2019

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

KevinMD

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more accurate, safer and more accessible.

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On Amazon Prime Day, What Could Health Care Look Like?

Health Populi

Today is July 15, and my email in-box is flooded with all flavors of Amazon Prime’d stories in newsletters and product info from ecommerce sites — even those outside of Amazon from beauty retailers, electronics channels, and grocery stores.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The Inquisitive Leader

Digital Health

Her illustrious career has taken her from clinician to biotech executive to university chancellor to CEO of the world’s largest foundation, yet throughout this exceptional journey, Susan Desmond-Hellmann has remained empathetic, inquisitive, and emphatically true to herself.

FDA on Modifying AI

Medical Connectivity

Recently the FDA released a discussion paper on a Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). For starters this paper captures several familiar themes.

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How Finland is teaming up with pharma to identify genetic variants in disease

Mobi Health News

The country's FinnGen Project seeks to use its unique population bottleneck and cohesive health records to drive genetic insights

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Clocktree partners with NAADAC to provide telehealth platform to addiction counselors

Clocktree

We are very excited about our partnership with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, extending Clocktree’s affordable HIPAA compliant telehealth platform to more than 100,000 addiction counselors and educators worldwide.

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Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands.

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.

How Patient Portals Are Failing Healthcare — And Our Patients

Phoenix Health Systems

Healthcare consumers range from tech-savvy millennials accustomed to quick click-throughs to straight answers — to patients with little confidence or competence in computing tools. In either case, just three words can summarize the potential value-added of patient portals to consumers: ease of communications, fast solutions and efficient chronic disease management — but only if the portals are actually integrated into patients’ lives.

How telemedicine is increasing diversity in clinical trials

KevinMD

An important part of advancing medical research and drug development is making participation in clinical trials easier and more inclusive.

Could patients be their own scribes?

KevinMD

One day while on shift in the emergency department, I looked out into the waiting room at the dozens of people waiting to be seen. Many had been waiting for hours. Some looked bored. Others appeared agitated by the long wait time.

Finances Are the Top Cause of Stress, and HSAs Aren’t Helping Much

Health Populi

If you heed the mass media headlines and President Trump’s tweets, the U.S. has achieved “the best economy” ever in mid-July 2019. But if you’re working full time in that economy, you tend to feel much less positive about your personal prospects and fiscal fitness.

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 […].

Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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Managing diabetes: An overview of available digital tools

Mobi Health News

Diabetics now have more discrete, precise and consumer-friendly options than ever before

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Rural communities helped by telehealth, but broadband internet still an issue for 1 in 5 rural households

Clocktree

NPR produced an interesting segment on the state of telehealth services and how they’ve helped people in rural communities. The article spotlights one woman in rural CA who needed therapy but lives in a town with only two therapists and could only get one appointment per month.

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.

Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

KevinMD

Just the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

The clinical burden of documentation

KevinMD

The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Each year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both. Insurers and EHRs get between doctors and their patients.

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

How Consumers Look At Social Determinants of Health for Cancer, Diabetes and Mental Health

Health Populi

Enlightened health/care industry and public policy stakeholders have begun to embrace and address social determinants of health.

The effect of mobile devices on our collective psyche

KevinMD

During a recent walk at Crystal Cove, a splendid California State Park with miles of pristine coastline, I encountered two young women sitting on a bench with a magnificent view of the ocean. Yet their only view of interest was their cell phone screens.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Jerry Harrison & Brian Smith – Making Beautiful Music Together with Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Digital Health

An unlikely pair, Brian Smith and Jerry Harrison came together over their shared passion for music and science and helping entrepreneurs succeed. Together they are helping healthcare startups find their rhythm and chart a path to success through a new expert crowdfunding platform called RedCrow.

Are We Over Connected Yet?

Medical Connectivity

Some of us remember when distributed medical devices such as patient monitors had their own dedicated server. That server had one job, to support that manufacturer's medical devices. It was not connected to the enterprise network, in part because there was no network.

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Can the bot-to-patient relationship improve patient engagement?

Mobi Health News

Medical chatbots are emerging as potential assistants in many areas of healthcare. Can an AI-fuelled robot help improve patient engagement in cancer care

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The secret to making AI work for physicians

KevinMD

If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care.

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

KevinMD

When Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health. Penicillin and the antibiotic revolution that it triggered have saved countless lives and change world history.

Death by 1,000 clicks: Where electronic health records went wrong

KevinMD

The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two months later, […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

Listen Up, Healthcare: Hear The Patient’s Voice!

Health Populi

Consider the voice of a patient before the advent of the Internet in the digital 1.0 world, and then the proliferation of social networks in v 2.0.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

“There’s a 15-year difference in the life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans.” ” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

How EMR alert fatigue overwhelms physicians

KevinMD

As a hospitalist, like most in health care, I am afflicted by the slow march of thousands of mouse clicks on the electronic health record (EHR) every day I work. But after starting a new job and learning a new EHR, I have become painfully aware of the volume of alerts that pop up when […].

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The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice.