June, 2024

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Can AI save the medical profession?

KevinMD

I was working in a busy GP clinic when I finished seeing my last patient for the day, and I felt a sense of relief that the day was over; however, that relief was quickly overshadowed by the daunting mountain of paperwork I needed to complete before I could go home. In general practice, this Read more… Can AI save the medical profession? originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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2024 shaping up to be a big year for healthcare AI companies. But some investors remain cautious

FierceHealthIT

AI deal activity is dominating healthcare investment with one in four dollars invested in healthcare going toward companies leveraging AI, according to a new report. | So far, in 2024, $2.8 billion has already been invested in AI healthcare companies, with SVB projecting the sector to see $11.

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Patient apps improve healthcare delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected care through the Memorial Healthcare System's mobile application gets patients engaged and taking more control of their care, and by feeding data to EHRs, can also help to save nurses time, says Jesus Diaz, director of nursing informatics.

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‘Digital babies’ created to advance infant precision medicine

DigitalHealth

A joint Irish-German study is exploring the use of 'digital babies' to help advance precision medicine for infants with inherited metabolic diseases.

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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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Google creates Tx-LLM for drug discovery and therapeutic development

Mobi Health News

Tx-LLM was fine-tuned from Google's Med-PaLM 2 and created to analyze a variety of chemical or biological entities to assist with the drug-discovery pipeline.

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What if AI focused on respecting the craft of medicine?

KevinMD

Health care technology has a long history of getting it wrong. The electronic health record (EHR) boom of the late 2000s was a remarkable transformation — taking our sector from paper charts to computers in a matter of just a few years. Unfortunately, most of the technology that was so feverishly adopted was developed without Read more… What if AI focused on respecting the craft of medicine?

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Supreme Court overrules Chevron deference, dealing blow to federal healthcare agencies

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 6-3, has overturned the Chevron deference, stripping power from federal agencies to interpret and enforce regulations. | The U.S. Supreme Court is overruling long-standing precedent. Here's how it could affect healthcare policy.

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OSF deploys care transition program, reduces readmission rate from 29% to 9%

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

OSF HealthCare, a health system that serves Illinois and Michigan, had a big challenge: Managing the high rate of patient readmissions from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities and eventually to home care. THE PROBLEM This issue stemmed largely from gaps in continuous care during transitions between these settings. Patients discharged from hospitals often were readmitted due to complications that could have been prevented with better monitoring and more proactive management, said Matt Nieukir

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Cyber attacks on critical national infrastructure predicted to increase

DigitalHealth

Mark Edwards, CISO at Digital Health and Care Wales has warned that cyber attacks on critical national infrastructure are likely to increase.

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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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Done Health CEO and clinical president arrested for alleged $100M scheme

Mobi Health News

The telemedicine company's clinical president and its founder and CEO allegedly participated in a scheme to profit from providing easy access to Adderall for no valid medical purpose.

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HFMA Annual Conference Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 142

Healthcare IT Today

For the 142nd episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are doing a preview of the HFMA Annual Conference ! To kick this episode off, we discuss what we think the biggest topic of conversation will be at the upcoming HFMA Conference. Then we speculate on what content we will see around AI during HFMA. Next, we debate over where AI, Machine Learning, and Automation are actually having an impact in RCM.

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Improving equity and population health through social determinants of health

KevinMD

Social determinants of health (SDoH) have a strong potential to positively and negatively affect health outcomes, but providers have traditionally faced substantial roadblocks in identifying patients who need SDoH interventions. The result of this gap is often missed opportunities to improve patient health at the individual and population levels. SDoH factors are responsible for up Read more… Improving equity and population health through social determinants of health originally appeared in Kevi

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Color Health taps OpenAI to generate screening plans for cancer patients

FierceHealthIT

Color Health is working with OpenAI to test out computer-generated personalized care plans for cancer patients. | Color developed a new copilot app that leverages GPT-4o to identify missing diagnostics and create tailored workup plans for patients.

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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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'When in doubt, include the nursing informatics team'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The nursing profession is changing – in large part fueled by information technology that can help nurses meet a growing list of challenges, said Summer Blackerby, RN, chief nursing officer at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Blackerby knows what it is like being a nurse today and the challenges nurses face on a daily basis. She also is intimately familiar with the state of nursing informatics today – how it is helping and where it needs to improve.

