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Harnessing the power of gamification in mental health apps

KevinMD

From stomping on koopas and collecting coins as Mario to “catching ’em all” in Pokemon, video games have enthralled both our childhood, and countless other childhoods. It was our guilty pleasure, much to the chagrin of our parents. Media portrayed video games as bad for your mental health, with the message that video games rot Read more… Harnessing the power of gamification in mental health apps originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Emerging Technologies in Healthcare IT and Their Regulatory Considerations

Healthcare IT Today

Everybody loves to get and play with new toys. When we were children the toys were things like Barbies or Play-Doh. Now the toys we’re excited to get and play with are the emerging technologies in healthcare like AI or IoT devices. The big difference though is we can’t take these toys out and play with them with abandon like we did with the Play-Doh.

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YouTube launches new products for healthcare content creators

Mobi Health News

THE IQ-Creator Program supports healthcare professionals in creating content for underserved communities, while Aloud uses AI to dub videos in multiple languages.

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Tech and the future of care work – five research midpoint observations

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The halfway point -- research about Future of Care Work. Each interviewee was asked for thoughts in the context of the categories suggested by ChatGPT and any other categories that will improve the work processes for those in the care-related industries – home care, home healthcare, senior living care (including nursing homes), and hospital discharge processes to any of those.

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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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The Elevator, Trust and the Data Commons: Bart de Witte Makes the Case for Open AI for Health at WHO/Europe

Health Populi

“I’m in Berlin, and we don’t like walls,” Bart De Witte responded in a concluding Q&A session yesterday at the 2 nd Symposium on the Future of Health Systems, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Porto on 5 th September. Over two days, this meeting convened stakeholders focused on WHO’s European Region to support the Organization’s digital health action plan for 2023-2030 – which fosters cross-nation health planning covering the EU space.

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SOAP Health, AESOP Technology collaborate on AI platform and more digital health partnerships

Mobi Health News

Prior authorization company Myndshft unites with philanthropic aid platform Atlas Health, and women's care company ProgenyHealth and insurer Community Health Choice also join forces.

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Roundup: LKCMedicine launching more AI, digital health courses and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

LKCMedicine to introduce more AI, digital health courses Nanyang Technological University Singapore announced that more course content related to AI and digital health will be added to the refreshed curriculum of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. From next year, digital health will be integrated as vertical courses throughout the five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programme.

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Working in America: AI Is the Next Major Job Stressor

Health Populi

Workers in America are worried about the potential impacts that artificial intelligence (AI) could have on the workplace and jobs, according to Work in America: Artificial Intelligence, Monitoring Technology and Psychological Well-Being , a study from the American Psychological Association (APA). For many years, we’ve been tracking APA’s Stress in America studies gauging Americans’ mental health before the pandemic and during the pandemic.

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Intermountain, UPMC switching from Oracle's Cerner EHR to Epic enterprisewide

FierceHealthIT

Intermountain Healthcare, a health system that operates 33 hospitals across seven western states, is transitioning from Oracle Health's Cerner electronic health record to rival Epic, citing higher | Intermountain Healthcare, a health system that operates 33 hospitals across seven western states, is transitioning from Oracle Health's Cerner EHR to its rival Epic, citing higher physician satisfaction scores as one key factor.

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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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Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company partners with pharma company, COPD Foundation

Mobi Health News

The collaborators will improve access to Tiotropium Bromide Inhalation Powder in the U.S. for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Amazon Clinic-affiliated telehealth leader: There's a role for DTC with trad providers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When Amazon Clinic spread out into all 50 states, SteadyMD was right there with it – or you might say within it. SteadyMD, which offers a B2B telehealth platform and nationwide clinician workforce, has been an important part of Amazon Clinic’s journey. The telehealth company worked with Amazon for months helping develop Amazon Clinic and was one of the first participating providers on the service when it launched in November 2022.

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HIMSS Conference and Hot News – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 122

Healthcare IT Today

For the 122nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are taking a look at the recent changes from the HIMSS Conference and other hot news topics. To kick the episode off we share our take on the HIMSS conference being sold to Informa. Then we talk about our predictions for HIMSS24 and how this transfer in ownership will change the conference and what will stay the same.

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More than half of Americans are unfamiliar with chronic kidney disease, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major blind spot for many Americans, a new survey suggests. | Though many respondents used the internet for medical information and had a regular doctor and blood work done once or twice a year, 58% of respondents were unfamiliar with the illness.

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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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Q&A: Breaking down the racial divide with digital health

Mobi Health News

Dr. Dale Okorodudu, author, founder of Black Men in White Coats, and pulmonary and critical care physician at Dallas VA Medical Center, discusses the connection between healthcare diversity and optimal health outcomes.

