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Patient apps improve healthcare delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected care through the Memorial Healthcare System's mobile application gets patients engaged and taking more control of their care, and by feeding data to EHRs, can also help to save nurses time, says Jesus Diaz, director of nursing informatics.

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How Top Health Systems Are Using GenAI to Wow Employees

Optimum Healthcare IT

Can GenAI help improve employee experiences & workplace culture? If so, how do HR leaders apply the solution in practical, responsible ways that protect sensitive data? The post How Top Health Systems Are Using GenAI to Wow Employees appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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What the Google Leak Means for Healthcare Marketing

Geonetric

Getting a peak behind the curtain at Google’s search algorithm has long been on digital marketers’ wish lists. Late last month, we got exactly that in the form of a then-anonymous leak that revealed previously unknown details of Google’s algorithm and how it collects data from users. Among the algorithm factors included in the leaked […] Read What the Google Leak Means for Healthcare Marketing at Geonetric.com.

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AHIP 2024: Not just a buzzword—payers envision AI’s future

FierceHealthIT

You can’t spell AHIP without AI. | Health insurance executives are captivated by artificial intelligences' use cases. Here's where they see advancements on the horizon.

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Enhance Healthcare Efficiency With Top Payroll & HCM Services

Running a healthcare facility requires precision and care, not just for patients but also for your staff. Our guide, "A Buyer’s Guide to Payroll & HCM Services," helps healthcare providers choose the best provider. Efficient payroll management ensures timely, accurate payments, critical for maintaining staff morale and trust. Compliance support helps navigate complex healthcare regulations and avoid costly fines.

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Are Preventable Hospitalizations A Flawed Measure?

Digital Health Wire

Preventable hospitalizations are one of healthcare’s most widely adopted quality measures, which is exactly why they ended up in the crosshairs of a new opinion piece in Health Affairs. Rates of preventable hospital admissions were first developed as an indicator of access to timely ambulatory care over 30 years ago , yet they’re now used to judge the performance of hospitals, health plans, and even individual providers ( MSSP is an easy example ).

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The secret to clear EMR notes

KevinMD

Are you tired of spending hours deciphering your colleagues’ EMR notes or struggling to understand your own? Excessive details in documentation can lead to confusion and decreased productivity. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” It’s time to declutter your documentation and unlock the benefits of clear, structured clinical notes.

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Most Americans Follow an Eating Pattern in Search of Energy, Protein, and Well-Being – With Growing Financial Stress: A Food as Medicine Update

Health Populi

Most Americans follow some kind of eating regime, seeking energy, more protein, and healthy aging, according to the annual 2024 Food & Health Survey published this week by the International Food Information Council (IFIC). But a person’s household finances play a direct role in their ability to balance healthful food purchases and healthy eating, IFIC learned.

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Contractors signed for NSW Health's network infra upgrade and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telstra, NTT contracted for major ICT upgrade in NSW health facilities eHealth NSW disclosed that telecommunications companies Telstra and NTT were tapped to upgrade the wired and wireless networking infrastructure of more than 1,100 public health facilities across New South Wales. Hospitals and community health centres will "progressively undergo a refresh of local networking hardware and software that underpin our increasingly digital hospital environments," said Ian Schrader, infras

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Lenovo partners with Rendever to advance senior care and more AWE2024 announcements

Mobi Health News

At AWE2024 in Long Beach, California, Fundamental VR announced it incorporated AI into its surgical training platform and HouseCall VR relayed it has signed an agreement with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Color Health taps OpenAI to generate screening plans for cancer patients

FierceHealthIT

Color Health is working with OpenAI to test out computer-generated personalized care plans for cancer patients. | Color developed a new copilot app that leverages GPT-4o to identify missing diagnostics and create tailored workup plans for patients.

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How to Get Better Care to More People? Address Burnout, Bridge Insights, Embed Sustainability – the Philips Future Health Index 2024

Health Populi

Health care access is a challenge in rural and urban areas, cities and suburbs, and across more demographic groups than you might realize, as we see wait times grow for appointments, primary care shortages, and delays in screening plaguing health systems around the world. In the Future Health Index 2024, Philips’ latest annual report presents a profile of the state of health care focused on how to provide better care for more people.

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OntarioMD Spearheading Adoption of AI in the Best Way for Clinicians and Patients

Healthcare IT Today

OntarioMD is working closely with clinicians, provider organizations, consultants, and vendors, to accelerate the adoption of AI in healthcare. They are trying to cut through the hype to arrive at the best way to deploy the technology to maximize impact while minimizing cost and disruption. A year ago, Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to connect with Robert Fox, OntarioMD ’s new CEO.

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HealthTap now accepts insurance for virtual primary care services

Mobi Health News

The company is now an in-network provider with numerous insurers and commercial and Medicare Advantage plans, expanding its reach to all 50 states.

