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AI to the rescue: a game-changer for physician burnout?

KevinMD

If you’re a physician reading this, the concept of burnout likely needs no introduction. The harsh realities of our profession—long hours, extreme stress, mounting paperwork—have taken an immense toll on clinicians across every specialty. Everywhere you look, it seems there’s another survey about the escalating number of physicians who self-identify as burning out.

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The Impact of AI Trust and Literacy in Your Health System

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT announced today that its ServiceNow offering, Clinician Connect, is available in the ServiceNow Store. The post The Impact of AI Trust and Literacy in Your Health System appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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5 Ways Health Systems Can Optimize Behavioral Health Services

Iris Telehealth

Behavioral health is an essential part of care, and helping ensure your health system is equipped with the clinicians you need, high-quality services, and a support team to help provide guidance and help track and improve metrics are all key components of a successful behavioral health approach. In this blog, we outline the five ways health systems can optimize the behavioral health services at their organization. 1.

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Rural chronic disease patients: Improving care access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How Azalea Health's telehealth and EHR tools integrate with partners' remote patient monitoring and chronic care management products to treat patients living in rural care deserts, shows Khue Tran, chief strategy officer.

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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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4 Strategic Considerations for Digital Hospital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kaeli Tully, Healthcare Systems and Solutions Engineer at Intel In the quiet hours of the night, hospital executives toss and turn, grappling with the daunting reality of staffing shortages that plague their institutions. Challenges like these fuel passion and ingenuity for innovation and drive the community to harness the power of technology to find fit-for-purpose and impactful solutions.

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LG launches Primefocus Health for providers to deliver home healthcare

Mobi Health News

The venture will leverage new technologies and therapies for remote patient monitoring to ease provider burnout and allow patients to receive more personalized care.

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Inflation, Health, and the American Consumer – “The Devil Wears Kirkland”

Health Populi

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that surging hospital prices are helping to keep inflation high. Hospital costs rose 7.7% last month, the highest increase in 13 years. This chart from WSJ’s reporting illustrates the >2x change in the CPI for hospitals vs the overall rate of price increases. Hospitals are not alone in price cliffs, with health insurance premiums spiking last year at the fastest rate in a decade, the Labor Statistics data showed. “For patients and their

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Report: The generative AI roadmap, its hurdles and strategies to mitigate

FierceHealthIT

The panel that worked on the report was made up of Big Tech players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, as well as leaders such as Harvard Medical School, the Leapfrog Group and Kaiser Permanente.

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Artificial intelligence: Revolutionizing patient education in primary care

KevinMD

The landscape of the modern doctor’s office has changed remarkably over the last decade, especially with the emergence of artificial intelligence. The days of turning to Google for medical questions are becoming fewer and far between as large language models such as ChatGPT or Bing chatbot are helping to create personalized and comprehensive responses to Read more… Artificial intelligence: Revolutionizing patient education in primary care originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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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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Senators provide a roadmap for AI policy in the U.S.

Mobi Health News

A group of bipartisan senators is encouraging legislation to support the deployment of AI in healthcare and implementing guardrails to ensure patient safety.

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Five new technologies for older adults – May 2024

Aging in Place Technology Watch

As the year progresses, the older adult population gets the innovators' attention. As it should be, given the swelling older adult market, growing visibility with investors, and increasing attention from the federal government. Rock Health break out the 65+ in its surveys of health tech ownership. Surveys show that Americans prefer to age in their own homes , also known as aging in place.

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Uber Health to roll out new caregiving solution to simplify benefits, logistics for families

FierceHealthIT

NEW YORK CITY—Uber Health will begin rolling out a new solution designed for caregivers this summer, the company announced at its annual product event Wednesday. | Uber Caregiver will allow care-receivers to add a caregiver to their Uber profile so they can see and spend their health benefits on eligible services, request rides to doctor’s appointments or order groceries.

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Clinicians learn in the hospital as care moves to the home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

RPM tools and other user-friendly tech are enabling a paradigm shift in care delivery, says Dr. Maulik Majmudar, CMO at Biofourmis, who says it's also important to be educated on the pain points associated of home care.

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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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TytoCare partners with new health systems to expand school health initiative

Mobi Health News

North Carolina-based Cone Health, Virginia health system Sentara Health and Kentucky community health center A Plus Family HealthCare will utilize TytoCare in local schools.

