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Dollar General latest player to enter retail clinic arena

Healthcare Dive

The pilot could expand to additional stores, depending on customer response, as Dollar General continues to grow its healthcare products and services targeted at rural communities.

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Does It Really Matter How the COVID-19 Pandemic Started?

Bill of Health

By Barbara Pfeffer Billauer Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much air time and social media space has been allocated to the lab leak vs. natural spillover dispute regarding the origins of SARS-CoV-2. To summarize briefly, the question is whether the pandemic was caused by a leak from a biosafety level (BSL) four lab in Wuhan, China , or whether it arose naturally as a consequence of a virus jumping from a bat to an animal and then to humans.

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Pandemic continues to affect healthcare jobs, tracker finds

Healthcare Dive

Healthcare job growth rates have yet to return to levels predicted before the pandemic, according the tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center on Healthcare.

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Three 2023 telemedicine trends that advance the 'new normal' in healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This past year may very well have been the year the "new normal" was sealed for healthcare – one that includes a lot more telehealth, remote monitoring and other virtual care than ever before. Technology has became culturally accepted as an integral part of the patient experience as telemedicine gained popularity. As healthcare providers look ahead to 2023, being at the forefront of what's next in telehealth and strategically integrating the technology necessary to stay there

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Maintaining an inbound chain of custody for hospitals

Healthcare Dive

Learn how healthcare stakeholders can build and maintain an inbound chain of custody at a busy hospital with competing priorities.

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What's ahead for health IT policy and legislation in 2023 

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With Congress providing telehealth waivers as part of its omnibus spending bill at the close of 2022, delaying the "telehealth cliff" for two years, HIMSS says it's now ready to make the case for permanent reimbursement of virtual care. Also on its policy agenda for the year ahead: advocating for data standardization, offering input for interoperability rulemaking and engaging with agencies and states to increase telehealth access.

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AI Isn’t Just for Clinical Use: Here’s How It’s Changing Healthcare Outside the Exam Room 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mike Peluso, chief technology officer, Rectangle Health Artificial Intelligence (AI) has unlocked new possibilities that are pushing boundaries in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with an AI company to create a […] The article AI Isn’t Just for Clinical Use: Here’s How It’s Changing Healthcare Outside the Exam Room appeared first on electronichealthreporter.c

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Commonspirit hit with another lawsuit in wake of ransomware attack

Healthcare Dive

The hospital operator is facing multiple lawsuits alleging it failed to protect the private information of more than 620,000 people.

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Amazon Pharmacy rolls out service for unlimited generic drug prescriptions for $5 a month

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon Pharmacy rolls out service for unlimited generic drug prescriptions for $5 a month hlandi Mon, 01/23/2023 - 22:15

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US to jack up fees for big mergers

Healthcare Dive

Filing fees are expected to soar this year and companies will need to prepare for increased regulatory scrutiny of M&A deals.

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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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Man Therapy brings effective digital mental health support to the population most likely to commit suicide, CDC study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Man Therapy brings effective digital mental health support to the population most likely to commit suicide, CDC study finds aburky Mon, 01/23/2023 - 17:10

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The Top 10 Inhouse Medical Billing Issues

Medisys Compliance

Managing a medical practice has never been simple, and there is no reason why it will be now, unless you outsource it to the right professionals. In no small measure, the process can be exhausting and challenging when it comes to an internal medical billing team. Let’s get straight to the in-house medical billing issues, shall we? 1. Quality Resources If you don’t have access to quality software, patient education programs, productivity tools, or customer service, you’ll be forced t

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AI Mental Health Chatbot Diagnoses Disorders with 93% Accuracy

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – London-headquartered digital health startup , Limbic, has announced that its psychological assessment tool, Limbic Access , has achieved Class IIa UKCA medical device certification – making it the first and only AI mental health chatbot in the world to earn this status for its clinical effectiveness, safety and risk management. – The certification confirms that its mental health e-triage chatbot, which is able to diagnose mental health disorders with an accura

