Health informatics

Verato CEO Mark LaRow to Participate in ONC Webinar on Patient Identity and Matching

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:29pm

On Monday, June 1, Verato CEO Mark LaRow will present during a working session hosted by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on patient identity and matching.

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  • On Monday, June 1, Verato CEO Mark LaRow will present during a working session hosted by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on patient identity and matching.
  • Verato is the next generation of EMPI and patient matching.
  • Verato sets the standard for fast-to-implement and high-accuracy identity matching through our cloud-based services.
  • As a HITRUST-certified EMPI, over 50 of the nations most innovative healthcare organizations rely on Verato Referential Matching to manage and link person data quickly and at scale.

PracticeWise offers free stockpile of evidence-informed mental health resources to help professionals serving children and families thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

As schools, colleges, and mental health agencies shifted to online environments in response to the crisis, PracticeWise intensified their efforts to disseminate decades of evidence-based mental health research and resources to frontline workers, educators, and families.

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  • As schools, colleges, and mental health agencies shifted to online environments in response to the crisis, PracticeWise intensified their efforts to disseminate decades of evidence-based mental health research and resources to frontline workers, educators, and families.
  • These courses help both providers and educators better implement evidence-based resources in their teaching and practice.
  • PracticeWise provides training, tools,and resources that help individuals working with children and families to help kids get better faster.
  • Find more information about how PracticeWise is serving and shaping the future of behavioral health at http://www.practicewise.com .

Keeping Up With The Changing Virtual Services Landscape - OPEN MINDS Releases Report On Medicare Changes In Telehealth Rules, Services & Rates

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:58pm

The report summarizes COVID-19 related federal and state policies defining telehealth services; recommended telehealth platforms; and Medicare specific changestelehealth services, beneficiary relationship requirements with provider organizations, codes, and reimbursement rates.

Key Points: 
  • The report summarizes COVID-19 related federal and state policies defining telehealth services; recommended telehealth platforms; and Medicare specific changestelehealth services, beneficiary relationship requirements with provider organizations, codes, and reimbursement rates.
  • As of March 1, 2020, Medicare has temporarily expanded where telehealth is delivered; who can engage in and deliver telehealth sessions; and how telehealth sessions are reimbursed (and at what rates).
  • All Medicare beneficiaries can engage in telehealth for any health care concern whether or not it's related to COVID-19.
  • Each report will cover telehealth services, beneficiary relationship requirements with provider organizations, codes, and reimbursement rates with a state-by-state breakdown.

Care Continuity Partners with Mississippi Hospital Association

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:31pm

DALLAS, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Continuity Inc. , a leader of health care patient navigation across the health care continuum, today announced a partnership with the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) to provide a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Continuity Inc. , a leader of health care patient navigation across the health care continuum, today announced a partnership with the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) to provide a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).
  • Care Continuity will deliver its proprietary navigation technology and patient advocacy solutions to health systems throughout Mississippi.
  • This will help our hospitals addressone of the greatest challenges in health care delivering the right care at the right time,"said Timothy H. Moore, president and CEO, Mississippi Hospital Association.
  • The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is the state organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

Vault Health Selects Workpath, the Only Healthcare Worker Dispatch Platform, to Deploy and Manage Thousands of Healthcare Workers to Oversee At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:07pm

Vault Health, a startup specializing in healthcare for men, has already been using Workpath to dispatch mobile healthcare workers to its patients for blood testing.

Key Points: 
  • Vault Health, a startup specializing in healthcare for men, has already been using Workpath to dispatch mobile healthcare workers to its patients for blood testing.
  • Since early May, Vault Health has been providing FDA EUA approved saliva tests from RUCDR Infinite Biologics and Spectrum Solutions across the United States.
  • Vault chose Workpath's HIPAA-compliant, mobile healthcare management platform to seamlessly schedule and manage Vault healthcare providers' digital supervision of patients who require a COVID-19 saliva test.
  • Vault has the capacity to process over 30k tests a day in all 50 states.

