Wed.Sep 13, 2023

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Google announces funding for AI-enabled digital health projects

Mobi Health News

Fifteen projects, including eight digital health initiatives, received $3 million in cash, Google Cloud credits and technical assistance.

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Senators push back on DEA proposed telehealth rules, say they'd affect patient care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This is a developing story with updates expected. U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and four of their colleagues expressed support for the Drug Enforcement Administration's new engagement on a potential special registration for telehealth with this week's listening sessions hosted by the DEA's Drug Diversion Control Division, but said they had several concerns.

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Oracle CEO warns Cerner EHR business facing 'near-term' headwinds for revenue growth

FierceHealthIT

Oracle shares fell 13% Tuesday as the software giant's near-term revenue forecast was weaker than Wall Street analysts expected. | Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told investors Monday that the company is working to modernize the Cerner EHR platform using an application code generator to enhance the software "one piece at a time." "On the business side of things, we think the Cerner business is going to get stronger and stronger," Ellison said.

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Enhancing Healthcare Through Industry-Specific Large Language Models

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Tisson Mathew, Founder and CEO at SkyPoint AI Why Large Language Models Trained on Industry Context are Essential for Effective Generative AI in the Healthcare Space Ask ChatGPT an important but complicated healthcare-related question, and you might very well get a wrong—and potentially dangerous—answer. Navigating the complexities of medical data, regulations, and patient care can place demands on generative AI technologies that can’t be fulfilled.

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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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New tech, operating challenges pushing providers to spend more on IT, software

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare providers have upped their spending on IT and software, a shift leaders said is driven by the new technologies, labor challenges and other financial pressures on their organizations, acc | Nearly 80% of polled provider executives report higher tech spending during the past year, and about three quarters say their numbers will grow over the next 12 months.

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The legal battle over drug price negotiations is just getting started

FierceHealthIT

Pharmaceutical companies are waging war against federal agencies over one of the Inflation Reduction Act’s major provisions allowing Medicare to negotiate 10 drugs to reduce out-of-pocket costs for | Legal experts question whether the Inflation Reduction Act is within its rights to enforce its drug pricing negotiation provision.

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Advancements in Telemedicine Throughout Latin America: Messias Soares's Radio Interview

19 Labs

Messias Soares's radio interview on Radio Cultura FM 97.9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers a deep dive into the world of telemedicine and its transformative power in Latin America. Together with Guillermo Schor Landman, a Lawyer specializing in Telecommunications Law and Telemedicine and President of Fundación Iberoamericana de Telemedicina , Messias sheds light on innovative solutions, real-life cases, and the growing importance of telemedicine in the region's healthcare landscape.

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Could contentious payer-provider negotiations become the post-COVID norm?

FierceHealthIT

Providers are under significant pressure as the COVID-19 pandemic effects wear on, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're pushing payers for more in contract negotiations. | Providers are under significant pressure as the COVID-19 pandemic effects wear on, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're pushing payers for more in contract negotiations.

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Brainomix brings its artificial intelligence technology to TIPAL trial

DigitalHealth

Brainomix will be trialling its novel imaging biomarkers in its e-Lung platform as a sub-study of the TIPAL trial for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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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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Senators Joe Manchin, Marco Rubio introduce bill to make violence, threats against hospital workers a federal crime

FierceHealthIT

Senate legislators have rolled out a bipartisan, industry-backed bill that would make assault or intimidation of hospital workers a federal crime. | The bipartisan Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees Act has industry support and follows similar legislation brought in the House.

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Finding the Right Virtual Care Tech for Your Tele-Physician Group

AMD Telemedicine

How to Choose the Right Virtual Care Technology for Your Tele-Physician Group Selecting the proper telehealth technology for your physician services group is critical. The specific technology that you use is truly an extension of your services, brand, and the solutions that you offer. For this reason, it is imperative that your business is able to ensure that the technology you plan to implement to deliver care is just as reliable as the other services you offer.

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Digital health, health IT funding slumped in Q2, but some bright spots remain, Pitchbook finds

FierceHealthIT

Digital health and health IT funding continued to decline in the second quarter of 2023, according to two new reports from Pitchbook. | Digital health VC deal flow hit a new low, though several strong segments persisted. VC deals in health IT also dropped quarter over quarter but are beginning to recover from their low in 2022.

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How digital is helping to put people in charge of their fertility  

DigitalHealth

Fertility treatment is the latest form of healthcare to populate the market for digital applications. We look at three companies working in this busy space.

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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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Elevance Health research outlines ways health plans can fight loneliness in MA beneficiaries

FierceHealthIT

Elevance Health research outlines ways health plans can fight loneliness in MA beneficiaries fdiamond Wed, 09/13/2023 - 13:26

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Connecting Hospitals and Health Systems to Patient Apps and Health Information

Xealth

Accelerated innovation is affecting health care in several ways. For instance, it's increasingly important to offer services and monitoring to patients in the home, because those interventions are key to managing chronic conditions as well as rehabilitation after surgery or other medical procedures. Furthermore, a wealth of home-based solutions are being offered by a range of IT companies.

