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UC Irvine's AI-powered conversational health agent is ready for developers

Healthcare It News

At the University of California Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, faculty members are developing ways for artificial intelligence to help deliver better patient care and improved outcomes. Amir Rhamani is a professor at the nursing school – and also a computer science professor at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, a professor of electrical engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and an associate director of the Institute for Future Hea

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New federal health IT strategy increases focus on public health, AI

Healthcare Dive

The draft plan builds on its predecessor, which the health IT agency said drove “significant progress” in the use and exchange of electronic health information.

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ONC drafts Federal Health IT Plan for 2024-2030, calls for public comment

Healthcare It News

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has made available the draft of the 2024-2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public scrutiny and commentary. WHY IT MATTERS The plan, which extends through the rest of this decade, is organized around four key goals to improve the experiences and outcomes for health IT users and the policy and technology aspects needed to support health IT and electronic health information users.

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CMS streamlines Medicaid, CHIP renewal and enrollment in final rule

Healthcare Dive

It’s the “most robust and meaningful” regulation streamlining Medicaid eligibility since the Affordable Care Act was implemented a decade ago, one lawyer said.

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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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Indonesia's digital health maturity in 2023 revealed and more briefs

Healthcare It News

The Indonesian Ministry of Health, through the Center for Data and Information Technology, has recently announced the results of the 2023 digital maturity assessment for provincial and district/city health services, hospitals, and health service facilities. Supported by the United States Agency for International Development-The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use, the assessment revealed that 146 provinces and districts/cities who participated scored an average of 2.73 out of 5.00.

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Walgreens posts $6B loss on waning VillageMD value; ups clinic closures

Healthcare Dive

The retail pharmacy chain has closed 140 VillageMD locations to date to cut costs, blowing past its previous goal of 60 closures.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Technology Culture Part 2 with Mark Thomas

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · Follow the Medical Record: Mark Thomas MRO's CTO - Part 2 On this episode, host Don Hardwick is once again joined by Mark Thomas, MRO’s chief technology officer, to continue their conversation around technology culture.

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Walgreens takes $6B hit in Q2 from VillageMD investment

Fierce Healthcare

This is a developing story and will be updated following Walgreens' Q2 earnings call this morning. | Walgreens lost nearly $6 billion in its fiscal 2024 second quarter to write down the value of its investment in primary care clinic chain VillageMD.

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Looking Ahead: Precision Medicine Solutions Hold Increasing Promise for Healthcare Businesses

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Precision medicine encompasses a broad spectrum of technologies, sciences, and programs that emphasize tailoring medicine to the individual. These capabilities can empower clinicians to optimize treatment pathways and drastically improve patient outcomes, but the healthcare […] The article Looking Ahead: Precision Medicine Solutions Hold Increasing Promise for Healthcare Businesses appeared

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US lags other nations in access to primary care, coordination with specialists: Commonwealth Fund

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. | While there are common struggles for the primary care model in many wealthy countries, the U.S. is a particularly poor performer with overburdened physicians and unsatisfactory patient care in general.

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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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The Advantages, Challenges, and Costs of Healthcare at Home Services

Healthcare IT Today

Switching to fully remote operations during the pandemic was a rushed adventure into what was mostly uncharted territory. There were a lot of challenges and bugs to work out, but there were also plenty of advantages and unforeseen benefits. And it is thanks to those advantages and benefits that healthcare at home is continuing, even as there are still challenges to work on and in-person operations return.

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NBA champion Robert Horry draws on daughter's health struggles and joins ICHRA movement

Fierce Healthcare

Robert Horry's daughter, Ashlyn, spent the first six months of her life at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston hooked up to oxygen. | Better known for his clutch shots in the NBA finals or his commentary on Lakers games today, Robert Horry is joining SureCo, a company helping employers administer ICHRA plans, as a chief impact officer.

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Microsoft Teams and Boostlingo Integration Improves Healthcare Interpretation Efficiency

Healthcare IT Today

Talking with a CIO this week, he described how telehealth is now just part of the infrastructure for how they see patients. Certainly telehealth balooned during COVID and has come back to more reasonable levels now, but in many cases telehealth appointments have still settled at 100 times what they were before COVID. Patients and clinicians are now more comfortable with telehealth as an option that provides great convenience for the patients.

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Kaiser Permanente-backed Habitat Health to offer PACE services in 2025

Fierce Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente and a pair of investment firms have unveiled a joint venture to help older, low-income adults receive care support without needing to be moved from their homes. | The joint venture operates under a capitated payment model and aims to keep low-income seniors in their homes with a combination of medical and social services. It's initially targeting those living in Sacramento and Los Angeles.

