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Harnessing the power of AI and personalized videos: a new era in patient education and clinical care

KevinMD

As a physician and digital health practitioner, I have seen firsthand the challenges of ineffective patient education and the immense potential for technology to revolutionize how we inform, engage, and empower patients in their health journeys. Imagine a future where every patient, regardless of their language, cultural background, or health literacy level, can receive tailored, Read more… Harnessing the power of AI and personalized videos: a new era in patient education and clinical care origi

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Rebel Health: The Personal and Professional Passion of Susannah Fox

Health Populi

A “rebel” is both a noun and a verb. As a noun, Merriam-Webster tells us that a rebel is a person who opposes or takes up arms against a government or a ruler. As a verb, “to rebel” is to oppose or disobey one in authority or control, or otherwise renounce and resist by force the authority of one’s government.” An additional definition of the verb is, “ to feel or exhibit anger or revulsion.” If you’ve been a patient facing a diagnosis of an

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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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A Gartner expert points to AI and hospital-at-home as the biggest emerging technologies at HIMSS24

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's been a long week at HIMSS24, filled with educational sessions and an exhibit hall packed with the latest and greatest in healthcare information technology. Needless to say, artificial intelligence has dominated conversations. Veronica Walk is senior director analyst, healthcare and life sciences, at consulting firm Gartner, where she specializes in emerging clinical technologies.

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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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Global IT outage takes down health system EHRs, forces hospitals to cancel non-emergency services

FierceHealthIT

A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency | A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency procedures and services.

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Cyber attacks on critical national infrastructure predicted to increase

DigitalHealth

Mark Edwards, CISO at Digital Health and Care Wales has warned that cyber attacks on critical national infrastructure are likely to increase.

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What if AI focused on respecting the craft of medicine?

KevinMD

Health care technology has a long history of getting it wrong. The electronic health record (EHR) boom of the late 2000s was a remarkable transformation — taking our sector from paper charts to computers in a matter of just a few years. Unfortunately, most of the technology that was so feverishly adopted was developed without Read more… What if AI focused on respecting the craft of medicine?

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FDA launches extended reality-enabled initiative for home health care

Mobi Health News

The Home as a Health Care Hub will use augmented reality and virtual reality to reimagine how the home can become a healthcare system to improve health equity.

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Mayo Clinic, Zipline partner to deliver supplies to patients' homes using drones

Mobi Health News

Patients of the medical center's hospital-at-home program in Minnesota and Florida will be able to receive home deliveries via Zipline's drones.

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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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Ezra Health partners with RAYUS Radiology for AI-enabled full body MRI scans

Mobi Health News

The New York-based startup will expand to 150 RAYUS locations across the U.S.

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How AI transcription, integrated with telehealth tools, can boost care quality

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There has been a lot of discussion around the ways in which artificial intelligence can be used in telehealth, balancing the need for efficiency with patient security and privacy. Howard Hu, CEO of Whereby, vendor of a videoconferencing API for telehealth platforms, knows quite a bit about this niche. His company is implementing AI to enable real-time transcription of patient sessions, freeing practitioners to engage more deeply with patients without the distraction of note-taking.

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Telemedicine, enabled with responsible AI, can improve the patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual care has become pivotal in reshaping patient experiences. Amanda Bury, chief commercial officer at Infermedica, a digital health company specializing in AI-powered systems for symptom analysis and patient triage, knows telehealth's potential to enhance and optimize patient experiences and outcomes while emphasizing convenience, affordability and empowerment – tying in responsible AI innovation and strategies for e

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New efforts try to balance nurse staffing ratios with access to care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's National Nurses Week 2024 , and it's time to celebrate the more than 5 million RNs nationwide who are so essential to care delivery. But overshadowing the celebration are many challenges impacting the nursing workforce. Chief among them: critical staffing challenges. Some federal and state legislators are seeking to mandate patient-caregiver ratios to help improve care and reduce nurse burnout.

