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Top 10 commandments for the ethical and effective use of AI

KevinMD

As we navigate the digital renaissance, the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has undeniably marked a pivotal era in technological innovation and societal advancement. This era, brimming with potential, necessitates a framework to ensure that our journey is not only propelled by the wings of advancement but is also anchored in ethical integrity.

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Why Healthcare Kiosks Fail and Ideas to Fix Them: Insights from Industry Leaders

19 Labs

Telemedicine technology experts Ram Fish from 19Labs and Osama Chamsi Pasha of Doctory engaged in a thought-provoking conversation, delving into the nuances of healthcare kiosks' evolution. From dissecting past failures to proposing innovative solutions and envisioning the future, their dialogue offers insights for industry stakeholders and anyone invested in utilizing healthcare kiosks to solve their healthcare needs.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New care option allows remote treatment for non-emergency illness, including minor eye problems, respiratory infections, fever, allergies and other minor injuries.

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Medicare Advantage rate cut remains as feds keep up pressure

FierceHealthIT

Insurers will feel resentful Monday as the feds opted to not reverse its decision to decrease Medicare Advantage benchmark payments by 0.16%, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced. | CMS is not deviating from its January proposal to modestly rein in Medicare Advantage. Benchmark payments will still decrease 0.16% but the feds expect it will still pay up to $600 billion in payments to plans in 2025.

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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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How a Major Health System Modernized HR Operations in 8 Weeks

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: < 1 min In the 2nd episode of the Healthy as Tech talks, Alison Hamm, Dir. of People Analytics & Shared Services, from Tampa General Hospital discussed how they were able to deploy a rapid implementation of ServiceNow HR Service Delivery in just eight weeks with the help of a healthcare-centric solution and team. Continue reading How a Major Health System Modernized HR Operations in 8 Weeks at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Consumers Are So Over Their Paper Chase in Health Care Payments

Health Populi

As we start the month of April 2024 in the U.S., it’s tax season in America with Federal (and other) income taxes due on the 15th of the month. This is also the time my research clock alarm goes off for an important annual report that describes the latest profile of the patient-as-payer in the U.S. ‘Tis the season for J.P. Morgan’s InstaMed team to analyze health care payments data, describing the experiences of consumers, providers and payers in the Trends in Healthcare Paymen

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Telehealth groups urge DEA to release virtual e-prescribing rules

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With current pandemic-era flexibilities for telemedicine set to expire at the end of 2024, several telehealth groups and major health systems are calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to work faster in crafting a new proposed rule regulating the prescribing of controlled substances via telehealth. The American Telemedicine Association, the Alliance for Connected Care, the Consumer Technology Association, the Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, Allina Health, Johns Hopkins, Mass Ge

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Epic plans to launch AI validation software for healthcare organizations to test, monitor models

FierceHealthIT

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances in healthcare, the industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream advers | The healthcare industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream adverse outcomes.

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Q&A: LG on evolving its consumer offerings for health data collection

Mobi Health News

Atul Singh, general manager of digital health at LG Electronics's Innovation Center LG NOVA, discusses LG's provider-focused technology and how consumer electronics will allow for in-depth health data collection in the future.

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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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Safety in Health Care Ties Closely to Workforce Well-Being – Updates from Press Ganey and ECRI

Health Populi

“First, do no harm” is a key M.O. in health care. The phrase “patient safety” summons up a list of common sources such as medication errors, surgical errors, health care-associated infections, diagnostic errors, among other adverse events and harms people experience in the course of receiving health care. While safety outcomes and health care organizations’ “safety cultures” are improving, there is evidence in the U.S. that people — both patients a

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Rush Memorial's virtual ICU reduces transfers, boosts patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Not too long ago, Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Indiana, did not have the capability to staff an ICU 24/7. Physicians and nurses were only able to provide ICU care on a part-time basis. THE PROBLEM This was something staff was looking into even before COVID, as they were thinking about what was best for their patients and their families when it comes to being admitted to the hospital.

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CMS final rule on broker comp, health equity could shake up Medicare Advantage

FierceHealthIT

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a host of actions ranging from broker compensation, health equity, mental health, supplemental benefits and biosimiliars, in the Contract Year | Medicare Advantage plans will need to adjust to new star ratings requirements, industry watchers warned following a final rule on Thursday.

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Providence launches digital health company Praia Health with $20M

Mobi Health News

The newly formed company enables third-party consumer offerings to be integrated into health systems' digital systems to help scale consumer healthcare platforms.

