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Bipartisan Senate bill aims to boost mental health access, improve worker shortages

Healthcare Dive

The legislation comes as the Biden Administration aims to tackle the country’s worsening mental health crisis, which was exacerbated by the pandemic

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Synthetic Cannabinoids and the Lack of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Carceral Settings

Bill of Health

By Aaron Steinberg, Ada Lin, Alice Bukhman, LaToya Whiteside, and Elizabeth Matos.

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Pandemic Nihilism, Social Murder, and the Banality of Evil

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­­By Nate Holdren. Every day in the pandemic, many people’s lives end, and others are made irrevocably worse. [1]. These daily losses matter inestimably at a human level, yet they do not matter in any meaningful way at all to the public and private institutions that govern our lives.

HHS ‘roadmap’ aims to tackle nation’s mental health crisis

Healthcare Dive

The initiative prioritizes integrating behavioral health services into primary and other specialty care areas as well as community-based settings like schools

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Steve Hynes, President of Provider Solutions for MRO

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: Steve Hynes, President of Provider Solutions for MRO. In this episode, host Don Hardwick interviews Steve Hynes, President of Provider Solutions for MRO. They discuss general healthcare industry trends, changes, and how things have evolved over the last 20 years.

Optimizing the Healthcare Workforce with Technology

Healthcare IT Today

There are a lot of challenges that healthcare workers are currently facing, burnout from overworking being one of the most pressing. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Understanding the HIPAA Medical Records Destruction Rules

HIPAA Journal

Some of the biggest fines for HIPAA violations have been for failing to comply with the medical records destruction rules. Consequently, it is vital Covered Entities and Business Associates are aware how to destruct medical records compliantly.

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Health sector causes 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, report finds

Healthcare Dive

The congressional report also found a majority of health systems surveyed had been affected by an extreme weather event

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Surge Raises $2.6M for Blood Test to Predict Post-Surgery Complications

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Biotech and medical AI innovator Surge announced a $2.6M round co-led by HCVC , a global early-stage fund dedicated to high-potential technology startups, and Boutique Venture Partners, a leading fund based in the Silicon Valley.

Combating Security Risks is Especially Tough with Medical IoT Devices – Here’s Why

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Constancio Fernandes, VP of Engineering at Asimily.

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August 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report

HIPAA Journal

For the third successive month, the number of healthcare data breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has fallen, with 49 breaches of 500 or more records reported in August– well below the 12-month average of 58 breaches per month.

Legal Preparedness for Aging and Caregiving

Bill of Health

By Sharona Hoffman. During 2013 and 2014, I endured a very difficult 18 months. Both of my parents died, my mother-in-law died, and my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 55.

Interoperable digital care can only be achieved with an open technology approach

Digital Health News

With Integrated Care Systems now coming into effect, Andy Meiner, chief revenue officer at ReStart, looks at what role interoperability will play.

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Can Amazon Capitalize on its Purchase of One Medical? Four Steps Toward Analytical Success

Healthcare IT Today

There’s naturally a lot of buzz over the acquisition of One Medical by Amazon.com. All the big tech companies are convinced they can fix our health care system.

Virtual Reality Therapy May Serve as Effective Adjunct To Anesthesia For Surgical Procedures

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know : – The results of a clinical trial using software from XRHealth , developer and operator of virtual treatment rooms in the metaverse, published in PLOS ONE demonstrated that virtual reality therapy may serve as an effective adjunct to anesthesia for surgical procedures.

Restricting Reproductive Rights During the War on Drugs: Intersectional Regimes of Surveillance and Criminalization That Harm Us All

Bill of Health

By Taleed El-Sabawi, Jennifer J. Carroll, and Bayla Ostrach. Health law and policy in the United States are, in many senses, driven by a desire to control. When that control is enacted to impose anti-scientific but deeply moralized social norms, suffering always follows.

Emotional exhaustion worse for healthcare workers in second year of pandemic, research finds

Healthcare Dive

Nurses reported feeling more emotionally exhausted during the pandemic, with physicians also noticing an increase. The report comes as some nurses fight for better working conditions

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Digital Health’s monthly roundup of contracts and go lives

Digital Health News

Our latest roundup features a new EPR at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), and North West London ICS partnering with InterSystems.

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No-code Software One of Many Considerations in the Evolving World of Digital Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

As the healthcare industry continues to grapple with workforce challenges, anything that can be done to eliminate manual processes and reduce workload should be considered.

