Sat.Mar 28, 2020 - Fri.Apr 03, 2020

How Public Health Crises Have Advanced Medical Technologies

InTouch Health

Advancing the Reaches of Telehealth. Throughout history, medical technology has largely evolved according to demand. Several major health crises forced the industry to reconsider the status quo, leading to sweeping changes throughout the United States’ health system.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

Health Populi

As people conform to the #StayHome lifestyle to #FlattenTheCurve of the coronavirus pandemic, technology is transforming peoples’ home lives for working, playing, and socializing.

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Using Virtual Care Inside a Hospital Makes an Impact

Healthcare IT Today

In a one-on-one interview with Healthcare IT Today, Wendy Deibert, VP of Clinical Solutions at Caregility, shared a surprising way to use telehealth: internally at a healthcare organization to monitor patients.

Three reasons why you should change your multipoint virtual care to a single-point solution.

eVisit

Multiple Point Products for Virtual Care is Problematic. Many healthcare systems are solving consumer virtual care demands by implementing a variety of telemedicine point solutions across different departments and service lines.

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.

Telehealth in the time of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Marianna Imenokhoeva, founder at LinktoMedicine and Future50 International, writes about telehealth and its practicalities during the coronavirus pandemic

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Survey: Americans’ perceptions of telehealth in the COVID-19 era

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The rapid spread of coronavirus COVID-19 is taxing traditional methods of healthcare delivery.

Easy fix for audio issues on Clocktree calls

Clocktree

If you connect to a Clocktree call and one side can’t hear the other, it’s likely that the microphone permission is stuck on another program. If you’re going back and forth between Clocktree and other video platforms such as Zoom or Skype, it’s important to close out those other programs before joining a Clocktree call. That will release the microphone permission and allow Clocktree access to your microphone.

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Digital health funding is off to a roaring start in 2020

Mobi Health News

Despite the onset of COVID-19 throughout the world, the first quarter of 2020 were host to healthy digital health investment

Art Therapy in the COVID-19 Era: Inspirations Abound from Munch to Dutch Masters and Toilet Tissue

Health Populi

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, said, “Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.” ” We all need some #ArtTherapy in this #StayHome COVID-19 era, #AloneTogether to #FlattenTheCurve.

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.

How COVID-19 is impacting hospitals' IT purchasing decisions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing a new factor into hospitals' calculations about how to proceed with current and future healthcare IT implementations.

Covid-19 – Technology changes accelerate – some a work-in-progress

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Note the wave of announcements of 'free' tech services and sea changes.

Heart Health Intelligence scores $2.2M for its heart data collecting toilet seat

Mobi Health News

The seat can collect data on a patient's heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, ECG and blood oxygenation.

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How the Coronavirus is Reshaping Consumer Trust – The Edelman Trust Barometer Lens and Health Impacts

Health Populi

consumers were re-shapen by the 2008 Recession in two key ways: people took on more self-service DIY daily life-flows, seeking self-sufficiency and less dependence on institutions; and, consumers became more value-sensitive both in terms of financial value and personal values.

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.

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs.

MassHealth Partners with Maven To Offer Immediate Free Access To Telemedicine During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Maven, the largest telemedicine provider for women’s and family health, announced a new partnership with MassHealth, the Massachusetts, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. MassHealth will provide free telemedicine appointments for members with COVID-19 […].

To combat COVID-19, FCC's Ajit Pai proposes $200M telehealth investment program

Mobi Health News

The proposal would fully fund telehealth services and devices for eligible healthcare providers, although some aren't pleased with its exclusion of for-profit hospitals

Coronavirus testing exposes gaps in reporting

Morning eHealth

HHS eases data sharing with public health groups — Zoom to workshop privacy and security issues

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.

Treating mental health through telehealth during time of coronavirus

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Treating mental health through telehealth during time of coronavirus Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

Insulin Patch Could Provide Cheap, Simple, and Effective “Cure” for T1D

Insulin Nation

When you picture the future of type 1 diabetes treatment, what comes to mind? For many, they see high tech devices capable of reading blood glucose levels and adjusting insulin and glucagon rates to keep sugars stable. Others see stem cell transplants and surgically implanted beta-cell devices.

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Biolidics to launch ten-minute rapid test kits for COVID-19

Mobi Health News

The medtech company has obtained provisional authorization from Singapore’s HSA for its rapid test kit to be used in Singapore.

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Telehealth gets a whole new boost from CMS

Morning eHealth

HIV patients turn to care from a distance — View from overseas

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.

$200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program from FCC as Part of CARES Act

Healthcare IT Today

This weekend we covered some of the billions of healthcare funding that was included in the CARES Act. One area of CARES Act funding we didn’t highlight for healthcare was $200 million in COVID-19 Telehealth funding that will be administered by the FCC.

Insulet’s Omnipod to Join Hybrid Closed Loop Pump Market

Insulin Nation

2020 is set to be an exciting year for anyone interested in switching to or upgrading their hybrid closed loop pump.

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How stakeholders should push digital health services to fight COVID-19

Mobi Health News

German-based Ralf Jahns, MD at Research2Guidance explains the role of different stakeholders in fighting COVID-19

AHIMA Develops Tools To Help Clinical Documentation Integrity Professionals During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. With clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professionals playing a key role in efforts to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has developed tools designed to ease administrative burdens […].

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.

Major CMS Waivers and Regulatory Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

Yesterday, CMS announced an unprecedented level of Blanket Waivers and Regulatory changes to allow healthcare organizations to better deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states had requested these waivers and been granted them, but now it applies to any state.

More on stimulus' health tech boosts

Morning eHealth

Zoom's data sharing practices raise concerns — More on stimulus' health tech boosts

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SPHCC employs IoT tech and wearable sensors to monitor COVID-19 patients

Mobi Health News

Cassia's gateways allow up to 40 Bluetooth Low Energy devices to be paired and connected simultaneously while providing the long-range connectivity needed to cover multiple rooms in the SPHCC.

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