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4 ways generative AI is transforming healthcare

Healthcare Dive

Learn about a few of the many ways AI tools are helping to transform healthcare — and how they benefit physicians and patients along the way.

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Medicare Advantage rate cut remains as feds keep up pressure

Fierce Healthcare

Insurers will feel resentful Monday as the feds opted to not reverse its decision to decrease Medicare Advantage benchmark payments by 0.16%, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced. | CMS is not deviating from its January proposal to modestly rein in Medicare Advantage. Benchmark payments will still decrease 0.16% but the feds expect it will still pay up to $600 billion in payments to plans in 2025.

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Ready or not: How healthcare infrastructure can brace for 5G acceleration

Healthcare Dive

To safeguard M&A activity, CISOs and security teams must have a seat at the table to implement proper IT visibility.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New care option allows remote treatment for non-emergency illness, including minor eye problems, respiratory infections, fever, allergies and other minor injuries.

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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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UHS to appeal 'unexpected' $535M negligence decision against behavioral health subsidiary

Fierce Healthcare

Universal Health Services (UHS) was caught off guard by a $535 million jury decision against one of its behavioral health subsidiaries and plans to contest the case which could have a material adve | One of the for-profit chain's behavioral health facilities was found to be negligent in a rape involving two underaged patients. UHS said it plans to appeal as the size of the award "was unexpected for a single-plaintiff injury case of this type.

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Important Healthcare Technologies That Have Fallen Off the Radar – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 137

Healthcare IT Today

With the world of healthcare constantly updating and evolving, it’s very easy for topics and technologies to be forgotten and left behind. Though we may forget it in the excitement of something new, these technologies don’t stop being important and effective for our organizations. So for the 137th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are putting a spotlight on some important healthcare technologies that have fallen off the radar.

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Jury finds Henry Ford Health 'unnecessarily delayed' C-section, awards $120M damages

Fierce Healthcare

A Michigan jury has found Detroit-based Henry Ford Health and some of its practitioners to be negligent in a case involving a delayed caesarean section and resulting severe disability. | A C-section was not performed for over two hours after being ordered, leading to the child's asphyxiation and severe, lifelong disability, the plaintiffs argued.

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Q&A: LG on evolving its consumer offerings for health data collection

Mobi Health News

Atul Singh, general manager of digital health at LG Electronics's Innovation Center LG NOVA, discusses LG's provider-focused technology and how consumer electronics will allow for in-depth health data collection in the future.

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Direct Recruiters, Inc. and INNOVA People Merge to Launch Healthcare and Tech Staffing Divisions

Healthcare IT Today

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) and INNOVA People , Starfish Partners companies, are proud to announce the launch of INNOVA Healthcare and INNOVA Tech staffing practice areas. INNOVA People was acquired by Starfish Partners in 2023, merging with Direct Recruiters’ staffing arm to form a leading staffing conglomeration within Starfish Partners. Leveraging decades of expertise in healthcare and technology staffing and merging the staffing divisions of INNOVA People and DRI, these staffing spec

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Heart Disease: Still the Silent Killer Despite Prevention Options

HIT Consultant

John Auerbach, SVP Federal Health, ICF Given the attention paid to the devastating impact of COVID-19, one might assume it was the leading cause of death in the US. But while the fatalities were stark – almost 1.2 million Americans died of COVID in the last 4 years – heart disease remains the largest cause of death and by a landslide. In 2021, the year with the most COVID-19 deaths (416,893), heart disease claimed 60% more lives (695,000) in the US.

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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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Breaking News: Judy Faulkner from Epic Sneezed

Healthcare IT Today

We just got a special report coming out of Verona, WI that Judy Faulkner sneezed. Our source which wanted to remain confidential for fear of retribution said that they were walking down the hall of Emerald City office and as they passed a conference room, they heard someone sneeze. Once they heard the startling noise, they looked up and saw Judy Faulkner with her hand to her mouth.

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TRG Settles for $3.1M Over Alleged Improper Billing Practices

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The Radiology Group (TRG), a teleradiology company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has agreed to pay $3.1M to settle a civil fraud lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. – The settlement amount of $3.1M will be divided between the US government and various states. Key Allegations The lawsuit alleged that TRG engaged in improper billing practices related to radiology services provided to hospitals and other healthcar

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NHS Innovation Accelerator announces 12 new fellows

Digital Health News

The NHS Innovation Accelerator has revealed the 12 new fellows who will be joining its 2024 programme to tackle issues in the healthcare sector.

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The ‘Pandemic Agreement’: What it is, What it isn’t, and What it Could Mean for the U.S.

KFF

Countries are seeking to create a new 'pandemic agreement' at WHO to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. This brief explains what the pandemic agreement is, where the U.S. stands on issues included in the agreement, and potential outcomes of the ongoing negotiations. It also evaluates several criticisms of the agreement and the evidence for each.

