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Peering Into the Hidden Lives of Patients: a Manifesto from Paytient and Nonfiction

Health Populi

Having health insurance in America is no guarantee of actually receiving health care. It’s a case of having health insurance as “necessary but not sufficient,” as the cost of deductibles, out-of-pocket coinsurance sharing, and delaying care paint the picture of The Hidden Lives of Workplace-Insured Americans. That’s the title of a new report that captures the results of a survey conducted in January 2024 among 1,516 employed Americans who received employer-sponsored heal

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Could conversational AI help the tech user experience?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Tech user experiences are deteriorating at a rapid rate – for all. If you have encountered any of the following, you know. The absurdity of two-factor authentication within a single device, long complex passwords , five years of remembered password history to prevent re-use. And that’s before you have logged into a site that could simply be a news media or site or Gmail that just wants to display insulting and absurd ads now that you have been ‘authenticated’.

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The state of digital health funding and what investors are seeking

Mobi Health News

Experts discussed what investors look for when considering funding a digital health startup and what teams should focus on when developing a product.

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Healthcare AI cannot merely be “icing on a cake” says Denton

DigitalHealth

Any application of AI must go beyond being “icing on a cake” and prove its value if it to be rolled out at scale in the NHS, a national leader has said.

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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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Cryonics: advancements, ethics, and skepticism

KevinMD

Scientists have transitioned from crafting flying contraptions capable of moving massive payloads through unfriendly skies to exploring the vast expanse of the cosmos, affirming that the concept of impossibility holds no sway over their endeavors. Yet, their ambition now surpasses earthly confines as they endeavor to replicate the divine feat of Lazarus’s resurrection on a Read more… Cryonics: advancements, ethics, and skepticism originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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NVIDIA, Johnson & Johnson Medtech partner to integrate AI into surgery

Mobi Health News

J&J Medtech will use NVIDIA's technology to expand the use of AI in surgery centers, assisting with surgical decision-making and collaboration across operating rooms.

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CISA, calling Volt Typhoon an urgent threat, updates DDoS response guide

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Guidance released this week from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other U.S. and international partners outlines best practices for defending against "living off the land" cyber activity – where threat actors use an organization's own tools to attack its network – while addressing the specific needs and challenges of defending against distributed denial of service attacks with new mitigations and visual aids.

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EMR shutdown highlights vulnerability in health care IT

KevinMD

Imagine that Elon Musk had decided to buy Epic instead of the platform formerly known as Twitter. Imagine that he had developed his own EMR and informed every Epic user that they should watch their email for their assigned migration dates to the system he had developed, to be completed in the next 60 days. Read more… EMR shutdown highlights vulnerability in health care IT originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Providers 'wasted' $10.6B in 2022 overturning claims denials, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

More than 100 provider organizations want the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to take a tougher stance on Medicare Advantage (MA) plans’ practices following an industry survey es | Providers spent nearly $20 billion in 2022 pursuing delays and denials across all payer types, yet those efforts are substantially more costly on average when dealing with private plans, hundreds of hospitals and health systems told Premier in a recent survey.

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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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Q&A: Verily on using generative AI within healthcare

Mobi Health News

Andrew Trister, Verily's chief medical and science officer, discusses the company's use of generative AI and its work with Google.

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Virtual care service expansions in Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

VRGS goes south Western New South Wales's Virtual Rural Generalist Service (VRGS) has been expanded to cover Southern NSW. The service provides 24-hour virtual medical support, specialty or critical care advice and transport, logistics, and coordination support. It ensures patients have medical coverage with a VRGS doctor who can answer their questions and discuss their condition, supported by an on-site nursing staff.

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Health care informatics and the future of patient care

KevinMD

In the digital age, health care informatics has emerged as a pivotal field, transforming the landscape of health care delivery and management. This discipline, crucial for both professionals within the health care sector and the general public, leverages technology to optimize patient care, streamline operations, and address the burgeoning demands for an efficient and effective Read more… Health care informatics and the future of patient care originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Google's healthcare AI ambitions: New model for personal health coaching and next steps for gen AI

FierceHealthIT

Google is doubling down on its ambitions for healthcare AI by exploring how generative AI can help clinicians in medical decision-making, understand lab and imaging information and provide con | Google is hyper-focused on generative AI in healthcare, pushing forward research to advance gen AI capabilities that can help clinicians in medical decision-making, understand lab and imaging information and provide consumers with personalized health insights based on their wearable data.

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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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Hippocratic AI secures $53M, bringing valuation to $500M

Mobi Health News

The LLM startup released its first product, a genAI-enabled staffing marketplace solution, for phase three safety testing and will use the funds to speed up further product development.

