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Welcoming Patients Through The Digital Front Door

Justin Jacobson, VP & General Manager, Patient Engagement Solutions at Nuance Communications When patients contact their healthcare providers, they look for efficiency, convenience, and compassion. But often, the reality is far more clunky and impersonal when they find that an out-of-date phone system or a long hold queue are their only options. The secret to …

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Telehealth Utilization Grew 10.2% Nationally in May 2022

FAIR Health Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker, May 2022, United States What You Should Know: – In May 2022, for the second straight month, telehealth utilization, as measured by telehealth’s share of all medical claim lines, grew nationally and in every US census region (Midwest, Northeast, South, West), according to FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. – FAIR …

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New COVID-19 Analytics Dashboards Tracks Levels of Protection Against the Virus at the County Level

What You Should Know: – Data on COVID-19’s ever-changing behavior and its potential impact at the county level is now available with the release of the national Covid-19 Community Protection Dashboard.  – The dashboard, available at: https://www.civitasforhealth.org/community-protection-dashboard/; offers an aggregate Community Protection Index (CPI) for nearly all of the counties in the U.S. in the form of a score …

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The Benefits of Supporting Medical Information Teams with AI Agents

Richard Marcil, Chief Customer Officer at ConversationHEALTH Simon Johns, Director of Medical Information and Marketed Product Safety at IQVIA Life science organizations field a wide range of requests for medical information from the healthcare providers and patients they serve. Addressing these inquiries is important from numerous perspectives, from customer support and pharmacovigilance to post-market surveillance, …

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When It Comes to Digital Health, Experience Is Everything

Aniket Singh Rajput, Founder and CEO of Neuroglee Thanks to COVID-19 and numerous other factors, the adoption of digital health technologies used by patients in the home has skyrocketed. Accenture reported in 2021, for example, that remote patient monitoring technology adoption tripled among patients. Whether it is streaming video telehealth appointments with a provider, a …

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Is Telehealth Healthcare’s Biggest Cyber Threat?

Mike Wilkes, Chief Information Security Officer, SecurityScorecard It’s time to get used to seeing your doctor from a digital screen, as virtual care is projected to expand well into the future. And while telehealth technology has proven to be highly beneficial in supporting the shift to virtual healthcare, it has also introduced a host of …

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Outdated Pain Models & The Rise of New Science on Chronic Pain

Yoni Ashar, Ph.D., Clinical Advisor at Lin Health More than 50 million adults in the United States – more than 20% – suffer from chronic pain, and more than 19.6 million adults have pain that interferes with their lives more days than not. The estimated cost of chronic pain is $635 billion – more than …

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Phenomix Sciences Launches Obesity Biobanking Registry Studying Personalized Treatment Options Based on Genetics

What You Should Know: – Biotech company Phenomix Sciences launches its biobanking registry, marking the first obesity registry to study the impact of personalized treatment based on phenotyping. The impact of this biobanking registry and the data it will yield has the potential to change the entire system’s approach to obesity, from a treatment recommendation to the way payers …

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Reproducibility, Trust, and the Digital Laboratory

Kevin Vigilante MD, MPH EVP, Chief Medical Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton George Plopper, Sr. Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton Over the last decade, there has been an increasing recognition that results published in scientific journals often cannot be reproduced by other scientists. This has been called the “reproducibility crisis” and has been described …

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Turquoise Health Raises $20M for Healthcare Pricing Platform, Launches Direct Contracting Platform

What You Should Know: – Turquoise Health, an end-to-end healthcare pricing platform, today announced a $20M Series A investment led by existing investor Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Bessemer, Box Group, and new investor Tiger Global. – Turquoise Health will use the funding to continue making transparent pricing ubiquitous for all healthcare stakeholders: payers, …

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Raising Clinical Outcomes and Engagement Through Healthcare Equity: What Health Plans Need to Know

Anne Davis, VP of Government Markets & Strategy at Wellth Structural racism and poverty are correlated with a higher incidence of obesity among Black Americans (49%). Social drivers of health, which impact a disproportionate number of non-white Americans who live below the poverty line, account for as much as 90% of individuals’ health outcomes.   These …

