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A light bulb went off: 'Alexa for telemedicine!'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As was the case with many healthcare organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a significant increase in telehealth visits for Phoenix Children’s Hospital – especially in outpatient clinics. THE PROBLEM For a children’s hospital, this meant that often for the first time, parents and/or extended family could attend a doctor’s visit virtually and take a more active role in the care of their children.

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How AI Is Changing the Game for Providers: 4 Predictions for 2024

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Andrew Lockhart, CEO, Fathom Health. Healthcare has a vibrant startup and innovation ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean everyone shares the perks that come with technological developments. Historically, payors have often been ahead of the […] The article How AI Is Changing the Game for Providers: 4 Predictions for 2024 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Zealous for Wellness: How to Replace Hype with Data

Healthcare IT Today

“Wellness” has become a new mantra for healthcare organizations. Medicare Advantage programs are vaunting their support for “wellness,” and you see wellness campaigns at pharmacies, employers, and elsewhere. Particularly pertinent to the Healthcare IT Today blog, wellness is a goal promised by many digital apps. Do these programs give us what we seek?

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UnitedHealthcare hit with class action over alleged use of AI to deny Medicare Advantage claims

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare is facing a potential class action lawsuit following allegations that it used an algorithm to deny claims for post-acute care services in Medicare Advantage. | UnitedHealthcare is facing a potential class action lawsuit following allegations that it used an algorithm to deny claims for post-acute care services in Medicare Advantage.

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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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Physician Peer to Peer Review Revolution

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Physician peer to peer review ensures reliability of medical decisions while fostering continuous development of internal clinical staff. The post Physician Peer to Peer Review Revolution appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

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Houston FQHC to deploy AI-based mental health support at no cost

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Federally Qualified Health Center Community Health Network, operating in Brazoria, Harris and Galveston counties in Texas, has partnered with Wysa to integrate its artificial intelligence-guided mental health platform to offer adjunctive behavioral health support throughout patient care journeys and give clinicians and administrators insights. Wysa is also being deployed at MyCHN for provider mental health support.

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Primary care player Forward unveils AI-based, self-serve CarePods backed by $100M investment

FierceHealthIT

Primary care player Forward unveiled this week what it has been quietly working on the past two years—self-serve CarePods that use artificial intelligence to screen and diagnose health conditions.< | Primary care player Forward unveiled this week what it has been quietly working on the past two years—self-serve CarePods that use artificial intelligence to screen and diagnose health conditions.

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Frontline digitisation funds at risk to cover industrial action costs

DigitalHealth

A new guidance letter from NHSE to trusts on industrial action suggests investment for frontline digitisation may be pulled from more mature trusts

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Exclusive Q&A: Hims & Hers on its proprietary EMR and new AI-enabled MedMatch

Mobi Health News

Dr. Patrick Carroll, chief medical officer at Hims & Hers, describes the company's EMR and how its datasets power MedMatch, its new AI offering for mental health providers.

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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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How one gastroenterology practice uses hybrid virtual care to improve patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey needed to optimize care and capacity: Reimbursement gets tighter every year while patient demand grows. The practice aims to improve access for necessary in-person care and procedures while offering patients complementary proven interventions ideally suited for telemedicine. THE PROBLEM "Gastroenterology is a complex specialty," said Dr.

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Prior authorization and other regulatory burdens have increased since last year, practices tell MGMA

FierceHealthIT

Nine in 10 polled medical practices say their regulatory burden has increased over the past year with prior authorization, audits and appeals, the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) and require | The latest annual poll of practices' regulatory burden outlined prior authorization, audits and appeals, Medicare QPP and other leading pain points that physicians say are weighing down theor staff and ability to deliver care.

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Digital Health Networks launches The Birmingham Declaration 

DigitalHealth

Digital Health Networks has launched The Birmingham Declaration; a statement providing a focus and a framework of priorities for the next five years.

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Q&A: Carrum Health's contribution to President Biden's CancerX initiative

Mobi Health News

Deirdre Saulet, market vice president for oncology at Carrum Health, discusses the digital platform for self-funded employers' participation in the Cancer Moonshot initiative.

