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  • eTech Insight—Alexa Together Continues to Advance Home Care Functionality
    Keeping Family Members in the Loop of Elderly Care The boomer generation will test the capacity and flexibility of the existing US healthcare system over the next two decades. By 2030, Medicare is expected to cost approximately $259.8 billion. One way to reduce this cost is to use emerging digital technologies to help treat boomers more effectively in homecare settings. Digital technologies have proven to be an effective foundation for virtual care services during the pandemic. Tele...
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  • eTech Insight – Universal Language Translators Will Improve Healthcare Services
    The Problem: Significant Patient Populations Don’t Speak English as a First Language The US has a very diverse population of peoples from around the world that are living in our country. When a non-English-speaking person presents for healthcare services, the inability for the person to converse in English with care providers can become a safety and care quality issue. This is referred to as limited English proficiency (LEP). LEP is an independent driver of health di...
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  • Never send a human to do a machine's job
    By: Jesse Hodes, Vice President, Sales The fear of automation, artificial intelligence, and technological advancements, in general, is a tale as old as time, or at least the entire time I have been alive. During the last few decades, we have even seen Hollywood push this agenda with films such as The Matrix, Ex Machina, and I Robot suggesting to automation alarmists that technology will one day lead to catastrophic consequences for humanity. Because of these fears, production of the most comm...
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  • eTech Insight – Universal Language Translators Will Improve Healthcare Services
    The Problem: Significant Patient Populations Don’t Speak English as a First Language The US has a very diverse population of peoples from around the world that are living in our country. When a non-English-speaking person presents for healthcare services, the inability for the person to converse in English with care providers can become a safety and care quality issue. This is referred to as limited English proficiency (LEP). LEP is an independent driver of health di...
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  • Excel at your Job
    While teaching an Excel workshop, I overheard one student say to another, “All of this information is great, but I wish Excel would do [insert function here]. It would make my job so much easier!” I could hear the frustration in her voice. I apologized for eavesdropping and said, “As a matter of fact, it does. Let me show you how.” What she needed was a Pivot Table. Being unfamiliar with the term “Pivot Table,” she never clicked on it. She had been wasting tim...
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  • eTech Insight – Improving AI Success with Accelerators and Incubators
    The Problem: Identifying and Supporting AI Projects with High Potential Value: The healthcare industry has launched hundreds of AI solutions that will likely fail to achieve long-term viability and use. In many cases, the AI solutions are well intended but poorly designed to effectively resolve the operational issues that provider organizations will face or are currently facing. Poorly designed AI algorithms result in AI models that are not generating output that is believable or trusted by p...
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  • Special “Thank You” to all participants of IMUG's virtual event, powered by WorkOutLoud Venue™ and session videos
    This is a special “Thank You” to all of people that participated in attending the Infor Midwest User Group (IMUG), Spring 2022 event. If you missed this 200-plus-person online event powered by WorkOutLoud Venue and streaming sponsored by RPI consulting as a Diamond, you still have an opportunity to review the videos. All of you may of not known that this was the first software launch for WorkOutLoud, a premier provider of a community engagement platform. On May 5, 2022 WorkOutLo...
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  • eTech Insight—Will Synthetic Data Revolutionize Data Sharing and AI?
    The Problem: Balancing Patient Data Privacy Regulations and Needed Data Analytics The US established patient privacy rules for healthcare data with HIPAA regulations, and the European Union has similar patient data privacy regulations with the General Data Protection Regulation The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that patient medical data is not accessed or used without patient permission other than for healthcare treatments. Several healthcare projects are at...
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  • eTech Insight – Advocacy Group for Hospital at Home Emerges
    The Problem: The Pandemic Highlighted the Limited Resource Issue for Providers The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the US healthcare system’s ability to meet patients' acute care demands with limited or full bed capacities at many provider facilities. Technologies such as telemedicine/telehealth and remote patient monitoring were quickly adopted to expand the ability of providers to safely deliver patient care in the home environment. This new care delivery process provided infection prot...
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  • Doctor, we need more IS, STAT!
    By: Chris Lanaman, Executive Director, Professional Services Imagine, if you will, being a doctor in an operating room getting ready to perform a lifesaving surgery and everything seems to be available to you to perform the surgery. You check your computer system to review the patient’s records and pull up the surgical case when, suddenly, the computer and all the monitoring systems crash. Naturally, you would want to call the Informational Systems (IS) support team to be able to fix yo...
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