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Danny Cain discusses safety considerations for night-time transport projects DANNY CAIN DISCUSSES SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR NIGHT-TIME TRANSPORT PROJECTS

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Sep 09, 2020

© 2019 American Cranes & Transport Magazine.Night movesMoving over-sized, over-dimensional loads during the day is no easy task. Adding darkness and poor visibility to your trip adds numerous hazards that must be thoroughly identified and mitigated.When planning a specialized transportation...

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Innovation Insight for Healthcare Provider Digital Twins INNOVATION INSIGHT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER DIGITAL TWINS

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Sep 04, 2020

A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or system. The implementation of a digital twin is a model that mirrors a unique physical object, process, organization, person or other abstraction. For healthcare providers, digital twins provide an abstraction of the healthcare eco...

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9 Ways UVC Light Tech Can Safeguard Staff & Patron Health 9 WAYS UVC LIGHT TECH CAN SAFEGUARD STAFF & PATRON HEALTH

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Sep 03, 2020

As COVID-19 rages on, warning sirens have sounded of late amid a flurry of headlines surrounding Ultraviolet-C (UVC) light device safety issues. Rightfully so, as the current pandemic has ushered in a veritable “wild west” of UVC gadget deployments with subpar consumer safeguards, instru...

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Top 10 Strategies for Healthcare Digital Marketing TOP 10 STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHCARE DIGITAL MARKETING

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Jul 22, 2020

Contents: 1. What Is Healthcare Marketing 2. Strategies for Healthcare Marketing 2.1. Create a Wholesome Patient Experience on Your Website2.2. Employ a Responsive Web Design2.3. Branding Matters2.4. Provide Blog Content That Is Optimized for SEO2.5. Supplement Blogs with Video Content2.6. Tak...

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COVID-19: How do we get out of this quagmire? COVID-19: HOW DO WE GET OUT OF THIS QUAGMIRE?

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Jul 17, 2020

The COVID-19 virus (C19) pandemic is turning out to be the event of the century. Even World War seems timid in comparison. We are in the 4th month of the virus (in non-China countries) and have gone past the lockdown in many places. Isn’t it time we re-think the approach? What if there is anot...

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Applications and Threats ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE: APPLICATIONS AND THREATS

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Apr 22, 2020

Remember Big Hero 6's beloved Baymax? The lead character’s personal pudgy robotic healthcare companion was much loved and adored by the audience. We might not have wondered back then but the fascinating machine had actually been powered with Artificial Intelligence, programmed to scan a hu...

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AI Trends: AI and Medicine AI TRENDS: AI AND MEDICINE

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Apr 21, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is here to improve our lives, by not just making things more efficient, but also increasing our lifespan. Companies across industries are experiencing the advantages that come with AI innovation, especially the healthcare space. Throughout human history, we’ve been able...

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What are the Risks of AI in the healthcare industry WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF AI IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Apr 21, 2020

While artificial intelligence (AI) offers numerous advantages across a wide range of businesses and applications, an ongoing report spreads out some convincing focuses on the different difficulties and perils of using AI in the social insurance segment. As of late, AI has been progressively consolid...

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Transforming Healthcare From A ‘Service’ To A ‘Product’ TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE FROM A ‘SERVICE’ TO A ‘PRODUCT’

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Apr 20, 2020

Healthcare is top of mind as the coronavirus hits hard everywhere. The inefficiencies of the system itself are on full display during the pandemic — where testing is hard to come by, diagnoses and treatments are reactive rather than proactive, and many people do not get the care they need, whe...

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Addressing social determinants of health with data interoperability ADDRESSING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH WITH DATA INTEROPERABILITY

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Apr 20, 2020

Across the spectrum of healthcare delivery – payor, provider, vendor, consumer, there is a land rush underway to embrace consumer-centric care. With tools like value-based care, chronic disease management, retail services, analytics, and remote patient monitoring, healthcare organizations are ...

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5 Healthcare Tech Trends Worth Keeping an Eye On 5 HEALTHCARE TECH TRENDS WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON

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Apr 16, 2020

The healthcare industry is experiencing rapid shifts. Some of this is due to the current pandemic, but much of this evolution was happening even before the COVID-19 outbreak. Understanding and embracing the introduction of new technology into the market will be important for healthcare professionals...

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How Virtual Care and Telehealth are Redefining Healthcare HOW VIRTUAL CARE AND TELEHEALTH ARE REDEFINING HEALTHCARE

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Apr 16, 2020

Virtual care and telehealth are no longer seen as merely an innovative method of delivering healthcare; technology is now indispensable to protecting patients, staff, and PPE resources amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent Harvard Medical School blog, Lee H. Schwamm, MD, shared that “tele...

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How Telehealth is Changing the Nursing Industry HOW TELEHEALTH IS CHANGING THE NURSING INDUSTRY

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Apr 13, 2020

Before we discuss the importance of telehealth and how it is changing the nursing industry in general, it is important to understand what telehealth is all about. With the advent of new-age technologies and their impact on the fast-paced, growing population, medical health is an essential department...

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Why Medical Drones Are Taking Off in Healthcare WHY MEDICAL DRONES ARE TAKING OFF IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 13, 2020

With their speed and maneuverability, drones have long captured attention for their potential to deliver shopping orders and photograph the world from above. But the machines can also serve a medical purpose by shuttling drugs, defibrillators and other equipment to emergency sites or care facilities...

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Can New Technology Drive Health Care’s Future? CAN NEW TECHNOLOGY DRIVE HEALTH CARE’S FUTURE?

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Apr 11, 2020

Over the past twenty-five years most businesses have been revolutionized by the easy availability of cloud and mobile-based computing systems. These technologies have placed power and access into the hands of employees and customers, which in turn has created huge shifts in how transactions get done...

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Why Mobile Technology is Critical to the Global Fight Against COVID-19 WHY MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IS CRITICAL TO THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

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Apr 07, 2020

The last time the world experienced a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19 was the Spanish flu pandemic from 1918 to 1920. All told, 500 million people were infected, and an estimated 35 million people succumbed to the virus. That’s because over a hundred years ago, the medical technology needed ...

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Developing a Coronavirus Digital Marketing Strategy for Healthcare DEVELOPING A CORONAVIRUS DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY FOR HEALTHCARE

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Apr 02, 2020

Healthcare organizations are scrambling right now to stay on top of Coronavirus while also providing world-class care to other patients with various healthcare needs. This becomes a problem for marketing teams to not only stay consistent in their messaging and marketing priorities but also in shifti...

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Health IT coalition to use data analytics in battle against COVID-19 HEALTH IT COALITION TO USE DATA ANALYTICS IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

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Apr 02, 2020

Healthcare organizations, technology firms, nonprofits, and academia are banding together to use their collective expertise, data, and insights for rapid deployment of innovative, open-source solutions to the global pandemic. The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, a private-sector led response, aims to ...

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Healthcare Data Infrastructure Security Cannot Be Ignored During A Pandemic HEALTHCARE DATA INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY CANNOT BE IGNORED DURING A PANDEMIC

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Apr 02, 2020

The rapid advancement of technology has inspired hope in the healthcare industry, promising to employ artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based data platforms in life-altering ways. Surgery assisting robots and miraculously accurate AI-based cancer diagnosis methods are a few preliminary examples...

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Will Healthcare Ever Be the Same Again After COVID-19? WILL HEALTHCARE EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN AFTER COVID-19?

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Apr 01, 2020

The world is caught up in the dual health and economic crises of the novel coronavirus and resultant disease COVID-19. Globally, the healthcare industry has rallied around the challenge in unprecedented ways: drug companies and medical researchers are racing to find therapeutics and vaccines that ca...

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How COVID-19 Could Impact Digital Health HOW COVID-19 COULD IMPACT DIGITAL HEALTH

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Apr 01, 2020

As the world grapples with the tragic COVID-19 pandemic, it is tempting to imagine a post-COVID future that includes some silver linings. As terrible as the situation is today, maybe this calamity will at least lead to some lasting, positive changes, particularly in healthcare. Telemedicine has alre...

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Applying AI in the Fight Against The Coronavirus APPLYING AI IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

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Apr 01, 2020

Drug discovery is a notoriously long, complex and expensive process requiring the concerted efforts of the world’s brightest minds. The complexity in understanding human physiology and molecular mechanisms is increasing with every new research paper published and for every new compound tested....

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Healthcare Providers Remain Targets for Ransomware Attacks in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS REMAIN TARGETS FOR RANSOMWARE ATTACKS IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Apr 01, 2020

Although it was widely reported that several ransomware threat actor groups have pledged to not target healthcare providers until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, BakerHostetler’s Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group and Healthcare Privacy and Compliance team continue to see ransomw...

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The healthcare industry disruption nobody saw coming THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY DISRUPTION NOBODY SAW COMING

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Mar 31, 2020

Almost all conversations about healthcare disruption focused on new entrants into the industry transforming parts of the traditional service model and taking market share. Politically, most of the conversation centered around whether we would dismantle the ACA, build it back up or move to Medicare f...

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COVID-19 predictions, Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Hippocratic Oath of a Data Scientist COVID-19 PREDICTIONS, DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT AND THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH OF A DATA SCIENTIST

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Mar 29, 2020

COVID-19 related data sources are fairly easy to find. Libraries in R and Python make it super easy to come up with pretty visualizations, models, forecasts, insights and recommendations. I have seen recommendations in areas like economics, public policy, and healthcare policy from individuals who a...

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How Blockchain Technology Will Improve Mobile Healthcare HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY WILL IMPROVE MOBILE HEALTHCARE

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Mar 27, 2020

The key concerns of healthcare management today are data processing and data security. Patients don’t have full ownership of their medical records, and are unable to control how their information is updated. There isn’t enough transparency to the process. There are also significant conce...

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Supporting the healthcare industry in the battle against COVID-19 SUPPORTING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

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Mar 26, 2020

With the global spread of COVID-19 affecting our communities, colleagues, partners and customers, we are focused on doing everything we can to help those in need. Hospitals, healthcare facilities and first responders are on the front lines of this epic battle, and their ability to maximize impact is...

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Why Mobile Application Development is Future of Healthcare WHY MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT IS FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 26, 2020

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly and distances more and more from the concept of waiting rooms every year. In this article, we want to cover the topic of healthcare mobile application development and how it changes the industry and our way of living. The global demand for 24/7 healthcare ...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Finance THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HEALTH AND FINANCE

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Mar 25, 2020

The new coronavirus has imminent and profound implications for health plans, benefit providers, health systems, and financial institutions. These constituents require a rapid strategic response as they brace for a landscape that is different from anything forecasts have offered to date. A digital wo...

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Decoding the Future Trajectory of Healthcare with AI DECODING THE FUTURE TRAJECTORY OF HEALTHCARE WITH AI

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Mar 16, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is getting increasingly sophisticated day by day in its application, with enhanced efficiency and speed at a lower cost. Every single sector has been reaping benefits from AI in recent times. The Healthcare industry is no exception. Here is decoding the future trajectory...

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2 REASONS WHY THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY NEEDS SECURITY OPERATION CENTERS 2 REASONS WHY THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY NEEDS SECURITY OPERATION CENTERS

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Mar 14, 2020

This, unfortunately, is a very real cyber threat that healthcare organizations face every single day, and most of them are not prepared for it. According to a recent report by HIMSS, significant security incidents are a near-universal experience in US healthcare organizations. Most incidents are ini...

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AI Moving into Healthcare, Regulatory Challenges Await AI MOVING INTO HEALTHCARE, REGULATORY CHALLENGES AWAIT

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Mar 13, 2020

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has started to turn up everywhere you look. It powers our ever-present digital assistants; it helps recommend entertainment options and has even begun to reshape the way businesses carry out their everyday operations. As AI moves further into healthcare,...

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6 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Considerations for Telehealth Providers 6 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONSIDERATIONS FOR TELEHEALTH PROVIDERS

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Mar 13, 2020

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues, the federal government and commercial health insurers have taken significant steps to increase Americans’ access to treatment and testing. In the past week, the federal government and private insurers have issued a number of guidance documents expan...

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Critical Information Sharing for Healthcare CRITICAL INFORMATION SHARING FOR HEALTHCARE

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Mar 13, 2020

The fast and efficient flow of information is vital for the healthcare sector to offer life-critical services and patient care. Seamless communication, real-time updates, and putting the crisis response plans into action with minimum activation time are some of the key factors for successful crisis ...

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How Digital Transformation Enables a Systematic Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ENABLES A SYSTEMATIC RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Mar 11, 2020

For many years now, we’ve all been talking about a worldwide digital transformation in healthcare. One of the key motivations for healthcare’s digital transformation has been to enable the shift from labor-intensive, manual, in-person encounters in healthcare facilities and replace them ...

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Telehealth emerges as access tool in healthcare transformation TELEHEALTH EMERGES AS ACCESS TOOL IN HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Mar 11, 2020

Healthcare organizations are faced with addressing the “triple aim” of improving cost, quality and access to medical care. Telehealth has been seen as a tool to improve access with its convenience and availability with mobile apps or personal computers. Regulators are seeing the value of...

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How Technology Is Reshaping The Healthcare Industry HOW TECHNOLOGY IS RESHAPING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 11, 2020

Healthcare industry is currently experiencing a massive digital transformation. There has been stable progress since the introduction of technology in this sector. Tech components like Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Thing...

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RANSOMWARE AND THE PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE PRESERVATION FOR HEALTHCARE ENTITIES RANSOMWARE AND THE PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE PRESERVATION FOR HEALTHCARE ENTITIES

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Mar 10, 2020

Organizations regulated by the Healthcare Information Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must take special care to preserve valuable forensic artifacts at the outset of a ransomware or other cybersecurity event. The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule presumes a cybersecurity incident has resulted in...

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Artificial intelligence and healthcare ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HEALTHCARE

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Mar 10, 2020

When we imagine the future, we think about "The Jetsons" or "Back to the Future." Although we are not flying our cars or transporting instantly to any location at the push of a button, Artificial Intelligence (AI) permeates our lives. Think about the last time Netflix picked out ...

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The innovations bridging health sciences and business in 2020 THE INNOVATIONS BRIDGING HEALTH SCIENCES AND BUSINESS IN 2020

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Mar 10, 2020

The decade’s first global health crisis has placed the spotlight on the need for healthcare technology that can prevent and solve the world’s critical health challenges. This last week, Microsoft shared progress on innovations helping to meet these objectives. Today, we’re spotligh...

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HIMSS Canceled Amid Coronavirus – What Can Healthcare IT Take Away? HIMSS CANCELED AMID CORONAVIRUS – WHAT CAN HEALTHCARE IT TAKE AWAY?

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Mar 09, 2020

With the announcement of the HIMSS conference cancellation the healthcare IT industry is hit hard. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the super bowl of healthcare tech. 45,000 attendees from 50 countries were scheduled to fly into Orlando and spend 5 days immersed in in...

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Identity + RBAC Tighten Security in Healthcare IDENTITY + RBAC TIGHTEN SECURITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 06, 2020

As worries about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) mount daily, healthcare and health care organizations work valiantly to deliver quality healthcare. Potential exposure of health care workers to COVID-19 risks further shortages of hospital staff and clinical service providers. This presents a se...

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Reimagining healthcare with Azure IoT REIMAGINING HEALTHCARE WITH AZURE IOT

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Mar 06, 2020

Providers, payors, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences companies are leading the next wave of healthcare innovation by utilizing connected devices. From continuous patient monitoring, to optimizing operations for manufacturers and cold-chain supply tracking for the pharmaceutical industry, the health...

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How to Develop An ABM Strategy for Healthcare and Life Sciences HOW TO DEVELOP AN ABM STRATEGY FOR HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Mar 05, 2020

Most physician outreach now takes place digitally or indirectly. This shift in engagement has made it crucial for sales and marketing teams in healthcare and life sciences (HLS) to be aligned with a unified strategy. That’s what we discovered at League. Founded in 2014, League is on a mission ...

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GUIDE TO THE BEST MANAGED SERVICES FOR HEALTHCARE GUIDE TO THE BEST MANAGED SERVICES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Mar 05, 2020

Healthcare, more than most sectors, is heavily data-driven. This has prompted the industry to innovate using technology. The healthcare cloud computing market, for example, is expected to be valued at $55 billion by 2025. Technologies such as cloud computing, give healthcare new ways of collecting, ...

