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Could patients be their own scribes?

KevinMD

One day while on shift in the emergency department, I looked out into the waiting room at the dozens of people waiting to be seen. Many had been waiting for hours. Some looked bored. Others appeared agitated by the long wait time.

FDA on Modifying AI

Medical Connectivity

Recently the FDA released a discussion paper on a Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). For starters this paper captures several familiar themes.

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Trust In Data Stewardship Is Healthcare Providers’ To Lose

Health Populi

Trust is a precursor to health engagement, I learned way back in 2008 when I collaborated with Edelman on the first Health Engagement Barometer in 2008.

Stanford Medicine licenses Google Glass-based autism tech to Cognoa

Mobi Health News

The AI-enabled Superpower Glass system was recently shown to improve socialization skills among children with autism spectrum disorder.

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New Tech Tonics Podcast Episode: Andy Coravos: Championing Responsible Digital Medicine

Digital Health

Andy Coravos left a promising career at a top private equity firm to follow her passion and pursue intensive training as a software developer; she now works on the frontier of engineering and medicine as CEO and co-founder of Elektra Labs, focused on the use of digital measures to support clinical research, and the generation […].

Struggling with Salesforce Adoption? Here’s Why

Perficient

Organizational Change Management (OCM) has a profound impact on the probability of staying on schedule and on budget, resulting in a higher benefit realization as well as greater ROI.

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Vuzix, VSee team up to try to bring back telemedicine via smart glasses

Mobi Health News

Smart glasses in healthcare were a hotbed of startup activity just a few years ago, but the trend seems to have fizzled out

WA state legislature passes two telehealth bills

Clocktree

Washington state lawmakers have passed two new bills which help expand telehealth services state wide. The first, HB5386 , will establish a telemedicine training program covering issues such as licensing, liability, informed consent, and training on how to use technology. Telehealth providers would be required to complete this certification every four years. If signed into law, WA would be the first state to implement and mandate a telemedicine training program.

FBI, DOJ bust 24 people in $1.2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hundreds of thousands patients were lured into worldwide criminal healthcare fraud schemes involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME) executives, according to the FBI and Department of Justice. WHY IT MATTERS.

What $285,000 Can Buy You in America: Medical Costs for Retirees in 2019

Health Populi

The average 65-year old couple retiring in 2019 will need to have a cash nest-egg of $285,000 to cover health care and medical expenses through retirement years, Fidelity Investments calculated.

New CMS ruling expands telehealth access to Medicare Advantage patients

Mobi Health News

The new ruling will expand access geographical and plans will have more flexibility in payment models.

Why Integrity is Good for Business

Perficient

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, Michael Porter, Managing Principal for our strategic advising practice, writes about why as technology strategist, integrity is so important. Integrity is one of the most important things for a business.

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Patient monitoring is evolving with artificial intelligence, sensors, smart technology, more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new study from Frost & Sullivan takes stock of some of the rapid-fire developments in the world of patient monitoring, which is expanding its capabilities by leaps and bounds with the maturation of sensors, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. WHY IT MATTERS.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

Health Populi

We are all Homo informaticus these days , multi-channel, multi-platform beings using digital platforms. “Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living,” Nicholas Negroponte wrote in Being Digital. He said that in 1995.

New patents suggest Apple wants to teach your Watch to smell, which could lead to noninvasive blood glucose sensing

Mobi Health News

The two sensors could also be used to detect pollution or carbon monoxide, or help prevent exacerbation of respiratory conditions

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From the # One Ranked Hospital IT Outsourcing Firm: a Free Service Desk Assessment

Phoenix Health Systems

Many hospitals have problematic service desk operations, whether internal or outsourced, but fixing them never gets to the top of the project list. Sticking with mediocre or poor support is usually non-cost effective and a major point of dissatisfaction among your medical staff.

Teledentistry trialled in New Zealand’s Northland DHB

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New Zealand’s Northland District Health Board (DHB) is trialling an oral telehealth service for children and adolescents with plans to expand it to adult services over time.

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

Health Populi

Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. UHC happens to be WHO’s focus for World Health Day 2019. [As

8 consumer-friendly digital tools to support behavioral health

Mobi Health News

From virtual therapy to mindfulness and meditation aids, there’s little shortage of digital tools catching investors’ eyes and breaking into the crowded behavioral health market.

