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7 Must-have Resources for Concierge Doctors

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Are you a new concierge doctor just starting out? Or are you considering making the leap? If so, you’re likely overwhelmed with questions – how do I find patients interested in concierge medicine? How do I decide how much to charge patients? How can I build a solid business plan?

Telehealth shows promise for fostering better doc-patient relationships

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As telehealth use continues to expand, many are wondering what the ramifications will be when, as is widely expected, virtual care becomes a much larger part of the healthcare experience going forward.

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Technologies Improving The Quality of Care And Life For Seniors In The Next 10 Years

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dave Wessinger, president, PointClickCare From a senior care perspective, we are starting to see many senior living communities shift their focus towards putting technology first.

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Athenahealth launches new EHR-embedded telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Athenahealth announced this week that it had launched an embedded telehealth tool to allow practitioners to conduct virtual visits without having to download separate software or use another third-party app.

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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.

7 Innovative Technologies Making Healthcare More Productive and Efficient

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amanda Jerelyn, health sciences tutor, Academist Help. Almost all innovations are capable of making health maintenance cost-effective and efficient.

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Innovation in substance use disorder treatment: 5 Keys to Impact

Mobi Health News

Flare Capital Partners reviews the current landscape of substance use disorder treatment and highlights some early-stage tech companies tackling the ongoing opioid epidemic

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Tribes denied coronavirus data

Morning eHealth

More telehealth rumblings in Congress — On contact tracing apps, every state for itself

Why I’m Optimistic About The Development of A COVID-19 Vaccine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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In the Pandemic, We’re All About Food

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed people down Maslow’s hierarchy of needs toward our basic hunting-and-gathering survival mode: shopping for hygiene products for home and personal care, seeking out masks (both functional and fashionable), and building out our pandemic pantries with shelf-stable foods.

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.

Immersive experiences could help educate patients, cut down on video call fatigue

Mobi Health News

A panel at BIO Digital dives into where VR, AR and other immersive technologies make sense for healthcare.

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Will technology become standard in nursing homes and senior living communities?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The articles are beginning to appear here and there. In the time of Covid-19, some are talking about an increasing use of technology in their nursing homes.

9 Essential Tips for Cleaning and Housekeeping In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Research found one in 10 hospital patients suffer from a healthcare-associated infection.

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Saving Money as a Financial Vaccine: BlackRock Finds Consumer Savings Drain and Etsy Sellers Not Saving Much

Health Populi

“Americans are feeling incredible financial pressure as a result of the COVID outbreak,” John Thompson, Chief Program Officer with the Financial Health Network. One in three people in the U.S.

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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.

Review: Abbott?s FreeStyle Libre 14-day system cuts diabetes management costs

Mobi Health News

The study found that the flash continuous glucose monitoring system can cost about 60% less than traditional methods.

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Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected Health Mobility Patient Engagement Population Health Telehealth How contact tracing, contactless experiences and remote monitoring will redefine healthcare and public health.

3 Reasons Why Contactless Payments Are the Future for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bird Blitch, CEO and co-founder at Patientco. Contactless payments, such as text-to-pay, contactless EMV cards, Apple Pay and more, were on the rise even before COVID-19, but now, health systems should see them as essential.

Americans’ Concerns About the US Healthcare System Loom Larger Than Worries About Their Own Care

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has further opened the kimono of the U.S. healthcare system to Americans: four months into the COVID-19 outbreak, most consumers (62%) of people in the U.S. are more concerned about other people not having access to high quality health care versus themselves.

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.

The case for integrating telemedicine education into medical curriculums

Mobi Health News

Across a number of different specialties, students – and even practitioners – can put practical technology skills to use and gain an emphasis on collaboration for the rest of their careers

The potential security crisis presented by rapid telehealth rollouts

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked an unprecedented upswing in the use of telehealth technologies. But security experts say that rise presents vulnerabilities – and the crisis is "blood in the water" for cybercriminals.

Haiku as a path to resilience in the COVID-19 era: #HaikuChallenge20

Society for Participatory Medicine

Guest post by SPM member Pam Ressler RN, MS of Stress Resources LLC. See bio at end. I have just finished co-teaching a month-long elective on the topic of pain to a group of rising 4th year medical students.

Telehealth: door delivery and never going back?

Morning eHealth

HHS aid to providers going out — Prepping for next pandemic

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.

COVID-19 apps on the rise, but new investigation shows questionable privacy practices

Mobi Health News

An International Digital Accountability Council report is the latest suggesting that a number of COVID-19 apps are missing key security measures.

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New bill would codify Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Butterfield, D-North Carolina, and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., introduced new legislation this week that would provide for permanent Medicare payments for telehealth services at federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.

How to Eliminate the Biggest Threat to Healthcare Privacy and Security: Print and Capture

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mark Gross, senior principal product manager, Kofax When it comes to data security, healthcare organizations are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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HCQ study withdrawal adds to public health message static

Morning eHealth

Veterans Affairs’ EHR scrutiny continues — Misinfo, bad info focus deepens worldwide

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.

Digital strategies prove critical for future growth amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mobi Health News

Experts say that adopting an effective digital strategy is necessary for a company’s survival

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COVID-19 presents a new chance to make telehealth accessible to the underserved

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulatory, reimbursement and technological changes have all helped trigger a massive and rapid expansion of telehealth accessibility. At the same time, say industry leaders, vulnerable groups – especially people of color – are being left behind.

Results from 1,392 Physician Survey by Sermo on Telehealth and Patient Volumes

Healthcare IT Today

While the volume of patients seen by physicians has fallen in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of telehealth visits they handle has shot up dramatically, according to a recent survey.