Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Do physicians have a right to be forgotten?

KevinMD

When we all lived in villages, knowing individual merchants allowed you to identify and avoid the cheats. As we urbanized, brand names became the reputational marker. But when you are dealing on the internet, where no one “knows you’re a dog,” what guarantee do you have?

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Wireless sensors for NICUs allows babies to be held

Mobi Health News

A team of researchers from Northwestern University designed a new wireless sensor for neonatal babies that can track vitals.

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The Balance of Personalization and Privacy For Health/Care – Amazon and Beyond

Health Populi

“Is it possible to take personalization too far for consumers?” ” asks a paper on Privacy and Personalization from SmarterHQ. The answer is, “it depends.”

How Does Medicare Cover Telemedicine?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Danielle K. Roberts, a Medicare insurance expert and co-founder, Boomer Benefits.

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.

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes.

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Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

In America, one in three people over 50 years of age feels a lack of companionship, and one-fourth feel isolated from other people, according to a new poll on loneliness and aging from the University of Michigan, sponsored by AARP.

How Technology Is Helping To Make Hospitals Cleaner

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Visit any hospital, and you will likely see signs reminding care providers and patients alike to wash their hands after using the restroom, before mealtime, and following contact with any potentially contaminated surfaces.

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What physicians can learn from anthropologists

KevinMD

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience.

Gottlieb, whose FDA made major strides in digital health, resigns as commissioner

Mobi Health News

According to the Washington Post, which broke the news, the commissioner is leaving to spend more time with his family

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.

Digital Transformation Is The New Mantra But Can’t Happen Without Access To Connectivity

Health Populi

As more of our “things” get digitally connected, there’s an unanswered question about how our connected lives impact human life and health. A new report from the OECD asks and answers: How’s Life in the Digital Age?

Predicting Where AI Will Have the Biggest Impact on Healthcare

Healthcare Informatics

Most significant initial areas of change will not be clinical, Accenture executives say

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A new health care dawn is coming

KevinMD

At some point in my career, I had the crazy idea that if I could scale the patient-centric work I was doing in my community at a small rural hospital — then I could make more of an impact. This is why, when a technology company came calling, dangling a carrot in front of my […].

Report: Livongo planning 2019 IPO

Mobi Health News

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the digital chronic disease management company is eyeing a $1B-plus valuation

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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.

Most Americans Across Party ID Favor U.S. Government Negotiation to Lower Rx Drug Costs

Health Populi

There’s little Americans, by political party, agree upon in 2019. One of the only issues bringing people together in the U.S.

Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5 billion (nearly $10 billion) across England, according to a report from Now Healthcare Group. WHY IT MATTERS.

Apple, PC, HD, DM: No, we’re talking about health care

KevinMD

I was in the hospital when I heard the word “apple.” Without hesitating, I reached into my pocket to see if I had my phone. But the person speaking was referring to the fruit, not the product. This got me thinking: “Has technology and our products now become more important than our health?” Technology surrounds […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Cardiology Diabetes Mobile health

Facebook, Instagram to limit spread of vaccine misinformation

Mobi Health News

Pages, groups and ads whose content includes "verifiable vaccine hoaxes" will be taking a backseat

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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.

Verizon Study: Companies Becoming More Mobile, but Investment In Security Lags

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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Burnout and Stress Prevention for Physicians and NPs

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Only 20% are listed here.

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

2019 Technology Market Overview is online this week.

Microsoft finally puts an end to its Health Dashboard

Mobi Health News

Two and a half years after discontinuing its Microsoft Band, the tech giant announced plans to close down the corresponding platform.

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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.

HL7 Launches FHIR Accelerator Program

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Health Level Seven International (HL7), announces the launch of the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. The program is based on a model piloted by the HL7 Argonaut Project and, more recently, the HL7 Da Vinci Project.

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Specialist telemedicine platform saves Vista Community Clinic $1.8 million

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As a federally qualified health center, Vista Community Clinic is a safety net for its neighborhood, managing an uninsured or underinsured patient population – in this case, 58 percent Medicaid, 2 percent Medicare and 32 percent uninsured. THE PROBLEM.

Are patients consumers or not?

Morning eHealth

45,000 patients’ data exposed at Rush — Virta Health hires lobbyists

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Opinion: Four digital health predictions that transpired at the Mobile World Congress

Mobi Health News

After attending the 4YFN (four years from now) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona recently, digital health entrepreneur and nurse Anna Sort outlines four key predictions for the healthcare of the future

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.

New Technology In Hospitals Helping to Keep Kids Healthy and Healed

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer; @faulknercreek. Being rushed to the hospital is a traumatic event in a child’s life, yet a staggering 25.5 million children are taken to the emergency room each year.

Why It Is Vital to Improve Access to Behavioral Health and How Telemedicine Can DO It.

eVisit

If you came upon this article looking for help because you are contemplating suicide, please call The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and get help now.

Machine-Learning Models Show Promise at Identifying Sepsis in NICU

Healthcare Informatics

CHOP researchers developing a machine-learning model able to recognize sepsis at least four hours before clinical suspicion

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