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How AI can save lives by simplifying communication

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence is here. While the hype is new, it has existed longer than most think. With a history rooted in the mid-20th century, technologies like natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) spent decades in an academic chrysalis before emerging to revolutionize our daily lives. Both were introduced in the 1950s and 1960s Read more… How AI can save lives by simplifying communication originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Mobi Health News

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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'Things get built and forgotten about': The challenging work of maintaining AI tools in clinical settings

FierceHealthIT

With AI being all the buzz in healthcare today, many questions about the technology still remain. Do clinicians understand and trust AI tools? Are algorithms accurate and free from bias? | At the 2024 SXSW conference, a panel on the future of AI in healthcare moderated by AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., discussed what's still needed for safer, more integrated and more impactful systems.

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DarioHealth reports decreased revenue following Twill acquisition

Mobi Health News

The chronic care management company reported a 47% decrease in revenue in Q4 2023 compared to 2022 and a $7.3 million loss in year-over-year revenue.

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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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Industry Voices—Pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries need better access to prenatal vaccines. Simple state reforms can help

FierceHealthIT

As public health officials nationwide sound the alarm on a “tripledemic”—the emergence of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the influenza virus and the COVID-19 virus simultaneously—pregnant w | Given that Medicaid and CHIP cover a significant portion of all pregnancies in America—especially for historically disadvantaged groups—policy actions could play a key role in supporting vaccine access and health equity.

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The Evolution of the EHR Service Desk and Leveraging an Outside Provider

Healthcare IT Today

Dan O’Connor, Vice President, Service Desk Delivery at HCTec , says that resolving a customer service call involves a lot more than fixing the problem that the customer bought. You have to leave the customer feeling that you cared about them. Conveying that sense of care might be more important than solving the problem. Furthermore, every call is about patient care, even if it’s helping a staff person use their computer.

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NHS Shared Business Services helps upskills health and care workforce

DigitalHealth

The new Digital Health Advisory Services framework agreement from NHS Shared Business Services will help NHS teams plug workforce digital skills gaps.

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Overjet Raises $53 Million: The Largest Investment in the History of Dental AI

Healthcare IT Today

With this Series C Funding, Overjet will Expand its AI Platform to Create the First Unified Standard for Dental Providers and Payers — Allowing Them to Give Patients the Best Possible Care Overjet , the world leader in dental AI, today announced a $53.2 million Series C round: the largest investment ever in artificial intelligence for dentistry. The historic round was led by March Capital, with participation from General Catalyst, Insight Partners, E14 Fund, Crosslink Capital, Spring Rock Capit

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More than 2.7m people use NHS App prescription feature in first 2 months

DigitalHealth

More than 2.7 million people have already used a new prescription feature in the NHS App since its launch two months ago.

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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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It’s Time to Get Patient Addresses Straight

Healthcare IT Today

Amazing how a trivial detail such as a postal address can cause so many headaches and so much waste. But in health care, a lack of address standardization is a major barrier to important aspects of care, including the sharing of patient records demanded by our trend to value-based care. Part of the problem is provider laziness, because the US postal service offers a standard addressing process called CASS , and several services draw on it to ensure the correct use of abbreviations, ZIP codes, an

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The Challenge for Medicare Part D Patients: Inability to Utilize Pharmaceutical Programs to Reduce Medication Costs

Society for Participatory Medicine

Guest post by long-time SPM member Tracy Zervakis. Participatory medicine involves professionals and patients working together to get healthcare done. When a treatment plan is agreed and chosen, the best outcome obviously requires carrying out the plan – but both patients and professionals in SPM have found we’re too often blocked by bureaucratic messes like this story.

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Be Proactive, CIOs Must Explore MDR

David Chou

Leading organizations typically adopt a standard suite of security operations activities to fully leverage their features as industries shift towards a hybrid work environment. In this new landscape, CIOs face the critical task of protecting assets beyond their traditional boundaries. Yet, they consistently need help to stay ahead of swiftly evolving threats.

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Brightside Health secures $33M to propel expansion into Medicare, Medicaid populations

FierceHealthIT

Virtual mental health company Brightside Health picked up $33 million in fresh funding to help propel its expansion into Medicare and Medicaid populations. | Virtual mental health company Brightside Health picked up $33 million in fresh funding to help propel its expansion into Medicare and Medicaid populations.

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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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Your Patients Won’t Wait for You to Engage Them Digitally

Xealth

Note to readers: This is the first post in a six-part series exploring the perspectives of digital patient engagement. Digital patient engagement is no longer a nice-to-have — it’s a necessity. With the rise of technology in every facet of life, patients expect the same level of convenience and accessibility from their healthcare providers that they receive when ordering a meal online or hailing a ride.

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Finding the future of interoperability with Redox: Part 2 – HL7 v2 to FHIR (and back again)

Redox

In this series, I am exploring how Redox can fill the gap between things one would think should be possible and what actually is possible. In the first post, I covered how Redox is overcoming current limitations with bulk FHIR. This time, I’ll be discussing our capabilities to translate between HL7 ® v2 and HL7 ® FHIR ® —a reoccurring challenge for many of our customers.

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blueBriX unveils new micro frontends for two of its modules

DigitalHealth

blueBriX has revealed new micro frontends for its modules, enabling app developers and healthcare providers to fill feature gaps.

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Fierce Healthcare Fundraising Tracker—Staffing startup Float picks up series A; Tennr grabs $18M for fax automation

FierceHealthIT

A new year brings a new approach to tracking health tech and digital health investments. | A roundup of health tech and digital health financing rounds in March. Check out who picked up new investments.

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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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Breaking Down the Barriers for Better Health Equity

AMC Health

Learn about the importance of health equity in healthcare and how AMC Health is striving to address inequalities through innovative solutions. Discover how telehealth and remote patient monitoring can help bridge the gap and improve quality care for all.

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Chutes & Ladders—UHG exec adds title; New CEO at MVP Health Care

FierceHealthIT

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

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Revolutionizing Hypertension Care with Remote Patient Monitoring

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

Hypertension, often known as high blood pressure, is a silent threat affecting millions worldwide, leading to severe health complications if left unmanaged. Traditionally, monitoring and managing this condition required frequent in-person visits to healthcare providers, posing challenges for both patients and the healthcare system. However, the advent of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) offers a promising solution.

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Payer Roundup—UnitedHealth clean energy plan will supply most of U.S. electrical load; How Blue Shield of California is tackling Oakland crime

FierceHealthIT

Payer Roundup—UnitedHealth clean energy plan will supply most of U.S.

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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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Mobile ICU: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Critical Medical Care

KB Dental Consulting

Explore the effectiveness of critical medical care with Mobile ICU. Discover insights into advanced healthcare solutions in this comprehensive evaluation.

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