May, 2022

10 Behaviors that generate powerful results

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. People are always looking for an edge; a way to position themselves a half step ahead of the crowd.

CVS Health unveils new virtual primary care platform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CVS on Thursday announced the launch of its new CVS Health Virtual Primary Care service. WHY IT MATTERS. The new offering integrates patient engagement tools, telehealth, electronic health record data and more on a single platform that can connect consumers with clinicians at CVS or other providers.

5 ways to future-proof your telehealth program

Healthcare Dive

Leaders have an opportunity to reimagine their telehealth infrastructure with these five best practices

Flipping the Script: Adoption and Reproductive Justice

Bill of Health

By Kimberly McKee. Adoption is a reproductive justice issue. Pretending otherwise ignores how adoption is used as a red herring in anti-abortion arguments. A recent invocation of this faulty logic occurred in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s questions during the November 2021 oral arguments in Dobbs v.

Monday Morning Update 5/16/22

HIStalk

Top News Remote monitoring and financial incentives had no impact.

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Three in Five People 50+ in the US Will Likely Use Telehealth In the Future – An Update from AARP

Health Populi

“Telehealth certainly appears to be here to stay,” the AARP forecasts in An Updated Look at Telehealth Use Among U.S. Adults 50-Plus from AARP. Two years after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, one-half of U.S. adults over 50 said they or someone in their family had used telehealth.

Show your face; Empathy and Trust in the mask-wearing workplace

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. This article is not intended to make a political statement, pass judgement on the CDC, or coerce healthcare providers to do anything that would compromise their safety or that of their patients.

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Employees cause more cyber breaches in healthcare than other industries, report finds

Healthcare Dive

Employees were responsible for 39% of healthcare breaches last year. That's compared to 18% across all industries, according to new Verizon research

The False Choice: Adoptee Voices in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom 

Bill of Health

By Michele Merritt. As legal scholars have predicted since the current composition of the United States Supreme Court became apparent, abortion restrictions are increasing; if Roe v. Wade is overturned with the Dobbs v.

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Monday Morning Update 5/9/22

HIStalk

Top News From the Allscripts earnings call: CEO Paul Black.

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How Honor, Home Instead’s Initial Sit-Down Led to More Than an Acquisition

Home Health Care

Honor CEO and Co-founder Seth Sternberg has wanted to launch a platform like “Honor Expert” for the last eight years.

The Demand for Self-Care At-Home Will Grow Post-Pandemic – Insights from IRI

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has re-shaped consumers across many life- and work-flows.

AI and IoT device connects with concierge platform for RPM

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare workflow technology company Braidio has partnered with health IT vendor BlueSemi with the aim of creating a preventive home-health and telehealth ecosystem.

Healthcare employers must urgently address burnout, surgeon general warns

Healthcare Dive

Systems should address burnout systemically, and a priority is seeking and responding better to feedback from front-line workers, according to a Monday advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Understanding Transracial Adoption: Life-long Transformations, Not Frictionless Transactions 

Bill of Health

By April Dinwoodie. I took a long, slow, deep breath when I heard Amy Coney Barrett, the adoptive mother of Black children, describe adoption as a “frictionless alternative to abortion.”

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News 5/27/22

HIStalk

Top News Healthcare cybersecurity vendor Clearwater will acquire competitor CynergisTek.

Aging-in-Place Company Homethrive Raises $20M, Plans ‘Aggressive Expansion’ in Payer Marketplace

Home Health Care

Aging-in-place enabler Homethrive has raised an additional $20 million in Series B funding.

8 Ways to Enhance the Patient Experience & Drive Leads with QR Codes

Healthcare Success

We know that today’s healthcare consumers want instant and accessible services. . The QR code allows hospitals and healthcare providers to satisfy this need with immediate physician-patient interaction and engagement – all through smartphones and tablets. .

Telehealth can play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth's potential to bridge the services gap for people without ready transportation access has been well-documented.