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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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Amazon Pharmacy expands RxPass subscription service to Medicare patients

FierceHealthIT

Amazon Pharmacy is expanding its prescription drug subscription program, called RxPass, to Prime members on Medicare insurance. | The RxPass program, launched in January 2023, provides unlimited access to 60 eligible generic medications and will ship the medications to customers' homes for a flat monthly fee of $5.

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Most Americans, Both Younger and Older, Worry About the Future of Medicare and Social Security

Health Populi

You would assume that most people over 50 would be worried about the financial future of Medicare to cover health care as those middle-aged Americans age. But a surprising two-thirds of young Americans between 18 and 29, and 7 in 10 between 30 and 39 years of age, are concerned that Medicare’s solvency will worsen leading to their not being able to receive Medicare when eligible to receive it, discovered in the 2024 Healthcare in America Report from West Health and Gallup.

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Ambient Generation of Structured Clinical Notes at ModMed

Healthcare IT Today

ModMed has been offering their cloud-based EHR for 15 years, so they have built up a database on more than 600 million unstructured texts in real-life clinical use. Therefore, now that they are adopting AI, their ambient listening tool can generate specific, highly accurate structured data from a patient interview. They don’t need a Large Language Model (LLM) the same way other ambient clinical voice companies need them, according to Cofounder and Co-CEO Dan Cane, so they can avoid the err

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GE HealthCare, MediView XR announce AR radiology suite OmnifyXR clinical use

Mobi Health News

The offering allows doctors to see a patient's 3D images and medical scans in detail through an augmented reality headset and collaborate remotely.

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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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‘A mixed bag’: Fifth Circuit rules on ACA preventive services legal case

FierceHealthIT

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision in a major legal case that observers have said could fundamentally alter the preventive services provision in the Affordable Care Act. | The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling on Braidwood Management v. Becerra, a case that has wide-ranging implications on millions of Americans.

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Wes Streeting slams ‘glacial’ pace of FDP adoption

DigitalHealth

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting has criticised the “glacial” pace of adoption of the NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP).

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CIO Podcast – Episode 76: Renovating Healthcare IT, a Health IT Book by Susan Snedaker

Healthcare IT Today

For the 76th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Susan Snedaker, Chief Information Officer at El Rio Health to talk about her new book, Renovating Healthcare IT: Building the Foundation for Digital Transformation ! We kick this episode off by talking about the motivations behind Snedaker’s newest publication.

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Nomad Health raises $22M for healthcare job marketplace, appoints new CEO

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to expand its product portfolio and help it meet the demand for its offerings.

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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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Value-based care, GLP-1s: 4 takeaways from AHIP 2024

FierceHealthIT

LAS VEGAS — Last week, leaders across the health insurance industry descended on Sin City to dig deep into the biggest topics facing payers. | LAS VEGAS — Last week, leaders across the health insurance industry descended on Sin City to dig deep into the biggest issues facing payers.

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More than 800 operations postponed since London cyber attack

DigitalHealth

More than 800 planned operations and 700 outpatient appointments were rearranged in the week following a cyber attack on Synnovis.

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Finding the Right Application for AI at Guidewell DCMG

Healthcare IT Today

Before Guidewell DCMG implemented the Prisma AI service from eClinicalWorks , intake on a patient could take two days when the office was busy. Why this long? Guidewell operates in Florida and many patients come from out-of-state and their records are scattered among various HIEs and other healthcare organizations. Obtaining the records, reading them, and entering summaries into Guidewell’s own EHR was labor-intensive.

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Mika Health partners with pharma giants for women's oncology initiative

Mobi Health News

Patients in Switzerland will have access to Mika Health's psychological support offerings in conjunction with pharmaceutical therapy.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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UnitedHealthcare offers a look at results from its Level2 diabetes program

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare is offering a look at the impacts its Level2 diabetes program is having on members. | UnitedHealthcare unveiled the program in 2020. Level2 provides members with multiple connected devices they can use to manage Type 2 diabetes, including a continuous glucose monitor and activity tracker.

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AI-powered physio platform to be deployed in the NHS

DigitalHealth

AI-powered physio clinic, Flok Health is planned to be rolled out in the NHS by Autumn 2024, with the aim of cutting physiotherapy waiting lists.

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Streamlining Hospital Operations, Optimizing Resource Allocation, and Improving Efficiency with AI Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms

Healthcare IT Today

Although we all call it AI, the technology we have is not all the way there to be true independent and self-thinking artificial intelligence. Instead, the AI that we are working with is a very sophisticated technology that is trained to predict and analyze things based on what it has been coded and trained to recognize. So in that spirit, let’s take a moment to look at all of the work that AI-driven predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms are doing in the world of healthcare r

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