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The EHR and the Future of Telehealth – Health Article

Jul 292020 The EHR and the Future of Telehealth By Khalid Al-Maskari, CEO and founder, Health Information Management Systems (HiMS) Khalid Al-Maskari Telehealth has been a hot topic during COVID-19, but the technology powering virtual care consultations has been around for more than half a decade. A survey from 2014 found that 90% of healthcare organizations had already begun to implement telemedicine programs six years before the novel coronavirus pandemic. But telehealth struggled to become a primary method of care…

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Medical IT Data Has Involved People More In Their Healthcare – Health Article

Jul 302020 Medical IT Data Has Involved People More In Their Healthcare Everyone involved with healthcare knows how vital IT data is to the medical profession. It is an industry that generates millions of pieces of data via monitors, wearable tech, medical devices, tests, and doctors’ visits each day. This newfound access to information about our bodies has involved us all like never before in our healthcare. The result of this has been a shift towards more preventative care and…

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The Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring In The Time of COVID-19 – Health Article

Jul 292020 The Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring In The Time of COVID-19 By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. COVID-19 has changed the medical world. As the amount of cases continues to rise with more hospitalizations and deaths than ever before, the medical community is scrambling to keep up. How can we protect the health and welfare of our chronically ill patients without putting them at risk for the disease? What about the real possibility of putting ourselves at risk? And then…

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Ready to Make Change With Automation Tools? Train For Your Cisco 300-435 Exam Using Top-Quality Practice Tests – Health Article

Jul 282020 Ready to Make Change With Automation Tools? Train For Your Cisco 300-435 Exam Using Top-Quality Practice Tests When exploring the concept of efficiency at work, it’s important to evaluate the tasks that can be automated to lessen the burden of handling repetitive activities. With new technologies, business concepts are quickly evolving and the critical role played by automated systems is there for everyone to see. Are you ready to work with automated solutions to stay ahead of your…

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Meeting Patient Demands With Virtual Care Beyond COVID-19 – Health Article

Jul 242020 Meeting Patient Demands With Virtual Care Beyond COVID-19 By Michael Morgan, CEO, Updox. Michael Morgan Once COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic and states across the country began issuing shelter in place orders, one thing became very clear: there was a crucial need for healthcare providers to adopt innovative solutions to continue caring for patients. Practices needed a way to see their patients outside the office — and they needed it fast. As a result, telehealth quickly changed…

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Machine Learning Is Poised To Transform The Patient Experience — If We Let It – Health Article

Jul 232020 Machine Learning Is Poised To Transform The Patient Experience — If We Let It By Ray D’Onofrio, principal data architect, SPR. Could Amazon’s personal assistant, Alexa, predict when you will be sick? Or, if Siri is the first to know you have COVID-19.  It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already transforming healthcare in a number of ways and by combining today’s technology with available data from a range of sources (e.g., electronic health…

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In Creating A Plan For Telehealth For the Pandemic, State Officials and Health Leaders May Change How Medicine Is Delivered Forever – Health Article

Jul 212020 In Creating A Plan For Telehealth For the Pandemic, State Officials and Health Leaders May Change How Medicine Is Delivered Forever By Adam Herbst, senior vice president, chief legal, compliance, planning and government relations officer for Blythedale Children’s Hospital and adjunct assistant professor, and Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, New York Medical College. We continue to see how states are responding to the multiple challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents – trying to ensure there is…

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New Technologies For Pain Management – Health Article

Jul 172020 New Technologies For Pain Management Because of the increasing number of patients who turn to opioids for pain treatment, many researchers and clinicians have been searching for other alternatives. If you often find yourself taking pain medication, you’ve come to the right place. We rounded up new technologies developed for pain relief. #1.Radiofrequency Ablation Device Date Released: This device was developed many years back. It is expected to get some attention because more people are reporting suffering from…

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Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Mieron VR – Health Article

Jul 172020 Healthcare’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020: Mieron VR At Electronic Health Reporter, we take innovations from healthcare companies very seriously. For nearly a decade, we’ve featured their work, products, news and thought leaders in an effort to bring our readers the best, most in-depth insight about the organizations powering healthcare. That mission lies at the heart of all we do, for the benefit of our audience. For the first time, we are officially naming some of the most…

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AristaMD Adds Ascension Ventures and .406 Ventures To Investment Syndicate, Completing Its $24 Million Series B Financing – Health Article

Jul 152020 AristaMD Adds Ascension Ventures and .406 Ventures To Investment Syndicate, Completing Its $24 Million Series B Financing AristaMD, connecting primary care providers (PCPs) with timely, documented specialist insights, announced investments from Ascension Ventures, a strategic healthcare venture firm representing 13 of the nation’s leading non-for-profit health systems, and .406 Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage disruptive enterprise technology and digital health companies. These investments top off the company’s Series B funding round, which was co-led by…

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The Importance of Recording SDOH Data In Medical Records – Health Article

