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How the 3 laws of thermodynamics illuminate the pathways of health care and AI

KevinMD

The principles governing the universe are not confined to physics and chemistry. In health care, a field that profoundly examines life’s intricacies, we find parallels with the three laws of thermodynamics. This article unveils these connections, offering a physician’s insights into the applications of these principles in patient care, medical innovation, and the integration of Read more… How the 3 laws of thermodynamics illuminate the pathways of health care and AI originally appear

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SpaceX astronauts embark on expedition to research reversing immune system aging

Mobi Health News

Investigations sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory will be performed, including tissue chip investigations to study liver regeneration and the immune aging process.

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Because of Winn-Dixie, Will ALDI Expand Its Healthcare Footprint? Not Likely Through Pharmacy….

Health Populi

This week ALDI, the global food discount group, announced they would acquire Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores. In response to the deal, Supermarket News said that ALDI “is shaking up the grocery sector with its acquisition” of the Winn-Dixie chain. That statement was focused on the overall food chain landscape, where Winn-Dixie has played a significant role in the traditional brick-and-mortar grocery business.

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How Can We Get Healthcare Back In the Hands of Physicians, and Reduce Burnout?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mitch Geisler, CEO, LevelJump Healthcare Corp. Canada’s overwhelmingly troubled healthcare system continues to dominate conversations among many, particularly those residing in the province of Ontario. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to tackle these […] The article How Can We Get Healthcare Back In the Hands of Physicians, and Reduce Burnout?

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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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The Complex Relationship between Barbie and Body Image: A Scholar’s Insight

Digital Health Global

Barbie , the iconic doll that has captivated the minds of children for decades, has long been a subject of controversy when it comes to body image. While Barbie has been celebrated as a feminist icon, she has also faced criticism for perpetuating unattainable beauty standards. In a recent interview with Nature , Jennifer Webb, a clinical health psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shares her expertise on the influence of Barbie on body image perceptions and discusses th

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Large Employers Expect More Employees Will Experience Prolonged Health Impacts Due to COVID-19, the Business Group on Health Forecasts

Health Populi

Due to their delayed return to medical services and diagnostic testing in the COVID-19 pandemic era, U.S. employees are expected to sustain serious health impacts that will drive employers’ health care costs, envisioned in the 2024 Large Employer Health Care Strategy Survey from the Business Group on Health (BGH). Dealing with mental health issues is the top health and well-being impact workers in large companies are addressing in 2023.

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How remote patient monitoring can save cancer patients' lives

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Neutropenic fever is a common complication for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. In fact, one out of every 29 chemotherapy-treated patients is hospitalized, with a startling mortality rate of 7-9.5%. Fevers can come on suddenly and sometimes go unnoticed until it’s too late. Remote patient monitoring devices like wearable temperature sensors offer the potential to reduce hospitalizations and deaths in vulnerable populations like chemo patients.

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Kakao Healthcare and Novo Nordisk Partner to Revolutionize Diabetes Management

Digital Health Global

Kakao Healthcare , the digital healthcare arm of South Korean tech giant Kakao Corporation , has joined forces with Novo Nordisk to enhance its diabetes management service, leveraging mobile and AI technologies. The strategic collaboration aims to provide comprehensive support to diabetes patients and marks a significant step in the digital transformation of healthcare.

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PicnicHealth partners with AstraZeneca to advance cancer datasets

Mobi Health News

The partners created a registry to generate real-world data using consenting U.S. patients' medical records to further research in stage 1 to 3 breast cancer.

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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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Personalizing Health Means Personalizing Health Insurance for Patient-Members – Learning from HealthEdge

Health Populi

As patients assume more financial skin in their personal healthcare, they take on the role of demanding consumer, or “impatient patients.” HealthEdge’s latest research into health consumers’ perspectives finds peoples’ satisfaction with their health insurance plans lacking, with members seeking easier access their personal health information, high levels of service, and rewards for healthy behaviors.

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HIMSS Davies Award winners boost quality with AI, telehealth and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

HIMSS this month has been spotlighting the most recent recipients of the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes health systems for their "innovative, thoughtful applications of information and technology" toward improved patient outcomes and population health. The four 2023 winners so far are: Stanford Medicine Palo Alto, California-based Stanford Medicine submitted three case studies showing how it's using artificial intelligence and telehealth offer more "timely

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TikTok’s Impact on Youth Mental Health and Public Health Under-Researched, Study Finds

Digital Health Global

TikTok , the rapidly growing social media platform popular among children and young people worldwide, remains surprisingly under-researched in psychology and psychiatry, according to a two-part study. Despite concerns about the potential effects of social media on youth mental health, there has been limited academic exploration of TikTok’s impact.

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Real-world data platform Atropos Health moves into life sciences

Mobi Health News

Companies will have access to real-world patient data for clinical decision-making and research support, including hypothesis testing and cohort analysis.

