August, 2023

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15 Years Later: The State of Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Baha Zeidan, CEO, Azalea Health. The push to develop and deploy electronic health records (EHRs) over the past 15 years has brought many changes to the healthcare industry, but the work to fully realize […] The article 15 Years Later: The State of Electronic Health Records appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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4 Tips for Training Your Staff Through Telehealth Implementation

AMD Telemedicine

This blog was originally published in September 2020 and was updated in August 2023. Over the past decade, telehealth has become increasingly popular as a means to provide care to patients. However, the adoption of telehealth services has become more of a priority for healthcare providers since the onset of the pandemic. In fact, according to a GoodRx survey, over 60% of physicians and nurses plan on using telehealth in combination with in-person visits in the future.

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The future of medicine: Advancements and greed collide

KevinMD

In the future, I foresee a world without pandemics, cancer becoming a thing of the past, and advancements that enable bionic adaptations to our bodies, leading to a life expectancy of easily over one hundred years. While some of these advancements may seem distant, we are on the cusp of making them a reality within Read more… The future of medicine: Advancements and greed collide originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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The Doctor Will See You Now…At Home? The AMA Launches a Health at Home Framework

Health Populi

An aging U.S. population with a preference for growing older at home — and a fiscally challenging health care financing outlook — are setting the demographic and financial table for the shift of medical care to peoples’ homes discussed in The State of Health at Home Models: Key Considerations and Opportunities , published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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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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Intuition Robotics scores $25M to scale AI care companion for seniors

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to meet the growing demand for ElliQ, its conversational AI-powered robot that acts as a companion to seniors.

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How Can We Get Healthcare Back In the Hands of Physicians, and Reduce Burnout?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mitch Geisler, CEO, LevelJump Healthcare Corp. Canada’s overwhelmingly troubled healthcare system continues to dominate conversations among many, particularly those residing in the province of Ontario. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to tackle these […] The article How Can We Get Healthcare Back In the Hands of Physicians, and Reduce Burnout?

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ATA takes a national stance on how states treat consumer health data

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Following conversations in Washington and state capitals, the American Telemedicine Association published its new Health Data Privacy Principles this week. They're meant to address concerns about state privacy laws governing consumer health data, according to ATA, which is urging policymakers to ensure conditions that stimulate innovation and advance patient access to virtual care.

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How the 3 laws of thermodynamics illuminate the pathways of health care and AI

KevinMD

The principles governing the universe are not confined to physics and chemistry. In health care, a field that profoundly examines life’s intricacies, we find parallels with the three laws of thermodynamics. This article unveils these connections, offering a physician’s insights into the applications of these principles in patient care, medical innovation, and the integration of Read more… How the 3 laws of thermodynamics illuminate the pathways of health care and AI originally appear

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How Misinformation in Health Care Can Lead to Being “Dead Wrong” — KFF and Dr. G Connect the Dots

Health Populi

Three in four U.S. health citizens say the spread of false information about health issues is a major problem, found in Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Misinformation Tracking Poll Pilot published earlier this month. KFF’s press release on the study summarized the top-line with, “Most Americans Encounter Health Misinformation, and Most Aren’t Sure Whether It’s True or False.” Explaining the implications of the broad reach of health misinformation in the U.S.

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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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Biofourmis CEO steps down a month after global layoffs

Mobi Health News

Kuldeep Singh Rajput's departure comes just one month after the company laid off 120 employees.

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AI-Based Model for Cardiac Function Classification from Chest Radiographs: Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study

Digital Health Global

Chest radiography, a fundamental diagnostic tool in medicine for over a century, has played a pivotal role in detecting and managing lung diseases globally. However, its relationship with cardiac function remains unclear. Even the commonly used cardiothoracic ratio has limited correlation with left ventricular ejection fraction. Transthoracic echocardiography is the primary method of assessing cardiac function, providing vital data for diagnosing and monitoring cardiac diseases.

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Info blocking enforcement for health IT entities begins Sept. 1, brings fines of up to $1M per violation

FierceHealthIT

Enforcement of information blocking penalties for health IT entities is slated to go into effect on Friday, opening the door to penalties of up to $1 million per violation. | The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said it expects to receive more complaints than it can investigate and so will be prioritizing those meeting certain criteria.

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At Denver Health, telehealth education and equipment help close equity gaps and boost engagement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency prompted a rapid shift to telemedicine as both a replacement and adjunct to usual in-person care. However, based on the National Institute on Aging's National Health and Aging Trends Study , researchers estimated roughly one-third of older adults in the U.S. are not ready to participate in video visits. THE PROBLEM Inexperience with technology was the major barrier – those who were older, Black or Hispanic tended to have less education and lower inc

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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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Spam calls targeting older adults – it’s a thriving market!

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You may know someone of Medicare age with a phone? Since age data is widely available, and even well-organized lists are available for purchase , it is not surprising that phones of older adults ring multiple times per day. Did you know that 60% of all phone calls in the US are robocalls or spam ? This, despite ostensible government efforts to prevent continued use and/or resale of the lists.

