2023

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3 myths sabotaging healthcare innovation

Health Care Dive

Health systems are rethinking how they engage with patients. Read on to break into innovation.

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US patients believe generative AI can improve healthcare access, affordability, survey finds

Fierce Healthcare

As the industry continues to debate the promise and risks of artificial intelligence in healthcare, patients are bullish on the potential for generative AI to improve access and even lower healthca | As the industry continues to debate the promise and risks of artificial intelligence in healthcare, patients are bullish on the potential for generative AI to improve access and even lower healthcare costs.

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“My Doctor’s Office” Should Accept Wearable Tech Health Data, Most Patients Say

Health Populi

“Do personal health trackers belong in the doctor’s office?” Software Advice wondered. “Yes,” the company’s latest consumer survey found, details of which are discussed in a report published on their website. Unique to this study is the patient sample polled: Software Advice surveyed 876 patients in September 2023 to gauge their perspectives on wearable tech and health.

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Orlando Health to launch AI-driven hospital-at-home services

Healthcare It News

Data from the new hospital-at-home platform will be accessible through Orlando Health's Epic electronic health records through a multi-year agreement with the connected health and digital therapeutics company. WHY IT MATTERS Orlando Health – a non-profit health system with 18 hospitals and emergency rooms with five in development serving the southeastern United States – is expected to launch the new advanced remote patient monitoring capabilities in early 2023.

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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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PCAST Report to U.S. President Outlines “A Transformational Effort on Patient Safety”

Patient Safety Movement

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has just released its findings and recommendations on patient safety in a report to U.S. President Joe Biden. Titled “A Transformational Effort on Patient Safety,” the report draws much-needed attention to the fact that patient safety is an urgent national public health issue. The report’s goal is to empower existing and new efforts that will transform patient safety.

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Deep Flaws in FDA Oversight of Medical Devices, and Patient Harm, Exposed in Lawsuits and Records

KHN

Living with diabetes, Carlton “PeeWee” Gautney Jr. relied on a digital device about the size of a deck of playing cards to pump insulin into his bloodstream. The pump, manufactured by device maker Medtronic, connected plastic tubing to an insulin reservoir, which Gautney set to release doses of the vital hormone over the course of the day.

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Where are all the nurses? Hospitals, advocates disagree on crisis

Health Care Dive

Hospitals and nursing unions clash on what’s driving sluggish application rates for open registered nurse positions at hospitals — a lack of qualified candidates or a lack of interest.

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Patients Facing Death Are Opting for a Lifesaving Heart Device — But at What Risk?

KHN

Too old and too sick for a heart transplant, Arvid Herrman was given a choice: Have a mechanical pump implanted in his heart, potentially keeping him alive for several years, or do nothing and almost certainly die within a year. The 68-year-old Wisconsin farmer chose the pump, called a HeartMate 3 — currently the only FDA-approved device of its kind in use.

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Naturopathic doctors: Underutilized partners in public health and primary care

Healthy Debate

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) have an important role to play in the health-care system. We need a pilot project to assess the viability of ND integration into team-based primary care models.

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In-Ear Wearable Measures Blood Flow to the Head for Long COVID POTS

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: STAT Health emerges from stealth to introduce a 24/7 in-ear wearable that measures blood flow to the head to better understand symptoms such as dizziness, brain fog, headaches, fainting, and fatigue that occur upon standing. These are common symptoms for illnesses like long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and other orthostatic (caused by standing) syndromes that affect more than 13 milli

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5 Essentials for Healthcare CIOs: A Provider Data Management Checklist

Complete and accurate provider data is essential for health organizations to operate effectively. A better understanding of your provider network helps to understand patients and consumers, identify gaps in care, and make the best possible decisions for your businesses. A modern provider data management solution should power a complete and accurate view of each of your providers, make this data easily accessible across functional groups, and be flexible and agile enough to scale. with your needs

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North Korea, Russia and China: The Developing Trilateral Imperialist Partnership

The Rand Blog

There are no easy ways for the United States and its allies to counter the developing Russia-China-North Korea partnership. But there are options to consider and steps to take. There are also fissures in their relationships to exploit.

