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The aftermath of Change: Two experts on how healthcare organizations can prevent the next cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Healthcare organizations can create an effective cybersecurity strategy that involves an incident response plan, testing, multifactor authentication and automating mundane tasks using artificial intelligence.

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In Saudi Arabia, machine learning model helps reduce outpatient no-shows

Healthcare It News

Two years ago, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs' Riyadh-based hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, became the first in the world to reach Stage 7 in four different HIMSS models. (It's recently become a pioneer with some impressive work to reach Stage 6 on another model.) Its advanced use of health information and technology has been a boon for the health system's 1.3 million patients.

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Telehealth linked to modest quality, cost increases, study finds

Healthcare Dive

The findings suggest it would be challenging to restrict telehealth payment in Medicare, researchers said. Some pandemic flexibilities are set to expire at the end of 2024.

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Sharing hospital website user data with 3rd parties is common, study shows

Healthcare It News

A new statistical analysis of 90 distinct hospital websites, drawn from a nationally representative sample of 100 community hospitals, finds that those providers – when they had privacy policies available for consumption – were inadequate in how they accurately disclosed the use of third-party tracking technologies to consumers. In addition to comparing details about third-party recipients of collected user data, user rights and potential uses, the study also looked at the readabilit

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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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How text messaging can help improve health equity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Securing transportation and other needed resources for patients through text messages is one way to ensure health equity for the underserved, says Dr. Emily C. Webber, CMIO at Indiana University Health and 2024 Changemaker Award winner.

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Federal agencies open online portal for reporting anticompetitive practices in healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

Federal agencies want to hear from the public about monopolistic and anticompetitive behavior within the healthcare industry. | FTC, DOJ and HHS said that information and accounts received from the public could plant the seeds for formal investigations into healthcare companies' monopolistic or anticompetitive practices.

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3 takeaways on the new federal data privacy proposal after its first public showcase

Fierce Healthcare

At the House Energy and Commerce’s data privacy hearing April 17, lawmakers discussed for the first time Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ discussion draft of a new federal data privacy bill, the Ameri | House lawmakers revived discussions of a national data privacy law at an Energy & Commerce hearing Wednesday. Here are the key takeaways.

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1st-of-its-kind law protects 'neural data'

Becker's Health IT

With the increasing number of technologies that track brain activity, a new Colorado law aims to protect people's "neural data" from falling into the wrong hands, The New York Times reported.

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Epicore Biosystems Launches Connected Hydration

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Epicore Biosystems (‘Epicore’) , a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, today announced the commercial launch of Connected Hydration. – Connected Hydration is the first sweat-sensing wearable patch and mobile app that equips workers with customized, real-time insights about sweat volume loss, electrolyte loss, body temperature and body movement to inf

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DHI Snapshot Report examines Trust Digital Maturity Assessment scores

Digital Health News

Digital Health Intelligence has published its latest NHS Trust Digital Maturity Assessment (DMA) Review, providing a snapshot of DMA scores across trusts.

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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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A Look at the Hospital Room of the Future at Tampa General Hospital

Healthcare IT Today

When healthcare staff approach a hospital room, it’s important to know basic things about the patient like their preferred language, whether they’re in isolation, or whether they’re not supposed to eat (an NPO order). Traditionally, these facts are handled through physical markers or even buried in the patient record. The “digital white board” and “digital door sign” technologies from eVideon display the necessary information automatically where it’

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ivWatch prevents IV leakage events at Frimley Health

Digital Health News

ivWatch tech was studied at Frimley Health NHS FT, where it used a predictive algorithm and visible and near-infrared light to detect IV leakage events.

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Dealing with the Elephant in the Waiting Room – Clipboards and Paper Forms

Healthcare IT Today

I recently had a visit to the doctor’s office for a routine procedure. I kid you not that I was asked to complete essentially the same forms 3 different times. Two times electronically and once on paper. The staff assured me that the forms were asking different questions. I frustratingly assured them that 95% of the questions were the same.

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South Carolina hospital investigating patient record mishandling

Becker's Health IT

Conway (S.C.) Medical Center is conducting an internal investigation regarding accusations of mishandling of confidential patient health data, The Sun News reported April 18.

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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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How hospitals can use their wi-fi and bedside infrastructure to turbocharge innovation

Digital Health News

Matt O'Donovan, the chief executive of SPARK TSL, argues that trusts and health boards need to put their wi-fi and bedside units to work. And the company's acquisition of Sentean Group and its Fusion Bedside platform gives them a new and unique digital transformation platform to drive quantifiable improvements in efficiency and patient engagement.

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Anatomy IT Expands Healthcare Specialties Expertise with Acquisition of Managed IT Services Leader

Healthcare IT Today

Anatomy IT , the leading platform for healthcare IT and cybersecurity solutions, and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital (ASC) today announced the acquisition of Manta HealthTech , a healthcare-focused managed IT services firm, to expand its footprint in healthcare subverticals, including dental and optometry. “We recognized Manta HealthTech’s depth and experience serving various healthcare subspecialties with intelligent digital transformation, cybersecurity, value-based

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How the Change Healthcare hack affected patient care

Becker's Health IT

While the financial impacts of the Change Healthcare hack have gotten a lot of attention, the cyberattack has also harmed patients, health system leaders say.

