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More than three-fourths of doctors are employed by corporations, report finds

Healthcare Dive

Rampant consolidation continues to threaten the existence of independent physicians, according to a new report from Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.

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Digital messaging surge between doctors and patients requires EHR management

Healthcare It News

The surge in electronic health record adoption has led to a significant increase in patient-physician inbox messages, a trend further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This rise in digital communications has posed substantial challenges for health systems, prompting some to implement changes to manage the growing clinical burden. A recent study published in JAMA Network Open attempted to shed light on the complexity of patient-physician electronic communications within a large integrated healt

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Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Stephanie Jamison, Executive Committee Chair and Public Policy Leadership Workgroup Vice Chair, EHR Association. In the months that have passed since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the […] The article Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Navigating MSSP Quality Reporting

MRO Compliance

EHR Connection vs. Qrda-1: How to Pick the Best Reporting Path In the realm of healthcare quality reporting, the method of data exchange plays a critical role in the accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the process. That’s why providers need to understand which path is best for them when it comes to partnering with an eCQM / Medicare CQM for direct Electronic Health Record (EHR) connection or using QRDA-1 for data uploads.

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Optimizing Medical Waste Management: A Guide to Best Practices

Feeling overwhelmed by medical waste regulations? This comprehensive guide unravels the complexities of medical waste disposal, ensuring you stay compliant and prioritize safety. Inside you'll find: Clear categorization: Learn to precisely classify medical waste for proper handling and disposal. Labeling & Storage: Discover best practices for clear labeling and secure storage of medical waste.

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Center for BrainHealth helps mental health patients develop social skills using virtual coaching

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cognitive neuroscience researchers and clinicians had been encountering significant challenges in effectively addressing social skills development among individuals dealing with mental health conditions or neurodevelopmental disorders. THE PROBLEM Traditional approaches often lacked engagement and real-world applicability, making it difficult for individuals to generalize skills learned in therapy sessions to everyday social interactions.

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VillageMD faces lawsuit over online tracking technologies

Healthcare Dive

The class action alleges the Meta Pixel embedded on VillageMD’s website allowed the primary care provider to disclose personal and protected health information to third parties, including Facebook and Google.

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Nearly 80% of docs employed by hospitals, corporate entities in continued shift away from independent practice

Fierce Healthcare

The decadelong decline of independent physicians rolled on in 2022 and 2023 with a new high of 77.6% doctors employed by hospitals or other corporate entities as of the new year, according to a new | Nearly 4 in 5 physicians are employed by a hospital, payer, pharmacy chain or other corporate entity as of Jan. 1, a 5.1% increase over early 2022 and a continuation of a decadelong trend, according to a new report.

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4 Critical Steps to Achieving Data Interoperability for Health Plans

MRO Compliance

In today’s healthcare ecosystem, data plays a pivotal role in influencing patient outcomes. For many health plans , navigating the complexities of interoperability and seamless data exchange remains a challenge. However, the ability to successfully navigate and implement a scalable interoperability solution is within reach, paving the way for a future where healthcare is more connected, efficient, and patient centered.

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Online student support company eLuma appoints new CEO and more digital health hires

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clinical-trial research company Clario announces new hire, and AI-enabled surgical care organization Apella and data company Brillio announce additions to their board of directors.

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Lawmakers mull telehealth quality, reimbursement as extension deadline looms

Healthcare Dive

Congress has until year-end to take action before some pandemic-era telehealth flexibilities expire, which could create new challenges for patients and providers used to virtual care, witnesses at House hearing said.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Digital at the core of a collaborative care model

Healthcare It News

Adopting a collaborative model of care is one approach that can help temper the rising cost of healthcare globally. Island Hospital, a private quaternary hospital in Malaysia, is providing a case for this by building an integrated health ecosystem that fosters cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders. "Collaborative models allow healthcare providers to reach a broader population, including underserved communities, thereby addressing health disparities and reducing the burden of prev

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AMA: 80% of docs have lost revenue amid disruptions from Change Healthcare cyberattack

Fierce Healthcare

Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, accordin | Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

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Labour to partner with Virgin Media to expand access to diabetes tech

Digital Health News

Labour has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2, to ensure every child with type 1 diabetes can benefit from the latest technology.

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Asynchronous video for pre-op boosts patient and staff experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Northwestern Ontario covers a geographical area the size of France, but is sparsely populated, having only around 230,000 residents. THE PROBLEM Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center (TBRHSC) staff know that with limited health resources throughout Northwestern Ontario, it's very important they work together across all hospitals that provide surgical services to improve access to care for remote and rural patients.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Trial shows Wegovy can ease heart failure symptoms

Healthcare Dive

Earlier testing resulted in expanded approval as well as broader Medicare coverage. Now, Novo Nordisk has proved Wegovy can benefit heart failure patients, too.

