Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

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. The costs for EHR and other technology acquisition and maintenance are too costly for smaller hospitals, and pressures of decreased payment rates are increasing on the provider side.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The mission of public health is to improve the public health and achieve equity in health status.

How Telehealth Makes It Harder for Seniors To Get Healthcare

VSee

Is telehealth increasing access or creating barriers to healthcare for seniors? How can we design accessible telehealth service for seniors and the elderly? What must we consider for telehealth to help our seniors age well and age in place? Dr. Casey Pierce from the University of Michigan School of Information has been studying the effects.

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth

CiscoHealth

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 […].

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. Digital technology use in the addiction space is not a new concept. I will touch on some potential applications of digital technologies to all relevant stakeholders. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals.

MACRA: Medicare’s Opportunity to Finally Embrace Connected Health Technology

ConnectedHealth

The $900 billion federal program provides health insurance for Americans over 65 and others who suffer from certain conditions and diseases. Further, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, has been slow to incorporate advances in advanced health technology in the program. In 2014, the agency allocated barely 2 percent of its nearly $1 billion Medicare budget to support telehealth.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

CMS's 2019 proposal makes broad strides in telehealth, interoperability, documentation

Mobi Health News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its new proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program updates for 2019, and the announcement includes some big strides forward in promoting digital health technology, including widened telemedicine coverage, an overhaul of documentation requirements, and a new focus on interoperability

Real-time diagnosis: Changing the game for breast cancer

CiscoHealth

Healthcare breast cancer diagnostics Health IT health IT solutions health tech health technology healthcare IT solutions healthcare tech healthcare technology telehealth telemedicine vradYour mom, your sister, your friend…maybe even you—breast cancer touches all of our lives. In the U.S. alone, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop the disease during their lifetime.[1]

Swinburne University of Technology partners with Coviu for telehealth education

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Swinburne University of Technology, a public university located in Melbourne, Australia, has partnered with Coviu, a telehealth software platform, to further embed digital health technology in the classroom, clinic and research.

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

The transparency, accuracy and efficiency of blockchain technology have made it attractive for its adoption by Wall Street. Interestingly, an IBM survey of 200 healthcare executives in 16 countries focused on interest in adopting blockchain technology revealed that this is a very rapidly evolving area. One of the most obvious benefits of blockchain resides in improving privacy of electronic health records.

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.

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.

Integrating Telehealth into Existing Practice

American Well

Despite all that, almost half of all healthcare professionals intend to integrate telehealth into their practice by 2020. They are doing so for a number of reasons, including better relationships with their patients and improved patient health outcomes. This works because app users are more engaged in their day to day health needs with interaction via their smart devices. Choosing the right telehealth provider is integral to success.

Telehealth Talk: Resources for Advancing Health IT and Quality (Episode 20)

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Episode 20 features Matt Quinn, Senior Advisor of Health Technology, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Listen as Mr. Quinn discusses resources for advancing health IT and Quality through HRSA. HRSA’s involvement with health IT and quality.

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. IBM Watson Health has recently partnered with Quest Diagnostics to provide clinicians with recommended “… unbiased, evidence-based approaches based on a detailed view of the tumor’s mutations, scientific journals, and MSK’s OncoKB, a precision oncology knowledge base.”

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 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.

CMS Proposes Major Expansion of Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

care innovations

2017 and 2018 have been eventful years for advocates of digitally delivered healthcare, as government officials have moved more quickly and decisively than ever before to expand reimbursement for telehealth services (which in turn expands the availability of these services).

19Labs partners with American Well to offer GALE Telehealth 2.0 point of care solutions

19labs

The partnership makes on-site care more versatile, affordable and accessible, going beyond traditional kiosks to greatly expand employers' telehealth options BOSTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 19Labs, the creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0

19Labs partners with American Well to offer GALE Telehealth 2.0 point of care solutions

19labs

The partnership makes on-site care more versatile, affordable and accessible, going beyond traditional kiosks to greatly expand employers' telehealth options Original Article 19Labs, the creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0 "It allows us to offer enhanced Telehealth 2.0

Mississippi Telehealth Network Could Be FCC’s Model for RPM Expansion

care innovations

Back in 2014 , the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) collaborated with a network of local and national health technology leaders to build the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, an effort to extend quality care into rural and underserved regions with high rates of chronic illness.

