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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Two Years On: The Reversal of Tanzania’s Education Policies for Adolescent Mothers

Bill of Health

By Joelle Boxer In November 2021, Tanzania’s Ministry of Education reversed a policy preventing adolescent mothers from attending public schools. Two years on, research shows the movement for #ArudiShuleni (“Back to School”) requires continued support. Prior to the policy change, an estimated 6,550 – 15,000 Tanzanian girls and adolescents were forced out of school each year due to pregnancy, while thousands more were subject to coercive pregnancy testing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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US Military Says National Security Depends on ‘Forever Chemicals’

Kaiser Health News

The Department of Defense relies on hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons and products such as uniforms, batteries, and microelectronics that contain PFAS, a family of chemicals linked to serious health conditions. Now, as regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Health Coverage for Small Business Owners and Employees

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces are a critical source of health insurance for small business owners and their employees. In our weekly installment of FAQs from the Navigator Resource Guide, we're spotlighting questions on coverage for people who own or work for a small business.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.