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Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

KevinMD

As we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine. In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary? If so, what should be part of it?

Use of VR in pediatric setting leads to less reported needle pain

Mobi Health News

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that patients using a VR system reported less pain when being treated with a needle than their counterparts who received the standard of care.

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EMR Optimization Is the Hottest Thing Since … EMRs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Congdon, content marketing manager, Hyland Healthcare.

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What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

“There’s a 15-year difference in the life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans.” ” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The effect of mobile devices on our collective psyche

KevinMD

During a recent walk at Crystal Cove, a splendid California State Park with miles of pristine coastline, I encountered two young women sitting on a bench with a magnificent view of the ocean. Yet their only view of interest was their cell phone screens.

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Teletherapy is closing the provider gap in rural North Dakota

Clocktree

There is a nationwide shortage of mental health services, but this shortage is even more pronounced in rural states like North Dakota. In response to the shortage, the state has boosted telemedicine as an option for mental health care. The ND human services agency has started allowing providers who serve patients through its health centers to live in some of the state’s bigger cities — or even move out of state — and deliver mental health care to rural areas through video calls.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe.

AI in medicine: Separate hype from reality

KevinMD

As a physician trying to keep up with all the new information about artificial intelligence, I want to know how machine learning and deep learning are impacting medicine now and to separate the hype from reality.

Focus on patient experience: If the patient is a consumer, patient experience is paramount

Mobi Health News

In May, MobiHealthNews and our sister publications will look at patient experience, and especially the tech that makes it tick

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.

How Digital Technologies Will Transform the Patient Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jean Turgeon, vice president and chief technologist, Avaya. By 2020, healthcare spending around the globe is expected to reach $8.7

Health Consumers Are Now Amazon-Primed for Healthcare – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 2

Health Populi

As patients now assume the role of health consumer, they rationally expect retail-level experiences with greater first-dollar payment for health insurance, health care services and medical products like prescription drugs.

Digital health and artificial intelligence provide solutions to the global crisis in surgical care

KevinMD

In many countries around the world, women giving birth still face substantial risks to their own lives and that of their baby. Women travel for days to reach facilities that are understaffed, unsafe, and unequipped to provide life-saving surgical care.

Theranos whistleblower talks ethics in health tech startups

Mobi Health News

Erika Cheung recently launched the Ethics in Entrepreneurship venture in Hong Kong and the US to help startups navigate ethics in innovation.

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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 Faster Physician Credentialing Can Improve Healthcare In America

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By John T. Hartigan, CEO, Intiva Health. One of the most antiquated processes in American healthcare is credentialing.

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Patients Become Healthcare Payors, Now Consumers – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 1

Health Populi

We Are All Health Consumers Now. That’s the title of the first chapter of my new book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

Why virtual visits may be an important tool for your practice

KevinMD

Telemedicine has been available now for a number of years. Despite being widely accessible, it still struggles to maintain a foothold in the minds of many traditional practitioners.

Balancing technology, personal touch in patient experience

Mobi Health News

Yesterday at The Atlantic's Pulse summit, providers discussed the balancing act of engaging patients through digital tools without losing their personal, human touch.

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.

Telemedicine improves care, keeps patients in place at skilled nursing facility

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The skilled nursing sector has undergone a major transition over the past ten years. Because of shifting demographics and the challenges they place on hospitals, skilled nursing facilities are receiving patients who are struggling with more significant health concerns than in the past.

Will Health Consumers Morph Into Health Citizens? HealthConsuming Explains, Part 5

Health Populi

The last chapter (8) of HealthConsuming considers whether Americans can become “health citizens.” ” “Citizens” in this sense goes back to the Ancient Greeks: I return to Hippocrates, whose name is, of course, the root of The Hippocratic Oath that physicians take.

Skepticism for pre-cert

Morning eHealth

Cyber workforce executive order — Facebook’s privacy oversight talks

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Video hits the buffers for GP consultations

Mobi Health News

Patients are not embracing video calls with the enthusiasm anticipated by NHS England and many GPs themselves, according to new research from leading app provider askmyGP

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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.

How Stratified Patient Data and Electronic Health Records Can Help Improve Cancer Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mike Doyle, CEO, COTA, Inc. Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer and understand first hand the tidal wave of emotions and questions that come immediately after diagnosis.

PSYPACT: Telepsychology Across State Lines Officially Approved

Telebehavioral Health Institute

On April 23rd, 2019, Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp signed GA HB 26 into law, making Georgia the eighth state to enact the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), and thereby officially legalizing interjurisdictional telepsychology for states who have joined the PSYPACT.

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Bringing Telehealth to the Rehabilitation Industry

Advanced Medical Reviews

The future of telehealth continues to build interest due to its convenience and cost-effectiveness.

Facebook unveils health support groups, new privacy feature for medical topics

Mobi Health News

Health Support group users will now be able to ask admins to anonymously post questions to the group page.

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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.

4 Medtech Innovations That Will Shake Up the Treatment Landscape

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Zaid Al-Nassir, senior analyst, Decision Resources Group (DRG).

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Travels: Early Spring 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Older adult finances and future senior housing options are out of sync    

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Rant on. A sad tale - reading the lament about the numbers of seniors who will not be able to afford assisted living in 10 years. The report is from NIC – the National Investment Center that provides research to the senior living industry.