- Leading the Health-tech Startup Packby Sumeet Kad on August 23, 2020
An unprecedented rise in the health-tech startups illustrates that technology is capable of bridging the gap between quality healthcare and its growing demand. Increased funding is due to increased internet penetration, rise in digital payments and big-ticket government initiatives.
- Patient Safety as a Global Health Priorityby Editor on July 22, 2020
Improving patient safety should be a priority for hospitals and health systems across the globe. Healthcare providers must quickly assess their current safety-related processes, identify optimization opportunities, and implement new approaches that foster a safer environment.
- Contact Tracing Apps: Privacy Implications and Trade-offsby Sumeet Kad on June 21, 2020
Countries are in a race to develop contact tracing mobile apps to combat the novel coronavirus spread. This has resulted in a widespread privacy debate over potential security concerns that come along with these apps.
Health Tech Insider Wearable and Mobile Tech for Health and Medical Applications
- Washable Smart Garments Harvest Wireless Energy [video]by Amantha May on June 11, 2021
Are you wearing your smart home hub? A team of engineering researchers at Purdue University have a vision of future smart garments as masterminds that integrate and control every aspect of your life, from your car to home security to health tracking. The research team developed a process that turns an ordinary garment into an
- New Artificial Retina Is Powered by Light to Restore Sightby Amantha May on June 9, 2021
An Australian researcher at the University of Sydney has developed an electronic, 3-D printed neural interface that can act as an artificial retina. The device could eventually restore visual function in patients with spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases that cause impaired vision. The device is a joint project involving two departments: the Australian Centre for
- Digital Therapy Program Reduces Pain, Costs, and Opioid Useby Amantha May on June 7, 2021
Kiio, a digital solution for musculoskeletal pain, offers health plans and employers an evidence-based option to address their members’ knee, hip, back, and neck pain. Client data studies show that using Kiio both lowered opioid use and reduced medical spending. Kiio recently added WPS Health Insurance, a large benefits company serving Wisconsin, to its roster
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- AI-enabled physicians: rethinking care deliveryby Joyoti Goswami on June 4, 2021
While traditionally deeply skeptical of artificial intelligence in clinical settings, in today's fast-changing care delivery landscape many physicians are thinking more proactively about how AI can improve quality and patient experience.
- How to optimize health IT systems for immunization drivesby Joyoti Goswami on April 15, 2021
The right technology applications can turn the COVID-19 vaccination program into a game-changer for the healthcare industry.
- How constraints and a sense of urgency can advance innovationby Glenn Fala on April 6, 2021
The development of PennOpen Pass, a symptom tracker and exposure alert system, offers a lesson on how challenging factors can focus the mind, enabling development of new tools that meet communities' needs.
mHealth Insight Insights into mHealth (the convergence of Healthcare & Mobile - the newest mass media)
- mHealth at Mobile World Congress 2021by 3G Doctor on February 5, 2021
After last years event was the first major international conference to be cancelled due to the global COVID lockdown (which led to use producing the mHealth in Times of Crisis online event last February in which I predicted PCR tests … Continue reading →
- Join us for “NLDigital NextGen: 5G & Health” on 12 November 2020by 3G Doctor on October 20, 2020
“It’s time for the NLdigital NextGen Innovation Technology Event on Thursday, November 12th (online, MS Teams). After all the conspiracy theories about 5G we will, together with leading experts, look at the benefits and possibilities of 5G for healthcare. Four fantastic speakers … Continue reading →
- Ways mHealth can help GPs manage Patient needs in a lockdownby 3G Doctor on September 25, 2020
This fascinating Twitter thread by NHS GP Dr Renee Hoenderkamp reminded me how how poorly the RCGP has prepared GPs to manage care in 2020 and got me thinking of specific practical ways that mHealth can meet care needs in … Continue reading →
iMedicalApps Reviews of Medical apps & Healthcare Technology
- The Scope App Reviewby Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP on January 8, 2021
Bite-Sized Medical News Emphasizing Evidence-Based Medicine Written by Residents for Students, Residents, and Junior Physicians People who know me, know that I love evidence-based medicine! Talking about the latest medical evidence and debating if/how/when to apply it to a particular patient at the point of care is what led to my interest in medical apps The post The Scope App Review appeared first on iMedicalApps.
