Thu.May 25, 2023

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The Growing Pet Economy – What It Means for Human Health, Well-Being, and Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

Our pets can be personal and family drivers of health and health care cost savings, according to a new study from according to a new report from researchers at George Mason University published in their paper, Health Care Cost Savings of Pet Ownership. Reviewing this new paper inspired me to explore the current state of the pet/health market and implications for their human families, my weaving of various stories explored in this Health Populi blog post.

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Microsoft, Canary Speech partner to advance AI-enabled speech analysis

Mobi Health News

The Utah-based company will utilize Microsoft's AI technology to expand its machine learning speech models and accelerate AI-enabled speech analysis technology.

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The European Patient Digital Health Awards 2023 are back!

Digital Health Global

Leading healthcare company MSD , in collaboration with the Digital Health Academy and Allied for startups , has launched the third edition of European Patient Digital Health Awards (PDHA). This international strategic initiative aims to acknowledge the development and implementation of digital health solutions that enhance care and quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

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iHealthScreen receives FDA 510(k) for AI-enabled eye screening system

Mobi Health News

The company's iPredict System allows providers to detect age-related macular degeneration in the clinical setting.

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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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The Goal of RPM is Management, Not Monitoring

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Lucienne Ide , MD, PhD, Founder and CEO at Rimidi Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a key capability in healthcare, particularly as we have seen multiple factors align in recent years: advances in medical device technology, decreased cost of cellular connectivity, new reimbursement models, and consumer demand that accelerated during the pandemic.

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Fax As An On-Ramp for Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

The journey to achieve interoperability in healthcare has been too long and too expensive. To address this, companies have put effort into creating interoperability tools and platforms designed to make it easier to exchange data. To accelerate interoperability efforts, however, creating more technology may not the answer. Perhaps interoperability can gain more traction by putting a focus on getting more organizations on board the interoperability train.

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Global Digital Health Market Report 2023: Rising Demand for Remote Healthcare Services Across the Globe Drives Growth

Digital Health Global

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Digital Health Market Report and Forecast 2023-2031” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global digital health market value in 2022 was USD 227.5 billion driven by the rising demand for remote healthcare services across the globe. The market size is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 16.1% during the forecast period of 2023-2031 to achieve a value of USD 872.2 billion by 2031.

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Learning by Listening: A Winning Formula for The Health Management Academy

Healthcare IT Today

The Health Management Academy is a hidden gem. For years they have been bringing together leaders from healthcare providers and industry innovators in small group meetings. The smaller event format makes it easier to share ideas, exchange best practices, and transfer knowledge. The Academy now runs 65+ focused meetings each year and operates a Center for Transformation to help its clients.

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Healthcare Utilization Management: Where RPM Fits In

Health Recovery Solutions

Americans are spending an increasing amount of money on healthcare every year. New government policies, insurance premiums, population growth, aging, and more all contribute to rising healthcare costs. As prices continue to increase year after year, and both payors and providers struggle to manage these costs, there is a clear need for a solution to this problem.

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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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Large language models: what is driving the hype behind LLM's in healthcare?

Lloyd Price

Executive Summary: There are a number of factors driving the hype behind LLMs in healthcare. These include: The increasing availability of data: LLMs are trained on massive datasets of text and code. The healthcare industry is generating more data than ever before, which is making it possible to train LLMs that can be used to improve patient care. The decreasing cost of computing power: The cost of computing power has been decreasing steadily for many years.

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How the Part D out-of-pocket cap could benefit people switching from commercial insurance

FierceHealthIT

How the Part D out-of-pocket cap could benefit people switching from commercial insurance fdiamond Thu, 05/25/2023 - 16:44

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Alcidion’s Miya Noting enhances clinician experience at South Tees

DigitalHealth

Clinicians at South Tees Hospitals have highlighted the positive impacts of Miya Noting, a digital noting solution which saves time and simplifies working.

