November, 2020

Keys to sustainable telehealth post COVID-19

KevinMD

As we’ve listened to providers describe their reactions to this pandemic, telehealth continues to be a pervasive theme at the foundation of their response. They refer to this as a “watershed” event that will permanently change healthcare delivery.

Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

Most psychologists in the U.S. treated more patients in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting their practices to telehealth platforms.

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Physicians will decide the fate of the digital therapeutics industry

Mobi Health News

Authors from Mental & Brain Health Investment and Columbia Psychiatry Mind Ventures write about the future of digital therapeutics.

Compliance

Clocktree

Efficiently manage regulatory compliance and audits. Automate, Streamline, and Simplify Dashboard for at-a-glance compliance status.

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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.

Telehealth may worsen digital divide for people with disabilities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Much has been made of telehealth's potential to bridge the accessibility gap for those who may be otherwise underserved by the healthcare systems.

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Physicians are drowning in electronic information

KevinMD

The administrative burden of medicine significantly contributes to physician and clinician burnout, electronic health systems, or EHR system design and workflow as a lead culprit. As such, recent EHR technology innovation tactics have focused on automating components of data entry and documentation.

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The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

Health Populi

Over one-half of Americans would likely use virtual care for their healthcare services, and one in four people would actually prefer a virtual relationship with a primary care physician, according to the fifth annual 2020 Consumer Sentiment Survey from UnitedHealthcare.

Designing better tech for seniors means simplifying tech for everyone

Mobi Health News

Experts say that designing technology for everyone and creating customization features for smaller populations are key in making better solutions for seniors.

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Telehealth surge among dentists

Clocktree

A recent survey of 2,767 dentists in 20 states found that 34% of providers are currently using some form of telehealth to treat patients or plan to in the near future. The study, conducted by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, also found that: 75% of providers who use telehealth services expect their telehealth volume to increase or stay the same during the next 12 months Public health providers are more likely (44%) to use telehealth than all other practice types (21%).

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.

A CIO's perspective on the promise of digital transformation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

I have often shared with people that serving as a chief information officer in this era has provided me with being the beneficiary of all the hard work, effort and persistence of those CIOs that served before me in my organization.

5 Digital Health Services That Are Here to Stay

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Devin Partida, technology writer and the editor-in-chief, ReHack.com. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the medical industry with one of its most significant challenges yet.

Artificial intelligence, COVID-19, and the future of pandemics

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (AI) has proven of value in the COVID-19 pandemic and shows promise for mitigating future health care crises. During the pandemic’s first wave in New York, for example, Mount Sinai Health System used an algorithm to help identify patients ready for discharge.

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Digital Inclusion Is A Social Determinant of Health – Learning Good Things from the NHS

Health Populi

“Digital,” write large, has been a lifeline during lockdown for those with the access, skills, and confidence to benefit from connecting.

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.

Medtronic launches CGM-integrated smart insulin pen for multiple daily injections

Mobi Health News

The announcement comes a few months after Medtronic acquired the InPen device's original maker, Companion Medical

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Consider Amazon’s role in the caregiving and older adult market

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s already been a big year for new Amazon offerings that could benefit older people. This month’s most obvious change was the introduction of Amazon CareHub , an Alexa app that can be used to help monitor potentially isolated older adults.

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Telehealth ICU tech helps Geisinger quickly expand capacity and enhance care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Earlier this year, Geisinger health system based in Danville, Pennsylvania, had full intensive care units at several of its hospitals, leading to higher acuity in the step-down units at those facilities.

Defining The Digital Therapeutics Landscape For Provider and Payers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Digital health aims at some of the biggest healthcare challenges, including lowering costs, fostering engagement and improving health outcomes.

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.

Orientation to HEAL: the 4th best electronic medical record

KevinMD

An excerpt from Man’s 4th Best Hospital, Now available in paperback from Penguin/Berkley. And in the Fat Man Clinic, what about billing? We would do it ourselves on our screens. Using HEAL, the EHR or Electronic ‘Health’ Record system that BUDDIES had installed in Man’s 4th Best and its.Read more. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has been a shock to people across all aspects of everyday living, for older and younger people, for work and school, for entertainment and travel — all impacting our hearts, minds, and wallets.

Amazon releases new Alexa features allowing families to monitor seniors living alone

Mobi Health News

The Amazon Alexa Care Hub connects a senior's personal assistant device to a caretaker's mobile app, and includes activity alerts, emergency contacts and other communications features

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Many Patients Aren’t Paying Full Attention During Telehealth Visits

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey suggests that patients aren’t as engaged by telehealth visits as one might hope, with many multitasking during their consult. And, as I’ll argue below, that’s actually a pretty predictable finding, though not an inevitable one.

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.

TriHealth switches to Zoom for pandemic, sees 3,650% increase in telehealth use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

TriHealth, a health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, had an access problem regarding patients who desired a first contact medical option that did not require a visit to a doctor’s office. THE PROBLEM.

Health Tech Hazards That May Cause Medical Malpractice

Electronic Health Reporter

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

States Passing Laws to Prevent Telehealth Coverage Rollbacks by Payers

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth coverage rollbacks started as early as June 4, when Aetna, United Healthcare and Anthem ended no-cost coverage of non-COVID telehealth for commercially insured members.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

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.