- The Best Medical Apps of 2020by Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP on December 23, 2020
Here is a roundup of some of the best medical apps we loved and found useful during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year — in no particular order. Happy downloading and stay safe! COVID Protocols: The Brigham Hospital’s Approach to COVID The Brigham and Women’s Hospital released a comprehensive app of all of their The post The Best Medical Apps of 2020 appeared first on iMedicalApps.
- Rads Consult: Radiology Guide App Reviewby Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP on December 11, 2020
Finally a Native App to Access the American College of Radiology (ACR) Guidelines, But at a Price! One of the steepest learning curves in residency education is deciding what imaging tests to order for patients. Should I order an X-ray first or go straight to computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Do I The post Rads Consult: Radiology Guide App Review appeared first on iMedicalApps.
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- The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Healthby Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on June 11, 2021
The pandemic ushered in millions of peoples’ first digital health experiences, many of which will persist according to the 23rd Annual U.S. Consumer Technology Ownership & Market Potential Study, published by the Consumer Technology Association. CTA conducted an online survey among 2,409 U.S. adult 18 and over in April 2021 to gather data for this annual report. To ensure a fair sample, CTA drew three datasets for the general population along with an Hispanic oversample and an oversample for people 65 years of age and older. The study looked at 83 consumer technology products and sub-categories, including many directly related to medical, health and fitness applications as well as platform technologies that enable digital health activities (such as connected TVs, voice assistants, and smartphones, desktop computers and tablets people regularly use for health care transactions). CTA tracked consumers’ use of technology throughout the pandemic, and the first chart illustrates important findings that illustrate the digital transformation of people through COVID-19. One-fourth of people used video and conference call platforms in the pandemic for the first time, and one-quarter intends to continue using Zoom et. al. in the next 12 months. 20% of people used online health services, and 20% intent to keep using them. In 2021, smartwatch adoption exceeded wearable activity fitness tracker market penetration, both around one-third of U.S. consumers. Household penetration of smartwatch ownership grew 12%, whereas activity tracker growth was fairly flat between 2020 and 2021. Smartwatches also have the 8th highest purchase intent among U.S. consumers (below smartphones, portable charters, home video games and other tech’s), with 63% of those people intending to buy a smartwatch repeat purchasers. Purchase intent for two other forms of wearable tech, VR and AR headsets, will be 14% and 12%, respectively, among households in 2021, half of whom will be repeat purchasers. In another lens on consumer health tech, CTA examined consumers health & wellness product ownership for air purifiers, smart/connected health monitoring devices, connected sports and fitness equipment, and UV light wand or container-based sanitizers. While connected fitness was gauged in 2019, the other three categories were new to the 2021 study. In 2020, one-fourth of U.S. households owned an air purifier or a smart/connected health monitoring device. One in five households had a connected fitness product, and 16% a digital sanitizer. Millions of U.S. consumers plan to buy one or more of these devices in terms of purchase intent, ranging from a high of 18% looking to acquire an air purifier in 2021 down to 13% intending to buy connected fitness equipment like a Peloton cycle. CTA also looked at smart phone ownership which covers many devices; the one most relevant to health applications is the smart speaker, which has 41% of household penetration in 2021. About one in four U.S. households intends to buy a smart speaker in 2021, three-fourths of whom would be repeat purchasers. CTA concludes the report with some final thoughts: “As consumers look forward to non-screen, out-of-the-home activities, some of the trends that surfaced during the pandemic — including entertainment, health, contactless delivery services and video conference platforms — may continue to stick. But if there is one lesson to be learned from the prior year, it is that technology has further engrained its place in our world, impacting and influencing the way we work, learn, communicate, and entertain.” Health Populi’s Hot Points: HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was signed into law in 1996 by President Bill Clinton. Eleven years later, Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone. This week, Ken Mandl and Eric Perakslis co-wrote an essay in The New England Journal of Medicine on HIPAA and the “leak of ‘deidentified’ EHR data.” These digital health experts describe the growth of the use of electronic health records among clinicians in the larger context of the “explosion of data production” since the HITECH Act and growing supply of and market for consumer-generated