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The state of digital health and innovation Q3 2023

KevinMD

We witnessed a digital health explosion during the pandemic, marked by significant investments in telehealth and other sectors. However, the market could not maintain its pace in the post-pandemic era. However, the year 2023 is showing clear signs of market emergence. Though the last two quarters have shown a reduction in funding and deal volume, Read more… The state of digital health and innovation Q3 2023 originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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AI Poised To Revolutionize Healthcare—But How Can We Combat the Risks?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Arti Raman, CEO and founder, Portal26. There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous implications for the world of healthcare. The list of applications is long. From using machine learning to analyze […] The article AI Poised To Revolutionize Healthcare—But How Can We Combat the Risks?

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Survey: Healthcare struggles with persistent tech skills shortage

Mobi Health News

GlobalData's survey of 114 healthcare professionals showed 43% of respondents believe a lack of specialized skills and talents is the primary challenge they face with digital transformation.

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The Best Global Brands Through a Lens on Health – Reading Interbrand’s 2023 Annual Report

Health Populi

“Businesses which have witnessed a rise in brand value…have all transcended their established category norms and play a more significant and meaningful role in society and consumers’ lives,” we learn in the Interbrand Best Global Brands 2023 report, subtitled, “How Iconic Brands Lead Across Arenas. Most brands stagnated or lost ground in terms of brand value in 2023, with average growth rate of 5.7% compared to 16% in 2022.

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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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Acute hospital care at home gets good grades from CMS research

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patients who received care under the pandemic's Acute Hospital Care at Home program had a low mortality rate and minimal complications related to escalations back to the brick-and-mortar hospital, according to a CMS research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Health Forum.

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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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Be Thankful by Engaging With Grace and Talking About Your End-of-Life Wishes With Loved Ones

Health Populi

“Thanksgiving.” Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word, first, as “the act of giving thanks.” Second, it’s “a prayer of expressing gratitude.” And, third, the word means a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness. We each have our own stories about how a loved one’s life has ended. If we’re lucky, that beloved person had a good death: in sleep, perhaps, or simply of old age with no hospital events or trauma.

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One aged care provider’s solution to meet rural service demand amid staff shortage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Australia is facing a shortfall of at least 110,000 aged care workers by 2030 , according to a projection by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. The issue is expected to have a profound impact on the aged care sector as it is predicted to be competing with other nursing sectors to hire and retain between 20,000 to 40,000 available staff over the next two years.

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How Prisma Health unified digital health tech to boost patient engagement, slash no-shows

FierceHealthIT

Navigating the healthcare system often requires using different websites, mobile apps and phone calls to find providers and make appointments. | The health system has seen a 10x increase in downloads of the Prisma Health Go app, from 40 to up to 400 downloads per day. The health system also reports a 33% reduction in patient no-shows in one year and estimates $8 million in cost savings as a result of slashing the no-show rates.

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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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Layer Health launches with $4M from Google Ventures, General Catalyst

Mobi Health News

The company's product, Distill, uses machine learning algorithms and LLMs to perform administrative, clinical and research tasks that require chart review.

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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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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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Medicare paid out $31.2B in improper payments for FY23, CMS says

FierceHealthIT

Traditional Medicare paid out an estimated $31.2 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2023, according to new data from the federal government. | The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its annual look at improper payments and found that the overall rate in Medicare was 7.38%, which sits below the 10% level mandated in statute.

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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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Virtual reality company BehaVR, Fern Health merge to become RealizedCare

Mobi Health News

The digital therapeutics company and virtual chronic pain-management program will combine their offerings to create a digital care-management solution for chronic pain.

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AI is driving VC growth in challenging digital health market environment

DigitalHealth

AI is driving European investment in digital health, led by rising interest in diagnostics, clinical decision support and provider software.

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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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4.5M have signed up for coverage on the ACA exchanges so far in open enrollment: CMS

FierceHealthIT

Open enrollment on the insurance marketplaces began on Nov. | Open enrollment on the insurance marketplaces began on Nov. 1, and more than 4.5 million people have selected plans in the early weeks of the process, according to new federal data.

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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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Memorial Hermann Health System, AI-enabled Laudio partner for frontline leaders

Mobi Health News

The healthcare system became a strategic investor in the Boston-based company and will utilize Laudio to enhance worker efficiency and engagement.

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The Christie to create openEHR Patient, E-Referral solutions with Avenue3

DigitalHealth

The Christie has signed a two-year contract with Avenue3 to build and deploy its Patient Engagement Platform and E-Referral solutions.

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Augmedix Derives More Value from Automated Generation of Medical Notes

Healthcare IT Today

According to Manny Krakaris, CEO of Augmedix , this company has led the field of medical notes over the past 11 years from human scribes to full automation. To heighten accuracy, they use a combination of the most modern technologies. The transcript of the conversation is fed into a typical large language model (LLM) used by generative AI. But Augmedix has also analyzed more than 500 medical complaints brought by patients to create other data models.

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Ayble Health, Mayo Clinic collaborate to treat high-acuity patients in person

FierceHealthIT

Ayble Health, a digital health platform for patients with chronic gastrointestinal conditions, has announced a new collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. | Ayble is working with the Mayo Clinic Complex Care Program to offer a hybrid care model to match patients with the appropriate virtual and in-person care based on acuity and need.

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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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Syra Health scores contract to assess racial, ethnic approaches to health in Texas

Mobi Health News

The healthcare technology company will evaluate the impact of the City of San Antonio's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project.

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NHS England awards £330m Federated Data Platform contract to Palantir

DigitalHealth

NHS England has awarded a contract to operate its future £480m federated data platform to US data analytics giant Palantir and joint bidders Accenture.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 64: Cost Optimization with Muhammad Siddiqui

Healthcare IT Today

For the 64th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are talking about cost optimization with Muhammad Siddiqui, Chief Digital & Information Officer at Reid Health. First, we discuss his approach to cost optimization from an IT perspective. Then he shares his process with budgets in this current uncertain environment. Next, we debate how a CIO should approach maximizing their current investments.

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Memorial Hermann implementing Laudio's AI platform to reduce admin burden on frontline workers

FierceHealthIT

Memorial Hermann Health System is implementing Laudio’s platform to enhance employee efficiency and engagement. | Memorial Hermann Health System is tapping Laudio’s AI platform to promote efficiency and engagement among its employees.

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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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Vivodyne launches with $38M to create lab-grown human organs

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to grow its drug-discovery pipeline and clinical AI stack.

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Brain in Hand wins digital mental health psychiatric team of the year

DigitalHealth

Brain in Hand has received recognition for its research into its digital tool for supporting autistic adults, carried out with Cornwall Partnership NHS FT.

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Covera Health Announces Up to $50M in Additional Series C Funding to Redefine the Role of Radiology Nationwide

Healthcare IT Today

Company Expands Industry’s Most Sophisticated AI-Enabled Radiology Performance Platform with Acquisition of CoRead Covera Health , the leading AI-enabled diagnostic technology company focused on radiology performance measurement and impact, today announced up to $50 million in additional Series C funding led by Insight Partners, of which $25 million is committed today.