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Why telehealth is more than just a pandemic trend

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic brought telemedicine technology and services to a mainstream audience – like it or not. As it turned out, studies have shown that a great many patients and providers like the flexibility that telemedicine affords. Liz Fobare is vice president of product management at Kareo, a vendor of cloud-based clinical and practice management software for independent healthcare practices and billing companies.

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HealthCare Disparities & Patient Satisfaction with Telehealth: Audio-Only vs. Video Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Though many people have used remote healthcare for the pandemic, people experiencing healthcare disparities and older adults with co-morbidities have been challenged when using telehealth. Many disadvantaged people don’t have the technology or the digital health literacy to access or benefit from video consultations, forcing them to rely on audio-only telehealth.

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How Telehealth is Improving Rural Access to Healthcare

Mend

A recent study from the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine used data from a rural Appalachian population and found that telemedicine is an effective alternative to in-person care, resulting in higher attendance rates. In this study, researchers looked at data from the West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine, excluding data from patients who live more than 60 miles outside the state line.

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Automating Accessibility in Health IT – Part 2

Healthcare IT Today

The first article in this series, Disabilities and Accessibility in Health IT: The Need Is Constant , introduced the importance of designing web sites and other health care tools for many different types of people. In this article, we’ll look at how far you can go with the automation of web site accessibility. Automation and the human factor. In most endeavors, computers can provide help while leaving tasks that require human intervention, a role for the computer that user interaction pion

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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The Keys to Good Relationships With Your Care Teams

Society for Participatory Medicine

Being born with cystic fibrosis, a progressive, genetic lung disease, I have had countless health encounters throughout my life. Through these experiences I have learned the power that lies in self advocating for my health in the clinic setting with my doctors and care teams and my passion is to empower other patients to be active participants in their care too.

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How To Improve Telehealth Connectivity Issues in 2022

Mend

Make buffering and latency a thing of the past. Learn how to solve telehealth connectivity issues with the latest innovations in technology. If you’ve ever experienced telehealth connectivity issues, you already know how frustrating it can be for your practice. After all, if you can’t easily connect with your patients, delivering virtual care can be challenging or impossible.

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Expanding and protecting healthcare data in the cloud

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sponsor: Veritas/AWS Primary topic: Privacy & Security Topic: Privacy & Security Telehealth Resource Central: On Demand Webinars External url: [link] Thumbnail: Body: Enterprise Taxonomy: Short Headline: Expanding and protecting healthcare data in the cloud Region Tag: Global Edition Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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The Physiology of Mental Health

TheraNest

Reading Time: 5 Minutes. Mental health conditions can occur due to various causes, including a patient’s overall physiological state. For example, an injury to the brain or infection can result in a mental illness. According to the University of Utah Health , mental and physiological health should be equally prioritized [1]. Many physiological factors can contribute to developing a mental health condition.

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Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022

Mobi Health News

Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services, said the telehealth service was "not a complete enough offering for the large enterprise customers we have been targeting, and wasn’t going to work long-term.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Partnering Up in the Health Care Ecosystem to Drive Transformation – for Organizations and Health Consumers Alike

Health Populi

“Partnerships, including JVs and alliances with other healthcare organizations and with new entrants, are just one way to access new capabilities, unlock speed to market, and achieve capital, scale, and operational efficiencies” in health care transformations. “In an environment with continued competition for attractive assets and significant capital in play from institutional investors, these partnerships may also be the most accessible way for organizations to capture value i

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MaineGeneral hits congestive heart failure readmission rate of 0% using RPM

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

MaineGeneral Health in Augusta had high, rising readmission rates for congestive heart failure. In January 2020, the organization launched a remote patient monitoring pilot, working with vendor Health Recovery Solutions to monitor CHF patients after discharge from the hospital. THE PROBLEM. Upon discharge, patients often need support to understand their symptoms and warning signs after returning home.

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Interface designers opt for cool over useful

Aging in Place Technology Watch

In recent years, TV Remote control devices became more usable – except for Apple’s. Rant on. Starting with the older one (“ Ridiculously symmetrical and highly unusable ”) to the most recent Siri remote – where they give up on usable buttons and enable changing the channel by voice. You gotta love a company with a device so devoid of buttons – and so easily off the rails with an accidental touch.

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Google to label healthcare facilities that provide abortions in search results

Mobi Health News

The update comes months after Congressional Democrats urged Google to change search results so users seeking abortions wouldn't be directed to crisis pregnancy centers, which try to dissuade people from the procedure.

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Ambiq’s neuralSPOT HeartKit™ enables Real-Time Heart Monitoring AI Applications

Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT. This optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions.

