Thu.Nov 16, 2023

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FDA-ordered report tackles how to manage cybersecurity risks of legacy devices

Healthcare Dive

The report proposes multiple actions for protecting older medical devices, including research into more modular devices and collecting data on cyber risks.

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Old Dogs and New Tricks: A Case for the Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights & Public Health Emergencies

Bill of Health

By Nerima Were and Allan Maleche Taking into account our experiences as human rights lawyers working in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic, in this article we briefly analyze the Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies (the Principles) and make a case for their utility in guiding State measures to prepare for, prevent, and respond to future pandemics consistently with international human rights law and standards.

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AI roundup: HEALWELL AI buys LLMs, Forward to roll out staffless health kiosks

Healthcare It News

Companies are expanding their reach with artificial intelligence through acquisitions, investments and government approvals on a near-daily basis. These are just some of the AI health tech announcements we're watching unfold this week. HEALWELL AI to acquire majority control of Pentavere HEALWELL AI debuted last month after partnering with WELL Health Technologies, which provides a digital healthcare operations platform, to launch AI-based decision support to advance early disease diagnosis

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CommonSpirit kicks off 2024 fiscal year with $738M loss

Healthcare Dive

The nonprofit operator hopes that a California provider fee program, due to pay out later this fall, will lessen its losses.

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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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US outpaces other wealthy nations in cost-related care deferment, with wide gaps between income levels

Fierce Healthcare

Another international survey has painted Americans’ access to care in a poor light when compared to those living in other wealthy countries, particularly when looking at disparities in residents’ i | Nearly half of surveyed U.S. adults with average or lower incomes said they had a cost-related reason for skipping medical care during the prior 12 months, versus 29% of those with higher incomes.

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Top FDA official Woodcock to retire early next year

Healthcare Dive

The 37-year veteran helmed the agency’s pandemic response, and was a key decision-maker in controversial calls on opioids, an Alzheimer's therapy and muscular dystrophy drugs.

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CMS proposes stricter network adequacy standards for plans in state-run ACA exchanges

Healthcare Dive

Beginning in 2025, plans sold in state-based exchanges would be required to meet time and distance standards for provider access under a new rule proposed Wednesday.

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Mayo Clinic has brought in $1.3B across 2023's first 9 months

Fierce Healthcare

Mayo Clinic pulled in $302 million of operating income (6.8% operating margin) during the third quarter, raising the organization’s year-to-date up to $751 million (5.7% operating margin), accordin | A rock-solid 6.8% operating margin for the quarter came courtesy of continued strong demand, stabilizing workforce issues and a focus on performance improvement, leadership said.

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Answer Digital wins AI Project of the Year award for multi-modal platform

Digital Health News

Answer Digital has won an award for AI Project of the Year at the IT Industry Awards for its multi-modal AI platform supporting faster diagnoses in the NHS.

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Healthcare's Fundamental Challenge - OpusVi's Mission to Alleviate the Staffing Shortage

Fierce Healthcare

Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) has officially transitioned to OpusVi to highlight its sole mission of eliminating the healthcare staffing shortage crisis. | DHGE has officially transitioned to OpusVi to highlight its sole mission of eliminating the healthcare staffing shortage crisis.

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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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Evolving Clinical Decision Support: A Guide to Discovery-Driven Transformation in Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Dr. Sheila Bond, Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Healthcare is undergoing dramatic shifts, including increasing demands on caregivers, changes in care settings (particularly after the pandemic), and technology advancements, to name a few. These changes are influencing the way clinical decision support (CDS) resources and tools are designed and delivered.

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DrDoctor awarded Lewisham and Greenwich contract to roll out PEP

Digital Health News

DrDoctor has announced it has been awarded a contract by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT), to roll out a patient-engagement platform (PEP).

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Talkiatry Finds Features and Flexibility in eClinicalWorks

Healthcare IT Today

Talkiatry is a telemedicine service connecting psychiatrists with patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and other common mental health and behavioral problems. This market is an especially complex area of health care for many reasons. In this video, CEO Robert Krayn talks about how Talkiatry addresses the needs of patients by leveraging their eClinicalWorks EHR platform.

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Pathway Raises $5M for AI-Powered Medical Knowledge Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Pathway , an AI-powered medical knowledge platform, has secured $5 million in seed funding to expand its solutions and address information overload for healthcare professionals. The seed funding was led by Yamaha Motor Ventures , with participation from Verge HealthTech Fund , existing investors Amplify Capital , BoxOne Ventures , and Formentera Capital.

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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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Zealous for Wellness: The Ongoing Quest for Standard Measures

Healthcare IT Today

The previous articles in this series showed how payers, providers, and digital health companies try to prove that they’re helping to create healthier patients. Sara Shanti, a partner specializing in health care at law firm Sheppard Mullin , says that organizations in the wellness space are searching for strong algorithms. But they also want to ensure that technology leads to, and clearly reflects, improved and worthwhile outcomes.