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Cutting Through the AI Hype: Deploying AI Now to Improve Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bevey Miner, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy at Consensus Cloud Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and with so much hype around it, healthcare organizations are rightfully cautious about deploying AI solutions. Although promising in its ability to transform healthcare through more efficient and accurate data capture and management, there is still much that we as an industry and society need to understand before scali

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CVS warns it could lose up to 10% of its members next year

FierceHealthIT

Facing the wrath of upset investors following its first quarter earnings, CVS Health has promised to value margins over members going forward. | CVS Health is reassessing its Medicare Advantage business and weighing the possibility of exiting certain markets as it looks to get its margins under control.

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Digital Maturity Assessment expands into primary care for 2024

DigitalHealth

NHS England have confirmed that the 2024 Digital Maturity Assessment is an evolution of last year’s survey and includes an expansion into primary care.

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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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Augmedix stock falls 41% after it lowers FY24 revenue guidance

Mobi Health News

The company's stock price dropped after it released its first-quarter earnings and lowered its full-year guidance despite an increase in revenue.

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Reactions to the Ascension Healthcare Ransomware Attack and Suggestions for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been a bad couple months for cybersecurity in healthcare. Or maybe it will end up being a good thing. I remember after the devestation of Hurricane Katrina, we all woke up to the need for better disaster recovery and business continuity. While it’s amazing to consider two breaches and ransomware incidents the size of Change Healthcare and Ascension could happen so closely together, it’s very clear that healthcare is a target and we need to massively increase our investm

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Senators Whitehouse, Cassidy propose bipartisan primary care payment reform, seek industry feedback

FierceHealthIT

U.S. | Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Bill Cassidy want to reform how primary care providers get paid through Medicare, and they also want to hear from the healthcare industry about the best way to do it.

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A HIPAA-Compliant Path to Efficiency and Relief with Telehealth

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Nate MacLeitch, founder and CEO, QuickBlox. We’ve come a long way since the University of Nebraska pioneered two-way video communication for telemedicine in 1959. Today, telehealth enables healthcare providers to expand access to medical […] The article A HIPAA-Compliant Path to Efficiency and Relief with Telehealth appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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Exclusive: Flatiron Health, Association of Cancer Care Centers partner for clinical trial data

Mobi Health News

The companies will utilize Flatiron Clinical Pipe to connect electronic health records to electronic data capture for clinical trial data gathering.

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ABOUT Healthcare Acquires Edgility, Advancing AI and Decisioning Across the Patient Journey

Healthcare IT Today

Acquisition Enhances Patient Velocity with a Next-Generation System-Wide Patient Flow Platform from Admission to Discharge by Delivering Real-Time Insights throughout the Patient Journey ABOUT Healthcare (ABOUT) , a leading provider of SaaS-based hospital operations solutions for admission management and post-acute placement, announced today that it has acquired Edgility , an AI and analytics platform company that monitors and manages operations in real time, resulting in optimized capacity, enh

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RAND: Hospitals charged insurers 254% more than Medicare rates in 2022

FierceHealthIT

The gap between insurance plans and Medicare's payments to hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services widened over the course of just a couple of years, a new study from RAND Corporation | A new report from RAND Corporation highlighted just how much more employers and private insurers are paying hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services.

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MHRA launches regulatory sandbox for AI medical devices

DigitalHealth

The MHRA has now launched AI Airlock - a regulatory sandbox that will explore the challenges that comes with regulating AI as a medical device.

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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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Bipartisan Senators provide a roadmap for AI policy in the U.S. Senate

Mobi Health News

A group of bipartisan senators is encouraging legislation to support the deployment of AI in healthcare and implementing guardrails to ensure patient safety.

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Will the Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack Wake Up Healthcare? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 140

Healthcare IT Today

For the 140th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are talking about the Change Healthcare ransomware attack. To kick this episode off, we share our insights on what has happened in the two months since the attack. Then we discuss whether or not we think this will be the inciting incident for healthcare organizations to wake up about their security.

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Mental health inequities will cost U.S. $478B in 'unnecessary' expenses in 2024

FierceHealthIT

Inequities in mental health across the U.S. | ED overutilization, exacerbated comorbidities and lost productivity will drive trillions in "avoidable and unnecessary expenses" should inequities in mental health access and outcomes remain unchecked.