UnitedHealth Group acquires PatientsLikeMe

Mobi Health News

The online patient community portal will now be incorporated into UnitedHealth Group's research arm, which is focused on health innovation and improvement.

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Are Medical Groups Still Viable? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 23

Healthcare IT Today

For the 23rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Are Medical Groups Still Viable? However, everyone agrees that the medical group is being hit by a lot of pressures to consolidate.

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Facebook unveils health support groups, new privacy feature for medical topics

Mobi Health News

Health Support group users will now be able to ask admins to anonymously post questions to the group page.

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Singapore-based CXA group raises $25m to increase regional expansion

Mobi Health News

Yesterday, Singapore-based health technology startup CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, announced that it has raised $25 million in its latest round of funding.

ettain group Acquires Leidos’s Commercial EHR Consulting Business

Healthcare IT Today

ettain group, a leading provider of talent solutions, announced today that it has acquired Global Employment Solutions (“GES”) and Leidos Inc.’s In connection with the transactions, ettain group has received a new majority investment from Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“A&M Capital”).

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Verita Healthcare Group acquires three digital health startups as part of its global expansion plans

Mobi Health News

Singapore-founded Verita Healthcare Group, an integrated provider of preventative, personalised healthcare announced that it has strategically invested in three digital healthcare businesses, spanning Asia and Europe, as part of its international expansion and consolidation strategy.

Provider groups: Slow down info blocking rules

Morning eHealth

Cybersecurity…kills? — A new privacy-respecting app

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America’s Physician Groups Responds to CMS MA 2020 Advance Notice

Electronic Health Reporter

The article America’s Physician Groups Responds to CMS MA 2020 Advance Notice appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial America’s Physician Groups Don Crane Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Processing System

HealthCare Executive Group and Change Healthcare Release 9th Annual Industry Pulse Report

Electronic Health Reporter

The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), in partnership with Change Healthcare, published the 9th Annual Industry Pulse Research Report. The article HealthCare Executive Group and Change Healthcare Release 9th Annual Industry Pulse Report appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

More warnings on Facebook patient groups

Morning eHealth

Microsoft, Pew throw weight behind ONC proposal — The call to reauthorize PCORI

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Smoking cessation Facebook groups help, but only in short term

Mobi Health News

Members of a smoking cessation Facebook group were 2.5 However, after a year, those in the intervention group actually had lower rates of cessation than the control group.

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Mixed reactions from users following UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of PatientsLikeMe

Mobi Health News

Twitter users voice privacy concerns over the new deal.

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MIT's Research Enterprise in Singapore, SMART launches new research group

Mobi Health News

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), together with A*STAR Institutes and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF), has launched a new national initiative dubbed Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalised-Medicine (CAMP). The initiative was launched as part of Singapore’s National Cell Manufacturing Initiative to overcome scientific and technical challenges in life-changing cell therapies

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Health group Advantia acquires telehealth company Pacify

FierceHealthIT

Advantia Health, a women’s health group with locations in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest, has acquired Pacify, a telehealth company that provides virtual care for new and expectant moms and parents

UnitedHealth Group to acquire specialty pharmacy Diplomat in $300M deal 

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth Group will acquire Diplomat, a specialty pharmacy and infusion services provider, the healthcare giant announced Monday.

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UnitedHealth Group names Optum CEO Andrew Witty as president

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth Group announced Monday that it has tapped Andrew Witty, CEO of Optum, to serve as president of the parent company

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German health insurance group launches startup fund for digital health innovation

Mobi Health News

The Heal Capital fund will focus on apps, telemedicine, digital prevention and the digitalisation of care

Provider groups ask Congress for help on info blocking

Morning eHealth

Court case could undermine patient record access — Facebook purges apps

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pMD launches new feature that lets patients communicate with group of providers

Mobi Health News

The new tool will let patients send messages directly to their clinican, as well as send messages to care teams.

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Core Components of Microsoft Teams – Part 3 – Office 365 Groups

Perficient

This time we’ll discuss all things Office 365 groups including how Teams leverages Office 365 groups. In a nutshell, Office 365 Groups is a membership service that gets broken down into 3 steps: A user creates a new Office 365 Group for collaboration and in turn they utilize several different applications (Outlook, Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, and Groups itself). This group consists of identity, resource URL’s, owners, and members. Yammer Group.

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Only 18% of nonprofits offer group health insurance: report

FierceHealthIT

Small nonprofits historically have barriers to employee healthcare, and only 18% of nonprofits have a group health insurance policy

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Cigna mulling sale of group benefits insurance business: report

FierceHealthIT

Cigna may sell off its group benefits business as it continues to focus on its healthcare options, according to a new report from Reuters.

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Medical groups call climate change a ‘health emergency’

FierceHealthIT

A group of more than 70 medical and public health organizations, including some of the most prominent physician organizations on Monday called for U.S.

Medical Group Practices Struggle with MIPS, According to New MGMA Report

Healthcare IT Today

On Monday, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released the Annual Regulatory Burden Report at their Annual Conference.

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Hospital group attacks new interoperability rules

Morning eHealth

Trump signs AI executive order — Apple to unroll EHR feature at VA

Key Technology Trends for Medical Groups from #MGMA19AC

Healthcare IT Today

An informal poll conducted by Healthcare Scene at the 2019 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference, #MGMA19AC, identified several key technology trends for physician practices in the years ahead.

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French pharmacy group to launch in-store digital wellness coaching

Mobi Health News

Customers will be guided through health consultations on the Yiango platform via an iPad and offered food supplements

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Aviva and Now Healthcare Group team up for pilot, and other digital health deals

Mobi Health News

UK insurer Aviva has just announced a partnership with Now Healthcare Group to offer large corporate health insurance customers access to over 1,000 general practitioners.

Medisafe inks deal with Lash group to integrate medication management system

Mobi Health News

The platform employs machine learning and predictive analytics to personalize the reminders, as well as pinpoint patients who are at-risk.

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Payer groups form coalition to push surprise billing reforms

FierceHealthIT

Two of the biggest insurance industry groups have teamed up to advocate for policies related to surprise billing.

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Healthcare Groups Urge Changes To Proposed ONC Interoperability Rule

Healthcare IT Today

Several trade groups focused on healthcare issues have come together to publish a letter urging the ONC to rethink aspects of its proposed interoperability rule tackling health data sharing, privacy and information blocking.

UnitedHealth Group reports revenue growth in Q3, looks ahead to digitizing health records for patients, providers

Mobi Health News

UnitedHealth Group finished Q3 2018 with 12 percent year-over-year revenue growth.

New York startup Journey Meditation plans to bring group meditation to a users' living room

Mobi Health News

The company also announced a $2.4 million seed funding raise.

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How Med Tech CMOs Are Recruiting Influencers And Helping Patients Through Online Groups

Duane Boise

With access to millions of patients worldwide, med techs are now able to collect valuable information and medical history from specific groups of individuals at any time. Social Media Groups.

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UnitedHealth Group Invests in Data Science Initiative

Healthcare Informatics

UnitedHealth Group and the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) are partnering on a new initiative to prepare students to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for data analytics experts.The five-year, $8.25 million investment by

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Michigan HIE Group Creates Shared Environment For Modeling Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

If you’re running an HIE, you’re always hoping to see your participants step up their interoperability game. The thing is, few HIEs go the extra mile to make it happen, in many cases because they just don’t have the resources to tackle the problem.

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UnitedHealth Group posts $5B in Q3 profit, boosted by double-digit growth rates at Optum

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth Group handily beat the Street's third-quarter projections, posting $5 billion in profit for the quarter driven in part by the continued strong performance of its Optum subsidiary

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Alabama Hospital Group Faces Class Action In Wake Of Ransomware Attack

Healthcare IT Today

A quartet of patients has filed a class-action suit against an Alabama based hospital group detailing the harm they allegedly suffered after a ransomware attack hit their local hospitals.

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Alphabet makes offer to acquire Fitbit, health industry group releases business deal security assessment and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: OptimizeRx's new platform consolidates its acquisitions; Weather Channel app launches machine learning flu risk predictor

Diva Diabetics: a T1D Mentoring & Support Group for Women

Insulin Nation

History of Group. The Diva Diabetics Mentoring/Support group started in 2008 with 6-7 of my former patients. I picked six of these patients and asked them to be on the board of the mentoring group. Group Dynamics. Our group members have varied in age from 20s to 70s.