2022

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A Vision For The Future of Telemedicine & Patient Engagement

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The Future of Telehealth: 6 Key Trends to Watch

Health Recovery Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to confront a new reality when it comes to healthcare. The unprecedented impact of the pandemic has led governments and healthcare providers globally to re-evaluate their preparedness plans. One of the areas that has seen the most change is telehealth. Until recently, telehealth was seen as a niche field with huge potential that remains unexplored.

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Digital Health* – From Zero to Hero to ??

Digital Health

I had the pleasure of keynoting the recent UCLA Medtech Partnering Conference, where they asked me to speak on digital health,* and particularly its current state and where I see the opportunities and challenges over the next few years. I was happy to speak at this conference in part because it creates a forum to […].

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The Evolution of a Patient Ambassador – Learning from Stacy Hurt

Health Populi

“I am a health care executive who happens to be a patient, caregiver, and advocate,” Stacy Hurt explained to me in a Zoom chat we shared on 31 May. I asked her to meet with me to discuss her professional news update: being appointed Parexel’s first Patient Ambassador. My Zoom invitation to Stacy was a very convenient excuse for me to catch up with a friend in the field: we have known each other since Stacy started to grow her health-social media presence on Twitter.

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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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Study: Sociodemographic, health factors linked to long-term digital health device use

Mobi Health News

According to the study published in npj Digital Medicine, high scores for depressive symptoms and lower-than-excellent self-rated health were associated with less smartwatch use.

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How telehealth can help inpatient care, and what a hybrid future looks like

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare provider organizations and clinicians are fortunate that telehealth has gone mainstream as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth opens up many new avenues to expand access to care, streamline the delivery of care, create new workflows and improve patient outcomes. Hopefully the Congress and state legislatures will act soon to ensure the temporary reimbursement expansions for telemedicine will continue after the public health emergency ends.

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Voice and AI – Better Together for Older Adults – New Report

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Voice assistants made device hardware actually seem smart. By 2018, more technology (and associated improvements) could be found in the Cloud. Besides these invisible upgrades, the voice assistant technology has been continually improving – and if the user could be made aware of those improvements (a BIG IF), they might find them to be very useful. Consider voice-enabled smart plugs, thermostats, audio books, traffic directions, weather, and news updates – and answers to questions that might mat

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Meta Faces Legal Firestorm As Hospitals Cite Its Pixel Tool In Health Data Breaches

Healthcare IT Today

Two health systems have become the latest healthcare organizations to name a web tracking tool created by Meta (formerly Facebook) as responsible for their data breach. This comes as the social media giant faces a growing number of lawsuits alleging that the tool improperly collects and sells sensitive patient health information. Both of the recent incidents, which were announced in mid-October, involved a Meta tracking tool known as Meta Pixel.

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Is Virtual Reality Mental Health Part of Your Practice-Building Plan Yet?

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Immersive 360-degree videos represent a recent development in virtual reality mental health, whereby users can utilize digitally simulated realities similar to the real world (Slater & Sanchez, 2016 ). These viable technologies hold much promise but, to date, have not been widely adopted in mental health settings. The article below summarizes the findings of lead researcher Ionescu and colleagues in their 2021 systematic review of immersive 360-degree videos using virtual reality headsets to

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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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From finding the right candidates to keeping them, how hospitals are using AI to address workforce needs

FierceHealthIT

From finding the right candidates to keeping them, how hospitals are using AI to address workforce needs. aburky. Fri, 11/18/2022 - 15:25.

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What Person-Centered Interoperability Looks Like: Seqster

Health Populi

He had me at the statement, “I believe health data is medicine.”. Those were the words of Ardy Arianpour, CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, when sharing with me how his company was founded. We met up last week at the DIA Europe 2022 meeting (Drug Information Association) in the cool SQUARE Conference Center in Brussels, Belgium (my current home base for work and life).

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Only 1 in 4 People Over 50 Use a Mobile Health App – And They Tend to Be Healthier and Wealthier

Health Populi

Just over 1 in 4 people over 50 in the U.S. use at least one mobile health app, and 56% of older people have never used one. Among seven mhealth tools, the most commonly-used is to track exercise. Among older people who do not use health apps, half say it is because of their lack of interest, we learn from the research in Mobile Health App Use Among Older Adults from the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, sponsored by AARP.

