March, 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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Can foundation AI models like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard be used for automating medical scribing?

KevinMD

Foundation models like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard are derived from natural language processing, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms. These models use transfer learning mechanisms to convert texts to summaries. Using foundation models is becoming an increasingly important topic for health care providers using digital technologies. One of the biggest challenges in the health care Read more… Can foundation AI models like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard be used for automating medical

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Contributed: Why digital health is fertile ground for reproductive care innovation

Mobi Health News

Fertility care is expensive and often hard to access. OCA Ventures' Dana Sun and Ellen Bursey explain the digital health landscape and offer advice for investors and founders in the space.

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Study: Artificial pancreas technology improves diabetes control in children

Mobi Health News

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found a closed-loop control system kept children's glucose levels in the target range longer than standard care.

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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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How to Improve Customer Experience in Healthcare with AI

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dmitrii Evstiukhin , Director of Managed Services at Provectus In today’s world, personalized and efficient digital interactions are expected, especially in the healthcare industry. To meet those demands, organizations should prioritize the creation of convenient digital-first environments that satisfy all parties involved in providing health care services.

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The Promise of Connected Healthcare: How AI Advancements Are Creating More Meaningful Experiences

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amanda Hansen, president, AdvancedMD My father was diagnosed with diabetes when he was very young and lived his entire life maneuvering various healthcare systems. He had multiple eye surgeries, which is common for diabetes […] The article The Promise of Connected Healthcare: How AI Advancements Are Creating More Meaningful Experiences appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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A new era of collaboration between AI and health care professionals

KevinMD

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era of collaboration in various industries, with health care being no exception. AI-driven technologies have transformed how health care professionals diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, improving patient outcomes and greater efficiency. This article will explore the role of AI technologies, such as Bing Read more… A new era of collaboration between AI and health care professionals originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Telemedicine will become default, with more virtual treatments, expert says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency may be coming to an end in May. The boost the pandemic gave telemedicine into the mainstream cannot be understated. But what's next for virtual care? And what about the blossoming trend of virtual-first hybrid care? Healthcare IT News sat down with Sean Mehra, CEO and cofounder of HealthTap, a virtual-first urgent care and primary care clinic.

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Q&A: Cost is the most significant barrier to digital health adoption

Mobi Health News

René Quashie, vice president of digital health at the Consumer Technology Association, discusses the CTA's report on consumer adoption of digital health products.

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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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A roadmap by the FDA for incorporating digital health technologies in clinical trials

Digital Health Global

The FDA has announced several guidelines and plans to hold at least one public meeting on digital health technologies (DHTs) to be used in drug clinical trials by the end of the year. However, inconsistent DHT policies have been a major issue across review centres. Drug development process questions the reliability and accuracy of DHT products. FDA has formed a steering committee consisting of its drug, device, and biologics review centers to ensure consistency.

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Five examples of use of AI in the care of older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

AI use in care delivery and marketing is not new - it just seems that way. Most would agree: AI is the hottest segment in the technology market today. It is beginning to emerge even in market segments that may have been slow to see (or seize) the opportunity. In healthcare, there are research reports and predictions, though adoption has been slow. AI is more established in marketing , even in senior-related businesses.

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The Hidden Barrier to Better Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Josh Miller, Co-Founder & CEO at Gradient Health. As a global society, we have never spent more on healthcare. We have never been more informed. We’ve never been more advanced. Yet there is a great divide between what we have accomplished scientifically, and what patients actually get access to. This is not something spoken about a lot, because the focus is of course on developing life-saving medical devices and diagnostics.

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The rise of chatbots for patient empowerment

KevinMD

Giving patients the information, abilities, and resources they need to actively participate in their care is at the heart of the critical health care concept known as patient empowerment. Health care professionals can increase patient involvement, boost health outcomes, and maximize the use of health care resources by empowering people. In recent years, there has Read more… The rise of chatbots for patient empowerment originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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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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Woolworths-owned HealthyLife launches telehealth service with Global Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Supermarket giant Woolworths' health and wellness subsidiary HealthyLife has started offering same-day telehealth services. It has tapped a third-party virtual platform provider, ASX-listed Global Health, to help connect patients with GPs, dietitians, and nutritionists who can provide health consultations, medical certificates, e-scripts and referrals.

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Q&A: Digital health startups need to rethink their stories to raise in 2023

Mobi Health News

Bill Taranto, president of Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, discusses the current funding environment and how digital health companies can ensure investment in the year ahead.

