May 5, 2021
ONC is transforming US healthcare through standardization of data collection and exchange in EHRs. It improves patient care coordination and patient access to their healthcare data. And, it makes reporting to public health agencies, regulators and payers less burdensome and more accurate.
Apr 23, 2021
In March 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created a rule requiring patients to have instant access to their electronic health records and prohibiting practices that limit patients access to their records. This blog outlines the terms of the rule and presents an easy way to comply with it.
Jan 25, 2021
Last week, Lyra Health, a three-year-old private equity backed, therapy platform that enables chat and televideo, was valued at $1.4 billion dollars. Today we learn that Talkspace, another private equity backed therapy platform that enables chat and video, has been valued at $1.2 billion dollars.
Jan 8, 2021
“Private equity has been after health care products and services for the better part of two decades. The firms have been extremely good at finding choke points where they can dominate a niche and engage in monopoly/oligopoly pricing.” (Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism, 1/6/21)
Sep 29, 2020
In times of increased interest and demand for online healthcare services, more people have turned to online therapy via mental health apps and text messaging. Patient convenience and affordability benefits aside, is text therapy effective and should your practice offer it?