Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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CMS says states could lose funding over Medicaid redeterminations issues

Healthcare Dive

The interim final rule, which is set to go into effect Wednesday, comes as nearly 11.8 million people have been removed from the safety-net insurance.

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Epic integrates Qualtrics patients' experience data

Healthcare It News

To better support personalized care, Qualtrics patient experience data will be integrated with Epic to flag potential problems or concerns for patients. WHY IT MATTERS Qualtrics said in its announcement Tuesday that the new integration with Epic adds a layer of understanding about patient healthcare journeys to help create better patient experiences and provider relationships.

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CVS overhauls how its retail pharmacies charge for prescription drugs

Healthcare Dive

Under the new model, CVS’ pharmacy network will price drugs based on the amount the company paid for them, plus a defined markup and additional pharmacist fee.

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Scarcity Is Not an Excuse to Discriminate: Age and Disability in Health Care Rationing

Bill of Health

By Silvia Serrano Guzmán On July 4, 2023 the Constitutional Court of Colombia handed down a landmark decision on one of the most difficult dilemmas faced during the COVID-19 pandemic: the rationing of intensive care in situations of scarcity. Although the need for prioritization was a reality almost globally, many countries had no such regulation in place, which frequently led to the adoption of fragmented and discriminatory triage protocols.

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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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Nonprofits’ 2024 outlook still ‘deteriorating,’ Fitch says

Healthcare Dive

Next year will be another “make or break” year for the nonprofit sector, with success determined by hospitals' labor agenda.

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Tough labor market holds Fitch's nonprofit hospital outlook at 'deteriorating'

Fierce Healthcare

Nonprofit hospitals will continue to operate under a cloud of labor supply shortages and “pressured” margins into 2024, setting the coming 12 months up as another “make or break year” for the secto | Fitch Ratings' pessimistic 2024 outlook highlighted labor shortages, an uptick in union activity and potential second year of debt service covenant violations.

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Q&A: Google's chief clinical officer on AI regulation in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Dr. Michael Howell, chief clinical officer at Google, discusses Med-PaLM's evolution in 2023 and recommendations for regulators developing rules for AI use in healthcare.

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Adventist, Blue Shield of California contract talks fail

Fierce Healthcare

Blue Shield of California members will no longer be covered across 17 Adventist Health hospitals, the hospital system recently announced. | Blue Shield of California and Adventist Health were unable to reach a new contract agreement, leaving members without coverage since Dec. 1. The hospital system says they remain open to future discussions.

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Rethinking Big Data in 2024: How Healthcare Can Leverage Workforce Intelligence to Improve Care

HIT Consultant

Charlie Lougheed, CEO of Axuall The future of healthcare innovation over the next decade will be shaped by insights from clinician big data and AI, otherwise known as workforce intelligence. While clinical discovery is often the first thing that comes to mind, workforce data and the intelligence derived from it represent a lesser-known but equally important place in the future of medicine.

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CVS Health revamps pharmacy reimbursement model amid scrutiny on high drug prices

Fierce Healthcare

CVS Health is overhauling the way it reimburses its pharmacies for prescription medications as the healthcare industry faces increased scrutiny for high drug prices. | CVS Health is overhauling the way it reimburses its pharmacies for prescription medications as the healthcare industry faces increased scrutiny on high drug prices.

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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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What Area of Healthcare Needs More Investment and Why?

Healthcare IT Today

Tragically, in a world full of wonderful healthcare inventions and opportunities there is only so much money to be invested. Each year only a certain amount of areas can be invested in, with the hopes of it being spent in the right areas to improve the world of healthcare. But are there areas of healthcare that are getting passed over? Are there areas that desperately need more investment and are just getting skipped because not enough people are talking about them?

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Many employed docs say non-physician practice ownership cuts quality, survey finds

Fierce Healthcare

Nearly 60% of doctors who practice as employees of hospitals and other corporate entities say that non-physician practice ownership results in lower quality patient care, per a new survey. | Most docs surveyed cited decreased time with patients and greater focus on financial success as elements negatively affecting quality at non-physician-owned medical practices, with 70% saying their employer uses incentives or penalties to have them see more patients a day.

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Qualtrics and Epic Partner for Integrated Data-Driven Experience

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Qualtrics , the pioneer of experience management, and Epic , the leader in comprehensive health record (CHR) technology, have joined forces to revolutionize patient experience. – The EHR integration will seamlessly weave patients’ experience data from Qualtrics into their health information in Epic, empowering providers to deliver a more personalized and empathetic healthcare journey.

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How Digital Health Companies Attract Software Engineers: Goals

Healthcare IT Today

Companies creating health care applications, digital fitness solutions, and other health-related software compete fiercely for technical staff. An article by Developers.Net cites various statistics suggesting that demand outstrips the supply of programmers by hundreds of thousands of people. Other disciplines (such as needed for data science and machine learning) are also hotly contested.

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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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Withings Launches ScanWatch Nova: A Luxurious Health Scanner on Your Wrist

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Withings , the pioneer of hybrid smartwatches, unveils its latest innovation: ScanWatch Nova. – This timepiece seamlessly blends cutting-edge health-tracking technology with exquisite diver-style aesthetics, making it the perfect companion for health-conscious individuals who appreciate luxury. A Powerful Health Scan on Your Wrist ScanWatch Nova boasts an array of health-focused features, including: On-demand medical-grade ECG: Monitor your heart rhythm for po

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NHS App enables more people access to their GP records online

Digital Health News

Over 80% of GP practices now enable their patients to access their own health records via the NHS App, according to NHE England.

