October, 2023

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Generative AI unleashing massive disruption in health

DigitalHealth

The annual US gathering of investors, VCs, and start-ups spans using digital technology to rethink delivery of all aspects of the vast US healthcare system, from supply chains, reimbursement, remote care, employee mental health, leadership, and equity. But time and again it was generative AI that was cited as the biggest technological disruptor.

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Why I left medicine – and why AI might convince me to return

KevinMD

My first job as a physician assistant was in a neuro-oncology department. I was young, newly certified, and eager to interact with patients. The physician who mentored me there made sure I had the opportunity to counsel patients, and provide guidance and comfort after a new diagnosis. These are situations where a clinician needs time Read more… Why I left medicine – and why AI might convince me to return originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Google debuts new Vertex AI Search capabilities for health providers

Mobi Health News

When combined with Med-PaLM 2, providers and life sciences companies can obtain answers to questions about patient medical records and general medical knowledge.

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Once a high-flying 'unicorn,' Olive AI sells two key businesses, winds down operations

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare startup Olive saw a meteoric rise in 2020 and 2021, spurred by the digital health funding boom and the need for automation during the COVID-19 pandemic. | It marks the end of the line for healthcare automation startup Olive AI. The company sold its clearinghouse and patient access business units to Waystar and its prior authorization business unit to Humata Health.

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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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Patient outcomes point to efficacy of telehealth and virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The emergence of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting surge in the adoption of telemedicine are helping address patients’ needs without major signs of safety concerns, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente. WHY IT MATTERS The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analyzed more than 1.5 million adult patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2021, and compared treatment and follow-up visits among primary care telemedicine (video and telepho

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Four observations from AI and the Future of Care Work research

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You know the statistics and they are alarming. Doctors and nurses are burning out, especially in the ER. Turnover is highest in the lowest-paid care positions – home care is at a high point at 77% as of 2022. Pressure is growing in senior living to ‘keep people well’ in conjunction with a higher level of acuity of care needs. Demand and costs are up, and availability of workers is down.

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Utilizing AI may reduce maternal and infant mortality

KevinMD

The United States health care system is in the midst of a crisis. Despite being among the richest nations in the world, it consistently ranks among the lowest for maternal health outcomes—and that’s before you begin digging into the health disparities women of color face in this nation. Pregnancy-related complications kill Black mothers three times Read more… Utilizing AI may reduce maternal and infant mortality originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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How AI is reshaping cancer care and diagnosis

Mobi Health News

Panelists at the Constellation Forum 2023 at Northwell Health discussed AI's impact on healthcare and how to adapt to the changing health tech environment.

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Lawmakers mull lifting ban on physician-owned hospitals as doc lobbying groups claim major cost savings

FierceHealthIT

A new analysis backed by doctor lobbying groups suggest that physician-owned hospitals could have fueled about $1.1 billion in savings across 20 of Medicare’s most expensive conditions in 2019— tho | Lobbying groups in favor of overturning the ban on new physician-owned hospitals outlined broad cost savings if 2019's Medicare patients were treated at such facilities instead of a traditional hospital.

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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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Zoom offers more AI features for healthcare organizations

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Zoom this week announced expanded Zoom AI Companion capabilities for its regulated healthcare and education customers at its virtual event, Zoomtopia 2023. WHY IT MATTERS Users can now manage their AI Companion settings for meetings, team chat, whiteboard and mail all in one place in the Zoom web portal. Zoom customers can expect to see AI Companion throughout the entire platform, according to the announcement Tuesday.

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NHS England has not yet proven its case on FDP

DigitalHealth

With the award of the Federated Data Platform contract said to be delayed until mid-November, NHS England appears to be seeking to drum up support for it.

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Care coordination for older adults – still elusive, does tech help?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What is care coordination and why is it so elusive? Catching my eye – a relatively new company, Sage, offers a ‘ care coordination’ platform for senior living , just received another $15 million. Sage apparently launched in the context of replacing the traditional PERS pull cord alerting system with rapid communication and updates through software. The term, care coordination, is vague and depends on context.

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Are we missing the mark with generative AI?

KevinMD

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 25×5 Task Force was established in 2022 with the goal of reducing clinician documentation burden by 25 percent in 5 years. Recently, the task force found that “organizational efforts to address documentation burden … were all focused on documentation creation, not on information retrieval.” Similarly, much of the early hype Read more… Are we missing the mark with generative AI?

