Wed.Jun 12, 2024

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National health spending reached $4.8T last year, CMS actuaries estimate

Healthcare Dive

More Americans had insurance in 2023 than at any other time in the nation’s history, spurring medical utilization and accelerating healthcare spending faster than growth in the overall economy, according to government projections.

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Q&A: George Church on Genomics of Cognitive Enhancement

Bill of Health

Interviewed by William Leonard Pickard George Church, PhD , is the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. His research efforts include the first direct genome sequencing method, collaborating in initiating the Human Genome Project, and creating the Personal Genom

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White House partners with Microsoft, Google on cybersecurity for rural hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The technology giants will offer free or low-cost cybersecurity tools to rural hospitals, which often have limited resources to combat the rising number of cyberattacks.

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Vendor Notebook: New partnerships around AI, VBC, virtual care and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Several new announcements show providers, including Brightside Health and Tampa General Hospital, seek to improve patient outcomes and experiences with artificial intelligence and innovative care modalities. Technology vendors, including InterSystems, CLEAR and Innovaccer, also formed new partnerships that streamline data management, promote secure interoperability and track operational performance.

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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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MACPAC wants Congress to force states to disclose Medicaid financing streams

Healthcare Dive

The influential advisory group has been lobbying the federal government to collect more detailed information on how states loop providers into funding Medicaid for almost a decade.

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Court strikes down FTC’s latest attempt to block Novant-CHS deal

Healthcare Dive

This is the second time a district court has shot down the antitrust agency’s request to stop the deal.

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AMA, lawmakers aim renewed prior authorization crackdown on insurers

Fierce Healthcare

The American Medical Association (AMA) and a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders are looking to stop unfair prior authorization practices from health plans. | A large coalition of bipartisan lawmakers and national advocacy organizations are renewing their efforts in reforming prior authorization.

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Hackers stole patient files from Ascension

Becker's Health IT

Ascension reveals cyberattack on health system, with hackers accessing files containing patient data. Free credit monitoring offered to affected individuals.

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CMS projects national health spending grew 7.5% in 2023 to $4.8T

Fierce Healthcare

National health spending is estimated to have outpaced the rest of the country’s economy in 2023, growing by 7.5% with projected expenditures of $4.8 trillion, according to newly published calculat | Record-high insurance coverage rates from pandemic policies alongside other trends like high utilization pushed health spending past the nominal GDP growth rate in 2023, according to new projections from government actuaries.

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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 Data Security & Insurance Challenges and Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

For healthcare providers and professionals working in healthcare, data security is of utmost importance. Not only do organizations have a moral obligation to protect the privacy of their patients, but they’re also expected to adhere to strict industry regulations. Federal guidelines like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) outline the responsibility of healthcare providers when it comes to creating, analyzing, and distributing Protected Health Information (PHI).

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Sens. Warren, Markey introduce bill to jail executives who 'loot' healthcare system

Fierce Healthcare

Massachusetts’ progressive senators have debuted a federal bill that would introduce criminal and civil penalties for executives who “loot” healthcare organizations to the detriment of patient care | Citing Steward Health Care as a paradigm, the progressive lawmakers say the civil and criminal penalties in their bill will prevent private equity firms that "steal from America's healthcare system to feed their corporate greed.

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NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly ICS restoring systems following IT outage

Digital Health News

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System (ICS) has confirmed that its IT systems are "coming back online" following a network outage.

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Brightside Health Now Offers Virtual Intensive Outpatient Programs

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – In line with its commitment to providing the highest quality care, Brightside Health now offers virtual intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for substance use disorder (SUD). – Brightside Health’s acquisition of Lionrock Recovery launched this new service, enabling the company to provide comprehensive telemental health treatment for a wider range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, alcohol use disorder, and SUD.

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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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Digital choices facing Wes Streeting

Digital Health News

Can the next secretary of state for health and social care find a way to ‘move the dial’ on digital?

