January, 2024

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It’s time to evolve how we measure the success of EHRs to make us healthier

KevinMD

We’ve known for the last decade that electronic health records (EHRs) have a significant impact on physicians’ ability to deliver high-value care. It not only has a largely negative influence on their quality of life, which bleeds over into the entire health care landscape, but also impacts their ability to successfully adapt practices to evolving Read more… It’s time to evolve how we measure the success of EHRs to make us healthier originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Digital Technologies Provide Solution To American Healthcare Crisis

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Harman Dhawan, founder and CEO, Bikham Healthcare. The American healthcare system is under enormous strain; plagued by looming physician and nursing shortages that grow more dire every day and bogged down by inefficient and […] The article Digital Technologies Provide Solution To American Healthcare Crisis appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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AI innovator talks personalized treatment, telehealth enhancement and ethics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered. And many healthcare professionals are exploring exactly what AI can do and deploying systems to help health systems manage care and patients manage their health. Dr. Renee Dua is founder of Heal, which provides physician house calls in New York City, and founder of Together by Renee, a healthcare assistant app that uses generative AI.

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Ten Technologies for Aging and Health from CES 2024

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The press releases signal a busy time in Las Vegas. Viewed from afar, drowning in press releases, it is clearly a nearly fully revived CES 2024. With 130,000 attendees it’s down a bit from 2020’s peak of 175,000. From electric motorcycles and low-profile automobile antennas , the unfolding TV to robotic pool cleaners and lawn mowers and construction , it sounds like it was a noisy place.

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

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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Slow and steady uptake of genAI in APAC healthcare in 2024

Mobi Health News

Despite the hype, this buzzing AI will still have to prove its worth for Asia's cautious hospitals, says one health tech vendor.

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Break free from screen addiction: a doctor’s prescription for smartphone sanity

KevinMD

Screentime addiction is real and it is everywhere. Over the past decade, I’ve worked with only one physician who doggedly held onto his pager, refusing to adopt the hospital’s HIPAA-compliant messaging app. He happens to be in his seventies, and a giant in his field; if he gets any grief for not using a smartphone Read more… Break free from screen addiction: a doctor’s prescription for smartphone sanity originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Sunoh’s Ambient Clinical Voice Automates Clinician Note Creation

Healthcare IT Today

According to Saurabh Singh, VP of Sunoh , the success of ambient clinical voice depends on much more than the accuracy of the recording. Sunoh “checks the boxes” when it comes to meeting the needs of physicians’ workflows and differences. Sunoh’s solution can take input from many different sources: mobile devices, and laptop or desktop computers.

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Telehealth offers advantages for treating children with feeding disorders

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Many neurotypical and most neurodivergent children struggle with feeding difficulties. This does not just affect the child – it impacts the whole family. Focused Approach is a startup that helps children aged six months to 16 years old with feeding disorders. Its program Focused on Feeding has helped families go from hospital bed (with malnutrition) to the dinner table – entirely via telemedicine.

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NHSE to investigate Palantir for possible breach of FDP contract

DigitalHealth

NHS England will investigate whether US data analytics giant Palantir violated the terms of its contract to run the Federated Data Platform.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Q&A: Former Walt Disney Imagineer on creating immersive experiences for healthcare

Mobi Health News

Joe Lanzisero, VP of Zeitgeist Design & Production and former Walt Disney Imagineer, discusses crafting experiences that captivate and how those methods can be applied within healthcare.

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Humana's stock tumbles pre-market as it posts $541M loss in Q4

FierceHealthIT

Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss. | Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss.

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Practice permanently closed: How to avoid this costly mistake

KevinMD

Imagine a patient searches online for you only to discover your online business listing says your practice is permanently closed. This recently happened to a well-respected, mid-career surgical oncologist with a loyal patient base. Opting for a new role, he joined a hospital an hour from his previous workplace. Unfortunately, his former employer managed his Read more… Practice permanently closed: How to avoid this costly mistake originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Digital Health at CES 2024

Healthcare IT Today

CES is always a fun show for a tech guy like myself. With 130,000 people, there’s a lot of noise that doesn’t relate to healthcare IT, but over the years the digital health portion of CES has really grown. This year that growth was particularly true thanks to the great efforts of Catherine Pugh who put together an entire Digital Health track, a long list of digital health vendors, and a packed house digital health networking event.

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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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More hybrid virtual care and asynchronous telemedicine on the way for 2024

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Now that telemedicine is a mainstream method for healthcare delivery, C-suite executives and health IT leaders at provider organizations must keep a sharp eye on trends in virtual care. Telemedicine is too important now to take for granted. To get a look ahead at what this new year may have in store for telehealth, Healthcare IT News sat down with Jon Salon, president of MDLive, an Evernorth Company, a virtual healthcare delivery services vendor.

