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New ‘digital masks’ touted as means of protecting patient privacy – Healthcare Finance News

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Technologists writing in the journal Nature have created a digital “mask,” dubbed the DM, which they say offers a pragmatic approach to safeguarding patient privacy in electronic health records and during virtual healthcare visits.

There appear to be clinical benefits to the DM as well.

The technology is based on real-time 3D reconstructio…….

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State Rules Stymie Patient Access to Care at Opioid Treatment Centers – PatientEngagementHIT.com

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Top Ranked for Quality & Patient Safety – NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health has the highest quality of care and patient safety rankings of any healthcare organization in the country. Each day, we ensure that we are delivering the best in all aspects of care across our hospitals and health system. Our exceptional quality and safety standards have made us the top-rated healthcare system in the New York City area and placed us among the top-ranked …….

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COVID-19 rehabilitation patient leaflet hugely popular – World Health Organization

Recognizing early that rehabilitation would be essential for many in their recovery from COVID-19 infection, WHO/Europe quickly convened experts and people recovering from COVID-19 to produce the patient leaflet ‘Support for rehabilitation: self-management after COVID-19-related illness’. 

The resource provides evidence-based support and advice for adults who are recovering from COVI…….

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Uninsured, Publicly Insured Patients Face Implicit Bias in Health – PatientEngagementHIT.com

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AI Brings New Opportunities for Patient Financial Navigation – Managed Healthcare Executive

The confusing, data-intensive world of getting help with medical bills has become a fertile territory for software developers.

When patients need help paying for high-cost medical treatment, they face a good news/bad news scenario.

The good news is that drugmakers, private foundations, government agencies and others have myriad programs that can help many if not all. The bad: Actual…….

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Amplifying patient education through intentional diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) – Wolters Kluwer

In the digital healthcare space, there can be so much information that it can be hard for patients to know what to trust. Better representing patients through diversity in healthcare education has been shown to help cut through that skepticism and improve health literacy.

According to the National Library of Medicine, there are some 80 million U.S. adults with low health literacy, and the U.S……..

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Uninsured, Publicly Insured Report Unfair Treatment in Patient Experience – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

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Patient actors at PNWU in Yakima help train the next generation of doctors – Yakima Herald-Republic

Karri Livingston remembers the “Seinfeld” episode with Kramer as a simulated patient. It still makes her laugh.

She began as a simulated patient at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima in 2020, so Livingston knows Kramer’s impression is unrealistic. He dims the lights, smokes and exercises some narrative license as he hams it up …….

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What hospitals should think about with remote patient monitoring – Chief Healthcare Executive

More hospitals and health systems are using technology to monitor patients remotely, and healthcare experts expect remote programs to increase in the future.

Boston Medical Center, working with Rimidi, a healthcare technology company, is remotely monitoring the blood pressure of postpartum patients, and has managed to get some patients treated before suffering strokes. The medical center …….