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A snapshot of the precision medicine landscape A SNAPSHOT OF THE PRECISION MEDICINE LANDSCAPE

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Mar 04, 2020

The global market for precision medicine is projected to top more than $84.5 billion by 2024. Targeted therapies for rare, genetic diseases, cancer and chronic conditions come with the hope of a cure. Companies such as Roche, Novartis, Spark Therapeutics, Pfizer, Editas and BioMarin are among the ph...

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The Data Behind: Helping Healthcare Get Better THE DATA BEHIND: HELPING HEALTHCARE GET BETTER

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Mar 04, 2020

Healthcare is experiencing a digital transformation, shifting how the medical ecosystem operates and the way that care is delivered. And all of this change comes down to one little word: data. In 2013, the healthcare industry produced 153 exabytes of data; in 2020, that volume is estimated to increa...

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HIPAA, Risk, & Hyper-Outsourcing Healthcare HIPAA, RISK, & HYPER-OUTSOURCING HEALTHCARE

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Mar 04, 2020

Ever-rising costs have forced the healthcare industry to tread a tightrope between containing costs and quality of service. In an effort to reduce costs, the healthcare industry relies on a large number of external resources. It’s not just administrative and clerical personnel such as call-cen...

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TOP 4 BENEFITS EHR SOFTWARE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED PRACTICES TOP 4 BENEFITS EHR SOFTWARE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED PRACTICES

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Mar 03, 2020

From the very first day you implement EHR software, you’ll let out a sigh of relief once you realize its amazing potential and how it can transform your practice. You may experience some minor drawbacks along the way, but these are nothing compared to the many benefits you’ll achieve. Be...

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Three Steps to Deliver Personalized Healthcare Marketing in a Cookie-less World THREE STEPS TO DELIVER PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE MARKETING IN A COOKIE-LESS WORLD

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Mar 03, 2020

Health marketers who want to deliver personalized experiences across all channels must evolve the use of the person-level ID to balance differentiated offerings with privacy. Following Apple’s lead, Google recently announced that Chrome will start blocking third-party cookie tracking within th...

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Will regulation limit the impact in health care? WILL REGULATION LIMIT THE IMPACT IN HEALTH CARE?

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Mar 02, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) introduces some important concerns around data ownership, safety and security, and with so much at stake, meaningful regulation should be expected. The pharmaceutical, clinical treatment and medical device industries provide a precedent for how to protect data rights, pr...

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Curing your complex healthcare network ills with microsegmentation CURING YOUR COMPLEX HEALTHCARE NETWORK ILLS WITH MICROSEGMENTATION

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Mar 02, 2020

Chronic underinvestment in cybersecurity has left many so exposed that they are unable to even detect cyberattacks when they occur, according to the report. While attacks take only seconds, discovery and mitigation can take weeks, if not months. In healthcare, complex networks and sensitive data mak...

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DATA PRIVACY IN HEALTHCARE DATA PRIVACY IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 02, 2020

The information and data within any business is a valuable asset. It is now considered a key driver to business growth and success. Data is collected every second of every day, and so it is important for businesses to capture, process, and manage data correctly. The security of data must be a priori...

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Changing the Pharma and Healthcare Landscape CHANGING THE PHARMA AND HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE

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Feb 27, 2020

Despite the data explosion in the past 10-15 years, this has largely been “data unrealized” – its value has not been exploited. Subsequent investments in data integration strategies, technology, and analytics have transformed a medley of free-floating data points into an integrated...

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Interoperability and the clinically connected healthcare operations platform INTEROPERABILITY AND THE CLINICALLY CONNECTED HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS PLATFORM

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Feb 27, 2020

One off implementation services often take additional time to build, are more brittle and susceptible to failure, are less performant, and can impede realizing full value from your ERP investment. Productized integration means that there is ongoing coordination of the ERP application, the interface ...

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Can EHRs Stand Up Marketplaces for Innovation? CAN EHRS STAND UP MARKETPLACES FOR INNOVATION?

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Feb 26, 2020

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) continues to advocate for improved data exchange, with the interoperability and information blocking rules being the latest federal push. One of the ONC’s goals with its latest guidance is to establish an ecosystem of innovation, with ...

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4 Ways Virtual Reality Is Impacting Healthcare 4 WAYS VIRTUAL REALITY IS IMPACTING HEALTHCARE

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Feb 26, 2020

Virtual Reality (VR) has already made big waves in industries from entertainment to fashion and media, but how about an industry that directly affects everyone’s well being and quality of life? While we are only beginning to grasp the full potential of VR for healthcare, the potential applicat...

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Building a Better Healthcare Future BUILDING A BETTER HEALTHCARE FUTURE

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Feb 25, 2020

Big data, analytics, cloud, and AI are just a few of the key transformational technologies creating a buzz in the healthcare industry as these innovations solve problems on a global scale all the way down to the patient level. Healthcare organizations are leveraging these tools to assist in clinical...

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Embracing healthcare’s digital transformation 2.0 EMBRACING HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 2.0

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Feb 24, 2020

Technology is only as useful as the value it helps us deliver. For us to get to the next phase of this evolution, technology must fit into a patient-centric care model. When I shifted my role from a full-time practicing physician to a healthcare administrator 20 years ago, there were no national sta...

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Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Light of Automation PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE IN LIGHT OF AUTOMATION

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Feb 24, 2020

Software automation accelerates processes and makes them more cost-effective, accurate, scalable, and measurable. But it also lets organizations coordinate and manage a collection of disparate systems according to business rules. These benefits offer enough value that automation is becoming an indis...

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The Value of an EHR Cloud Solution THE VALUE OF AN EHR CLOUD SOLUTION

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Feb 19, 2020

The term, “The Cloud,” has become so commonplace that one might ask: “What does it mean and what value can it bring to a healthcare organization’s electronic health record (EHR)?” Without getting too technical, Cloud is a model for delivering IT resources. According to ...

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How Do We Make Dignity the Animating Principle in Healthcare? HOW DO WE MAKE DIGNITY THE ANIMATING PRINCIPLE IN HEALTHCARE?

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Feb 19, 2020

In healthcare, short-term efficiency means more tasks done, more patients were seen, more tests performed more revenue generated. If this were manufacturing, short-term efficiency would be a perfectly acceptable measure of success. For this approach to providing care, the Lown Institute, a nonpartis...

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Setting Expectations in a Complex Healthcare System SETTING EXPECTATIONS IN A COMPLEX HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Feb 18, 2020

Over the past few weeks, I have written various posts on the experiences I have had with people whom I am working with as a Nurse Advocate. Each person came with unique issues related to their health. One patient had a suspected deep vein thrombosis, one was diagnosed with a reoccurrence of lung can...

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Getting Ahead of Privacy and the CCPA – Healthcare Needs to Move Beyond HIPAA GETTING AHEAD OF PRIVACY AND THE CCPA – HEALTHCARE NEEDS TO MOVE BEYOND HIPAA

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Feb 18, 2020

Privacy concerns are on the rise. Over the last couple of years, survey after survey have clearly shown a dramatic rise in overall consumer privacy awareness and concern – driven primarily by the never-ending litany of ongoing data breaches that make the news. The healthcare industry has been ...

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How Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Are Transforming Healthcare HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING ARE TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Feb 17, 2020

Severely premature infants can face a staggering list of potential health problems. Retinopathy of prematurity abnormal retinal blood vessel development that can lead to blindness — is one of them. It’s treatable while infants weigh less than two pounds, but doctors often struggle to det...

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Looking to Keep Data Analytics in Healthcare Affordable? The Answer is the Cloud LOOKING TO KEEP DATA ANALYTICS IN HEALTHCARE AFFORDABLE? THE ANSWER IS THE CLOUD

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Feb 17, 2020

It’s clear that 2020 Healthcare will be the year of big market disruptions. With data-rich players such as Amazon and Google entering into the healthcare market space, many traditional health care systems are reviewing their own strategic plans with an eye towards staying relevant. According t...

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3 Key Considerations in Cloud Security for Healthcare Organizations 3 KEY CONSIDERATIONS IN CLOUD SECURITY FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Feb 12, 2020

With medical system consolidation and increasing numbers of medical records created, the need for digital access and storage is gaining steam. Digitizing records allows clinicians to improve accuracy and decrease redundant testing and studies, as well as reduce treatment delays. Greater availability...

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Digital Health Democratizes Precision Medicine to Improve Population Health DIGITAL HEALTH DEMOCRATIZES PRECISION MEDICINE TO IMPROVE POPULATION HEALTH

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Feb 10, 2020

By definition, precision medicine treats the individual while public health focuses on population-level interventions. While public health and precision medicine efforts overlap, some experts argue that precision medicine advancements fall short of public health goals due to their underemphasis on s...

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Advanced Healthcare Supply Chains: Why It’s All in the Data ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS: WHY IT’S ALL IN THE DATA

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Feb 10, 2020

During the past decade, the healthcare industry has undergone an unprecedented technological transformation. The industry, once defined by manual processes, has moved squarely into the digital age. As patients, we’ve all become accustomed to seeing physicians as well as clinical staff use lapt...

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Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Healthcare ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ADOPTION IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) – long an impactful technology in other industries – is in the midst of rapid adoption across the healthcare industry. What was once seen as having great potential is now making its way to real-world implementation, driving improvements in care through enhanc...

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Why is the healthcare industry still so bad at cybersecurity? WHY IS THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY STILL SO BAD AT CYBERSECURITY?

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Feb 09, 2020

There are all kinds of scary scenarios like this that become possible when a hospital or other healthcare provider gets pwned. And the health industry has consistently been getting pwned as of late. In 2019, health organizations continued to get hit with data breaches and ransomware attacks, costing...

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Interoperability? Yes, for value’s sake! INTEROPERABILITY? YES, FOR VALUE’S SAKE!

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Feb 07, 2020

There is a misconception that the terms health and medicine are interchangeable, but they describe very different concepts and states. Health has been subject to whole series of definitions and WHO defined health in the Alma Ata declaration in 1978 as follows: “Health is a state of complete ph...

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Data Access Governance for Healthcare Privacy Compliance DATA ACCESS GOVERNANCE FOR HEALTHCARE PRIVACY COMPLIANCE

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Feb 06, 2020

Healthcare may soothe our physical and mental suffering, but it has long been one of the industries most burdened by stringent data privacy requirements. The personal health information (PHI) and electronic PHI (ePHI) contain the most valuable information malicious actors want to sell on the Dark We...

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3 Ways Healthcare IT Depts Can Start Prepping for “Medicare For All” 3 WAYS HEALTHCARE IT DEPTS CAN START PREPPING FOR “MEDICARE FOR ALL”

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Feb 05, 2020

Once a long-shot, the idea of universal healthcare in the U.S. is inching closer to reality, particularly as many 2020 candidates promise an expedient implementation of a national federally-run program (or some version of it). Nearly half of doctors support a “Medicare for all” model, an...

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Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with Real World Evidence ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WITH REAL WORLD EVIDENCE

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Feb 05, 2020

Over the last several years, medical associations began observing that these registries could also transform the way real-world clinical data can be used by the medical community beyond enabling quality reporting by physicians. As real-world data (namely electronic health record data) began to be di...

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Top 8 Healthcare Trends in 2020 TOP 8 HEALTHCARE TRENDS IN 2020

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Feb 05, 2020

Definitive Healthcare CEO, Jason Krantz, recently hosted his annual healthcare trends webinar:8 Top-Of-Mind Trends for Physician and Hospital Buyers In 2020. Each year, these eight trends are developed based on conversations with our 2,500+ clients across the provider, pharmaceutical, biotechnology,...

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THE BUSINESS OF HEALTHCARE THE BUSINESS OF HEALTHCARE

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Feb 05, 2020

The business of healthcare is an interesting beast. It has been described as miraculous, uncertain, opportunistic, a right, and even an art form. Semantics aside, healthcare is one of the most significant industries in any country worldwide, and represents almost 50% of America’s GDP. Miraculo...

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Five Tips for Optimizing Healthcare Supply Chains FIVE TIPS FOR OPTIMIZING HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 04, 2020

Healthcare supply chains tend to be high-margin, regulated businesses with strict quality requirements, such as the need for cold-chain storage and transportation. Yet they’re often ripe for improvements across the board. Inefficiencies often crop up due to the outsourcing of capability to log...

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How Artificial Intelligence Solutions are Disrupting the Healthcare Market HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS ARE DISRUPTING THE HEALTHCARE MARKET

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Feb 03, 2020

Health data is most often associated with vital signs: height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate immediately come to mind. But in recent years, the reality of what health data encompasses has become so much broader. Today, a multitude of data is being collected on patients. This data tells the ...

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Discrimination By Artificial Intelligence In A Commercial Electronic Health Record—A Case Study DISCRIMINATION BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN A COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD—A CASE STUDY

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Jan 31, 2020

When artificial intelligence (AI) is built into electronic health record (EHR) software, who is responsible for the consequences? Does responsibility lie exclusively with the hospital or health system that uses the vendor’s software, or is responsibility shared with the EHR vendor? What role s...

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Adoption of Healthcare Technology: A Unique Dilemma ADOPTION OF HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY: A UNIQUE DILEMMA

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Jan 30, 2020

Recent years have seen an explosion in healthcare-related technologies; connected devices, wearable sensors, patches, apps and software. This sector is expected to reach $280 billion by 20212 and global healthcare spending is predicted to reach $10 trillion by 2022. 2 Patients and healthcare practit...

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How Amazon’s Latest Trademark Raises The Bar HOW AMAZON’S LATEST TRADEMARK RAISES THE BAR

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Jan 30, 2020

The Healthcare industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. Legacy technology and pressure to keep costs low combined with the demand for faster service are forcing healthcare providers to innovate. The question remains as to who will set the technology bar for healthcare experiences and expectati...

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4 TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES 4 TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Jan 29, 2020

As the digital revolution transforms the fields of healthcare and life sciences, organizations and individuals stand to gain from new trends that use data in innovative ways to provide better patient outcomes. To leverage these developments, organizations need to embrace a cloud data platform as par...

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AI for Health Program AI FOR HEALTH PROGRAM

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Jan 29, 2020

Microsoft is expanding on its existing AI for Good initiative by launching the AI for Health program. AI for Health empowers researchers and organizations with AI to advance the health of people and communities around the world.

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5 Innovative Ways Providers are Utilizing Their EHR 5 INNOVATIVE WAYS PROVIDERS ARE UTILIZING THEIR EHR

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Jan 29, 2020

Choosing a strong healthcare IT partner like eClinicalWorks means having someone by your side that supports your practice’s goals and future plans. From small rural practices to large urban health centers, eClinicalWorks customers represent a varied group of healthcare professionals dedicated ...

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2020 HEALTHCARE IT PREDICTIONS: ALL SIGNS POINT TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2020 HEALTHCARE IT PREDICTIONS: ALL SIGNS POINT TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jan 29, 2020

To close out our series of predictions for 2020 in healthcare, today we are synthesizing what experts believe we can expect to see evolve this year in technology. In the vast arena of healthcare technology topics, artificial intelligence has received a lot of recognition lately. Reportedly, 1 out of...

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Why the Centene and WellCare Merger is the Biggest Deal in 2020 WHY THE CENTENE AND WELLCARE MERGER IS THE BIGGEST DEAL IN 2020

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Jan 28, 2020

I feel like the healthcare world just skipped over the $17.3 billion mega-merger between Centene and Wellcare, which just received final regulatory approval last Wednesday. With their powers combined, this new company will create the Thanos of government-focused health plans, hopefully without any o...

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Resolving that tension between clinical and financial leadership RESOLVING THAT TENSION BETWEEN CLINICAL AND FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP

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Jan 27, 2020

What tension, you say? Oh, come on, let’s be honest — you know what I’m talking about. Clinical leadership evaluates a product that accelerates wound healing. Its evidence-based claims are well substantiated in peer review journals. Yes, it’s costly, but healing time and labo...

