Tue.Mar 28, 2023

article thumbnail

The New Deaths of Despair in America – Among U.S. Children

Jane Sarashon

The phenomenon of Deaths of Despair is the short-hand name for rising mortality among certainly people living in the U.S. due to overdose, accidents, and suicide. Angus Deaton and Anne Case published their first of many research papers on Deaths of Despair in 2015. Their research uncovered the risks of dying a Death of Despair to be higher among men, especially those between the ages of 25 and 64.

article thumbnail

Ohio AG sues ‘modern gangsters’ Cigna, Humana for alleged PBM price fixing

Healthcare Dive

Ohio Attorney General David Yost filed suit on Monday against the payers' PBMs, along with Prime Therapeutics, for allegedly sharing pricing information and driving up drug prices.

279
279
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

AWS announces healthcare workforce accelerator cohort

Healthcare It News

The companies selected for the newest AWS Healthcare Accelerator will focus on three critical needs in the healthcare space: retention, deployment and training, says Dr. Rowland Illing, chief medical officer and director of International Public Sector Health & the Global Healthcare Venture Capital and Startups team at AWS. WHY IT MATTERS AWS accelerators are technical, business and mentorship programs that help startups advance their digital solutions using the cloud, such as last year's

article thumbnail

How open-loop networks are changing health rewards as we know them

Healthcare Dive

Health rewards have traditionally included limited offerings that not all members can access. Now, open-loop rewards offer more choices than ever.

299
299
article thumbnail

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?

article thumbnail

Geisinger is seeing big ROI with virtual cardiac rehab

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Geisinger is a world-class health system in Pennsylvania with 10 hospital campuses, more than 130 clinic sites and more than one million patients served annually. Its health plan covers more than half a million members. THE PROBLEM As a rural health system stretching across a broad geography, transportation can be a barrier to patient engagement. Geisinger strives to make better health easy, but it can be challenging to get patients to brick-and-mortar facilities.

COVID-19 157

More Trending

article thumbnail

SpectrumAi Secures up to $20M Series A Investment

Healthcare IT Today

CVS Health Ventures leads with Cobalt Ventures, F-Prime, Frist Cressey, and Autism Impact Fund SpectrumAi , a company developing innovative solutions to improve autism care, today announced that it closed up to $20 million in Series A funding led by CVS Health Ventures with participation from Cobalt Ventures , and follow-on investments from Seed investors F-Prime , Frist Cressey , and Autism Impact Fund.

article thumbnail

Walgreens healthcare division boosts retail giant’s second-quarter earnings

Healthcare Dive

Walgreens’ U.S. healthcare division, including VillageMD, recorded $1.6 billion in sales in the quarter, an increase of $1.1 billion from last year.

263
263
article thumbnail

How digital health could help patients navigate their care

Mobi Health News

During a discussion at ViVE 2023, panelists discussed how technology could make it easier for patients to access healthcare.

128
128
article thumbnail

New York Law Firm Pays $200,000 to State AG to Resolve HIPAA Violations

HIPAA Journal

A New York law firm that suffered a LockBit ransomware attack has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $200,000 to the New York Attorney General to resolve alleged violations of New York General Business Law and the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach LLP (HPMB) is a New York City-based medical malpractice law firm.

HIPAA 102
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

ViVE 2023: Amazon Pharmacy integrates coupons in latest bid to target affordability of branded drugs

Fierce Healthcare

ViVE 2023: Amazon Pharmacy integrates coupons in latest bid to target affordability of branded drugs hlandi Tue, 03/28/2023 - 15:24

116
116
article thumbnail

Rethinking Behavioral Health Support in the ED: 3 Keys for Innovation

HIT Consultant

Benjamin Zaniello, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, PointClickCare Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, Founder & CEO of CBC Solutions About one out of five Americans with serious illness struggled to access care during the pandemic, and rates were significantly higher among disadvantaged populations, a 2022 study found. Now, as mental health-related visits in emergency departments (EDs) continue to rise , healthcare professionals must consider: “How can we create better behavioral health supports for peo

article thumbnail

'Podnosis': Insight on the Ohio train derailment class-action lawsuit, and how data analytics can improve social risk factor identification

Fierce Healthcare

'Podnosis': Insight on the Ohio train derailment class-action lawsuit, and how data analytics can improve social risk factor identification tcarey Tue, 03/28/2023 - 14:07

98
article thumbnail

DW Healthcare Partners Closes $210M Fund to Invest in Healthcare Companies

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – DW Healthcare Partners (“DWHP”), a healthcare-focused private equity firm, announced the closing of DW Healthcare Partners Small Cap, L.P. (“Founders Fund”), a $210M fund focused on lower middle market healthcare investments. This new fund brings DWHP’s total capital under management to USD $1.3 billion. – The Founders Fund will invest in companies that are $3M to 6M EBITDA.