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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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Cleveland Clinic launches new RPM and tele-ICU initiative with Masimo

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cleveland Clinic is working with Masimo on a new partnership focused on hospital-based remote patient monitoring and virtual critical care. WHY IT MATTERS The work will include the integration of Cleveland Clinic's critical care and non-critical care central patient monitoring platforms with Masimo's Hospital Automation platform, according to the company, in an effort to provide tools for clinicians that offer "enhanced situational awareness and clinical decision-support for hospita

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Supreme Court overrules Chevron deference, dealing blow to federal healthcare agencies

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 6-3, has overturned the Chevron deference, stripping power from federal agencies to interpret and enforce regulations. | The U.S. Supreme Court is overruling long-standing precedent. Here's how it could affect healthcare policy.

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Digital health funding hit $5.7B through June, on track to surpass 2019 and 2023, Rock Health reports

FierceHealthIT

U.S. digital health startups pulled in $5.7 billion across 266 deals in the first six months of 2024, marking continued momentum in the sector after a rocky few quarters last year. | U.S. digital health startups pulled in $5.7 billion across 266 deals in the first six months of 2024, marking continued momentum in the sector after a rocky few quarters last year.

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Atropos compares how well leading LLMs generate clinical evidence

FierceHealthIT

A new study released by healthcare AI company Atropos found that general purpose LLMs like ChatGPT, Claude and Gemini are not fit for use in clinical decisionmaking. | Healthcare AI company Atropos conducted a study to test how reliably ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini, OpenEvidence and its own model, ChatRWD, answer clinicians' questions. General use LLMs did not fare well.

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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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Asepha: Automating Pharmacist Workflow to Improve Patient Access

Healthcare IT Today

Pharmacists remain one of the most underutilized resources in healthcare. Reducing the administrative burden on Pharmacists means more capacity for them to care for and advise patients. Asepha is hoping to do just that with their AI-based workflow solutions. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to ask Eunice Wu, PharmD – Asepha’s CEO and Founder – how pharmacists can be leveraged more to patient care.

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UnitedHealth reaffirms guidance as it posts $4.2B in Q2 profit

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance | UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance for the year as it posts a profit of $4.2 billion.

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Justice Department 'upping its game' on healthcare antitrust enforcement with new task force

FierceHealthIT

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion. | The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion.

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OpenAI Startup Fund, Arianna Huffington back new AI health coach venture focused on chronic conditions

FierceHealthIT

OpenAI's venture fund and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global are backing a new startup, Thrive AI Health, that aims to build an AI health coach to promote healthier lifestyles. | OpenAI's venture fund and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global are backing a new startup that aims to build an AI health coach to promote healthier lifestyles.

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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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Digital primary care startup K Health raises $50M in equity funding round

FierceHealthIT

Digital primary care startup K Health raised $50 million in an equity funding round to build out its AI-powered medical services and fuel its growth, the company announced Monday. | Digital primary care startup K Health raised $50 million in an equity funding round to build out its AI-powered medical services and fuel its growth, the company announced Monday.

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Walmart shuttering all 51 health centers, citing lack of profitability

FierceHealthIT

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information. | Walmart is shuttering all 51 health centers along with its virtual care services, the retail giant announced Tuesday morning.

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California is funding managed care plans to bring mental healthcare to schools. Here's how it's going

FierceHealthIT

To address behavioral health access barriers for students, California launched a program to offer incentive payments to Medi-Cal managed care plans to build capacity for behavioral health services in K-12 schools.

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Hospitals no longer required to report COVID-19 data to CDC

FierceHealthIT

Hospitals are off the hook for data reporting requirements that have been in place since the early COVID-19 pandemic. | Hospitals were required to share COVID-19 admissions, ICU capacity and other related data on a daily basis during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, then the reporting frequency shifted. The CDC said it still encourages hospitals to report their data on a "voluntary" basis and will soon begin displaying those data online.

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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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Steward Health Care spent millions spying on critics amid failing finances: report

FierceHealthIT

As its stack of unpaid vendor obligations climbed, now-bankrupt Steward Health Care paid private investigators millions of dollars to follow and uncover compromising information on individuals | An investigative report details a "spare no expenses mission" in which executives authorized intelligence firms to allegedly follow, data mine and disseminate damaging information about individuals viewed as opponents.

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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 race for healthcare AI models heats up as Google boasts Med-Gemini surpasses GPT-4

FierceHealthIT

Google and DeepMind released an open access paper on their newest artificial intelligence tools intended for use in hea | Results released by Google on Med-Gemini's performance show that it outperforms existing AI/ML including GPT-4 on over a dozen industry benchmarks.

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