July, 2021

Is Open Notes as good in practice as it is in theory?

KevinMD

Earlier this year, a federal rule that requires clinical information such as doctors’ notes and lab and imaging results to be made immediately available to patients took effect.

Medical Debt in the U.S. Greater in States That Did Not Expand Medicaid

Health Populi

The level of medical debt in America exceeded debt of other types in 2020.

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Germany's Dopavision closes €12M Series A round for digital childhood myopia treatment

Mobi Health News

The proceeds will be used to fund the clinical development of MyopiaX, the company's lead product in childhood myopia.

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Wolters Kluwer Launches Patient Education Platform:EmmiEducate

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Wolters Kluwer, Health announces the release of EmmiEducate to improve alignment between patients and their care teams.

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.

The Link Between Administrative Burden and Physician Burnout

Continue Education Journal

Physician burnout is increasingly being studied as the epidemic reaches new and larger proportions. A 2016 article in The Lancet defined physician burnout as “a work related syndrome, involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment.”

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The rise of non-traditional nursing

KevinMD

Nurses are an essential component of the American health care system and are continually in high demand nationwide. For years, nurses have elected to leave the field or have sought alternative professions instead of working in a traditional nursing role full-time.

Digital Inclusion As Upstream Health Investment

Health Populi

Without access to connectivity during the pandemic, too many people could not work for their living, attend school and learn, connect with loved ones, or get health care.

Contributed: Top 10 Use Cases for AI in Healthcare

Mobi Health News

From drug discovery to forecasting kidney disease AI could be the next game-changer in healthcare.

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How Technology Helps Provide Better Patient Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The medical profession has come a long way from the days when doctors made house calls carrying little black bags with everything they needed for their trade.

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.

AI Powered Behavior Change in Healthcare is Not Just for Patients

Healthcare IT Today

Most of the stories we read about changing behavior in healthcare are about patients. Not this one. In this article, we are focusing on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) coupled with a better approach to training can lead to measurable improvement for clinicians. Why is it so hard to change behavior?

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One physician's perspective on why patients prefer telehealth visits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth An occupational medicine physician offered his patients a poll with a single question. Here's what he's learned so far about their feelings on virtual care.

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Q&A with Patrick McGill, MD, Part 1: “We Should Not Be Competing on Social Determinants.”

Health System CIO

When it comes to social determinants of health, capturing data is important, but it’s merely one step, says Patrick McGill, MD. It's also about leveraging that data to understand why gaps exist, and partnering with others to help close them.

Digital Health Tools Are Finding Business Models – IQVIA’s 2021 Read on the Health of Digital Health

Health Populi

In the Age of COVID, over 90,000 new health apps were released, as the supply of digital therapeutics and wearables grew in 2020.

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.

Omniscient Neurotechnology gets US FDA clearance for brain mapping software

Mobi Health News

The platform analyses millions of data points from a patient's MRI and delivers insights to neurosurgeons before and during brain surgery

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BLACK+DECKER Launches BLACK+DECKER Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. BLACK+DECKER launches BLACK+DECKER Health – a new product category within the BLACK+DECKER brand that will be dedicated to providing health and wellness solutions direct-to-consumers.

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Referrals: A Golden Opportunity to Build Trust and Patient-Centricity

Healthcare IT Today

Physicians and patients do not like the current referral process. It is labor intensive, full of gaps and frustrating for everyone involved. There is a golden opportunity right now to improve referrals and help rebuild trust in healthcare as well as become more patient centric. Broken or As Designed?

The future of telehealth: informatics, scalability and interoperability

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed telehealth into the spotlight with exponential adoption, helping to prove its value. The healthcare industry learned that, with the right solutions, care can extend outside hospital walls and be conducted anywhere.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Q&A with CISO Hank Capps, Part 2: “Innovation isn’t chaotic; innovation is methodical.”

Health System CIO

Innovation will never replace patient care as a priority. But, when approached the right way, it can “help surface more and better mechanisms for taking care of patients,” says Dr. Hank Capps, who talks about his strategy at Wellstar Health.

Healthy Living Trends Inspired by COVID-19: Retailers, Food, and Consumers’ Growing Self-Care Muscles

Health Populi

“Self-care” took on new meaning and personal work-flows for people living in and through the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

Gamification boosts physical activity, healthy behaviors in new study

Mobi Health News

Although the results from this study were modest, the researchers note that even slight increases in physical activity can have health benefits.

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Why Being A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Is Such A Satisfying Career

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you see an infant or child not feeling well, it can be heartbreaking, and the first instinct is usually you need to do something about it. Taking care of pediatric patients can be a […].

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Featured Health IT Job: Business Analyst, Clinical Informatics

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Business Analyst, Clinical Informatics position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by New York eHealth Collaborative and is in New York.

Telehealth may help reduce medicine's carbon footprint

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A large-scale study recently published in The Journal of Climate Change and Health found that an increase in telehealth use in the Pacific Northwest corresponded to a dramatic decrease in transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. vaccine rollout prevented up to 1.25M hospitalizations, 279K additional deaths, study finds

FierceHealthIT

vaccine rollout prevented up to 1.25M hospitalizations, 279K additional deaths, study finds. rking. Wed, 07/07/2021 - 15:17

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Dollar General, the Latest Retail Health Destination?

Health Populi

“What if…healthcare happened where we live, work, play, pray and shop, delivering the highest levels of retail experience?” ” I asked and answered in my book HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

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.

Dr. Deepak Chopra launches telehealth platform at the intersection of modern and alternative medicine

Mobi Health News

Patients can tap into the platform for a consultation that touches on health history, lifestyle, diet and spirituality.

19 Skills You Need To Work In A Medical Setting

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Plenty of jobs take place in a healthcare environment.

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Lessons Learned from a Fierce Patient Advocate, Erin Gilmer

Healthcare IT Today

Long time readers of Healthcare IT Today and members of the Health IT and patient advocate community on Twitter probably are familiar with Erin Gilmer. She’s one of the most fierce patient advocates I’ve ever known.