Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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AstraZeneca, Absci sign $247M agreement to uncover AI-driven cancer drug candidates

Mobi Health News

The companies will leverage Absci's AI-enabled Integrated Drug Creation platform and the pharma giant's oncology research and development expertise.

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Inflation and the cost of health care top U.S. voters’ issues for 2024 elections

Health Populi

The cost of living ranks top in U.S. voters’ minds among many issues Americans are feeling and following in late 2023. A close second in line is affordability of health care, as consumers’ household budgets must make room for paying medical bills — with prescription drug costs also very important as a discussion topic for 2024 Presidential candidates, we learn from the latest KFF Health Tracking Poll published 1 December.

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NuvoAir partners with ALS Association to launch virtual pulmonary care service

Mobi Health News

The partners will initially launch in two clinics in Texas, providing patients with ALS access to virtual-first specialty care providers, including respiratory therapists.

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Generative AI expected to take off in 2024, but concerns linger over cost, reliability and security

FierceHealthIT

Only 25% of healthcare organizations have deployed generative AI solutions. | Only 25% of healthcare organizations have deployed generative AI solutions but that is expected to more than double next year as executives see opportunities to automate clinical documentation and improve patient communication.

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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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Many healthcare companies will have no option but to default in 2024, Moody's says

Mobi Health News

Moody's Investors Service expects an increase in healthcare borrowing defaults in 2024 versus 2023, as more ratings migrate toward the lower-end of the credit spectrum. Many healthcare companies will have no other options but to default in 2024, according to the new report from Moody's.

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Doctor Anywhere bags $41M, looks to enter genAI game

Mobi Health News

The telehealth company is also betting on secondary care.

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A tough 2024 is on the horizon. Here's how Deloitte says healthcare leaders should prepare

FierceHealthIT

Many of the past year’s buzziest topics and omnipresent struggles will likely rear their heads as major talking points across 2024, per the year-ahead predictions of Deloitte’s healthcare industry | Generative AI, outsourcing and skilled labor retention are among the focal points provider and payer executives will need to keep in their crosshairs.

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How Digital Health Companies Attract Software Engineers: Strategies

Healthcare IT Today

The first article in this series laid out the challenges in recruiting programmers to digital health firms and who tends to make a strong contributor in those firms. Now we can cover the strategies companies use and the arguments they make. Make an Important Difference in Society Dean says that many programmers choose health IT over other industries because they want to do something positive for humanity.

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HHS wants Congress to fund cybersecurity resilience programs with 'financial consequences' for hospitals

FierceHealthIT

New Medicare program requirements, hospital incentive programs and better internal coordination are all at the heart of the Biden administration’s strategy to bolster cybersecurity within the healt | A new healthcare cybersecurity concept paper outlines the Biden administration's plans to, among other goals, secure additional funding and authority for incentive programs and stricter enforcement.

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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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Corti Becomes Part of the Conversation

Healthcare IT Today

Corti offers AI-based, ambient clinical voice support for physicians and nurses. Because the solution is fully automated and works in real-time, it can make recommendations during a patient interview, such as suggesting extra questions to ask or the direction for further investigations and treatment. The tool can take input from a local microphone and display its recommendations on the clinician’s computer screen or device.

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Hims & Hers rolls out weight loss program with future plans to include GLP-1 drugs

FierceHealthIT

Digital health company Hims & Hers launched its much-anticipated weight loss program this week that includes digital tracking tools, educational content and access to medications. | Digital health company Hims & Hers launched its much-anticipated weight loss program this week that includes digital tracking tools, educational content and access to medications.

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Predictive Analytics from eClinicalWorks Serves Front-line Clinics

Healthcare IT Today

CareSTL Health has to conserve resources. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in St. Louis, MO, CareSTL Health serves people with no insurance. Patients often have trouble getting access to health cares services, suffer from serious illnesses, and need a lot of reassurance and communication to establish trust. Analytics in their eClinicalWorks EHR helps this front-line organization in several ways, according to Chief Medical Officer Hari Nallapaneni, M.D.

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Cardiovascular disease is a major concern for women. Here's what employers can do

FierceHealthIT

Cardiovascular disease is a key health concern for women, and a new guide seeks to arm employers with the tools and information need | Cardiovascular disease is a key health concern for women, and a new guide seeks to arm employers with the tools and information needed to help workers manage these needs.

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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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Featured Health IT Job: EHR Strategic Advisory Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EHR Strategic Advisory Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is a hybrid position located in Ohio. Here’s a description of the position: Now seeking a Strategic Advisory Specialist to assist in the upcoming vendor selection and evaluation process to determine a new comprehensive

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CalOptima launches campaign delivering free naloxone, a first-of-its-kind accomplishment for a public health plan

FierceHealthIT

Attempting to reduce the number of drug overdose deaths in Orange County, California, CalOptima Health is beginning a $15 million campaign to distribute free naloxone to members. | CalOptima became the first public health plan to distribute free naloxone to members, the company recently announced.