An academic's perspective on DTC telehealth services: Buyer beware

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth revolutionized the way people receive healthcare since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been many benefits to greatly expanded telehealth.

The Dr. Oz Paradox

Bill of Health

By Claudia E. Haupt. Why does the law sanction giving bad advice to one patient, while it permits giving bad advice to millions of YouTube or television viewers, which may result in significant physical harm? We might call this the “Dr. Oz paradox.”

Hospitals sending ‘distress flare’ after billions in projected 2022 losses

Healthcare Dive

A Thursday report prepared by Kaufman Hall showed that hospitals are likely to lose billions, driven by an overall expected $135 billion increase in expenses this year, and a $86 billion rise in labor costs alone

What Happens after a HIPAA Complaint is Filed?

HIPAA Journal

What happens after a HIPAA complaint is filed can vary according to who it is filed with, whether or not the complaint is justified, and the nature of the complaint. When you register with a healthcare provider or become a member of a group health plan, you are given a Notice of Privacy Practices.

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Bonus Features – September 18, 2022 – HIMSS and WHO to collaborate on digital health, inpatient admissions for pediatric mental health up 60% since 2016, and more

Healthcare IT Today

Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more.

It’s Time to Give Patients “Admin Access” to Manage Their Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Vik Krishnan, General Manager of Intrado Digital Workflows. While the entire healthcare industry is inching toward giving people more autonomy to manage their care, we can’t seem to hand over the keys just yet.

Reclaiming Global Public Health

Bill of Health

By Zain Rizvi. By December 2020, the world had astonishingly powerful tools against COVID-19. New mRNA vaccines, underpinned by decades of public investment , had been authorized by global regulators.

Will the healthcare labor shortage fuel more consolidation?

Healthcare Dive

Morgan’s head of healthcare corporate client banking lays out trends to consider as private equity firms snap up physician groups

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First national keynotes announced for Rewired 2023

Digital Health News

Simon Bolton and Saffron Cordery will devlier keynote addresses at Digital Health Rewired which is taking place on March 14 and 15 2023. News Digital Health Rewired Digital Health Rewired 2023 NHS Digital NHS England and Improvement pitchfest Rewired 2023 Saffron Cordery Simon Bolton

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Featured Health IT Job: Epic Ambulatory Principal Trainer

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Ambulatory Principal Trainer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.

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Lyfegen Raises $8M for Value-Based Contracting for High-Cost Drugs

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Lyfegen , a global health tech SaaS company driving the world’s transition from volume to value-based healthcare for high-cost drugs raises $8M in Series A financing round led by aMoon , with additional participation from APEX Ventures and others.

Judge denies DOJ’s move to block $13B UnitedHealth, Change deal

Healthcare Dive

The judge’s ruling follows a trial in which the DOJ argued that UnitedHealth’s bid for Change would disadvantage rivals and result in higher costs, lower quality and less innovative commercial health insurance

Pros and Cons Of Medical Billing Outsourcing

Medisys Compliance

Your medical setting can be of any size, but the billing and revenue cycle management needs to run efficiently with multiple codes diagnosis, and stringent rules and regulations. In no small measure, the medical billing cannot be taken for granted since the business’s cash flow depends on the same.

30 Senators Call for HIPAA Privacy Rule Update to Better Protect Women’s Privacy

HIPAA Journal

A group of 30 senators is urging the Department of Health and Human Services to update the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to better protect the privacy of patients’ reproductive health information in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v.

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Eko Lands $2.7M NIH Grant to Train Pulmonary Hypertension AI

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Eko, a digital health company applying machine learning in the fight against heart and lung disease, today announced that it was awarded a $2.7M

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Expanded Access but Were Afraid to Ask, Part 1

Bill of Health

By Alison Bateman-House, Hayley M. Belli, and Sage Gustafson. This series is adapted from a webinar hosted by PRIM&R on August 5, 2021: IRB Review of Expanded Access Protocols t hat Collect Real World Data: Considerations and Guidance. Part 1: What is Expanded Access and How Does it Work?

Texas Medical Association files another lawsuit over surprise billing ban

Healthcare Dive

“We are, once again, asking for the law to be followed as Congress intended, and for the challenged provisions to be invalidated,” TMA’s president said

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ATA hosts series this week on the value of virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association has gathered a number of speakers to share their expertise on integrating virtual care into healthcare delivery. WHY IT MATTERS.