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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]. The company re-branded from CVS/pharmacy to CVS Health. That was a watershed moment in U.S.

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. The redirection of patient flow has enabled the conservation of personal protective gear, decreased nosocomial transmission of the coronavirus, and, therefore, saved lives, especially those who are immunocompromised, who are far more likely to contract COVID-19 as well as […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

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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. Millions of citizens are under quarantine orders, businesses are […]. The article How Technology Is Helping The Healthcare Field Deal With the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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.

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. Among the most significant will be the way in which telehealth technologies enable providers to address chronic diseases - the largest cause of death worldwide - more effectively.

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Latest from Tech Tonics – Arnaub Chatterjee: Making Healthcare Smart

Digital Health

Arnaub Chatterjee comes from a long line of physicians, and in his youth, assumed he’d follow the family tradition. At college at the University of Michigan, he pursued a well-traveled path towards medicine, graduating with a degree in cell and molecular biology. But then his heart wandered, and ultimately he found himself having a difficult […].

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.

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. Reading news articles about vulnerable communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 has been heartbreaking. My organization, the American Health Information Management […].

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. health care financing regime of volume-based payment didn’t fare well as millions of patients postponed or cancelled procedures and visits for fear of contracting the virus in the halls, offices and clinics of hospitals and doctor’s offices.

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.

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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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. Ambulatory care organizations throughout the United States are facing a new reality in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Practice managers must face declining […].

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. Ad Age’s lens on these was heavily tinted by consumers’ lives coping with the coronavirus pandemic: “The coronavirus has brought new attention to typically boring, decades-old consumer staples, while hastening the rise of digital newcomers that were only just beginning to gain traction pre-pandemic,” Ad Age explains in the introduction to the list of the selected brands.

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.

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. A Kyruus survey of 1,000 patients found that more than 75% said they were very or completely satisfied with the virtual care they'd received, and 96% said it was somewhat, very or extremely easy to arrange a visit.

'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. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and as patients and their providers slowly move forward, […]. The article Communication Is Key To Patient Experience During and After CVOID appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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. adults are anxious about their financial future as of May 2020, an increase from 38% in late 2019. Prudential surveyed 3,000 U.S. adults across three generational cohorts: Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers.

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.

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. Kennedy Krieger has had a small behavioral-telehealth program for military families for four years. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders program has provided limited telehealth services.

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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 company rebuilt the platform in an effort to simplify the user experience for both providers and patients and increase flexibility for providers through new features and better pricing options.

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. For nearly a decade, we’ve featured their work, products, news and thought leaders in an effort to bring our readers the best, most […]. The article Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Mieron VR appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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People with Type 1 Spend More on Supplies Than on Insulin

Insulin Nation

The push for more affordable insulin has finally gained some national attention in recent years. State legislation capping the price of insulin has been passed in eight states while numerous bills focused on reducing insulin costs have been introduced in the House and Senate. But a new financial study looking at the broader costs of type 1 diabetes calls into question how effective such measures will truly be in reducing the financial burden of living with this disease.

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.

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. Food and Drug Administration regulations, which require mifepristone, one of the medications used in abortion, to be dispensed at a clinic, hospital or medical office.

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. It has made people realize the importance of the healthcare industry. While those […]. The article Healthcare Careers In Demand Because of COVID-19 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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 […].

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.

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. As health systems ramp up telehealth and, especially, remote patient monitoring programs, they're looking for technologies to help them manage multiple connected devices as they extend care delivery into patients' homes.

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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 article Is a Career In Nursing Right for You? appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial benefits of being a nurse how to become a nurse Is a Career In Nursing Right for You? nursing salaries