Jackie Drees

UPMC

UPMC backs 2 broadband expansion bills in Pennsylvania | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/16/2020

UPMC backs 2 broadband expansion bills in Pennsylvania Jackie Drees - Print Email UPMC expressed support for two broadband bills in the Pennsylvania legislature that aim to increase internet access across the state, according to the Pittsburgh-based health system’s July 14 blog post. More than 800,000 Pennsylvanians, or 6 percent of the state’s population, lack access to broadband internet, the blog post states. This lack of broadband affects primarily rural …

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Remote Monitoring

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - Mount Sinai Health System tapped heart health tech developer Omron Healthcare to roll out its home blood pressure monitoring system for patients with hypertension. Five notes: 1. Deploying Omron’s VitalSight blood pressure monitoring kit is part of the New York City-based health system’s recent telehealth initiative to monitor patients recovering at home, according to the …

Telehealth

Amwell recognizes 22 health systems, payers for pandemic telehealth response | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Amwell recognizes 22 health systems, payers for pandemic telehealth response Jackie Drees - Print Email Amwell on July 13 announced the winners of its annual Client Awards, which recognize organizations that have made exceptional contributions to expand digital care delivery prior to and during the coronavirus pandemic. The telehealth company selected winners across five categories: clinical impact, engagement excellence, leadership alignment, community innovation and activation, and pandemic activation and acceleration. Here …

Population Health

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - Mount Sinai Health System tapped heart health tech developer Omron Healthcare to roll out its home blood pressure monitoring system for … 5. Rob Fields, MD, senior vice president and CMO for population health at Mount Sinai, led the implementation effort and works with a team of clinical pharmacists who oversee daily management of the program. “The …

Digital Health

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/13/2020

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - UnitedHealth Group on July 13 unveiled its new digital health therapy for continuous remote monitoring and customized personal support for members with type 2 diabetes. Five notes: 1. The therapy, dubbed Level2, gives eligible participants access to tools including mobile continuous glucose monitor, activity tracker, app-based alerts and one-on-one clinical coaching to help support …

UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/13/2020

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - UnitedHealth Group on July 13 unveiled its new digital health therapy for continuous remote monitoring and customized personal support for members with … exercise. 2. Level2 is now available to more than 230,000 UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, fully insured health plan participants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. The healthcare company will make Level2 available to select employers with …

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA launches longitudinal patient records platform: 4 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/9/2020

VA launches longitudinal patient records platform: 4 notes Jackie Drees - The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new interoperability system that allows providers to access longitudinal patient records in a single platform for a more comprehensive view of the patient’s health history. Four notes: 1. The Veterans Data Integration and Federation Enterprise Platform produces a longitudinal patient record by allowing clinicians to access an organized, structured view of a patient’s …

Rural Health

35 senators ask HHS, CMS to release timeline for permanent telehealth regulations | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/8/2020

35 senators ask HHS, CMS to release timeline for permanent telehealth regulations Jackie Drees - Print Email Thirty-five senators signed a July 2 letter to HHS and CMS, urging the agencies to release details about … to telehealth services provided by Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics for the duration of the pandemic or whether it requires congressional action. 4. Create a list of permanent telehealth changes to Medicare …

AdventHealth

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/6/2020

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details Jackie Drees - University of North Florida was granted $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect the Jacksonville-based system with partners including Mayo Clinic and AdventHealth, according to a July 2 news release. Six details: 1. The network, dubbed UNF MedNexus, received the $6 million in funding through the state’s …

Ascension

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/6/2020

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details Jackie Drees - University of North Florida was granted $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect … with healthcare providers including AdventHealth of Palm Coast, Mayo Clinic, Ascension St. Vincent’s, Baptist Health and Flagler Hospital. 4. As part of the network, UNF will build a new healthcare simulation lab and a medical …

HCA Healthcare

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2020

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR Jackie Drees - Print Email Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare deployed Smiths Medical’s wireless infusion pump programming across its EHR systems at nine HCA Capital Hospitals, according to a June 24 news release. The medical device manufacturer’s Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump supports “smart pump programming,” which allows clinician orders to be sent directly from the EHR to the pump …

Regional Medical Center

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2020

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR Jackie Drees - Print Email Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare deployed Smiths Medical’s wireless infusion pump programming across its EHR systems at nine HCA Capital Hospitals … LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (Blacksburg, Va.) Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (Fredericksburg, Va.) StoneSprings Hospital Center (Dulles, Va.) Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital More articles on EHRs …

Health Informatics

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details Jackie Drees - Print Email CMS on June 23 unveiled the Office of Burden and Health Informatics, which will bridge tech and innovation initiatives with the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens for providers and beneficiaries. “Specifically, the work of this new office will be targeted to help reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, continue administrative simplification …

Clinical Data

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details Jackie Drees - Print Email CMS on June 23 unveiled the Office of Burden and Health Informatics, which will bridge tech and innovation … delivery. 5. Health informatics, or using and applying health and clinical data to provide better care for patients, will be another focus of the office. OBHI will spearhead innovation efforts through interoperability projects and create …