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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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GE HealthCare gets $44M to create AI for mass casualty event preparedness

Mobi Health News

The medtech giant signed a contract with BARDA to devise AI-enabled ultrasound technology that helps clinicians triage and diagnose lung pathology and traumatic injury.

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Medical AI scribe startup Nabla rolling out tool to Kaiser Permanente docs in Northern California

FierceHealthIT

Nabla, maker of an autonomous clinical AI scribe, has joined forces with Kaiser Permanente to roll out its tool to 10,000 doctors in Northern California. | The AI tool will be available to 10,000 Kaiser Permanente doctors in Northern California across all care settings and specialties.

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Oracle Health Goes Beyond Visit Summaries with Its Use of AI in Their EHR

Healthcare IT Today

Many companies are jumping on the AI bandwagon to offer services ranging from risk stratification to auto-generation of patient notes after a visit. Oracle Health wants to move further. In this video at the Oracle Health conference, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Suhas Uliyar describes how Oracle Health is creating tools that accompany and augment the workflow of physicians, nurses, and patients.

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AI and other emerging tech could be saviour of healthcare cyber security

DigitalHealth

A new report into cyber security has revealed that security budgets in healthcare businesses are under pressure, but help could come in the form of AI.

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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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Enhancing School-Based Telemedicine: Moving Beyond the Basics

19 Labs

Traditionally, telemedicine in schools involved rudimentary devices catering to basic health concerns. However, the landscape has expanded dramatically. In 2023, the focus has shifted to integrating advanced diagnostic tools and health screening applications into an accessible platform. Moving Beyond Basics GALE offers a holistic approach by integrating advanced diagnostic devices, a diverse range of health apps, and customizable health screening forms in its device-agnostic platform.

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Is the healthcare industry selling telemedicine short?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telemedicine has had an interesting history. During what may be seen as the utopian period for telemedicine – the COVID-19 pandemic – telemedicine lived its gilded age. The pandemic was tragic from a health perspective, with so much loss of life. But it has offered technological advancements that are taking better care of people today and will set up healthcare workers for crises in the future.

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Q&A: How to properly implement data to ensure effective generative AI use

Mobi Health News

Anita Mahon, executive vice president and global head of healthcare at EXL, discusses how the analytics firm helps payers and providers utilize data within generative AI.

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Industry Voices—The beginning of the end for Alzheimer’s Dementia?

FierceHealthIT

The approval of Leqembi by the Food and Drug Administration marks an exciting turning point for Alzheimer’s disease. | The approval of Leqembi by the FDA marks an exciting turning point for Alzheimer’s disease. There are big questions around costs, access, risk and efficacy in certain populations. The most urgent, overarching question is: How can we find patients who will benefit from the drug before their condition progresses outside of the treatment window?

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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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A New FHIR Analytics Tool from SAS Health

Healthcare IT Today

Most data about patients exists in EHRs or other repositories in a variety of legacy formats. Analytics, though, requires you to compare apples and apples. Thus, SAS Health Solutions offers a common data model, ingesting data from disparate sources of FHIR data into the appropriate fields for analysis. Plus, once collected, that data can easily leverage the full suite of SAS analytics tools.

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Generative AI in health demands rigorous oversight says Cushnan

DigitalHealth

As generative AI obtains a foothold in all aspects of life, health systems need to make sure AI tools are evidence-based and appropriate for clinical use.

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Survey: ChatGPT/GenAI is influencing investors' funding strategies

Mobi Health News

A GSR Ventures survey revealed 71% of investors believe the tech is changing their investment strategy "somewhat," and 17% say it changes their strategy "significantly.

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Brainomix, Nanoflex Robotics partner to create AI robotics platform for stroke

Mobi Health News

The partners were awarded a grant under the UK–Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D program to develop an AI-enabled stroke diagnosis and treatment platform.

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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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Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service is integrated into Mercy's offerings

Mobi Health News

The generative AI technology will supply patients with answers to healthcare-related questions and scheduling services and offer employees HR-related information.

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Butterfly Network announces partnership to codevelop brain computer interfaces

Mobi Health News

The ultrasound maker will codevelop a whole-brain neural interface with Forest Neurotech, a research company building a device for brain imaging and stimulation.

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GNC Health expands virtual health service with three membership plans

Mobi Health News

Individuals and families can purchase a Basic, Plus or Premier plan for a monthly fee, including the option for more than 400 prescription medicines at a $0 copay.

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