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8 Tips for Telehealth-Only Mental Health Practices

TheraNest

The rise of telehealth technology makes starting a telehealth-only practice very appealing, especially for therapists who don’t have the resources to open an office or have geographical limitations when it comes to finding clients. If you’re considering opening a telehealth-only practice, we have 8 tips for you. 1. Ensure You Have the Right Technology To run a telehealth-only practice, you need to have the right technology as a major portion of your operations relies upon that.

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How AI became my medical tutor

KevinMD

“The patient is a 59-year-old male presenting with fatigue on exertion, pallor, and mild numbness and tingling in both feet. No family history of anemia or diabetes, but I still want to rule them out with a blood test. Does that sound reasonable?” This is the 6th or 7th question I’ve asked in today’s session, Read more… How AI became my medical tutor originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Medical-Grade or Consumer Wearable? How to Choose

ActiGraph

Since the late 1980s, wearable devices have helped researchers collect data on the physical activity, mobility, and sleep patterns of people in their daily lives. This data captured outside of a laboratory or clinic setting can help provide more holistic and sensitive information about physical functioning, making them an appealing tool for academic, public health, and clinical researchers.

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Most Older People Want to Age in Place and Are Adopting Technologies At Home To Do So

Health Populi

The vast majority of older people (95%) want to “age in place” — that is, stay put in their homes and avoid moving into long-term care residences or elsewhere. One approach for enabling aging-in-place is peoples’ adoption of various technologies, a topic surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. In April 2024, U.S. News interviewed 1,500 U.S. adults ages 55 and over on their views toward technology and everyday life at home.

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Enhance Healthcare Efficiency With Top Payroll & HCM Services

Running a healthcare facility requires precision and care, not just for patients but also for your staff. Our guide, "A Buyer’s Guide to Payroll & HCM Services," helps healthcare providers choose the best provider. Efficient payroll management ensures timely, accurate payments, critical for maintaining staff morale and trust. Compliance support helps navigate complex healthcare regulations and avoid costly fines.

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Sleep diagnosis AI startup HoneyNaps bags $12M Series B funding

Mobi Health News

The South Korean company now plans to expand the application of its AI to diagnose other medical conditions, including heart and neurological disorders.

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How CVS is betting big on healthcare services 'locally delivered' on a national scale

FierceHealthIT

WASHINGTON D.C. — CVS Health continues to invest heavily in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care. | CVS Health continues to make investments in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care.

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Grocers, Food Retailers and Retail Pharmacies Prioritizing Wellness and Health in 2024

Health Populi

Thanks to Progressive Grocer’s 91st annual report and research therein, we have fresh insights into where wellness and nutrition fit into food retailers’ — and pharmacies’ and Big Box stores’ — strategies. That priority ranks high in grocers’ plans for in-store services in 2024 and beyond. Far above all other strategies for food retailers’ in-store services, we see that on-site butchers rank high — among 3 in 4 retailers.

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Q&A: Amazon Business on supply management in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Bill Kopitke, head of healthcare at Amazon Business, discusses how the company uses analytics to help improve operations and supply management in care settings.

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2,000 telehealth kiosks to be deployed in rural Malaysia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new private collaboration in Malaysia aims to equip rural clinics with telehealth capabilities over the next two years. Rural broadband service provider MEASAT and local health IT company Mudah Healthtech have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable the delivery of digital healthcare services in rural and remote communities. They aim to deliver up to 2,000 Sihat Xpress telehealth kiosks by Mudah to at least 1,000 rural doctors serving in areas covered by CONNECTme NOW, MEASAT's sate

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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UnitedHealth projects shaky Medicaid redetermination aftermath

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth is predicting an upcoming “disturbance” among its Medicaid programs as members continue to disenroll after the COVID-19 public health emergency. | UnitedHealth gave an overview of areas in which the insurer can improve upon, how Medicaid redeterminations will affect the company and thoughts on OptumRx.

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Novel Applications of AI and Its Future

Healthcare IT Today

When you go to implement new technology into your organization, it’s important to look at all of the ways that it can go wrong so that way you can ensure you have safeguards and procedures in place. However, it is equally important to look at all of the ways that it can benefit your organization. After all, the ways that new technology improves the care of our patients and improves the work life of our staff is the sole reason we implement it.

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Akili to merge with Virtual Therapeutics in $34M deal

Mobi Health News

The publicly traded company, which announced it was seeking strategic alternatives for its business last month, will go private thanks to the merger.