data. “It is ironic,” they write, “that although patients (and their physicians) still have difficulty obtaining complete medical record information in a timely fashion, the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits massive troves of patients digital health data to traverse the medical-industrial complex unmonitored and unregulated.” This begs the question, especially potent in the post-pandemic era, of whether HIPAA is a sufficient mechanism to protect personal health information as it was defined by the law which this year celebrates its 25th birthday. They offer several potential policy, regulatory and/or legal prescriptions to address the health data tsunami and “leakage” challenge to third parties who often use consumers’ data for purposes beyond medical, health, or wellness objectives. These methods could include: Making reidentification of “deidentified” health data illegal Considering adopting a GDPR-like regulation with a health citizen’s “right to erasure” (aka the so-called right to be forgotten) Ensuring that health care providers adopt best practices for data protection, bolstering patient consent and their digital literacy Adopting “behind the glass” access for outside parties to prevent data from leaving institutions, on a project-by-project basis under data-use agreements and contracts that protect consumers’ information. Increasingly, “Big Tech” is morphing into “Big Health,” in the words of Emily Safian-Demers who wrote an essay in Wunderman Thompson Intelligence in May 2021. “Google is ramping up its suite of health tools….[and] turning smartphones into sophisticated health measurement tools….[as well as] exploring a personal health record tool for patients.” Emily also talks about Amazon planning a new health diagnostics are for at-home medical tests, and Microsoft investing heavily to build out its health care footprint. “In an era where every business is now a health business,” Emily concludes, “Big Tech is upping the ante.” Consumers want more virtual care, health care at home, and more control over their lives in the post-pandemic era. CTA’s data demonstrate people are already keen to spend household budgets on tech and devices that help them make health at home. The importance of real-world evidence, generated by patients where we live, work, play, and learn, cannot be underestimated for clinical research, real-time diagnosis, and personalizing medicine to bolster health outcomes. At the same time, that information is at once highly valuable and higher personal. Mandl and Perakslis are right to argue that, “health systems, legislators, and regulators now have an opportunity to protect health record data to a greater degree than the law mandates.” In my 2014 paper for California Health Care Foundation, Here’s Looking at You: How Personal Health Information Is Being Tracked and Used: ” I quoted James Pyles, Esq., of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, who said something seven years ago that resonates even stronger today: “Electronic health information is like nuclear energy. If it’s harnessed and kept under tight control, it has potential for good. But if it gets out of control, the damage is incalculable.” The post The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.
- Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecastby Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on June 9, 2021
In the COVID-19 pandemic, health care spending in the U.S. increased by a relatively low 6.0% in 2020. This year, medical cost trend will rise by 7.0%, expected to decline a bit in 2022 according to the annual study from PwC Health Research Institute, Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2022. What’s “behind these numbers” are factors that will increase medical spending (the “inflators” in PwC speak) and the “deflators” that lower costs. Looking around the future corner, the inflators are expected to be: A COVID-19 “hangover,” leading to increased health care services utilization Preparations for the next pandemic, and Growing digital health investments that will push patient utilization up. The deflating, lowering-cost factors will be: Consumers looking to lower-cost sites of care and Health systems finding ways to provide more care using less resources. What enables those deflating cost-reducers is the growing adoption of digital health tools, from telehealth and virtual care to self-care in patients’ hands at home and on-the-go via mobile health apps. All those digital tools generate data, which must flow into some version of a patient health record to ensure the data are collected, safely stored, and accessible for diagnosis and sound action-making and -taking. What a difference a decade makes for clinicians’ embrace of electronic health records. In 2021, 4 in 5 providers and nurses see EHRs as important, and increasingly demand digital interactions with patients. These include the use of online patient portals (for 57% of clinicians) along with digital devices and mobile apps that integrate with the EHR as well as health patients manage their health in self-care mode, shown in the bar chart labeled Figure 7. The pandemic accelerated many providers’ initial adoption of virtual care, along with their growing appreciation for the value delivered by digital health tools in patients’ hands and homes. With that in mind, PwC found that providers plan to