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Dollar General latest player to enter retail clinic arena

Healthcare Dive

The pilot could expand to additional stores, depending on customer response, as Dollar General continues to grow its healthcare products and services targeted at rural communities.

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Does It Really Matter How the COVID-19 Pandemic Started?

Bill of Health

By Barbara Pfeffer Billauer Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much air time and social media space has been allocated to the lab leak vs. natural spillover dispute regarding the origins of SARS-CoV-2. To summarize briefly, the question is whether the pandemic was caused by a leak from a biosafety level (BSL) four lab in Wuhan, China , or whether it arose naturally as a consequence of a virus jumping from a bat to an animal and then to humans.

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Pandemic continues to affect healthcare jobs, tracker finds

Healthcare Dive

Healthcare job growth rates have yet to return to levels predicted before the pandemic, according the tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center on Healthcare.

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Three 2023 telemedicine trends that advance the 'new normal' in healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This past year may very well have been the year the "new normal" was sealed for healthcare – one that includes a lot more telehealth, remote monitoring and other virtual care than ever before. Technology has became culturally accepted as an integral part of the patient experience as telemedicine gained popularity. As healthcare providers look ahead to 2023, being at the forefront of what's next in telehealth and strategically integrating the technology necessary to stay there

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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.

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Maintaining an inbound chain of custody for hospitals

Healthcare Dive

Learn how healthcare stakeholders can build and maintain an inbound chain of custody at a busy hospital with competing priorities.

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MRO Enhances Executive Leadership Team with Two Healthcare Technology Veteran Hires

MRO Compliance

MRO Enhances Executive Leadership Team with Two Healthcare Technology Veteran Hires Matt Wildman, Chief Commercial Officer, and Moliehi Weitnauer, Chief Product Officer, join MRO to help drive growth and innovation. Norristown, Pa. – Jan. 23, 2023 – MRO, Corp. (MRO), the leading clinical data exchange platform in healthcare, announced today two key additions to the executive leadership team.

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What's ahead for health IT policy and legislation in 2023 

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With Congress providing telehealth waivers as part of its omnibus spending bill at the close of 2022, delaying the "telehealth cliff" for two years, HIMSS says it's now ready to make the case for permanent reimbursement of virtual care. Also on its policy agenda for the year ahead: advocating for data standardization, offering input for interoperability rulemaking and engaging with agencies and states to increase telehealth access.

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Commonspirit hit with another lawsuit in wake of ransomware attack

Healthcare Dive

The hospital operator is facing multiple lawsuits alleging it failed to protect the private information of more than 620,000 people.

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AI Isn’t Just for Clinical Use: Here’s How It’s Changing Healthcare Outside the Exam Room 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mike Peluso, chief technology officer, Rectangle Health Artificial Intelligence (AI) has unlocked new possibilities that are pushing boundaries in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with an AI company to create a […] The article AI Isn’t Just for Clinical Use: Here’s How It’s Changing Healthcare Outside the Exam Room appeared first on electronichealthreporter.c

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US to jack up fees for big mergers

Healthcare Dive

Filing fees are expected to soar this year and companies will need to prepare for increased regulatory scrutiny of M&A deals.

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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.

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Amazon Pharmacy rolls out service for unlimited generic drug prescriptions for $5 a month

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon Pharmacy rolls out service for unlimited generic drug prescriptions for $5 a month hlandi Mon, 01/23/2023 - 22:15

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PHI of More Than 240K Patients Compromised in 5 Healthcare Data Breaches

HIPAA Journal

A round-up of data breaches that have recently been reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and state Attorneys General. BayCare Clinic Announced Pixel-Related Data Breach The Wisconsin-based healthcare provider, BayCare Clinic, LLP, has recently announced that the protected health information of up to 134,000 of its patients has been impermissibly disclosed to unauthorized third parties as a result of the use of pixels by its partner, Advocate Aurora Health.

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Dollar General teams up with DocGo to pilot mobile clinics

Mobi Health News

The discount retailer will offer preventative care, urgent care services and chronic condition management via a pilot program at three Tennessee stores.

