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Mobile Voice Recognition Tech Can Help to Safeguard Mental Health Services

Article Excerpt: An intuitive, mobile solution using voice recognition that allows mental health clinicians to update notes, request changes to medication and create referral letters either while with the patient or straight afterwards, can radically reduce the time spent on administrative tasks. Information is recorded verbally, which is much quicker; and requests for additional services and support are processed immediately, avoiding unacceptable delays. Critically, patient information is up to date and, with direct integration to the EPR or other legacy system, all health providers, from acute services to GPs, have immediate visibility of a patient’s current status. This is particularly important for patients experiencing both mental and physical illness.

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Article Source: Digital Health


Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Mental Health?

Article Excerpt: Launched in December 2020, (Opeeka, a Folsom-based technology company that unifies mental health, behavioral health and social services assessments in a single platform) uses artificial intelligence to create a digital story map that predicts strategies for intervention, allowing health care providers to identify trends and patients of all ages to track personal progress. The platform aggregates data from various sources to create a profile for each patient that clinicians and the patient can access via a personal dashboard.

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Article Source: Comstock’s Magazine


Health Care Industry Must Provide Patient Notes via Third-Party App

Article Excerpt: The federal Open Notes Rule (the “Rule”) implements a portion of the federal 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) related to “information blocking.” It specifies that clinical notes are among electronic health information (EHI) that must not be “blocked.” The notes must be available free of charge to patients and their representatives. Such access is through a patient portal or health applications on a smart device. The Rule significantly changes the way patient information will be shared and effectively mandates a Cloud for EHI. The Rule, announced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) on March 9, 2020, gives patients “unprecedented safe, secure access to their health data” to make better health care decisions for themselves. The Rule applies to health IT developers of certified health IT, health information exchanges and health information networks, and health care providers.

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Article Source: Reuters


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Fights the Impact of COVID-19 on the Opioid Epidemic

Article Excerpt: With the opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation and iHeartMedia chose to partner together to create the platform, Sharing Solutions: A Virtual Nationwide Tour. The campaign shares innovative workforce solutions while supporting businesses in their fight against substance misuse.

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Article Source: For Construction Pros


Keynote Speakers From Microsoft Corporation & Dartmouth Bring New Ideas For Getting The Digital Edge For the Next Normal At The March OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute

Article Excerpt: OPEN MINDS has announced Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Microsoft Corporation and Lisa Marsch, Ph.D., Professor Of Psychiatry, Center For Technology & Behavioral Health, Geisel School Of Medicine At Dartmouth College will present the keynote addresses at The OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute being held on March 9-11, 2021. The Technology & Analytics Institute is the only executive technology and informatics event focused on the organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs.

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Article Source: OPEN MINDS


Better Health With Digital Therapeutics

Article Excerpt: Digital therapeutics can extend the reach of clinicians by nature of their ’round-the-clock availability and enable better communication between provider and patient… They also nudge people toward replacing harmful behaviors with a repertoire of good habits. “[These] are tools that can literally be with you in your pocket, like a clinician in your pocket 24/7,” says Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Because they are accessible on demand, people who, say, struggle with drug addiction and feel at risk of relapse at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night can reach for the digital therapeutic on their phone to help them at that moment.

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Article Source: New Hampshire Magazine


The mobile health app trustworthiness checklist: Usability assessment

van Haasteren A, Vayena E, Powell J. (2020). The mobile health app trustworthiness checklist: Usability assessment. JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth. 8(7): e16844. doi: 10.2196/16844

Researchers recruited 49 stakeholders to assess the feasibility of a user-generated mobile health app trustworthiness (mHAT) checklist. Read More


Development of the mHealth App Trustworthiness checklist

van Haasteren A, Gille F, Fadda M, Vayena E. (2019). Development of the mHealth App Trustworthiness checklist. Digital Health. 5: 1-21. doi: 10.1177/2055207619886463

Researchers developed a 41-item mobile app trustworthiness (mHAT) checklist to inform app development. The mHAT checklist addresses the features and characteristics of mHealth apps associated with perceived trustworthiness. Read More


SAS Analytics Platform Used to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Article Excerpt: While SAS and a host of other analytics software vendors have developed tools to help in the fight against COVID-19, SAS has also developed tools to aid those battling the opioid epidemic…In response to the epidemic, SAS, founded in 1976 when it was part of North Carolina State University and now based in Cary, N.C., has developed interactive dashboards that, according to Kearney, are being used by both healthcare and law enforcement agencies at all levels to track and predict the spread of the opioid epidemic and make data-driven decisions to combat the epidemic.

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Article Source: TechTarget