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What doctors can learn from actors about artificial intelligence

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionize the practice of medicine by expanding our knowledge and reducing our workload. However, physicians should tread carefully and take heed of the example set by other industries. For example, AI was at the core of the negotiations in the recent 2023 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Writers Guild of Read more… What doctors can learn from actors about artificial intelligence originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Radiology’s great balancing act

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The number of active diagnostic radiologists is expected to decline in the next decade as a slight majority become eligible for retirement. 1 Their departure will only worsen an existing gap between growing healthcare needs and a shrinking talent pool to provide them. “This gap between demand and supply of diagnostic radiologists has been going on for a while,” said BreAnne Buehl, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions for VMware by Broadcom, a cloud computing and virtual

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Upgrading Healthcare Services: Why You Need To Go Digital

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology is significantly altering the healthcare sector, influencing how and when medical decisions and treatments are made. The healthcare sector demands easily accessible and precise medical data, as well as an automated process to reduce […] The article Upgrading Healthcare Services: Why You Need To Go Digital appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Why digital equity is important to conducting better telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth is for everyone, and hospitals and health systems must construct a digital equity strategy to better serve patients in the digital and telehealth space to ensure all persons can use telehealth, contended Alexandra Hunter, virtual care consultant at Henry Ford Health in Detroit. The technology and internet space have rapidly proliferated over the last 30 years.

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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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NIH seeks proposals for advanced mobile hospital

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To address rural healthcare access disparities, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health office at the National Institutes of Health seeks to create a scalable vehicle platform that can provide advanced medical services outside of a hospital setting. WHY IT MATTERS Rural populations are subject to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, trauma, lung disease and stroke than urban Americans, according to the draft Platform Accelerating Rural Access to Distributed & InteGrated Medical Ca

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How health systems are improving preparedness for winter surges

KevinMD

Winters often bring a surge in sicknesses that can overwhelm many health systems. More specifically, a winter-related uptick in the flu, COVID-19, and other illnesses can create overcrowding in physician offices and emergency departments (EDs), which then decreases a health system’s ability to provide timely access to care for non-urgent issues, such as chronic and Read more… How health systems are improving preparedness for winter surges originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Why Elevance Health is “Prescribing” Phones for Members

Health Populi

You’ve heard of food-as-medicine and exercise-as-medicine. Now we see the emergence of telecomms-as-medicine — or more specifically, a driver of health, access, and empowerment. Elevance Health, the health plan organization comprising XXX plans serving 117 million members, launched a program to channel mobile phones and data plans into the hands of some Medicaid plan enrollees, explained in the organization’s press release on the program.

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Apple Vs Masimo: ban on pulse oximetry for Apple Watch renewed in U.S.

Digital Health Global

Following an initial ban in 2023, a U.S. appeals court rejected Apple’s request to lift the ban on the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 due to the ongoing legal dispute between the tech giant and the medical device company Masimo. Specifically, Masimo accused Apple of stealing its blood oxygenation sensor, allegedly with the assistance of some former employees who had been hired by Apple to work on various projects and exploit the technology.

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Q&A: General Catalyst on AI and digital health funding in 2024

Mobi Health News

Holly Maloney, managing director at General Catalyst, discusses where AI is making waves in healthcare and how digital health funding will progress in 2024.

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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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$15M Singapore-London partnership to help stem APAC's growing healthcare cybersecurity woes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A S$20 million grant from the National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF) has been awarded to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Imperial College London to develop ways to better protect health data and wearable devices. Imperial's newly opened overseas research centre, Imperial Global: Singapore, is collaborating with NTU Singapore researchers on the IN-CYPHER programme "to tackle existing security challenges and to protect emerging sensing technologies – and their

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General Catalyst's new health system company to acquire Summa Health

FierceHealthIT

Venture capital firm General Catalyst is making good on its October promise to purchase a health system with about eight months left to spare. | The venture capital firm's deal would make the Ohio nonprofit a wholly owned subsidiary of the recently launched Health Assurance Transformation Corp. The deal still requires regulatory approval.

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Are You Ready to Move from Health System to Health IT Vendor?

Healthcare IT Today

In this article I interview three high-level executives who made the transition from the clinical IT setting—running hospitals—to digital IT settings that develop health apps and services. I asked these industry leaders why readers might want to move into a CIO-type position in a health IT firm vs a hospital or health system, what makes a good candidate for such a position, and what to expect after the change.

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Forta scores $55M to scale parent-led autism therapy platform

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to grow its autism therapy practice, continue AI and LLM research, and develop clinical algorithms.

