June, 2023

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Seen at HIMSS: the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, mixed reality, robotics, and interoperability

KevinMD

ChatGPT and Epic Systems This year’s buzzword in academic and now business technology is ChatGPT. Epic Systems, Microsoft, and OpenAI (the owners of ChatGPT) have announced the release of the next evolution in artificial intelligence (AI) called GPT-4. This new system integrates AI with electronic health records with the hopes of advancing medical care and Read more… Seen at HIMSS: the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, mixed reality, robotics, and interoperability originally a

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Healthcare Providers, Beware! Why Bad Bots Are A Cybersecurity Threat 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rob Falbo, vice president of healthcare solutions, Imperva. In most industries, an IT service outage can lead to lost revenue. In the healthcare industry, disruption of network or application services impacts critical patient care. […] The article Healthcare Providers, Beware!

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The State of Healthcare in America, State-By-State

Health Populi

If you live in Massachusetts, Hawaii, and New Hampshire, you win a kind of state lottery for public health and well-being, based on this year’s read of the 2023 Scorecard on State Health System Performance from The Commonwealth Fund. Here’s a picture of the annual study’s top-line findings, a roster of the fifty U.S. states ranked by a mash-up of health system indicators.

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XRHealth receives patent for closed loop biofeedback in VR, AR

Mobi Health News

The company will first use the patent to combine the Apple Watch with Apple's new augmented reality headset Apple Vision Pro for closed loop AI-enabled treatment.

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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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Revolutionizing communication and enhancing prosthetics: breakthroughs in neural engineering systems

KevinMD

An excerpt from Future of Technology in Medicine, The: From Cyborgs to Curing Paralysis. Have you ever experienced the urge to text someone in the middle of cooking? Have you ever experienced the necessity of responding to a friend’s eager text when performing small tasks such as holding groceries? Brain-machine interfaces, … Read more… Revolutionizing communication and enhancing prosthetics: breakthroughs in neural engineering systems originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Apple provides powerful insights into new areas of health

Digital Health Global

iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10 introduce mental health and vision health features, and the Health app arrives on iPad CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced new health features in iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, expanding into two impactful areas and providing innovative tools and experiences across platforms. New mental health features allow users to log their momentary emotions and daily moods, see valuable insights, and easily access assessments and resources. iPhone, iPad, and App

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Not covering emerging Alzheimer's drugs could cost Medicare billions: study

FierceHealthIT

Emerging Alzheimer’s disease medications come with high price tags, but researchers with the University of Chicago calculate that in the long run, it’s much less costly to cover these therapies for | Emerging Alzheimer’s medications come with high price tags, but researchers with the University of Chicago calculate that in the long run, it’s much less costly to cover these therapies for Medicare beneficiaries.

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AARP's AgeTech Collaborative -- mobility offerings 2023

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What is the AARP AgeTech Collaborative? AARP’s AgeTech Collaborative launched in 2021 with a splash (and 50 startups) that has widened into an age wave, or a sort of Match.com for age-related companies to find others, including collaborators, sponsors, pilots, and more. Today’s collection of 98 companies, many of whom have gone through the Innovation Labs incubator process, including pitch competition, Accelerator program, or were directly invited into the AgeTech Collaborative program.

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Apple unveils watchOS 10 with new features for mental health, vision health

Mobi Health News

The Apple watchOS 10 will allow users to track their emotions and moods, connect with mental health resources and measure time spent outdoors to reduce the risk of myopia.

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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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Unleashing the power of optimized operations, data connectivity, and technology for unparalleled patient care

KevinMD

Health care organizations are complex systems that require a multitude of moving parts to work smoothly. The background operations that keep health systems running are key to enabling frontline doctors and nurses to deliver quality care. As a registered nurse and health care administrator for 45 years, I have a unique perspective on the challenges Read more… Unleashing the power of optimized operations, data connectivity, and technology for unparalleled patient care originally appeared in KevinM

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Why telehealth is so critical for marginalized patient populations

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A 2019 survey by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation’s Office of Health Policy found that the highest rates of telehealth visits happened among people with Medicaid (29.3%) and Medicare (27.4%), Black individuals (26.8%), and those earning less than $25,000 (26.7%). With so many of the nation's underserved patients using telehealth services, practitioners and medical organizations must work to understand what these patients need in order to improve the quality of care.

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The Positive Impact of RPM on Rural Healthcare in North Dakota

Clear Arch Health

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs enable the delivery of convenient, proactive, and responsive care to patients wherever they are, regardless of location. This is highly advantageous for rural healthcare patients who often encounter barriers to patient care services. Here, we'd like to share some good news about the RPM program at Coal Country Community Health Center ‐ Beulah Clinic, in North Dakota.