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Medical Thrillers and Digital Transformation

Perficient

I have been listening to an audio book called “Cell” by author Robin Cook. This is a medical thriller about a doctor, George Wilson, whose life revolves around an innovation that is devastating and plays a critical role in his entire life and the people he loved.

The Key To Technology Adoption In Independent Medical Practices May Be Their Billing Companies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Aaron Perreira, director of integrated marketing, Kareo. A nationwide survey conducted by Kareo reveals an interesting fact for everyone involved in healthcare technology.

Hearing aid pricing and weak insurance – older adults lose out

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You may have seen that rechargeable hearing aid commercial. What was most striking about the commercial to a hearing industry outsider is the upfront commentary on what sounded like the predatory price of hearing aids – providers “charge whatever they can get.” Several interesting aspects to that commercial – but the most interesting was that comment. Who is ‘they’, how much can they ‘get’, and is there insurance that pays for them?

Ping An Good Doctor launches One-Minute Clinic at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mobi Health News

China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, recently stationed a "One-minute Clinic" at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This new offline service scenario provides teachers and students with an alternative option to the medical clinics on campus. What’s it about

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[Guide] Top 5 Digital Health Trends for Providers – The Challenge

Perficient

This blog series highlights the top five digital health trends for providers. This post looks at the challenges providers face. Healthcare continues to face fundamental disruption as the industry navigates an uncertain path toward value and outcome-based care.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Implementing Gozio Health Wayfinding Platform

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) has selected Atlanta-based Gozio Health to develop a mobile wayfinding platform for patients and visitors.

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How to Find the Best Telemedicine Jobs

Enzyme Health

Learn the secrets to sourcing the most sought-after roles in telemedicine and get on your way to great pay, a more flexible schedule, and exciting new career opportunities. Just like traditional medicine, not all telemedicine jobs are shaped alike.

NIH-backed VR prototype will let people explore gene-environment interaction

Mobi Health News

The NIH, the National Human Genome Research Institute and PreviewLab have teamed up to create a VR experience that lets participants see how our genes are impacted by environmental factors.

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Implementation of Siebel CTMS in the Oracle Cloud: Session Recap

Perficient

Yesterday, I was fortunate to have been able to present with Pfizer at Oracle Health Sciences Connect 2019 on Perficient’s implementation of Oracle’s Siebel Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) in the Oracle Cloud for the company. On stage at @OracleHealthSci Connect with @pfizer , discussing our implementation of #Siebel CTMS in the #Oracle #Cloud for the #pharma. OHSCONNECT19 pic.twitter.com/0cCXemaIoK. Perficient (@Perficient) April 10, 2019.

3 Ways AI Will Soon Personalize Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Shivrat Chhabra, CEO, Dosis. Now more than ever, the healthcare industry is leveraging new technologies to provide patients with improved, innovative care.

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Walgreens, VillageMD partner to open primary care clinics in Houston stores

FierceHealthIT

Walgreens is partnering with VillageMD to open five new primary care clinics in the Houston area, with plans to possibly expand there and in other markets

European researchers, pharma players team up on gait detecting sensor

Mobi Health News

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations and researchers across Europe teamed up on a €50 million project to develop a wearable sensor of clinical trials.

Achieving Customer Success with Oracle ERP and SCM Cloud

Perficient

Is the business transformation aspect of a move to the cloud just hype? No, but even though the benefits are very real, Oracle estimates only 7% of Oracle ERP customers have started their cloud migration.

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Spry Health Announces FDA Clearance of Its Loop System To Treat COPD

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Spry Health announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared to market the company’s Loop System. Loop is a clinical-grade wearable that measures pulse oximetry, respiration rate and heart rate. With this FDA clearance, clinicians will now have a tool to remotely monitor their patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary […].

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Industry Voices—How healthcare employees on the front-line can help drive change

FierceHealthIT

There is a common misconception in the healthcare industry that key decisions are driven exclusively by leadership teams. The belief by employees is “I’m just a…. nurse, scheduler, radiologist, pathologist, etc.” This perceived reality can’t be further from the truth