CBO: 22M more uninsured, but Senate healthcare reform bill would stabilize markets, reduce deficit

An estimated 22 million people would either lose or voluntarily give up their health insurance by 2026 under the Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That’s …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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Researchers: Better use of existing data could improve medical device safety

Citing nearly $1 billion in savings associated with a single medical device, researchers at the University of Michigan say the FDA needs to make use of existing administrative data to …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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Smart pill bottles didn’t improve medication adherence for heart attack patients, but earlier intervention could help

New research shows smart pill bottles may not be the cure for medication adherence, but researchers are still holding out hope that new technology, paired with behavioral interventions, can make …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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In a quest to integrate digital tools, health systems see value in targeting chronic conditions

As hospitals search for effective digital health solutions, some providers are finding success with apps that target chronic conditions. Hhospital systems like Rush University Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic and …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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Stanford launches five new digital health projects using Apple Watches

Backed by funding from the university, Stanford researchers are looking at ways the Apple Watch can improve health outcomes for patients recovering from a stroke and managing a range of …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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VA’s EHR transition could take up to a decade

It could take a decade for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fully implement a new EHR system, according to one official. Although the first two years will be focused …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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#ICYMI: At 2017 AHIP institute, health insurers get advice for troubled, turbulent times

The health insurance industry has some serious problems, from rising costs to lagging quality to political and business uncertainty. Payer executives and policy experts gathered in Austin, Texas, earlier this …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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These 3 simple formatting changes could put a dent in EHR patient safety concerns

Mounting concerns about the impact of electronic health records on patient safety have forced providers and developers to take a deeper look at some of the inherent flaws in EHR …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |June 22nd, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Four conservative senators say they’re not ready to support draft of ACA repeal bill

As reactions and analysis rolled in Thursday about the newly revealed Senate healthcare bill, it was still far from clear whether the draft, as written, could garner enough votes to …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |June 22nd, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Navigating a HIPAA pitfall in payer-provider partnerships

HIPAA does not prohibit payers and providers from sharing patient information to develop clinical best practices, but there are several nuances hospitals should be aware of, according to two privacy …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |June 22nd, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments