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Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned.

How to Successfully Transition To Remote Workforce Technologies

Electronic Health Reporter

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Telehealth needs medical interpreters, broadband expansion to reach underserved

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Seven million Californians live in a region with a shortage of physicians.

What Online and Telecommunication Services Does Health Care Need To Offer Now?

VSee

In order for healthcare professionals to adequately provide for their patients, they need to not just include telecommunication services, but they need to invest and revolve around these services.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

How Telehealth Expands Cancer Care Access

GlobalMed

Almost everyone knows someone who has been impacted by cancer, and each diagnosis has its own set of challenges. But a problem no cancer patient should have to deal with is whether they can see a doctor who can address their medical needs.

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McKinsey: Up to $250B of US health spending could become virtual

Mobi Health News

A recent report analyzing claims data identified virtual-care use cases estimates that could comprise roughly 20% of all Medicare, Medicaid and commercial spend across outpatient, office and home health

First in Morning eHealth: Rep. Robin Kelly's new telehealth bill

Morning eHealth

EHR study dampens expectations for cost savings? Employers run with contact-tracing apps

The Patient Will See You Now: A Rebirth of Healthcare Post-COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jeff Fallon, chairman & CEO, eVideon “Innovate or die” has taken on a whole new meaning in the last month thanks to COVID-19.

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Cancer in the Age of COVID: Delayed Care May Reverse Survival Gains Particular Among Black People

Health Populi

There was great news published last week in An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): cancer mortality rates have declined by 26% over 20 years, between 1999 to 2018.

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.

COVID-19 apps want user data, but few say they'll protect it

Mobi Health News

A recent sample of 50 worldwide COVID-19 apps published in Nature Medicine highlights found only 16 that promisted to anonymize, encrypt and secure the data they collect

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NEJM, Lancet retract coronavirus studies

Morning eHealth

CDC head apologizes for lack of disparity data — GAO cites 'Mar-a-Lago 3' influence on VA

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As telehealth becomes the new normal, NCQA updates quality measures

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has given the OK for what it's calling a "sweeping set of adjustments" to 40 of the measures used for HEDIS scores, given the new realities of widespread and scaled-up telehealth use. WHY IT MATTERS.

Digital Triage: Our First Line of Defense In Times Of Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Guy Meger, GM/CTO/VP R&D of EarlySense.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Voice enabled chatbot Orbita scores $9M; Caregiver tool Cariloop rakes in $6M and other digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Also Sieren grabs $11.8 million for its diabetic-foot-detecting socks, and Ezra raises $18 million for its AI oncology platform

Protect App-Based Drivers Act Would Create Further Employee Classification and ACA Reporting Issues

ACA Times

3 minute read: As part of their campaign against the requirements of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which went into effect January 2020 and requires employers to treat contract workers as employees unless they meet certain requirements, GIG giants Uber and Lyft have promoted a ballot measure, the App-Based Driver Protection Act (Driver Act) , which would reclassify those same workers as independent contractors with quasi-employee benefits.

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COVID-19: An integrated healthcare system is the way forward

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Government & Policy Network Infrastructure Telehealth Workflow With dozens of healthcare facilities across the UAE, the country’s healthcare system is evolving faster than elsewhere in the world says Christian Schuhmacher, CEO of King’s College Hospital London in Dubai.

Improving First Responder Calls and Patient Monitoring One Live Stream at a Time

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dave Stubenvoll, CEO, Wowza Media Services. The scale of the coronavirus pandemic is impacting every facet of daily life. As COVID-19 continues its global spread, authorities are restricting large gatherings of people and enforcing […]. The article Improving First Responder Calls and Patient Monitoring One Live Stream at a Time appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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.

Healthcare companies must iron out their digital strategies to ensure future growth

Mobi Health News

Healthbox's Enabling Digital Strategy Report lays out the steps of establishing a digital strategy for health companies.

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Proposed IRS Regs Will Not Affect How Individuals Receive PTCs

ACA Times

2 minute read: The IRS recently issued proposed regulations on how the personal tax exemption reduction to “0” will affect qualifications for recipients of Premium Tax Credits (PTCs). Regulation 124810-19 , officially titled “Guidance Clarifying Premium Tax Credit Unaffected by Suspension of Personal Exemption Deduction” states that the change “does not affect an individual taxpayer’s ability to claim the premium tax credit.”.

Telehealth's post-COVID challenge: integrating in-person care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patient and provider telehealth use has skyrocketed since the novel coronavirus began spreading across the United States – and analysts point to a " tsunami of growth " as virtual care, after years of frustrated promise, becomes the new normal.

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Health IT Execs Say They’re Unhappy With EHR-Based Analytics Packages

Healthcare IT Today

It would be nice if the analytics packages included with EHRs did exactly what you hoped they would do. After all, you want the various capabilities you manage to play nicely with one another.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Samsung's free handwashing app brings rinsing reminders to smartwatches

Mobi Health News

Seeking to cut down an individual's risk of infection, the app encourages frequent washing with appropriate technique

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AB5 Targets Multi-Level Marketing Companies – See How this Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

ACA Times

3 minute read: Multi-level marketing giant Amway was sued in a proposed class action earlier this year for misclassifying its Independent Business Owners (IBOs) as independent contractors instead of employees. The challenge to Amway’s long standing business practices comes as the impact of AB5, and how it redefines who is an employee, ripples throughout the California economy.

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At Doxy.me, simplicity is key to security

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In January and February, telemedicine technology vendor Doxy.me hosted about 250,000 video sessions a month, according to founder Brandon Welch. By May, Welch said, the service was hosting a million sessions per day.

Deploying Business Continuity Solutions To Create A Better Patient Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Donna Martin, senior vice president, Healthcare Business Development, HGS. Hospitals and health plans are competing ever more fiercely to gain and retain patient/member relationships.

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.

Spanish ADHD video game therapy startup Braingaze prepares to launch

Mobi Health News

The company is looking to expand specifically in the Chinese market, inking a deal with payer and provider Ping An.

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VA likely can’t debut EHR until fall

Morning eHealth

Increasing scrutiny of bombshell HCQ study — Will the protests lead to second coronavirus wave

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New bill would mandate research on telehealth regs after coronavirus

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The moves by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to relax regulations around telehealth have been lauded by providers and patients around the country.