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How Retailers Are the New Public Health Purveyors

Health Populi

CVS stopped selling tobacco on October 1, 2014. In that moment, a Fortune 100 company stepped an entire foot, and not just a toe, into public health waters. [I I covered that event with joy here in Health Populi as soon as it was announced months earlier on February 14th].

Telehealth is the future but it is obscured by a dismal present

KevinMD

In so far as our current public health emergency is concerned, telehealth has obvious, indisputable benefits.

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Effective Recognition Programs Have Unlimited Impact on Healthcare Employees

HealthStream

With monetary rewards, managers can be limited in how much and when they can acknowledge positive behavior. Taking an employee reward system away from a workforce due to lack of funds will have a more detrimental impact on the employee experience than not implementing one at all

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How Technology Is Helping The Healthcare Field Deal With the COVID-19 Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the country, science and technology are racing towards a cure. In the meantime, the face of the world has changed.

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How telehealth holds the key to patient activation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As health systems have adjusted their workflows to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, they have discovered increasing value in telehealth solutions that will continue to offer benefits long after the crisis has passed.

The Median Hospital Charge In the U.S. for COVID-19 Care Ranges From $34-45K

Health Populi

The median charge for hospitalizing a patient with COVID-19 ranged from $34,662 for people 23 to 30, and $45,683 for people between 51 and 60 years of age, according to FAIR Health’s research brief, Key Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients published July 14th, 2020.

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Doctors are burdened by documentation, are AI scribes the answer?

Mobi Health News

Matthew Fradkin, a pediatrician at Swedish Primary Care and Providence St. Joseph, discusses his work implementing an ambient scribe in his workflow at HIMSS20 Digital.

Making Strategic Decisions In Response to COVID-19 Enables Organizations To Thrive Down The Line

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Benardello, co-founder, chief strategy and marketing officer, IKS Health.

From Dr. Fauci to Peloton, Healthcare and Wellness Baked Into Ad Age’s Top 20 Brands for 2020

Health Populi

Advertising Age announced their list of the top 20 brands in 2020 this week.

Telehealth can improve cancer care in rural areas

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the United States, people who live in rural America have higher rates of death from cancer than those in urban America – even though cancer-incidence rates are lower overall. Part of this disparity, researchers suspect, comes from reduced access to high-quality care in rural communities.

Virtual physiotherapy study shows it is just as effective as in-person treatment

Mobi Health News

A new study of 27,000 virtual physiotherapy patients has concluded that digital physiotherapy must become a significant part of the treatment mix post COVID-19

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Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Mieron VR

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. At Electronic Health Reporter, we take innovations from healthcare companies very seriously.

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How Covid-19 Can Inspire Tech-Enabled Value-Based Health Care in a Cash-Constrained America

Health Populi

“The COVID-19 pandemic…has highlighted like never before the pitfalls of paying for healthcare based on the number of patients seen and services rendered,” a Modern Healthcare article asserted in mid-June 2020. In other words, the U.S.

Patients have positive telehealth experiences – but things could be better

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Three-quarters of patients who obtained healthcare virtually during the pandemic said they want it to be a standard part of care in the future. The result lends weight to the ongoing conversation around telehealth.

'Empower with information': How health tech is teaching women about themselves

Mobi Health News

Dr Deborah Maufi, project manager at the Health[e] Foundation, and Dominnique Karetsos, co-founder of Healthy Pleasure Collective, give MobiHealthNews their takes on how tech can empower women ahead of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event (7-11 September 2020

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Communication Is Key To Patient Experience During and After CVOID

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mike Pietig, vice president of healthcare experience, Avtex. Communication is core to delivering exceptional patient experiences every day.

A Toxic Side Effect of the Coronavirus: Financial Unwellness

Health Populi

One in two people in the U.S. say their financial health has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through job loss, income disruption, or reduced work hours. The 2020 Financial Wellness Census , from Prudential found that one-half of U.S.

Using Zoom with Epic to bring telehealth to kids during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate challenge for Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute was shifting an almost-100% on-site outpatient workforce to an almost entirely remote one. Its hospital has remained open, serving inpatients throughout the pandemic.). THE PROBLEM.

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Hale Health launches redesigned remote care platform

Mobi Health News

Hale Health today launched Hale 2.0, a redesigned version of its remote-care platform in response to the increased demand of telemedicine in the pandemic.

The Importance of Recording SDOH Data In Medical Records

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Julie A. Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, director of health information management excellence, AHIMA.

I’m not gonna lie to you Marge… What Don’t We Tell Patients and Families?

Healthcare IT Today

It was Valentine’s day and I was at a party. The last few weeks things were good: my dad hadn’t been in and out of the hospital or the ER. He was even doing well with his physical therapy and able to walk laps around the main floor of the house. Around 9pm, my cell […].

Microsoft unveils Azure IoT Connector for FHIR, to help with RPM security

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Microsoft is previewing its new Azure IoT Connector for FHIR, an API feature that enables healthcare organizations to scale secure connectivity for an array of devices streaming protected health information. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Amazon inks deal with Crossover to pilot employee health center in Texas

Mobi Health News

The plan is to eventually roll out 20 such centers across the country.

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Healthcare Careers In Demand Because of COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic has successfully spread its wrath among nations. It has become so widespread that it could cause a global recession.

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The Fight Against COVID-19 Needs the Real-World Data Now Available to Researchers Worldwide

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dan O’Connor, SVP, Growth at Ciox Real World Data.

Telehealth and mail-order abortion possible in some states during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

During the coronavirus pandemic, an increasing number of patients have turned to telehealth. But those who needed abortions still had to travel to clinics for care – even when it comes to medication abortions, which consist of taking a few pills. This is due in part to U.S.

Needle-free CGM startup exits stealth with new funding

Mobi Health News

Movano's smartwatch-like wearable uses radio frequency technology to measure blood glucose without breaking the skin

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Is a Career In Nursing Right for You?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Being a nurse is not an easy life, but it can be very rewarding and is a popular career path for many. It takes hard work and dedication to even qualify as a nurse and […].

The 2020 Amwell Client Awards

American Well

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Amwell Client Awards! As we do each year, the Amwell team has selected from a highly competitive field of clients those who stand out for their innovation and achievement in telehealth.

Planning and Optimizing Your MEDITECH Expanse Data Conversion

Healthcare IT Today

Whenever you change EHR software, one of the biggest pieces of the project is to figure out how to handle the data that resides in the system (or more often systems) that you’re replacing. Needless to say, there’s a lot that goes into this part of the project.

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Teva Pharmaceuticals releases its prescription ProAir Digihaler in the US

Mobi Health News

The connected inhaler's launch will be followed by Teva's other Digihaler products before the end of the year

Hidden Cost Drivers In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ben Forrest, CEO, Olio. Healthcare spending in the United States is higher per-capita than in any other OECD country.

Bipartisan House bill would enshrine telehealth rule changes, enable wider use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new bill introduced in the U.S.

Premier Modernizes COVID-19 Surveillance, Calls the Need Urgent

Healthcare IT Today

Syndromic surveillance is a public health campaign that can track symptoms of disease in the community and use the resulting insights to predict hospital utilization during a surge, inform reopening, enable quick policy changes, or reallocate resources.