2016

Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t the Answer to High Insulin Prices

Insulin Nation

Commentary. Some people don’t understand why people with diabetes get upset at the price of insulin. They see insulin for sale at a relatively reasonable price in Walmart and don’t see the problem.

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Employee Spotlight

American Well

Name: Dave Tran. Title: Manager, Mobile SDK. Department: Engineering. Start Date: October 28, 2013. “In some form or fashion, everyone wants to leave their legacy on the world.

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Cognitive ushers us from “carbon intelligence” to AI “silicon intelligence”

The Healthcare Guys

When the term “artificial intelligence” – better known as “AI” – was initially coined, it was thought that humans (carbon based life forms) had “real” intelligence while the best a machine’s intelligence (to the extent they had any) could get was “artificial”.

Finally, Some Concrete Use Cases for Telehealth

Chilmark Research

A recent report has gone great lengths to explain how and to what extent telehealth can improve outcomes, and it is well worth a read if your healthcare organization (HCO) plans to explore investments in telehealth services now or in the future.

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.

Telemedicine Is Now Medicine

Health System CIO

Although the concept of telemedicine isn’t exactly radical, one could argue that the way it’s being applied at organizations like NewYork-Presbyterian to improve the patient experience are quite innovative, says CIO Daniel Barchi. Patient Experience Payment Reform Telemedicine Blog Daniel Barchi NewYork-Presbyterian

More Trending

Service Innovation

Docnotes

“Shift the business models”. “Re-align Re-align the incentives”. Fee-for-value”. These phrases are not new. Nor are the concepts they represent.

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1

BHM Healthcare Solutions

It’s only the beginning of 2016 but here at BHM Healthcare Solutions we have been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

IDC Sees Video Communications PaaS as a Transformative Technology For Many Industries

SightCall

In the last Mark Winther ’s IDC report, named U.S. Video Communications Platform as a service, Forecast 2016-2020 a very interesting new category was created. Mark, who is a seasoned group VP and consulting partner at IDC, named it “Show me”.

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.

Fighting Hunger During the Holiday

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We know that “total health” is about more than absence of sickness, it’s about having a safe place to live, food to eat and nurturing, supportive relationships among other things. The holidays are always a great time to do what we can for our communities to support their total health. At the Center for Total Health, one community partner we wanted to call out this upcoming holiday is DC Central Kitchen. We offer a guest post from DC Central Kitchen’s Alex Moore below.

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FDA Approves First-Ever Artificial Pancreas for Commercial Sale

Insulin Nation

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. The FDA released a press release that matter-of-factly announced what once sounded like science fiction has now become science.

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The Top 10 Questions Physicians Ask About Telehealth

American Well

( Reprinted from HealthcareIT News ). By Dr. Peter Antall, Chief Medical Officer. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that telehealth technologies are on the rise.

#IBMWoW cognitive solutions for cyber threat analysis and collaboration

The Healthcare Guys

I’ll be attending IBM’s World of Watson 2016 in Las Vegas next week. I’m looking forward to hearing whether government and industry are collaborating any better as a result of the passage of The Cybersecurity Act of 2015.

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 Different Approach to Health App Curation

Chilmark Research

In a recent fit of insomnia, I downloaded a free Electronic Arts version of Scrabble onto my Android phone.

The Rise of Telemedicine

Health System CIO

No matter how you define telemedicine - whether it’s real-time video conferencing or the transmission of photos - it’s going to see exponential growth in 2017, and your organization needs to be ready, says John Halamka. Patient Experience Telemedicine Blog John Halamka

Healthcare Blockchain - Big-Data Pseudonyms on FHIR

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Grahame challenged us all to think about a realistic use-case for blockchain technology in Healthcare. Blockchain is a hugely hyped technology, because of the excitement of bitcoin.

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Why do I run marathons?

Docnotes

That’s me over there in the white shirt. Six days ago. It was a day that I had worked toward since ~ March. I’ve done this every year since 2010. For about 15 minutes after the marathon, I was sure that it was my last. I ran a 1/2 marathon about 3 weeks ago, and it was amazing.

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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.

Telemedicine Battles Opioid Epidemic

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: The opioid epidemic is a real concern for health plans and providers. BHM understands the importance of how data management can be key to helping prevent opioid addiction. Click here to learn how we can help you. The nation’s addiction to prescription painkillers is hovering at epidemic levels. The CDC reported that in 2014 more than 14,838 people died from overdoses of drugs such as oxycodone. cite).

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

Registries have traditionally been viewed as static repositories of data to be reviewed in a summary fashion after a predetermined time period. The expanding need for drilled down relevant data has led to the development of creative sophisticated data analytics technologies. We have witnessed the transformation of registry data collection which now includes curation of relevant raw data ranging from medical images and pathology slides to genomics.

Softway Medical and SightCall Sign a Partnership in The Medical Industry

SightCall

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, MAY 04, 2016. Aix-en-Provence, France, MAY 4th, 2016. Softway Medical announces a partnership agreement signed with SightCall , the California based startup specialized in visual support tools.

Must listen JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Webcasts: Teladoc

ACO Watch

by Gregg A. Masters MPH NOTE: This is one in a series of ‘Must listen’ webcasts produced at JP Morgan’s 34th Annual Healthcare Conference; for background and details, see ‘If It’s January, It’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference‘ Remaining companies to detail as they represent important ‘bell weather’ insights relative to their respective sectors, include: Aetna, […].

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.

My First Year with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

It’s Halloween weekend, 2015 and I’m traveling to New Orleans with a friend to attend a music festival. Something is wrong with me, I know that; I don’t feel well. My girlfriend and I have noted I get up at night to pee, and I’m thirsty beyond belief and very tired.

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Employee Spotlight

American Well

Name: Craig Bagley. Title: Director, Sales Engineering. Department: Sales. Start Date: July, 2009. American Well is in a unique position to continue to drive the [healthcare] industry forward and deliver on the change that patients want and need.

Digitally managed clinical trials will accelerate results and reduce costs

The Healthcare Guys

Digitally managed clinical trials have the potential to accelerate results report and reduce costs but workflow questions and regulatory questions remain. In many facets of our lives digital data collection has improved services, eliminated errors, and reduced waste in time and resources. Think about the ticketing and check-in process at airports ten years ago vs. today: when airlines put the information in our hands we were able to do the check-in, seat selection, and other work for them.

Bringing Digital Health to Those Who Need It Most

Chilmark Research

Between my current life as an analyst and my former life as a journalist, I’ve sat in a lot of keynote addresses, conference sessions, and presentations touting the latest and greatest consumer healthcare products.

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.

Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, MLK Community Hospital, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

If a new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital was going to succeed where its predecessor failed, it would mean a willingness to leverage technology and extend care outside of the four walls, says Sajid Ahmed. Hospital/Physician Office Integration Telemedicine Value-based Care Martin Luther King Jr. Healthcare Corporation Podcast Sajid Ahmed

Controlling Big-Data feeding frenzy with Privacy Consent Authorization

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This is a start of a series of articles on the various Privacy Consent mechanisms that are being developed in HL7, IHE, and HEART. I will describe them quickly, but will go into more detail in later articles.

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Oscar’s Narrow Network Strategy: Will it Work?

E-CareManagement

Writing in Vox, Sarah Kliff describes VC-backed health plan Oscar’s latest twist on strategy: Oscar’s hope is that it can take narrow networks to the next level; rather than simply cutting costs, Oscar wants to use a narrow network to improve patient experience by deeply integrating with the hospitals and doctors it works with.