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Patient Engagement: How To Design Virtual Care Experiences for Long-Term Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Elise Mortensen, head of growth, HTD Health. We often think of healthcare as the direct communication between provider and patient in an appointment or clinical setting. However, most of what influences health outcomes sits […] The article Patient Engagement: How To Design Virtual Care Experiences for Long-Term Engagement appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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AI-driven diagnostics and beyond

KevinMD

Years from now, the notion of simple telemedicine will seem quaint. Keep in mind that as recently as a decade ago, most physicians would have denied that telemedicine could ever play a role in the medical profession. Physicians would have argued that this would dismantle the fundamental unit of medical care – the in-person office Read more… AI-driven diagnostics and beyond originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Is the Federated Data Platform too expensive to cancel?

DigitalHealth

Sticking with a hugely expensive plan to develop a ‘mythical beast’ of a fighter plane in the 1960s did not end well for the government of the day.

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How Mobile-First Websites Can Influence More Patients to Reach You

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Bjoern Sjut, co-founder and CEO, Finc3. It is challenging to ignore mobile smartphones’ influence on our day-to-day lives. Sometimes it’s the first thing you see in the morning and the last at night. The […] The article How Mobile-First Websites Can Influence More Patients to Reach You appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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Telehealth, properly integrated with EHRs, can boost cancer care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cancer is a highly complex disease but technology should ideally make caring for cancer patients simpler. That's sometimes easier said than done, however. Kathy Dalton Ford, chief product and strategy officer at Ronin, which develops clinical oncology software, very much believes virtual care and other technologies can help providers improve their cancer care.

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Q&A: The status of the Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act

Mobi Health News

Jennifer Mathieu, senior vice president of professional and government affairs at AMCP, provides an update on the Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act 2023 moving through Congress.

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The Healthcare Financial Experience is a Stressful One: the Convergence of our Medical, Retail, and Financial Lives

Health Populi

One in two consumers in the U.S. feel their well-being or healing was negatively impacted by difficulty paying for their medical care. Welcome to the convergence of patients’ health care life with financial and retail lives, we learn from the 2024 Healthcare Financial Experience Study from Cedar. And that patient’s positive clinical experience can absolutely reverse the consumer’s perception of the provider, noted by this quote from OSU’s Chief Financial Officer Vincent T

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Research2Guidance launches Allis.Health, a new digital health analyst platform, developed by Healthware Group

Digital Health Global

PRESS RELEASE | Berlin, Germany and Salerno, Italy | On September 18 th , 2023, Allis.Health , a new digital health analyst platform, officially launched, a project from Research2Guidance , and developed by Healthware Group. The global data driven platform offers ongoing market and competitor monitoring curated and commented by a digital health analyst team.

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AI is living up to its promise as a tool for radiology

KevinMD

For the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been proving itself as an effective tool in breast cancer screening. An ever-growing list of research studies has shown that using AI in mammography can safely and efficiently reduce patient wait times while reducing the pressure on in-demand radiologists. This is significant, as early detection greatly Read more… AI is living up to its promise as a tool for radiology originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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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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LifeMD partners with pharma company for direct-to-consumer hormone therapy

Mobi Health News

Postmenopausal patients can get a prescription for ASCEND Therapeutics' EstroGel by scheduling an appointment with a LifeMD provider through the pharma brand's website.

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The Omnichannel Imperative for Healthcare: Supporting Telehealth Awareness Week 2023

Health Populi

“What omnichannel really means: hearing the customer wherever they are and making them feel heard, valued, and understood.” That statement comes from Qualtrics’ explanation of omnichannel experience design. The very human needs of feeling one is heard, is valued, and is understood, underpin the rasion d’etre of omnichannel marketing.

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The next revolution in the pharmaceutical industry: the transformative potential of AI

Digital Health Global

The pharmaceutical landscape is undergoing a momentous transformation, marked by the convergence of cutting-edge technologies that are redefining every aspect of the industry. Among these transformative innovations, artificial intelligence (AI ) stands out as a major force, reshaping the fields of drug discovery , drug development, clinical trials and patient care.

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DEA suggests 2nd comment period for post-PHE online Rx registration

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Diversion Division listening sessions earlier this month, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said the agency would hold a second comment period on its March NPRM in the months ahead. WHY IT MATTERS The Drug Diversion Division said it was conducting public listening sessions to get input on prescribing controlled substances on telemedicine platforms and to learn about the types of data and its accessibility for use in detecting unlawful drug diversion.

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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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GE HealthCare receives $44M from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Mobi Health News

The funds will be used to develop AI-enabled ultrasound technology for maternal care and pediatric lung health in low- and middle-income countries.

