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8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth has been around for a long time, but only recently has it gained the critical mass that most have long expected. "It's the overnight success story that was 30 years in the making," said Atrium Health Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha.

Why Telehealth Should Be the Standard Protocol in Long-Term Care Facilities

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ed Mercadante is the Chief Executive Officer of MediTelecare. With the COVID-19 cloud casting a shadow on high-risk elderly care communities, there’s another effect to make note of besides the way these facilities have been unfortunately impacted with cases.

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The Importance of Patient Care Coordination for Outcomes

HealthStream

Given the multiple tracks that healthcare can take, from inpatient to outpatient and even to community settings, there is a need for care coordination and management of the transition between providers and all settings of care. Nurses are often at the heart of this effort

Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

In May 2020, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) re-visited the acronym, “PPE.”

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.

Smart sock maker Siren adds $9M to this summer's Series B

Mobi Health News

Along with funds announced a few months back, this brings the round's total to $20.8 million

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What do CIOs want to see from telehealth apps? More than a dozen weigh in

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread around the country, health systems had to pivot quickly – many within a few days – to respond to the skyrocketing need for telemedicine.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

Health Populi

In the pandemic, I’ve been weaving together data to better understand how people as consumers are being re-shaped in daily life across their Maslow Hierarchies of Needs. One of those basic needs has been digital connectivity.

Apple Watch's abnormal pulse feature driving many unnecessary healthcare visits, Mayo Clinic researchers say

Mobi Health News

It takes roughly seven patients presenting after an abnormal pulse alert to establish one clinically actionable cardiovascular diagnosis, according to the researchers' chart review

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Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Updox

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Updox commits itself to “cultivating an environment that is diverse and inclusive—with equal opportunities for everyone.”

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.

Franciscan Health uses inpatient and ambulatory telehealth, closing gaps in care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to the pandemic, Franciscan Health was in the infancy stages of its telemedicine program and had not moved to an ambulatory rollout. Like many other healthcare organizations, it struggled with operationalizing the technology and workflows of a new process. THE PROBLEM.

Social Determinants of Health Travel in Groups – At the Root Is Household Income

Health Populi

The U.S. health care community is collectively embracing the concept of social determinants of health that have become so obvious in understanding the disparities of health outcomes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

Internet CBT for pediatric OCD maintains, or even increases, effectiveness over 12 months

Mobi Health News

A follow-on analysis found tentative evidence that, unlike in-person CBT, the online intervention could become more effective over the course of a year

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Patient Interest in Digital Communication Is Growing

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dan Simenc, Chief Revenue Officer, SR Health by Solutionreach. Dan is one of our A-List speakers at our new EXPO.health Experience Series.

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.

Majority of health execs say telemedicine has improved patient care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new survey of 500 executives in the healthcare industry found that the switch to telehealth necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has been a largely positive one, and the majority said at least some of the changes would be permanent.

The Emergence of Health Citizens – Part of Liberating Health, on the Medecision Blog

Health Populi

I have always appreciated Medecision’s mission as expressed in the company’s tagline: “Liberating,” as in “liberate healthcare.”

COVID-19 pandemic presents opportunities to reexamine stereotypes about healthcare

Mobi Health News

At the keynote address at HIMSS’ Accelerate Health digital series, Sachin Jain, president and CEO of SCAN, shared his experiences during this digital health evolution.

What’s The Point of A Face Mask?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Get answers to your concerns about face masks, consisting of how to use them appropriately. Can face masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19?

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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.

How one mental health provider is using its own telehealth spinoff to boost virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Harbor is a nonprofit mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider based in Toledo, Ohio, that has been addressing community needs for more than 100 years. It serves more than 23,000 individuals annually.

Five Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from September 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The boomer-and-beyond market has caught the eye of the tech industry. As a busy September wound down, new announcements in the voice first category were of particular interest.

CEO of telehealth vendor and staffing services startup Wheel talks scaling out during COVID-19

Mobi Health News

CEO Michelle Davey discusses the company's relationship with investors and advice to new startups.

How Healthcare Is Failing Substance Abuse Disorder Sufferers and What You Can Do About It

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. COVID-19 is leaving a lot of pain and despair in its wake, and that is before we even get to the secondary effects. In the same way that people with pre-existing diseases such as diabetes […].

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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.

eVisit Joins World Mental Health Day with Behavioral Virtual Care Update

eVisit

Published: Sept. 29, 2020. There is no health without mental health. Those seven words are the first you see on the World Federation for Mental Health’s (WFMH) website. 10 is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is: Mental Health for All: Greater Investment, Greater Access.

A Look at Unexpected Benefits of User Experience Design in Health Care

Healthcare IT Today

By thrusting millions of new users onto online tools such as Zoom, the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown has highlighted the importance of easy-to-use tools for communication and coordination. The health care field has lagged in its digital tool designs.

Ultromics and Mayo Clinic partner up for AI diagnosis of heart failure

Mobi Health News

The joint UK-US scientific research team will use AI and machine learning to predict and detect heart failure

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HHS STAR HIE Program Funds 5 Organizations To Improve Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S.

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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.

Amwell ranks highest for DTC telehealth satisfaction, says J.D. Power

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patient satisfaction with telehealth services has been increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but hurdles are still in place, a J.D. Power report released Thursday found. According to its 2020 U.S.

Behind Worry Lines: Anticipating Patient Concerns

Healthcare IT Today

“If I’m scheduled for a colonoscopy, but i have a hemorrhoid should I still get it done or will it hurt during the procedure.?” “If If I get a hip replacement will I be able to have sex again without pain?” What happens to the space where my uterus was?”

Big tech, digital health coalition forms to undercut COVID-19 healthcare disparities

Mobi Health News

Formed under the banners of the Consumer Technology Association and the Connected Health Initiative, the coalition's membership includes big names like Google, Boston Children's Hospital, Microsoft, ResMed and others