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Medicare adviser sets recommendations for diabetes device evidence

Healthcare Dive

A MEDCAC panel found time in range was an “extremely important” metric, but members were divided on whether quality of life measures should influence coverage.

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Geisinger saves $560K in pilot integrating video visits into Epic MyChart

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Over the course of the pandemic, demand for behavioral health services increased dramatically in the communities served by Geisinger, the Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system. With a large patient population in rural areas, Geisinger expanded its use of telemedicine to scale access and leverage a national workforce to serve them. Today, Geisinger Behavioral Health serves more than 45,000 unique patients annually, with more than 80% of services offered via telemedicine.

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Latest 340B ruling delivers blow to providers

Healthcare Dive

Drugmakers are allowed to impose conditions on which pharmacies they dispense discounted drugs to in the 340B program, according to an appellate court.

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The MRO Exchange: Matt Wildman and James Pelletier on Quality Reporting

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · MRO Exchange: Connecting Healthcare Executives S1E1: On the first episode of The MRO Exchange: Connecting Healthcare Executives, host Matt Wildman, Chief Commerical Officer at MRO, interviews healthcare quality reporting expert James Pelletier. Together they discuss the importance of healthcare quality reporting and how it serves to improve patient care, as well as what is currently top of mind for value-based care organizations.

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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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New online portal allows patients to report potential EMTALA violations

Healthcare Dive

The federal government and states have sparred over whether providers must cover emergency abortion services since Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022.

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Battling Physician Burnout with Collaborative Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sussan Nwogwugwu, DNP, PMHNP, Clinical Leader, Done. Physician burnout, characterized by exhaustion, compassion fatigue and feelings of inadequacy, not only affects physicians; it also affects their care quality, which ultimately compromises patient well-being.

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UPMC's layoffs were the start of a McKinsey-guided 'transformation,' documents show

Fierce Healthcare

A wave of employee layoffs that UPMC announced last month was just one part of a broader restructure and operations “transformation” initiative, for which the nonprofit system has tapped management | An internal presentation obtained by Fierce Healthcare outlined April's “tough, but necessary" layoffs as one part of a broader look at the nonprofit system's operations, for which it has partnered with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

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The Rise of Capitation: How Tech Optimizes Finances for Payers and Providers

HealthIT Answers

By David L. Morris - The healthcare industry is witnessing a monumental shift toward alternative payment models. Among them, capitation is growing in popularity as one of the most durable ways to stabilize costs and focus on preventive and primary care. The post The Rise of Capitation: How Tech Optimizes Finances for Payers and Providers appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Express Scripts, CPESN team up to support independent pharmacies in providing key services

Fierce Healthcare

Express Scripts will partner with CPESN in the latest evolution of its IndependentRx Initiative, which aims to boost independent and community pharmacies. | Express Scripts will partner with CPESN in the latest evolution of its IndependentRx Initiative, which aims to boost independent and community pharmacies.

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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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Twin Health Unveils Digital Twin AI for Weight Loss with GLP-1 Elimination

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, Twin Health announced it is extending its whole body digital twin AI platform, proven to help members achieve remission of type 2 diabetes and eliminate medications, to address the challenge of obesity and weight loss. – Twin’s Healthy Weight solution combines digital twin AI and compassionate clinical care to help members achieve a healthy weight that they can sustain without medication.

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Hospitals grapple with generic drug supply shortages

Fierce Healthcare

In this week’s episode of “Podnosis,” we’re diving into the issue of generic drug shortages. | In this week's "Podnosis" episode, Fierce Healthcare’s Dave Muoio talks with Allan Coukell from Civica Rx about generic drug shortages. Coukell discusses the impact on healthcare providers, recent strategies to strengthen the drug supply chain and advice for organizations facing these shortages.

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Concert Health, WellSpan Health partner to support PCPs in Pennsylvania

Mobi Health News

WellSpan Philhaven will add the digital health company's offerings to its suite of behavioral health services to support its primary care providers.