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Will the DEA, finally, set up a special registration process for telehealth prescribing? Doctors and lawmakers say it's long overdue

FierceHealthIT

Will the DEA, finally, set up a special registration process for telehealth prescribing?

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For care delivery and older adults, is the time now for AI in Healthcare?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

AI hype, fear and loathing are on the agenda. Today marks the 10 th month since the near hysteria surrounding the arrival and rapid adoption of ChatGPT. It struck fear into the hearts of many, redirecting programmers (see arrival of Google Bard ). Forrester’s CEO George Colony just predicted the death of search and the web as we know it – his American Airlines flight experience is instructive (see the GenAI Imperative ).

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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: EPIC ASAP Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EPIC ASAP Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Llyod Staffing and is remote. Here’s a description of the position: The Epic ASAP Clinical Analyst has a comprehensive understanding of system build and implementation, the ability to analyze and understand business problems, and the knowledge to make solution recomme

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Outpatient hospital care costs much more than care at doctors' offices, surgery centers: Blues research

FierceHealthIT

Outpatient hospital care costs much more than care at doctors' offices, surgery centers: Blues research fdiamond Wed, 09/13/2023 - 15:47

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Bed and capacity management systems targeted for £68m investment

DigitalHealth

NHS England is moving forward plans for a £68m programme of investment in Bed and Capacity Management Systems (eBCMS) to alleviate waiting lists.

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Global Healthcare Informatics Market Trends, Forecasts and Competitive Strategies, 2021-2022 & 2023-2031

Digital Health Global

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Healthcare Informatics Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2023 to 2031” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The healthcare informatics market is set to experience a robust CAGR of 13% from 2023 to 2031, fueled by technological progress, surging demand for efficient healthcare systems, and an intensified focus on digiti

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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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Blue Shield of California, Salesforce team to ease benefits administration

FierceHealthIT

A recent partnership between Blue Shield of California and Salesforce has helped the health plan reduce processing time for benefits administration from 24 hours to five minutes. | The nonprofit health plan said creating a clinical care management system using Salesforce tools has helped them provide holistic care to its members.

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Xealth Recognized as Quarterfinalist for the Digital Health Hub Foundation: Digital Health Awards

Xealth

SEATTLE—September 13, 2023— Xealth , the leader in enabling digital health at scale, is thrilled to announce its selection as a quarterfinalist for the prestigious Digital Health Awards, presented by the Digital Health Hub Foundation. Xealth was chosen as a quarterfinalist for Best in Class: Remote Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool. This recognition highlights the company’s dedication to strengthening the bond between medical care teams and their patients, making it possible for them to use fa

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ACA Penalty Risks: Proactive Compliance and Risk Mitigation for Employers

ACA Times

The landscape of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been witnessing significant shifts, particularly concerning subsidies and their implications. We’ve recently explored how IRS safe harbors for affordability help businesses… The post ACA Penalty Risks: Proactive Compliance and Risk Mitigation for Employers first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Brain & Body: Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

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

We begin learning about the importance of exercise and physical fitness at a young age. However, the positive impacts of exercise on mental health are less commonly discussed. Regular exercise can relieve the symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and numerous other mental health conditions. Learn more about the mental health benefits of exercise here. […] The post Brain & Body: Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise appeared first on Healthystic.

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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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Microsoft and Redox team to provide data-backed guidelines for smarter clinical analytics

Redox

The rapid proliferation of healthcare data has led to a current state where clinicians are overwhelmed. Despite vast seas of data from EHRs, devices, labs, and imaging systems, data that is truly useful for decision-making is hard to come by. Care teams are relegated to spending their precious time stitching together and making sense of data from multiple sources and systems.

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Akili Announces Business Transformation, Focusing on Non-prescription Model

Digital Health Global

Non-prescription model will increase patient access to clinically-validated non-drug treatments and reduce Akili’s reliance on intermediaries Continued growth in consumer demand and engagement for EndeavorOTC during its initial three months on the market affirms viability of consumer-led subscription model Leaner non-prescription operating model will support reduced operating expenses and headcount, extend cash runway into 2H 2025, and improve gross margin profile BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)

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DHW Q&A: The Road to Medication Success With Synapse Medicine

Digital Health Wire

With Clement Goehrs, MD CEO and Co-founder of Synapse Medicine In this Digital Health Wire Q&A, we sat down with Synapse Medicine CEO and Co-Founder Clement Goehrs, MD to discuss the challenge of accessing up-to-date drug information and how that data can be used to improve care delivery. With more medications hitting the market every week, providers face the impossible task of tracking countless new interactions, and software developers don’t have it any easier as they look to equip provide

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