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What Makes IoMT Devices So Difficult to Secure? WHAT MAKES IOMT DEVICES SO DIFFICULT TO SECURE?

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Jan 25, 2020

It wasn’t long ago when healthcare technology and protecting it from harm was relatively straightforward. In most cases, landlines and desktops reigned supreme; networks existed inside an organization’s own walls. Times have changed: Technological advancements and a growing number of use...

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What’s Changing? Healthcare Industry Disruptors and Trends To Watch WHAT’S CHANGING? HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS AND TRENDS TO WATCH

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Jan 24, 2020

As industries continue to blur, traditional healthcare companies will need to break down silos to drive value across the industry ecosystem, “To compete with disruptors, healthcare companies will need to capitalize on data, maximize profitability, and innovate patient care all while managing g...

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5 technologies that are poised to disrupt the healthcare supply chain 5 TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE POISED TO DISRUPT THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 24, 2020

The supply chain has carved out a critical role for itself as the healthcare industry shifts to a value-based model. In today’s evolving business environment, a data-rich supply chain contains the fuel that will help healthcare stakeholders tackle big industry challenges, including reducing va...

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Why is 2020 a turning point for healthcare? WHY IS 2020 A TURNING POINT FOR HEALTHCARE?

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Jan 23, 2020

Micro-trends, political strategies, technologies, discoveries in medical sciences, and societal changes are shaping the healthcare sector. What changes are on the horizon at the beginning of 2020? Here are eight remarkable transformative forces expected in the upcoming months. Healthcare is continuo...

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Interpretability and the promise of healthcare AI INTERPRETABILITY AND THE PROMISE OF HEALTHCARE AI

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Jan 23, 2020

Emergency departments (EDs) are an expensive and time-consuming option for getting care, especially when you don't have an emergency. What if we could suggest other treatment options to potential patients with non-urgent conditions beforehand instead of their choosing the ED? They could probably...

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How mixed reality brings the virtual hospital to you HOW MIXED REALITY BRINGS THE VIRTUAL HOSPITAL TO YOU

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Jan 22, 2020

The field of healthcare is constantly revolutionizing. Although, there are many challenges that doctors and other medical professionals face in treating a patient. The advancement in Microsoft’s HoloLens technology has brought a huge shift in how hospitals, medical clinics and other modern hea...

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HEALTHCARE AND DATA SECURITY—THE DOS AND DON’TS HEALTHCARE AND DATA SECURITY—THE DOS AND DON’TS

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Jan 21, 2020

The foundation of any information security program is asset knowledge, classification and management. Without this foundation, gaps will exist, and risks will go unnoticed. Efforts will be targeted incorrectly, and funds will be wasted. Auditors will cite this as a program failure, and in the case o...

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Beyond Healthcare Data; Shifting the Focus to Non-Healthcare Data BEYOND HEALTHCARE DATA; SHIFTING THE FOCUS TO NON-HEALTHCARE DATA

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Jan 21, 2020

The recently proposed information blocking rule from the ONC and CMS has thrust interoperability into the spotlight like nothing has in recent years, making it a hot topic for media fodder, and a major concern for organizations necessitating renewed attention to data-sharing practices. The conversat...

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Ransomware in 2020 RANSOMWARE IN 2020

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Jan 20, 2020

Since that time, ransomware has attacked large and small organizations, as well as individuals, across every sector. The malware’s versatility continues to make it a useful tool that requires nominal investment of time and resources. Ransomware is delivered via several different vectors to inc...

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Telemedicine: An Opportunity to Lower Costs and Expand Access to Healthcare TELEMEDICINE: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOWER COSTS AND EXPAND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

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Jan 19, 2020

With the 2020 elections looming, America's focus has turned to the many challenges that next term’s president will face. Arguably, the most important question America faces is: How are we going to fix healthcare? Nestled in this question are two, often competing, priorities: access and aff...

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2020 health trends and predictions 2020 HEALTH TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS

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Jan 16, 2020

The AI Era is creating a world full of opportunities.” Artificial intelligence, or AI, already is enabling a myriad of opportunities in health. This year, I believe AI will move beyond operational and clinical analytics to more advanced workloads, like diagnostics, early detection and other ad...

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Four Best Practices To Communicate A Health Care Merger FOUR BEST PRACTICES TO COMMUNICATE A HEALTH CARE MERGER

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Jan 16, 2020

It seems like not a week goes by without some sort of headline news detailing the latest hospital or health system merger, like these or these. Health care mergers aren’t new, but they are taking place at a rapid pace. The National Institute for Healthcare Management (NIHCM) Foundation reports...

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Leveraging AI and Machine Learning to Advance Interoperability in Healthcare LEVERAGING AI AND MACHINE LEARNING TO ADVANCE INTEROPERABILITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 16, 2020

Navigating the healthcare system is often a complex journey involving multiple physicians from hospitals, clinics, and general practices. At each junction, healthcare providers collect data that serve as pieces in a patient’s medical puzzle. When all of that data can be shared at each point, t...

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TOP 8 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS IN 2020 TOP 8 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS IN 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

So, without further ado, here is a summary of their projections for what we can expect in the healthcare industry for 2020. The price tag of being hospitalized is hefty, and plays a large role in increasing the U.S. healthcare expenses. On average it costs over $2,000 a day to stay in a hospital bed...

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How AI can improve medical diagnosis HOW AI CAN IMPROVE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

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Jan 15, 2020

How do medical specialists diagnose conditions? They look at our symptoms, use the knowledge they have built up in practice, bring tools and techniques into play, and work out what they think is wrong with us. Then they get on with treating us. Sounds simple enough, but in reality it’s often v...

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It’s Time To Address The Role Of Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery IT’S TIME TO ADDRESS THE ROLE OF IMPLICIT BIAS WITHIN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

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Jan 15, 2020

After many decades of study and exposition in the medical and sociological literature, policy makers and health care providers have finally turned their attention to social determinants of health (SDoH) and their effects on health outcomes. This is a welcome development. It brings needed focus on so...

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5 Reasons Why Electronic Health Records are Better than Paper Records 5 REASONS WHY ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS ARE BETTER THAN PAPER RECORDS

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Jan 15, 2020

By now, leadership in your medical organization is starting to conclude that there are more problems than benefits in continuing to use using paper-based records and it is time to make the switch to electronic health records. While some practices can manage to get by using old-fashioned paper, the d...

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DENTAL PRACTICES CAN IMPROVE BY USING BIG DATA ANALYTICS DENTAL PRACTICES CAN IMPROVE BY USING BIG DATA ANALYTICS

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Jan 14, 2020

As a dentist, your online and offline marketing strategies are both important. Not only that, but analytics programs can help you to make sure that you’re promoting your business to the right people. Analytics programs for dentists will help you to analyze and understand the demographics of pe...

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How should providers screen for social determinants of health? HOW SHOULD PROVIDERS SCREEN FOR SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH?

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Jan 14, 2020

The healthcare industry has been talking about the importance of addressing social determinants of health for years, but many struggle with how to collect the insights. For example, if 68% of Americans are affected by at least one SDOH, how do they even discover the one? What is the ideal way for pr...

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How To Make Healthcare Marketing & Communications More Inclusive HOW TO MAKE HEALTHCARE MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MORE INCLUSIVE

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Jan 13, 2020

This includes health care and extends well beyond an organization’s public image, though. Communicating in an inclusive manner can have real-life health consequences. There is a well-documented correlation between a patient’s sense of comfort/acceptance and their willingness to be forthc...

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Five Health Care Trends For 2020 FIVE HEALTH CARE TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 13, 2020

In 2020, the Affordable Care Act will turn 10 years old. Since it became law and ushered in sizable reforms across our industry, some aspects of health care have improved dramatically, while new problems have emerged that require remediation. In other words, health care reform has been neither the c...

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Top 3 Myths About Digital Identity in Healthcare TOP 3 MYTHS ABOUT DIGITAL IDENTITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 10, 2020

Healthcare is in the midst of a digital transformation, creating information security, compliance, and workflow challenges. The engagement of an increasingly decentralized workforce along with anytime anyplace healthcare and the proliferation of cloud-based applications, databases, and mobile device...

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Why is Content Optimization Important in Your Healthcare Content Strategy? WHY IS CONTENT OPTIMIZATION IMPORTANT IN YOUR HEALTHCARE CONTENT STRATEGY?

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Jan 09, 2020

The healthcare industry provides care to the general public. By marketing standards, that’s a broad audience to target with written content. Content optimization is a window of opportunity to get the most out of a compelling article or blog that you create. Through this strategy, you gain the ...

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The Prognosis is Positive for the Healthcare Industry’s Big Migration to the Cloud in 2020 THE PROGNOSIS IS POSITIVE FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY’S BIG MIGRATION TO THE CLOUD IN 2020

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Jan 09, 2020

One of the biggest issues that healthcare organisations face when implementing new IT infrastructure solutions is that they lack the budget to properly integrate them. The annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Navigant survey found that 56% of respondents didn’t believe...

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5 PREDICTIONS FOR DIGITAL HEALTHCARE IN 2020 5 PREDICTIONS FOR DIGITAL HEALTHCARE IN 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

The evolution of healthcare has unfolded year after year, advancing at what sometimes feels like warp speed. However in 2019, digital innovations appeared to be progressing at a gradual rate. Luckily experts are predicting that there will be a multitude of technological advancements coming in 2020. ...

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5 Benefits of Interoperability in Healthcare 5 BENEFITS OF INTEROPERABILITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 08, 2020

How much thought do you give to the various computer systems that have been set up to enable staff to keep track of and manage patient data as well as communicate and connect with other entities, such as insurance providers and referring physicians? While the computer setup is the main concern for y...

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The State of Telehealth in 2020 THE STATE OF TELEHEALTH IN 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

telehealth gives you a way to provide patients with medical care anytime and anywhere. Telehealth solutions like healow TeleVisits help practices like The Clark Clinic deliver quality care to patients who may have difficulty making it into the doctor’s office. Sometimes it also may be challeng...

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How Machine Learning Can Support Early Intervention for High-Risk Patients HOW MACHINE LEARNING CAN SUPPORT EARLY INTERVENTION FOR HIGH-RISK PATIENTS

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Jan 07, 2020

U.S. healthcare costs have skyrocketed over the last decade and show no sign of slowing down. We currently spend $3.5 trillion a year on healthcare—about $11,000 per person, more than twice the average per-person spending in other developed countries. And healthcare costs are expected to nearl...

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7 Trends Impacting The Design of Healthcare Environments in 2020 7 TRENDS IMPACTING THE DESIGN OF HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

SmithGroup one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms has tapped its broad network of 1,300 interdisciplinary design professionals to offer its predictions for the trends and challenges that the design industry will face in the decade ahead. In the last couple of years, the impacts of...

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Seven trends that will shape corporate health insurance in 2020 SEVEN TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE CORPORATE HEALTH INSURANCE IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

Corporate health insurance has changed a lot over the last decade and is set to continue to evolve in the face of continuing technological, economic and societal change. Demand for more tailored and cutting-edge solutions that meet their workforces and businesses changing needs is also set to grow a...

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Current and Potential Challenges of Telehealth CURRENT AND POTENTIAL CHALLENGES OF TELEHEALTH

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Jan 06, 2020

The idea of telehealth seems like a dream come true for patients; whenever they aren’t feeling well, instead of hopping in the car to drive to a doctor’s office, they can simply hop on their phones or computers and connect with a provider virtually. There are other benefits to telehealth...

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Moving Beyond Dazzle to High-Impact Collaboration MOVING BEYOND DAZZLE TO HIGH-IMPACT COLLABORATION

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Jan 03, 2020

From the first artificial skin to driverless cars that navigate busy streets with ease, 2019 brought a dazzling array of artificial intelligence (AI) discovery. In 2020, the progress made toward AI-fueled collaboration will be as critical as AI innovation especially in healthcare. We’ve reache...

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3 Healthcare Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2020 3 HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

The healthcare industry frequently struggles with data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents. That’s likely because cybercriminals know the value of medical data. It’s also problematic that healthcare information often gets passed between multiple parties and organizations, some of ...

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Key Trends of Blockchain in Healthcare in 2020 KEY TRENDS OF BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE IN 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

Blockchain technology has a place in any commercial network that is strongly motivated to avoid allowing a single central party to coordinate and approve transactions within the network. While the technicality of blockchain has a steep learning curve, there is tremendous potential in blockchain&rsqu...

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Choosing the Right Fit for Your ERP Implementation CHOOSING THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR ERP IMPLEMENTATION

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Dec 30, 2019

For a long time, the EHR has been the focus of the healthcare IT world thanks to initiatives like meaningful use. Now EHRs have mostly been implemented nationwide, and most providers are not going to go through all the hassle and expense of putting in a different EHR. Instead, providers are looking ...

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4 Ways to Make Security Training A Priority in Your Healthcare Organization 4 WAYS TO MAKE SECURITY TRAINING A PRIORITY IN YOUR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION

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Dec 27, 2019

Healthcare finally made the shift–it went digital. Overdue, perhaps and maybe less rapid than the transition by other industries but nonetheless notable. The age of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has dawned, and healthcare is riding the wave. You go, healthcare! For healthcare organizat...

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Why Providers Must Adopt Telehealth in 2020 WHY PROVIDERS MUST ADOPT TELEHEALTH IN 2020

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Dec 27, 2019

Sometimes life just gets in the way. Work schedules, family obligations, and unforeseen circumstances can make going to the doctor an inconvenience rather than a helpful necessity. It’s not uncommon for patients to forget or intentionally skip appointments, cancel unexpectedly, or even put off...

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Driving Success in Healthcare AI DRIVING SUCCESS IN HEALTHCARE AI

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Dec 27, 2019

To drive successful adoption and deployment of AI technologies, and ultimately desired outcomes, it is critical to have a partnership in which customers and vendors are working collaboratively. Healthcare organizations and vendors alike must share their responsibilities to divide and conquer the wor...

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One Doctor’s Thoughts On Why Big Tech Won’t Really Disrupt Healthcare ONE DOCTOR’S THOUGHTS ON WHY BIG TECH WON’T REALLY DISRUPT HEALTHCARE

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Dec 26, 2019

In recent times, tech giants like Apple, Google and Amazon have made it clear that their sights are set on carving out a place in healthcare. (Yes, the latest news of Google’s healthcare ambitions came when we learned that the HHS Office for Civil Rights was investigating whether its big healt...

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11 Healthcare Innovation Trends To Watch In 2020 11 HEALTHCARE INNOVATION TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

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Dec 25, 2019

As we near the end of the year, rather than reflect on fond memories of 2019, related to healthcare startups and innovation, here are some areas or trends that I will be following in the new decade.

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4 Ways Healthcare Is Being Transformed by the Cloud 4 WAYS HEALTHCARE IS BEING TRANSFORMED BY THE CLOUD

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Dec 24, 2019

Healthcare is increasingly turning to the cloud. According to research from Global Market Insights, the North American healthcare cloud-computing market surpassed $8.5 billion in 2018, and the global market could exceed $55 billion by 2025. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been turbulence ...

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How Biometric Technologies Improve Healthcare Operations HOW BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVE HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS

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Dec 23, 2019

Iris scans, fingerprint readers and facial recognition are growing in use across healthcare settings — and they’re poised to offer even greater possibilities. With just a touch or a glance, these biometric tools can identify and authenticate patients and employees by detecting unique bio...

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WHAT ARE THE UPCOMING TRENDS IN AI IN HEALTHCARE FOR 2020? WHAT ARE THE UPCOMING TRENDS IN AI IN HEALTHCARE FOR 2020?

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Dec 23, 2019

Among all the significant transformations happening across various industries, healthcare is one such industry that is being revolutionized with the latest technologies to meet challenging demands of the time. The fundamentals of the industry are changing for better. AI along with several other tech...

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Addressing Healthcare’s IT Security Oversight Challenges ADDRESSING HEALTHCARE’S IT SECURITY OVERSIGHT CHALLENGES

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Dec 19, 2019

Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many of the breaches lasted weeks or m...

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Can Digital Health Bridge The Low-Income Gap? CAN DIGITAL HEALTH BRIDGE THE LOW-INCOME GAP?

