July, 2019

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

KevinMD

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more accurate, safer and more accessible.

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Finances Are the Top Cause of Stress, and HSAs Aren’t Helping Much

Health Populi

If you heed the mass media headlines and President Trump’s tweets, the U.S. has achieved “the best economy” ever in mid-July 2019. But if you’re working full time in that economy, you tend to feel much less positive about your personal prospects and fiscal fitness.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Sumit Nagpal,  At the Crossroads of Tech and Healthcare

Digital Health

Sumit Nagpal was born to a pair of healthcare entrepreneurs and raised in Kashmir, India. When he was 13, he came to the United States where he saw diversity for the first time.

Managing diabetes: An overview of available digital tools

Mobi Health News

Diabetics now have more discrete, precise and consumer-friendly options than ever before

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Are We Over Connected Yet?

Medical Connectivity

Some of us remember when distributed medical devices such as patient monitors had their own dedicated server. That server had one job, to support that manufacturer's medical devices. It was not connected to the enterprise network, in part because there was no network.

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Rural communities helped by telehealth, but broadband internet still an issue for 1 in 5 rural households

Clocktree

NPR produced an interesting segment on the state of telehealth services and how they’ve helped people in rural communities. The article spotlights one woman in rural CA who needed therapy but lives in a town with only two therapists and could only get one appointment per month.

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On Amazon Prime Day, What Could Health Care Look Like?

Health Populi

Today is July 15, and my email in-box is flooded with all flavors of Amazon Prime’d stories in newsletters and product info from ecommerce sites — even those outside of Amazon from beauty retailers, electronics channels, and grocery stores.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Imran Haque – Grounded Data Scientist

Digital Health

A computational biologist by training, Imran Haque has managed to achieve the near-impossible: embracing the promise of data science in medicine while retaining his critical faculties. He may well be just the sort of innovator required at the intersection of medicine and big data. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Imran says he grew […].

How Finland is teaming up with pharma to identify genetic variants in disease

Mobi Health News

The country's FinnGen Project seeks to use its unique population bottleneck and cohesive health records to drive genetic insights

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Perficient Team Invades Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire 2019

Perficient

Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner conference takes place this week in sunny (and super-hot) Las Vegas. Inspire offers partners an opportunity to hear about the latest Microsoft innovations, explore new ecosystem alliances and further develop existing partnerships.

More calls to revise info blocking, interop rules

Morning eHealth

Report: Scammers exploit Medicare loophole — Online privacy bill gets Dem co-sponsor

How can data analytics to improve the care and outcomes of cancer patients?

KevinMD

I want to share some thoughts about artificial intelligence, or as I prefer to call it “data analytics.” Fundamentally: How can we capture the capability of analytics to improve the care and outcomes of cancer patients?

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

VA, Verizon to offer new telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app. WHY IT MATTERS.

XRHealth opens up VR platform to third-party developers

Mobi Health News

The company exclusively announced to MobiHealthNews its plants to create a tool kit for providers, payers and pharmas.

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The Most Important Thing in Consulting: People, People, People

Perficient

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, John DeSue, general manager of delivery excellence for our Microsoft business unit, writes about the importance people have on building a successful company and workplace. “Location, location, location.”

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A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows.

Technology is corrupting the culture of medicine

KevinMD

To help then-candidate Bill Clinton remain focused on the No. 1 voter issue ahead of the 1992 presidential elections, political strategist James Carville coined an unforgettable mantra, which he posted inside Clinton campaign headquarters. It read, “The economy, stupid.”

Retail Pricing in U.S. Health Care? Why Transparency Is Hard to Do

Health Populi

“It’s the prices stupid,” Uwe Reinhardt and Gerard Anderson and colleagues asserted in the title their seminal Health Affairs manifesto on U.S. healthcare spending. Sixteen years later, yesterday on 8th July 2019, a Federal U.S.

5G & Healthcare. Huge Boon for Providers, Impractical or Ho-hum?

Phoenix Health Systems

It’s a fact. The more bandwidth-intensive connected medical devices and mobile devices our hospitals deploy, the more we are straining our health IT infrastructures. Something has to give. Many communications leaders see 5G technology’s real-time high bandwidth and lower latency access as powerful new technology features that are needed to expand healthcare applications’ capabilities and the functioning of medical devices, robotics, and mobile devices.

Can the bot-to-patient relationship improve patient engagement?

Mobi Health News

Medical chatbots are emerging as potential assistants in many areas of healthcare. Can an AI-fuelled robot help improve patient engagement in cancer care

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Perficient Doubles Year-Over-Year Heart & Stroke Walk Donations

Perficient

People make the choice to volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some feel it opens the door to give back to their community and make a difference in the world around them. Others enjoy the opportunity it provides to develop new skills or build on existing experience or relationships.

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Telehealth services expand at state level, but adoption barriers remain

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine Association.

Patients: Take back your health information. Here’s how.

KevinMD

Have you ever wondered why your personal health information essentially belongs to your health care provider or institution? I mean: why do they keep your information under lock and key, and you have to sign a release to get it? After all, it’s your blood that they just pulled out and tested, it’s your body […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

The New Drug Companies Aren’t Drug Companies At All

Health Populi

The health/care ecosystem continues to morph as the stakeholder groups themselves are blurring across and outside of their core businesses. Today’s example of this is Clover Health, which launched Clover Therapeutics this week.

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind.

Partnership will see Amazon Alexa provide access to NHS-verified health information

Mobi Health News

The tech giant's partnership with the NHS was first announced last year.

Benefits of Application Modernization: Deliver Exceptional CX

Perficient

Whether you’re building new apps or modernizing legacy ones, cloud provides the agility and scalability your business needs to deploy faster and access advanced IT capabilities.

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Some say data sharing incurs patient risk

Morning eHealth

Another study deems telemedicine abortion safe — Boehler departing CMMI

6 Barriers to Healthcare Access and How Telehealth Can Help

Enzyme Health

Telehealth technology is helping provide better access to healthcare and easing the healthcare disparity gap among core American populations from seniors to rural residents. Find out how telehealth is showing promise for some of the biggest challenges to equitable healthcare access.

A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

Health Populi

By Susannah Fox, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Lisa Suennen. I’ve lived long enough to have learned. The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned. But that won’t happen to us. Cause it’s always been a matter of trust . A Matter of Trust, by Billy Joel.

Why On Earth Are Physicians Still Collecting Patient Data Using Paper Forms?

Healthcare IT Today

As part of its “Patients over Paperwork” effort, CMS recently issued a Request for Information seeking new ideas on reducing levels of administrative burden. The initiative seems to be making a serious impact.

Withings rolls out connected blood pressure, ECG cuff in EU; US launch slated for Q3

Mobi Health News

While the less pricey Withings BPM Connect is now available in both regions' Apple and Withings storefronts, the US launch of the ECG-enabled BPM Core is on hold as the company awaits FDA clearance.

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Do you shuffle data or use it?

Perficient

To be successful with your data, you need to know if your company is focused on reporting the data or analyzing the data for intelligent decisions. I’ll lay out two fictional organizational examples. Think about which one your company resembles and which one you would like it to resemble.

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