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Humana and CVS are downsizing their Medicare Advantage plans for 2025. Which insurers could benefit?

Healthcare Dive

Hundreds of thousands of seniors could switch plans during next year’s open enrollment, depending on how drastically the MA market giants slash benefits in an attempt to improve profits.

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AI and eClinicalWorks in the Cloud at United Digestive

Healthcare IT Today

According to Rich Eells, VP of Innovation & Integration at United Digestive , the company is committed to continuous improvement. This trait works well with eClinicalWorks in the cloud, given the ability of a cloud service to introduce new features quickly. Running on Microsoft Azure also provides access to many resources and features. United Digestive employs 200 practitioners in the Southeastern US.

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FTC cannot block $320M Novant, CHS deal

Healthcare Dive

A federal court struck a blow to antitrust regulators on Wednesday when it ruled that Novant’s purchase of two hospitals from CHS could go through, arguing the deal seems likely to promote competition in North Carolina.

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Burdensome step therapy requirements could delay care for cancer patients: analysis

Fierce Healthcare

Restrictive health plan policies are increasingly relying on step therapy for cancer drugs, recent analysis from consulting firm Avalere shows. | Step therapy is embedded within prior auth requirements by health plans, potentially delaying critical access to care for cancer patients. In rare circumstances, patients must go through triple or quadruple step therapy.

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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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Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s outgoing CEO on how technology aids student learning

Healthcare Dive

Before his job as CEO ends this summer, Healthcare Dive spoke with Mark Schuster about the new medical school and how immersive technologies can aid instruction.

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Clinical Study Shows VR Treats Pain Consistently Across Sociodemographic Categories

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AppliedVR , an immersive therapeutics (ITx) pioneer advancing a novel, virtual reality-based approach to medicine, today announced results from a secondary analysis of a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) that evaluated whether socio-demographic factors affected the clinical effectiveness of receiving a virtual reality (VR) therapy that treats chronic low back pain (cLBP) at home. – Researchers sought to determine whether there were differences among key

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Almost 1,000 bed days saved by virtual wards at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Digital Health News

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust saved an estimated 959 bed days in the first six months of a virtual ward service, according to analysis by the trust.

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How Technology is Helping Combat Healthcare Fraud

HIT Consultant

Healthcare fraud is a significant issue in the U.S. and one that continues to grow in scale as fraudulent actors seek to exploit the healthcare system for their own financial gain. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (D.O.J.), the cost of healthcare fraud in the country is close to $100 billion a year. This figure encompasses a wide range of deceptive practices by healthcare providers, patients, and third parties which include billing for services not rendered, falsifying documents, offe

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Q&A: Creating digital therapeutics for patient impact and profitability

Mobi Health News

Dr. Guido Giunti discusses patient involvement and the necessity of being forward-thinking in creating digital therapeutics.

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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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White House enlists doctors and hospitals to combat gun violence

Fierce Healthcare

The White House is calling on hospital executives, doctors and other healthcare leaders to take bolder steps to prevent gun violence by gathering more data about gunshot injuries and routinely coun | In 1996, Congress cut federal funding for gun control research by the CDC, essentially shifting the responsibility for funding and conducting the research to the private sector and academia—and with a fraction of the previous budget.

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NHS England scraps £300m digital pathways framework for GP tech

Digital Health News

NHS England has confirmed that its £300 million digital pathways framework has been cancelled, following delays caused by a legal claim.

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HHS warns hospitals of DDoS cyberattacks

Becker's Health IT

HHS warns hospitals of growing threat of DDoS cyberattacks and offers tips for prevention. Learn how to protect your critical infrastructure.

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Eyebot wants to make vision care more accessible through AI-powered kiosks. It just nabbed $6M to expand

Fierce Healthcare

Startup Eyebot aims to bring 21st-century innovation to vision care to make eye exams more accessible to people. | Startup Eyebot developed kiosks that provide automated, self-serve vision tests in as quickly as 90 seconds and can offer prescriptions for corrective eyewear.

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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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The 7 Elements of an Effective Hospital Compliance Program | symplr

Symplr

In November 2023, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued updated General Compliance Program Guidance , marking a significant evolution in the standards governing healthcare compliance. It has been 16 years since they last touched guidance for an industry-specific entity and 26 years since OIG issued the original Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals.