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BT Healthcare Expanding partnerships in diagnostics, AI, patient pathway

DigitalHealth

BT Healthcare’s bid to leverage its position to support the digital transformation of the NHS is moving to its next stage with diagnostics partnerships.

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Q&A with Mikael Öhman, CEO, Meditology | CORL Technologies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In September, Mikael Öhman took the helm of CORL Technologies, tech-enabled managed services for vendor risk management and compliance, and its sister organization Meditology Services, which provides information risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance […] The article Q&A with Mikael Öhman, CEO, Meditology | CORL Technologies appeared first on electronichealthr

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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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Bioliberty receives funding to develop robotic glove for stroke rehabilitation

DigitalHealth

Bioliberty has secured £435,000 of funding from Innovate UK to accelerate to market a soft robotic glove that helps rehabilitate stroke patients.

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Jefferson Health announces new primary care program for older LGBTQ+ adults

FierceHealthIT

Jefferson Health has announced the launch of a recent program focused on primary care for Philadelphia’s aging LGBTQ+ community. | Pride at the Jefferson Center for Healthy Aging is said to be the first of its kind, combining clinical care and research efforts to create a primary care clinic for LGBTQ+ older adults. It offers gender-affirming care, HIV treatment and advanced care planning.

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Chelsea and Westminster patients confident in AI skin cancer assessments

DigitalHealth

Patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have high levels of confidence in the use of AI for skin cancer assessments.

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Biospectal OptiBP Receives First-Ever CE Mark for a Smartphone Blood Pressure Monitoring App

Digital Health Global

The Biospectal OptiBP app is the first and only software-only blood pressure monitoring solution on smartphones to receive the CE Mark, democratizing worldwide access to easy, connected blood pressure management to combat hypertension, the world’s number one global killer LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Biospectal , the remote monitoring and biosensing software company, today announced it has received European CE MDR Class IIa medical device certification for its optical finge

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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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Industry Spotlight: Mark Chester, assistant director of technology in digital and data services

DigitalHealth

At UHDB, Mark Chester has been spearheading efforts to move years of legacy data into future-fit IT systems.

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Zepp Health Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation with a Purpose-Led Brand Refresh and Expanded Wellness Healthcare Solutions

Digital Health Global

MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zepp Health Corporation (“Zepp Health”) (NYSE: ZEPP), a global leader in smart wearables and health technology, commemorates its 10th anniversary with a brand refresh. The unveiling of a refined brand vision, mission, and visual identity signifies the company’s evolution from a hardware brand to a wellness and health technology brand, embracing a philosophy of empowerment and support for individuals on their health and wellness jour

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From Lab to Life: How Breakthrough Medicine Is Changing Lives

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Breakthroughs in medicine have been instrumental in reshaping the landscape of healthcare, ushering in an era of unprecedented possibilities and transformations. These advancements have not only extended the human lifespan but have also enhanced the quality of life for countless individuals. Breakthrough medicine encompasses a wide range of innovations.

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Dexcom G7 is Now the Most Accurate, Smallest, Easy-to-Use CGM Connected to the Tandem t:slim X2 Insulin Pump

Digital Health Global

With more than 10 years of pioneering CGM market leadership in AID integration, Dexcom is the most studied CGM brand with AID capabilities and the clear choice for powering AID systems 3,4 The clinically meaningful health outcomes that result from using the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology are proven only when the system is connected to Dexcom CGM technology 5 SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DexCom, Inc.

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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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Wellness and Nutrition Expert Kevin English Takes First Steps on Hearing Health Journey with Help from HearUSA

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – December 5, 2023 — Kevin English wasn’t always a certified trainer and in-demand nutrition expert. He founded The Silver Edge fitness company and the popular Over 50 Health & Wellness podcast after realizing his own fitness could use some work. And, despite needing them, he didn’t always wear hearing aids, […] The post Wellness and Nutrition Expert Kevin English Takes First Steps on Hearing Health Journey with Help from HearUSA appeared first on Healthystic.

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Transforming Pharma through Digital Innovation

Digital Health Global

In an era where technological advancements drive transformative changes across industries, the pharma industry is witnessing a significant shift towards digital health solutions. At the forefront of this evolution is Debiopharm Innovation Fund , a corporate venture fund within the Debiopharm Group. We explore the fund’s mission, recent initiatives, and insights gained at the Frontiers Health conference in Rome, where Nicole Raleigh met with Marc Cikes , Managing Director, and Tom Gibbs , S

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ?

DigitalHealth

This briefing features TheHill securing support from the Barclays Ecosystem Partnership Programme, and Exact Sciences announcing new breast cancer data.