increase digital health investments (which is a cost-increasing factor in and of itself) across a landscape of tools focused on improving relationships with consumers and supporting health outcomes. These include remote monitoring tools for virtual check-ins addressing chronic conditions, more home-based care, emails and texts that nudge patients over time, digital pricing tools to support shopping for medical services, and better-designed portals that serve up more welcoming digital front doors. Complementing that supply side, it’s important to note that most patients who have employer-based health insurance were willing to use digital tools to engage in their health care, such as chatting online with a health system’s website (say, via chatbot) or using a doctor’s or health system’s mobile app, based on PwC’s consumer survey from April 2020. In September 2020, PwC surveyed consumers with employer-sponsored health insurance about their preferred locations to receive a COVID-19 vaccine within one year of its approval. Consumers expressed different vaccine site preferences depending on their ethnicity/race and age group. Sites included: “My” doctor’s office, favored by more people who were White or Asian, and those 45 years or older Retail clinics or pharmacies, more preferable to Black Americans and slightly more younger people, and Urgent care clinics or freestanding ERs, preferred by more Latinx patients. This relates to another key data point that illustrates patients’ shift to a health consumer mindset: their willingness to seek care in lower-cost settings based on costs. The chart labeled Figure 9 shows consumers’ different levels of “willingness” to seek care in each of four locations based on their employer-based health care coverage. The person’s level of willingness varies depending on the average cost per claim for that site. For example, over 70% of patients are willingness to use a video virtual care visit based on the claim cost of $78. For retail clinics costing $61 per claim, 4 in 5 people would be willing to get care there. At $104 per claim, nearly 9 in 10 consumers would be willing to visit urgent care, and for a clinician’s visit to the home, Marcus Welby-style, close to all patients would be willing to receive a “house call” from a clinician based on a $203 cost per claim. It is also notable that consumer-patients dealing with complex chronic conditions were more interested in using telehealth, based on PwC’s consumer survey. One-half of people with employer-sponsored health insurance managing complex chronic disease used telehealth as of September 2020, and 95% of them would consider using it again. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The COVID-19 hangover will be a key inflator of medical costs in 2022. This will be driven by care postponed and returning as non-urgent “in the same form” as would have been expected during the pandemic; and, care postponed and returning with greater acuity requiring more intense attention and resources. The latter is higher-cost care than would have been expended in real-time had the pandemic not kept patients away from doctor’s offices and hospitals. Consider in the postponed/higher-acuity patients: a cancer diagnosis/prognosis that advanced from Stage 1 to Stage 3, or prediabetes that grew to full-blown Type 2 Diabetes. Furthermore, there is another COVID-19 “hangover” that’s a real epidemic within and post-pandemic: growing mental and behavioral health prevalence, which we increasingly acknowledge as a next-normal for U.S. population health burden. This last chart (Figure 4) gauges behavioral health issues for patients during the pandemic, from PwC’s clinician poll of March-April 2021. Note significant increases in feelings of isolation and loneliness and depression and/or anxiety for about 1 in 2 patients, and moderate increases for the other half of consumers. Feelings of burnout were significant for one-third of patients, with another 43% feeling a moderate increase in burnout. Alcohol use among consumers grew moderately for 54% of people, with another 17% confessing to a significant increase — net, that’s 71% of consumers using alcohol more during the pandemic. [This discussion on “supersizing” of alcohol purchases via ecommerce tells part of the story on growing alcohol use in the U.S. during the public health crisis. The Atlantic offered this take this week]. Other behavioral health issues that bode poorly for consumers’ physical health are the 67% of consumers engaging in poor nutrition habits during the pandemic, 50% of people using substances (not opioids), 55% smoking with 14% admitting to significantly increase tobacco use, and 36% increasing use of opioids. Note on the “decrease” half of the graph is exercise, with 18% of people significantly reducing their physical activity, and one-half of Americans moderately decreasing exercise. As we ponder health care utilization and medical spending in 2022, the wild cards that could increase PwC’s 6.5% forecast of medical trend will be (1) just how quickly consumers can/will change their lifestyle behaviors (which contribute to the noncommunicable diseases of the heart, diabetes, respiratory conditions, and many cancers) and their return to preventive care and health screens to catch cancers and other conditions earlier rather than later. The post Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.
