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4 Things To Consider Before A Healthcare Tech Upgrade

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The healthcare sector is rapidly evolving, with clinical researchers and scientists discovering new diseases and treatments. And with various technological advancements today, medical workers can be supported in providing excellent quality patient care in clinics, […].

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How technology is transforming medicine and making distance healing a reality

KevinMD

My first job as a “real” doctor was in 1991. During one of those early days in my career, one of my coworkers — a woman who worked in reception — approached me for help. Even then, I could recognize a look of desperation. It reminded me of the look I saw in my sister. Read more…. How technology is transforming medicine and making distance healing a reality originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Blockchain Could Save Healthcare Billions Every Year

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Michael Kim, Senior Vice President/CIO at MultiPlan. In recent years, blockchain has been one of the most-hyped technologies: A public ledger that lives on a network of computers, each validating any changes in real-time. Unlike traditional distributed databases with centralized management, blockchain offers a shared database, providing security, transparency, traceability, and speed.

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Digital Health Funding Updates from FINN + Galen and Silicon Valley Bank – Context for JPM2023

Health Populi

As we enter the week’s brainstorms and deal-making prospects this week at the annual JP Morgan meet-up for healthcare, I’m kicking off Health Populi’s posts this week by diving into two major reports published in sync with this meeting that’s so pivotal and important for the digital health community: the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) 2022 Annual Report on Healthcare Investments and Exits and the 2022 Global State of Digital Health Report from FINN Partners and Galen Growth.

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

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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Digital health funding slides 48% from 2021's peak. What's in store for 2023?

FierceHealthIT

Digital health funding slides 48% from 2021's peak. What's in store for 2023? hlandi. Sun, 01/08/2023 - 11:21.

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Providers Can Now Learn More About Their Patients with Accessible Gait Analysis Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Gait is now recognized as the 6th vital sign and serves as a valuable indicator of health and mobility status. Previously, clinically-validated gait analysis technology was only available in lab settings, making it costly and […]. The article Providers Can Now Learn More About Their Patients with Accessible Gait Analysis Technology appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Person Centred Software launch Smart Cups to tackle dehydration

DigitalHealth

The UK’s leading provider of digital care management systems, Person Centred Software, has launched Smart Cups, a solution to tackle dehydration.

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With Epic-linked RPM, Lee Health is sending fewer people to hospitals and ERs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Dr. Zsolt Kulcsar, medical director at Lee Health based in Fort Myers, Florida, says what he has learned in recent years is that telemedicine is great, but it also is a little limiting. There is only so much one can solve via a video interaction. THE PROBLEM. "When the first wave of COVID-19 kind of died down, we met with all of our heads of departments, including cardiology, pulmonary and other key service lines, and we asked them about the limitation of that telehealth interaction,"

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Medicare Rolls Out Telehealth Indicator for Patients to Easily Find Telehealth Providers

Telebehavioral Health Institute

In January 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out a new telehealth “indicator” to make information about Medicare telehealth providers on publically-available clinician profile pages more readily available. The new indicator will allow patients and caregivers to easily identify which providers are approved and available to deliver telehealth services.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Revolutionizing medicine: How ChatGPT is changing the way we think about health care

KevinMD

GPT, or Generative Pre-trained Transformer, is a type of artificial intelligence that has the unremarkable ability to generate human-like text. The program is free to use during the “research preview” time. GPT gained 1 million users in under a week of being released. Keep in mind that this technology is currently in the beta testing. Read more….

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While Nurses and Doctors Still Rank Highest in Trust, Gallup Finds Trust-Erosion by Party ID

Health Populi

In the annual 2023 Gallup poll on honesty and ethics in professions in the U.S. , the good news for the human capital of health care is that nurses, physicians and pharmacists continue to lead Americans’ ratings across professions in first, second, and third place respectively. The bummer is that that trust equity has eroded in the past year — especially among health citizens who identify as Republican voters.

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Alphabet's Verily announces layoffs amid strategic restructuring

Mobi Health News

The company's CEO said the layoffs will help Verily refine its strategy, prioritize its product portfolio and simplify its operating model.

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Sanford Health's CIO talks virtual care, workforce challenges, modern data ecosystem

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It is an understatement to say Brad Reimer, CIO at Sanford Health, has his hands full. Sanford Health is a massive health system that serves the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Today, Reimer is in the middle of a $350 million virtual care initiative, working to overcome health IT workforce challenges, and building a modern data ecosystem – emphasis on modern.

