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How AI Technology Could Be Eroding Consumers’ Trust in Health Care

Health Populi

If people’s feelings about AI were a Wall Street market, we’d find both bulls and bears, simultaneously, viewing AI’s role in health care. We can see this from many consumer surveys published in the past year about the growing role and adoption of AI in health care, and some wariness found in a new study from Deloitte on Building and maintaining health care consumers’ trust in generative AI.

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Adopting AI In Behavioral Health Practices: Three Factors for Success

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Carina Edwards, CEO, Kipu Health. According to one report, business executives mentioned Artificial Intelligence (AI) more than 30,000 times in earnings calls at the end of 2023. AI, and debates around fears, capabilities and […] The article Adopting AI In Behavioral Health Practices: Three Factors for Success appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Does DTC Digital Health have a future?

Lloyd Price

Exec Summary: Digital health direct-to-consumer (DTC) refers to healthcare products and services delivered directly to consumers online, bypassing traditional intermediaries like doctors or hospitals. It leverages technology to provide convenient and accessible healthcare solutions. To answer the question, yes digital health direct-to-consumer (DTC) has a future, but it's likely to look different than it does today.

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Done Health CEO and clinical president arrested for alleged $100M scheme

Mobi Health News

The telemedicine company's clinical president and its founder and CEO allegedly participated in a scheme to profit from providing easy access to Adderall for no valid medical purpose.

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Enhance Healthcare Efficiency With Top Payroll & HCM Services

Running a healthcare facility requires precision and care, not just for patients but also for your staff. Our guide, "A Buyer’s Guide to Payroll & HCM Services," helps healthcare providers choose the best provider. Efficient payroll management ensures timely, accurate payments, critical for maintaining staff morale and trust. Compliance support helps navigate complex healthcare regulations and avoid costly fines.

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The cost of ineffective technology: Why your practice’s tech stack may be contributing to employee burnout and high turnover rates

KevinMD

A recent survey by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) revealed that 75 percent of medical group owners report that work-related stress levels have increased this year. A previous MGMA poll found that nearly 30 percent of medical groups had a physician leave the practice or retire early because of burnout. When asked what factors Read more… The cost of ineffective technology: Why your practice’s tech stack may be contributing to employee burnout and high turnover rates original

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CPT Editorial Panel suspends changes to RPM coding – what's next?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A push to improve reimbursement for remote patient monitoring programs has stalled, and that could prompt health systems and hospitals to think twice about launching or expanding their platforms. The roadblock is coming from the American Medical Association's 21-member CPT Editorial Panel , which hasn't been able to agree on amendments to the CPT codes covering RPM services.

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MIT, Movano Health will study long COVID, chronic Lyme disease with Evie Ring

Mobi Health News

Movano's Evie Ring collects data on the wearer's heart rate, blood oxygen saturation levels, activity, sleep quality and menstrual cycle.

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2024 shaping up to be a big year for healthcare AI companies. But some investors remain cautious

FierceHealthIT

AI deal activity is dominating healthcare investment with one in four dollars invested in healthcare going toward companies leveraging AI, according to a new report. | So far, in 2024, $2.8 billion has already been invested in AI healthcare companies, with SVB projecting the sector to see $11.

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The Most Trusted Brands of 2024 Tell Us A Lot About Health Consumers

Health Populi

From bandages to home hygiene, OTC pain meds and DIY home projects, Morning Consult’s look into the most-trusted brands of 2024 give us insights into health consumers. I’ve been tracking this study since before the public health crisis of the coronavirus, and it always offers us a practical snapshot of the U.S. consumer’s current ethos on trusted companies helping people risk-manage daily living — and of course, find joy and satisfaction as well.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Advancing technologies, evolving therapeutics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Business models have changed in digital therapeutics as tech evolves, says Aaron Gani, founder and CEO of RealizedCare, who discusses how pharma can leverage DTx modalities to collect data for R&D and patient analytics.

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Exclusive: Aktiia receives CE Mark for CALFREE optical blood pressure technology

Mobi Health News

CALFREE uses input from optical sensors commonly found in smartwatches or commercial smartphones to collect blood pressure data.

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Drug Enforcement Administration sends second attempt at a telehealth prescribing rule to executive budget office

FierceHealthIT

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s long-awaited second attempt at a telemedicine prescribing rule has been handed off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. | The Drug Enforcement Administration has submitted a proposed telehealth prescribing rule to the Office of Management and Budget which aims to regulate how telehealth providers prescribe controlled substances when the patient and provider do not have an established relationship.

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The Thematic Roadmap for AHIP 2024: What the Health Insurance Conference Will Cover

Health Populi

Health insurance plans make mainstream media news every week, whether coverage deals with the cost of a plan, the cost of out-of-network care, prior authorizations, or cybersecurity and ransomware attacks, among other front-page issues. This week, AHIP (the acronym for the industry association of Americans Health Insurance Plans) is convening in Las Vegas for its largest annual 2024 meeting.

