January, 2023

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Gaming tech is being used for dementia treatment

Healthcare It News

Research shows that apathy is a significant challenge for people living with dementia. They lose the ability to take initiative, which has an enormous effect on their emotional and physical wellbeing. This makes the disorder much harder to treat. THE PROBLEM Andrus on Hudson, based in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, serves and cares for individuals ("residents," to reflect the environment in which they receive care) who have various types of dementia.

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How technology will shape healthcare in 2023

Healthcare Dive

Experts gave predictions for virtual care, AI, the digital health market and data privacy this year.

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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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How Healthcare Organizations Can Rise Above the Swelling Payment Epidemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe McMurray, senior vice president of patient experience, Zotec Partners. A July 2022 report confirmed what most providers have seen coming during this time of rampant inflation: Unexpected healthcare costs can be crippling for […] The article How Healthcare Organizations Can Rise Above the Swelling Payment Epidemic appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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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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Orlando Health to launch AI-driven hospital-at-home services

Healthcare It News

Data from the new hospital-at-home platform will be accessible through Orlando Health's Epic electronic health records through a multi-year agreement with the connected health and digital therapeutics company. WHY IT MATTERS Orlando Health – a non-profit health system with 18 hospitals and emergency rooms with five in development serving the southeastern United States – is expected to launch the new advanced remote patient monitoring capabilities in early 2023.

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Artificial intelligence could save healthcare industry $360B a year

Healthcare Dive

Broader adoption of AI in healthcare is likely in the near future, and could come with a slew of benefits beyond financial gains, according to McKinsey and Harvard researchers.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Infringement? The Battle Between Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Continues

Bill of Health

By Aparajita Lath. Last month, the patent battle between COVID-19 mRNA vaccine manufacturers continued with BioNTech/Pfizer filing a strong defense and counter-claim to Moderna’s allegations of patent infringement. In their initial August 2022 complaint , Moderna alleged that three of its mRNA patents were infringed by Pfizer/BioNTech. Interestingly, as of January 12, 2023, Moderna has listed 10 patents covering Spikevax (its mRNA vaccine) on its website.

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3 Tips for Implementing An IT Trend

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jordan Miller, MD, senior medical director of dermatology, ModMed. When consumer technology companies release smartphones and TVs with new and exciting capabilities, I tend to ask myself, “How valuable is this new feature?” or […] The article 3 Tips for Implementing An IT Trend appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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Sanford Health's CIO talks virtual care, workforce challenges, modern data ecosystem

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It is an understatement to say Brad Reimer, CIO at Sanford Health, has his hands full. Sanford Health is a massive health system that serves the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Today, Reimer is in the middle of a $350 million virtual care initiative, working to overcome health IT workforce challenges, and building a modern data ecosystem – emphasis on modern.

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Blockchain Could Save Healthcare Billions Every Year

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Michael Kim, Senior Vice President/CIO at MultiPlan. In recent years, blockchain has been one of the most-hyped technologies: A public ledger that lives on a network of computers, each validating any changes in real-time. Unlike traditional distributed databases with centralized management, blockchain offers a shared database, providing security, transparency, traceability, and speed.

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Geisinger solves behavioral health access problem with telemedicine

Healthcare It News

Benjamin C. Gonzales, operations manager II, virtual care, at Geisinger, said the prominent health system has faced a problem that is the biggest problem in behavioral healthcare: access. And while Geisinger’s population certainly has experienced its own challenges with behavioral health access like other communities, the problem has been significantly compounded by three things.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders to target high healthcare costs as leader of influential committee

Healthcare Dive

The longtime Congressman and “Medicare for All” proponent will soon assume leadership of the Senate HELP committee, giving him sway in one of the nation’s most broadly influential health policy platforms.

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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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Can Employer-sponsored Insurance Be Saved? A Review of Policy Options: Price Regulation

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Health insurance is becoming increasingly unaffordable for employers and workers alike. In the second in their blog series assessing policy options to shore up employer-sponsored insurance as a source of coverage, CHIR experts Linda Blumberg, Sabrina Corlette and Jack Hoadley tackle a policy that economists and budget forecasters predict would have the biggest impact: hospital price regulation.

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Why the digital health user experience is key to senior uptake

Mobi Health News

Digital health can help seniors age in place, but companies should consider usability and accessibility for their devices to succeed with the population, said panelists at CES 2023.

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HC3 warns of Clop ransomware targeting medical images

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center said in its latest analysis that the Clop ransomware gang has shifted tactics, directly impacting the healthcare and public health sector. New baiting tactics for ransomware gang While Clop ransomware has been around since 2019 and experienced several arrests, the ransomware-as-a-service operation has had difficulties getting victims to pay the ransom.

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Gist Healthcare to Join Kaufman Hall

Healthcare IT Today

Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC (Kaufman Hall) , a leading healthcare and higher education management consulting and advisory services firm, has entered into a definitive agreement for Gist Healthcare , a premier healthcare consulting firm, to join Kaufman Hall. For almost 40 years, Kaufman Hall has provided leading hospitals and health systems with world-class management consulting, including strategic financial planning, treasury and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and performan

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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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Could the EU's decision against Meta affect data privacy policies in the U.S.?

Healthcare It News

Facebook parent company Meta this week was fined 390 million euros, or more than $414 million, by European Union regulators in a major decision around its online ad targeting and privacy policies. It's one of the more significant findings so far under EU's General Data Protection Regulation – and could potentially have implications for how the company operates in the U.S.

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Doctors no longer bound by noncompetes under FTC’s proposed ban

Healthcare Dive

The FTC’s sweeping proposal would free physicians to work for a competitor, undermining the status quo in physician-employer relationships, attorneys told Healthcare Dive.

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Hackers are Using AI Tools such as ChatGPT for Malware Development

HIPAA Journal

There are many benefits of using AI in healthcare , including the acceleration of drug development and medical image analysis, but the same AI systems that benefit healthcare could also be used for malicious purposes such as malware development. The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) recently published an analyst note summarizing the potential for artificial intelligence tools to be used by hackers for this purpose and evidence is mounting that AI tools are already being abuse

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CVS, Cigna back kidney care coordination, tech startup Monogram Health's latest $375M raise

Fierce Healthcare

CVS, Cigna back kidney care coordination, tech startup Monogram Health's latest $375M raise. dmuoio. Mon, 01/09/2023 - 12:24.

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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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Help Texts launches text-based support for healthcare workers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The subscription-based service sends semi-customized supportive texts based on what users input about their experiences when signing up and without initiation. Reducing healthcare worker burnout. The company's FAQ says the service, developed by a worldwide team of care experts, is designed to complement other mental health services, like counseling or therapy.

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What to Expect in 2023? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this month’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/6 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This month’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn ( @techguy ) on the topic “What to Expect in 2023? “ As we say good bye to 2022 in our rear view mirror, this chat will take a quick look back at what happened and then start to look forward to what we can expect from healthcare and health IT in 2023.

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HIMSSCast: 2023 forecast - 5G, AI command centers, hybrid work models and more

Healthcare It News

The recent IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Healthcare Industry 2023 Predictions report, offers some fascinating and provocative forecasts for what the next year – and years – might hold for care delivery and the technologies deployed to improve it. "Technological strategies and capabilities will determine how healthcare organizations navigate the aftereffects of the global COVID-19 pandemic combined with the impact of everything from inflationary pressures to supply chain constraints

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Rise of telehealth during pandemic boosted mental health treatment rates

Healthcare Dive

The number of patients who received virtual care early in the pandemic surpassed those who dropped in-person mental health treatment in a new Rand study.

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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.