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Mayo Clinic taps Zipline for drone delivery of meds, supplies to hospital-at-home patients

Fierce Healthcare

Mayo Clinic is partnering with Zipline to provide drone delivery service for medications and supplies directly to patients' homes as part of its advanced hospital-at-home program. | Mayo Clinic is partnering with Zipline to provide drone delivery service for medications and supplies directly to patients' homes as part of its advanced hospital-at-home program.

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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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ONC Brief Reveals Current State of Hospital Data Interoperability

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new report by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) examines the current state of electronic health information exchange among hospitals in the United States. The findings reveal progress in interoperability but also highlight areas where improvement is needed. – In addition, this brief describes the breadth of electronic information exchange between hospitals and other providers across the care continuum and focuses

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Inside the breathtaking world of therapeutic psychedelics: Great promise and great challenges

Fierce Healthcare

Marcus Capone felt he had run out of options. | Advocates say psychedelic drugs changed their lives and helped cure serious mental conditions when antidepressants failed. But accessing these therapies at an affordable price is a huge challenge.

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The Impact of Technology on Workplace Violence Prevention 

American Medical Compliance

Workplace violence is a significant concern across various industries, affecting employee safety, productivity, and overall organizational morale. Moreover, it encompasses a range of harmful behaviors, including physical assaults, threats, harassment, and verbal abuse, occurring within a work setting. As stated in OSHA’s fact sheet , each year, 2 million American workers fall victim to workplace violence.

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Wyden pushes for CMS to crack down on broker misbehavior

Fierce Healthcare

A key senator is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to crack down on brokers who submit fraudulent enrollments for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans. | A key senator is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to crack down on brokers who submit fraudulent enrollments for Affordable Care Act plans.

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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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Industry Spotlight: Alan Payne, group product and engineering director, the Access Group

Digital Health News

Alan Payne, group product and engineering director with the Access Group, tells Jennifer Trueland that unleashing the potential of community and third sector services is key to reducing friction in the system and improving outcomes for patients

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Tufts Medicine laying off 174 employees to 'stabilize financial health'

Fierce Healthcare

Citing tough financial headwinds, Burlington, Massachusetts-based Tufts Medicine confirmed plans to lay off another 174 of its employees. | The nonprofit system, which employs about 13,000 people, said the "vast majority" of those affected have administrative and non-direct patient care roles.

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5 Cloud Security Best Practices for Healthcare Leaders

HIT Consultant

Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve Managed Hosting Based on last year’s research by PWC, the majority of health services organizations have already transitioned to the cloud or are in the process of doing so. The study claims that 81% of health services executives confirmed that they have adopted the cloud in most or all parts of their business to enhance patient care, clinical workflows, safety and more.

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Ransomware: 10 things hospital leaders should know

Becker's Health IT

Hospitals and health systems continue to be targeted by ransomware hackers, disrupting patient care and costing millions of dollars in recovery costs.

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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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Virtual Reality Relief for Workers’ Compensation: AppliedVR Launches RelieVRx® Program

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AppliedVR , a leader in immersive therapeutic solutions, has announced the launch of their flagship product, RelieVRx®, into the workers’ compensation market. This FDA-authorized virtual reality (VR) program is the first of its kind to offer comprehensive, non-pharmacological treatment for chronic lower back pain (CLBP – AppliedVR’s RelieVRx® program signifies a significant advancement in pain management for workers’ compensation claims.

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Scottish Government ‘Cloud First’ strategy delayed following budget review

Digital Health News

The Scottish Government has confirmed that its ‘Cloud First’ digital health strategy has been delayed following a recent budget review and settlement.

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E&C updates American Privacy Rights Act discussion draft ahead of markup

Fierce Healthcare

The Energy and Commerce subcommittee on innovation will markup a new draft of the American Privacy Rights Act on Thursday. | Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' American Privacy Rights Act discussion draft will be voted on tomorrow by a House subcommittee. Updates to the draft were made late Tuesday night that made substantive changes to the legislation.

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Ireland announces plans to roll out patient app and shared care record

Digital Health News

The Irish Health Service Executive has launched a digital framework, including plans to roll out a patient app and national shared care record.

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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.