2021

Here’s how doctors can support medtech innovation

KevinMD

Medtech companies realize that it’s not a trivial task to get a surgeon to just start using a new device. Surgeons have a great deal of responsibility, and their job involves learning a lot of techniques.

IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

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It Has Technology And Stuff – Are We Done Saying Digital Health Yet?

Digital Health

For ages I’ve been saying that the term “digital health” should be retired – that it is a bit of a lazy term that evolved around 10-12 years ago at a time when technology and healthcare rarely appeared in the same zip code, much less in the same enterprise. At that time, it was surprising […].

Reducing Administrative Costs Within US Healthcare: A Summary

Continue Education Journal

Published in the March of 2020, the policy proposal “ Reducing Administrative Costs in U.S. Health Care ” by David Cutler for the Hamilton Project at Brookings outlines a detailed perspective on how to understand and alleviate the weight of unnecessary healthcare spending.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has become more prevalent. Telehealth increases patients' ability to access care and the potential for the well-being of the physician or RN, but only if implemented with reasonable provider expectations. In this webinar with Nurse Keith Carlson, learn how the industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout, and how healthcare settings must implement modern practices that help physicians and RNs to practice efficiently, expertly, and at the top of their license.

How Build Back Back Better Would Reshape U.S. Healthcare

ACA Times

With the Infrastructure Bill now officially signed into law, Congress will now shift its focus onto the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better proposal. In its current version, the plan could reshape U.S. healthcare and the ACA.

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Remember, No Good Faith Transition Relief This Year

ACA Times

With the New Year just a few short weeks out, employers should remember that 2020 was the final year for Good Faith Transition Relief. That means filing late or inaccurate ACA information this year could cost you an IRS penalty — no exceptions.

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The Seven Deadly Oopsies of Digital Therapeutics

Digital Health

Somebody out there in history who was obviously pretty grumpy took the time to categorize the official list of seven deadly sins, at least in the Biblical sense, which are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth.

Survey: Telehealth adoption highest among the young, educated and wealthy

Mobi Health News

Rock Health’s 2021 Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey also found an increase in live video telemedicine and a decrease in satisfaction with telehealth compared with in-person care

Health Care Planning for 2022 – Start with a Pandemic, Then Pivot to Health and Happiness

Health Populi

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss characters is the narrator featured in the book, I Had Trouble In Getting to Solla-Sollew. I frequently use this book when conducting futures and scenario planning sessions with clients in health/care.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

Tech That Empowers Providers To Level Up On Patient Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic forced patients and healthcare providers alike to accept new ways to stay in touch, communicate, and to ask and give advice – which, in turn, catalyzed adoption of digital tools.

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The exciting future of our physical exam with point-of-care ultrasound

KevinMD

In a 1968 episode of Star Trek, Captain Kirk is kidnapped by humanoid aliens, tortured unrelentingly, and shackled to the ceiling by his wrists. Science officer Spock and Dr. McCoy find him disheveled and minimally responsive.

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Medical cybersecurity: a virtual battleground that could cripple your practice

KevinMD

Imagine it’s early Monday morning, and you’re getting to your office. When you start up your computer to look at your schedule and bring up your first patient’s chart, you can’t get into your system.

Accelerated by COVID-19, technology carves new pathways for everyone to access health care

KevinMD

Before COVID-19, clinical research was a little-known part of health care. Despite this process being responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of all the drugs, medical devices, vaccines, and other medical therapies available, less than 5 percent of the U.S.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

The Link Between Administrative Burden and Physician Burnout

Continue Education Journal

Physician burnout is increasingly being studied as the epidemic reaches new and larger proportions. A 2016 article in The Lancet defined physician burnout as “a work related syndrome, involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment.”

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The adaptive unconscious, the physician, and AI

KevinMD

Being an internist, the day is filled with problem-solving. The problems are often not straightforward and require thinking, rethinking, reevaluating, and reading up and researching before the problem can be solved.

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“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

IRS Affordability Safe Harbors Help Avoid ACA Penalties

ACA Times

4 minute read: How exactly do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the Affordable Care Act ?

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Data: Exhaust or Exhausting? A Rant

Digital Health

I got an email this week from a smart and well-meaning entrepreneur. Despite the entrepreneur’s fine personal qualities, the email’s first paragraph had a total of 6 lines and in those 6 lines, it featured the word data 13 times.

What’s next for digital health in 2022?

Mobi Health News

Experts share their predictions for the year ahead

Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

Health Populi

“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service.

Carrot Health Joins 2021 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, ranked among the top 400 fastest-growing private companies in its inaugural appearance on the 2021 Inc.

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Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

The Cost of Health Care for a Family of 4 in America Will Reach $28,256 in 2021

Health Populi

The good news for health care costs for a family of four in America is that they fell, for the first time in like, ever, in 2020.

The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Health

Health Populi

The pandemic ushered in millions of peoples’ first digital health experiences, many of which will persist according to the 23rd Annual U.S. Consumer Technology Ownership & Market Potential Study , published by the Consumer Technology Association.

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

Health Populi

The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S.,

Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Health Populi

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health.

19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

How to recover from a bad electronic health records implementation

KevinMD

Is your health care organization reeling from a bad EHR implementation? There have been rumblings from hospital leadership and congressional committees about the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals’ implementation of the Cerner Corporation electronic health record (EHR) replacing the VistA EHR.

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The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

2022 ACA Deadlines To Avoid IRS Penalties

ACA Times

Employers preparing for a smooth 2021 filing season should keep in mind the important ACA deadlines to avoid IRS penalties. Every year, Applicable Large Employers (ALES) must file and furnish their ACA information to the IRS as required by the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

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