March, 2019

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes.

Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

Health Populi

“The Fourth Industrial Age,” Dr. Abraham Verghese writes, “has great potential to help, but also to harm, to exaggerate the profound gap that already exists between those who have much and those who have less each passing year.”

The Kids Are Alright – With Just a Little Help from the Innovators

Digital Health

I was in Austin last week for South By Southwest (SXSW), a sort of conference/meetup/party/experiential mash-up which is really like no other event that touches healthcare. At SXSW you can see a healthcare startup pitch, experience the latest and greatest in weird automotive or robotics engineering, see a movie and take in a concert, all […].

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Hill-Rom announced March 12, 2019 that it was in the process of acquiring Voalte for $180 million. An additional $15 million earn out was also disclosed. With annual revenue approaching $40M, the enterprise-value to revenue multiple for Voalte is a over 4.5.

Omron gets long-awaited FDA nod for combined EKG-blood pressure monitor

Mobi Health News

Partner AliveCor also got a mysterious new FDA clearance

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Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Valley Health, a not-for-profit health system serving West Virginia, Maryland and part of Virginia, was facing two serious challenges for which it was looking for solutions. THE PROBLEM. First, hospitals are facing critical care staffing shortages.

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Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

Health Populi

“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019.

New Tech Tonics Podcast – Carolyn Magill – May the Fast, Steep Road Rise Up to Meet You!

Digital Health

Carolyn Magill had planned a life in foreign service or international relations. But it wasn’t until she found herself at the nexus of healthcare and public policy that she realized she found her home. She has now traveled through the worlds of pharma, payers, providers and had leadership positions at companies both large and small. […].

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mark Polly

Perficient

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive.

Omada adds glucometer, blood pressure cuff to chronic disease management offerings

Mobi Health News

The company will augment its BYOD strategy with optional included sensors

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At Mount Sinai, telehealth reduces ER visits and hospitalizations

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital had been relying on traditional office visits to connect with patients. THE PROBLEM.

Do physicians have a right to be forgotten?

KevinMD

When we all lived in villages, knowing individual merchants allowed you to identify and avoid the cheats. As we urbanized, brand names became the reputational marker. But when you are dealing on the internet, where no one “knows you’re a dog,” what guarantee do you have?

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Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

In America, one in three people over 50 years of age feels a lack of companionship, and one-fourth feel isolated from other people, according to a new poll on loneliness and aging from the University of Michigan, sponsored by AARP.

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

2019 Technology Market Overview is online this week.

Are patients consumers or not?

Morning eHealth

45,000 patients’ data exposed at Rush — Virta Health hires lobbyists

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Apple Heart Study results: Notifications are rare, but often coincide with ECG-confirmed a-fib

Mobi Health News

Among more than 400,000 participants who enrolled in the study, only 0.5 percent ever received an atrial fibrillation alert from the app

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Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5 billion (nearly $10 billion) across England, according to a report from Now Healthcare Group. WHY IT MATTERS.

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

KevinMD

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience.

Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

Today, the number of searches on Google using the phrase “self-care” reached a high, shown in the line graph I created on Google Trends and marked up in red. A Google search overall yielded over 2 billion results. I started this search when the Great Recession began in the U.S.

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019.

Innovations in Adobe Analytics via AEM Authoring

Perficient

In 2015 the Ford Motor Company made the significant investment to purchase and integrate the full Adobe Marketing Cloud solution with the goal to deliver personalized and optimized content through its myriad of digital channels.

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Algorithm uses smartphone camera, flashlight to spot diabetes

Mobi Health News

The tool considers vascular changes and individual risk data to make its predictions

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Specialist telemedicine platform saves Vista Community Clinic $1.8 million

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As a federally qualified health center, Vista Community Clinic is a safety net for its neighborhood, managing an uninsured or underinsured patient population – in this case, 58 percent Medicaid, 2 percent Medicare and 32 percent uninsured. THE PROBLEM.

What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?

KevinMD

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Loving Wegmans and Amazon, Hating on the US Government: the Axios Harris Poll 100 in 2019

Health Populi

Americans love grocery stores, responsible retailers, technology and Amazon, Axios and Harris Poll found in this year’s top 100 visible company poll.

It’s time for cameras – nursing homes, assisted living, and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Where the baby (or elderly family member) may be. The WSJ investigation of Care.com has only added a level of urgency about the risky business of finding and placing caregivers in homes.

A Perficient Minneapolis Community of Practice Fosters Learning and Collaboration

Perficient

Last year our Minneapolis office pioneered a community of practice called Define and Drive. The group is tailored towards the business consultant and project manager colleagues, with an aim of knowledge sharing on market-relevant skills, and fostering a sense of community.

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AI in healthcare: Not human versus machine, human plus machine

Mobi Health News

Developing effective AI tools for healthcare means working multiple stakeholders and understanding the clinical, according to panelists at GTC in San Jose.

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Samitivej launches multi-service “Virtual Hospital” app in Thailand

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Understanding 6 trends shaping health care through gastroenterology

KevinMD

If you throw a pebble today, it's likely to land on an article that talks about how artificial intelligence and its brother — machine learning — are changing health care. Yes, I get it broadly. But I was curious to explore how exactly health care's trends are shaping a single medical specialty.

The Balance of Personalization and Privacy For Health/Care – Amazon and Beyond

Health Populi

“Is it possible to take personalization too far for consumers?” ” asks a paper on Privacy and Personalization from SmarterHQ. The answer is, “it depends.”

EHRs top patient safety concerns

Morning eHealth

eHealth bits in Trump’s budget request — New Internet of Things bill

Stay Connected with Perficient’s Salesforce Experts and News

Perficient

Perficient is the preferred partner for brands thinking about implementing Salesforce for several reasons. We have an incredible wealth of knowledge, a passionately dedicated team, and the history and experience needed to be the true enterprise innovation leader.

Women in venture: The case for increasing representation in digital health investing

Mobi Health News

Women make up 12.2 percent of digital health VC partners, but many in the industry are discussing the importance of diverse viewpoints.