Wed.Mar 15, 2023

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Should TikTok Doctors Owe Any Duty of Care Toward Their Followers?

Bill of Health

By Sarah Gabriele Doctors are now using social media platforms to spread medical knowledge and to interact with the communities that they are actively building. This trend poses new ethical questions for physicians who want to create and engage with their communities on social media. A recent survey showed that almost 1 in 5 Americans now turn to TikTok before their doctor for health advice.

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Google plans to boost Medicaid information during redeterminations

Healthcare Dive

Google also shared an a updated version of its medical artificial intelligence that can answer clinical questions at an “expert” level at its annual healthcare event on Tuesday.

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Vendor notebook: New health assessment AI tools could improve outcomes and reduce costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Researchers and healthcare technology innovators are using artificial intelligence in many ways to improve patient outcomes and experiences and healthcare delivery. TytoCare, Noze and Google, in partnership with Mayo Clinic, aim to tackle some of the challenges of speed to diagnosis and treatment with new AI-powered technologies. FDA clears AI-driven remote wheeze detection by TytoCare TytoCare, a virtual care company, announced today that it has received U.S Food and Drug Administration clearan

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Oscar Health names current physician leader new CMO

Healthcare Dive

Sean Martin is stepping up as chief medical officer of the New York-based insurer, after Oscar’s old CMO left to become CMO of L.A. Care Health Plan in December.

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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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South Korean Health Ministry calls to make telemedicine permanent

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare has released its report on the conduct of temporary telemedicine during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. FINDINGS According to the report, over 25,000 medical institutions provided remote treatment to 13.79 million people from February 2020 to January 2023. Of the 36.61 million treatments administered via telehealth, most treatments (29.25 million) were home treatments for COVID-19 cases while about 1.36 million treatment cases were first-time

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Vendor notebook: New health assessment AI tool could improve outcomes and reduce costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Researchers and healthcare technology innovators are using artificial intelligence in many ways to improve patient outcomes and experiences and healthcare delivery. TytoCare, Noze and Google in partnership with Mayo Clinic aim to tackle some of the challenges of speed to diagnosis and treatment with new AI-powered technologies. FDA clears AI-driven remote wheeze detection by TytoCare TytoCare, a virtual care company, announced today that it has received U.S Food and Drug Administration clearance

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Healthcare companies may turn to big banks after SVB collapse

Healthcare Dive

The fall of SVB created a chasm in life sciences financing that could be filled by bigger banks, but might hamper access to quick, short-term cash for startups.

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MDaudit President and CEO Peter Butler To Retire

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. MDaudit, an award-winning provider of technologies and analytics tools that enable premier healthcare organizations to retain revenue and reduce risk, announced today the retirement of its long-time president and CEO, Peter J. Butler, effective Mar. […] The article MDaudit President and CEO Peter Butler To Retire appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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US names first drugs to face price hike penalty

Healthcare Dive

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, pharma companies owe rebates to Medicare for price increases they take that exceed inflation. But they won’t need to pay until 2025.

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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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More Than 4 Million Individuals Affected by Cyberattack on Independent Living Systems

HIPAA Journal

Independent Living Systems, LLC (ILS), a Miami, FL-based provider of third-party administrative services to managed care organizations, has recently informed the Maine Attorney General that it suffered a data breach that has affected up to 4,226,508 individuals – the largest healthcare data breach to be reported so far this year. According to the breach notification, ILS identified suspicious activity within its computer systems on July 5, 2022.

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5 Key Implications for Information Lifecycle Management in 2023

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Krishna Nacha, SVP and Head of North America and Latin America at Iron Mountain Discovering how best to use the vast amount of data your organization creates and collects is one of the key tenets of any organization’s strategy. Although the importance of effective use of data is now far better understood than ever before, centric to effectively converting data to actionable insights is an organization-wide information lifecycle management framework.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network Sued After Ransomware Gang Publishes Nude Patient Images

HIPAA Journal

A lawsuit has been filed against Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) over its recent BlackCat ransomware attack. The attack saw files encrypted after data was exfiltrated as is typical in ransomware attacks; however, the attack stood out due to the aggressive move of the threat group to increase the pressure on LVHN to pay the ransom. Naked images of breast cancer patients were published on the group’s data leak site, along with medical questionnaires, passports, and other sensitive patient data

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Greenway Listens to Customers to Be Best in KLAS

Healthcare IT Today

Greenway Health’s Intergy Practice Management (PM) solution was recently ranked in the top five as a ‘ Best in KLAS ’ solution. This recognition was, in part, thanks to improvements that were made from direct user feedback. Greenway Health uses multiple channels to solicit feedback from users including advisory boards, town halls, round tables, and usability research.