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Why a Focus on Behavioral Health is Key to Improving Quality Measures

Tom Zaubler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NeuroFlow Since the passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients & Providers Act in 2008, the U.S. healthcare system has been moving towards value-based care (VBC) which encourages health providers to improve care quality by reimbursing them based on successful outcomes rather than individual medical services. The overarching …

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Doceree Lands $11M for Physician-Only Platform for Precision Marketing

What You Should Know: – Doceree, a global network of HCP-only platforms for programmatic messaging raises $11M in a Series A funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures to enrich programmatic messaging offerings for health information technology (HIT) platforms to improve the distribution of hyper-relevant messages to prescribers. The round also included participation from F-Prime Capital and Alkemi Growth Capital. – Doceree’s platform offers real-time measurement solutions to understand …

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Potential of Implementing Polygenic Risk Scores in Healthcare Systems

Dr. George Busby, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Allelica The promise of personalized medicine is a world in which interventions, screening, and therapeutics are targeted to those most likely to get the disease. Polygenic risk scores will help society reach this ambition by accurately assessing the contribution that one’s DNA makes to disease risk.  …

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Clarify Health Secures $150M for Value-Based Payments Platform

What You Should Know: – Clarify Health, a cloud analytics and value-based payments platform company, announced today that it secured $150 million in Series D financing. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the round and was joined by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and Memorial Hermann Health System, along with existing investors Insight Partners, Spark Capital, KKR, Aspenwood Ventures, Rivas Capital, and Sigmas Group. – …

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What Healthcare Leaders Need to Do Now About Ransomware

Aaron Biehl, Chief Operating Officer, Reliable IT If ransomware is not a topic of conversation around any healthcare organization’s boardroom table, directors and senior executives may be exposing the organization (and themselves) to considerable risk. Here’s a guide to ransomware trends for 2022 and steps healthcare leaders can take to help protect their organizations. Ransomware …

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Report: Private Hospitals Overcharge NYC Government Over $2B Annually

What You Should Know: – The 32BJ Health Fund, a self-insured fund that provides care for 32BJ SEIU members and their dependents, today released a report that lays bare the stark price disparities between Medicare and private hospitals, and outlines solutions to both reins in prices and holds hospital systems accountable for these practices. – The report, …

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physIQ, CellCarta Collaborate on Study to Revolutionize Vaccine

What You Should Know: – Today, digital medicine leader physIQ and CellCarta, a global leader in precision medicine services announced they are collaborating on a groundbreaking study that could revolutionize vaccine development. – The strategic collaboration advances the detailed study of early, individualized human responses to vaccinations as pharma companies race to deliver safe, effective vaccines sooner. physIQ, a pioneer in digital …

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Clarify Health Acquires Embedded Healthcare, Behavior Change Platform

What You Should Know: – Clarify Health, leading cloud analytics and value-based payments platform company, just announced its acquisition of Embedded Healthcare  – a behavior change platform company created by notable healthcare leaders such as Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to scale value-based care for health plans.  – The announcement marks the company’s second acquisition in 6 months and represents …

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Black Female Co-founders CancerIQ Raises $14M to Improve Cancer Early Detection and Prevention

CancerIQ Co-Founders Feyi Olopade Ayodele & Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, MD What You Should Know: – CancerIQ, a Chicago-based platform powering early cancer detection and prevention across broad patient populations, announced today it closed a $14M Series B financing round. – The Series B round was co-led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) and Amgen Ventures …

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Force Therapeutics and Xealth Integrate to Drive Remote Care Management

What You Should Know: – Today, Force Therapeutics and Xealth are partnering to bring remote management of postoperative recovery and care plans into clinicians’ EHR workflows. – The Force platform delivers provider-prescribed digital education and video content for patients recovering from injury or surgery at home. The partnership integrates the Force platform with a provider’s electronic health record, enabling care teams …

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Omada Health Raises $192M to Expand Digital Therapeutics for Chronic Disease

What You Should Know: – Omada Health, a chronic care integrated healthcare provider, today announced its $192M in Series E funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from aMoon, existing investors Perceptive Advisors, Wellington Management, Civilization Ventures, and others. – Omada Health will utilize the funding to accelerate hiring at all …

