Sun.Mar 19, 2023

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Can AI solve the physician shortage crisis?

KevinMD

A 2021 Merritt Hawkins article reports increasing physician shortfalls in the U.S. while pointing out that almost 50 percent of all currently practicing physicians are older than 55. In some medical specialties, the “greater-than-55” physician numbers are between 60 to 90+ percent. Similar findings have been confirmed in an updated January 2023 Becker’s Hospital Review Read more… Can AI solve the physician shortage crisis?

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Study flags safety risks with Australian prescription apps

Mobi Health News

There could be drug misuse and adverse side effects and drug interactions with mobile app prescribing.

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Hold off telehealth rule changes, health tech industry urges Medical Board of Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Medical Software Industry Association has called on the Medical Board of Australia to think twice about imposing changes to telehealth rules, saying there could be "serious unintended" consequences. In a statement, the peak organisation for the health technology industry noted "significant" oversights from the Medical Board's public consultation on its proposed telehealth guidelines.

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Drop in Chinese investments pulled down digital health VC funding in APAC in 2022: report

Mobi Health News

VC funding in the world's second-biggest digital health ecosystem decreased by 41% year on year.

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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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Bonus Features – March 19, 2023 – Info for 81% of physicians is inconsistent in major health plan provider directories, 48% of health systems using AI for workforce management, and more

Healthcare IT Today

Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job.

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