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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.

Here’s Looking at Health at CES 2019

Health Populi

If I’m going to spend a week someplace, it usually has to be Italy. So next week in Las Vegas, I’ll deal with that bias by staying at the Venetian Hotel for the entire week to cover all-things-health at CES 2019 , the annual convening of electronics retailers and enthusiasts.

FDA on Software That Isn’t a Medical Device

Medical Connectivity

The 21 st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures) had many provisions including defining what kinds of software are medical devices, and some specific kinds of software that are not, and which therefore weren’t subject to FDA regulation.

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Seizure-detecting wearable Embrace2 cleared by FDA for use by children

Mobi Health News

The clearance is a first for the relatively underserved epilepsy wearable space

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Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

Clocktree

According to a recent survey by Reaction Data , 67% of healthcare providers surveyed weren’t aware of major changes to telehealth reimbursements laws in effect as of January 1. On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to payment policies and payment rates for services provided under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2019. The specific changes can be found here: [link].

New details on pre-cert

Morning eHealth

Apple's pivot to health — Digital health companies' dearth of peer-reviewed data

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Dexcom is Excited, and Best is yet to Come

Insulin Nation

How do you see CGM devices evolving? The foundation of our product development is that we want our products to: Perform well and accurately measure blood glucose. Be convenient to use and fit within the patient’s life — for example, we speak to phones now and will talk to an iWatch soon.

Ten Technology Offerings From CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Bright Lights, thick smoke, constant walking and avoidance maneuvers. After taking a year or two off, returning to CES is a chore and a revelation – it clearly is the major event for new technology announcements.

The Personal Health Record is the central pillar of Apple’s healthcare strategy

Lloyd Price

The market opportunity in healthcare is huge, and Apple sees healthcare and wellness as a core part of its app, services, and wearables strategies. Now the company is aiming to become your personal health record, jumping into research, medical devices, and more.

Health IT Predictions for 2019

Healthcare Informatics

It’s January and that means it is time to brush the dust off of my crystal ball and make some predictions about health IT for the upcoming year

The Apple Watch’s ECG feature could save many lives. But only if it has something else.

KevinMD

Recently the Apple Watch’s latest feature went live – an electrocardiogram (ECG) app that monitors irregular heart rhythms. The internet is overflowing with reports from people didn’t know they had irregular heartbeats until they took their data to their doctors and received diagnoses of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common cause of stroke. As neurologists who […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. The five trends are: Artificial Intelligence on the Rise.

Provider Directories – part 1

HAY on FHIR

So I’ve been sort of following the Validated Directory track at the Connectathon in San Antonio.

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The promises of consumer health data dominated CES 2019

Mobi Health News

From on-stage demos to expo floor chit chat, attendees couldn't resist discussing what data collection and analysis could bring to consumer healthcare technology

Improving Quality Management with Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 2

Perficient

Welcome back! In Improving Quality Management With Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 1, we covered how Oracle Cloud quality is changing the game of managing quality data. Specifically three pain points!

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Shutdown drags on

Morning eHealth

Re-light the FHIR — Research roundup

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Medical Device Development and Data Science Integration

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Dr. Sean Otto, business development, Cyient.

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Regrowth of Human Beta Cells for T1D and T2D

Insulin Nation

Effective Therapeutic Rate. A combination of two drugs enhances the production of beta cells such that they proliferate at the highest rate ever observed in humans – a rate of 5 to 8 percent per day.

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2018-2019 look back and ahead at tech buzz, hope, and hype

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who can resist reflection when a year ends and 2019 begins? So much racket, so much of it driven by writers desperate for something to write about – and we’re not talking about the news.

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UK Digital Health company TestCard wins 'Top Emerging Tech' Award at CES 2019

Lloyd Price

UK Medtech TestCard basked in the glory of star status at the world's most important (and biggest) trade fair this week; CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

WSJ Article on MD Referrals & Leakage: Beware of Premature Conclusions

E-CareManagement Blog

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published an article entitled The Hidden System That Explains How Your Doctor Makes Referrals.

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It’s Not All About Pink for Women’s Tech at CES 2019

Health Populi

This is not a watch. Well, not just a watch. It can track heart rate. And it’s not even pink. Well, rose gold, perhaps. One of the benefits about being a woman attending CES is that there are no lines in the loos.

FHIR Prototyping with Node-RED – part 1

HAY on FHIR

As FHIR continues to mature, one of the things we’re seeing is a move away from ‘simple’ data representation Implementation Guides to more complex ones that describe a workflow of some sort.

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CES 2019: Running list of health tech announcements

Mobi Health News

This is a running list of digital health products announced at CES. The list will be updated as the week goes on.

Build an Influencer Spectrum for Successful Organizational Change

Perficient

What are the first thoughts that come to your mind when you hear the title of “ influencer ”? For people active on social media, an influencer is someone who has established credibility, a large audience, and the ability to influence others by virtue of their trustworthiness and authenticity ( 1 ).

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CVS CEO’s vision for health

Morning eHealth

ONC posts 2019 interoperability reference — Do we know how to use AI responsibly in health

How Hackathons Help Solve Complex Problems – Faster

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Rahul Patel, EVP and general manager, Persistent Systems.

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Vaccine for T1D in Clinical Trials Soon

Insulin Nation

INTRODUCTION. Virus infections have long been considered as a possible cause of type 1 diabetes. One virus group, enteroviruses (EVs), has been studied extensively, and clinical development of a vaccine against T1D-associated EV types has started. “ Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that approximately half of all T1D cases could be triggered by a CVB infection in early childhood ,” said Dr. Francisco Leon, Provention’s co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. 118

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. My newsletter for Jan 11, 2019 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here. JOIN THE 65,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN!

Babylon Health launches in the US

Lloyd Price

Do you want to change the world? Save the date and come learn about what's happening at Babylon. Join us for complimentary food and drinks as we look to expand our brand new US Team. We at Babylon Health are searching for the best software engineers, solution architects, product and project managers.

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Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

Bed Rails for Home Care

Christina's Considerations

Those recovering or being cared for at home after an injury, illness or surgery sometimes need a safety feature commonly found in hospitals, nursing homes and rehab facilities. That most common and effective (if actually used) safety measure has prevented. Healthy Children and Families Hospitals & Health Systems The Patient Experience

Health/Care Goes Retail at CES 2019

Health Populi

All health/care is retail now in America. I say this as most people in the U.S. who have health insurance must take on a deductible of some amount, which compels that insured individual to spend the first dollar on medical services up until they meet their financial commitment.

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