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North Carolina Medicaid expansion kicks in

Healthcare Dive

As of Friday, about 600,000 more people in the state now have access to the safety-net insurance coverage.

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We May Not ‘Own’ Our Bodies. Should We?

Bill of Health

By Adithi Iyer As the provision of human tissue leaves the research realm and becomes a bona fide consumer transaction , our legal responses to these developments will be most effective when we know what we want to protect, and how. Perhaps the most famous discussion around tissue “donation” comes from the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family. Ms.

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CHS sells three Florida hospitals for $294M

Healthcare Dive

The divestiture will allow the for-profit hospital chain to focus on markets that can produce higher growth and returns, Community Health Systems leadership said earlier this year.

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Why hackers attacked a health system on Thanksgiving

Becker's Health IT

Cybercriminals attacked a major U.S. health system the week of Thanksgiving, disrupting hospitals and surgeries across multiple states. IT security chiefs share their takeaways from the incident.

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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 Art of Connection: Takeaways from CHIME

HealthIT Answers

By Olivia Schlabach - CHIME’s annual Fall Forum was held at the scenic JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort and Spa where participants came together for three days of networking, programming and education around some of the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities. The post The Art of Connection: Takeaways from CHIME appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Lunit, NTT DATA Partner to Deploy AI-Powered Chest X-Ray Solution in Singapore

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Lunit , a provider of AI-powered solutions for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, has partnered with NTT DATA Singapore to introduce Lunit INSIGHT CXR at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH), two of Singapore’s largest public hospitals. – Lunit INSIGHT CXR is an AI-powered solution that helps radiologists detect abnormalities in chest X-ray images.

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London Care Record delivered multi million pounds worth of time-savings

Digital Health News

The London Care Record has saved health and care professionals’ time up to a value of £44.4 million, according to an independent economic evaluation.

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Contributed: Role of remote data monitoring in athlete evaluation

Mobi Health News

Wearable sensors provide physiological biomarkers, helping to determine reasons for an athlete's performance and the necessity of altering training to avoid injury.

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In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance

HIPAA & Health IT

On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of compliance guidance under the title General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) for the healthcare compliance community and other health care stakeholders. Consistent with the OIG’s April 24, 2023 announcement of its plan to issue modernized, improved, and accessible guidance, the 91-page document is now available on the OIG’s website.

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Walgreens, RxSense partner to give consumers prescription drug discounts

Mobi Health News

Rx Savings Finder allows Walgreens' pharmacy customers to access low-cost prescriptions by comparing the price of medications on third-party discount cards.

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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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Alcohol Tracking App Sunnyside Raises $11.5M to Support Healthier Drinking Habits

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Sunnyside , an app and program that helps people build healthier habits around drinking alcohol, today announced $11.5M in Series A funding and the hire of Steve Lloyd as Chief Product and Technology Officer. – The funding round was led by Motley Fool Ventures with major participation from Will Ventures , bringing the company’s total funding to $14.6M to date.

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Analysts say a Cigna-Humana merger is likely to face major antitrust opposition. But here's how the payers could eke out a win

Fierce Healthcare

Analysts say a Cigna-Humana merger is likely to face major antitrust opposition.

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QuantHealth Launches Katina: AI-Powered Platform for Clinical Trial Optimization

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – QuantHealth , an AI-powered clinical trial design startup, today announced a major product upgrade to its platform with the launch of Katina, a new tool that utilizes AI to simulate clinical trials at scale, expedite, de-risk, and optimize drug development. – The launch of Katina marks a new era in clinical trial optimization, powered by AI and massive real-world patient data.

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Big News and Announcements from NextGen UGM 2023

Healthcare IT Today

NextGen announced several AI initiatives at their annual User Group Meeting, including the launch of their Ambient Assist product to help with clinical documentation. The company also promised more focus on stability, customers, and patient engagement. The roller coasters and thrill rides in Orlando, FL were the perfect backdrop for the 26 th edition of NextGen Healthcare ’s annual User Group Meeting (#NextGenUGM23).

