November, 2023

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Can generative artificial intelligence help clinicians better manage patient messages?

KevinMD

In today’s digitized, on-demand world, patients frequently use portals to send their physicians questions and requests. Today, physicians receive 57 percent more patient messages than before the pandemic. They spend the highest proportion of their inbox time on these messages, often responding after hours. While messaging is an essential care access point, high volume strains Read more… Can generative artificial intelligence help clinicians better manage patient messages?

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AstraZeneca launches Evinova to bring AI to clinical trials

Mobi Health News

The pharma giant's new health tech company will operate as a separate business and scale the company's already established digital technologies to enhance clinical trials.

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A light bulb went off: 'Alexa for telemedicine!'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As was the case with many healthcare organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a significant increase in telehealth visits for Phoenix Children’s Hospital – especially in outpatient clinics. THE PROBLEM For a children’s hospital, this meant that often for the first time, parents and/or extended family could attend a doctor’s visit virtually and take a more active role in the care of their children.

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Revolutionizing patient care: the convergence of AI and personalized medicine

KevinMD

In the dynamic realm of health care, two revolutionary forces are converging to redefine patient care: artificial intelligence (AI) and personalized medicine. This synergy transforms how we understand, diagnose, and treat diseases, tailoring health care to each patient’s needs. The emergence of personalized medicine Personalized medicine, at its core, is about understanding the unique genetic, Read more… Revolutionizing patient care: the convergence of AI and personalized medicine original

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

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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“My Doctor’s Office” Should Accept Wearable Tech Health Data, Most Patients Say

Health Populi

“Do personal health trackers belong in the doctor’s office?” Software Advice wondered. “Yes,” the company’s latest consumer survey found, details of which are discussed in a report published on their website. Unique to this study is the patient sample polled: Software Advice surveyed 876 patients in September 2023 to gauge their perspectives on wearable tech and health.

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Disquiet grows over perceived Palantir takeover of FCI

DigitalHealth

The FCI has been wracked by more resignations of trustees, triggered by deep disquiet among some members about growing ties to Accenture and Palantir.

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GPT-4 outperformed 99.98% of simulated human readers in diagnosing complex clinical cases

Mobi Health News

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says GPT-4 correctly diagnosed 52.7% of complex cases compared to only 36% of medical journal readers.

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EHR documentation burdens increasing with virtual care expansion, says study

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network compared patient messaging among ambulatory physicians before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding they were mostly documenting visits and not messaging patients. WHY IT MATTERS The study proposed that if telemedicine expansion indicates physicians spending more overall time in EHRs, health systems and policymakers may need to alter productivity expectations and their reimbursement policies.

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From Paper to Pixels: The Future is Bright for Health Information Management

Healthcare IT Today

The evolution of Health Information Management (HIM) professionals has been remarkable. They are no longer paper pushers (literally) and are now stewards of healthcare data. Jennifer Mueller, President of the American Health Information Management Association ( AHIMA ), sees a bright future for the HIM industry. Healthcare IT Today sat down with Jennifer Mueller, AHIMA President and the Vice President & Privacy Officer at the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center ( WHAIC ) to the

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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An Antidote to Loneliness – Amazon’s 2023 Holiday Ad-Video Is A Lesson in Social Health, Aging and Love

Health Populi

To complement today’s sobering Health Populi post discussing Accenture’s 2024 Life Trends Study — an outlook for a decade of “deconstruction” based on technology and other trends in the ether — I share with you Amazon’s ad for this holiday season gift-giving motivation. The agency responsible for the campaign, Hungry Man and director Wayne McClammy, weave together a beautiful plotline of friendship, the Beatles’ In My Life, and a time-traveling ima

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CVS Health beats the Street with $2.3B in Q3 profit

FierceHealthIT

CVS Health beat the Street on both earnings and revenue in the third quarter, reporting $2.3 billion in profit. | By comparison, the company reported a $3.4 billion loss in the third quarter of 2022 as it paid out its part in a global settlement over the opioid crisis.

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Palantir to be named as winner of Federated Data Platform

DigitalHealth

Palantir and Accenture have been chosen as the winner of the £480m Federated Data Platform procurement, with an announcement expected imminently.

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Philips receives $60M from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for AI tech

Mobi Health News

The funds will be used to speed up global adoption of AI algorithms on Philips Lumify Handheld Ultrasound to help rural providers identify abnormalities during pregnancy.

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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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Suki expands availability of its ambient AI clinical documentation platform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Suki announced the expansion of its ambient artificial intelligence technology, Suki Assistant, to more than 20 independent practices, including Capital City Primary and Immediate Care. The application is a voice assistant that generates notes in real-time by listening to patient-clinician interactions. It can be used for clinical documentation, diagnosis coding, real-time information retrieval from the electronic health record and other applications.

