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4 Tips for Modernizing Healthcare HR Operations

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 2 min When modernizing your HR-shared services (HRSD), it can be challenging to know where to start. Let Optimum Healthcare IT help you! Continue reading 4 Tips for Modernizing Healthcare HR Operations at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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The role of AI in medical education: Embrace it or fear it?  

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence is upon us and likely will forever change the way we interact with learning and education. Despite this reality, educational institutions seem to fall into either of two camps. One camp seems loath to acknowledge that AI exists. A faculty member who helps with curriculum development at one medical school recently shared, “We Read more… The role of AI in medical education: Embrace it or fear it?

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Should we admit our mistakes and start again?

DigitalHealth

At last month's giant HIMSS in Orlando, you could 'smell the money'. But it might be time to stop getting excited about the future of health tech and face up to some hard truths, writes Joe McDonald.

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The benefits of Apple Vision Pro for mental health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Medical XR use in psychotherapy and its validity in mental healthcare offerings discussed by Dr. Kim Bullock, a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist and founder of the Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology Clinic at Stanford University.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.

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CMS proposes 2.6% bump to inpatient pay in fiscal 2025

FierceHealthIT

The Biden administration is proposing a 2.6% increase for inpatient hospitals’ payments for the coming fiscal year, a $3.3 billion increase over the current year’s payout, as well as other policy a | The Biden administration's hospital pay proposal for fiscal year 2025 came alongside several policy changes and incentives targeting equity, surgical care coordination and hospital preparedness.

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Empowering patients: Navigating medical information with AI

KevinMD

An excerpt from ChatGPT, MD: How AI-Empowered Patients & Doctors Can Take Back Control of American Medicine. Imagine a ship at sea, its engine idle. The boat drifts dangerously close to the shoals, a mere hundred yards from land. The captain, fearing the worst, radios for help. The lighthouse watchman responds, sending an experienced mechanic Read more… Empowering patients: Navigating medical information with AI originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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A Vote for Telehealth is a Vote for American Patients’ and Doctors’ Well-Being

Health Populi

Whether you’re a patient or a physician in the U.S., you’re burned out, tapped out, stressed out, timed out. While the 118 th U.S. Congress can’t agree on much before the 2024 summer recess, there’s one bipartisan stroke of political pens in Washington, DC, that could provide some satisfaction for both patients and doctors: bring telehealth back to patients and providers permanently.

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Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Stephanie Jamison, Executive Committee Chair and Public Policy Leadership Workgroup Vice Chair, EHR Association. In the months that have passed since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the […] The article Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Q&A: Actress Kellee Stewart on advocating for fertility benefits

Mobi Health News

Kellee Stewart, actress and fertility advocate, sat down with MobiHealthNews at an event in LA to discuss Progyny's partnership with Evite its fertility benefits offerings.

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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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Center for BrainHealth helps mental health patients develop social skills using virtual coaching

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cognitive neuroscience researchers and clinicians had been encountering significant challenges in effectively addressing social skills development among individuals dealing with mental health conditions or neurodevelopmental disorders. THE PROBLEM Traditional approaches often lacked engagement and real-world applicability, making it difficult for individuals to generalize skills learned in therapy sessions to everyday social interactions.

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Considering Equity and Consumer Impacts of GLP-1 Drugs – A UBS Economist Weighs In

Health Populi

Since the introduction of GLP-1 drugs on the market, their use has split into two categories: for obesity and “recreationally,” according to the Chief Economist with UBS (formerly known as Union Bank of Switzerland). Paul Donovan, said economist, discusses The economics of getting thin in his regularly published comment blog. “These different uses have different economic consequences,” Donovan explains: Obese patients who use GLP-1s should become more productive employee

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Google, Bayer team up to develop new AI products for radiologists

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare company Bayer has tapped Google for its cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities to build new tech products to assist radiologists. | Bayer wants to pair its radiology, healthcare regulator and clinical data handling expertise with Google's tech muscle and ongoing work in generative AI to speed up innovation in media imaging.

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Salesforce, IQVIA expand partnership to co-develop Life Sciences Cloud

Mobi Health News

The companies will use IQVIA's Orchestrated Customer Engagement Platform to create Salesforce's Life Sciences Cloud for healthcare professional customer engagement.

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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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Asynchronous video for pre-op boosts patient and staff experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Northwestern Ontario covers a geographical area the size of France, but is sparsely populated, having only around 230,000 residents. THE PROBLEM Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center (TBRHSC) staff know that with limited health resources throughout Northwestern Ontario, it's very important they work together across all hospitals that provide surgical services to improve access to care for remote and rural patients.