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As pandemic flexibilities unwind, here's how enrollment in different types of coverage could change

FierceHealthIT

As pandemic flexibilities unwind, here's how enrollment in different types of coverage could change pminemyer Thu, 05/25/2023 - 14:42

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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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Qureight aims to reduce racial inequalities in lung disease treatment   

DigitalHealth

Medical technology company Qureight is working with University Hospitals Birmingham to ensure its AI model for treating IPF reflects a diverse population.

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Employers face soaring demand for obesity care benefits. Virtual care players are jumping in with a slew of offerings

FierceHealthIT

Employers face soaring demand for obesity care benefits.

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Consultant Connect technology unlocks A&E capacity

DigitalHealth

Technology from Consultant Connect is putting paramedics directly in touch with specialists to avoid unnecessary A&E trips and improve patient experiences.

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Payers must make health IT a central part of their policymaking

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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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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NHS cyber security ‘crisis’ fuelled by huge landscape, low digital maturity

DigitalHealth

Healthcare cyber security experts speak exclusively to Digital Health News about the increasing cyber security issues in the NHS and healthcare sector.

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Providers weigh AI solutions as nursing shortage dings finances: Kaufman Hall

FierceHealthIT

Providers weigh AI solutions as nursing shortage dings finances: Kaufman Hall fdiamond Thu, 05/25/2023 - 13:24

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Outdated ‘legacy tech’ risks driving frustrated staff out of the NHS

DigitalHealth

Old and outdated tech could be exacerbating the health service's staffing crisis, writes Mark Burton from Virgin Media O2 Business.

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House E&C Committee moves PBM, price transparency bill forward

FierceHealthIT

House E&C Committee moves PBM, price transparency bill forward pminemyer Thu, 05/25/2023 - 11:54

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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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Digital solutions in musculoskeletal health

BMC Digital Health

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common cause of disability and reduced quality of life, and the burden of MSDs is a global concern. To tackle the projected increase in the burden of MSDs digital technol.

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Providers decry House bill that would roll out new 340B reporting requirements

FierceHealthIT

Providers decry House bill that would roll out new 340B reporting requirements pminemyer Thu, 05/25/2023 - 16:03

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Application Portfolio Management For Midsize Companies: 5 Advantages

LeanIX

Midsize companies can often overlook application portfolio management. Yet, as the use of digital tools increases, Matt Toomey covers the five key advantages of application rationalization tools for smaller firms.

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Chutes & Ladders—AHIP head steps down; Albertsons snatches CVS Health exec

FierceHealthIT

Chutes & Ladders—AHIP head steps down; Albertsons snatches CVS Health exec aburky Thu, 05/25/2023 - 16:47

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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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Pear Suite Empowers Community Health Workers to Improve Health in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Healthcare IT Today

$2.5 Million in Seed Funding Expands Care Navigation Software and Partnerships with a Focus on Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) with Cultural Competency Pear Suite , a digital health company working to empower community health workers (CHWs) and better address the social determinants of health (SDOH), today announced its recently closed funding round.

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For Therapists: US Surgeon General Social Media and Youth Mental Health Advisory

Telebehavioral Health Institute

In a remarkable public statement on Tuesday, the nation’s leading health official expressed grave concerns about the impact of social media on young people. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the United States Surgeon General, emphasized the need to fully comprehend the potential dangers to children and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. The article herein invites you to review our starter list of suggestions for therapists working with youth and their families.

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Global Health Study Validates Biospectal OptiBP Mobile Blood Pressure Measurement App Accuracy Across Diverse Settings

Digital Health Global

Nature’s DPJ Digital Medicine publishes global health study results that demonstrate the enormous promise of Biospectal’s OptiBP mobile app to help patients and pregnant women worldwide in low-resource and rural settings monitor and manage high blood pressure; Cuffless, optical smartphone blood pressure solution Biospectal OptiBP furthers Biospectal’s mission to democratize access to hypertension management to people worldwide LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Biospectal SA , th

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