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Getting the Patient Into the Office at Sun Life Health

Healthcare IT Today

Sun Life Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) near Phoenix, Arizona, is leveraging their eClinicalWorks EHR platform to persuade patients to get the care they need. By closing these care gaps, not only are they better serving the community, Sun Life Health is also able to secure more federal funding. Taming the Paper Tiger In an interview with Healthcare IT Today Trey Davis, Director of Information Systems at Sun Life Health, shared insights into how the healthcare organization has

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Still Using a Fax for Prescriptions? There’s a Better Way With e-Prescribing

Canadian Health Infoway

We’ve all experienced fax failures — in fact, they are a regrettable part of our practice. They are the faxes that fail to transmit. And those that are sent into a void and never responded to. Did they make it through? Did they go astray? There’s no way of knowing sometimes.

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Physician groups decry finalized Medicare payment cuts for 2024 as expenses rise

FierceHealthIT

The Biden administration Thursday finalized policy changes for Medicare reimbursements in 2024 that will cut payments to physicians by 1.25% compared to 2023. | The Biden administration Thursday finalized policy changes for Medicare reimbursements in 2024 that will cut payments to physicians by 1.25% compared to 2023.

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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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Frontline digitisation funds at risk to cover industrial action costs

DigitalHealth

A new guidance letter from NHSE to trusts on industrial action suggests investment for frontline digitisation may be pulled from more mature trusts

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Jolly Good developing digital therapy VR for Apple Vision Pro and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, new AI-powered mobile apps in Hong Kong support at-home stroke rehabilitation and the mental health of parents of children with special education needs.

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Upswing Health combines AI and telehealth to improve MSK care and cut costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Musculoskeletal (MSK) is routinely one of the three most expensive categories of care (along with cardio-metabolic disease and cancer care). Dr. Steve Schutzer, an orthopedic surgeon for 34 years, is working on this pain point as cofounder and COO of Upswing Health, a virtual clinic for MSK/orthopedic problems. THE PROBLEM "More than one in two Americans will seek attention for an MSK event each year," Schutzer said.

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Embracing and Prioritizing Cloud-Based Care in Rural Communities

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Nathan Shepard, SVP of Product at Azalea Health As rural providers look to replace legacy solutions, they’re confronted with several critical decision points. One of the most pressing questions that has far-reaching ramifications is whether they should opt for an on-premises or cloud-based solution. While many providers see the benefits and name recognition of on-premises solutions and view a cloud-first system as less mature, eliminating the need for an on-pr

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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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GlobalMed® Releases eNcounter®NOW Expanding its Software Offerings

GlobalMed

GlobalMed® Releases eNcounter®NOW Expanding its Software Offerings With the addition of direct-to-patient capabilities, the eNcounter® software suite supports care delivery across the acuity spectrum. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. November 29, 2023: GlobalMed®, a leading innovator in virtual care solutions, has recently introduced eNcounter®NOW (eNOW), a tool that broadens the array of healthcare options provided by the eNcounter® software suite. eNOW permits patients in remote locations to receive high-le

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UnitedHealthcare hit with class action over alleged use of AI to deny Medicare Advantage claims

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare is facing a potential class action lawsuit following allegations that it used an algorithm to deny claims for post-acute care services in Medicare Advantage. | UnitedHealthcare is facing a potential class action lawsuit following allegations that it used an algorithm to deny claims for post-acute care services in Medicare Advantage.

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Wachter: NHS needs ‘new central investment’ to achieve digital maturity

DigitalHealth

Professor Bob Wachter believes the NHS requires ‘a new central investment’ to achieve digital maturity and realise the potential of emerging technologies.

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VR mental health platform XRHealth blasts off with NASA

Mobi Health News

XRHealth, HTC Vive and Nord-Space Aps engineered the Vive Focus 3 headset to withstand microgravity conditions to help treat astronauts' mental health in space.

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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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Houston FQHC to deploy AI-based mental health support at no cost

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Federally Qualified Health Center Community Health Network, operating in Brazoria, Harris and Galveston counties in Texas, has partnered with Wysa to integrate its artificial intelligence-guided mental health platform to offer adjunctive behavioral health support throughout patient care journeys and give clinicians and administrators insights. Wysa is also being deployed at MyCHN for provider mental health support.

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Toward a Wider Adoption of Digital Insurance Cards

Healthcare IT Today

The insurance card in my wallet—where I always keep it in case of emergency—is getting pretty dog-eared and frayed. So I was intrigued when Mark Scrimshire, chief interoperability officer of OnyxOS , introduced me to developments over the past few years that will make digital insurance cards feasible. This article looks at what it will take to let us all check in to our doctor’s office as easily as we wave our cell phone before a scanner in a retail store.

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Bormioli Pharma Invents: pioneering a connected future in pharmaceutical packaging

Digital Health Global

In the ever-evolving landscape of pharmaceuticals, innovation has become a guiding force for companies toward a future where healthcare is not only effective but seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. Embracing an open innovation approach, Bormioli Pharma has embarked on a journey to transform today’s healthcare needs into tomorrow’s reality , forging partnerships with start-ups, research centers, universities, and clients.