Hospital labor expenses up 37% from pre-pandemic levels in March

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals spent nearly $5,500 in labor expenses per adjusted discharge in March compared to about $4,000 roughly three years ago, according to a report from Kaufman Hall

Organizing and Activism of Adopted and Displaced People

Bill of Health

By Lina Vanegas. I am a transracial and transnational displaced person. I was separated from my country, language, and culture and taken to Michigan, which has no connection to me or my ancestors. I was taken there to create a family for strangers who had the privilege and resources to buy me.

Monday Morning Update 5/23/22

HIStalk

Top News The state of Montana will invest $20 million.

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Home Care Workforce Action Alliance Formed as Providers Hit All-Time Case-Decline Highs

Home Health Care

It is often said that storytelling can be a powerful tool for change. This is what the members of the newly formed Home Care Workforce Action Alliance are banking on with the announcement of the Voices for Care at Home campaign.

The Patient as Consumer and Payer – A Focus on Financial Stress and Wellbeing

Health Populi

Year 3 into the COVID-19 pandemic, health citizens are dealing with coronavirus variants in convergence with other challenges in daily life: price inflation, civil and social stress, anxiety and depression, global security concerns, and the safety of their families.

Walmart launches telehealth program aimed at diabetes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Walmart Health's telehealth company MeMD launched a virtual care diabetes program this past week aimed at helping individuals improve management of the disease.

Efforts to protect health workers from violence on the job ramp up

Healthcare Dive

Renewed efforts to pass federal requirements for healthcare employers come as some systems are implementing their own policies to keep workers safe

Misleading, Coercive Language in Bills Barring Trans Youth Access to Gender Affirming Care

Bill of Health

By Arisa R. Marshall. On Friday, a federal judge temporarily enjoined part of a new Alabama law that would make it a felony for physicians to provide gender-affirming care to trans youth. The law had been in effect for less than a week.

News 5/25/22

HIStalk

Top News The EU reportedly gives Oracle unconditional antitrust clearance.

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How EMS Workers Can Supplement the Home-Based Care Workforce

Home Health Care

When Medically Home announced that it had received another round of funding money in January , the $110 million in the form of a strategic investment was led by a diverse group of companies.

People Thinking More About the Value of Health Care, Beyond Cost

Health Populi

The rate of people in the U.S. skipping needed health care due to cost tripled in 2021. This prompted West Health (the Gary and Mary West nonprofit organizations’ group) and Gallup to collaborate on research to quantified Americans’ views on and challenges with personal medical costs.

Henry Ford Health System gets ROI from employer-based telemedicine clinic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Michigan's Henry Ford Health System and General Motors partnered to develop a narrow-network insurance product for GM employees called GM Connect Care. THE PROBLEM.

FTC likely to examine insurer overlap in Advocate Aurora, Atrium merger

Healthcare Dive

Mergers with geographic overlap often face challenges. This deal doesn't "raise the same red flags, but it doesn't mean that it gets waved through," said Leemore Dafny, former deputy director of healthcare and antitrust at the FTC

A Birthmother Reflects: The Perpetuation of Adoption Myths

Bill of Health

By Angie Swanson-Kyriaco. During opening remarks for Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, 2021, Justice Amy Coney Barrett stated that the “obligations of motherhood that flow from pregnancy” and the “burden” of parenting are eliminated through adoption.

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Monday Morning Update 5/2/22

HIStalk

Top News Walmart rolls out a diabetes telehealth program for.

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Why Eliminating GPS from EVV Could Cost Millions, Force ‘Massive’ Step Backward

Home Health Care

The electronic visit verification (EVV) implementation process could hit a significant roadblock this summer if a Congressional bill that eliminates the use of GPS is passed by federal lawmakers.

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted COVID-19 data for the week ending May 15, 2022.

British startup accuRx rolls out patient-centred viewing system

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

British healthtech firm accuRx has announced the national roll-out of its patient-centred viewing system, Record View, in England and Wales. The system is available to NHS healthcare professionals free of use, following a successful pilot with four integrated care systems (ICSs).