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FDA launches extended reality-enabled initiative for home health care

Mobi Health News

The Home as a Health Care Hub will use augmented reality and virtual reality to reimagine how the home can become a healthcare system to improve health equity.

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Apple’s OpenGL and iOS 18: Shaping the future of health care technology

KevinMD

Apple’s announcement of OpenELM, an innovative suite of efficient, open-source language models, heralds a potential game-changer for health care technology, especially with the anticipated enhancements in iOS 18. This suite is designed to function directly on personal devices like iPhones, presenting new opportunities for medical practitioners to leverage advanced AI tools in their day-to-day operations.

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Leveraging Trust, Showing Humility: How Health Care Organizations Can Serve Consumers – A New Read from McKinsey

Health Populi

Three trends underpin health consumers’ evolving demands for service: spending more but getting less satisfaction and innovation; trusting health care with data but underwhelmed by the use of that personal information; and, growing “shopping” behavior seeking quality, availability, proximity, cost, and options across channels for health care.

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New codes from the AMA could mean more RPM reimbursement by 2025

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Today, most remote patient monitoring services are billed under four Current Procedural Terminology codes. These codes can be split into two categories to help understand their uses. There are two RPM device monitoring codes – 99453 and 99454 – and two timed RPM management service codes – 99457 and 99458. CPT 99453 covers the time it takes to enroll patients in RPM and get them set up on their devices.

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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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Owlet, Wheel partner to launch telehealth platform for caregivers of infants

Mobi Health News

Wheel's BabySat virtual telehealth services platform will enable caregivers to obtain a prescription for the baby tech company's pulse oximetry sock.

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Hospitals Outside of US Investing in Portals and Digital Front Door According to Latest KLAS Report

Healthcare IT Today

The KLAS Research report on Global Patient Engagement 2024 found that healthcare organizations outside the US are investing in patient portals, digital front door experiences (self-scheduling and self check-in) and virtual care/patient monitoring. Healthcare IT Today sat down with Everton Santos, Vice President of International at KLAS Research to hear his insights on this report.

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Patient concerns in healthcare digitalisation: Rising inequalities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digitalisation in healthcare holds the promise of optimising processes and expanding access to care. In some European countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Poland and Hungary, patients can access national portals that contain their prescriptions, referrals, discharge letters, etc. In other countries such as Belgium and Spain, patients can access regional portals.

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OpenAI expands partnership with Moderna for customizable GPTs

Mobi Health News

The pharma giant's employees will have access to ChatGPT Enterprise, which allows teams to create customized GPTs on specific topics.

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Amae Health picks up $15M to scale in-person clinics providing care for severe mental illness

FierceHealthIT

Amae Health launched in January 2022 to improve care for individuals with severe mental illness through a community-based, integrated approach. | Amae Health, which opened its first outpatient clinic in Los Angeles 18 months ago, closed a $15 million series A round to fuel its growth as it plans to open new clinics in four markets.

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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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NextGen Investing in Mobile App, Cybersecurity, and Mirth…yes Mirth!

Healthcare IT Today

There were three burning questions we wanted to ask NextGen’s CEO David Sides. (1) How are they improving their mobile app? (2) What’s happening with Mirth? (3) How are they approaching cybersecurity? It’s good news on all fronts. David Sides, CEO at NextGen Healthcare (NextGen) graciously agreed to sit down with Healthcare IT Today for an impromptu interview.

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At Providence, RPM is improving patient health and reducing provider workload

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Providence, a 52-hospital health system based in Renton, Washington, views digital innovation as an important vehicle to overcoming industrywide challenges and transforming care delivery for the betterment of the communities it serves. Many of the virtual care and digital health systems in development, as well as those pursued over the past several years, are geared toward addressing three macro challenges healthcare currently faces: workforce shortages and burnout; hospitality capacity and thro

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AI-enabled drug discovery company Xaira launches with $1B

Mobi Health News

Xaira's CEO, Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, resigned as president of Stanford University last August due to controversy over inaccuracies discovered in his lab's scientific papers.

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Joint Commission launches new telehealth stamp of approval for virtual healthcare providers

FierceHealthIT

The Joint Commission announced Tuesday a new set of accreditation standards for telehealth and remote patient monitoring companies. | A third-party healthcare accrediting organization will offer a new program for telehealth and remote monitoring platforms to build patient trust and ensure high-quality virtual healthcare.

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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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Sagility Acquires BirchAI, a GenAI Company in the Healthcare Space

Healthcare IT Today

Sagility to Transform Member, Patient, and Provider Interactions Using BirchAI’s SaaS Platform Sagility LLC , one of the leading technology-enabled services providers in the healthcare services space, announced its acquisition of Seattle-based BirchAI. BirchAI is a healthcare technology company offering cloud-based, GenAI call technology built by experts in transformer-based natural language processing.

