Tue.Sep 19, 2023

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Over 80% of nursing homes currently fall short of proposed CMS staffing thresholds

Healthcare Dive

In over half of states, less than a quarter of nursing facilities would meet staffing requirements under a proposed federal rule, according to a new KFF analysis.

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Access to Uterus Transplantation and the Workplace

Bill of Health

By Natasha Hammond-Browning Uterus transplantation first hit the headlines in 2014, with the birth of the first baby born following a uterus transplant. This first birth in Sweden has led to trials worldwide. Most recently, in August 2023, the United Kingdom saw its first uterus transplant. In the United States, the University of Alabama (UAB) Medicine uterus transplant program is the first program to offer uterus transplantation outside of a clinical trial, and the first birth in that program w

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PBMs, PhRMA trade blame over drug costs in House hearing

Healthcare Dive

Pharmacy benefit manager lobby PCMA and drugmaker lobby PhRMA pointed fingers over problems in the prescription supply chain during the House committee's second PBM hearing on Tuesday.

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Biological Determinism, Scientific Uncertainty, and Reproductive Rights

Bill of Health

By Mary Ziegler As Joanna Wuest writes , the role played by science in the LGBTQ+ movement “is at once a celebratory and cautionary story.” Something similar could be said of struggles over reproductive rights in the half century since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. Today, after decades of staying on the sidelines, physicians have once again been at the forefront of struggles over abortion, launching a ballot initiative in Ohio, bringing lawsuits, and speaking against state criminal bans

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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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Ochsner Health launches generative AI pilot for patient messaging

Healthcare Dive

The New Orleans-based health system will use generative artificial intelligence to draft messages to patients, which will be reviewed and edited by clinicians.

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Gates Foundation grants GE HealthCare $44M for AI ultrasound tech

Healthcare Dive

The money will go to GE subsidiary Caption Health to develop AI tools to help with maternal care and pediatric lung health.

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Six HI Questions to Ask Your EHR Vendor for High-Volume Payer Requests

MRO Compliance

Health information (HI) professionals nationwide anticipate a looming tsunami of payer requests for medical records. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audit season peaks from March through April every year. During a RADV audit, CMS confirms that any diagnoses submitted by payers for risk adjustment are supported in the enrollee’s medical record.

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VA clinician says teleneurology is improving access and care for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patients seeking neurologic care can face physical, geographical and financial challenges as they deal with chronic and disabling conditions. Telehealth is offering one way forward. In one of the largest studies of outpatient general teleneurology care, a team led by Dr. Linda S. Williams, a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute and core investigator and clinical neurologist at Richard L.

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Oracle Health integrates generative AI, voice tech into EHR system to automate medical note-taking

Fierce Healthcare

Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner electronic medical record system as health IT companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers. | Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner EHR system as health tech companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers.

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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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Healthcare IT Regulations – What Needs to Be Added and What Needs to Be Removed

Healthcare IT Today

There are a lot of rules and regulations in place in the world of healthcare. These are put into place in order to protect patients and organizations. However, the world of healthcare is constantly changing and evolving as we come up with new ideas and solutions. Have the regulations done the same though? Or are there areas that are missing regulations?

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Industry Voices—Medicare’s assault on home health keeps patients from going home

Fierce Healthcare

A home health agency in Missouri recently announced it is shutting down due to the impact of | Home healthcare providers are experiencing severe payment cuts along with challenges to retain nurses and therapists, putting healthcare services at home in jeopardy.

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Briya Raises $11.5M for Healthcare Blockchain-Secured Data Exchange Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Briya, an end-to-end healthcare data exchange platform, today announced completion of an $11.5 million Series A round of financing, bringing the company’s total funding to $17 million. The round was led by Team8 , includes existing investors Insight Partners , Amiti Ventures and Innocare Health Investments, and is joined by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Equip nabs additional investment to expand virtual eating disorder treatment services to adult patients

Fierce Healthcare

Digital health startup Equip is expanding its virtual eating disorder treatment services to adults as demand for care continues to grow. | Equip banked an additional investment from General Catalyst to fuel its growth as it expands its virtual eating disorder therapy services to adults.