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Inpatient care experience gets a boost from telenursing and AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sensors and automation tech can allow nurses to interact with and monitor multiple hospital patients around the clock without entering their rooms or interrupting their sleep. Michael Brandofino, president and COO of Caregility, explains how.

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Optimum Healthcare IT Founders Return, Announce Chief Digital Officer

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT is pleased to announce the return of founders Gene Scheurer as CEO and Jason Mabry as President. Continue reading Optimum Healthcare IT Founders Return, Announce Chief Digital Officer at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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SXSW24: Better communication, collaboration, reimbursement needed to improve cancer care

FierceHealthIT

Uncomfortable waiting rooms. Revealing hospital gowns. Confusing insurance. Exhausting travel between appointments. | Oncology was a major focus at this year’s SXSW conference. Across multiple sessions, clinicians and patient advocates called for better access to specialty care, more thoughtful communication with patients and continued collaboration across stakeholders.

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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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China unveils ChatGPT-like medical chatbot service

Mobi Health News

Its national research institute has built a chatbot based on Meta's LLM which can answer doctors' questions with up to 95% accuracy.

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Automating and integrating RPM boosts BP care for Prisma Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prisma Health is the largest healthcare provider organization in South Carolina. It had encountered a problem while trying to gather patient biometrics and manage their clinical needs: fragmentation. THE PROBLEM The logistical challenge of distributing remote patient monitoring equipment to patients across the initial focus of approximately 50 physicians offices proved overwhelming with the organization's internal resources alone.

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Optimizing Workflows with AI/ML In 2024

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Responses from Dr. David J. Sand, chief medical officer, ZeOmega. The healthcare industry is fraught with workflow challenges that impact care quality and costs, but tools like AI and ML have sparked a turning point. […] The article Optimizing Workflows with AI/ML In 2024 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Nvidia inks tie-ups with Abridge, GE HealthCare and Microsoft as it expands its footprint in healthcare AI

FierceHealthIT

Chipmaker Nvidia sees big opportunities in healthcare AI and this week it launched more than two dozen new gen AI-powered microservices. | The global computing powerhouse inked collaborations with Abridge, Microsoft, GE HealthCare and Hippocratic AI to to expand its generative AI capabilities into healthcare and life sciences.

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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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State health app updates across Asia

Mobi Health News

The Brunei Ministry of Health has recently announced the launch of several new features on the BruHealth application following its update. This includes a queue management system, which now allows patients to book appointments, pay online, and check in before visiting any government health facilities. It will also allow them to view their queue number in real-time on the app.

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Four Steps to Success in Implementing AI Within Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ben Cushing, Chief Architect of Health and Life Sciences at Red Hat Artificial intelligence (AI) is showing up in more healthcare contexts, from drug discovery to diagnostic imaging to robot-assisted surgery. But one area where AI can have a tremendous impact is in the reduction of provider burden. For instance, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is exploring automated, AI-assisted documentation of patient visits with clinicians.

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Automation and Digital Tools Help Address Provider Workflow Challenges

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Responses by Patty Riskind, CEO, Orbita. It might be a new year, but healthcare is dealing with old problems: Too much time spent on administrative tasks. Staff struggling to keep up with high call volumes. […] The article Automation and Digital Tools Help Address Provider Workflow Challenges appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Hippocratic AI banks $53M backed by General Catalyst, a16z, Memorial Hermann, UHS and other health systems

FierceHealthIT

Launched out of stealth about a year ago, Hippocratic AI launched its first generative AI product and pocketed $53 million in series A funding, the startup announced Monday. | Launched out of stealth about a year ago, Hippocratic AI launched its first generative AI product and pocketed $53 million in series A funding. The fresh funding boosts the company's valuation to $500 million.

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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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Google reveals new offerings, advancements in LLMs/AI during Check Up event

Mobi Health News

The tech giant announced a new AI-enabled chest x-ray offering, an all-inclusive dermatology dataset, expanded partnerships and personal health LLMs for Fitbit.

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Neurable Inc. and Healthspan Digital Inc. Announce Partnership to Empower Precision Health and Longevity Clinics with Brain-Computer Interface Technologies

Digital Health Global

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Neurable Inc., a leading developer of brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, and Healthspan Digital Inc., a Canadian HealthTech in precision health and longevity solutions, are thrilled to announce their collaboration to commercialize Neurable’s advanced brain health tools. This collaboration aims to empower precision health and longevity clinics with cutting-edge brain span technology to enhance human performance and well-being.

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Choosing the Right Outpatient Drug Rehab That Accepts Medicaid

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Selecting an inpatient drug rehab accepting Medicaid is vitally important to individuals looking for treatment, yet each facility offers different approaches and may impose different requirements upon individuals – some may need extra documentation or […] The article Choosing the Right Outpatient Drug Rehab That Accepts Medicaid appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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