May, 2021

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

Health Populi

The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care.

Evaluating technology tools for clinical use

KevinMD

It will not come as a surprise to my fellow clinicians that the pandemic has spurred a boom in digital health and health technology innovation, evidenced by the increasing sales pitches we receive for these new solutions.

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Ada Health partners with Novartis to work on diagnosis for immunological diseases

Mobi Health News

The partnership will use Ada Health's AI-based platform to speed up the diagnosis of rare conditions

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Telehealth 2050: The future design of virtual care technology

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Miles Romney, cofounder and chief technology officer at telehealth company eVisit, paints a vivid, sci-fi-seeming picture of what virtual care will look like in the year 2050. He starts by describing a hypothetical person's morning shower.

Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

Infection Control and Prevention: 10 Tips For Preventing Exposure and Contamination In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Hospital-acquired infections are a challenge to clinicians as they increase the mortality and morbidity rate.

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Consumers’ Health Concerns Grow in the Pandemic Across All Categories – And More Trust Virtual Care

Health Populi

While the “in-person” visit to a doctor or medical professional continues to rank first as consumers’ most-trusted information source, the virtual doc or clinician rose in trust during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Euromonitor’s latest read on Consumer Health: Changes in Consumer Behaviour during COVID-19.

Anxious About Getting Vaccinated? Here’s How To Stay Empowered

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Here’s how you can stay empowered rather than paralyzed by your panic about getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Contemplating the COVID-19 vaccine will likely cause anxiety in any human brain for reasons we all know and don’t have to unpack here.

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Walmart looks to virtual care with acquisition of telemedicine company MeMD

Mobi Health News

With this acquisition, Walmart Health will add nationwide virtual care options across primary care, urgent care and behavioral health to its clinics' service portfolio.

What a year's worth of telehealth data from athenahealth can teach us

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a new era in medicine in which telehealth appointments are a core aspect of the patient-provider relationship and provide broader access to healthcare.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Outcome-Based Healthcare’s Data Ownership Challenge

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Gaska, CEO, GRAX. Healthcare is highly regulated when it comes to data security and privacy, and rightly so.

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To Modernize Healthcare for Good, We Need 3 Critical Elements

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sid Viswanathan, President and CEO, Truepill. It’s an understatement to say that healthcare has undergone a rapid transformation in the wake of COVID-19.

Getting Vaccinated Has Mental Health Benefits, Walgreens Finds

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot have a welcoming side-effect: peace of mind and mental health, according to a survey conducted by Walgreens in April 2021.

Walmart to acquire telehealth company MeMD as Amazon Care signs first customer

FierceHealthIT

Walmart to acquire telehealth company MeMD as Amazon Care signs first customer. hlandi. Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:55

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Genesis MedTech brings its articulating laparoscopic devices to China, Singapore

Mobi Health News

The ArtiSential devices act as an extension of a surgeon's arm, mimicking the movement of its user's hand, wrist and fingers.

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Nursing execs dish on the digital health tools they've found most useful during the pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In a recent study, researchers associated more favorable electronic health record usability scores with lower odds of burnout among nurses.

Key Features For Pharmacy Delivery App

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Natalie Tkachenko, healthcare software solutions consultant, NIX United. The increasing number of online pharmacy retailers emphasize growing consumer inquiry for address delivery.

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Strategies for Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare is slowly moving to the cloud. There is growing comfort with using cloud-based apps like word processing and some pioneering organizations have implemented their own private clouds for file storage. Many clinical applications, however, remain inside on-premise Data Centers.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Health Care Costs for a Couple in Retirement in the U.S. Reach $300,000

Health Populi

To pay for health care expenses, the average nest-egg required for a couple retiring in the U.S. in 2021 will be $300,000 according to the 20th annual Fidelity Investments Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate.

Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente to scale up hospital-at-home efforts with $100M investment into Medically Home

FierceHealthIT

Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente to scale up hospital-at-home efforts with $100M investment into Medically Home. dmuoio. Wed, 05/12/2021 - 13:52

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FDA greenlights Bigfoot Biomedical's insulin recommending diabetes management system

Mobi Health News

The system was cleared for use among individuals 12 years old and up with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes on multiple-dose injection therapy.

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IT execs talk new strategies for analytics, patient engagement, telehealth and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that the U.S. might be finally turning a corner in the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been a relentless 16 months, and healthcare CIOs and other health IT leaders can no doubt use a breather.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

One Year After Adoption, Telehealth’s Benefits Reveal Long-Term Staying Power

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In late March 2020, ATI Physical Therapy (ATI), one of the nation’s largest providers of physical therapy (PT) services, launched its telehealth platform CONNECT.

FCC’s $550 Million Telehealth Program – Last Chance at $250 Million and How’s The Money Being Spent?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sid Kandan, CEO at Stel Life, Inc. Applications for the FCC’s $250M Telehealth Program are due tomorrow (5/6) at noon.

COVID-19 Accelerated Digital Health Investments…But It Helps to Be Bigger, Mature and Scaling

Health Populi

“Compare digital health to airlines, cruise lines, and other industries” and the sector looks quite privileged, opined Matthew Holt in a discussion on a study diving deeply into the State of Digital Health , conducted by Catalyst @ Health 2.0 and sponsored by WIPFLI.

Medical billing startup Cedar to acquire OODA Health for $425M to tackle insurance market

FierceHealthIT

Medical billing startup Cedar to acquire OODA Health for $425M to tackle insurance market. hlandi. Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:57

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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.

Want to make healthcare more accessible? Google says tech is the answer

Mobi Health News

Today at the Vatican Conference on health, Google's Dr. David Feinberg discussed how tech could help address health disparities.

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Telehealth can increase nurse workloads, study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research found that patients using at-home monitoring systems for blood glucose and blood pressure levels received almost twice as many "nursing activities" as patients who received usual care.

How AI Can Help Pharma Companies Safeguard Patients’ Personal Identifiable Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amit Garg, vice president of analytics, Gramener.