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Virtual Health Care Can Reduce Carbon Emissions: the Environmental ROI on Telehealth

Health Populi

As implemented in the COVID-19 era and its immediate wake, the most obvious environmental benefits offered by telehealth visits replacing in-person patient encounters have been achieved through reduced patient travel, considering The Role of Virtual Consulting in Developing Environmentally Sustainable Health Care , a systematic literature review published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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The AI revolution in health care: How entrepreneurs are transforming patient care with innovative solutions

KevinMD

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about a paradigm shift in the health care industry. According to Markets and Markets, the global AI in the health care market is projected to grow from $4.9 billion in 2020 to $45.2 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 44.9 percent during the forecast period. As Read more… The AI revolution in health care: How entrepreneurs are transforming patient care with innovative solutions originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Consumers’ Use of Digital Health is Just Part of Mainstream Life Now

Health Populi

Using the Internet and mobile health apps are as mainstream as swiping left for a date and researching features in a new car, based on the Digital 2023 Global Overview Report from Meltwater. The broad coverage of this kind of research can’t be accomplished by just one entity, and Meltwater acknowledges the partners who brought them to this research-party: these included data.ai, GSMA Intelligence, GWI, Locowise, Ookla, PPRO, SemRush, Similarweb, Skai, and Statista.

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Digital health firm Babylon plans to go private

Mobi Health News

The company also released its Q1 2023 earnings, showing increased revenue of $311.1 million with a net loss of $63.2 million.

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Transform Clinical Communication With Role-based Messaging

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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FirstHealth offers a powerful look at hybrid telemedicine in action

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a health system based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, bed capacity always seemed to be at the forefront of challenges, a not uncommon situation in healthcare. Having more bed capacity is always helpful, but that usually means construction of some sort. FirstHealth staff thought of a way to increase hospital bed capacity without laying a single brick.

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Augusta University Health saves $1.1M with home-based virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Augusta University Health launched its Virtual Care at Home program in February 2021 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like hospitals across the nation, it was limited on bed capacity and had throughput issues. THE PROBLEM The program was aimed at supporting the inpatient care team by discharging patients (ages 18 and up) from the medical center a few days earlier to help reduce length of stay and free up beds by providing virtual monitoring 24/7 through nurses, episodic monitoring

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How Hospitals Can Use Their Historical Data To Their Advantage

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ophir Ronen, CEO, CalmWave. Hospitals routinely collect vast amounts of data, including information about patients’ health, care delivery, and organizational performance. This data could theoretically be utilized to drive huge improvements in health outcomes […] The article How Hospitals Can Use Their Historical Data To Their Advantage appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Empowering Healthcare: The Transformative Role of Technology in Improving Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Josh Coleman , Managing Partner at Treacy & Company by Cherry Bekaert Healthcare has undergone massive changes over the past few years. In response, healthcare providers and organizations have accelerated their efforts to leverage technology to keep up with new customer demands and provide high-quality care to patients.

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Mobile connectivity in healthcare: the revolution that must deliver

DigitalHealth

A new generation of 5G connectivity can unlock innovative approaches to treatment, says Freshwave's Simon Frumkin.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Q&A: Digital therapeutics' future after the fall of Pear Therapeutics

Mobi Health News

Andy Molnar, CEO of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, discusses the market for digital therapeutics after Pear Therapeutics declared bankruptcy.

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Navigating the ethics of AI in surgery: Balancing bias and accountability for safer procedures

KevinMD

An excerpt from Future Care: Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, and the Reinvention of Medicine. In the past I have used magnetic navigation using Stereotaxis equipment to perform procedures. I could sit out in the console room, more than twelve feet from the patient, and maneuver the catheters within the heart using joysticks. … Read more… Navigating the ethics of AI in surgery: Balancing bias and accountability for safer procedures originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Barriers to full benefit of AI for older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

One of the media-fueled risks today with the plethora of AI-related hype is the tendency to find and publicize deficiencies and mistakes, reinforcing the premise that it is too early for benefits across industries like senior living or home care. This cycle was not helped by the behavior of earlier AI technologies like voice assistants. And there are barriers that need to be addressed to realize the full potential, which is not yet fully understood.

