Sat.Mar 21, 2020 - Fri.Mar 27, 2020

How Telehealth Enhances the Patient-Doctor Relationship

InTouch Health

How Telehealth Can Bring Doctors and Patients Closer Together. Care providers are used to treating and seeing their patients in person, but telehealth can actually improve the doctor-patient relationship.

In A Nation “At War” with the C19 Virus, Partisan Healthcare Differences Persist

Health Populi

More Democrats would want to get tested for the coronavirus (C19) than would Republicans. And, more women than men believe that a vaccine to address the COVID-19 pandemic believe that treatment would be offered at no-or-low-cost under a Democratic president versus President Trump. These are two key insights gleaned from a look into U.S. adults’ perspectives on the C19 virus in the second week of March 2020. What Are Americans’ Views on the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Use Feedback to Improve Engagement in the Healthcare Workplace

HealthStream

Millennials make up the largest generation working in healthcare, and their numbers and predominance will only continue to grow. That’s why it is important for healthcare managers to learn how to make regular communication about performance work, specifically for millennials

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7 healthcare-related items you may have missed in the $2T coronavirus stimulus package

FierceHealthIT

The massive $2 trillion economic stimulus package includes several smaller provisions that could have a big impact on hospitals and insurers. Find out what you may have missed

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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.

FDA steps on the gas for digital health

Morning eHealth

Latest stimulus bill offers plenty for digital health — Telehealth in the states

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How telemedicine is being used on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis

Mobi Health News

Yesterday MassChallenge hosted a summit on innovation in the age of the coronavirus crisis, and panelists discussed how providers are implementing new digital programs into their toolbox.

Clocktree System Status Updates

Clocktree

Due to the dramatic increase in demand for telehealth services, Clocktree’s system has experienced times of overload, making some services very slow or unavailable. We will post current updates here, letting everyone know the current status. Thanks for your patience through this time, and please know we are doing everything we can to make things go smoothly for you and your clients: Wednesday 3/25, 6am PST: System functional, no reported issues.

In a COVID-19 hotspot, a physicians group deploys a free triage and telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians of Southwest Washington has been implementing health IT vendor Innovaccer’s COVID-19 Management System, a tool the vendor has been offering provider organizations free to help manage and care for patients during the pandemic. The state of Washington is one of the areas in the U.S,

Steps Count: More Steps Are Self-Care Goodness in the COVID-19 Lifestyle

Health Populi

There’s evidence in this week’s JAMA of a dose-response relationship between peoples’ steps and lower mortality. In other words: more steps done daily is statistically significantly associated with death from all causes. Furthermore, step intensity didn’t make a difference in mortality rates, shown in the JAMA -published study, Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults.

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.

At-home COVID-19 testing services pump the brakes after FDA warns of 'fraudulent' kits

Mobi Health News

Nurx and Carbon Health have officially halted their mail-order testing kit services. But at least one startup is still moving to secure an Emergency Use Authorization for its at-home rapid serology diagnostic

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Clocktree System Overload

Clocktree

We are experiencing severe overload of our system, but doing everything we can to remedy this. We hope to be back to normal operation soon. Our engineers are working around the clock to try to handle the increased volume but we don’t have an ETA on when this will be fully resolved. We are so sorry for the convenience this is causing during this crucial time, and thank you for your patience

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Health privacy falling in pandemic times?

Morning eHealth

VA opens up telework — AliveCor uses FDA guidance

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Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

Health Populi

health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. 2019-28: Expected Rebound in Prices Drives Rising Spending Growth. NHE will grow 5.4%

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.

FDA clears Pear's digital insomnia therapeutic through 510(k), Pre-Cert pilot pathways

Mobi Health News

Somryst, a prescription digital therapeutic combining cognitive behavioral therapy and personalized sleep restriction, is the first software product to put the FDA's early Precertification Program framework through its paces.

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Telehealth group practice offers free care to seniors nationwide during crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CCS Healthcare is a telehealth practice that has been delivering telehealth care extensively throughout Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2016. It delivers care to assisted living facilities through on-site visits performed by its physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Health providers desperate for PPE take to Twitter

Morning eHealth

HHS' expected licensing reg appears to be a letter to states — Privacy, telehealth measures in Phase 3 sail through Senate

FDA Enables Generic Insulins with Lower Prices

Insulin Nation

While COVID-19 has distracted our attention from affordable insulin to focus on social distancing and hoarding toilet paper, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is finally making a serious effort to improve our access to insulin. . Why no Generic Insulins?

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.

Apple releases COVID-19 screening tool, resource guide

Mobi Health News

The new website and app were born out of a partnership with Apple, the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA

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Technology is radically improving care for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected Health Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & Policy Patient Engagement Telehealth With its three-pillar approach to modernization, the U.S.

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Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

Healthcare IT Today

One of the big challenges healthcare faces is sharing data between healthcare organizations who need that data. Healthcare interoperability, as we call it, has been a challenge for a long time. However, we’ve known that it is much less of a technical challenge and more of a business challenge.

When and How to Use Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

American Well

We are facing unprecedented times. No one could have predicted the surge in demand that’s happening across all of health care and the resulting strain being felt by all stakeholders — clinicians and patients especially.

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.

Q&A: A firsthand account of FDA's Pre-Cert Program

Mobi Health News

Yuri Maricich, chief medical officer at Pear Therapeutics, speaks on his company's experience bringing a digital therapeutic product through the regulator's experimental program for health software

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Breaking down barriers to care traced to social determinants of health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Population Health Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Breaking down barriers to care traced to social determinants of health Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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Security Assurance in the Expanding Telemedicine Landscape

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sonia Arista, Healthcare CISO at Fortinet. As with other industries, healthcare continues to thrive thanks to new technologies, including telemedicine.

SCTRC Now Offering Weekly Telehealth 101 Webinars

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

In light of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID19 pandemic, we will be offering our Telehealth 101 webinar series on a weekly basis (every Friday at 3PM Central). The need and the demand for telemedicine are surging and we want to be as accessible as possible. Our goal is to provide basic information to those who are new to telehealth and allow extra time at the end for questions and answers.

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.

Scripps, UCSF kick off wearable-driven research projects to spot viral infections early on

Mobi Health News

Both efforts are employing popular consumer wearables and health trackers to spot potential cases of COVID-19 or other viral diseases as they begin

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Telemedicine platform can be used in-house to keep docs safe in COVID-19 assessments

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A telemedicine technology vendor is offering a new way to use its platform to virtually treat potential COVID-19 patients – even when those patients and clinicians are in the same facility. Cloudbreak Health is offering an additional use for its technology, enabling its Martti devices to be used to assess patients who come in for treatment of potential infection with the highly contagious virus.

TBHI Efforts to Assist with FREE Telehealth Training for COVID-19

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Hello, To assist behavioral professionals seeking evidence-based telehealth training to help deal with COVID-19, I’m hoping that this community can share resources with us at the Telebehavioral Health Institute to pass along to our Community of Learners. If you have … Read more.