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.

Cedars-Sinai study on inpatient VR pain management offers glimpse at real-world outcomes

Mobi Health News

Positive data from the pragmatic study is the clearest evidence yet that in-hospital therapeutic VR could be effective in a live deployment, according to researchers

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.

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

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

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

Task force calls for 'individualized, patient-centered approach' in pain management


The 29-member Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force released its final report Thursday offering guidance for physicians seeking to appropriately address pain among their patients while attempting to curb the number of opioids prescribed

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

Another doctor charged with taking bribes, kickbacks to prescribe fentanyl in alleged Insys scheme


A doctor who ran a pain management medical practice has been charged with allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks to prescribe fentanyl to patients.

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

Karuna Labs Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding; Hires Top Medical and Tech Talent to Further Treatment of Chronic Pain with VR

Healthcare IT Today

Can Telehealth Improve Opioid Abuse Treatment in the United States?

InTouch Health

As more patients struggle with pain management and addiction recovery, many health organizations are looking at telehealth as a possible solution to the opioid crisis. If a patient struggling with addiction reaches out to their primary care provider or a physician for pain management or addiction recovery services, providers can use live video and audio to connect and collaborate with substance abuse experts. Improving 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.,

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.

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.

#087: Can Virtual Reality be Considered a Medical Device?

Digital Health Today

Those guests, who all happened to be doctors leading in the field, spoke about their work across a wide variety of use cases, such as patient education, treating mental health condition, pain management, surgical training and actual live surgery.

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.

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.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

Sixty percent of patients would be willing to see a doctor via remote visit for a chronic condition like heart disease or diabetes, opening up opportunities for other chronic health specialties, like pain management ( American Well ).

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.

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.

AMA Report: 6 Ways States Combat Opioid Epidemic

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Boost access to comprehensive pain care. Insurance designs must support comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain care to expand access to nonopioid pain management strategies, according to AMA.

Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes

The cHealth Blog

While I focus on the programming with DeAnna Grosbaum and Janna Guinen, our colleague Mary Sheridan manages the myriad logistics and planning that go into a three-day event, along with a cadre of marketing, social media and event logistics gurus from HIMSS. ePal Pain Management App.

Winter 2019: Healthcare Updates To Know

Advanced Medical Reviews

FDA Approves New Opioid to Help Manage Acute Pain With High Regulations. At the end of 2018, the FDA authorized a new opioid to help manage acute pain called Dsuvia. soldiers suffering from pain on the battlefield, where it can be given to patients quickly and easily.

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.

Digital Health | How emerging technologies are driving a revolution in healthcare


Pain Management & Physical Therapy. VR’s capabilities have already been proven to work for effective pain management and treatment. History of emerging tech in health.

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.

How emerging technologies are driving a revolution in healthcare


Pain Management & Physical Therapy. VR’s capabilities have already been proven to work for effective pain management and treatment. History of emerging tech in health.

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.

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.

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.

Virtual Reality Applications in Workers’ Compensation Reviews

Advanced Medical Reviews

VR headsets offer new mediums for therapy and pain management. Improved Pain Management and Rehabilitation. The audio-visual fidelity of VR-assisted telehealth is also useful in the management of pain for WC patients. Since at least the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been floated as one of the next big things in consumer and business tech.