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Telehealth’s Turn: How Next Generation Capabilities Are Changing Care Delivery – Health Article

John Kravitz, Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System When it comes to wreaking financial havoc on healthcare organizations, Covid-19 did not — and does not — discriminate. And while many might point to hospitals and practices in hotspots as sustaining the most damage, in reality, every facility that was forced to close its doors or limit procedures has taken a hit. “We planned for the worst,” said John Kravitz, Corporate CIO at Geisinger Health, a large integrated delivery network located in…

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Telehealth, visualization and the pandemic – Health Business Group – Health Article

https://healthbusinessgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/VisualDx-podcast-edited-recording.mp3 Dr. Art Papier, VisualDx CEO Infectious disease expert and dermatologist Art Papier is CEO of VisualDx. In this podcast interview we discuss the pandemic, telehealth, and racial disparities. Here’s what we covered: (0:13) Comparing today’s crisis with 9/11 and anthrax attacks(2:06) Lack of preparation for COVID-19(3:43) The all hazard approach to bio-preparedness(7:04) Why COVID-19 hit the US so hard(8:19) How the pandemic will end(10:04) Role of virtualization in diagnosis(13:50) What changes with telehealth(15:58) Future potential of telehealth(18:45) Impact of…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated many trends and new workflows for patients and consumers, and health care providers, too. The convergence of basic needs like hygiene and safety, financial and health security, and living-working-learning-and-cooking-at-home has turbocharged a migration of more acute care delivered at home. I explore this growing concept in my latest essay on Medecision’s Liberation blog, How the Pandemic Is Accelerating the Hospital-At-Home Concept. The key points are that: Hospital-at-home services (H-a-H) combine home visits with virtual care and…

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The Increased Importance of Telehealth and Remote Healthcare – Health Article

Aug 42020 The Increased Importance of Telehealth and Remote Healthcare The recent global medical crisis forced people into isolation and even quarantine environments. It also revealed weaknesses in such areas as medical translation and interpretation services that were previously viewed more as a matter of convenience rather than as an absolute necessity. There is talk today of an imminent second wave of the Coronavirus crisis and further lock-downs and more extensive isolation being put in place to stem the spread…

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“We Need Something Transformative”: How the Pandemic Is Propelling IT Forward – Health Article

James Brady, PhD, Interim VP, IT Security & CISO, Fairview Health Services Healthcare organizations have been transitioning to value-based care arrangements, and 2020 was to be a year for information technology to support that shift. Then, COVID-19 turned everything upside down. But responding to the crisis has taught healthcare organizations valuable lessons in how better to use IT to make changes on the fly. In fact, the pandemic is accelerating necessary changes for healthcare organizations, and providers are looking to…

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What do patients think of virtual care? Interview with Kyruus’s Dr. Erin Jospe – Health Business Group – Health Article

https://healthbusinessgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Erin-Jospe-Kyruus-podcast.mp3 Dr. Erin Jospe, Kyruus CMO Patients have been receiving a megadose of virtual care since March. How’s it going and what will it mean long-term? Provider search and scheduling company, Kyruus asked 1000 patients for their opinions and published the findings. How Patients Learned About Virtual Care Options Kyruus Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Erin Jospe and I had a chance to catch up on the report and speculate about its implications in this podcast. Here’s what we discussed: (0:15)…

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How to Access Mental Health Care Using Telehealth – Health Education Article

It’s hard not to feel anxious as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, cases rise and new hotspots erupt. The acute crisis has given way to sustained disruption and uncertainty. Women have been especially impacted by higher rates of job loss than men. Working mothers in particular shoulder disproportionate responsibilities and face long-term economic harm. For the 21% of American women with mental illness, coronavirus upheaval is more than stressful; it can exacerbate underlying disorders. Others may be newly experiencing anxiety and…

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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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Telehealth Flexibility Must Be Extended – Health Article

Liz Johnson, Vice Chair, CHIME Policy Steering Committee During the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry has seen a significant spike in the use of telehealth services. According to a CHIME survey, the majority (84 percent) of healthcare organizations are conducting more than 50 virtual visits per day, with a third of those scheduling more than 250 per day. For some, including Stanford Children’s Health, have seen 2,000 percent increase. The numbers are undoubtedly high; we know that. But what do healthcare…

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Telemedicine & Telehealth Emerge as Medical & Healthcare Marketing Opportunities during COVID – Health Article

