May, 2024

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4 Strategic Considerations for Digital Hospital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kaeli Tully, Healthcare Systems and Solutions Engineer at Intel In the quiet hours of the night, hospital executives toss and turn, grappling with the daunting reality of staffing shortages that plague their institutions. Challenges like these fuel passion and ingenuity for innovation and drive the community to harness the power of technology to find fit-for-purpose and impactful solutions.

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The universal impact of health care informatics

KevinMD

In the bustling city of New York lived a young woman named Emily. Emily wasn’t a health care provider or even remotely associated with the medical field. She worked as a graphic designer, spending her days creating stunning visuals for advertising campaigns. One evening, while browsing the internet, Emily stumbled upon an article titled “Why Read more… The universal impact of health care informatics originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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How Technology Drives Value-Based Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Phyllis Wojtusik, Executive Vice President of Value-Based Care at Real Time Medical Systems. We all know that CMS is pushing hard towards value-based care. They’re goal is to have 100% of Medicare beneficiaries in a value-based care arrangement by 2030. We see a number of ACO approaches that make up these efforts, along with Medicare Advantage plans.

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Mayo Clinic, Zipline partner to deliver supplies to patients' homes using drones

Mobi Health News

Patients of the medical center's hospital-at-home program in Minnesota and Florida will be able to receive home deliveries via Zipline's drones.

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Enhance Healthcare Efficiency With Top Payroll & HCM Services

Running a healthcare facility requires precision and care, not just for patients but also for your staff. Our guide, "A Buyer’s Guide to Payroll & HCM Services," helps healthcare providers choose the best provider. Efficient payroll management ensures timely, accurate payments, critical for maintaining staff morale and trust. Compliance support helps navigate complex healthcare regulations and avoid costly fines.

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Telemedicine, enabled with responsible AI, can improve the patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual care has become pivotal in reshaping patient experiences. Amanda Bury, chief commercial officer at Infermedica, a digital health company specializing in AI-powered systems for symptom analysis and patient triage, knows telehealth's potential to enhance and optimize patient experiences and outcomes while emphasizing convenience, affordability and empowerment – tying in responsible AI innovation and strategies for e

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Five new technologies for older adults – May 2024

Aging in Place Technology Watch

As the year progresses, the older adult population gets the innovators' attention. As it should be, given the swelling older adult market, growing visibility with investors, and increasing attention from the federal government. Rock Health break out the 65+ in its surveys of health tech ownership. Surveys show that Americans prefer to age in their own homes , also known as aging in place.

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Envisioning the future of health care with OpenAI’s GPT-4o: potential innovations under secure and unbiased conditions

KevinMD

Introducing OpenAI’s GPT-4o is just the beginning of a transformative journey in health care. As we look to the future, it is essential to ensure that advancements in AI, particularly in sensitive sectors like health care, are grounded in security and fairness. With strict adherence to HIPAA-compliant servers and proactive measures to eliminate bias in Read more… Envisioning the future of health care with OpenAI’s GPT-4o: potential innovations under secure and unbiased conditions ori

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5G Ushered Huge Advances in Healthcare Technology. What will 6G Offer?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by John English, Director of Service Provider Marketing and Business Development at NETSCOUT Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, medical technology became essential for keeping healthcare running when other industries had to close. Cellular network technology, particularly 5G, has been a critical enabler in running medical services during and after the pandemic.

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Q&A: Amazon Business on supply management in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Bill Kopitke, head of healthcare at Amazon Business, discusses how the company uses analytics to help improve operations and supply management in care settings.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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New efforts try to balance nurse staffing ratios with access to care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's National Nurses Week 2024 , and it's time to celebrate the more than 5 million RNs nationwide who are so essential to care delivery. But overshadowing the celebration are many challenges impacting the nursing workforce. Chief among them: critical staffing challenges. Some federal and state legislators are seeking to mandate patient-caregiver ratios to help improve care and reduce nurse burnout.

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Epic releases open-source AI validation tool for health systems

FierceHealthIT

Epic launched an open-source tool on Wednesday to enable healthcare organizations to test and monitor artificial intelligence models. | Six weeks after announcing it was developing an AI validation software tool for healthcare, Epic has launched the open-source tool on Github to help health systems test and validate AI models.

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General election 2024: Health leaders share their views on digital priorities

DigitalHealth

Following the government announcement of a general election, we asked health tech leaders and think tanks what the priorities should be for digital health.

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Exploring the potential of Apple’s biosensing earbuds in health care

KevinMD

Apple’s recent patent application for a biosensing device integrated into their earbuds opens up numerous possibilities for health care. This innovative technology aims to measure various biological signals from users, including EEG, EMG, EOG, ECG, GSR, and BVP. Here’s how each of these technologies can be harnessed to improve health care: 1.

