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Uber Health teams with insurers on maternal health in Georgia

Healthcare It News

Uber Health, a healthcare-focused subsidiary of the ride-sharing platform, is collaborating with the Georgia Primary Care Association and Amerigroup Georgia, a managed care plan and subsidiary of Elevance Health, in an effort to strengthen maternal health in the state.

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Massachusetts lawmakers call on regulators to review Steward-UnitedHealth deal

Healthcare Dive

Antitrust agencies could be sympathetic toward the deal, given Steward’s financial distress and important hospital portfolio. But sympathy won’t shield the deal from scrutiny, an expert told Healthcare Dive.

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Strategic digital transformation for service organizations

Healthcare It News

Measuring the impact of the Colombian Civil Air Patrol's volunteer healthcare mission is helping it to increase and sustain services in the most remote areas, says Manish Kohli, founder and president of the Pul Alliance for Digital Health and Equity.

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Confusion about Medicaid skewing coverage estimates, study finds

Healthcare Dive

The number of people enrolled in Medicaid soared over the pandemic, but many enrollees may not have known their coverage had continued, new research suggests.

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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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Online student support company eLuma appoints new CEO and more digital health hires

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clinical-trial research company Clario announces new hire, and AI-enabled surgical care organization Apella and data company Brillio announce additions to their board of directors.

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Banner Health names new CEO

Healthcare Dive

Amy Perry, the current president, will take the reins from longtime chief executive Peter Fine beginning June 30.

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Digital Health Apps Graveyard: Why 53% Fail and How to Succeed

HIT Consultant

Shameem C Hameed, Founder and CEO of blueBriX The digital market is flooded with health apps. Over 90,000 offers were introduced to patients and healthcare providers alike in 2020 alone , with this number continuing to rise in response to mounting healthcare system pressures. It therefore comes as little surprise to learn that 53% of all digital health apps are uninstalled within 30 days of download.

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State public option plans don't reduce premiums, result in low enrollment: industry-backed study

Fierce Healthcare

Instead of enacting public option plans, states should target reinsurance programs, a new report from the Partnership for America's Health Care Future argues. | Public option plans may not be reducing premiums and expanding coverage as previously thought they would, a new study shows.

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Cedars-Sinai Expands Virtual Healthcare for Children & Spanish Speakers

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Cedars-Sinai is expanding virtual healthcare for children and Spanish speakers in California through its mobile app Cedars-Sinai Connect, a fast-growing online option that allows patients to quickly access top healthcare professionals for acute, chronic and preventive care. Innovative Healthcare Solutions: Expanded Access for Children and Spanish Speakers at Cedars-Sinai Children aged 3-17 can now conveniently access urgent healthcare services from Cedars-Sinai providers fo

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Should we admit our mistakes and start again?

Digital Health News

At last month's giant HIMSS in Orlando, you could 'smell the money'. But it might be time to stop getting excited about the future of health tech and face up to some hard truths, writes Joe McDonald.

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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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Salesforce, IQVIA expand partnership to co-develop Life Sciences Cloud

Mobi Health News

The companies will use IQVIA's Orchestrated Customer Engagement Platform to create Salesforce's Life Sciences Cloud for healthcare professional customer engagement.

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This Week’s Health IT Jobs – April 10, 2024

Healthcare IT Today

It can be very overwhelming scrolling though job board after job board in search of a position that fits your wants and needs. Let us take that stress away by finding a mix of great health IT jobs for you! We hope you enjoy this look at some of the health IT jobs we saw healthcare organizations trying to fill this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the health IT jobs we found: Application Coordinator – State University of New York Upstate Medical University Epic Certified Cupid Ana

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Cedars-Sinai expands virtual care offering to children, Spanish speakers

Mobi Health News

The health system's expanded app, Cedars-Sinai Connect, will allow parents of children 3 to 17 and Spanish-speaking adults and parents to access 24/7 on-demand care.

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Physician Practices Struggle After Change Healthcare Cyberattack: Unpaid Claims, Staff Strain, and Potential Closures

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A recent American Medical Association (AMA) survey reveals the ongoing crippling effects of the Change Healthcare cyberattack on physician practices across the United States. – The survey was conducted after UnitedHealth Group (UHG) said that claims would be flowing by the weekend of March 23. Despite UHG’s assurances, the attack, which began in February 2024, has disrupted claim processing and caused significant financial strain, jeopardizing patient care and

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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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Where healthcare ranks for ransomware attacks

Becker's Health IT

Discover the top industries targeted by ransomware attacks in 2023, with healthcare and public health leading the way. Learn more from an analysis by EconoFact.

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ZoomCare to Deploy athenahealth to Enhance Operational Efficiencies

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced that ZoomCare, an innovative multi-specialty organization and pioneer of on-demand healthcare, selected athenaOne® as its platform of choice. The move aims to enhance operational efficiencies, better serve patients, and support the ongoing evolution of ZoomCare’s business model.