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EarliTec Diagnostics Raises $19.5M to Advance Autism Diagnosis and Treatment in Children

What You Should Know: – EarliTec Dx, a digital health company developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic products for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and early childhood vulnerabilities, today announced a $19.5 million financing led by Bernie Marcus, with participation from the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA). – This round of financing will be used to …

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Leveraging A More Impactful Analytics Strategy to Improve Your Health Plan Member CX

Suzanne Cogan, General Manager, SPH Analytics, a Press Ganey Solution Healthcare organizations are increasingly eager to leverage analytics technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), in new ways. One telling sign of this is that the global predictive analytics healthcare market, which was valued at $1.8 billion in 2017, is projected to reach more …

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Sempre Health Secures $15M for Behavior-Based Healthcare Pricing Platform

What You Should Know: – Sempre Health, a behavior-based healthcare pricing platform to insurers to offer large prescription copay discounts to members for filling on time (to promote more medication adherence) today announced it has raised $15M in Series B funding led by Blue Venture Fund. Sempre has raised $26.5 million to date. – Sempre Health …

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Time and Goals Should Drive Your Post-COVID-19 Care Management Strategy

Jessica Scruton, BSN, RN, CCM, VP of Clinical Transformation for Lightbeam Health Solutions COVID-19 forced many health systems to reassess and reconfigure their care management processes and staffing models so that clinicians could better manage more of their acute, complex, and otherwise healthy patients remotely to limit in-person care.  During this time, health systems likely …

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How NLP Can Uncover Social Determinants of Heart Disease

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular disease-related deaths—which occur every 36 seconds—cost our country about $219 billion each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People with poor cardiovascular health …

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Data-Driven Future: Impact of Machine Learning on Diabetes Management

Athar Siddiqui:  Global Strategy Lead, Digital Connected Solutions –  Ascensia Diabetes Care “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other” – Bill Gates wrote this in 1999 and, nowadays, the same can certainly be said about information technology and healthcare.  …

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3 Ways to Boost Patient Confidence with Real-Time Contactless Communication

Ford Blakely, SVP & GM, Medallia Zingle Although the vaccine’s rollout is slowly underway, Covid cases worldwide are continuing to reach all-time highs as new mutations make the virus even more contagious than ever before. Not surprisingly, patients’ concerns about visiting their healthcare providers in the midst of this global pandemic persist, pushing demand for …

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Evaluating COVID-19’s Behavioral Health Impact on the Economy

Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation We’re now in a new year and new presidential administration. At least three companies are producing effective COVID-19 vaccines, which are being administered to healthcare workers, teachers, and the elderly. By summer, hopefully a large majority of the population in most countries will be vaccinated. From …

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DarioHealth Acquires Musculoskeletal Solution Upright for $31M

What You Should Know: – DarioHealth, a Livongo competitor acquires musculoskeletal startup Upright for $31 million to expand their chronic condition management capabilities focused on driving behavior change rather than treating the acute problem. This move will more than double revenue and create one of the largest integrated digital health companies in the space. In …

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Hurdle Secures $5M for Digital Mental Health Platform for People of Color

What You Should Know: – Washington, D.C.-based Hurdle raises $5M in seed funding to accelerate its digital mental health platform for people of color. – Hurdle aims to provide an innovative teletherapy solution for employers and insurers; aims to remove barriers to mental health care for People of Color by rooting its services in evidence-based …

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3 Steps to Maintain Telehealth’s Momentum Post-Pandemic

In the face of COVID-19, healthcare witnessed how crises can become the long-awaited push for creativity and innovation that the industry needs. When our healthcare infrastructure’s weaknesses were exposed, telehealth helped to stitch them up, with the number of telehealth claims increasing 8,336% nationally from April 2019 to April 2020. Out of need, patients quickly …

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Teladoc Health, Dexcom Offers CGM-Powered insights to People with Type 2 Diabetes

