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Healthcare Tech is a Tale of Two Cities, Says AARP Report


indexAt its Health Innovation@50+ event this week, AARP issued a Caregivers and Technology: What they Want and Need study aimed at identifying technology interest and usage among America’s 40 million unpaid family caregivers.

The report summary shared with MHW was an eye-opener to say the least.

The research in question found that caregivers have a high interest in using technology to care for their loved ones. 71 percent of survey participants expressed interest in using technology to support caregiving activities while less than ten percent have currently or previously used a caregiving technology.

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Maine’s Top Home Health Agency Cuts Readmissions with Cutting Edge Tech


healthOn Tuesday, MHW was briefed on eye-opening new data from HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine (HHVN).

The organization, we’re told, achieved over the course of one full year a dramatic 75% reduction in overall 30-day hospital readmissions for chronic disease patients.

Of the 474 patients placed on the HRS Patient Connect Platform from April 2015 to April 2016, there was a 4.2% 30-day readmission rate.

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Study: 96 Percent of Online Complaints About Doctors Fault Customer Service, Not Quality of Care


DoctorAccording to the findings of a new study published in Journal of Medical Practice Management, among 35K doctor reviews, poor communications is the average patient’s chief frustration.

The report summary was shared with MHW on Monday.

Amazingly, thousands of online reviews of doctors nationwide reveal that customer service – not physicians’ medical expertise and clinical skill – “is the overwhelming reason patients complain about their healthcare experiences on the Internet,” the report authors note.
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Voalte Taps Talent from Healthcare IT Veteran


voalteVoalte, a leader in healthcare communication technology, announced Monday that the company has appointed Adam McMullin as chairman and chief executive officer.

McMullin will work closely with Founder and President Trey Lauderdale to continue his vision and enable the company to continue its momentum and growth.

The company recently announced the addition of 125 hospitals to its customer base, an 83 percent increase in FY2016.
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More Than Half of All Americans Don’t Trust Their Doctors


Doctor Ask anyone in the healthcare sector what’s keeping them up at night, and chances are they’re going to say three things – adherence, adherence and adherence. Doctors, nurses and hospitals are all trying to figure out why they can’t seem to keep patients on their treatment plans. Meanwhile pharmaceutical companies are concerned, as a drug can only be effective when it is prescribed and taken correctly. Yet many Americans choose to ignore the direction given by their physician.

MotivIndex, a research company that uncovers real consumer motivation through the digital observation of thousands of people, wanted to find out how much faith Americans have in their current doctors. Using a team of PhD sociologists, they deconstructed the lives of over 5000 American medical patients across the country. They looked to better understand the beliefs, values and motivations that were impacting a patient’s relationship with their physician, and driving adherence.

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Op-Ed: How to Innovate without Losing Control


4Med Touts Interactive Online Education at HIMSS 2016 ConferenceThe following is a guest contributed post from Mike Sutter, CIO of Carle Foundation Hospital, writing for Mobile Health Matters.

As the chief innovation officer of Carle Foundation Hospital, my primary responsibility is to find the best cutting-edge technology to help alleviate our physicians’ biggest pain points. This can seem like a daunting task considering the sheer quantity of technologies being produced by innovative vendors to improve the healthcare industry. I often get asked to define the ‘magic’ behind making the right decision. Ultimately, you simply have to start somewhere. With the trust of leadership and the direct involvement of our system’s physicians, I’ve determined my own process to cut through the noise and find success.

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Panasonic Packs a Punch with New Portfolio of Healthcare Solutions


PanasonicPanasonic highlighted a broad portfolio of its healthcare technology solutions in recent days at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 conference.

As the company demonstrated from its sprawling presence in Las Vegas, featured technologies include Panasonic’s new 5” tablet computers: Toughpad FZ-N1 and Toughpad FZ-F1 as well as interactive, self-service kiosks, scanners, unified communications systems, digital media solutions, and more—all designed “to help healthcare providers improve patient experiences through enhanced clinician mobility and anytime, anywhere access to information.”

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