Patient Engagement Tools and Supports & New Anti-Kickback Statute

Providers have a new tool in their toolbox to promote population health. The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has adopted a new, extremely broad safe harbor that allows certain providers to give patients tools and supports, with a value of up to $500 annually, in order to achieve specified identifiable health goals. The goal can be to promote adherence to a drug or treatment regimen or prevent/manage a disease or condition. It gives providers flexibility to provide tools and supports to address social determinants of health such as transportation, nutrition and safe housing. For Medicare fee-for-service providers, these tools used to be restricted to providers who participated in a Medicare demonstration program, such as an accountable care organization, or participated in a capitated arrangement with a Medicare Advantage plan and used these tools under care management or other plan-driven arrangements. The tools

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Amazon is launching new industrial AI tools to help companies monitor productivity and worker safety



diagram: An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters


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An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

  • Amazon AWS is launching a series of industrial monitoring tools that use AI to help companies identify potential equipment failures, productivity bottlenecks, and worker safety violations.
  • The new tools, previously reported by Business Insider, signal Amazon’s growing ambitions in the industrial cloud space.
  • One of the tools uses artificial intelligence to analyze video footage and look for “anomalies” in industrial processes, raising concerns given reports of Amazon’s history of spying on workers and using racially and gender biased AI. 
  • An Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider the tool doesn’t currently have “pre-packaged facial recognition capabilities,” and that AWS “thoroughly tests and audits” its algorithms and uses diverse training data.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon AWS is launching a series of industrial machine learning tools aimed at helping companies use artificial intelligence to monitor factory workers and

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Global Database Performance Monitoring Tools Market 2020 Emerging Technologies, Opportunity Assessment, Projections and Future Opportunities by 2025

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Dec 01, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Database Performance Monitoring Tools Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 reveals the overview of the global industry, encompassing the latest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users responsible for revenue growth. The report illustrates the business current situation, regional analysis insights, key player profiles, global market share, and forecast up to 2025. The report presents a thorough overview of the number of significant segments. The study lists the leading competitors and also covers the insights strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the global Database Performance Monitoring Tools market.

Market Analysis And Insights:

The report delivers a deep analysis of historical and future market scenarios to get an understanding of market competition. The report

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Startup founded by ‘Love Lab’ experts releases new platform and tech tools to assess relationships

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Affective Software Inc., the startup founded by the leaders of the famed Gottman Institute, is releasing a new portal and products to harness technology in assessing and improving relationships.

The startup, which first revealed its plans back in May, has raised $400,000 in new funding from angel investors, adding to previous seed funding and bringing the company’s total to date to $2.9 million.

Affective Software was co-founded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, who found fame with their research-based love and therapy Institute and the so-called “Love Lab,” which opened in 1986 at the University of Washington and was considered at the time to be the world’s original couples laboratory.

Microsoft veteran Rafael Lisitsa, a longtime engineer and technology executive, is also a co-founder and is Affective’s CEO and president.

The startup uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to bring the Gottman’s techniques to personal computing

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IBM aims for quantum computing safe encryption, security tools

IBM Cloud said it will offer cryptography technology that will be futureproofed for quantum computing deployments.

Big Blue, which is among the key players in the quantum computing race, launched Quantum Safe Cryptography for Key Management and Application Transactions.

Quantum computing promises to solve new problems, leap past supercomputers and possibly used to easily break encryption algorithms and data security measures.

IBM’s bet is that it can combine its security and hybrid cloud knowhow with its quantum computing research.

The new tools under the quantum-safe effort from IBM include:

  • Quantum Safe Crypto Support, a service to secure data transmissions between hardware externally and internally via a quantum-safe algorithm.
  • Extended IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Service, a design to protect transactional data within applications. The protection covers encryption schemes in databases and digital signature validation.

These services will support the following:

  • IBM Key Protect and for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM
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We Have the Tools To Get To Net Zero Emissions. Let Us Use Them

As the effects of climate change result in more severe weather events like bushfires and floods-people know the price of remaining dependent on polluting fuels is too high

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Australia’s failure to set a firm political course to net zero emissions is a profoundly backward act of economic and environmental self-harm. It’s in the national interest that we equip ourselves with not just the political will, but the practical tools required to harness the popular appetite for affordable renewable energy in the absence of a political solution.

This week a Deloitte Access Economics report found that a failure to achieve net zero emissions by 2070 would shrink the economy by six per cent and cost nearly 900,000 jobs. This would be akin to

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New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

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The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence—a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in unprecedented detail.


The resulting atlas of migration corridors in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming published by the U.S. Geological Survey can help elk, mule deer, antelope and other animals by focusing efforts to reduce man-made obstacles along their journeys, biologists and wildlife advocates say.

“The new technology, the GPS collars and the computer programs that are able to analyze this data, is giving us such a different picture of what migrating wildlife do,” said Miles Moretti, president of the Salt Lake City-based Mule Deer Foundation, which funded some of the research. “This has given us some information like we’ve never had

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Dell sees sales above estimates on booming demand for remote-work tools

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(Reuters) – Dell Technologies Inc forecast current-quarter sales above market expectations as a pandemic-driven shift to remote work and learning powered demand for its desktops and notebooks, helping it post a surprise rise in third-quarter revenue.

The company said, on an earnings call with analysts on Tuesday, that it expects fourth-quarter revenue to rise 3% to 4% sequentially, implying a range between $24.18 billion and $24.42 billion, compared with analysts’ average expectation of $23.09 billion.

The PC maker’s shares were last up marginally in volatile after-market trading, as adjusted earnings matched Wall Street expectations of $2.03 per share.

Consumers and businesses are spending on notebooks at a rate Dell has not seen in over a decade, according to

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Wanted: DIY-style tools to boost legal tech adoption

Legal technology promises to make lawyers’ lives easier — and the pandemic has highlighted how much this is needed as working from home becomes widespread. But critics say its scale is unlikely to ever reach that of financial technology.

Demand from clients to achieve more with less has forced the legal profession to innovate in recent years, and the legal tech market has been growing fast, offering a vast range of products for specific uses.

The next step is to move from products with narrow uses to customisable tools that lawyers can use like building blocks according to their requirements, say legal tech proponents.

“A few years ago we had a lot of vendors appearing that created point solutions [for single issues] that were often used for very deep but narrow use cases,” says Oliver Campbell, head of practice operations at Hogan Lovells.

“They were great but they didn’t integrate

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