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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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Confirm your healthcare compliance with our easy-to-use HIPAA checklist. Safeguard data, avoid penalties, and streamline security best practices effortlessly. As you know, HIPAA has many requirements, and just missing one could lead to devastating consequences for your organization. Don't miss out— get your free and instant download now!

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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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How to relieve staffing challenges? Add virtual capacity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Virtual care can provide more capacity in near real time for overworked clinicians, says Dr. Lyle Berkowitz, CEO of KeyCare. He advises health systems about finding the right partner to provide that support.

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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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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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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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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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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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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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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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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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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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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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Roundups: 10 Recent Digital Health Strategic Partnerships

HIT Consultant

Flatiron Health has signed a new partnership agreement with the London-based precision medicine software company Lifebit that will enable its researchers to securely access sensitive, real-world data on cancer patients – and hence speed up research and deliver global research improvements in treatments and care. Implementing Lifebit’s pioneering federated Trusted Research Environment technology will enable approved researchers to safely and securely access high-quality real-world data on c

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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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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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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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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.

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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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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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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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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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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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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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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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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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Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist: Easily Find Out Your HIPAA Requirements

This checklist is your best free resource for assessing your current HIPAA compliance status. Including all of the components of an effective compliance program, you’ll be sure you’re not missing a single piece of compliance. HIPAA is a complex law - protect your organization from financial and legal ramifications by ensuring your compliance program has all of the proper elements in place.

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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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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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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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Forrester Wave™ Contract Lifecycle Management for 2023

In The Forrester Wave™ Contract Lifecycle Management, Q3 2023, Evisort has debuted as a Strong Performer.