- Telehealth Bolsters Patient Satisfaction (J.D. Power), and Providers Are Working to Catch Up (BDO)by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on June 7, 2021
Two studies published in May 2021 illustrate the value and importance of telehealth to patients in 2020, and a disconnect among many C-level executives working in hospitals, academic medical centers, and other care provider organizations. Together, the two reports from J.D. Power and BDO illustrate some mis-alignment between the demand and supply side of telehealth. On the consumer demand side, patients’ growing use of telehealth in the COVID-19 pandemic along with more frequent digital contacts with health plans bolstered member satisfaction, discovered by the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan Study. J.D. Power has conducted the U.S. Commercial Member Plan Study for the past 15 years. exploring consumer satisfaction with some 150 health insurance plans operating in 22 regions around the U.S. This year, J.D. Power assessed the opinions of 32,066 commercial health plan members between January and March 2021. Across all health plans in the study, commercial plan members’ use of telehealth grew to 36%, an increase from 9% last year, as the lower portion of the first chart from the report shows: that’s the blue line illustrating “hockey stick”-like growth from 2020 to 2021. With more digital contact as well, J.D. Power asserts that, “this shift puts pressure on health plans to respond with better tools that provide convenience, transparency, and information.” Across all plans, consumers’ Net Promoter Scores (NPS) have increased year over year since 2019 when they hit a low of 11, now up 7 points in 2021 to 18. Consumers’ satisfaction with both health plan websites and information and communication. On the supply side, BDO surveyed 100 C-level leaders across the health care provider landscape in January 2021 to assess the executives’ views on digital health technology infrastructure and tools nearly one year into the pandemic. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 60% of providers told BDO they are adding new digital projects in 2021. Check out what providers have been doing with their telehealth platforms, shown in the chart. Two-thirds of providers are working to align their technology infrastructures with telehealth needs, and one-half believe they have optimized telehealth workflows. Another 2 in 5 say they are leveraging the full capabilities of virtual care along the patient journey, as well as ensure security, privacy and compliance in their communication channels. Telemedicine is, in fact, the top area where health care organizations are investing to improve the patient care experience: 75% of providers are investing in telemedicine to improve patient care in 2021 compared with 42% in 2019. The “digital front door” has become increasingly important to health care organizations, as well, with 63% of providers enabling patients to make appointments through their portal, and 61% providing online bill payment. Even with these bullish investments toward virtual care to enhance the patient experience, 46% of health care providers said that they were “not comfortable” with telehealth technology as of January 2021. Health Populi’s Hot Points: June 2021 is an auspicious month: first, it’s Pride Month! And second, the month features four weeks of sessions for the annual ATA Conference which kicked off last week on Tuesday 1stJune followed by more sessions on Thursday the 3rd. The ATA proceedings will continue Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for the remainder of June, concluding on Tuesday the 29th. As Dr. Joe Kvedar, ATA Board Chair, noted at the conference kick-off, “During the pandemic, for the first time in history, patients experienced the convenience of having the doctor’s office brought into their home, and by all counts they loved it.” He then noted that on the supply side, there is a “strong magnetic force” that compels health care providers to return to the norm of face-to-face, brick-and-mortar care. Still, Kvedar acknowledged the “strong magnetic force” pulling the provider industry back toward brick-and-mortar care. “We have fixed assets…[but] there may be a time in the future where they become liabilities,” Dr. Kvedar warned. To that point, I’ll note that my ATA 2021 session is scheduled for 15th June on MeCare: the engaged consumer changing the journey of health and care. I’ll be hosted by Karsten Russell-Wood who leads Philips’ portfolio for Post Acute & Home health care. Our session speaks to both the consumer demand for and value of virtual care and especially care delivered at home, including the scenario for some providers to not yet be aligned to that “MeCare” vision as we see through the J.D. Power and BDO research – that “magnetic force” health care is well-known for — fee-for-service, volume-based care. One counter-force that would motivate providers to adopt virtual care as normal “healthcare” flow is value-based care. Importantly, Liz Fowler, the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), spoke at a Health Affairs event on 3rd June and said that CMMI will look to focus more value-based models on the patient rather than the provider – to ensure that every member in a public health plan has a relationship with a physician, a health system, an accountable care organization, or other group taking on financial risk that accounts for the total cost of care. Doing so could result in more regular and natural use of telehealth and virtual care that is incentivized by the value-based payment regime. The post Telehealth Bolsters Patient Satisfaction (J.D. Power), and Providers Are Working to Catch Up (BDO) appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.
