Mon.Nov 20, 2023

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AstraZeneca creates digital health unit, with big-name partnerships already in place

Healthcare Dive

Called Evinova, the unit will operate as a separate business within AstraZeneca, which sees digital health solutions as a market primed for growth.

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HIMSSCast: Cedar collaborates with Google Cloud on AI to ease the patient billing experience

Healthcare It News

Cedar announced earlier this year a collaboration using Google Cloud's generative AI tools to assist patients in understanding and resolving their healthcare bills. Cedar is preparing to deploy AI tools in the market by early next year. The aim is more than paying for healthcare, it's making it easier for consumers to pay for healthcare, according to Cedar president Seth Cohen.

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Mass General Brigham sued after hundreds potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Healthcare Dive

Salem Hospital is offering free testing to about 450 patients who may have been exposed. However, a lawsuit filed Thursday says the hospital acted negligently.

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Medicare paid out $31.2B in improper payments for FY23, CMS says

Fierce Healthcare

Traditional Medicare paid out an estimated $31.2 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2023, according to new data from the federal government. | The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its annual look at improper payments and found that the overall rate in Medicare was 7.38%, which sits below the 10% level mandated in statute.

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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.

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FTC sues to block John Muir Health’s acquisition of Tenet hospital

Healthcare Dive

Regulators allege the $142.5 million deal to buy the remaining stake in San Ramon Regional Medical Center would further reduce competition and drive up prices.

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Disquiet grows over perceived Palantir takeover of FCI

Digital Health News

The FCI has been wracked by more resignations of trustees, triggered by deep disquiet among some members about growing ties to Accenture and Palantir.

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The Tools Needed to Succeed in Private Practice Today

HealthIT Answers

By Michael A. Brickman MD - Multiple industry factors have made it increasingly difficult for individual physicians to successfully maintain a private practice, and patients could shoulder the negative effects of a more consolidated healthcare system. The post The Tools Needed to Succeed in Private Practice Today appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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71% of Consumers Believe Generative AI Can Revolutionize Healthcare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: A recent survey conducted by Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions (Center) revealed a growing acceptance and optimism among consumers regarding the potential of Generative AI to revolutionize healthcare. Over half of the respondents (53%) believe that generative AI could improve access to healthcare, while 46% expressed confidence in its ability to make healthcare more affordable.

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The Christie to create openEHR Patient, E-Referral solutions with Avenue3

Digital Health News

The Christie has signed a two-year contract with Avenue3 to build and deploy its Patient Engagement Platform and E-Referral solutions.

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Clinical Trial Data Strategy: Shifting to Innovative Data Collection and Flow While Reducing Burden On Your Sites

HIT Consultant

Sabrina Steffen, Head of Data Strategy and Innovation for Data Management at IQVIA In drug development, there is a critical focus on protocol design, because it is a key component to running a successful clinical trial. And, in traditional trial design, developing a data management strategy often comes after the protocol is finalized. This can leave study teams juggling between operationalizing the protocol and mapping out optimal data collection and flow in parallel.

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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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AI Poised To Revolutionize Healthcare—But How Can We Combat the Risks?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Arti Raman, CEO and founder, Portal26. There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous implications for the world of healthcare. The list of applications is long. From using machine learning to analyze […] The article AI Poised To Revolutionize Healthcare—But How Can We Combat the Risks?

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Northwell faces lawsuit over data breach affecting 3.9 million people

Becker's Health IT

Lawsuit filed against Northwell Health over data breach affecting 3.9 million patients. Breach occurred on a medical transcription service, Perry Johnson & Asso.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 64: Cost Optimization with Muhammad Siddiqui

Healthcare IT Today

For the 64th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are talking about cost optimization with Muhammad Siddiqui, Chief Digital & Information Officer at Reid Health. First, we discuss his approach to cost optimization from an IT perspective. Then he shares his process with budgets in this current uncertain environment. Next, we debate how a CIO should approach maximizing their current investments.

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TRANSFORM Trial Unveiled: AI-Powered Approach for Personalized Heart Disease Care

HIT Consultant

Cleerly, a leading innovator in the field of cardiovascular disease diagnosis, today announced the launch of the TRANSFORM trial at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2023 Scientific Sessions. This groundbreaking trial aims to revolutionize the way heart disease is prevented by evaluating a personalized care strategy based on Cleerly’s AI-powered coronary artery disease (CAD) plaque staging system.

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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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TT Capital Partners Announces Investment in Cantata Health Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

New Capital Positions Cantata to Accelerate Growth as Behavioral Health Providers Look to Replace Aging EHRs TT Capital Partners (TTCP) today announced a majority investment in Cantata Health Solutions , a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions for providers of behavioral health, human services, acute care, and post-acute care. Cantata offers a complete platform, including an integrated electronic health records (EHR) system, revenue cycle management (RCM), and a suite of clinical s

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Inovalon Launches Converged Analytics Benchmarking for Health Plans

HIT Consultant

Inovalon , a provider of cloud-based software solutions for healthcare launches Converged Analytics Benchmarking , a revolutionary solution that empowers health plans to make data-driven decisions and improve their quality outcomes in real-time. This first-of-its-kind benchmarking solution provides health plans with current monthly insight into their relevant national and state quality measure performance while still within the respective measurement period.

