Wed.May 15, 2024

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Kansas jilts CVS in new Medicaid contract awards

Healthcare Dive

Kansas kicked CVS to the curb in favor of an Elevance plan, while awarding contracts to incumbents UnitedHealth and Centene. The contracts are worth roughly $4 billion annually.

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Uber Health to roll out new caregiving solution to simplify benefits, logistics for families

Fierce Healthcare

NEW YORK CITY—Uber Health will begin rolling out a new solution designed for caregivers this summer, the company announced at its annual product event Wednesday. | Uber Caregiver will allow care-receivers to add a caregiver to their Uber profile so they can see and spend their health benefits on eligible services, request rides to doctor’s appointments or order groceries.

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ONC provides grants for AI, behavioral health projects

Healthcare Dive

The agency seeks projects that evaluate and improve healthcare data used by AI and accelerate the use of health IT products among mental healthcare providers.

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Senators Whitehouse, Cassidy propose bipartisan primary care payment reform, seek industry feedback

Fierce Healthcare

U.S. | Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Bill Cassidy want to reform how primary care providers get paid through Medicare, and they also want to hear from the healthcare industry about the best way to do it.

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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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Flexibility and Find-Grained Ambient Clinical Voice Customization at MarianaAI

Healthcare IT Today

Kaustubh Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO at ambient voice provider MarianaAI , promises a “three-click process” to generate documentation from a patient visit. He describes their product as an “end-to-end approach” that starts even before the patient enters the room, pulling together a summary of the patients’ conditions in 30 to 60 seconds to help the physician guide the visit.

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This Week’s Health IT Jobs – May 15, 2024

Healthcare IT Today

It can be very overwhelming scrolling though job board after job board in search of a position that fits your wants and needs. Let us take that stress away by finding a mix of great health IT jobs for you! We hope you enjoy this look at some of the health IT jobs we saw healthcare organizations trying to fill this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the health IT jobs we found: Server Systems Administrator – Epic Physician Specialist – Emergency Support – Cleveland Clini

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Workforce training, emergency response funding top AHA's FY2025 appropriations asks

Fierce Healthcare

As Congress hammers out the federal budget for 2025, the hospital industry’s wish list is headlined by programs to strengthen the healthcare workforce and hospitals’ emergency response capabilities | The hospital lobby called for "bold increases" in Health Resources and Services Administration discretionary funding to address "the workforce crisis facing our nation" in letters this week to congressional appropriations subcommittees.

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LG launches Primefocus Health for providers to deliver home healthcare

Mobi Health News

The venture will leverage new technologies and therapies for remote patient monitoring to ease provider burnout and allow patients to receive more personalized care.

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Healthcare Competency Platform Demonstrates Enterprise-Level Security Standards

Dossier

Authored By: Geir Arnhoff CEO Linkedin [SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2024] – Dossier Inc., a healthcare competency platform supporting care team training and education around the world, has achieved SOC 2 Type II compliance in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards for SOC for Service Organizations, also known as SSAE 18.

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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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The Benefits of AI-Powered Healthcare Data Management

HIT Consultant

Tom Liddell, CEO at Healthcare Harmony IT As we step into the promising terrain of 2024 and beyond, the healthcare industry stands at the cusp of a transformative era, propelled by advanced technology solutions. For healthcare IT professionals, there will be many challenges and opportunities – especially as there is more patient data than ever before.

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UnitedHealth's investments in affordable housing top $1B

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group's investments in affordable housing have topped $1 billion, with the program a keystone in its overarching strategy to address health equity and disparities. | UnitedHealth Group's investments in affordable housing have topped $1 billion, with the program a keystone in its overarching strategy to address health equity and disparities.

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Court Rules New York Doctor Can Subpoena Yelp for User Info in Defamation Suit

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 October 7, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Yelp is subject to a subpoena to reveal the names of anonymous users who left negative reviews for a doctor [.