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Crescent Regional Hospital is first to offer hologram patient visits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patients at Crescent Regional Hospital can schedule a non-touch visit with their doctor or any range of medical specialists from the Dallas area, or anywhere in the world, through the magic of spatial computing. The once-ailing hospital is now using holograms for non-touch patient visits and plans to expand its uses of holographic technology, Holoconnects announced Wednesday.

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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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Hospital orgs join cross-industry appeal for FTC to delay noncompete ban implementation

FierceHealthIT

Hospital lobbies have signed onto a multi-sector letter of 230 industry associations and chambers of commerce urging the Federal Trade Commission to bump the effective date of its ban on employee n | The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals are among 230 groups urging the regulator to put the final rule on hold pending legal challenges and "lack of Commission guidance on key pieces" of the ban.

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General election 2024: Health leaders share their views on digital priorities

DigitalHealth

Following the government announcement of a general election, we asked health tech leaders and think tanks what the priorities should be for digital health.

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Study: Yale researchers reveal ChatGPT shows racial bias

Mobi Health News

A study published in Clinical Imaging says ChatGPT can simplify radiology reports, but the results differ significantly based on racial context.

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Limited funding hinders uptake of RPM, DTx in Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare providers in Australia have been "slow" in their uptake of remote care technologies, such as remote patient monitoring and digital therapeutics. Despite their wide availability and verifiable and promising benefits, remote care technologies "[don't] fit neatly within broader funding models," according to the Australian Productivity Commission's report on digital health.

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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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Self-funded health plan saves employers 20% more than major plans: analysis

FierceHealthIT

Imagine360, a self-funded health plan out of Pennsylvania, reduces healthcare costs significantly more than major national carriers, an actuarial analysis by Axene Health Partners found. | Imagine360, an alternative health plan in Pennsylvania, is pointing to an independent analysis showing its clients save 20% on health benefit costs when compared to traditional carriers.

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AI chest X-ray tool made available to radiologists at more than 40 NHS trusts

DigitalHealth

Six imaging networks in England have selected global health tech firm Annalise.ai as the preferred provider to support early lung cancer diagnosis.

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Plenful secures $17M for its AI pharmacy and health operations platform

Mobi Health News

The investment comes less than a year after the company launched with $9 million in funding, bringing its total raise to more than $25 million.

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Familiar voices build trust in African public health initiatives

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Asad Lilani, political strategy director at the Access Challenge, says the NGO recruits regional influencers and community members for its African vaccination campaigns. Their messages appear on each region's favored communications platform.

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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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A look at telehealth's future and an omnichannel approach to care

FierceHealthIT

This week on "Podnosis," we dive into the topic of telehealth and its role in a comprehensive approach to healthcare. | This week on "Podnosis," Emma Beavins from Fierce Healthcare interviews CVS Health Chief Medical Officer Sree Chaguturu, M.D., to dive into the topic of telehealth and its role in a comprehensive approach to healthcare.

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A Big eClinicalWorks Transformation at Maryland Endocrine

Healthcare IT Today

Maryland Endocrine has quickly made the big journey from paper billing to on-site payments. The organization had eClinicalWorks installed since 2004 (they were actually eClinicalWorks’ 34th customer), but when Kimberly Stahl, Practice Administrator, came to the company, it was still collecting payments by sending paper bills by post. Bills were often delayed for months.

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SamaCare garners $17M for its specialty medication workflow platform

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to expand its cloud-based automation platform for providers and pharmaceutical companies.

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Leicester launches NHS trial of smart inhalers for children

DigitalHealth

Around 300 children and young people in Leicester will be given smart inhalers that monitor use via a smartphone app, as part of an NHS-funded study.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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DOJ files objection to Steward Health Care's bankruptcy proceedings

FierceHealthIT

The feds have raised an objection about Steward Health Care's planned bankruptcy proceedings, seeking additional time to investigate the health system's planned sale of its assets. | The feds have raised an objection about Steward Health Care's planned bankruptcy proceedings, seeking additional time to investigate the health system's planned sale of its assets.

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Bridging the Gap: Communication Challenges Throughout the Patient Journey

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by John Zimmerer, Vice President of Vertical Marketing in Healthcare at Smart Communications Healthcare shouldn’t feel like an uphill battle. But for many patients, the journey from scheduling an appointment to receiving care is riddled with unexpected roadblocks. Just last year, it was found that nearly two-thirds of adults say that coordinating and managing healthcare is overwhelming and time-consuming, and one in 10 say that finding the care they need is

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Beamtree inks $2M AI deal to enhance private Saudi hospital's clinical data

Mobi Health News

The Australian company is now taking jabs at Saudi's private health sector after cementing its presence in the kingdom's public health system.