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New Strategic Partnership Helps Hospitals Deploy Epic EHR to AWS Cloud

What You Should Know: – Cloudticity and Sapphire Health announced a strategic partnership to help hospitals and healthcare providers that use Epic EHR to undergo a seamless transition into the AWS Cloud. – This first-ever strategic alliance enables hospital systems to leverage cloud power to ensure their infrastructure can achieve high levels of availability, resilience, …

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Virtual Care Regulatory Round-Up: Dobbs & the ‘Weaponization’ of Digital Health Data

BY JESSICA DaMASSA How will the reversal of Roe v. Wade impact virtual care and digital health companies from a health data privacy standpoint, particularly as States crack down on the use of telehealth as a mechanism for obtaining abortions and begin to look at digital health data as potential evidence in criminal cases where …

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A Hybrid, Technology-Driven Approach to Overcome Coding and RCM Staff Shortages

Cheryl Cruver, Chief Revenue Officer, AGS Health Exacerbated by pandemic-induced burnout, resignations, and even terminations1, chronic coding and revenue cycle management (RCM) staffing shortages have healthcare organizations struggling to find ways to keep revenue flowing despite a lack of qualified professionals to handle critical processes. It is a situation that has been brewing for years, …

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Matthew’s health care tidbits: Texas is the present future of abortion care

Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt In this edition’s tidbits, I have to return …

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How IoT Data Integration Helps Deliver Improved At-Home Healthcare in 2022

Patricia (Pat) Black, Director of Technical Solutions at Cardinal Peak When it comes to your health and treatment, hospitals leverage a variety of sensors and instruments to collect the necessary information to monitor and diagnose your health status. With essential health data integrated into one platform, healthcare professionals are able to quickly and easily monitor …

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4 Steps for Operationalizing the FDA’s Call To Improve Health Outcomes for All Patients

C.K. Wang, Chief Medical Officer of COTA, Inc. In April, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf laid out areas of challenge and opportunity when it comes to improving health outcomes, restoring public trust in science, and making the most of our ongoing investments in data analytics and clinical research. More specifically, Califf made clear that our current healthcare …

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SnapLogic Launches Amazon HealthLake Accelerator to Store, Share Patient Data

What You Should Know: – SnapLogic, a provider of Enterprise Automation, today launched the SnapLogic Accelerator for Amazon HealthLake, which enables healthcare and life sciences organizations to easily ingest a range of raw data into Amazon HealthLake, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and transform it into healthcare-related insights and actions. – This new Amazon …

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15 Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Attract Today’s Healthcare Consumer

Healthcare consumerism has drastically changed the way healthcare professionals need to market and deliver their services. Today’s consumers expect a healthcare experience as innovative and digitally advanced as any other industry. Hospitals, health systems, and medical practices must evolve to meet these changing needs to remain competitive or risk falling behind. As more healthcare professionals …

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15 Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Attract Today’s Healthcare Consumer

Healthcare consumerism has drastically changed the way healthcare professionals need to market and deliver their services. Today’s consumers expect a healthcare experience as innovative and digitally advanced as any other industry. Hospitals, health systems, and medical practices must evolve to meet these changing needs to remain competitive or risk falling behind. As more healthcare professionals …

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15 Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Attract Today’s Healthcare Consumer

Healthcare consumerism has drastically changed the way healthcare professionals need to market and deliver their services. Today’s consumers expect a healthcare experience as innovative and digitally advanced as any other industry. Hospitals, health systems, and medical practices must evolve to meet these changing needs to remain competitive or risk falling behind. As more healthcare professionals …

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Olive Partners with Magenta to Revolutionize Risk Adjustment Process

What You Should Know: – Olive, the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, today announced its partnership with Magenta Care Continuum, a HIPAA-compliant health records vault that includes care gap analytics. – Through the Olive Library, payers and providers can access Magenta’s solutions to help close care gaps, improve billing and claims occurrence and ensure compliance and …

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Coping with Crises: Using Telemedicine to Deliver Effective Virtual Critical Care

Lisa Lindgren, Senior Vice President at Avel eCare The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that telemedicine is essential for keeping the healthcare system running during a crisis. How can virtual critical care keep improving to help providers manage future emergency events? In early 2020, as the nation’s healthcare system almost buckled under the weight of the …

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MemorialCare Taps TytoCare to Offer Virtual Exam Kits for Enhanced Telehealth

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, a provider of AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams has inked a partnership with MemorialCare, a health system in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, to bring patients diverse telehealth options and allow them to pursue comprehensive primary care options from home. – The integration of the TytoCare solution into MemorialCare’s current telehealth appointments enhances the health system’s ability to diagnose and treat patients through …

