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Weight Loss Scams [Video]

Weight Loss Scams byline AARP Nearly half of American adults and well over half of American women are trying to lose weight, according to a 2018 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those figures fuel a $70 billion weight-loss industry — and a widespread trade in dubious products that will reduce only your bank account. Diet scams rank No. 1 among health care frauds reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with on-the-make marketers deploying a variety of tricks to get people to purchase their wares. Some create websites that look like those of legitimate magazines and news organizations and fill them with phony articles claiming that celebrities have achieved amazing results from their products. The FTC recently obtained a $500,000...
Pilot: Clinical Digital Assistant Reduces EHR Documentation Time and Burden for Family Physicians
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Pilot: Clinical Digital Assistant Reduces EHR Documentation Time and Burden for Family Physicians

What You Should Know: – AAFP Innovation Lab pilot program with Suki, an AI-powered, voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors, significantly reduced EHR documentation time and burden for family physicians. – The pilot studied the impact of a digital assistant used for visit note completion for over 15 to 30 days by 10 family physicians. – The time and motion results showed a 62% decrease in documentation time per patient, a 51% decrease in documentation time during clinic, and a 70% decrease in after-hours charting. It’s no secret that physicians hate the administrative burden that comes with their electronic health record (EHRs). The technology wasn’t originally designed with their workflow in mind, and as a result many family physicians see it as an impediment to patien...
Coming soon: ECR 2020 – the online summer edition
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Coming soon: ECR 2020 – the online summer edition

Coming soon: ECR 2020 – the online summer editionWe would have loved to meet all of you in person, in Vienna, to catch up, to discuss the latest advancements in all things radiology. But this year, we’ll use every opportunity to connect virtually.In just under 2 weeks, the Summer edition of ECR 2020 will open its virtual doors, with 5 days of on-line sessions, from 15th to 19th July. More information here : https://www.myesr.org/congress/scientific-programmeThe technical exhibition goes virtual as wellWhile you are attending the ECR 2020 online congress sessions, make sure to visit Agfa HealthCare in the virtual exhibition. Browse through our solutions and latest innovations, access the COVID-19 specific configurations and set-ups and read articles by our experts on what COVID-19 has taugh...
Next-Gen Care Delivery: Activating Providers, Patients and Payers to Thrive Post-Pandemic
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Next-Gen Care Delivery: Activating Providers, Patients and Payers to Thrive Post-Pandemic

A few months back, when we envisioned the future, the thought of COVID-19, or anything like it, was not in our discussions. But today, the impact this pandemic has had on health, wealth, and well-being is enormous. The American healthcare system was already working to decrease the escalating costs of healthcare when the pandemic struck. Despite the implementation of safety precautions and community measures, COVID-19 stretched healthcare resources to the brink and took the lives of thousands of people nationwide. But the biggest question is: what next? What does the future of healthcare hold? What will healthcare delivery look like in the post-pandemic world? Telehealth: Not a future anymore, but a necessity realized in the present The surge in telemedicine is never going to slow...
Intermountain’s Castell Taps Arcadia to Elevate Value-Based Care
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Intermountain’s Castell Taps Arcadia to Elevate Value-Based Care

What You Should Know: – Intermountain’s Castell has selected Arcadia Analytics as the healthcare technology and analytics foundation to support its comprehensive approach to helping organizations accelerate the transition from volume- to value-based systems of care. Castell, the new comprehensive healthcare platform company from Intermountain Healthcare that elevates value-based capabilities for providers, payers, healthcare systems, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) has signed a partnership with population health management provider Arcadia. As part of the partnership, Arcadia Analytics will serve as Castell’s healthcare technology and analytics found to support its comprehensive approach to helping organizations accelerate the transition from volume- to value-based syste...
Sun Genomics Nabs $8.65M to Scale Personalized Probiotic Solutions
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Sun Genomics Nabs $8.65M to Scale Personalized Probiotic Solutions

