2019

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.

Cost and Convenience Underpin Patient Demands As Health Consumers

Health Populi

Across generations, from younger to older patients, cost, transparency and convenience drive consumer satisfaction, Accenture’s latest health consumer survey found.

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 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.

Clocktree Directory is coming soon!

Clocktree

Make a Great First Impression on New Clients. Clocktree is excited to let you know that we are launching a service soon that helps prospective clients find and connect with you on Clocktree.

Algorithm uses smartphone camera, flashlight to spot diabetes

Mobi Health News

The tool considers vascular changes and individual risk data to make its predictions

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Is Healthcare Ready for Remote Patient Monitoring?

Health System CIO

Although remote monitoring has been shown to improve outcomes, it remains a tough sell to many providers, says John Halamka, who breaks down some recent findings on this complex issue.

CMS launches Medicare info mobile app

Morning eHealth

Optum comes back swinging in employment war — Comments on EHRs and clinician burden

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Healthcare’s Thought Leaders Offer their HIMSS19 Takeaways

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The cornucopia that is the annual HIMSS conference and tradeshow – healthcare technology’s biggest event – is behind us, but what’s left in the wake is wonderful, inspiring even, if not a bit overwhelming.

Whatever Happened to Tech-Enabled Home Care?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

So much VC money, so little resulting change. Past venture capital investment in home care technology boggles the mind. It seems only yesterday that Tech-Enabled Home Care was published – with that wonderful Forbes graphic “Why VCs Care More About Home Care”.

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.

Time To Travel And Wait In Health Care: The Opportunity For Self-Care At Home

Health Populi

What industry compels its “consumers” to wait longer and travel further for services more than any other in a person’s daily life? That would be health care, a report from Altarum notes.

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 […].

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Hill-Rom announced March 12, 2019 that it was in the process of acquiring Voalte for $180 million. An additional $15 million earn out was also disclosed. With annual revenue approaching $40M, the enterprise-value to revenue multiple for Voalte is a over 4.5.

Georgia state Senate passes two bills improving telehealth access for residents

Clocktree

The Georgia state Senate passed two bills today (SB115 and SB118) as part of their comprehensive healthcare reform aimed at reducing costs, increasing access, and enhancing quality care for Georgia residents. SB 115 allows for physicians outside of Georgia to be licensed as a telemedicine provider by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. This should improve access to Georgia residents in underserved communities by increasing the pool of available providers.

Omada adds glucometer, blood pressure cuff to chronic disease management offerings

Mobi Health News

The company will augment its BYOD strategy with optional included sensors

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At Mount Sinai, telehealth reduces ER visits and hospitalizations

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital had been relying on traditional office visits to connect with patients. THE PROBLEM.

BCG Vaccine Shows Promising Signals of T1D Efficacy

Insulin Nation

We spoke with Denise Faustman, MD, Ph.D., Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School. The following is a summary of the research that she and her team are working on. Early Islet Trials.

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mark Polly

Perficient

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive.

Predicting the Most Likely Takeaways From HIMSS19

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

2019 Technology Market Overview is online this week.

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.

The Expectation Gap Between What Patients Want Vs What They Get

Health Populi

Talk to me, patients are demanding in unison.

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.

Medical Device & IoT Summit

Medical Connectivity

Join us in Boston on February 25-26 to dig deep into medical devices and the Internet of medical things. In this post-EMR world, medical device data is increasingly valuable and continues to evolve. Use cases have moved beyond clinical documentation into the EMR to include near real-time remote surveillance, and the collection of high fidelity medical device data for clinical decision support and training artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Tips for successful video appointments

Clocktree

Telehealth visits are becoming more popular as an efficient, convenient way to connect healthcare providers with clients. If you are just getting started offering telehealth services, here are some things to consider to help your clients get the most out of their video visits with you. Set up your web cam slightly above eye level. The closer you can align the camera to your focal point (the screen) the more your interaction will seem natural to the person on the other end.

Apple Heart Study results: Notifications are rare, but often coincide with ECG-confirmed a-fib

Mobi Health News

Among more than 400,000 participants who enrolled in the study, only 0.5 percent ever received an atrial fibrillation alert from the app

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Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5 billion (nearly $10 billion) across England, according to a report from Now Healthcare Group. WHY IT MATTERS.

Are patients consumers or not?

Morning eHealth

45,000 patients’ data exposed at Rush — Virta Health hires lobbyists

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JDRF Open Protocol — Path to Better Future

Insulin Nation

In 2018, JDRF celebrated the first anniversary of its Open Protocol initiative to support the development of automated insulin delivery systems, including artificial pancreas (AP) algorithms, continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and insulin pumps.

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019.

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 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.

What If Marie Kondo Reorganized Health Care in the U.S.?

Health Populi

Have you read the life changing magic of tidying up , or Spark Joy , books by Marie Kondo ? Her new Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo debuted on January 1, and has enjoyed passionate early viewership by consumers in America who are among the world’s major hoarders.