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One Year After Adoption, Telehealth’s Benefits Reveal Long-Term Staying Power

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In late March 2020, ATI Physical Therapy (ATI), one of the nation’s largest providers of physical therapy (PT) services, launched its telehealth platform CONNECT.

Assessing the Impact of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

HealthStream

The Patient-Driven Payment Model changed reimbursement in skilled nursing to be driven by the patient's clinical characteristics rather than the number of therapy minutes provided. After being in effect for more than a year, here are some attempts to assess its impact

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Consumers’ Health Concerns Grow in the Pandemic Across All Categories – And More Trust Virtual Care

Health Populi

While the “in-person” visit to a doctor or medical professional continues to rank first as consumers’ most-trusted information source, the virtual doc or clinician rose in trust during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Euromonitor’s latest read on Consumer Health: Changes in Consumer Behaviour during COVID-19.

Walmart looks to virtual care with acquisition of telemedicine company MeMD

Mobi Health News

With this acquisition, Walmart Health will add nationwide virtual care options across primary care, urgent care and behavioral health to its clinics' service portfolio.

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.

Infection Control and Prevention: 10 Tips For Preventing Exposure and Contamination In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Hospital-acquired infections are a challenge to clinicians as they increase the mortality and morbidity rate.

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How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

Health Populi

The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care.

Want to make healthcare more accessible? Google says tech is the answer

Mobi Health News

Today at the Vatican Conference on health, Google's Dr. David Feinberg discussed how tech could help address health disparities.

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How AI Can Help Pharma Companies Safeguard Patients’ Personal Identifiable Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amit Garg, vice president of analytics, Gramener.

IT execs talk new strategies for analytics, patient engagement, telehealth and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that the U.S. might be finally turning a corner in the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been a relentless 16 months, and healthcare CIOs and other health IT leaders can no doubt use a breather.

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.

Thinking Mothers’ Health at Mother’s Day 2021…and the Marshall Plan for Moms

Health Populi

To all the Moms I’ve loved and lost and those I still blessed to have in my life… I’m thinking about our collective and individual health this 2021 Mother’s Day weekend.

Decentralized clinical trial startup Florence lands $80M for company growth

Mobi Health News

This brings the company's total funding to roughly $88 million.

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Undernutrition and Obesity In Kids and Teens: Is Technology A Cause

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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Report: Healthcare leaders have an optimistic outlook beyond COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Philips hosted a virtual round table with industry leaders to discuss the findings of the newly-released Future Health Index 2021 (FHI).

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.

Using Marketing and Storytelling to Improve Healthcare Security

Healthcare IT Today

Far too often in healthcare security I hear CIOs and CISOs talking about the technology side of security. It’s easy to talk about buying firewalls, anti-virus, email filters and tracking software, and other software and technology solutions to address your security needs.

Withings updates Body Cardio smart scale to predict users’ vascular age

Mobi Health News

When a person’s vascular age is determined to be significantly older than their chronological age, it can be an indicator of possible cardiovascular health issues.

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High Tech Baby Products Every New Parent Needs to Know About

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. When it comes time to start a family, you need to be prepared. Aside from the initial excitement of finding out you’re expecting, you also need to think about your newborn’s safety.

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Telehealth can increase nurse workloads, study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research found that patients using at-home monitoring systems for blood glucose and blood pressure levels received almost twice as many "nursing activities" as patients who received usual care.

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.

Anxious About Getting Vaccinated? Here’s How To Stay Empowered

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Here’s how you can stay empowered rather than paralyzed by your panic about getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Contemplating the COVID-19 vaccine will likely cause anxiety in any human brain for reasons we all know and don’t have to unpack here.

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Digital neurology startup MindMaze looks to the global market with slew of new deals

Mobi Health News

MindMaze creates gamified digital neurotherapeutics for patients with neurological injuries and conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease

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Boost The Value of Your Digital Investment: Success Happens From The Inside Out

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Susan Yeazel, Donna Hazen and Michelle Auchter, consultants, Point B.

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Majority of healthcare decision-makers prioritize virtual care delivery, says Philips report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Philips Future Health Index 2021 report found that nearly two in three healthcare leaders are prioritizing investments in telehealth – but that priorities will shift to artificial intelligence in three years.

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.

Walmart to acquire telehealth company MeMD as Amazon Care signs first customer

FierceHealthIT

Walmart to acquire telehealth company MeMD as Amazon Care signs first customer. hlandi. Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:55

IDE Group, Kipuwex team up to develop new telehealth solutions

Mobi Health News

The partnership brings together IDE Group's medtech hardware design and development expertise and Kipuwex's telehealth know-how

Who Could Drive Bipartisan Health Reforms In The U.S. Senate?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy and government affairs, Omnicell, Inc.

Telehealth, linked with Allscripts EHR and app, helps keep docs in business

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Raleigh Medical Group is a multispecialty group that serves the Research Triangle area of North Carolina with 115,000 patient visits a year in its internal medicine, gastroenterology, dermatology and rheumatology divisions. Cary Medical Group is one of its two internal medicine practices.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

FCC’s $550 Million Telehealth Program – Last Chance at $250 Million and How’s The Money Being Spent?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sid Kandan, CEO at Stel Life, Inc. Applications for the FCC’s $250M Telehealth Program are due tomorrow (5/6) at noon.

Gut health startup Viome gets breakthrough device designation for mRNA analysis tool

Mobi Health News

Viome has adapted its technology to search for the presence of oral squamous cell carcinoma and oropharyngeal cancer in users’ saliva samples.

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Modernizing Healthcare IT: Lessons From CMS, CDC, and NIH

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Scott Dix, federal civilian account manager, cloudtamer.io.