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AusHealthIT Poll Number 338 – Results – 2nd October, 2016.

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Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 1st October, 2016.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Survey Reveals Consumer Drivers to Choose Virtual Visits Over In-Person

Consumers are interested in using telehealth `as a replacement or complement to in-person care, according to a joint survey conducted by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and WEGO Health of active healthcare users. The survey...Show More Summary

drchrono Launches First Native iOS EHR App Certified for EPCS

drchrono Inc., an EHR, practice management, revenue cycle management and medical API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, announced that its EHR app is now certified for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) on iPad, iPhone and web. Show More Summary

HHS Awards $1.5M to Pilot Programs to Improve Flow of Health Info

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs to improve the flow of health information.Show More Summary

Vidyo Launches Telehealth Clinical Design Services

Vidyo, a provider of embedded interactive video communications for telehealth is launching new clinical design services, called VirtualDesign. VirtualDesign’s service is comprised of a proven repeatable framework for telehealth program...Show More Summary

The CIO For NSW Health Is Making Some Very Encouraging Noises. I Hope We See Good Execution.

This article on NSW Government CIOs reveals the Health CIO is planning good things:NSW Government CIOs share what's on and what's nextTim Catley, Chris Robson, Aaron Liu, Tim Hume and Dr Zoran Bolevich discuss current and future IT works in their agencies.George Nott (CIO) 20 September, 2016 16:30 ….. Show More Summary

Health 2.0: Ten Years On

For my young daughter, 10 yrs is nearly a lifetime – but for myself, nary the blink of an eye. So it felt this week while attending the 10th annual Health 2.0 conference, one part so much time has past, … Read more ›

Dr. Oz Invests in iBeat to Launch Heart Monitoring Smartwatch

Mehmet Oz, famously known as Dr. Oz, has invested and partnered with digital health startup iBeat to launch a new heart monitoring smartwatch that empowers people to live longer lives on Indiegogo. The partnership with Dr. Oz kicks off...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - First Week of October

The drought has taken its toll on the Fall color, with leaves going from green to brown then dropping off the trees. The mornings are crisp - in the 50’s and the afternoons barely reach 70. The shadows are long and the hoop house loses sunlight at 3pm. Show More Summary

The Macro View – Health And Political News Relevant To E-Health And Health In General.

September 29 Edition.Parliament has now risen and won’t be back for a good few weeks. (Back October 10, 2016).On the global stage things are now clear – we are in for low interest rates all over the world for as far as you can see.Even...Show More Summary

Medtronic Awarded FDA Approval for ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Diabetes

Medtronic has been awarded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its MiniMed® 670G system, an ‘artificial pancreas’ device that automatically delivers the right dose of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes. The cellphone-sized device features...Show More Summary

HHS Names “A Bill You Can Understand” Challenge Winners

On Thursday during National Health IT Week, the HHS announced the winners of the HHS “A Bill You Can Understand” challenge. The design and innovation challenge was launched to solicit new approaches and draw national attention to a common complaint with the health care system: that medical billing is a source of confusion for patients and families.... Read More

The ADHA Releases A Short Video On The Benefits Of The myHR. Did You Find It Useful?

This popped up a little while ago:Dr John Aloizos discusses My Health Record system benefits Created on Friday, 16 September 2016 Dr John Aloizos, Clinical Advisor to the Australian Digital Health Agency, discusses how the My HealthShow More Summary

Watch Live Inquiry Into Telstra Health And The Cancer Registries

29/09/2016 9:00AM - 4:30PM AEST Senate, Community Affairs Legislation Committee (National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016 - National Cancer Screening Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016 (Sydney, NSW)) Live Here...Show More Summary

Digitally managed clinical trials will accelerate results and reduce costs

Digitally managed clinical trials have the potential to accelerate results report and reduce costs but workflow questions and regulatory questions remain. In many facets of our lives digital data collection has improved services, eliminated errors, and reduced waste in time and resources. Show More Summary

Social Media Guidelines for our Clinicians

We recently published this guideline at BIDMC based on the input from a multi-disciplinary working group. I thought it might be useful to share with the community, since many healthcare organizations are at the early stage developing social media policies.1. Show More Summary

SA Health Seems To Be Having Ongoing Issues With EPAS And Is Attracting Increasing Public Comment. Not A Good Look So Far!

This appeared last week:Maligned hospital computer system fails patientMiles Kemp, The AdvertiserSeptember 20, 2016 8:30pmAN elderly dementia patient’s death was not reported to the Coroner because paperwork was “lost” in a controversial...Show More Summary

Aetna Launches Apple Watch Subsidy Program for Select Customers

  Starting this fall, Aetna will make Apple Watch available to select large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season. As part of the consumer health experience, Aetna will subsidize a significant portion of the Apple Watch cost, offering monthly payroll deductions to make covering the remaining cost easier. Show More Summary

Cigna Adds Virtual Consults from American Well to Health Plans for 2017

In 2017, Cigna announced it is expanding its telehealth coverage with the addition of virtual consults from American Well to its existing offerings of MDLIVE. The latest offering will support Cigna’s employer-sponsored group health plans, as well as many of its individual health plans on and off public marketplace exchanges. Show More Summary

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