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Change Healthcare cyberattack having ‘far-reaching’ effects on providers

Healthcare Dive

Providers said the outage at the UnitedHealth-owned technology company has affected billing, eligibility checks, prior authorization requests and prescription fulfillment.

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WebMD acquires Healthwise to bolster patient engagement and growth

Healthcare It News

WebMD Health announced this past week that it acquired the operation assets of the Boise, Idaho-based Healthwise, a nonprofit that develops patient-engagement technology that integrates with care-management platforms through online patient portals, at the point of care or digitally. WHY IT MATTERS Under terms that were not disclosed, WebMD said that it purchased Healthwise's operating assets, including content, products, technology, client relationships and certain trademarks, and will incor

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Bioethics, Psychedelic Therapy Abuse, and the Risk of Ethics Washing

Bill of Health

By Tehseen Noorani and Neşe Devenot Introduction The academic discipline of bioethics is becoming a prominent arena for the discussion of ethics abuses in psychedelic therapy. With this being a relatively new topic of research for bioethics, it may be opportune to consider blind spots in the discipline’s own gaze and operations, which can otherwise hinder effective engagement with the issues at hand.

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How virtual care is evolving beyond traditional applications – with a hand from AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As telehealth enters its post-pandemic adolescence, broader use cases are dominating the landscape. And Dr. Stephanie Lahr, president of Artisight, knows this landscape well. Artisight markets a "smart hospital" platform designed to capture precise, real-time data to optimize operations, reduce costs and help clinicians focus on providing care.

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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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Virta Health champions its nutrition therapy as an effective GLP-1 off-ramp. Here's why

Fierce Healthcare

Telemedicine clinic Virta Health believes its members can achieve significant and sustained improvement in weight loss, even if a patient has stopped taking a GLP-1 drug, a newly released paper in | A new study in Diabetes Therapy from Virta Health says the company's carbohydrate restricted nutrition therapy allows patients who no longer want a GLP-1 prescription to still keep the weight off.

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Tenet to sell two California hospitals to Adventist for $550M

Healthcare Dive

The latest divestiture comes as the Dallas-based for-profit has sold other hospitals while it reduces its debt load.

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Froedtert CTO talks AI scaling strategy, from 'small improvements' to 'hardest' last mile

Healthcare It News

Editor's Note: This is part two of our two-part interview with Dr. Melek Somai. To read part one, click here. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology.

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A Health Consumer Bill of Rights: Assuring Affordability, Access, Autonomy, and Equity

Health Populi

Let’s put “health” back into the U.S. health care system. That’s the mantra coming out of this week’s annual Capitol Conference convened by the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (NABIP). (FYI you might know of NABIP by its former acronym, NAHU, the National Association of Health Underwriters).

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Ransomware group leader told hackers to attack hospitals, FBI, HHS say

Becker's Health IT

Learn about the latest cyberattack on Change Healthcare and how the BlackCat hacker group is targeting hospitals, with ties to Russia and leaked patient photos.

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Elevance launches weight management program, including GLP-1 monitoring

Healthcare Dive

Elevance joins a growing list of insurers expanding their weight management offerings after demand for GLP-1 drugs has soared over the past year.

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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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Psychedelic Lobbying and Regulatory Capture

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon Psychedelic companies and advocacy groups are spending substantial resources to influence regulatory policy, shaping what the blossoming field will ultimately cohere into. Although regulations are designed to protect the public interest , the rulemaking process is often dominated by lobbying from those with special interests in the fields meant to be regulated.

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Froedtert/Inception Health is using AI for preventive care recommendations and much more

Healthcare It News

The health system has efforts to use artificial intelligence to, among other things, streamline patient scheduling and provide personalized preventive care recommendations. Dr. Melek Somai, the CTO, explains how.

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ViVE 2024: Health systems are making big bets on AI. Here's how

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical docum | AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical documentation to making it easier for patients to get information about their medical care.

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Hospital at Home: Prospects and Challenges, and Learnings from Best Buy Health

Health Populi

With the urgent need to identify more efficient and lower-cost health care delivery models, we look to growing evidence for digital health technologies that support the Hospital at Home (HaH) model, considered in a new review article published in late February in npj Digital Medicine, The hospital at home in the USA: current status and future prospects.

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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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UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

Healthcare Dive

Regulators are reportedly looking into the massive healthcare conglomerate’s potential anticompetitive effects, including the relationship between its health insurer UnitedHealthcare and physician network Optum.

