September, 2023

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Harnessing the power of gamification in mental health apps

KevinMD

From stomping on koopas and collecting coins as Mario to “catching ’em all” in Pokemon, video games have enthralled both our childhood, and countless other childhoods. It was our guilty pleasure, much to the chagrin of our parents. Media portrayed video games as bad for your mental health, with the message that video games rot Read more… Harnessing the power of gamification in mental health apps originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Consumers Continue to Spend on Technology, Seeking “A Happy, Healthy Connected Life”

Health Populi

Most U.S. consumers will continue to spend their disposable incomes on connected consumer devices, but will be looking for more balance in their digital lives according to Deloitte’s fourth annual 2023 Connected Consumer Survey. In this year’s update, the Deloitte Center for Technology, Media & Telecommunications found that most households use five key digital devices daily: above all, smartphones, followed by laptop and desktop computers, tablets, and computer monitors.

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How virtual care can help ease the rural mental health crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Southwest Rural Health Research Center has identified mental health concerns and addiction as the first and second most important priorities for rural health stakeholders, according to a May 2023 policy brief. With a chronic shortage of mental healthcare providers in rural areas, there is a significant lack of access to this much-needed care for those who reside there.

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Facilitating digital transformation through sufficient technical integration

Mobi Health News

As healthcare organizations embrace new care delivery paradigms with the addition of recent technologies, they must ensure that they have sufficient technical integration to support their goals.

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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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YouTube launches new products for healthcare content creators

Mobi Health News

THE IQ-Creator Program supports healthcare professionals in creating content for underserved communities, while Aloud uses AI to dub videos in multiple languages.

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How to facilitate caregiver learning and support to improve clinical care outcomes

KevinMD

Caregivers are arguably the most important members of a patient’s care team, with more touchpoints and access to a patient and their lifestyle than any provider or specialist. With approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S., 40 percent are in high-burden situations where caregivers take on substantial cumulative physical, emotional, social, and financial strains to Read more… How to facilitate caregiver learning and support to improve clinical care outcomes originally appeared in Ke

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Nurses Hacking for Health, Addressing Burnout, Workplace Violence, and AI

Health Populi

Three in four nurses working in hospitals care about the success of their institution — “they show up and gown up…yet only 57% feel a sense of ownership in their hospitals, leaving leaders to expect 100% quality to be delivered by about half of the nursing workforce.” This is the key finding in a study from PRC on the implications of nurses’ dis-engagement from their work.

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Advocate Health, Mount Sinai among 10 big health systems in Transcarent provider network

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Transcarent platform integrates directly through the care pathway of each of the 10 health systems it is partnering with, including scheduling and pre- and post-care, support services and same-day payment for providers. WHY IT MATTERS Transcarent says the ecosystem will provide the employees of national self-insured employers with faster access to verified high-quality digital or in-person care, higher-quality care, and affordable and predictable costs with full transparency.

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MeldRx Is Making Healthcare App Development and FHIR Data Access Easy

Healthcare IT Today

When someone wants to create a healthcare app, they often think that getting the data they need to make their app work will be easy. They assume that there must be some easy EHR API they can tap into that will provide them with the data access they need. Or maybe they hear about this new more modern FHIR standard that will give them access to that data.

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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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Biogen confirms closure of Biogen Digital Health, retreat from Apple Study

Mobi Health News

The biotechnology company told MobiHealthNews it will continue to work within the digital health space through partnerships linked to its 'evolving R&D and commercial priorities.

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Oracle Health integrates generative AI, voice tech into EHR system to automate medical note-taking

FierceHealthIT

Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner electronic medical record system as health IT companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers. | Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner EHR system as health tech companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers.

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I’m tired of being a distracted doctor

KevinMD

As I pull into clinic, my intention is always the same: be fully present with each patient. By the time I’m two patients in, the reality is always different. We’ve all read the mindfulness quotes about the virtues of being “in the moment,” but somewhere after the first couple visits of the day we face Read more… I’m tired of being a distracted doctor originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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We need to bring the public with us on NHS data says Ming Tang

DigitalHealth

NHS England’s chief data and analytics officer Ming Tang has said at HETT 2023 that the NHS must bring the public along with it when it comes to NHS data.

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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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Telehealth, properly integrated with EHRs, can boost cancer care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cancer is a highly complex disease but technology should ideally make caring for cancer patients simpler. That's sometimes easier said than done, however. Kathy Dalton Ford, chief product and strategy officer at Ronin, which develops clinical oncology software, very much believes virtual care and other technologies can help providers improve their cancer care.

