2021

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IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care sector was profoundly affected by cyber-attacks on connected devices, we learn in the report, Rise of the Machines 2021: State of Connected Devices – IT, IoT, IoMT and OT from Ordr.

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Survey: Telehealth adoption highest among the young, educated and wealthy

Mobi Health News

Rock Health’s 2021 Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey also found an increase in live video telemedicine and a decrease in satisfaction with telehealth compared with in-person care.

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Medical cybersecurity: a virtual battleground that could cripple your practice

KevinMD

Imagine it’s early Monday morning, and you’re getting to your office. When you start up your computer to look at your schedule and bring up your first patient’s chart, you can’t get into your system. The next thing you see is a message from some hacker demanding bitcoin to release access to your data. You. Read more…. Medical cybersecurity: a virtual battleground that could cripple your practice originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Books Worth Reading: “The Power of One: Sister Anne Brooks and The Tutwiler Clinic”

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you work in healthcare, you need to read this book. It is well worth your time and shows quite effectively how one person can create and cause change that can ripple through an industry. […]. The article Books Worth Reading: “The Power of One: Sister Anne Brooks and The Tutwiler Clinic” appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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Advances in telemedicine are on the way in 2022

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

2020 and 2021 saw the mainstreaming of telehealth and the rise of remote patient monitoring. These changes to the healthcare landscape were helped partly by requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic and partly by the subsequent loosening of telemedicine reimbursement and licensure regulations by the government. But what's to happen in 2022? Will the government and commercial payers continue to reimburse for telemedicine?

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Anxious About Getting Vaccinated? Here’s How To Stay Empowered

Health and Wellness Blog | Uplifting People To Live A Healthier Life

Here’s how you can stay empowered rather than paralyzed by your panic about getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Contemplating the COVID-19 vaccine will likely cause anxiety in any human brain for reasons we all know and don’t have to unpack here. This isn’t about science, politics, or trendy opinions. It is about deciding to get the […]. The post Anxious About Getting Vaccinated?

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Nearly 32,000 Kaiser Permanente workers set to strike Nov. 15. Tens of thousands more mulling their own demonstrations

FierceHealthIT

Nearly 32,000 Kaiser Permanente workers set to strike Nov. 15. Tens of thousands more mulling their own demonstrations. dmuoio. Fri, 11/05/2021 - 10:58.

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“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA. Dr. Kocher, a physician who is a venture capitalist, and Chigurupati, head of member experience at Devoted Health, explain the misaligned incentives that impede progress in reducing administrative spending.

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Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

Health Populi

“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service. Local governments will continue to step in to build better networks because communities have very few other options.”.

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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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How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

Health Populi

The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. “With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S., Kroger is the fourth-largest pharmacy operator by script count,” the Journal noted, adding details about Walmart, CVS Health, and Walgreens all fast-expanding their respective health care footprints.

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Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Health Populi

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health. The company published the Health Trends Report 2021 today, calling out ten forces shaping health care this year. Those themes are, The Year of the Pharmacist.

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The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. But another patient side-effect of COVID-19 has been the digital transformation of many patients , documented by data gathered by Rock Health and Stanford Center for Digital Health and analyzed in their latest report explaining how the public health crisis accelerated digital health “beyond its years,” noted in the title of the report.

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The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Health

Health Populi

The pandemic ushered in millions of peoples’ first digital health experiences, many of which will persist according to the 23rd Annual U.S. Consumer Technology Ownership & Market Potential Study , published by the Consumer Technology Association. CTA conducted an online survey among 2,409 U.S. adult 18 and over in April 2021 to gather data for this annual report.

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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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Contributed: The biggest merger in digital health should be between behavioral and data sciences

Mobi Health News

Digital tools have to do more than just feed people data. They must also keep them engaged and motivate them to make healthier decisions. This is where behavioral science comes in.

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Bill Gates and George Soros back acquisition of UK diagnostic technology group Mologic

Mobi Health News

Supported from Bill and Melinda Gates, the acquisition is part of the launch of Global Access Health (GAH), a social enterprise that seeks to expand access to affordable medical technology.

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Apple's new health data sharing feature is part of the patient-controlled data trend

Mobi Health News

The feature lets patients share their user-generated data with clinicians and family members. The team at Cerner says this is one step toward patients controlling their data. .

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Google Fit will soon use smartphone cameras to log heart rate and respiratory rate

Mobi Health News

The new wellness features use machine learning to observe subtle changes in chest movement or blood coloration, and are slated to drop for Pixel device users in the next month.

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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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Patients are looking to go back to brick-and-mortar post pandemic

Mobi Health News

New data from HIMSS' State of Healthcare survey reveals that the bulk of patients are looking to return to in-person care. However, younger generations are more likely to continue on telehealth.

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J&J exec talks digital health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mobi Health News

In an upcoming HIMSS21 Global Conference Digital Session, Johnson & Johnson EVP and Enterprise CIO Jim Swanson will discuss the pandemic’s role in healthcare digitization and what leaders can expect moving forward.

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Walmart looks to virtual care with acquisition of telemedicine company MeMD

Mobi Health News

With this acquisition, Walmart Health will add nationwide virtual care options across primary care, urgent care and behavioral health to its clinics' service portfolio.

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Digital chatbot Woebot lands FDA breakthrough designation to tackle postpartum depression

Mobi Health News

Despite the prevalence and associated risks of postpartum depression, a significant portion of mothers never receive a diagnosis or treatment for the condition.

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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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‘Telehealth isn’t a fad’: Digital health execs on virtual care in 2021

Mobi Health News

Digital health executives and leaders weigh in on the rise of telehealth and virtual care services and whether their growth kept its momentum this year.

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Google rolls out Health Equity Tracker platform, highlighting disparities between communities

Mobi Health News

Eventually, the tracker will be expanded to include conditions such as mental and behavioral health, and include additional determinants of health.

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Gamification boosts physical activity, healthy behaviors in new study

Mobi Health News

Although the results from this study were modest, the researchers note that even slight increases in physical activity can have health benefits.

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Contributed: How tech-driven tools can change senior care

Mobi Health News

Public feedback reveals innovations and market opportunities for improved chronic disease care management in the older adult patient population.

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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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Fitbit adds blood glucose tracking to its connected app

Mobi Health News

Users can import their blood sugar data automatically by connecting with their LifeScan OneTouch Reveal app or by manually logging their levels.

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Omniscient Neurotechnology gets US FDA clearance for brain mapping software

Mobi Health News

The platform analyses millions of data points from a patient's MRI and delivers insights to neurosurgeons before and during brain surgery.

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Independent pharmacists sound the alarm on Surescripts, GoodRx partnership

Mobi Health News

The pharmacists argue the partnership will hurt independent pharmacies and hides the real issues behind high drug costs.

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