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Retail Health Gains Consumer Kudos in the Pandemic

Health Populi

The more health consumers use health and wellness services at retail, the greater their satisfaction and brand-love, according to a new report from J.D. Power.

Digital health literacy as a social determinant of health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The release of final rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT regarding the 21st Century Cures Act have shined a renewed spotlight on patients' ability to take control of their own health data.

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What Is The Best Insurance To Get With Medicare?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Getting the best insurance for Medicare will require in-depth research to obtain a better idea of the best options available.

Data: Exhaust or Exhausting? A Rant

Digital Health

I got an email this week from a smart and well-meaning entrepreneur. Despite the entrepreneur’s fine personal qualities, the email’s first paragraph had a total of 6 lines and in those 6 lines, it featured the word data 13 times.

Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

The Top Prophet Brands for 2021 Have Lots of Health Baked In

Health Populi

Consumers favorite brands in 2021 are baked with health, from medical care through to the social determinants that make our wellness and mental health better, based on the 2021 Prophet Brand Relevance Index.

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iPads for telehealth can help reduce depression in patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Pasadena, California-based Heritage Clinic, a division of the Center for Aging Resources, provides mental health services in Los Angeles County to older adults experiencing substantive and persistent mental health concerns. THE PROBLEM.

Latest from the Tech Tonics Podcast: Griffin Weber: Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

Digital Health

Inspired by health technology from the age of five, Griffin Weber has pursued this passion both doggedly and joyfully.

Hospitals Continue to Lose Money in Year 2 of the Pandemic

Health Populi

hospitals’ operating margins went negative in January 2021 after turning north for the first time in December 2020 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the February 2021 Hospital Flash Report from Kaufman Hall, commissioned by AHA, the American Hospitals Association.

FDA's enforcement discretion for digital health is more ambiguous than ever in 2021

Mobi Health News

Industry regulatory leaders outline the best approaches for digital health companies looking to make sense of FDA's long-in-the-tooth enforcement discretion guidelines. Regulation, Public Policy

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

USDA invests $42M in telehealth infrastructure

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In a move to help rural residents gain access to healthcare and educational opportunities, the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $42.3 million in telemedicine and distance learning infrastructure. WHY IT MATTERS.

How Does Mobile Communication Impact The Patient Experience?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Alexa Lemzy, customer support manager, Textmagic.com. Mobile communication technology in healthcare has the potential to improve the patient experience greatly.

Tech-enabled home care 2012-2021 -- are we there yet?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The home care market is (still) a booming business. Home care of various types now augments and even enhances services that not long ago may have been provided by senior housing.

FDA warns pulse oximeters less accurate for people with darker skin

Mobi Health News

An article in NEJM reports that pulse oximeters missed occult hypoxemia in more Black patients than white

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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.

UK’s top 100 digital health innovators given a global boost

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Major health tech bodies have collaborated on a global campaign to showcase the talents of 100 of the UK’s most innovative and impactful digital health innovators.

Intelligent Automation: Helping Deliver Better Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jason Harber, EVP of Operations at Hospital IQ. Years before the pandemic, many hospitals were already facing a crisis.

One Big Question Healthcare Technology Professionals Should Be Asking Right Now: How Are Healthcare Technology Dealing with Rising CyberAttacks During COVID?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Response from Bram Jansen, chief editor, vpnAlert. The recent digitalization of the business world is putting businesses at risk of cyber attacks more than ever before.

World’s first AI-powered rapid COVID-19 antigen test launched in the UAE

Mobi Health News

The smartphone-enabled LooK SPOT test scans for nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs, with results reportedly available in five to eight minutes

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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.

HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra signals support for virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

President Joe Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services signaled his support for telehealth during a Senate confirmation hearing this week.

Virtual Care Changes That Won’t Unravel Post-COVID

Healthcare IT Today

Virtual care is the new reality in healthcare. Understanding the right strategy for virtual care is going to be every healthcare organization’s challenge going forward.

Why People Are Missing Contact Tracer Calls On Mobile Phones

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. As most of us would agree, modern smartphones have become hugely useful when it comes to providing us with increased ease and convenience.

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MDLive to be acquired by Cigna's Evernorth

Mobi Health News

Set to close in Q2, the deal will provide the payer's healthcare services subsidiary with an integrated virtual care offering. Digital Health, Investing, Technology, Business

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Florida woman to pay $20.3M after using telemedicine to shield alleged fraud

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this month that an Indian Rocks Beach, Florida-based woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and filing a false tax return. Kelly Wolfe and her company, Regency, Inc., have also agreed to pay up to $20.3

WNS’s AI-Driven Application Takes Doctors Off the Phone with Payers

Healthcare IT Today

Doctors don’t seem flustered by bodily fluids or welts–what they dread is the hour-long calls with insurers, trying to persuade them to cover a test or procedure.

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10 Signs You Need To See A Doctor Right Away

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. For a lot of people, each bruise, bump, or cough means a rush to the nearest emergency care. But for a larger portion of the adult population, the trips to a medical professional are few […].

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NHSX unveils new assessment criteria for digital health technologies

Mobi Health News

The process aims to ensure tools meet NHS standards

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Bipartisan bills gain support for telehealth reform, SDOH coordination

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Different pieces of legislation supporting expansion of technology-enabled access to care were the focus on Capitol Hill this week, with bipartisan bills that provide funding for connected social care networks and call for telehealth regulatory reform gained support on separate tracks.

Social Media and Health IT Twitter Roundup

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Twitter roundup, so I figured why not do one today. Plus, there’s been some interesting announcements from social media companies that could impact healthcare that might be worth highlighting. So, here we go.

One Big Question: What Question Healthcare Technology Leaders Should Be Asking Right Now

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Response from Sarah Johnson, RN and the health ambassador, Family Assets.