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Pharma giant Bayer moves deeper into digital health with new business unit

FierceHealthIT

Pharma giant Bayer is launching a precision health unit as it ramps up its investment in consumer-facing digital health tools. | Pharma giant Bayer is launching a precision health unit as it ramps up its investment in consumer-facing digital health tools.

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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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TEFCA Real Talk

Healthcare IT Today

As someone who has covered the health IT industry for 17 years, I’m always fascinated when I see something really grab the attention of the health IT community. That’s a hard thing to do when there are so many people pining for attention. Certainly AI us currently doing that in health IT, but in the world of interoperability TEFCA and QHINs are grabbing all of the attention.

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Q&A: Expert says the pace of technological advancements is 'underestimated'

Mobi Health News

Dr. Daniel Kraft, founder of Digital.Health and NextMed Health and general partner at Continuum Health Ventures, tells MobiHealthNews how he sees rapidly changing technology shaping digital healthcare.

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Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires eCloud Managed Solutions

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT announced today that it has acquired eCloud Managed Solutions bolstering cloud expertise and capabilities. Continue reading Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires eCloud Managed Solutions at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Generation Z is in mental health crisis – telehealth can help

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's a challenging time to be a young person. Study after study has shown that stressors such as social media, bullying, loneliness and the pandemic are causing and exacerbating a wide array of mental health challenges among high school and college kids. And healthcare resources are not always readily available to help them. Among some recent stats: There are never-before-seen levels of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts among teens, according to a report from the CDC. 71% of college student

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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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Bulking and Cutting: The Hidden Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs and the Effect on Your Mental Health

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Bodybuilding and fitness influencers have taken center stage on social media, sharing the bulking and cutting cycle with aspiring bodybuilders and enthusiastic gym-goers alike. However, many of these fitness influencers use performance-enhancing drugs, and whether they share this with followers or claim they’re “natural” and do so in secret varies. Due to this, a growing […] The post Bulking and Cutting: The Hidden Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs and the Effect on Your Mental Health app

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Medicare to broaden coverage of Alzheimer’s drugs after full FDA approval, but with some restrictions

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined plans Thursday to broadly cover a new class of Alzheimer’s drugs once the medications get full approval from the Food and Drug Administration | CMS outlined plans Thursday to broadly cover a new class of Alzheimer’s drugs once the medications get full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Surescripts Makes Interoperability Official

Healthcare IT Today

Surecripts is a company that is synonymous with e-prescribing. Increasingly, healthcare organizations are using the company’s platform to exchange more than prescription information. Vaccination status, demographic information and notes are increasingly shared. Surescripts recently announced its intention to become a QHIN , firmly positioning the company a player in the interoperability space.

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Q&A: Define Ventures seeks to invest in digital health after $460M raise

Mobi Health News

Lynne Chou O'Keefe, founder and managing partner of Define Ventures, tells MobiHealthNews what characteristics of a company are essential to garner investment.

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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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Adopting Agile: The Power of Iteration in Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT

Agile methodology and Iteration support successful technology integration. How can healthcare embrace these concepts? Continue reading Adopting Agile: The Power of Iteration in Healthcare IT at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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New survey sheds light on providers' embrace of telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Eighty percent of providers using telehealth in Virginia have seen improvements in their patients’ continuity of care, and 87% feel confident in the quality of care they’re able to offer patients via telehealth, according to a new survey conducted by the Virginia Telehealth Network of more than 10,500 active license healthcare professionals throughout the state.

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The Ultimate Guide to Patient Scheduling Software: Must-Have Features and Implementation Tips

Healee

Navigating the intricate realm of patient scheduling is no easy task. From the vantage point of administrators, it entails juggling a myriad of appointments, ensuring optimal utilization of resources, maintaining... The post The Ultimate Guide to Patient Scheduling Software: Must-Have Features and Implementation Tips appeared first on Healee.

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Physician-owned hospitals' negotiated, cash prices lower than nearby facilities, study finds

FierceHealthIT

Physician-owned general acute care hospitals charge less than other non-physician-owned facilities in their region for several common shoppable care services, according to a new analysis published | A new analysis of competing hospitals' published prices adds fuel to the debate over whether Congress should lift the Affordable Care Act's ban on new physician-owned hospitals.

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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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Better Health Care Tests, Faster

Healthcare IT Today

The previous articles in this series laid out some of the issues in health care affecting testing , and the value of data. This article looks at some specific problems and solutions. Speeding up Test Development We’ve seen with COVID-19 how quickly a virus can evolve and how hard it is to design both tests and vaccinations that accommodate different variants.

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Hybrid behavioral healthcare company Octave scores $52M

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to release new offerings to providers and payers, expand its reach nationally in 2023 and establish a presence in all 50 states in 2024.

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Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires eCloud Managed Solutions

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT announced today that it has acquired eCloud Managed Solutions bolstering cloud expertise and capabilities. Continue reading Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires eCloud Managed Solutions at Optimum Healthcare IT.