What You Should Know: – Teladoc Health and Dexcom announced an expanded partnership on a new offering measures the impact of continuous glucose monitoring and real-time health recommendations for people with Type 2 diabetes at no cost. Teladoc Health, Inc., the first and only comprehensive virtual care system, and DexCom, Inc., the leader in real-time …

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Why A Patient-First Strategy for Specialty Rx Pharmacists Is Critical to Optimize Outcomes

Dr. Brandon Salke, PHARM.D, Pharmacist-in-charge, Optime Care One of the biggest challenges for biopharmaceutical companies of rare and orphan disease patient populations is optimizing disease management in a way that enhances the patient journey and improves outcomes. As these companies seek innovative solution partners, a patient-first approach that offers specialty Rx pharmacist expertise is critical …

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M&A: TigerConnect Acquires Hospital Middleware Solution Critical Alert

What You Should Know: – TigerConnect has announced an expansion in their suite through the acquisition of Critical Alert, a leading provider of enterprise-grade middleware for hospitals and health systems. – For the hundreds of thousands of nurses that currently use TigerConnect, these new capabilities will deliver real-time, contextual information to their mobile device or …

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12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of …

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Patient-First Model: High Tech Meets High Touch for Individuals with Rare Disorders

Donovan Quill, President and CEO, Optime Care Industry experts state that orphan drugs will be a major trend to watch in the years ahead, accounting for almost 40% of the Food and Drug Administration approvals this year. This market has become more competitive in the past few years, increasing the potential for reduced costs and broader patient accessibility. …

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Human API CEO Talks Data Privacy Concerns in Employee Wellness Programs

Andrei Pop, Founder, and CEO of Human API, A recent BBC article discusses the rise in employee health tracking via wearable devices and highlights a number of concerns around data privacy. To try and prevent health tracking schemes from crossing ethical lines, and eroding trust between employee and employer, some industry figures believe that organizations …

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How The Internet of Things (IoT) Can Be Used to Monitor The Elderly

Ajay Rane, VP of Global Ecosystem Development, Sigfox Shelter-in-place orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic have exaggerated the social exclusion and loneliness of many elderly and vulnerable individuals, thereby increasing their chances of experiencing critical health complications. This trend—combined with societal shifts including reduced inter-generational living, greater geographical mobility, and less cohesive communities—has placed the …

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COVID-19 Exposed The True Vulnerability of Healthcare Infrastructure

Martyn Crew, Director of Solutions Marketing at Gigamon In 2019, 41 million patient records breached in 572 reported incidents at an average cost of $1.8 million per breach. These statistics are far from surprising with healthcare records selling for a reported average of $45 on the dark web. Unfortunately, the year 2020 aggravated these issues …

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Medical Device Design: 4 Ways Designers Can Create Medical Devices That Work for Everyone

Stuart Karten, Founder/President, Karten Design Medical device design has been going through sweeping changes over the last decade.  Ten years ago, medical device companies weren’t concerned with delivering consumer-level design: Devices that are both attractive and intuitively easy to use by a wide variety of users.  Then the Affordable Care Act was passed, and adherence …

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PointClickCare Acquires Collective Medical for $650M to Create to Largest Combined Acute and Post-Acute Care Network

What You Should Know: – PointClickCare announces its intent to acquire Collective Medical to create the largest combined acute and post-acute care network in North America for $650M. – Collective Medical’s platform connects more than 1,300 hospitals, thousands of ambulatory practices and long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, as well as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and …

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UCB Taps Medisafe to Develop Branded Digital Drug Companions for Antiepileptic Medications

What You Should Know: – UCB has selected Medisafe to develop branded digital drug companions for antiepileptic medications, marking the company’s official entry into the digital therapeutics space. – The initial collaboration will primarily be focused on their antiepileptic medications, but they are exploring its use for additional brands.  Medisafe, a leading digital therapeutics company …

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How COVID-19 Has Revealed Healthcare’s Blockchain Use Cases

Brett Furst, President at HHS Technology Group Blockchain technology has somewhat infamously been described as “a solution in search of a problem,” but as the healthcare industry responds to the demands of the pandemic, several valuable use cases have surfaced that could benefit from employing the emerging technology.   Due in large part due to its …

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Change Healthcare Unveils Social Determinants of Health Analytics Solution