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Hospitals Face Nursing Exodus as Contract Labor Band-Aid Fails

HIT Consultant

Taylor Davis MS Stat, MBA Cofounder and CEO at CareLuminate Linda Komisak RN Cofounder and COO at CareLuminate It is 2020. The world feels to be falling apart. Hospital leaders across the country face a daunting crisis. COVID-19 has put a strain on their care teams right at the moment when caregivers are needed most. The care team that is the most hands-on with care, which carries the brunt of direct care in hospitals, is the nursing staff.

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Humana: How value-based care can improve the patient, provider experience

Fierce Healthcare

Value-based care leads to a better patient experience — and a better experience for physicians, too, a new study from Humana shows.

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Nervecentre launches new patient app at Science Museum event 

Digital Health News

UK electronic patient record provider Nervecentre has unveiled a new patient app, Patientcentre.

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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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MIDAS Healthcare Solutions Extends Series A Round With New Investment by MCPC Healthcare Fund

Healthcare IT Today

MIDAS Healthcare Solutions, Inc. , the leading developer of technology-driven solutions to promote the safe use, storage, return, and disposal of controlled substances and other dangerous medications in hospitals and other healthcare institutions, announced today a $2 million investment from MCPC Healthcare Investment, LLC , the newly formed investment arm of Cleveland-based MCPC.

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American Cancer Society and Color Health Partner to Provide Free Lung Cancer Screening

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Color Health have announced a new program to provide free lung cancer screening access to eligible individuals. – The program will make it easy for people to determine their eligibility, identify screening options, and get screened. The goal of the program is to increase the number of eligible Americans who get screened for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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Exclusive Q&A: Hims & Hers on its proprietary EMR and new AI-enabled MedMatch

Mobi Health News

Dr. Patrick Carroll, chief medical officer at Hims & Hers, describes the company's EMR and how its datasets power MedMatch, its new AI offering for mental health providers.

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A Digital Health Checkup for the US – #1 in AI, Meh in Interoperability – An OECD Update

Health Populi

While health care has been slower than other industries to leverage digital transformation, COVID-19 accelerated change — revealing some key barriers blocking the potential for more fulsome transformation, the OECD explains in its latest version of Health At A Glance for 2023 with a detailed chapter on “digital health at a glance.” The OECD report assesses digital health maturity across 22 countries: in addition to the U.S., the report provides details digital health traits in

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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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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing includes news Feebris has received the maximum score on usability and accessibility in a DTAC assessment.

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During hospital cyberattack, a note came out of every printer

Becker's Health IT

A note started coming out of every printer during a cyberattack at Oceanside, Calif.-based Tri-City Medical Center, as employees raced to shut them off, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Nov. 15.

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Being a Virtual-First Primary Care Doc

HealthIT Answers

On this episode of The Digital Patient, hosts Alan Sardana & Dr. Joshua Liu speak with Dr. Matthew Sakumoto, Virtualist & Chief Medical Information Officer at Sutter West Bay Region about being a virtual-first primary care doc, tips to improve digital empathy, and working as a team to reduce clinician burnout. The post Being a Virtual-First Primary Care Doc appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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RFID: Increasing Patient Safety and Operational Efficiencies

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jennifer Splawski, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Director of Clinical Strategy at Bluesight In the ever-evolving landscape of patient safety, a groundbreaking solution has emerged to combat medication errors and enhance operational efficiency in hospitals. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is making waves, transforming the way pharmacists and healthcare professionals ensure patient safety.

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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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Health IT Business News, Financial Edition November 16, 2023

HealthIT Answers

Business and financial news from NextGen Healthcare, SeamlessMD, Vivante Health, Luna, qBotica, Vytalize Health, Lucem Health, AccurKardia, Artisight, First Databank, MedAllies, KeyCare, Rimidi, ChristianaCare, Aranscia, Juno Health, and more. The post Health IT Business News, Financial Edition November 16, 2023 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Elsevier Health and OpenEvidence Partner to Unveil ClinicalKey AI

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Elsevier Health, a global leader in medical information and data analytics, has announced a strategic partnership with OpenEvidence , a company specializing in artificial intelligence for medicine, to develop ClinicalKey AI , a next-generation clinical decision support tool that combines the most recent and reputable evidence-based medical content with generative artificial intelligence (AI) to help physicians at the point of care. – The vast amount of complex

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8 Benefits of Using Predictive Analytics to Drive Health Care Consumerism

HealthIT Answers

By April Miller - More than ever, patients are taking an active role in their own health care. Empowering individuals to make important, informed decisions about their well-being is an essential part of health care consumerism. The post 8 Benefits of Using Predictive Analytics to Drive Health Care Consumerism appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Healthcare Embraces Generative AI: 70% of Organizations Actively Explore its Revenue Cycle Potential

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AKASA , a leading developer of AI-powered automation for the revenue cycle, released new survey results showing that more than 70 percent of healthcare organizations are actively considering the use of generative AI. – In the same survey of more than 250 CFOs and financial leaders at health systems and hospitals across the U.S., nearly 60% percent of respondents indicated they are actively considering these new technologies for their revenue cycle operations.

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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.