June, 2020

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned.

How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

Health Populi

What a difference 90 days makes. I was scheduled to meet with Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips, at HIMSS in Orlando on 9th March 2020.

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4 Reasons Telehealth is Critical to Your COVID-19 Plan

eVisit

The scene: it’s 2020 and a novel coronavirus outbreak has the entire world scrambling to identify and care for the sick while gaining an understanding of symptoms and health impacts.

Sony study reinforces importance of remote monitoring

Mobi Health News

Nearly 90% of people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. surveyed for Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division said they could better manage their conditions with remote monitoring. The study was published in time for the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference today.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

CMS Updates Payment For Certain COVID-19 Lab Tests

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brenda Turner, director of product consulting, MedeAnalytics.

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Senators push for permanent telehealth changes

Morning eHealth

Massive data gaps on pandemic's impact on minorities — FDA's pandemic policies open door to Apple tech

An Airline, A Hospital and A Disinfectant Brand Walk Into A(n Airport) Bar–the New Health/Care Collaboration in the Age of COVID

Health Populi

You’ve heard the one about three characters walking into a bar. A new collaboration between United Airlines, Cleveland Clinic and Clorox reminded me of that scenario, and that in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, collaboration can bolster our health.

Clinical trials have a historic gender gap – tech could help

Mobi Health News

Panelists at Women of Wearable's FemTech Forum discuss how big data and digital tools could help booster female representation in clinical trials.

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Will technology become standard in nursing homes and senior living communities?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The articles are beginning to appear here and there. In the time of Covid-19, some are talking about an increasing use of technology in their nursing homes.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT joins with the University of North Florida to launch first apprenticeship program for EMR and Healthcare IT jobs. The post Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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How telemedicine can help close the maternal health gap

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2012, there were fewer than 1,400 maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States, and 98% resided in metropolitan areas. This left pregnant patients in rural areas without the ability to access care, especially if travel was not an option.

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3 Reasons Why Contactless Payments Are the Future for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bird Blitch, CEO and co-founder at Patientco. Contactless payments, such as text-to-pay, contactless EMV cards, Apple Pay and more, were on the rise even before COVID-19, but now, health systems should see them as essential.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. But the emergence of the coronavirus in the U.S.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Telemedicine Isn’t Just Here To Help – It’s Here To Stay

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Heather Fraser, global lead for life sciences and healthcare, IBM Institute for Business Value According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value survey of more than 5,000 U.S.

Dexcom G6’s applicator issue frustrates patients, caregivers

Mobi Health News

Some of Dexcom’s G6 applicators were getting stuck to the wearable CGM, but the company said it has worked to remedy this issue

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First in Morning eHealth: Rep. Robin Kelly's new telehealth bill

Morning eHealth

EHR study dampens expectations for cost savings? Employers run with contact-tracing apps

Here's how smaller practices can prepare for continuing telehealth demands

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the coronavirus pandemic swelled throughout the country, many healthcare providers found themselves abruptly pivoting – sometimes in a matter of days – to virtual care. While larger health systems had the infrastructure in place to do so, many smaller practices struggled to keep up.

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

How Clocktree safeguards your data

Clocktree

Clocktree was designed specifically for healthcare providers, with privacy and security of client data being a vital foundation of our platform. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law passed in 1996 which requires secure handling of an individual’s health information (PHI).

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What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Health Populi

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021.

Why I’m Optimistic About The Development of A COVID-19 Vaccine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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WWDC2020: Sleep tracking comes to Apple Watch at last, amid otherwise minor fitness updates

Mobi Health News

New workout modules and automatic handwashing detection were rolled out at Apple's annual developer conference, but no update was offered on contact-tracing efforts

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Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

NEJM, Lancet retract coronavirus studies

Morning eHealth

CDC head apologizes for lack of disparity data — GAO cites 'Mar-a-Lago 3' influence on VA

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Telehealth privacy and security: Investment and education are key, attorney says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The size, scope and rapidity of new telehealth and remote patient-monitoring rollouts since the onset of the coronavirus crisis has been remarkable. Hospitals and practices that had never before deployed virtual-care tools learned quickly how to integrate them.

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What COVID-19 Taught Us About Telehealth and its (Now Permanent) Role in Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Michael Morgan and Andrew Barbash, MD from Updox. Prior to COVID-19, telemedicine was a novelty for the majority of providers. Concerns over privacy, technology costs and reimbursements limited the ability of hospitals to integrate virtual visits into routine care.

Juneteenth 2020: Inequality and Injustice in Health Care in America

Health Populi

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death,” Martin Luther King, Jr., asserted at the second meeting of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Chicago on March 25, 1966.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

9 Essential Tips for Cleaning and Housekeeping In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Research found one in 10 hospital patients suffer from a healthcare-associated infection.

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NBA's summer COVID-19 protocols include Oura Rings for players

Mobi Health News

Quarantined basketball players will have the option to wear the smart rings for health tracking, and a "proximity alarm" that sounds when another wearer is too close for too long

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Privacy concerns hang over workplace surveillance

Morning eHealth

A step toward permanent telehealth policy — Health care cyber roundup