98
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

ViVe 2023: CancerX co-hosts Moffitt Cancer Center, Digital Medicine Society, unveil 'Moonshot' digital health effort

Fierce Healthcare

ViVe 2023: CancerX co-hosts Moffitt Cancer Center, Digital Medicine Society, unveil 'Moonshot' digital health effort hlandi Tue, 03/28/2023 - 07:36

103
103
article thumbnail

Exec Hires: AVIA Appoints Scott Cullen, M.D., as EVP of Strategic Innovation and Chief Clinical Officer

HIT Consultant

Scott Cullen, M.D., EVP of Strategic Innovation and Chief Clinical Officer at AVIA What You Should Know: – AVIA , the nation’s leading healthcare digital transformation partner, announced today that Scott Cullen, M.D., has been appointed Executive Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Chief Clinical Officer to lead the company’s strategic insights and advisory practice. – An experienced leader in both clinical care and driving strategic success, Dr.

98
article thumbnail

Carrot Fertility expands benefits with hormone replacement therapy coverage

Fierce Healthcare

Carrot Fertility expands benefits with hormone replacement therapy coverage agliadkovskaya Tue, 03/28/2023 - 14:43

117
117
article thumbnail

KLAS: Independent Ambulatory Patient Portals Performance 2023

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Patient portals (tools used by healthcare providers to engage with patients) can greatly influence a patient’s ability to seek and receive care. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, healthcare organizations have become keenly interested in technology that gives patients ownership of their health and enhances office efficiencies. Though KLAS has historically looked at how portals perform in the IDN setting, this report examines the experience of customers in the independent ambul

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Industry Spotlight: Chad Holmes, Security Evangelist, Cynerio

Digital Health News

NHS trusts should seize the opportunity to escape the shadow of WannaCry, boost their cybersecurity and onboard new devices with confidence, says Chad Holmes. By Jennifer Trueland.

88
article thumbnail

How a ransomware attack at a Indiana hospital in '21 is still costing money today

Becker's Health IT

Franklin, Ind.-based Johnson Memorial Health spent six months trying to get their operations back to normal after Hive ransomware group ​​infiltrated its networks in October 2021, but it is still feeling the effects of the cyberattack two years later, Side Effects Public Media reported March 27.

article thumbnail

Helix VaxApp gets approval from NHSE to boost vaccine management   

Digital Health News

MedicalDirector UK’s Helix VaxApp has received approval from NHS England to be used across the health service’s Covid and flu vaccination programme.

article thumbnail

Hospitals feel congressional heat over compliance with price transparency rule

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals feel congressional heat over compliance with price transparency rule rking Tue, 03/28/2023 - 17:11

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

vCreate launches digital forms and reminders to streamline processes

Digital Health News

vCreate's new digital forms and reminders will help boost collaboration between healthcare teams and streamline clinical processes.

94
article thumbnail

The Changing Dynamic Between Clinical Operations and IT

Healthcare IT Today

Over the past two decades the relationship and dynamic between IT and Clinical Operations has changed. The two must now work in close collaboration with each other to improve clinician experiences and patient outcomes. Yet, healthcare IT departments do not have sufficient financial or human resources to deliver on everything that is expected of them.

Nurses 105
article thumbnail

Netskope research warns of cloud malware threats

Digital Health News

A new report from Netskope focuses on the threat of cloud malware delivery within the healthcare industry and makes a number of recommendations.

76
article thumbnail

Bonus Features, ViVE Edition – March 28, 2023 – New products from Babylon and Everly Health, partnership news from Infor and LexisNexis, and more

Healthcare IT Today

Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job.

article thumbnail

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.