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Uber Health Launches Caregiver Solution to Manage Transportation & Deliveries for Loved Ones

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Uber Healt h, a leader in healthcare logistics, has announced Uber Caregiver , a groundbreaking solution designed to simplify the lives of caregivers and their loved ones. – Launching this summer, Uber Caregiver empowers caregivers to manage transportation, deliveries, and healthcare benefits for their family members, all within a familiar app.

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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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Ascension enlists cyber experts to combat ransomware attack fallout

Becker's Health IT

St. Louis-based Ascension has brought in additional cybersecurity experts to help with its restoration efforts after the organization was hit by a ransomware attack on May 8.

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Butterfly Network Enters Bladder Market With iQ+ Bladder Scanner

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Butterfly Network , a leader in transforming healthcare with portable ultrasound technology, has unveiled its first specialty product: the iQ+ Bladder™. This innovative solution empowers nurses and healthcare providers to conduct efficient and accurate bladder volume scans. – iQ+ Bladder™ offers a fit-for-purpose ultrasound-based bladder scanner that helps nurses get automated bladder volume calculations, with 3D visualizations, in seconds.

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Senators provide a roadmap for AI policy in the U.S.

Mobi Health News

A group of bipartisan senators is encouraging legislation to support the deployment of AI in healthcare and implementing guardrails to ensure patient safety.

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WakeMed to Deploy Regard’s AI Clinical Automation Platform Across Enterprise

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Regard today announced a 3-year enterprise agreement to deploy Regard’s AI clinical automation tool to the system’s 3 acute care hospitals by the end of 2024. Regard will allow for improved documentation quality, and in turn, decrease physician burnout and improve patient care. – The deployment of Regard’s AI-powered clinical automation platform aims to enhance documentation quality, reduce physician burden, and ultimately, i

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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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Bipartisan Senators provide a roadmap for AI policy in the U.S. Senate

Mobi Health News

A group of bipartisan senators is encouraging legislation to support the deployment of AI in healthcare and implementing guardrails to ensure patient safety.

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Kyruus Health Expands National Provider Network to Include Virtual Behavioral Health Providers

HIT Consultant

Kyruus Health logo What You Should Know: – Kyruus Health , a leader in care access platforms, has announced a significant expansion of the Kyruus Network by integrating virtual behavioral health providers. – The Kyruus Network enables health plans to expand their dataset, close care gaps, and boost access by making the provider directory actionable.

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Leicester and Hinckley CDCs to roll out digital tool for breathlessness

Digital Health News

The Lenus Diagnose pathway product is set to support earlier diagnoses on the breathlessness diagnostic pathway at Leicester and Hinkley CDCs.

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Senator presses UnitedHealth for further details on Change Healthcare cyberattack

Fierce Healthcare

A leading senator is pushing UnitedHealth Group for more answers on the Change Healthcare cyberattack that caused significant disruption across the industry. | A leading senator is pushing UnitedHealth Group for more answers on the Change Healthcare cyberattack that caused significant disruption across the industry.

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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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Senator requests info from UnitedHealth Group on Change hack

Becker's Health IT

Congressional leaders demand answers from UnitedHealth Group over Change Healthcare cyberattack. Senator Cassidy questions lack of cybersecurity measures.

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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT launches DrDoctor patient portal

Digital Health News

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with DrDoctor to provide an online portal for outpatients, reducing the need for paper letters.

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Nominations for Fierce Healthcare's 2024 Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

Improving workforce and leadership diversity is a key priority for many healthcare organizations, particularly at the executive level. | We are putting out the call for nominations to honor leaders from minoritized populations across the healthcare industry—from physicians to CEOs to researchers and tech company execs—who are shaping the way healthcare of the future will be delivered.

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The Vital Role of NHS 111 and emergency department planning in healthcare: Beyond EDDI decommissioning

Digital Health News

In healthcare, efficient and accessible services are indispensable pillars in ensuring the wellbeing of a nation's population. Among these, the NHS 111 helpline is a crucial resource for individuals seeking medical advice and assistance. Additionally, the strategic planning of Emergency Department (ED) visits plays a crucial role in maintaining the functionality and effectiveness of healthcare systems.

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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.