MediFormatica Daily Digest – Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – (39 posts)

AI Daily Digest

In todays fast-paced world, it is easy to miss out on important information, especially if you are trying to keep up with a lot of different sources. That is where the daily digest comes in – it is a tool that compiles all the posts created on the previous day, providing you with a convenient summary of everything that happened so you can stay informed, educated, and engaged with the Digital Health world around you.

2,000+ Healthcare Executives to Attend HIMSS23 Digital Healthcare Conference

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is set to bring together over 2,000 leading healthcare executives from around the world to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the industry. Taking place from…

— DistilINFO Hospital IT

Immersive technologies such as virtual reality have the power to improve care and change lives

A ‘practical and sensible approach’ to immersive technologies is delivering significant gains for patients and staff at a major NHS trust in London, reveals digital innovation fellow Tom Carlisle.The covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly accelerated the…

— Digital Health

HIMSS report highlights cloud’s role in building APAC connected health

HIMSS has shared in a new report some points in advancing digital health transformation by extending the role of cloud computing in the post-COVID-19 era.WHAT IT’S ABOUT
The report, Next stop, the cloud: connected health…

— Healthcare IT news

DHSC next steps to support social care cuts workforce investment in half

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published a new set of initiatives on adult social care that allocates £100 million for digitisation in the sector but cuts in half the amount…

— Digital Health

Wearables, ML Predict ADHD, Sleep Problems in Children

By Shania Kennedy April 04, 2023 – A study published last month in JAMA Network Open describes how researchers combined data from wearable devices and machine-learning (ML) methodologies to help predict attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and…

— Health IT Analytics

DoD MHS GENESIS EHR Implementation Heads Down the Homestretch

By Sarai Rodriguez April 04, 2023 – Following a series of setbacks, the Federal EHR Modernization (FEHRM) project has seen some bright spots. Among them, the Defense Health Agency (DoD) stands out as it makes headway…

— EHR Intelligence

Nebraska HIE Expands PDMP Use for Public Health Surveillance

By Hannah Nelson April 04, 2023 – ONC is working to address the opioid epidemic through its support for nationwide health information exchange (HIE), including prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), according to a HealthITBuzz blog…

— EHR Intelligence

Tips on medical device security from the product leaders’ perspective

Medical device innovations have enhanced healthcare and improved patient care, but they present a broad attack surface for healthcare organizations.NETSpi, a security service company, hosted medical device product security experts to talk about the…

— Healthcare IT news

Final #HITsm Chat – #HIMSS23 Preview

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this month’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).  This month’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) and we’ll…

— Healthcare IT Today

Fujifilm sells EMR business to Medicom owner PHC Group

Fujifilm Healthcare Corporation is transferring its business related to EMR and medical receipt systems to PHC Holdings Corporation, owner of the Medicom medical information systems, following a stock purchase agreement.According to a press statement,…

— Healthcare IT news

Senate GOP proposes VA EHRM Standardization, Accountability Act

Senators Bill Cassidy and Jerry Moran have introduced a bill that would halt the implementation of the Oracle Cerner EHR at VA facilities until significant improvements are made. The proposed VA EHRM Standardization and…

— DistilINFO Hospital IT

Q1 2023 Digital Health Funding Reaches $3.4B Across 132 Deals

What You Should Know:2023 started off with the hallmarks of a rebound year. While Q4 2022 signaled the tail end of the digital health funding cycle, January and February funding numbers began to suggest…

— HIT Consultant

Accelerating Personalized Health With Healthcare Digital Twins

The following is a guest article by Steve Lazer, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences CTO at Dell Technologies.
One rapidly advancing trend in healthcare and life sciences is the shift from inefficient, expensive physical models to…

— Healthcare IT Today

Quality Data Leads to Better Outcomes, Alignment & Informed Consent at ViVE2023

Collecting and managing data has become vital in healthcare. Doing this right, leads to many downstream benefits, including better patient outcomes, greater patient engagement, more efficient processes, happier staff, and improved payer + provider…

— Healthcare IT Today

Hewitt recommends NHSE invite ICSs to identify digital and data leaders

In her much-anticipated independent review of integrated care systems (ICSs), Patricia Hewitt has recommended that NHS England should invite ICSs to identify digital and data leaders from within ICSs to join the Data Alliance…

— Digital Health

Study: Race, income linked to wearable-based research participation in children

Black children and kids from lower socioeconomic backgrounds were less likely to participate, share data and engage with research that used wearable devices, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. The study included…

— MobiHealthNews

Using Technology to Address Medication Access

According to an article in the Permanente Journal, “as many as 40% to 50% of patients who are prescribed medications for management of chronic conditions” don’t take their medications properly, or perhaps at all….