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- Things & Thinks XXIIIby santoshshevade on June 4, 2021
I am happy to bring my monthly newsletter to the HCitexpert Blog from this month onwards. In this edition of my newsletter, I reflect upon the learnings from the COVID innovations that proved to be marginally useful at the most, followed by regulatory changes being rolled out in EU with the advent of MDR. There … Things & Thinks XXIII Read More »
- Cloud computing services play a big part in addressing the needs of rural India’s fragmented healthcare ecosystem: Ashvini Danigond, ED & CEO, Manorama Infosolutionsby anushaashwin on May 28, 2021
Ashvini Danigond, Executive Director & CEO, Manorama Infosolutions is quite a revelation. Interacting with her means being enlightened on the varied aspects and nuances of new-age technology adoption in healthcare and its deployment in a patient-centric value-driven healthcare delivery system. In this interaction with Anusha Ashwin, Consulting Editor, HCITExpert Blog, Ashvini shares her purview on … Cloud computing services play a big part in addressing the needs of rural India’s fragmented healthcare ecosystem: Ashvini Danigond, ED & CEO, Manorama Infosolutions Read More »
- Exclusive Conversation: Deeksha Senguttuvan, Head of Digital Strategy, Kauvery Hospital, ascertains the power of predictive analytics in healthcareby anushaashwin on May 25, 2021
It is a known fact that the adoption of technology in the health care sector has had a tremendously positive impact on medical processes. Artificial Intelligence-led predictive analytics, especially, is finding increasing applications in healthcare delivery and is largely explored to bring about positive patient outcomes. Deeksha Senguttuvan, Head of Digital Strategy, Kauvery Hospitals, bets … Exclusive Conversation: Deeksha Senguttuvan, Head of Digital Strategy, Kauvery Hospital, ascertains the power of predictive analytics in healthcare Read More »
- Voice Recognition Technology for Effective Healthcareby Alena Nikuliak on June 10, 2021
ScienceSoft’s healthcare IT consultant overviews voice recognition technology in healthcare and explains why you should leverage it in your medical software product.
- Medical apps for doctors: Functional overviewby Anastasia Yaskevich on June 8, 2021
We explore the possible functionality of medical apps for doctors and describe such features as schedule, patient tracking, assisting algorithms and knowledge base.
- Use Cases and Opportunities for Telehealth in Rural Areasby Alena Nikuliak on June 8, 2021
Learn how telehealth in rural communities addresses the lack of medical specialists and how rural patients can access quality care using telemedicine apps.
Health IT Buzz The Latest on Health Information Technology from ONC
- The Global Digital Health Partnership White Papers and ONC’s Efforts to Advance Worldwide Digital Health Effortsby Aisha Hasan on June 10, 2021
As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see how digital health plays a vital role in care delivery. ONC recognizes the importance of advancing digital health at domestic and global levels. As discussed in a previous blog post, part of ONC’s global engagement includes representing the United States in the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). The GDHP currently runs five work streams: Interoperability, Clinical and Consumer Engagement, The post The Global Digital Health Partnership White Papers and ONC’s Efforts to Advance Worldwide Digital Health Efforts appeared first on Health IT Buzz.
