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Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors.

4 Significant Healthcare Trends In 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology has impacted the way we do many things. Where it has become a partner in progress is in the healthcare industry.

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ARcare Utilizes Telehealth For Pandemic Relief

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following perspective was recently sent from one of our services recipients, Alan Faulkner, Vice President at ARcare. ARcare is a FQHC system with over 40 sites stretched across 3 states – Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky.

What has colon cancer screening got to do with self-driving cars?

KevinMD

An excerpt from Scope Forward: The Future of Gastroenterology Is Now in Your Hands. Over a decade ago, many of us still used landline phones, watched cable TV, rented DVDs, called for taxis, took photos using cameras, and drove over to Borders to browse and buy books.Read more.

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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.

Physicians Practicing in the Age of COVID-19: Lower Incomes, More Telehealth

Health Populi

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two certainties emerge in the lives of physicians: they are generating less revenue, and they have adopted more virtual care in practices.

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Amazon releases wearable health tracker with app called Amazon Halo

Mobi Health News

The Amazon Halo app uses five health metrics designed to give users a comprehensive look at their health and wellness, and gives actionable recommendations to make improvements

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Podcast Interview with CIO JD Whitlock, Part 1: “You Can’t Do Everything.”

Health System CIO

One of biggest challenges facing CIOs is the ability to effectively prioritize tasks based on the most pressing needs, and set realistic expectations, says JD Whitlock. In this interview, he talks about his team’s vision for an enterprise imaging architecture.

For Health Consumers, Trust, Privacy, & Good Experience Must Be Baked Into Digital Health Care

Health Populi

“Digital transformation” was the mantra for all industries before we heard about the COVID-19 virus. Since the emergence of the pandemic, the coronavirus has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms, AI, and ecommerce.

NYC elder care provider using FCC funds for telehealth, protecting seniors from COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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.

Fitbit releases new smartwatch with ECG app, stress management features, skin temperature sensor and more

Mobi Health News

Fitbit announced today three new wearables – the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 – to its product pipeline.

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The Rise of Telehealth During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Matthew Zajechowski, content strategist, Digital Third Coast. The use of Telehealth services has seen remarkable growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Data Well-Being: A Pillar of Health Citizenship for US Consumers

Health Populi

In the COVID-19 era, most U.S. consumers believe they have an obligation to share personal health information to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, only 44% would be willing to share their personal data with a national database, a MITRE study learned.

Vast majority of specialists increased use of telehealth tech during COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In a new survey of U.S. specialists, 79% said that their use of telemedicine technology had increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Using technology to self-manage diabetes results in healthy lifestyle choices

Mobi Health News

Following a study looking into how adults living with Type 2 diabetes use technology to self-monitor lifestyle and health behaviors, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that technology-assisted self-monitoring was safe and effective in generating positive health outcomes.

Hayes Launches Revenue Optimizer To Help Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Reverse Revenue Declines, Reduce Claim Denials

Electronic Health Reporter

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Health Insurance Affordability in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed many flaws in the U.S. healthcare system, first and foremost the nation’s patchwork public health infrastructure and health inequities in mortality rates due to COVID-19.

Behavioral health clinic uses telehealth to expand its reach to vulnerable patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Bridge Counseling Associates is a nonprofit agency and certified community behavioral health clinic based in Las Vegas – in Clark County, Nevada, the southernmost county in the state, which is the seventh largest by land size. THE PROBLEM.

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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.

Propeller Health eyes Asia market with new expansion into Japan

Mobi Health News

The new expansion is linked to a partnership the digital health company has with Novartis.

The Difference Between HL7 and APIs: What CIOs Need to Know to Succeed with the 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule

Healthcare IT Today

The 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule is a major change for healthcare data interchange. The reason being is because patients are now entitled to use Application Programming Interfaces to download their health data into their application of choice.

eCommerce and the Medical Device Market

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The healthcare sector is digitizing at an amazing pace. According to Adroit Market Research, global medical healthcare eCommerce is anticipated to be over $435 billion by 2025.

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Telehealth keeps I/DD patients close with their docs during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Arc Madison Cortland in Oneida, New York, knows that there is a lack of providers that specialize in the intellectual/developmental disability field. Making the problem worse, not so many that understand dual diagnosis. THE PROBLEM.

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.

Hoag Memorial Hospital and BehaVR launch VR program for expecting mothers

Mobi Health News

NurtureVR was designed to be used at home as future moms enter their third trimesters to receive prenatal education, pain and stress management, and postpartum support

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Epic’s Decision To Put Its Voice Assistant Front and Center Could Have A Big Impact

Healthcare IT Today

As some of you may know, voice assistant technology is becoming one of the hottest new applications to hit the healthcare IT world.

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Six Factors To Consider As You Advance Your Telehealth Offerings

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Liz Townes, consultant, Freed Associates. As the nation slowly re-opens amid the COVID-19 pandemic and patients return to doctors’ offices in-person, demand still remains high for telehealth visits.

Maine health system embraces telehealth, but looks for policy clarity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In Maine, COVID-19 case counts have been relatively low compared with the rest of the country, though that number has been slowly climbing.

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.

Nature paper outlines possibilities of digital clinical trails

Mobi Health News

The paper discusses the potenital for collecting real-world data, recruiting patients and using APIs.

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EHR Data is Like 500 People Sharing a Closet

Healthcare IT Today

I always like to gather insights from practicing clinical informaticists, whose job puts them at the crossroads where health IT and care delivery meet. I particularly like doing so when they find a way to share these insights in a user-friendly way.

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Protecting Your Business With A Robust VPN

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Online privacy and security have become a concern for many people as well as businesses all over the world.

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