Fri.Apr 12, 2024

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h2o Therapeutics' Apple Watch feature for Parkinson's gets FDA medical device listing

Mobi Health News

The feature provides vibrotactile stimulation when a patient is experiencing freezing of gait, a common symptom of Parkinson's disease.

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A Vote for Telehealth is a Vote for American Patients’ and Doctors’ Well-Being

Health Populi

Whether you’re a patient or a physician in the U.S., you’re burned out, tapped out, stressed out, timed out. While the 118 th U.S. Congress can’t agree on much before the 2024 summer recess, there’s one bipartisan stroke of political pens in Washington, DC, that could provide some satisfaction for both patients and doctors: bring telehealth back to patients and providers permanently.

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Q&A: Actress Kellee Stewart on advocating for fertility benefits

Mobi Health News

Kellee Stewart, actress and fertility advocate, sat down with MobiHealthNews at an event in LA to discuss Progyny's partnership with Evite its fertility benefits offerings.

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Physician pay rose a modest 3% in 2023. Here are the specialties that saw the biggest gains

FierceHealthIT

Physicians made steady pay gains last year, as total compensation grew by a modest 3%, increasing from an average of $352,000 to $363,000. | Any contentment about compensation gains was undercut by the effects of high inflation rates throughout 2023 and Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to Medscape's 2024 physician compensation report.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.

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Grow Therapy secures $88M funding for virtual mental health platform

Mobi Health News

The New York-based mental health company also announced a measurement-informed system to help providers transition to value-based care.

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From Wait Times to Real-Time: Assort Health Secures $3.5 Million to Scale First Generative AI for Healthcare Call Centers

Healthcare IT Today

Solution Erases Long Phone Holds for Patients, Supports Overwhelmed Medical Front Desk Workers, and Improves Patient Access to Physicians Assort Health is introducing the first generative AI solution built specifically for healthcare call centers, promising to erase that dreaded hold music forever. The company is announcing $3.5 million in funding, which will be used to continue scaling the team to meet rapidly accelerating demand with large healthcare organizations.

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Nearly all hospital websites track visitors, but most don't specify who else is seeing users' data

FierceHealthIT

Nearly all hospitals’ websites collect and transmit user information to third parties, yet most do not have privacy policies that tell the visitors who exactly will be receiving those data, accordi | A recent study warns that many hospitals' user tracking and disclosure practices could open their organizations up to lawsuits.

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Shuri Network Bursary Programme applications for 2024 now open

DigitalHealth

Shuri Network Bursary Programme applications are open, where women from minority ethnic groups can secure a free place at Summer Schools 2024 in Durham.

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Industry Voices—Driving health equity through community: Confronting bias in health algorithms for older adults

FierceHealthIT

AI is riddled by bias, especially in healthcare. | Designing community-centric programs that bridge public health and healthcare can address the inequities AI in healthcare continues to perpetuate.

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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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New virtual reality experience improves student mental health

DigitalHealth

St George’s, University of London, have led revolutionary work to improve student mental health by using virtual reality sessions to reduce.

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Walgreens-backed VillageMD hires former Centene executive as new president

FierceHealthIT

Walgreens-backed primary care clinic chain VillageMD has hired a former Centene executive to run its Village Medical, Summit Health and CityMD businesses. | Walgreens-backed primary care clinic chain VillageMD has hired a former Centene executive to run its Village Medical, Summit Health and CityMD businesses.

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Promptly Health and Datavant partner to advance Euro health data access

DigitalHealth

Promptly Health and Datavant have announced a collaboration to address the challenges of a fragmented health data landscape in Europe.

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Chutes & Ladders—NAACOS President Gaus bids farewell; Parsley Health adds co-CEO

FierceHealthIT

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

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The Secret to Supercharging Your Organizations Communications

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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Optimizing Chronic Disease Outcomes with RPM Technology

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

Chronic diseases pose a significant challenge to the healthcare industry, affecting millions worldwide and demanding ongoing management and treatment. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technology emerges as a transformative tool in this landscape, offering healthcare providers invaluable insights and enhancing patient outcomes. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the profound impact of RPM technology on chronic disease management and explore how it empowers doctors to optimize treatment str

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Connecting Healthcare Clouds and Simplifying Solutions in a Secure Way

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare cloud solutions have become much more sophisticated, reliable, and easier to connect. Gone are the days of a single cloud instance that can support all your needs. However, managing the various cloud options can be challenging if you don’t have a thoughtful approach to it and work with great partners. At the HIMSS 2024 conference, we moderated a panel hosted by Rackspace Technology and Dell Technologies with healthcare multicloud experts and former CIOs who shared the benefits

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OpenNotes Lab Will Explore the Intersection of Patients and AI

Healthcare IT Today

The OpenNotes Lab will bring transparency, collaboration, and innovation to the intersection of healthcare AI and patient-centered care. The Lab builds on the organization’s 15 years of advocacy and research. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to sit down with Liz Salmi, Communications & Patient Initiatives Director at OpenNotes and Chethan Sarabu, MD, FAMIA, FAAP – Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine to learn more about OpenNotes and OpenNotes L