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Man Therapy brings effective digital mental health support to the population most likely to commit suicide, CDC study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Man Therapy brings effective digital mental health support to the population most likely to commit suicide, CDC study finds aburky Mon, 01/23/2023 - 17:10

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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The Top 10 Inhouse Medical Billing Issues

Medisys Compliance

Managing a medical practice has never been simple, and there is no reason why it will be now, unless you outsource it to the right professionals. In no small measure, the process can be exhausting and challenging when it comes to an internal medical billing team. Let’s get straight to the in-house medical billing issues, shall we? 1. Quality Resources If you don’t have access to quality software, patient education programs, productivity tools, or customer service, you’ll be forced t

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AI Mental Health Chatbot Diagnoses Disorders with 93% Accuracy

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – London-headquartered digital health startup , Limbic, has announced that its psychological assessment tool, Limbic Access , has achieved Class IIa UKCA medical device certification – making it the first and only AI mental health chatbot in the world to earn this status for its clinical effectiveness, safety and risk management. – The certification confirms that its mental health e-triage chatbot, which is able to diagnose mental health disorders with an accura

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New Company, Velsera, Represents Summa Equity’s Vision to Improve Global Health Outcomes

Healthcare IT Today

New company advances precision health through data-driven solutions New company Velsera was announced today at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California. The vision for Velsera is supported by thematic-focused impact fund Summa Equity (Summa). The promise of precision medicine is held back by barriers across routine health practice and discovery.

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9 Executive Revenue Cycle Predictions/Trends to Watch in 2023

HIT Consultant

Nate Maslak, the co-founder/CEO of Ribbon Health Price Transparency: In 2022, we saw CMS’s Transparency in Coverage rule go into effect, requiring non-hospital entities like health plans and providers to publish publicly available rates for care. In 2023, we’ll see this price transparency data become more mainstream as it finally makes its way into the hands of patients, empowering them to find the best care for them, reevaluate their care choices, and shop around for the best possible care opti

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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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Data Quality Scrutiny, SDoH, Value-Based Care…What are the New Healthcare Truths of 2023?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Mike Noshay , MSE, Founder and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Verinovum. Many facets of healthcare remained in a state of flux at the close of 2022, as care practices that started during the pandemic found their way into the mainstream, and enthusiasm for new data sources and interoperability outpaced the realities of implementation.

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Praying For The Survival of the NHS Will Not Be Enough To Save It

HIT Consultant

Ivor Campbell, CEO of Snedden Campbell It’s often said that the National Health Service is the closest thing Britain has to a unifying religion. If that is the case, then the faith of the population is being tested like never before, With budgets already stretched before the COVID pandemic , additional cost pressures since heaped on health boards across the country by double-digit inflation have brought the NHS closer to breaking point than at any time in its history.

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Philips, Masimo expand remote patient monitoring partnership

Mobi Health News

The medtech companies will integrate Masimo's W1 health tracking watch with Philips' monitoring system.

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health delivers virtual care

Digital Health News

After being implemented in response to covid, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is using Accurx software to deliver virtual care.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Substance use disorders cost employer-sponsored health insurance over $35B a year: CDC study

Fierce Healthcare

Substance use disorders cost employer-sponsored health insurance over $35B a year: CDC study fdiamond Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:36

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NHS Scotland uses AI to improve emergency cardiac care

Digital Health News

A new partnership is helping to improve cardiac care across NHS Scotland, through the use of a digital pathway using artificial intelligence.

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CMMI Director Liz Fowler: Expect advance primary care, total cost models to be released in 2023

Fierce Healthcare

CMMI Director Liz Fowler: Expect advance primary care, total cost models to be released in 2023 rking Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:37

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Intermountain Healthcare, Story Health partner on heart failure care

Mobi Health News

Intermountain patients will have access to Story Health's specialty care platform for remote heart and vascular care.

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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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Lawmaker-backed report accuses UPMC of 'anti-competitive' monopoly, calls for policy intervention

Fierce Healthcare

Lawmaker-backed report accuses UPMC of 'anti-competitive' monopoly, calls for policy intervention dmuoio Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:14

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Road To Rewired: Breaking down the barriers to improve patient outcomes

Digital Health News

Road To Rewired – sponsored by Insource. Digital Health’s Road to Rewired is a series of virtual events combining quick-fire presentations with a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A.

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Elevance Health to acquire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Fierce Healthcare

Elevance Health to acquire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana pminemyer Mon, 01/23/2023 - 17:09

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Integration is the New Innovation for Healthcare in 2023: Reflections on CES2023 and JPM2023

Health Populi

The peak of venture investment for digital health was in 2020 and 2021, precipitously declining later in 2022. And the outlook for 2023 is practical and Show-Me: that is, demonstrate clinical outcomes and return-on-investment before “I” (for investors) can take a leap of faith to spend a dollar, a Yen, a Euro, or British pound on a shiny new-new healthcare thing.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.