First Light Diagnostics Names New Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

"Andrew's broad experience across disciplines will be an asset for us,"said David Macdonald, President and CEO of First Light Diagnostics.

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  • "Andrew's broad experience across disciplines will be an asset for us,"said David Macdonald, President and CEO of First Light Diagnostics.
  • "We are excited for Andrew to bring his entrepreneurial spirit and energy to our next stage of business development."
  • Andrew has most recently served as a financial consultant at Danforth Advisors.
  • This will improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and prevent inappropriate use of powerful antibiotics.To learn more, please visit www.firstlightdx.com .

Tim Wesley to Take the Helm as President of myFamilyChannel

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:37pm

Additionally, it provides a pathway for telehealth and communication by physicians, hospitals and other senior-focused companies when installed in the seniors' home.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, it provides a pathway for telehealth and communication by physicians, hospitals and other senior-focused companies when installed in the seniors' home.
  • "Tim is just the person we need to take the company to the next level," said Todd Smith, Founder and CEO of myFamilyChannel.
  • He will put that expertise to work for myFamilyChannel to assist the company at this critical growth stage.
  • To learn more about myFamilyChannel, you can also contact Todd Smith at tsmith@myfamilychannel.com .

Change Healthcare Launches Suite of Solutions to Support and Accelerate the Adoption of Virtual Care

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

To support the long-term increase in telehealth, Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) today unveiled offerings that combine industry-standard APIs, software solutions, and hardware bundles to help telehealth platform vendors and healthcare providers rapidly deploy virtual care services.

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  • To support the long-term increase in telehealth, Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) today unveiled offerings that combine industry-standard APIs, software solutions, and hardware bundles to help telehealth platform vendors and healthcare providers rapidly deploy virtual care services.
  • Healthcare providers need to maintain appropriate levels of utilization while often enabling non-clinical staff to work remotely.
  • To learn more about the Virtual Care Enablement Solution, as well as the full portfolio of open, standards-based API products that speed development of advanced healthcare solutions, along with selected hardware and software solutions, healthcare providers and platform vendors can visit the Change Healthcare Change Healthcare API & Services Connection Marketplace .
  • Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) is a leading independent healthcare technology company that provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system.

Envision Healthcare Continues Providing Quality Patient Care Through More Than 130,000 Virtual Health Visits

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:10pm

Envision clinicians use virtual health technology in a variety of settings, including hospitals, office-based practices, urgent care facilities, and post-acute and long-term care settings.

Key Points: 
  • Envision clinicians use virtual health technology in a variety of settings, including hospitals, office-based practices, urgent care facilities, and post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Envision clinicians have long used virtual health resources like tele-radiology, tele-stroke and tele-neurology to provide quality care when patients need it most.
  • Through virtual health, clinicians are providing telemedicine consults to patients, assessing their conditions and determining whether they need COVID-19 testing or follow-up care.
  • Clinicians are also using virtual health in the emergency department and intensive care unit to support patient treatment.

Community Care Cooperative (C3) Announces $5 Million Campaign Boosting Telehealth Capacity to Fight COVID-19 via Health Centers

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Community Care Cooperative (C3), the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that advances community-based care for MassHealth members through its network of 19 health centers throughout the state, today announced the launch of a $5 million campaign to greatly increase telehealth capacity in community health centers statewide.

Key Points: 
  • Community Care Cooperative (C3), the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that advances community-based care for MassHealth members through its network of 19 health centers throughout the state, today announced the launch of a $5 million campaign to greatly increase telehealth capacity in community health centers statewide.
  • Telehealth capability is needed in order to better fight the COVID-19 epidemic and better serve health center patients when the pandemic is over.
  • The grants are to be used to fight COVID-19 by increasing telehealth capacity through support of the Massachusetts FQHC Telehealth Consortium, made up of 30 community health centers throughout the state, including the 19 health centers that comprise C3.
  • The funding announced today will allow the consortium to add additional health centers to the telehealth effort to meet increasing telehealth demand.