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How Oscar Health is taking on legacy players to bring innovation to health insurance — with Mario Schlosser

These days, Insuretech is its own burgeoning startup ecosystem. But in 2012, a startup elbowing into a space dominated by big longterm players like United, Humana, Cigna, and the Blues was audacious and unheard of. Enter Oscar Health, the health insurance startup that’s been pushing the envelope, exploring ways technology can improve the experience. For today's HIMSSCast, Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser joins host Jonah Comstock and Healthcare Finance News Managing Editor Susan Morse to tell his story and answer some questions about the company's latest moves. Along the way we discuss telehealth, value-based care, and more.Talking points:What makes Oscar’s full-stack approach to technology differentDifferentiators: Automation, virtual primary care, +OscarMajor factors driving trends in healthcareHow COVID boosted the virtual primary care businessHow Oscar overcame (and overcomes) healthcare’s first-mover curse‘Shifting the battlefield” toward value-based careDriving Oscar towards profitabilityOscar’s relationship with Cigna, and with other payersMoving toward the frontier of risk-based paymentsWhy telemedicine and value-based care need each otherThe Catch-22 of risk-sharing in healthcareThe emerging “orthogonal” healthcare systemThe last mile in telehealthIncreasing provider interest in being in the health plan businessMore about this episode:With $400M injection, tech-savvy health insurer Oscar eyes 1M member mark (from 2016)Alphabet's $375 million in Oscar Health will expand insurer into Medicare Advantage business (from 2018) Oscar's new program aims to give providers and third-party payors access to its tech-backed insurance platformCigna, Oscar plan to expand affordable coverage for small businesses in ConnecticutOscar launches no-cost virtual primary care in planned 2021 expansionTech-minded insurance company Oscar Health announces IPOHealth insuretech company Oscar scores $225M in new fundingOscar lands $140M more as it prepares to scale in 2021
June 11, 2021
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Top Stories for 6/11

UnitedHealthcare institutes policy allowing it to retroactively deny ED claims; Apple unveils walking stability assessments in iPhone update . Also: Mount Sinai Health System teams with Caregility and Language Line to help cater to patients with limited English proficiency.Links to the stories:UnitedHealthcare looks to retroactively deny emergency room claimsApple adds walking stability, family and provider health sharing, and more at WWDC 2021Mount Sinai eases translation in 200 languages through its Epic telehealth platform
June 11, 2021
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From big pharma to the startup world — with Eugene Borukhovich

Eugene Borukhovich, COO of YourCoach, former global head of digital health at Bayer, and co-host of the podcast "A Shot of Digital Health Therapy", joins HIMSSCast for a wide-ranging discussion about his career and his unique perspective on digital health and health innovation. Be sure to check out host Jonah Comstock's appearance on Eugene's podcast as well.Talking points:YourCoach: Applying digital health ideas to health coachingHow the business of YourCoach came togetherMissing pieces in the healthcare pictureEugene’s experience in pharma and how it set him up for the entrepreneur worldDoing things better versus doing better thingsLessons learned from the health accelerator spaceEugene’s book-in-progress “Hard Pill to Swallow”The health tech podcast experienceEugene’s thoughts on the current funding boomThoughts about the term "patient engagement"More about this episode: YourCoach looks to employer space with new version of wellness platformWith many regulatory barriers clear, remaining roadblocks for digital therapeutics are cultural, logisticalBayer plans launch of US accelerator focused on self care marketsDigital health completes a record-breaking first quarter driven by mega dealsHard Pill to Swallow on Substack
June 9, 2021
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Top Stories for 6/4

President Joe Biden’s proposed 2022 budget includes funds set aside for healthcare, including health IT infrastructure and the Strategic National Stockpile. Plus: A new digital health accelerator with a focus on pharma.Links to the stories:HHS: Biden's FY22 budget will invest in pandemic preparedness, expanding affordable careBiden's $6T budget includes cybersecurity, broadband infrastructureNew accelerator aims to help pharma and digital health companies get on the same page
June 4, 2021
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Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable — with Dr. Charles Alessi