NIH

NIH grants U of South Carolina big data health center $1.25M to combat COVID-19 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/23/2020

NIH grants U of South Carolina big data health center $1.25M to combat COVID-19 Jackie Drees - Print Email National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant to Columbia-based University of South Carolina to create a statewide data system to monitor COVID-19 spread and virology. The university’s big data health science center will develop the database, which will comprise clinical and geospatial data on both …

Precision Medicine

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative Jackie Drees - Print Email Johns Hopkins Medicine announced June 18 a new five-year partnership with Microsoft Azure as part of the Baltimore-based health system’s precision medicine initiative, InHealth. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence and cloud abilities will support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s InHealth precision medicine initiative, which aims to research and understand patients’ health based on factors such as their …

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative Jackie Drees - Print Email Johns Hopkins Medicine announced June 18 a new five-year partnership with Microsoft Azure as part of the Baltimore-based health system’s precision medicine initiative, InHealth. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence and cloud abilities will support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s InHealth precision medicine initiative, which aims to research and understand patients’ health based on factors such as their …

Microsoft Health

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative Jackie Drees - Print Email Johns Hopkins Medicine announced June 18 a new five-year partnership with Microsoft Azure as part of the Baltimore-based health system’s precision medicine initiative, InHealth. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence and cloud abilities will support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s InHealth precision medicine initiative, which aims to research and understand patients’ health based on factors such as their …

NYC Health

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … and network upgrades to establish a comprehensive telehealth platform. 5. NYC Health + Hospitals (New York City) received $1 million for a telehealth platform, smartphones, monitoring platform subscription and monitoring equipment to provide remote urgent care …

Mayo Clinic

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … telehealth equipment to treat surgical and intensive care patients. 11. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) received $1 million to implement video telehealth services and remote patient monitoring across more than 50 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and …

Remote Monitoring

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - Mount Sinai Health System tapped heart health tech developer Omron Healthcare to roll out its home blood pressure monitoring system for patients with hypertension. Five notes: 1. Deploying Omron’s VitalSight blood pressure monitoring kit is part of the New York City-based health system’s recent telehealth initiative to monitor patients recovering at home, according to the …

Telehealth

Amwell recognizes 22 health systems, payers for pandemic telehealth response | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Amwell recognizes 22 health systems, payers for pandemic telehealth response Jackie Drees - Print Email Amwell on July 13 announced the winners of its annual Client Awards, which recognize organizations that have made exceptional contributions to expand digital care delivery prior to and during the coronavirus pandemic. The telehealth company selected winners across five categories: clinical impact, engagement excellence, leadership alignment, community innovation and activation, and pandemic activation and acceleration. Here …

Population Health

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Mount Sinai rolls out remote monitoring system for hypertension patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - Mount Sinai Health System tapped heart health tech developer Omron Healthcare to roll out its home blood pressure monitoring system for … 5. Rob Fields, MD, senior vice president and CMO for population health at Mount Sinai, led the implementation effort and works with a team of clinical pharmacists who oversee daily management of the program. “The …

Digital Health

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/13/2020

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - UnitedHealth Group on July 13 unveiled its new digital health therapy for continuous remote monitoring and customized personal support for members with type 2 diabetes. Five notes: 1. The therapy, dubbed Level2, gives eligible participants access to tools including mobile continuous glucose monitor, activity tracker, app-based alerts and one-on-one clinical coaching to help support …

Rural Health

35 senators ask HHS, CMS to release timeline for permanent telehealth regulations | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/8/2020

35 senators ask HHS, CMS to release timeline for permanent telehealth regulations Jackie Drees - Print Email Thirty-five senators signed a July 2 letter to HHS and CMS, urging the agencies to release details about … to telehealth services provided by Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics for the duration of the pandemic or whether it requires congressional action. 4. Create a list of permanent telehealth changes to Medicare …

Health Informatics

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details Jackie Drees - Print Email CMS on June 23 unveiled the Office of Burden and Health Informatics, which will bridge tech and innovation initiatives with the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens for providers and beneficiaries. “Specifically, the work of this new office will be targeted to help reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, continue administrative simplification …

Clinical Data

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

CMS launches new health informatics office to ease regulatory, administrative burdens: 5 details Jackie Drees - Print Email CMS on June 23 unveiled the Office of Burden and Health Informatics, which will bridge tech and innovation … delivery. 5. Health informatics, or using and applying health and clinical data to provide better care for patients, will be another focus of the office. OBHI will spearhead innovation efforts through interoperability projects and create …

NIH

NIH grants U of South Carolina big data health center $1.25M to combat COVID-19 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/23/2020

NIH grants U of South Carolina big data health center $1.25M to combat COVID-19 Jackie Drees - Print Email National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant to Columbia-based University of South Carolina to create a statewide data system to monitor COVID-19 spread and virology. The university’s big data health science center will develop the database, which will comprise clinical and geospatial data on both …