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Social Isolation: A Broader View

Healthcare IT Today

The previous articles in this series explain how technology is being used to bring people out of social isolation. But sometimes, loneliness springs from other mental conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Targeting these problems can help bring the patient back into a community. Treating Psychological Conditions One of subtler negative effects of moving online is that people lose the small, casual social interactions that previously would buoy their spirits and leave them smiling: asking f

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Health tracking ring company Oura partners with teletherapy platform Talkspace

Mobi Health News

Users of Oura's ring will be able to share a report showing their sleep and movement data with Talkspace therapists.

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The Complex Relationship between Barbie and Body Image: A Scholar’s Insight

Digital Health Global

Barbie , the iconic doll that has captivated the minds of children for decades, has long been a subject of controversy when it comes to body image. While Barbie has been celebrated as a feminist icon, she has also faced criticism for perpetuating unattainable beauty standards. In a recent interview with Nature , Jennifer Webb, a clinical health psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shares her expertise on the influence of Barbie on body image perceptions and discusses th

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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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Humana launches in-home primary care through CenterWell

FierceHealthIT

Humana's senior-focused primary care business, CenterWell, is bringing its services into patients' homes. | Humana's senior-focused primary care business, CenterWell, is bringing its services into patients' homes.

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Keep Your Eye on These 4 Emerging Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Trends

Xealth

Rich Wang, Chief Product Officer Value based care has long eluded the healthcare industry. It’s not that providers don’t want to practice preventive medicine, it’s that doing so requires more time than is currently available. Value based care requires frequent patient touchpoints, and follow-ups. In a world where there is more demand for healthcare than supply, it’s inevitable that reactive medicine, and the pricing structures that support it, continue to dominate.

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The death of the landlines -- yes, it DOES harm older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You may not have noticed much about the death of landlines. But it has been underway for a while, and now the government is supporting their demise. Consider that telephone companies like AT&T have been trying to eliminate landlines and are no longer required to maintain the copper connections. You probably think, well that must be good, because those landlines cost as much as $55/month.

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Upcoming Healthcare Regulations and Their Impact on Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT Today

For something as important and as sensitive as healthcare, there are plenty of rules and regulations in place to protect both patients and organizations. However, with healthcare being ever-evolving our regulations are also ever evolving. This can make it extremely difficult to not only follow all of the ones in place today but to prepare our organizations for the upcoming regulations.

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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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Clinical trial design company QuantHealth scores $15M and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Medication management platform PatchRx and brain health company Neurpowyzer also garnered investment.

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Revolutionizing Breast Cancer Risk Prediction: A Prognostic Model for Mortality

Digital Health Global

Screening mammography and advances in treatments have decreased breast cancer mortality in recent years. Breast cancer impacts require personalized screening and prevention strategies, as risk prediction models don’t correlate with mortality risk, mammography can lead to overdiagnosis, and chemoprevention effectiveness remains uncertain. A study published in The Lancet Digital Health aims to create a prognostic model that accurately predicts the 10-year risk of breast cancer mortality in f

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CMS suspects auto-renewal process at fault for wrongful Medicaid disenrollments

FierceHealthIT

In a letter sent to all states (PDF), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( | As more Medicaid beneficiaries are wrongly kicked off the program, CMS is requiring states to reevaluate its eligibility systems and auto-renewal process.

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Bridging Healthcare Gaps: How GALE eClinics Reshaped Missouri Highlands Health Care's Outreach

19 Labs

In the vast expanse of rural America, access to quality healthcare has been a persistent challenge. This challenge is being solved in seven rural, medically underserved counties thanks to the collaboration between 19Labs and Missouri Highlands Health Care (MHHC). Redwood City, CA – August 29, 2023 Residents in rural areas often face numerous barriers to healthcare access, including geographic distance, limited transportation options, and a scarcity of healthcare facilities. , Missouri Highlands

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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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Five Dementia Care Offerings in 2023

Aging in Place Technology Watch

New progress for dementia care. Home Care Magazine provided details about the just-announced Dementia Care policy changes, called the GUIDE Model , including care coordination services, support and payment to family caregivers to help keep care recipients out of nursing homes, and respite help. This is an 8-year program, and a part of the CMS Innovation initiatives.

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Three Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Improve System Security Right Now

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Richard Searle, Vice President of Confidential Computing at Fortanix, Inc. Today’s world is increasingly driven by technology and digitalization, and the healthcare industry finds itself at a vital intersection between patient care and data security. The rise of cyberattacks, particularly in the healthcare industry, has shone a spotlight on the significant disparity between the healthcare sector’s commitment to cybersecurity and the continually

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Babylon pursues 'new strategic alternatives' as MindMaze deal canceled

Mobi Health News

The company also seeks to sell its U.K. business to third parties, exit the U.S. market, and continue trying to sell Meritage Medical Network.

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