Thu.Jan 17, 2019

A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Health begins at home. I found evidence for that, beyond my own N of 1 understanding, in a research article published in the U K in 2000 by Lyn Harrison and Frances Heywood.

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Google pays $40M to Fossil for mystery smartwatch tech, reportedly from Misfit

Mobi Health News

The deal includes undisclosed intellectual property as well as some R&D personnel

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What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is more than just a new name attached to Medicare payment reform.

Proteus' digital pill is now delivering chemotherapy

Mobi Health News

The sensor-embedded pill will be used to treat and monitor colorectal cancer patients receiving care at Fairview Health Services

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2019 MedTech Predictions: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Amy Sklar, SVP of advanced manufacturing communities, UBM. As reported by Rock Health’s Midyear Funding Review, 2018 got off to a roaring start with $3.4 billion for digital health funding in the first six months of the year.

Teladoc adds back health tool for members

Mobi Health News

Teladoc teamed up with Telespine to give members videos and exercise programs that target lower back health.

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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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Apple, J&J partner on multi-year study of Apple Watch's health features

Mobi Health News

The collaboration will investigate heart health outcomes and medication adherence among seniors, and is scheduled to begin in 2019.

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Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

Insulin Nation

We spoke with Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The Business Case for Telematics

Perficient

Do you manage a small or large fleet of vehicles that are critical to your business operation? Do you have the necessary data to manage your fleets utilization, preventative maintenance, driver behaviors and route optimization?

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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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Continued Value of Observation in the Modern Age of Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The technology available to diagnose and treat a wide variety of illnesses and ailments continues to improve with every year.

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Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Sleep Science : Three new areas of focus for Apple Health?

Lloyd Price

In Tim Cook’s comments on CNBC last week, he seemed to hint strongly that Apple will introduce new healthcare services or device features in the near to midterm.

Livongo's new execs, Outcome's first chief compliance officer, and more digital health hires and departures

Mobi Health News

Also: 23andMe's global privacy officer departs for global law firm; Oscar Health hires IBM Watson Health's corporate communications head

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Digital Health Trends: What To Expect In 2019?

Healthcare Guys

At the dawn of the new year, we examined which digital health trends will the market concentrate on in the coming months. We identified so many thrilling novelties and noteworthy events that we decided to publish our findings in an e-book.

Medical groups sign on to public ad campaign voicing opposition to Medicare drug proposal

FierceHealthIT

It’s not unusual for medical and patient advocacy groups to make their opposition known to government proposals they fear will hurt doctors and patients.

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5 RCM Trends That Will Define 2019 For Medical Practices

Healthcare Guys

In 2018, medical practices saw significant developments, from the growth of outsourcing to the emerging popularity of predictive analytics tools, which promise to transform revenue cycle management.While many of these developments had a largely positive impact, the need for better RCM solutions continues.

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Payer Roundup—CMS gets its new Medicare cards out 3 months early

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services completed the distribution of new Medicare cards ahead of its deadline, plus more healthcare headlines

Healthcare data are plentiful now. Why isn't it easier for researchers to use it?

FierceHealthIT

With EHR adoption higher than ever, the data should be available to advance evidence-based medicine. But insufficient data standards and training are holding it back

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Physician Practice Roundup—Lawsuits filed alleging a doctor gave near-death patients fatal pain drugs

FierceHealthIT

Lawsuits have been filed in the case of an Ohio doctor who allegedly gave potentially fatal doses of a painkiller to 27 patients in the Mount Carmel Health System and more news

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