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Trust is a Superpower for Public Health – The 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer Through the Health Lens

Health Populi

Less than 50% of people living in 16 countries do not trust government, media, or NGOs to do what is right to address their health needs and concerns, based on the responses from over 15,000 people living in 16 countries whose opinions are captured in the 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer’s Special Report on Trust and Health. Edelman launched the 2024 Trust Barometer earlier this year during the Davos World Economic Forum, and today released this round of research focused on health.

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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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NeuroBrave, Sourasky Medical Center partner for generative AI project

Mobi Health News

The research agreement aims to allow paralyzed patients to communicate and use mobile devices.

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How AI Promises to Solve Healthcare’s Staffing Crunch

HealthIT Answers

By Jason Lockbaum - A shortage of staff impacts healthcare organizations in many ways. It means more work for existing staff and then, often, burnout; more limited care for patients and poorer outcomes; and difficulties with workforce distribution and sourcing staff with needed skills. The post How AI Promises to Solve Healthcare’s Staffing Crunch appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Synapticure partners with ALS Association to expand telehealth access

Mobi Health News

ALS Association patient liaisons will be embedded into Synapticure’s virtual clinics to provide support for patients living with ALS.

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30 health systems pursuing top-to-bottom age-friendly care with new collaborative

Fierce Healthcare

Thirty health systems from across the country have signed onto an 18-month initiative to explore how best to provide quality care for older adults. | The Age-Friendly System-Wide Spread Collaborative will see CommonSpirit Health, Advocate Health and others sharing data and best practices on how to provide quality care for older adults at every location.

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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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The Unique Nature of the Social Determinants of Mental Health

HealthIT Answers

NOW on-demand, Trending NOW episode with host Shahid Shah and guest Malekeh Amini, Founder & CEO of Trayt Health discussing the SDoH and the unique nature of the social determinants of mental health along with industry related trending topics. The post The Unique Nature of the Social Determinants of Mental Health appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Elevance Health sees double-digit profit growth in Q1, posting $2.2B in earnings

Fierce Healthcare

Elevance Health's first-quarter profit grew by double digits year over year, reaching $2.2 billion, according to its earnings report released Thursday morning. | Elevance Health's first-quarter profit grew by double digits year over year, reaching $2.2 billion, according to its earnings report released Thursday morning.

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Health IT Business News, Financial Edition – April 18, 2024

HealthIT Answers

Business and financial news from Zscaler, Lightbeam Health Solutions, HITRUST, Brillio, NextGen Healthcare, eClinicalWorks, Talkiatry, Tendo, eClinicalWorks, Luna, LeanTaaS, eClinicalWorks, Tower Health and Ensemble Health Partners, Longeveron, and more. The post Health IT Business News, Financial Edition – April 18, 2024 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Sunstone Partners Invests in Accuhealth to Transform Remote Patient Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Sunstone Partners , a leading private equity firm, has announced a strategic investment in Accuhealth , a prominent healthcare technology company. – The investment aims to propel Accuhealth’s rapid growth and empower them to expand their remote patient monitoring (RPM) and chronic care management (CCM) solutions.

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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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The Limitations of Healthcare Compliance Tracking Spreadsheets

Compliancy Group

Many healthcare organizations rely on the classic spreadsheet to track their compliance status. While traditional, humble, and respectable, this method is teeming with challenges—manual updates, the risk of human error, and the inefficiency of tracking complex compliance processes in a static document. The American Hospital Association (AHA) reports that hospitals, health systems, and PAC providers “must comply with 629 discrete regulatory requirements across nine domains.” One glanc

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GE HealthCare Launches AI-Enhanced Voluson Signature 20 & 18 Ultrasound Systems: AI Power Meets Efficiency in Women’s Health

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC) has introduced the Voluson Signature 20 and 18 ultrasound systems , designed to revolutionize women’s healthcare with a powerful combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) , advanced tools, and an ergonomic design. – These latest additions to the Voluson family empower clinicians to accelerate exams while delivering exceptional image clarity for diagnosing and treating various women’s health conditions.

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DrFirst acquires Myndshft to build out prior authorization tech for specialty medications

Fierce Healthcare

Medication management platform DrFirst this week closed its acquisition of Myndshft Technologies, an AI-enabled benefits and prior authorization verification platform. | In an acquisition closed April 17, the medication management platform DrFirst, used by hospitals and pharmacies, will obtain most assets of the automated prior authorization software company Myndshft, in a move the company says will improve price transparency and access to information on medical benefits.

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Medicus IT Acquires Health IT Consulting Firm BlueNovo

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Medicus IT , a leading national provider of healthcare technology solutions and managed services, has announced the acquisition of BlueNovo. – The acquisition signifies Medicus IT’s unwavering dedication to supporting community health centers. By combining their expertise and resources, both companies can work towards improving healthcare quality and accessibility for underserved communities nationwide.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.