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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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Unlocking Healthcare’s Mobile Future: HIPAA-Compliant BYOD

Healthcare IT Today

When I’ve talked to CIOs about what’s keeping them up at night, they almost universally answer: security. No doubt it’s the biggest risk to a healthcare organization and the attackers only need a slight opening in your security defenses to wreak havoc. That’s why we were particularly interested in this session at HIMSS 2024 that looked at how to create a HIPAA-Compliant BYOD program which balanced the security needs of a healthcare organization while still meeting the wo

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Boston Medical Center launches new hospital-at-home program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hospital patients with conditions like pneumonia, dehydration and heart failure have been shown to experience shorter recovery times with fewer complications when they receive more cost-effective healthcare at home – and many health systems have been preparing for this future. Boston Medical Center is making a new high-acuity, hospital-at-home service available to help patients recover in the comfort of their homes, the health system announced Wednesday.

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Survey: Amid economy concerns, 4 in 10 therapists plan to raise rates in 2024

FierceHealthIT

Four in 10 therapists are planning to raise their fees in 2024, a new survey has found. | In last year’s report, 64% of therapists said they were planning to raise their fees in 2023. Yet only a third did, which could be explained by therapists' desire to remain accessible to patients.

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Eko Health's AI-enabled cardiac tool receives FDA clearance

Mobi Health News

The Eko Low Ejection Fraction Tool will be added to the company's cardiac early detection platform, which already includes various algorithms to inspect heart health.

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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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Important Healthcare Technologies That Have Fallen Off the Radar – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 137

Healthcare IT Today

With the world of healthcare constantly updating and evolving, it’s very easy for topics and technologies to be forgotten and left behind. Though we may forget it in the excitement of something new, these technologies don’t stop being important and effective for our organizations. So for the 137th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are putting a spotlight on some important healthcare technologies that have fallen off the radar.

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Optimum Healthcare IT Celebrates Surpassing 400 Go-Live Projects

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT celebrates surpassing 400 successful Electronic Health Record (EHR) training and go-live projects. Continue reading Optimum Healthcare IT Celebrates Surpassing 400 Go-Live Projects at Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Costco teams up with Sesame to offer weight loss program to members, including GLP-1 drugs

FierceHealthIT

Big-box retailer Costco is expanding its reach into healthcare services with a new weight loss program for members. | Big-box retailer Costco is expanding its reach into healthcare services with a new weight loss program for members.

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MedStar Health, DispatchHealth launch acute care at home partnership

Mobi Health News

The partnership seeks to close the recovery gap between hospital and at-home care by offering in-home follow-up appointments.

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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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Ensuring Precision in Patient Identity: Modern Approaches to Master Data Management

Healthcare IT Today

The government and many healthcare leaders are pushing for more interoperability and data sharing in healthcare. While this is great and has the potential to make a really big impact for good on the lives of patients and potentially costs, one thing that is often missed in this discussion is high quality patient identification. This is a problem that’s made worse by not having a national patient identifier, but let’s set that topic aside for a moment and recognize that even with a

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Drug Discovery and Early Development Outsourcing Services Industry Analysis – M&As, Partnerships and the Shift Toward an End-to-end CRDMO Model will Boost Sector Expansion – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Digital Health Global

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Growth Opportunities in Drug Discovery and Early Development Outsourcing Services” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) pipeline accounts for more than 21,000 molecules, as of April 2023, indicating a 5.8% hike over 2022, with more than 6,100 molecules in active development.

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NYSE tells Amwell to increase share prices or be delisted

FierceHealthIT

Amwell could find itself dropped from the New York Stock Exchange if it isn’t able to turn its share prices around. | The telehealth giant's shares have closed below $1 on average for the past 30 days. The company said it would address the deficiency by effecting a reverse stock split.

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Biolinq raises $58M for wearable biosensor tech and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

EarliTech Diagnostics secured $21.5 million, Manifold emerged with $15 million, and Beanstalk Benefits launched out of Redesign Health with $7.5 million.

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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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Bringing Contextualized Health Data into the Diagnostic and Treatment Process

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare has always relied on data. What’s changed is the explosion of data in healthcare and the availability of this data to clinicians as well as a whole host of healthcare professionals. Bringing context and meaning to this vast amount of data including unstructured health data is going to be key for every healthcare organization. We sat down with Dr.

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Infectious Disease Diagnostics Research Revolution 2024: New Report Analyzes OTC and DTC Trends and Strategies Through 2027 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Digital Health Global

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “OTC/DTC Infectious Disease Diagnostics: Strategies and Trends for Over the Counter and Direct To Consumer – Forecasts by Application by Channel and by Country with Market Analysis, Executive Guides, and Market Opportunity Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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Diagnostics company Binx Health banks $65M to drive growth of point-of-care testing

FierceHealthIT

Binx Health is a health technology company aiming to speed up the time between diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections with a point-of-care diagnostic solution. | Binx Health is a health technology company aiming to speed up the time between diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections with a point-of-care diagnostic soultion.