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South Korea begins nationwide telemedicine pilot

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Starting this September, the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare will officially begin the nationwide telemedicine pilot following a three-month guided pilot period. The service is currently being offered to the following patients: those with chronic diseases who have done their first in-person visits; paediatric patients seeking follow-ups (only during holidays and at night); people living in islands and other remote areas; disabled persons; senior citizens over the age of 65; and peopl

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Vital Makes Health Information More Accessible for Patients

Healthcare IT Today

Vital illustrates how the new wave of generative AI technologies can contribute to a better life for millions of people. Vital is using AI to take inscrutable test results and doctors’ notes, full of abbreviations and jargon, and produce meaningful explanations for patients in common English. What about errors? According to Aaron Patzer, CEO, Vital’s doctor-to-patient medical note translator is more accurate on average than the summaries produced by doctors themselves.

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YouTube expanding health videos to more diverse audiences with new content creator, AI dubbing programs

FierceHealthIT

YouTube announced two programs Thursday that the Google-owned video platform said will give healthcare content creators new opportunities to educate diverse audiences. | The two new initiatives leverage cultural representation and targeted messaging to reach audiences impacted by health inequity, Google's Garth Graham, M.D., said.

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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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Bicycle Health, Albertsons partner to boost access to opioid use disorder injections

Mobi Health News

The telehealth company's providers can prescribe buprenorphine injections that patients can receive at Albertsons pharmacies, including Safeway and Acme.

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Full coverage: HIMSS23 APAC Health Conference

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

HIMSS23 APAC Healthcare thought leaders, disruptors, and changemakers across Asia-Pacific will convene once again in Indonesia – this time in the country's capital, Jakarta – from 18 to 21 September 2023. Our reporters will be on the ground to cover the exciting discussions on healthcare analytics, new models of care, and more. Get all the coverage from this event on this page.

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The Case for a Hybrid Cloud/Colo Strategy for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dale Quayle, CEO at RF Code The data center infrastructure is constantly evolving. Over the last 12 months, companies have turned more frequently to cloud deployment for its presumed benefits. However, as this trend develops, many companies are recognizing the limitations of the cloud-only model and repatriating infrastructure tied to critical data in a housed facility.

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Unite Us, tech company focused on social determinants of health, lays off employees amid profitability struggles

FierceHealthIT

Unite Us, tech company focused on social determinants of health, lays off employees amid profitability struggles agliadkovskaya Wed, 09/06/2023 - 14:25

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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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GE HealthCare, Mass General Brigham codevelop AI algorithm for scheduling

Mobi Health News

The algorithm helps predict missed appointments, failure to schedule follow-up visits and late arrivals.

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Gradient Denervation Technologies closes €14m Series A led by Sabadell Asabys

Digital Health Global

Thuja Capital and founding investor Sofinnova Partners also joined the round The funds will enable the company to advance the clinical development of its unique, minimally invasive ultrasound-based catheter for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, with initial focus on the Group 2 population, or heart failure accompanied by high pulmonary vascular resistance PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gradient Denervation Technologies (“Gradient”), a medical device company developing an innovative cat

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Security, Location, and Projects – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you had an amazing week and are ready for an even better weekend. We’re back again with another edition of our Fun Friday series where we try to entertain you to start your weekend off right. This week we have a number of funny cartoons about security, the unintended impacts of using some technology, and the reality of project management.

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Florida Blue, Aledade tout $14M in savings from their value-based collaboration

FierceHealthIT

Value-based healthcare with two-sided risk led to a savings of about $14 million over two years, according to the Florida-based insurance plan and national primary care provider company that overse | The collaborative effort by Florida Blue and Aledade not only led to $14 million in savings, but also a reduction in hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to the companies.

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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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Babylon Health sells majority of UK assets to eMed

Mobi Health News

The deal comes less than a month after the company's plan to combine with digital neurotherapy company MindMaze fell through.

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Alerje Earns $1M Phase II SBIR NSF Award to Support Life Changing Food Allergy Immunotherapy for Food Allergies with AI Powered App Platform

Digital Health Global

A $1,000,000 Phase II SBIR grant from the NSF advances Alerje’s efforts to support food allergy immunotherapy (i.e. OIT, SLIT, etc), employing a patent-pending AI-driven platform. Alerje’s patent-pending machine learning engine – a key component in optimizing food allergy immunotherapy with AI – addresses a crucial need in supporting allergy clinics & families with life-changing therapy, filling a gap that has persisted in food allergy care management and adherence.

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The Way Forward for Community Health Following Pharmacy Closures

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Paul Christie, Co-Founder and CEO at Tachmed The UK’s robust and well-established pharmacy model is facing huge changes this year, as hundreds of chemists across the country are expected to shut their doors in the coming months, leading to pharmacists declaring that the model is at ‘ breaking point ‘ Back in 2022, NHS data revealed the number of community pharmacies in England had dropped to its lowest figure since 2015, due to a net loss of 110 ph