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Dec 18, 2019

We’ve known for a few years that income correlates with health in a major way. From the length of life to stroke risk to self-reported health status, the more access, opportunity, and means of upward mobility a person has, the better their projected health outcomes. Waves of organizations are ...

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Identity and Access Management – Bridging the Efficiency and Security Gap in Healthcare IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT – BRIDGING THE EFFICIENCY AND SECURITY GAP IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 17, 2019

The healthcare sector is charged with preserving some of the most sensitive information of any industry. Hospitals and clinics are required to securely store data, such as social security numbers, patient medical records, insurance policy details, and credit card numbers. Although healthcare adminis...

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What’s FHIR and How Will It Drive Healthcare Interoperability? WHAT’S FHIR AND HOW WILL IT DRIVE HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY?

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Dec 13, 2019

The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) allows developers to build standardized browser applications that lets providers access data from any EHR. Users want the freedom to be able to access a website from any browser, on any device, and on any operating system. This same need for indep...

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AI in Healthcare AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine earning (ML) stand to transform outcomes for stakeholders across the healthcare industry more directly than nearly any other technology since the discovery of antibiotics. Able to ingest and learn from massive amounts of data including patient information, cl...

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How mobile health services are changing the healthcare sector HOW MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES ARE CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Dec 12, 2019

One can expect a smart, mobile-powered solution for enhanced patient care, high level of data security, efficient record maintenance, resourceful healthcare training and innovation, and enhanced interpersonal communication. These changes are already slow-transforming the working and developments of ...

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3 Ways Electronic Health Records Will Continue to Improve in 2020 3 WAYS ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE IN 2020

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Dec 12, 2019

Electronic health records are not just a speculated source of physician burnout. They’re a direct cause for about 13 percent of providers, according to University of New Mexico researchers who recently examined the effects of EHR implementation and use. The issue runs even deeper, says Dr. Phi...

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Healthcare System Security HEALTHCARE SYSTEM SECURITY

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Dec 11, 2019

Viruses. Spyware. Ransomware. Hacking. Intrusions. All are extremely damaging, especially when healthcare systems are involved. That's because they not only compromise sensitive and confidential financial and operational information, but they put patients' personal health information (PHI) a...

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Navigating the Healthcare System is Miserable – Can AI Bots Help? NAVIGATING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS MISERABLE – CAN AI BOTS HELP?

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Dec 11, 2019

Regardless of whether you’re a chronic patient or a casual visitor to your doctor, navigating the healthcare system is miserable. I saw this first hand recently when I and then my daughter got a simple wart on our hand. You’d think this wasn’t a big deal, but as usual we put off tr...

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4 REASONS TO UTILIZE DENTAL EHR 4 REASONS TO UTILIZE DENTAL EHR

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Dec 10, 2019

The adoption of EHR (Electronic Health Records) is rapidly increasing in healthcare. Dental EHR systems are being developed with advanced functionalities to cover developments in technology and to comply with new regulations. Adoption of dental EHR, however, is still lower than in other areas of hea...

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Leveraging AI in Healthcare LEVERAGING AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 09, 2019

It is no secret that AI is an often-overhyped buzzword in healthcare. Over the last two years, KLAS has been watching the AI space closely, doing extensive research and interviewing providers to try to understand how real AI is and in which ways it is impacting healthcare. We specifically wanted to ...

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The Intersection of Tech and Holistic Health THE INTERSECTION OF TECH AND HOLISTIC HEALTH

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Dec 09, 2019

There is a common misconception in the healthcare field that technological innovation is opposed to the philosophy of holistic care. Tech is viewed as artificial, manufactured, and impersonal it values human experience only for the sake of developing better algorithms and treats the physical body of...

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HOW AI AND ROBOTICS IN HEALTHCARE ARE EXCELLING BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION HOW AI AND ROBOTICS IN HEALTHCARE ARE EXCELLING BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION

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Dec 08, 2019

Artificial intelligence is becoming progressively sophisticated at performing tasks that humans do, with more efficiently, quickly and at a lower cost. From finding new links between genetic codes to making robotic-assisted surgery, AI simplifies the lives of patients, doctors, and hospital administ...

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5 Reasons Why A Single, Integrated EHR Will Not Solve Interoperability 5 REASONS WHY A SINGLE, INTEGRATED EHR WILL NOT SOLVE INTEROPERABILITY

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Dec 06, 2019

A recent survey of health system IT, informatics, business, and clinical staff revealed that less than 40% of healthcare executives believe their organizations successfully share clinical data with external health systems, payers, and other partners. When asked what steps their organizations are tak...

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NANOTECHNOLOGY COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE FIELD OF DENTISTRY NANOTECHNOLOGY COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE FIELD OF DENTISTRY

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Dec 05, 2019

One way that it could improve dental care is by improving the effectiveness of dental cleanings. Nanobots could be used to scrape a collection of bacteria off of teeth, which is known as the biofilm. This could allow patients to have a much whiter smile and have far better dental health overall. Not...

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The Growing Emergence of Robots in Healthcare THE GROWING EMERGENCE OF ROBOTS IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 05, 2019

Robots are a rapidly growing part of the modern health care landscape. The history of robots in medicine dates back to 1985 when a robotic arm called “PUMA” assisted with surgery for the first time. The operation a neurosurgical biopsy was a complete success. Some of today’s health...

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Succeeding With Data-Driven Healthcare SUCCEEDING WITH DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 05, 2019

Many medical organizations talk about having a roadmap to the future, but following one is hard. Adopting new healthcare IT can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to keep up with your daily patients. But overwhelming becomes manageable when a practice remembers the principles that go into a ...

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The prognosis is positive for healthcare’s big migration to the cloud in 2020 THE PROGNOSIS IS POSITIVE FOR HEALTHCARE’S BIG MIGRATION TO THE CLOUD IN 2020

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Dec 04, 2019

One of the biggest issues that healthcare organisations face when implementing new IT infrastructure solutions is that they lack the budget to properly integrate them. The annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Navigant survey found that 56% of respondents didn’t believe...

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3 Predictions for the Next Five Years 3 PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

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Dec 02, 2019

Medical science was taking great strides around the turn of the 20th century. An Austrian biologist had learned that humans have different blood types, researchers were discovering the existence of vitamins and a Dutch physician invented electrocardiography. The landscape looks a little different no...

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Collaboration will enable healthtech sector to thrive COLLABORATION WILL ENABLE HEALTHTECH SECTOR TO THRIVE

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Dec 02, 2019

The healthcare sector’s biggest challenge is how we create organisations that are governed smarter, as well as a workforce, and indeed population, that learns faster and feels able to solve the problems that they are beset by on a daily basis.” He went on to add: “Whether you work ...

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Driving the healthtech revolution with business-driven networks DRIVING THE HEALTHTECH REVOLUTION WITH BUSINESS-DRIVEN NETWORKS

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Nov 29, 2019

The healthcare industry has oftentimes been synonymous with the slow uptake of new technologies. However, now this famously cumbersome sector is undergoing a profound digital transformation. Like many industries today, healthcare services are becoming increasingly data driven in a change that is onl...

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How Technology Influences The Healthcare Industry HOW TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCES THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2019

Technology today is nothing short of incredible. We’ve almost become immune to it by now, but if you take a second to stop and think about how different life would be without it, it’s easy to appreciate just how much of an integral part of our lives it has become. Aside from entertaining...

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How artificial intelligence is empowering healthcare HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS EMPOWERING HEALTHCARE

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Nov 27, 2019

It is hard to think of any area of our lives that might not one day be affected by artificial intelligence, and an exponential rise in recent years has already seen it become increasingly embedded in healthcare. After an early focus on supercharging the way in which new drugs can be discovered, AI i...

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The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery THE CHANGING FACE OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

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Nov 27, 2019

A confluence of factors is driving a dramatic shift in healthcare delivery from traditional sites of care such as hospitals and clinics to outpatient and retail care sites such as urgent care clinics and ambulatory surgical centers. Of course, this shift doesn’t just change things for patients...

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8 Common Mistakes Healthtech Companies Make When Building Health Products 8 COMMON MISTAKES HEALTHTECH COMPANIES MAKE WHEN BUILDING HEALTH PRODUCTS

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Nov 26, 2019

Most of us in the health industry want to get meaningful health products to market, and to the people who need them, as fast as possible. Yet in the growing healthtech sector, despite over $50B invested since 2011, there have been relatively few successful exits. Over the past five years, since befo...

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How digitalisation is driving dramatic IT changes in healthcare HOW DIGITALISATION IS DRIVING DRAMATIC IT CHANGES IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 26, 2019

Today, IT within the healthcare industry is undergoing profound changes. This has been driven, in part, by the development of advanced new treatments, including robotics, analytical imaging and robust data networks, which enable the lessons learned from pioneering medical practitioners to be distrib...

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5 ways data science is transforming modern healthcare 5 WAYS DATA SCIENCE IS TRANSFORMING MODERN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 26, 2019

From remote diagnosis to personalised treatments, data science is starting to give healthcare and Life Sciences the shot in the arm they desperately need. Healthcare has come a long way over the last couple of centuries. We’ve gone from cleaning blood with leeches and biting sticks for pain re...

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A Roadmap To Welcoming Health Care Innovation A ROADMAP TO WELCOMING HEALTH CARE INNOVATION

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Nov 26, 2019

Health care systems are being flooded with a slew of digital innovations, both internally and externally sourced. The promise of remote sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and personal health records, together with investment from the National Institutes of Health and private investo...

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How connecting data will lead to faster medical breakthroughs HOW CONNECTING DATA WILL LEAD TO FASTER MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS

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Nov 25, 2019

Medical progress in the past decade has been great, but we’ve reached a bottleneck of which many of us are unaware. Spreadsheets and relational databases that have been a mainstay over the past 30 years have reached their limits. And because they cannot cope with the vast amounts of data and t...

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Shifting to Value-Based Medicine SHIFTING TO VALUE-BASED MEDICINE

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Nov 22, 2019

What could be said about quality in cinema could also be said for the world of healthcare. Volume-based care puts less focus on quality or the type of service they give to patients and more on the numbers and cost of care those who were the most successful were those who could see the greatest numbe...

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Eight steps towards better cybersecurity in healthcare EIGHT STEPS TOWARDS BETTER CYBERSECURITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 22, 2019

To tackle cyber risks in healthcare, the European Union will introduce a tightened system of rules for medical equipment in 2020. The Medical Devices Regulation will assure purchasers for healthcare institutions that any new equipment meets strict cyber security requirements, and reduce the chance o...

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How healthcare apps are helping drug users transition from addiction to recovery HOW HEALTHCARE APPS ARE HELPING DRUG USERS TRANSITION FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY

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Nov 21, 2019

As a society, we are faced with many challenges, and it’s no secret that one of the more prevalent is that of substance abuse. Amongst the most dangerous and holistically destructive of these behaviors, affecting multiple facets of our social landscape from individual health and wellbeing to p...

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The latest healthcare data breaches in 2019 THE LATEST HEALTHCARE DATA BREACHES IN 2019

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Nov 21, 2019

When a data breach occurs at a private company, the loss of personally identifiable information (PII) can be inconvenient to consumers, reputation-battering for the organization, and may lead to identity theft and further account compromise. If a security incident takes place at a healthcare service...

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Defragmenting Healthcare with FHIR DEFRAGMENTING HEALTHCARE WITH FHIR

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Nov 20, 2019

In our digital lives, we have become accustomed to apps and services operating almost seamlessly. If I miss a turn while following the step-by-step directions from my favorite navigation app, the system auto-corrects and presents a new route. Web apps like this are now so commonplace, most of us don...

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Why HCAPHS Is Archaic In Healthcare Today WHY HCAPHS IS ARCHAIC IN HEALTHCARE TODAY

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Nov 20, 2019

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey hasn’t changed since its inception in 2006. Healthcare leaders have long wanted to see it reformed. Now, hospital groups are making the case for a major HCAHPS overhaul. Here’s what they’re are ask...

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The Urgent Importance of Cybersecurity in Healthcare THE URGENT IMPORTANCE OF CYBERSECURITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 19, 2019

The leading reason why criminals steal data is to sell it for profit. Financial records, such as credit card information, fetch a higher price than medical data, yet cybercriminals put extensive time and resources into targeting healthcare. Stability may be the reason. People can cancel a credit car...

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5 Trends In Healthcare Cloud Computing For 2020 5 TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE CLOUD COMPUTING FOR 2020

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Nov 19, 2019

Cloud computing offers healthcare professionals instant access to patient data through secure portals and near-limitless storage and control. A physician can store information in seconds and access it just as quickly. This process eliminates the need for hard copies unless specifically requested by ...

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Doctor data and the future of AI in healthcare DOCTOR DATA AND THE FUTURE OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 19, 2019

In today’s digitally connected world, data is everything. This is especially true within the medical field, which arguably demonstrates the best examples of how data is changing the world for the better. Though the industry is still at the forefront in its ability to use that data with emergin...

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Why the time is now for digital health WHY THE TIME IS NOW FOR DIGITAL HEALTH

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Nov 18, 2019

There has it seems, never been a better time to be in digital health. And for medtech players involved in the design and manufacture of healthtech products, there are significant opportunities on the horizon. With the NHS continuing its drive for increased innovation, the conditions are being create...

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Untangling The Relationship between Social Service And Health Care Spending And Health Outcomes UNTANGLING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL SERVICE AND HEALTH CARE SPENDING AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

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Nov 18, 2019

Proposals to extend health insurance coverage and improve access to high-quality health care in the US currently prominent in national policy debates must find ways to make expansion affordable. Could more investment in social services help? Social service investments have been shown to improve heal...

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Why Health Data is the Next in Big Data Analytics WHY HEALTH DATA IS THE NEXT IN BIG DATA ANALYTICS

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Nov 15, 2019

Data is the new oil. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. It has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so must data be broken down, analysed for it to have value. This comment by British mathematician a...

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Tips for managing and integrating technology after healthcare acquisitions TIPS FOR MANAGING AND INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY AFTER HEALTHCARE ACQUISITIONS

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Nov 15, 2019

There's an old saying: "Culture trumps process." I'd like to amend this to say, "Culture trumps technology." While this is obviously a play on words, one does have to seriously consider the culture of organizations that are acquired today in the healthcare space. This is ...

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Artificial Intelligence’s Need for Health Data ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE’S NEED FOR HEALTH DATA

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Nov 14, 2019

With doctors’ time in short supply, one area in which AI-driven tools could help transform healthcare is by increasing diagnostic accuracy. AI-driven diagnostic tools, especially in areas like cardiology, have the potential to save the healthcare system money and most importantly save lives. T...

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The Future of Healthcare THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Nov 13, 2019

For decades, technology has enabled better quality research, treatment, and access to healthcare. As a result, citizens around the world are increasingly empowered to focus on self-care, and people are now living longer than in previous generations. But as healthcare improves, the industry is presen...

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3 Myths About Machine Learning in Health Care 3 MYTHS ABOUT MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTH CARE

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Nov 13, 2019

Machine learning will dramatically improve health care. There are already a myriad impactful ML health care applications from imaging to predicting readmissions to the back office. But there are also high-profile, expensive efforts that have not achieved their goals. In our collective roles as the C...

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Chatbots in Healthcare CHATBOTS IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 12, 2019

Do you remember when Apple unveiled that little voice inside your phone, Siri, almost ten years ago in 2010? Before that point, asking your phone to tell you a joke in public would’ve gotten you weird looks. Not to mention the lack of a robotic punchline. Now if you blurt out a command, a devi...

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The Future of Healthcare Software Development THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 12, 2019

For decades, artificial intelligence has continued to play a critical role in different industries. However, when the term “artificial intelligence” is mentioned within the healthcare sphere, many people imagine robots operating on human beings and rendering doctors obsolete. Far from th...

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Change management in the health-tech industry CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH-TECH INDUSTRY

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Nov 11, 2019

As a provider of clinical technology, we have recently been reflecting as to why the adoption and implementation of new technology is slower than other industries especially in the B2B space. As a healthcare professional myself, I started thinking about my approach to choosing technology solutions. ...

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Does AI Have a Place in Medicine? DOES AI HAVE A PLACE IN MEDICINE?

