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3 Healthcare Technology Advances Transforming the Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Kristin Savage writes regularly on the Pick Writers blog and occasionally contributes to other educational platforms. Technology has become an inseparable part of our lives.

Medicaid proposal paves way for telehealth

Morning eHealth

Report: Google Health gets a new boss — Tech titans keep eyes on Washington

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The Future of Medicine is a Doctor-Patient-AI triangle where machines augment clinical care and diagnostics

Lloyd Price

The future of medicine is a physician-patient-AI golden triangle, one in which machines augment clinical care and diagnostics—one with the patient at its heart.

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Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine

KevinMD

Recently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine.

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.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians.

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5 ways AI is already being used in healthcare today

Mobi Health News

Here’s a look at how organizations are deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning for uses cases ranging from doctors assistants to social media and more

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Teleaudiology: Breaking Down Treatment Barriers for People with Hearing Loss

Arizona Telemedicine Program

Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions affecting older adults, but it affects individuals of all ages, from newborns on up. Known for its negative impact on communication, age-related hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to depression and other health problems as well.

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More People Using Meditation and Yoga as Medicine, Especially Women

Health Populi

While overall adoption of meditation and yoga in the U.S. substantially grew between 2012 and 2017, many more women than men use these holistic medicine approaches. In 2017, 14.3% of American adults 18 and over did yoga, 14.2% meditated, and 10.3% saw a chiropractor.

Spotlight on patient safety

Morning eHealth

VA EHR hearing next Wednesday — Supreme Court passes up net neutrality case

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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.

Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools

Mobi Health News

Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.

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Startups: Success, Failure and Solving Health System’s Problems

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Some of the biggest problems that investors, entrepreneurs and startup leaders need to solve was the point of a discussion during an opening session of an innovation summit hosted by DreamIt in Tampa in November.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

Health Populi

…because it does. Citizens scare politicians,” I heard Governor John Kasich say to Nicole Wallace on her show Deadline: White House yesterday, just hours from today’s U.S. 2018 midterm elections.

Healthcare Leaders Praise Telehealth Advancements, Delayed E&M Coding Changes in Recent CMS Rule

Healthcare Informatics

Starting in 2019, for the first time, CMS will reimburse providers for virtual check-ins with patients, regardless of the patient’s location—a move that drew praise from many healthcare leaders as helping to advance telehealth

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.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones control Insulet’s tubeless insulin pump

Mobi Health News

The Omnipod Dash Insulin Management System will initially be controlled using a dedicated Galaxy smartphone, but could eventually integrate with personal devices as well

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Wave breaks on GOP House control

Morning eHealth

AI: smart in all settings? — HHS gears grind on

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Healthcare and the F-Word: Health Politics Rank High on November 6, 2018

Health Populi

“Let’s get this thing f-ing done,” Martha McSally passionately asserted on May 4, 2017. Paul Ryan said, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives without cursing , “A lot of us have waited seven years to cast this vote.”

The Future of Digital Health, According To Accenture’s Sumit Kimar Nagpal

Electronic Health Reporter

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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.

GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and more pharmas made big bets on digital health in Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

MobiHealthNews tracked investments, pilots, partnerships and app launches from major pharma companies during the quarter

Day after: Surveying the aftermath

Morning eHealth

Medicaid expansion a hit — Research roundup

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Healthcare Is Local: Channeling Tip O’Neill in the 2018 Midterm Election Results

Health Populi

As Tip O’Neill’s mantra goes, “All politics is local.” ” In the U.S. 2018 midterm elections, healthcare voting seems to have translated as a local issue, falling into O’Neill’s axiom.

Aging in place -- big talk, but do people really believe it?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who doesn’t want to live in their 'forever' home? After all, AARP has surveyed us for 2018 – staying there is apparently what 76% want, though only 59% expect that they will. But responders also know that you can’t always get what you want.

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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.

Five unique ways AI is being used to promote health

Mobi Health News

Here’s a look at how organizations are deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning for use cases ranging from doctor's assistants to social media and more

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Will data bills go anywhere in 2019?

Morning eHealth

Gawande trashes EHRs — More elation over CMS telemedicine expansion

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It takes a Tribe: A new model of type 1 diabetes care in Australia

Insulin Nation

With a focus on building community, peer-led information exchange, creative health programs, and social support, the Family Centre does diabetes differently and represents a new model of care for people with type 1 diabetes. More than a diabetic medical facility.

Six Health and Aging Technology Blog Posts from October 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

October – autumn leaves drift down and large events gear up. Traversing the trade show world, so much tech, so little time. And other shows await, including Aging 2.0 Optimize in California , GSA in Boston , Innovations in Longevity in DC (see you at there!)

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.

Smartwatch, healthcare shift continues to pay off for Fitbit

Mobi Health News

In its Q3 2018 earnings call, the company said that diversifying its business model has help stem losses from the declining fitness tracker market

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How To Get Started With Outsourcing Medical Billing

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ashly Williams, freelance writer, Billing Solutions. For owners and managers of treatment centers, outsourcing your billing process makes perfect sense. The process of managing your billing process requires time and resources.

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Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

Society for Participatory Medicine

Doctors are regularly deluged with advice on how to engage patients. But how can you, as a patient, get your doctor to truly engage with you as a person? Your health and even your life could depend upon it. By “engage,” I don’t mean just the doctor not interrupting after 11 seconds.