Technologies in the Spotlight Because of COVID-19 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 32

Healthcare IT Today

For the 32nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about technologies that are in the spotlight because of COVID-19. Be sure to check out all our coverage of COVID-19 and health technology.

Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Healthcare consolidation in the form of mergers and acquisitions has been taking place for a number of years. It is seen on both the provider and payer sides. In his testimony on healthcare market’s consolidation effects on quality, cost and access, Paul Ginsberg, Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics cites some key drivers of consolidation. Healthcare IT can play a major role in M & A for providers.

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The Cisco Approach to Telehealth


Over the past few years, telehealth has become increasingly common across the continuum of care. Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal, nor are all organizations defining a […].

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

My goal is to continue writing as it is something I truly love to do. It is “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way” [8] . The transparency, accuracy and efficiency of blockchain technology have made it attractive for its adoption by Wall Street. now that it has entered the digital world (albeit tepidly) via EHRs and IT support.

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth


Over the past few years, telehealth has become increasingly common across the continuum of care. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal, nor are all organizations defining a clear, holistic strategy for implementation.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. I’d like to discuss what I believe are five areas of significant opportunity for quality technologies.

Five Reasons why the FDA got it Right with Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

The FDA recently announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Digital health differs significantly from drugs and traditional medical devices around which the FDA has developed its structure and policies over decades. Digital health software technologies have far less involvement by clinicians in product development than Pharma or medical device companies. The Action Plan builds on and improves previous digital health guidances.

Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer

The Digital Health Corner

Few have rivaled targeted cancer therapies based on digital health, specifically genomics in scope and breadth. I’d like to touch on a few ways in which digital technology is impacting cancer. Getting more layered in complexity, the same cancer may experience genetic changes during its course. The traditional collection of information on cancer has been with the collection of limited data derived from patient demographics, health history and episodic office encounters.

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

The expanding need for drilled down relevant data has led to the development of creative sophisticated data analytics technologies. It might be a universal issue which is discovered only after a prolonged period of exposure. It is also essential to all true value-based reimbursement models being discussed or implemented in health care. As one can see, registries performed with quality technologies can have profound effects on healthcare from many standpoints.

Time To Get Clear About Digital Care Limititations

Healthcare IT Today

I stumbled across a story featuring what has to be one of the more unfortunate uses of digital health technology I’ve ever encountered. Today.

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs.

Real-time diagnosis: Changing the game for breast cancer


When it comes to breast cancer, early diagnosis is one of the most important strategies for survival. [3] I’m really grateful that the medical center has the technology because it would have just been another week of wondering what was going to happen.”.

Why Digital Health Is Beneficial To Clinical Trials

BHM Healthcare Solutions

In the world of healthcare, time is always of the essence. The discovery process of new treatments takes an enormous amount of time and resources in order to generate good evidence to prove that they are safe and that it works.

AMA sees surge in health IT adoption, 'rise of the digital-native physician'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians' use and appreciation of information technology and digital health tools has seen a big uptick over the past five years, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association. WHY IT MATTERS. The new AMA Digital Health Research sees attitudes and expectations changing among the physicians it surveyed. According to the report, adoption is encouraging across the seven categories: Telehealth and virtual visits.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

COVID-19: A Catalyst of Change for Rural America


COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. A Kaiser Health News study found that overall, 18 million people live in ?counties Telehealth and the Digital Divide. Bringing Relief to Rural Communities with Virtual Health.

AMA offers new tools to help doctors navigate COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

WHY IT MATTERS. Its financial checklist offers physicians and administrators 14 tips to help business during the public health emergency, such as consolidating administrative resources like coding tools and making better use of digital health technologies.

Implementation best practices: Teeing up telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

And it has become an increasingly important component of healthcare delivery. Here, five telemedicine technology experts offer best practices for implementing the technology. They share their hard-fought wisdom from years of experience working with this unique health IT.

The new Digital Health model : Disruption, Engagement, Integration and Trust

Lloyd Price

Traditional digital health models Most developed countries have moved away from paper-based healthcare solutions and have adopted or are in the process of adopting ‘traditional’ digital healthcare models (see Figure 4). It is looking to move health information to the cloud.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.