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Optum Virtual Care said to be closing down

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

On an April 18 conference call with Optum Everycare CEO Jennifer Phalen, some employees of the company's virtual care division were told that their last date would be in July, according to a news report this week. WHY IT MATTERS UnitedHealth Group, Optum's parent company, reported more than $1 billion in net losses during the first quarter – which included impacts from the February 21 Change Healthcare ransomware attack and subsequent payment systems outage.

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Nutrition app MyFitnessPal announces tools for GLP-1 medication support

Mobi Health News

The new offerings and content will help members taking GLP-1 medications maximize nutrient intake and access medication tracking, recipes and community forums.

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FTC votes 3-2 on final rule to ban noncompete agreements, but legal challenges expected

FierceHealthIT

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 Tuesday to issue a final rule striking new noncompete agreements for all workers and phasing out existing noncompetes for all but senior executives acro | The final rule, which does not apply to nonprofits, forbids noncompete contracts for all new hires and winds down existing noncompetes for all employees who are not senior executives.

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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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How Health Data Sharing Impacts How Clinicians Care for Patients

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Guillermo Diaz, Chief Medical Information Officer at Los Angeles Department of Health Services – Ambulatory Care Network , and Ali Modaressi, CEO at Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) When Alex was brought into L.A. General’s emergency room, the hospital’s care team documented a number of indicators that appeared to be related to a neurological issue.

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Joint Commission intros new Telehealth Accreditation Program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Joint Commission this week announced its new Telehealth Accreditation Program for eligible hospitals, ambulatory and behavioral healthcare organizations. The program, with an effective date of July 1, is designed to offer updated and more streamlined standards to help organizations offering telehealth services put structures and processes in place to help deliver safer and higher quality virtual care WHY IT MATTERS The new Telehealth Accreditation Program was developed, the commission says,

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Headspace launches direct-to-consumer mental health coaching

Mobi Health News

Members can access mental health coaches for cases that may not require a licensed therapist, such as sleep-related issues or building healthy relationships.

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CMS sets Medicaid payments to home care workers at 80%

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hoping to improve Medicaid enrollees’ access to care through a final rule that better compensates caregiving roles. | CMS released a series of final rules Monday, including Medicaid access regulations that some groups worry will cause providers to close.

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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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Guide to a Proactive Healthcare Cybersecurity Stance

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Troy Hawes, Managing Director at Moss Adams The recent cybersecurity attack against Change Healthcare caused dramatic disruptions to one of the nation’s largest prescription processors. On the morning of February 21, 2024, a ransom group, BlackCat, directed a cyberattack at Change Healthcare, owned by healthcare conglomerate UnitedHealth.

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Owlet, Wheel partner to launch telehealth platform for caregivers of infants

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Wheel's BabySat virtual telehealth services platform will enable caregivers to obtain a prescription for the baby tech company's pulse oximetry sock.

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Thirty Madison, Talkspace partner to expand care access for migraines and women's health

Mobi Health News

The telemedicine company joins forces with the behavioral health company to expand care access for women as well as patients suffering from mental health issues and migraines.

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With CEO search underway, Teladoc facing pressure to its BetterHelp DTC business, slowing telehealth growth

FierceHealthIT

Teladoc acting CEO Mala Murthy sought to assure investors Thursday that the virtual care giant is poised for future growth even as it faces pressure in a saturated telehealth market. | Teladoc acting CEO Mala Murthy sought to assure investors Thursday that the virtual care giant has a sunny outlook for future growth even as it faces pressure in a saturated telehealth market.

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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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CIO Podcast – Episode 73: Health IT Projects with Michael Restuccia

Healthcare IT Today

For the 73rd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Michael Restuccia, CIO at Penn Medicine to talk about health IT projects! We kick off this episode by discussing the project Restuccia is currently devoting most of his time to. Then we talk about what area of health IT he finds concerning and is keeping an eye on.

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Koneksa Announces Study with New York Proton Center to Collect Patient-Generated Health Data During Proton Radiotherapy in Lung Cancer

Digital Health Global

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #biotech — Koneksa , a healthcare technology company pioneering evidence-based digital biomarkers, announced today the enrollment of the first patient in a pilot study collecting patient-generated health data (PGHD) during proton radiotherapy for lung cancer in collaboration with the New York Proton Center (NYPC), a leading institution in cancer care and research.

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Scopio Labs gains De Novo clearance for AI bone marrow analysis software and more FDA clearances

Mobi Health News

Epitel received 510(k) clearance for two remote monitoring offerings and Curio Digital Therapeutics received clearance for its postpartum prescription digital therapeutic.

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