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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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Baptist Health uses telemedicine to enable 24/7 vital care for suicidal patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the primary provider of inpatient behavioral health services in the Central Alabama region, Baptist Health is depended upon by its community at large to provide high-quality and continuous care without interruption. THE PROBLEM Staff have been working to resolve two separate but interrelated issues surrounding this imperative service line. "The first issue we needed to address was the ability to efficiently and effectively assess patients who have been deemed at risk for suicidality for

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Morgan Health: 3 things employers should focus on to manage GLP-1s

FierceHealthIT

Demand remains high for GLP-1 drugs, and the experts at Morgan Health are aiming to support employers in managing that interest with a new report. | Demand remains high for GLP-1 drugs, and the experts at Morgan Health are aiming to support employers in managing that interest with a new report.

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2023 Benchmark Report: Healthy Bottom Lines are Reliant on Cross-Functional Team Collaboration, Technology, & AI Investments

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ritesh Ramesh, CEO at MDaudit Safeguarding revenues in the coming year requires healthcare systems to proactively navigate an evolving landscape with cross-functional collaboration, technological innovation, and increased AI investments. Additionally, going into 2024 operational excellence is the table stakes for healthcare organizations to improve bottom lines, and where AI and automation can provide a boost in productivity and costs.

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Apple finds workaround on reinstated ban of Apple Watch sales

Mobi Health News

The tech giant is now selling its Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 without a blood oxygen feature.

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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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HoloCare to launch at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

DigitalHealth

HoloCare's surgical hologram technology is to be deployed at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to help surgeons perform more efficiently and accurately.

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13 health systems collaborate with high schools in $250M initiative to boost healthcare workforce

FierceHealthIT

As the U.S. | The new program from Bloomberg Philanthropies and major systems like Mass General Brigham, HCA Healthcare and Northwell Health will build new or refurbish existing high schools in 10 urban and rural communities.

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Constellation Software’s Harris Operating Group Acquires MEDHOST, Inc.

Healthcare IT Today

Constellation Software Inc. (Constellation) , today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris) , a global vertical market software provider, has acquired MEDHOST, Inc. (MEDHOST) , a leading electronic health record solution provider. Harris will continue to operate MEDHOST as a stand-alone business headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Syra Health partners with Indiana Department of Health

Mobi Health News

The healthcare technology company signed a one-year, $480,000 contract to examine the state's public health and healthcare readiness.

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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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Drones in Healthcare: Advancing AED Delivery for Cardiac Emergencies

Digital Health Global

Revolutionizing Emergency Response: AED Delivery by Drones In December’s edition of The Lancet Digital Health , Sofia Schierbeck and her team unveil a groundbreaking study on the incorporating drones equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into the chain of survival for individuals experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Swift Cardiac Intervention with Drone Technology Swift bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation are critical for addressing ou

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Innovaccer acquires customer engagement platform Cured to enhance patient experience

FierceHealthIT

Innovaccer, maker of digital tools for providers, has acquired Cured, a digital marketing and customer relationship management [CRM] platform. | The strategic purchase adds more than 20 health systems and first-time digital health clients to Innovaccer’s current portfolio of customers.

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Improving Patient-Centricity: Raleigh Radiology’s Journey with PocketHealth

Healthcare IT Today

What does patient-centered mean for a radiology practice? For Raleigh Radiology it means providing patients with the convenience, control, and access they are expecting. Their team chose PocketHealth to accelerate their patient-centricity efforts. Learn how. Patient Centered Care The traditional doctor-knows-best model of care has not been viable for more than a decade.

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General Catalyst's HATCo plans to purchase Ohio healthcare system Summa Health

Mobi Health News

The VC firm's business venture, HATCo, announced it signed a letter of intent to purchase the nonprofit healthcare system and shift its focus to value-based care.

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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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NHSE tells trusts that mandated returns essential following EPR

DigitalHealth

NHS England has written a letter to health service leaders reminding them of their requirement to submit nationally mandated returns during EPR launch.

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Parent-led autism therapy provider Forta clinches $55M to expand practice, AI research

FierceHealthIT

Forta, a family-powered autism therapy startup, has raised $55 million in a series A round. | Forta is trying to fill the gap in accessible therapy services for autism by training parents to become behavior technicians to treat their own kids.

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Healthcare: The Path of Least Resistance for Cybercriminals

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Steve Gwizdala , VP of Healthcare at Ping Identity The healthcare security landscape has become an increasingly critical concern. According to the 2023 ForgeRock Breach Report , healthcare has consistently ranked as the most targeted industry by cybercriminals for the past five years. These relentless attacks come at a staggering cost, with the average healthcare breach reaching $10.93 billion according to IBM Security.