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If surgery is so precise, why are we leaving outcomes up to chance?

KevinMD

It is well known that today there is significant variability in surgical outcomes – not only in different parts of the world, but even within the hospital. And, little understanding as to why. While video is becoming a key component of surgery, up until now, it has gone largely uncaptured, making it impossible for surgeons Read more… If surgery is so precise, why are we leaving outcomes up to chance?

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Salesforce launches healthcare data platform Einstein Copilot: Health Actions

Mobi Health News

The software company is launching its new AI-powered healthcare product that uses health organization's data to personalize patient care to reduce administrative tasks.

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The Women’s Health Gap Is Especially Wide During Her Working Years – Learning from McKinsey, the World Economic Forum, and AARP in Women’s History Month

Health Populi

There’s a gender-health gap that hits women particularly hard when she is of working age — negatively impacting her own physical and financial health, along with that of the community and nation in which she lives. March being Women’s History Month , we’ve got a treasure-trove of reports to review — including several focusing on health.

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Digital Therapeutics: transforming healthcare from bench to bedside

Digital Health Global

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, digital therapeutics (DTx) emerge as a transformative force, offering innovative solutions to improve patient care and treatment outcomes. However, the journey from conceptualization to clinical implementation poses intricate challenges that require careful navigation. A recent study titled “ Digital Therapeutics from Bench to Bedside ” provides valuable insights into the world of DTx, unraveling complexities and proposing strategies f

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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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2024 technology trends to revolutionize the field of oncology

KevinMD

Between interest rates reaching their highest levels in 15 years and the explosion of artificial intelligence (AI), 2023 was a year filled with both challenges and opportunities for those of us in the health care technology industry. For better or worse, many of those same trends are following us into 2024. Obstacles such as the Read more… 2024 technology trends to revolutionize the field of oncology originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Memorial Healthcare finds success with switch to Epic-based telehealth vendor

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With 15,000 team members, 3,000 providers and $3.1 billion in annual operating revenue, Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. A South Florida-based academic medical center, Memorial operates six hospitals, including the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital; numerous primary, urgent and 24/7 care facilities; a health specialty center; and a nursing home.

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How the EU AI Act Will Shape Global AI Standards and Practices

Digital Health Global

The European Union’s AI Act is a significant regulatory framework that aims to govern the use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the EU. Here are the key aspects, benefits, impacts on organizations, and the expected timeline for its activation. Key Aspects of the EU AI Act The AI Act bans systems that are considered a threat to fundamental rights, including some biometric categorization systems, facial image scraping, and emotion recognition in workplaces and educational institutions.

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Telemedicine’s impact on lifespan and cancer eradication

KevinMD

Forty years ago when I first started in medicine, there were no CT scans or MRIs. In the next forty years, I foresee cancer as an illness of the past, and life expectancy will be over one hundred years old. Scientific advancements will push medicine ahead, improving quality of life in increments, slowly taking two Read more… Telemedicine’s impact on lifespan and cancer eradication originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Exclusive: Chamber Cardio secures $8M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

The Washington D.C.-based company offers a platform to help cardiology teams transition to value-based care.

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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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A Short History of Wearables — and What the Future of Wearable Technology in Healthcare Will Look Like

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Seth Casden, CEO and co-founder, Hologenix. From its inception as a collection of cumbersome gadgets to its transformation into sleek, almost invisible tech integrations, wearable technology has come a long way. And as wearables […] The article A Short History of Wearables — and What the Future of Wearable Technology in Healthcare Will Look Like appeared first on electronichealthreporter.

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Suki partners with Amwell on telehealth AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Suki announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Amwell to integrate its Suki Assistant artificial intelligence into Amwell's Converge hybrid care delivery platform used by providers at more than 2,000 hospitals and health systems, including Cleveland Clinic, Northwell Health and Intermountain Healthcare. WHY IT MATTERS Suki's voice-enabled digital assistant for healthcare will be available directly within the Converge platform, connecting with Amwell providers' existing workflows.

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Under new management, and under the cloud of the Change hack, HIMSS24 kicks off in Orlando next week

FierceHealthIT

One of the largest health IT conferences, HIMSS24, will kick off in Orlando on Monday as a revamped trade show following a deal with Informa Markets last fall. | One of the largest health IT conferences, HIMSS24, will kick off in Orlando on Monday as a revamped trade show following a deal with Informa Markets last fall.

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WellSpan Health aims to improve the patient experience with Nuance’s DAX copilot

Mobi Health News

DAX copilot will be embedded into Epic systems and use generative AI to help providers focus more on patients and less on administrative tasks such as clinical notes.

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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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Solidifying Home Care in the Healthcare Continuum: Embracing Technological Advances and RPM to Redefine Healthcare in 2024

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jiang Li, CEO at Vivalink Healthcare is at a turning point, reshaping our view of what defines hospital care. The home has emerged as a fundamental care setting within the broader healthcare continuum, challenging the notion that care concludes at the hospital exit. To fully integrate the home into the continuum of care, our focus must be on innovative care models enabled by technology.