Home » Blog » Healthcare Technology » Telemedicine & Telehealth Emerge as Medical Marketing Opportunities During COVID March 17, 2020, may well be remembered as the day the telemedicine revolution finally took off. Telemedicine and Telehealth‘s adoption, fast-tracked by Coronavirus/COVID, will create profound changes in how healthcare services are provided — while also spawning new healthcare marketing opportunities. Telemedicine & Telehealth: Innovation & Opportunities Earlier last month, in the interest of public safety, the federal government largely removed two huge and…

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Dr. John Halamka on the Covid-19 Coalition’s Groundbreaking Work – Health Article

John Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform For years, industry leaders have been calling for a higher level of collaboration among the provider and vendor communities, as well as government agencies. The thinking was simple: by pooling the knowledge and resources of key stakeholders, solutions can be developed to help improve care quality and increase efficiency. However, despite the myriad benefits, efforts to band together often fell short, for one reason or another — until Covid-19 came along. Or,…

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FCC close to finalizing $100M telehealth pilot program – Health Article

The Federal Communications Commission will soon move to issue a final order for its new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, which is intended to boost the use of telehealth for underserved patient populations. In July, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting public comment on the initiative aimed at cost savings and improved patient outcomes associated with connected care. Historically, the FCC’s programs have focused on connecting high-speed Internet services to brick-and-mortar healthcare facilities in rural parts…

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In the Rush to Implement Virtual Care, What Did CMS Leave Out? – The Health Care Blog – Health Article

By RAY CONSTANTINI, MD Imagine three months from now when the predicted ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 is expected to resurge and we’re still without a vaccine. Telehealth has become the entry-point to care, widely adopted by patients both young and old. Now, when an elderly diabetic patient wakes up in the middle of the night with a dull ache on her left side and back, she doesn’t ignore the symptom, like she may have during the first COVID outbreak. Instead,…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Physicians are evolving as digital doctors, embracing the growing role of data generated in electronic health records as well as through their patients using wearable technologies and mobile health apps downloaded in ubiquitous smartphones, described in The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician, a 2020 Health Trends Report from Stanford Medicine Stanford Medicine interviewed 523 physicians and 210 medical students and residents in September and October 2019 to assess clinicians’ perspectives on digital health topics for this study. The study title citing…

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The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. Heart-focused technologies are a big part of that growth story. In fact, in our search for devices and tools underpinned with clinical proof, evidence is growing for consumer-facing technology for heart-health, demonstrated by this year’s CES. Wrist-worn devices, digital therapeutics, patient engagement platforms, pharma and health plans converged at this year’s CES, with the professional association…

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In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.” Health, medical and wellness trends featured large in the forecast, which brought together key trends for 5G, robotics, voice tech, AR/VR/XR, and the next iteration of IoT — which Steve said will still be called “IoT,” but in this phase will morph into the “Intelligence of Things.” That speaks to Steve’s phrase,…

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Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations. At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. I’ll be meeting with wearable tech innovators along with consumer electronics companies and…

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Across the U.S., the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: As I pointed out in my 2020 Health Populi trendcast, the private sector is taking on more public health initiatives as policy progress at the Federal level feels frozen. Even seemingly popular plan ideas like prescription drug pricing and coverage for pre-existing conditions can’t get traction in Congress or through the White House’s executive…

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Will ‘Digital-First’ Health Plans Usher in Telehealth At-Scale? | Danielle Russella, American Well – Health Article

Health Tech By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Is healthcare on the way to ‘telehealth at-scale?’ We checked in with American Well’s Danielle Russella, President & GM of Health Plan Solutions, to rumor-check the buzz we’ve been hearing about “digital-first health plans” and what that means for the future of health plan coverage for telehealth services. From provider uptake and payment parity to patient awareness and utilization, Danielle weighs in on the state-of-play of telehealth/health plan relations and how digital health…

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Three Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2020 – Health Article

Dec 92019 Three Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2020 By Blaise Wabo, associate director, A-LIGN. As the technology industry continues to experience continuous, rapid change and advancements, other industries are faced with the challenge of incorporating these new technologies, creating rules and regulations in order to ensure the safety and privacy of consumers and businesses. In 2020, technology will continue to lead to new developments in the healthcare industry, but will also leave room for new threats. In particular, telehealth…

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There’s something like cognitive dissonance as I prepare my 2020 Health Populi TrendCast of what to expect in the health/care ecosystem in the new year. One of my key pillars for health-making is food-as-medicine, and that opportunity in this moment resonates in this holiday season with Dickens’ “Best of Times, Worst of Times” context-setting that kicks off Great Expectations. In the “best of times” part of the food+health equation, we recognize the growing role of grocery stores, food-tech and food manufacturers…

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows. With that said, Americans tend to be more healthcare-engaged than peer patients…

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