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HealthTech Frenemies: Understanding the complex relationship

Lloyd Price

Exec Summary: Big tech and healthcare are in a complex relationship. On the one hand, big tech companies have the potential to revolutionise healthcare by developing new technologies and services that can improve the quality and affordability of care. On the other hand, there are concerns about the potential for big tech companies to misuse patient data or to create monopolies in the healthcare industry.

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A new smartphone tool detects strokes in seconds

Digital Health Global

RMIT University has announced a groundbreaking development in medical technology. A team of biomedical engineers has created a new smartphone face-screening tool that helps paramedics identify strokes in seconds. This tool represents a significant improvement over current technologies, potentially leading to faster and more accurate diagnoses. Strokes, which affect millions of people globally, occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue fro

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What if AI focused on respecting the craft of medicine?

KevinMD

Health care technology has a long history of getting it wrong. The electronic health record (EHR) boom of the late 2000s was a remarkable transformation — taking our sector from paper charts to computers in a matter of just a few years. Unfortunately, most of the technology that was so feverishly adopted was developed without Read more… What if AI focused on respecting the craft of medicine?

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The power of delivering virtual SUD treatment

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Virtual care is comparable to in-person substance use disorder treatment and lowers the cost of treatment for substance misuse, said Dr. Yusuf Sherwani, CEO and cofounder of Pelago.

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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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The 5 Reasons IT Initiatives Fail And How To Succeed

LeanIX

Enterprise architecture is key to successful IT and business transformation projects. Discover the five reasons transformations fail and how you can address them.

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Harnessing the power of AI and personalized videos: a new era in patient education and clinical care

KevinMD

As a physician and digital health practitioner, I have seen firsthand the challenges of ineffective patient education and the immense potential for technology to revolutionize how we inform, engage, and empower patients in their health journeys. Imagine a future where every patient, regardless of their language, cultural background, or health literacy level, can receive tailored, Read more… Harnessing the power of AI and personalized videos: a new era in patient education and clinical care origi

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On This July 4th 2024, Let’s Remember the Doctors Who Have Helped Patients Declare Their Independence – Wisdom from Michael Millenson

Health Populi

“’A reform,’ wrote a 19 th -century British parliamentarian, ‘is a correction of abuses. A revolution is a transfer of power. As we celebrate the American Revolution, catalyzed by men who broke ranks with their peers to overthrow a power structure that seemed immutable, let’s also celebrate those physicians who broke with their peers and declared independence for American patients.” So begins an informative, timely essay on participatory medicine and patient engagement

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Cleveland Clinic launches new RPM and tele-ICU initiative with Masimo

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cleveland Clinic is working with Masimo on a new partnership focused on hospital-based remote patient monitoring and virtual critical care. WHY IT MATTERS The work will include the integration of Cleveland Clinic's critical care and non-critical care central patient monitoring platforms with Masimo's Hospital Automation platform, according to the company, in an effort to provide tools for clinicians that offer "enhanced situational awareness and clinical decision-support for hospita

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Bayer, Rad AI partner for AI radiology workflow offering

Mobi Health News

Rad AI's genAI tools will be offered through Bayer's vendor-neutral Calantic Digital Solution marketplace, which provides AI-enabled clinical and operational applications.

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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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California is funding managed care plans to bring mental healthcare to schools. Here's how it's going

FierceHealthIT

To address behavioral health access barriers for students, California launched a program to offer incentive payments to Medi-Cal managed care plans to build capacity for behavioral health services in K-12 schools.

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General election 2024: Health tech leaders react to Labour victory

DigitalHealth

We asked health tech leaders for their reactions to Labour’s victory in the general election and what the focus should be for health minister Wes Streeting.

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Emory Healthcare scores with an 'Uber app' for at-home PT

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Emory Healthcare constantly is evolving and innovating the care it provides. With regard to at-home physical therapy providers, the health system was intrigued to understand how it could expand its service offerings for outpatient care. THE PROBLEM Especially in the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the way Emory thinks about off-site care and forced the health system to reinvent not only how it diagnoses patients, but also how it treats them nonoperatively.

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OMNY Health unveils AI data platform for health tech companies

Mobi Health News

The company's first two partners to leverage OMNY's dataset are life sciences company ArisGlobal and clinical trial design company QuantHealth.

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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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Digital primary care startup K Health raises $50M in equity funding round

FierceHealthIT

Digital primary care startup K Health raised $50 million in an equity funding round to build out its AI-powered medical services and fuel its growth, the company announced Monday. | Digital primary care startup K Health raised $50 million in an equity funding round to build out its AI-powered medical services and fuel its growth, the company announced Monday.

