Sat.Sep 23, 2023 - Fri.Sep 29, 2023

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Language Barriers: Protecting Your Organization From A Hidden HIPAA Threat

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bill Young, Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at SYSTRAN Keeping patient data confidential and secure remains a major healthcare challenge today, more than 25 years after the introduction of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act or HIPAA. HIPAA is regulatory guidance to ensure Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected in specific entities, mainly healthcare facilities, and healthcare admin support institutions, for the tra

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AI and Data to look at use of data analytics to address long-term conditions 

DigitalHealth

A session on Day Two of Digital Health AI and Data will focus on how AI can meet the challenges faced by patients with multiple long-term conditions (MLTC).

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Future Proofing Healthcare Automation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Niall O’Connor, Chief Technology Officer at Cohere Health Constructing a Responsible AI Framework for Prior Authorization The American healthcare system is on the precipice of a critically necessary digital transformation. Anyone who has experience with healthcare, even just as a consumer, knows technology and change are needed.

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AI Diagnoses Defects in Medical Devices

Healthcare IT Today

Bad hardware components lie behind many failures in medical devices, according to Oshri Cohen, CEO of Cybord. The devices contain tens of computer chips and other components, so measuring quality becomes a tedious process. Compounding the difficulty of measuring quality is the constant churn of components. Take personal computers. Two generic laptops sitting on the shelf from one of the big manufacturers could have very different components, because these manufacturers diligently depress costs b

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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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Building Patient Trust: The Cornerstone of Healthcare Privacy

Connected Health Initiative

In the intricate web of healthcare, one factor stands out as paramount – patient trust. It’s not just about numbers on a balance sheet; it’s about the safety and well-being of patients. Let’s delve into why nurturing this trust is essential to solving the complex puzzle of privacy in healthcare. For starters, protecting patient data allows hospitals and other facilities to build trust with their patients.

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Biogen confirms closure of Biogen Digital Health, retreat from Apple Study

Mobi Health News

The biotechnology company told MobiHealthNews it will continue to work within the digital health space through partnerships linked to its 'evolving R&D and commercial priorities.

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Advocate Health, Mount Sinai among 10 big health systems in Transcarent provider network

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Transcarent platform integrates directly through the care pathway of each of the 10 health systems it is partnering with, including scheduling and pre- and post-care, support services and same-day payment for providers. WHY IT MATTERS Transcarent says the ecosystem will provide the employees of national self-insured employers with faster access to verified high-quality digital or in-person care, higher-quality care, and affordable and predictable costs with full transparency.

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Data Privacy and Security in Healthcare: Navigating the Challenges and Ensuring Patient Trust

Digital Health Global

In contemporary virtual age, healthcare organizations gather, shop, and use an increasing amount of sensitive personal data. Ensuring its privacy and security is therefore a vital problem. Health records are one of the greatest non-public and sensitive information, and their access should be strictly limited to prevent unauthorized access and misuse.

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The 2023 Health Economy – The Evolving Primary Care and Retail Health Convergence Through Trilliant Health’s Lens

Health Populi

In U.S. health care’s negative-sum game, stakeholders who survive and win that game will have to deliver value-for-money, we learn from Trilliant Health’s 2023 Trends Shaping the Health Economy Report. “Report” is one word for this nearly 150-page compendium of health care data that is a treasure trove for health service researchers, marketers, strategists, journalists, and those keen to explore questions about the current state of health care in America.

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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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Adela scores $48M to grow genomic cancer detection platform

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to enrich its technology, commercialize its MRD product and continue the development of its multi-cancer early detection offering.

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How virtual care can help ease the rural mental health crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Southwest Rural Health Research Center has identified mental health concerns and addiction as the first and second most important priorities for rural health stakeholders, according to a May 2023 policy brief. With a chronic shortage of mental healthcare providers in rural areas, there is a significant lack of access to this much-needed care for those who reside there.

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How Amazon's $4B investment in AI company Anthropic impacts healthcare

FierceHealthIT

Amazon announced this week that it would invest up to $4 billion in artificial intelligence company Anthropic as the AI arms race heats up. | Amazon announced this week that it would invest up to $4 billion in artificial intelligence company Anthropic as the AI arms race heats up. The collaboration introduces more competition and more options for healthcare teams looking to innovate using different approaches or to get more tactical with their AI strategy, one health IT expert said.

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What COVID Taught Us About a Train-and-Hire Program To Recruit Frontline Workers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kyle Bachman, senior recruiter, Goshen Health. It can be hard to see any silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as impacted organizations re-focused on their basics in order to survive – if not […] The article What COVID Taught Us About a Train-and-Hire Program To Recruit Frontline Workers appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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Google launches Fitbit Charge 6 with new health capabilities

Mobi Health News

Utilizing AI and machine learning, the Charge 6 supplies up to 60% more accurate heart rate readings, the most precise in a Fitbit tracker yet.

