2015

Reegan’s Rule Passes in North Carolina

Insulin Nation

After months of political wrangling, North Carolina legislators succeeded in passing a bill that would promote diabetes screening for infants and toddlers, and parent education about the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.

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Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

The Lay of the Land. Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video.

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pairSEQ breaks down another barrier to fixing, well, everything.

Import Immunity

There are a ton of things that make Adaptive a special place — but for me, the real magic is our team’s unique ability to blur the line between biology and computation.

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With Wristband, Google Entering Consumer Health on Its Own Terms

Chilmark Research

It’s not every day that health-related news from Google gets buried, but recent headlines about the Supreme Court upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s largest insurers playing matchmaker seem to have relegated Google’s planned health-tracking wristband to the proverbial back page of the Internet.

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.

3 Trends to Watch in Healthcare Information Management

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The healthcare industry is rapidly growing: With innovations in medical tools and new successful procedures performed annually, there is no shortage of change. Just as vital to the industry are solutions that help manage the information of the millions of patients who visit each year.

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Jim Venturella, CIO, WVU Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Data warehouse — “There are a lot of capabilities we haven’t fully utilized.” Self-service with advanced analytics Prioritization — “Everyone’s always balancing.” Huge opportunity” for telemedicine Epic Care Everywhere vs state HIE — “It’s materially different on what’s being exchanged.” Being “the lead person” at WVU Stepping in as the new CIO is never easy, particularly if you’re filling the shoes of a longtime leader who ushered the organization into the digital era.

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Ten Critical Steps for a Successful Telemedicine Program

AMD Telemedicine

Body: Please fill out the below form to download our Whitepaper, Ten Critical Steps for a Successful Telemedicine Program. Start. Complete. First Name *. Last Name *. Email Address *. Phone Number. Company Name

Break-Glass on FHIR solution

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I explain the use-case and environment behind Break-Glass on FHIR. In there I explain that it is unusual to need Break-Glass, but that it is still an important capability in healthcare. In this article I will outline a few solutions that exist, and hint at some other solutions.

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Could Apple Store-like digital health retail stores be popular?

The Healthcare Guys

As I travel the country speaking at conferences, I’ve had dozens of conversations with smart people who believe there’s a growing consensus that “patient-driven” (or consumer-driven or member-driven) healthcare spending has arrived. Consumer-driven insurance exchanges, high deductible insurance plans and copays are creating more patient payment responsibilities than ever before.

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.

7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

E-CareManagement

My article “Seven Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem” is published in the February 2015 issue of Healthcare Innovation News. You can download a copy of the article by clicking here. Accompanying PowerPoint slides are available here.

7 Tips for Supporting an Anxious Person with Type 1

Insulin Nation

A few months before I graduated college, I was diagnosed with ADHD, Generalized Anxiety, and OCD. Now that I’m taking medicine for ADHD, which also helps with my anxiety, I realize the impact my mental health has on my diabetes. When I notice triggers that affect both, I try to work on them.

The Virtual Doctor Is In

American Well

Did you know 57% of physicians are willing to see patients online? American Well recently released our Telehealth Index: 2015 Physician Survey eBook , which shares insight into the key factors about telehealth identified by the survey as impor. tant to physicians.

Immunology, meet the Internet

Import Immunity

Whenever software friends visit Adaptive , I make a point of showing them a multichannel pipette. It’s actually a pretty cool piece of technology, but from a design perspective it just feels wrong. Like, if one pipette is good, then a ton of them must be even better, right? Maybe not.

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.

Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

Chilmark Research

The telehealth market has enjoyed an upward rise over the last couple of years. After signing on a number of payers, employers, and retailers, telehealth vendors have even begun gaining traction with their direct to consumer (DTC) efforts.

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

BHM Healthcare Solutions

If you read our post “ Healthcare Top 5 Trends ,” you know know that healthcare trends from specialty pharmacy to accreditation have been gaining traction this year.

New CMS rule boosts telehealth — ‘Cures’ on track for July — Precision Med Initiative patient advocates seek HIPAA changes

Morning eHealth

New CMS rule boosts telehealth

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Myra Davis, SVP & CIO, Texas Children’s Hospital, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

SXSW Pediatric Health Pitch & TMC Think Tank “There are so many ideas coming at you.” Focus on portals Telehealth — “It will give us the ability to spread our wings further.” The “gotcha” with having a blank slate Health IT today — “Despite the amount of work, it’s still a lot of fun.” If you ask Myra Davis, there’s a big component many leaders are missing when it comes to leveraging data: education.

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.

Navigating the Sea of Innovation

HiTech Answers

By Nancy Pratt - We are currently at a crossroads in the healthcare industry. Executives are working overtime to try to figure out how to connect and integrate data to best support clinical practice and patient care management. With health systems concerned about balancing both needs, they now need to figure out how to leverage data to get the best value out of their investment. The post Navigating the Sea of Innovation appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

HEART profiles for review, comment, and approval

Healthcare Exchange Standards

The HEART workgroup has developed three profiles that have been stable since April.

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Impacts we can expect from ICD-10 transition

The Healthcare Guys

The nice folks at Ingenious Med reached out to get my opinion on the recent ICD-10 transition. They summarized my thoughts in a recent post on their blog. Their questions reminded me of similar ones I’ve been recently asked so I thought I’d elaborate them here. Q: How will the additional specificity required by ICD-10 pose a challenge for clinicians and the way that they currently track patient information?

Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry with Mobile Apps

Affle

In this fast-paced era of modern life and stressful work culture, there has been a steady rise in the number of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc. This has put a lot of pressure on the healthcare infrastructure and services as it is becoming increasingly difficult to cater to the needs of the ever-growing demand side. To bridge this gap, innovative mobile technology stands a good chance in coming to the rescue of this overburdened sector.

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.

10 Tips to Stay Healthy with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Michael J. Fox once said this about living with Parkinson’s disease: “I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.”.

How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well

Interest in telehealth has reached an all-time high, with many of the most prestigious health systems in the U.S. implementing the technology in 2015.

Something Awesome Every Day: Edit Distance Edition

Import Immunity

It is outrageous how much fun stuff there is to learn at Adaptive. Lots of it is just brand new (thank you Adaptive scientists for putting up with me at Journal Club!).

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Progress Amidst the Stumbles: Patient Engagement at #HIMSS15

Chilmark Research

We went into Chicago for this year’s HIMSS with an eye on the engagement space , and left with a sense that the market is undeniably moving forward.

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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.

7 Telehealth Terms You Need to Know

BHM Healthcare Solutions

If you read our blog post 5 Top Telemeds Trend of 2015 , you know that telehealth is slowly revolutionizing the healthcare world for the better.

ONC Committee structure shuffle — Teladoc first of new telemedicine companies to go public — Digital health investment cools a bit

Morning eHealth

ONC Committee structure shuffle

Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

About Cook Children’s Focus on ambulatory growth — “It’s critical to our overall system strategy.” Meditech in hospital, athenahealth in physician practices Upgrading to Meditech 6.1 Enabling mobility — “Clinicians are always in motion.” Telehealth pilot MU reporting metrics — “They’re still mostly very adult-driven.” Twenty years ago, Theresa Meadows took a rather big risk: she said to the CIO at her organization, “I want your job.”