— Healthcare IT Today

Northwell Health’s Implementation of a Staff Framework for Health Equity and DEI

Healthcare organizations need to create a longitudinal health equity plan, complete with funding sources and staff structuring, and not just make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) pledges. Northwell Health began its health equity work…

— DistilINFO Hospital IT

AI & Data gets new home at Digital Health 

Digital Health will this autumn launch an exciting new conference and exhibition dedicated to exploring latest developments in the use of AI, data science and analytics across health and care. AI & Data is about…

— Digital Health

NIH Grant Aims to Enhance Artificial Intelligence Use in Healthcare

By Mark Melchionna April 04, 2023 – After receiving $5.9 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) aim to determine how artificial intelligence (AI)…

— Health IT Analytics

HIMSS23: How Policy is Influencing Healthcare IT

The 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition will bring together experts from all levels of government to discuss health information technology policies such as Medicare, information blocking, cybersecurity, and related congressional and state…

— DistilINFO Hospital IT

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company partners with Latino-focused care startup

Seattle-based Zócalo Health, a virtual healthcare service for Latino patients, is partnering with Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company (MCCPDC) to expand its members’ access to lower-cost prescription medication. Launched in 2021, Zócalo offers Latino…

— MobiHealthNews

Tracking Pixel Use Results in Data Breach at NY Hospital, 54K Impacted

By Jill McKeon April 04, 2023 – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is the latest healthcare organization to report a data breach stemming from its use of tracking and analytics tools. As previously reported, Meta, Google, and…

— Health IT Security

How AI can Tackle the Rising Tide of Staff Shortages in Healthcare

The following is a guest article by Roni Jamesmeyer, Senior Healthcare Manager at Five9
The healthcare crisis is dominating headlines, with the industry dealing with complicated challenges across multiple areas. After the trials of COVID,…

— Healthcare IT Today

Valley Health System debuting ‘smart rooms’ to improve patient care

Photo: Xavierarnau/Getty Images
Staying in a hospital room is no one’s idea of a good time. But staying in a smart room – as envisioned by Valley Health System – could improve the experience.The health…

— Healthcare IT news

The Role of AI in Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

Over 800 women died from pregnancy-related complications in 2020 in the United States, and well over half of these deaths were preventable. This isn’t news for professionals who work in this space because maternal…

— MedCity News

Victoria-wide implementation of Altera’s HIE underway

The Victorian Department of Health has chosen Altera Digital Health to implement its HIE solution across the state. Based on a media release, the contract is initially for providing a more complete view of patients’…

— Healthcare IT news

Rise Interactive Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Healthcare Data Breach

By Sarai Rodriguez April 04, 2023 – Rise Interactive Media & Analytics was hit with proposed a class action healthcare data breach lawsuit in the aftermath of a November 2022 breach.  The law firm Wolf…

— Health IT Security

Digital Divide Limits Telehealth Use in Rural Areas

By Mark Melchionna April 04, 2023 – A study from the University of Cincinnati (UC) found that although the rise in technology use benefits many aspects of healthcare delivery, telehealth access disparities will likely continue…

— mHealth Intelligence

Report: Digital health funding reaches $3.4B in first quarter filled with mega-deals

Digital health startups raised $3.4 billion across 132 deals in the first quarter, according to Rock Health’s latest funding report. Though investment in Q1 surpassed the last two quarters — where companies notched $2.7 billion…

— MobiHealthNews

‘Don’t Be Creepy’: How Health Systems Can Help Build Patients’ Trust in New Tech

Hospitals are constantly adopting new digital tools in order to catch up with industries like banking, retail and travel, which are decades ahead when it comes to modernizing their technology and meeting consumer expectations….

— MedCity News

Can Technology Live Up to Its Promise for Clinical Trials?

Stephen Pyke, Chief Clinical Digital and Data Officer, ParexelBy creating efficiencies with technology, CROs have an opportunity to build clinical trials of the future.For many years, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural…

— HIT Consultant

Northwell Health Inks 7-Year Deal with Philips for Patient Monitoring

What You Should Know:– Today, Northwell Health announced the 7-year agreement with Philips, which will allow the healthcare system to standardize patient monitoring, enhance patient care and improve patient outcomes while driving interoperability and data…

— HIT Consultant

AI-Enabled Butterfly Network Lung Tool Receives FDA Clearance

What You Should Know:– Today, Butterfly Network announced it received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a groundbreaking AI-enabled tool named AI-enabled Auto B-line Counter that will help physicians assess adults’ lungs and accelerate providers’ abilities…

— HIT Consultant

Advocates of Digital Therapies Hope Bill Can Ease Reimbursement

Advocates are renewing a push this year for federal legislation that would ease the path to reimbursement for prescription digital therapeutics in behavioral health.The legislation – reintroduced in March – enjoys bipartisan support. Nonetheless,…

— MedCity News

Scaling HN: Accessing support across the ecosystem

HN, alumnus of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, uses AI to predict and prevent urgent care needs. In this case study, learn how they have accessed support from across the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and…

— DigitalHealth.London

Coordinated health and social strategies create seamless care pathways

Merative, specialists in healthcare data, analytics and technology, recently published a whitepaper that highlights the foundation of establishing coordinated health and social protection services and its impact on the patients, healthcare providers, as well…

— Omnia Health Insights

Testcard tech transforms Covid and flu tests for Guy’s and St Thomas’

The first-ever Pitchfest winner, Testcard is saving Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust time, money and lives with its innovative technology that turns any mobile phone into a clinical grade scanner.The Testcard ClearScreen…

— Digital Health

Siemens Partners with LeanTaaS on Hospital Operational Performance

What You Should Know:– Siemens Healthineers and LeanTaaS have entered a strategic partnership to help health systems across the country achieve and sustain peak hospital operational performance.– The Siemens Healthineers network can now deploy system-wide tools designed to…

— HIT Consultant

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