Patient Engagement

By Sara Mageit 04:42 am September 16, 2020
The study is particularly critical as the government urges the health industry to be prepared for potential COVID-19 second wave.  

Credit: Dept of Health Abu Dhabi

By Rachel McArthur 01:51 am September 16, 2020
Reportedly showing promising results is the G42 Healthcare vaccine currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials. It is now being made optionally available to healthcare professionals on the frontlines, confirmed the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention. 

Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.
AI-powered patient communication tools help one orthopedic practice save $405,000

Direct Orthopedic Care, Addison, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am September 15, 2020
Direct Orthopedic Care reduced no-shows by 45% and slashed outbound manual calls by 72%. Here’s how its virtual assistant Holly helped out.
By Jeff Lagasse 10:18 am September 15, 2020
A predictive analytics model predicated on phone reminders cut missed appointments significantly, data showed.
By Kat Jercich 12:59 pm September 14, 2020
The plan will make telehealth a foundational modality of care, with the option for patients to follow up with in-person visits if necessary.
Technologies and strategies to maintain productivity during telehealth transition

Jeffrey Vargas, a nursing home consultant, and Dr. Stacey Bayan, a neuropsychologist at Executive Mental Health, demonstrate the telehealth technology.

By Bill Siwicki 12:16 pm September 14, 2020
Los Angeles-based Executive Mental Health has not laid off a single provider or staff member since its shift to virtual care. Its CEO explains how.

Credit: Daman-Microsoft

By Rachel McArthur 05:14 am September 14, 2020
The bilingual Daman Health Bot is an AI-powered tool designed to help users conduct a self-assessment on COVID-19 symptoms, directing them towards the appropriate level of care or action required. 
By Rosy Matheson 02:31 am September 12, 2020
Global health leaders are calling for urgent action to help combat climate change and reduce inequality to improve health around the world during the closing keynote of the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital event.
By Kat Jercich 10:05 am September 11, 2020
According to the plaintiff's lawyer, HealthAlliance Hospital's Broadway campus directed her to the vendor when she asked for electronic copies of his patient records.