Sat.Mar 21, 2020 - Fri.Mar 27, 2020

How Telehealth Enhances the Patient-Doctor Relationship

InTouch Health

How Telehealth Can Bring Doctors and Patients Closer Together. Care providers are used to treating and seeing their patients in person, but telehealth can actually improve the doctor-patient relationship.

In A Nation “At War” with the C19 Virus, Partisan Healthcare Differences Persist

Health Populi

More Democrats would want to get tested for the coronavirus (C19) than would Republicans. And, more women than men believe that a vaccine to address the COVID-19 pandemic believe that treatment would be offered at no-or-low-cost under a Democratic president versus President Trump. These are two key insights gleaned from a look into U.S. adults’ perspectives on the C19 virus in the second week of March 2020. What Are Americans’ Views on the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Use Feedback to Improve Engagement in the Healthcare Workplace

HealthStream

Millennials make up the largest generation working in healthcare, and their numbers and predominance will only continue to grow. That’s why it is important for healthcare managers to learn how to make regular communication about performance work, specifically for millennials

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7 healthcare-related items you may have missed in the $2T coronavirus stimulus package

FierceHealthIT

The massive $2 trillion economic stimulus package includes several smaller provisions that could have a big impact on hospitals and insurers. Find out what you may have missed

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

FDA steps on the gas for digital health

Morning eHealth

Latest stimulus bill offers plenty for digital health — Telehealth in the states

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How telemedicine is being used on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis

Mobi Health News

Yesterday MassChallenge hosted a summit on innovation in the age of the coronavirus crisis, and panelists discussed how providers are implementing new digital programs into their toolbox.

Clocktree System Status Updates

Clocktree

Due to the dramatic increase in demand for telehealth services, Clocktree’s system has experienced times of overload, making some services very slow or unavailable. We will post current updates here, letting everyone know the current status. Thanks for your patience through this time, and please know we are doing everything we can to make things go smoothly for you and your clients: Wednesday 3/25, 6am PST: System functional, no reported issues.

Health providers desperate for PPE take to Twitter

Morning eHealth

HHS' expected licensing reg appears to be a letter to states — Privacy, telehealth measures in Phase 3 sail through Senate

West Virginia Was the Last State to ID a COVID-19 Positive Patient; The States’ Residents Are At Highest Risk for Severe Reaction to C19

Health Populi

Gallup has estimated 11 Million in U.S. at Severe Risk If Infected With COVID-19 in research published today. And the health citizens of West Virginia would be at greatest risk for having a severe reaction to the coronavirus. A “severe reaction” here means being critically ill or dying.

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.

Scripps, UCSF kick off wearable-driven research projects to spot viral infections early on

Mobi Health News

Both efforts are employing popular consumer wearables and health trackers to spot potential cases of COVID-19 or other viral diseases as they begin

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Clocktree System Overload

Clocktree

We are experiencing severe overload of our system, but doing everything we can to remedy this. We hope to be back to normal operation soon. Our engineers are working around the clock to try to handle the increased volume but we don’t have an ETA on when this will be fully resolved. We are so sorry for the convenience this is causing during this crucial time, and thank you for your patience

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Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

Healthcare IT Today

One of the big challenges healthcare faces is sharing data between healthcare organizations who need that data. Healthcare interoperability, as we call it, has been a challenge for a long time. However, we’ve known that it is much less of a technical challenge and more of a business challenge.

Steps Count: More Steps Are Self-Care Goodness in the COVID-19 Lifestyle

Health Populi

There’s evidence in this week’s JAMA of a dose-response relationship between peoples’ steps and lower mortality. In other words: more steps done daily is statistically significantly associated with death from all causes. Furthermore, step intensity didn’t make a difference in mortality rates, shown in the JAMA -published study, Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults.

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.

COVID-19 home-testing kit could soon be available for purchase in UK

Mobi Health News

The simple finger-prick test will be made available first to NHS staff

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Digital Leaders in COVID-19 Hotspots Share Lessons Learned

Health System CIO

From testing backup and disaster recovery plans to ensuring the right pieces are in place to facilitate telehealth, there are several steps healthcare IT leaders can take to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaking down barriers to care traced to social determinants of health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Population Health Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Breaking down barriers to care traced to social determinants of health Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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In the US COVID-19 Pandemic, A Tension Between the Fiscal and the Physical

Health Populi

“Act fast and do whatever it takes,” insists the second half of the title of a new eBook with contributions from forty leading economists from around the world. The first half of the title is, Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis. . The book is discussed in a World Economic Forum essay discussing the economists’ consensus to “act fast.” ” As the U.S.

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.

Facebook offers help to countries looking to use its Messenger feature for COVID19 response

Mobi Health News

Facebook also plans to hold a virtual hackathon focused on COVID19.

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Health privacy falling in pandemic times?

Morning eHealth

VA opens up telework — AliveCor uses FDA guidance

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Telehealth group practice offers free care to seniors nationwide during crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CCS Healthcare is a telehealth practice that has been delivering telehealth care extensively throughout Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2016. It delivers care to assisted living facilities through on-site visits performed by its physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

FDA Enables Generic Insulins with Lower Prices

Insulin Nation

While COVID-19 has distracted our attention from affordable insulin to focus on social distancing and hoarding toilet paper, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is finally making a serious effort to improve our access to insulin. . Why no Generic Insulins?

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.

At-home COVID-19 testing services pump the brakes after FDA warns of 'fraudulent' kits

Mobi Health News

Nurx and Carbon Health have officially halted their mail-order testing kit services. But at least one startup is still moving to secure an Emergency Use Authorization for its at-home rapid serology diagnostic

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COVID-19 MixTape

Healthcare IT Today

Finding ways to stay energized and inspired during this time is important – not just for productivity reasons but to keep our sanity as well. Music is one of the most reliable ways to change our moods. Who hasn’t cranked up the volume when your randomized playlist lands on a favorite song?

Technology is radically improving care for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected Health Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & Policy Patient Engagement Telehealth With its three-pillar approach to modernization, the U.S.

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Why Data Interoperability Is Critical In The Fight Against The Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Daniel Cidon, CTO, NextGate. As COVID-19 closes in the on U.S., the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. Providers need access to the full picture of every patient they […]. The article Why Data Interoperability Is Critical In The Fight Against The Pandemic appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

FDA clears Pear's digital insomnia therapeutic through 510(k), Pre-Cert pilot pathways

Mobi Health News

Somryst, a prescription digital therapeutic combining cognitive behavioral therapy and personalized sleep restriction, is the first software product to put the FDA's early Precertification Program framework through its paces.

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COVID-19 Humor – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday after a long year…I mean month…oh crap, it’s only been a week. Well, regardless of how it’s felt, we’ve made it to Friday and you know what that means.

In a COVID-19 hotspot, a physicians group deploys a free triage and telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians of Southwest Washington has been implementing health IT vendor Innovaccer’s COVID-19 Management System, a tool the vendor has been offering provider organizations free to help manage and care for patients during the pandemic. The state of Washington is one of the areas in the U.S,