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The Future of Telehealth: 6 Key Trends to Watch

Health Recovery Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to confront a new reality when it comes to healthcare. The unprecedented impact of the pandemic has led governments and healthcare providers globally to re-evaluate their preparedness plans. One of the areas that has seen the most change is telehealth. Until recently, telehealth was seen as a niche field with huge potential that remains unexplored.

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2022 Telehealth Growth Predicted to Create a Quarter-Trillion-Dollar Industry by 2031

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Across the globe, telehealth growth has been impressive. Driven by the need to reduce contact in the early days of the pandemic, telehealth is now predicted to become a quarter trillion dollar industry. With increased access, convenience, and lower costs, telehealth growth is fueled by telecommunication speed and reliability. While new data confirm earlier projections that telehealth growth will continue, clearer growth rates are currently being released to clarify areas of focus.

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How AI Can Democratize Healthcare with Robin Farmanfarmaian

Healthcare IT Today

AI seems to be popping up in every part of healthcare. I recently heard an investor say that AI is being mentioned in every new product similar to what we saw with crypto. However, AI is actually making a difference in the products, unlike crypto. This is exactly what I see in healthcare. AI is making an impact on so many parts of healthcare and in many ways we’re just getting started.

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How to Treat Geriatric Populations in Health Systems

Iris Telehealth

According to the World Health Organization , approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental health condition. However, less than 3% of older adults receive treatment from mental health professionals. In some cases, this lack of care is due to inadequate access to mental health services, stigma, or other medical conditions that might need attention, too.

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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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Will robots help us in our homes – now and within 10 years?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Context matters: consider the likely status of people in 10 years. It makes you think. Asked this question recently and pondered. What will be the context at that time? A decade from now, the oldest baby boomers will be 86. Women will outlive men by a few years – living on average into their late 80s. They may be solo agers – no children, spouse or partner.

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Reproductive Health Data: Open Standard Offers Access Control, Revocation, and Other Traits

Healthcare IT Today

A team of women coders caught attention at DEF CON on June 26 with a secure reproductive health tracking app (Figure 1) that lets a menstruating person exchange data securely with health staff. Their core technology was OpenTDF , a free software library that advances a crucial goal in health care: patient control over their own data, in tandem with the ability to share data with their doctors and other people through access policies and encryption.

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How telehealth can keep people with disabilities out of the ER

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Emergency departments should be a last-stop medical option, but for people with disabilities, who visit EDs at a disproportionate rate compared with those without disabilities, this last stop becomes more commonplace. Virtual care has inherent advantages that help to prevent excess visits to the ED for all populations, including people with disabilities.

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Tricare Telehealth: Telehealth Phone Calls Covered But Telehealth Copays Reinstated

Telebehavioral Health Institute

In a recent Tricare telehealth policy update, the Department of Defense (DoD) addressed telehealth phone calls and telehealth copays in the Federal Register with this statement: SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)) issues this final rule …. Temporary coverage of telephonic office visits is made permanent in this final rule, with its adoption expanded beyond the pandemic; the temporary telehealth cost-share waiver is terminated.

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The A to Z Guide to Technology Strategy Implementation

LeanIX

Enterprise architecture plays a central role in successful technology strategy implementation — but what exactly does that role look like in practice?

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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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The recent closing of Amazon Care shows the magnitude of the challenge in changing health care

KevinMD

Amazon recently announced plans to shut down Amazon Care, an in-home and virtual health care service. The reasons cited were attributed to a significant overlap of services with the One Medical chain of clinics, which Amazon purchased in July of this year for 3.9 billion, as well as Amazon Care not being a complete enough. Read more…. The recent closing of Amazon Care shows the magnitude of the challenge in changing health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Physicians More Bullish On the Benefits of Digital Tools for Patient Care, the AMA Tells Us

Health Populi

Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022. The AMA first conducted research with physicians and their views on digital health in July 2016.

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AMA survey: Doctors more optimistic about digital health tools

Mobi Health News

According to a survey by the American Medical Association, 93% of physicians felt there was some advantage or a definite advantage to using digital health tools in 2022, compared with 85% in 2016.

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Physician adoption of digital health tools is accelerating, AMA research shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Medical Association's digital health research released today shows increased rates of digital health adoption among physicians over the last six years and provides insights into their expectations. "The AMA survey illustrates the importance physicians place on validated digital health tools that improve health while streamlining the technological and administrative burdens faced each day in medicine," said AMA President Dr.

