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Executive Roundtable: Can Innovation Alleviate Clinician Burnout?

The U.S. Surgeon General’s recent advisory about clinician burnout cited numerous societal, cultural, structural, and organizational causes—including excessive workloads, administrative burden, and lack of organizational support. The potential fallout of this trajectory is alarming: The advisory cites the Association of American Medical Colleges’ estimate on clinician demand outpacing supply, with an anticipated shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians predicted by 2033. No one would argue that …

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Why Mental Illness Is Not the Cause of Gun Violence

I guess there’s just no way to have a sacred cow without also keeping a goat. Understand, I’m not talking about a GOAT, as in Tom Brady or Michael Jordan. I mean a goat, i.e, something or someone that takes the blame for an event, failed policy, etc., perhaps more commonly called a scapegoat. The …

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Geisinger & Tempus Create AI Model to Identify Structural Heart Disease

What You Should Know: – Tempus, an $8B precision medicine company, announced a collaborative study with Geisinger focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) model that can accurately identify patients at increased risk of undiagnosed structural heart disease (SHD). The study addresses a critical diagnostic gap – SHD is a progressive disease that affects the valves, walls, chambers, and muscles of the …

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How the Life Sciences Industry Can Boost Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Although it is well established that diversity improves outcomes and drives excellence, implementing diversity lags behind in many industries, including life sciences and healthcare.  Diversity is lacking across the entire field, from academic research to clinical work, composition of the workforce, and medical practice. This leads to worse health outcomes and fewer professional opportunities for …

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What’s The Role of Digital Health in Public Health?

To a certain extent, the national conversation about the importance of a robust public health system has been happening for the last couple of years in the context of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, rather than discussing how the system can be strengthened and expanded, we’ve instead largely limited it to what the …

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Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

What You Should Know: – Komodo Health announces $220M Series E investment to advance its enterprise healthcare and life sciences platform. At a $3.3 billion valuation, the investment underscores the company’s rapidly growing role as a foundational enterprise technology platform helping to drive digital transformation across the healthcare industry.  – Founded in 2014, Komodo Health’s Healthcare Map™ is the industry’s …

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For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

Catherine Thomas: Co-Founder and VP, Customer Engagement, careMESH  Peter Tippett MD, PhD: Founder and CEO, careMESH A recent Advisory Board briefing examined the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Readmission penalties.  Of the 3,080 hospitals CMS evaluated, 83% received a penalty for payments to be made in 2021, based on expected outcomes for a …

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5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates  As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial to patients, bring an additional level of operational complexity to …

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To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

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FDA Clears First-in-World Hematology App, Unlocking Potential of Diagnosis

What You Should Know: – Scopio Labs announced FDA clearance of its AI-powered X100 microscope and decision support system with Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (Full Field PBS) application.  – Using advanced computational photography imaging and tailored AI tools, Full Field PBS gives clinical laboratories an unprecedented ability to capture digital scans with full-field view of …

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How Low-Code Solutions Reduce Headaches for Healthcare CIOs

Ruby Raley, VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Axway Twenty years ago, technology consultants started advising CIOs to build less. That’s when the movement towards Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) began.  Today, there are many shops, especially those in small and medium-sized organizations, with few programmers who build new applications from scratch.   Yes, they …

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How Times of Crisis Spur Needed Change in Healthcare Delivery

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change healthcare operations in the world, foundational systems are being adapted to meet these new demands. Sometimes it takes extreme circumstances to see the cracks in a system. COVID-19 has exposed areas with more room for improvement in the healthcare system, such as optimizing operational efficiency. Organizations and individuals …

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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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Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

What You Should Know: – Allscripts and Microsoft sign a five-year partnership extension to support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise electronic health record and drive co-innovation. – The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and Power BI, creating a more seamless and highly productive user …

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