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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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Telehealth consortium to deliver after-hours service in rural NZ

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new after-hours clinical telehealth service will be offered shortly to rural communities in New Zealand. This comes after the contract to deliver the said service nationwide over three years was awarded to a consortium of telehealth providers, which is composed of Reach Aotearoa, Practice Plus and Emergency Consult. WHAT IT'S ABOUT Commissioned by Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora, the new service will provide after-hours care on weekdays and will be available round-the-clock on weekends an

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Proposals on PBMs and medical devices advanced by House subcommittee

FierceHealthIT

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce health subcommittee pushed forward 21 proposals on Tuesday, some of which will restrict the power of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). | PBMs were a source of bipartisan agreement during a House hearing on Tuesday, while Republicans and Democrats clashed over durable medical equipment legislation.

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NHS Confederation CEO: Innovation can help streamline NHS

DigitalHealth

Ahead of the Digital Health Rewired conference in March 2024, Matthew Taylor explains why innovation and greater use of technology hold significant potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the NHS.

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GE HealthCare partners with BAMF Health to bolster theranostics adoption

Mobi Health News

The Michigan-based cancer care center and medtech giant will create a framework to support scalable solutions that help advance precision medicine in the U.S.

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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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Mental health platform UpLift acquires women-focused company Minded

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The acquisition brings UpLift's offerings to Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and California, helping to speed up its ability to expand nationally.

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Express Scripts embraces cost-plus pricing with new ClearNetwork model

FierceHealthIT

The country's largest pharmacy benefit manager is taking a page out of Mark Cuban's book. | The country's largest pharmacy benefit manager is taking a page out of Mark Cuban's book.

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Answer Digital wins AI Project of the Year award for multi-modal platform

DigitalHealth

Answer Digital has won an award for AI Project of the Year at the IT Industry Awards for its multi-modal AI platform supporting faster diagnoses in the NHS.

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Mental health platform UpLift acquires women-focused company Minded

Mobi Health News

The acquisition brings UpLift's offerings to Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and California, helping to speed up its ability to expand nationally.

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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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MDaudit Releases Service Provider Workflow to Support Line Service Provider Audits, Enhanced Provider Education

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. MDaudit announced today the release of Service Provider Workflow. This latest enhancement to its industry-leading billing compliance and revenue integrity platform supports billing when rendering providers differ from service providers, reducing audit risks related to […] The article MDaudit Releases Service Provider Workflow to Support Line Service Provider Audits, Enhanced Provider Educati

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US patients believe generative AI can improve healthcare access, affordability, survey finds

FierceHealthIT

As the industry continues to debate the promise and risks of artificial intelligence in healthcare, patients are bullish on the potential for generative AI to improve access and even lower healthca | As the industry continues to debate the promise and risks of artificial intelligence in healthcare, patients are bullish on the potential for generative AI to improve access and even lower healthcare costs.

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DrDoctor awarded Lewisham and Greenwich contract to roll out PEP

DigitalHealth

DrDoctor has announced it has been awarded a contract by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT), to roll out a patient-engagement platform (PEP).

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Pieces Technologies adopts AWS AI tech for clinical workflow platform

Mobi Health News

The healthcare generative AI company's Sculpted AI leverages Amazon's Bedrock, Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon SageMaker Canvas.

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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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7 Effective Ways To Market Your Medical Practice

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Any doctor’s dream is to open a medical practice and to have patients line up the next day. Unfortunately, it’s a lot more difficult than this. A quick online search for marketing tips gives you […] The article 7 Effective Ways To Market Your Medical Practice appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Civil rights groups deal failing grades to states on Medicaid disenrollments

FierceHealthIT

A coalition including the NAACP and other civil rights organizations released a scorecard Thursday grading each state on its policies handling the Medicaid unwinding period. | Just one state received a passing score on Medicaid redeterminations from a coalition of nationally recognized civil rights groups.

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Dexcom launches eye-opening diabetes research around HCL perceptions

DigitalHealth

Dexcom's research has found 79% of people struggle to control their glucose levels and 45% do not understand what a Hybrid Closed Loop System is.

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