April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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European insurance giant AXA has announced it is launching a digital healthcare platform in partnership with Microsoft. 

The platform is available to AXA customers in Germany and Italy, following a successful pilot last year, which included a self-assessment tool, teleconsultation and medical concierge for appointment booking.  

Roll-out is planned for the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland by 2022, followed by other countries worldwide. 

The platform will rely on technology in the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, including Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), which enables patient insights without compromising patient privacy.

In the long-term, it aims to allow

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Three Lakeway Area nurses were disciplined by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Tonya H. Ailor, a nurse from Newport, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct. Ailor refused to submit to a drug test. Ailor voluntarily surrendered her license.

Jana L. Anglin, RN, of Morristown, was found unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habits or other cause.

She was addicted to alcohol or drugs to the degree of interfering than nursing duties and was guilty of unprofessional conduct.

Anglin also failed to maintain records for each patient which accurately reflects nursing problems and interventions for the patient, making false or

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Like the lungs of acute COVID-19 survivors, nurses, doctors and front-line healthcare workers remain scarred a year after the pandemic flooded South Florida hospitals with gasping patients sickened by an invisible, insidious virus.

While most people huddled at home, they stood at bedsides, knowing their own infected patients could kill them. The mental and emotional toll has been profound.

Through the first wave and succeeding, worsening surges, they worked grueling shifts, managing a complex, heavy and often hopeless caseload with the most critically ill patients hooked up to ventilators, dialysis machines, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) life support and a

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Microsoft showed just how seriously it takes its ambitions in the health sector when it announced its second most expensive purchase in history after LinkedIn – that of Nuance Communications. Nuance, which specializes in speech recognition, will enable Microsoft to develop technology that can process patient/doctor consultations and incorporate relevant information into a patient’s electronic health record, thus reducing the amount of time clinicians need to spend typing up reports and notes.

The Nuance engine is driven by artificial intelligence (AI), a technology Microsoft is keen to lead

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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday highlighted health stocks, a rebounding segment he said is helping to lead the market higher.

After being discounted and “left for dead” amid the coronavirus pandemic, health stocks are bouncing back, he said.

“I think that the left-behind health care stocks are now coming back to life at the expense of the cyclical growth plays, and you should grab one before they all really take off,” the “Mad Money” host said.

The comments come after strong economic data helped carry the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 34,000 for the first time in Thursday’s session. The

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — With National Healthcare Decisions Day, Heartland Home Health & Hospice is encouraging people to talk about planning for the unknown.

National Healthcare Decisions Day is meant to encourage people to talk about what course of action their family should take in the event that an family member is unable to make a decision. It’s a subject that Heartland Home Health and Hospice’s Christy Naylor said often comes up too late.

“Death is human,” Naylor said. “Death is not medical, and it can be uncomfortable.”

The topics suggested are primarily about quality of life post-illness or

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