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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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AI Can Improve Hypertension Treatment in Primary Care Settings, K Health Research Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Artificial Intelligence (AI)- driven Primary Care company K Health announced the publication of its peer-reviewed research in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health, which demonstrates how K Health’s AI can provide information that allows for more personalized hypertension treatment in patient-facing settings. Hypertension: A Silent Killer According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects nea

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Behavioral Health AI Leader Eleos Health Raises $40M Series B Round to Expand CareOps Automation Footprint

Healthcare IT Today

Led by Menlo Ventures, this Funding will Help Accelerate Growth through Additional Investment in Product Development and Strategic Partnerships, which will Speed the Adoption of AI Across Behavioral Health Eleos Grew Revenue 3X each of the Last Three Years while Developing Three New CareOps Automation Solutions for Group Therapy Sessions, Compliance Automation, and Field-Based Care Eleos Health , the leader in AI for behavioral health, today announced a $40M Series B funding round led by Menlo

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

This briefing spotlight's ORCHA giving top marks to Kooth's adult mental health support service, and a partnership between HC-One and Radar Healthcare.

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Synthetic Data and LLMs Power the World’s Most Powerful Research Assistant

Healthcare IT Today

The next public health pronouncement or clinical treatment might emerge from synthetic data : rows of totally invented people that contain no real data but reflects the actual characteristics of a population such as race, gender, and medical conditions. Synthetic data plus large language models (LLMs), which lie at the base of current generative AI, provide “the world’s most powerful research assistant” in the words of Josh Rubel, chief commercial officer for MDClone.

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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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deepc and Qure.ai integration streamlines diagnostic workflows

Digital Health News

Qure.ai has integrated into the deepc AI platform to help streamline radiology workflows by supporting more efficient and accurate diagnostics.

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Hacker behind $100M in hospital losses pleads guilty

Becker's Health IT

Russian national pleads guilty to Trickbot malware conspiracy, causing millions in losses to US hospitals. Vladimir Dunaev, 40, faces up to 35 years in prison.

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‘Winning Pitchfest gave us an amazing platform to talk about our product’s impact’

Digital Health News

It has been a very good year for Limbic, winner of the scale-up category in Pitchfest 2023. CEO Ross Harper explains how their AI innovation is improving access to mental health support, and the exciting next steps for the firm.

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Healthcare Bills, Affordability, and Self-Rationing Care Will Continue to Challenge U.S. Health Consumers in 2024

Health Populi

Two-thirds of U.S. consumers say they can’t afford to pay their medical bills on-time, based on the 2023 Consumer Survey from Access One, a financial services company focused on healthcare payments. The report’s title page asks the question, “What options do consumers really want for paying healthcare expenses?” The survey report responds to that question, finding out that nearly one-half of patients have taken some kind of action to reduce their medical expenses.

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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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Wales electronic prescription service enters live testing phase

Digital Health News

A new electronic prescription service in Wales has entered the live testing phase after working with a number of NHS partners.

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Thanksgiving ransomware attack impacted 30 hospitals

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware attack on Ardent Health Services has affected 30 hospitals across 6 states, causing emergency rooms to redirect patients and lock down networks.

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RSNA23: AI-Powered Brain Scans May Aid in ADHD Diagnosis, Research Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze specialized brain MRI scans of adolescents with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers found significant differences in nine brain white matter tracts in individuals with ADHD. The results of the study will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Intruder steals medical records from Florida health system

Becker's Health IT

Summerfield, Fla.-based Lakeview Healthcare System discovered that an unauthorized individual forcefully entered its Leesburg, Fla.-based Lakeview Specialist Facility and stole medical records containing protected health information.

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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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4 Ways AI Is Enhancing the Patient Experience in 2024

HIT Consultant

Jeff Carmichael, Senior Vice President at XiFin Artificial intelligence (AI) captured the imagination of many in 2023. AI gets a lot of attention but little understanding or appreciation of what it can do to move revenue cycle management (RCM) forward, improve the patient experience, and answer the question, “Are you receiving the appropriate reimbursement?

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Understanding Basics of Wound Care Coding Audits

Medisys Compliance

Introduction Wound care plays a pivotal role in managing and treating a wide spectrum of injuries, from acute wounds to chronic ulcers. As with any medical procedure, accurate and compliant billing is crucial for ensuring financial reimbursement and adherence to regulatory standards. However, the complexities of wound care coding often lead to billing errors, potentially resulting in claim denials, financial losses, and even legal repercussions.

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Chutes & Ladders—Sutter Health recruits first diversity and inclusion officer

Fierce Healthcare

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

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HHS & DOJ FY 2022 Enforcement Targeted Fraud in COVID-19, Telemedicine, Opioid and Prescription Drugs, and Substance Use Treatment Centers, Among Other Initiatives

Healthcare Law Blog

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released its “Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022 ” (the “Report”), highlighting continued enforcement and recovery actions under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC). During fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022), over $1.7 billion was returned through HCFAC’s enforcement actions.

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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.