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It’s time for AI-enabled solutions in health care to live up to their buzz

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence is incredibly buzzy in health care right now, and for a good reason. Other industries are already experiencing AI-enabled radical transformations, like real-time fraud monitoring and detection in banking and finance and instantaneous image recognition across the web and social media. Health care now stands similarly positioned to capitalize on the transformative power […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

The Graveyard of Digital Health, and How To Stay Out of It

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Anish Sebastian, CEO and oc-founder, Babyscripts. Collaboration is at the heart of successes over history — in Darwin’s words, “those who learn to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Yet the healthcare space has been slow to learn that lesson. Far from functioning as a team focused on a single goal, healthcare stakeholders […].

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Telemedicine and the Patient Education Gap

GlobalMed

If you regularly follow virtual care news, you might have seen a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. It asked nearly 1,000 adult respondents if they use their smartphone to complete 10 healthcare-related tasks.

The Importance of Telehealth Governance and Executive Buy-In

Health Recovery Solutions

So, you and your organization have identified that you need to provide telehealth services to your patient census.

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.

Enhancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Through Legacy System Retirement and Data Archiving

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. According to an investigation by ProPublica and German radio and TV network Bayerischer Rundfunk, medical data of more than 5MM U.S.

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The Most Modern Technologies Used That Are Used In Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology has evolved, and it has positively affected all areas of our lives. When it comes to technological advances and innovations in medical technology, it can be said that life has been made easier for us. With new medical technology, we are assured of longer life span with credits to various medical innovations in medical […].

It’s OK if doctors can’t memorize everything

KevinMD

The storage capacity of the human mind is amazing. One estimate of the size of the brain’s “RAM” is as high as 2.5 petabytes (a million gigabytes). The number is based on the total number of neurons in the brain and the total number of possible connections per neuron. I suspect it is an overestimate, given the […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Cardiology Primary Care

Worrying About Paying for Health Care Is the Norm in America

Health Populi

Among stresses facing people at least 50 years of age, health care costs rank top of mind compared with other issues like long-term care, health insurance, Social Security, taxes, and being read to retire.

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a telemedicine-driven care offering for Seattle employees

Mobi Health News

The offering includes nurse chat, telemedicine, app-enabled house calls, and prescription delivery

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.

Age bias permeates ads -- and technology design

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Getty images show advertising’s ageist stereotypes. A new report from AARP this week zeros in on something we all knew: Advertisers focus on the young – not unlike the tech firms who make products being advertised.

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The keyboard is the sworn enemy of physicians

KevinMD

During one long ago very hot Washington, DC summer, at the suggestion of my parents, I enrolled in a typing course that was given at our elementary school.

How Can Patients Be Health Consumers in an Un-Transparent World?

Health Populi

That question in the title of this post is begged in the annual 2019 consumer survey released this week from UnitedHealthcare (UHC). UHC gauges peoples’ views on health care, insurance, and costs in its yearly research. This year, transparency and health literacy challenges top the findings.

Digital therapeutics is on the map, but still hammering out tough questions

Mobi Health News

Digital therapeutic stakeholders came together at this week's DTx East conference to discuss the state of digital health investment, developing successful business models, the need for robust data and more

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.

Cures 2.0: Just a pipe dream?

Morning eHealth

VA's Cerner rollout stalls — Biden’s brother name drops Cancer Initiative in investment pitch

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Here’s why health care innovations stay secret

KevinMD

Having been an improvement advisor with many quality improvement initiatives and collaboratives, I have observed that stories about successful initiatives too often leave out major relational barriers that got in the way as well as the critical interventions necessary to overcome them. That important details about relational challenges so often remain hidden is not a […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

“It’s the Deductible, Stupid” – Health Premiums Reach $20,576 in 2019 for a Family

Health Populi

Here’s the latest arithmetic on American workers’ financial trade-off of wages for health care insurance coverage: in the ten years since 2009, family premiums have risen 54% and workers’ contribution to health care spending grew 71%. Wages?

Fitbit may be seeking a big-name buyer

Mobi Health News

The company has brought on an investment firm to investigate options for a potential sale of its business, Reuters reports

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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.

Provider groups ask Congress for help on info blocking

Morning eHealth

Court case could undermine patient record access — Facebook purges apps

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AI Could Soon Have A Big Impact On Primary Care

Healthcare IT Today

A lot of discussion about healthcare AI is vague and visionary in nature. Most of us know that these technologies have a very promising future, but until recently it hasn’t been clear just when practical applications will emerge. That could be changing, though.

The Rise of Social Determinants of Health in Healthcare is Just Real Life Stuff for People, Patients, Consumers

Health Populi

Based on the influx of research studies and position papers on social determinants of health flowing into my email box and Google Alerts, I can say we’re past the inflection point where SDoH is embraced by hospitals, professional societies, health plans and even a couple of pioneering pharma companies.

Ieso Digital Health launches global-focused mental health research project

Mobi Health News

The new project will be using the company's accumulated data set to build an autonomous mental health platform.

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.

Health tech companies: self-regulating?

Morning eHealth

Busy data day on the Hill — Telemedicine firms press DEA

What’s Keeping Medical Practices Up At Night?

Healthcare IT Today

As I was recently thinking about the future of healthcare, I started to wonder how my own thoughts of what’s happening in healthcare aligned with those in the trenches.

Connected 'smart' communities will be a key part of 21st century healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As part of its National Health IT Week program, HIMSS presented a webinar this week exploring the advent of what it calls the "Smart Communities-Cities Movement." " Healthcare suddenly finds itself amid a paradigm shift, where a profusion of real-time clinical and social health data, broadband connectivity, personal devices, sensors, apps, digital therapeutics and more are transforming delivery away from acute care settings and into the larger community.

GoodRx launches virtual care tool after acquiring HeyDoctor

Mobi Health News

The new tool will cater to patients with or without insurance, and the company says that "most visits" will cost $20.

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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.

Walmart announces plan to build healthcare workforce, offering education for $1 a day

FierceHealthIT

Walmart announced Tuesday that it is adding seven bachelor’s degrees and two career diplomas in health-related fields for $1 a day through Live Better U, Walmart’s education benefit program for its 1.5 million employees.

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Redox and FDB Partner to Improve Medication Adherence with EHR Writeback Functionality

Healthcare IT Today

Interoperability-as-a-service provider, Redox, recently announced a new partnership with First Databank (FDB) to improve patient education, compliance and clinical workflow.

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Getting Started with Skincare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Skincare is a major part of your personal health, hygiene, and appearance, but it’s difficult to know where to start. Unlike other kinds of self-care, you can’t always rely on a particular routine or product to work for you – luckily, there are still some easy places to start. If you’re completely new to skincare, […].

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