What You Should Know: – Sun Genomics raises $8.65M in Series A funding to scale direct to consumer personalized probiotic solutions based on whole-genome sequencing diagnostics. – Flagship product Floré, a microbiome test, and gut probiotics solution utilizes whole-genome sequencing to evaluate different digestive system data points and ensure that customers receive a completely personalized product that is based on their unique gut profiles. Sun Genomics, a San Diego, CA-based direct-to-consumer custom probiotics and gut health company, announced it has raised $8.65 million in Series A funding led by Pangaea Ventures with additional investments from Danone Manifesto Ventures, SOSV, Human Longevity, and Nascita Ventures. Chris Erickson, Founding General Partner at Pangaea Ventur...
Mayo Clinic to Automate Patient Triage in ED to Reduce Physician Burden, Optimize Emergency Room Visits
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Mayo Clinic to Automate Patient Triage in ED to Reduce Physician Burden, Optimize Emergency Room Visits

What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic has inked a partnership Diagnostic Robotics to automate their patient triage system – allowing Mayo Clinic to make quicker, smarter decisions for patients when limited medical resources are available. – The new AI-driven platform will supplement the physician decision-making process in real-time by assisting with the clinical intake of patients – analyzing a simple questionnaire filled out by patients and rapidly determining their symptoms, test results, and medical history. In an effort to ease the strain on critical care resources and healthcare staff during this pandemic, Mayo Clinic has just partnered with Diagnostic Robotics to automate their patient triage system – allowing Mayo Clinic to make quicker, smarter decisions for patients when...
Evidation Health Lands $45M to Expand into Virtual Health Market, Appoints Chief Commercial Officer
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Evidation Health Lands $45M to Expand into Virtual Health Market, Appoints Chief Commercial Officer

What You Should Know: – Evidation Health raises $45M in Series D funding to expand its privacy-first, direct-to-person research platform to the virtual health market. – Evidation Health will use this new investment to enable Achievers to gain clinically actionable insights into their health. The first of these new virtual health offerings is slated for release later this year. – To help guide the company as it ushers in this new era, Evidation has also hired Sam Marwaha as Chief Commercial Officer. Evidation Health, a San Mateo, CA-based digital health company announced it has raised $45 million in Series D funding to expand its privacy-first, direct-to-person research platform, Achievement to the virtual health market. The Series D round was led by B Capital Group with par...
Top 4 Disruptions Healthcare Providers Should Prepare to Address
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Top 4 Disruptions Healthcare Providers Should Prepare to Address

Shawn Yates, Director, Product Management, Ontario SystemsThe past few years have been particularly interesting for the healthcare landscape. We’ve seen a surge in telemedicine and retail clinics, increasing use of personal healthcare devices such as watches and fitness trackers, aggressive attempts to dismantle the ACA, the growing influence of private equity investment firms, and massive mergers with disruptive enterprise market entries such as Amazon. As the ground beneath them continues to shift, many providers are venturing into new territory to improve their financial position. Historically, the healthcare industry has been one of the slowest to adopt innovative ideas and technologies for administrative functions. But the industry’s efforts to adapt to new realities could change ...
Let night owls be night owls: How the pandemic could dethrone the larks
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Let night owls be night owls: How the pandemic could dethrone the larks

When the light starts to fade in the evening is when I start feeling it. A rush of heightened awareness, a palpable sense of increased IQ, like my brain is a Sim City growing on fast forward. Daytime's rural village of slow-talking neurons explodes into a bustling metropolis full of taxis, neon signs, and hot jazz. The sundown rush, I can confirm after years of experimentation, is unrelated to anything I might have imbibed, inhaled, or ingested. If anything, it feels like my morning coffee fully, finally, kicked in.  Science is just waking up to why this might be a feature of my brain I can't and shouldn't try to change, at least not until I reach old age. No matter how many times we set the alarm early, or read books with hopeful and masochistic titles like The 5 a.m. Miracle: Dominate Yo...