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Major hospitals still noncompliant with price transparency rules

Healthcare Dive

No hospitals in HCA Healthcare, Tenet, Providence and UPMC systems were fully compliant with federal price transparency rules, according to a new analysis.

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What do consumers want from telehealth?

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Private equity notched second-highest year of healthcare dealmaking in 2022, Pitchbook finds

Healthcare Dive

Deal activity is expected to slow in the first half of 2023 amid staffing-related margin pressures, liquidity constraints and a difficult PE fundraising market, according to the market data firm.

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Virtual care system designed for COVID-19 grows into a multiuse digital health tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2019, Cleveland-based University Hospitals saw an opportunity to use automation and digital care technologies to improve patient engagement, clinical care and outcomes. THE PROBLEM Ultimately, the health system was looking for ways to improve patient engagement first and foremost and then wanted to see how it could use automated tools to improve outcomes.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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CVS taps new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

Healthcare Dive

Shari Slate will lead the company’s strategy concerning its diversity and community initiatives.

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VMware ESXi Servers Targeted in Large-Scale Ransomware Campaign

HIPAA Journal

The French Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-FR) has warned about an ongoing ransomware campaign targeting VMware ESXi hypervisors that have not been patched against the critical heap-overflow vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-21974. VMware issued a patch on February 3, 2021, to fix the vulnerability; however, hundreds of VMware ESXi virtual machines are still vulnerable to the exploit and are now being attacked.

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Payer Plugs Gap with Innovative Alliance

MRO Compliance

Payer Plugs Gap with Innovative Alliance February 6, 2023 Health Payer Specialist And to gather additional contextual data that is not included in the claims data, CareFirst has partnered with Rockford, Ill.-based FIGmd, a software platform that supports data submission processes within different health systems across the country. “The whole idea of FIGmd is that we’re going to be getting clinical information that typically is not shared via claims and it’s a huge gap.

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Can Behavioral Health Be Objective and Data-Driven?

Healthcare IT Today

Before microscopes, doctors diagnosed as best they could using external symptoms. Now we test for the presence of specific bacteria, viruses, or lesions. Dr. Thomas Young, chief medical officer and founder of Proem Behavioral Health , is convinced that psychiatry and behavioral health are also entering an age where objective data collected from the body will drive diagnoses and treatment.

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Highmark Health Phishing Attack Affects 300,000 Patients

HIPAA Journal

Pittsburg, PA-based Highmark Health, the second largest integrated delivery and financing system in the U.S., has recently announced that an unauthorized individual has accessed the email account of one of its employees following a response to a phishing email. After the employee clicked the link in the email and disclosed their credentials, the account was accessed remotely by an unauthorized third party who potentially viewed and exfiltrated emails and attachments from the account.

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ShiftMed Raises $200M to Expand Nurse Staffing Marketplace

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today ShiftMed , one of the largest W-2 healthcare workforce management platforms, announced $200M in funding led by Panoramic Ventures with participation from Blue Heron Capital and Audacious Capital. – ShiftMed plans to use the latest round of funding to help solve healthcare workforce issues across a variety of care settings, with an emphasis on expanding into health systems.

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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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Implementing the Family Glitch Fix on the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces

Center for Health Insurance Reform

A record number of people have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces. This historic enrollment coincides with a new rule that fixes the “family glitch,” a former policy that blocked over 5 million people from accessing marketplace subsidies. In a post for the Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point blog, CHIR experts highlight the variety of activities undertaken by the ACA’s marketplaces to implement the family glitch fix.

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Simple HealthKit Raises $8M to Transform Health Diagnostics and Follow-Up Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Simple HealthKit raises $8M in Series A funding led by Initialized Capital to address health inequity with the first human-centric, end-to-end healthcare platform that builds and delivers diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for all – The Series A round also included participation from seed investors Kleiner Perkins , Kapor Capital and Quest Venture Partners , bringing Simple HealthKit’s total funding to date to $12M.

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Study: ChatGPT gave 'largely appropriate' answers to cardiovascular disease prevention questions

Mobi Health News

According to a research letter published in JAMA, the AI chatbot provided appropriate answers for 21 of 25 questions.

