2022

The recent closing of Amazon Care shows the magnitude of the challenge in changing health care

KevinMD

Amazon recently announced plans to shut down Amazon Care, an in-home and virtual health care service. The reasons cited were attributed to a significant overlap of services with the One Medical chain of clinics, which Amazon purchased in July of this year for 3.9

Physicians More Bullish On the Benefits of Digital Tools for Patient Care, the AMA Tells Us

Health Populi

Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022.

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Digital Health* – From Zero to Hero to ??

Digital Health

I had the pleasure of keynoting the recent UCLA Medtech Partnering Conference, where they asked me to speak on digital health,* and particularly its current state and where I see the opportunities and challenges over the next few years.

Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet

ACA Times

ACA open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is just over a month away, and this time, individuals may have more options and a better experience than years prior. The post Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Study: Symptom checkers' diagnostic, triage accuracy is low

Mobi Health News

A review of studies published in npj Digital Medicine found diagnostic and triage accuracy varied but was generally low, raising concerns about using symptom checkers as patient-facing tools

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The Value of Interoperability in Telemedicine

AMD Telemedicine

This article was originally published in September 2020 but was updated in June 2022. When it comes to telehealth, interoperability has various layers.

Burnout is a sign of something more sinister

KevinMD

Burnout is a sign of something even more sinister. It’s a sign that our society is out of balance. We’ve become a society that values productivity above all else. We’re always working, hustling, and trying to get ahead. And, as a result, we’re burnout.

Simple solutions for social connections

KevinMD

When Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa acquired the company that makes Lovot, a pet-sized robot for emotional support, it spoke about more than a financial investment in robotics. The news was tied to love, companionship, and healing.

The Evolution of a Patient Ambassador – Learning from Stacy Hurt

Health Populi

“I am a health care executive who happens to be a patient, caregiver, and advocate,” Stacy Hurt explained to me in a Zoom chat we shared on 31 May. I asked her to meet with me to discuss her professional news update: being appointed Parexel’s first Patient Ambassador.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

Nurture yourself, get rest, and allow yourself the space you need to heal. #MeFirst

KevinMD

An individual crisis unfolds daily. Each starts small. When I learned about epidemics in medical school, I thought they were uncommon. I was wrong. COVID has taught us what happens if we do not address a crisis with the urgency it deserves.

The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S. – A Week-Long Brainstorm, Day 2 of 5 – Amazon and One Medical

Health Populi

Today we review the various viewpoints on Amazon’s announced acquisition of One Medical (ONEM, aka 1life Healthcare) which has been a huge story in both health care trade publications, business news, and mainstream media outlets. Welcome to Day 2 of The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S.,

What Person-Centered Interoperability Looks Like: Seqster

Health Populi

He had me at the statement, “I believe health data is medicine.”. Those were the words of Ardy Arianpour, CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, when sharing with me how his company was founded.

The Arc of Digital Health is Long, But it Bends Toward Adoption, Hopefully.

Digital Health

You know how you accumulate stuff in your office until it feels like a time capsule? Well, that was my office until last week. I decided it was high time to dig a trench between the door and the desk and, in the process, to move whatever was in there taking up space to that […].

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional

ACA Times

Just when you thought the ACA was finally out of the line of fire, another lawsuit questioning its constitutionality makes its way to the forefront. This time it’s an attack…. The post Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional first appeared on The ACA Times.

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iRhythm Technologies receives another FDA 510(k) for AFib monitoring system

Mobi Health News

The latest clearance is for an algorithm that characterizes how much atrial fibrillation a patient is experiencing over time

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6 Reasons Collaboration Can Benefit Patient Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology has improved the patient-doctor relationship dramatically since healthcare organizations have embraced its versatility and effectiveness.

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Virtual Care and Mental Health Top of Mind for Employers’ Workplaces in 2023

Health Populi

The concept that all companies are “health care companies” takes on greater import in the wake of the pandemic.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

The health care system will cause its own physician shortage

KevinMD

A quarter of a million dollars — that’s the amount of debt the average medical student in the United States owes after completing medical school.

Only 1 in 4 People Over 50 Use a Mobile Health App – And They Tend to Be Healthier and Wealthier

Health Populi

Just over 1 in 4 people over 50 in the U.S. use at least one mobile health app, and 56% of older people have never used one. Among seven mhealth tools, the most commonly-used is to track exercise.

On Valentine’s Day 2022, Let’s Remember That Love is a Social Determinant of Health

Health Populi

While love can’t solve all of the world’s problems, it is absolutely a basic human need and a positive force for health and well-being.

How physicians are mishandling technology

KevinMD

Physicians are getting their asses kicked by technology, but this is reversible if they integrate technology as they do laboratory science. Medicine needs specialized doctors who only focus on technology.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Climate Change Is Not Good for Health and Living Things

Health Populi

There is an image from my childhood, drawn by Lorraine Schneider, which reads “War is not healthy for children and other living things.”

The CES 2022 Tech Trends to Watch Have Everything To Do With Health/Care

Health Populi

The four top trends to watch for this week at CES 2022 are transportation, space tech, sustainable technology, and digital health, based on Steve Koenig’s annual read-out that kicks off this largest annual conference featuring innovations in consumer electronics.

When Life Imitates Art Imitates Digital Health

Digital Health

You know how they say life imitates art and, also that art imitates life? Well, I have recently seen a great example of both: the Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up” demonstrates this concept to perfection.

Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies

ACA Times

Late last week news broke regarding a $300 billion bill that would extend the enhanced ACA subsidies issued via Premium Tax Credits (PTC) through 2025. It all started when Senator…. The post Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.