Disruption Is Healthcare’s New Normal

Health Populi

asked by François de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute. health care industry wonks (including me) have used the “d” word in conversation, presentation, and prognostication.

Care Gets Personal at Philips for Parents and Babies

Health Populi

Our homes should nurture our health. In addition to nutrition and good food, positive relationships, clean air and water, and the basic needs that bolster whole health, technology is playing a growing role to help us manage health at home.

Torrey Pines Invests in 19Labs' Innovative Telehealth 2.0 Point of Care Solutions

19labs

SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrey Pines Investment today announced its commitment to support 19Labs, creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0 GALE Telehealth 2.0 Learn more at [link] About 19Labs 19Labs is making healthcare accessible with smart, affordable telehealth 2.0

#DHIS15 Recap: B2B2C, Mobile First, Telehealth 2.0, and more

American Well

This statement underscored a theme that permeated the majority of the day’s conversation, led by executives at some 60+ emerging and established digital health companies. Telehealth 2.0 is a win for population health management.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

Connecting to Patients and Each Other through Technology

Mobile Health Matters

As part of this, improving a patient’s health record – and our access to it – by using effective mobile technology is an important step to providing holistic care. Working Together to Integrate Mobile Technology.

Three Ways Technology Can Address Healthcare’s Growing Pains

Mobile Health Matters

Science and medicine continue to advance at an astonishing rate thanks to technological innovation. We have already seen digital health solutions that promise to transform patient care in our lifetime.

Connected Health Initiative Outlines Federal Policy Recommendations

Healthcare Informatics

ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) recently submitted a letter to the White House outlining a number of recommendations for telehealth and connected health technologies

Telemedicine Services Demand Pressures Payers

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Health care executives and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telemedicine services. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also be pushed to approve software and other digital health technologies.

Reflecting on IT’s Transformation of Healthcare

Mobile Health Matters

As we celebrate National Health IT Week , it is incredible to realize how health technology tools are transforming every facet of patient care. These technologies are revolutionary for patient education and engagement , and weave care management into people’s everyday lives.

The Next Fountain of Youth? Rethinking Connected Health for Our Aging Population

The cHealth Blog

We continue to hit our editorial milestones for an end of October launch at the Connected Health Conference , and as I’m reading the manuscript for the final time before sending it to the printer, I’m re-learning some important lessons–and enjoying the content!

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?

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.

Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5 This indicated that if an effective pre-triage function was set up within a telehealth app, patient pressure on GPs could be reduced by up to 73 percent.

Telemedicine, Telehealth, Remote Monitoring and the Latest Congressional Health Reform Proposal

LinkousThink

This week, the United States Senate Finance Committee announced its proposed health reform bill. Much of the bill takes a broad approach to health reform; financing, insurance options, etc., Nor does it include some telemedicine provisions that are included in the House bill, such as the establishment of a Telehealth Advisory Committee. The assessment could be provided through an interactive telephonic or web-based program or during an encounter with a health professional.

5 Trends from the American Telemedicine Association Conference 2019

Enzyme Health

Get a recap of the most noteworthy insights from this year’s discussions and learn what telehealth industry leaders have to say about the future of digital health. The ATA is the world’s largest association dedicated to telehealth. Didn’t make it to the ATA conference this year?

Microsoft announces a series of healthcare initiatives

Serona Health

in Health Partner Alliance, a group of partners focused on advancing health technology. to healthcare and will receive training and access to Microsoft technologies, engineering expertise and data sets. health chatbot technology will be used by partners to build A.I.-powered

Why Digital Health Is Beneficial To Clinical Trials

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The emergence of new digital health technologies will hopefully change this. With digital health, researchers and physicians now have access to reputable providers outside their clinic where they can get answers, not in a week or in a month, but instantly on-demand when needed.

Report: RPM ‘Growing in Popularity’ for Chronic Disease Management

care innovations

That’s the conclusion reached in a new joint report from AHIP , the national association of America's Health Insurance Plans, and C-TAC, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care. As a result, RPM can help ensure that health care resources are deployed to those patients most in need.”.