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Health Call digital solution aims to reduce waiting lists

DigitalHealth

In a bid to tackle the problem of lengthy NHS waiting lists, Health Call has launched a digital waiting list validation tool.

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The future of medicine: Advancements and greed collide

KevinMD

In the future, I foresee a world without pandemics, cancer becoming a thing of the past, and advancements that enable bionic adaptations to our bodies, leading to a life expectancy of easily over one hundred years. While some of these advancements may seem distant, we are on the cusp of making them a reality within Read more… The future of medicine: Advancements and greed collide originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Post-Pandemic Trends Influencing Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Lynne Bell, Vice President, Vertical Markets at Spectrum Enterprise Digital transformation in the healthcare industry has been propelled by technology advancements, evolving regulations, and changing patient expectations. When the pandemic brought about rapid change, leading healthcare organizations needed to quickly embrace and adopt digital health strategies and modern technologies to meet shifting employee and patient needs.

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Stop IT Staff Burnout: Organize Your Digital Health Tools Into a True Digital Formulary

Xealth

Laurance Stuntz, SVP, Customer Success When the C-level considers burnout in the healthcare industry, the focus is often on frontline clinicians, and rightfully so. However, health system leaders must also recognize the burden placed on internal IT teams in healthcare organizations. The increasing adoption of digital health technologies and AI-driven tools leads to overwhelming data volumes and complex integrations, putting tremendous pressure on IT workers.

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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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St Bartholomew’s perform first robotic-assisted lung biopsy

DigitalHealth

A clinical study at St Bartholomew's and Royal Brompton hospitals is exploring the use of Intuitive's Ion, a robotic-assisted bronchoscopy system.

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WSJ Asserts Women Own This Summer and That The Economy Proves It. But Health Care? Not So Much.

Health Populi

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal Saturday/Sunday edition featured a big story on the economic force of women in the summer of 2023, termed “the women’s multiplier effect” — that women’s spending is a powerful force in the U.S. economy (and as it turns out, in Sweden’s economy as well). The article was titled, “Women Own This Summer.

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At Denver Health, telehealth education and equipment help close equity gaps and boost engagement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency prompted a rapid shift to telemedicine as both a replacement and adjunct to usual in-person care. However, based on the National Institute on Aging's National Health and Aging Trends Study , researchers estimated roughly one-third of older adults in the U.S. are not ready to participate in video visits. THE PROBLEM Inexperience with technology was the major barrier – those who were older, Black or Hispanic tended to have less education and lower inc

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The death of the landlines -- yes, it DOES harm older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You may not have noticed much about the death of landlines. But it has been underway for a while, and now the government is supporting their demise. Consider that telephone companies like AT&T have been trying to eliminate landlines and are no longer required to maintain the copper connections. You probably think, well that must be good, because those landlines cost as much as $55/month.

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Viome scores $86.5M and launches gut test into CVS

Mobi Health News

The life sciences company's Gut Intelligence Test will be available in 200 CVS locations and through the drug store chain online.

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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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Revolutionizing Healthcare Workforce Management with CloudApper AI TimeClock for UKG Time and Attendance

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. To maintain smooth operations, high-quality patient care, and regulatory compliance in the healthcare business, effective staff management is crucial. Time and attendance tracking is essential for any healthcare management team. This article delves into how […] The article Revolutionizing Healthcare Workforce Management with CloudApper AI TimeClock for UKG Time and Attendance appeared first

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Mae, Molina Healthcare of Virginia partner to support Black expectant mothers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The partnership will allow Molina's Virginia-based Medicare and healthcare marketplace members access to culturally competent maternal health experts.

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GEDi Cube appoints Dr Lester Russell as Chief Medical Officer

Digital Health Global

Healthcare veteran with AI expertise will be invaluable as company transitions to go-to-market phase for AI/ML platform AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GEDi Cube, an AI/ML platform that combines differential molecular capabilities with multi-omic analysis to detect cancer at its earliest stage, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lester Russell as Chief Medical Officer.

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Mae, Molina Healthcare of Virginia partner to support Black expectant mothers

Mobi Health News

The partnership will allow Molina's Virginia-based Medicare and healthcare marketplace members access to culturally competent maternal health experts.

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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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How Ransomware Has Caused Patient Deaths and Taken a Toll on Emergency Rooms

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Portia Cole, emergent threat researcher, Avertium. Labeling ransomware attacks as a matter of life and death may seem exaggerated, but in the realm of healthcare, it has proven to be a harsh truth. In […] The article How Ransomware Has Caused Patient Deaths and Taken a Toll on Emergency Rooms appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Viome Life Sciences banks $86.5M round, partners with CVS to sell at-home diagnostic tests

FierceHealthIT

At-home diagnostics startup Viome Life Sciences snagged $86.5 million in an oversubscribed series C funding round and will roll out its gut microbiome testing kit into 200 CVS stores. | At-home diagnostics startup Viome Life Sciences snagged $86.5 million in an oversubscribed series C funding round and will roll out its gut microbiome testing kit into 200 CVS stores.

