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Linking up immersive tech devices to healthcare networks

Healthcare It News

Clinicians and IT groups must work together to incorporate immersive technologies such as VR into digital health and bring VR device data into the EHR, contends Gita Barry, president of immersive healthcare at Penumbra.

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UnitedHealth rolls back gastroenterology prior authorization plan amid backlash

Healthcare Dive

The American Hospital Association said it thinks the new advance notification process is a better approach than prior authorization, but other medical groups took a harsher stance against the refocused policy.

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Penn Medicine uses AI chatbot 'Penny' to improve cancer care

Healthcare It News

Over the past 25 years, the field of oncology has witnessed a dramatic shift in cancer care delivery with the development of new therapeutics, a desire to shift care from inpatient and clinic settings to the home and widespread implementation of electronic health records. THE PROBLEM One area of innovation has been the development of oral anti-cancer drugs, including cytotoxic chemotherapies that patients can self-administer at home.

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Tenet to pay over $29M to settle kickback allegations at Detroit Medical Center

Healthcare Dive

The Department of Justice alleged two DMC hospitals offered the services of mid-level practitioners to physicians in exchange for Medicare patient referrals.

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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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Pharma giant Bayer moves deeper into digital health with new business unit

Fierce Healthcare

Pharma giant Bayer is launching a precision health unit as it ramps up its investment in consumer-facing digital health tools. | Pharma giant Bayer is launching a precision health unit as it ramps up its investment in consumer-facing digital health tools.

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Surescripts Makes Interoperability Official

Healthcare IT Today

Surecripts is a company that is synonymous with e-prescribing. Increasingly, healthcare organizations are using the company’s platform to exchange more than prescription information. Vaccination status, demographic information and notes are increasingly shared. Surescripts recently announced its intention to become a QHIN , firmly positioning the company a player in the interoperability space.

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Healthcare Innovation Funding – Regulations and Disrupting Traditional Models

Healthcare IT Today

We are at an exciting time in the world of healthcare! With technology becoming more accessible and more and more digital natives entering the work force, there’s an abundance of innovation. We have so many more people that are coming up with creative digital solutions to the challenges that we are currently facing. However, while there are plenty of great ideas and startups, there’s just simply not enough money to fund all of them.

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Eversense E3 CGM for Diabetes Now Covered by UnitedHealthcare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: UnitedHealthcare , the largest health insurance company in the United States, will begin providing coverage for the Eversense E3 , a Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System effective July 1, 2023 for people with type 1 and insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes. Eversense, brought to people with diabetes by Ascensia Diabetes Care, is a CGM System indicated for continually measuring glucose levels in persons age 18 years and older with diabetes for up to 6 months.

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Knowing Your Patient: Helping Healthcare Organizations Prevent Insurance Fraud

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bala Kumar, Chief Product Officer at Jumio The list of responsibilities for a CISO in healthcare is constantly growing. Today’s threat landscape requires them to plan for ransomware and malware attacks, protect against traditional vulnerabilities in legacy equipment, and mitigate the risk of internal threats. With those competing priorities, fraud prevention does not always make its way to the top of the list of considerations, even when it should.

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HCP Marketing in the Pharma Industry: A Comprehensive Strategy for Engaging Healthcare Professionals

HIT Consultant

HCP marketing, also known as healthcare professional marketing, plays a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry. It focuses on engaging and informing healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical products, treatments, and services. In this article, we will explore the meaning of HCP marketing , its elements, and its significance in the digital era.

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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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Florida Bans Offshore Storage of Electronic Health Records

HIPAA Journal

In May 2023, the Florida Legislature passed an update to the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act that prohibits healthcare providers that use certified health record technologies from storing electronic health records outside the United States, its territories, or Canada. The ban also covers patient information stored through a third-party or subcontracted computing facility or cloud computing service, which must similarly maintain the data in the continental United States, its territ

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Bayer Launches Precision Health Unit to Develop New Products

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: The Consumer Health Division of Bayer announced this week it has launched a Precision Health business unit focused on developing new products across its range of everyday health categories. The new unit will consist of multiple business units and diverse leaders prioritize developing products that enable people to take greater control of their own personal health through digital solutions that facilitate more informed choices based on personal insights and novel delivery m

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Mark Cuban calls Yusimry's availability on MCCPDC 'a game changer'

Mobi Health News

In a statement to MobiHealthNews, the cofounder of Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company expressed excitement over the deal to offer discounted Humira alternative.

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Global Population Health Summit Took Place in New York

Digital Health News

New York, USA: The Global Population Health Summit - GPHS, recently took place in New York City, with an aim to promote population health importance by encouraging scientific and evidence-based discussion to tackle the most pressing challenges affecting population health.