What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare launches national data resource on social determinants of health (SDoH) for doctors, insurers and life sciences organizations to better understand the connection between where a person lives and how they live their life to the care a patient receives and their health outcome. – 80% of U.S. health …

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4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

Matt Dickson, VP, Product, Strategy, and Communication Solutions at Stericycle COVID-19 terms such as quarantine, flatten the curve, social distance, and personal protective equipment (PPE) have dominated headlines in recent months, but what hasn’t been discussed in length are the hidden costs of COVID-19 as it relates to patient adherence.   The coronavirus pandemic has amplified …

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Aptar Pharma Acquires the Assets of Respiratory Startup Cohero Health

What You Should Know: – Apstar Pharma acquires the assets of respiratory health company Cohero Health to expands its digital portfolio with a focus on respiratory disease management. – Cohero Health develops digital tools and technologies to improve respiratory care, reduce avoidable costs, and optimize medication utilization. AptarGroup, Inc., a global leader in consumer dispensing, …

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Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo

What You Should Know: – Ontrak acquires LifeDojo Inc, a San Francisco, CA-based comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. – The acquisition broadens Ontrak’s addressable market and footprint to lower acuity populations enabling new interventions and remote patient monitoring. Ontrak, Inc., a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled, virtualized healthcare company, today announced that it has acquired LifeDojo …

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Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving back home and the “new normal” disrupts nearly all of …

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Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain

What You Should Know: – Press Ganey advances the healthcare consumerism movement with acquisitions of Doctor.com and a majority stake in Binary Fountain. – Expanded technology platform enables industry-leading management of providers’ online brand and seamless Web-wide patient acquisition and loyalty strategies. Press Ganey today announced the expansion of its market-leading health care consumerism platform …

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AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by Shandong Wu, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh …

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Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these pernicious trends on overall mental health will take time. However, …

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Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?

When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and it makes great PB&Js and takes forever to grow mold, …

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4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety

Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead at NVIDIA COVID-19 has put a tremendous burden on hospitals, and the clinicians, nurses, and medical staff who make them run.  Many hospitals have suffered financially as they did not anticipate the severity of the disease. The extended duration of patient stays in ICUs, the need for more …

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Brightline Raises $20M for Virtual Pediatric Behavioral Health Platform

What You Should Know: – Brightline raises $20 million to bring its virtual behavioral healthcare platform to kids and families across California and beyond. – Brightline delivers integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting children across developmental stages and their families. Brightline, a Palo Alto, …

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5 Critical Considerations for Patient Privacy in Telehealth

Sachin Nayyar, CEO at Securonix The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous ripple effect across all industries, with one of the most impacted being healthcare. Providers have had to quickly adapt to supporting patients ‘virtually’ in a secure manner, while simultaneously developing procedures to support accurate reporting to government organizations. These changes have placed added …

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Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

What You Should Know: – Sharecare launches its offering for employers: Well-Being@Work,  a virtual solution for COVID-19 that’s integrated with its app-based digital health platform for managing consumer health and well-being. – The offering is designed for employers – organizations of any kind – to support their workforces as they return to work when the time …

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Cohere Health Launches with $10M to Increase Transparency Across Care Journey

What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT start-up Cohere Health announced the official launch of its company with a $10 million Series A funding round led by Flare Capital Partners. – The company’s patient journey-focused platform improves the notoriously difficult prior authorization process and replaces an existing patchwork of legacy, siloed processes, and antiquated …

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4 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Establish Partnerships to Drive Innovation

With public and private healthcare spending significantly outpacing that of other countries, U.S. hospitals face intense pressure to find new ways to capture greater value. More and more, organizations are finding that partnerships with existing vendors can help unlock next-level performance gains in a transformative environment. Take Nebraska Medicine, for example. In the early 2000s, …

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COVID-19 Has Permanently Shifted Patient Behavior Towards Virtual Care

What You Should Know: – The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the patient care paradigm, and the ripple effects have altered patient behaviors and expectations, requiring a significant change in how life sciences companies engage with and support patients – Accenture surveyed 2700 patients about changes in care during COVID-19 and found a major shift …

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