Precision Medicine

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative Jackie Drees - Print Email Johns Hopkins Medicine announced June 18 a new five-year partnership with Microsoft Azure as part of the Baltimore-based health system’s precision medicine initiative, InHealth. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence and cloud abilities will support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s InHealth precision medicine initiative, which aims to research and understand patients’ health based on factors such as their …

Virtual Care

VA receives $4.5M to establish national teleoncology center | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/9/2020

VA receives $4.5M to establish national teleoncology center Jackie Drees - Print Email The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation will award the Department of Veterans Affairs $4.5 million over the next three years to launch a national teleoncology center to provide virtual care for veterans living in rural areas. The VA Center for Strategic Partnerships facilitated the grant, which will use VA’s telehealth infrastructure to allow veterans to access telehealth oncology platforms …

Patient Monitoring

FDA approves Fitbit emergency ventilator | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/5/2020

FDA approves Fitbit emergency ventilator Jackie Drees - Print Email The FDA granted Fitbit emergency use authorization for its new emergency ventilator, which it developed with help from Boston-based Massachusetts General Brigham and Portland-based … incorporates instruments, sensors and alarms to support automated compressions and patient monitoring. More articles on digital transformation …

Social Determinants of Health

Highmark, Gravity Project partner to develop social determinants of health data standards in EHRs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/26/2020

Highmark, Gravity Project partner to develop social determinants of health data standards in EHRs Jackie Drees - Print Email Pittsburgh-based insurer Highmark joined the Gravity Project, a Health Level Seven International interoperability collaborative that aims to standardize medical data used to identify social determinants of health. The Gravity Project is part of the HL7 Fast Health Interoperability Resource Accelerator program, which supports organizations that create guidelines and products to enhance …

Health Management

Highmark, Gravity Project partner to develop social determinants of health data standards in EHRs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/26/2020

Highmark, Gravity Project partner to develop social determinants of health data standards in EHRs Jackie Drees - Print Email Pittsburgh-based insurer Highmark joined the Gravity Project, a Health Level Seven International interoperability collaborative that aims … capture of SDOH insights, which will support advancements in population health management activities, right now and for years to come,” Highmark SDOH health director Deborah Donovan said in a news release. More articles on EHRs …

Medicare

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/21/2020

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 Jackie Drees - Print Email Centene announced this week it will waive all cost sharing for telehealth visits for its nearly 1 million Medicare Advantage plans throughout the rest of 2020. The St. Louis-based payer is also extending telehealth cost share waivers for all virtual visits with primary care physicians or specialty, for in-network providers through 2020. Centene is waiving …

Behavioral Health

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/21/2020

Jackie Drees - Print Email Centene announced this week it will waive all cost sharing for telehealth visits for its nearly 1 million Medicare Advantage plans throughout the rest of 2020. The St. Louis-based payer is also extending telehealth cost share waivers for all virtual visits with primary care physicians or specialty, for in-network providers through 2020. Centene is waiving cost sharing for in-network primary care and behavioral …

Medicare Advantage

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/21/2020

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 Jackie Drees - Print Email Centene announced this week it will waive all cost sharing for telehealth visits for its nearly 1 million Medicare Advantage plans throughout the rest of 2020. The St. Louis-based payer is also extending telehealth cost share waivers for all virtual visits with primary care physicians or specialty, for in-network providers through 2020. Centene is waiving …

Home Health

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/7/2020

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved its fifth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, funneling … Nation Department of Health (Window Rock, Ariz.) received $954,990 for home healthcare and remote monitoring services throughout the Navajo Nation for patients who are isolated and under shelter-in-place orders. 20. Opportunities Industrialization Center …

Community Health

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/7/2020

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved its fifth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, funneling … low-income patient populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 6. Community Health Centers of Burlington (Vt.) received $782,903 for its eight sites to provide telehealth visits for primary care, psychiatry, behavioral health and dental care …

Patient Engagement

COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/1/2020

… COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic Laura Dyrda and Jackie Drees - Friday, May 1st, 2020 Print Email Health systems around the U.S. are reporting … we going to schedule, register and intake patients? What does patient engagement look like? We have a couple of projects involving enhancing mobility, virtual visualization within the hospital walls and optimizing telehealth. We’re also going …

COVID-19

COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/1/2020

COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic Laura Dyrda and Jackie Drees - Friday, May 1st, 2020 Print Email Health systems around the U.S. are reporting significant revenue declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But many also see IT projects as crucial to providing patient care. In many cases, health systems are continuing to invest in EHR implementations and upgrades …

American Academy of Pediatrics

HHS awards $20M to expand pediatric, maternal telehealth services | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/30/2020

HHS awards $20M to expand pediatric, maternal telehealth services Jackie Drees - Print Email HHS awarded $20 million to increase telehealth access and infrastructure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for providers including the American Academy of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Maternal Health Care. The funds will help increase telehealth capability, capacity and access to distant care services for providers, pregnant women, children and families. The financial awards also …

Credentialing

HHS awards $20M to expand pediatric, maternal telehealth services | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/30/2020