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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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Cutting Through the AI Hype: Deploying AI Now to Improve Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bevey Miner, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy at Consensus Cloud Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and with so much hype around it, healthcare organizations are rightfully cautious about deploying AI solutions. Although promising in its ability to transform healthcare through more efficient and accurate data capture and management, there is still much that we as an industry and society need to understand before scali

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Study: Google reveals new capabilities of Med-Gemini's LLMs

Mobi Health News

Med-Gemini-3D can read 3D scans, generate radiology reports and answer questions, while Med-Gemini-Polygenic can predict health outcomes based on genomic data.

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Putting patients at the heart of digital healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Crowded waiting rooms, stressed medical staff, and time pressure during diagnostic examinations—these are familiar challenges faced by many healthcare facilities and they require urgent attention. The Vinzenz Gruppe, one of the largest private operators of non-profit healthcare facilities in Austria, is committed to expanding its digital patient portal to meet the ever-increasing demands.

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The race for healthcare AI models heats up as Google boasts Med-Gemini surpasses GPT-4

FierceHealthIT

Google and DeepMind released an open access paper on their newest artificial intelligence tools intended for use in hea | Results released by Google on Med-Gemini's performance show that it outperforms existing AI/ML including GPT-4 on over a dozen industry benchmarks.

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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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AI chest X-ray tool made available to radiologists at more than 40 NHS trusts

DigitalHealth

Six imaging networks in England have selected global health tech firm Annalise.ai as the preferred provider to support early lung cancer diagnosis.

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Beyond the Buzzword: Practical Digital Transformation Strategies For Health Systems

Optimum Healthcare IT

Effective digital transformation strategies in healthcare include leveraging existing technologies to improve efficiencies, financial performance, & patient outcomes. The post Beyond the Buzzword: Practical Digital Transformation Strategies For Health Systems appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Novel Applications of AI and Its Future

Healthcare IT Today

When you go to implement new technology into your organization, it’s important to look at all of the ways that it can go wrong so that way you can ensure you have safeguards and procedures in place. However, it is equally important to look at all of the ways that it can benefit your organization. After all, the ways that new technology improves the care of our patients and improves the work life of our staff is the sole reason we implement it.

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Biosensor technology company Allez Health secures $60M

Mobi Health News

The continuous glucose monitoring biosensor platform will use the funds to scale its manufacturing, move toward regulatory approval and perform more clinical trials.

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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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Geisinger saves $560K in pilot integrating video visits into Epic MyChart

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Over the course of the pandemic, demand for behavioral health services increased dramatically in the communities served by Geisinger, the Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system. With a large patient population in rural areas, Geisinger expanded its use of telemedicine to scale access and leverage a national workforce to serve them. Today, Geisinger Behavioral Health serves more than 45,000 unique patients annually, with more than 80% of services offered via telemedicine.

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Ascension reports systems, clinical operations disrupted amid apparent 'cybersecurity event'

FierceHealthIT

Ascension disclosed Wednesday that it has detected “unusual activity” on some of its technology networks that it believes “is due to a cybersecurity event.” | The Catholic health giant said it detected "unusual activity" Wednesday and "immediately" activated remediation processes, including hiring a third-party cybersecurity firm.

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OneLondon announces digital tool for mental health care

DigitalHealth

Six mental health trusts in London to roll out digital tool to support people detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA), OneLondon has announced.

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EMR Test Management at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum developed an EMR Test Management application on the ServiceNow platform to help Methodist Le Bonheur overcome their challenges. The post EMR Test Management at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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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 Big eClinicalWorks Transformation at Maryland Endocrine

Healthcare IT Today

Maryland Endocrine has quickly made the big journey from paper billing to on-site payments. The organization had eClinicalWorks installed since 2004 (they were actually eClinicalWorks’ 34th customer), but when Kimberly Stahl, Practice Administrator, came to the company, it was still collecting payments by sending paper bills by post. Bills were often delayed for months.

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Exclusive: Thyme Care launches virtual palliative care program, appoints medical director

Mobi Health News

Dr. Julia Frydman will be the oncology-focused company's first medical director for palliative care. She will oversee its new Enhanced Supportive Care program.

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Telehealth, hybrid care adding to physicians' EHR workload

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

While telehealth alone doesn't appear to add significantly to a primary care physician's workload, mixing modalities – telehealth and in-person hybrid care environments – led to a 6% increase in time spent with documentary and EHR work, new research shows. WHY IT MATTERS These were among the results of an April study by MedStar Health Research Institute and Georgetown University School of Medicine published in JAMA Network Open , which focused on how hybrid care environments

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