July, 2023

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Why telemedicine must play a central role in solving the specialist shortage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There is a shortage of all physicians across the United States, but it's most keenly felt with specialists. It is difficult enough to find access – especially timely access – to needed medical specialists in large urban areas, but it can be next to impossible in rural communities. Virtual care has proven that it can be a big help in connecting patients with the right specialists , and in a timely manner.

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Barbie in Health Care – Joining the Barbie Zeitgeist

Health Populi

Barbie is having a moment, marketers agree. This weekend, many of us will buy movie tickets (yes, to see “real” movies in “real” brick-and-mortar cinemas) to see both the new film Oppenheimer along with the Barbie movie. So many movie-goers will be making it a double-feature experience that started as a meme, the portmanteau “Barbenheimer,” to mark the cultural-phenomenon moment.

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Will artificial intelligence replace physicians?

KevinMD

A recent Goldman Sachs report determined that artificial intelligence (AI) may wipe out 300 million jobs. Jobs that require advanced education, like mine, are particularly vulnerable. This isn’t welcome news for those of us who have invested a lifetime mastering our crafts and must work for a living. Until recently, the primary goal of medical Read more… Will artificial intelligence replace physicians?

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Aging and the New Home Health, Tech-Enabled – Learning from Nature

Health Populi

“Digital technologies offer tremendous potential for shifting from traditional medical routines to remote medicine,” with the role of wearables playing a growing role in the new home care for healthy aging. But what are the challenges of deploying this promising tech with older people keen to be independent at home? We learn a lot about prospects and challenges in Digital health for aging populations, a Perspective report in Nature Medicine ‘s July 2023 issue.

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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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Horizon Health gains operational ROI from EHR and telehealth integration

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Horizon Health Services, a behavioral health provider in New York, in November 2019 deployed telemedicine technology with the goal of meeting the demands of patients and the ever-changing world of technology. Then COVID-19 hit. That accelerated the use of telehealth for Horizon and the world. THE PROBLEM In the year after COVID-19 struck, healthcare changed.

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Exclusive Q&A: How digital health solutions can make money

Mobi Health News

Ralf-Gordon Jahns, managing director of Research2Guidance, joins MobiHealthNews to discuss R2G's findings on effective monetization strategies for digital health solutions.

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AWS offers generative AI documentation through API, medical imaging at scale

Mobi Health News

Powered by Amazon Bedrock, AWS will now offer artificial intelligence to quickly create clinical notes that can be added to EHRs. A new imaging service, meanwhile, could help reduce costs compared to self-managed infrastructure.

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Five tech offerings serving the family, senior and home care continuum

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The care continuum that serves older adults is an ignored reality. The stove-piping of care-related services is a myth. It is perpetuated in associations , venture capital and public policy lobbying. Examples: Some believe family caregivers are a standalone entity that does not use care services. That committing to aging independently at home is a permanent decision.

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Patient Focused Features from Online Scheduling to Chatbots

Healthcare IT Today

In this video, Richard Eells, Vice President of Operations Administration at United Digestive, shares how his organization uses the healow suite of apps to handle appointments and other logistical support for multiple providers. healow is a service provided by eClinicalWorks that really changes how a medical practice can change the experience for its patients at scale.

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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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GNC Offers “Free Healthcare” — Telehealth, Generic Meds, and Loyalty in the Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

The retail health landscape continues to grow, now with GNC Health offering a new program featuring telehealth and “curated set” of 40+ generic prescription drugs commonly used in urgent care settings. The services are available to members of GNC’s new-and-improved loyalty program, GNC PRO Access , which is priced at a fixed fee of $39.99 for one year’s membership.

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Why oncology is ripe for digital innovation

KevinMD

In every aspect of our lives, whether it is online banking or shopping, we rely on technology to make things better, more convenient, and more efficient. Yet in health care, and particularly cancer care, that is not the case. Oncology has been revolutionized in recent decades by therapies targeted to specific biomarkers and immunotherapy. Despite Read more… Why oncology is ripe for digital innovation originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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EVERSANA & Amazon Web Services to “Pharmatize” Artificial Intelligence across the Life Sciences Industry

Digital Health Global

Together the organizations aim to transform pharmaceutical operations and accelerate patient impact CHICAGO (July 24, 2023) – EVERSANA , a leading provider of commercial services to the global life sciences industry, announced today that it will team up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate generative artificial intelligence (AI) use cases across the life sciences industry.

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Q&A: Using biofeedback to modify immersive experiences in real-time

Mobi Health News

Sarah Hill, CEO of Healium, gives MobiHealthNews a peek into the company's VR and AR offerings as well as its neurofeedback and spatial computing technology.