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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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Opioid Settlements are Making Headlines; Is Now The Time to Soften Guidelines?

HIT Consultant

Jeremy Bloom, CEO, NorthSight Recovery The United States only represents five percent of the world’s population; however, Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s opioids. 1 The U.S. is the world’s leader in the use of opioid medications to cope with physical and emotional difficulties. And the recent Walgreens and Wal-Mart multi-state opioid settlement agreement disclosures have only hammered home the point.

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Featured Health IT Job: Project Director, Healthcare Quality Measurement and Outcome

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Project Director, Healthcare Quality Measurement and Outcome position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Yale New Haven Health and is in Connecticut. Here’s a description of the position: Overview The Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is a leading national outcomes research center dedica

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The Ethical Implications of AI and Data in Healthcare

HealthIT Answers

By Michael Armstrong - From patient communication to cancer detection, artificial intelligence’s role across healthcare is becoming increasingly more prominent. Although its implementation increases the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare, AI also raises patient privacy concerns. The post The Ethical Implications of AI and Data in Healthcare appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Amboy Street Ventures Launches $20M Fund to Support Femtech Startups

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Amboy Street Ventures , the world’s first venture capital firm focused on women’s health and sexual health for all genders, closed its debut $20 million fund. – Amboy Street plans to invest in the Seed and Series A stages of women’s health and sexual health startups to both lift associated stigmas and usher forward a new world of inclusive health and wellbeing.

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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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Maribel Health raises $25M and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Fire1, a remote patient monitoring company for heart failure patients, and Protai, an AI-powered drug discovery platform, scored funding.

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TytoCare Receives FDA Clearance for AI-Powered Tyto Insights for Wheeze Detection

HIT Consultant

– TytoCare , a virtual care company enabling accessible, high-quality primary care from home, today announced that it received FDA clearance for its Tyto Insights for Wheeze Detection, paving the way for its rollout in the US. – The wheeze detection algorithm expands the company’s existing AI-powered Tyto Insights™ smart diagnostic capabilities, filling the quality gaps currently experienced with traditional telehealth and alleviating challenges imposed by the ongoing shortage of hea

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CISA Launches Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot Program

HIPAA Journal

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has launched a new pilot program in response to the increase in ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure entities. The aim of the pilot program is to help critical infrastructure entities better protect their systems against ransomware attacks by fixing exploitable vulnerabilities in their Internet-facing systems.

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New CDC Opioid Guidelines: Too Little, Too Late for Chronic Pain Patients?

Kaiser Health News

Jessica Layman estimates she has called more than 150 doctors in the past few years in her search for someone to prescribe opioids for her chronic pain. “A lot of them are straight-up insulting,” said the 40-year-old, who lives in Dallas. “They say things like ‘We don’t treat drug addicts.’” Layman has tried a host of non-opioid treatments to help with the intense daily pain caused by double scoliosis, a collapsed spinal disc, and facet joint arthritis.

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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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HSCC Issues Guidance for Healthcare Organizations on Managing Legacy Technology Security

HIPAA Journal

This month, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Cybersecurity Working Group (CWG) published guidance to help healthcare delivery organizations effectively manage cyber risks associated with legacy technology. In healthcare, a great deal of attention has been focused on addressing cybersecurity risks associated with legacy medical devices, but they are not the only type of legacy technology in use in healthcare environments.

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Biden's 'Cancer Moonshot' is already being fueled by tech addressing breast cancer

Fierce Healthcare

Biden's 'Cancer Moonshot' is already being fueled by tech addressing breast cancer aburky Wed, 03/15/2023 - 12:05

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Rewired 2023: Hera crowned Pitchfest start-up winner

Digital Health News

Hera has been crowned the winner in the start-up category of Digital Health Rewired Pitchfest 2023 following a competitive live final in London.

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ONC, CMS officials plot next reforms to entice adoption of electronic prior authorization

Fierce Healthcare

ONC, CMS officials plot next reforms to entice adoption of electronic prior authorization rking Wed, 03/15/2023 - 13:08

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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.