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Grocery and Golf Goodness: Food, Fitness, and Fresh Come Together

Health Populi

“ Groceries and glutes,” CNN reported in 2019 about a food store combining a gym in the store. While grocery stores have been embedded various fitness options into their brick-and-mortar footprints long before the pandemic, there’s a new riff on fitness at the grocer coming to Augusta, Georgia: grocery and golf. FreshTake, a new grocery store from a family-owned food chain, will open its doors in 2024, located in a Whole Foods location that closed in 2017.

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Google announces funding for eight AI-based projects in the digital health ecosystem

Digital Health Global

In today’s healthcare environment, AI (artificial intelligence) is becoming an increasingly established reality. It is a rapidly growing sector, characterized by innovations that meet the needs of a new generation of patients. Among the endless possibilities of application of AI in digital health is reducing the time spent in traditional healthcare facilities, thanks to remote control systems that facilitate individual healing processes, and the increasing practice of combining traditional

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ATA releases SDOH toolkit to scale community telehealth delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New tools from the American Telemedicine Association can help assess a community's digital infrastructure and estimate the cost of telehealth-based clinical or social interventions to show how virtual care can impact healthcare disparities. WHY IT MATTERS ATA announced Monday that it is releasing new tools developed under the guidance of its Advisory Group on Using Telehealth to Eliminate Disparities and Inequities to help decision-makers target and fund interventions that address the econom

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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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AccessHope adds Johns Hopkins to its cancer care network

Mobi Health News

Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Care Center will be added to AccessHope's National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center partner network.

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FTC sues PE-backed anesthesia provider for monopolistic roll-ups, price setting

FierceHealthIT

Federal regulators have accused a major Texas-based anesthesia provider and its parent private equity firm of a decade-long, three-pronged scheme to suppress competition and drive-up prices. | U.S. Anesthesia Partners and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, its private equity backer, have "cost Texans tens of millions of dollars more each year" by suppressing competition over the course of a decade, the regulator alleges.

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OpenAI and the diagnosis that saved a child’s life

Digital Health Global

ChatGPT plays the main role in a story involving a four-year-old boy and a missed diagnosis by 17 doctors. Courtney, Alex’s mother, told TODAY about her experience and how, during the lockdown due to COVID-19, it was ChatGPT that provided the solution and brought a sigh of relief to the whole family. The woman joined the AI and shared everything she knew about her son’s symptoms with the platform, including medical records and reports obtained after consulting 17 medical experts.

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Epic UGM and Civitas – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 123

Healthcare IT Today

For the 123rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are discussing the recent Epic UGM and Civitas Conferences! We kick the episode off by going through the big announcements that were made at this year’s Epic UGM conference. Next, we talk about what wasn’t announced or talked about at Epic UGM that we thought would be. Then we dive into two topics from the Civitas conference including a debate whether TEFCA and QHINs are real or if they’re memorex.

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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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Select Health, Mark Cuban team to lower prescription drug costs

Mobi Health News

Salt Lake City-based Select Health and its pharmacy benefits manager Scripius will be one of the first health plans in the U.S. to provide member access to Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, meaning members will have direct access to the prescription drug service.

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Oracle Health integrates generative AI, voice tech into EHR system to automate medical note-taking

FierceHealthIT

Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner electronic medical record system as health IT companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers. | Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner EHR system as health tech companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers.

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AphA raises concern about data and analytics omission in workforce plan

DigitalHealth

AphA have written to NHSE CEO Amanda Pritchard to raise concerns about the omission of any mention of data and analytics in the latest Workforce Strategy.

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TeleVox Acquires Odeza Patient Engagement Business from Ensemble Health Partners

Healthcare IT Today

TeleVox , the industry-leading provider of omnichannel digital patient engagement technology, has acquired the Odeza patient engagement business from Ensemble Health Partners (Ensemble) , the leading revenue cycle management company for hospitals, health systems, and physician practices. Additionally, TeleVox and Ensemble will make TeleVox’s technology available to Ensemble’s customers, offering healthcare providers a comprehensive solution from patient acquisition to discharge and beyond.

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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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Diligent Robotics scores $25M to scale 'socially-intelligent service robots'

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to expand its reach throughout hospitals in the U.S. and enhance product development.

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An inside look at Walgreens’ primary care and pharmacy model

FierceHealthIT

Despite a recent leadership shakeup and sub-par third quarter financial results, Walgreens’ executives maintain that its transformation from a retail store to a full-blown healthcare company is the | Walgreens execs gave reporters a peek behind the curtain at its Chicago primary care office and micro-fulfillment center. Here's what we learned.

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NHSE publishes guidance on digitising documentation for nurses

DigitalHealth

With the continued push for digitisation in the NHS, new guidance for digital documentation by nurses has been published by NHS England.

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