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Data Quality Scrutiny, SDoH, Value-Based Care…What are the New Healthcare Truths of 2023?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Mike Noshay , MSE, Founder and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Verinovum. Many facets of healthcare remained in a state of flux at the close of 2022, as care practices that started during the pandemic found their way into the mainstream, and enthusiasm for new data sources and interoperability outpaced the realities of implementation.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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9 Executive Revenue Cycle Predictions/Trends to Watch in 2023

HIT Consultant

Nate Maslak, the co-founder/CEO of Ribbon Health Price Transparency: In 2022, we saw CMS’s Transparency in Coverage rule go into effect, requiring non-hospital entities like health plans and providers to publish publicly available rates for care. In 2023, we’ll see this price transparency data become more mainstream as it finally makes its way into the hands of patients, empowering them to find the best care for them, reevaluate their care choices, and shop around for the best possible care opti

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Dollar General teams up with DocGo to pilot mobile clinics

Mobi Health News

The discount retailer will offer preventative care, urgent care services and chronic condition management via a pilot program at three Tennessee stores.

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CMMI Director Liz Fowler: Expect advance primary care, total cost models to be released in 2023

Fierce Healthcare

CMMI Director Liz Fowler: Expect advance primary care, total cost models to be released in 2023 rking Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:37

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Philips, Masimo expand remote patient monitoring partnership

Mobi Health News

The medtech companies will integrate Masimo's W1 health tracking watch with Philips' monitoring system.

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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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Substance use disorders cost employer-sponsored health insurance over $35B a year: CDC study

Fierce Healthcare

Substance use disorders cost employer-sponsored health insurance over $35B a year: CDC study fdiamond Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:36

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NHS Scotland uses AI to improve emergency cardiac care

Digital Health News

A new partnership is helping to improve cardiac care across NHS Scotland, through the use of a digital pathway using artificial intelligence.

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Lawmaker-backed report accuses UPMC of 'anti-competitive' monopoly, calls for policy intervention

Fierce Healthcare

Lawmaker-backed report accuses UPMC of 'anti-competitive' monopoly, calls for policy intervention dmuoio Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:14

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health delivers virtual care

Digital Health News

After being implemented in response to covid, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is using Accurx software to deliver virtual care.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Integration is the New Innovation for Healthcare in 2023: Reflections on CES2023 and JPM2023

Health Populi

The peak of venture investment for digital health was in 2020 and 2021, precipitously declining later in 2022. And the outlook for 2023 is practical and Show-Me: that is, demonstrate clinical outcomes and return-on-investment before “I” (for investors) can take a leap of faith to spend a dollar, a Yen, a Euro, or British pound on a shiny new-new healthcare thing.

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Hacking Accounted For Nearly 80% of Healthcare Data Breaches Last Year

Health IT Security

Nearly 80 percent of… read more

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Elevance Health to acquire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Fierce Healthcare

Elevance Health to acquire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana pminemyer Mon, 01/23/2023 - 17:09

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Intermountain Healthcare, Story Health partner on heart failure care

Mobi Health News

Intermountain patients will have access to Story Health's specialty care platform for remote heart and vascular care.

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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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Road To Rewired: Breaking down the barriers to improve patient outcomes

Digital Health News

Road To Rewired – sponsored by Insource. Digital Health’s Road to Rewired is a series of virtual events combining quick-fire presentations with a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A.

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IoMT – Internet of Medical Things – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 106

Healthcare IT Today

For the 106th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are discussing the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)! First we analyze what IoMT makes us think of and what it includes. Then, we share what devices we’re excited to see come out. Next, we take a look at what the recent explosion of IoMT means for healthcare organizations. And lastly, we debate on the impact IoMT has on security and privacy.

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US health officials propose annual COVID-19 vaccination for most Americans

Modern Healthcare

The FDA's simplified approach aims to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

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CommonSpirit Health Faces Class Action Lawsuit in Wake of Healthcare Data Breach

Health IT Security

CommonSpirit Health is now… read more

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.