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Contributed: ??The role of digital innovation in healthcare boardrooms

Mobi Health News

Board members play a vital role in embracing digital innovation, from understanding its impact to making strategic decisions that shape companies' future.

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'New set of digital table stakes': Most executives see tech as worthy investment, EY survey finds

FierceHealthIT

Nearly all healthcare executives believe new digital health technologies are worth the cost, even though they have yet to see a financial return from it, a new survey reveals. | Nearly all healthcare executives believe technology is worth the cost, even though they have yet to see a financial return from it, according to a new survey from EY. Most believe in its power to reduce costs and boost provider credibility.

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care.ai, Virtua Health partner to expand the hybrid care providers' virtual care offerings

Mobi Health News

The New Jersey-based provider will ultimately integrate care.ai's ambient sensors and Smart Care Facility Platform into its acute care settings enterprise-wide.

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Medication abortions over telehealth effective and safe, researchers share ahead of major SCOTUS case

FierceHealthIT

The effectiveness and safety of medication abortions obtained via telehealth are on par with those delivered in person, with no differences in outcomes between synchronous and asynchronous communic | Both synchronous and asynchronous approaches to medication abortion led to outcomes on par with in-person prescribing, a finding that addresses one of the key issues SCOTUS is scheduled to consider next month.

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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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Health Note Updates the Tired Old Patient Questionnaire

Healthcare IT Today

Most of us have gotten used to filling out a questionnaire before a doctor’s visit. Often, the information we provide is redundant (because our medical record already lists our diagnoses, medicines, etc.), but the ritual of filling out these forms is still valuable because conditions change. However, these questionnaires can also be intelligent and customized to each patient.

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Automatically Generated Medical Notes, the Way You Would Have Written Them

Healthcare IT Today

DeepScribe is dedicated to creating medical notes that are not just accurate, but have a human feel that reflects the individual physician’s style. Matthew Ko, cofounder and president, COO, explains in this video how they developed a highly customizable and accurate ambient voice solution. Ko says that the company “built up one of the world’s largest data set of patient conversations collected around the world” during four years.

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Common heart health drugs now available under $30 through GoodRx

FierceHealthIT

GoodRx is offering 30 common heart health medications for less than $30 at more than 70,000 pharmacies across the country. | Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Thirty common generic and brand medications for heart health are now available across more than 70,000 U.S. pharmacies through GoodRx.

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Cohere Health Raises $50 Million in Equity to Meet Increased Demand for AI-Driven Transformation of Prior Authorization Process

Healthcare IT Today

New Funding Propels Cohere’s Expansion of Intelligent Prior Authorization Platform to Drive Better Payer-Provider Collaboration, Following CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule Cohere Health , a recognized leader in clinical intelligence and prior authorization automation, announced it has closed $50 million in additional equity funding.

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Health systems struggle to put AI governance policies in place to keep up with tech innovation

FierceHealthIT

As the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare rapidly grows, hospital executives are still wrangling with practical questions around governance policies to establish basic rules of the road.< | As the use of artificial intelligence-based solutions in healthcare rapidly grows, health system executives are still wrangling with practical questions around governance policies to establish basic rules of the road.

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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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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

DigitalHealth

Today's briefing covers the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme's new clinical guidelines and evidence that smoking affects immune response.

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AT&T's 125,000 employees now have fertility, family building benefits through Maven Clinic

FierceHealthIT

AT&T employees now have access to fertility and family building support from Maven Clinic. | All of AT&T’s 125,000 employees, across corporate, retail, technicians and union, now have access to Maven’s fertility and family building program. AT&T has offered Maven’s maternity program since 2021.

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Auditor’s report finds Jersey EPR system facing challenges

DigitalHealth

An audit report released by auditor general Lynn Pamment has raised issues surrounding the implementation of Jersey’s electronic patient record (EPR).

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Racial, ethnic discrimination against patients is impacting care, healthcare workers say

FierceHealthIT

Nearly half of U.S. | A new Commonwealth Fund poll of 3,000 healthcare workers suggests many have witnessed patients being discriminated against at their facility. The behavior can potentially lead to worsened care and is weighing heavily on many respondents' minds.

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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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Dual Tracking: The time has come for HealthTech to face the music and reality in 2024

Lloyd Price

Exec Summary: As we reach the mid point of Q1 2024, the economic climate presents unique challenges and opportunities for HealthTech companies to consider both fundraising and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategies in order to generate returns and maximise shareholder value. Ian Wijaya, Managing Director at investment bank Lazard shared his thoughts recently saying "Investors today have a “much more discerning approach” when determining which companies they should give capital to. an incr

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Surprise billing disputes continue to far outpace federal estimates: CMS

FierceHealthIT

The number of balance billing disputes reaching arbitration is far higher than federal projections suggested, according to new data from the Biden administration. | The number of balance billing disputes reaching arbitration is far higher than federal projections suggested, according to new data from the Biden administration.

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells turn to e-rostering tech

DigitalHealth

New rostering technology from Patchwork Health is being used by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to ease staffing pressures.

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Chutes & Ladders—Spring Health hires new COO

FierceHealthIT

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

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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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deepc strengthens AI radiology offering with acquisition

DigitalHealth

deepc has recently acquired Osimis Platform, shoring up its AI radiology offering and improving its existing capabilities.

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How Redox + Google Cloud are powering generative AI in 2024

Redox

At the end of 2023, I had the opportunity to speak at Google Cloud’s Generative AI in Healthcare Summit at Pier57 in New York. I’ll start this blog in the same way that I started my talk : I am not a generative AI expert. I am , however, an expert in solving healthcare data problems. And the way I see it, the effective use of GenAI in healthcare is just another data problem.

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