CA Ponders Mobile Apps for Mental Health

Systemic problems from the opioid crisis to mass shootings are linked to the overarching problem of underfunded and underworked mental health services, a problem that Silicon Valley is seeking to address with mobile health apps. At the same time, legislators are introducing legislation aimed at improving privacy protections of unregulated health apps.

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OIG Report: ACOs Not Using Health IT to Full Potential

Robust use of health IT help accountable care organizations (ACOs) better coordinate care, especially ACOs that use a single electronic health system, according to a government report.

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Apps Reduce In-Person Office Visits, and Improve Satisfaction for Low-Risk Pregnancies

Prenatal care smartphone apps have been shown to decrease the number of in-person clinic visits while maintaining satisfaction among patients with low-risk pregnancies, according to a new study.

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Natural Language Processing: A Catalyst Driving Revenue Cycle Transformation
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Natural Language Processing: A Catalyst Driving Revenue Cycle Transformation

Natural language processing (NLP) is delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence in healthcare by providing significant value across clinical and administrative functions. This white paper examines the capabilities of clinically aware NLP and why it’s essential to revenue cycle transformation; five things to look for in an NLP solution; and vital areas where it’s currently showing significant impact.

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Health IT in Hospice Settings Improves Quality of Palliative Care

Hospice providers have taken note as health information technology becomes increasingly more important in the industry, and are starting to adopt more high-tech solutions for improving reimbursement and as a means of improving patient care

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New Medicare Advantage Rule Expands Telehealth Access

Starting in the plan year for 2020, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries living in both rural and urban areas will have enhanced access to telehealth services that doesn’t require them to travel to a designated healthcare facility. The Trump administration finalized a new policy extending telehealth access.

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