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Transforming engagement with AI-driven channels

Healthcare It News

By leveraging AI, providers can instantly connect to patients locally and keep a communication channel open throughout their care journeys, explains Don Thompson, head of marketing at TeleVox.

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Massachusetts lawmakers tell FTC, DOJ to take hard stance on Optum-Steward deal

Fierce Healthcare

All 11 of Massachusetts’ federal legislators are calling on regulators to keep a short leash on UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Steward Health Care’s physician group, even if that mean | The financial jeopardy of Steward's remaining hospitals can't override the long-term cost and quality harms that would likely follow UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of yet another large physician practice, wrote all 11 of the state's federal legislators in a recent letter to reg

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Should we admit our mistakes and start again?

Digital Health News

At last month's giant HIMSS in Orlando, you could 'smell the money'. But it might be time to stop getting excited about the future of health tech and face up to some hard truths, writes Joe McDonald.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FACIS, but Didn’t Know to Ask

Speaker: Amy Anderson

FACIS® helps organizations mitigate patient and organizational risk. Maintaining compliance and safeguarding against fraud and abuse in today’s changing healthcare landscape can be challenging. Most healthcare organizations screen and monitor providers against the OIG but that’s only ONE of FACIS®’ primary sources. FACIS® pulls data for every taxonomy from the lowest level employee to the highest level licensed professional.

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2nd ransomware group reportedly tries to extort Change Healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware group targets UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare for extortion after recent cyberattack. Company reportedly paid $22M to previous hackers.

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Change asks to consolidate dozens of cyberattack class-action lawsuits

Healthcare Dive

Lawsuits against the UnitedHealth subsidiary are racking up following a cyberattack against the technology firm in late February.

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Strategic digital transformation for service organizations

Healthcare It News

Measuring the impact of the Colombian Civil Air Patrol's volunteer healthcare mission is helping it to increase and sustain services in the most remote areas, says Manish Kohli, founder and president of the Pul Alliance for Digital Health and Equity.

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Google, Bayer team up to develop new AI products for radiologists

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare company Bayer has tapped Google for its cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities to build new tech products to assist radiologists. | Bayer wants to pair its radiology, healthcare regulator and clinical data handling expertise with Google's tech muscle and ongoing work in generative AI to speed up innovation in media imaging.

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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Salus Populi: Training the Judiciary in the Social Drivers of Health

Bill of Health

By Elaine Marshall, Isabel Geisler, L. Virginia Martinez, Krystal Abbott, and Katherine Hazen Social drivers of health (SDOH), sometimes known as the social determinants of health, are factors in the social environment that shape individual and population health, including poverty, racism, housing, education, and employment. When judges decide cases that impact these social factors, their rulings can have important health implications.

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Shuri Network Bursary Programme applications for 2024 now open

Digital Health News

Shuri Network Bursary Programme applications are open, where women from minority ethnic groups can secure a free place at Summer Schools 2024 in Durham.

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CMS caps broker payments in Medicare Advantage

Healthcare Dive

The final rule issued Thursday prevents insurers from paying brokers additional fees for steering beneficiaries to their plans.

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CodaMetrix Announces $40M Series B Financing to Advance Medical Coding Quality and Clinically Enrich Claims Data Through AI

Healthcare IT Today

CodaMetrix , the leading artificial intelligence (AI) solution for transforming healthcare and revenue cycle management, today announced that it has closed its $40 million Series B funding round. Transformation Capital led the financing with continued support from existing investors SignalFire, Series A lead, and Frist Cressey Ventures. Todd Cozzens, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Transformation Capital, will join CodaMetrix’s Board of Directors.

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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CMS proposes 2.6% bump to inpatient pay in fiscal 2025

Fierce Healthcare

The Biden administration is proposing a 2.6% increase for inpatient hospitals’ payments for the coming fiscal year, a $3.3 billion increase over the current year’s payout, as well as other policy a | The Biden administration's hospital pay proposal for fiscal year 2025 came alongside several policy changes and incentives targeting equity, surgical care coordination and hospital preparedness.

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Cell Therapies and their Legal Discontents

Bill of Health

In February, the news broke that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a “first of its kind” new cancer therapy. Iovance’s AMTAGVI TM , the subject of the approval, is a personalized immunotherapy for advanced melanoma. To be treated, adult patients who are ineligible for surgery or have metastatic disease provide their tumor cells to their medical team.

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The benefits of Apple Vision Pro for mental health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Medical XR use in psychotherapy and its validity in mental healthcare offerings discussed by Dr. Kim Bullock, a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist and founder of the Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology Clinic at Stanford University.

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North Carolina county seeks damages in HCA Mission lawsuit

Healthcare Dive

Buncombe County is seeking to join a lawsuit from the state alleging HCA intentionally understaffed Mission’s emergency department, increased wait times and wasted taxpayer dollars.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.