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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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Vendor Notebook: New partnerships around AI, VBC, virtual care and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Several new announcements show providers, including Brightside Health and Tampa General Hospital, seek to improve patient outcomes and experiences with artificial intelligence and innovative care modalities. Technology vendors, including InterSystems, CLEAR and Innovaccer, also formed new partnerships that streamline data management, promote secure interoperability and track operational performance.

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Chuck Divita named new Teladoc Health CEO

Mobi Health News

Virtual care company Teladoc Health's Board of Directors has appointed Charles "Chuck" Divita III as its new CEO, effective immediately. Davita has also joined the Board as of today. Divita joins Teladoc Health from GuideWell, a health solutions organization that includes Florida Blue, where he served as executive vice president, commercial markets.

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Telehealth startup Done's CEO and clinical president arrested, charged with fraud

FierceHealthIT

The CEO and clinical president of telehealth startup Done have been arrested and charged with fraud, accused by federal authorities of participating in a scheme to distribute Adderall online. | According to the DOJ, Done's CEO and clinical president allegedly arranged the prescription of 40 million Adderall pills as well as other stimulants, generating more than $100 million in revenue.

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HFMA Annual Conference Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 142

Healthcare IT Today

For the 142nd episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are doing a preview of the HFMA Annual Conference ! To kick this episode off, we discuss what we think the biggest topic of conversation will be at the upcoming HFMA Conference. Then we speculate on what content we will see around AI during HFMA. Next, we debate over where AI, Machine Learning, and Automation are actually having an impact in RCM.

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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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DTA's Andy Molnar recaps its recent summit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The CEO of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance explains why the group held its annual summit in Washington, D.C., discusses how it works with Congress on legislation around reimbursement – and describes just what a digital therapeutic is, exactly.

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Q&A: Better Health scores $14M to scale medical support and supply company

Mobi Health News

Naama Stauber Breckler, CEO and cofounder of Better Health, discusses the company's latest strategic funding round and how it plans to use the investment.

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AMA, lawmakers aim renewed prior authorization crackdown on insurers

FierceHealthIT

The American Medical Association (AMA) and a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders are looking to stop unfair prior authorization practices from health plans. | A large coalition of bipartisan lawmakers and national advocacy organizations are renewing their efforts in reforming prior authorization.

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Campaigners protest against Palantir at NHS Confed Expo

DigitalHealth

Demonstrators disrupted sessions and gathered outside the NHS Confed Expo to protest against its sponsorship by US data analytics giant Palantir.

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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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MetroHealth and MUSC Health launch virtual-first telehealth company

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It is no secret that health systems face growing competition from industries like venture-backed healthcare disruptors and health insurance that are offering increasingly specialized and consumer-focused virtual care offerings. THE PROBLEM The MetroHealth System is Ohio's Cuyahoga County's public, safety-net health system, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.

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NeuroFlow acquires Owl to extend behavioral health offerings

Mobi Health News

The acquisition expands NeuroFlow's capabilities for behavioral health-focused measurement and engagement.

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CMS projects national health spending grew 7.5% in 2023 to $4.8T

FierceHealthIT

National health spending is estimated to have outpaced the rest of the country’s economy in 2023, growing by 7.5% with projected expenditures of $4.8 trillion, according to newly published calculat | Record-high insurance coverage rates from pandemic policies alongside other trends like high utilization pushed health spending past the nominal GDP growth rate in 2023, according to new projections from government actuaries.

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Redox FHIR sandbox with writeback: A launchpad for flawless FHIR integrations

Redox

Some HL7 ® FHIR ® sandboxes feel more like playgrounds than testing environments. They lack the ability to write back data, making it impossible to simulate the full lifecycle of your integrations, including how your system responds when receiving updates from other healthcare systems. This can lead to unexpected errors and delays when your integration goes live, potentially impacting patient care and creating costly rework.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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Implementing digital therapeutics – Kaiser Permanente's perspective

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

KP director of regional telemedicine and mobility Dr. Dennis Truong describes how the health system is using DTx to improve the care experience for both its patients and providers.

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Canary Speech secures $13M for AI-enabled speech recognition software

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to expand its team.

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Tempus AI shares jump 15% in stock market debut as IPO priced at over $6B valuation

FierceHealthIT

Tempus AI, a precision medicine company that, as its name implies, uses artificial intelligence to process medical data, popped in its stock market debut Friday, with shares jumping 15%. | Tempus AI, a precision medicine company that, as its name implies, uses artificial intelligence to process medical data, popped in its stock market debut Friday, with shares jumping 15%.

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