Jul 112020 The Importance of Recording SDOH Data In Medical Records By Julie A. Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, director of health information thought leadership, AHIMA. Julie A. Pursley Reading news articles about vulnerable communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 has been heartbreaking. My organization, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), believes that social determinants of health (SDOH)—the socio-economic behavioral elements that affect health—play in role in explaining why poorer communities have experienced more negative impacts during the pandemic than…

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Tips For Starting Your Own Medical Practice  – Health Article

Jun 292020 Tips For Starting Your Own Medical Practice  Starting a medical practice is a major career move, one that you need to think about very carefully before undertaking. If you’re right out of medical school, you might want to get some experience in a hospital or someone else’s practice before you take on your own. You already keep up with the latest trends in the medical community so it’s just a matter of time before you can branch out…

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6 Tips To Avoid Stress During The Busy Summer Months  – Health Article

Jun 302020 6 Tips To Avoid Stress During The Busy Summer Months  While summer is a time to relax and have fun, it can also be extremely busy, and as any adult knows extremely busy usually translates to very stressful. There’s even evidence that shows people are more stressed during the summer months than at other times of the year. Of course, you don’t want to be stressed and end up sick during your summer, so read on below for…

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Antibody Discovery, Viral Therapy and COVID-19: What to Know in 2020 – Health Article

Jun 302020 Antibody Discovery, Viral Therapy and COVID-19: What to Know in 2020 Ever since the SARS-CoV-2 virus—better known as COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus—appeared on the world stage in December 2019, the scientific community has been searching for a way to fight it. With the onset of the pandemic, the world engaged in social distancing, followed stay-at-home orders, wore personal protective equipment, and reacquainted themselves with proper handwashing techniques—effectively dampening the spread of SARS-CoV-2. However, May 2020 saw the…

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Using Tech To Improve The Patient Experience – Health Article

Jul 12020 Using Tech To Improve The Patient Experience Going to a hospital or other healthcare practice has always been a stressful process for patients. To ensure that their patients are comfortable, healthcare providers need to make sure they are improving the customer experience as much as they can. In recent years, healthcare providers have been able to improve the patient experience using technology. Today, there are a number of ways in particular that healthcare service providers are improving the…

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The Changing Face of Digital Health In The Age of COVID-19 – Health Article

Jun 292020 The Changing Face of Digital Health In The Age of COVID-19 Vinisha Joshi By Vinisha Joshi, research content developer, Global Market Insights. A major subject of concern amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic spread and related financial crisis is- could this situation be the trigger for a new era of technology and emergence of widespread acclamation of digital health platforms and applications? The massive outbreak of dreaded coronavirus has brought about a radical change in what is usually perceived…

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CMS Updates Payment For Certain COVID-19 Lab Tests – Health Article

Jun 262020 CMS Updates Payment For Certain COVID-19 Lab Tests By Brenda Turner, director of product consulting, MedeAnalytics. Brenda Turner The COVID-19 landscape as it relates to testing is frequently changing as CMS made wholesale changes and smaller adjustments to payment schedules. CMS announced Medicare will nearly double payment for certain lab tests that use high-throughput technologies to rapidly diagnose large numbers of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Medicare will pay the higher payment of $100 for COVID-19 clinical diagnostic…

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Technologies That Will Improve Seniors’ Living Quality in the Years to Come – Health Article

Jun 182020 Technologies That Will Improve Seniors’ Living Quality in the Years to Come The golden years are becoming that much easier with each passing year thanks to quality of life improvements made possible through technological breakthroughs. Tech is empowering seniors to age in place much longer than anticipated.  Furthermore, tech innovation is enhancing medical equipment and medications, ultimately improving seniors’ quality of life. Data Analysis for Improved Care Machine learning and artificial intelligence is significantly enhancing healthcare for seniors…

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Why I’m Optimistic About The Development of A COVID-19 Vaccine – Health Article

Jun 92020 Why I’m Optimistic About The Development of A COVID-19 Vaccine By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell Ken Perez While proper hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, social distancing, testing, and therapeutics are all valid and useful measures in the battle against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, a safe, effective vaccine is the only path to normal. It is the ultimate game-changer. As one reader recently wrote to The Buffalo News, “Without a COVID-19 vaccine, there is…

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What’s Next For Nursing? How A Changing Paradigm Is Impacting The Profession – Health Article

Jan 142020 What’s Next For Nursing? How A Changing Paradigm Is Impacting The Profession Nurses play an all important role in healthcare’s shift from sick care to wellness-based models as the front-line professionals closest to patients. Always an intricate balance of art and science, nursing practice most continue to evolve to place patients where they should have been all along—in the center of care. An independent survey commissioned by Wolters Kluwer of nearly 2,000 consumers, nurses, doctors, and healthcare executives…

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How The Use of Insure Tech Can Help Businesses Preserve Their Employees’ Health – Health Article