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Nov 11, 2019

AI the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior—is poised to transform the practice of medicine as we know it. But it is a complementary technology, designed to enhance the performance of humans including physicians, nurses and medical researchers—in doing their jobs...

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An eye on future healthcare technologies AN EYE ON FUTURE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES

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Nov 11, 2019

AI is expected to vastly expand clinicians’ treatment insights, and improve physician workflows from radiology and diagnostic decision support to complex acute hospital care and busy ambulatory environments. Virtual assistants are helping to ease the burden of documentation workflows by enabli...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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Using Innovation Centers to Reduce Emerging Technology Solution Risk USING INNOVATION CENTERS TO REDUCE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION RISK

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Nov 08, 2019

As healthcare is being transformed with new digital technologies, several emerging technology solutions are being developed and funded to enable successful care delivery. The digital healthcare market is seeing a decline in funds from venture capitalists[1], which likely signals their caution to inv...

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A look into the next decade of healthcare IT A LOOK INTO THE NEXT DECADE OF HEALTHCARE IT

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Nov 07, 2019

It’s always my pleasure to speak with clients. Without them, we can’t be relevant. Our culture of trusted partnerships – which we celebrate at events like the Allscripts Client Experience – guide us to build solutions important to them today and tomorrow. From these partnersh...

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Solving Healthcare’s Data Challenges With Storage-As-A-Service SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S DATA CHALLENGES WITH STORAGE-AS-A-SERVICE

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Nov 07, 2019

Managing healthcare data is a special kind of a nightmare for IT professionals. First, the industry is highly regulated. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires strict attention to a complex set of rules governing access, security and privacy. A failure to follow the...

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Is AI The Real Answer to Reducing Overutilization? IS AI THE REAL ANSWER TO REDUCING OVERUTILIZATION?

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Nov 06, 2019

There are certainly moments when overutilization of the system for unnecessary tests can be pinpointed to a specific cause. A few years ago, for example, Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy prompted a massive spike in BRCA tests, including among a significant number of women who had a low proba...

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Clinical Depth: The Power of Knowing More than the Minimum CLINICAL DEPTH: THE POWER OF KNOWING MORE THAN THE MINIMUM

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Nov 06, 2019

In medicine, contrary to common belief, it is not usually enough to know the diagnosis and its best treatment or procedure. Guidelines, checklists and protocols only go so far when you are treating real people with diverse constitutions for multiple problems under a variety of circumstances. The mor...

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WHY KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST DENTAL TECHNOLOGY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER WHY KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST DENTAL TECHNOLOGY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

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Nov 05, 2019

Making sure that you have an improving dental practice that utilizes the latest technologies is more important than ever. New and innovative technologies make it possible for dentists to provide a standard of care that’s far beyond anything that was possible previously. If you’re not usi...

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The Untold Reality of Medical Device Shortages in the U.S. THE UNTOLD REALITY OF MEDICAL DEVICE SHORTAGES IN THE U.S.

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Nov 05, 2019

The industry as a whole is in need of meaningful solutions. As taxpayers, patients and key stakeholders in healthcare, we must collaborate to eliminate interruptions to our healthcare supply chain. For those invested in improving healthcare from the inside, this means working across competitive boun...

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5 Trends that are Changing the Healthcare Industry 5 TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 05, 2019

The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and at a steady pace. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, the Healthcare technology sector is expected to reach USD $280 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 15.9% between 2016-2021. Technological advancements in the healthcare industry have improved our qua...

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HEALTHCARE GONE VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE GONE VIRTUAL

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Nov 04, 2019

Have you heard of telemedicine or virtual healthcare? If you haven’t, I think it’s time. In fact, I’d go so bold as to say the time is now for adoption and implementation of virtual health programs. Why? Because technology has finally caught up with our vision for the future. Consu...

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Top 9 Technology Trends That Will Transform “Medicine And Healthcare” In 2020 TOP 9 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT WILL TRANSFORM “MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE” IN 2020

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Nov 03, 2019

Healthcare is an industry that is as of now being changed utilizing the most recent technology, so it can address the difficulties it is looking in the 21st century. Technology can help healthcare associations satisfy developing need and proficiently work to convey better patient consideration. Here...

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AI is helping rural patients get crucial medical care AI IS HELPING RURAL PATIENTS GET CRUCIAL MEDICAL CARE

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Nov 01, 2019

For those of us who live in big cities in developed countries, it’s easy to take access to hospitals and medical specialists for granted. But many rural communities in developing countries have too few medical clinics and doctors. With only prohibitively expensive and slow options for managing...

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TAKE YOUR HEALTH ON THE GO TAKE YOUR HEALTH ON THE GO

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Oct 31, 2019

Wearable technology has been a recent trend with a wide range of options from smart watches to heated clothing. While most think of the fitness industry when thinking about wearable technology, healthcare is using it to help address key issues with healthcare costs, aging generations, and the rise o...

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TOP 4 MYTHS ON EHR DEBUNKED TOP 4 MYTHS ON EHR DEBUNKED

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Oct 31, 2019

Electronic health records have gained popularity over the last few years as more practices use them to increase efficiency, reduce medical errors, and improve patient care. Regrettably, as with most new technology, numerous myths and misconceptions surround EHR and need to be debunked. If you are un...

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Precision Medicine: How Far We’ve Come PRECISION MEDICINE: HOW FAR WE’VE COME

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Oct 30, 2019

Creating Value for Everyone provides unique data, insights, and examples about how organizations are making changes in every part of the value chain. With precision medicine overturning our very conception of healthcare, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to be part of its future. Data-centric...

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Why You Need To Care About Telemedicine WHY YOU NEED TO CARE ABOUT TELEMEDICINE

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Oct 30, 2019

Telemedicine is on the forefront of the healthcare revolution. According to a recent report, the telemedicine market within the United States will be around $65 Billion by 2025. While telemedicine has existed for several decades, it has been becoming more mainstream with mass market adoption and mor...

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When Talking About Social Determinants, Precision Matters WHEN TALKING ABOUT SOCIAL DETERMINANTS, PRECISION MATTERS

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Oct 29, 2019

The term social determinants of health (SDOH) is ubiquitous in health care; equally pervasive is the misuse of the term to characterize health system interventions to address non-medical factors that contribute to health. Health care industry representatives often use SDOH interchangeably with other...

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Cloud Faxing Can Optimize these Six Common Healthcare Workflows CLOUD FAXING CAN OPTIMIZE THESE SIX COMMON HEALTHCARE WORKFLOWS

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Oct 29, 2019

How many steps would you estimate it takes the typical medical practice to process a faxed request from a pharmacy for a prescription refill? I can’t speak for how every practice handles this type of daily business operation, but after speaking with hundreds of physicians and healthcare office...

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Top 5 benefits of healthcare interoperability TOP 5 BENEFITS OF HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY

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Oct 29, 2019

Despite all of modern medicine’s ground-breaking achievements and our increasingly digitized world, the ability to share information between different payers and providers in a reliable and secure way remains frustratingly out of reach. Around 30% of patient data in electronic health records i...

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How to Build A Tech-Enabled Flu Immunization Program That Works HOW TO BUILD A TECH-ENABLED FLU IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM THAT WORKS

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Oct 25, 2019

While the weather is warm, preventing the flu is usually not top of mind for most healthcare consumers. But for health plans, it’s never too early to start planning for the impending 2019-2020 season. Ideally, people will be vaccinated in the early fall, allowing sufficient time to build antib...

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A framework for understanding health care systems A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

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Oct 25, 2019

The starting point for understanding a health care system is to understand what you expect it to do for you. Initially, you may think there are only two jobs: prevent disease and treat the disease that cannot be prevented. But, because incentives work differently for different kinds of prevention, l...

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How Value-Based Care is Changing the Way You Build Digital Health Companies HOW VALUE-BASED CARE IS CHANGING THE WAY YOU BUILD DIGITAL HEALTH COMPANIES

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Oct 24, 2019

Fundamentally, value-based care requires vendors as well as providers to operate differently, but new revenue models and a new approach to hiring deserve special consideration. In this article, we’ll cover the state of value-based care, how vendors are being required to accept outcomes-based c...

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THE FACILITY IMPLICATIONS OF MODERN HEALTHCARE THE FACILITY IMPLICATIONS OF MODERN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 23, 2019

The concept of “value-based care” was a common focal point at the 2019 Healthcare & Medical Properties Conference stressed during the beginning discussion surrounding operational trends that independent physicians and larger health networks both face. Recent mergers in the New Jersey...

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Moral injury from a primary care perspective MORAL INJURY FROM A PRIMARY CARE PERSPECTIVE

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Oct 23, 2019

The backbone of a great health care system is its primary care task force. From Singapore to France, elite health care systems rely on these cerebral doctors to provide preventive, urgent, and acute care along with chronic disease management. Primary care doctors have a broad-ranging impact from hea...

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4 Innovative Ways to Contain Healthcare Financial Leakage 4 INNOVATIVE WAYS TO CONTAIN HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL LEAKAGE

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Oct 23, 2019

The financial risk to health systems has never been higher. Decades of reimbursement reductions coupled with operating cost increases have left health systems executives no choice other than innovation. The traditional methods are no longer enough. For something to be transformational, it must under...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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Why electronic medical records should be standardized WHY ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SHOULD BE STANDARDIZED

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Oct 22, 2019

How can we possibly get to standardization in medicine? And is that a good thing? Standardized checklists save lives; rigid procedures for sterilization of equipment saves lives; universal compliance with recommended beneficial treatments saves lives. And while it’s sometimes a wonderful thing...

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SMART DEVICES AND 3D PRINTING ARE REVOLUTIONIZING DENTISTRY SMART DEVICES AND 3D PRINTING ARE REVOLUTIONIZING DENTISTRY

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Oct 22, 2019

Smart devices and 3D printing are likely to play an important role in improving dental practice, and they’re likely to become increasingly important in the future. Not only do these technologies play a role when it comes to dental care that’s used in offices, but they’re also begin...

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3 Quantum leaps that will change healthcare by 2030 3 QUANTUM LEAPS THAT WILL CHANGE HEALTHCARE BY 2030

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Oct 18, 2019

In recent years, we have seen medtech investments rise to new heights. In 2017, venture capitalists reportedly poured US $ 9 billion into space, an increase of 60 percent over the previous year. While more money is devoted to innovation in this sector, there are still very few companies that have di...

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Reasons For Startups To Focus On Mobile Health App Development REASONS FOR STARTUPS TO FOCUS ON MOBILE HEALTH APP DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 17, 2019

Not so long in the past, you had to wait in long queues at the hospital or clinic before your turn arrived. The documentation process was long, and people felt the pain, as they survived the wait that tired them more than the issues they were facing. Healthcare was unavailable in the rural areas, an...

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A Growing Healthcare Challenge A GROWING HEALTHCARE CHALLENGE

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Oct 17, 2019

Data breaches involving phishing and other email-related compromises persist as a top challenge for healthcare providers. So, what are some of the top trends emerging from these incidents? Phishing attacks are the primary vector in many of the largest health data breaches being reported to the Depar...

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Why SDoH Data Is Key For Developing Population Health Strategies WHY SDOH DATA IS KEY FOR DEVELOPING POPULATION HEALTH STRATEGIES

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Oct 16, 2019

The healthcare industry has come a long way in its appreciation of non-clinical factors impacting a patient’s overall well-being, such as social determinants of health (SDoH). However, the industry has made less progress when it comes to gathering information on individual patients’ soci...

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TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE WITH BIG DATA, 5G AND SURGICAL ROBOTS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE WITH BIG DATA, 5G AND SURGICAL ROBOTS

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Oct 16, 2019

The healthcare sector in recent times has witnessed more technological innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotic Surgery, among others. As, in one side, big data is very significant in the healthcare and enabling patient information more shareable safely and precisely, on the ot...

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5 Use Cases for Cloud Communications in the Healthcare Sector 5 USE CASES FOR CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Oct 16, 2019

When you think of the cloud, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of the apps on your smartphone? Perhaps some of those apps are associated with your facility’s electronic medical record system? If so, your healthcare organization is already leveraging the power of the cloud to connect staff, p...

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6 Most Precarious Developing Medical Technologies 6 MOST PRECARIOUS DEVELOPING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES

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Oct 15, 2019

Modern technology can be seen as a blessing and a curse, especially when it comes to the technology used in healthcare. Some of the medical technological advancements seen today are astonishing. They are there to improve our quality of life and to make us live longer, healthier lives, but everything...

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Using the 3M’s to Get Physicians to Embrace Telehealth: Metrics, Money & eMotion USING THE 3M’S TO GET PHYSICIANS TO EMBRACE TELEHEALTH: METRICS, MONEY & EMOTION

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Oct 15, 2019

Telehealth utilization is on track to explode due to consumer demand, reimbursement alignment and an improved regulatory environment. But for health systems to reap telehealth’s financial and clinical benefits, organizational leaders must demonstrate strong leadership, provide relevant educati...

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Exploring The Relationship Between Social And Medical Service Spending EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL AND MEDICAL SERVICE SPENDING

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Oct 15, 2019

The article’s primary finding of a positive relationship between health spending and social service spending is perhaps unexpected. Based on data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the study challenges the conventional wisdom that countries that spend more o...

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Uberization of Healthcare: Data Activation To Bring The Future of Healthcare Today UBERIZATION OF HEALTHCARE: DATA ACTIVATION TO BRING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE TODAY

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Oct 15, 2019

Pop health is still a pretty manual process. Having a dedicated solution, let alone a dedicated analytics platform, to address pop health is not as widespread as one might think.” — Brendan FitzGerald, research director, HIMSS Analystics When I first heard this line, a number of thoughts...

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Integrated Behavioral Health: Expectations vs Realities? INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: EXPECTATIONS VS REALITIES?

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Oct 14, 2019

However, some underlying health issues can’t be detected with a simple blood test or CAT scan. Behavioral health problems can impact every part of a person’s life. Some can develop as a result of physical problems, and vice versa. When patients go to the doctor, they’re putting the...

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The irrational exuberance of early cancer detection THE IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE OF EARLY CANCER DETECTION

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Oct 14, 2019

Here’s some good news for a change about cancer: Cancer mortality the rate of death from cancer has fallen substantially over the last four decades. There is also, however, some not-so-good news: Cancer incidence the rate of cancer diagnoses has been rising. This doesn’t reflect increasi...

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What Do You Want to Know About Cancer? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER?

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Oct 11, 2019

Cancer is an umbrella term for a large group of diseases caused when abnormal cells divide rapidly, and spread to other tissue and organs. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. In a healthy body, the trillions of cells it’s made of grow and divide, as the body needs them t...

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AI in Medicine: On the Way to Growth AI IN MEDICINE: ON THE WAY TO GROWTH

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Oct 10, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that can replicate human cognitive functions. Like in other fields, it is bringing a rapid transformation in healthcare due to the huge influx of healthcare data, advancements in analytics techniques, and innovation in clinical research and big data analy...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mental Health Care ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE

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Oct 10, 2019

This post is offered as a concise overview of important advances in artificial intelligence that will soon impact the way mental health care is practiced in day to day clinical settings. The result will be more individualized treatment incorporating both conventional and evidence-based complementary...

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The Graveyard of Digital Health, and How to Stay Out of It THE GRAVEYARD OF DIGITAL HEALTH, AND HOW TO STAY OUT OF IT

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Oct 09, 2019

Yet the healthcare space has been slow to learn that lesson. Far from functioning as a team focused on a single goal, healthcare stakeholders operate on a fractured playing field, each one trying to get to the goal on their own. From that perspective, everyone becomes a competitor and the ability to...

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The good, the bad, and the hopeful in new interoperability plans from Washington THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE HOPEFUL IN NEW INTEROPERABILITY PLANS FROM WASHINGTON

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Oct 09, 2019

Robust exchange of health information is absolutely critical to improving health care quality and lowering costs. In the last few months, government leaders at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have advanced ambitious policies to make interoperability a reality. Overall, this is a...

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THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 09, 2019

Digital transformation is a top priority across every sector of the dramatically changing healthcare industry. Rapidly emerging digital technologies are being used by healthcare organizations and healthcare-related businesses to improve patient care, compete more effectively, comply with regulations...

