Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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Q&A: Google's chief clinical officer on AI regulation in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Dr. Michael Howell, chief clinical officer at Google, discusses Med-PaLM's evolution in 2023 and recommendations for regulators developing rules for AI use in healthcare.

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Consider ever-changing tech hurdles for older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The more technology changes, it’s a step back for some. You probably think the inevitability of tech change is mostly positive. And in a macro sense, maybe it is. But for some older adults, it’s one negative experience after another. The closing of thousands of bank branches in favor of online banking, the elimination of paper social security statements , the near-elimination of paper savings bonds for the grandchildren, and the ubiquitous introduction of the QR code in restaurants – saving lab

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Tough labor market holds Fitch's nonprofit hospital outlook at 'deteriorating'

FierceHealthIT

Nonprofit hospitals will continue to operate under a cloud of labor supply shortages and “pressured” margins into 2024, setting the coming 12 months up as another “make or break year” for the secto | Fitch Ratings' pessimistic 2024 outlook highlighted labor shortages, an uptick in union activity and potential second year of debt service covenant violations.

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What Area of Healthcare Needs More Investment and Why?

Healthcare IT Today

Tragically, in a world full of wonderful healthcare inventions and opportunities there is only so much money to be invested. Each year only a certain amount of areas can be invested in, with the hopes of it being spent in the right areas to improve the world of healthcare. But are there areas of healthcare that are getting passed over? Are there areas that desperately need more investment and are just getting skipped because not enough people are talking about them?

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

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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Adventist, Blue Shield of California contract talks fail

FierceHealthIT

Blue Shield of California members will no longer be covered across 17 Adventist Health hospitals, the hospital system recently announced. | Blue Shield of California and Adventist Health were unable to reach a new contract agreement, leaving members without coverage since Dec. 1. The hospital system says they remain open to future discussions.

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CVS Health revamps pharmacy reimbursement model amid scrutiny on high drug prices

FierceHealthIT

CVS Health is overhauling the way it reimburses its pharmacies for prescription medications as the healthcare industry faces increased scrutiny for high drug prices. | CVS Health is overhauling the way it reimburses its pharmacies for prescription medications as the healthcare industry faces increased scrutiny on high drug prices.

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NHS App enables more people access to their GP records online

DigitalHealth

Over 80% of GP practices now enable their patients to access their own health records via the NHS App, according to NHE England.

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Many employed docs say non-physician practice ownership cuts quality, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

Nearly 60% of doctors who practice as employees of hospitals and other corporate entities say that non-physician practice ownership results in lower quality patient care, per a new survey. | Most docs surveyed cited decreased time with patients and greater focus on financial success as elements negatively affecting quality at non-physician-owned medical practices, with 70% saying their employer uses incentives or penalties to have them see more patients a day.

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Four Unexpected Delights from the RSNA23 Exhibit Hall

Healthcare IT Today

The exhibit hall of the Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ) annual conference is always a sight to behold. Not only is there a unique mixture of imaging equipment and software, but there are booths and attendees from numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and Australia. It is the most international conference on my calendar. The 2023 RSNA annual conference (#RSNA23) did not disappoint and there were four unexpected delights from the exhibit hall: Energy from attendees The return of VR A

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Launching and Scaling Your RPM Program with Grants

Health Recovery Solutions

How Evara Health, a Florida-based FQHC on a mission to provide quality healthcare for all, leveraged 3 different grants to fund and expand their remote patient monitoring (RPM) program.

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Introducing Layer Health

Healthcare IT Today

Today, we are thrilled to introduce Layer Health , a healthcare AI company spun out of MIT and backed by $4 million in funding from GV (Google Ventures), General Catalyst, and Inception Health. We are committed to solving the information problem in healthcare. The information problem begins the moment a patient visits a health institution. Every interaction generates a trail of breadcrumbs, including clinical notes, lab results, and patient messages.

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KFF: The ACA's future fading in prominence as an issue among voters

FierceHealthIT

Republicans are far less concerned with what's next for the Affordable Care Act compared to the "repeal and replace" attitude of years past, a new poll from KFF shows. | Republicans are far less concerned with what's next for the Affordable Care Act compared to the "repeal and replace" attitude of years past, a new poll from KFF shows.

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State Of Medicaid Enrollment

David Chou

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) article provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of Medicaid enrollment and the process of unwinding from the continuous enrollment provision that was put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unwinding is a significant transition for Medicaid and has considerable implications for healthcare policy and management.

