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Salesforce, IQVIA expand partnership to co-develop Life Sciences Cloud

Mobi Health News

The companies will use IQVIA's Orchestrated Customer Engagement Platform to create Salesforce's Life Sciences Cloud for healthcare professional customer engagement.

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Online student support company eLuma appoints new CEO and more digital health hires

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clinical-trial research company Clario announces new hire, and AI-enabled surgical care organization Apella and data company Brillio announce additions to their board of directors.

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Cedars-Sinai expands virtual care offering to children, Spanish speakers

Mobi Health News

The health system's expanded app, Cedars-Sinai Connect, will allow parents of children 3 to 17 and Spanish-speaking adults and parents to access 24/7 on-demand care.

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AMA: 80% of docs have lost revenue amid disruptions from Change Healthcare cyberattack

FierceHealthIT

Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, accordin | Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

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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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Google Cloud partners with Bayer for AI applications for radiology

Mobi Health News

The companies plan to reduce burnout and support diagnosis efficiency through new AI-powered applications.

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Altera Digital Health: Leveraging the Cloud to Address the Needs of Rural and Community Hospitals

Healthcare IT Today

Rural and community hospitals face the same challenges as larger health systems. However, with smaller pools of talent and fewer resources, they need more help from their digital partners to address those challenges. Altera Digital Health (Altera) is leveraging the cloud to help this important customer segment. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Pratt, MD – Chief Medical Officer for Paragon at Altera Digital Health to learn more about the company’s efforts for rural an

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Should we admit our mistakes and start again?

DigitalHealth

At last month's giant HIMSS in Orlando, you could 'smell the money'. But it might be time to stop getting excited about the future of health tech and face up to some hard truths, writes Joe McDonald.

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The Quiet Hospital Unit and Other Benefits of an Open and Interoperable Communication Platform

Healthcare IT Today

Anyone who has been on a hospital ward, whether as clinician, patient, or visitor, has noticed the continual din of beeps and chirps—it can drive you crazy. It’s notable that one of the simple ways Rauland ‘s communication system improves the hospital experience is to reduce noise by routing alerts quietly to the person who needs to handle them.

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It's time for solutions -- not products -- for aging in place

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You kn ow homeowners plan to ‘age in place’ – repeated across all surveys. It makes sense to them – they like their homes, locations, their familiar neighborhoods, shops, their friends, and neighbors. Statistics underpin the goal for 93% of adults 55+. And they are willing to spend on services to enable them to remain there – home security, food and supplies delivery, and transportation services if they choose to or must go places without driving.

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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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This Week’s Health IT Jobs – April 10, 2024

Healthcare IT Today

It can be very overwhelming scrolling though job board after job board in search of a position that fits your wants and needs. Let us take that stress away by finding a mix of great health IT jobs for you! We hope you enjoy this look at some of the health IT jobs we saw healthcare organizations trying to fill this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the health IT jobs we found: Application Coordinator – State University of New York Upstate Medical University Epic Certified Cupid Ana

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Cedars-Sinai expands virtual care offering to children, Spanish speakers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The health system's expanded app, Cedars-Sinai Connect, will allow parents and Spanish-speaking adults to access 24/7 on-demand care.

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One year after unwinding, community health centers struggle with Medicaid reenrollment

FierceHealthIT

Almost all community health centers (95%) are reporting Medicaid disenrollment, influencing the level of care provided to individuals that rely on these locations. | States have handled the Medicaid redetermination process with varying degrees of success. A new study looks at how community health centers have been impacted.

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde first to roll out head-CT AI solution

DigitalHealth

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's emergency department clinicians are now using an AI tool from Qure.ai to help improve decision making.

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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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Banner Health CEO Peter Fine to retire after 24 years, handing the reins to health system president

FierceHealthIT

Banner Health CEO Peter Fine will retire on June 30 after 24 years in the $14 billion system’s top role, according to a Tuesday announcement from its Board of Directors. | Fine is credited by the $14 billion nonprofit system's board with growing Banner Health "from its roots as a hospital system to its identity today as a fully integrated healthcare enterprise.

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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS £1m award for digital solutions

DigitalHealth

A total of £1.1m has been awarded to Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS enabling it to provide digital solutions to local residents.

