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Telehealth working ‘beyond our wildest dreams’ at Chicago’s Rush

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to the pandemic, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, had been using Adobe Media Server integrated with its Epic electronic health record for telehealth video visits.

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An untapped market for digital health innovation exists among seniors hoping to age in place

Mobi Health News

As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will

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Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic extends to medical training

KevinMD

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 25 million cases worldwide with a continued spread in the United States, causing global disruption in every sector of society and forcing adaptation to a new normal relying increasingly on technology.

Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

Health Populi

“This surge of people experiencing acute behavioral health problems…has the potential to further impact the healthcare system for years to come,” a report from McKinsey expects looking at the hidden costs of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. health care.

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.

Post-COVID, Empathy Will Be a Game Changer In Healthcare Innovation

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Deborah Vinton, medical director, emergency department, UVA Health and Inlightened Expert.

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Telehealth is biggest threat to healthcare cybersecurity, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although a new report suggests that the healthcare industry slightly improved its security posture this year compared to last, it warns that increased provider reliance on telehealth since the COVID-19 pandemic now presents a new slate of risks to patient data.

Americans Worry About Medical Bankruptcy, With Prescription Drug Costs Also Playing Into Voters’ Concerns

Health Populi

One in two people in the U.S. are concerned that a major health event in their family would lead to bankruptcy, up 5 percent points over the past eighteen months.

Walmart’s Acquisition of CareZone: The Future of Digital Health and Pharma

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Over the past year, we’ve seen big tech giants and retailers entering into the healthcare market and Walmart is just the latest example.

Seniors have the potential to transform economy and the healthcare system

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe Digital Event 2020, panelist talk about retired individuals' role in the healthcare ecosystem and healthy ageing.

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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.

Countries worldwide share perspectives on pandemic-era digital innovation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 crisis has shown in no uncertain terms the value and criticality of having a digitised and connected healthcare ecosystem: one that enables easy access to near-real-data, supports the demands of virtual care, prioritises patient experience and protects patient data.

Digital Health Gaps in the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Younger Physicians

Health Populi

One universal experience health systems around the globe have witnessed in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic has been the dramatic pivot to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Florida Health System Sets Sights On Being “Amazon Prime Of Healthcare”

Healthcare IT Today

The following is the story of a health system that has embarked on a massive reconstruction of its infrastructure, the aim of which is to become “the Amazon Prime of healthcare in South Florida.”

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How intelligent data transforms health in the time of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

Liz Kwo breaks down the data and technology-enabled healthcare tools being adopted by next-generation payers and providers

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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.

Doctors rate telehealth as the most promising technology during COVID-19, survey finds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Research published this week by Philips gives an insight into doctors’ experience of COVID-19 and how they believe the healthcare industry should change in response.

The Burden of Depression in the Pandemic – Greater Among People With Fewer Resources

Health Populi

In the U.S., symptoms of depression were three-times greater in April 2020 in the COVID-19 pandemic than in 2017-2018.

Five Offerings from the RockHealth Aging in Place Report

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Venture interest in Aging in Place – is it a turning point? RockHealth, the “first venture fund dedicated to digital health”, has declared this year a turning point in the market of offerings for older adults (aka baby boomers, particularly those 65+).

Femtech's sexual health revolution

Mobi Health News

Panelists at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference discuss how digital health can help women learn more about their sexual health and wellbeing.

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.

Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Revation Systems

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Revation Systems serves multiple segments across the healthcare ecosystem including payers, providers, population health organizations, government, and community social service organizations.

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Building resilient, connected and prepared health systems in the Nordics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Before the pandemic struck, Iceland was lagging behind in digital healthcare, according to Runolfur Palsson, director of internal medicine and rehabilitation at the national university hospital, Landspitali.

Google Investment Suggests That Telehealth To Play Structural Role In Healthcare Delivery’s Future

Healthcare IT Today

A few weeks ago, my colleague John Lynn offered some data on how in-person visits have fared versus telehealth visits at UCHealth over the last several months. In March, before the COVID-19 pandemic flared up, UCHealth was delivering less than 100 video visits per week, according to John’s source.

Withings announces ScanWatch has received medical CE marking

Mobi Health News

The wearable combines medical-grade ECG and sleep breathing disturbance detection

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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 Role of Tech in Treating Substance Abuse

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Substance abuse is an affliction affecting millions of people worldwide.

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Study: Black patients more likely than white patients to use telehealth because of pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association showed that in mid-March, Black people were more likely to self-report telehealth use in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic – particularly when perceiving COVID-19 as a minor threat to their own health.

Podcast Interview with CIO Jason Wood, Part 1: “Covid Turned Our Business Upside Down.”

Health System CIO

One of the key lessons Jason Wood’s team learned during the pandemic? During a time when everything is moving so quickly, it’s important to know when to slow down, especially when it comes to educating patients.

Google Cloud to provide DoD with an AI enabled cancer diagnostic system

Mobi Health News

In collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Google Cloud will supply Department of Defense medical facilities with a prototypical artificial intelligence digital-pathology system.

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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.

The Biggest Risk for Hospitals In Biden’s Healthcare Plan

Electronic Health Reporter

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

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Practice merges telehealth, AI and voice to decrease admin workload

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Florida’s Orlando Internal Medicine had relied heavily on manual efforts to facilitate administrative tasks. THE PROBLEM. Many of the challenges it was facing had obstacles that affected both patients and providers in the telehealth setting.

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Will telehealth momentum help the oldest adults during Covid-19?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What happens when people avoid health-related in-person care?