May, 2023

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Does ChatGPT really outshine doctors? Or just on social media?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this past week, artificial intelligence chatbot assistants can provide responses to patients' health questions that are of comparable quality – and empathy – to those written by physicians. A team of licensed healthcare professionals compared physicians' and the chatbot’s responses to patients’ questions asked publicly on the social media forum Reddit’s r/AskDocs in October 2022, but were summarily won

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How Private Practices Can Leverage Personalized Health Diagnostics 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Bill Stone, CEO, AllClear Healthcare. Despite major changes in the healthcare system over the last few years, it’s still hard for many patients to get answers for the causes of chronic or sudden-onset health […] The article How Private Practices Can Leverage Personalized Health Diagnostics appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Is AI the solution for the shortage of nephrologists? ChatGPT weighs in.

KevinMD

As I’m sure you know, nephrology is the branch of internal medicine that deals with the kidneys. And in the U.S., young doctors are quite unlikely to choose this path. Why? The combination of long hours, chronic illness, and (relatively) unimpressive pay has proven deadly to the field. In fact, around 30 percent of training (fellowship) Read more… Is AI the solution for the shortage of nephrologists?

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Hippocratic AI launches with $50M to build large language model for healthcare

Mobi Health News

The company says its LLM model has passed over 100 healthcare certifications and surpassed GPT-4 and other commercial models’ performance.

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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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Digital Healthcare Transformation: Improving Patient Experience and Outcomes

Digital Health Global

The healthcare industry is experiencing a significant transformation, with technology playing a vital role in modernizing medical practices and enhancing health outcomes. As healthcare professionals, it is our duty to keep up with and adopt new technologies in order to offer the best possible care to our patients. Patient experience has become a primary focus in our industry, and the digital transformation has provided new ways to enhance it.

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The AI revolution in health care: How entrepreneurs are transforming patient care with innovative solutions

KevinMD

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about a paradigm shift in the health care industry. According to Markets and Markets, the global AI in the health care market is projected to grow from $4.9 billion in 2020 to $45.2 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 44.9 percent during the forecast period. As Read more… The AI revolution in health care: How entrepreneurs are transforming patient care with innovative solutions originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Where telemedicine is headed now that the PHE has ended

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency came to an end on May 11. This change is yet another signal that the country is working to move past the pandemic, which falls in line with recent moves by the federal government to move the pandemic to a more controlled phase. This also happens to coincide with the World Health Organization declaring an end to the COVID-19 global health emergency.

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Q&A: Digital therapeutics' future after the fall of Pear Therapeutics

Mobi Health News

Andy Molnar, CEO of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, discusses the market for digital therapeutics after Pear Therapeutics declared bankruptcy.

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5 Ways to Close the Cloud Security Gaps in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by TJ Houske, Senior Vice President of Technology, Operations, and Engineering at OTAVA Ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations doubled in the last five years, according to a new study by JAMA Health Forum. The most common victims have been health clinics. This year’s Ponemon report also reinforces the fact that ransomware continues to impact patient safety.

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The Secret to Supercharging Your Organizations Communications

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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Mental Health Services Grow in the Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month , there’s no shortage of press releases promoting a wide range of services and programs emerging from both the public and private sectors. In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the exposed epidemic-beyond-the-pandemic of mental health has inspired many collaborations between public, private commercial and not-for-profit organizations.

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Combatting Wasteful Administrative Costs At the Practice Level

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Hari Prasad, founder and CEO, Yosi Health. Wasteful administrative costs are crippling healthcare. That’s the key finding of a recent research brief published by Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy under the […] The article Combatting Wasteful Administrative Costs At the Practice Level appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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The game-changing impact of AI regulation: Unlocking the potential in health care and society

KevinMD

The regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) has become a hot topic in recent years, especially as AI systems like ChatGPT continue to grow in prominence. OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, emphasizing the need for collaboration between the government and private companies to create appropriate regulations.

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The European Patient Digital Health Awards 2023 are back!

Digital Health Global

Leading healthcare company MSD , in collaboration with the Digital Health Academy and Allied for startups , has launched the third edition of European Patient Digital Health Awards (PDHA). This international strategic initiative aims to acknowledge the development and implementation of digital health solutions that enhance care and quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

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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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Voiceitt, Cisco partner to offer speech recognition for virtual meetings

Mobi Health News

Webex by Cisco will integrate Voiceitt's technology into its platform for people with non-standard speech to be easily understood during virtual calls.

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Primary care practices identify needed improvements for telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Qualitative data provided by 87 primary care practices in New York and Florida showed that while telehealth experiences differed on the basis of pre-pandemic clinician and practice familiarity with virtual care platforms, varying state regulations during the public health emergency, the lack of formal guidelines and physician burnout affected how quickly telemedicine offerings matured within practices.