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EPR target for 90% of NHS trusts to go live is met early

Digital Health News

NHS England has announced it has met its target of 90% of NHS trusts to have an EPR, but can the remaining trusts go live sooner than intended?

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Mayo Clinic and Ayble Health Launch Integrated Care Model for GI Patients

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Ayble Health , a digital health platform dedicated to empowering patients with chronic GI conditions, has joined forces with the Mayo Clinic Complex Care Program to create a groundbreaking hybrid care model for digestive health. – This innovative approach aims to address the unique needs of each patient, providing a combination of virtual and in-person care tailored to their individual acuity level.

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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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Redrick Technologies: Innovating Radiology Workstations with User-Centric Design

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare IT Today recently visited Redrick Technologies in London, Ontario, to explore their cutting-edge radiology workstations. Redrick’s unique approach involves constantly listening to and incorporating customer feedback. The company is a shining example of user-centric design. Their many happy customers are proof that this is not only helps them stand out in a competitive market, but also ensures they remain ahead of their competitors in terms of product design.

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Why Budget Alignment is Critical When Supporting All Stakeholders Throughout a Hospital’s Data Archiving Journey

HIT Consultant

Dr. Shelly Disser, Vice President of Innovation and Collaboration at MediQuant In the fast-paced world of healthcare, data archiving is often underestimated and misunderstood, leading to costly mistakes and challenges for hospitals and health systems. Imagine this common scenario: You’ve chosen an archiving vendor based on the lowest price and quickest timeline.

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The Impact of Unions on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Center for Health Insurance Reform

In just the first eight months of 2023, over 323,000 workers engaged in a labor action against their employers. Unions have been demanding better wages, protections, and benefits—including better health plans. CHIR’s Maanasa Kona takes a look at the role of unions in securing affordable health coverage for workers, including the innovative strategies they’ve used to reduce the unsustainable growth in health system costs.

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CLEO Systems deploys EPS to four north east London trusts

Digital Health News

Four north east London NHS trusts have implemented a new electronic prescription service from CLEO Systems to streamline the prescription process.

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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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6 Reasons Your Risk Reporting System is Failing You

Symplr

Health systems often piece together risk, quality, and safety systems using multiple software packages that don’t work together or share data. This leads to hospital staff spending extra time and effort on data entry and reporting. Since information is locked in silos, staff can also miss opportunities for quality improvement and insights that can drive better patient outcomes.

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Virtual reality company BehaVR, Fern Health merge to become RealizedCare

Mobi Health News

The digital therapeutics company and virtual chronic pain-management program will combine their offerings to create a digital care-management solution for chronic pain.

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Digital staffing company Aya Healthcare picks up Winnow AI to bolster its physician recruitment tech

Fierce Healthcare

Digital staffing company Aya Healthcare acquired Winnow AI to bolster its physician recruitment capabilities as the industry grapples with a historic provider shortage. | It marks Aya Healthcare's third M&A deal in five months as the company works to build up its artificial intelligence capabilities for staffing, hiring and retention.

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Survey: Healthcare struggles with persistent tech skills shortage

Mobi Health News

GlobalData's survey of 114 healthcare professionals showed 43% of respondents believe a lack of specialized skills and talents is the primary challenge they face with digital transformation.

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HIPAA: Why It Matters to Your Practice

85% of practices are not complying with the government’s HIPAA standards. The large majority of practices are likely trying to protect patients’ information, but they may not be doing all that they need to meet government requirements. Not complying with HIPAA has definite drawbacks, with one major one being massive fines. The government can fine up to 1.5 million dollars for a single HIPAA breach incident - an amount that would put most small practices out of business.

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Moody's: 2023 outlook remains stable for payers despite higher MA utilization, Medicaid redeterminations

Fierce Healthcare

The financial outlook for major health plans is stable in the face of notable potential headwinds heading into the end of the year, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service. | The financial outlook for major health plans is stable in the face of notable potential headwinds heading into the end of the year.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing includes the NHS rolling out its Covid research platform to drive life-saving advances for other diseases.

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Attend Swaay.Health Live 2024

HealthIT Answers

Starts May 6th, 2024 in Atlanta, GA - Attend Swaay.Health Live and learn important marketing & PR strategies that you can use right away in your organization. Plus, you will have the chance to meet peers who you can rely on for advice and guidance throughout the year (and beyond). The post Attend Swaay.Health Live 2024 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Cheshire and Merseyside uses data-led approach for vulnerable people

Digital Health News

A new data-led approach to support vulnerable people this winter, has been taken by Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Health and Care Partnership.

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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.