2021

Data: Exhaust or Exhausting? A Rant

Digital Health

I got an email this week from a smart and well-meaning entrepreneur. Despite the entrepreneur’s fine personal qualities, the email’s first paragraph had a total of 6 lines and in those 6 lines, it featured the word data 13 times.

The adaptive unconscious, the physician, and AI

KevinMD

Being an internist, the day is filled with problem-solving. The problems are often not straightforward and require thinking, rethinking, reevaluating, and reading up and researching before the problem can be solved.

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The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

Google rolls out EHR navigation tool Care Studio

Mobi Health News

Google has been working with Ascension on a pilot of the program, which it is now expanding.

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Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

How To Create A Digital Front Door In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dessiree Paoli, senior solution manager, Interlace Health. Even before the pandemic, rural hospitals were closing at record rates.

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iPads for telehealth can help reduce depression in patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Pasadena, California-based Heritage Clinic, a division of the Center for Aging Resources, provides mental health services in Los Angeles County to older adults experiencing substantive and persistent mental health concerns. THE PROBLEM.

Ten technology offerings for older adults from CES 2021

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2021 – roll the press releases and turn on your computer. A long time ago, one writer published a charmingly-named CES overview of CES 2012 called CES in Pajamas – an entertaining read with links to 2012 videos just to see what flopped, what was canceled (remember Microsoft Kinect ?)

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Telehealth Goals for 2021: Overcoming the Biggest Hurdles

Health System CIO

When it comes to telehealth is that the industry has grown by “leaps and bounds” since early 2020. But if the momentum is to continue, there’s still a lot of “critical work” that needs to be done, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD.

House health leader calls for permanent Medicare telehealth expansions

FierceHealthIT

House health leader calls for permanent Medicare telehealth expansions. hlandi. Tue, 03/02/2021 - 18:11

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

eVisit Enterprise Platform Now Supports Spanish Language with Feb2021 Release

eVisit

Today we launched the first major release of the eVisit Enterprise platform in 2021, which now includes Spanish language!

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Latest from the Tech Tonics Podcast: Griffin Weber: Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

Digital Health

Inspired by health technology from the age of five, Griffin Weber has pursued this passion both doggedly and joyfully.

We’re Looking for an Executive Director to Join the Society

Society for Participatory Medicine

Have you heard? The Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM) is hiring an Executive Director. You can read more about the position here and how to apply.

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One-Third of People with Chronic Conditions Delayed or Forgone Care During the Pandemic

Health Populi

By the autumn of 2020, U.S. physicians grew concerned that patients who were avoiding visits to doctor’s offices were missing care for chronic conditions, discussed in in Delayed and Forgone Health Care for N onelderly Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Urban Institute.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

FDA's enforcement discretion for digital health is more ambiguous than ever in 2021

Mobi Health News

Industry regulatory leaders outline the best approaches for digital health companies looking to make sense of FDA's long-in-the-tooth enforcement discretion guidelines. Regulation, Public Policy

Addressing and Streamlining Operational Efficiency For Infusion Centers in 2021

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ashley Joseph, senior director of client services, Infusion at LeanTaaS. Each new year brings about the opportunity to reflect, learn and welcome positive change in our personal lives.

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Tips to improve internet speed

Clocktree

Our friends at Porch.com have compiled some very helpful tips for increasing your available internet speed. link]. Clocktree recommends that providers and clients have a minimum internet speed of 5 Mbps for a reliable video and audio connection. You can test your internet speed at www.speedtest.net.

Digital health literacy as a social determinant of health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The release of final rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT regarding the 21st Century Cures Act have shined a renewed spotlight on patients' ability to take control of their own health data.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Four Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from February 2021

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Looking out toward the future – what trends matter most? The lack of broadband access among older adults is worrisome in these days of online-only vaccine registration.

Billing Telehealth Updates for the South Central Region – February 2021

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi Virtual Visit Billing Guides have been updated with recent January payor changes! Payors continue to make permanent telehealth policy changes that incorporate greater telehealth flexibilities.

Alphabet's Verily joins Highmark, Google Cloud project Living Health

FierceHealthIT

Alphabet's Verily joins Highmark, Google Cloud project Living Health. pminemyer. Tue, 03/02/2021 - 15:40

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New Weekly Insights Report Helps Healthcare Leaders Stay Up-to-Date

eVisit

We all feel it. The healthcare industry is moving at nanosecond speed with important improvements and changes happening every day.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Five Key Criteria That Will Determine Telehealth’s Long-term Viability

Health System CIO

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that telemedicine is a viable – and sometimes even a preferred – option for providing patient care. Its continued success, however, is going to require some work, says CIO Michael Saad.

Set of documents that are very focused #FHIR

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I outline in the last article that a Document Sharing "document" does not need to be a "Document". I propose that there might be a set of documents that are very focused on specific concepts, or Document sections.

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The Digital Transformation of Home for Health – Brainstorming with Karsten Russell-Wood of Philips

Health Populi

At the start of CES 2021, I had the opportunity to catch up with Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Marketing Leader, Post Acute & Home, Connected Care at Philips. We brainstormed just as CES 2021 was going to “open,” virtually, for the consumer electronics conference’s first all-virtual meeting.

Fitbit adds blood glucose tracking to its connected app

Mobi Health News

Users can import their blood sugar data automatically by connecting with their LifeScan OneTouch Reveal app or by manually logging their levels.

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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.

Pandemic Fuels 2021 Healthcare Megatrends

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Scott Hampel, president, MedeAnalytics. When I wrote about megatrends last year, the predictions were, naturally, forward-looking.

Optimum Healthcare IT Partners with CU Denver for Optimum CareerPath

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT announces new partnership with CU Denver for provide recent college graduates a pathway to high-paying healthcare IT jobs through the Optimum CareerPath™ apprenticeship program.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes sweeping telehealth reforms

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation this week that would expand access to telehealth throughout the state.