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Wheel Launches AI-Powered Platform for Virtual Care, Horizon

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Wheel , a leading provider of telehealth and virtual care solutions, announces the launch of its AI-driven Horizon™ platform. – Horizon sets a new standard in care delivery by using AI to provide health plans, digital health solution providers, and life sciences companies with an ‘easy button’ to instantly scale their new and existing virtual care programs across the U.S.

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5 Reasons Employers Provide Access to CEU Continuing Education

MedTrainer

More than 90% of employees say they won’t quit if they get development opportunities, and 92% think workplace training positively impacts their job engagement. These are some of the reasons why more healthcare organizations than ever before are providing CEU continuing education at no cost to employees. Staffing is at a critical point — the average U.S. hospital had to replace 100.5% of its staff in the past five years.

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Kettering General Hospital cuts neurology waiting list through telemedicine tech

Digital Health News

Kettering General Hospital has reduced its neurology waiting lists by 50% by using telemedicine technology to triage patients.

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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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Exclusive: Aktiia receives CE Mark for CALFREE optical blood pressure technology

Mobi Health News

CALFREE uses input from optical sensors commonly found in smartwatches or commercial smartphones to collect blood pressure data.

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Colleagues and friends pay tribute to ‘brilliant’ CIO Glenn Winteringham

Digital Health News

The long-serving CIO at the Royal Free Hospital was known for his inspirational leadership, unstinting kindness, and ability to deliver digital transformation.

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ViVE 2024 – What Patient Experience Technology is Moving the Needle the Most Right Now?

Healthcare IT Today

The world of healthcare is constantly growing and evolving. We are constantly coming up with new ideas and developing new technologies all in the spirit of making things better, not only for our own staff but for our patients as well. In a field as personal and as important as healthcare, it is vital that we are giving our patients the best experience possible.

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Humana Issues New Brief on Value-Based Care for Kidney Disease

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Health insurance provider Humana Inc. announced the release of a groundbreaking Value-Based Care (VBC) Issue Brief focused on nephrology, the medical specialty treating kidney disease. – The issue brief report highlights the significant potential of VBC arrangements to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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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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Cybersecurity lessons from the Change Healthcare hack

Fierce Healthcare

In late February, UnitedHealth Group’s Change Healthcare unit faced a significant ransomware attack, sending shockwaves through the healthcare sector with far-reaching financial consequences. | In this week’s episode of “Podnosis”, Senior Writer Paige Minemyer sits down with Clearwater CEO Steve Cagle to explore the lessons healthcare organizations can learn from the Change Healthcare cyberattack and what it reveals about the industry’s current state of security readiness.

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Komodo Health Unveils Integrated Patient Insurance Dataset for Life Sciences

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Komodo Health, a provider of real-world healthcare data and analytics, today announced the launch of Komodo Patient Insurance™ (KPI). – The new offering delivers the most comprehensive view of patient insurance status available, encompassing over 200 million de-identified U.S. patient lives. KPI: Unprecedented Depth and Accuracy KPI surpasses traditional solutions by providing in-depth insights into a patient’s pharmacy and medical insurance enrollment s

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Better Health raises $14M to deploy expanded payer partnerships

Fierce Healthcare

Medical supplier Better Health has raised $14 million in a strategic funding round backed by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s venture capital arm, Healthworx. | Better Health has now received more than $27.5 million in funding to grow its medical supply business for chronic conditions.

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This Week’s Health IT Jobs – June 12, 2024

Healthcare IT Today

It can be very overwhelming scrolling though job board after job board in search of a position that fits your wants and needs. Let us take that stress away by finding a mix of great health IT jobs for you! We hope you enjoy this look at some of the health IT jobs we saw healthcare organizations trying to fill this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the health IT jobs we found: Perinatal Clinical Systems Analyst III – Texas Health Southwest – Texas Health Resources Manager of

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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.