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Millennials want convenient care

KevinMD

The Kaiser Health News article, " Spurred By Convenience, Millennials Often Spurn The ‘Family Doctor’ Model ," caught my eye.

Artificial Intelligence Is the New Operating System In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Pauline Farris, who speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. She is a voting member of the American Translators Association and an active participant of the Leadership Council of its Portuguese Language Division.

The potential downside of 'social determinants'

Morning eHealth

MITRE VA report released — Calls for cyber waiver in anti-kickback statute

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A Concerning Gap in Cybersecurity for Medical Technology

Health Populi

Notwithstanding mass adoption of antivirus protection and firewalls among healthcare providers, there remains a security gap for biomedical technologies, according to a report from Zingbox.

Surgical training startup FundamentalVR inks deal with Mayo Clinic, raises additional $1.4M

Mobi Health News

London-based FundamentalVR plans to work with the Mayo Clinic to develop new simulations and validate its technology.

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Pump Innovator is Ideal Pharma/Device Partner

Insulin Nation

SFC Fluidics has used a succession of SBIR grants and a recent partnership with JDRF to develop a patch pump that complies with JDRF’s Open-Protocol Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) Systems Initiative. I spoke with Tony Cruz, CEO, and Ashley Shemain, VP Business Development, of SFC Fluidics, Inc.

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Healthcare Costs Stress Out U.S. Voters One Week Ahead of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Health Populi

With seven days until voters go to the polls for what some call the most momentous U.S. election in decades, most Americans say that healthcare costs are a major stress, second only to money.

AI triage chatbots trekking toward a standard of care despite criticism

Mobi Health News

Savvy hospitals like Boston Children’s and NHS facilities are working with chatbot startups to create new ways to interface with patients seeking care

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Revolutionizing Medicine with Artificial Intelligence

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Claire Whittaker, CEO, Artificially Intelligent Claire. In today’s world, we have access to more data than ever before.

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Five new technologies from LeadingAge Philadelphia 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

From A AHSA to LeadingAge. In 2010, this association was renamed LeadingAge – from the Association of Homes and Services for the Aging – a mouthful, shortened to AAHSA.

Consumers Want Help With Health: Can Healthcare Providers Supply That Demand?

Health Populi

Among people who have health insurance, managing the costs of their medical care doesn’t rank as a top frustration. Instead, attending to health and wellbeing, staying true to an exercise regime, maintaining good nutrition, and managing stress top U.S.

CMS finalizes rule for remote patient monitoring reimbursement under Medicare

Mobi Health News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said that the remote monitoring change and others would promote care innovation and reduce provider burden

Millennials turning to convenient, cost-effective alternatives to healthcare

Clocktree

A recent article in The Washington Post highlights the many ways Millennials are changing the healthcare industry through their expectation of convenient, cost-transparent services. This includes ditching the traditional primary care physician for a combination of walk-in clinics and telemedicine services that are instantly available. The whole ‘going to the doctor’ phenomenon is something that’s fading away from our generation,” said Calvin Brown, a recent college graduate. “It

Key Metrics to Measure Performance of Your Healthcare App

Perficient

In today’s digitally savvy world, consumers-patients-members expect to interact with healthcare organizations across a number of mobile devices whilst on the go, just as they do with organizations across other industries. As a result more and more healthcare providers and payers are leveraging mobile apps to connect with consumers-patients-members to make their services more accessible and efficient.

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Radicalizing Kindness for Health: Learning from Bhutan

Health Populi

“Happiness is within, but not within you alone as it is among us. If we can create happiness in a community, then we will be able to attain happiness as individuals,” observed Saamdu Chetri speaking at the International Psychological Congress last week.

Connected armband detects 85 percent of nighttime epileptic seizures in new trial

Mobi Health News

The device, called the NightWatch, has been created by a consortium of Dutch academic institutions and will be marketed by LivAssured

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Update on Inhaled Insulin

Insulin Nation

In this period, glucose levels may fluctuate considerably. Inhaled insulin starts working more quickly and peaks in less than one hour.

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Telemedicine’s ‘big day’

Morning eHealth

Apple watch heart study tops 400,000 enrollees — A boost for PCORI

Australia Struggles with Rollout of National Electronic Health Record System as 900,000 Citizens opt out

Lloyd Price

900,000 Australians have opted out of the nation’s new digital electronic health record system due to privacy and security concerns plaguing the My Health Record database Countries around the world continue to attempt creating a single national electronic health record (EHR) system.

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Novarad lands FDA clearance for its HoloLens-augmented preoperative system

Mobi Health News

OpenSight, which Novarad claims is the first FDA-cleared preoperative technology to use HoloLens, helps practitioners prepare for operations.

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Metformin May Improve Vascular Health in T1D Adolescents

Insulin Nation

Cardio vascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in people with T1D. This relates strongly to insulin resistance and both lean and obese T1D adolescents have marked insulin resistance. Metformin is known to improve surrogate markers of insulin resistance in T1D.

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Health tech companies push back on anti-kickback

Morning eHealth

HHS clears financial transparency requirements — B-minus for HealthCare.gov

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Voice First and Health – What’s notable and not so much?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You probably knew this – that 2018 was the year of voice tech and healthcare. Summits were held , experts have declared , pilots were piloted, partnerships formed , enthusiasm reigned , and so it has gone.

Digital Therapeutics Alliance releases definition, best practices for burgeoning space

Mobi Health News

The definition is broad, but an accompanying whitepaper attempts to pin down the category's place in the industry

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Improving the Communication Infrastructure: Healthcare’s Next Big Wave?

Healthcare Informatics

With access to patient health information now commonplace among providers, the next core investment could be in communication channels with patients, according to CHIME’s 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired survey

HHS rolls out cyber center successor (to criticism)

Morning eHealth

Big business with tech rollouts — VA/DoD updates

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EMIS bets on Blockchain with acquisition of Dovetail Lab as key part of Technology Roadmap

Lloyd Price

LabCorp throws its hat into the D2C health test ring

Mobi Health News

Pixel by LabCorp's mail-away screens offer insights on heart health, diabetes, colorectal cancer and general wellness.

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South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – October 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

BREAKING: CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule

Healthcare Informatics

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 1, CMS published a final rule that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment Program, which encapsulates the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models

New home health rule, and other HHS happenings

Morning eHealth

Business watch — Genetic privacy raises concerns

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With new FDA clearance, Abbott Freestyle Libre users can ditch handheld readers for an app

Mobi Health News

The clearance brings US readers a feature long available in Europe, and paves the way for data plays

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TeleMedicine, Interoperability and AI: DataArt predicts 2019 Healthcare and Life Sciences trends

Lloyd Price

DataArt , a global technology consultancy, predicts that 2019 will be dominated by one major trend – exponential information growth, which stems from the population increase and motivates data scientists to improve algorithms, making them faster and more accurate.

Why Most Hospitals Are Outsourcing IT — And How to Do It Right.

HitPoint Blog

Three-quarters of health systems with more than 300 beds and 81 percent with fewer beds are outsourcing various IT services, according to Black Book Research. Their reasons are many, but concerns about meeting increased patient needs and achieving higher quality population health are front and center.