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Benefits, Challenges, and Examples of Cloud Technology Application in Healthcare BENEFITS, CHALLENGES, AND EXAMPLES OF CLOUD TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 04, 2019

Cloud technology application in healthcare is not new. Back in 2015, we created a post on cloud usage in healthcare, where we researched this topic and predicted that we will see the growth of this industry. And now in 2019, we see that we were right. Let us see what as changed in this area with tim...

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5 Tips For Delivering First-Rate Healthcare Services 5 TIPS FOR DELIVERING FIRST-RATE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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Oct 03, 2019

If you are looking to run a successful healthcare business, be it a small office or a clinic, you need to ensure your patients always receive high-quality services. To be able to deliver the best possible care services to your patients, you will have to create the appropriate environment and focus o...

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6 Health System Barriers to Digital Health Transformation 6 HEALTH SYSTEM BARRIERS TO DIGITAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION

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Oct 03, 2019

The concept of digital health information was introduced in the 1970s when professionals began moving away from problem-oriented medical records and making the transition to electronic health records (EHR). At the time, many facilities didn’t have the technology on hand to utilize digital heal...

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Primary Care Is at the Center of a Health Revolution PRIMARY CARE IS AT THE CENTER OF A HEALTH REVOLUTION

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Oct 02, 2019

Most of today’s primary care is, in retail terms, a loss leader a well-oiled doorway to the wildly expensive sick care system. For decades, practitioners have been forced into production factories, seeing as many patients, ordering as many tests, and sending as many referrals as possible to sp...

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Why Tele-Treatment Will Be The Next Evolution of Telehealth WHY TELE-TREATMENT WILL BE THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF TELEHEALTH

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Oct 01, 2019

Ubiquitous mobile technology like cell phones and smart watches play an increasingly important role in our health. You can have a checkup with your physician via the camera on your phone. If your heart rate becomes irregular, your Apple Watch will let you know (proven accuracy notwithstanding). Just...

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4 Trends driving change in healthcare 4 TRENDS DRIVING CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 01, 2019

The more complex healthcare becomes, the more ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals need to stay abreast of new trends—and understand how to turn them into new opportunities. To get started, here are some of the key drivers impacting the industry today. How will these driver...

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Can Blockchain Technology Fix Healthcare’s Problems? Not Even Close CAN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FIX HEALTHCARE’S PROBLEMS? NOT EVEN CLOSE

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Sep 30, 2019

Blockchain has been making big waves across healthcare, heralded as the technology that’s going to save healthcare. The excitement is understandable. Just about every segment of healthcare is fragmented almost to the point of dysfunction. What better way to bind it together than via a digital ...

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Artificial intelligence in medicine raises legal and ethical concerns ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE RAISES LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONCERNS

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Sep 29, 2019

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances. AI generally refers to computers’ ability to mimic human intelligence and to learn. For example, by using machine learning, scientists are working to develop algorithms that will help...

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Healthcare Intelligence Through Data HEALTHCARE INTELLIGENCE THROUGH DATA

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Sep 27, 2019

When health insurers and physicians are given new ways to look at data, when they see the power of this information in new light, they do extraordinary things with it. And when the data they own are augmented with nontraditional, external data sets the possibilities are truly boundless. I work with ...

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What has emergency medicine wrought? Helplessness. WHAT HAS EMERGENCY MEDICINE WROUGHT? HELPLESSNESS.

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Sep 26, 2019

It seems that all day, every day, I care for patients who simply won’t take care of themselves. And I sometimes think that we in emergency medicine have caused more harm than we expected. Now let me first say, I also take care of those who can’t care for themselves. There are those who, ...

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Medical devices cybersecurity: a growing concern? MEDICAL DEVICES CYBERSECURITY: A GROWING CONCERN?

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Sep 26, 2019

Healthcare cybersecurity is a global growing concern. The last few years have seen an increasing rate of IT security incidents and data breaches for many healthcare ecosystems. Reports show that ransomware and other cyberattacks are on the rise – and that healthcare is one of the key targets. ...

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What does the next 25 years hold for global health? WHAT DOES THE NEXT 25 YEARS HOLD FOR GLOBAL HEALTH?

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Sep 26, 2019

Global health is facing a time of political uncertainty and growing inequity, on the one hand, and great advances and innovations on the other, says David Mabey. It may come as a surprise, considering the dominant negative news narrative that grips us globally, but a survey put together by the Royal...

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Simply Healthcare & Wellcare Health now accepted at CardioFlex SIMPLY HEALTHCARE & WELLCARE HEALTH NOW ACCEPTED AT CARDIOFLEX

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Sep 25, 2019

We at CardioFlex Therapy in Davie, Fl, work diligently with insurance companies to ensure we are considered a priority for many circumstances, to be within network, to have the lowest deductibles possible offered to you, our patients. You will be surprised to hear many insurance companies and insura...

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8 Tips for Urgent Care Clinics to Optimize Revenue & Remain Profitable 8 TIPS FOR URGENT CARE CLINICS TO OPTIMIZE REVENUE & REMAIN PROFITABLE

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Sep 25, 2019

With the onset coming early and strong, emergency departments, primary care physicians, and urgent care clinics all over the country were overrun with patients waiting in line to see a doctor. While this had a negative impact on a large portion of the U.S. population, anyone involved in the on-deman...

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It’s time for AI-enabled solutions in health care to live up to their buzz IT’S TIME FOR AI-ENABLED SOLUTIONS IN HEALTH CARE TO LIVE UP TO THEIR BUZZ

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Sep 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence is incredibly buzzy in health care right now, and for a good reason. Other industries are already experiencing AI-enabled radical transformations, like real-time fraud monitoring and detection in banking and finance and instantaneous image recognition across the web and socia...

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Is 5G technology bad for our health? IS 5G TECHNOLOGY BAD FOR OUR HEALTH?

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Sep 23, 2019

As 5G wireless technology is slowly making its way across the globe, many government agencies and organizations advise that there is no reason to be alarmed about the effects of radiofrequency waves on our health. But some experts strongly disagree. The term 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobi...

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Deployed AI: How Lumiata is using AI to make healthcare smarter DEPLOYED AI: HOW LUMIATA IS USING AI TO MAKE HEALTHCARE SMARTER

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Sep 23, 2019

Google Cloud AI to provide intelligent health analytics for improved risk awareness and cost management in healthcare. Lumiata was founded on a vision of smarter, more cost-effective healthcare, and AI plays a central role in making it a reality. We provide sophisticated machine learning application...

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7 ways precision medicine will make its mark 7 WAYS PRECISION MEDICINE WILL MAKE ITS MARK

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Sep 23, 2019

Precision medicine is slowly entering the mainstream of health and medical discourse, but is still a term in need of a concise definition to move beyond its origins in genomics to the present, where precision medicine also must encompass population health management, according to a new study from Ch...

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AI in Healthcare Is Exciting, However, It Is No Reason to Overpay For It AI IN HEALTHCARE IS EXCITING, HOWEVER, IT IS NO REASON TO OVERPAY FOR IT

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Sep 20, 2019

Eventually, many conversations about artificial intelligence (AI) include HAL. An acronym for Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer, HAL played a prominent and disconcerting role in Stanley Kubrick’s mind-bending 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the film, sentient computer HAL learn...

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Moving More Electrons To Optimize New Adult Composite Immunization Measures MOVING MORE ELECTRONS TO OPTIMIZE NEW ADULT COMPOSITE IMMUNIZATION MEASURES

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Sep 20, 2019

Meaningfully measuring adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination is a vital public health intervention. Ninety percent of deaths from influenza occur in older adults, often those with chronic co-morbid conditions. Pneumococcal disease is also responsible for thousands of deaths annually. In adult...

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Big data in healthcare: From theory to practice in 4 steps BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE IN 4 STEPS

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Sep 19, 2019

Big data is hot! But for healthcare, big data is still mostly in its hype phase. People talk about it a lot, but don’t use it very often in practice. That mostly has to do with ignorance. Dan Ariely from Duke University put it nicely when he said: ‘Big data is like teenage sex: everyone ...

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4 Ways to Improve Mental Health Through Digital Health 4 WAYS TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH DIGITAL HEALTH

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Sep 19, 2019

Mental health care is undoubtedly one of the most pressing challenges that our national health system faces. Years of insufficient payment, infrastructure erosion, provider deficits, and stigma have created a fragmented patchwork of weak, under-coordinated and under-reimbursed treatment capabilities...

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Seven reasons why the Internal Combustion Engine is a dead man walking SEVEN REASONS WHY THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IS A DEAD MAN WALKING

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Sep 18, 2019

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect. What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence? However, ...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF JOBS

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Sep 18, 2019

My role here at SAP is IoT Evangelist. It’s my job to go around and speak about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we live, work, and run our businesses. IoT Evangelist is a job title that didn’t exist 5 or 10 years ago – mainly because the Internet of Things wasn&rsquo...

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3 Ways AI and Machine Learning Are Reshaping Medical Records 3 WAYS AI AND MACHINE LEARNING ARE RESHAPING MEDICAL RECORDS

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Sep 18, 2019

The world of medical records in both the public and private sectors remains dominated by a push toward interoperable data, and more broadly useful health data. Like everything else in American healthcare, the effort has been only moderately successful despite a price tag in the billions. In a modern...

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THE INTERSECTION OF HIPAA & THE HITECH ACT THE INTERSECTION OF HIPAA & THE HITECH ACT

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Sep 17, 2019

The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act was meant to enforce certain rules within the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. It’s important that those in healthcare IT understand the relationship between the two. The HITECH Act’s stated aim was to improve the on-boar...

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How provider-in-triage systems in ERs compromise patient care HOW PROVIDER-IN-TRIAGE SYSTEMS IN ERS COMPROMISE PATIENT CARE

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Sep 16, 2019

If you’ve needed emergency care in the last few years, you probably encountered this situation: Soon after entering the emergency department, you were asked to go to a triage area in the waiting room where a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant asked you a few questions and order...

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4 Steps Healthcare Organizations Need to Take to Automate Their Data 4 STEPS HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO TAKE TO AUTOMATE THEIR DATA

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Sep 16, 2019

According to IDC, all the data that’s being created and captured in healthcare is projected to grow by 36 percent (CAGR) more than any other industry. While managing growing volumes of data is a common challenge for many organizations across all sectors, healthcare is uniquely set apart by the...

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Resolving the complexity of autoimmune diseases: challenges and solutions RESOLVING THE COMPLEXITY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

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Sep 16, 2019

Chronic inflammatory diseases are life-long debilitating illnesses with increased mortality and high healthcare costs for therapy and care. These are systemic conditions characterized by activation of either the adaptive immune system—rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis— or t...

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How patient centricity is enabling the reality of Virtual Trials and mHealth HOW PATIENT CENTRICITY IS ENABLING THE REALITY OF VIRTUAL TRIALS AND MHEALTH

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Sep 13, 2019

It’s no secret that one of the greatest challenges facing clinical trials today is patient recruitment and retention. Low participation rates are an industry-wide problem, often stopping a study before it’s even begun. However, there may be a fairly simple solution to this issue. Accordi...

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A healthy dose of AI in healthcare? A HEALTHY DOSE OF AI IN HEALTHCARE?

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Sep 13, 2019

Nobody would deny that digital technologies, in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, have unprecedented potential to realise a more rapid diagnosis of diseases.They can also allow us to personalise patients’ treatment, increase health system efficiency and ultimately improve p...

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Healthcare data’s moment of lift HEALTHCARE DATA’S MOMENT OF LIFT

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Sep 13, 2019

Data wants to be free. Data also wants to be in free markets. A slew of newly announced initiatives points to the inexorable shift of data away from walled gardens and tightly controlled environments into the world of free markets. Consider these. A group of healthcare institutions and technology pr...

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5 Marketing Technology Trends for 2020 5 MARKETING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Sep 13, 2019

The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.” Peter F. Drucker Tweet This! While selling is an art, it solely depends on the fact how much marketing efforts you have put in to make it possible. And when it comes to marketing efforts it will be incomplete unless you leverage modern tech...

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10 MUST-HAVE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK FOR YOUR B2B TECH 10 MUST-HAVE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK FOR YOUR B2B TECH

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Sep 13, 2019

Still think your current martech stack doesn't need an upgrade? Think again. 2019 is gradually coming to a close and marketing channels have shown no signs of slowing down. If you’re a marketer who’s part of a technology-dominated industry, you know well that it’s no longer a b...

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HOW SMALL PRACTICES CAN USE EHR SOFTWARE HOW SMALL PRACTICES CAN USE EHR SOFTWARE

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Sep 12, 2019

Dental practices are using EHR systems to organize patient records digitally and improve patient visits. However, smaller dental practices may have a harder time taking advantage of EHR systems, but they can still benefit from EHR by understanding the best systems for their practice. Smaller practic...

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How EMRs can actually help physicians HOW EMRS CAN ACTUALLY HELP PHYSICIANS

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Sep 12, 2019

When I think about how hard it is to take care of our patients, and how many different people are involved in their care, it’s a wonder that anything ever gets done. We need to simplify systems, and harness the power of the information systems available to us, as well as the promise of the ele...

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Can Rah-Rah, Blah-Blah and Meh Accelerate Digital Health Innovation? CAN RAH-RAH, BLAH-BLAH AND MEH ACCELERATE DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION?

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Sep 11, 2019

Can combining health tech “rah-rah,” health policy “blah-blah” and the “meh” of academic research accelerate the uptake of digital health innovation? AcademyHealth, the health services research policy group, is co-locating its Health Datapalooza meeting, rooted in...

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Next Frontier in Healthcare Claims Automation. NEXT FRONTIER IN HEALTHCARE CLAIMS AUTOMATION.

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Sep 11, 2019

Claims optimization continues to provide health insurers a key area of opportunity to reduce consistently high loss ratios. In fact, the U.S. healthcare industry has a significant opportunity to deploy claims automation to save $11.1 billion annually, according to new data released in the fifth annu...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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8 Reasons Why Pagers Are Still the Preferred Communication Tool in Healthcare 8 REASONS WHY PAGERS ARE STILL THE PREFERRED COMMUNICATION TOOL IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 10, 2019

It might seem odd in today’s day and age, that any profession would choose anything over their smartphones as a communication device. When in fact, paging services still rank worldwide in healthcare communication over their cellular counterpart. A mobility survey conducted by Spok showed that ...

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Finding New Ways to Think About Healthcare FINDING NEW WAYS TO THINK ABOUT HEALTHCARE

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Sep 10, 2019

The intersection of economics and healthcare is heavily reflected in his work. Two of his recent pieces include: “Medicaid Expansion, HIV Testing, and HIV-related Risk Behaviors in the United States” co-authored with Babson Professor John Marthinsen, accepted by the American Journal of P...

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Clinical trials advance medicine in the future. And help patients right now. CLINICAL TRIALS ADVANCE MEDICINE IN THE FUTURE. AND HELP PATIENTS RIGHT NOW.

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Sep 09, 2019

If you’ve ever used a medication to treat an illness, you have a clinical trial to thank for it. Every standard therapy used in medicine today once started as a clinical trial. And it is commonly understood that today’s clinical trials are shaping treatments of the future. Less understoo...

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4 Areas Where Big Data is Transforming Healthcare Right Now 4 AREAS WHERE BIG DATA IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE RIGHT NOW

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Sep 09, 2019

Leveraging technology in the right ways can make or break the future of healthcare. One of the ways that healthcare will become more efficient, more affordable, and save more lives is through the use of big data. In healthcare, big data uses specific statistics from a population or an individual to ...

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How telemedicine intersects with AI, social media, and precision medicine HOW TELEMEDICINE INTERSECTS WITH AI, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND PRECISION MEDICINE

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Sep 06, 2019

Telemedicine will eventually become a more prominent part of our clinical practice, with the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) and social media and networks, and integration with precision medicine in electronic health records. As clinicians and scientists, we should be thinking about wh...

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What Can The National Weather Service Teach Us About Disseminating Health Care Price Information? WHAT CAN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEACH US ABOUT DISSEMINATING HEALTH CARE PRICE INFORMATION?