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No clear NHS digital career pathway, more a ‘career rockface’ says Eccles

DigitalHealth

Former NHS national CCIO Dr Simon Eccles said that people seeking digital roles in the NHS face a “career rockface” because there is no clear pathway.

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Queensland Virtual Hospital to offer emergency care and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Queensland Virtual Hospital extends to emergency care The Queensland state government has set aside A$27 million ($18 million) to expand the Queensland Virtual Hospital's services to cover emergency care. Based on a media release, the new Virtual Emergency Care Service will cater to non-life-threatening urgent conditions, including acute respiratory illnesses, allergic reactions, rashes, bites, pain, infections, burns, children with fevers, gastroenteritis, and vertigo.

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Amazon Clinic integrates into the retail giant's One Medical offerings

Mobi Health News

The new One Medical Pay-per-visit telehealth service includes pay-per-visit and membership-based models.

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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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Steward Health Care spent millions spying on critics amid failing finances: report

FierceHealthIT

As its stack of unpaid vendor obligations climbed, now-bankrupt Steward Health Care paid private investigators millions of dollars to follow and uncover compromising information on individuals | An investigative report details a "spare no expenses mission" in which executives authorized intelligence firms to allegedly follow, data mine and disseminate damaging information about individuals viewed as opponents.

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Altera Addresses Data Integration and Patient Engagement in Canada

Healthcare IT Today

Altera Digital Health has run an operation in multiple Canadian provinces for more than 38 years, according to Michael Kearney, Vice President of Operations in Canada. They partner closely with clients there to implement their cloud-based Sunrise EHR , their dbMotion data integration platform, and more. While many in the Healthcare IT Today community likely know Altera, Sunrise, and dbMotion from their work in the US, it’s great to learn the work they’re doing to address the health I

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Digital therapeutics and advocacy improve access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The digital divide affects patient access, but digital therapeutics and advocacy can break common barriers to care, says Tanisha Hill, founder and president of the Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance.

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ChatGPT-4o integrated into Zepp Health's smartwatch OS and more briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, Kakao Healthcare is extending access to its AI to a public diabetes screening programme in South Korea.

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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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Here's why a proposal for prior authorization CPT codes returned to the drawing board

FierceHealthIT

A recent proposal to report prior authorization to insurance plans through CPT codes was withdrawn at the eleventh hour when its physician advocate made an unexpected discovery: For certain codes a | The advocate for a plan to reimburse physicians for time spent on rigorous claims learned that six CPT codes already include language about prior authorization.

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Leveraging Medication Data for Improved Population Health Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Population health programs are challenging because patient populations are diverse, and patient data is spread across a wide variety of sources and locations. At the core of any population health effort is the need for data that helps clinicians to first assess a patient’s risk and second connect with that patient in a meaningful way that improves their health.

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Midi Health, Keck Medicine of USC collaborate for women's care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The virtual care company will be directly available to patients experiencing menopause and perimenopause or via a Keck Medicine of USC-affiliated provider.

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Fujifilm, Juntendo Hospital develop fall risk detection AI

Mobi Health News

It has shown 96% accuracy in predicting fall risks in over 70,000 outpatients in Japan.

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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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As brick-and-mortar drugstores struggle, Amazon doubles down on revamping the pharmacy experience

FierceHealthIT

LAS VEGAS—Amazon is betting big on its pharmacy arm, with the retail giant aiming to bring its focus on ease of use for consumers to the prescription drug space. | LAS VEGAS—Amazon is betting big on its pharmacy arm, with the retail giant aiming to bring its focus on ease of use for consumers to the prescription drug space.

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NextGen Expands Ambient Assist AI Solution for Small Practices

Healthcare IT Today

NextGen Healthcare expands the capabilities of its AI-driven ambient listening technology ( Ambient Assist ) and introduces a tailored solution for small practices. NextGen clients now have access to decision support tools, speciality-specific modules, and Spanish language support. To learn more about NextGen’s recent announcement , Healthcare IT Today reached out to NextGen and spoke with Srinivas (Sri) Velamoor, the company’s President & Chief Operating Officer.

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‘Collective energy’ needed to tackle discrimination in digital health

DigitalHealth

An event to discuss the creation of an ‘Equity Charter’ for digital health has called for “collective energy” to overcome discrimination in the sector.