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Healthcare organizations are finding new uses for virtual healthcare technology

Healthcare organizations are finding new uses for virtual healthcare technology

The virtual health revolution has spread over the past few years, notably fueled by generational change events such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, healthcare leaders, organizations and decision makers are seeing the value of virtual healthcare, both in terms of convenience and patient experience, and the cost savings that virtual health can …

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Google Cloud's health strategy, NIH's Covid data dilemma and telehealth merger rumors

Google Cloud’s health strategy, NIH’s Covid data dilemma and telehealth merger rumors

You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how technology is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to receive this newsletter in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.Watch: Google’s attempts to monetize healthcare AI The search giant is trying to monetize its artificial intelligence for healthcare markets through a new deal …

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Does the ethical development of AI rely on the “algorithmically” underserved?  CHAI's mission

Does the ethical development of AI rely on the “algorithmically” underserved? CHAI’s mission

For AI to flourish in healthcare, the industry must focus on the “algorithmically underserved,” said John D. Halamka, MD, MS, president of Mayo Clinic Platform, at the HLTH conference. 2022 this month in Las Vegas. Giving visibility to the algorithmically underserved – people who are not generating enough data/represented enough in health datasets for AI …

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Perform drug interaction assessments at every visit

Perform drug interaction assessments at every visit

Pharmacists should assess medications for potential problems at patient meetings to improve safety. Polypharmacy is one of the strongest risk factors for patients who experience drug interactions, given that approximately 33% of adults in the United States take 5 or more medications.1 Drug interactions can contribute to adverse drug events (ADRs), which account for approximately …

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Hospitals had to put charity care rules on their websites months ago.  Some didn't

Hospitals had to put charity care rules on their websites months ago. Some didn’t

To help patients in financial difficulty, California lawmakers have moved to strengthen state requirements for hospitals to provide free or reduced-cost care. AB 1020, which took effect in January, makes more people eligible for discounted care, raising the income levels below which hospitals are supposed to offer it to uninsured patients or those facing high …

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Editorial: Will Maura Healey make hospital cost clarity a priority?

Editorial: Will Maura Healey make hospital cost clarity a priority?

More than four years after raising concerns about the difficulty of discerning clear price information for hospital services, we expect Governor-elect Maura Healey to be less than happy with a recent study that indicates calculating these costs remains a confusing process. Finding information about healthcare procedures on Massachusetts hospital websites can be a “backdoor or …

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Venture capitalists partner with health organizations to improve digital health

Venture capitalists partner with health organizations to improve digital health

Venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly playing a role in all aspects of healthcare. This is a growing trend globally, as healthcare organizations are hungry for the resources, expertise, and capital that these venture capitalists can offer. Earlier this month, the University of California at Davis Health System announced a partnership with one of the …

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