June, 2024

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Can AI save the medical profession?

KevinMD

I was working in a busy GP clinic when I finished seeing my last patient for the day, and I felt a sense of relief that the day was over; however, that relief was quickly overshadowed by the daunting mountain of paperwork I needed to complete before I could go home. In general practice, this Read more… Can AI save the medical profession? originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Google creates Tx-LLM for drug discovery and therapeutic development

Mobi Health News

Tx-LLM was fine-tuned from Google's Med-PaLM 2 and created to analyze a variety of chemical or biological entities to assist with the drug-discovery pipeline.

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Most Americans Follow an Eating Pattern in Search of Energy, Protein, and Well-Being – With Growing Financial Stress: A Food as Medicine Update

Health Populi

Most Americans follow some kind of eating regime, seeking energy, more protein, and healthy aging, according to the annual 2024 Food & Health Survey published this week by the International Food Information Council (IFIC). But a person’s household finances play a direct role in their ability to balance healthful food purchases and healthy eating, IFIC learned.

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How to navigate the risks of remote patient monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Remote patient monitoring has been taking the spotlight in health IT, and the number of hospitals and health systems embracing this approach to patient care in the home has been increasing. What's more, the number of reimbursable RPM services may soon be on the rise thanks to efforts spearheaded by the CPT Editorial Panel and the American Medical Association.

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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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2024 shaping up to be a big year for healthcare AI companies. But some investors remain cautious

FierceHealthIT

AI deal activity is dominating healthcare investment with one in four dollars invested in healthcare going toward companies leveraging AI, according to a new report. | So far, in 2024, $2.8 billion has already been invested in AI healthcare companies, with SVB projecting the sector to see $11.

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The secret to clear EMR notes

KevinMD

Are you tired of spending hours deciphering your colleagues’ EMR notes or struggling to understand your own? Excessive details in documentation can lead to confusion and decreased productivity. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” It’s time to declutter your documentation and unlock the benefits of clear, structured clinical notes.

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Deloitte acquires End Point's disease surveillance business assets

Mobi Health News

CasePointer's workforce will join Deloitte, and the company will use the business's software in conjunction with its GovConnect assets to assist its government clients.

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A 2025 Subaru Forester, a Year at U-New Mexico, or a Health Plan for a Family of Four: the 2024 Milliman Medical Index

Health Populi

Health care costs for an “average” person covered by an employer-sponsored PPO in the U.S. rose 6.7% between 2023 and 2024, according to the 2024 Milliman Medical Index. Milliman also calculated that the largest driver of cost increase in health care, accounting for nearly one-half of medical cost increases, was pharmacy, the cost of prescription drugs, which grew 13% in the year.

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Contractors signed for NSW Health's network infra upgrade and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telstra, NTT contracted for major ICT upgrade in NSW health facilities eHealth NSW disclosed that telecommunications companies Telstra and NTT were tapped to upgrade the wired and wireless networking infrastructure of more than 1,100 public health facilities across New South Wales. Hospitals and community health centres will "progressively undergo a refresh of local networking hardware and software that underpin our increasingly digital hospital environments," said Ian Schrader, infras

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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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Color Health taps OpenAI to generate screening plans for cancer patients

FierceHealthIT

Color Health is working with OpenAI to test out computer-generated personalized care plans for cancer patients. | Color developed a new copilot app that leverages GPT-4o to identify missing diagnostics and create tailored workup plans for patients.

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Finding the Right Application for AI at Guidewell DCMG

Healthcare IT Today

Before Guidewell DCMG implemented the Prisma AI service from eClinicalWorks , intake on a patient could take two days when the office was busy. Why this long? Guidewell operates in Florida and many patients come from out-of-state and their records are scattered among various HIEs and other healthcare organizations. Obtaining the records, reading them, and entering summaries into Guidewell’s own EHR was labor-intensive.

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AI-powered surveillance in China

KevinMD

Today, in China, if you walk across the street where you are not supposed to, expect a ticket to arrive in the mail. Somehow. Out of all the faces in China. An AI-monitored camera will see you and report your crime to the authorities. Lately, these fines have been coming almost instantly by text message. Read more… AI-powered surveillance in China originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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MIT, Movano Health will study long COVID, chronic Lyme disease with Evie Ring

Mobi Health News

Movano's Evie Ring collects data on the wearer's heart rate, blood oxygen saturation levels, activity, sleep quality and menstrual cycle.

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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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How to Get Better Care to More People? Address Burnout, Bridge Insights, Embed Sustainability – the Philips Future Health Index 2024

Health Populi

Health care access is a challenge in rural and urban areas, cities and suburbs, and across more demographic groups than you might realize, as we see wait times grow for appointments, primary care shortages, and delays in screening plaguing health systems around the world. In the Future Health Index 2024, Philips’ latest annual report presents a profile of the state of health care focused on how to provide better care for more people.

