2020

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A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Patients embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates in the first months of the pandemic, and want to continue to use telehealth platforms after the pandemic ends. The new era of virtual care has begun and is here to stay, Accenture expects in its latest look at How COVID-19 will permanently alter patient behavior , a patient survey conducted in May 2020.

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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. Even in the medical field, where there is a pervasive and persistent traditionalist approach to technology […].

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Designing better tech for seniors means simplifying tech for everyone

Mobi Health News

Experts say that designing technology for everyone and creating customization features for smaller populations are key in making better solutions for seniors.

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Health IT execs offer thoughts on the big issues of 2021

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

I've seen it said before that year-ahead predictions are like weather reports: Everyone reads them, but almost no one looks back later to see whether they were accurate. Still, since when has that stopped anyone from indulging in this pastime as the calendar turns from December to January? Certainly, few could have guessed, as we rang out 2019, just what 2020 would have in store for the U.S. healthcare system.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.

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Designing for Patients and Clinicians: Expanding The Human in Human Centered Design (HCD)

Healthcare IT Today

This article was co-authored by Geri Lynn Baumblatt & Amy Bucher. A nurse practitioner (NP) was telling patient advocates how to help patients prepare better for appointments. She explained that many people with high blood pressure (BP) don’t track it before their appointment. So, she gives them a sheet and has them schedule another appointment […].

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#FHIR Distribution Map 2020

Health Intersections

This is a map we produce annually or so that shows all a geo-location resolution of all the hits on [link] (thanks James Agnew). Some notes to make: I’m really heartened to see more spread into LMICs countries We don’t know what the massive hit rate associated with Chicago is all about There’s still a few dots on there that are clearly geo-location issues, such as the dot out there in Sayan Mountains (see the Lykov family ).

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Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic

GlobalMed

While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health. Above all else, Americans say their mental health is suffering more than their physical and financial health due to COVID-19.

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What blockchain mean for health care?

KevinMD

In 2016, I was at an angel investor’s conference in Las Vegas when I met a certain individual pursuing their MBA at Stanford University. We got to talking about angel investing, and the term “blockchain” was mentioned. I asked, “the blockchain: that’s Bitcoin, isn’t it?” “Oh no,” was their reply, "Bitcoin is only the beginning […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com.

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Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

Health Populi

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12 years, the percent of Americans feeling they were thriving hit a peak in 2018, as the life evaluations line graph illustrates.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Will Trade Data for (Cheaper) Health Care – USC’s View of the Future

Health Populi

Patients are now front-line payors in the U.S. health care system. As such, American health consumers are wrestling with sticker shock from surgical procedures, surprise medical bills weeks after leaving the hospital, and the cost of prescription drugs — whether six-figure oncology therapies or essential medicines like insulin and EpiPens. To manage personal health finances, patients-as-payors are increasingly willing to face trade-offs and change personal behaviors to lower health care costs, b

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Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors. This drove health consumers to virtual care platforms in the first months of the public health crisis — including lots of older people who had never used telemedicine or even a mobile health app.

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CB Insights names 150 digital health startups as 2020's industry front-runners

Mobi Health News

Culled from a pool of nearly 8,000 companies, this year's list of the "most promising" private startups represents over $20 billion in funding from more than 900 unique investors.

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Amazon releases wearable health tracker with app called Amazon Halo

Mobi Health News

The Amazon Halo app uses five health metrics designed to give users a comprehensive look at their health and wellness, and gives actionable recommendations to make improvements.

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Ambiq’s neuralSPOT HeartKit™ enables Real-Time Heart Monitoring AI Applications

Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT. This optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions.

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FDA grants De Novo clearance to prescription Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder

Mobi Health News

NightWare's digital therapeutic monitors a wearer's heart rate and movement to detect disturbances during sleep, and delivers gentle vibrations to interrupt a nightmare without waking the user.

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Borderlands 3 is using its millions of gamers to help map the human gut microbiome

Mobi Health News

Gearbox Studios CEO Randy Pitchford and videogame science company MMOS cofounder Attila Szantner discuss the design and deployment decisions that drew 1.6 million players to their gene-sequencing puzzle game, and how "citizen science" games can help advance data-driven research.

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Blockchain could be the key to vaccine distribution, says IBM

Mobi Health News

Mark Treshock, blockchain solutions leader for healthcare and life sciences at IBM discusses how the technology can be used to validate vaccine supply chain and personal records.

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FDA establishes Digital Health Center of Excellence

Mobi Health News

Although still a work in progress, the new center will reportedly help coordinate digital health projects within the agency while providing expertise to external stakeholders.

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The 2023 Behavioral Health Industry Report

This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!

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Apple Watch's abnormal pulse feature driving many unnecessary healthcare visits, Mayo Clinic researchers say

Mobi Health News

It takes roughly seven patients presenting after an abnormal pulse alert to establish one clinically actionable cardiovascular diagnosis, according to the researchers' chart review.

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New Accenture study reveals emerging trends in digital health

Mobi Health News

Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only accelerated because of it.

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Survey shows seniors are embracing technology and telehealth during pandemic

Mobi Health News

More than 60% of Medicare-eligible seniors say they’ve embraced technology more during the pandemic, according to a new survey from healthinsurance.com. The website hosted an online survey for Americans 64 years old or above between July 20 and July 21, 2020, to gauge seniors’ use of technology, their lives during the pandemic, their Medicare plans and more.

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Google Cloud unveils AI tools to help healthcare analyze unstructured medical text

Mobi Health News

Now available in public preview, the offerings are designed to help organizations and individuals pull clinically-relevant insights from large volumes of free text housed in medical records.

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Patient Engagement & Cultural Competence Training Roadmap: A Guide to Reducing Staff Burnout

Speaker: Dr. Mauvareen Beverley, Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence Specialist

If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are you have experienced symptoms of burnout yourself or have colleagues who are currently facing extreme career dissatisfaction. One of the many ways to partially alleviate burnout is active patient engagement. By engaging with patients to understand their needs and preferences, healthcare providers can develop treatments tailored to the individual patient.

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Innovation in substance use disorder treatment: 5 Keys to Impact

Mobi Health News

Flare Capital Partners reviews the current landscape of substance use disorder treatment and highlights some early-stage tech companies tackling the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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Fitbit’s ECG app gets regulatory clearance in U.S. and European Union

Mobi Health News

The ECG app can detect over 98% of atrial fibrillation cases and was 100% accurate in identifying participants with normal sinus rhythm, according to study results.

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Virtual physiotherapy study shows it is just as effective as in-person treatment

Mobi Health News

A new study of 27,000 virtual physiotherapy patients has concluded that digital physiotherapy must become a significant part of the treatment mix post COVID-19.

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Singapore government launches new app for contact tracing to combat spread of COVID-19

Mobi Health News

TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating TraceTogether users in close proximity.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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'Digital pill' maker Proteus Digital Health files for bankruptcy

Mobi Health News

The news comes months after reports that the company had furloughed staff and couldn't secure additional funding for its-ingestible sensor business.

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Apple, Anthem launch 2-year study of asthma app, connected devices

Mobi Health News

The 900-participant study uses learnings from Apple's Tueo Health acquisition and could inform the development of a digital biomarker for asthma.

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Clinical trials have a historic gender gap – tech could help

Mobi Health News

Panelists at Women of Wearable's FemTech Forum discuss how big data and digital tools could help booster female representation in clinical trials.

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