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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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CES 2023: Ten New Technologies for Older Adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2023 is, as the sponsors say, a wrap. Smaller by half (100,000) than in olden times, there were plenty of new tech offerings there. AARP sponsored an entire large area for its AgeTech Summit – talks and displays of new tech for an older adult market, cataloguing participants in an online directory. CTA Foundation (as part of CES and Eureka Park ) sponsored its Accessibility Contest which featured tech for people with vision, hearing, or physical limitations.

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What Do John Deere, L’Oreal and MedWand Have in Common? -> Human Security For All

Health Populi

An over-arching theme of the 2023 CES conference was Human Security for All, abbreviated as HS4A. And what, you might ask, do “human” and “security” have to do with the largest annual consumer technology conference, held last week in Las Vegas? Here’s what. “This is the first CES not only in the new post-pandemic or live-with-pandemic era.

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Q&A: Former VA Secretary Shulkin on digital health refining patient-first care

Mobi Health News

Former VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin discusses how his experiences in healthcare shaped his digital health platform for chronic pain patients.

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Help Texts launches text-based support for healthcare workers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The subscription-based service sends semi-customized supportive texts based on what users input about their experiences when signing up and without initiation. Reducing healthcare worker burnout. The company's FAQ says the service, developed by a worldwide team of care experts, is designed to complement other mental health services, like counseling or therapy.

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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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Medical Billing Needs To Catch Up with Modern Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Darren Ghanayem and Maria Turner, managing directors, AArete. America boasts the greatest advancements in medical research in the world: more Americans have received the Nobel Prize in medicine than Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia […]. The article Medical Billing Needs To Catch Up with Modern Medicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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CVS, Cigna back kidney care coordination, tech startup Monogram Health's latest $375M raise

FierceHealthIT

CVS, Cigna back kidney care coordination, tech startup Monogram Health's latest $375M raise. dmuoio. Mon, 01/09/2023 - 12:24.

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Report: Digital health funding declines to $15.3B in 2022

Mobi Health News

According to Rock Health's investment report, 2022 marks a significant decline from 2021 when digital health companies raised $29.3 billion.

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State Medicaid programs want to keep telehealth expansions, KFF analysis finds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This article was updated with additional comments. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently looked at state trends with regard to expanding access to telehealth-based behavioral care during the pandemic and found that states see telemedicine as a key component of maintaining access to behavioral healthcare for Medicaid enrollees. WHY IT MATTERS. KFF's survey of state Medicaid programs found them not only expanding telehealth benefits – for example, providing audio-only coverage of behavio

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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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Content Round Up: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2022

Optimum Healthcare IT

In case you missed them, here are our top five blog posts from 2022! We hope you enjoy them and find them informative. Continue reading Content Round Up: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2022 at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Large healthcare bankruptcies rose 84% in 2022, though hospitals mostly dodged the bullet

FierceHealthIT

Large healthcare bankruptcies rose 84% in 2022, though hospitals mostly dodged the bullet. dmuoio. Fri, 01/13/2023 - 14:00.

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Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company adds another PBM partnership

Mobi Health News

Cuban tells MobiHealthNews that MCCPDC is working on adding partnerships with PBMs that "share our mission of cost-plus pricing, transparency and no rebates.

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Featured Health IT Job: Microsoft BizTalk, SQL Cluster Engineer

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Microsoft BizTalk, SQL Cluster Engineer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is remote. Here’s a description of the position: Currently seeking an analyst with deep Microsoft BizTalk and SQL Cluster engineering experience to assist a client academic health system’s team with operational su

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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Industry news in brief

DigitalHealth

This Digital Health News industry roundup covers a care home admin platform saving time and money and a LifeStart resuscitator trolley for Lister Hospital.

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Verily laying off 15% of workforce, trimming down business lines: 'We've made some hard but necessary choices'

FierceHealthIT

Verily laying off 15% of workforce, trimming down business lines: 'We've made some hard but necessary choices'. dmuoio. Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:51.

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Carbon Health announces $100M in funding days after revealing layoffs

Mobi Health News

The Series D funding round announcement follows CEO Eren Bali's Twitter post on Friday that reported a second round of layoffs affecting more than 200 people.

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