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Recognizing and Addressing Health Disparities: COVID-19 and Beyond

Health Recovery Solutions

In times of uncertainty it is essential that individuals, especially those in the healthcare and health policy space, recognize the disparities that exist and focus on what can be done to address them.

Analytics and outreach key to telehealth success at Southwestern Health Resources

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Southwestern Health Resources in Dallas, Texas, is a clinically integrated network with 5,500 community providers and more than 700,000 covered lives in North Texas.

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DIY Health Care and Self-Care Accelerating in the Pandemic

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned many side-effects re-shaping consumers’ everyday lives. Among them, more time at home, DIY life-flows, and financial well-being are driving growth of self-care health care.

How the Google algorithm update helps doctor-written content rank higher

KevinMD

If you're not intricately involved daily with SEO, let me explain what happened in May 2020 and why it will be a huge boost for content created by physicians. First, what is SEO?

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.

FDA establishes Digital Health Center of Excellence

Mobi Health News

Although still a work in progress, the new center will reportedly help coordinate digital health projects within the agency while providing expertise to external stakeholders

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Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living.

Does Remote Patient Monitoring Improve Outcomes? New Study Underway to Find Out

Healthcare IT Today

Telehealth is one of the hottest technologies at the moment. It is dominating healthcare headlines [1] and is the topic of many discussions we have had here at Healthcare IT Today.

Persistent chronic pain undetected in half of people living with dementia

Mobi Health News

To coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day, pain assessment app PainChek has published a new report on pain and dementia.

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Connecting Throughout the Patient Journey

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kelly Conklin, chief clinical officer, PerfectServe.

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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.

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

In January 2020, before we knew how to spell “coronavirus,” millions of consumers were already “Amazon-Primed” for everyday life-flows and consumer behaviors. The pandemic has accelerated consumer trends already in motion early this year when the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) convened the annual CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

technologies from the Argentum 2020 virtual conference and suppliers

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s been an interesting technology week. New announcements in the voice first category were of particular interest.

Roche adds remote monitoring to its diabetes care platform

Mobi Health News

Doctors will be able to enroll patients and personalize the experience.

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COVID-19 and The Financial Storm Ahead For Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Pete Bekas, director of product consulting, MedeAnalytics. COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on our nation’s health system.

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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.

Health Consumers Keen to Share and Download Data, But Privacy Remains a Concern

Health Populi

People in the U.S. are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will be generally available October 30

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will be generally available on October 30, the software behemoth announced this week.

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To boost inclusivity, words matter in the healthcare world

Mobi Health News

At Rock Health's annual summit, a group of panelists discusses the importance of using inclusive language in digital health companies.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: EarlySense

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. EarlySense works to improve patient safety with contact-free, continuous patient monitoring.

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.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

Health Populi

People in the U.S. are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic.

Telehealth boosts continuity of care, patient-provider relationships at Ellis Medicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Like many other moderately sized community hospitals with ambulatory clinics, Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, New York, is challenged with providing its patients and community with not only expanded and alternative methods of access to primary and specialty care, but also ensuring that care is provided in the right setting. THE PROBLEM.

What startups are missing when they talk about the 'consumer' experience

Mobi Health News

Panelists at Rock Health's summit discuss what Silicon Valley is missing about creating digital health for all.

Health Systems Aren’t Doing A Great Job Of Managing Provider Data

Healthcare IT Today

Particularly since the COVID-19 hurricane has hit the healthcare system, health systems are struggling to manage and validate even basic data on providers, according to a new research study looking at the impact of such inaccuracies on operational efficiency.

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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.

How To Digitize Workflows and Enhance EHR Usability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Banco, CEO and co-founder, etherFAX. Applications have a direct impact on hospital workflows.

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Amazon expands app-based telehealth services for Wash. employees

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon is expanding an initiative allowing employees to access healthcare via text message or video call from the Seattle area to throughout Washington state. The service, called Amazon Care, is available via a downloadable app to office workers and to warehouse employees.

VA pharmacies now carry the Dexcom G6 CGM at no cost for qualifying patients

Mobi Health News

The overall prevalence of diabetes among U.S. veterans was 20.5% between 2013 and 2014, and it affects nearly 25% of VA patients

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Microsoft to Integrate Epic EHR and Nuance Automated Documentation with Teams Tool

Healthcare IT Today

Microsoft has announced two deals leveraging its Teams tool which could cast a long shadow over the rapidly evolving telehealth sector. The tech giant signed an agreement with Epic under which the EHR vendor would become the first such organization to use the Teams connector function.

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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.

HHS Announces Health IT Awardees Focused on Data Sharing to Support Clinical Care, Research, and Improved Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announces four awards totaling more than $2.7

Digital engagement and transformation of healthcare in Singapore

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

COVID-19 has pushed digital health technologies such as telehealth and remote monitoring /virtual care into the fore, and the nation-state of Singapore is no exception.

Yale New Haven Health embraces telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mobi Health News

Prior to her panel at the Accelerate Health digital series, Pam Hoffman shares how her team at Yale New Haven integrated telehealth into its care offerings