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On Valentine’s Day 2022, Let’s Remember That Love is a Social Determinant of Health

Health Populi

While love can’t solve all of the world’s problems, it is absolutely a basic human need and a positive force for health and well-being. For today’s Health Populi blog, I have curated a big hug-full of posts I’ve written over the years building the evidence base of love as a determinant of health. As a sidebar, the graphic you see here — my “WiFi Heart” — was purposefully commissioned to my web designer to incorporate elements of love and connectivi

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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 CES 2022 Tech Trends to Watch Have Everything To Do With Health/Care

Health Populi

The four top trends to watch for this week at CES 2022 are transportation, space tech, sustainable technology, and digital health, based on Steve Koenig’s annual read-out that kicks off this largest annual conference featuring innovations in consumer electronics. Last night, Steve discussed these trends for media attendees, of which I am one (gratefully) participating in #CES2022 virtually from the hygienic comfort and safety of my home health hub (more on that later in this post).

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How Twitter Revealed Consumer Health Care Trends in the Pandemic

Health Populi

During the pandemic, millions of people connected with Twitter to share thoughts and feelings about the pandemic…and their health. Three mega-trends bubbled up on the platform for health — telemedicine and virtual care, broadband access, and mental health, discussed in a Birdseye Report Industry Deep Dive into Health from Brandwatch, partnering with Twitter.

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People in the U.S. Without the Internet Were More Likely To Die in the Pandemic

Health Populi

Access to the Internet has been a key determinant of health — or more aptly, death — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans lacked Internet access were more likely to die due to complications from the coronavirus, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open this month. The study’s key finding was that for every additional 1% of people living in a county who have access to the Internet, between 2.4 and 6.0 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 were preventable.

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The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S. – A Week-Long Brainstorm, Day 2 of 5 – Amazon and One Medical

Health Populi

Today we review the various viewpoints on Amazon’s announced acquisition of One Medical (ONEM, aka 1life Healthcare) which has been a huge story in both health care trade publications, business news, and mainstream media outlets. Welcome to Day 2 of The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S., my week-long update of the American retail health/care ecosystem weaving the latest updates from the market and implications and import for health care consumers.

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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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Climate Change Is Not Good for Health and Living Things

Health Populi

There is an image from my childhood, drawn by Lorraine Schneider, which reads “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” As I read through a paper published this week on climate change’s contribution to the burden of chronic disease, I couldn’t help but conjure up Lorraine’s observation from my little girl memory bank.

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Physicians More Bullish On the Benefits of Digital Tools for Patient Care, the AMA Tells Us

Health Populi

Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022. The AMA first conducted research with physicians and their views on digital health in July 2016.

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Virtual Care and Mental Health Top of Mind for Employers’ Workplaces in 2023

Health Populi

The concept that all companies are “health care companies” takes on greater import in the wake of the pandemic. The 2023 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the Business Group on Health (BGH) found that two in three large employers see their health and well-being strategy as an integral part of their overall workforce strategy.

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Patients Look Beyond the Pandemic to Pharma for Engagement, Innovation, and Integrity

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted patients who were already deeply engaged with their own health care before the coronavirus emerged. Compared with a year ago, more patients and their advocates are seeking quality therapies, innovation, engagement, and integrity from pharmaceutical companies, based on research published today from PatientView. PatientView, based in the UK, has collaborated with over 40,000 patient advocacy organizations globally marking over 10 years doing this research.

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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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What If Costco Designed the Prescription Drugs Sales Model?

Health Populi

The good news about prescription drugs, in the context of medical spending in the U.S., is that 9 in 10 medicines prescribed are generics. They comprise only 3% of all U.S. healthcare spending. But there’s bad news about prescription drugs in the context of medical spending in America. U.S. Consumers Overpay for Generic Drugs , a new paper from the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics asserts, with recommendations to address the intermediaries who benefit from the way

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Q&A: Looking ahead at digital health, biotech funding in 2023

Mobi Health News

Elena Viboch, partner at General Catalyst, discusses her predictions for biotech and health tech investing and how startups can grow in a more constrained economic environment.

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Study: Few randomized clinical trials have been conducted for healthcare machine learning tools

Mobi Health News

A review published in JAMA Network Open evaluated 41 RCTs of machine learning interventions. None of the studies fully followed CONSORT-AI standards, a set of guidelines developed for clinical trials evaluating medical interventions that include AI.

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Study: Symptom checkers' diagnostic, triage accuracy is low

Mobi Health News

A review of studies published in npj Digital Medicine found diagnostic and triage accuracy varied but was generally low, raising concerns about using symptom checkers as patient-facing tools.

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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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Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022

Mobi Health News

Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services, said the telehealth service was "not a complete enough offering for the large enterprise customers we have been targeting, and wasn’t going to work long-term.

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DiMe releases toolkits to help scale wearables, remote patient monitoring

Mobi Health News

The toolkits are based on the Digital Medicine Society's Sensor Data Integrations project, which includes organizations like Amazon Web Services, Oracle, the Moffitt Cancer Center, Takeda and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Study: AI deep learning models can predict race from imaging results

Mobi Health News

Authors of the study said the results raise concerns about worsening health disparities, especially when models can detect self-reported race information where human radiologists can't.

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