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Psychedelic Inequities and Unexplored Risk: Colonization, Commercialization, and Regulation

Bill of Health

By Tegan M. Carr As a researcher studying the psychedelic experiences of people of color in hopes of driving equitable psychedelic health care, I’m concerned about the ways in which Black, Brown, and Indigenous contributions have been excluded in the development of the psychedelic field and investigation of novel psychedelic therapies. By excluding diverse contributions to the psychedelic field, we risk establishing psychedelic practices that exacerbate racial health inequities (disparities) in

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CIO Spotlight: Cris Ross and Ed Marx on innovating patient experience

Healthcare It News

Ahead of HIMSS24, they discuss their upcoming book, "Diagnosed," which is written for patients navigating their care journey, and preview an accompanying white paper designed to help IT leaders create intuitive and empathetic patient experiences.

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Experts, government outline healthcare strategies for gun violence prevention at Northwell's annual forum

Fierce Healthcare

Providers, researchers and government officials gathered Tuesday to discuss the "urgent public health crisis" of gun violence and throw their weight behind a new multimillion-dollar aware | The event, which emphasized the role of healthcare professionals in addressing gun violence, came with the announcement of an industry-backed, multimillion-dollar awareness and prevention campaign.

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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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Change Healthcare confirms ransomware attack, hackers claim massive data haul

Becker's Health IT

Optum's Change Healthcare confirmed Feb. 29 that it was hacked by a ransomware gang after the group claimed to have stolen massive amounts of data.

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UnitedHealth stands up provider financial assistance after Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Providers said the assistance isn’t enough to overcome the financial strain caused by the systems outage at Change Healthcare, which has lasted for nearly two weeks.

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Integrating AI Co-Pilots: A New Era of Intelligent Healthcare Management

HIT Consultant

Akshay Sharma, Chief AI Officer, Lyric The integration of AI into healthcare workflows presents a tremendous opportunity for transformation –– and for new levels of productivity in a time when administrative functions surrounding claims adjudication, provider reimbursement, and related functions are complicating operations and affecting efficiency. AI Co-Pilots offer an innovative approach to addressing these issues by driving efficiency, accuracy, and value in payment integrity.

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Exclusive: ambitious shared EPR procurement for four NHS trusts ended

Digital Health News

One of the largest shared EPR procurements, covering four NHS trusts in Blackpool, Lancashire and South Cumbria, has been abandoned at the eleventh hour without selecting a supplier or awarding a contract.

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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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'Cybersecurity is patient safety': What the ransomware attack on Change Healthcare should teach the industry

Fierce Healthcare

As the disruption caused by the cyberattack at Change Healthcare stretches beyond its tenth day, cybersecurity experts say that the incident could spur greater emphasis on enhancing protocols | As the disruption caused by the cyberattack at Change Healthcare stretches beyond its tenth day, cybersecurity experts say that the incident could spur greater emphasis on enhancing protocols — and greater oversight from the feds.

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Holistic Approaches to Chronic Care Management

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Chronic conditions can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, requiring ongoing attention and management. As such, the approach to addressing these conditions should extend beyond mere symptom management to encompass a holistic view of […] The article Holistic Approaches to Chronic Care Management appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Lobby-funded study argues Medicare Advantage rate cuts are worse than CMS expects

Healthcare Dive

Medicare Advantage payment per month, per beneficiary could drop by 1% next year if regulators finalize rates as proposed, according to the analysis backed by the Better Medicare Alliance.

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Healthcare Lags in AI Adoption Despite Potential Benefits, Study Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A recent study conducted by Access Partnership for Amazon Web Services (AWS) highlights a significant discrepancy between the perceived benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the industry’s current preparedness to utilize it effectively. – The study underscores the need for collaboration between healthcare organizations and technology leaders like AWS to bridge the AI skills gap and unlock the full potential of AI in healthcare.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Unlearn Raises $50 Million Series C to Optimize Clinical Research With AI-Powered Digital Twin Technology

Healthcare IT Today

Using Novel Digital Twins of Clinical Trial Participants, Unlearn is Accelerating Clinical Research to Help Bring New Treatments to Patients Sooner Unlearn , an AI company creating digital twins of clinical trial participants that enable smaller, faster studies, today announced a $50M Series C round led by Altimeter Capital, joined by returning investors Radical Ventures, Wittington Ventures, Mubadala Capital, Epic Ventures, and Necessary Venture Capital.

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Providers will need 'real support' to navigate Change Healthcare cyberattack's disruptions, experts say

Fierce Healthcare

Payers, providers and pharmacies are scrambling to keep up after a high-profile cyberattack against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary took down critical systems. | Payers, providers and pharmacies are scrambling to keep up after a high-profile cyberattack against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary took down critical systems.

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Industry Spotlight: Tom Skelland, senior pharmacy executive, Oracle Health

Digital Health News

Moving from the NHS to industry gave Tom Skelland the opportunity to do more of what he loves - but first and foremost, he remains a pharmacist. By Jennifer Trueland.

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Nurse leaders say the job is a ‘no-win’ role

Healthcare Dive

Burnout and turnover intention remains high among overwhelmed and under-resourced nurse leaders, according to a study from AMN Healthcare.

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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.