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A Categorical No to Categorical Accommodation Denials Related to COVID-19?

Bill Of Health

By Katherine Macfarlane and Irina Manta Since fall 2021, when most colleges and universities reopened their campuses to in-person activities, it has become increasingly difficult for faculty and students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations to teach or attend class remotely. Remote accommodations were granted freely during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2021, the in-person aspect of teaching and learning was suddenly deemed essential, and at many institutions, r

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New Senate Bill Could Make Offering Palliative Care Easier For Home Health Agencies

Home Health Care

A group of lawmakers have rolled out a new Senate bill that would direct the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to develop a palliative care-specific payment model demonstration. The bill is dubbed the Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act. Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) are sponsoring the legislation.

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HIMSS23: DHA is developing a virtual-first health ecosystem

Healthcare It News

CHICAGO – In a vast, integrated health ecosystem, the future is high-tech and high-touch, "right in line with this year's HIMSS23 theme, "Health that connects, tech that cares," said. Dr. Telita Crosland, Lieutenant General, director of the Defense Health Agency. Crosland described the agency's virtual-first, data-driven focus for the next three years as a "fundamental shift" on Wednesday.

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A Guide to Improved Sepsis Detection & Compliance: 6 Areas You Should Address

This guide highlights key areas that your sepsis detection platform should address to minimize the impact of this leading, entirely preventable cause of in-hospital deaths, as well as how to increase compliance by 20% in 30 days. Download to learn more!

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Going nowhere fast: How specialist wait times impact primary care practitioners

Healthcare Leadership

With Emily Gard Marshall Have you or a family member had to endure prolonged wait times to see a medical specialist? Have you gone through the anxiety and uncertainty associated with waiting to see a specialist and wondered whether you or your family member’s health condition is getting progressively worse while you wait? Turns out your primary care provider (PCP) shares similar concerns, and the wait time to see specialists impacts their patients as well as their practice.

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Antibiotic Stewardship when an Allergy Label is Present Improves Our Antibiotic Care and Treatment Outcomes

CDC

Did You Know? Although 10% of the population in the U.S. reports a penicillin allergy, less than 1% of the population is truly penicillin allergic. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often used as an alternative to penicillins. The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in patients labeled “penicillin-allergic” is associated with higher healthcare costs, increased risk for antimicrobial resistance, and suboptimal antibiotic therapy.1,2,3 Is it a “true” penicillin allergy?

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CVS Health beats the Street with $2.3B in Q3 profit

Fierce Healthcare

CVS Health beat the Street on both earnings and revenue in the third quarter, reporting $2.3 billion in profit. | By comparison, the company reported a $3.4 billion loss in the third quarter of 2022 as it paid out its part in a global settlement over the opioid crisis.

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UnitedHealth sued over use of algorithm to deny care for MA members

Health Care Dive

The lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth used nH Predict to deny claims for Medicare Advantage seniors, despite the algorithm’s determinations being overturned in more than 90% of appeals.

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The New Tech Experience: Innovation, Optimization, and Collaboration

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

Learn how to streamline productivity and efficiency across your organization with machine learning and artificial intelligence! No matter what industry you're in - healthcare, customer service, sales, and more - it’s easier than you think to reduce wait times, monitor sentiment, and provide enhanced self-service options for all of your users. This means that you can achieve a more consistent and engaging customer experience while reducing sources of friction.

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From HIMSS with Dr. Jayne 4/18/23

HIStalk

It was a slow start at HIMSS on Monday. I.

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‘It’s the structures that are sick – it’s not the kids’: Experts stress importance of clean air in schools

Healthy Debate

The post ‘It’s the structures that are sick – it’s not the kids’: Experts stress importance of clean air in schools appeared first on Healthy Debate.

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Sensitive Data Requires Great Responsibility: The Importance of ‘Privacy and Security by Design’ in Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Chris Bowen, founder and CISO at ClearDATA In healthcare, sensitive data comes with great responsibility. For companies entrusted with managing and protecting patients’ personal information, ensuring the privacy of that data must be the highest priority. These companies are called to act as vigilant guardians, especially when you consider that secure and accurate data can literally save lives.

