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Worldwide IT outage disrupts healthcare delivery

Mobi Health News

Crowdstrike says the BSOD outage for Microsoft Windows was caused by a botched security update. It has resulted in surgical cancellations, ambulance diversions and other patient care disruptions at doctors' offices, ERs and hospitals around the globe.

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What’s Expected to Drive Up Health Plan Costs in 2025: GLP-1s, Behavioral Health, and Inflationary Pressures for Hospitals and Doctors – PwC’s Behind the Numbers 2025

Health Populi

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics had good news for American consumers long-facing inflation for household spending over the past couple of years, announcing on July 11, 2024, that the general consumer price index (CPI) fell, lowering real prices for people buying airline tickets, used cars and trucks, communication, and petrol to fill auto tanks.

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Fitterfly, Google Cloud launch meal tracking app using computer vision

Mobi Health News

The app Fitterfly Klik allows people with diabetes to analyze their meals using a picture and AI that examines portion size, calorie count, and macronutrients and micronutrients.

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Remote patient monitoring reduces blood pressure for patients in New York State

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hypertension, the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affects 1.39 billion adults worldwide and has a 46% uncontrolled rate. That poses a substantial burden for hospitals and health systems – and necessitates a paradigm shift in management strategies, clinicians say. THE PROBLEM Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to recurrent heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and death.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Global IT outage takes down health system EHRs, forces hospitals to cancel non-emergency services

FierceHealthIT

A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency | A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency procedures and services.

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Will the Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy or Oura Rings Become “Intelligent Guardians” For Health?

Health Populi

One of the few bright spots in consumer technology spending in the past couple of years of the U.S. economic “vibecession” has been the category of smartwatches. The Wall Street Journal recently talked , specifically, about the growing role of the Apple Watch for health care, gaining traction as a part of cardiologists’ and other physicians’ testing for and adoption of the wearable tech device for patients who are managing medical conditions.

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Post-acute care at home in a hybrid model

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

By partnering with health systems to support hybrid care models, long-term care facilities can mitigate staff shortages of staff and better manage available beds, explains Joe O'Brien, head of sales, digital health at LG Electronics.

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Optum lays off more employees at Landmark, OptumInsight

FierceHealthIT

The sprawling enterprise that is UnitedHealth Group is undergoing more layoffs under its Optum umbrella. | UnitedHealth's Optum is again laying off workers, with the scope unconfirmed. Landmark Health is downsizing once again and leaving major metropolitan areas.

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King’s speech sets out Labour’s plans for cyber security, digital and data

DigitalHealth

Prime Minister Keir Starmer's plans to introduce legislation for cyber security, digital and data were outlined in the King’s Speech on 17 July.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Exclusive: Teladoc partners with Brightline to offer pediatric mental healthcare

Mobi Health News

Teladoc will integrate Brightline's pediatric, adolescent and family mental healthcare services into its virtual care platform, expanding care access to individuals zero to 13.

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3 Ways to Improve Patient Payments Data Security and Compliance

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Heather Randall, PhD, Chief Compliance Officer at TrustCommerce Regardless of whether the information is clinical, financial, or demographic, patients are increasingly worried about the possibility that their personal data could be compromised. For example, a recent survey of 1,200 consumers revealed that 95% of patients expressed concern about the possibility of data breaches affecting their medical information, according to Health Gorilla.

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Understanding the ACA’s Family Glitch Resolution

ACA Times

New IRS regulations along with the extension of Premium Tax Credits have resolved the family glitch issue. Learn what that means for your 2024 ACA compliance. The post Understanding the ACA’s Family Glitch Resolution first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Atropos compares how well leading LLMs generate clinical evidence

FierceHealthIT

A new study released by healthcare AI company Atropos found that general purpose LLMs like ChatGPT, Claude and Gemini are not fit for use in clinical decisionmaking. | Healthcare AI company Atropos conducted a study to test how reliably ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini, OpenEvidence and its own model, ChatRWD, answer clinicians' questions. General use LLMs did not fare well.

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Ambiq’s neuralSPOT HeartKit™ enables Real-Time Heart Monitoring AI Applications

Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT. This optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions.

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Global IT outage disrupting NHS ’caused by antivirus software’

DigitalHealth

Dr Simon Wallace, CCIO at Microsoft told Summer Schools that a global outage affecting the NHS was identified to antivirus firm CrowdStrike.