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The More Chronic Conditions, the More Likely a Patient Will Have Medical Debt

Health Populi

There is a direct association between a person’s health status and patient outcomes and their financial health, quantified in original research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from the University of Michigan (my alma mater) Medical School and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation analyzed two years of commercial insurance claims data generated between January 2019 and January 2021, linking to commercial credit data from January 2021 for patients enrolled

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ScionHealth to launch RPM for chronic care at 79 hospitals

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Louisville-based ScionHealth system, the combined LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare delivery network, and Cadence, a New York-based healthcare technology company, are implementing a remote patient monitoring platform starting with 18 community hospitals in 12 states. WHY IT MATTERS. With RPM, ScionHealth patients with chronic conditions could spend more time at home with their families, or doing what they love where they live, instead of heading back to the hospital or doctor's office,

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Diminishing Patient Privacy Dangers From The Increased Reliance On Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The convenience of telehealth, both for the medical professional and the patient, is a strength that can’t be overstated. Telehealth, or telemedicine, empowers patients to have better access to quality care at more affordable prices. As […]. The article Diminishing Patient Privacy Dangers From The Increased Reliance On Telehealth appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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ADHD digital therapeutic maker Akili goes public

Mobi Health News

The newly public company, now trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "AKLI," will use the proceeds from the transaction to launch EndeavorRx, its video game-like digital therapeutic for children with ADHD.

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The 2023 Behavioral Health Industry Report

This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!

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As Walmart Allies with LLENA (AI), Food-as-Medicine Blurs with Digital Health Tech and Equity

Health Populi

In a busy week of news in the health care and digital health world, it would be easy to miss a press release published on 23rd August on the food-as-medicine front. But don’t blink this snippet away. It is another strong signal about the growing blur between grocery stores, food, digital tech, and population health. The digital health platform LLENA (AI) announced its collaboration with Walmart to support people managing diabetes with personalized nutrition support from data tracking pulli

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Amazon Care Partners with Ginger to Add Behavioral Health Services

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Amazon has partnered with Ginger to add behavioral health services. The company will offer telehealth services through Amazon Care , allowing consumers to quickly see a healthcare professional via video or chat. In addition, Ginger provides home and office visits and prescription delivery. The partnership with Ginger will allow Amazon Care to offer behavioral health services.

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LinkedIn Tip: What Healthcare Professionals Should Know

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. LinkedIn is a real asset for health professionals, especially in the post-COVID-19 period. It is an excellent commercial lever for companies, particularly those in the health sector. You should create the perfect LinkedIn profile to […]. The article LinkedIn Tip: What Healthcare Professionals Should Know appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Alma raises $130M for mental health practice software and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Insurance navigator Fair Square Medicare raises $15 million, AI-enabled prostate cancer care startup Avenda Health scores $10 million, and oncology clinical trial startup Trial Library emerges from stealth with $5 million.

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Patient Engagement & Cultural Competence Training Roadmap: A Guide to Reducing Staff Burnout

Speaker: Dr. Mauvareen Beverley, Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence Specialist

If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are you have experienced symptoms of burnout yourself or have colleagues who are currently facing extreme career dissatisfaction. One of the many ways to partially alleviate burnout is active patient engagement. By engaging with patients to understand their needs and preferences, healthcare providers can develop treatments tailored to the individual patient.

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Back to School – Managing and Reducing Anxiety for Children and Teens

TheraNest

Reading Time: 6 Minutes. September is almost here, and that means back to school for many children and families. For some, this time of year is exciting and filled with new opportunities. But for others, it can be a difficult and anxiety-provoking experience. Many students feel pressure to get good grades or fit in with their classmates. And for some, the thought of returning to school can bring on feelings of sadness, loneliness, or fear.

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Things That Suppress Your Immune System

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Developing a strong immune system is a wise goal, and the occurrences of the COVID-19 pandemic have served as a powerful reminder of why you should prioritize it. The weaker your body’s defenses are, the more easily your life may be interrupted by whatever condition is going around — and although COVID-19 has done a […]. The post Things That Suppress Your Immune System appeared first on Healthystic.

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Healthcare Mobile Application Development: Main Types of Medical Apps and Tips for Creating

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The horizon of healthcare mobile application development is expanding through limitless boundaries after the world hits the massive pandemic. Even though it’s the era of tech evolution, healthcare mobile application development has followed an impactful […].

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Fitbit announces Inspire 3, Versa 4 and Sense 2 health tracking wearables

Mobi Health News

The Inspire 3 will be available worldwide in September, while the higher-end Versa 4 and Sense 2 will be available in the fall.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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Health Data Federalism vs States Data

Healthcare IT Today

This week I’m attending the The Civitas Networks for Health 2022 Annual Conference, a Collaboration with the DirectTrust Summit, which I previously described as The Woodstock of Healthcare Interoperability. I’m happy to say that it’s lived up to billing with an incredible group of people who understand the challenges of health data exchange.

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Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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MDaudit Launches Revenue Integrity Suite to Mitigate High-Impact Denial Risk and Prevent Revenue Leakage

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. MDaudit, the healthcare technology company that harnesses the power of analytics and its proven track record to allow the nation’s premier healthcare organizations to retain revenue and reduce risk, announced today the launch of MDaudit Revenue […].