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Transparency and Data Sharing Can Also Ease Patient Burn-Out

Healthcare IT Today

Grace Cordovano, PhD, Founder of Enlightening Results , co-Founder of Unblock Health , and a devoted patient advocate, says that administrative burdens and failures at data sharing affect more than clinicians and administrators: These glitches in the healthcare systems also contribute to burn-out among patients and their families. Cordovano and Colin Banas, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer at DrFirst , talk in this video about recent regulatory advances in data sharing and how both clinicians and

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Massachusetts lawmakers tell FTC, DOJ to take hard stance on Optum-Steward deal

FierceHealthIT

All 11 of Massachusetts’ federal legislators are calling on regulators to keep a short leash on UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Steward Health Care’s physician group, even if that mean | The financial jeopardy of Steward's remaining hospitals can't override the long-term cost and quality harms that would likely follow UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of yet another large physician practice, wrote all 11 of the state's federal legislators in a recent letter to reg

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Cedars-Sinai expands virtual care offering to children, Spanish speakers

Mobi Health News

The health system's expanded app, Cedars-Sinai Connect, will allow parents of children 3 to 17 and Spanish-speaking adults and parents to access 24/7 on-demand care.

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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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Online student support company eLuma appoints new CEO and more digital health hires

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clinical-trial research company Clario announces new hire, and AI-enabled surgical care organization Apella and data company Brillio announce additions to their board of directors.

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The Value of Sharing Health Data Between Acute Care and Post-Acute Care

Healthcare IT Today

PointClickCare , having promoted interoperability for a long time in a few areas such as senior care, has expanded to include acute care, and particularly to connect it with post-acute care. Brian Drozdowicz is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Acute & Payer Markets. In this video, he and Chief Medical Officer, Hamad Husainy, DO, FACEP, parse the effects of new regulations at both federal and state levels, as well as the allure of value-based care.

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Mental health tech startup Grow Therapy snags $88M, builds out measurement-based care tech

FierceHealthIT

Grow Therapy, a mental health technology startup, picked up $88 million in fresh funding to grow its footprint and launch more partnerships with payers. | Grow Therapy, a mental health technology startup, picked up $88 million in fresh funding to grow its footprint and launch more partnerships with payers.

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oVRcome announces pilot program with NHS for autistic individuals

Mobi Health News

The program will focus on decreasing the rate of canceled medical appointments by autistic individuals using oVRcome's VR-based exposure therapy platform.

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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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Q&A: Blackbird on its youth mental health platform and $17M raise

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Tom Peterson, CEO of Blackbird, joined MobiHealthNews to discuss the company's offerings, its recent Series A raise and what it will do with the funds.

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Labour to partner with Virgin Media to expand access to diabetes tech

DigitalHealth

Labour has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2, to ensure every child with type 1 diabetes can benefit from the latest technology.

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Physician pay rose a modest 3% in 2023. Here are the specialties that saw the biggest gains

FierceHealthIT

Physicians made steady pay gains last year, as total compensation grew by a modest 3%, increasing from an average of $352,000 to $363,000. | Any contentment about compensation gains was undercut by the effects of high inflation rates throughout 2023 and Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to Medscape's 2024 physician compensation report.

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Q&A: Blackbird on its youth mental health platform and $17M raise

Mobi Health News

Tom Peterson, CEO of Blackbird, joined MobiHealthNews to discuss the company's offerings, its recent Series A raise and what it will do with the funds.

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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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Altera Digital Health: Leveraging the Cloud to Address the Needs of Rural and Community Hospitals

Healthcare IT Today

Rural and community hospitals face the same challenges as larger health systems. However, with smaller pools of talent and fewer resources, they need more help from their digital partners to address those challenges. Altera Digital Health (Altera) is leveraging the cloud to help this important customer segment. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Pratt, MD – Chief Medical Officer for Paragon at Altera Digital Health to learn more about the company’s efforts for rural an

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Cedars-Sinai Launches Virtual Healthcare for Children and Spanish Speakers

Digital Health Global

Cedars-Sinai Connect Expands Virtual Healthcare Services After Initial Success Treating Thousands of California Adults Cedars-Sinai is expanding virtual healthcare for children and Spanish speakers in California through its mobile app Cedars-Sinai Connect , a fast-growing online option that allows patients to quickly access top healthcare professionals for acute, chronic and preventive care.

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Nearly 80% of docs employed by hospitals, corporate entities in continued shift away from independent practice

FierceHealthIT

The decadelong decline of independent physicians rolled on in 2022 and 2023 with a new high of 77.6% doctors employed by hospitals or other corporate entities as of the new year, according to a new | Nearly 4 in 5 physicians are employed by a hospital, payer, pharmacy chain or other corporate entity as of Jan. 1, a 5.1% increase over early 2022 and a continuation of a decadelong trend, according to a new report.

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