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The Growing Pet Economy – What It Means for Human Health, Well-Being, and Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

Our pets can be personal and family drivers of health and health care cost savings, according to a new study from according to a new report from researchers at George Mason University published in their paper, Health Care Cost Savings of Pet Ownership. Reviewing this new paper inspired me to explore the current state of the pet/health market and implications for their human families, my weaving of various stories explored in this Health Populi blog post.

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Barriers to full benefit of AI for older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

One of the media-fueled risks today with the plethora of AI-related hype is the tendency to find and publicize deficiencies and mistakes, reinforcing the premise that it is too early for benefits across industries like senior living or home care. This cycle was not helped by the behavior of earlier AI technologies like voice assistants. And there are barriers that need to be addressed to realize the full potential, which is not yet fully understood.

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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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Thriving in an AI-driven health care system: essential skills for medical professionals to stay relevant and make a difference

KevinMD

As the health care industry continues to evolve with the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge technologies, it’s more important than ever for medical professionals to identify and develop skills that set them apart from their peers. Embracing these skills can help you survive and thrive in an AI-driven health care system.

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Generative AI to accelerate drug discovery

Digital Health Global

Google Cloud has announced the launch of enhanced AI-powered tools aimed at advancing life sciences. These tools include the Target and Lead Identification Suite, an AI tool for life science researchers to better identify the function of amino acids and predict the structure of proteins, and the Multiomics Suite for discovering and interpreting genomic data and designing personalized genomic treatments.

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Fertility app Premom shared users' health data without consent, FTC says

Mobi Health News

The Federal Trade Commission alleges the company shared personal health information with two China-based firms, Google and analytics company AppsFlyer.

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FirstHealth offers a powerful look at hybrid telemedicine in action

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a health system based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, bed capacity always seemed to be at the forefront of challenges, a not uncommon situation in healthcare. Having more bed capacity is always helpful, but that usually means construction of some sort. FirstHealth staff thought of a way to increase hospital bed capacity without laying a single brick.

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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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Kaiser Permanente discloses timeline, financial commitments for its VBC megadeal with Geisinger Health

FierceHealthIT

Kaiser Permanente discloses timeline, financial commitments for its VBC megadeal with Geisinger Health dmuoio Tue, 05/16/2023 - 12:40

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Older Adults will benefit from AI -- sooner rather than later

Aging in Place Technology Watch

AI and older adults – powerful if enabled. There are few limits to the possible benefits of AI in its many forms, conversational, generative, Chatbots and more. Some say that we are in The Golden Age of AI. But constraints faced now and in coming years are beginning to emerge from public and political debates about privacy, ethics and proposed regulation.

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The Promise of ChatGPT Will Be Buried Inside Health Care

Healthcare IT Today

The stunning achievements of chatGPT (along with the enormous work that remains to be done) raise the questions of how generative AI will change industries and interactions. As the term “generative AI” indicates, these technologies use AI to communicate, not to do predictive analytics or alter events. Thus, according to Murray Brozinsky, Chief Strategy Officer at Amwell , generative AI will automate peripheral aspects of communication rather than affect health care directly.

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Innovation as Strategy: Enabling life sciences of the Future – download the free booklet by Healthware Group

Digital Health Global

In the fast-paced world of life sciences, embracing innovation has become a top priority for companies striving to stay ahead of the curve. Healthware’s team of experts is taking the lead in this transformation, offering clients an “ Innovation as Strategy” approach that keeps the industry moving forward. With digital transformation, innovation is no longer a “nice to have” but the driving force behind life sciences organizations’ success.

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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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SteadyMD, AmerisourceBergen partner for pharmacy telehealth and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Boehringer Ingelheim and Click Therapeutics initiate clinical trial on PDTx treatment for schizophrenia and Akili's EndeavorRx shows promise for adults with ADHD.

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M&A notebook: Providers and platforms make big moves

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Mergers and acquisitions in healthcare remain strong as providers seek to meet cost and quality goals to meet the demands of value-based reimbursements while health IT companies pursue increased market share or partnerships that scale innovation, said to David Chou, a technology leader with deep integration experience in the healthcare space, earlier this year.

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IHE IT-Infrastructure Spring 2023

Healthcare Exchange Standards

The IHE IT-Infrastructure committee continues to produce new and improved specifications for HIE interoperability. This spring we are publishing a supplement that was out for public-comment, a whitepaper that was out for public-comment. We are placing into Public-Comment an IG publisher formatted Profile that was previously published, and a brand-new Implementation Guide supporting Privacy Consents and enforcement.

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