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7 Mistakes You’re Making with Mental Health Telehealth

TheraNest

In our digital age, telehealth has become an invaluable tool for mental and behavioral health providers to reach and support a larger population of individuals in need. Telehealth is a great way to reach clients beyond your physical borders and can even help you find people in mental health deserts. While telehealth offers numerous benefits, such as increased accessibility and convenience, it also presents unique challenges and potential pitfalls.

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How Walmart F—– Around and Found Out

Digital Health Wire

White flags are flying left and right, with Walmart announcing its retreat from care delivery less than a full week after Optum made a similar surrender. Walmart’s five-year foray into primary care is ending with the closure of 51 health centers, the shuttering of its telehealth service, and the cancellation of any active ambitions in the space. The press release chalked up the “difficult decision” to a challenging reimbursement environment and high operating costs, which ultimately made the bus

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Does Engaging ALL of Your Patients Matter?

Xealth

Note to readers: This is the fifth post in a six-part series exploring the perspectives of digital patient engagement. Digital engagement is a cornerstone of effective patient care. Engaging a diverse patient population through accessible, intuitive digital platforms can significantly enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction. Discover strategic approaches for leveraging your existing digital health investments to create more engaging and effective patient experiences for all involved.

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How AI is revolutionizing patient care: Exploring the Humane Ai Pin and Rabbit R1

KevinMD

Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into health care transforms patient care, making it more personalized, efficient, and accessible. Two groundbreaking technologies, the Humane Ai Pin and the Rabbit R1, exemplify this shift. By enhancing communication, ensuring data security, and improving administrative and clinical operations, these devices promise a future where technology and human expertise merge to Read more… How AI is revolutionizing patient care: Exploring the Humane Ai Pin and Rab

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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, hybrid care adding to physicians' EHR workload

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

While telehealth alone doesn't appear to add significantly to a primary care physician's workload, mixing modalities – telehealth and in-person hybrid care environments – led to a 6% increase in time spent with documentary and EHR work, new research shows. WHY IT MATTERS These were among the results of an April study by MedStar Health Research Institute and Georgetown University School of Medicine published in JAMA Network Open , which focused on how hybrid care environments

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Most Americans See Rise of Mental Health Issues, And Poorly Treated by the Health System (with a postscript on Walmart Health)

Health Populi

While people in the U.S. perceive a dramatic rise in mental health conditions among fellow health citizens growing over the past five years, people note barriers of cost, insufficient supply of providers, and stigma as barriers to getting care in the latest Gallup and West Health poll on the subject. In West Health’s words , three-quarters of Americans feel that, “mental health takes a back seat to physical health” in the U.S.

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Walmart shuttering all 51 health centers, citing lack of profitability

FierceHealthIT

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information. | Walmart is shuttering all 51 health centers along with its virtual care services, the retail giant announced Tuesday morning.

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Telemedicine, enabled with responsible AI, can improve the patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual care has become pivotal in reshaping patient experiences. Amanda Bury, chief commercial officer at Infermedica, a digital health company specializing in AI-powered systems for symptom analysis and patient triage, knows telehealth's potential to enhance and optimize patient experiences and outcomes while emphasizing convenience, affordability and empowerment – tying in responsible AI innovation and strategies for e

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Exclusive: Thyme Care launches virtual palliative care program, appoints medical director

Mobi Health News

Dr. Julia Frydman will be the oncology-focused company's first medical director for palliative care. She will oversee its new Enhanced Supportive Care program.

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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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Lean Digital: How AI Drives Treatment Recommendations for Weight Loss

Healthcare IT Today

The first article in this series laid out what we know about body weight and obesity today. The rest of the Lean Digital series will look at some contributions that digital technologies are making toward solutions. The best contribution that information can make to weight management is to find more effective, personalized treatments: to match the right person to the right treatment, whether it be surgery, drugs, diet, exercise, or some combination.

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Hospitals no longer required to report COVID-19 data to CDC

FierceHealthIT

Hospitals are off the hook for data reporting requirements that have been in place since the early COVID-19 pandemic. | Hospitals were required to share COVID-19 admissions, ICU capacity and other related data on a daily basis during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, then the reporting frequency shifted. The CDC said it still encourages hospitals to report their data on a "voluntary" basis and will soon begin displaying those data online.

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Digital from the start: New medical campus to rise in Singapore's east

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Singaporean Ministry of Health has officially broken ground on a new medical campus in eastern Singapore. To be located next to the downtown line of the Bedok North MRT station, the Eastern General Hospital (EGH) Campus comprises the Eastern General Hospital and Eastern Community Hospital. It will provide a range of emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care services, as well as continuing and rehabilitative care services.

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Q&A: Microsoft's AI for Good Lab on AI biases and regulation

Mobi Health News

Juan Lavista Ferres, head of Microsoft’s AI for Good Lab, sat down with MobiHealthNews to discuss his book on ethically using AI to impact humanity positively.