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Jeenie Raises $9.3M for On-Demand, Medical Interpreter Platform

What You Should Know: – Jeenie, an industry-transforming virtual interpreting platform that connects clinicians and patients to live interpreters on-demand raises $9.3M in Series A funding led by Transformation Capital. – Jeenie is a virtual interpreting platform that connects users to a video or audio call with live, qualified interpreters in 300+ languages for on-demand …

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The Need and Value for Connected Virtual Care

Dr. Shayan Vyas, SVP and Medical Director of Hospitals and Health Systems at Teladoc Health Patients today have more options than ever for accessing care outside of their traditional health systems and physician practices. While access to care has no doubt improved, the addition of new channels has  created new problems and exacerbated longstanding ones, …

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Why Telemedicine Isn’t A Temporary Fix — It’s The Future

Doug McDonald, Director of Technology in the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks In March 2020, many office workers packed up their bags under the mandate of their employers, assuming they’d be working from home for a few weeks so the coronavirus could “blow over.” Fast-forward two years: many of those same employees have …

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Health Plan Invests $100M to Introduce Real-Time Claims Payments for Providers

What You Should Know: – CalOptima will be the first health plan to introduce ‘real-time claims payments’ permanently for providers as part of this historic $100+ million investment in the safety net in Southern California.  – Board also approves $100 million in technology to improve health care delivery and $8 million to launch a Street Medicine Program. CalOptima, a publicly funded health care coverage …

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Podimetrics Secures $45M for SmartMat to Prevent Diabetic Amputations in High-Risk Patients

What You Should Know: – Podimetrics raises $45M to help at-risk providers and health plans prevent diabetic amputations in high-risk patients. – With this latest round of funding, Podimetrics plans to focus on hiring to build out their product development and research teams, while also expanding the breadth of services delivered by their nurse support …

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When Automation Meets Empathy: Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Healthcare

Nate Treloar, COO & Co-Founder at Orbita Advances in conversational artificial intelligence are transforming basic chatbots into intelligent virtual assistants that provide comfort and utility for healthcare consumers and the healthcare organizations that serve them.   Most consumers have their minds made up about automated phone agents, and not too many people like them. Who …

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What Healthcare Leaders Need to Do Now About Ransomware

Aaron Biehl, Chief Operating Officer, Reliable IT If ransomware is not a topic of conversation around any healthcare organization’s boardroom table, directors and senior executives may be exposing the organization (and themselves) to considerable risk. Here’s a guide to ransomware trends for 2022 and steps healthcare leaders can take to help protect their organizations. Ransomware …

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Health Gorilla Raises $50M to Expand FHIR-Native Health Interoperability Platform

What You Should Know: – Health Gorilla raises $50 million in Series C funding to securely enable the exchange of actionable and aggregated clinical data. – The new investment will accelerate Health Gorilla’s mission to connect everyone, everywhere, with actionable health data. Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, CA-based health interoperability platform, today announced it has raised …

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XRHealth Secures $10M to Expand Virtual Reality Treatment in the Metaverse

What You Should Know: – XRHealth, the gateway to the healthcare metaverse,  announced today that they raised $10M in funding to expand virtual healthcare treatment in the Metaverse. The funding was backed by HTC, Bridges Israel impact investment fund, AARP, and crowdfunding on StartEngine.com and existing investors. – XRHealth’s platform is FDA and CE registered and provides an immersive …

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Why HIPAA Training Doesn’t Work. And How To Fix It

Travis Good, MD, Co-founder and CEO of Haekka HIPAA, for better or worse, is a part of every healthcare business. It does not matter if your company is a traditional clinic or a cutting-edge AI platform powered by PHI (protected health information). There are different approaches to comply with HIPAA, and organizations as varied as …

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When Virtual Goes Viral: Post-Covid Software Trends for Small Physician Practices

Stephen H. Dart, VP of Engineering at AdvancedMD After the great telehealth rush of 2020, healthcare providers who could offer HIPAA-compliant services while also being able to access their patients’ complete healthcare information remotely, came out ahead of the game. The practices that continued operating their organizations in a way that met the healthcare needs …

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Some proposed HIPAA changes could inadvertently expose the data it’s supposed to protect

The government’s proposed changes to HIPAA aim to provide guardrails against data breaches and misuse, but some of the modifications may not work as intended. Three healthcare experts delved into the ways in which certain proposals could provide inappropriate access to health data during a recent panel discussion.