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Akili’s Operating Plan for 2023 Focuses on EndeavorRx Commercialization and Growth

Digital Health Global

Akili, Inc. , a leading digital medicine company, has reported a 37% increase in EndeavorRx Ⓡ prescriptions in Q4 2022 over Q3 2022, and a 166% increase in FY 2022 over FY 2021. This growth is supported by strong clinical data in adolescents with ADHD, which could lead to a potential label expansion for EndeavorRx. Akili plans to submit a regulatory submission to the FDA in 2023, seeking an expanded label for EndeavorRx to help older children with ADHD impacted by inattention.

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In 2023, The Future of AI and Older Adults is now -- and also up next

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The hype about ChatGPT and its peers has revolutionized the tech world. And it is clear from current research that this revolution isn’t temporary, nor is it even sudden. Though with its initial user calculation at 100 million, it now appears the fastest growing ‘consumer’ application in history. And it is fair to say that the applications of it is making its way into the world of older adults, this AARP article describes its uses for older adults in generating a letter to contest a medical

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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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To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT, That is the Question – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this month’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/3 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This month’s chat will be hosted by Erica Olenski Johansen ( @thegr8chalupa ) on the topic “ To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT, That is the Question. “ It’s revolutionary. It’s captivating. It’s alarming. It’s still rough around the edges and has room to grow.

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The pros and cons of using ChatGPT for your health care needs

KevinMD

Whenever you’re feeling sick, most people will tell you not to Google your symptoms or try to self-diagnose: That’s the quickest way to spiral into panic mode. Reading a list of possible diseases you didn’t even know existed but now are sure you have brings the hypochondriac out of even the most stoic person. But Read more… The pros and cons of using ChatGPT for your health care needs originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Most primary care telehealth visits don't require in-person follow-up, Epic study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To explore the efficacy of primary care telehealth, a recent Epic Research study examined the frequency of in-person physician visits that followed 18,636,522 primary care telemedicine appointments. WHY IT MATTERS The dual team study published by Epic found that 60% of the time, the virtual primary care telehealth appointments held between March 1, 2020, and October 15, 2022, did not result in subsequent doctors visits.

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Q&A: How economic uncertainty could affect femtech

Mobi Health News

Ida Tin, cofounder and chairwoman at Clue, explains how she sees the fall of Silicon Valley Bank affecting femtech investments and how the sector could progress fruitfully.

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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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Type 2 Diabetes: are digital health interventions effective?

Digital Health Global

Digital health interventions have shown great promise in managing type 2 diabetes, but there has been little comparison between different modes of intervention. A recent study aimed to address this gap in knowledge by comparing the effectiveness of SMS, smartphone application, and website-based interventions for improving glycaemia in adults with type 2 diabetes, as well as reporting on their reach, uptake, and feasibility.

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Telehealth Reimbursement: End-of-Pandemic Emergency Update

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Based on current COVID-19 recovery trends, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the US federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) waivers will end on May 11, 2023. Emergency declarations, Congressional legislative actions, and state regulations implemented unprecedented changes to many healthcare delivery aspects. Private payers, Medicaid, and Medicare initiated widespread telehealth reimbursement approvals.

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The Ever Evolving World of Cybersecurity Threats

Healthcare IT Today

Technology and the way people are using it are evolving in an increasingly steady pace. Just 20 years ago cellphones were getting photo display functions for the first time and were primarily being used to talk to people. Now our phones have facial recognition software and people are using them to shoot and edit films for fun. And the world of healthcare is no different.

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Revolutionize your health and fitness with ChatGPT’s modern weight loss hacks

KevinMD

Weight loss can be a challenging process for many people, as it often requires significant lifestyle changes and dedication to healthy habits. However, with the help of modern technology and innovative strategies, it’s easier than ever to revolutionize your health and fitness journey. This article will explore how ChatGPT can provide modern weight loss hacks Read more… Revolutionize your health and fitness with ChatGPT’s modern weight loss hacks originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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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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South Korean Health Ministry calls to make telemedicine permanent

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare has released its report on the conduct of temporary telemedicine during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. FINDINGS According to the report, over 25,000 medical institutions provided remote treatment to 13.79 million people from February 2020 to January 2023. Of the 36.61 million treatments administered via telehealth, most treatments (29.25 million) were home treatments for COVID-19 cases while about 1.36 million treatment cases were first-time

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NeuroRPM obtains FDA 510(k) for Parkinson's monitoring on Apple Watch

Mobi Health News

The AI-powered app allows for remote monitoring of common Parkinson's disease symptoms such as bradykinesia, tremor and dyskinesia via an Apple Watch.

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Home-Based Care for Complicated Pregnancies: A Safe and Effective Solution

Digital Health Global

With a shift towards greater patient involvement in healthcare across the world, there has been a rapid improvement in self-monitoring technology and widespread accessibility of devices that can be used in telemonitoring, such as smartphones. The use of telemonitoring in pregnancy has been an area of interest, with the aim of reducing the number of antenatal visits and providing a safe and cost-effective alternative to hospital admission.