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Sep 06, 2019

Price transparency is seen as a cornerstone for market-based health reform. More than half of states have passed price transparency legislation and the Trump administration recently released a new executive order requiring insurers to release price data for providers. Consumer advocates and free mar...

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Here’s what true grit looks like in health care HERE’S WHAT TRUE GRIT LOOKS LIKE IN HEALTH CARE

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Sep 05, 2019

As a medical director and practicing physician, I count myself fortunate to meet and engage in meaningful conversations with many health care professionals throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Recently I was both humbled and inspired when I visited with a group of primary care physicians who operat...

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Relatively Modest Health Reform May Create More Value Than ‘Medicare for All’ RELATIVELY MODEST HEALTH REFORM MAY CREATE MORE VALUE THAN ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’

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Sep 05, 2019

Twelve years ago, February, Barack Obama stood in front of a freezing crowd on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, and launched his campaign for the presidency. A major theme of his campaign was the need to provide health coverage for then estimated 50 million Americans who ...

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Providers Don’t Take Enough Risk to Bend the Cost Curve PROVIDERS DON’T TAKE ENOUGH RISK TO BEND THE COST CURVE

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Sep 04, 2019

Back in 2015, 20 major health systems and payers pledged to convert 75% of their business to value-based arrangements by 2020. Today, more than two-thirds of payments from U.S. commercial health insurers are tied to some kind of value-based model. By 2021, the health plans expect three-quarters of t...

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Harnessing artificial intelligence for data analytics in digital health HARNESSING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DATA ANALYTICS IN DIGITAL HEALTH

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Sep 04, 2019

There’s an abundance of data being captured and analysed as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) being used in digital health. By 2025, market research indicates that global big data in healthcare analysis forecast will reach $68.75B by 2020. Healthcare data capture is growing at a fast pa...

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Innovations in Care Delivery INNOVATIONS IN CARE DELIVERY

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Sep 03, 2019

The integrated management and delivery of quality and safe health services to people in need, along the continuum of disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, disease-management, rehabilitation and palliative care services, through the different levels and sites of care within the health system, is ...

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Patient Controlled Health Data: Balancing Regulated Protections with Patient Autonomy PATIENT CONTROLLED HEALTH DATA: BALANCING REGULATED PROTECTIONS WITH PATIENT AUTONOMY

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Sep 03, 2019

A patient can, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), request a copy of her medical records in a “form and format” of her choice “if it is readily producible.” However, patient advocates have long complained about a process which is onerous, in...

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SD-WAN: Easing The 6 Top Pain Points In Healthcare SD-WAN: EASING THE 6 TOP PAIN POINTS IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 30, 2019

Healthcare is emerging as a leading early adopter of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN); it’s the top vertical contender in our sales funnel. SD-WAN quickly and affordably addresses the biggest challenges of today’s digital healthcare industry – from mobile health to el...

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The impacts of the global gag rule on global health: a scoping review THE IMPACTS OF THE GLOBAL GAG RULE ON GLOBAL HEALTH: A SCOPING REVIEW

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Aug 29, 2019

The 1984 Mexico City Policy is a U.S. federal policy that has prohibited foreign nongovernmental organizations that receive U.S. international family planning assistance from using their own, non-U.S. funds to provide, counsel on, or refer for abortion services as a method of family planning, or adv...

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Top 5 Factors Impacting the US Population Health Management Market TOP 5 FACTORS IMPACTING THE US POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT MARKET

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Aug 29, 2019

As the market has evolved, providers are taking a more measured approach into PHM, often using multiple solutions to fit specific needs or use cases. This has driven the market towards a best-of-breed approach with vendors offering integration with existing workflows used in the provider’s EHR...

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An International Perspective On The Paradoxes Of US Health Care AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE PARADOXES OF US HEALTH CARE

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Aug 28, 2019

Each year, the Commonwealth Fund selects an international cohort of Harkness Fellows in health care policy and practice, consisting of mid-career researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with leading positions in their countries, who come to the US to study the health care system, work with ren...

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Where Does Diabetes Technology Stand In 2019? WHERE DOES DIABETES TECHNOLOGY STAND IN 2019?

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Aug 28, 2019

Diabetes management went through a radical transformation in the last years due to technology: the diabetes patient community found a strong voice online, continuous glucose monitors are taking the place of finger pricks, digital patches and insulin pumps make the dosage of insulin more predictable,...

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3 considerations healthcare providers must make when using consumer data for patient care 3 CONSIDERATIONS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS MUST MAKE WHEN USING CONSUMER DATA FOR PATIENT CARE

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Aug 27, 2019

Most healthcare consumers spend only a tiny fraction of their lives in the clinical world of medical appointments and procedures. Where and how they spend the rest of their time has a far bigger impact on their health and well-being. So why are some providers still relying primarily on clinical data...

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What role does the science of complexity play in medicine? WHAT ROLE DOES THE SCIENCE OF COMPLEXITY PLAY IN MEDICINE?

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Aug 27, 2019

Unfortunately, our health care system has not been bound by the same physical laws and mathematical relationships as other complex adaptive systems. Thus, it has not been able to implement the same mechanisms that our ecosystems and cells have in order to obtain optimization in their ability to perf...

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Closing the Communications Gap in Digital Healthcare CLOSING THE COMMUNICATIONS GAP IN DIGITAL HEALTHCARE

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Aug 27, 2019

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is rapidly coming to terms with digital technology. With consumers demanding more convenient options for over-the-counter drugs and supplements – both of which do not require prescriptions – companies are moving quickly into the booming e-commer...

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4 Ways Health IT Can Improve Patient Engagement & Cost Transparency 4 WAYS HEALTH IT CAN IMPROVE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT & COST TRANSPARENCY

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Aug 26, 2019

Imagine having to make a large purchase, but not having any insight into how much it will cost or if you will be able to access it after you have purchased it. Most consumers wouldn’t make an investment like that; they would demand information into where their money is going and what they woul...

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Preparing Healthcare Organizations for the California Consumer Privacy Act PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT

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Aug 26, 2019

The CCPA exempts nonprofit entities that handle healthcare information, as well as providers and businesses already covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The law could, however, have an enormous impact on a wide range of consumer-directed healthcare organization...

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7 HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAN HELP YOU COMBAT STRESS, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS 7 HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAN HELP YOU COMBAT STRESS, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

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Aug 23, 2019

Breathing exercises, essential oils, and even spending ten minutes petting a furry friend can all help lessen the physiological effects of stress. Something else that can work in your favor: snacking—if you choose the right type of foods. According to food mindfulness expert Geneen Roth, when ...

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Reflections On Public-Private Collaborations In Rural Health REFLECTIONS ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATIONS IN RURAL HEALTH

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Aug 23, 2019

The conversations among program and policy experts focused on the meeting’s theme—the social determinants of health, with special attention to the relationship between health security and economic opportunity. Because economic vitality and health outcomes are intimately intertwined, spea...

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The State Of State Legislation Addressing Health Care Costs And Quality THE STATE OF STATE LEGISLATION ADDRESSING HEALTH CARE COSTS AND QUALITY

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Aug 22, 2019

Ever-rising health care costs and significant variations in quality have made health care reform a central theme in national politics over the past decade. As we gear up for the 2020 elections, health care reform continues to take a front seat in national politics. Amongst the crowd of Democratic pr...

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How Maunakea Teaches Us to Practice Medicine HOW MAUNAKEA TEACHES US TO PRACTICE MEDICINE

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Aug 22, 2019

Traditional medicine, as defined by the World Health Organization, is the “knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical a...

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Adopting the DoorDash model to health delivery ADOPTING THE DOORDASH MODEL TO HEALTH DELIVERY

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Aug 21, 2019

I was reading an article in The New York Times entitled, “The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant.” More and more people, particularly in urban settings, are using apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash to bring fresh, warm food directly to their doorsteps. Mr. Lopez, the virtual restaura...

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6 Market Growth Opportunities for Clinical Decision Support Systems 6 MARKET GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

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Aug 21, 2019

The clinical decision support systems (CDSS) market is expected to grow from $3.79B in 2018 to $6.4B in 2024, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3%, according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis. The new report, US Clinical Decision Support Systems Market, Forecast to 2024, ana...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets. You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design). But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. Yo...

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Why Medicare for All Will Not Cure What Ails the Hahnemann WHY MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL NOT CURE WHAT AILS THE HAHNEMANN

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Aug 20, 2019

The impending closure of Hahnemann University Hospital is a local tragedy. Eliminating a 170-year old institution is certain to exaggerate the daily travails of the economically disadvantaged inner-city population that Hahnemann serves as a safety-net hospital. The closure is also a national tragedy...

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10 Considerations for Success In A Post-MACRA Value-Based Healthcare Reality 10 CONSIDERATIONS FOR SUCCESS IN A POST-MACRA VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE REALITY

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Aug 20, 2019

he first two years of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) are in the books and many organizations are wondering if their strong performances will ever be met with a significant upside adjustment. Year 1 (2017) enjoyed very high participation...

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The Pharmacist’s Role on Immunization: What to Look For and Look Out For THE PHARMACIST’S ROLE ON IMMUNIZATION: WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND LOOK OUT FOR

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Aug 19, 2019

Three times a year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meets to review the latest findings on the immunization front, adjusting preferred dosing schedules and making recommendations in terms of best clinical practices. In that regard, the pharmacist’s role on immunization ...

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Benzer Vaccination Programs: Great Shots for Quality “One-on-One” Time with Your Pharmacist BENZER VACCINATION PROGRAMS: GREAT SHOTS FOR QUALITY “ONE-ON-ONE” TIME WITH YOUR PHARMACIST

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Aug 19, 2019

Like the kick-off of the NFL in the fall, the flu season may still be months away, but it’s always a good idea to circle a date on your calendar for getting up-to-date with immunizations. That, of course, goes double if you’re aged 59-or-older. It’s never comforting news to learn t...

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Protecting Health Data Outside of HIPAA: Will the Protecting Personal Health Data Act Tame the Wild West ? PROTECTING HEALTH DATA OUTSIDE OF HIPAA: WILL THE PROTECTING PERSONAL HEALTH DATA ACT TAME THE WILD WEST ?

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Aug 19, 2019

“If patients access their health data—some of which could contain family history and could be sensitive—through a smartphone, they must have a clear understanding of the potential uses of that data by app developers. Most patients will not be aware of who has access to their medica...

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CMS To Roll Out Nationwide Marketplace Quality Ratings CMS TO ROLL OUT NATIONWIDE MARKETPLACE QUALITY RATINGS

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Aug 19, 2019

The quality ratings—which reflect clinical quality data and enrollee satisfaction data—use a five-star system and will be displayed for most marketplace plans beginning on November 1, 2019 (for the 2020 open enrollment period). To date, quality rating information was only available throu...

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Evaluating Medicare Programs Against Saving Taxpayer Dollars EVALUATING MEDICARE PROGRAMS AGAINST SAVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS

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Aug 16, 2019

Medicare Advantage (MA) brings private-sector innovation to Medicare, and it offers valuable lessons for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to apply to other models of care in traditional Medicare. Predictable capitated payments allow MA plans to make investments in care delivery a...

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Everyone Is Having the Wrong Healthcare Debate EVERYONE IS HAVING THE WRONG HEALTHCARE DEBATE

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Aug 16, 2019

In 1807, in an effort to spite the British and French for shipping interference (and forced recruitment of American citizens into military service), the United States Congress passed an Embargo Act, effectively shutting down trade with these two countries. Britain and France quickly found other trad...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus? All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the ...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Health Information Exchange After 10 Years: Time For A More Assertive, National Approach HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE AFTER 10 YEARS: TIME FOR A MORE ASSERTIVE, NATIONAL APPROACH

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Aug 14, 2019

Although most transactions in our modern world are electronic and automated, many health care professionals still exchange patient information through inefficient manual processes. In much of the US, health information exchange (HIE) requires a complex series of handwritten signatures and faxed requ...

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How a Value Focus Could Change Health Care HOW A VALUE FOCUS COULD CHANGE HEALTH CARE

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Aug 14, 2019

How will the drive to health care value affect health care’s structure? We tend to assume that the health care structure we’re become accustomed to is the one we’ll always have, but that’s probably far from the truth. If we pull levers that incentivize the right care at the r...

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Health And Social Spending In The US And Other High-Income Countries HEALTH AND SOCIAL SPENDING IN THE US AND OTHER HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES

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Aug 13, 2019

What is the relationship between social spending and health care spending, particularly in high-income countries? A new study, being released ahead of print by Health Affairs, evaluated data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on 35 OECD member states spanning the p...

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CMS says it wants to cut paperwork. Providers have ideas. CMS SAYS IT WANTS TO CUT PAPERWORK. PROVIDERS HAVE IDEAS.

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Aug 13, 2019

CMS says it wants to cut red tape, and players across the healthcare industry are weighing in with a plethora of suggestions. The agency received roughly 440 comments in response to its Patients over Paperwork initiative in which provider, payer and pharma groups lobbied to reduce the individual reg...

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Choose Patients Over Profits CHOOSE PATIENTS OVER PROFITS

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Aug 12, 2019

Every day Americans walk into hospitals, outpatient clinics, and surgical centers thinking they have good health insurance. They’ve done their research, picked the right plan, paid their premiums, and checked whether the facility was in-network. It’s only after they receive care that the...

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Health Data Outside HIPAA: The Wild West of Unprotected Personal Data HEALTH DATA OUTSIDE HIPAA: THE WILD WEST OF UNPROTECTED PERSONAL DATA

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Aug 12, 2019

In this essay, we will look in the rear-view mirror to see how HIPAA has provided substantial protections for personal clinical data but with boundaries. We’ll also take a look out the windshield the Wild West of unprotected health data.

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Are Radiologists Prepared for The Future? ARE RADIOLOGISTS PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE?

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Aug 09, 2019

Leave your bias aside and take a look into the healthcare future with me. No, artificial intelligence, augmented intelligence and machine learning will not replace the radiologist.This is an important accelerant to where we are going, economic hardship, because it will destroy most radiology AI star...

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A Mapping Tool To Address Health And Education Disparities And Improve Access To School-Based Health Care A MAPPING TOOL TO ADDRESS HEALTH AND EDUCATION DISPARITIES AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE

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Aug 09, 2019

Our health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play. The economic, political, structural, and cultural factors that interact in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities influence food security, safety, employment, physical activity, and family and community support. In resource-r...

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Healthcare AI funding hits new high as sector matures. HEALTHCARE AI FUNDING HITS NEW HIGH AS SECTOR MATURES.

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Aug 08, 2019

The potential for AI to improve the review of medical images, facilitate large-scale data analysis and otherwise make healthcare more efficient and effective has led to predictions the technology will transform the industry. Yet funding for startups driving any transformation has slowed, falling fro...

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New Hormone Injection Aids Weight Loss In Obese Patients NEW HORMONE INJECTION AIDS WEIGHT LOSS IN OBESE PATIENTS

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Aug 06, 2019

An injection has helped reduce body weight and glucose levels in patients with diabetes and obesity in four weeks. The findings came from a small study in which patients lost on average 4.4kg and the treatment led to substantial improvements to their blood glucose, with some patients reducing to nea...

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Social Determinants of Health, the New Patient-Care Frontier SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, THE NEW PATIENT-CARE FRONTIER

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Aug 02, 2019

Social determinants of health SDOH include factors such as socioeconomic status, education, physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access to healthcare. Low income and indigent people with limited job security and less education are likely living in more dangerous neighbourho...

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Policymakers: You know there’s more to health than medical care. Now what? POLICYMAKERS: YOU KNOW THERE’S MORE TO HEALTH THAN MEDICAL CARE. NOW WHAT?

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Aug 01, 2019

Health is determined by more than just medical care. Research shows that the social determinants of health the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age are of even greater importance. Including factors such as education level, socioeconomic status, food availability, language, c...

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The 5 latest trends in healthcare AI THE 5 LATEST TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE AI

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Jul 30, 2019

In health care, AI is responsible for some particularly impressive trends. The technology opened new possibilities for how doctors treat and diagnose illnesses, resulting in a higher quality of care for the patients that need it. AI assists in both emergencies and ongoing care improvements.

