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A Cigna-Humana merger could face a long regulatory delay. But it might get approved.

Healthcare Dive

As rumors swirl that the two major health insurers are inching toward a merger, experts say antitrust agencies have grounds to block a deal — but may not be successful.

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Singaporean health chiefs embrace digital health to tackle staff shortage: report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare executives and young professionals across Singapore have a shared vision of delivering more connected and sustainable healthcare enabled by digital technologies. Based on the Singapore findings of the Future Health Index 2023 report by Royal Philips, Singapore is making "steadfast" progress in digital health transformation. Findings from across Asia-Pacific were earlier published in the regional version of the report.

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Government expects to recover more than $3B from healthcare fraud, misspent funds in fiscal year 2023

Healthcare Dive

The HHS’ Office of the Inspector General’s report tallied 707 criminal enforcement actions and 746 civil actions for fraud and misspent funds in programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

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Maia Oncology picks up $4.25M to build out virtual primary care clinic for cancer patients

Fierce Healthcare

Five years ago, Liya Shuster-Bier entered cancer as an otherwise healthy 29-year-old. | Maia Oncology raised $4.25 million in seed funding to hone its go-to-market strategy, hire more talent and launch its first pilot in partnership with a cancer center and health insurance company.

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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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Striking nurses reach tentative deal with RWJUH after months on picket line

Healthcare Dive

More than 1,700 nurses in New Jersey have been on the picket line since August. On Friday, the union and hospital system announced a tentative deal.

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Northwell, NYC Children's Services, foster agencies team up to help young adults transition from foster care

Fierce Healthcare

Northwell Health has teamed up with New York City organizations to launch a new pilot program that aims to improve healthcare services for young adults transitioning out of foster care. | Working with the Administration for Children's Services and the Center for Fair Futures’ coaches, the program will enroll 50 to 100 transition-age adults, pairing them with Northwell’s patient navigation services.

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Joint Commission's new voluntary certification helps hospitals ensure 'responsible' use of patient data

Fierce Healthcare

The Joint Commission is launching a voluntary certification program for hospitals and critical access hospitals to demonstrate their responsible use of patient’s health data for non-clinical purpos | The accreditation giant wants its Responsible Use of Health Data Certification program to serve as an objective evaluation of whether a hospital is following best practices around secondary use of data.

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Enhanced human potential: How customer service technology increases empathy

Healthcare Dive

Elevance Health’s Geeta Wilson talks about improving operational efficiencies while enhancing member and associate satisfaction.

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Blue Shield of California discloses data breach, number of members impacted unclear

Fierce Healthcare

Data on Blue Shield of California members may have been exposed due to a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer platform. | Data on Blue Shield of California members may have been exposed due to a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer platform.

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The next era of hospital, healthtech and outsourced provider partnerships

Healthcare Dive

Engaged patients, employees and communities are crucial to building a stronger foundation of access, affordability and equality in care delivery.

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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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Prevention becoming reality: A new approach to supporting patients on the waiting list

Digital Health News

An integrated care system is using novel technology to identify patients in greatest need, offer them targeted interventions, and ease the strain on NHS resources. By Professor Rowan Pritchard-Jones.

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Mass General Brigham cuts workers in its tech division

Healthcare Dive

The cuts will impact fewer than 20 employees, the system confirmed on Monday.

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New Jersey's RWJUH, nurses' union strike tentative deal to end contentious 4-month strike

Fierce Healthcare

New Jersey’s largest academic medical center has reached a tentative agreement with a union representing about 1,700 of its nurses to end a four-month strike. | The labor dispute over pay and staffing held about 1,700 nurses without pay or benefits and drew the attention of top U.S. health policy legislators.

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Cleveland Clinic posts slimmer operating losses in Q3

Healthcare Dive

The Ohio-based health system struggled financially during its fiscal year 2022. However, rising patient demand has since cut the nonprofit’s operating 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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CVS Health rebrands healthcare services business as it plots long-term growth strategy

Fierce Healthcare

After spending nearly $20 billion to pick up Signify Health and Oak Street Health this year, CVS rebranded its health services business to "CVS Healthspire" as it plots its long-term growth strateg | After spending nearly $20 billion to pick up Signify Health and Oak Street Health this year, CVS rebranded its health services business to "CVS Healthspire" as it plots its long-term growth strategy.

