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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Build the CyberSecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 1: Strategic Essentials

Phoenix Health Systems

Hospitals are overdue. Their affirming HIPAA compliance is one thing — a very good thing — but it’s not enough to protect them from the dangerous cyber attacks the healthcare industry experiences every day. A giant leap from basic regulatory compliance to the challenging achievement of a genuine cybersecurity culture is needed.

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.

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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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

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

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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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The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

Health Populi

Pediatric telehealth worries docs

Morning eHealth

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

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.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Transform Your Service Desk into Stellar Support That Physicians Actually Appreciate

Phoenix Health Systems

Today, well-managed hospitals have learned that the impact of EHRs and other computer systems is at least as significant to hospital staff — in particular, clinical users — as it is to the institution’s technical infrastructure.

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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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Just because EMRs can document everything doesn’t mean they should

KevinMD

It's always kind of a surprise when you read a patient's chart, and you see an examination of a body part they just don't have. Just the other day, I was reading a consult note on a patient of mine who had been seen by a subspecialist for evaluation of a serious issue, and I […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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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.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

Big week for rural telemedicine

Morning eHealth

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

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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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.

Build the CyberSecurity Culture Your Hospital Needs, Part 1: Strategic Essentials

Phoenix Health Systems

Hospitals are overdue. Their affirming HIPAA compliance is one thing — a very good thing — but it’s not enough to protect them from the dangerous cyber attacks the healthcare industry experiences every day. A giant leap from basic regulatory compliance to the challenging achievement of a genuine cybersecurity culture is needed.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

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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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.

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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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.

#090: Ending the HIV Epidemic with guests Dr. John Sargent and KP Yelpaala

Digital Health Today

The World Health Organization reports, based on statistics from the end of 2018, that about 38 million people are living with HIV around the world.

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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Health Care Bills’ Financial Toxicity – Remembering the Jones’ of Whatcom County, WA

Health Populi

“In an extreme example of angst over expensive medical bills , an elderly Washington couple who lived near the U.S.-Canadian Canadian border died in a murder-suicide this week after leaving notes that detailed concerns about paying for medical care,” USA Today reported on August 10, 2019.

Why telehealth isn’t in nursing homes

Morning eHealth

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

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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Finally the Scanner I Started Looking for a Decade Ago

Healthcare IT Today

It’s nice to think that with an EHR in place, healthcare could finally be paperless. Besides the fact that the EHR is a paper printing machine, the amount of paper that’s brought through the door by patients is astounding.

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?

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.