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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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Trinity Health credits cost-cutting for trimmed $58.6M operating loss in fiscal 2024's opening quarter

FierceHealthIT

Higher volumes and cost-cutting programs allowed Livonia, Michigan-based Trinity Health to trim its operating losses in the first quarter of its 2024 fiscal year. | The large Catholic nonprofit continues to target labor cost drivers with investments in a virtual care model and internal staffing.

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Cost Effective Healthcare without Compromising Quality

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Delve into the central concept of cost effective healthcare, delving into how skillfully maintaining this balance is not just attainable but also indispensable for optimizing payer operations. The post Cost Effective Healthcare without Compromising Quality appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

DigitalHealth

Today's briefing looks at an AI tool that can predict the risk of deadly heart attacks and the first digital atlas showing brain development in the womb.

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Executive Interviews at Fierce Health Payer Summit 2023

FierceHealthIT

Fierce Healthcare sits down with healthcare executives at Fierce Health Payer Summit 2023. | Fierce Healthcare sits down with healthcare executives at Fierce Health Payer Summit 2023. Payer leaders came together at the event to unpack the evolving landscape, providing a deep dive into the most important issues facing the industry. Watch these videos to gain insight on the key topics discussed.

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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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Eligo Bioscience Raises $30 Million To Write a Novel Chapter for Genetic Medicines

Digital Health Global

Financing led by Sanofi Ventures with participation from new investor Bpifrance (through its InnoBio 2 fund), and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Seventure Partners Funding expected to generate proof of concept clinical data in patients PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eligo Bioscience, a pioneering gene-editing company focused on addressing diseases driven by the expression of bacterial genes from the microbiome, has announced a successful $30 million Series B funding round, led by Sano

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'Podnosis': A deep dive into the Fierce 50

FierceHealthIT

Earlier this year, Fierce Healthcare, Fierce Pharma and Fierce Biotech recognized 50 individuals and companies that are pushing the industry forward. | Earlier this year, Fierce Healthcare, Fierce Pharma and Fierce Biotech recognized 50 individuals and companies that are pushing the industry forward. The Fierce 50 winners range from tech innovators to researchers developing novel therapies to providers on the frontlines of changing care.

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DUOS Launches Connections for a Cause to Support Local Communities Across the U.S.

Digital Health Global

DUOS and MoonLab Productions join forces to introduce a new approach to event engagement to reduce waste and break down barriers to access and care NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DUOS , a digital health company empowering older adults to live independently and attain the highest level of health in partnership with health plans, today announced the launch of its latest initiative, Connections for a Cause.

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Transforming Rural Health Care: The Power of Telehealth

João Bocas

In the vast and picturesque landscapes of rural regions, where natural beauty often takes center stage, there’s another, less visible, but… Continue reading on Medium »

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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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How Digital Health improves patient experiences in Alzheimer’s care

Digital Health Global

The global healthcare problem faced by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is characterized by progressive cognitive decline, memory loss, and behavioral abnormalities, has never been more pressing. With an aging population, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing, making it a key point for healthcare innovation. Eli Lilly’s global head of external engagement for Alzheimer’s disease, Phyllis Barkman-Ferrell , underlines the importance of this issue, noting that &#

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Cloud Transformation: A Data-Driven Path From Strategy To Execution

LeanIX

Cloud transformation and application modernization are becoming essential for organizations in the modern market. To complete this business transformation, our own Patrick Schober explains, you need a data-driven approach.

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DH Intelligence publishes digital therapeutics market analysis

DigitalHealth

Digital Health Intelligence has published its latest market analysis report, where Lloyd Price examines the digital therapeutics market.

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Google Care Studio: Creating a Longitudinal Health Record

Lloyd Price

Exec Summary: Google Care Studio is a cloud-based healthcare data management platform that enables healthcare providers to create and maintain longitudinal health records for their patients. A longitudinal health record is a comprehensive electronic record of a patient's medical history, encompassing all of their healthcare encounters across different providers and settings.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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UofL Health Selects Verato to Support Accurate Identity Management

Digital Health Global

Verato’s healthcare master data management will help maintain a unified view of patients across multiple systems MCCLEAN, Va. & LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Verato , the identity experts for healthcare, today announced that UofL Health , a fully integrated regional academic health system, will partner with Verato to deploy Verato’s healthcare master data management (hMDM) solution to support accurate identity management across UofL Health’s entire enterprise—consisting of eig