HHS awards $20M to expand pediatric, maternal telehealth services Jackie Drees - Print Email HHS awarded $20 million to increase telehealth access and infrastructure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for providers including the American … The funding will help telehealth clinicians nationally on licensure and credentialing needs. 1. Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (Tyrone, Ga.): $2.5 million. 2. Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (Euless …

Medicaid

CMS releases COVID-19 telehealth toolkit for state Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance programs | 4/23/2020

CMS releases COVID-19 telehealth toolkit for state Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance programs Jackie Drees - Print Email The Trump administration on April 23 released a toolkit that offers resources and guidance to help states expand telehealth coverage policies for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, CMS expanded telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries, allowing 85 additional services to be covered when delivered via telehealth …

Telehealth Technology

CMS releases COVID-19 telehealth toolkit for state Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance programs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/23/2020

CMS releases COVID-19 telehealth toolkit for state Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance programs Jackie Drees - Print Email The Trump administration on April 23 released a toolkit that offers resources and guidance to help states expand … through telehealth. 4. Technology. States must define regulations for what telehealth technology is covered, such as two-way audio/visual communication, audio only or remote patient monitoring. 5. Pediatric patients. States must consider consent and …

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

2 House members propose extra $2B to expand telehealth, broadband for healthcare facilities | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/11/2020

2 House members propose extra $2B to expand telehealth, broadband for healthcare facilities Jackie Drees - Print Email Two lawmakers introduced a bill April 10 that would provide $2 billion to expand telehealth and internet connectivity … and nonprofit rural healthcare facilities. Stanford (Calif.) Health Care, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and American Health Care Association are just a few of the more than 50 healthcare organizations that pledged support …

AdventHealth

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/6/2020

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details Jackie Drees - University of North Florida was granted $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect the Jacksonville-based system with partners including Mayo Clinic and AdventHealth, according to a July 2 news release. Six details: 1. The network, dubbed UNF MedNexus, received the $6 million in funding through the state’s …

Microsoft Health

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative Jackie Drees - Print Email Johns Hopkins Medicine announced June 18 a new five-year partnership with Microsoft Azure as part of the Baltimore-based health system’s precision medicine initiative, InHealth. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence and cloud abilities will support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s InHealth precision medicine initiative, which aims to research and understand patients’ health based on factors such as their …

Fitbit

FDA approves Fitbit emergency ventilator | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/5/2020

FDA approves Fitbit emergency ventilator Jackie Drees - Print Email The FDA granted Fitbit emergency use authorization for its new emergency ventilator, which it developed with help from Boston-based Massachusetts General Brigham and Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University. The Fitbit Flow ventilator is approved for use to treat COVID-19 patients specifically and is intended as temporary or short-term support when a commercial ventilator is unavailable. The device …

Centene

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/21/2020

Centene waives telehealth costs for Medicare members through 2020 Jackie Drees - Print Email Centene announced this week it will waive all cost sharing for telehealth visits for its nearly 1 million Medicare Advantage plans throughout the rest of 2020. The St. Louis-based payer is also extending telehealth cost share waivers for all virtual visits with primary care physicians or specialty, for in-network providers through 2020. Centene is waiving …

Cerner

Cerner expands predictive analytics offering: 3 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/20/2020

Cerner expands predictive analytics offering: 3 things to know Jackie Drees - Cerner is partnering with artificial intelligence automation company Hospital IQ to provide hospitals and health systems with predictive analytics tools to track and manage resources. Three things to know: 1. Through the collaboration, Cerner aims to provide clients with real-time analytics to analyze where resources are being used, predict where they may be needed and how to deploy …

98point6

Premera Blue Cross pioneers low-premium virtual care plan | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/15/2020

Premera Blue Cross pioneers low-premium virtual care plan Jackie Drees - Print Email Health insurer Premera Blue Cross is launching its first virtual primary care plan, available to Washington state employers. The new health plan, dubbed Premera Now, offers access to a virtual provider from telemedicine company 98point6 at any time with a $0 copay. The plan is offered at a lower premium than standard PPO plans and is currently …

Teladoc

Teladoc Health visits soar 92% in Q1: 5 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/30/2020

Teladoc Health visits soar 92% in Q1: 5 things to know Jackie Drees - Print Email Teladoc Health reported 2 million total virtual visits during the first quarter of 2020, up 92 percent from last year. Here are five things to know about the telehealth company’s financial performance for the first quarter, which ended March 31. 1. Teladoc posted a 41 percent year-over-year increase in revenue in the first …

Doctor on Demand

Massachusetts provides free COVID-19 telehealth services to uninsured residents | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/28/2020

Massachusetts provides free COVID-19 telehealth services to uninsured residents Jackie Drees - Print Email The commonwealth of Massachusetts teamed up with Doctor on Demand to provide free virtual visits to state residents who lack health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The telehealth company will offer the services to uninsured residents who are seeking medical advice for COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as needing telehealth care through the …

Apple Health

How healthcare is using tech to accelerate COVID-19 contract tracing | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/16/2020