Compliance with HIPAA may offer some clues on how providers will fare with new info blocking rules

Despite a 20-year head start, providers still fall short of HIPAA requirements around fulfilling patient requests for their medical records. In light of the federal information blocking rules, providers should first examine their compliance with HIPAA and then address the new demands imposed by the recently enacted regulations.

Enforcement landscape for HHS data-sharing rules is hazy, experts say

The HHS’ new interoperability and information blocking rules have been in effect for one week, yet how they will be enforced is unclear. But there are some clues that could provide a glimpse into what the enforcement landscape might look like, and the best thing providers and IT developers can do is be proactive, experts …

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How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth

Sandeep Pulim, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Bluestream Health There’s no question that the demand for telehealth and virtual care has grown exponentially over the last twelve months. With that growth has come a fundamental shift in the attitude toward virtual care. No longer do patients and providers take a “let’s try it” approach—now, it’s …

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Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Pharmaceutical companies today are distributed, global organizations, with research centers, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory management hubs spread all over the globe. To develop new treatments and bring them to market, all of these different functions need to collaborate more closely than ever. Using traditional, on-premises storage technologies, however, makes …

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AKASA Raises $60M to Automate Revenue Cycle Operations for Health Systems

What You Should Know: – AKASA (formerly known as Alpha Health), a South San Francisco, CA-based Unified Automation™ company for revenue cycle management in healthcare, announced it has raised $60 million in its series B round of funding. – Founded in 2018, AKASA uses the same machine learning approaches that made driverless cars possible to …

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Reperio Health Raises $6M to Expand At-Home Wellness Kits to Employer Market

What You Should Know: – Portland, Oregon-based Reperio Health announced it has raised $6M in seed funding co-led by Caduceus Capital Partners in Nashville, Tenn., and Rogue Venture Partnersin Portland, Ore., with additional investment from Liquid 2 Ventures and G Ventures, both out of the San Francisco Bay Area. – Reperio’s patent-pending at-home health assessment brings a …

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Health Gorilla Nabs $15M to Expand FHIR-based APIs for Digital Health

What You Should Know:  – Health Gorilla raises $15M to scale its FHIR-based API solutions for digital health and expand into new markets.  – Health Gorilla will introduce new APIs to enable consumer access to medical records, payer-to-payer data sharing, and data quality assessments.  Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of healthcare APIs, today announced …

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Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

Paul Banco, CEO of etherFAX To support the sudden increase in test results and medical records being transmitted during the pandemic, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies implemented additional devices and remote connections into their networks. After the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) lifted penalties around telehealth to expand care options amid the crisis, new platforms were …

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Electronic Signatures Speed Care, Keep Providers in Compliance

Stephan Herron, CEO/President of Scriptel Corporation While certain healthcare regulations—especially those around telehealth visits—have been relaxed during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the core compliance and regulatory environment remain intact, including rules around signatures. Many hospitals and health systems have set up temporary care facilities or COVID-19 testing sites, while all types of healthcare providers have …

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Why Labor Management Systems Are a Resource Healthcare Can Rely On

In 2021, the role of advanced technology solutions across the healthcare sector can – and should — be expanded. They already have been applied in such areas as billing, administrative work, in prescription management and some staff position scheduling.  But with the ongoing advances in digital capability and automated intelligence, now is the time to …

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Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, Healthcare organizations have faced continual stress from heavy COVID-19 caseloads in 2020. Cyberattacks on their information networks also loomed as a serious threat, and the pressure to protect data is expected to grow this year, as more criminals target healthcare providers. Protecting patient data from unauthorized access has long been …

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Health Plans Must Go Beyond the ONC Mandate and Prioritize Member Experience

Minal Patel, CEO of Abacus Insights Laurent Rotival, SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO, Cambia Solutions We are all frustrated when there’s a glitch with our online banking, or if bandwidth problems interfere with streaming the movie we want to watch. Imagine how individuals will react when the results of a cancer screening don’t find …

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Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

Amnon Drori, CEO of Octopai The healthcare industry, like many others, has become a data driven industry collecting data from patients, doctors, labs, and payers that are all crucial to patient healthcare diagnosis and outcome. When it comes to research, data can be useful in creating emerging healthcare technological innovations, pharmaceutical discoveries, as well as …

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NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform

What You Should Know: – NeuroFlow raises $20M to expand its technology-enabled behavioral health integration platform, led by Magellan Health. – NeuroFlow’s suite of HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, enable risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care. With NeuroFlow, health care organizations can finally bridge the gap between mental and physical health in order …

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12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of …

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Despite COVID-19: Providers Should Not Lose Sight of MIPS Compliance

