The Peterson Health Technology Institute will function as an “independent evaluator” of digital health solutions. It will analyze solutions’ clinical effectiveness, how they’re affecting healthcare costs, their ability to improve health equity, and their privacy and security capabilities.
Nurse unions and labor experts agree that the pandemic was a turning point that catalyzed nurses to fight for improved working conditions and overall better treatment from their employers. By negotiating new contracts with their employers, unions are working hard to both uphold patient safety and mitigate the nursing field’s debilitating workforce shortage.
MedCity News sat down with John Coleman, Business Unit Director at YSDS Life Science, to talk about the challenges of delivering temperature-sensitive goods and how to overcome them.
Peppermint is an “online clubhouse community” for adults aged 55 and older that allows them to connect with others through online clubs (like for traveling or gardening), workshops (like for nutrition or photography) and collaboration (where members can work together on activities like creating a recipe book). It aims to reduce loneliness by creating a sense of community and purpose for older adults, Peppermint’s CEO said.
More than half of employees said they don’t have mental health benefits in their benefit package or aren’t sure if they do, according to a new survey. About two-thirds of respondents said they would use a digital mental health benefit if it was offered to them.
Herself Health’s $26 million Series A funding round was led by Michael Cline, founding managing partner of Accretive, and included participation from Juxtapose. It comes six months after Herself Health raised $7 million in seed funding. In total, the company has raised $33 million.
A new survey revealed that 64% of clinicians feel physically unsafe at work. The perceived risk of violence was especially high among women, clinicians under age 40, emergency department physicians and employees who work with patients struggling with addiction or other mental health conditions.
Quantum Health has bolstered its collaboration with Sword Health by integrating MSK services to members to track home exercise, avoid unnecessary surgery and support treatment of pelvic conditions.
NYU researchers conducted a study this year in which nearly 400 people were asked to identify whether responses to patient questions were produced by human providers or ChatGPT. Participants had a limited ability to tell the source of the responses apart, so the study authors concluded that the use of LLMs like ChatGPT could be an effective way to streamline healthcare providers’ communication with patients.
Early-stage healthcare innovation fund Jumpstart Foundry is accepting Fall funding applications through September 30th. Read on to find out why Jumpstart Foundry could be the missing piece in your startup’s journey to making a lasting difference in healthcare.
Prominence Health Medicare Advantage enrollees will have 24/7 access to Strive Health’s specialized care team through a new partnership. Strive Health is also teaming up with Sierra Nevada Specialty Care, a local nephrology clinic in Nevada.
The at-home care field holds significant market potential. As the subsector continues to grow, some leaders of home healthcare startups are challenging misconceptions that some other industry stakeholders may still have, including the misbelief that at-home care is only for senior citizens and that this care model lacks scalability.
M&A activity among hospitals and health systems increased in Q2 of 2023 — there were 20 deals in Q2 compared to 15 deals in Q1, according to a new report. This surge brought Q2’s M&A activity levels in line with those observed before the pandemic. Q2’s 20 deal marks the highest number of announced transactions for hospitals and health systems since Q1 of 2020.
Northwell健康最近采用了一种新的系统help it better manage its contingent labor expenses — the New York-based health system is implementing Prolucent Health’s workforce platform across its 21 hospitals.
To prevent the proliferation of data security incidents in the healthcare industry, providers must examine their use of legacy systems as well as their reliance on third parties, according to a new report. It pointed out that most providers fail to probe their third-party partners’ cybersecurity measures, and many continue to use legacy systems that are no longer supported by vendors or are hard to patch and update.
Affect Therapeutics’ $16 million Series A funding round was led by ARTIS Ventures and included participation from AlleyCorp, CityLight, LifeArc Ventures, Samsung Next and What If Ventures. In total, Affect Therapeutics has raised about $26 million, said Kristin Muhlner, co-founder and CEO of the company.