Our Top 5 Health-Tech Stories of November
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Every month, we publish a rundown of our most-read or -viewed health-tech stories. Did we miss your favorites? Let us know on Twitter. Here are the top five stories of November.
1. How Machine Learning Could Detect Medicare Fraud
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science published the world’s first study using Medicare Part B data, machine learning and analytics for fraud detection. This could potentially reclaim anywhere from $19 billion to $65 billion lost to fraud each year. Machine-learning detection tools could become a “game changer” for Medicare fraud detection. But the technology isn’t quite ready for widespread implementation — at least not yet.
2. Healthcare System Neglect Is Top Cause of Data Breaches
When you hear of data breaches, hackers and theft are usually the first things that come to mind. But a new study found that more than half of all healthcare data breaches are a result of internal factors within healthcare organizations. Whether it’s an employee taking home patient health information (PHI) or accidentally emailing sensitive information to the wrong recipient, you may be part of the privacy and security problem that is affecting patients and providers alike.
3. 5 Emerging Technologies that Will Change Healthcare
Wearable technology expert João Bocas gives insights to five innovations that are the most significant for our future healthcare. From electronic health records to AI, how can these new technologies be used to successfully navigate the digital transformation?
4. Leaders Weigh In on Solutions for Physician Burnout
Physician burnout has claimed the lives of 400 physicians and medical students each year. Janae Sharp had the opportunity to speak to several experts on burnout to answer the question: “What do we need to do to solve this nationwide problem?” What’s certain is that all healthcare stakeholders must strive to fight physician burnout.
5. Finding mHealth Apps that Doctors Can Trust
Physicians need to be prepared to use mHealth apps in the clinic and beyond — they could change healthcare. Paul Cerrato, M.A., and John Halamka, M.D., M.S., dive into the three things doctors should look for when choosing mHealth apps. Because not every mHealth app is poised to deliver the outcomes that health systems, clinicians and patients want.
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