Is losing your mental faculties just a part of getting older? In his new book, Dr. Charles Alessi, HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer, says no. Host Jonah Comstock welcomes Dr. Alessi to discuss "Increase Your Brainability — and Reduce Your Risk of Dementia", his recently published book with co-authors Larry Chambers and Sir Muir Gray.Talking pointsWhy write this book now? Reducing the mystery and misinformation about dementiaDr. Alessi’s co-authors, Muir Gray and Larry ChambersMisconceptions about dementia and inevitabilityNew technology addressing cognitive declineResilience and neural plasticityOther things people can do to stave off cognitive declineQuestioning the inevitability of agingThe digital divide and the importance of designing products for older peopleThe link between mental and physical healthMore about this episodeOrder the bookImproving education levels, heart health trigger decline in dementia prevalence, JAMA study saysClinical trial explores whether video conversations can prevent dementia in isolated seniorsNewly launched, Brain U Online aims to stymie dementia in aging consumersInterSystems, Cognetivity partner on early dementia detection
June 4, 2021
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Telehealth in the trenches — with Carol Hornbeck and Edwin Shurig

In this very special episode of HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock welcomes his mother Carol Hornbeck, a marriage and family therapist in Minneapolis, and her colleague Edwin Shurig, a mental health counselor in Indianapolis. Along with Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich, we discuss what it was like for small practices and independent therapists to make the sudden move to telehealth in the face of COVID-19 — and how the experience will shape the future of their practice.This podcast is brought to you by OnTrak.  Talking pointsEdwin and Carol’s telehealth experiences prior to the pandemicWhich telehealth tools helped with the transitionPros and cons of teletherapyTelehealth: Great for couples, tough for kidsGoing beyond telehealth: apps in the session roomTherapeutic applications of fitness apps and trackers Thoughts on teletherapy startupsThe importance of therapists connecting to each otherRegulatory challenges of teletherapy— especially licensureHow Edwin and Carol will use telehealth going forwardPayment parity and reimbursement challengesAdvice for telehealth tech vendorsMore about this episodeThe Virtual Care Paradigm Episode 1Carol on "Talking Your Way to Change"COVID-19 ratcheting up demand for virtual behavioral healthcare, Cigna findsTelehealth use on rise for behavioral healthNow is the time for providers to be proactive about telehealthTeladoc Health data shows virtual mental healthcare boom
May 28, 2021
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Top Stories for 5/28

Hospital financial performance beginning to improve, though there’s still a long road ahead; Google helps fund new data platform that highlights COVID-19 impacts on marginalize communities . Plus: FBI warns of Conti ransomware attacks on healthcare and first responder networks.Links to the stories:Hospitals saw gains in volume, revenue and margin in April, finds Kaufman HallGoogle rolls out Health Equity Tracker platform, highlighting disparities between communitiesFBI warns of Conti ransomware attacks targeting U.S. healthcare networks
May 28, 2021
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IMO Presents: Interoperability enables effective patient data management

Angel Mena, MD, and Steven Rube, MD, discuss the challenges of managing and sharing patient data post-pandemic and lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis. Merging clinical, technical and data realms to capture and share patient data most effectively has been ramping up quickly during the pandemic, according to Steven Rube, MD, Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Services, IMO. He and Angel Mena, MD, Adult Medicine Physician, TriHealth, and  CMIO of Clinician Collaboration Platform, Halo Health, share their expertise on adapting technology to the clinical world in this podcast.Specifically, Mena and Rube talk about:The impact of the pandemic on provider organizations' access to patient dataHow technology can overcome bottlenecks to patient data accessLessons learned to ensure accessing complete picture of patients post-pandemic
May 27, 2021
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Decentralized clinical trials in 2021 — with John Reites

