Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

Deep Human Interactions: The Antidote To More AI In Health Care – Learning From Philips’ CEO At HIMSS19

Health Populi

“The promise of AI is undeniable…could AI help clinicians deliver better and more humanistic care?” ” This question is asked and answered in a JAMA viewpoint published January 1/8 2019 titled, Humanizing Artificial Intelligence.

Apple Health Records will soon be deployed to US vets

Mobi Health News

Apple's partnership with the VA will bring the mobile personal health record platform to more than 9 million veterans


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VR Re-invents Empathy, Hospitalization and Vision Loss Treatment

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Tatyana Shavel, technology analyst, Iflexion. The essential purpose of virtual reality or VR is to shut down the real world and immerse a person into a different environment, be it a fantasy or just a place far away.


As big tech gets into healthcare, Uber Health wants to do it right

Mobi Health News

One year in, the company has 1,000 customers and has seen a big improvement on the status quo


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.

@HIMSS, physicians don’t want hype. They just want sensible EMR solutions.


A few years ago, I wrote a KevinMD blog post about how cumbersome it was to complete notes in the electronic medical record (EMR). I proposed a solution in our residency clinic but encountered resistance in the adoption process that eventually led to its abandonment.

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Ethics of AI In Healthcare: Developing the Right Framework for Innovative Clinical Delivery

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. It’s an understatement to say that AI and machine learning were among the forefront of conversation drivers recently at HIMSS19 in Orlando.


The consumerization of healthcare: the good, the bad, the baffling

Mobi Health News

As consumers start to drive their healthcare experince, concerns about healthcare spending savvy and information overload come to light.


Firearm Safety and a Dementia Diagnosis

Christina's Considerations

The US Census Bureau estimates that older people will outnumber children for the first time in US history by 2035. So, it makes sense that we will see a corresponding increase in the more common “older people” conditions over the.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

In the health care world, it is now commonly accepted that genes contribute less than half of the influence on peoples’ health status. Other issues play starring roles in overall well-being, including environmental factors, health care services, and social determinants of health (SDOH).

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.

Assistant Director of Outreach Now On Board With SCTRC

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

South Central Telehealth Resource Center Welcomes New Assistant Director of Outreach, Joe Schaffner. For nearly 15 years, Joe has worked in the public health sector at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock Wastewater, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Looking to startups for the future of health

Mobi Health News

From at-home STD testing kits to behavioral health platforms, this year’s HIMSS Pitch Competition came from a variety of fields


HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information.

HIMSS 2019: The Mainstreaming of Health IT, from Jim Cramer to Opioid Risk Scores

Health Populi

On January 10, 2019, Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money recommended that Apple buy Epic, a market leader in EHRs. At that moment in the Twitterverse, it occurred to me that health IT as a consumer-facing industry was beginning to mainstream in America.

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.

2019 Telehealth Predictions: The Emergence of a Game-Changer for Healthcare

American Well

Throughout 2018, we witnessed across-the-board advances in the world of telemedicine. Shifts in state and federal policies fueled massive growth for both commercial and government reimbursement for telehealth and, admittedly, there was also growing maturity in the understanding of how to blend technologies into the way we consume and deliver care. Hindsight is easy. In 2018, more states introduced telemedicine parity reimbursement laws. More payers added telehealth to their benefits.

Interoperability, cloud, consumerization were hot topics at HIMSS19

Mobi Health News

Patient engagement and the consumerization of health also held court this week in Orlando

Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

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“Telehealth is a digital distribution channel for health care” – catching up with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of American Well

Health Populi

Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. They launched their service first in Hawaii, where long distances and remote island living challenged the supply and demand sides of health care providers and patients alike.

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.

Hospital group attacks new interoperability rules

Morning eHealth

Trump signs AI executive order — Apple to unroll EHR feature at VA

Accenture study finds millennials, Gen Z are looking to technology, nontraditional settings for healthcare

Mobi Health News

Younger generations are less likely to have a primary care doctor. However, on the whole, virtual care and walk-in clinics are on the rise

CMS Administrator Seema Verma at HIMSS19: “The Data Belongs To The Patient”

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. On Feb. 12, 2019, CMS Administrator Seema Verma held a session with some members of the healthcare media (this reporter attended the session) at HIMSS19 in Orlando in which she previewed her keynote remarks at the conference.

The Cost of Prescription Drugs, Doctors and Patient Access – A View from HIMSS19

Health Populi

Most patient visits to doctors result in a prescription written for a medicine that people retrieve from a pharmacy, whether retail in the local community or via mail order for a maintenance drug.

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.

Five technology offerings from HIMSS 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

HIMSS 2019 is where 40,000 health IT enthusiasts engage. Per their own by-the-numbers charts , you see a picture of the scale of it -- more than 40,000 attendees wanted to be in Orlando, braving weather-related travel obstacles, obtain any required continuing education units – and ideally see as much as possible of the 1300 vendor exhibits.

Seven Lessons from Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy

Mobi Health News

Don’t mix up EHR data or patient portals with engagement

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A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brian Wells, chief technology officer, Merlin International. I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse!

Best Telehealth Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

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.

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.

CMMI’s new emergency treatment experiment

Morning eHealth

Upcoming anti-vaxxing hearings — FTC negotiating privacy fine with Facebook


How a voice assistant can be a constant companion for hospital-bound patients

Mobi Health News

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will soon pilot a purpose-built smart speaker


The Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Health Recovery Solutions

Artificial Intelligence (AI), has been playing a robust and growing role in the world the past few decades. What most do not realize is artificial intelligence presents itself in many forms that impact daily life.