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DEA officially extends remote EPCS flexibilities for 6 months

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This past week, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it would temporarily extend telemedicine flexibilities for the prescription of certain controlled medications granted under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which is set to expire on May 11. This week, the DEA added some specificity to that promise – allowing an extension of six months, through November 11, 2023, and, in tandem with HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Serv

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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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Northwell, Aegis Ventures launch AI company Optain with $12M

Mobi Health News

The startup plans to use AI-backed retinal imaging to find early signs of disease based on tech from Australian company Eyetelligence.

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Best Practices for Reducing Stock Outs and Overstocks In the Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Wonil Gregg, vice president of customer engagement and experience, DCPerform. Whether you’re a customer or a worker, chances are you’re all too familiar with the persistent challenges of stockouts and overstocks across the healthcare […] The article Best Practices for Reducing Stock Outs and Overstocks In the Healthcare Industry appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps for Training

Healthcare IT Today

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) find important applications in professional training, particularly for doctors. The value and complexity of medical training justify the cost of the head-borne devices. This article explores research at Inteleos to improve the use of augmented and virtual reality, which I’ll talk about together under the commonly used abbreviation XR.

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Industry Voices—Where we go from here: Community pharmacy in a post-pandemic world

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—Where we go from here: Community pharmacy in a post-pandemic world pminemyer Thu, 05/11/2023 - 14:47

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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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Sibel Health receives FDA 510(k) for pediatric vital sign monitoring tool

Mobi Health News

The company's ANNE One platform allows for wireless monitoring of neonates and infants' skin and body temperature, heart and respiratory rates, and more.

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Harris Data Integrity Solutions White Paper Explores Healthcare’s $6 Billion Patient Matching Problem

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Harris Data Integrity Solutions, the leading provider of best-in-class patient data integrity services and software, has released a white paper that undertakes an in-depth examination of the healthcare industry’s chronic people matching problem.

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Digital Healthcare Transformation: Improving Patient Experience and Outcomes

Digital Health Global

The healthcare industry is experiencing a significant transformation, with technology playing a vital role in modernizing medical practices and enhancing health outcomes. As healthcare professionals, it is our duty to keep up with and adopt new technologies in order to offer the best possible care to our patients. Patient experience has become a primary focus in our industry, and the digital transformation has provided new ways to enhance it.

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Payers uniquely positioned to enhance health equity, United Hospital Fund report says

FierceHealthIT

Payers uniquely positioned to enhance health equity, United Hospital Fund report says agliadkovskaya Thu, 05/11/2023 - 10:07

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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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Cue Health lays off another 30% of workforce

Mobi Health News

In a letter to employees, CEO Ayub Khattak said the diagnostics company's new initiatives are "progressing well but are still early in terms of revenue generation.

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Connect 2023: 3 Innovations Coming To The LeanIX Platform

LeanIX

On May 9, 2023, our CEO and founder, André Christ, opened our 2023 Connect Summit Europe with an inspiring keynote speech on the current state of the enterprise architecture industry. Yet, he ended by describing three innovations we're adding to the LeanIX platform to tackle future challenges. Let's deep-dive into the new features coming soon to LeanIX.

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Innovation as Strategy: Enabling life sciences of the Future – download the free booklet by Healthware Group

Digital Health Global

In the fast-paced world of life sciences, embracing innovation has become a top priority for companies striving to stay ahead of the curve. Healthware’s team of experts is taking the lead in this transformation, offering clients an “ Innovation as Strategy” approach that keeps the industry moving forward. With digital transformation, innovation is no longer a “nice to have” but the driving force behind life sciences organizations’ success.

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UnitedHealth extends its hot streak as the most profitable payer in Q1

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth extends its hot streak as the most profitable payer in Q1 pminemyer Mon, 05/08/2023 - 13:28

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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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OIG finds $348M in improper Medicare payments for telehealth psychotherapy

Mobi Health News

According to an audit by the Office of the Inspector General, Medicare improperly paid for $580 million of psychotherapy care, including $348 million of telehealth services, during the first year of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Meeting the Cloud Revolution’s Talent Demand

Optimum Healthcare IT

The Cloud revolution has transformed healthcare, and the industry urgently needs to bridge the talent gap in this rapidly evolving technology. Continue reading Meeting the Cloud Revolution’s Talent Demand at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Spotify Health: Big Tech's latest new entrant into Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Exec Summary: Spotify is a music streaming service, but it is also expanding into the healthcare industry. The company has invested in a number of healthcare startups, and it is developing its own healthcare products and services. In 2023, Spotify acquired a Swedish healthcare startup called Neko Health. Neko Health develops AI-powered body scanners that can be used to diagnose health problems early on.