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Faster Pace for Corporate Investments and Behavioral Health in COVID-Driven Digital Health Era

Health Populi

The pace of digital health investments quickened in the first half of 2020, based on Rock Health’s look at health-tech financing in mid-year. Digital health companies garnered $5.4 billion in the first half of the year, record-setting according to Rock Health.

Telehealth Reform: US Congress Heeds Public Outcry

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Reform: US Congress Heeds Public Outcry Telehealth reform has advanced on two fronts this week. In response to public demand, representatives of the senate and house are concurrently introducing bipartisan legislation to support the permanent expansion of telehealth.

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How healthy are health apps?

Mobi Health News

Digital health applications are starting to make their way into regular healthcare provision. But how should they be regulated?

CMS issues guidance for new telehealth eCQM reporting in 2020 and 2021

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has put together further detailed guidance for how healthcare providers should be documenting and reporting electronic clinical quality measures for telehealth encounters.

Novartis, Propeller Health co-package new asthma treatment

Mobi Health News

The co-packaged product, which will be launched in Europe this year, combines Propeller's sensor tech and Novartis' new medication.

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Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

Health Populi

Within days of the coronavirus pandemic emerging in the U.S., health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have patients felt about these telehealth visits?

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Cloud-based telehealth, linked with Epic EHR, helps one hospital scale up virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lee Health, a health system based in Fort Myers, Florida, has had inpatient telemedicine infrastructure in place since 2014, ambulatory telemedicine since 2015 and a direct-to-consumer system since 2019. THE PROBLEM.

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CVS Pharmacy app introduces feature for people with visual impairments

Mobi Health News

CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels. CVS plans to add RFID labels to its prescriptions at 1,500 pharmacy locations by the end of 2020.

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Beyond Care and Outcomes, Hospitals Must Deliver on Civics, Inclusivity, Equity, and Value – Lown Institute’s Best Hospitals

Health Populi

The core business of hospitals is patient care, often baked with teaching and research. But wait — there’s more, asserts the Lown Institute in their approach to ranking America’s Best Hospitals in 2020.

How Technology Is Replacing Teaching As We Know It

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In a world that is constantly being upgraded, streamlined and enhanced by software and technology, is it possible that teaching will no longer be a human profession? What if A.I.

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Connecting Systems, Connecting Care: Improving Comms from Point of Injury to MTF

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

One of the greatest challenges facing the military health system is finding consistent, effective ways to communicate a warfighter’s health information as he or she moves from point-of-injury to a military treatment facility (MTF).

Technology innovations tackling the youth, young adult mental health crisis

Mobi Health News

SJF Ventures' Stephanie Nieman gives a breakdown of the growing list of digital mental health tools available to this populations, and the various ways to deploy them

Trust Is a Key Social Currency for COVID-Embattled Consumers

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has re-shaped patients into consumers, concerned about managing the risk of contracting the virus, millions of people experiencing months of sheltering, working, learning, and cooking at home.

Smart Ways To Track Health With Your Phone

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. It is not just necessary to monitor your health in the modern world. This has become a fashion trend. The ranks of such people are constantly replenished.

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How wearable tech can enable seamless RPM during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At least 2.7 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat sometimes known as AFib. According to the American Heart Association, the risk for strokes among people with untreated AFib is five times as high as for those without.

AliveCor adds ECG subscription service to its product line

Mobi Health News

AliveCor released today KardiaCare, a digital subscription service for managing heart health at home. The service offers a suite of features that helps users interpret their heart data, monitor risk factors, identify symptom triggers and measure the impact of lifestyle changes.

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FCC exhausts $200M pandemic fund

Morning eHealth

Senate Democrats slam testing efforts — House appropriators approve FDA spending boost

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100 Years of Nursing

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Since its introduction in the mid-1800s, the nursing profession has evolved leaps and bounds.

Holyoke Health Center melds Zoom and telehealth tech to replace in-person visits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Holyoke Health Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts, has used NextGen as its electronic health records system for several years, and had to quickly pivot to telemedicine appointments when it became apparent that the COVID-19 pandemic would not allow for in-person appointments. THE PROBLEM.

UAE’s Mulk Healthcare launches global “e-hospital”

Mobi Health News

Launching as an app this summer, the Mulk E-Hospital will reportedly offer a range of healthcare services by over 2,000 medical specialists from around the world

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Blending Marketing and Health IT Solutions – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/10 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Colin Hung (@colin_hung) on the topic of “Blending Marketing and Health IT Solutions“.

Lenovo Launches Virtual Care To Help Limit In-Office Visits and Minimize Risk of Exposure To COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Lenovo introduces Lenovo Virtual Care, a full patient-to-provider virtual solution to remotely monitor, guide and educate patients with various chronic health conditions.

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Technology can make end of life care more compassionate

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

End-of-life care can be challenging even in the most ideal circumstances, given our frequent societal reluctance to discuss medical plans around dying and death.

Abbott's Bluetooth connected implantable heart rhythm devices score FDA clearance

Mobi Health News

The new devices can link to the MyMerlinPulse app and give doctors information about a patient's heart health.

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Hospitals struggle with PPE shortages amid new COVID-19 surges

FierceHealthIT

Hospitals struggle with PPE shortages amid new COVID-19 surges. rking. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:01

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5 Trends In Healthcare IT Transforming The Medical Services Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. There’s never been a more exciting era in the healthcare IT space than now.

VA taps Philips for 10-year, potentially $100M telehealth critical care contract

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a major long-term contract to Philips to build out the VA’s tele-critical care infrastructure. WHY IT MATTERS.

Return-to-work app uses voice samples to screen for respiratory illness symptoms

Mobi Health News

Designed to help screen employees for COVID-19, Sonde One uses a questionnaire, temperature and user voice-samples to provide daily guidance

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Allscripts, Microsoft strike 5-year cloud partnership to enhance EHR software

FierceHealthIT

Allscripts, Microsoft strike 5-year cloud partnership to enhance EHR software. hlandi. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 17:57

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The Rise of At-Home Health Diagnostics

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. It’s been more than 35 years since the original at-home pregnancy tests came on the market.

SCOTUS ruling will make it harder for patients to get birth control

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that businesses and universities with religious or moral objections to providing employees with insurance coverage for contraception can deny that coverage.

Halfway in, 2020 looks like a banner year for digital health M&As, with 35 deals

Mobi Health News

Although most deals are undisclosed and some are partial asset acquisitions, the numbers undeniably show a busy year for the space

Biden-Sanders task force health platform pushes for public option, a free COVID-19 vaccine

FierceHealthIT

Biden-Sanders task force health platform pushes for public option, a free COVID-19 vaccine. pminemyer. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:44

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Healthcare’s 2 Digital Front Doors – Patients’ Entrance to Healthcare (Part 1)

Healthcare IT Today

As COVID-19 hit and as the adoption of telehealth exploded, I started really thinking about what this means for healthcare. One of the early insights I had was that the adoption of telehealth was going to create a new digital front door.