April, 2023

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AI vs. human doctors: Why patients prefer the real thing

KevinMD

In a Black Mirror-esque video I watched recently on YouTube, a young man with a persistent cough notices a booth labeled “Instant Doctor” as he’s waiting in a train station, and decides to give it a try. The somewhat pleasant robot voice immediately recognizes him and dutifully (creepily?) reads off his age, height, and weight. She then Read more… AI vs. human doctors: Why patients prefer the real thing originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Patients should be at the center when designing digital health experiences

Mobi Health News

Patients should be the focus, but developers need to consider the entire healthcare ecosystem too — including physicians and healthcare workers, said panelists at HIMSS23.

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Professional creep in medicine challenged by AI: How ChatGPT is revolutionizing medical diagnosis

KevinMD

Professional “creep” refers to the phenomenon where the responsibilities and expectations of a particular profession gradually expand beyond their original scope and begins to overlap with other professions. This can occur due to various factors, such as technological changes, societal expectations shifts, and personal and financial gains.

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Creating a Data Governance Culture 

Optimum Healthcare IT

While EHR data supports better patient engagement and safer care, it must also be managed and protected through a data governance culture. Continue reading Creating a Data Governance Culture at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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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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New AI-driven long COVID app coming soon to individual, enterprise customers

FierceHealthIT

New AI-driven long COVID app coming soon to individual, enterprise customers agliadkovskaya Wed, 04/26/2023 - 14:04

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Teladoc-Philips partnership enables neonatal virtual care in rural Queensland

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new virtual care programme is providing round-the-clock access to neonatal care in rural Queensland. US-based companies Royal Philips and Teladoc have tied up to help deliver the Neonatal Virtual Care programme to hospital chain Mater. The said programme, which was co-designed by the Mayo Clinic, provides patients, parents and bedside clinicians in Central Queensland with 24/7 access to senior neonatologist support.

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Telepsychiatry will be key, Geisinger exec says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth is one of the hottest topics at the HIMSS23 Conference & Exhibition – most especially since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the technology at long last into the mainstream of healthcare. Benjamin Gonzales is quite familiar with the technology. He is operations manager II, virtual care, at Geisinger, an 11-hospital regional health system serving more than three million patients in 45 counties across Pennsylvania.

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Chatbots and conversational AI offer help with finding care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Chatbots can be helpful to older adults and families. As part of research on the Future of AI and Older Adults, interviewees are talking about the potential role of chatbots – and why they should matter. Not surprisingly, a search for ‘chatbots and older adults’ reveals research studies targeting those aged 60+, startup investment, for example, Lena , which evolved into Lena Health for scheduling appointments , and a small study about what makes a compelling chatbot.

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Revolutionizing patient care: the power of AI and GPTs in health care and combating physician burnout

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (AI) and generative pre-trained transformers (GPTs) have made significant advancements in recent years, with potential applications in various industries. The health care sector stands to benefit significantly from AI and GPTs, as they offer promising solutions for improving patient care, diagnostics, and treatment. This article will discuss the role of leading AI models Read more… Revolutionizing patient care: the power of AI and GPTs in health care and combating physici

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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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Bolstering Health Literacy in a Little Book: Burn Prevention and Care With “The Family Oops”

Health Populi

About 180,000 deaths are attributable to burns each year, according to the World Health Organization. Non-fatal burns are a leading cause of morbidity. The good news is that burns are preventable, and we learn several terrific strategies for doing so from The Family Oops and Burns First Aid. This mighty little book, all of 28 pages and measuring 5.5 x 5.5″ square, packs a huge amount of self-care knowledge about burn prevention and treatment for home and workplace — the two sites whe

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Ultromics receives Breakthrough Device Designation for AI cardiac amyloidosis tool and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Click Therapeutics has begun a clinical trial for its episode migraine digital therapeutic, and Digital Diagnostics is offering its AI-backed diabetic retinopathy screening at select Labcorp locations.

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Is Recruiting International Nurses To Feed the U.S. Pipeline Worsening the Global Nursing Shortage?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, chief nurse of Wolters Kluwer; Health Learning, Research & Practice. It is no secret that the U.S. has been struggling with a nursing workforce crisis […] The article Is Recruiting International Nurses To Feed the U.S.

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HIMSS23: DHA is developing a virtual-first health ecosystem

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CHICAGO – In a vast, integrated health ecosystem, the future is high-tech and high-touch, "right in line with this year's HIMSS23 theme, "Health that connects, tech that cares," said. Dr. Telita Crosland, Lieutenant General, director of the Defense Health Agency. Crosland described the agency's virtual-first, data-driven focus for the next three years as a "fundamental shift" on Wednesday.