How healthcare is using tech to accelerate COVID-19 contract tracing Jackie Drees - Print Email Contact tracing, or the process of identifying people who have been exposed to an infectious disease, is being accelerated by … isolation. Hospitals, universities, public health departments and even tech giants Apple and Google have begun to roll out technologies and initiatives in support of contact tracing. Last week, Google and Apple partnered to help health …

Amazon Health

UC San Diego uses AI to help detect pneumonia, COVID-19 from lung X-rays | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

UC San Diego uses AI to help detect pneumonia, COVID-19 from lung X-rays Jackie Drees - Print Email UC San Diego Health developed and applied an artificial intelligence algorithm to more than 2,000 lung X-ray images, helping radiologists more quickly identify signs of early pneumonia in COVID-19 patients. The UCSD Health team partnered with Amazon Web Services for the clinical research study, which aims to quickly detect …

CareEvolution

Scripps studying health data from wearable devices to detect coronavirus, viral illnesses more quickly | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/26/2020

Scripps studying health data from wearable devices to detect coronavirus, viral illnesses more quickly Jackie Drees - Print Email The Scripps Research Translational Institute launched an application-based research program to analyze patients’ wearable health data … MyDataHelps mobile app. Scripps Research partnered with health tech company CareEvolution, which supports the secure exchange of clinical health data, to develop the app-based study. More articles on health IT …

Allscripts

Allscripts adds EHR virtual triage tool, telehealth capabilities through patient platform | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/19/2020

Allscripts adds EHR virtual triage tool, telehealth capabilities through patient platform Jackie Drees - Print Email Allscripts released guidance for its healthcare clients to expedite telehealth services at their respective organizations through its EHR patient engagement platform, according to a March 18 news release. The telehealth implementation plan comprises a client decision workbook, 10 remote project hours for training and set up as well as specialized COVID-19 forms and alert …

athenahealth

Athenahealth integrates CDC guidance on coronavirus into clinical decision support app | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/19/2020

Athenahealth integrates CDC guidance on coronavirus into clinical decision support app Jackie Drees - Print Email Athenahealth is integrating the latest CDC guidance on the coronavirus pandemic into its mobile medical decision support application for clinicians, according to a March 19 news release. Clinicians can now access the CDC’s guidance directly through their mobile devices while providing care to patients. Views of the guidelines within Athenahealth’s app, dubbed Epocrates, have increased …

Amwell

Amwell raises nearly $60M in equity: 5 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/18/2020

Amwell raises nearly $60M in equity: 5 things to know Jackie Drees - Amwell, formerly known as American Well, has raised $59.9 million in equity, according to a form filed this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Five things to know: 1. The Boston-based telemedicine company’s report comes as COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, spreads across the world and has prompted many to take …

Siemens

Siemens Healthineers launches clinical decision support platform: 3 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/11/2020

Siemens Healthineers launches clinical decision support platform: 3 notes Jackie Drees - Siemens Healthineers on March 9 unveiled its operational, clinical and shared decision support solution Teamplay Digital Health Platform. Three notes: 1. Teamplay allows providers to make more informed decisions along the entire patient care journey, such as helping hospitals and clinics streamline their operations management, supporting diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making or connecting care teams and patients with patient …

Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers launches clinical decision support platform: 3 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/11/2020

Siemens Healthineers launches clinical decision support platform: 3 notes Jackie Drees - Siemens Healthineers on March 9 unveiled its operational, clinical and shared decision support solution Teamplay Digital Health Platform. Three notes: 1. Teamplay allows providers to make more informed decisions along the entire patient care journey, such as helping hospitals and clinics streamline their operations management, supporting diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making or connecting care teams and patients with patient …

Amazon Care

Amazon’s 5 latest health-related job openings | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/5/2020

Amazon’s 5 latest health-related job openings Jackie Drees - Amazon recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Five open positions: 1. Business intelligence engineer: Will design , develop and maintain metrics and reports associated with analytic projects for Amazon Care. 2. Software development engineer: Will participate in Amazon Comprehend Medical’s product development cycle, including customer calls, planning, design, prototyping, launching and managing operations. 3. Operations support specialist: Will …

Veradigm

Allscripts launches software to speed up specialty medication management process | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/4/2020

Allscripts launches software to speed up specialty medication management process Jackie Drees - Print Email Allscripts on March 4 announced its new specialty medication management software through its payer and life sciences business Veradigm. The software, dubbed AccelRx, is designed to be user friendly and help providers spend less time on phone calls and managing faxes to meet the requirements for dispensing specialty medications. Veradigm’s AccelRx aims to streamline specialty medication …

Amazon Web Services

Amazon’s 5 latest health-related job openings | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/6/2020

Amazon’s 5 latest health-related job openings Jackie Drees - Amazon recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Five open positions: 1. Senior solutions architect, healthcare: Will work with academic medical center clients and help them perform medical research and run hospital systems on the Amazon Web Services cloud. 2. Academic medical center sales manager: Will work with large medical schools, research institution and health system clients and …

Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare launches new solution for provider-payer data exchange | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/13/2020

Change Healthcare launches new solution for provider-payer data exchange Jackie Drees - Print Email Change Healthcare is updating its data analytics platform to allow healthcare providers to submit claims documents and clinical data to payers in both medical and worker’s compensation market segments, according to a Jan. 13 news release. With the new solution, providers can submit data required for claims adjudication to the Change Healthcare Intelligent Healthcare Platform and …

Orlando Health

Orlando Health implements clinician communication system for patient data sharing | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/13/2020

Orlando Health implements clinician communication system for patient data sharing Jackie Drees - Print Email Orlando Health announced on Jan. 13 plans to deploy Andor Health’s mobile communication technology, which will allow clinicians to electronically share patient health information. Orlando Health in 2021 plans to go live on a new Epic EHR, which the health system refers to as a comprehensive health record system. By implementing Andor Health’s platform, Orlando Health

MEDITECH

West Virginia health system now live on Meditech EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/17/2019

West Virginia health system now live on Meditech EHR Jackie Drees - Print Email Charleston, W.Va.-based Thomas Health recently deployed a Meditech Expanse EHR within its emergency department and acute care settings, according to a Dec. 17 news release. The 403-bed health system plans to implement the mobile- and web-based EHR system within its ambulatory facilities by October 2020. “The move to Expanse enables our healthcare providers to …

McKesson

McKesson names Nancy Flores to dual role of CIO, CTO | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/11/2019

McKesson names Nancy Flores to dual role of CIO, CTO Jackie Drees - Nancy Flores will join McKesson as its new executive vice president, CIO and chief technology officer, effective Jan. 13. Five things to know: 1. Ms. Flores currently serves as CIO at Johnson Controls, where she oversees global business services such as cybersecurity and analytics. 2. As CIO, Ms. Flores will head up McKesson’s business technology strategy, technology governance …

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare inks $100M partnership with European imaging provider | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/2/2019

GE Healthcare inks $100M partnership with European imaging provider Jackie Drees - GE Healthcare announced on Dec. 2 that it has signed a $100 million, multiyear agreement to deploy imaging and digital technologies across Affidea’s diagnostic imaging services network. Five things to know: 1. GE Healthcare will implement more than 200 pieces of equipment in Affidea’s network of centers across Europe. 2. The technologies to be installed include 60 new MRIs …

Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health partners with medical tech company on sepsis detection | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/15/2019

Cardinal Health partners with medical tech company on sepsis detection Jackie Drees - Print Email Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health is partnering with Magnolia Medical Technologies to reduce blood culture contamination and false-positive diagnoses for sepsis, according to a Nov. 14 news release. Cardinal Health will implement Magnolia Medical Technologies’ Steripath sepsis-diagnosing device to hospitals both as a standalone product and as part of a customizable device kit that …

UPMC

UPMC backs 2 broadband expansion bills in Pennsylvania | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/16/2020

UPMC backs 2 broadband expansion bills in Pennsylvania Jackie Drees - Print Email UPMC expressed support for two broadband bills in the Pennsylvania legislature that aim to increase internet access across the state, according to the Pittsburgh-based health system’s July 14 blog post. More than 800,000 Pennsylvanians, or 6 percent of the state’s population, lack access to broadband internet, the blog post states. This lack of broadband affects primarily rural …

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA launches longitudinal patient records platform: 4 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/9/2020

VA launches longitudinal patient records platform: 4 notes Jackie Drees - The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new interoperability system that allows providers to access longitudinal patient records in a single platform for a more comprehensive view of the patient’s health history. Four notes: 1. The Veterans Data Integration and Federation Enterprise Platform produces a longitudinal patient record by allowing clinicians to access an organized, structured view of a patient’s …

Ascension

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/6/2020

U of North Florida’s new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth: 6 details Jackie Drees - University of North Florida was granted $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect … with healthcare providers including AdventHealth of Palm Coast, Mayo Clinic, Ascension St. Vincent’s, Baptist Health and Flagler Hospital. 4. As part of the network, UNF will build a new healthcare simulation lab and a medical …

HCA Healthcare

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2020

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR Jackie Drees - Print Email Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare deployed Smiths Medical’s wireless infusion pump programming across its EHR systems at nine HCA Capital Hospitals, according to a June 24 news release. The medical device manufacturer’s Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump supports “smart pump programming,” which allows clinician orders to be sent directly from the EHR to the pump …

Regional Medical Center

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2020

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR Jackie Drees - Print Email Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare deployed Smiths Medical’s wireless infusion pump programming across its EHR systems at nine HCA Capital Hospitals … LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (Blacksburg, Va.) Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (Fredericksburg, Va.) StoneSprings Hospital Center (Dulles, Va.) Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital More articles on EHRs …

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Johns Hopkins taps Microsoft cloud platform for precision medicine initiative Jackie Drees - Print Email Johns Hopkins Medicine announced June 18 a new five-year partnership with Microsoft Azure as part of the Baltimore-based health system’s precision medicine initiative, InHealth. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence and cloud abilities will support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s InHealth precision medicine initiative, which aims to research and understand patients’ health based on factors such as their …

