List of Free COVID-19 Health IT Products and Services

Healthcare IT Today

As you can imagine, we’ve been innundated with COVID-19 related health IT news. We’ve done our best to cover the areas we thought were most important to healthcare organizations.

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. So why don’t patients use online health records yet? Half of U.S.

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Why Telehealth Is Real Now – The Value Equation

Healthcare IT Today

Everyone sees the obvious when it comes to telehealth. The Stay at Home and Physical Distancing that’s come with COVID-19 has almost required telehealth. Embrace telehealth or die? If we want to really understand what happened to make telehealth go […].

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Health Populi

doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). Readings are visible to patients and transmitted to the physician’s office.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment.

Is Telehealth Shifting from Modifying Patient Behavior to Replacing Physical Visits?

Healthcare IT Today

As I was researching to create our list of live video telehealth companies, it became clear to me that telehealth meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people and companies.

Telehealth – Lost in Translation

Healthcare IT Today

I’m sure you’ve seen the iconic movie ‘Lost In Translation’ set in Japan – with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson – it’s about what goes unsaid. The following is a guest article by Rick Halton, VP Marketing & Product, Lumeon.

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind.

3 Reasons Why Contactless Payments Are the Future for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Contactless payments, such as text-to-pay, contactless EMV cards, Apple Pay and more, were on the rise even before COVID-19, but now, health systems should see them as essential. Not only are patient preferences shifting to a more consumer-style experience model, but […].

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Being Philips, what underpins that quality and experience is technology; Philips explored telehealth, AI, digital health records (DHRs), and other digital health tools that can engage patients.

Texting + Telehealth Together in a Single Platform from TigerConnect

Healthcare IT Today

When combined with the company’s other products, it offers a truly seamless communication experience. Patients and providers are able to move from a text conversation to a real-time video chat and back again without changing apps or […].

Simple Solutions Making a Big Difference in Care Delivery

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Molly True, Worldwide Healthcare Marketing for Lenovo Health. The goal of Health IT is to make the healthcare experience simpler, faster and better, for both patients and providers.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

Across the four types of tech studied, it’s smartphones that top the list of penetration in rural areas (at 71%), closely followed by computers (desktop or laptop, with 69% adoption), broadband (at 63%) and tablets in fourth/last place (49%). In the U.S.,

AMA Suggests that Telehealth Tech Use Is Up Since 2016, But Still Modest

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has found that physician use of technology to provide telehealth or virtual visits has doubled since its previous study in 2016. This meshes well with other market research suggesting that a healthy cross-section of providers are preparing to get on board.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

“Digital transformation” is the corporate strategy flavor of the moment across industries, and the health are sector isn’t immune from the trend. As this 13th year of the annual Health 2.0 As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0 The post Prelude to Health 2.0

Feel the Rush – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 38

Healthcare IT Today

For the 38th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re feeling the rush. No, it’s probably not what you’re thinking. This is especially true in health IT with the COVID-19 pandemic. No, it's probably not what you're thinking.

Expansion of Medicare Coverage and Payment for Telehealth Visits During COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has announced the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth and telemedicine visits.

HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ from HHS

Healthcare IT Today

We wrote previously about HIPAA enforcement being suspended for telehealth during COVID-19 and more details on how to implement it. Plus, we shared the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth. The good news is that HHS released a HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ that addresses some of those […]. However, there were still many questions.

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What?s the Right Approach to Change Management in an Always Changing Digital Workplace?

Healthcare IT Today

Whether it’s changing government regulations, new technologies like an EMR or telehealth, or a pandemic which literally turns things upside down, change is just […]. There’s nothing in healthcare people like more than change. Ok, that was a joke.

Figuring Out the Right Workflow for Hybrid Patient Care (Virtual and In Person)

Healthcare IT Today

No one is predicting a return to the largely in person patient visit world we lived in before COVID-19. We’ve all seen the explosion of virtual visits in healthcare. We’re also going to see the return to in person visits.

Consumers’ and Physicians’ Growing Embrace of Digital Health via PwC

Health Populi

We’ve reached an inflection point on the demand side among consumers for digital health options, PwC suggests in their report on the New Health Economy coming of age. The report outlines health/care industry issues for 2019, with a strong focus on digital health.

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health.

Communicating with Patients: Best Practice in the Digital World of COVID – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Leslie Kelly Hall (@lesliekellyhall) on the topic of “Communicating with Patients: Best Practice in the Digital World of COVID“. Communicating with patients today demands new skills […].

Barriers To Consumer Health Adoption Are Falling

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has concluded that the bulk of Americans are not connected with or using telehealth services, including, notably, those in rural areas for whom telemedical services should be a lifeline.

Health IT implementation best practices

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

HIT Best Practices Series This 20-part series examines in-depth what it takes to deploy today's most necessary technology and tools, with expert advice from IT pros who are leading the charge.

How Healthcare Organizations are Integrating Virtual Chronic Care Solutions to Adjust to the Next Normal

Healthcare IT Today

Telehealth is here, but the question of whether the shift to virtual chronic care in all its varieties is here to stay is still an important discussion.

Re-Imagining Healthcare – a Lesson from Von Clausewitz in the Fog of War

Health Populi

Governor Mark Leavitt, who held the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bush, offered this advice at the recent Liberation 2018 conference hosted by Medecision.

Virtual Care is the Face of the Future: Are Doctors Going to Be Left Behind?

Healthcare IT Today

Editor’s Note: This article was queued up before the Covid-19 situation, but it still gives great insights into the virtual care world coronavirus is pushing us towards.

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond. Connected Patient Forum | #Engage4Health + #HIMSS18.

Virtual Sitters Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Unbudgeted Hospital Costs

Healthcare IT Today

A common practice in hospitals today is the use of patient sitters, also called “specialling”, in which non-clinical staff is assigned on a one-to-one basis to provide in-room monitoring of patients at high risk for falls, self-harm, or other […].

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

Health Populi

Digital health has the potential to radically change the way people approach their wellness and, since launching in 2017, we’ve outpaced even our own expectations, delivering more than 1 million Hims & Hers products to our customers.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Now they’re frightened of leaving it.

How MedStar Health went from 7 to 4,150 daily telehealth visits in two months

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As MedStar Health launched its telehealth response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of the health system’s caregivers first rose to the challenge of meeting a historic surge in demand for the existing MedStar eVisit urgent care, on-demand telehealth offering.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. More people became aware of that wonky term, taking it to heart and to the polls in 2018. Today is Boxing Day and St.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.”

TigerConnect unveils telehealth system to help providers fight COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Care collaboration technology vendor TigerConnect has debuted TigerTouch, a text message-oriented, audio/visual telehealth system designed to help health systems manage COVID-19 cases. WHY IT MATTERS. Communication throughout the patient journey.

Collaborate for better care

CiscoHealth

When clinicians and patients can collaborate—seamlessly and securely—they can break through traditional barriers to care and innovation.

Providence pivots digital consumer tools for COVID-19 response

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A recent IDC Health Insights presentation focused on health IT industry trends during and after the COVID-19 era. It examined some of tools and strategies that stand to gain ground in the months ahead as health systems build on lessons learned during the coronavirus crisis.

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

2019: Year in Review It's been an eventful year for health IT. Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since the first meaningful use checks were mailed out, kickstarting the digital healthcare age as we know it.