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Group practice sees 6-8 more patients a day with hybrid virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Dr. Richard Tytus of Hamilton, Ontario, is a medical professional with extensive experience in delivering and promoting virtual healthcare. He has been providing telemedicine long before the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a clinic owner and part of a family health team of approximately 30 medical professionals and allied health workers. THE PROBLEM "My journey into telemedicine was sparked by a genuine concern for a subset of patients facing physical or psychological barriers to accessing healthc

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CMS urged to change GLP-1 drug coverage determination

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare organizations are continuing to push the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to rethink its coverage policy for anti-obesity medications. | Critics say that the view CMS has of certain anti-obesity medications is outdated and could be covered under Medicare Part D.

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MeldRx Is Making Healthcare App Development and FHIR Data Access Easy

Healthcare IT Today

When someone wants to create a healthcare app, they often think that getting the data they need to make their app work will be easy. They assume that there must be some easy EHR API they can tap into that will provide them with the data access they need. Or maybe they hear about this new more modern FHIR standard that will give them access to that data.

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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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Virgin Pulse plans to merge with HealthComp in $3B deal

Mobi Health News

The employer health tech company and healthcare services administrator will combine to create an extensive employer-focused health platform.

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APAC to double down on home hospitalisation, tech-enabled preventive care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Home hospitalisation, tech-enabled preventive care, and genomic data-driven personalised care are some of the emerging trends in care in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Deok-Hyun Han, Vice CMIO of Samsung Medical Center, Oscar Lee, professor and vice superintendent of China Medical University Hospital, Low Cheng Ooi, associate professor and CTO of Sheares Healthcare, and Dr Mohammad Adib Khumaidi, president of the Indonesian Medical Association, sat together in the closing panel discussion " Th

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Costco expands healthcare footprint, teams up with Sesame to offer members $29 virtual care visits

FierceHealthIT

Costco is joining retail competitors Walgreens, Walmart and CVS Health by expanding its healthcare footprint. | The big-box retailer teamed up with startup Sesame to offer special discount pricing to Costco members on a broad range of outpatient medical care services, including telehealth visits.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 62: Digital Transformation with Laura Marquez

Healthcare IT Today

For the 62nd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Laura Marquez, Senior Director for Digital Transformation at the University of Utah Health (UofU Health) , to talk all about digital transformation! We begin this episode by looking at healthcare on the East Coast and on the West Coast to see if they are different or not.

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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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Contributed: Advancing patient care through simulation learning

Mobi Health News

Dr. Abdullah Ghazi relays how simulation learning, like augmented reality and 3D printing, prepares future healthcare professionals for real-world scenarios.

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Kindbody, Rightway partner to expand fertility care offerings to employers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Rightway will integrate the New York-based company's hybrid fertility and reproductive care platform into its ecosystem partnership program.

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Midi Health banks $25M backed by GV to build out virtual midlife care for women

FierceHealthIT

Despite the challenging funding market, startups focused on women's health and menopause care continue to attract investors who see an untapped market. | The startup, which launched about a year ago, focuses exclusively on women navigating midlife hormonal transition. Midi offers evidence-based interventions ranging from lifestyle coaching and supplements to prescription medications, all covered by major insurance providers.

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Not All Prescription Management and Clinical Decision Support Are Created Equal

Healthcare IT Today

When I first discovered Synapse Medicine , I was fascinated by the depth of work they had done to handle prescriptions and clinical decision support in their system. Since their system was and is being broadly used in France, they were able to see and work on all the problems associated with medication management and discover the solutions that worked across a wide swath of patients and environments.

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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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Facilitating digital transformation through sufficient technical integration

Mobi Health News

As healthcare organizations embrace new care delivery paradigms with the addition of recent technologies, they must ensure that they have sufficient technical integration to support their goals.

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How health IT's leading innovators are using AI now, and where they see it going

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

AI & ML Intelligence As health systems deploy AI – using it for everything from simple process automations, to helping reduce provider burden, to advanced clinical decision support models, to expanding the possibilities of patient care – they're confronting some key challenges such as algorithmic bias, model transparency and sometimes clinician mistrust.

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Newer primary care disrupters constrain already limited supply of clinical providers, new analysis finds

FierceHealthIT

As new primary care models, including retail health clinics, continue to scale, the national supply of clinical providers will become even more constrained. | As new primary care models, including retail health clinics, continue to scale, the national supply of clinical providers will become even more constrained. For health systems, hospitals and medical groups, competition for the shrinking pool of nurses and doctors will intensify, according to a new analysis.