NYC Health

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … and network upgrades to establish a comprehensive telehealth platform. 5. NYC Health + Hospitals (New York City) received $1 million for a telehealth platform, smartphones, monitoring platform subscription and monitoring equipment to provide remote urgent care …

Mayo Clinic

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … telehealth equipment to treat surgical and intensive care patients. 11. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) received $1 million to implement video telehealth services and remote patient monitoring across more than 50 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and …

St. Joseph Health

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … program for patients who may have COVID-19. 6. Providence St. Joseph Health Consortium (Renton, Wash.) received $1 million for telemedicine carts, monitors and internet access to offer audio and video consultations and clinical assessments …

Methodist Hospital

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … provide remote COVID-19 treatment and monitoring. 9. NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (New York City) received $1 million for connected devices, telemedicine carts and remote monitoring devices to provide patients with remote consultations, treatment and …

Johns Hopkins Health System

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

FCC telehealth awards surpass $100M; Here are the 11 hospitals, health systems that have received the most funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program … to offer audio and video consultations and clinical assessments. 7. Johns Hopkins Health Systems (Baltimore) received $1 million for a remote intensive care unit, a medical kiosk, connected devices and other telehealth equipment to provide …

Baptist Health

Baptist Health South Florida names new chief medical innovation officer | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/10/2020

Baptist Health South Florida names new chief medical innovation officer Jackie Drees - Print Email Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida named Barry Katzen, MD, chief medical innovation officer. As CMIO, Dr. Katzen will oversee the health system’s clinical innovation initiatives and partnerships. He will also be responsible for leading the Miami Innovation Institute, which launched in 2017 as part of Baptist Health’s healthcare innovation efforts. Dr. Katzen is the founder …

HCA

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/29/2020

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more Katie Adams, Jackie Drees and Laura Dyrda - Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Print Email While patient experience “never events” may not always be entirely preventable, there are certain actions to avoid and strategies that hospitals can implement to foster a great patient experience. Here are insights from 16 hospital and health system leaders on how to reduce “never …

Cleveland Clinic

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/29/2020

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more Katie Adams, Jackie Drees and Laura Dyrda - Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Print Email While patient experience “never events” may not always be entirely preventable, there are certain actions to avoid and strategies that hospitals can implement to foster a great patient experience. Here are insights from 16 hospital and health system leaders on how to reduce “never …

Northwell Health

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/29/2020

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more Katie Adams, Jackie Drees and Laura Dyrda - Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Print Email While patient experience “never events” may not always be … to advance healthcare for the future. Sven Gierlinger, CXO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.): Patients should never die alone. At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, critically ill patients arrived at hospitals …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/29/2020

Patient experience ‘never events’ from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, HCA, Providence & more Katie Adams, Jackie Drees and Laura Dyrda - Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Print Email While patient experience “never events” may not always be entirely preventable, there are certain actions to avoid and strategies that hospitals can implement to foster a great patient experience. Here are insights from 16 hospital and health system leaders on how to reduce “never …

Flagler Health

Flagler Health+ builds tech-enabled back-to-work program for employees | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/21/2020

Flagler Health+ builds tech-enabled back-to-work program for employees Jackie Drees - Print Email St. Augustine, Fla.-based Flagler Health+ is rolling out a tech-supported program that provides COVID-19 prevention, testing and management to help bring employees back to work. The health system partnered with digital health platform Healthfully to launch the program and mobile app. The offering comprises various tech features to support services including daily …

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente provides free meditation app for 12 million-plus members | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/19/2020

Kaiser Permanente provides free meditation app for 12 million-plus members Jackie Drees - Print Email Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is now offering Calm, a mobile app for meditation and sleep support, to its 12.4 million members at no cost. The health system’s members, which span eight states and Washington, D.C., will have unlimited access to Calm content, including guided meditations, sleep stories for enhanced rest and video lessons on …

Geisinger

Geisinger launches online COVID-19 resource center to help state, businesses reopen | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/18/2020

Geisinger launches online COVID-19 resource center to help state, businesses reopen Jackie Drees - Print Email Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger launched an online resource center to address key questions and best practices as businesses begin reopening across the state. The resource center offers guidance for screening employees, temperature taking, staff and client interactions and signage kits to promote hand washing and social distancing in the workplace, among other resources. Geisinger

Valley Health

The tech needed for more contactless hospitals, healthcare | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/11/2020

The tech needed for more contactless hospitals, healthcare Jackie Drees and Laura Dyrda - Monday, May 11th, 2020 Print Email Hospitals in many regions across the U.S. are beginning to resume elective surgeries and develop a … a matter of convenience and safety.James Wellman, CIO of Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, said his system is investigating a product from Phreesia that would provide a contactless registration process for patients. “We …

Children's Hospital

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/7/2020

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved its fifth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, funneling $11.19 million to providers including Mount Sinai Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital. Under the $200 million program, part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, hospitals and health centers can …

