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Study reveals inequalities in telehealth usage across demographic groups

Mobi Health News

Researchers from Kantar Health suggest that as telehealth services continue to be used, inequalities in access and usage should be monitored to find ways to close healthcare gaps

The Feasibility of Mobile Telehealth Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Donna Gudmestad, Clinical Program Manager, Caregility. COVID-19 thrust telemedicine into the national spotlight.

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Telehealth enables health center to tackle rural and COVID-19 challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Missouri, was facing the problem of providing quality patient care in a safe environment while most of its patient base was staying home. THE PROBLEM.

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

Health Populi

For a worker in the U.S. who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Digital health passport CommonPass begins testing to help travel and trade resume

Mobi Health News

CommonPass allows travelers to document their COVID-19 status electronically and present it when they board a plane or cross a border.

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ThinkLabs founder on healthcare innovations: 'Convenience always wins'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the COVID-19 crisis began sweeping through the country this spring, hospitals sought a way for clinicians to treat infectious patients while maintaining distance from them if possible.

Telehealth Update from J.D. Power, Amwell, Cigna, GoodRx, and a Trio of Smart Doctors

Health Populi

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was a “bright spot in the ‘new normal,’” according to a report from J.D. Power, Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Surges During Pandemic but Barriers to Access Persist.

Apple Health Records goes international with rollouts at five UK, Canadian providers

Mobi Health News

The personal health record feature combines data from a patient's EHR with other daily health and wellness info housed in the iPhone's Health app

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Taming the Tech: Navigating Technology and Ethics In Senior Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. In the age of COVID-19, the role of technology in supporting senior care has perhaps never been more important or apparent.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Epic-integrated telehealth at Johns Hopkins boosts quality and safety during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to COVID-19 hitting early this year, telemedicine at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine was low in volume, representing less than 0.1% of total ambulatory care. THE PROBLEM.

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Financial Health Is On Americans’ Minds Just Weeks Before the 2020 Elections

Health Populi

Financial health is part of peoples’ overall health. As Americans approach November 3, 2020, the day of the real-time U.S. Presidential and down-ballot elections, personal home economics are front-of-mind.

World Mental Health Day: ‘The illusion that all therapy must be delivered in person is now fading’

Mobi Health News

In recognition of World Mental Health Day today, MobiHealthNews explores the ways the acceleration of mental health tech such as VR, mood wearables and AI in recent months has significantly changed the way we use and look at mental health therapy.

10 Ways To Fight Depression Without Medication

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Many people who suffer from depression rely on medication to help relieve their mental health disorder symptoms.

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.

Telehealth's digital divide is real, and members of Congress want to address it

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., convened yesterday with Dr. Gary Puckrein, president and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, to stress the importance of considering the barriers to healthcare people still face throughout the country. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified telemedicine's potential to expand access to care, said the Congress members, it has also highlighted existing disparities in our system.

A Look at Patient Engagement Amidst COVID-19 with Luma Health CEO Adnan Iqbal

Healthcare IT Today

The following is an interview with Adnan Iqbal, Co-Founder and CEO of Luma Health. Tell us a little bit about yourself and Luma Health.

Digital mental health subscription service Cerebral lands $35M

Mobi Health News

The startup said that the new funding will go towards expanding into all 50 states.

Manage Your Stress Through A Connected Object

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Stress and anxiety are a big part of everyone’s lives these days.

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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.

Mayo Clinic, startup launch 'health passport' app with initial focus on COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Mayo Clinic, startup launch 'health passport' app with initial focus on COVID-19. hlandi. Fri, 10/09/2020 - 17:07

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Five Recent Voice-Enabled Innovations for Older Adults 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Voice-enabled innovation softly races ahead. Technology innovation announcements whiz by at what seems to be a breakneck pace. Consider Amazon’s Whisper Mode – “I think you just whispered to me – Sau ‘turn on’ Whisper Mode.” Not just for insomniacs, imagine its utility for the faint-voiced older adult wanting to ask a question. Or consider Apple Family Setup , which enables an Apple Watch to be set up and used without an iPhone, enabling texts, calls and GPS location.

Digital health's record-breaking Q3 saw big raises in COVID-impacted sectors

Mobi Health News

Rock Health reports $4 billion in funding for U.S. digital health startups this quarter, much of which was driven by a flurry of telehealth investments and late-stage rounds for R&D and fitness tech companies

COVID-19 Is Driving Automation Breakthroughs In Laboratories Everywhere

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. For years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, laboratories all around the world had been dealing with severe staffing shortages and major budgetary constraints.

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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.

Medicare open enrollment starts this week. Here are 5 trends to watch

FierceHealthIT

Medicare open enrollment starts this week. Here are 5 trends to watch. pminemyer. Fri, 10/09/2020 - 14:23

Podcast Interview with CIO Robert Eardley, Part 1: “It All Goes Back to the Concept of Need.”

Health System CIO

Sometimes the most powerful force in propelling an organization forward is need, said CIO Robert Eardley in a podcast interview. For University Hospitals, Covid-19 highlighted the need for a centralized data source.

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Smoking cessation app Quit Genius proves to be effective in the short term

Mobi Health News

Participants reported being more confident and had improved self-efficacy to stop smoking after completing the preliminary intervention

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Healthcare Claims Processing: How To Your Improve Efficiency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Effective management of medical claims is an extremely complex task. What make it difficult for insurers to improve the claims operations are the numerous steps and variations involved in each process.

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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.

The Challenge of AI Bias and Diverse Healthcare Data and What VisualDx Is Doing to Address the Challenge

Healthcare IT Today

One of the great things about doing our 100 health IT interviews in 100 days is the chance to meet and learn from a diverse group of really smart people.

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The Ultimate “Road Test”: How Security Leaders Navigated the Challenges of Covid

Health System CIO

Although the pandemic has presented numerous obstacles for IT and security leaders, it has also presented “an opportunity to test and validate controls,” said Nemi George, who talked about how his team has fared, and shared lessons learned.

Masimo releases continuous temperature monitoring wearable

Mobi Health News

The tech can connect to a smartphone app and give alerts and notifications.

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