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Breathe with Barbie, a Vlog in partnership with Headspace

Digital Health Global

Headspace , a UK-based digital healthcare company, and Mattel , the toy producer, have partnered up to create innovative solutions for children’s mental health issues. The collaboration aimed to provide accessible, relevant, and beneficial mental support and guidance for children. The result of this unique partnership was the creation of “ Breathe with Barbie “, a Vlog featuring the famous doll to guide children through the meditation and mindfulness practice.

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Contributed: Digital health and technology for a climate-friendly hospital design

Mobi Health News

Ravideep Singh discusses why architects must design hospitals with sustainable infrastructure in mind to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare systems and the patient experience.

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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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Front Office Strategies to Increase Patient Satisfaction

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Marvin Luz, senior director of revenue services, Greenway Health. Nearly all medical practices face the complex challenge of ensuring patient satisfaction while maintaining the engagement and well-being of their staff. The reputation and success […] The article Front Office Strategies to Increase Patient Satisfaction appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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List prices for Ozempic, Wegovy far higher in the US than in peer nations: KFF

FierceHealthIT

It's not a secret that Americans pay far more than people living in other countries for drugs, and those data hold for trendy weight loss and diabetes treatments as demand for these therapies grows | It's not a secret that Americans pay far more than people living in other countries for drugs, and those data hold for trendy weight loss and diabetes treatments like Ozempic and Wegovy.

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Orbita Acquires Wellbe Assets

Digital Health Global

Combined offering creates a seamless digital pathway for patient care BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Orbita , the leading provider of smart virtual assistants and workflow automation for healthcare, has acquired the assets of Wellbe , a digital health company providing patient navigation for specialty care. The acquisition, which includes Wellbe’s software, customers and select staff, was finalized Aug. 16, 2023.

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Owlet beats earnings expectations but reports drop in revenue year-over-year

Mobi Health News

The company's revenue increased in Q2 of this year to $13.1 million compared to $10.7 million in the first quarter but was still below the $18.3 million reported in Q2 2022.

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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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AWS and 3M Join Forces to Automate Clinical Note Creation

Healthcare IT Today

We recently noted the announcement of Amazon’s AWS HealthScribe with 3M as a partner that’s leveraging the solution. The combination of these two companies was extremely interesting to me since you may recall that 3M acquired a company called M*Modal which has been working in the voice recognition space for a while. I figured it was only a matter of time before 3M came out with their own ambient clinical voice solution to compete with Nuance’s DAX solutions , Ambience Healthc

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Stanford Health CEO David Entwistle joins Redesign Health's board. Here's why he's bullish on digital health

FierceHealthIT

David Entwistle has a storied career as a healthcare executive leading new innovations and steering strategic growth at academic medical centers. | Stanford Health Care CEO David Entwistle joined the board of directors at New York City-based Redesign Health. Here are the areas of healthcare he thinks are ripe for innovation.

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United States Patient at Home Testing Kits Market Report 2023-2031: Empowering Self-Care Revitalizing Health Management – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Digital Health Global

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “United States Patient at Home Testing Kits Market Report and Forecast 2023-2031” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The United States patient at-home testing kits market is set to undergo a substantial transformation, projecting a remarkable Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.94% within the forecast period of 2023-2031.

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MedArrive partners with virtual cardiology care platform Heartbeat Health

Mobi Health News

The collaboration will allow MedArrive's members, including Medicaid beneficiaries, to access 24/7 cardiology services from their homes.

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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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CareDx Acquires MediGO, an Organ Transplant Supply Chain and Logistics Company

Healthcare IT Today

MediGO Platform Aims to Improve Access to Donated Organs and Shorten Transplant Wait Times Acquisition Expands CareDx Digital Health Portfolio and Establishes Footprint in OPO Market CareDx, Inc. , a leading precision medicine company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers — today announced the acquisition of MediGO, Inc. in a strategic move to expand its digital health port

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Blue Shield of California ditches CVS Caremark as PBM, unveils new pharmacy care model

FierceHealthIT

Blue Shield of California today unveiled a new model for pharmacy care that it hopes will overhaul the “broken prescr | Blue Shield of California hopes to cut prescription drugs costs between 10% and 15%, or about $500 million a year, with an ambitious program that sidesteps the pharmacy benefit manager.

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mPulse Mobile Achieves Strong YoY Revenue Growth in Q2 2023 Driven by Outcomes-driven Engagement Solutions

Digital Health Global

The company continues to meet the market need for engagement solutions that optimize health plan member experience and support value based care strategies. LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– mPulse Mobile , a leader in conversational AI and digital engagement solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced strong momentum in Q2 2023, with 159% new revenue growth over the prior year (Q2 2022) and over 80 million unique health consumers engaged through its SMS programs in Q2 2023.