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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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NHSE guidance asks systems to continue levelling up of digital maturity

Digital Health News

In its 2024/25 priorities and operational planning guidance, NHSE has asked systems to continue supporting the levelling up of provider digital maturity.

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ONC releases 5-year federal health IT roadmap, focusing on health equity, AI

Fierce Healthcare

Federal health IT officials unveiled a draft strategic plan outlining health technology priorities over the next five years focusing on health equity and artificial intelligence. | Federal health IT officials unveiled a draft strategic plan outlining health technology priorities over the next five years focusing on health equity and artificial intelligence.

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Consumers Are So Over Their Paper Chase in Health Care Payments

Health Populi

As we start the month of April 2024 in the U.S., it’s tax season in America with Federal (and other) income taxes due on the 15th of the month. This is also the time my research clock alarm goes off for an important annual report that describes the latest profile of the patient-as-payer in the U.S. ‘Tis the season for J.P. Morgan’s InstaMed team to analyze health care payments data, describing the experiences of consumers, providers and payers in the Trends in Healthcare Paymen

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Molina Healthcare, Cityblock partner to give dual eligibles increased SDOH assistance

Fierce Healthcare

Tech-driven and value-based care provider Cityblock Health is teaming up with Senior Whole Health by Molina Healthcare in Massachusetts to help members connect with resources they need. | Cityblock Health and Molina Healthcare are joining forces to provide better care to dually eligible members.

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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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Intermountain Deploys Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Intermountain Health , a healthcare system forms a strategic partnership with Sensorum Health , a healthcare technology company specializing in remote patient monitoring. – The strategic collaboration aims to improve health outcomes and primary care access for older adults living independently with multiple chronic conditions.

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Cyberattack leads to payment restructuring at Mississippi hospital

Becker's Health IT

The Feb. 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare is causing some restructuring of payments at Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Singing River Health System, WLOX reported March 29.

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Healthcare Dealmakers—Elevance to acquire Kroger Specialty Pharmacy; Optum to buy Steward's physician group and more

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are in no short supply as providers, health tech companies, retailers and other industry players look to expand their businesses and gain a competitive edge. | RevSpring switches private equity owners, Tenet sells off more hospitals, a $21 billion healthcare real estate merger and more dealmaking news from the month of March.

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Wellola raises €2.2m in new funding round to support market expansion

Digital Health News

Wellola, a digital patient management company, today announced the successful closure of a €2.2 million funding round.

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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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Setting Our Sights Toward a Healthier, More Innovative, Data-Driven Future

HealthIT Answers

By Seth Pazinski, Peter Karras, & Dustin Charles - The draft 2024–2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (the draft Plan) is now open for public comment. The public comment period on the draft Plan ends on May 28, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM ET. The draft Plan is a comprehensive and strategic effort developed by ONC in collaboration with more than 25 federal organizations.

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Indiana Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Dentistry Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Indiana Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Dentistry Training is designed to educate dental healthcare providers (DHCP) in Indiana on the ADA Code of Ethics, which includes the Principles of Ethics, the Code of Professional Conduct, and Advisory Opinions, as well as Indiana guidelines regarding the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists.

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QuickMD Acquires Project Recovery, Expanding Access to Telehealth Addiction Treatment in South Dakota

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – QuickMD , a leader in telehealth addiction treatment, has announced the acquisition of Project Recovery , a well-respected addiction treatment clinic in South Dakota. This strategic move strengthens QuickMD’s commitment to making high-quality addiction treatment accessible and compassionate for individuals battling substance use disorders. – The acquisition allows QuickMD to offer a seamless continuum of care, from telehealth consultations to in-person a

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NursesNOW Roundup March 2024

HealthIT Answers

Our monthly round up of nurses news, from the associations, providers, hospital systems, and nurses themselves. The post NursesNOW Roundup March 2024 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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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Telehealth Billing for Primary Care: A Complete Guide

Medisys Compliance

Introduction The rise of telehealth has transformed how primary care is delivered. Patients can now access convenient and timely consultations with their doctors remotely, improving access to care and reducing healthcare disparities. However, navigating the billing process for these virtual visits can be complex for primary care providers. This article act as a comprehensive guide to understand and excel telehealth billing for your practice.

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Hospital struggles to restore MyChart months after cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

Learn about the ongoing efforts of Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to restore its MyChart patient portal after a cyberattack, causing incomplete data.

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KFF: Part D spending on Ozempic skyrocketed between 2018 and 2022

Fierce Healthcare

Spending on GLP-1 drugs in Medicare Part D has spiked massively over the past several years, according to a new analysis from KFF.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Reaches $100,000 OCR Settlement

Compliancy Group

OCR started the month as they ended last month, by announcing a HIPAA Right of Access settlement. On April 1, 2024, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settled with Hackensack Meridian Health for $100,000 to resolve a potential HIPAA violation. The Complaint and the Settlement In May 2020, a complaint was filed against Hackensack Meridian Health alleging that the skilled nursing facility failed to provide a patient’s personal representative with a copy

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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.