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A Case for Greater U.S. Engagement in Central Asia

The Rand Blog

Central Asia's souring relations with Russia and growing skepticism of Chinese influence have created a rare and valuable window of opportunity for the United States to bolster its image through greater long-term investment in the region.

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Strategies to Deal with Collaborative Healthcare Communication

Speaker: Dr. Ugo Uwaoma, MD, MBA

Due to the impact of COVID-19, integrating telehealth software into practices and organizations has become the new normal. In turn, this has increased the effectiveness of collaborative healthcare by strengthening communication amongst healthcare workers and helping combat the woes of burnout. Communication between patients and healthcare providers has also improved, allowing patients to reach their providers easily and decreasing turnaround time.

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‘We Want Them Infected’: An Excerpt from Jonathan Howard’s New Book on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill Of Health

This excerpt from the new book titled “ We Want Them Infected ” is printed with permission from Jonathan Howard, MD and Redhawk Publications. By Jonathan Howard On June 29, 2021, Dr. Harriet Hall penned an essay on the website Science Based Medicine titled “A New COVID-19 Myth?” in which she wrote: A correspondent suggested I should have known that the pandemic was over months ago.

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How AI helps Microsoft partners innovate across industries

Cloud Blogs

AI is driving a wave of innovation, transforming the potential of organizations in every industry. It is reinventing customer engagement, ensuring every connection adds value to customer relationships, enriching employee experiences to be more creative, and reshaping business processes with automated and 360-degree views of a company’s operations. The Microsoft Cloud delivers the most comprehensive development platform, tools, and solutions to enable our customers and partners to take advantage

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Avoid losing 55% of your patients to poor digital communication

Healthcare It News

If you aren’t already, pretend you’re the owner of a successful specialty healthcare practice. Or maybe you’re an administrator for a large regional healthcare system. How would you keep your organization afloat if more than half of your patients suddenly walked out the door and never returned? Improbable as it seems, a recent survey indicates otherwise.

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Primary care player Forward unveils AI-based, self-serve CarePods backed by $100M investment

Fierce Healthcare

Primary care player Forward unveiled this week what it has been quietly working on the past two years—self-serve CarePods that use artificial intelligence to screen and diagnose health conditions.< | Primary care player Forward unveiled this week what it has been quietly working on the past two years—self-serve CarePods that use artificial intelligence to screen and diagnose health conditions.

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Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Patient engagement happens before, during, and after interactions. Consumer research has found that in 2021, 64% of US households reported using Telehealth services. In addition 34% of patients would prefer Telehealth visits to in-office visits. Accessible patient engagement technology can help you improve your relationships with your patients while also improving your KPIs.

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Medical AI scribe startup Nabla rolling out tool to Kaiser Permanente docs in Northern California

Fierce Healthcare

Nabla, maker of an autonomous clinical AI scribe, has joined forces with Kaiser Permanente to roll out its tool to 10,000 doctors in Northern California. | The AI tool will be available to 10,000 Kaiser Permanente doctors in Northern California across all care settings and specialties.

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FTC sues PE-backed anesthesia provider for monopolistic roll-ups, price setting

Fierce Healthcare

Federal regulators have accused a major Texas-based anesthesia provider and its parent private equity firm of a decade-long, three-pronged scheme to suppress competition and drive-up prices. | U.S. Anesthesia Partners and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, its private equity backer, have "cost Texans tens of millions of dollars more each year" by suppressing competition over the course of a decade, the regulator alleges.

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Lawmakers mull lifting ban on physician-owned hospitals as doc lobbying groups claim major cost savings

Fierce Healthcare

A new analysis backed by doctor lobbying groups suggest that physician-owned hospitals could have fueled about $1.1 billion in savings across 20 of Medicare’s most expensive conditions in 2019— tho | Lobbying groups in favor of overturning the ban on new physician-owned hospitals outlined broad cost savings if 2019's Medicare patients were treated at such facilities instead of a traditional hospital.

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Lawmakers to reintroduce federal nurse staffing ratio bill

Health Care Dive

The bill mirrors California’s nurse staffing law which took effect in 2004 and outlines exactly how many patients a nurse in specific hospital units can care for at one time.

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