Mount Sinai Hospital

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/7/2020

FCC awards nearly $12M to Mount Sinai, Kennedy Krieger Children’s & 24 more providers for telehealth funding Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved its fifth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, funneling $11.19 million to providers including Mount Sinai Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital. Under the $200 million program, part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, hospitals and health centers can …

CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit home health program adds biometric monitoring, medication management services | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/4/2020

CommonSpirit home health program adds biometric monitoring, medication management services Jackie Drees - Print Email Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health expanded its Health at Home telehealth program, adding remote monitoring and medication management capabilities for COVID-19 and high-risk patients. The telehealth program aims to help limit COVID-19 exposure by allowing high-risk patients with chronic conditions access to remote virtual care services during and post-pandemic. Health at Home …

UW Medicine

COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/1/2020

… COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic Laura Dyrda and Jackie Drees - Friday, May 1st, 2020 Print Email Health systems around the U.S. are reporting … moving forward with, despite the pandemic. Eric Neil. CIO of UW Medicine (Seattle): UW Medicine has been an ambulatory and revenue cycle Epic customer for a long time, and we are in the middle of …

Asante

COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/1/2020

… COVID-19-proof IT projects: 13 health system execs on the tech moving forward amid the pandemic Laura Dyrda and Jackie Drees - Friday, May 1st, 2020 Print Email Health systems around the U.S. are reporting … from the financial pressures. Scott Kelly. President and CEO of Asante (Medford, Ore.): We are just now turning our attention back toward the large stack of strategic projects waiting in the wings. The challenge will …

UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/13/2020

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - UnitedHealth Group on July 13 unveiled its new digital health therapy for continuous remote monitoring and customized personal support for members with … exercise. 2. Level2 is now available to more than 230,000 UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, fully insured health plan participants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. The healthcare company will make Level2 available to select employers with …

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/13/2020

UnitedHealth Group launches digital health therapy for diabetes patients: 5 notes Jackie Drees - UnitedHealth Group on July 13 unveiled its new digital health therapy for continuous remote monitoring and customized personal support for members with … exercise. 2. Level2 is now available to more than 230,000 UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, fully insured health plan participants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. The healthcare company will make Level2 available to select employers with …

Health Net

CHI Texas Health Network implements Innovaccer data platform: 4 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/5/2020

CHI Texas Health Network implements Innovaccer data platform: 4 things to know Jackie Drees - CHI Texas Health Network implemented healthcare data startup Innovaccer’s platform, which organizes patient data from multiple sources to support care coordination and population health insights, according to a June 4 news release. Four things to know: 1. Innovaccer has built its data activation platform with fast healthcare interoperability resources, which is a national data sharing standard …

CHI Texas Health Network implements Innovaccer data platform: 4 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/5/2020

CHI Texas Health Network implements Innovaccer data platform: 4 things to know Jackie Drees - CHI Texas Health Network implemented healthcare data startup Innovaccer’s platform, which organizes patient data from multiple sources to support care coordination and population health insights, according to a June 4 news release. Four things to know: 1. Innovaccer has built its data activation platform with fast healthcare interoperability resources, which is a national data sharing standard …

MassHealth

Massachusetts provides free COVID-19 telehealth services to uninsured residents | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/28/2020

Massachusetts provides free COVID-19 telehealth services to uninsured residents Jackie Drees - Print Email The commonwealth of Massachusetts teamed up with Doctor on Demand to provide free virtual visits to state residents who lack health … contact tracing initiatives, according to the April 27 news release. MassHealth, administrator of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and children’s health insurance programs, is already partnered with Doctor on Demand; through their agreement, the telehealth company provides free …

Massachusetts provides free COVID-19 telehealth services to uninsured residents | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/28/2020

Massachusetts provides free COVID-19 telehealth services to uninsured residents Jackie Drees - Print Email The commonwealth of Massachusetts teamed up with Doctor on Demand to provide free virtual visits to state residents who lack health … contact tracing initiatives, according to the April 27 news release. MassHealth, administrator of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and children’s health insurance programs, is already partnered with Doctor on Demand; through their agreement, the telehealth company provides free …

Humana

EClinicalWorks partners with Humana: 3 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/13/2019

EClinicalWorks partners with Humana: 3 things to know Jackie Drees - EHR vendor eClinicalWorks is partnering with health insurer Humana, Trusted Health Plan and GuideWell to support bidirectional interoperability between providers and payers, according to a Nov. 13 news release. Three things to know: 1. Through the collaboration, eClinicalWorks, Humana, Trusted Health Plan and GuideWell will use Healow Insights’ platform to share and integrate data between platforms. 2. Healow Insights allows …

ATA appoints 4 new board members | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/30/2019

ATA appoints 4 new board members Jackie Drees - American Telemedicine Association announced Oct. 28 the addition of four new members to its 2020 board of directors. Here are the new members joining the ATA Board … Region. The members will join Elizabeth Bierbower, segment president at Humana, and Robin Glasco, co-founder and managing partner at Bambu Global Healthcare Advisors, who were both also recently appointed to the board. ATA announced …