The first technology-enabled remote clinical trial was launched nearly a decade ago, and that field — now generally referred to as "decentralized clinical trials" — has been advancing and gaining traction ever since. But, like so many other remote tools, it's been greatly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett welcome John Reites, CEO and cofounder of THREAD Research, to give us an update on where this new paradigm for clinical trials is today, and where it's headed.Talking points:The effect of the pandemic on decentralized clinical trialsReconciling cultural differences between pharma and techHow vaccine trials are their own animalHow decentralized trials can help improve clinical trial diversityThe role of consumer wearables in clinical trials todayWhy clinical trial innovation must be globalHow physicians, researchers, and patients are responding to new clinical trial modelsWhat everyone should know about decentralized clinical trialsMore about this episode:THREAD ResearchTrials and tribulations – the new world of decentralized trialsSpurred by the pandemic, AI is driving decentralized clinical trialsVirtual clinical research company Thread acquired by two private equity firmsExo raises $40M for handheld ultrasound; decentralized trial platforms raise nearly $100M; and more digital health funding newsCurrent Health launches decentralized clinical trial initiativeDecentralized clinical trial startup Florence lands $80M for company growthLabcorp updates its clinical trial process with a technology-enabled platformThe year for mobile-enabled clinical trials: 2013 or 2030? (Throwback #1)ResearchKit update: Notes from the field on trial retention, Android integration, and more (Throwback #2)
May 21, 2021
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Top Stories for 5/21

Cyberattack leads to a network outage at Scripps Health; HRSA tells 6 drugmakers they’re in violation of the 340B statute. Also: Google using AI to help patients find answers to dermatology questions.Links to the stories:Scripps Health network still down, 2 weeks after cyberattackSix drugmakers are in violation of 340B statute, says HRSAGoogle gives a sneak peek into its new AI dermatology assistant
May 21, 2021
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Twilio Presents: Consumerization in Healthcare for Patients and Providers

Susan Collins, Twilio’s Global Head of Healthcare Services, joins us to discuss the changing landscape of healthcare and the need to consider both the provider and patient when thinking about consumerization. Learn about strategies healthcare organizations can take to create a sustainable patient-centric experience that enhances value-based care.
May 17, 2021
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Security at smart hospitals — with Thanos Drougkas

Smart hospital rooms are on the horizon, with some medical centers already rolling them out. In addition to cost and logistics as limiting factors, health systems must consider cybersecurity and resilience when implementing smart room technology.  On today's episode HITN Senior Editor Kat Jercich speaks with Thanos Drougkas, a network and information security expert at the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).This is part three of a three-part podcast series on hospital network security brought to you by Aruba Networks.Talking points:What is a smart hospital?Advantages of remote patient monitoring and smart hospital techSecurity challenges of smart hospitalsCybersecurity threats: Looking beyond the malicious outsiderHow the pandemic has affected smart hospitalsHow cybersecurity threats can impact patient careBest practices for smart hospital securityMore about this episode:Understanding smart hospitals and why most aren't there yetSmart buildings present a unique healthcare cybersecurity threatHow to assess the security of hospital IoTHow healthcare organizations can enhance RPM security, resiliency
May 14, 2021
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Top Stories for 5/14

CaptureRx ransomware attack exposes patient information from multiple provider systems; Insurers are concerned that telehealth reimbursement parity may lead to overutilization. Also: Bigfoot Biomedical receives FDA clearance for its Bigfoot Unity Diabetes Management System.Links to the stories:Thousands of patient records exposed after ransomware attack on CaptureRxTelehealth reimbursement parity spurs insurer concerns of overutilizationFDA greenlights Bigfoot Biomedical's insulin recommending diabetes management system
May 14, 2021
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A beginner's guide to SASE frameworks — with Samuel Hill

