September, 2019

Digital Health: Show Me the Money? Evidence? Door?

Digital Health

A slow death by charting

KevinMD

It's 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I'm sitting at work "finishing" up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one. This work I'm typing away at — trying so hard not to scream — it's hoops. Fucki*g hoops. […].

Why Humana Joined CTA – The Pivot from “Health Insurance” to Behaving as a Health-Tech Start-Up

Health Populi

“Every company is a tech company,” Christopher Mimms asserted in the Wall Street Journal in December 2018. Connectivity, artificial intelligence, and automation are now competencies every company must master, Mimms explains.

Apple announces three new Apple Watch health studies with big-name partners

Mobi Health News

Amidst the unveiling of its newest consumer smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, the tech company said it will begin enrolling consumers into its hearing, cardiovascular and women's health studies later this year through an upcoming app

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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Build the CyberSecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 2: Necessary Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

This year we have already witnessed twice as many breached patient records as 2018’s total of 15 million, with 285 incidents reported through June. In just the first week of September, five providers reported patient data breaches caused by successful phishing exploits that affected at least 20,000 patients, according to industry watchdog HealthITSecurity.

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The Future of Fax in Healthcare Is Paperless

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by The Fax Guys. Confidentiality Is A Cornerstone of the Healthcare Industry. Inspired by ethical tradition, HIPAA guidelines mandate that patient information be stored and communicated securely. That critical requirement has far-reaching technology implications.

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5 clinician concerns about OpenNotes

KevinMD

More than 200 health organizations have now implemented OpenNotes. Many more are piloting, are soon to implement — or have implemented, and we don’t know it!

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world.

How Novartis is embracing the digital and data revolution

Mobi Health News

A look at the Swiss pharma giant's efforts to digitise operations

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Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Healthdirect Australia partners with Coviu to power its video consulting service

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthdirect Australia , a national public health information service in the country, recently announced that it will be working with home-grown telehealth startup Coviu, to power its government-funded healthdirect Video Call service.

More warnings on Facebook patient groups

Morning eHealth

Microsoft, Pew throw weight behind ONC proposal — The call to reauthorize PCORI

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Healthcare Value Unbounded

Healthcare IT Today

Creating a high-value conversation about Healthcare with Kathleen Aller at the Healthcare Leadership Conference by InterSystems.

How telemedicine intersects with AI, social media, and precision medicine

KevinMD

Telemedicine will eventually become a more prominent part of our clinical practice, with the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) and social media and networks, and integration with precision medicine in electronic health records.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

How Whirlpool’s #CareCounts Campaign Bolsters a Key Social Determinant of Health

Health Populi

Did you know that September is Attendance Awareness month ? Me, neither. But reading one of last Sunday’s national newspapers, I noticed a full-page ad that read, “Whirlpool is helping keep kids in schools with washers and dryers.”

Singapore is the third most sleep deprived after Japan and India, Fitbit’s data indicates

Mobi Health News

The company has collected more than 10.5 billion nights of sleep data over the years, which helped them to provide insights on Singaporean users

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Call to action! Second annual Doc Tom award nominations now being accepted!

Society for Participatory Medicine

Our Society’s 2nd Annual “Doc Tom” Awards are now open for nominations! Spread the word, and join us at our annual conference on October 15 for the announcement of our award recipients! Doc Tom Ferguson was the founder of the e-patient movement.

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Surescripts-ReMy allegations deepen

Morning eHealth

FDA debates — Apple and health

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Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Surprising Number of Healthcare Employees Have No Cybersecurity Training

Healthcare IT Today

This week, the news broke that a data breach at the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital had exposed private health information on nearly 10,000 people.

Can entrepreneurial geriatrics fight ageism in health care?

KevinMD

Ageism in health care abounds. Older adults are often overtreated or undertreated for various conditions.

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Phone Calls, Social Plans, and Entertainment As Prescriptions for Older Peoples’ Loneliness

Health Populi

Loneliness is a killer, a health risk factor that’s been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There’s a Loneliness Epidemic in America, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration , part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Period tracking apps found to share data with Facebook

Mobi Health News

A UK-based research group reports that period tracking app Maya and MIA are sharing sensitive data with Facebook

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How asynchronous telemedicine saved SSM Health 18 minutes per visit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

SSM Health, a health system that serves Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, is always looking for ways to reduce the cost of healthcare while increasing access for the patients it serves. THE PROBLEM.

Google in crosshairs

Morning eHealth

Cerner rollout in DOD — Week ahead preview

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HIStalk Interviews Vince Ciotti, Retired HIS-torian

HIStalk Interviews

Vince Ciotti retired from a 50-year career in health IT. Interviews

How EMRs can actually help physicians

KevinMD

Collaboration is the key. When I think about how hard it is to take care of our patients, and how many different people are involved in their care, it's a wonder that anything ever gets done.

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Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

“Digital transformation” is the corporate strategy flavor of the moment across industries, and the health are sector isn’t immune from the trend. As this 13th year of the annual Health 2.0

Augmented reality goggles give swimmers heart rate data

Mobi Health News

The new goggles will also tell users about their performance and how many calories they burned.

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#092: Marta Zanchi, PhD, Explains the Need for Needs-Based Innovation

Digital Health Today

“Don't fall in love with the solution, fall in love with the problem”… Really? In this episode we look at needs-based innovation, and to get a better understanding I spoke with Marta Zanchi, PhD.

Meet Melissa Felton, Care Innovations Strategic Accounts Manager-West

care innovations

Welcome to our series celebrating the women of Care Innovations, where we're meeting some of the key leaders and team members working hard to drive our success.

Health Plan Use Of Wearables Data Will Come With New Challenges

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, health plans have taken an interest in integrating wearables into their wellness efforts.

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