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Health insurance for retirees HEALTH INSURANCE FOR RETIREES

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Jul 30, 2019

Planning your health plan in retirement is essential- Will you be using the NHS, or do you see the benefit to opting for private treatment? In this blog, we will be covering the options available to you and what to expect.

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What are the opportunities for AI in healthcare and what Big Data challenges lie ahead? WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AI IN HEALTHCARE AND WHAT BIG DATA CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD?

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Jul 29, 2019

Although artificial intelligence in healthcare is an area of intense interest, exploring the topic is akin to peeling an onion each layer revealing a new set of opportunities and obstacles.

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The future of effective HCP communication THE FUTURE OF EFFECTIVE HCP COMMUNICATION

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Jul 26, 2019

Compliant, obedient, and unknowledgeable. Thats how the patient landscape used to look to HCPs. Patients were wholly reliant on HCPs to provide them with the correct diagnosis and the most appropriate medication to improve their health.

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Health Brands Entertain With Heart HEALTH BRANDS ENTERTAIN WITH HEART

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Jul 25, 2019

As definitions of marketing continue to change, some healthcare companies are taking the idea of brands as entertainers to especially ambitious levels. According to one of the judges at the recent Cannes Lions, what makes these efforts successful is, firstly, clarity and courage on the part of brand...

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Craniocervical Instability Measurements CRANIOCERVICAL INSTABILITY MEASUREMENTS

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Jul 23, 2019

Did you know that some people have problems with the ligaments that hold their head on? These patients often become like a pinball in the great arcade game of medical specialists, going from one to the other without a diagnosis. They can sometimes find a diagnosis if they meet a doctor who knows whi...

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More evidence that pets benefit mental health MORE EVIDENCE THAT PETS BENEFIT MENTAL HEALTH

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Jul 19, 2019

Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical News Today reported on included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for th...

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Phase 3 Trial in the Works for Novel Non-Amyloid Alzheimers Drug PHASE 3 TRIAL IN THE WORKS FOR NOVEL NON-AMYLOID ALZHEIMERS DRUG

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Jul 18, 2019

With the latest major Phase 3 failure of Biogen and Eisais beta-amyloid-targeting antibody drug aducanumab, researchers are increasingly turning to other drug targets for Alzheimers disease. The absence of new drug approvals since 2003 and a rapidly growing prevalence of Alzheimers disease has creat...

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Do You Need a Daily Activity Tracker To Be Healthy? DO YOU NEED A DAILY ACTIVITY TRACKER TO BE HEALTHY?

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Jul 18, 2019

In the digital age, you can find technology for almost any task, from tracking your food to monitoring your sleep. These devices and apps can get you up and moving with notifications and daily reminders. But are daily activity trackers really helping you get healthy? Or do they just add more to your...

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40 doctor specialties: an index and overview of almost all the types of physicians 40 DOCTOR SPECIALTIES: AN INDEX AND OVERVIEW OF ALMOST ALL THE TYPES OF PHYSICIANS

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Jul 18, 2019

There are so many “-ologists” that they can be hard to keep straight. However, this list could be a handy reference. This is not meant to be an exhaustive and all-inclusive list of what a specialist does, but it should provide you with a basic overview.

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Healthcare fast facts – largest hospital systems in America HEALTHCARE FAST FACTS – LARGEST HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IN AMERICA

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Jul 18, 2019

As employee benefits professionals, you often know who the players are regarding insurance carriers, pharmacy benefits managers and insurance brokers/benefits consultants. However, employee benefits are mainly (at least on a dollar basis) about healthcare and the majority of healthcare dollars &mdas...

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How diet quality affects the colon HOW DIET QUALITY AFFECTS THE COLON'S MICROBIOME

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Jul 16, 2019

New research has examined the effect of dietary quality on the composition of the colon's microbiota. The study suggests that following a high quality diet may increase the number of beneficial bacteria, whereas following a low quality diet may raise that of harmful bacteria. An increasing numbe...

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5G & Healthcare. Huge Boon for Providers, Impractical or Ho-hum? 5G & HEALTHCARE. HUGE BOON FOR PROVIDERS, IMPRACTICAL OR HO-HUM?

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Jul 16, 2019

It’s a fact. The more bandwidth-intensive connected medical devices and mobile devices our hospitals deploy, the more we are straining our health IT infrastructures. Something has to give. Many communications leaders see 5G technology’s real-time high bandwidth and lower latency access a...

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Paul Tiffin: Can we tame Big Tech’s big influence on healthcare? PAUL TIFFIN: CAN WE TAME BIG TECH’S BIG INFLUENCE ON HEALTHCARE?

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Jul 16, 2019

At the start of the year, Juliet Bauer, chief digital officer for NHS England, announced that she was joining LIVI, an independent provider of remote primary care advice. Months earlier, Michael Macdonnell, NHS England’s national director of Transforming Health Systems, declared he was leaving...

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Should You Exercise When You Have Cancer? SHOULD YOU EXERCISE WHEN YOU HAVE CANCER?

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Jul 16, 2019

After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, starting or maintaining an exercise routine might seem like the least of your worries.That s understandable. Regular exercise might be something you didn’t seem to have time for even before your diagnosis. With all the new demands of treatment, such as ...

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Animal Healthcare Market Value at Expected to Reach USD 48,847.2 Million by 2025 | CAGR 4.2% ANIMAL HEALTHCARE MARKET VALUE AT EXPECTED TO REACH USD 48,847.2 MILLION BY 2025 | CAGR 4.2%

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Jul 16, 2019

Animal Healthcare Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2019-2025- Rising prevalence of infectious and parasitic diseases and increased pet adoption is expected to drive the growth of Global Animal Healthcare Market.Animal Healthcare Market is valued at USD 38...

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Empowering patients in their health care: Q&A with Cerner’s Teri Meintel EMPOWERING PATIENTS IN THEIR HEALTH CARE: Q&A WITH CERNER’S TERI MEINTEL

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Jul 15, 2019

Estimated read time: 4 minutesThe management of patient access is critical to making sure that patients can get the care they need when, and where, they need it. In many cases, patient satisfaction is attributed to the patient access professionals who handle scheduling, registration, patient finance...

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Why Doctors Are Drowning in Medical School Debt WHY DOCTORS ARE DROWNING IN MEDICAL SCHOOL DEBT

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Jul 15, 2019

Its four o’clock on a roasting Wednesday last July. I am a resident physician at Yale University, and I am sitting beside my wife, Kristin Budde, who just became an attending physician, also at Yale. We are both opposite our new accountant.

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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WakeMed Health & Hospitals prepares patients before heart surgery to improve outcomes WAKEMED HEALTH & HOSPITALS PREPARES PATIENTS BEFORE HEART SURGERY TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

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Jul 13, 2019

The use of enhanced recovery protocols for surgery has been commonplace in the U.S. since the concept was first introduced in the 1990s for colorectal procedures. The approach, which involves specific steps before and after surgery, has a strong track record of helping patients recover faster and im...

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Healthcare Australia acquires national allied health business Positive Rehab HEALTHCARE AUSTRALIA ACQUIRES NATIONAL ALLIED HEALTH BUSINESS POSITIVE REHAB

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Jul 12, 2019

Healthcare Australia (HCA) announces the acquisition of Positive Rehab which further boosts their expansion into direct Healthcare across verticals such as Allied, Corporate Health, NDIS, Homecare and Aged Care.Positive Rehab based out of South Australia, also operates in Queensland, Northern Territ...

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Want to solve surprise medical bills? Listen to patients WANT TO SOLVE SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS? LISTEN TO PATIENTS

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Jul 11, 2019

Americans are fed up. Health insurance is increasingly costing more but covering less. According to a new Morning Consult poll, 59 percent of Americans say they wish their insurance company provided plans with lower deductibles so they could better afford the health care they need. Over the last 12 ...

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Why Cloud in Healthcare? WHY CLOUD IN HEALTHCARE?

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Jul 11, 2019

Previously, I discussed the benefits of adopting cloud into the healthcare industry. In this post, I want to address the main question; why implement cloud in healthcare?Cloud is more than a place to store data; it has become an ecosystem of tools for enterprises to make the most of their business.

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Medicare for All: Would Patients and Physicians Benefit or Lose? MEDICARE FOR ALL: WOULD PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS BENEFIT OR LOSE?

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Jul 10, 2019

If, as is stated, it is not true that innovation would cease, where would the dollars come from for research and new drug/device development? Bernie Sanders erroneously stated in a recent article he published in the Wall Street Journal that drug development by pharma is funded by the government. Wit...

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Engaging Youth To Advance Community Health, Equity, And Safety ENGAGING YOUTH TO ADVANCE COMMUNITY HEALTH, EQUITY, AND SAFETY

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Jul 10, 2019

Striking differences by race and ethnicity in community health and public safety outcomes, with worrying implications for America’s youth, have been documented at the county and zip code levels. To address poor outcomes and disparities, philanthropic and public-sector attention has been increa...

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Resolving Surprise Medical Bills RESOLVING SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

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Jul 10, 2019

In a rare but welcome moment of bipartisanship, Congress appears ready to pass legislation protecting US consumers from the scourge of surprise medical bills. Such bills occur when patients lack insurance or have the misfortune of requiring services rendered by an out-of-network provider in emergenc...

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Creating Holistic Digital Experiences for Healthcare Events pt. 3 CREATING HOLISTIC DIGITAL EXPERIENCES FOR HEALTHCARE EVENTS PT. 3

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Jul 10, 2019

Adopting a comprehensive approach to your events marketing strategy that includes event listing and promotion on your flagship website as well as marketing efforts will ensure a holistic approach in creating awareness, engagement, and loyalty for your healthcare events.

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Standardizing Healthcare Terms: Challenges, Benefits, and Future STANDARDIZING HEALTHCARE TERMS: CHALLENGES, BENEFITS, AND FUTURE

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Jul 09, 2019

As a registered nurse (RN), Im in the field of medical and nursing terminologies within electronic health records (EHRs). I understand all too well the impact and benefits that standard healthcare terms contribute in leveraging interoperability and providing healthcare with big data for research and...

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5 ways to use social determinants of health data to improve patient outcomes 5 WAYS TO USE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH DATA TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Jul 09, 2019

Its a puzzle many healthcare providers are still working to solve: when over 80% of health outcomes are influenced by non-medical factors, how can health systems help their patients achieve better outcomes?From affording time off work so they can attend an appointment, to accessing healthy food, chi...

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CMS’s International Pricing Model For Medicare Part B Drugs: Implementation Issues CMS’S INTERNATIONAL PRICING MODEL FOR MEDICARE PART B DRUGS: IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

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Jul 09, 2019

For many years, Americans have paid significantly more than the rest of the world for prescription drugs. Medicare spent an estimated $140 billion in 2017 on outpatient prescription drugs, with this large total fueled by double-digit annual spending growth since 2013.[1] To lower the Part B portion ...

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RCN calls for RCN CALLS FOR 'WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY' COMPANY AT BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITALS TO BE SCRAPPED

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Jul 09, 2019

Regional director Glenn Turp writes about RCN fears over moves by the Bradford Teaching Hospitals to set up a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company.This week Estates, Facilities and Procurement staff employed by Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are taking industrial action

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Move Over Weights! Here are 5 Health Benefits of Dancing MOVE OVER WEIGHTS! HERE ARE 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANCING

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Jul 08, 2019

Do you wish there was a way to meet the recommendations for physical activity each week without having to commit to a formal exercise routine? If so, why not put on some music and enjoy the health benefits of dancing?Dancing is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health. As a bonus,...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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U.S. Companies Continue to Pay More in Healthcare as the Cost of Drugs Keeps Rising U.S. COMPANIES CONTINUE TO PAY MORE IN HEALTHCARE AS THE COST OF DRUGS KEEPS RISING

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Jul 08, 2019

The rising cost of healthcare has been a hot topic of discussion as of late throughout the United States, with many presidential candidates using it as a selling point of their campaign. The problem has gotten so bad within the past few years that the US currently pays more per capita for prescripti...

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Some healthcare workers deterrents to vax uptake SOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS DETERRENTS TO VAX UPTAKE

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Jul 08, 2019

A qualitative study has looked at the perspective of older people relating to influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations.Researchers interviewed 36 participants aged between 65 and 84 years, recruited from Queensland and New South Wales, between July 2017 and January 2018.Uptake of the flu vaccine was ...

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ROBO launches specialist healthcare & AI indices ROBO LAUNCHES SPECIALIST HEALTHCARE & AI INDICES

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Jul 08, 2019

HTEC, a research driven index portfolio of over 80 best-in-class healthcare technology & innovation companies from around the world, offers one of the most important investment opportunities for the next decade. Healthcare is undergoing a dramatic, technology-driven revolution, with the converge...

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SteriTrack, Microsoft to Offer Healthcare Device Data Reporting Globally STERITRACK, MICROSOFT TO OFFER HEALTHCARE DEVICE DATA REPORTING GLOBALLY

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Jul 08, 2019

SteriTrack has partnered with Microsoft to distribute a cloud-based healthcare device scanning software, which aims to provide immediate information regarding the status of equipment, across government bodies worldwide.Its Tractus platform updates users on device quality and possible expiration, as ...

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The transformative power of patient narratives in healthcare education THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF PATIENT NARRATIVES IN HEALTHCARE EDUCATION

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Jul 08, 2019

The narratives we share about ourselves and others are an integral part of our everyday lives. They are the medium through which we communicate, celebrate, and educate, providing a common currency that has the potential to be accessible to all. However, despite the repeated sharing of health and ill...

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Book Review: Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective by Philipp Trein BOOK REVIEW: HEALTHY OR SICK? COEVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE BY PHILIPP TREIN

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Jul 07, 2019

Healthcare is a large sector; within it, policymakers specialise in regulation, child health, medicines, hospital-building, workforce issues and many more areas that, like the TARDIS in Doctor Who, look small on the outside but are vast and complex on the inside. A challenge, not unique to healthcar...

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How AI Will Change Healthcare by 2020 HOW AI WILL CHANGE HEALTHCARE BY 2020

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Jul 05, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has led to many medical advancements, from AI-based software for the management of medical records, to diagnosing and recognizing conditions. Despite such achievements, the AI market is still young and is projected to expand rapidly. The market in healthcare is expected ...

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Healthcare Insurance Market Set For Rapid Growth, To Reach Value Around USD HEALTHCARE INSURANCE MARKET SET FOR RAPID GROWTH, TO REACH VALUE AROUND USD

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Jul 05, 2019

The global Healthcare Insurance Market report delivers the clean elaborated structure of the Healthcare Insurance Market comprising each and every business-related information of the market at a global level. The complete range of information related to the global Healthcare Insurance Market is obta...

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AES Strikes Again AES STRIKES AGAIN

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Jul 05, 2019

For the past decade, districts in Bihar have seen outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) during the peak summer months. Inspite of this history and almost a year since the roll out of Ayushman Bharat, this year was no different.The toll had passed 130 by end-June and is likely to increase, e...

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Global Big Data Analytics In Healthcare Market Set For Rapid Growth, To Reach Around USD GLOBAL BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN HEALTHCARE MARKET SET FOR RAPID GROWTH, TO REACH AROUND USD

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Jul 05, 2019

The global Big Data Analytics in Healthcare Market report delivers the clean elaborated structure of the Big Data Analytics in Healthcare Market comprising each and every business-related information of the market at a global level. The complete range of information related to the global Big Data An...

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Account-Based Marketing tactics to stay ahead of the game ACCOUNT-BASED MARKETING TACTICS TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME

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Jul 05, 2019

ABM – one of the biggest buzzwords in the digital marketing world. A significant component in the marketing strategy, that took the pillars of marketing to its prime. And it still remains to be a continued success!2018 was a fantastic year in terms of demand generation and ROI, companies that ...

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Duncan Jarvies: It’s time for healthcare to be a better LGBT+ ally DUNCAN JARVIES: IT’S TIME FOR HEALTHCARE TO BE A BETTER LGBT+ ALLY

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Jul 04, 2019

Women who go on to identify as LGBT are more likely to have a teenage pregnancy than hetrosexual women. Lesbian women have a higher asthma rate than straight women. We know that women have a longer life expectancy than men, and tha