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By Kat Jercich 09:28 am September 16, 2020
Christopher Lee and Babak Movassaghi said artificial intelligence and augmented reality will soon occupy much larger roles in the digital healthcare landscape.  
Central Maine Healthcare’s telehealth program succeeds in satisfaction and call completion.

Central Maine Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 09:10 am September 16, 2020
The health system is using a $270,000 FCC award to bolster its telemedicine offering, which has been critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Sara Mageit 04:42 am September 16, 2020
The study is particularly critical as the government urges the health industry to be prepared for potential COVID-19 second wave.  

Credit: Dept of Health Abu Dhabi

By Rachel McArthur 01:51 am September 16, 2020
Reportedly showing promising results is the G42 Healthcare vaccine currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials. It is now being made optionally available to healthcare professionals on the frontlines, confirmed the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention. 

(AMSF2011, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 03:08 pm September 15, 2020
The stakeholder coalition warned of the potential consequences if telehealth is not safeguarded before the public health emergency ends.

Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.
AI-powered patient communication tools help one orthopedic practice save $405,000

Direct Orthopedic Care, Addison, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am September 15, 2020
Direct Orthopedic Care reduced no-shows by 45% and slashed outbound manual calls by 72%. Here’s how its virtual assistant Holly helped out.
By Jeff Lagasse 10:18 am September 15, 2020
A predictive analytics model predicated on phone reminders cut missed appointments significantly, data showed.
By Sara Mageit 04:02 am September 15, 2020
The mental health and learning disability care provider is using cloud-based CareDirector. 
Hackers used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from the VA's Financial Services Center.
By Mike Miliard 04:38 pm September 14, 2020
Cyber crooks used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from its Financial Services Center.