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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 Nursing Home Closure Debacle – does it help anyone?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It's news -- 600 nursing homes closed so what’s the strategy to fix? Rant on. You may have read this depressing article this morning in the Wall Street Journal about the number of people stuck in hospitals with no place to go because there are no nursing homes to take them – which is the status in the UK’s the National Health System (NHS). That was an embarrassment in the UK – and this is a scandal in the US.

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With telebehavioral health, Allina has slashed length of stay by half a day

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

About eight years ago, Joe Clubb arrived at Allina Health, a non-profit health system serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Today he is vice president of operations in mental health and addiction services. THE PROBLEM Back then, what he heard from many of the hospital presidents – mostly in Greater Minnesota – was they would have patients who had mental health needs within their hospitals and no one to address those needs.

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aptihealth’s Mental Health Services Provide New York State Residents with Innovative Solutions

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Good physical and mental health provides a foundation for a good quality of life. In particular, an “even keel” enables a person to weather life’s obstacles and move forward. Sometimes, however, men, women, and even […] The article aptihealth’s Mental Health Services Provide New York State Residents with Innovative Solutions appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Q&A: Fighting for mental health parity in healthcare using data, part one

Mobi Health News

Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy and Nawal Roy, founder and CEO of Holmusk, relay how clinical data can help solidify mental health coverage.

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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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Trilliant Health Announces Open Access to Its National Provider Directory

Digital Health Global

Trilliant Health opens access to its dynamic provider directory, making information about America’s 2.7 million providers publicly available for the first time. An application programming interface (API) and open-source toolkits will support third-party development and analysis, with basic access to the directory available at no cost. BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trilliant Health, the healthcare industry’s leading analytics and market research firm, today announced that it will o

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Closing the gap: Organizations move to telepsychiatry and hybrid therapy to expand mental health services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telepsychiatry plays a critical role in improving access to mental health care, with over one in three outpatient visits being delivered by telehealth, according to Kaiser Family Foundation (for example, 35% and 38% of outpatient visits were over telehealth for depression or anxiety, respectively). This is especially important for the more than 150 million Americans who live in areas where there is a shortage of mental health care professionals.

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Eric Helbig Joins Harris Data Integrity Solutions as Vice President of Sales

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, announced today the appointment of Eric Helbig as vice president of sales. He brings more than two decades of executive […] The article Eric Helbig Joins Harris Data Integrity Solutions as Vice President of Sales appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Cancer care company Jasper Health partners with Covet Health

Mobi Health News

The third-party administrator's employer members and their caregivers will have access to Jasper's oncology-focused support services.

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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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ISG to Publish Report on Healthcare Digital Services

Digital Health Global

Upcoming ISG Provider Lens report will evaluate providers supporting transformation to meet demand for improved outcomes and cost reduction amid tightening regulations STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– $III #AI –Information Services Group ( ISG ) (Nasdaq: III ), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has launched a research study assessing providers of digital services for the healthcare industry.

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Roundup: Non-OTC drugs prescription via telemedicine prohibited in India and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Regulator bars e-prescription of non-OTC drugs in India Indian doctors using telemedicine can only prescribe OTC Drugs, according to the National Medical Commission. Based on the medical profession regulator's latest rules of professional conduct of registered medical practitioners in the country, doctors cannot prescribe via telemedicine drugs classified under Schedule X of the Drug and Cosmetic Act, including anti-cancer drugs.

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Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring: A Synergistic Approach To Virtual Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The digital revolution has brought significant advancements in the healthcare field, revolutionizing how medical professionals provide care to patients. Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring have emerged as powerful tools that allow doctors to deliver healthcare […] The article Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring: A Synergistic Approach To Virtual Healthcare appeared first on ele

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Venture firm Questa Capital scores $397M to invest in health technology

Mobi Health News

The raise brings the healthcare-focused firm's total committed capital to more than $1 billion.

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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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Sequenex Achieves ISO-13485:2016 Certification

Digital Health Global

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sequenex, a leading digital health and medtech software development firm specializing in the diabetes and connected devices industries, is proud to announce it has received ISO 13485:2016 certification. This important certification validates Sequenex’s commitment to delivering high-quality mobile, cloud and IoT software solutions.

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Informed telesupport reduced cardiac patient readmissions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Dr. Alan Spiro, president and CMO of Laguna Health explained how research done in conjunction with NorthShore University Health System showed that using telehealth to address "life contact factors" can improve access and reduce costs.

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Navigating Correlation and Causation with Life Sciences in the Age of AI

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Alex Long, Head of Life Sciences Sales Strategy at Dell Technologies In science, avoiding correlation without causation is a cornerstone of research methodology. This fundamental principle ensures that scientific conclusions are grounded in evidence rather than coincidental associations. However, as we venture into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age, a new challenge emerges – that of “Correlation, not Creation.” A classic example highlighti