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Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace A large portion of healthcare breaches occur due to human error, whether it is a lost/stolen device, clicking on a phishing email, or accidental disclosure of protected health information (PHI). Protecting patient health … Read more.

User-Centric Design: The Key to Health IT Innovation

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kali Durgampudi, chief technology, innovation officer, Greenway Health. Like so many industries in today’s Third Industrial Revolution, the pace of innovation in healthcare today is fast and ever-changing. New technologies – like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and voice recognition – are at the heart of applications […].

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Important Telehealth Trends Affecting Your Practice

Ortholive

"telehealth" virtual visit 2019 trends medical practice work/life balance

Variances In Clinician EHR Use Can Hold Back Interoperability Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Given that clinicians have different styles, it’s hardly surprising that they document care in different ways. Unfortunately, however, these idiosyncrasies are one of the obstacles that stand in the way of better interoperability, according to an article by Corepoint Health.

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.

Most Consumers Are Interested in Using a Voice Assistant for Some Type of Health Care

Health Populi

While 75 million people in the U.S. have a smart people at home, only 1 in 13 Americans have used a voice assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant for health care.

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5G and Patient Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Alaap Shah, JD, MPH, and Ebunola Aniyikaiye, JD, MBA, MPP, Epstein, Becker, Green. Patient care in the U.S. continues to modernize through rapid digitization, increasing connectivity among the internet of things (“IOT”). Supporting a robust infrastructure that allows for large scale flow of information through interconnected systems requires modernization of network technologies.

Inefficient tech hampers digital practice, increases stress for GPs, survey finds

Mobi Health News

A recent survey of 100 GPs in the UK found that nearly 80% viewed “poor IT and tech support” as main barriers to the spread and adoption of video consultations.

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A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey

Health Populi

Patients searching online for health information and health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. consumers.

Survey: 1 in 4 patients used live telemedicine this year

Morning eHealth

Social determinants rundown — New Verily, VA partnership

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.

CONNECT for Health Act would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth

Clocktree

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 has bipartisan Senate and House support and would expand telehealth services through Medicare. The bill “aims to improve health outcomes, make it easier for patients to connect with their doctors, and help cut costs for patients and providers” according to a statement released yesterday by the bill’s sponsor Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i). Telehealth is the future of health care.

Consumers interested in voice tech for health, adoption remains low, survey reports

Mobi Health News

A new consumer study, conducted by Voicebot and Orbita, found that 52% of consumers were interested in voice technology for health.

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Will Consumers Cross the Cost-and-Trust Chasm Between Prescription Drugs and Hospitals?

Health Populi

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Info blocking rule coming soon?

Morning eHealth

Walden out, and more from Congress — New Facebook tool

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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.

Analytics Success Depends On Soft Skills, Not Just Hard Data

Healthcare IT Today

At the recent Information Builders Symposium for Canada’s Public Sector event (#IBAnalyticsSymposium), one key message was reinforced by presenters over and over – successful adoption of data analytics depends as much on soft skills as it does hard data.

AliveCor teams up with Huami to develop medical-grade wearables

Mobi Health News

The news comes just a few months after AliveCor ended the sales of its FDA-cleared ECG wearable KardiaBand.

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While Costs Are A Top Concern Among Most U.S. Patients, So Are Challenges of Poverty, Food, and Housing

Health Populi

Rising health care costs continue to concern most Americans, with one in two people believing they’re one sickness away from getting into financial trouble, according to the 2019 Survey of America’s Patients conducted for The Physicians Foundation.

Updated telehealth bill fills in budget deal's gaps

Morning eHealth

The privacy questions dogging patient data in research — States fret about Medicaid reporting deadlines

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.

Schools turning to telehealth to improve care for the underserved

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Schools turning to telehealth to improve care for the underserved Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition

In-home fitness platform Mirror raises another $34M

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Point72 Ventures, but also featured athletic apparel retailer lululemon and other prominent individual investors

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Google Acquires Fitbit for $2.1 Billion – What’s That Mean for Healthcare?

Healthcare IT Today

The big healthcare news today was something we’d heard rumored for a few days already. Google will be acquiring Fitbit for the tidy sum of $2.1 billion (See the Google announcement and Fitbit press release for details).

New Study of Independent Medical Practices Reveals Love/Hate Relationship with Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Aaron Perreira, director of integrated marketing, Kareo.

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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.

Data Visualization for Healthcare Marketers: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Geonetric

Why Data Visualization Matters Humans process images 60,000 times faster than they process text, which makes sense as 65 percent of people claim to be visual learners.

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John Hancock taps Verily, Onduo for new diabetes management offering

Mobi Health News

All of the life insurer’s members with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will have access to the service, which offers savings on premiums.

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Telehealth Partnership Puts Cleveland Clinic On The Road to Virtual Hospital Deployment

Healthcare IT Today

At first glance, the news item didn’t seem that noteworthy. The Cleveland Clinic, which has worked with telehealth vendor American Well since 2014, has been delivering routine care and access to a small selection of specialists.

Reducing Workplace Stress In The Tech Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. While working in the tech industry can be rewarding due to the creation & implementation of process improvement, it also can be a demanding and high-stress environment.

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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.

A new smartphone – life is too short to keep up with such ‘innovation’

Aging in Place Technology Watch

How much time do we spend setting up our 'smart' phones? Every few years, I change phones.

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Pear Therapeutics to explore GI indications with its latest pharma partnership

Mobi Health News

A new exploratory collaboration with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals comes just a couple weeks after the digital therapeutics startup ended a commercialization relationship with Novartis' Sandoz

Finding Machine Learning That Works (the Solution at Current Health)

Healthcare IT Today

Health care has come slowly to artificial intelligence, but in the past year or so a number of providers and insurers have followed the path forged by other industries and applied machine learning seriously to health care costs and treatments.