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FDA releases updated final guidance for its Breakthrough Devices Program

Mobi Health News

The FDA clarifies its interpretation of "more effective," and indicates it will consider improved accessibility of a device during the Breakthrough designation process.

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Integrating Wearable Fitness Data with Insulin Delivery for Type 1 Diabetes

Digital Health Global

An innovative study conducted at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center clinic at Oregon Health and Science University has demonstrated that integrating real-time wearable fitness data with automated insulin delivery (AID) systems can significantly improve glucose control and enhance the safety of exercise for individuals with type 1 diabetes. The research, funded by the JDRF Foundation , the Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust , and the National Institutes of Health , marks a sig

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GE HealthCare, Mayo Clinic partner to advance theranostics

Mobi Health News

The pair will work to further the practice of radiology and patient care using innovation, such as theranostics, AI and digital health platforms.

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Kroger Health teams up with meal delivery company on medically tailored meals for chronic conditions

FierceHealthIT

Kroger Health, part of the Kroger Co., is teaming up with Performance Kitchen to offer medically tailored meals to people with chronic conditions. | Performance Kitchen’s team of chefs, doctors and registered dietitians focuses on delivering nutritionally balanced meals. The meals will be both approved by Performance Kitchen’s team and Kroger Health registered dietitians.

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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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Ovation Healthcare Expands Technology Services with 3D Technology Merger

Healthcare IT Today

Ovation Healthcare , a premier provider of shared services to independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, today announced a merger with 3D Technology , a national, healthcare-focused technology provider of professional and managed services. 3D Technology’s deep understanding of healthcare operations and expertise in technology solutions has led to an improved patient care experience and provider-patient relationships, healthier community populations, and drastically reduced cost o

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Health IT Salespeople “Got Tickets?” – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Happy Friday to all of you! We’ve finished up another week and we’re ready to start your weekend off right. That means it’s time for another edition of Fun Friday. This week we’re highlighting another CxO Bach from Ed Marx. In this one he highlights some approaches sales people use to try and get the attention of healthcare IT leaders.

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Priority Health launches program to back placement of service dogs in schools

FierceHealthIT

Worsening mental health among young people is a growing national concern, and, in a bid to tackle the issue in its home state of Michigan, insurer Priority Health is going to the dogs—literally.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator opens for applications

DigitalHealth

The 2024 NHS Innovation Accelerator is now open for applications for health and social care innovators with proven solutions to support the NHS.

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Industry Voices—Medical debt isn't about money. It's about health

FierceHealthIT

There is no shortage of unjust elements in the U.S. healthcare system. But one in particular deserves far more attention and action than it is currently receiving—namely, medical debt. | As healthcare leaders, we believe there is a moral obligation to take action to reduce the burden of medical debt, and there are obvious levers to help.

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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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Movers and Shakers news roundup

DigitalHealth

This edition of Movers and Shakers includes the departure of NHSE’s COO and the appointment of an interim CEO in a shared CEO model for 2 Liverpool trusts.

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Michigan Blues chief announces retirement day after 1K workers go on strike

FierceHealthIT

There’s been a lot of churn at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) this week. | Daniel J. Loepp, the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, announced his departure date the day after workers at the insurer went on strike.

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A Prescription-Strength Formula for Stronger Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Steven Stone, Head of Rubrik Zero Labs at Rubrik In early August, a ransomware attack disrupted operations across its network of 17 hospitals and more than 165 clinics in four states and forced some to rely on paper records. Some emergency rooms were shut down and ambulances diverted after the company took its computer systems offline to protect and restore them.

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Health subcommittee members at odds over drafted drug shortage legislation

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. | Experts were brought to the hill to explain the root causes of drug shortages, plus how potential legislation could remedy the problem.

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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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Upskilling the healthcare workforce for AI and digitalized care – Tom Lawry

Redox

If one thing is clear about the impact of AI, it’s that it will change the nature of almost all work. And healthcare’s rapid adoption means we all are likely to face those changes sooner than most. How do you prepare yourself, your team, your organization? This week’s guest on Diagnosing Healthtech, Tom Lawry, is joining us to talk about just that.

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MedImpact, GoodRx team on new prescription savings program

FierceHealthIT

Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact is teaming up with GoodRx on a new program that offers drug discounts "seamlessly" at the pharmacy counter. | Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact is teaming up with GoodRx on a new program that offers drug discounts "seamlessly" at the pharmacy counter.

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9 Tips for Patients Who Use Remote Patient Monitoring

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

In today’s fast-changing technology world, the novel concept of remote patient monitoring has arisen as a solution within the healthcare field. Thanks to this cutting-edge method, patients can take charge of their own health and wellness from the convenience of their homes. This in-depth guide offers nine helpful hints to improve the overall experience of […] The post 9 Tips for Patients Who Use Remote Patient Monitoring appeared first on Healthystic.

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Chutes & Ladders—CareRev names first chief nursing officer

FierceHealthIT

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

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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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Froedtert taps new digital health partner for employees

Xealth

Frodert and Medical College of Wisconsin health network have tapped Xealth to enroll employees into the Omada Health virtual care program, designed to help main

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Dana-Farber, Beth Israel Deaconess collaborating on standalone cancer center

FierceHealthIT

Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) announced plans to build an independent, freestanding cancer hospital—a first-in-the-region move with rami | The collaboration will yield the Boston area's only free-standing adult cancer hospital. It also rewrites a longtime affiliation between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and another of the region's major healthcare players, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Springboard Enterprises Announces 2023 Digital Health Innovation Cohort: 9 Women-Led Startups Are Revolutionizing the Future of Healthcare

Digital Health Global

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Springboard Enterprises, an organization with over two decades of accelerating the growth of women-led start-ups has announced its 2023 Digital Health Innovation Program Cohort. Founders and executives from nine innovative digital health companies participate in an intensive entrepreneurial bootcamp, wide-ranging workshop series, and are matched with a team of strategic advisors who guide them through their next stage of growth. “We are thrilled to we