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Lifepoint Health and Ascension Saint Thomas announce joint venture

Healthcare Dive

The health systems will jointly operate four-hospital Highpoint Health in Tennessee, though Lifepoint will retain majority ownership.

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Insurtech company Clover Health will exit the ACO REACH program

Mobi Health News

The company's CEO said it is leaving the CMS program at the end of the performance year due to not seeing a clear path to profitability.

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Intuitive Ventures Closes $150M Fund to Fuel Revolution in Minimally Invasive Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Intuitive Ventures , an early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to reimagining minimally invasive care, announced the close of its second fund at $150M. – The funding signifies their unwavering commitment to supporting visionary founders who are transforming healthcare through precision diagnostics, secure digital ecosystems, and improved access to coordinated 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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How people with hearing difficulties found support from a ChatGPT-powered business record-keeping tool

Mobi Health News

An automotive manufacturer in Japan has transformed its speech-to-text mobile app to an audio recognition system to help alleviate barriers in communication.

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How Healthcare Can Take A Consumer-First Cue From Small Business

HIT Consultant

Oliver Kharraz, MD, Zocdoc founder & CEO “Bang Head Here.” This message was printed above a large black circle, push-pinned to a practice’s front desk the day Zocdoc’s user research team visited to better understand their patient engagement challenges. If this is not a representative sign of the state of America’s independent medical practices, I don’t know what is.

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Ireland’s National Forensic Medical Health Svc Goes Live with TrakCare

Digital Health News

National Forensic Medical Health Service (NFMHS), has gone live with the industry-leading healthcare information system, InterSystems TrakCare.

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Elevance Health's CarelonRx rolling out new digital pharmacy

Fierce Healthcare

Elevance Health's pharmacy benefit manager is launching a new digital pharmacy that aims to make it easier for members to track their prescriptions. | CarelonRx Pharmacy will launch on Jan. 1, and members will be able to connect with pharmacists via text, chat or phone around the clock.

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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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NHS Providers CEO confirmed as keynote for Digital Health Rewired 2024

Digital Health News

Digital Health has revealed that Sir Julian Hartley, CEO of NHS Providers, is the latest confirmed keynote speaker for Rewired 2024.

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HHS urges healthcare orgs to nix vulnerability

Becker's Health IT

HHS urges healthcare organizations to patch a new vulnerability affecting NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway. Citrix issued a security advisory on Oct. 10.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ?

Digital Health News

This briefing includes a milestone for consultant surgeons at Norfolk and Norwich Uni Hospital and Proximie launching its first Software Development Kit.

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Endoluminal robotics company EndoQuest scores $42M

Mobi Health News

The gastrointestinal surgery-focused company will use the funds to advance its endoluminal robotics technology for minimally invasive procedures.

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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.

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The Consumerization of AI in Healthcare – The Early Days of AI-Trust

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. are bullish on the role AI will play in health care in 2024, especially to lower access barriers to care and to diagnose and detect health conditions. Two new studies point to the consumerization of AI in healthcare, from Medtronic and Deloitte. This post weaves their findings together and suggests some planning points for 2024.

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PCMIS and SilverCloud collaborate for HSE programme

Digital Health News

The National Digital Mental Health Program for Ireland is being supported by a new collaboration between PCMIS and SilverCloud by Amwell.

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Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Comparing Plans

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The deadline to sign up for Marketplace coverage that begins January 1 is fast approaching. This week, we’re spotlighting frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our Navigator Resource Guide about how to compare benefits and out-of-pocket costs across Marketplace plans.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 64: Teamwork and Leadership with Anna Turman

Healthcare IT Today

For the 65th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are talking about teamwork and leadership with Anna Turman, System VP of Region Health at CommonSpirit Health ! We kick off this episode by debating what should be the top priority of a leader in our current environment. Then we discuss how CIOs can connect their why with stories while using both IT business language and human language.

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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.