January, 2019

The clinical burden of documentation

KevinMD

The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

Here’s Looking at Health at CES 2019

Health Populi

If I’m going to spend a week someplace, it usually has to be Italy. So next week in Las Vegas, I’ll deal with that bias by staying at the Venetian Hotel for the entire week to cover all-things-health at CES 2019 , the annual convening of electronics retailers and enthusiasts.

FDA on Software That Isn’t a Medical Device

Medical Connectivity

The 21 st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures) had many provisions including defining what kinds of software are medical devices, and some specific kinds of software that are not, and which therefore weren’t subject to FDA regulation.

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Seizure-detecting wearable Embrace2 cleared by FDA for use by children

Mobi Health News

The clearance is a first for the relatively underserved epilepsy wearable space

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Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

Clocktree

According to a recent survey by Reaction Data , 67% of healthcare providers surveyed weren’t aware of major changes to telehealth reimbursements laws in effect as of January 1. On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to payment policies and payment rates for services provided under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2019. The specific changes can be found here: [link].

What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is more than just a new name attached to Medicare payment reform.

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What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. The five trends are: Artificial Intelligence on the Rise.

New details on pre-cert

Morning eHealth

Apple's pivot to health — Digital health companies' dearth of peer-reviewed data

The promises of consumer health data dominated CES 2019

Mobi Health News

From on-stage demos to expo floor chit chat, attendees couldn't resist discussing what data collection and analysis could bring to consumer healthcare technology

Dexcom is Excited, and Best is yet to Come

Insulin Nation

How do you see CGM devices evolving? The foundation of our product development is that we want our products to: Perform well and accurately measure blood glucose. Be convenient to use and fit within the patient’s life — for example, we speak to phones now and will talk to an iWatch soon.

Medical Device Development and Data Science Integration

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Dr. Sean Otto, business development, Cyient.

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Ten Technology Offerings From CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Bright Lights, thick smoke, constant walking and avoidance maneuvers. After taking a year or two off, returning to CES is a chore and a revelation – it clearly is the major event for new technology announcements.

It’s Not All About Pink for Women’s Tech at CES 2019

Health Populi

This is not a watch. Well, not just a watch. It can track heart rate. And it’s not even pink. Well, rose gold, perhaps. One of the benefits about being a woman attending CES is that there are no lines in the loos.

Shutdown drags on

Morning eHealth

Re-light the FHIR — Research roundup

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CES 2019: Running list of health tech announcements

Mobi Health News

This is a running list of digital health products announced at CES. The list will be updated as the week goes on.

Regrowth of Human Beta Cells for T1D and T2D

Insulin Nation

Effective Therapeutic Rate. A combination of two drugs enhances the production of beta cells such that they proliferate at the highest rate ever observed in humans – a rate of 5 to 8 percent per day.

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2019 MedTech Predictions: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Amy Sklar, SVP of advanced manufacturing communities, UBM. As reported by Rock Health’s Midyear Funding Review, 2018 got off to a roaring start with $3.4 billion for digital health funding in the first six months of the year.

The Personal Health Record is the central pillar of Apple’s healthcare strategy

Lloyd Price

The market opportunity in healthcare is huge, and Apple sees healthcare and wellness as a core part of its app, services, and wearables strategies. Now the company is aiming to become your personal health record, jumping into research, medical devices, and more.

Health/Care Goes Retail at CES 2019

Health Populi

All health/care is retail now in America. I say this as most people in the U.S. who have health insurance must take on a deductible of some amount, which compels that insured individual to spend the first dollar on medical services up until they meet their financial commitment.

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CVS CEO’s vision for health

Morning eHealth

ONC posts 2019 interoperability reference — Do we know how to use AI responsibly in health

Ping An Good Doctor launches commercial operation of One-minute Clinics in China

Mobi Health News

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Vaccine for T1D in Clinical Trials Soon

Insulin Nation

INTRODUCTION. Virus infections have long been considered as a possible cause of type 1 diabetes. One virus group, enteroviruses (EVs), has been studied extensively, and clinical development of a vaccine against T1D-associated EV types has started. “ Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that approximately half of all T1D cases could be triggered by a CVB infection in early childhood ,” said Dr. Francisco Leon, Provention’s co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer.

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How Hackathons Help Solve Complex Problems – Faster

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Rahul Patel, EVP and general manager, Persistent Systems.

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UK Digital Health company TestCard wins 'Top Emerging Tech' Award at CES 2019

Lloyd Price

UK Medtech TestCard basked in the glory of star status at the world's most important (and biggest) trade fair this week; CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

The Caveats of CES 2019

Health Populi

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a “caveat” is, “a warning to consider something before doing anything more.” ” It is fitting that CES is held in Las Vegas, land of high risk and, with a lot of luck, reward.

Telemedicine still little used for substance abuse treatment

Morning eHealth

Digital Service seeks seamless vet experience during Cerner install — Techies skeptical of Medicaid block grant

FDA looks to De Novo pathway model as it unveils updates to Pre-Cert program

Mobi Health News

FDA Comissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced a new Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, Pre-Cert Test Plan for 2019 and a Working Model.

Health IT Predictions for 2019

Healthcare Informatics

It’s January and that means it is time to brush the dust off of my crystal ball and make some predictions about health IT for the upcoming year

Why Healthcare Companies Should Better Protect Medical Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer. With new technology comes to new terminologies, like cybersecurity. Unfortunately, this new technology also spawns the creation of new methods to bypass security measures.

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2018-2019 look back and ahead at tech buzz, hope, and hype

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who can resist reflection when a year ends and 2019 begins? So much racket, so much of it driven by writers desperate for something to write about – and we’re not talking about the news.

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Shelly Palmer De-Hypes CES 2019 & Has Lessons for Health/Care

Health Populi

I had the pleasure once again of attending Shelly Palmer’s annual kick-off breakfast where he level-sets our expectations for CES two hours before the tech halls open.

VA finally gets permanent CIO

Morning eHealth

New health tech influencers in Washington — Cerner trots out drug price transparency feature

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OTC device for hay fever pain relief receives 510(k) clearance

Mobi Health News

Tivic Health Systems’ ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief uses low current electrical waves to stimulate nerves beneath the skin

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Improving Quality Management with Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 2

Perficient

Welcome back! In Improving Quality Management With Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 1, we covered how Oracle Cloud quality is changing the game of managing quality data. Specifically three pain points!

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