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CVS closing in on deal to buy Oak Street Health to expand primary care footprint: WSJ report

Fierce Healthcare

CVS closing in on deal to buy Oak Street Health to expand primary care footprint: WSJ report hlandi Mon, 02/06/2023 - 22:19

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Generative AI in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 107

Healthcare IT Today

For the 107th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are diving deep into generative AI (You may know it better as ChatGPT) in Healthcare! First, we share how we think generative AI will impact the world of healthcare. Then, we speculate on the different use cases we can see generative AI playing a part in. Next, we discuss how people’s trust in healthcare may or may not change based on generative AI.

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Experts sound alarm on 'preventable public health crisis' as virtual prescribing for opioid use disorder now in limbo

Fierce Healthcare

Experts sound alarm on 'preventable public health crisis' as virtual prescribing for opioid use disorder now in limbo aburky Mon, 02/06/2023 - 18:17

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The Christie becomes first specialist cancer trust to deploy CardMedic

Digital Health News

The Christie has deployed the CardMedic app to help address communication barriers at the trust and tackle health inequalities.

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ShiftMed clinches $200M in fresh funding as investors bet big on healthcare staffing companies

Fierce Healthcare

ShiftMed clinches $200M in fresh funding as investors bet big on healthcare staffing companies hlandi Mon, 02/06/2023 - 07:57

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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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Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Diverts Ambulances Due to Cyberattack

HIPAA Journal

Last Thursday, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) in Florida was forced to take its IT systems online, divert ambulances, and suspend all non-emergency medical procedures due to a cyberattack. The hospital issued a statement confirming that it would only be accepting patients with Level 1 traumas from its immediate service area while the cyberattack is investigated and systems are restored.

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Wyden pledges to defend drug price negotiation powers in light of pharma pushback

Fierce Healthcare

Wyden pledges to defend drug price negotiation powers in light of pharma pushback rking Mon, 02/06/2023 - 15:46

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Nurse staffing agency ShiftMed scores $200M

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to expand its services into other sectors of the healthcare market.

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Report: Only quarter of hospitals analyzed complied with key price transparency rule

Fierce Healthcare

Report: Only quarter of hospitals analyzed complied with key price transparency rule rking Mon, 02/06/2023 - 11:09

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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2023 Health Datapalooza

HealthIT Answers

Starts on February 23rd - The 2023 Health Datapalooza will once again bring together attendees from across the health care landscape to discuss the future of health data and the policies and innovations that will spark real transformation in health care.   The post 2023 Health Datapalooza appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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A new COVID-19 subvariant is a growing concern for experts. Here's why

Fierce Healthcare

A new COVID-19 subvariant is a growing concern for experts.

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TEFCA QHIN Announcement Live Stream

HealthIT Answers

February 13, HHS will recognize the first set of applicant organizations that are approved for onboarding as Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) under TEFCA. The post TEFCA QHIN Announcement Live Stream appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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FTC reportedly hiring outside economists to probe Amazon's One Medical deal

Fierce Healthcare

FTC reportedly hiring outside economists to probe Amazon's One Medical deal hlandi Mon, 02/06/2023 - 12:15

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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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Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program 2023 Requirements

HealthIT Answers

As you prepare to participate in this year’s Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, CMS would like to highlight its requirements and share the program’s 2023 specification sheets. The post Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program 2023 Requirements appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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2024 New York Budget Proposes Wide-Ranging Transaction Approval Requirement That Targets Private Investment in Physician Practices and MSOs, and Permits DOH to Extract Concessions

Health Care Law Brief

On February 1, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the 2024 Executive Budget. As alluded to in the Governor’s State of the State address, and as described in an earlier Proskauer Health Care Law Brief article , the Governor is proposing to adopt a wide-ranging approval requirement for health care transactions that appears to target investor-backed physician practices.

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9th Circuit Court Rules Former Nurse Can Proceed With Med Mal Suit Against VA Hospital

The Health Law Firm Blog

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 29, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a former federal employee can sue the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The suit alleges medical negligence that occurred during psychiatric [.

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When Claims Arise: Tackling the Internal and External Elements with Tony Tatum

McGuire Wood

It’s nine to 12 — maybe even 18 — months after the deal closed. There’s an R&W policy in place, and the purchase agreement covers an array of representations and warranties. But you become aware of something that might be a breach. In this episode of The Professor’s Corner, McGuireWoods partner and insurance recovery practice leader Tony Tatum joins host Geoff Cockrell to walk listeners through the process of filing a claim, citing the issues that might arise and errors to look out for a

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.