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A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

Health Populi

By Susannah Fox, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Lisa Suennen. I’ve lived long enough to have learned. The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned. But that won’t happen to us. Cause it’s always been a matter of trust . A Matter of Trust, by Billy Joel.

Improving the Patient Experience With Content

Perficient

Patient experience is a key measure of overall healthcare quality. It commands equal attention alongside clinical outcomes, patient safety, and efficiency and cost reduction measures. Patient education is a significant component of the patient experience.

Digital Health | How emerging technologies are driving a revolution in healthcare

Waracle

History of emerging tech in health.

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

KevinMD

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more accurate, safer and more accessible.

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Gaps in Health Equity in America Are Growing

Health Populi

There’s been a “clear lack of progress on health equity during the past 25 years in the United States,” asserts a data-rich analysis of trends conducted by two professors/researchers from UCLA’s School of Public Health. The study was published this week in JAMA Network Open.

Can the bot-to-patient relationship improve patient engagement?

Mobi Health News

Medical chatbots are emerging as potential assistants in many areas of healthcare. Can an AI-fuelled robot help improve patient engagement in cancer care

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Technology is corrupting the culture of medicine

KevinMD

To help then-candidate Bill Clinton remain focused on the No. 1 voter issue ahead of the 1992 presidential elections, political strategist James Carville coined an unforgettable mantra, which he posted inside Clinton campaign headquarters. It read, “The economy, stupid.”

Prescription Drugs Are Becoming A Luxury Good in America – Join the #HCLDR Chat Tonight

Health Populi

“Drugmakers Push Their Prices Higher” is the top story under the Business & Finance banner in today’s Wall Street Journal. That’s in terms of drugs’ list prices, which most patients don’t pay.

Despite few industry exits, investors continue to pour money into digital health

Mobi Health News

billion has already been invested into startups this year, according to Rock Health

Manage by Exception – Setting up an Alert in Domo

Perficient

Let’s be honest we all get them. Some come from our team members, some we even set up ourselves, but after a while, they are ignored and turn to noise. What am I talking about? I’m talking about emailed reports.

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VA, Verizon to offer new telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app. WHY IT MATTERS.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows.

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding

Mobi Health News

MobiHealthNews tracked 81 funding deals in April, May and June

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind.

Cloud Transformation Overview

Perficient

This is the final blog in a series around the subject of cloud transformation. The use of the term “transformation” in the title was a very intentional decision by the authors ( Joel Thimsen & Victor Wolters ) of this series.

Older adults and screen time – what’s it mean?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Pew’s latest opus examined screen time for older adults. The highlight of this document published in June – from age 60 to 80 and beyond, older adults spend more time on their screens (watching TV or videos) than on anything else other than sleep. And that includes time spent working.

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12 digital health mergers and acquisitions from Q2 2019, plus 5 IPOs

Mobi Health News

While most of the financials remain undisclosed, the quarter included a number of interesting deals involving Apple, Best Buy, UnitedHealth Group, and Allscripts

HFMA Recap – Technology’s Role in Value Based Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Erin Wabol, Partner and CMO at Agency Ten22. The unique exhibit hall atmosphere introduced by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) this year was met with cheers and jeers from health IT vendors and attendees alike.

Generating SDTM Datasets in Oracle InForm

Perficient

Those conducting clinical trials using EDC systems such as Oracle Clinical Remote Data Capture and Oracle InForm, face the challenge of converting their eCRF data into CDISC’s SDTM domain datasets. Regardless of the system you are using, most companies have adopted standard data collection objects.

Responsibilities of the LCSW Providing Text Therapy

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Laura Groshong, AM, LICSW, the Policy & Practice Director of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), wrote an article entitled, LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment, with co-author Margot Aronson, LICSW, CSWA’s Policy & Practice Deputy … Read more.

The future of pharma: embracing opportunities, partnerships and hurdles

Mobi Health News

In July, MobiHealthNews will focus on how pharma companies are using digital tools for R&D, real-world evidence collection and exploring new therapeutics.

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Patients Say Access To Visit Notes Is Important In Maintaining Their Health

Healthcare IT Today

Back in 2010, a group of primary care doctors from three different healthcare organizations across the U.S. came together to try something different.

Summary from Improve consolidation performance- KSCOPE19 Session

Perficient

It was a very good session on Tuesday June 25 2019 by Kari Hassebrock of CH Robinson & Coenraad D De Steur of KPMG that explained how the team experienced performance issues with respect to consolidation / translation in FCCS and the various options they applied to tackle it.

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LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment: LCSW Standards of Practice

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Laura Groshong, AM, LICSW, the Policy & Practice Director of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), wrote an article entitled, LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment, with co-author Margot Aronson, LICSW, CSWA’s Policy & Practice Deputy … Read more.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust creates clinical AI role

Mobi Health News

It follows the trust's recent work with GE Healthcare on creating an AI-driven command centre

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QGenda Announces Acquisition of OpenTempo

Healthcare IT Today

QGenda, the leader of cloud-based, automated provider scheduling solutions, today announced its acquisition of OpenTempo, a leading innovator of clinical capacity management tools.

Attracting and Recruiting Prospective Nurses through a Website

Perficient

In order to build a successful healthcare organization website for recruiting prospective nurses, you not only have to understand your audience, you have to prioritize and showcase certain key areas.

Study: 8M children at risk of losing health, SNAP benefits under ‘public charge’ rule 

FierceHealthIT

More than 8 million children are at risk of losing their public health coverage or SNAP benefits if the Trump administration finalizes its proposed “public charge” rule, according to a new study.

Virtual primary care startup opens first of many in-office clinics for workers

Mobi Health News

Eden Health's latest expansion to its hybrid approach comes from a recent deal with Convene

Happy Independence Day!

Healthcare IT Today

Today is Independence Day or as most of us like to call it, 4th of July. I hope that many of you that regularly read Healthcare IT Today are enjoying time with family, bbq, and time outside enjoying your favorite traditions.

Cancer patients benefiting from increased connectivity to caregivers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Patient Engagement Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Cancer patients benefiting from increased connectivity to caregivers Featured Decision Content

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Digital health investments in 2019 poised to surpass 2018: Rock Health

FierceHealthIT

Investors continue to have a strong appetite for digital health with investment in the sector totaling $4.2 billion across 180 deals through the first half of 2019. If this pace holds steady, the sector is on track to top 2018's annual funding total of $8.2 billion, according to Rock Health

Singapore’s NRF launches national healthtec consortium

Mobi Health News

Google, U of Chicago Medical Center Sued Over Alleged Sharing Of Identifiable Patient Records

Healthcare IT Today

The University of Chicago, its medical center and Google have been hit with a lawsuit contending that the hospital shared hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant which included identifiable data.

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