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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. Underneath this number were very big deals, shown by the size of the blue bubbles in the first graphic from the report. Note that in H1 2020, the average deal size exceeded $25 mm.

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. TREATS … Read more. The post Telehealth Reform: US Congress Heeds Public Outcry appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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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? Digital health technology assessments (HTA) are increasingly recognised as an important pillar on the way towards universal reimbursement as detailed in the latest issue of HIMSS Insights, COVID-19 and Beyond

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.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

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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What’s Being Missed in Healthcare IT?

Healthcare IT Today

Understatement of the Day: COVID-19 has overwhelmed healthcare. Turns out that this is a reality regardless of whether your healthcare organization has been hit by an influx of COVID-19 patients or not. The overwhelming feeling applies regardless of where you work in healthcare as well. I don’t know of any healthcare department that hasn’t had […].

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. But the health system needed to rapidly ramp up ambulatory support to address challenges brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. It immediately recognized a need for virtual employee-health-screening to clear staff for work each day and minimize spread of the coronavirus.

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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. These smart labels can be scanned by the Spoken Rx feature in the app and then read out loud in either English or Spanish.

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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. The Institute’s methodology for assessing what’s “best” addresses ten pillars.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

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. The intersection of disruptive technological innovation and a more tech-savvy generation of customers provides endless opportunities across a wide range of […]. The article 5 Trends In Healthcare IT Transforming The Medical Services Industry appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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. The health center did not have a telehealth platform or workflow in place since it had not been providing telehealth services prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

What Discourages People From Booking A Doctor’s Appointment

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Besides the obvious reason that they aren’t sick, more factors hinder people from consulting a doctor, and some of them are concerning. On top of that, booking an appointment can be an excruciating process. It’s […]. The article What Discourages People From Booking A Doctor’s Appointment appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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). Erik Buice, Vice President of Civil and Health at Northrop Grumman Corporation, said many MTFs operate with older, legacy systems in a “low-to-no” communications environment.

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. It will expand upon the features already provided with the company’s other ECG products, KardiaMobile and KardiaMobile 6L

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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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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.

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. progresses to the point that […]. The article How Technology Is Replacing Teaching As We Know It appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial

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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. They are also twice as likely to die of a heart-related condition. Even so, says Judy Lenane, chief clinical officer for iRhythm Technologies, many AFib patients don't even know they have it.

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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How You Can Leverage Multi-Cloud Solutions to Make Your Healthcare Organization More Responsive

Healthcare IT Today

In the complex world of patient care delivery, “cloud” can mean anything from public cloud to private cloud on-premise and everything in-between. Different workloads call for different solutions – e.g. the latency and service delivery requirements for advanced medical imaging is vastly different from that of modern EMR databases. As a result, most organizations operate […].

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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.

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. Mobile app developers have created a great number […]. The article Smart Ways To Track Health With Your Phone appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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. But the coronavirus pandemic means it's more important than ever to communicate with patients and families honestly about what to expect – particularly given that social-distancing protocols may mean these conversations are not happening in person.

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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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“. Most healthcare IT solutions use a variety of techniques to accomplish their goals. […].

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.

The Role of Online Education In Modern Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The internet has significantly transformed the education sector. Unlike in the past where learners were forced to physically go to a classroom for lessons, today it is possible to earn a diploma or degree remotely. […]. The article The Role of Online Education In Modern Medicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial The Role of Online Education in Modern Medicine

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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.

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