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Leaked NHSE review warns of ‘severe shortage’ of digital nurses

DigitalHealth

A leaked copy of the unpublished Phillips Ives Report, seen by Nursing Times, warns of a 'severe shortage' of digital nurses to support NHSE ambitions.

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Deloitte acquires End Point's disease surveillance business assets

Mobi Health News

CasePointer's workforce will join Deloitte, and the company will use the business's software in conjunction with its GovConnect assets to assist its government clients.

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OntarioMD Spearheading Adoption of AI in the Best Way for Clinicians and Patients

Healthcare IT Today

OntarioMD is working closely with clinicians, provider organizations, consultants, and vendors, to accelerate the adoption of AI in healthcare. They are trying to cut through the hype to arrive at the best way to deploy the technology to maximize impact while minimizing cost and disruption. A year ago, Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to connect with Robert Fox, OntarioMD ’s new CEO.

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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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PCORI Fees Under ACA Are Increasing in 2024

ACA Times

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fees required to be paid by employers under the ACA by July 31 increased to $3.22 for 2024. Learn how to comply. The post PCORI Fees Under ACA Are Increasing in 2024 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Google-backed startup Heyday Health banks $12.5M to scale house calls combined with telehealth

FierceHealthIT

Heyday Health launched three years ago to provide primary care to seniors by blending traditional house calls with 21st-century innovation via telehealth visits. | Heyday Health bills itself as a "virtual-forward, value-based care provider" designed to meet patients where they are, providing care in the comfort of their homes.

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How to navigate the risks of remote patient monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Remote patient monitoring has been taking the spotlight in health IT, and the number of hospitals and health systems embracing this approach to patient care in the home has been increasing. What's more, the number of reimbursable RPM services may soon be on the rise thanks to efforts spearheaded by the CPT Editorial Panel and the American Medical Association.

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DHSC slashes investment in NHS AI Lab by £111m

DigitalHealth

The Department of Health and Social Care has slashed investment in NHS AI Lab from a promised £250 million to just £139m, Digital Health News has learned.

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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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Foodsmart secures more than $200M for telenutrition platform

Mobi Health News

The company partners with employers and health plans, such as Medicaid and Medicare, to provide patients virtual access to registered dietitians.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 76: Renovating Healthcare IT, a Health IT Book by Susan Snedaker

Healthcare IT Today

For the 76th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Susan Snedaker, Chief Information Officer at El Rio Health to talk about her new book, Renovating Healthcare IT: Building the Foundation for Digital Transformation ! We kick this episode off by talking about the motivations behind Snedaker’s newest publication.

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Redox FHIR sandbox with writeback: A launchpad for flawless FHIR integrations

Redox

Some HL7 ® FHIR ® sandboxes feel more like playgrounds than testing environments. They lack the ability to write back data, making it impossible to simulate the full lifecycle of your integrations, including how your system responds when receiving updates from other healthcare systems. This can lead to unexpected errors and delays when your integration goes live, potentially impacting patient care and creating costly rework.

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Amazon Pharmacy expands RxPass subscription service to Medicare patients

FierceHealthIT

Amazon Pharmacy is expanding its prescription drug subscription program, called RxPass, to Prime members on Medicare insurance. | The RxPass program, launched in January 2023, provides unlimited access to 60 eligible generic medications and will ship the medications to customers' homes for a flat monthly fee of $5.

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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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Contractors signed for NSW Health's network infra upgrade and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telstra, NTT contracted for major ICT upgrade in NSW health facilities eHealth NSW disclosed that telecommunications companies Telstra and NTT were tapped to upgrade the wired and wireless networking infrastructure of more than 1,100 public health facilities across New South Wales. Hospitals and community health centres will "progressively undergo a refresh of local networking hardware and software that underpin our increasingly digital hospital environments," said Ian Schrader, infras

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Three things we must do now to prevent patient harm from digital tech

DigitalHealth

In the wake of reports linking IT flaws to deaths of patients, and the recent cyber attack on pathology in south east London, Chris Fleming calls for radical change to make digital safer and more effective

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MIT, Movano Health will study long COVID, chronic Lyme disease with Evie Ring

Mobi Health News

Movano's Evie Ring collects data on the wearer's heart rate, blood oxygen saturation levels, activity, sleep quality and menstrual cycle.

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