few people believe they live in a “healthy home.”

TriHealth switches to Zoom for pandemic, sees 3,650% increase in telehealth use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

TriHealth, a health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, had an access problem regarding patients who desired a first contact medical option that did not require a visit to a doctor’s office. THE PROBLEM.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

What Do I Need To Do To Qualify For The Elmiron Lawsuit?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Elmiron is the brand name of the drug pentosan polysulfate sodium. This medication is used to treat pain and discomfort associated with a bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis.

MIT researchers' AI model detects COVID-19 by listening to coughs

Mobi Health News

The tool was "100% accurate" when spotting cases among asymptomatic individuals, the researchers wrote, and could be deployed as a low-cost prescreener to support diagnostic testing efforts

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Four technology and aging blog posts from October 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Voice-enabled innovation softly races ahead. Technology innovation announcements whiz by at what seems to be a breakneck pace. Consider Amazon’s Whisper Mode – “I think you just whispered to me – Sau ‘turn on’ Whisper Mode.”

CDC: Telehealth visits more than doubled in March 2020

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday found a 154% increase in telehealth visits during the last week of March 2020, compared with the same time period in 2019.

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.

COVID Waves and The Flu: Building Agility Into Operating Room Capacity

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ashley Walsh, senior director of client services, LeanTaaS. Elective surgeries were hit hard during the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Under Armour sells off MyFitnessPal for $345M, will shut down Endomondo by 2021

Mobi Health News

The fitness apparel brand said it will be throwing all its weight behind the MapMyFitness platform in an effort to better focus its digital strategy

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Running a Ransomware Simulation in Your Healthcare Organization

Healthcare IT Today

As part of the recent VMWorld virtual event, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Chris Frenz, CISO at Interfaith Medical. Turns out, he has a long history of working with VMWare products that goes back to 2015 when he first ran a ransomware simulation in his organization.

Telehealth's uncertain future raises alarm bells for cancer patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The relaxation of telehealth regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wave of interest and support, with patients noting the convenience, discretion and safety of virtual care as major selling points.

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.

5 Ways Virtual Tech Is Advancing Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Devin Partida, technology writer and the editor-in-chief, ReHack.com. Healthcare technology is experiencing something of a golden age at the moment.

R2G Report: Digital diabetes market will be worth €1.3bn by 2024

Mobi Health News

The new report from Research2Guidance (R2G) highlights the current state of the most developed digital health sector, locating service expansion into comorbidities as a key trend

Healthcare Disruption – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/6 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic “Healthcare Disruption“ A lot of people love to talk about disrupting healthcare.

Sony expands medical imaging platform to include remote monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sony announced this week that it would update its vendor-neutral medical-imaging platform NUCLeUS to include remote patient monitoring and recording functionalities.

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.

How Telemedicine Is Democratizing Rural Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jenna Blumenfeld, freelance writer What do you envision when you think of rural living? Chances are, images of pastoral fields, idyllic red barns, and even herds of dairy cows come to mind.

Alphabet's moonshot subsidiary X zeros in on depression

Mobi Health News

The company is releasing its research on mapping biomarkers for depression.

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Apple to buy Oura after Amazon launches Halo and Google buys Fitbit?

Lloyd Price

Is Apple poised to buy Oura, maker of the Oura Ring? Will an acquisition like Oura enable Apple to compete with Amazon and Google for the lucrative prize of health, wellness and fitness data? Apple - Oura Make every workout count by syncing Oura with Apple Health.

Temple uses $1M of FCC telehealth funding for virtual care platform, tablets and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Located in the heart of North Philadelphia, Temple University Hospital serves one of the nation’s most economically challenged and diverse urban populations. More than 85% of the patients served by Temple are covered by government programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

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.