Courtney Tesvich, VP of Regulatory at Nextech When 2020 began, no one anticipated that complying with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—the flagship payment model of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP)—would look so different halfway through the year. Like many other things, the COVID-19 crisis has delayed, diverted, …

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Elation Health Nabs $40M for Clinical-First Solution to Power Independent Primary Care

What You Should Know: – Elation Health, which provides an easy-to-use and affordable clinical technology platform for more than 7 million independent primary care clinicians serving 14M+ patients – including an EHR raises $40M in Series C funding from Al Gore’s sustainable investment firm, Generation Investment Management. – Elation’s API-enabled platform also allows organizations to …

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Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense

Don Godbee Don Godbee, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix Don Godbee Telehealth and virtual care are not brand-new phenomena suddenly cobbled together as a rapid response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average US patient could be forgiven for thinking that it is. Indeed, virtual visits to care providers and remote patient …

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Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data

What You Should Know: – Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon HealthLake, a new HIPAA-eligible service enables healthcare organizations to store, tag, index, standardize, query, and apply machine learning to analyze data at petabyte scale in the cloud. – Cerner, Ciox Health, Konica Minolta Precision Medicine, and Orion Health among customers using Amazon HealthLake. …

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7 Best Practices for Third-Party Risk Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard, The globalization of the pharmaceutical industry has forced pharma companies to outsource, increasing their reliance on third-party vendors and suppliers. As this supply chain grows in complexity, companies find themselves grappling with a growing amount of cyber risk.  A data breach in the pharmaceutical industry can cost companies upwards …

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Change Healthcare Unveils Social Determinants of Health Analytics Solution

What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare launches national data resource on social determinants of health (SDoH) for doctors, insurers and life sciences organizations to better understand the connection between where a person lives and how they live their life to the care a patient receives and their health outcome. – 80% of U.S. health …

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Amwell Launches New Offerings to Increase Doctor-to-Patient Virtual Connectivity

What You Should Know: – Amwell just announced some new offerings Amwell Now, Touchpoint Tablet software, and C500 to help increase doctor-to-patient virtual connections as patient and doctor preferences change in light of the pandemic. – The new solutions (a quick-to-deploy video visit offering, new tablet software, and a telemedicine cart) are designed to be …

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Eko Lands $65M to Expand AI-Powered Telehealth Platform for Virtual Pulmonary and Cardiac Exam

What You Should Know: – Cardiopulmonary digital health company Eko raises $65M in Series C funding to close the gap between virtual and in-person heart and lung care. – The latest round of funding will enable Eko to expand in-clinic use of its platform of telehealth and AI algorithms for disease screening and to launch …

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Aptar Pharma Acquires the Assets of Respiratory Startup Cohero Health

What You Should Know: – Apstar Pharma acquires the assets of respiratory health company Cohero Health to expands its digital portfolio with a focus on respiratory disease management. – Cohero Health develops digital tools and technologies to improve respiratory care, reduce avoidable costs, and optimize medication utilization. AptarGroup, Inc., a global leader in consumer dispensing, …

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How RPA Can Help Get COVID-19 Vaccines to High-Risk Patients First

Ram Sathia, VP of Intelligent Automation at PK While most of the public’s attention is focused on the horse race for an approved COVID-19 vaccine, another major hurdle lies just around the corner: the distribution of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. In today’s highly complex and disconnected health data landscape, technologies like AI, Machine …

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Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled patient relationship management solution to streamline communication between patients and their care teams. – The solution enables providers and member teams to move beyond treating illness to facilitating proactive care by building productive, long-term relationships with patients. Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare …

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Making the Case: Why Pagers and Smartphones Should Wed

Fred Lizza, CEO at Statum Systems Clinicians in healthcare settings typically have information coming at them from all directions, at all times, and often with little distinction as to the level of urgency. It makes for inefficiency and confusion for today’s busy doctor. In today’s hospital setting, that disjointed communication creates dissonance and distraction. Even …

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How Can Patients Get Medical Records from a Closed Medical Practice?