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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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Nextech Supporting the Independent Ambulatory Practice

Healthcare IT Today

Independent clinical practices are in danger everywhere: if they don’t go out of business, large hospital chains tend to pipette them up. Bill Lucchini, CEO of Nextech , wants these independent practices to survive. Nextech’s EHRs and solutions for practice management and patient engagement software are highly specialized to Dermatology, Med Spa, Opthamology, Orthopedics, and Plastic Surgery in order to make it as efficient as possible.

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The race for healthcare AI models heats up as Google boasts Med-Gemini surpasses GPT-4

FierceHealthIT

Google and DeepMind released an open access paper on their newest artificial intelligence tools intended for use in hea | Results released by Google on Med-Gemini's performance show that it outperforms existing AI/ML including GPT-4 on over a dozen industry benchmarks.

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Walmart announces closing of clinics and virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Walmart is closing Walmart Health and Walmart Health Virtual Care, saying the business model was not profitable nor sustainable. The Walmart Health centers opened in 2019. "Through our experience managing Walmart Health centers and Walmart Health Virtual Care, we determined there is not a sustainable business model for us to continue," the company said by statement.

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Walmart announces closing of clinics and virtual care

Mobi Health News

Walmart is closing Walmart Health and Walmart Health Virtual Care, saying the business model was not profitable nor sustainable. The Walmart Health centers opened in 2019. "Through our experience managing Walmart Health centers and Walmart Health Virtual Care, we determined there is not a sustainable business model for us to continue," the company said by statement.

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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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This Week’s Health IT Jobs – May 1, 2024

Healthcare IT Today

It can be very overwhelming scrolling though job board after job board in search of a position that fits your wants and needs. Let us take that stress away by finding a mix of great health IT jobs for you! We hope you enjoy this look at some of the health IT jobs we saw healthcare organizations trying to fill this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the health IT jobs we found: Director of Business Development – Healthcare Information Technology – Planet Technology Coding Mana

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'Too big to fail': Consolidation concerns loom over hearing on Change Healthcare cyberattack

FierceHealthIT

The scale of UnitedHealth Group's sprawling empire was under the microscope on Wednesday as CEO Andrew Witty testified before a key Senate panel about the cyberattack on Change Healthcare that's ha | The scale of UnitedHealth Group's sprawling empire was under the microscope on Wednesday as CEO Andrew Witty testified before a key Senate panel about the cyberattack on Change Healthcare that's had ripple effects across healthcare.

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Exclusive: Thyme Care launches virtual palliative care program, appoints medical director

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Dr. Julia Frydman will be the oncology-focused company's first medical director for palliative care. She will oversee its new Enhanced Supportive Care program.

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WHOOP announces global expansion, additions to executive team

Mobi Health News

The wearable tech company broadened its reach to 56 markets worldwide, added Italian and Latin American Spanish to its app and appointed three C-suite executives.

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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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Patient Experience Insights – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 139

Healthcare IT Today

For the 139th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are talking about the patient experience! Putting patients first and focusing on the patient experience is something a lot of organizations have been talking about as a priority for a while now, but do they really mean it? We kick off this episode by diving into this topic and debating whether or not organizations truly care about the patient experience.

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CVS scoops up tech-enabled Medicare Advantage broker Hella Health

FierceHealthIT

CVS has quietly acquired Hella Health, a startup Medicare Advantage broker based in New York City, according to a post on LinkedIn. | CVS has quietly acquired Hella Health, a startup Medicare Advantage broker based in New York City, according to a post on LinkedIn.

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HIMSSCast: The need for home care continues

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A nurse by training, Tim Ashe, chief clinical officer at Wellsky, knows the challenges that burnout, staffing shortages and bed capacity have on clinicians and the health system.

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Transcarent raises $126M, bringing its valuation to $2.2B

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to accelerate its AI capabilities and for strategic and commercial growth.

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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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Lean Digital: How Apps and Services Can Help Control Weight

Healthcare IT Today

Is anyone not obsessed with weight? The health care field certainly is. Researchers have found ties between high body weight and an oversized list of unhealthy conditions. Payers have invested enormous amounts of money in decreasing individuals’ body weights. A Congressional bill would promote behavioral therapy for obesity and extend Medicare coverage for drugs treating obesity.

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Walgreens inks deal with Boehringer Ingelheim to advance clinical trials for obesity treatment

FierceHealthIT

Retail pharmacy giant Walgreens inked another partnership to recruit participants for research as it continues to build out its clinical trials business. | Walgreens has signed more than 35 clinical trial contracts with drugmakers including Freenome and Prothena. The aim is to optimize recruitment and make clinical trials more accessible, inclusive and equitable, the companies said.

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Arcturis and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announce 3-year programme to deliver highly enriched Real-World Data supporting generation of evidence for the development and approval of novel cancer therapies.

Digital Health Global

OXFORD, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arcturis Data Limited (“Arcturis”), a UK leader in Real World Data and Evidence, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“OUH”) a global exemplar in clinical, research and digital health excellence, announce today that they are to embark on a focussed initiative to develop deep, multi-modal data to enable researchers to assess the benefit of standard and new treatment options for cancer patients.