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Cleveland Clinic Joins AI Alliance to Advance Open Innovation and Responsible AI Development

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – IBM and Meta announced the launch of the AI Alliance, a newly formed group of leading organizations dedicated to fostering open innovation and open science in artificial intelligence with Cleveland Clinic as one of the over 50 Founding Members and Collaborators. – Cleveland Clinic joins IBM, Meta, and other leading organizations in the Alliance’s mission to advance responsible AI development and ensure that the benefits of AI are accessible to all.

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Four Unexpected Delights from the RSNA23 Exhibit Hall

Healthcare IT Today

The exhibit hall of the Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ) annual conference is always a sight to behold. Not only is there a unique mixture of imaging equipment and software, but there are booths and attendees from numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and Australia. It is the most international conference on my calendar. The 2023 RSNA annual conference (#RSNA23) did not disappoint and there were four unexpected delights from the exhibit hall: Energy from attendees The return of VR A

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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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CVS Rebrands Health Services Segment, Launches Model for Retail Pharmacy Reimbursement

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – CVS Health today hosted its 2023 Investor Day, where the company outlined its strategy for driving reliable, diversified, and accelerating earnings growth while delivering superior care and value to millions of Americans. – The company emphasized its commitment to leveraging its unique combination of assets to enhance its pharmacy and health care benefits businesses, expand its integrated care delivery offerings, and achieve sustainable financial performance.

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Introducing Layer Health

Healthcare IT Today

Today, we are thrilled to introduce Layer Health , a healthcare AI company spun out of MIT and backed by $4 million in funding from GV (Google Ventures), General Catalyst, and Inception Health. We are committed to solving the information problem in healthcare. The information problem begins the moment a patient visits a health institution. Every interaction generates a trail of breadcrumbs, including clinical notes, lab results, and patient messages.

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How Hospitals Can Overcome the Challenges of Diabetes Management

HIT Consultant

Jordan Messler, MD, SFHM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Glytec The modern-day hospital is grappling with an alarming trend. According to a new global study, the number of people with diabetes is growing at a troubling rate and is expected to double by 2050. This is generating a national conversation among health system leaders on inpatient glycemic management strategies, and whether their facilities are doing enough.

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KFF: The ACA's future fading in prominence as an issue among voters

Fierce Healthcare

Republicans are far less concerned with what's next for the Affordable Care Act compared to the "repeal and replace" attitude of years past, a new poll from KFF shows. | Republicans are far less concerned with what's next for the Affordable Care Act compared to the "repeal and replace" attitude of years past, a new poll from KFF shows.

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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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Laudio Launches Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Healthcare Execs & Frontline Leaders

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Laudio , an innovator in frontline leader solutions that drive efficiency and engagement for health systems, today announced the launch of Laudio Insights, a new source of data and perspectives uniquely focused on frontline dynamics at health systems. Laudio Insights provides evidence-based expertise on trends that directly affect frontline leaders, offering novel findings to help health systems better empower their leaders, improve system-wide operations, and retain their

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Trinity Health credits cost-cutting for trimmed $58.6M operating loss in fiscal 2024's opening quarter

Fierce Healthcare

Higher volumes and cost-cutting programs allowed Livonia, Michigan-based Trinity Health to trim its operating losses in the first quarter of its 2024 fiscal year. | The large Catholic nonprofit continues to target labor cost drivers with investments in a virtual care model and internal staffing.

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Talent Tuesday: The Evolution of the CMIO Role in Hospitals & Health Systems

HealthIT Answers

By Angel Mena MD - I recently participated in an industry panel of healthcare leaders where we discussed the evolution of the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). You might be wondering, what does the CMIO of a hospital or health system do? The post Talent Tuesday: The Evolution of the CMIO Role in Hospitals & Health Systems appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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athenahealth Adds Traditional and Generative AI Capabilities to EHR Solutions

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – athenahealth , a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, announced a range of new traditional and generative AI-driven capabilities across the company’s solutions. – These features, available through athenaOne®, athenahealth’s integrated, cloud-based suite of electronic health record (EHR), revenue cycle management , and patient engagement solutions, enable organizations to deliver

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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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Empowering Patients – The Power of Patient Portals

HealthIT Answers

By Pramila Srinivasan PhD - Patients have not been incentivized to play an active role in their health management. Today three in five people were offered and accessed their online record or patient portal last year, which was a 50% increase over 2020. The post Empowering Patients – The Power of Patient Portals appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing looks at an AI tool that can predict the risk of deadly heart attacks and the first digital atlas showing brain development in the womb.

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Flexible Healthcare Payment Models

HealthIT Answers

NOW on-demand, Trending NOW episode with host Shahid N. Shah and guest Ryne Natzke, Chief Revenue Officer at TrustCommerce, a Sphere Company. The post Flexible Healthcare Payment Models appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Executive Interviews at Fierce Health Payer Summit 2023

Fierce Healthcare

Fierce Healthcare sits down with healthcare executives at Fierce Health Payer Summit 2023. | Fierce Healthcare sits down with healthcare executives at Fierce Health Payer Summit 2023. Payer leaders came together at the event to unpack the evolving landscape, providing a deep dive into the most important issues facing the industry. Watch these videos to gain insight on the key topics discussed.

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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.