HIMSSCast is a podcast produced by the HIMSS Media editorial team behind Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, and Healthcare Finance News. In each episode, host Jonah Comstock is joined by editors from one or more of the brands and/or special guests from around the health tech industry to discuss major news stories or trends in the space. The aim of the show is to add depth, analysis, and color to our ongoing coverage of the digital health, health tech, and healthcare finance realms, as well as to facilitate lively conversations about hot health tech topics. HIMSSCast is a member of the Health Podcast Network (www.healthpodcastnetwork.com).
MongoDB Presents: BringtheFHIRInsideforDigitalTransformation
Here why Fast Interoperability Health Resources, or FHIR, is the new agent of change in healthcare. Organizations around the world are capitalizing on FHIR adoption, using the new data standard to kickstart their legacy modernization and digital transformation journey.
Taking the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program digital — with Laurence Girard
The CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program is one of the first lifestyle and behavior-based interventions to be proven, in a large clinical study, to be more effective than a comparable drug (in this case metformin). Digital implementations can make the DPP more accessible and more scalable, and a number of digital health companies have been tackling this for the last few years.
Fruit Street Health is one of those companies and its CEO Laurence Girard joins host Jonah Comstock on today's HIMSSCast to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and successes his company has had in this space.
A brief history of the CDC Diabetes Prevention ProgramWhy Fruit Street and others are taking the DPP digitalChallenges and opportunities of virtual DPP implementationOngoing reimbursement challenges with Medicare and MedicaidAdvantages of group-based programs via video chatsQuestions and misconceptions about scalabilityMaking sure pre-diabetes interventions work for everyoneCultural food expectations and combatting food deserts, both through partnershipsDirect-to-consumer DPP outreachAre DPP programs (in-person and virtual) making a dent in the problem?More about this episode:
Fruit Street to deliver CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program through live video classes
Fruit Street Health raises $3 million in doctors-only round
UK passes on Apple, Google's Bluetooth contact tracing tool, Fruit Street Health launches COVID-19 telemedicine platform and more digital health news briefs
AHIP, CDC to partner on diabetes prevention
Medicare to reimburse for Diabetes Prevention Program, including Omada's digital version
Diabetes Prevention Program under the Affordable Care Act is working, HHS Secretary Burwell says
American Medical Association pushes public, private health plans to cover National Diabetes Prevention Program
CMS calls for extending Diabetes Prevention Program into Medicare, proposes new doc fees to boost chronic care
Top Stories for 10/15
Medicare Advantage star ratings released; Security firm raises FIN12 ransomware attack concerns. Plus: Withings receivesan FDA clearance for Scan Watch’s ECG and SpO2 monitoring features .
Links to the stories:
See the rankings: More than 70 health plans earned 5 stars in Medicare Advantage star ratings
Cyber experts warn of 'aggressive' threat actor targeting healthcare
Withings scores FDA clearance for smartwatch ECG and SpO2 monitoring
Mobile Heartbeat Presents: Leading The Way: The Four Pillars of Clinical Collaboration
Join Mobile Heartbeat Chief Operating Officer, Mike Detjen, as he uses his expertise to project future capabilities of the clinical collaboration space.
Lenovo Presents: Summarizing HIMSS – Lenovo’s discussion for how we transform our solutions to improve the impact our customers provide to Healthcare.
Lenovo will discuss what was learned by attending all the sessions at HIMSS. They will offer their impressions and opinions for how Lenovo can best adapt and transform the way we got to market and productively enable our customers. We want to be the number one technology provider that Healthcare leaders think about when making new technology decisions.
Telehealth across borders — with Heather Alleva
State licensure and differing regulations on privacy, licensure, and more have always been a barrier to virtual care models that seek to care for anyone with an Internet connection. Which of those hurdles have been overcome and which still remain? And how did COVID-19 and its associated waivers affect this complex issue?
On this episode of HIMSSCast, a tie-in to our Virtual Care Paradigm series, host Jonah Comstock welcomes Heather Alleva, an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney specializing in healthcare law, to get a rundown on some of these issues, including some little-known practice restriction. If you're thinking about starting a multi-state virtual care business, be sure to give this one a listen.
How COVID affected licensure laws and what’s happening to them nowHow different state laws affect telehealth reimbursementHow reimbursement affects adoption and investmentPros and cons of payment parityTelehealth licensure compacts and where they are todayLimits and levers of federal government powerHow the government can lead by exampleHow restrictions can hinder telehealth innovationPrivacy and security legislative barriersThe corporate practice of medicine prohibitionAntitrust laws and health technologyHow to navigate the complexities of telehealth regulationsMore about this episode:
Virtual care regulation: What's next (this episode's companion TV segment)
Now is the time for providers to be proactive about telehealth
22 states changed telemedicine laws during the pandemic
Report shows 'vast improvement' in state telehealth reimbursement policies
The prominent issues telehealth must tackle when the pandemic passes
Building an interstate regulatory framework for telemedicine
How a Supreme Court case about teeth whitening could bolster telemedicine interests (2015 throwback)
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Whether you’re well established as a healthcare innovator, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Jonah and the entire HIMSS Media team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving healthcare ecosystem - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!