Sat.Sep 09, 2023 - Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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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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Download Your FREE HIPAA Checklist Now!

Confirm your healthcare compliance with our easy-to-use HIPAA checklist. Safeguard data, avoid penalties, and streamline security best practices effortlessly. As you know, HIPAA has many requirements, and just missing one could lead to devastating consequences for your organization. Don't miss out— get your free and instant download now!

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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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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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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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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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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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Beware of Pixels & Trackers: A Client-Side Security Report

Pixels and trackers are everywhere, embedded into websites everyone uses daily, and are virtually impossible to detect. They are used by data harvesting platforms to collect user data, but aggressive data harvesting practices are increasing the likelihood and/or the actual transfer of sensitive data. As cybersecurity concerns grow, experts are left wondering: what does this mean for my organization?

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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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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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Provider groups warn proposed Medicare payment cuts will pinch docs, hamper access to care

FierceHealthIT

Provider groups are urging the Biden administration to reconsider proposed cuts to physician payments in its annual fee schedule rule, arguing that the cuts could force service and staffing reducti | Provider groups are urging the Biden administration to reconsider proposed cuts to physician payments in its annual fee schedule rule, arguing that the cuts could force service and staffing reductions as practices feel the financial pinch.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keona Health Raises $7M in Series A1 Funding Round

Healthcare IT Today

Keona Health has raised $7M in a new Series A1 funding round led by Riverside Acceleration Capital (RAC) , the growth capital arm of The Riverside Company. Keona’s flagship product is CareDesk, a healthcare CRM that simplifies the complexities of patient access. “Our primary goal is to help healthcare organizations solve their never-ending staffing problems and scale their organizations,” said Oakkar Oakkar, CEO at Keona Health.

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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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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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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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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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Navigating The New A2P 10DLC Regulations in Healthcare: A Guide for Healthcare Text Messaging

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Lea McMahon LPC, EdD, Chief Clinic Officer at Symetria Recovery Even in the sensitive healthcare industry, most patients prefer to communicate with their providers via text message instead of email, calls, or app messages. New A2P 10DLC regulations require all businesses to register both their company and their specific text messages.

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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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At least 67,000 Kaiser Permanente workers vote to authorize strike, allege bad faith bargaining

FierceHealthIT

Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente’s workers have voted to authorize a labor strike should no contract deal be in place by Sept. 30, unions announced Thursday. | The total could grow by nearly 20,000 more as other unions tally their votes. The large nonprofit would need to reach a contract deal by Sept. 30 to avoid the walk-off.

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HRS Announces Continuous Monitoring

Health Recovery Solutions

HRS Announces Continuous Monitoring to Ease Clinicians' Workload, Promote Better Patient Outcomes and Drive Cost Savings for Organizations HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), the KLAS leader in remote patient monitoring (RPM), announces the launch of its early adoption client program for continuous monitoring capabilities.

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Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist: Easily Find Out Your HIPAA Requirements

This checklist is your best free resource for assessing your current HIPAA compliance status. Including all of the components of an effective compliance program, you’ll be sure you’re not missing a single piece of compliance. HIPAA is a complex law - protect your organization from financial and legal ramifications by ensuring your compliance program has all of the proper elements in place.

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Support Growing for Pharmacists to Ease Physician Workload

Healthcare IT Today

In a recent survey, Surescripts found growing support for pharmacists to prescribe a select number of medications to patients, thus easing the workload on physicians. Technologies like direct messaging and record sharing is making this possible. Physician Shortage Physicians everywhere are overworked. This is especially true in primary care where there are not enough physicians to meet the growing patient demand.

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Scala Biodesign launches with $5.5M to develop bioproducts from proteins

Mobi Health News

The company's computational solution uses AI, modeling and data analysis of naturally occurring proteins to generate superior antibodies, enzymes and vaccine immunogens.

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Another round of Medicare Part B drugs capped by inflation rebates

FierceHealthIT

A third set of Medicare Part B prescription drugs will cost up to $618 less per average dose beginning Oct. 1, announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). | 34 additional drugs, with prices rising faster than inflation, will be capped by an Inflation Reduction Act program, lowering out-of-pocket costs for patients.

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