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Finding the Right Virtual Care Tech for Your Tele-Physician Group

AMD Telemedicine

How to Choose the Right Virtual Care Technology for Your Tele-Physician Group Selecting the proper telehealth technology for your physician services group is critical. The specific technology that you use is truly an extension of your services, brand, and the solutions that you offer. For this reason, it is imperative that your business is able to ensure that the technology you plan to implement to deliver care is just as reliable as the other services you offer.

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3 Ways to Achieve HIPAA-Compliant Communication for Behavioral Health

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ram Krishnan, CEO at Valant Communicating with patients – in a compliant manner – is essential for behavioral health practices. All practices must comply with HIPAA, as well as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). To protect patient privacy and respect patient communication preferences, these laws require certain guidelines to be followed.

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The need for adaptability is imperative in the era of artificial intelligence

KevinMD

In a world increasingly dominated by technology and artificial intelligence (AI), adaptability is no longer just a desirable trait—it’s a necessity. Leon C. Megginson’s insightful quote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change,” serves as a Read more… The need for adaptability is imperative in the era of artificial intelligence originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Proving how remote monitoring can allow cancer patients to stay home

Mobi Health News

Control costs, increase care access and elevate patient experiences.

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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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For care delivery and older adults, is the time now for AI in Healthcare?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

AI hype, fear and loathing are on the agenda. Today marks the 10 th month since the near hysteria surrounding the arrival and rapid adoption of ChatGPT. It struck fear into the hearts of many, redirecting programmers (see arrival of Google Bard ). Forrester’s CEO George Colony just predicted the death of search and the web as we know it – his American Airlines flight experience is instructive (see the GenAI Imperative ).

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Integrating Wearable Fitness Data with Insulin Delivery for Type 1 Diabetes

Digital Health Global

An innovative study conducted at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center clinic at Oregon Health and Science University has demonstrated that integrating real-time wearable fitness data with automated insulin delivery (AID) systems can significantly improve glucose control and enhance the safety of exercise for individuals with type 1 diabetes. The research, funded by the JDRF Foundation , the Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust , and the National Institutes of Health , marks a sig

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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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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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The Clinician of the Future: A Partner for Health, Access, Collaboration, and Tech-Savviness

Health Populi

One-half of clinicians working in the U.S., doctors and nurses alike, are considering leaving their current role in the next two to three years. That 1 in 2 clinicians is significantly greater than the global 37% of physicians and nurses thinking about leaving their roles in the next 3 years, according to the report Clinician of the Future 2023 from Elsevier.

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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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Geisinger doubles down on collaboration with Best Buy Health, Geek Squad to support tech-driven care in the home

FierceHealthIT

As at-home healthcare becomes more tech-driven—think wireless biosensors and connected blood pressure cuffs—it creates more logistical challenges for providers. | Geisinger's pilot program with Best Buy's Geek Squad resulted in quicker access to care, better adherence to care plans and more positive outcomes for chronic care patients, the organizations said.

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Apple unveils Watch Series 9 with new health features

Mobi Health News

The Apple Watch Series 9 allows users to log and access healthcare data, and to control the Watch by double-tapping their index finger and thumb.

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Enhancing Healthcare Through Industry-Specific Large Language Models

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Tisson Mathew, Founder and CEO at SkyPoint AI Why Large Language Models Trained on Industry Context are Essential for Effective Generative AI in the Healthcare Space Ask ChatGPT an important but complicated healthcare-related question, and you might very well get a wrong—and potentially dangerous—answer. Navigating the complexities of medical data, regulations, and patient care can place demands on generative AI technologies that can’t be fulfilled.

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“Healthcare Isn’t Healthy:” the Global Challenge of Health Equity, and Calls-to-Action

Health Populi

Discrimination in health care is reported by more people in the U.S. than in Germany, Spain, or the U.K., we learn in the research reported in The Intersection of Health Equity in Communities & Business Strategy: A Call-to-Action , from Omnicomm PR Group (OPRG) and Atlantic Insights. The study was conducted among 6,000 people living in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, fielding 1,500 interviews in each of the four countries in March 2023.

