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Are doctors abandoning telehealth?

Morning eHealth

How health IT delays diagnoses — CMMI head in line to join domestic policy council

Growing Evidence for eConsults – the Asynchronous, Clinician-to-Clinician Platform for Telehealth

Health Populi

Health care providers stood up virtual health care services with lightning speed as the coronavirus pandemic emerged in the U.S.

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Using Tech To Improve The Patient Experience

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Going to a hospital or other healthcare practice has always been a stressful process for patients.

Automated Nurse Cross-Training Needs to Be in Place Before the Next Pandemic

HealthStream

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the need for healthcare organizations to have an automated solution that can quickly identify which of their nurses can most easily be cross-trained for roles that are sorely needed and then determine how much training was necessary

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

7 vital questions to ask when choosing a virtual care platform

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“Can everybody please mute your mics?”. data security ehr integration HIPAA Compliance virtual care

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Boots offers access to online video pharmacy consultations for people living with cancer

Mobi Health News

The service will offer an accessible route for those affected by cancer to speak to a trained healthcare professional from the comfort of their own home

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How one health system harnessed AI, telehealth to combat coronavirus

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When the United States reported its first COVID-19 case in January 2020, the Medical University of South Carolina activated its telehealth response – months before swathes of other health systems rapidly pivoted to virtual care.

What COVID-19 Taught Us About Telehealth and its (Now Permanent) Role in Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Michael Morgan and Andrew Barbash, MD from Updox. Prior to COVID-19, telemedicine was a novelty for the majority of providers. Concerns over privacy, technology costs and reimbursements limited the ability of hospitals to integrate virtual visits into routine care.

Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2

Health Populi

“Now” is the lowest point in history that most Americans can remember: 7 in 10 people in the U.S. feel this way, up from 56% in 2018 and 2019. Furthermore, 4 in 5 people in the U.S.

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.

Lenovo unveils its take on remote chronic disease monitoring

Mobi Health News

Scheduled to launch in Q3, the offering combines Lenovo devices, connected biometric biomonitoring tools and an AI-based virtual assistant

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Here's how smaller practices can prepare for continuing telehealth demands

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the coronavirus pandemic swelled throughout the country, many healthcare providers found themselves abruptly pivoting – sometimes in a matter of days – to virtual care. While larger health systems had the infrastructure in place to do so, many smaller practices struggled to keep up.

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Epic Heading Back to the Office, Eschewing Remote Work

Healthcare IT Today

An article published a few weeks ago is still buzzing around Health IT circles about Epic’s choice to have their 9000 employees return to the office rather than continuing remote work.

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U.S. Hospitals Will Lose $323 Billion in 2020 – Before Accounting for Growing COVID Cases

Health Populi

health systems are projected to lose $323 billion in 2020 due to declining inpatient and outpatient volumes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the “normal” hospital business. Hospitals racked up over $200 bn in losses between March and June 2020.

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.

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020

Mobi Health News

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19, funding deals during the last three months were generally on par with those of Q1 2020 and Q2 2019

With telehealth, one practice is now seeing more patients than before the pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Henry J. Austin Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Trenton, New Jersey, was having problems with payment options. THE PROBLEM. Regulations had been passed in New Jersey requiring reimbursement for telemedicine services.

Agency heads pitch Congress on public health data

Morning eHealth

HHS unveils unified agenda — FDA's PDF hopes

The Changing Face of Digital Health In The Age of COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Vinisha Joshi, research content developer, Global Market Insights.

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.

Apple was already developing handwashing sensing before COVID-19 hit

Mobi Health News

MobiHealthNews spoke with Apple VP of technology Kevin Lynch about how the new feature on Apple Watch came to be, and what its implications might be for healthcare

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Hundreds of industry groups call on Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Three hundred and forty healthcare organizations published an open letter Monday asking Senate and House leaders to permanently enshrine changes to policies that would make telehealth accessible in the long term.

Health Data Integration Must Be for the Whole Clinic

Healthcare IT Today

As health clinics, dentists, and specialists gradually reopen during what we hope is a reprieve from the first COVID-19 wave, lapses in effective data sharing come into glaring view.

6 Tips To Avoid Stress During The Busy Summer Months 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. While summer is a time to relax and have fun, it can also be extremely busy, and as any adult knows extremely busy usually translates to very stressful.

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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.

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Pear, Shatterproof join forces on new addiction focused DTx coalition

Mobi Health News

One of the organization's main goals is to encourage Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for prescription digital therapeutics.

HIMSSCast: Will the COVID-19 telehealth boom last?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare IT News Executive Editor Mike Miliard and Senior Editor Kat Jercich join host Jonah Comstock to recap what went down at the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference last week.

Humana to offer home COVID-19 testing, drive-thru testing at Walmart 

FierceHealthIT

Humana to offer home COVID-19 testing, drive-thru testing at Walmart . pminemyer. Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:02

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Antibody Discovery, Viral Therapy and COVID-19: What to Know in 2020

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Ever since the SARS-CoV-2 virus—better known as COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus—appeared on the world stage in December 2019, the scientific community has been searching for a way to fight it.

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Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Masimo announces device designed to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms

Mobi Health News

The device applies electrical impulses to the cranial nerves around the ear, which can reduce neuron activity and opioid withdrawal symptoms

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Patients get taste of remote monitoring, want it to become permanent

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: HIMSS20 Digital Coverage Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Patients get taste of remote monitoring, want it to become permanent Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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More than 300 organizations, physician groups push Congress to take action on telehealth policies

FierceHealthIT

More than 300 organizations, physician groups push Congress to take action on telehealth policies. hlandi. Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:01