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HoloCare to launch at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

DigitalHealth

HoloCare's surgical hologram technology is to be deployed at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to help surgeons perform more efficiently and accurately.

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Fitbit, Quest partner to study metabolic health using wearable data

Mobi Health News

The Wearables for Metabolic Health study will use Fitbit behavioral and biometric data and laboratory tests to attain insights into metabolic health and disease prevention.

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JPM24: Amazon rolls out service to connect customers with digital health benefits, taps Omada Health as launch partner

FierceHealthIT

SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon plans to collaborate with digital health companies to connect customers with virtual care benefits for managing conditions like diabetes and hypertension. | Amazon plans to collaborate with digital health companies to connect customers with virtual care benefits for managing conditions like diabetes and hypertension. The online retail giant tapped virtual-first chronic care provider Omada Health as its first partner.

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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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Empowering Healthcare in Rural Oaxaca: Dr. Liliana Aguilar's Journey with POCUS and Telemedicine

19 Labs

Dr. Liliana Aguilar, a general practitioner with the Health Services of Oaxaca, recently shared with EchoNous, our Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) provider for the GALE eClinic solution, how POCUS and telemedicine play a critical role in transforming healthcare delivery in Santa María Ozolotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, the rural community she serves. Despite challenges arising from geographical remoteness and limited community resources, while serving as the sole physician in this remote area, Dr.

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The Big Consult: Additional Criteria for Adopting a Digital App or Service

Healthcare IT Today

The previous article in this series laid out key criteria for choosing a digital solution to clinical problems. We’ll continue with some other less known, but still important, criteria in this article. In addition to the traits mentioned in the previous article, several others were cited by Christine Vogel, lead nurse educator at UbiSim : Ease of use: the vendor needs to bring in user experience (UX) designers and subject-matter experts.

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Radiology’s great balancing act

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The number of active diagnostic radiologists is expected to decline in the next decade as a slight majority become eligible for retirement. 1 Their departure will only worsen an existing gap between growing healthcare needs and a shrinking talent pool to provide them. “This gap between demand and supply of diagnostic radiologists has been going on for a while,” said BreAnne Buehl, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions for VMware by Broadcom, a cloud computing and virtual

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Labour unveils new life sciences sector plan in a bid to increase growth

DigitalHealth

Labour Tuesday unveiled a new life sciences sector plan that it said will create thousands of jobs and inject growth into R&D investment.

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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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Contributed: Shortcomings and opportunities for health equity in pediatrics

Mobi Health News

Ian Miller, program lead at the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), highlights how digital health offerings can improve access to physical and mental healthcare for children.

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HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity performance goals to beef up healthcare's digital defenses

FierceHealthIT

The Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) has published voluntary cybersecurity performance goals tailored for healthcare organizations, the first move in the administration’s

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Key Takeaways from the JP Morgan Global Healthcare Conference 2024

Lloyd Price

Exec Summary: The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2024 was a whirlwind of news, trends, and insights for the healthcare industry. Here are some key takeaways that emerged: M&A Activity: Simmering Momentum: While major deals were scarce, a strong M&A appetite was evident. EY's report revealed a $1.37 trillion M&A capacity among top healthcare companies, suggesting potential for significant deals later in the year.

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Key Skills and Qualifications for a Successful Career in Health IT and How They’ve Evolved with Advancements in Healthcare Technology

Healthcare IT Today

Having a career in Health IT requires a lot of skills and qualifications, even more so if you want that career to be successful – but what are those skills and qualifications? We all know what skills and qualifications we needed when we first entered the field, but regardless of how long you’ve been working in Health IT, the field has changed a lot since then.

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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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Why digital equity is important to conducting better telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth is for everyone, and hospitals and health systems must construct a digital equity strategy to better serve patients in the digital and telehealth space to ensure all persons can use telehealth, contended Alexandra Hunter, virtual care consultant at Henry Ford Health in Detroit. The technology and internet space have rapidly proliferated over the last 30 years.

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Make shared care records work for urgent and emergency care

DigitalHealth

Expecting paramedics to wade through shared care records is unsafe and inefficient. In an emergency, access to essential information has to be easy and fast, writes Claire Jones from NHS England South West.

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AION Labs launches new startup using AI to discover molecular glue therapies

Mobi Health News

TenAces will develop an AI platform to help identify protein interactions that naturally occur in the body to assist with targeted protein degradation.

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