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UMass Chan Medical School, MITRE plan to open assurance lab to test healthcare AI

FierceHealthIT

UMass Chan Medical School and MITRE announced plans to open an assurance lab to test healthcare artificial intelligence technologies. | The AI assurance lab at UMass Chan Medical School will be the first step in creating what MITRE and many other healthcare stakeholders envision as a "national network of AI assurance labs," said Doug Robbins, vice president at MITRE.

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Department of Health and Social Care's Medical Technology Strategy Review

Lloyd Price

Ministerial Forward Time and time again innovative medical technology (medtech) has advanced our quality of care. As we look ahead to the next 75 years of the NHS and social care system, medtech has never been so important as a catalyst for change to improve patient outcomes. That is why, in February 2023, we published the government’s inaugural medtech strategy.

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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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Prime Healthcare buys 5 hospital facilities from Medical Properties Trust for $350M

FierceHealthIT

For-profit system Prime Healthcare has bought the real estate of five hospitals it runs from healthcare Medical Properties Trust for $350 million, the real estate firm announced Tuesday. | The real estate deal for facilities in California and New Jersey came alongside a new lease agreement and purchase option for the remaining four hospitals owned by Medical Properties Trust.

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Children’s Wisconsin Remotely Monitoring Pediatric Patients via Xealth and Locus Health

Xealth

SEATTLE and MILWAUKEE – April 10, 2024 – Xealth , the leader in enabling digital health at scale, today announced that Children’s Wisconsin , Wisconsin’s only independent healthcare system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children, is using Xealth’s digital health platform system-wide to virtually connect care teams and pediatric patients post-hospital discharge with Locus Health ’s remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution.

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Report: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra could leave Biden's cabinet for CA governor run

FierceHealthIT

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is reportedly monitoring the possibility of running for governor of California in two years, leaving his role in President Biden's C | HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra is reportedly eyeing the possibility of running for governor of California.

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Culturally adapted Turkish version of an internet-based mindfulness intervention for university students: a randomized controlled feasibility trial

BMC Digital Health

Studying at university is a stressful time for many, which might result in the development of mental health problems. In the first wave of Covid-19, university students in Turkey reported suffering from an ele.

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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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AHA urges Department of Labor to 'immediately' investigate MultiPlan

FierceHealthIT

The hospital lobby is pushing the Department of Labor to “immediately open an investigation” into data company MultiPlan and others like it that contract with payers to reprice out-of-network servi | The hospital lobby pointed to a recent New York Times report as evidence that MultiPlan's business helping commercial insurers underpay in exchange for processing fees harms employees, employers and healthcare providers.

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Rock Health Q1 2024 Funding Recap

Digital Health Wire

If Rock Health’s Q1 2024 Digital Health Funding Report makes one thing clear, it’s that the times of transition are behind us, and we’re now fully entrenched in a new digital health funding cycle. The first quarter saw $2.7B in digital health venture funding across 133 rounds, marking the lowest quarterly total seen since 2019. It’s not as bad as it sounds.

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10 FAQs About The CMS Final Rule-0057-F

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Discover answers to key questions about the CMS Final Rule for payers & providers. Stay compliant and informed with BHM Healthcare Solutions. The post 10 FAQs About The CMS Final Rule-0057-F appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

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HIStalk Interviews Paula Scariati, DO, Physician Informaticist and Author

HIStalk Interviews

Paula Scariati, DO, MPH, MS is a physician informaticist, EHR.

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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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Enhancing Patient Engagement and Compliance through DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring System (RPM)

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

In modern healthcare, ensuring patient engagement and compliance with treatment plans are paramount for achieving positive outcomes. The DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring System offers an innovative solution to address these challenges. By enabling remote monitoring and seamless communication, DrKumo RPM empowers patients to actively participate in their care while facilitating collaboration with healthcare providers.

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CMS proposes 2.6% bump to inpatient pay in fiscal 2025

FierceHealthIT

The Biden administration is proposing a 2.6% increase for inpatient hospitals’ payments for the coming fiscal year, a $3.3 billion increase over the current year’s payout, as well as other policy a | The Biden administration's hospital pay proposal for fiscal year 2025 came alongside several policy changes and incentives targeting equity, surgical care coordination and hospital preparedness.

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New Final Rule Streamlines ACA Medicaid Enrollment

ACA Times

The Biden Administration has revealed its final rule to streamline and simplify Medicaid enrollment processes. Learn what it means for employer ACA compliance. The post New Final Rule Streamlines ACA Medicaid Enrollment first appeared on The ACA Times.

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