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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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Walgreens taps startup Pearl Health to expand into value-based primary care

FierceHealthIT

On the heels of big-ticket acquisitions, Walgreens is ramping up its push into healthcare and is partnering with startup Pearl Health to get a foothold in the ongoing movement to value-based care.< | Walgreens' partnership with Pearl Health builds on the assets that the retail pharmacy giant has recently made investments in as it "moves more aggressively into healthcare," Steve Wogen, chief growth officer, told Fierce Healthcare.

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Walgreens partners with value-based care platform Pearl Health

Mobi Health News

The drugstore chain and tech-enabled digital health platform will support providers in helping their patients transition to home after being discharged from the hospital.

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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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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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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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Kroger Health teams up with meal delivery company on medically tailored meals for chronic conditions

FierceHealthIT

Kroger Health, part of the Kroger Co., is teaming up with Performance Kitchen to offer medically tailored meals to people with chronic conditions. | Performance Kitchen’s team of chefs, doctors and registered dietitians focuses on delivering nutritionally balanced meals. The meals will be both approved by Performance Kitchen’s team and Kroger Health registered dietitians.

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FDA releases updated final guidance for its Breakthrough Devices Program

Mobi Health News

The FDA clarifies its interpretation of "more effective," and indicates it will consider improved accessibility of a device during the Breakthrough designation process.

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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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CyncHealth Optimizes Health Data Sharing to Enhance the Patient Experience

Healthcare IT Today

As health data sharing continues to evolve, the mere collection of patient data is no longer sufficient; it’s imperative that the data collected have tangible value for overburdened clinicians increasingly being requested to gather more data. Scott Alderman, Vice President of Operations at CyncHealth , wants to provide one-stop access to the longitudinal patient record, while reducing the clicks needed to navigate the electronic health record (EHR).

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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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Oracle CEO warns Cerner EHR business facing 'near-term' headwinds for revenue growth

FierceHealthIT

Oracle shares fell 13% Tuesday as the software giant's near-term revenue forecast was weaker than Wall Street analysts expected. | Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told investors Monday that the company is working to modernize the Cerner EHR platform using an application code generator to enhance the software "one piece at a time." "On the business side of things, we think the Cerner business is going to get stronger and stronger," Ellison said.

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Best Buy Health partners with Geisinger for chronic care management

Mobi Health News

The retail giant and Pennsylvania-based healthcare system will create technology and services for organizations entering the chronic care management space.

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly ICB launch Strata Health Platform

DigitalHealth

Strata Health's electronic referral platform is now being used in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Card Board to streamline patient referrals.

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Ovation Healthcare Expands Technology Services with 3D Technology Merger

Healthcare IT Today

Ovation Healthcare , a premier provider of shared services to independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, today announced a merger with 3D Technology , a national, healthcare-focused technology provider of professional and managed services. 3D Technology’s deep understanding of healthcare operations and expertise in technology solutions has led to an improved patient care experience and provider-patient relationships, healthier community populations, and drastically reduced cost o

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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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Walmart exploring buying majority stake in primary care company ChenMed: media report

FierceHealthIT

Retail giant Walmart is reportedly exploring buying a majority stake in primary care clinic operator ChenMed to expand its healthcare business. | Retail giant Walmart is reportedly exploring buying a majority stake in primary care clinic operator ChenMed to expand its healthcare business.

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GE HealthCare, Mayo Clinic partner to advance theranostics

Mobi Health News

The pair will work to further the practice of radiology and patient care using innovation, such as theranostics, AI and digital health platforms.

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Mayo Clinic and GE HealthCare Enter Strategic Collaboration to Advance Innovation in Medical Imaging and Theranostics

Digital Health Global

Combining the world-class clinical and research expertise of Mayo Clinic with the deep research, engineering, and product development expertise of GE HealthCare, this new collaboration aims to forge an integrated innovation engine to advance the practice of radiology and care to patients worldwide. ROCHESTER, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Mayo Clinic and GE HealthCare announce a strategic healthcare collaboration for research and product development programs aimed to transform the exp