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U.S. Virgin Islands Launches Health Data Interoperability Pilot

HIT Consultant

signed a Letter of Intent with CRISP Shared Services to participate in a health data interoperability pilot program that will lay the foundation for OHIT’s Health Information Exchange in the Territory. Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Why It Matters OHIT Director Michelle M.

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Reactions to the Ascension Healthcare Ransomware Attack and Suggestions for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

Mike Semel, President and Chief Security Officer of Semel Consulting The Ascension health system data breach can’t be easily separated from the United Healthcare Change Health breach that recently caused a huge financial and medical impact across the healthcare sector and may have breached the personal information for a third of Americans.

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Hundreds of industry groups call on Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"Much of this transformation is dependent on temporary flexibilities extended to health systems and providers that are limited to the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration," the letter read.

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HHS Findings from Semiannual Report to Congress

American Medical Compliance

In Spring 2022’s Semiannual Report to Congress (SAR), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) reported that nearly $3 billion had been misspent on Medicare and Medicaid services. Increased Telehealth Services.

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Bipartisan TIKES Act would improve telehealth access for kids

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Telehealth Improvement for Kids’ Essential Services, or TIKES, Act of 2020 would require the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to states about how to increase access to telehealth under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Bonus Features – August 13, 2023 – 75% of executives thing generative AI has reached the point where it will reshape healthcare, 64% of patients would trust AI over a doctor to make a diagnosis, and more,

Healthcare IT Today

RockHealth.org announced its 2023 cohort of Innovation Fellows , with founders focused in areas such as mental health, end-of-life care, pediatric telehealth, and trauma care. Meanwhile, 64% of adults would trust a diagnosis made by AI over a diagnosis by a doctor , according to a survey from Innerbody.

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HHS Findings from Semiannual Report to Congress

American Medical Compliance

In Spring 2022’s Semiannual Report to Congress (SAR), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) reported that nearly $3 billion had been misspent on Medicare and Medicaid services. Increased Telehealth Services.