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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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RLDatix Finalizes Acquisition of Breitenbach Software

Healthcare IT Today

With the Acquisition of the German Software Company Completed, RLDatix will Expand Support and Coverage in the Region while also Driving Increased Innovation RLDatix , the leading global provider of connected healthcare operations software and services, has finalized the acquisition of Breitenbach Software Engineering GmbH (Breitenbach), a Germany -based integrated solutions provider specializing in workforce management. “Welcoming the rich history of Breitenbach and their team to our glob

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Health equity has become an organizational priority as data capabilities slowly mature, EY finds

Fierce Healthcare

Three-quarters of polled health equity executives expect their area of expertise to become a greater priority over the coming year, a new EY report has found. | Though organizations are increasingly shifting from collecting data to using it to inform efforts, bigger entities with more resources tend to be more mature in these capabilities.

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NICE recommends three digital therapies for psychosis

Digital Health News

Following early value assessments NICE has recommended three digital therapies that can be used to treat psychosis while more evidence is collected.

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Verix Adds Gen AI Database Explorer to Commercial Pharma Optimization

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Verix , a leader in AI-powered commercial operations solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has announced the launch of its revolutionary GenAI Database Explorer. – The GenAI-powered tool empowers sales reps with the ability to explore complex commercial data using natural language processing (NLP), marking a significant step forward in data accessibility and insights generation.

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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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CMS limits scope, improves transparency of 'junk' plans in final rule

Fierce Healthcare

The Biden administration is releasing new standards around "junk" insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services and Treasury Department announced Thursday. | The Biden administration is continuing to crack down on "junk" health insurance plans. A final rule was released Thursday detailing the changes.

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EPRs must adapt to the changing healthcare landscape

Digital Health News

As healthcare evolves, so too must the electronic patient records at its heart. This means addressing barriers to progress - including the concerns of users, writes InterSystems' Mike Fuller.

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Pelago scores $58M to scale virtual clinic for substance use management

Mobi Health News

The recent investment brings the company's total raise to $151 million and will be used to scale its offerings and conduct clinical research.

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Hospital Staffing Shortages Lead to Frustrated Patients, J.D. Power Report Finds

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new report by J.D. Power reveals concerning trends in US hospitals, highlighting patient dissatisfaction with limited doctor access, lengthy wait times, and communication issues. – The J.D. Power report underscores the need for hospitals to address staffing shortages and prioritize patient satisfaction. By focusing on communication, patient engagement, and a more comfortable hospital environment, healthcare facilities can improve patient experiences and secu

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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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R1 RCM reports data breach

Becker's Health IT

R1 RCM has notified patients potentially affected by a cybersecurity incident that involved personal identifiable information and personal health information.

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Sworkit Health & Launch Incentive-Driven Wellness Program

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Sworkit Health , in collaboration with Select Health and facilitated by a strategic relationship with Virgin Pulse, now Personify Health, announces an innovative wellness program designed to encourage health plan and hospital employees to meet the CDC’s recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly. This relationship underscores a commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of Intermountain Health caregivers and Select Health members by promoting

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Getting the best out of population health requires learning health systems

Digital Health News

A rapidly evolving digital infrastructure offers potential for population health speakers told a session at Digital Health Rewired24 earlier this month.

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Innovative AM Strategies for Fast-Tracking a Device’s Path to Market

HIT Consultant

Ross Attardo, Application Development Engineering Manager, Application Innovation Group, 3D Systems Advancements in 3D printing technologies and build strategies have made it possible for medical device manufacturers to accelerate innovation—from concept to commercialization. Additive manufacturing (AM) has become more cost-competitive with traditional manufacturing thanks to new, more efficient 3D printers, expanded options for materials, proven validation processes, software with deep learning

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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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GEN-O transforms genomic medicine services in North West England

Digital Health News

The GEN-O application has proven its ability to revolution patient care and the genomic medicine landscape in the North West of England.

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The Rise of Digital Rehab: Tech Solutions for Senior Recovery

HIT Consultant

Joel Landau, Founder & Chairman of The Allure Group Future-forward technologies have traditionally been associated with sci-fi narratives and cutting-edge software companies, often overlooking their potential to transform a wide array of industries beyond entertainment and tech. The senior care sector, particularly in the realm of short-term rehabilitation, is witnessing a transformative wave thanks to these cutting-edge applications.

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Abridge brings generative AI solution to Sutter Health physicians in California

Mobi Health News

The health system is looking to improve patient experience with more face-to-face clinician time.

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CISA Proposes Cyberattack Reporting Rules for Critical Infrastructure Entities

HIPAA Journal

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has proposed a rule that implements cyberattack and ransom payment reporting requirements for critical infrastructure entities, as required by the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA). In March 2022, CIRCIA was signed into law by President Biden, one of the requirements of which was for CISA to develop and implement new regulations that require critical infrastructur

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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.