Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Opinion: How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society

Mobi Health News

For many, self-monitoring is becoming a new philosophy for life, argues digital health journalist and blogger Artur Olesch

Are Robots Coming to Healthcare? Consumers Say Not-So-Fast

Health Populi

Samsung introduced BotCare , a caring robot, at CES 2019. BotCare is part of the company’s Bixby, an AI platform that supports Samsung’s robotic offerings for environmental health (air), retail, and healthcare.

8 Key Telehealth Partnerships and What to Expect in 2019

Enzyme Health

Retailers, insurance providers, and software companies are fast and furiously forming partnerships in the telehealth space. Explore some of the implications for patients and telemedicine providers and find out what we can expect in 2019.

Becoming Perficient: From 100 to 3,500 Teammates, Opportunity Abounds

Perficient

“Becoming Perficient.” That phrase has made its way into a lot of conversations in hallways and IM chats around our offices over the past 10 days. Learning that your company – a company that you are excited and proud to be a part of – has been acquired is a big deal.

Facebook launches three new disease mapping tools

Mobi Health News

The new tools will include a high-resolution population density map with demographic estimates, a movement map and network coverage map.

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Patients’ Expectations for Health Beyond Care: Think Food, Exercise, Emotions, Sleep and Finance

Health Populi

People want to make health with their health care providers, and they want more than care from them: most patients are looking for support with healthy eating, exercise, emotional support, sleep, stress management, social relationships, and financial health.

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Perficient Rings Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Perficient

From ambitious startup to formidable force, Perficient has come a long way in the past 20 years, and our performance and momentum have never been stronger. We held our initial public offering on July 29, 1999 – at the time with only 19 employees.

Wearables, voice assistants face HIPAA hurdles but remain promising in clinical trials

Mobi Health News

This morning MassBio hosted a panel on the use cases for the technology in clinical trials and beyond.

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Two-Thirds of Americans Say Healthcare Doesn’t Work Well, in RealClear Politics Poll

Health Populi

Health care is the top issue facing the U.S. today, one in three Americans says, with another one-fourth pointing to the economy. Together, health care + the economy rank the top issues for 62% of Americans.

Industry cheers for Senate cost-cutting bill

Morning eHealth

VA opposes proposed EHR committee — CMS pressing forward with interop rule

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How 3 Perficient Colleagues Took Their Careers to New Heights

Perficient

Opportunities to grow as a professional come from all corners at Perficient. Here, we spotlight three colleagues who have taken charge of their careers and risen to new levels of success.

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Smartphone algorithm combined with paper funnel can detect ear infection

Mobi Health News

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new app that was able to detect fluid in the middle ear in pediatric patients.

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UPMC launches new telemedicine company focused on infectious disease

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

UPMC has launched a new company, Infectious Disease Connect, that seeks to boost ID services using telehealth technology – helping providers improve outcomes and lower costs by reducing transfers and treating patients in their own communities. WHY IT MATTERS.

FDA warns against using sketchy diabetes devices

Morning eHealth

Amazon venture Haven loses its #2 leader — Industry group begs ONC and CMS to take time with rules

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Coveo Impact 2019 – Relevance is rising and driving experiences

Perficient

Louis Tetu, Chairman, and CEO of Coveo kicked off Coveo Impact 2019, which is their annual conference. Louis started by claiming that being “digital” is not enough, companies need to transform to be more Relevant.

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Drones transforming medical services delivery

Mobi Health News

Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, announced in April that it had received Civil Aviation Safety Authority approval to fly drones over built-up areas in Canberra, Australia

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Norwalk Hospital launches telestroke program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut has opened a telestroke program that allows neurologists to remotely consult with emergency medicine clinicians and evaluate patients, diagnose stroke and order treatment. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Technology non-adoption of the oldest – it’s a bug, not a feature

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Not adopting tech -- it's not okay. Lacking access to smartphones, Internet, in-home broadband/WiFi cuts oldest out of access to modern telehealth, communication and engagement, in-home sensors, outside-home GPS, fall detection, and device integration with smartphones.

The future of AI-Powered Service with Coveo for Salesforce

Perficient

Neil Kostecki, a Senior Product manager with Coveo , spoke about how Coveo is powering customer service with AI-Powered Service. Coveo for Salesforce is a specialized version of Coveo’s search and knowledge intelligence platform that integrates directly into Salesforce Service Cloud.

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Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder receives FDA breakthrough designation, opens enrollment for two RCTs

Mobi Health News

To see light as a prescription digital therapeutic for PTSD patients affected by nightmares, NightWare is testing its app among veterans and the general public

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Spreadsheets for #FHIR Resources

Health Intersections

One of the ubiquitous uses of Excel (or spreadsheets more generally) is for mapping purposes. . To help people with spreadsheet mapping exercises, I’ve published the following files: [link] [link] [link].

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#089: Changing Workplace Habits with Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Digital Health Today

“We really love this new positioning of high tech meets high touch, to truly change health and well-being.” ” ~ Dr. Rajiv Kumar. We’ve all heard the numbers regarding the healthcare spend in the United States.

How to Host a Static Website on AWS’s Amazon S3

Perficient

Nowadays mostly everyone probably knows what Amazon Web Services (AWS) is, right?

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Wearable technology can detect biomarkers linked to fertility windows

Mobi Health News

A study published in JMIR found that a fertility wearable was able to use skin temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate to help determine a woman's fertility window.

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Guest Blog: The Importance of Negotiating your Payer Contracts for Reimbursement and Telemedicine Coverage

eVisit

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Poor broadband access in rural areas limits telemedicine use: study

FierceHealthIT

Telemedicine is frequently touted as a technology tool that can help improve healthcare access for rural populations, especially in areas with physician shortages. But telemedicine might not be the silver bullet to improve rural healthcare

2 IT Modernization Strategies to Avoid the Complacency Death Spiral

Perficient

Many organizations face cultural inertia against IT modernization. Companies typically treat IT as a cost center because of a history of expensive programs with cost overruns and missed deadlines.

FDA soliciting new volunteers to test drive its experimental Pre-Cert Program

Mobi Health News

Companies planning an upcoming De Novo or 510(k) submission for their software medical device are eligible, but participation will not yield precertification

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5 Things Every Hospital Executive Should Know About Scaling Virtual Care

eVisit

Hospitals today are facing major disruption as growing competitive pressures and consumerism force change. The traditional strategy of driving inpatient admissions via brick and mortar facilities is expensive and limiting.

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Strength in Security: How Appian’s New Certifications Further Protect Data

Appian

Over 6,500 recorded data breaches in 2018 compromised information belonging to millions of people—and cost organizations millions of dollars in fines and lawsuits. From post-breach customer protection to attorney fees to technical investigations, the costs of a breach certainly add up fast.

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Six Reasons Clients Love Salesforce Community Cloud [INFOGRAPHIC]

Perficient

While there are way more than six reasons to love Salesforce Community Cloud, here are the top six reasons that keep coming up again and again with our customers.

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AI-enabled monitoring, decision support platform Biofourmis raises $35M

Mobi Health News

The Singaporean company will be moving its headquarters to Boston.

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5 Tips To Make Your Online Presence Pop as a Therapist

TheraNest

Marketing Tips for Mental Health Professionals . This post has been guest-authored by Zencare as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Zencare at the bottom of this post. For many therapists launching a new private practice, online marketing isn’t exactly top of mind.

When it comes to longevity, social factors play a bigger role than healthcare: study

FierceHealthIT

Although healthcare plays a role, behavioral and social factors have significantly more influence on life longevity of people in the U.S., according to a new study

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