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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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Healthcare CISOs Prioritize Cybersecurity Budgets Amid Economic Downturn

Health IT Security

A new survey reveals that 58 percent of CISOs have boosted their cybersecurity budgets and 42 percent are aiming to further these budgets within the next year.

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Q&A: Nox Health on its $3.9M bid for Pear Therapeutics' assets

Mobi Health News

Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO of Nox Health, tells MobiHealthNews why his company made the largest bid for Pear Therapeutics' assets at a recent bankruptcy auction.

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Amazon & FTC Agree $25 Million Settlement to Resolve Alleged FTC Act and COPPA Violations

HIPAA Journal

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has agreed to settle a complaint against Amazon that alleged violations of the FTC Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule with respect to its Alexa voice assistant products. According to the complaint, the retail giant misrepresented that it would delete voice transcripts and geolocation information of users upon request, limit employee access to Alexa users’ voice assistant data, and d

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Healthcare Dealmakers—CVS Health closes $10.6B Oak Street Health deal; Bright Health's telehealth divesture and more

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are in no short supply as providers, health tech companies, payers and other industry players look to expand their businesses and gain a competitive edge. | Missouri's $10 billion health system merger, HCA Healthcare's urgent care pickups and more merger and acquisition news from the month of May.

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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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Clinical Test Data of 2.5 Million Individuals Stolen in Enzo-Biochem Ransomware Attack

HIPAA Journal

The Farmingdale, NY-based biotech and diagnostics company, Enzo Biochem, has recently confirmed in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the clinical test information of 2.470,000 patients was compromised in an April 6, 2023, ransomware attack. Enzo Biochem said prompt action was taken to contain the attack when the breach was detected, and while the incident caused disruption to business operations, all of its facilities continued to provide services to patients and par

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Industry news in brief

Digital Health News

This industry roundup covers award wins for AVERio at the StartUp Awards and Uni Hospital Southampton midwives at the Royal College of Midwives awards.

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Mark Cuban expresses excitement for Yusimry's availability on MCCPDC

Mobi Health News

Cuban tells MobiHealthNews "Coherus's Yusimry is a game changer," and Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company is excited to make it available in a transparent manner.

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Clinithink looks to mine the value of unstructured clinical text

Digital Health News

Clinithink aims to address one of digital healthcare's key challenges; employing the health insight embedded in the free text of clinical notes.

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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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How insurtech Friday’s shutting down might impact other health plans, policyholders

Fierce Healthcare

Insolvency and a refusal of investors to throw more money at a failing business model forced troubled insurtech Friday Health Plans to shut down, the company confirmed

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Lindus Health to accelerate clinical trials with £6.5m funding

Digital Health News

After receiving £6.5m, Lindus Health is aiming to revolutionise the clinical trials process by speeding up the process with machine learning.

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ConcertAI, Caris Life Sciences partner for oncology research

Mobi Health News

The partners will develop a database for academics and biopharma researchers to acquire insights to help advance cancer-focused research.

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A look at the early days of Medicaid redeterminations: KFF

Fierce Healthcare

The cracks in Medicaid that some experts feared eligible be | The cracks in Medicaid that some experts feared eligible beneficiaries could slip through during the disenrollment process appear to forming, according to a new KFF survey.

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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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Mass Exploitation of MOVEit Transfer Zero-day Vulnerability Confirmed

HIPAA Journal

A zero-day vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer managed file transfer (MFT) solution is being actively exploited by hackers to perform mass downloads of sensitive data from targeted organizations. MOVEit Transfer was developed by the Progress Software Corporation-owned company, Ipswitch, and is provided as an on-premise solution or cloud SaaS platform that is used by enterprises for securely transferring large files.

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HealthSnap Raises $9 Million Series A for Continued Growth of Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management Platform

Healthcare IT Today

The Investment, Led by Asclepius Growth Capital and Leading Health System Partners, will Enable Care Teams to Empower Patients with a More Personalized Remote-Care Experience HealthSnap , a Miami -based virtual care management platform for chronic disease management, today announced a new round of financing totaling $9 million. The round was led by Asclepius Growth Capital, an SPV founded by David Jahns , a managing director of Galen Partners, and Steve Cashman , CEO at Caption Health and fo

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Carrum Health clinches $45M to expand cancer care offerings for employers as health costs soar

Fierce Healthcare

Employers are facing soaring healthcare costs while the quality of the patient experience and health outcomes are not necessarily rising at the same pace. | Carrum Health's unique value-based program addresses acute care scenarios, such as orthopedic surgery and cancer treatment, which accounts for nearly half of total employer spend.

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Arizona Man Sentenced to 54 Months in Criminal HIPAA Violation Case

HIPAA Journal

An Arizona man has been sentenced to 54 months in jail for aggravated identity theft and criminal violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Rico Prunty, 41 years old, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, was previously employed at an Arizona medical facility where he unlawfully accessed the medical intake forms of patients between July 2014 and May 2017.

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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.