August, 2019

The limitations of artificial intelligence in cardiology

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (#AI) seems to be all the rage these days, as it should be, given its potential to revolutionize medicine in many ways. #AI AI is actually already an integral part of many of our lives on Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other sites.

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How Facial Recognition Software Is Revolutionizing Hospital Security, Care, Human Resources

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Yaroslav Kuflinski. As AI, or artificial intelligence, gets more traction across the healthcare realm, it practically becomes the center of innovation in the industry.

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Privacy beyond HIPAA in voice technology

Mobi Health News

Industry players warn that while voice technology has the ability to reach a larger audience, it must be implemented with privacy as a top priority.

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Why Social Media in Healthcare is Important

Optimum Healthcare IT

If healthcare organizations are not engaging with the community they serve on social media platform; then they will inevitably fall behind. The post Why Social Media in Healthcare is Important appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Global Healthcare Social Media

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Safety Leadership: Overcoming & Avoiding Bias

Christina's Considerations

Earlier this year I wrote an article for healthcare professionals on safety leadership. The idea is that scientific methods, standardization and reliability are not enough to reduce error and failure. Sometimes human performance in the actual environment of care is.

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How have EMRs changed the doctor-patient relationship?

KevinMD

I have penned several posts on the pitfalls of the electronic medical record (EMR) system that we physicians must use. Indeed, I challenge you to find a doctor who extols the EMR platform without qualification.

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Pediatric telehealth worries docs

Morning eHealth

Mobile telehealth urged for military — Breaches set to hit new record

UMass Amherst project powers wearable sensors via human skin

Mobi Health News

The novel approach seeks to sidestep the need for bulky batteries, allowing health wearables and sensors to become smaller and less restrictive for the wearer

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Magellan Health uses smartphone-based AI tech to help Hep C patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Magellan Health, a healthcare payer organization in Scottsdale, Arizona, needed to address adherence to oral medication therapy. THE PROBLEM.

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.

For older adults, consider that transitions are going to take longer

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The baby boomer generation’s later years will be unprecedented. Each time the population aged 65+ is counted, it’s a bigger number. That onslaught, now at 52 million, bears repeating.

What the Pew Report on Trust and Distrust in America Means for Health/Care, El Paso and Dayton — Pogo Rears His Head Again

Health Populi

Two in three Americans believe their trust in each other has been shrinking. And most people connect the dots between that low level of trust and America’s ability to solve problems.

When an EHR is hacked by Russians

KevinMD

Hippocrates didn't have a server. In 2012 our practice invested $300,000 into building computer infrastructure and the purchase of a brand-spanking-new electronic health record, commonly referred to as an EHR.

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Big week for rural telemedicine

Morning eHealth

Senate confirms Trump administration's first CTO — Digging into DeepMind

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

61 health tech companies report 2018 revenues, feature on Inc. 5,000 list

Mobi Health News

If the recent trend of IPOs keeps up, more and more digital companies will have their revenue numbers out in the open. But in the meantime, for private companies, we have to take those numbers where we can find them, which is why each year MobiHealthNews parses Inc. Magazine's Inc.

At Bon Secours Mercy Health, a Huge Push, Post-Merger, to Streamline Operations and Cut Costs

Healthcare Informatics

Since last fall’s merger of the Bon Secours and Mercy Health systems into Bon Secours Mercy Health, operational leaders, including Amy Whitaker, R.N., have been involved in work to streamline operations and save money

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Wearables for health and wellbeing

Aging in Place Technology Watch

How do wearables contribute to health and wellbeing of older adults? Did something happen recently propelling sales up 51% that pushed consumers out the door to buy a wearable, like a fitness band or a smartwatch? Was it the coolness of the Apple Watch?

Happy National CBD Day! How CBD Fits Into the Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

August 8 is National CBD Day. Who knew? Well, now you do, and I’m going to explain how this three-letter-acronym is rolling into the retail health landscape, opportunities, risks, and other issues I like to cover when forecasting the future of a new-new thing in health/care.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

5 steps to fix our EMR disaster

KevinMD

The EMR has become a focal point in the physician burnout discussion. Although I believe EMRs are a necessary evil, current iterations of them are just not good. Each click on a mouse is a prick on the many good souls that figuratively bleed until they are physically and mentally burned out.

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VA’s Cerner project hits a snag

Morning eHealth

Most Americans don’t trust doctors’ offices to secure their info — 42 CFR Part 2 proposal out

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AliveCor ends sales of KardiaBand, its ECG accessory for Apple Watches

Mobi Health News

The news comes roughly eight months after Apple launched its own hardware and software ECG feature for the Apple Watch Series 4

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Fax Reliability Is Key In Data-Driven Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jeff Solis, senior product marketing manager, eFax Corporate. The survival of highly regulated industries such as healthcare depend on secure information exchange.

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Study Says Telehealth Claims Up 624% Over Four Year Period

Healthcare IT Today

The use of telehealth services climbed dramatically over the four years between 2014 and 2018, according to new research based on healthcare claims data. To get a look at telehealth’s impact on healthcare overall, FAIR Health analyzed more than 29 billion healthcare claim records.

Growing Support for Medicare for All – But Do People Really Understand What It Means?

Health Populi

Two new data points converge that beg the question in the title of this post.

Adopting the DoorDash model to health delivery

KevinMD

I was reading an article in The New York Times entitled, "The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant." More and more people, particularly in urban settings, are using apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash to bring fresh, warm food directly to their doorsteps.

Why telehealth isn’t in nursing homes

Morning eHealth

Genevieve Morris running for Congress — Watchdogs rap VA scheduling and Medicaid data

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

How voice technology could speed up EHR searches

Mobi Health News

Yaa Kumah, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discussed the opportunities and hurdles for voice technology in provider organizations last week at Harvard Medical School.

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Strategies To Engage Consumers In Data Sharing To Improve Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By George Mathew, chief medical officer, North America, DXC Technology Connected consumers, and their data, will play a critical role in transforming the next era of healthcare.

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A1c Tip: ‘Good A1c’ is a Relative Term for Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

When you live with type 1 diabetes, figuring out exactly what constitutes a good A1C can be tricky. It used to be that any A1C under 8.5 for young children and 7.5 for adolescents was considered “good.”

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