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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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Northwell Health is rolling out a teleburn service in the ER

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Northwell Health is expanding a new burn triage telehealth service to help doctors assess whether burn patients that present in emergency rooms can be treated onsite or need to be transported via ambulance or helicopter to the health system's burn ICU. WHY IT MATTERS Staten Island University Hospital's burn center specialists now provide teleburn consults for emergency medicine doctors at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills in Queens and will expand the service to ERs at Long Island Jewish V

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CMS proposes $375M cut to home health Medicare payments in 2024

FierceHealthIT

The Biden administration issued a proposal Friday to cut reimbursements to home health providers by 2.2% next year, or an estimated $375 million less than 2023 payment levels. | The Biden administration issued a proposal Friday to cut reimbursements to home health providers by 2.2% next year, or an estimated $375 million less than 2023 payment levels.

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Location, Location, Location – Understanding Health Consumers’ Evolving Definition of Convenience

Health Populi

The definition of “convenience” in the eyes of patients, consumers, and caregivers is multi-faceted, with the concept of “location” shifting both physically and digitally. We learn this in new research from JLL , the global real estate services company. “Why is a real estate services company doing research into consumers’ views on health care?

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AI in health care: Could it be an unexpected catalyst for physician burnout?

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly ingratiated itself in the health care landscape, emerging as a powerful tool with the potential to revolutionize various aspects of clinical practice. From enhancing diagnostic precision to streamlining administrative workflows, AI is touted as a solution to many of health care’s long-standing inefficiencies.

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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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Frontiers Health 2023: appointment from 8 to 19 November at the Auditorium della Tecnica in Rome, Italy

Digital Health Global

Frontiers Health has announced that the 2023 edition of the global conference will be held from 8 to 10 November 2023 , following last year’s great success in terms of attendance and involvement of the players that make up the diverse digital health ecosystem. This year’s event, as usual, will be in a hybrid format and take place at the Auditorium della Tecnica in Rome, Italy.

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AI-enabled brain imaging company icometrix receives CPT III code

Mobi Health News

The FDA-cleared and CE-marked image analysis software helps providers diagnose and monitor patients with neurological conditions.

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Medanta launches tele-ICU service with GE Healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Medanta, a private healthcare provider group in India, has introduced a 24/7 remote and virtual service for patients in the ICU. It has partnered with GE HealthCare to launch the Medanta e-ICU Command Centre which will provide 24/7 advanced consultation, care, and near-real-time monitoring of critically ill patients "without having to physically transfer them to a super-specialty hospital.

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No surprise: Data underpins care quality in senior living and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

For too many years, high quality data about care of seniors has been elusive. Lack of standardization of technology platforms – or lack of care platforms altogether – hobbled the care industries -- senior living, home care, home healthcare. The merger and acquisition of companies in other industries ultimately results in consolidation of data. Platforms matter—they enable data standardization which in turn fuels growth.

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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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Hospitals will recoup $9B under HHS' proposed remedy to 340B ruling

FierceHealthIT

The federal government will pay eligible hospitals in the 340B program $9 billion to offset payment cuts the Supreme Court ruled unlawful last year. | The federal government will pay eligible hospitals in the 340B program $9 billion to offset payment cuts the Supreme Court ruled unlawful last year.

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Harnessing light field technology for enhanced navigation and imaging

KevinMD

Imagine being able to cross a chasm between a digital world and a physical world in an operative environment. The medical technology sector has only begun to tap into the vast possibilities presented by light field technology, particularly in surgery, where it offers significant advantages, including computational imaging, improved data quality, and the elimination of Read more… Harnessing light field technology for enhanced navigation and imaging originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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TikTok: doctors and nurses are the most popular professions

Digital Health Global

According to a recent study by Registered Nursing , healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, and dentists, are among the most popular professions on TikTok. The study found that TikTokers have spent an average of 630 million hours watching videos involving doctors, surpassing 628 million hours watching teachers and around 427 million hours watching nurses’ videos.

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NuvoAir, Marpai collaborate to offer cardiopulmonary care to employers

Mobi Health News

Marpai will add the respiratory care company's virtual care offerings to its network of value-based care providers for use by self-funded employer health plan members.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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Roundup: Altera's anaesthesia solution live at Waikato, Thames Hospitals and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Waikato, Thames Hospitals implement Altera's anaesthesia info management system Altera Digital Health announced the launch of its anaesthesia information management system across the Waikato and Thames hospitals of Te Whatu Ora in New Zealand. This comes a year after the company bagged the contract to deliver the anaesthesia solution, the cloud-based Provation iPro.

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Dr. Kavita Vasu Shares What She Finds Most Rewarding About Telepsychiatry

Iris Telehealth

Iris clinicians are at the heart of what makes our organization such a special place to work. That’s why we’re turning the spotlight on the amazing work they’re doing every day. This month, we’re sitting down to talk with Dr. Kavita Vasu. Q. How did you find Iris and decide you wanted to be an Iris provider? A. I found Iris basically by doing an internet search.

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HITLAB summit warns that digital health for all will need careful investment

FierceHealthIT

“Digital health will cease to exist,” read large on the screen behind Merck Global Health Initiative Fund President Bill Taranto at the second annual HITLAB Innovators Summit in New York City. | Columbia University hosted the second annual HITLAB Innovators Summit in New York City where industry insiders trumpeted the potential for digital health interventions while warning of the dangers of unchecked tech implementation.