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WellSpan Health expands AI-powered clinical documentation applications at scale

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Nuance on Wednesday that announced that York, Pennsylvania-based WellSpan Health and more than 60 additional healthcare organizations are in the process of implementing DAX Copilot embedded within Epic electronic health records. WHY IT MATTERS DAX Copilot is currently the only fully embedded ambient documentation tool currently operational within Epic electronic health records and has more than 55 healthcare organizations using it, Nuance said in the announcement.

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Mark Cuban's drug company inks first health system partnership to sell directly to Community Health Systems

FierceHealthIT

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company has found its first national health system buyer for hospital drugs currently in short supply. | The 71-hospital for-profit is the first national health system buyer to cut a deal with the billionaire-backed generic drug maker. The companies are kicking off their partnership in CHS' Texas and Pennsylvania hospitals.

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Hims & Hers spotlights increased year-over-year and 2023 Q4 revenue

Mobi Health News

The virtual care company reported a 65% increase in revenue in 2023 compared to 2022 and a 47% increase in Q4 2023 revenue compared to the previous year.

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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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Electronic Health Records (EHR): How to Achieve Healthcare Data Accuracy with Artificial Intelligence

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ann Krutsko, Healthcare IT Researcher at ScienceSoft In healthcare, working with inaccurate patient data is a dangerous game. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were designed to streamline operations and improve coordination across healthcare systems. And while EHRs have largely benefited the organizations that have adopted them, data accuracy is still a point of concern.

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Toward new telehealth strategies at the HIMSS24 Virtual Care Forum

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare organizations underwent a significant shift towards virtual care delivery during the pandemic, the need for seamless integration into the digital health ecosystem came to the fore. Even if some telehealth stats have come back down to earth , policy and legislation such as the Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act, have made virtual care's expansion imminent – prompting a critical examination of its processes and technologies.

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Mark Cuban says Cost Plus Drugs targeting generic meds in short supply as it opens manufacturing facility

FierceHealthIT

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company will begin manufacturing its own generic medications this week, starting with sterile injectables, founder and CEO Dr. | Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company will begin manufacturing its own generic medications this week, starting with sterile injectables, founder and CEO Dr. Alex Oshmyansky said Monday during a White House roundtable on lowering healthcare costs.

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HIMSS24 preview: combating counterfeit drugs in a health system

Mobi Health News

Gee Mathen, director of pharmacy clinical applications and technical services at Texas Children's Hospital, discusses his upcoming HIMSS24 session "Combating Counterfeit Drugs and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.

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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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9 Best Air Purifying Plants for the Home in 2024

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. We do not endorse specific products and recommend consulting with a healthcare professional for personalized recommendations. Natural live plants serve as highly effective air purifiers, often referred to as “nature’s life support system” by NASA.

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The Role of Remote Monitoring In Rural Communities: How Can It Provide Better Patient Care?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jared Lisenby, chief sales officer, Azalea Health. Telehealth services have become more popular, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted its importance as a necessary solution for rural health clinics (RHCs). RHCs face distinct business […] The article The Role of Remote Monitoring In Rural Communities: How Can It Provide Better Patient Care?

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Insurers report significant reduction in claims data following Change Healthcare hack

FierceHealthIT

Humana and Elevance Health said they are seeing a 15% to 20% reduction in data from providers after the Change Healthcare hack, company execs said during an industry conference March 5. | Both Humana and Elevance Health said the Change Healthcare cyberattack is affecting its claims data from providers. The plans are increasingly relying on Availity, a competing clearinghouse to handle claims processing.

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Dexcom over-the-counter Stelo Glucose Biosensor wins FDA clearance

Mobi Health News

The patch provides continuous glucose monitoring, sends readings directly to a wearer's smartphone and supplies personal insights into one's glucose health.

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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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b.well Connected Health Secures $40M to Power The Connected Health Ecosystem

Healthcare IT Today

Company Also Welcomes Samsung Head of Digital Health to Board of Directors in Funding Round to Accelerate Growth b.well Connected Health , the company powering platform-enabled healthcare ecosystems, today announced the closure of a $40 million Series C growth round led by Leavitt Equity Partners. Andrew Clark , Managing Partner at Leavitt Equity Partners joins the b.well board of directors.

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HHS Statement Regarding the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is aware that Change Healthcare – a unit of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) – was impacted by a cybersecurity incident in late February. HHS recognizes the impact […] The article HHS Statement Regarding the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Industry Voices—A new reimbursement model is needed to ensure the future of community pharmacy

FierceHealthIT

Community pharmacies are well positioned to make a difference in the lives of their patients by providing convenient access to quality, affordable clinical pharmacy services while closing gaps in c | The current environment of decreasing reimbursement and increasing drug costs is not sustainable for either chain or independent pharmacies.

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