New trends in computing require new frameworks and architectures, so that when stakeholders want to merge or collaborate they can trust that their technologies will work together. For edge computing, that framework is Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE. This network architecture rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and security into a single cloud service. Samuel Hill, senior manager for healthcare at Aruba Networks, joins host Jonah Comstock to dig into what SASE is and why it's important for healthcare technologists to know about.This podcast is brought to you by Aruba Networks.Talking points:Why SASE is coming out strong as the pandemic abatesWhat SASE is and why it makes sense as more work goes remoteHealthcare as an illustrative use case for SASEHospital use case example: radiologySecurity implications of SASE frameworksBenefits and drawbacks of SASEHow SASE relates to SD-WAN and SD-BranchTips for implementing a SASE frameworkWhat is ZeroTrust and how does it fit in?More about this episode:Last week on HIMSSCast: Edge Computing 101 with Tao ZhangHealth passports and distancing tools among COVID-19 tech climbing Gartner Hype CyclePonemon SurveyATM Digital: WAN & Security TransformationTheresa Payton Keynote
May 7, 2021
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Top Stories for 5/7

Biden Administration aims to get 70% of Americans at least one vaccine dose by July 4; Healthcare among the top industries affected by tracked ransomware incidents . Also: Employer health benefits management platform Collective Health has scores $280 million in Series F funding .Links to the stories:Biden sets new goal of 70% of adults getting the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4Healthcare hackers demanded an average ransom of $4.6M last year, says BakerHostetlerCollective Health scores $280M to scale employer health benefits platform
May 7, 2021
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IMO Presents: Women in Health IT: Gender Equity Is the Ultimate Goal

Encouraging girls and young women to study for careers in health IT is ongoing. Experts say it will take years to reach gender parity. In this podcast, IMO CEO Ann Barnes talks about her philosophy on what’s needed now, the changes she’s made in her company and how the health IT industry can come together to bring about gender equity in a cohesive, collaborative way.In this podcast, we’ll discuss:•Learning from one another to bring more parity to the health IT industry•Best practices in developing women leaders in health IT•How the industry is collaborating and sharing best practices for greatest impact
May 5, 2021
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Programmable Video Platform Enhances Long-Term Telehealth Strategy

On this podcast Christina Sung, Twilio’s Director of Product for Healthcare,  shares how scalable and secure Programmable Video solutions are easily integrated into clinical workflows throughout the patient journey.  She discusses  the benefits of a platform approach versus a point solution and the tools that providers should consider as communities adjust to hybrid in-person and virtual health appointments.This podcast is brought to you by Twilio.
May 3, 2021
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Twilio Presents: Programmable Video Platform Enhances Long-Term Telehealth Strategy

On this podcast Christina Sung, Twilio’s Director of Product for Healthcare,  shares how scalable and secure Programmable Video solutions are easily integrated into clinical workflows throughout the patient journey.  She discusses  the benefits of a platform approach versus a point solution and the tools that providers should consider as communities adjust to hybrid in-person and virtual health appointments.This podcast is presented jointly with Twilio.
May 3, 2021
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Edge Computing 101 — with Tao Zhang

While the last five years have seen computing move from local networks to the cloud, especially in healthcare, the trend of edge computing is seeing organizations move back to move forward: Moving key computing and intelligence back to the point of care while still retaining the benefits of cloud computing. This not only reduces latency, which can be especially important for healthcare, but also has important implications for privacy and security. On today's episode, we welcome NIST Fellow Tao Zhang to give us a primer on edge computing, and explain what it can do for healthcare organizations.This podcast is brought to you by Aruba Networks. Talking points:What is edge computing and why is it gaining traction now?Striking the balance between the edge and the cloudThe history of edge computingWhy the healthcare space is turning to edge computingSecurity implications of edge computing for IoTDownsides to edge computingMore edge computing use cases Tips for adopting edge computingWhat next for edge computing: edge and AIMore about this episode:NIST ResourcesHospitals embracing IoT must be prepared to secure a decentralized environmentStriking a balance between medical device security and innovationGE Healthcare unveils new edge computing tools for cliniciansNvidia launches AI edge computing platformTech Optimization: Medical device and IoT operating secretsHow Vail Health ensures consistent medical device security and firmware patching
April 30, 2021
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Edge Computing 101 — with Tao Zhang

