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.

RWJBarnabas Health brings pediatric pain management program to West Coast


Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego announced a partnership with RWJBarnabas Health's Children’s Specialized Hospital to bring a pain management program to the West Coast

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.

Virginia pain management clinics agree to pay $3.3M to settle civil fraud claims


A company that operates several pain management practices in Virginia agreed to pay approximately $3.3 million to settle civil fraud allegations

Industry Voices—Where is PT in the national debate over pain management and opioids?


As a safe and nonpharmacological form of treatment, physical therapy (PT) has the potential to become one of the many risk-free alternatives to opioid-based pain management regimens

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.

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

Pain management needs to go beyond traditional treatment


While the government and insurers are taking steps to curb opioid prescriptions and enhance treatments, nonmedication pain management needs to be pumped up as well to stop the problem at its core, executives at Amercian Specialty Health told FierceHealthcare

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

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.

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

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

Cerner To Work with DrFirst to Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Healthcare Guys

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health platform and innovation company, and DrFirst, a leading provider of medication management and data solutions, are working together on a new and innovative offering to help providers tackle the opioid epidemic. KANSAS CITY, Mo.

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.,

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.

White House Aims To Cut Opioid Prescriptions 33% by 2022

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The Trump administration seeks cut opioid prescription fills by 33 percent in three years through better education and adherence to pain-management prescribing practices, according to a May 3 report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Consider: Aging in a Virtual World

Aging in Place Technology Watch

We were guided on how to cope with these remote processes where we were not present to manage or experience. And for the care recipients being managed, they were unable to communicate problems in their on-site, 'real' experience.

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.

HHS Awards $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Medical Mime - EHR

Better pain management. In September 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the drug overdose crisis. We have written about this crisis which caused 72,000 deaths in 2017 and about a year ago here.

Sidney Regional Medical updates internet to fiber: eliminates downtime, adds telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The medical staff includes four family practice physicians, two general surgeons, a urologist, a hospitalist, 10 certified physician assistants and nearly 20 visiting providers who specialize in areas such as ear, nose and throat, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, pain management, and podiatry. Sidney Regional Medical Center is a critical access hospital in Sidney, Nebraska, that serves a seven-county area in the western Nebraska panhandle.

Burnout and Stress Prevention for Physicians and NPs

Enzyme Health

Even if you’re fresh out of school and enthusiastic about your career ahead, it’s important to check in with yourself and practice stress management on an ongoing basis to fend off the dire outcomes of burnout - depression or worse.

Best Telehealth Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

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? Only 20% are listed here.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Weekender 2/1/19

HIStalk Weekender

A pain management doctor pleads guilty to stealing the IDs of his patients to obtain opioid prescriptions for himself. Weekly News Recap. EMDs acquires Aprima. Nordic acquires Healthtech Consultants. Harris Healthcare’s Iatric Systems acquires Haystack Informatics.

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).

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.

Recognizing the Leaders of Telehealth

American Well

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.

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.

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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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].