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Advancing technologies, evolving therapeutics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Business models have changed in digital therapeutics as tech evolves, says Aaron Gani, founder and CEO of RealizedCare, who discusses how pharma can leverage DTx modalities to collect data for R&D and patient analytics.

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Value-based care, GLP-1s: 4 takeaways from AHIP 2024

FierceHealthIT

LAS VEGAS — Last week, leaders across the health insurance industry descended on Sin City to dig deep into the biggest topics facing payers. | LAS VEGAS — Last week, leaders across the health insurance industry descended on Sin City to dig deep into the biggest issues facing payers.

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2011's AARP prediction for older adults: technology to live your best life

Aging in Place Technology Watch

An old report, the core concept of Connected Living was excellent and predictive. A long time ago, AARP sponsored research that posed questions about technology’s future role in connecting older adults with families, resources, and each other. With input from 30 industry experts, the research attempted to answer how technology could better serve older adults moving forward.

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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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Embracing innovation in the digitized operating room

KevinMD

In modern medicine, the operating room epitomizes precision, expertise, and innovation. While we’ve made incredible advancements in medical science and patient care in recent decades, operating rooms have faced their share of challenges, from inefficiencies to outdated technology. However, the OR is poised for transformation as health care embraces computational care and digitization, revolutionizing surgical Read more… Embracing innovation in the digitized operating room originally appear

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HealthTap now accepts insurance for virtual primary care services

Mobi Health News

The company is now an in-network provider with numerous insurers and commercial and Medicare Advantage plans, expanding its reach to all 50 states.

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Most Americans, Both Younger and Older, Worry About the Future of Medicare and Social Security

Health Populi

You would assume that most people over 50 would be worried about the financial future of Medicare to cover health care as those middle-aged Americans age. But a surprising two-thirds of young Americans between 18 and 29, and 7 in 10 between 30 and 39 years of age, are concerned that Medicare’s solvency will worsen leading to their not being able to receive Medicare when eligible to receive it, discovered in the 2024 Healthcare in America Report from West Health and Gallup.

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Vendor Notebook: New partnerships around AI, VBC, virtual care and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Several new announcements show providers, including Brightside Health and Tampa General Hospital, seek to improve patient outcomes and experiences with artificial intelligence and innovative care modalities. Technology vendors, including InterSystems, CLEAR and Innovaccer, also formed new partnerships that streamline data management, promote secure interoperability and track operational performance.

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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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National Nurses United pushes back against deployment of ‘unproven’ AI in healthcare

FierceHealthIT

The nation’s largest nurses union is demanding that artificial intelligence tools used in healthcare be proven safe and equitable before deployment. | A union organization for nurses nationwide says the deployment of AI in healthcare will push nurses out of patient rooms and compromise patient safety. A new AI Bill of Rights lays out nurse and patient protections, which are not currently being met.

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HFMA Annual Conference Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 142

Healthcare IT Today

For the 142nd episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are doing a preview of the HFMA Annual Conference ! To kick this episode off, we discuss what we think the biggest topic of conversation will be at the upcoming HFMA Conference. Then we speculate on what content we will see around AI during HFMA. Next, we debate over where AI, Machine Learning, and Automation are actually having an impact in RCM.

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Redox FHIR sandbox with writeback: A launchpad for flawless FHIR integrations

Redox

Some HL7 ® FHIR ® sandboxes feel more like playgrounds than testing environments. They lack the ability to write back data, making it impossible to simulate the full lifecycle of your integrations, including how your system responds when receiving updates from other healthcare systems. This can lead to unexpected errors and delays when your integration goes live, potentially impacting patient care and creating costly rework.

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Done Health CEO and clinical president arrested for alleged $100M scheme

Mobi Health News

The telemedicine company's clinical president and its founder and CEO allegedly participated in a scheme to profit from providing easy access to Adderall for no valid medical purpose.

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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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Campaigners protest against Palantir at NHS Confed Expo

DigitalHealth

Demonstrators disrupted sessions and gathered outside the NHS Confed Expo to protest against its sponsorship by US data analytics giant Palantir.

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CPT Editorial Panel suspends changes to RPM coding – what's next?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A push to improve reimbursement for remote patient monitoring programs has stalled, and that could prompt health systems and hospitals to think twice about launching or expanding their platforms. The roadblock is coming from the American Medical Association's 21-member CPT Editorial Panel , which hasn't been able to agree on amendments to the CPT codes covering RPM services.

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Telehealth startup Done's CEO and clinical president arrested, charged with fraud

FierceHealthIT

The CEO and clinical president of telehealth startup Done have been arrested and charged with fraud, accused by federal authorities of participating in a scheme to distribute Adderall online. | According to the DOJ, Done's CEO and clinical president allegedly arranged the prescription of 40 million Adderall pills as well as other stimulants, generating more than $100 million in revenue.