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HITECH Compliance

AIHC

Checklist for Individual & Small Group Practices Written by: Nancie Lee Cummins, CFE, CHA, CIFHA, OHCC, CHCM, CHCO, CORCM This article provides an overview of Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and basic checklist of policies and procedures for compliance of smaller health care organizations. This information is not all-inclusive and is not intended as consulting or legal advice.

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MD Revolution & Dexcom Integrate Remote Glucose Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – MD Revolution, known for its remote care management solutions, collaborates with Dexcom to integrate cutting-edge continuous glucose monitoring systems into its platform. – Dexcom, a global leader in real-time continuous glucose monitoring, serves over 537 million individuals worldwide living with diabetes. Through wearable devices synced with smartphones, patients’ glucose data becomes accessible to clinicians via MD Revolution’s care management p

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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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One year after unwinding, community health centers struggle with Medicaid reenrollment

Fierce Healthcare

Almost all community health centers (95%) are reporting Medicaid disenrollment, influencing the level of care provided to individuals that rely on these locations. | States have handled the Medicaid redetermination process with varying degrees of success. A new study looks at how community health centers have been impacted.

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Cedars-Sinai expands virtual care offering to children, Spanish speakers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The health system's expanded app, Cedars-Sinai Connect, will allow parents and Spanish-speaking adults to access 24/7 on-demand care.

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Banner Health CEO Peter Fine to retire after 24 years, handing the reins to health system president

Fierce Healthcare

Banner Health CEO Peter Fine will retire on June 30 after 24 years in the $14 billion system’s top role, according to a Tuesday announcement from its Board of Directors. | Fine is credited by the $14 billion nonprofit system's board with growing Banner Health "from its roots as a hospital system to its identity today as a fully integrated healthcare enterprise.

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The Quiet Hospital Unit and Other Benefits of an Open and Interoperable Communication Platform

Healthcare IT Today

Anyone who has been on a hospital ward, whether as clinician, patient, or visitor, has noticed the continual din of beeps and chirps—it can drive you crazy. It’s notable that one of the simple ways Rauland ‘s communication system improves the hospital experience is to reduce noise by routing alerts quietly to the person who needs to handle them.

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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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Capital Equipment: An Overview & Strategies for Effective Purchases | symplr

Symplr

Capital equipment represents about 20% of a hospital or health system’s non-labor spend and refers to long-lasting, durable equipment used by healthcare organizations to generate income. In contrast to consumable products, these equipment items typically surpass a price threshold set by hospitals based on their policy and other considerations.

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Altera Digital Health: Leveraging the Cloud to Address the Needs of Rural and Community Hospitals

Healthcare IT Today

Rural and community hospitals face the same challenges as larger health systems. However, with smaller pools of talent and fewer resources, they need more help from their digital partners to address those challenges. Altera Digital Health (Altera) is leveraging the cloud to help this important customer segment. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Pratt, MD – Chief Medical Officer for Paragon at Altera Digital Health to learn more about the company’s efforts for rural an

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde first to roll out head-CT AI solution

Digital Health News

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's emergency department clinicians are now using an AI tool from Qure.ai to help improve decision making.

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UMass Chan Medical School, MITRE plan to open assurance lab to test healthcare AI

Fierce Healthcare

UMass Chan Medical School and MITRE announced plans to open an assurance lab to test healthcare artificial intelligence technologies. | The AI assurance lab at UMass Chan Medical School will be the first step in creating what MITRE and many other healthcare stakeholders envision as a "national network of AI assurance labs," said Doug Robbins, vice president at MITRE.

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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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Google Cloud partners with Bayer for AI applications for radiology

Mobi Health News

The companies plan to reduce burnout and support diagnosis efficiency through new AI-powered applications.

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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS £1m award for digital solutions

Digital Health News

A total of £1.1m has been awarded to Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS enabling it to provide digital solutions to local residents.

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Prime Healthcare buys 5 hospital facilities from Medical Properties Trust for $350M

Fierce Healthcare

For-profit system Prime Healthcare has bought the real estate of five hospitals it runs from healthcare Medical Properties Trust for $350 million, the real estate firm announced Tuesday. | The real estate deal for facilities in California and New Jersey came alongside a new lease agreement and purchase option for the remaining four hospitals owned by Medical Properties Trust.

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J.D. Power Study: 32% of Health Insurance Websites & Apps Lack Basic Functionality

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new study by J.D. Power reveals significant shortcomings in the digital experiences offered by health insurance providers in the United States. – The J.D. Power U.S. Healthcare Digital Experience Study found that a surprising 42% of insured adults have encountered problems using their health insurance company’s website or app in the past year.

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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.