By GRACE CORDOVANO, DEVEN McGRAW, and AARON MIRI The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives patients the right to copies of their medical records, with rare exceptions. When patients need a copy of their medical records, most start the process by calling their doctor’s office and asking for how to get access. The receptionist or office staff …

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Remote Medical Documentation Startup Augmedix Closes $25M, Reverse Merger with Malo Holding

What You Should Know: – Augmedix closes $25 million in private placement funding and completion of a reverse merger transaction with Malo Holdings Corp. – Following the transaction, the merged entity will be named “Augmedix, Inc.”, and will continue the historic and innovative business of Augmedix.  Augmedix, a company specializing in providing remote medical documentation …

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Getting Beyond the Telehealth ‘Stop-Gap’ Mentality

Roland Therriault, President, InSync Healthcare Solutions Since COVID-19 emerged as a major health threat, virtual care has taken off. As many as 46% of patients reported in late April that they had used telehealth to replace a canceled healthcare visit in 2020, while 48% of physicians said they had started using telehealth to treat patients.   …

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3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices

Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients by telehealth than …

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Vocera Acquires Secure Communications Platform EASE Applications

What You Should Know: – Today Vocera Communications acquires EASE Applications, a provider of a secure communication platform and mobile application that delivers updates, messages to patients’ loved ones, during surgeries and at other times. – The Orlando-based EASE offers a cloud-based service that is built to improve the patient experience by enabling friends and family …

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New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

 Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Sectigo The amount of data generated by the healthcare industry is staggering—and constantly increasing.  Healthcare data encompasses the personal information of patients, doctors, nurses, and administrators. It includes diagnostic information, test results, ultrasound images, x-ray images, and of course insurance and financial information. With so much sensitive patient information there for …

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The Adoption of Telehealth During the Pandemic will Shape Healthcare’s New Normal

Abhinav Shashank, CEO and Co-founder of Innovaccer Inc. COVID-19 has presented healthcare with a challenge like no other, with nearly nine million cases all over the world and over 470,000 lives lost. The speed of the outbreak and the disruption caused by it has created unforeseen challenges for communities and economies, and it’s especially apparent in …

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Cerner Integrates Nuances Virtual Assistant Platform with Millennium EHR to Reduce Physician Burnout

What You Should Know: – Cerner expands its AI collaboration with Nuance to provide joint customers with more advanced natural language virtual assistant technology to navigate electronic health records (EHRs) using just their voice, giving clinicians more time to spend with patients and less time with a computer. – As part of the expanded collaboration, Nuance will offer Cerner deeply …

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5 Critical Considerations for Patient Privacy in Telehealth

Sachin Nayyar, CEO at Securonix The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous ripple effect across all industries, with one of the most impacted being healthcare. Providers have had to quickly adapt to supporting patients ‘virtually’ in a secure manner, while simultaneously developing procedures to support accurate reporting to government organizations. These changes have placed added …

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Why Healthcare Providers Need Secure Telehealth Solutions

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Even before in-person doctor’s visits paused to abide by social distancing measures, the use of video technology was starting to be used by clinicians to consult with patients virtually. Back …

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Ciox Health Acquires Biomedical NLP Company Medal

What You Should Know: – Ciox Health has acquired Medal, Inc., a biomedical Natural Language Processing (biomed-NLP) technology company. – The acquisition will lead Ciox to better and more quickly enable real-world data in support of research that advances patient care. Ciox Health, a leading health technology company, today announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based biomedical Natural Language …

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Central Maine Healthcare, Innovaccer Partner to Power Data-driven Telehealth Capabilities

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with Central Maine Healthcare (CMH), an integrated healthcare delivery system that serves over 400,000 people in the central, western, and mid-coast regions of the state, to connect providers with their patients through data-driven telehealth, powered by its FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform. – The care delivery system …

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Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the COVID-19 Era

Healthcare IT consultants’ work involving health records may expose them – and their provider and payer clients – to regulatory, legal, financial, and reputational risk. These risks are potentially higher in the COVID-19 era, with many of their employees working from home and accessing sensitive records and networks from remote locations. According to the US …

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Telehealth and Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

Healthcare providers are seeing between 50 and 175 times (1) more patients via telehealth than before. Telehealth platforms* offer solutions for a wide array of different healthcare issues. An estimated 20 percent of all emergency room visits and 24 percent of routine office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually via telehealth. Telehealth is …

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Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

What You Should Know: – Sharecare launches its offering for employers: Well-Being@Work,  a virtual solution for COVID-19 that’s integrated with its app-based digital health platform for managing consumer health and well-being. – The offering is designed for employers – organizations of any kind – to support their workforces as they return to work when the time …

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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams

What You Should Know: – Microsoft released the public preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the latest update to the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. – The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR makes it easy for health developers to set up a pipeline to manage protected health information (PHI) from IoT …

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Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery NowRx Raises $20M to Expand into Additional Territories

What You Should Know: – Same day pharmacy delivery startup NowRx raises $20 Million in Series B funding to expand into new U.S. territories and accelerate its technology roadmap, transforming the way consumers get their prescriptions.  – NowRx’s competitive advantage is its proprietary pharmacy management system, which leverages AI and robotics to fill and deliver prescriptions in record time, …

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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, …

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