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Year in Review: Five Trends that Impacted Patient Services in 2023

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Josh Marsh, vice president and general manager Sonexus access and patient support, Cardinal Health. Every patient’s journey through the healthcare system is different, but patients on specialty medications need extra support with navigating both […] The article Year in Review: Five Trends that Impacted Patient Services in 2023 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Slow and steady uptake of genAI in APAC healthcare in 2024

Mobi Health News

Despite the hype, this buzzing AI will still have to prove its worth for Asia's cautious hospitals, says one health tech vendor.

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2024 Outlook: Data-Driven Approaches Are Key to Success

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Responses from Matthew Hawley, EVP, payment integrity, Cotiviti. Matthew Hawley leads operations and content development for Cotiviti’s prospective payment integrity and fraud, waste, and abuse solutions. He brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience […] The article 2024 Outlook: Data-Driven Approaches Are Key to Success appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Break free from screen addiction: a doctor’s prescription for smartphone sanity

KevinMD

Screentime addiction is real and it is everywhere. Over the past decade, I’ve worked with only one physician who doggedly held onto his pager, refusing to adopt the hospital’s HIPAA-compliant messaging app. He happens to be in his seventies, and a giant in his field; if he gets any grief for not using a smartphone Read more… Break free from screen addiction: a doctor’s prescription for smartphone sanity originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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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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Physicians Feeling Burnout and Depression Continues in 2024 — The Annual View From Medscape

Health Populi

One-half of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, and 3 in 5 of those doctors say they have felt burned out for over two years, according to the Physician Burnout & Depression Report for 2024 from Medscape. While the study’s press release asserts there may be “progress” given the percent of doctors citing burnout fell by 4 percentage points from 53% of doctors in 2022 to 49% in 2023, it is obvious the U.S. physicians need greater support and less taboo concerning their

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Talkspace, Bicycle Health partner to expand therapeutic offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Bicycle Health patients can connect to therapists outside the realm of opioid use disorder, and Talkspace patients will have access to opioid use disorder specialty care.

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2024 health care informatics forecast: AI diagnostics, personalized medicine, and cybersecurity transformations

KevinMD

Predicting specific developments in health care informatics for 2024 is challenging, but trends suggest continued advancements in AI-driven diagnostics, personalized medicine, and enhanced interoperability for seamless data exchange among health care systems. The emphasis on cybersecurity to protect sensitive health data will also likely increase. AI-driven diagnostics are likely to see advancements in accuracy and Read more… 2024 health care informatics forecast: AI diagnostics, personalized me

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Insurer survey: No Surprises Act shielded patients from 10M surprise bills

FierceHealthIT

Patients were protected from more than 10 million surprise medical bills thanks to reforms in the No Surprises Act, according to a new survey. | Patients were protected from more than 10 million surprise medical bills thanks to reforms in the No Surprises Act, according to a new survey.

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AION Labs launches new startup using AI to discover molecular glue therapies

Mobi Health News

TenAces will develop an AI platform to help identify protein interactions that naturally occur in the body to assist with targeted protein degradation.

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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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Federal prison system gets help with opioid use disorder

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is working with Bicycle Health to give individuals released from prison continued access to monthly injections of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Bicycle Health CEO Ankit Gupta offers a deep dive.

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Teaching Nursing Students to Think Clinically with Realistic Instructional Tools

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, director of strategic planning, NurseThink, Wolters Kluwer Health. The ever-worsening nursing shortage is taking the United States by storm, with nearly 800,000 nurses planning to leave their roles […] The article Teaching Nursing Students to Think Clinically with Realistic Instructional Tools appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Hospital-backed proposal would make insurers reveal prior auth denial rates

FierceHealthIT

A recommendation on the 2024 Measures Under Consideration list, brought forward by the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), would add a quality measure in the Medicare Advantage (MA) star rating | The Federation of American Hospitals is pushing CMS for the inclusion of a star ratings quality measure that shows how often insurers overturn or uphold prior authorization denials.

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Talkspace, Bicycle Health partner to expand therapeutic offerings

Mobi Health News

Bicycle Health patients can connect to therapists outside the realm of opioid use disorder, and Talkspace patients will have access to opioid use disorder specialty care.

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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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Labour unveils new life sciences sector plan in a bid to increase growth

DigitalHealth

Labour Tuesday unveiled a new life sciences sector plan that it said will create thousands of jobs and inject growth into R&D investment.

