Putting Patients at the Center of Pain Management Decisions

Society for Participatory Medicine

Consider the patient and family perspective in making choices about pain management and opioid use CDS. The clinical visit for patients and caregivers represents a drop in the ocean of their health management. Patients and Clinicians Manage Pain Together.

Task force: Effective pain management needs to go beyond medications


A federal task force is calling for a far more individualized approach to pain management in the wake of the opioid epidemic

Digital pain management platform WellBrain acquires behavioral analytics company Mevoked

Mobi Health News

WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions.

Study: Opioids Have Little Benefit in Long-term Pain Management

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Chronic pain patients don’t fare much better taking opioids to manage their pain than they do by taking placebos, a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.

2Morrow adds chronic pain management to its mobile behavior therapy offerings

Mobi Health News

As opioid abuse continues to make impact in the US, more and more tech-driven answers to the drug crisis are springing up that aim to reduce patients’ reliance on prescription opioids

CMS proposes nixing pain management questions from HCAHPS in response to opioid epidemic


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to eliminate a set of questions on pain management from its nationwide patient experience survey, just months after rolling out updates to the questions

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?


You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization?

SPR Therapeutics gains FDA clearance for update to its percutaneous, wearable pain relief platform

Mobi Health News

Cleveland, Ohio-based SPR Therapeutics announced today that it has received FDA clearance for a new version of its percutaneous, wearable pain management device

Physician Practice Roundup—Doctors face prison time in two fraud cases and more news


A pain-management physician from Maryland and a Detroit-area podiatrist have been sentenced to prison in two separate cases of healthcare fraud and more physician practice news

National Business Group on Health issues new recommendations for pushing PBMs on opioids


The National Business Group on Health recommended that employers discuss opioid use for pain management with their health plans and pharmacy benefit managers

Francis Collins: We can’t forget people with chronic pain in fight against opioid abuse


He called for accelerating the translation of nonaddictive pain management strategies Francis Collins, M.D., director of the National Institutes of Health, discussed details of the NIH's new Helping to End Addiction Long-term initiative, which was launched in April.

MedTech’s Role in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Duane Boise

One of the more widely accepted solutions to this epidemic is providing access to alternate forms of pain management, which is where MMJ BioScience’s innovative new FDA cannabis drug development comes into play.

Retail Health Ends 2018 With Big Plans for 2019

Health Populi

I brainstormed retail health yesterday with Patrick Freuler, CEO of Audicus (developer of hearing aids sold direct-to-consumer over-the-counter) and Shai Gozani, CEO of NeuroMetrix, maker of the Quell device for pain management.

Physician Practice Roundup—Surgeon General says more people should carry naloxone; FDA head suggests mandatory opioid education for doctors


released a public health advisory today urging more Americans to carry naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose; the head of the Food and Drug Administration says the time may have come to require mandatory drug prescription and pain management training for physicians who prescribe opioids, plus more physician practice news from around the web Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D.,

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. The Trust detailed a National Resilience Strategy in 2017 with elements of: Improving pain management and treatment.

Doctor ‘VR’: Empowering patients and healthcare professionals

New Age Healthcare

But little did he know that the next step towards complete recovery is regular physiotherapy sessions that he has to undergo, which in itself is a painful ordeal. This immersive experience took his mind away from the pain that he suffered during the leg movement as a part of his daily regime.

Pot Tested as Treatment for Neuropathy Pain

Insulin Nation

A new study by Medscape suggests that marijuana may be effective in treating pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. The study, published in the Journal of Pain , is reportedly the first to measure the effect of cannabis on diabetic neuropathy.

Oncology Patients experience a personalized journey with interventions and education for better care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

According to Deloitte’s report in Evidence Based Oncology ( The American Journal of Managed Care publication), many organizations are exploring ways to control costs and enhance care quality for oncology patients (e.g. Although some steps entail engaging with care staff at a hospital or clinic, most of the time patients are challenged with managing their disease on a daily basis away from the health system. tips for managing chemo side effects) and what he is experiencing.

Doctor ‘VR’: Empowering patients and healthcare professionals

New Age Healthcare

But little did he know that the next step towards complete recovery is regular physiotherapy sessions that he has to undergo, which in itself is a painful ordeal. This immersive experience took his mind away from the pain that he suffered during the leg movement as a part of his daily regime.

Connected Health Conference: Digital Health’s Opportunity to Capture a Positive View of Aging

Chilmark Research

Condition management : Almost mature. Multiple speakers highlighted the potential of chronic condition management solutions to provide targeted engagements and interventions, especially those that draw upon principles of behavioral science as opposed to marketing.

5 Digital Health Predictions for 2018 by Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price

By the end of the year we will see the use of Virtual Assistants by patients to help interact with their health data and "transact" via voice technology to order repeat prescriptions, pain management and medication requests.


Mayo Clinic Guidelines Cut Opioid Prescriptions

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The work to refine opioid prescriptions post-surgery began with a collaborative effort among Mayo Clinic physicians, pharmacists, pain medicine specialists, nurses and research scientists in the Mayo Clinic Robert D.

How Can Medicaid Coverage Combat Opioids?

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The letter also describes how states can draw federal support for shared electronic care plans, which allows patients and providers to view and update a shared care plan describing goals for pain management regimens and counseling, and could complement Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT).

Weekender 6/1/18

HIStalk Weekender

A drug company rep who struggled to push its Subsys fast-acting fentanyl spray that costs $25,000 per prescription because patients were “already addicts” was told to literally beg pain management doctors to prescribe its drug, according to a newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit.

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Healthy Options: Tech Companies Reduce Chronic Pain

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Hinge Health, a San Francisco startup that developed a 12-week remote monitoring program to reduce chronic knee pain and back pain, has published the results of a randomized control study to illustrate the effectiveness of its program for chronic knee pain.

Voice Health Summit Spotlight 2018

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Days after a remote monitoring visit , a patient asks additional questions to help her manage her asthma. Marketing Manager adds the value of capturing “moments of the day” by incorporating voice into other devices (e.g.

Recognizing the Leaders of Telehealth

American Well Blog

The Integration Leadership award recognizes those who have successfully managed integrating telehealth and building alignment within organizations. Corvel has successfully conducted a high volume of worker’s comp visits and has recently integrated a behavioral health and clinical pain management program into its offerings to support individuals at risk for pain medication addition.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

The health system aims to foster professional success through enrichment programs and the CHOP Career Management Center, an online resource for career planning and community support. [link].