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Clanwilliam tests electronic prescription technology in Wales

Digital Health News

Healthcare IT supplier Clanwilliam is testing its pharmacy system technology in Wales to support the delivery of an Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

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Ada Health expands leadership team on back of revenue growth

Mobi Health News

Nick Altebrando has joined Ada as chief product officer, and Yury Rozenman will serve as the company's senior vice president of business development.

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Digital physical therapy solutions can improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare spending, report finds

Fierce Healthcare

Two months after it released a scathing report on digital diabetes management solutions, the Peterson Health Technology Institute (PHTI) gave high marks to virtual physical therapy services for imp | Two months after it released a scathing report on digital diabetes management solutions, the Peterson Health Technology Institute gave high marks to virtual physical therapy services for improving patient outcomes and cutting healthcare costs.

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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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Integrating Patient Engagement Solutions for Enhanced Value-Based Care Outcomes

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Laura Miller, Founder and CEO at TempDev It is a trusted healthcare provider’s responsibility to put the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything else. Their health and well-being should always be the top consideration when providing the best possible care. By prioritizing patients, you can ensure that they receive the attention and treatment they deserve and help them achieve optimal health outcomes.

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Wyden: HHS' current cybersecurity approach is 'woefully inadequate'

Fierce Healthcare

In the wake of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a key senator is urging federal regulators to take immediate steps to require major healthcare companies to beef up their cybersecurity. | In the wake of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a key senator is urging federal regulators to take immediate steps to require major healthcare companies to beef up their cybersecurity.

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Leveraging Data to Guide Discussions on Provider-Payer Contracts

HealthIT Answers

NOW on-demand, Value-Based Care Insights host Daniel J. Marino speaks with Damon Morse, an expert in rate analyses to discuss the challenges healthcare providers face with payer contract negotiations, and the strategies required to level discussions. The post Leveraging Data to Guide Discussions on Provider-Payer Contracts appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Digital Therapeutics Alliance to launch accreditation program to help DTx products gain uptake with payers

Fierce Healthcare

This story will be updated as details about the partnership unfold. | The Digital Therapeutics Alliance announced a partnership with DirectTrust to start an accreditation program for digital therapeutics products to help gain uptake with payers.

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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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What Compliance Officers Need to Know About Stark Laws in Healthcare

Compliancy Group

Many compliance violations in healthcare arise from financial conflicts of interest, particularly when providers get kickbacks or achieve financial gain from their referral services. With the establishment of Stark Law in healthcare, physicians and their organizations can see legal and economic repercussions for such “self-referrals.” Understanding Stark Law or Designated Health Services Designated health services (DHS) under Stark Law ensures physicians don’t receive financial gain from referri

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Digital Therapeutics Alliance conference, Day 2—'These were the kinds of moments that Google was born in'

Fierce Healthcare

During Day 2 of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance's annual conference in Washington, D.C., industry stakeholders addressed the reality of the digital therapeutics market and offered advice to DTx c | The Digital Therapeutics Alliance, a trade group representing companies that provide therapy through software, hosts its annual conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss movements and lessons from the industry.

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Accelerate AI adoption in healthcare with Redox and Snowflake

Redox

Building a scalable enterprise data strategy to tackle AI can be complex and challenging, especially in a constantly evolving healthcare ecosystem. Snowflake, Redox’s newest partner , recently hosted Accelerate to help health and life sciences (HLS) organizations navigate this complexity and simplify their data foundations. As healthcare organizations start to tackle business and clinical use cases, they often struggle to harmonize disparate, siloed data and derive meaningful insights.

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Health IT Business News – June 6, 2024

HealthIT Answers

Health IT business news from NextGen Healthcare, Waystar, SPRY Therapeutics, Avel eCare, Seqera, Crosby Health, TruBridge, Lindus Health, Doctena, Aspirion, Rimidi, Wolters Kluwer Health, Navina, AArete, Marvin Behavioral Health, athenahealth, AvaSure, Lynx Dx and more. The post Health IT Business News – June 6, 2024 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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.