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Otsuka, Click Therapeutics get FDA clearance for prescription digital therapeutic

Mobi Health News

The new smartphone app, Rejoyn, will deliver treatment to patients taking antidepressant medication aimed at enhancing cognitive control of emotion.

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Consumers Are So Over Their Paper Chase in Health Care Payments

Health Populi

As we start the month of April 2024 in the U.S., it’s tax season in America with Federal (and other) income taxes due on the 15th of the month. This is also the time my research clock alarm goes off for an important annual report that describes the latest profile of the patient-as-payer in the U.S. ‘Tis the season for J.P. Morgan’s InstaMed team to analyze health care payments data, describing the experiences of consumers, providers and payers in the Trends in Healthcare Paymen

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Q&A: LG on evolving its consumer offerings for health data collection

Mobi Health News

Atul Singh, general manager of digital health at LG Electronics's Innovation Center LG NOVA, discusses LG's provider-focused technology and how consumer electronics will allow for in-depth health data collection in the future.

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Medicare Advantage rate cut remains as feds keep up pressure

FierceHealthIT

Insurers will feel resentful Monday as the feds opted to not reverse its decision to decrease Medicare Advantage benchmark payments by 0.16%, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced. | CMS is not deviating from its January proposal to modestly rein in Medicare Advantage. Benchmark payments will still decrease 0.16% but the feds expect it will still pay up to $600 billion in payments to plans in 2025.

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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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Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New care option allows remote treatment for non-emergency illness, including minor eye problems, respiratory infections, fever, allergies and other minor injuries.

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Important Healthcare Technologies That Have Fallen Off the Radar – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 137

Healthcare IT Today

With the world of healthcare constantly updating and evolving, it’s very easy for topics and technologies to be forgotten and left behind. Though we may forget it in the excitement of something new, these technologies don’t stop being important and effective for our organizations. So for the 137th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are putting a spotlight on some important healthcare technologies that have fallen off the radar.

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ONC releases 5-year federal health IT roadmap, focusing on health equity, AI

FierceHealthIT

Federal health IT officials unveiled a draft strategic plan outlining health technology priorities over the next five years focusing on health equity and artificial intelligence. | Federal health IT officials unveiled a draft strategic plan outlining health technology priorities over the next five years focusing on health equity and artificial intelligence.

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Direct Recruiters, Inc. and INNOVA People Merge to Launch Healthcare and Tech Staffing Divisions

Healthcare IT Today

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) and INNOVA People , Starfish Partners companies, are proud to announce the launch of INNOVA Healthcare and INNOVA Tech staffing practice areas. INNOVA People was acquired by Starfish Partners in 2023, merging with Direct Recruiters’ staffing arm to form a leading staffing conglomeration within Starfish Partners. Leveraging decades of expertise in healthcare and technology staffing and merging the staffing divisions of INNOVA People and DRI, these staffing spec

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Molina Healthcare, Cityblock partner to give dual eligibles increased SDOH assistance

FierceHealthIT

Tech-driven and value-based care provider Cityblock Health is teaming up with Senior Whole Health by Molina Healthcare in Massachusetts to help members connect with resources they need. | Cityblock Health and Molina Healthcare are joining forces to provide better care to dually eligible members.

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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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NHSE guidance asks systems to continue levelling up of digital maturity

DigitalHealth

In its 2024/25 priorities and operational planning guidance, NHSE has asked systems to continue supporting the levelling up of provider digital maturity.

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2024 Healthcare AI Trends: Leading the Future

NiftyHMS

The Indian government predicts that healthcare will be transformed by AI before 2030, making it more accessible and efficient. NiftyHMS is at the forefront of this change, leading the way. Let’s work together to create a healthier future. Join us on our journey of innovation! Aspect Before 2010 During 2020: WhatsApp Chatbot with NiftyHMS Future 2030: AI Revolution with NiftyHMS Appointment Booking Phone calls WhatsApp chatbots streamline booking AI Assistant will book a doctor’s app

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NHS Innovation Accelerator announces 12 new fellows

DigitalHealth

The NHS Innovation Accelerator has revealed the 12 new fellows who will be joining its 2024 programme to tackle issues in the healthcare sector.

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Healthcare Dealmakers—Elevance to acquire Kroger Specialty Pharmacy; Optum to buy Steward's physician group and more

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are in no short supply as providers, health tech companies, retailers and other industry players look to expand their businesses and gain a competitive edge. | RevSpring switches private equity owners, Tenet sells off more hospitals, a $21 billion healthcare real estate merger and more dealmaking news from the month of March.

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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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Wellola raises €2.2m in new funding round to support market expansion

DigitalHealth

Wellola, a digital patient management company, today announced the successful closure of a €2.2 million funding round.

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KFF: Part D spending on Ozempic skyrocketed between 2018 and 2022

FierceHealthIT

Spending on GLP-1 drugs in Medicare Part D has spiked massively over the past several years, according to a new analysis from KFF.

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How Iris Telehealth’s IT Team Leverages Technical Expertise and Care to Support Providers and Daily Operations

Iris Telehealth

Each day in IT is different, especially at Iris Telehealth where our team is responsible for supporting both clinicians and corporate team members. Their care and personability, alongside their in-depth technical expertise, sets them apart and creates exceptional experiences for the clinical and corporate sides of the house. In this piece, we’ll take a look at some of the key duties and workflows our IT team puts in place to support our mission of creating a better world through healthy minds.

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Are The Benefits Of Application Migration Becoming Cloudy?

LeanIX

Cloud migration is no longer an essential part of digital transformation; in fact, many organizations are reversing their direction back to on-premise. Is moving to the cloud still valuable for enterprise?

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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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Perspectives of healthcare professionals on the use of immersive virtual reality in teenage and young adult oncology: a qualitative interview study

BMC Digital Health

Applications of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare continue to grow at a rapid pace, yet the challenges and opportunities associated with VR from the perspective of clinicians and healthcare staff remain under.

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SAP EA Forum: André Christ On Business Transformation

LeanIX

Our CEO and co-founder, André Christ, recently spoke at the Next Generation SAP Enterprise Architect Forum. Watch a video of André's presentation and then deep dive into how LeanIX and SAP Signavio work together to support your business transformation.

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Efficacy of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) in Managing Congestive Heart Failure

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

Do you ever feel short of breath after climbing a few stairs? Perhaps your ankles seem constantly swollen. These could be signs of congestive heart failure (CHF), a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While CHF can’t be cured, managing it effectively is crucial to living a long and fulfilling life. This is where exciting advancements in medical technology come in.

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Breaking News: Judy Faulkner from Epic Sneezed

Healthcare IT Today

We just got a special report coming out of Verona, WI that Judy Faulkner sneezed. Our source which wanted to remain confidential for fear of retribution said that they were walking down the hall of Emerald City office and as they passed a conference room, they heard someone sneeze. Once they heard the startling noise, they looked up and saw Judy Faulkner with her hand to her mouth.

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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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UHS to appeal 'unexpected' $535M negligence decision against behavioral health subsidiary

FierceHealthIT

Universal Health Services (UHS) was caught off guard by a $535 million jury decision against one of its behavioral health subsidiaries and plans to contest the case which could have a material adve | One of the for-profit chain's behavioral health facilities was found to be negligent in a rape involving two underaged patients. UHS said it plans to appeal as the size of the award "was unexpected for a single-plaintiff injury case of this type.

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