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Healthcare Tech Veteran Joins REACH Health

reachA prominent healthcare technology veteran is reaching for a new opportunity.

Reach Health, a telemedicine software company, announced ahead of the weekend that Gary Christian has joined the senior executive team as chief operating officer, responsible for operations and finance.

Christian brings to the company what the Reach team calls “deep operational and financial experience,” with a long track record of success in the healthcare software and technology industry.

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Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network Releases Annual CXO Research Report

CXO thumbnailVocera Communications, Inc., a healthcare communications company, announced today that its Experience Innovation Network has released its second annual Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Report, “The Rise of the Healthcare Chief Experience Officer.”

Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network is described as an international group of industry thought leaders focused on putting the science behind the experience of care and discovering innovative solutions that meet the Quadruple Aim of improving population health, elevating patient-centered care, and reducing costs while restoring joy back to the practice of medicine.

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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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