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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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The New Kid on the Block: How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Access to Healthcare Data

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Guy Tish, Co-Founder and CTO at Briya. Data is the bread and butter of the digital health industry. Researchers and caregivers must be able to access high quality and up-to-date information securely. This is key to accelerating time to medicine, developing new treatments and providing better care. But where does this information come from?

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The Patient As the Payer: Self-Pay, Bad Debt, and the Erosion of Hospital Finances

Health Populi

“The odds are against hospitals collecting patient balances greater than $7,500,” the report analyzing Hospital collection rates for self-pay patient accounts from Crowe concludes. Crowe benchmarked data from 1,600 hospitals and over 100,00 physicians in the U.S. to reveal trends on health care providers’ ability to collect patient service revenue.

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Q&A: Could an Apple Watch change the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to AFib?

Mobi Health News

The Rhythm Evaluation for AntiCoagulaTion (REACT-AF) trial will study a "pill-in-pocket" method of stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Some participants will monitor for AFib using an Apple Watch and take blood thinners as needed, instead of using the drug continuously.

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How virtual reality can help address the mental health professional shortage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More people are in need of mental health treatment today than ever before, but there just aren't enough therapists to meet the growing demand. In 2020, it was estimated that around 41.4 million adults in the U.S. received mental health treatment or counseling. Only an estimated 106,500 psychologists possess current licenses in the United States.

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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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5 Strategies to Grow and Retain Your Practice’s Patient Base

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Travis Schneider, chief corporate development chair, Tebra. In a digital-first world, it is more important than ever for physicians to implement strategies that meet patients where they are. To grow and retain a patient […]. The article 5 Strategies to Grow and Retain Your Practice’s Patient Base appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Solving the Cybersecurity Gap in Healthcare IT Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Terry Young, Director, Service Provider Marketing at A10 Networks. The COVID-19 pandemic intensified public awareness of their personal vulnerability when broadband service becomes unavailable or gets disrupted. This has also spurred massive government funding to close the broadband gap (the digital divide) and provide connectivity to unconnected or underserved communities. .

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Period tracking app Flo releases anonymous mode and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

LifePoint Health announced a partnership with Google Cloud to use its Healthcare Data Engine, and the National Institutes of Health will invest $130 million over four years to accelerate the use of AI in biomedical and behavioral research.

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Osmind EHR integrates Zoom for psychiatry telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

San Francisco-based Osmind announced today that its electronic health record system for mental health clinicians has integrated Zoom virtual visits within its technology platform as part of the company's regulatory-compliant ISV Partner Program. WHY IT MATTERS. Within the Osmind EHR, clinicians can access a suite of digital tools to meet high-patient demand, like progress monitoring and journaling tools.

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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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How Modern Technology Revolutionizes Medicare Buying Process

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID pandemic hastened the digitization process of many companies. As people lean towards availing services online, many businesses realize the potential of moving to a digital platform. Doing so made purchasing more convenient for […]. The article How Modern Technology Revolutionizes Medicare Buying Process appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Hearing Patients and Their Caregivers First Hand at the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

Healthcare IT Today

Kind of on a whim I decided to head to San Diego (a great place for whimsical travel) for the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit by Global Genes. To be fair, Effie Parks from Once Upon a Gene Podcast had told me about it before and I’d been on the fence on whether I should go or not. Some other friends chimed in about being in San Diego as well, and I decided to last minute attend the event.

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Alphabet's Verily raises $1B to expand precision health business

Mobi Health News

Alphabet's life science arm also announces the company's founder Andy Conrad will step down as CEO. Current president Stephen Gillett will take on the role in January.

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HIMSS policy leader discusses telehealth bill, EU privacy rules

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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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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Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet

ACA Times

ACA open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is just over a month away, and this time, individuals may have more options and a better experience than years prior. We…. The post Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet first appeared on The ACA Times.

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A Wide Ranging Look at MEDITECH with Helen Waters

Healthcare IT Today

A few years ago, I did an interview with then MEDITECH CEO, Howard Messing , to look back at the 50 years MEDITECH had been providing IT software and solutions to healthcare. That interview gave me a new appreciation for the company and the success they’ve had all these years as they focus on their customers. Given the relatively recent transition of leadership , I thought it would be a good time to check in with MEDITECH’s Executive Vice President & COO, Helen Waters.

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Google adds Medicaid, Medicare enrollment info to Search

Mobi Health News

The tech giant also announces a partnership between YouTube and the Kaiser Family Foundation that aims to help organizations create high-quality informational content on topics like mental health, maternal care and health inequity.

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