Jan 122020 How The Use of Insure Tech Can Help Businesses Preserve Their Employees’ Health Since 2011, interest and investment in insurtech has exploded exponentially. In 2011, $140 million was invested. By 2015, it was $2.5 billion, according to McKinsey’s article, Insurtech: The Threat That Inspires. By the end of the first quarter in 2019, investment records had already broken new records, and went on to surpass $3 billion, coming second only to the fintech revolution. While there are still very…

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Healthcare Cloud Ahead: Top 8 Benefits of The Coming Healthcare-Cloud Merger – Health Article

Jan 82020 Healthcare Cloud Ahead: Top 8 Benefits of The Coming Healthcare-Cloud Merger By Abhinav Shashank, CEO, Innovaccer. Rising healthcare promises have been tied to cloud technology in the most recent tech-talks of the town. While the majority of care providers are not holding their breath due to previous disappointments, we wanted to translate the often vague statements made into discrete simplified processes for healthcare. Healthcare is riding a wave of digital transformation that has brought about revolutionary processes of…

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How To Improve Your Patient Access Services – Health Article

Jan 82020 How To Improve Your Patient Access Services By Chelsea White, consultant, Freed Associates. Chelsea White Want to rapidly improve your hospital’s brand, reputation and financial prospects? Look no further than patient access (PA), typically the front-line “face” of a healthcare provider and instrumental to an organization’s clinical, financial and reputational success. While the definition of “patient access” may vary from organization to organization, generally it means the department responsible for handling new patient intake, including registration, insurance verification,…

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Top Digital Health Trends For 2020 – Health Article

Jan 62020 Top Digital Health Trends For 2020 By Anish Sebastian, CEO, Babyscripts. Last month saw the rollout of the latest upgrades to Amazon’s Echo speaker line: earbuds, glasses, and a ring that connect to Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa. These new products are just three examples of a growing trend to incorporate technology seamlessly into our human experience, representing the ever-expanding frontiers for technology that have moved far past the smartphone. These trends and others are going to make a…

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Survey: Gen X Leads Charge On Digital Health Adoption – Health Article

Jan 22020 Survey: Gen X Leads Charge On Digital Health Adoption American consumers are moving toward making mobile health applications a part of their regular routines to manage chronic conditions or daily health and fitness, according to a 2019 online survey conducted by Redox. Nearly one-third of respondents said they use or are open to using mobile apps to manage a condition or their fitness routines. Gen Xers (35- to 54-year-olds) are at the forefront of patients clamoring to take…

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Google Is Building An EHR Tool: What To Know – Health Article

Jan 32020 Google Is Building An EHR Tool: What To Know By Kayla Matthews, freelance journalist, Productivity Bytes. Although Google first gained prominence as a search engine, it quickly moved into other sectors, like smart home tech and cloud computing. One of the latest projects associated with the brand relates to health care, or, more specifically, electronic health records (EHR). In early 2019, rumors began circulating about Google’s plans to develop an EHR tool. In late November, the company confirmed with an…

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Health IT Trends In 2020: Some Thoughts From Leaders – Health Article

Jan 22020 Health IT Trends In 2020: Some Thoughts From Leaders Vidya Murthy, VPO, MedCrypt 5G is on its way, promising high-speed internet access to everyone, everywhere. But how will increased connectivity impact overall security? Cybersecurity companies in the healthcare industry are working to effectively secure hospital networks and medical devices against hacks and vulnerabilities, but as technology like 5G becomes ubiquitous, more and more devices will have additional — and often unnecessary — connectivity features, thus creating more potential…

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Why Our Patients Are Leaving Us – Health Article

Dec 272019 Why Our Patients Are Leaving Us By Erin Jospe, MD, chief medical officer and SVP of  account management, Kyruus. As clinicians, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide care that meets the clinical needs of our patients and to call upon our colleagues when their skills are needed. We advocate for our patients in word and deed, and we are committed to our common mission of caring for our fellow human beings with warmth, sympathy, and understanding…

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Digital Dentistry Will Soon Be The Rule, Not The Exception – Health Article

Dec 162019 Digital Dentistry Will Soon Be The Rule, Not The Exception Dental hygiene related apps have been a feature of the medtech world for a few years, but only now are they permeating professional dental care. Forbes has noted the trickle of algorithm-led dentistry into clinics, and is now predicting that digital dentistry will become a key component of everyday practice. For many patients and clinics alike, these new developments will enable greater levels of care. Involvement in daily habits The key…

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Can Your Healthcare Cloud Stay Afloat Without All 5 Of These Critical Areas? – Health Article

Dec 182019 Can Your Healthcare Cloud Stay Afloat Without All 5 Of These Critical Areas? By Ramachandra Annadi, technical architect, Qentelli.  Cloud technology has made its way into IT since Continuous Delivery became a priority to nearly every business sector, including the healthcare industry. In fact, many hospitals and healthcare organizations are now housing electronic medical records in a cloud-based environment, giving medical teams a more convenient way to access patient data. Even studies show that  cloud computing in healthcare…

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