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Telemedicine and HealthIT

Telemedicine and HealthIT

Aggregating news and notes on innovation and entrepreneurship in the telemedicine and HIT space.
Telemedicine and HealthIT
Media deprivation for children: Are parents doing the right thing? - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
Media deprivation: Do you think it exists? Although laughable at first glance I know I’m not the only parent who wonders if limiting screen time could change my child’s opportunity. Those of us who fiercely control screen/device time may have momentary lapses where we wonder if we’re doing things right. Even though I’m convinced there […]
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The Mystery of the Discharged Ebola Patient - Where is Sherlock Holmes When We Need Him? - http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2014...
The Mystery of the Discharged Ebola Patient - Where is Sherlock Holmes When We Need Him?
Telemedicine and HealthIT
A national referendum on single-payer: What if it happened? - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
The recent independence referendum in Scotland got me thinking. I must admit I was glued to the news over the last few days of campaigning. For those of you not following closely, it seemed as if the “no” camp had a comfortable lead right up until the last week when the opinion polls suddenly showed […]
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Sleeping on a cloud—advanced clinical anesthesiology solution uses Microsoft Azure as its technological foundation - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
As a physician, I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues who specialize in anesthesiology. While surgeons may get all the glory for what they do in an operating room, they couldn’t do their job without the anesthesiologist. These specialist doctors...(read more)
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Doctors should be challenged to explain what they are charging and why - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
About a year ago, I shared details of my own out of pocket medical expenses and concluded that we have to have to be more transparent with our patients (and potential patients) about the costs they will face for our services. The urgency of price transparency as a business imperative and a professional responsibility has only increased […]
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Two-tiered generic drugs will lower quality of care - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
As we head into health insurance enrollment season, which opens in November, consumers/patients will face yet another challenge in selecting the best health plan. Sorting through policies was tough already, but now insurers are making it even harder by changing the way they will cover generic drugs. It used to be that opting for generics […]
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Telemedicine and HealthIT
The tension between mobile apps and health care - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
I saw another exciting news story on a mobile health intervention the other day.  I honestly don’t remember the company or product, but what stuck with me was the declaration of success based on 10 patients using the product for three months.  Success was touted in terms of cost reduction and resource utilization reduction in […]
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IBM Watson: 29 Signs Of Progress informationweek.com IBM’s Watson Group touts customer successes, new partners, APIs, and cloud services as it opens headquarters in New York City. - http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com/post...
IBM Watson: 29 Signs Of Progress
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IBM’s Watson Group touts customer successes, new partners, APIs, and cloud services as it opens headquarters in New York City.
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The new rules of patient engagement - http://www.hospitalimpact.org/index...
by Carmela Coyle In boardrooms, at universities and in executive offices throughout the U.S., top healthcare leaders have worked feverishly for years to combat escalating healthcare costs and middling, if not downright poor, health outcomes when compared to other nations. The efforts resulted in a number of innovative experiments in different states. The outcomes remain to be seen, but one of the early findings suggests that healthcare providers have failed to engage patients and, in effect, make them full partners in their own healthcare. Patient engagement at its heart is a simple concept--empowering the people in our care to take more control of their individual health. But for hospitals, putting that concept into action took a back seat under traditional fee-for-service models. The new experiments throughout the nation exploded those models and patient engagement has come to the forefront. There is ample evidence that robust patient engagement works quite well. Lewis Sandy, M.D.,...
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Include caregivers in healthcare process for greater experience - http://www.hospitalimpact.org/index...
by Darlene A. Cunha Recently, I attended an interdisciplinary team meeting. There was a knock on the door to the conference room. Before I could rise to open the door, it swung open and one of our attending physicians scanned the room, made eye contact with me and beckoned me to step outside. The two of us made our way to my office, where this physician, visibly upset, explained to me her interaction with the wife of one of her patients. She described the spouse (whom I'll call as Mrs. Jones), as aggressive, unrelenting, and dare I say, hostile. I was taken aback, as the patient was admitted the day before. What could possibly have gone so wrong in such a short period of time? The physician asked me to accompany her to the patient's room, as she wanted me to witness the interaction between the patient, Mrs. Jones and the staff. After quickly reviewing the patient's admission notes, I accompanied the physician to the patient care unit, where we came upon Mrs. Jones standing at the...
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The last visit: Turning off the defibrillator - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
He had called the other day to update me up on his condition.  He did not sound upset, but resolute.  “They offered me peritoneal dialysis,” he said, “but I decided against it and figured I’d just let nature take its course.  The hospice people are so wonderful — I’ve got things all set here at […]
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Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of October 2014 - http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2014...
Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of October 2014
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Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of October 2014 - http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2014...
Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of October 2014
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Top stories in health and medicine, October 9, 2014 - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
From MedPage Today: Obese Kids Face Greater Risk for Heart Disease. The adverse long-term influence of obesity and elevated blood pressure on left ventricular remodeling begins in childhood, according to findings from the world’s longest running biracial heart study. IBM’s Watson Comes to the Bedside. If a physician or a patient could tap a clinical question […]
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Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 09th October 2014. It Just Rolls On! - http://aushealthit.blogspot.com/2014...
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When treating seriously ill patients, learn to suppress The Look - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
A friend of mine plays a mean game of poker.  She comes out ahead in Atlantic City, finishing near the top in hold ’em tournaments.  She is a poker savant. Not long ago I asked her secret to playing the game so well. “I learned to play cards when I was being trained to treat […]
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Call for papers announced for conhIT Congress 2015 - http://www.healthtechwire.com/conhit-...
Following the success of the conhIT Congress in 2014, interested actors of health IT can apply between 1st and 31st October 2014 with a lecture for one of twelve of the eighteen sessions. Details of the call for papers are now available online under www.conhit.com in English and German.
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Inhaler sensor startup CoheroHealth begins pilot at Mt. Sinai Medical Center - http://mobihealthnews.com/37185...
CoheroHealth, a New York City-based startup working on medication adherence tracking for asthma inhalers, is launching a small pilot with Mount Sinai Medical Center. The company will test its platform, which includes an inhaler sensor, a mobile app, and a connected spirometer, on 50 pediatric asthma patients. “There are 50 million patients with respiratory disease […]
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Treating obesity in the physically-challenged child - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
I direct a nutrition clinic in a large center for children with special needs. My kids can have everything from mild learning disabilities to genetic disorders that affect growth and development to profound intellectual and physical impairments that cause them to be unable to walk, speak or even scratch their heads. My most seriously involved kids are completely […]
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Survey: Mental health clinicians don’t use much software, but demand is high for apps - http://mobihealthnews.com/37194...
Seventy-three percent of mental health clinicians in the United States said they would find a mobile app useful in their practice, according to a survey of 401 mental health professionals conducted this summer by Sigma Research Group, sponsored by mental health startup SelfEcho. Specifically, the 73 percent said that an app that collects and aggregates data on […]
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Khosla invests $13M in wearable device that energizes, relaxes user - http://mobihealthnews.com/37190...
Los Gatos, California-based Thync, which has developed a wearable device that aims to help people feel energetic, calm, or focused, raised $13 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. “The Thync team is working hard on introducing neuroscience to 21st century engineering,” Thync co-founder Dr. Jamie Tyler said in a statement. “For the first time, we are able to target and […]
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Study: 8 percent of health system’s patients portal messaged MDs at least once in 2010 - http://mobihealthnews.com/37184...
Almost 37 percent of patients enrolled in a large academic health system’s patient portal sent at least one message to a physician in 2010, according to a study of 49,778 patients who enrolled in the patient portal between 2001 and 2010. The 37 percent of patients who sent at least one message to a physician made up 8.4 percent of all […]
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Apple hasn’t made HealthKit, Health app available for iPads - http://mobihealthnews.com/37191...
When Apple first debuted its health and fitness data aggregation platform, HealthKit, at its developer conference back in June, we assumed that the iOS8 feature would be a preloaded app on all future iOS devices — as well as those that upgrade to the new OS. And while Apple’s plan for HealthKit seems to include […]
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Infographic: 5 Elements of an Effective HIPAA Audit Program - http://hin.com/blog...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) upcoming permanent HIPAA audit program demonstrates a more aggressive approach to investigating compliance, according to a new infographic by Coalfire. The infographic outlines the five key elements for a comprehensive, vigilant HIPAA compliance program.
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A health care story that you normally don’t see in the media - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
Recently, my 16-month-old grandson was at a backyard barbecue with his parents. He had been eating some potato chips when he suddenly stopped breathing and turned blue. Having had CPR training, my son started rescue breathing and suspecting aspiration, performed toddler airway clearance maneuvers. No obstruction was found. The child slowly awakened but was very […]
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Health IT oversight requires legislative action, groups argue - http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story...
Close to 60 health IT stakeholders--including the American Medical Informatics Association and Health IT Now--want to see Congressional involvement in clarifying appropriate risk-based oversight of health IT. read more
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Holliday: Patients need access to electronic records before a crisis, not during one - http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story...
FierceHealthIT spoke with patient advocate Regina Holliday last week about electronic medical record access, patients' rights to information and interoperability. read more
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Nevada insurers create telemedicine programs - http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story...
Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs. read more
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Study: Electronic messaging should be part of physicians' job description - http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story...
As participation in patient portals grows, so, too, does the number of electronic messages sent between patients and physicians, showing a need for reimbursement and clinical structures that allow physicians to make use of the tool, according to a study published this month in Health Affairs. read more
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