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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.

Blockchain could be the key to vaccine distribution, says IBM

Mobi Health News

Mark Treshock, blockchain solutions leader for healthcare and life sciences at IBM discusses how the technology can be used to validate vaccine supply chain and personal records.

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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%).

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.

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.

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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Well Health Secures $45 Million in Series C Funding

Healthcare IT Today

Well Health Inc., a digital health leader in patient communications, today announced a $45 million Series C funding round led by Lead Edge Capital, bringing total funds raised to $75 million since its founding in 2015.

ATA applauds reforms to Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association this week issued a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' final rules regarding the Physician Self-Referral Law (also known as the Stark Law) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Aging and Health Technology Watch 2020 Research – A Recap

Aging in Place Technology Watch

A year that saw little travel but it was a good time to write. Most would agree that this year was not what we expected. Instead of continuing with business and event travel into March, HIMSS was canceled at the last minute and converted to a virtual event.

Novartis teams up with smartpatient on new tool for patients with wet macular degeneration

Mobi Health News

The tool was designed to help patients and caregivers manage the condition and treatment.

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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.

Using Patient Headshots In EHRs Can Reduce Order Errors

Healthcare IT Today

While the vast majority of orders are placed correctly, typically 99.9%, the remaining 0.1% can do a lot of harm if they’re wrong. Aware of this issue, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital decided to dig into these problematic orders, particularly those directed to the wrong patients.

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Pandemic-era burnout: Telehealth managers get pushed to the max

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To see all of the feature stories in the Burnout in the Age of COVID-19 series, click here. In 2020, telemedicine truly, finally hit the mainstream in the United States.

Operation Warp Speed expects to distribute 6.4M COVID-19 doses 24 hours after FDA approval

FierceHealthIT

Operation Warp Speed expects to distribute 6.4M COVID-19 doses 24 hours after FDA approval. rking. Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:54

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AliveCor gets FDA nod for suite of cardiac focused AI algorithms

Mobi Health News

The new algorithms will be able to detect for sinus rhythm with premature ventricular contractions, supraventricular ectopy and sinus rhythm with wide QRS.

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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.

Idion’s Patient ID Tattoo: Fashion Fad Becomes Patient Innovation

Healthcare IT Today

It is not often that an innovation leaps from the world of fashion to healthcare, yet that is exactly what happened with Idion’s skin-applied technology. The company is working to turn patient ID wristbands into antiques and that’s just the beginning.

CMS launches Acute Hospital Care at Home program to help with COVID-19 surge

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday took several new steps to help U.S. hospitals manage the crush of new patients as the COVID-19 crisis worsens.

Industry Voices—How cloud, AI and machine learning are transforming healthcare through COVID-19 and beyond

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—How cloud, AI and machine learning are transforming healthcare through COVID-19 and beyond. hlandi. Sat, 11/21/2020 - 17:35

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VitalConnect launches VitalPatch RTM for extended Holter monitoring

Mobi Health News

The device continuously monitors four significant vital signs: heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate and activity.

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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.

Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Virtual Behavioral Health Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Trip Hofer, CEO of AbleTo. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a much-needed spotlight on behavioral health in the U.S.

How healthcare organizations can enhance RPM security, resiliency

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to push patients away from in-person care, many health systems have ramped up their remote patient monitoring ecosystems. But with that increase in endpoints comes an increase in security risks.

CVS taps veteran retail exec to lead pharmacy segment

FierceHealthIT

CVS taps veteran retail exec to lead pharmacy segment. pminemyer. Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:37

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Fitbit study finds heart rate variability fluctuates by age, gender, time of day and activity level

Mobi Health News

The researchers used data from more than 8 million Fitbit users over the course of a randomly selected 24-hour period.

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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.

A Hidden Advantage Of Telehealth: Patient Access To Specialized Programs

Healthcare IT Today

Not long ago, I found out that I needed access to a specialized program to address a long-standing medical condition. As it happens, the medical support I need is in short supply in my area, so I thought it would take a while to access the right package of services.

House bill would compel states to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A bill introduced by U.S. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., would imperil funding for states that do not join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact within three years. The compact, which currently includes 29 states, as well as Washington, D.C.

Treating HIV_AIDS in the Age of COVID: Think Telehealth

eVisit

There is a pandemic the worldwide healthcare community has been battling since 1981. It is HIV/AIDS , and it has claimed the lives of more than 35 million people since it was first identified four decades ago.

New COVID-19 technology offers pooled screening for large groups

Mobi Health News

The technology will be able to screen up to 40 people at once

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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.