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Exclusive: American Kidney Fund, Ubie partner for AI kidney disease detector

Mobi Health News

The AKF and Ubie will fine-tune the digital health company's AI-enabled symptom checker to help accelerate kidney disease diagnosis.

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CMS Issues E-Prescribing Final Rule: Quick Takeaways in a No-Slowing-Down Reg Cycle – Regulatory Talk Series

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Nick Barger, PharmD, Vice President, Product at DrFirst. This article is the fourth in the Healthcare Regulatory Talk series. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new standards for electronic prescribing on June 13, concluding a complicated, 18-month regulatory process that came in fits and starts and went by without attracting much industry scrutiny.

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Five intriguing technologies for those with vision limitations

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Technology has enhanced the world for those with vision limitations. As many as 50 million Americans have some degree of vision loss -- a problem that was poorly addressed by technology prior to the arrival of smartphone navigation, smart glasses, sensors, robotics and AI in nearly all devices and technologies. Today, it's a whole new and innovative world -- supportive of individuals with a range of vision limitations from low vision to completely blind.

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The 2023 Behavioral Health Industry Report

This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!

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UnitedHealth reaffirms guidance as it posts $4.2B in Q2 profit

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance | UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance for the year as it posts a profit of $4.2 billion.

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UK ranks lowest internationally for number of scanners per million

DigitalHealth

The UK continues to have lowest number of MRI units, CT and PET scanners per million population amongst comparator countries, government statistics reveal.

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Truvian Health raises $74M for automated blood diagnostics platform

Mobi Health News

The funding will be used to secure FDA clearance for its benchtop blood testing system for use in doctor's offices, clinics and pharmacies.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 77: Implementing AI with Sameer Sethi

Healthcare IT Today

For the 77th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Sameer Sethi, SVP, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health to talk about implementing AI! To kick this episode off, Sethi shares his thoughts on the current use of AI and where it is most useful. Then we discuss how to find the right places to use AI and how to ensure that it is benefitting both the organization and the patients.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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Navigating Organizational Challenges in Long-Term Data Governance

Optimum Healthcare IT

ServiceNow can disrupt healthcare in a good way, helping executives tackle integration & user adoption challenges for operational efficiency. The post Navigating Organizational Challenges in Long-Term Data Governance appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Northwell Health teams up with Instacart to scale food-as-health programs

FierceHealthIT

Grocery delivery company Instacart continues to expand its reach in healthcare and has notched a major health system partnership. | The first program to launch integrates Instacart Health tools into Northwell’s Center for Maternal Health Maternal Outcomes and Morbidity Collaborative (MOMS) so that moms-to-be who are food insecure have improved access to fresh and nutritious food.

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DHSC announces ministers responsible for digital and MedTech

DigitalHealth

The junior ministers responsible for digital, data and MedTech within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have been announced.

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HIMSS, Guidehouse partner to deploy Digital Health Indicator in Missouri

Mobi Health News

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will use HIMSS DHI to measure the state's digital health transformation progress.

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Patient Engagement & Cultural Competence Training Roadmap: A Guide to Reducing Staff Burnout

Speaker: Dr. Mauvareen Beverley, Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence Specialist

If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are you have experienced symptoms of burnout yourself or have colleagues who are currently facing extreme career dissatisfaction. One of the many ways to partially alleviate burnout is active patient engagement. By engaging with patients to understand their needs and preferences, healthcare providers can develop treatments tailored to the individual patient.

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Healthcare Startups Shine at Collision 2024

Healthcare IT Today

Innovative startups in the health IT, medical device, and biotech fields were among the shining stars at the annual Collision conference. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to catch up with several interesting company leaders including Dolma Tsundu from Flutter Care , Eunice Wu from Asepha , and Marc Paderon from Pontosense. These companies stood out with their pragmatic, resourceful, and nimble approach to solving healthcare challenges.

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Empowering Future Nurses: The Impact of GALE eClinic Units on Montana State University's Nursing Program

19 Labs

Montana State University’s Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing is pioneering the integration of advanced telehealth technology into their curriculum with GALE eClinic units. This innovative approach reshapes nursing education, providing undergraduate and graduate nursing students with hands-on experience that bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, particularly benefiting those from rural and Indigenous communities.

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Healthcare costs set to rise by as much as 8% in 2025: PwC

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare costs are set to rise between 7% and 8% in 2025, according to a new report from PwC. | Healthcare costs are set to rise between 7% and 8% in 2025, according to a new report from PwC.

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