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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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The challenge behind the EUropean CAncer IMaging Initiative

Digital Health Global

Data and digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or high-performance computing (HPC), can be powerful tools for fighting cancer: this is the challenge behind the European Cancer Imaging Initiative , undoubtedly one of the most ambitious projects in the European Cancer Plan (EBCP). Launched in early 2023 in Brussels, at the headquarters of the European Commission, this new initiative will enable the creation of a cross-border, interoperable and secure infrastructure by the end

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Revolutionizing crime-solving with AI: How ChatGPT-4 can unlock critical evidence in unsolved cases

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly advanced in various fields, including health care, finance, and education. One of the most promising areas for AI application is criminology, which has the potential to transform how criminal investigations are conducted. The groundbreaking capabilities of ChatGPT-4 have the potential to revolutionize criminology by aiding forensic science, crime scene analysis, Read more… Revolutionizing crime-solving with AI: How ChatGPT-4 can unlock critical evid

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Hal Wolf on HIMSS23: “It feels like we are all back”

Healthcare IT Today

At the HIMSS23 media briefing held yesterday, the number of attendees was announced as 35,000 – a significant increase over 2021 and 2022’s attendance. This result led Harold (Hal) Wolf, President and CEO of HIMSS to declare to the gathered journalists: “Let’s be honest, this is the first HIMSS where it feels like we are all back.” HIMSS23 certainly felt fuller and busier than the conferences held in 2021 and 2022.

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Why there's no 'one-size-fits-all' for remote monitoring and patient privacy

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS23, panelists discussed why health systems need to consider the unique needs of their patient populations when implementing remote patient monitoring programs.

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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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Observations about AI and older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s a scary time to think about AI. Healthcare workers are nervous, professional caregivers think it’s too early. To read the media, reporters are sharing their anxiety. AI is terrifying about the possibility of making people (and journalists) obsolete or initiating accidental destruction and havoc. Doctors worry about the elimination of whole specialties like radiology and educators are in a tizzy trying to determine the real author of student projects.

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Lehigh Valley streamlines ED triage with virtual docs and nurses

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Like many health systems, Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Lehigh Valley Health Network had been facing the problem of long wait times in its emergency departments. To confront the problem, Lehigh Valley began using telehealth and telecommunications technologies to mobilize resources to optimize a patient’s waiting time – while reducing the number of patients leaving the ED without being seen.

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Pear Therapeutics voluntarily files for Chapter 11

Digital Health Global

Pear Therapeutics, Inc. has announced that it and its subsidiary, Pear Therapeutics (US), Inc., have voluntarily filed for protection under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware with the intention to pursue a sale of their business or assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

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How data and technology influence health in ways that doctors don’t

KevinMD

In theory, the widespread adoption of health information technology (HIT) and integrated applications can improve patients’ access to their health information and facilitate patient-centered care. In reality, this increased reliance on patient-facing technologies and data derived from connected devices, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can widen gaps in access, create new barriers to health equity, Read more… How data and technology influence health in ways that doctors don

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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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CIO Podcast – Episode 52: Data Management with Rob Carey

Healthcare IT Today

For the 52nd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by our very special guest, Rob Carey, Former Deputy DOD CIO and Navy CIO, President of Cloudera Government Solutions as we dive this episode’s topic of government vs commercial healthcare and data management! Carey kicks off the episode by describing his move from being a government CIO to his current role as President at Cloudera.

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Digital therapeutics should work 'like magic' to succeed in clinical care

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS23, panelists explained how digital therapeutics must appeal to all healthcare stakeholders – including clinicians, patients, hospitals and payers – to work well in clinical settings.

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HIMSS23 Recap and Major Announcements

Digital Health Wire

It’s Thursday morning on the final day of HIMSS23, and although most exhibitors are still diligently manning their booths in the Windy City, the announcement fireworks have already gone off and it’s time to round up some of the biggest stories from the trade show. The exhibit hall chatter had a familiar ring to it, touching on the same themes of healthcare consumerization and workforce burnout that were favorites at ViVE, but with a good amount of HIMSS’ signature interoperability seasoning spri

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Virtual sitters at Lee Health guard against danger to patients, help trim costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Historically, Lee Memorial Health System, based in Fort Myers, Florida, has had a program to help observe patients who were potentially at risk of hurting themselves while in its facilities. THE PROBLEM This could have been a patient who was confused, either chronically or acutely, or who had other medical or psychiatric concerns. "We would then hire and assign an individual to sit at the bedside with the patient and provide visual and verbal cues to promote safety," said Dr.

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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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HIMSS23: Epic analytics leader details efforts to bring GPT-4 into healthcare and growing work in genomics, life sciences

FierceHealthIT

HIMSS23: Epic analytics leader details efforts to bring GPT-4 into healthcare and growing work in genomics, life sciences hlandi Thu, 04/20/2023 - 08:09

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AI and health care: the elephant in the board room

KevinMD

In recent years, the health care industry has undergone a significant transformation, and one of the main drivers behind this change is artificial intelligence (AI). As the adoption of AI continues to accelerate, it is becoming a topic that cannot be ignored. However, despite its potential to revolutionize health care, it remains the elephant in Read more… AI and health care: the elephant in the board room originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Where You’ll Find Us at HIMSS 2023

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited at Healthcare IT Today for the HIMSS 2023 Global Conference happening next week in Chicago. We have a lot going on at the conference, including a dual-studio setup in the Healthcare IT Today booth #2481. Please stop by and say “Hi”! We can’t wait to connect with you in-person. If we’re not at our booth, here is where you will likely find us at the HIMSS conference.