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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.

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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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Influx of EHR In-Basket Messages Leads to Greater Burnout, Study Finds

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

It’s been widely-reported that the time physicians spend in the EHR is linked to higher levels of burnout

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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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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.

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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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.

The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Hants Williams, director of clinical operations, VirtualHealth. The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows. SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in […].

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

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 We Can Prevent Physician Burnout From the First Day of Medical School

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The WHO’s recent classification of burnout as a medical diagnosis is helping physicians recognize the burnout they are experiencing. But more can be done to improve the work environment

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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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: Region Tag: Europe/UK

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.