While the last five years have seen computing move from local networks to the cloud, especially in healthcare, the trend of edge computing is seeing organizations move back to move forward: Moving key computing and intelligence back to the point of care while still retaining the benefits of cloud computing. This not only reduces latency, which can be especially important for healthcare, but also has important implications for privacy and security. On today's episode, we welcome NIST Fellow Tao Zhang to give us a primer on edge computing, and explain what it can do for healthcare organizations.This podcast is brought to you by Aruba Networks. Talking points:What is edge computing and why is it gaining traction now?Striking the balance between the edge and the cloudThe history of edge computingWhy the healthcare space is turning to edge computingSecurity implications of edge computing for IoTDownsides to edge computingMore edge computing use cases Tips for adopting edge computingWhat next for edge computing: edge and AIMore about this episode:NIST ResourcesHospitals embracing IoT must be prepared to secure a decentralized environmentStriking a balance between medical device security and innovationGE Healthcare unveils new edge computing tools for cliniciansNvidia launches AI edge computing platformTech Optimization: Medical device and IoT operating secretsHow Vail Health ensures consistent medical device security and firmware patching
April 30, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/30

A healthcare coalition releases a framework protecting the safety and security of patient information; Biden signals goal to lower ACA premiums, deductibles and prescription drug costs. Plus: Accolade eyes the telemedicine space with the acquisition of PlushCare.Links to the stories:Patient ID Now coalition releases national strategic framework for identity, matchingIn his first joint address, Biden promotes giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug pricesAccolade acquires virtual primary care platform PlushCare
April 30, 2021
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Twilio Presents: Innovations to improve patient engagement

In this podcast, presented jointly with Twilio, we welcome Twilio’s Sr. Global CX Consultant, Mauro Faili joins us to talk about innovation and different strategies to reimagine your communication operations using the existing data your system has. Additionally, learn about different ways you can personalize your patient communication.Mauro Failli is a Senior Global CX Consultant is currently the team lead for Twilio Foundry - a consulting practice designed to inspire executive engagement vision. With over 20+ years of industry experience his knowledge spans from communication technologies, IT service management and lifecycle frameworks, and customer engagement / experience management. He enables customers to deliver their engagement vision through reference architectures, milestone planning and facilitating the creation of success criteria through diversified stakeholder discussions.
April 29, 2021
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Twilio Presents: Innovations to improve patient engagement

In this podcast, presented jointly with Twilio, we welcome Twilio’s Sr. Global CX Consultant, Mauro Faili joins us to talk about innovation and different strategies to reimagine your communication operations using the existing data your system has. Additionally, learn about different ways you can personalize your patient communication.Mauro Failli is a Senior Global CX Consultant is currently the team lead for Twilio Foundry - a consulting practice designed to inspire executive engagement vision. With over 20+ years of industry experience his knowledge spans from communication technologies, IT service management and lifecycle frameworks, and customer engagement / experience management. He enables customers to deliver their engagement vision through reference architectures, milestone planning and facilitating the creation of success criteria through diversified stakeholder discussions.
April 29, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/23

Peloton comes under fire for safety concerns about its Tread+ treadmill; Electronic health record usability scores take a nosedive, possibly contributing to burnout among nurses . Also: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said the U.S. needs to do more to promote racial equity.Links to the stories:Consumer safety group warns parents to stop using Peloton Tread+ after reports of child injuries and deathNurses give EHR usability an 'F' in new studyDerek Chauvin conviction prompts HHS vow to tackle racism as a serious public health threat
April 23, 2021
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