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Balancing Innovation and Digital Transformation with Regulatory Compliance and Patient Safety

Healthcare IT Today

As we continue to push the world of healthcare forward with innovation and digital transformations, it’s important to remember to do so safely. All of our progress is for naught if we can’t use any of it without breaking regulations or if it puts our patient’s safety at risk. This leaves us with one very important question. How can professionals in Health IT foster innovation and drive digital transformation within healthcare organizations while balancing the need for regulato

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'Cybersecurity matter' forces Lurie Children's Hospital to take communications, MyChart offline

FierceHealthIT

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been working through a “cybersecurity matter” since Wednesday that has led the organization to take its phone, email and Epic MyChart systems offline, accor | Illinois' largest pediatric care provider said it took down its systems preemptively on Wednesday, leading to disruptions across its hospital and other locations.

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How Kakao Healthcare's latest AI-powered mobile diabetes app works and more AI briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, Seegene will be leveraging Microsoft's AI to advance the development of syndromic quantitative PCR diagnostic tests globally.

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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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Make shared care records work for urgent and emergency care

DigitalHealth

Expecting paramedics to wade through shared care records is unsafe and inefficient. In an emergency, access to essential information has to be easy and fast, writes Claire Jones from NHS England South West.

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The Role of Assistive Technology in Cerebral Palsy Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Cerebral palsy care is crucial in ensuring individuals have the support they require. This care does come with challenges and difficulties, however, seeking cerebral palsy compensation is vital, as this will help people to explore […] The article The Role of Assistive Technology in Cerebral Palsy Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Industry Voices—Embracing the advantages of virtual care

FierceHealthIT

The pandemic acted as a catalyst, propelling virtual care to the forefront of healthcare delivery. | The pandemic acted as a catalyst, propelling virtual care to the forefront of healthcare delivery.

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Amazon Pharmacy, One Medical pilot program integrates medication consultations

Mobi Health News

One Medical providers will be able to request drug consultations on complex medication regimens for seniors managing chronic conditions.

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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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Rewired 2024: longer term planning, prioritisation key to transformation

DigitalHealth

Rewired 2024 provides a great opportunity to hear how NHS leaders are assessing both the progress and challenges of the digital transformation process.

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Care Continuity Secures $10M in Funding to Fuel Growth in Patient Navigation

Healthcare IT Today

Today, Care Continuity , a leader in data-driven patient navigation serving some of the country’s largest health systems, payers, and ACOs, announced the close of $10 million in Series A-3 funding co-led by Empactful Capital and Viewside Capital Partners with participation from Flat Creek Capital and Loop 289 Limited Partners. The funding will enable Care Continuity to further its mission of helping health systems, payers and ACOs employ an efficient patient and member-centered care jour

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Cigna inks deal to sell Medicare business to HCSC for $3.7B

FierceHealthIT

Cigna will sell off its Medicare business to Health Care Service Corporation in a deal valued at $3.7 billion, the company announced Wednesday. | HCSC will acquire Cigna's Medicare Advantage, Part D, supplemental benefits and CareAllies businesses, and the parties expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2025.

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Endocrinology company Valendo Health launches with $4M and two provider partners

Mobi Health News

The diabetes-focused company provides endocrinologists with tools to implement value-based care, collect data, and improve revenue growth and patient engagement.

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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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North Tees and Hartlepool expands MyHealthCall Pep

DigitalHealth

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is expanding the use of the MyHealthCall patient engagement portal into new services.

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Easy Techniques to Improve IT Compliance & Automation in a Digital Health World

Healthcare IT Today

In case you missed it, we had a great webinar recently with Shereese Maynard, MS, MBA, Co-Founder at Nostradata Medical , Dan Sloshberg, VP Product & Customer Marketing at Exclaimer , and myself discussing IT compliance and automation. While there’s a lot of talk about IT compliance and automation, in this webinar we shared a wide variety of easy techniques and opportunities that were available to healthcare organizations to automate something for their organization in a compliant way

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Payers up against slight decline in 2025 Medicare Advantage payments

FierceHealthIT

Medicare Advantage (MA) payments are set to decrease yet again in 2025 as the feds phase in significant changes to risk adjustment. | Medicare Advantage payments are set to decrease yet again in 2025 as the feds phase in significant changes to risk adjustment.

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