Fri.Jun 14, 2024

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Steward contends with possible facility closures

Healthcare Dive

State regulators, workers and creditors reacted to Steward's new loan terms, which demand the health system transition or close facilities that don't sell at auction.

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CPT Editorial Panel suspends changes to RPM coding – what's next?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A push to improve reimbursement for remote patient monitoring programs has stalled, and that could prompt health systems and hospitals to think twice about launching or expanding their platforms. The roadblock is coming from the American Medical Association's 21-member CPT Editorial Panel , which hasn't been able to agree on amendments to the CPT codes covering RPM services.

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CMMI’s savings record sparks concern among lawmakers

Healthcare Dive

Republicans at a House subcommittee hearing noted the innovation center has increased federal spending instead of reining in costs. But the director of the center said it has learned from all its tested models, even ones that didn’t save money.

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Advancing technologies, evolving therapeutics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Business models have changed in digital therapeutics as tech evolves, says Aaron Gani, founder and CEO of RealizedCare, who discusses how pharma can leverage DTx modalities to collect data for R&D and patient analytics.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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CMS recalculates Medicare Advantage star ratings in major win for insurers

Healthcare Dive

The redo comes after regulators lost two court cases over the methodology used to determine 2024’s quality ratings, and should result in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional bonuses to plans that see their ratings improve.

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VA extends EHR modernization contract with Oracle

Healthcare Dive

Even though patient safety and technical concerns have plagued the years-long rollout of the new electronic health record, the Department of Veterans Affairs extended its contract with Oracle Health for another 11 months.

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Drug Enforcement Administration sends second attempt at a telehealth prescribing rule to executive budget office

Fierce Healthcare

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s long-awaited second attempt at a telemedicine prescribing rule has been handed off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. | The Drug Enforcement Administration has submitted a proposed telehealth prescribing rule to the Office of Management and Budget which aims to regulate how telehealth providers prescribe controlled substances when the patient and provider do not have an established relationship.

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Lawmakers promise to stop kicking the can on Medicare solvency

Healthcare Dive

The House Budget Committee met Thursday and said they’d take action to restore Medicare’s financial footing, though the hearing was light on specifics.

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Tempus AI shares jump 15% in stock market debut as IPO priced at over $6B valuation

Fierce Healthcare

Tempus AI, a precision medicine company that, as its name implies, uses artificial intelligence to process medical data, popped in its stock market debut Friday, with shares jumping 15%. | Tempus AI, a precision medicine company that, as its name implies, uses artificial intelligence to process medical data, popped in its stock market debut Friday, with shares jumping 15%.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Done Health CEO and clinical president arrested for alleged $100M scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The telemedicine company's clinical president and its founder and CEO allegedly participated in a scheme to profit from providing easy access to Adderall for no valid medical purpose.

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Virtual primary care provider HealthTap now accepting insurance

Fierce Healthcare

Virtual primary care company HealthTap is expanding its reach to millions of Americans by now accepting health coverage for it services. | Virtual primary care company HealthTap is expanding its reach to millions of Americans by now accepting health coverage for it services.

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Return-to-paper playbook: How hospital leaders can plan for downtime

Becker's Health IT

Hospitals and health systems across the country have been returning to paper medical records during IT outages caused by the unceasing number of cyberattacks plaguing the industry.

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The Game Changer in Healthcare: Integrated Electronic Health Records

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Herat Joshi, Business Intelligence Architect – Lead at Great River Health In the vast landscape of healthcare, where every piece of data could be crucial, a significant transformation is underway. It revolves around the integration of external and local health records into a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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New Washington program equips hospitals with tools to prescribe MOUD, connect patients to clinics

Fierce Healthcare

A new clinical program launched in Washington last week aims to help facilitate medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in emergency rooms across the state. | Funded by opioid settlement funds, ScalaNW is designed to bridge between ER docs with ongoing outpatient care, and to ultimately save the lives of patients with opioid use disorder.

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Done Health CEO and clinical president arrested for alleged $100M scheme

Mobi Health News

The telemedicine company's clinical president and its founder and CEO allegedly participated in a scheme to profit from providing easy access to Adderall for no valid medical purpose.

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A 'mistake' allowed hackers into Ascension's IT system

Becker's Health IT

Hackers were able to launch a ransomware attack on St. Louis-based Ascension, disrupting its IT systems and operations for 140 hospitals, because an employee did something thousands of people do every single day.

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Stronger nurse staffing could have saved 'thousands' of lives during COVID, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals with fewer nursing resources prior to and during the early pandemic were significantly less likely to survive their illness, a recent study found. | The risk of a COVID-19 patient's in-hospital mortality rose by 20% for each additional patient added to a nurse's workload in the months before the pandemic, a recently published analysis found.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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How to implement change: the crucial role of the digital clinical lead

Digital Health News

In the second of our four-part series on effective NMAHP teams, Elaine Tustian looks at the crucial role of the digital clinical lead

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Virtual Nursing: The New Solution Addressing Healthcare Challenges

HIT Consultant

Joel Landau, founder & chairman of The Allure Group In an age where technology consistently reshapes various sectors, healthcare and elder care stand transformed. The emergence of virtual nursing heralds a transformative approach to patient care, reshaping how we tackle healthcare hurdles. With an expanding population and surging healthcare needs, virtual nursing introduces groundbreaking remedies to bridge existing gaps.

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Calderdale and Huddersfield awarded HIMSS stage 6 for analytics capabilities

Digital Health News

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a stage 6 validation from HIMSS for its use of data and approach to data science.

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Clinical Decision Support Solutions Can Prevent 95% Of Medication Errors In The Operating Room

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital brings promising news for surgical patients. Researchers have found that specialized computer software can dramatically reduce medication errors in the operating room, potentially preventing harm to patients. The study, published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia , published by Wolters Kluwer found that this software, known as clinical decision support (CDS), could have prevented a staggering 95% of medication errors d

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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New Rule Opens the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces to DACA Recipients

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has released a final regulation allowing people who receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to access new health insurance options. CHIR's Sabrina Corlette and Julian Polaris of Manatt Health review the rule and its implications for state policy.

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Amwell Appoints Roy Schoenberg to Executive Vice Chairman, Ido Schoenberg to Serve as Sole CEO

HIT Consultant

Roy Schoenberg, M.D., M.P.H, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board What You Should Know: – Amwell announced a significant leadership transition. Co-founder and visionary healthcare technology leader Roy Schoenberg, M.D., M.P.H., will transition from his role as president and co-CEO to become the Executive Vice Chairman of Amwell’s Board of Directors. – Ido Schoenberg, M.D., will take on the role of sole Chief Executive Officer of Amwell.

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Digital platform offers online consultations with community pharmacists

Digital Health News

A new digital platform has been launched, allowing patients to book free online Pharmacy First consultations with community pharmacists.

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Real-Time AI Alerts Reduce Patient Deaths by 43%, Mount Sinai Study Finds

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new study from Mount Sinai Hospital suggests artificial intelligence (AI) can significantly improve patient outcomes by predicting and preventing health decline. The research, published in Critical Care Medicine , found hospitalized patients receiving AI-generated alerts about potential health deterioration were 43% more likely to receive escalated care and far less likely to die. – Traditionally, healthcare professionals relied on manual methods like the ME

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.