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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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Creating A Thriving Patient-Centric Data Economy

HIT Consultant

Anne Kim, co-founder and CEO of Array Insights We shouldn’t underestimate the power of patient data. Every data point from clinical studies and patient medical records provides fuel for researchers. The more fuel they have, the greater the chance for life-saving breakthroughs. As we sit here today, the research ecosystem isn’t working to its full potential.

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Elevance Health's CarelonRx launches new drug discount program

Fierce Healthcare

Elevance Health's pharmacy benefit manager, CarelonRx, is launching a new program that aims to make it easier for members to access drug discounts at the pharmacy counter. | Elevance Health's pharmacy benefit manager, CarelonRx, is launching a new program that aims to make it easier for members to access drug discounts at the pharmacy counter.

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Google Searches for “AI in Healthcare” Up by 300% in 3 Years

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – An analysis of “AI in Healthcare” related Google search data from 2020 to 2023 increased by over 300%, according to a study conducted by Dataconomy Media in August 2023. – From a mere 12,100 queries in 2020, the enthusiasm surrounding AI’s role in healthcare has surged to an impressive 33,100 searches in 2023.

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Hospitals' online and over-the-phone cash prices rarely align, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Patients checking their local hospital’s website for the cost of medical services may not find the same prices as those who called on the phone, according to a newly published study. | The comparison of 60 hospitals' listed prices and those obtained by secret shopper callers "highlight the continued challenges for uninsured patients and others who attempt to comparison shop for healthcare," researchers wrote.

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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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Reasons, Rewards, and Tips for a More Accessible and Inclusive Web

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ben Cash, Founding Partner and CEO at Reason One The end of September marks International Week of the Deaf, followed soon after by Blind Americans Equality Day. Both are reminders of the need to make online resources accessible to all. Supporting this is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), intended to protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities when it comes to areas like employment, government services, public accommodations, transportation,

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Behavioral health system's illegal sober home kickbacks endangered vulnerable patients, DOJ alleges

Fierce Healthcare

A Massachusetts behavioral health system allegedly pushed thousands of substance abuse patients to choose its services by illegally offering free sober housing at facilities it knew to be unsafe, a | Federal and state law enforcement officials allege that Massachusetts-based Bournewood Health Systems illegally induced thousands of patients to partner sober homes it knew were dangerous, allowing the behavioral health provider to bill government programs for millions.

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Health Tech Enterprise partnership expands opportunities

Digital Health News

A new partnership between Health Tech Enterprise and Highland Marketing is set to expand the opportunities available to the duo's health tech clients.

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CMS rule to increase Medicare Savings Program enrollment

Fierce Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule Monday to streamline enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) with the aim of making coverage affordable for 860,000 mo | A $26.16 billion CMS rule will streamline Medicare Savings Program enrollment, reducing administrative burden in the process.

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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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Consumers Cite Healthcare Affordability Biggest Concern to Paying Medical Bills

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Rising healthcare expenses, lack of certainty over costs and financial support and poor coordination between providers and payers have caused consumers to feel more stressed than ever before about their healthcare bills. According to the 2024 Healthcare Financial Experience Study , 72% of consumers cite affordability as the biggest challenge to paying larger healthcare bills—not that they don’t want to.

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The Role of Digital Tools In Enhancing the Patient Experience and Value-Based Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Martini, chief provider officer, PatientPoint. In today’s U.S. healthcare system, patients often find themselves in a perplexing situation where the quality of clinical care can be excellent, but the overall patient experience may […] The article The Role of Digital Tools In Enhancing the Patient Experience and Value-Based Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Zocdoc Expands Beyond Marketplace with Launch of Zocdoc Practice Solutions

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Zocdoc, the leading healthcare marketplace that makes it easy for patients to find and book in-person or virtual care across over 250 specialties and more than 18,000 insurance plans, today announced the launch of Zocdoc Practice Solutions. Zocdoc Practice Solutions is a free suite of tools that helps providers seamlessly reach, manage and keep patients.

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Health Level Seven Announces New John Quinn Fellows and W. Edward Hammond Volunteer of the Year Awards

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Health Level Seven (HL7) International, the global authority on interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, announced the 2023 class of John Quinn HL7 Fellows and the 2023 recipients of the W. Edward […] The article Health Level Seven Announces New John Quinn Fellows and W.

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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.