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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: We Need to Address Burnout in Health Care, Remote Care Technology Is Earning Patients Trust, CMS Wants To Use AI To Fight Medicare Fraud, Bringing Digital Health Access to Rural Communities

Here's The Latest in Health Care:

Clinician burnout has become an epidemic in the U.S., something that will certainly require major systemic changes to address. In a new report the National Academy of Medicine outlines six goals to prevent and mitigate burnout. This report is reminiscent of organizations "To Err is Human" report 20 years prior that launched a systematic overhaul to improve the quality of care and address medical errors.  Read More

Remote care technology has started to earn the trust of patients resulting in a growing appetite for online chat and diagnosis tools. According to a recent survey more than half of Americans say online tools have helped improve the relationship with their primary care provider. In addition, more than half of patients are also currently monitoring their health with at least one digital data collection tool.  Read More

CMS has keyed in on AI as a possible tool to fight fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Among other applications, CMS is looking to the private sector to help identify how AI and other technology can be used to ensure proper claims payment, reduce paperwork, and maintain program integrity.  Read More

Digital health technology is not nearly as accessible and useful for residents of urban and rural underserved communities, or not yet at least. A collaboration between The United Health Foundation and the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care as been awarded a $1.1 million grant to address the barriers. This research will ideally lead to improved outcomes, a better patient experience and lowered health care costs.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.
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