September, 2022

The recent closing of Amazon Care shows the magnitude of the challenge in changing health care

KevinMD

Amazon recently announced plans to shut down Amazon Care, an in-home and virtual health care service. The reasons cited were attributed to a significant overlap of services with the One Medical chain of clinics, which Amazon purchased in July of this year for 3.9

Physicians More Bullish On the Benefits of Digital Tools for Patient Care, the AMA Tells Us

Health Populi

Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022.

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Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet

ACA Times

ACA open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is just over a month away, and this time, individuals may have more options and a better experience than years prior. The post Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet first appeared on The ACA Times.

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AMA survey: Doctors more optimistic about digital health tools

Mobi Health News

According to a survey by the American Medical Association, 93% of physicians felt there was some advantage or a definite advantage to using digital health tools in 2022, compared with 85% in 2016

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

The Effects of Telemedicine on Patient Engagement and Care Options

AMD Telemedicine

The Effects of Telemedicine on Patient Engagement and Care Options. Telemedicine is booming, and healthcare organizations neglecting these technological innovations are missing out.

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Video visits as clinical touchpoints to improve older adult mental health

KevinMD

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a profound toll on older adults, isolating them physically and emotionally from their communities and families.

Vaccinations, Art and Labor Day: Learning from Diego Rivera and Edsel Ford

Health Populi

For Labor Day 2022, I’m thinking about health, vaccines, work (especially returning-to-work), and art. Let’s start with the vaccine news.

Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional

ACA Times

Just when you thought the ACA was finally out of the line of fire, another lawsuit questioning its constitutionality makes its way to the forefront. This time it’s an attack…. The post Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Study: Pandemic telehealth use linked to lower opioid overdose risk

Mobi Health News

Receiving opioid use disorder-related telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with lower odds of overdose and better retention using medications like buprenorphine, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

A rural Kansas FQHC brings remote patient monitoring to the underserved

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg, Kansas, is a federally qualified health center and a not-for-profit corporation.

Optimizing the Healthcare Workforce with Technology

Healthcare IT Today

There are a lot of challenges that healthcare workers are currently facing, burnout from overworking being one of the most pressing. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

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Is your smartwatch smart about your health?

KevinMD

Your smartwatch talks a lot but may not say as much as you believe with regard to health. Constant data collection from wearables claims to improve medicine at large. Is the “quantified self” the next evolution or a gimmick for patients?

Health is Everywhere, and Telehealth Is Health – And It’s Personal

Health Populi

If health is nurtured and made where we live, work, play pray, learn, and shop, the healthcare should be everywhere. That’s the promise, increasingly a reality, of telehealth.

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

Receive an ACA Penalty from the IRS? Here’s What to Do

ACA Times

It’s no secret that IRS enforcement is ramping up. With an additional $80 billion in funding and 87,000 new agents, employers should accept the fact that ACA penalties could be…. The post Receive an ACA Penalty from the IRS? Here’s What to Do first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Q&A: Could an Apple Watch change the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to AFib?

Mobi Health News

The Rhythm Evaluation for AntiCoagulaTion (REACT-AF) trial will study a "pill-in-pocket" method of stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Some participants will monitor for AFib using an Apple Watch and take blood thinners as needed, instead of using the drug continuously

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The Future of Telehealth: 6 Key Trends to Watch

Health Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to confront a new reality when it comes to healthcare. The unprecedented impact of the pandemic has led governments and healthcare providers globally to re-evaluate their preparedness plans. One of the areas that has seen the most change is telehealth.

Transparency Ecosystem in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Paul Ketchel, Chief Executive Officer at MDsave. Cost transparency is a driving force in the American market.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

Amazon vs. Apple: Only one will rewrite the rules of health care

KevinMD

Big Tech has had a surprisingly small impact on U.S. health care, so far. Artificial intelligence, for example, outperforms physicians in many complex tasks (like reading mammograms and analyzing chest X-rays), yet AI remains woefully underused.

Life Expectancy Falls in the U.S., the Largest 2-Year Decline in 100 Years

Health Populi

Life expectancy at birth in 2021 in the United States fell to 76.1 years, the lowest level since 1996. Men fared much worse than women, with 73,2 years of life expectancy versus 79.1 years for women, the latest research from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics revealed.

Employers Beware: ACA Penalties Increasing in 2023

ACA Times

The IRS recently announced that the ACA penalty assessments issued for non-compliance with the Employer Mandate are increasing for the 2023 tax year. Below we highlight the new penalty amounts…. The post Employers Beware: ACA Penalties Increasing in 2023 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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AI firm TIIM Healthcare gets exclusive IP for Duke-NUS sepsis triaging tech

Mobi Health News

The technology uses heart rate variability measurements to assess the severity of sepsis in ED patients

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Physician adoption of digital health tools is accelerating, AMA research shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Medical Association's digital health research released today shows increased rates of digital health adoption among physicians over the last six years and provides insights into their expectations.

Will robots help us in our homes – now and within 10 years?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Context matters: consider the likely status of people in 10 years. It makes you think. Asked this question recently and pondered. What will be the context at that time? A decade from now, the oldest baby boomers will be 86.

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Innovation for all: Adapting patient-facing tools to promote digital health equity

KevinMD

More often than not, ground-breaking health care advancements are disproportionately accessible for those who already have favorable social determinants of health. Improving cost, access, and quality, but for whom?

Most Consumers Are Health and Wellness Consumers, Even in Hard Financial Times, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Consumers consider health and well-being as an “essential” household spending category based on new research from Accenture.

Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.