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The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network Leverages Digital Health to Engage High Risk Employees in Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Xealth

Integrating the Omada Health virtual care program into the health system’s digital health platform via Xealth streamlines communications and improves engagement MILWAUKEE and SEATTLE—September 14, 2023— Xealth , the leader in enabling digital health at scale, today announced that The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is leveraging its digital health platform to engage select employees into the Omada Health virtual care program.

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Google announces funding for AI-enabled digital health projects

Mobi Health News

Fifteen projects, including eight digital health initiatives, received $3 million in cash, Google Cloud credits and technical assistance.

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How Amazon's $4B investment in AI company Anthropic impacts healthcare

FierceHealthIT

Amazon announced this week that it would invest up to $4 billion in artificial intelligence company Anthropic as the AI arms race heats up. | Amazon announced this week that it would invest up to $4 billion in artificial intelligence company Anthropic as the AI arms race heats up. The collaboration introduces more competition and more options for healthcare teams looking to innovate using different approaches or to get more tactical with their AI strategy, one health IT expert said.

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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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AI-driven diagnostics and beyond

KevinMD

Years from now, the notion of simple telemedicine will seem quaint. Keep in mind that as recently as a decade ago, most physicians would have denied that telemedicine could ever play a role in the medical profession. Physicians would have argued that this would dismantle the fundamental unit of medical care – the in-person office Read more… AI-driven diagnostics and beyond originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Remote monitoring in care homes reduces hospital admissions finds study

DigitalHealth

A new independent study has confirmed that the remote monitoring of care home residents can help reduce the need for emergency hospital admissions.

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Senators push back on DEA proposed telehealth rules, say they'd affect patient care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This is a developing story with updates expected. U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and four of their colleagues expressed support for the Drug Enforcement Administration's new engagement on a potential special registration for telehealth with this week's listening sessions hosted by the DEA's Drug Diversion Control Division, but said they had several concerns.

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Advancements in Telemedicine Throughout Latin America: Messias Soares's Radio Interview

19 Labs

Messias Soares's radio interview on Radio Cultura FM 97.9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers a deep dive into the world of telemedicine and its transformative power in Latin America. Together with Guillermo Schor Landman, a Lawyer specializing in Telecommunications Law and Telemedicine and President of Fundación Iberoamericana de Telemedicina , Messias sheds light on innovative solutions, real-life cases, and the growing importance of telemedicine in the region's healthcare landscape.

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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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Q&A: Fighting for mental health parity in healthcare using data, part two

Mobi Health News

Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative, and Nawal Roy, founder and CEO of Holmusk, discuss how the pair is using experience and data to create a policy guide for lawmakers.

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CMS urged to change GLP-1 drug coverage determination

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare organizations are continuing to push the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to rethink its coverage policy for anti-obesity medications. | Critics say that the view CMS has of certain anti-obesity medications is outdated and could be covered under Medicare Part D.

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Leveraging ChatGPT’s high IQ to assist doctors

KevinMD

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about significant advancements in various fields, including health care. ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is one such AI that has shown great promise in assisting professionals, particularly doctors, in their daily tasks. This article will discuss the average human IQ, the estimated IQs of notable individuals, the average Read more… Leveraging ChatGPT’s high IQ to assist doctors originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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AphA raises concern about data and analytics omission in workforce plan

DigitalHealth

AphA have written to NHSE CEO Amanda Pritchard to raise concerns about the omission of any mention of data and analytics in the latest Workforce Strategy.

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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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Roundup: LKCMedicine launching more AI, digital health courses and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

LKCMedicine to introduce more AI, digital health courses Nanyang Technological University Singapore announced that more course content related to AI and digital health will be added to the refreshed curriculum of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. From next year, digital health will be integrated as vertical courses throughout the five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programme.

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Not All Prescription Management and Clinical Decision Support Are Created Equal

Healthcare IT Today

When I first discovered Synapse Medicine , I was fascinated by the depth of work they had done to handle prescriptions and clinical decision support in their system. Since their system was and is being broadly used in France, they were able to see and work on all the problems associated with medication management and discover the solutions that worked across a wide swath of patients and environments.

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Adela scores $48M to grow genomic cancer detection platform

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to enrich its technology, commercialize its MRD product and continue the development of its multi-cancer early detection offering.

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