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Wyden urges HHS to require healthcare cybersecurity standards

Healthcare Dive

Sen. Ron Wyden said the agency’s approach to cybersecurity is inadequate, arguing for mandatory resiliency standards, periodic audits and technical support for providers.

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The MRO Exchange: Healthmap Solutions CIO Bill Moore

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · The MRO Exchange: Healthmap Solutions' CIO Bill Moore S1E2: Host Mark Thomas, Chief Technology Officer at MRO, and guest Bill Moore, Chief Information Officer at Healthmap Solutions, discuss all things healthcare technology. They dive into technology transformation, artificial intelligence, and where healthcare technology is heading in the future.

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House subcommittee lands on transparency for 340B reform

Healthcare Dive

Based on the Oversight and Investigations hearing, political will in Congress seems slim to cut back the 340B program — without a clearer view of how hospitals are using the funds first.

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Appeals court upholds ruling barring former Express Scripts chief from joining CVS

Fierce Healthcare

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health. | A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health.

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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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Under the watch of the attorney general, Northwell overhauls charity care policy

Healthcare Dive

New York's largest health system will expand its financial assistance policies following a review from the state attorney general.

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Easy, Secure Logins for Patient Data with LG Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

Security has become a top priority in healthcare. If you’re not investing in secure solutions, you’re going to have problems. The challenge for many organizations is balancing the need for secure solutions while not impacting the workflow for clinicians and patients. This is why it was great to see LG coming together with Imprivata to create a simple, secure solution that satisfied the CISOs needs and desires along with a simple workflow that doesn’t impact clinicians and pat

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TytoCare Updates Home Smart Clinic Platform with New Features

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, a virtual care company enabling accessible, high-quality primary care from home, has released a major software update for its Home Smart Clinic. – The update includes a number of new features that are designed to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at scale for payers, providers, and patients. TytoCare Home Smart Clinic Update: Enhancing Virtual Healthcare Accessibility and Efficiency The recent update to TytoCare’s Home Smart Clinic introdu

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This Week’s Health IT Jobs – June 5, 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: Technical Support Analyst – Database Performance – Oracle Oracle Fusion SCM – TrovaSemi Techno

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Judge denies FTC's preliminary bid to block Novant, CHS' $320M hospital deal

Fierce Healthcare

Novant Health and Community Health Systems (CHS) will be permitted to consummate their contested $320 million hospital deal, though the pair still face some regulatory uncertainty following the dea | U.S. District Judge Kenneth Bell wrote that the two-hospital transaction has "at least as much likelihood of competitive benefits as it does competitive harm.

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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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Senator to HHS: Require tighter cybersecurity for healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden is urging HHS to mandate stronger cybersecurity measures for crucial healthcare companies in the wake of the ransomware attack on UnitedHealth Group's subsidiary Change Healthcare.

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Appeals court revives $411M antitrust class action against Sutter Health

Fierce Healthcare

An appellate court panel has resuscitated a nine-figure antitrust class-action lawsuit against Sutter Health, ruling Tuesday that a 2022 jury was given improper instructions and that a new trial mu | The decadelong case had been unanimously ruled in the nonprofit system's favor back in 2022. A 2-1 panel has now reversed the judgment and remanded for a new trial.

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Kentucky Enacts New Consumer Data Privacy Act

Wyatt Law Blog

On April 4, 2024, Kentucky became the 15th state to enact a comprehensive consumer data privacy law. The Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act (“KCDPA”) will become effective on January 1, 2026. The KCDPA creates rights for Kentucky consumers and imposes requirements on certain businesses that collect consumer data.

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VA Health Chat Now Available Nationwide, Connecting 6.8M Veterans with On-Demand Virtual Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Veterans across the United States can now access convenient, on-demand healthcare through VA Health Chat, following the platform’s national rollout across all Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs). – The multi-year initiative, facilitated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), brings CirrusMD’s physician-first virtual care services to millions of Veterans.

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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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Digital Therapeutics Alliance conference, day 1—Following a rocky year, high hopes for the industry

Fierce Healthcare

The Digital Therapeutics Alliance's annual conference kicked off Wednesday in Washington, D.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 learnings from the industry.

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Ascension to restore EHR by June 14

Becker's Health IT

St. Louis-based Ascension is on track to restore its EHR by June 14 after bringing its medical records systems back online in two more markets, the health system said June 5.

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UltraSight, Mayo Clinic develop Al-powered algorithms for image analysis

Mobi Health News

The organizations will co-develop algorithms to help healthcare professionals analyze point-of-care ultrasound images for cardiac care.

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Synnovis CEO confirms ransomware attack at London hospitals

Digital Health News

Synnovis CEO Mark Dollar has confirmed that a ransomware attack has interrupted pathology IT systems, causing patient activity to be cancelled.

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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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MedTech health and data company AcuityMD scores $45M and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Cardiac and lung-disease platform Eko Health secured $41 million in Series D funding.

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Digital Health Unplugged: The alternative approach to EPR implementation

Digital Health News

Jordan Sollof is joined by Mark Hutchinson, vice-president of healthcare strategy and transformation at Altera Digital Health, to talk all things EPRs.

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How the Healthcare Industry Can Strengthen Security in the Wake of Change Healthcare Breach

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Chuck Suitor, Strategic Advisor – Healthcare at ColorTokens , and former Chief Technology Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center Earlier this year, Change Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group, fell victim to a cyber-attack executed by BlackCat/ALPHV, a widely known cybercrime threat actor group. By encrypting system data and preventing administrator access, the cybercriminals allegedly forced Change Healthcare to pay them an estimated $22 million i

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TytoCare software update will allow patients to see more providers, collect vitals before visit

Fierce Healthcare

Telehealth company TytoCare has released a major update to its Home Smart Clinic software to benefit patients’ ability to access primary, specialty and urgent care across care networks and make the | A new software update to TytoCare virtual care products will broaden the provider pool for patients and allow them to collect vital signs at home before a telehealth visit.

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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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Summer Schools 2024 conference programme published

Digital Health News

The programme for Summer Schools 2024 has been published, featuring national keynotes, NHS CEOs, digital leadership plenary sessions and more.

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Healthcare Innovation Doesn’t Stop at Go-Live

HealthIT Answers

Joshua Liu MD explains why healthcare innovation will only be as successful as the change management you apply both before AND after Go-Live. The post Healthcare Innovation Doesn’t Stop at Go-Live appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Mediktor Acquires Conversational AI Platform Sensely To Enhance Global Footprint

HIT Consultant

From left to right – Adam Odessky and Cristian Pascual What You Should Know: – Mediktor , a provider of AI-powered healthcare solutions, announced today the acquisition of Sensely , a San Francisco-based innovator in conversational AI for patient engagement. – The strategic acquisition strengthens Mediktor’s global footprint, broadens its technology portfolio, and positions the combined entity as a major player in the AI-driven healthcare market.

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Revenue Cycle and Payer News – June 5, 2024

HealthIT Answers

Reported payers and health insurance industry news from CDPHP, AHIP, Independence Blue Cross, CVS Health, Humana, UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, Medica, Lightbeam Health Solutions, Milliman MedInsight and more. The post Revenue Cycle and Payer News – June 5, 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.