- Federal Agencies Align to Promote Public Health Reportingby Elisabeth Myers on June 1, 2021
Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed modifications to its Promoting Interoperability Program that, if finalized, would require hospitals to report on four public health and clinical data exchange measures. This proposal is the latest in a series of coordinated steps taken across HHS to leverage data standards and specifications adopted as part of ONC’s Health IT Certification Program to enable nationwide public health reporting. To mitigate and recover from widespread communicable disease, The post Federal Agencies Align to Promote Public Health Reporting appeared first on Health IT Buzz.
- ONC Mentors + Computer Science Graduate Students + Inferno = Campus on FHIRby John Bender on May 20, 2021
To promote and support the consistent development and implementation of the Health Level Seven (HL7®) International® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR®) standard and associated implementation guides, ONC launched the Inferno testing suite a few years back. Inferno supports the ONC Health IT Certification Program through a set of streamlined tests for software services seeking to meet the requirements of the 2015 Edition Cures Update’s “Standardized API for Patient and Population Services certification criterion” and also includes a “community” aspect to it, The post ONC Mentors + Computer Science Graduate Students + Inferno = Campus on FHIR appeared first on Health IT Buzz.
- Covid-19 and the Rise of Value-Based Modelsby Saba Mohsin on June 3, 2021
The increased adoption of virtual care technologies is accelerating value-based care. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a sense of urgency around numerous healthcare-related issues and opportunities that were already on the radar but were awaiting large-scale implementation. The foremost objective of providers and healthcare systems today remains to keep people out of hospitals and Read more... The post Covid-19 and the Rise of Value-Based Models appeared first on CureMD Blog - Practice Smarter.
- See and Treat Patients Remotely with Telemedicineby Saba Mohsin on April 27, 2021
Slow and steady telemedicine has evolved as the ultimate tool for empowering providers to see and treat patients remotely. Telemedicine is the new face of healthcare. It has gained significant attention during the recent COVID-19 public health emergency, which essentially put a halt to our daily lives. The need for healthcare increased manifold during this Read more... The post See and Treat Patients Remotely with Telemedicine appeared first on CureMD Blog - Practice Smarter.
- Five Care Transition Takeaways from Covid-19by Saba Mohsin on April 14, 2021
Bank valuable lessons from the coronavirus pandemic to navigate such turbulent times. Even though the coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers, it has also unleashed valuable lessons to help us navigate through turbulent times such as these. What remains imperative to note is that we can deploy these understandings to develop better Read more... The post Five Care Transition Takeaways from Covid-19 appeared first on CureMD Blog - Practice Smarter.
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- Advantages of Using Modern Technology in Healthcareby Nancy Khan on June 4, 2021
Technology has come a very long way in recent years, with new innovations and exciting developments arriving all the time to transform... The post Advantages of Using Modern Technology in Healthcare appeared first on Health Works Collective.
- Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Health Technology Stocksby Ryan Kh on May 23, 2021
For those who are eager to start investing in the stock market, the most tantalizing area to dive into may be technology.... The post Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Health Technology Stocks appeared first on Health Works Collective.
- 5 Simple Apps For Health Professionals for Efficiencyby Ryan Kh on May 6, 2021
Technology nowadays is aiming at every aspect of our lives, and so it goes for the healthcare system. Doctors and those who... The post 5 Simple Apps For Health Professionals for Efficiency appeared first on Health Works Collective.
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- Data integration at scale is vital for AI-powered healthcare innovatorsby Duncan Allen on June 11, 2021
Duncan Allen, sales manager, InterSystems, discusses why interoperability is a must have for organisations creating AI-powered healthcare solutions.
- Welsh firm becomes Bollé's UK manufacturer for PPE eyewearon June 11, 2021
Production of a new range of safety eyewear for Bollé has begun at a site in Wales.
- New 3D printing method can improve performance and bacterial resistanceon June 11, 2021
Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability.