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Nearly 75% of health workers say documentation impedes patient care: survey

Healthcare Dive

Most respondents said they hadn’t seen a decrease in the time or effort needed to document patient care, and they reported working late to finish note-taking.

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Patients are bullish on the benefits of genAI, but still have qualms

Healthcare It News

U.S. consumers remain optimistic about the potential of generative artificial intelligence to address healthcare access and affordability challenges, the new 2024 Deloitte Center for Health Solutions consumer survey shows. But they still have some misgivings about AI tools. WHY IT MATTERS Despite a general sense of optimism, the public's use of genAI tools for health-related reasons has dipped a bit since the initial rush of interest that showed in the previous year's Deloitte study &nda

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New Portable MRI Revolutionizing Brain Research Demands Ethical and Legal Innovation

Bill of Health

by Francis X Chen, Susan M. Wolf, and Frances Lawrenz The advent of highly portable MRI will transform brain research, but urgently requires ethical and legal guidance. Rather than participants traveling to the MRI scanner, now the scanner can travel to them. This advance could enable research with remote and marginalized communities that have not previously been able to participate, and in doing so address the lack of representativeness and diversity in human neuroscience research.

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DirectTrust partners with DTA on new accreditation program

Healthcare It News

DirectTrust and the Digital Therapeutics Alliance announced this week that they'll work together on an accreditation program designed to test the efficacy and security of digital therapeutic apps and platforms. WHY IT MATTERS Together, two groups will partner up to establish an assessment regimen that will build on existing DirectTrust programs that provide independent assessment of health apps for safety and transparency, privacy protections, compliance with interoperability regs and best p

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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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9th Circuit orders new $411M antitrust trial for Sutter Health

Healthcare Dive

The California health system beat allegations of anticompetitive conduct in 2022. But a new ruling says the original jury didn’t hear the full story.

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Affordable Care Act insurers could be on the hook for $1.1B in rebates this year

Healthcare Dive

Rebates this year could cross the billion-dollar mark for the fifth time in the past decade, according to an analysis from the KFF.

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Increasing applications of robotic surgical systems across Asia and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Amrita Hospital introduces robotic gait trainer for rehab Amrita Hospital in Kerala's Kochi city has started adopting a robotic gait trainer system to assist in the rehabilitation of brain and spinal injury survivors. The G-Gaiter, developed by local startup Gen Robotics, provides an immersive rehabilitation experience through virtual reality. It also trains patients to walk longer and become less dependent.

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Industry Voices—Walmart's exit from health centers reflects broader challenges in primary care

Fierce Healthcare

Walmart announced that it is closing all 51 of its health centers and virtual care ope | The hope that retailers were poised to offer a scaled-up solution has yielded to a more realistic view that, at best, it will be a long journey.

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Sift Healthcare Raises $20M Series B Funding Round to Enhance AI-Powered Payment Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

Led by B Capital, Investment will Accelerate Growth as Sift Further Innovates its AI Co-Pilot Solutions and Scales to Support Market Demand Sift Healthcare (Sift) , a leading innovator in AI-powered healthcare payment solutions, today announced the successful close of its $20M Series B funding round. Led by B Capital , with continued support from existing investors, including Allos Ventures , First Trust Capital Partners , and Rock River Capital , Sift will use this funding to prioritize te

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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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In-person, virtual support groups now available to Navajo veterans

Fierce Healthcare

Navajo veterans can now access in-person and virtual peer support groups thanks to a partnership between Televeda and the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration. | The support groups take the form of talking circles, deeply rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people. Televeda is also offering other virtual talking circles for women and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Helix Launches Clinico-Genomic Datasets to Accelerate Precision Medicine Drug Discovery

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Helix , a leader in population genomics, is launching new datasets designed to empower life science companies in developing precision medicine therapies. – These comprehensive datasets, built through collaborations with various health systems, provide researchers with a rich resource for drug discovery and development across multiple disease areas.

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Oscar Health growth ambitions: Doubled footprint, planned ICHRA products launch and more

Fierce Healthcare

Sensing an opportunity in the individual market, Oscar Health believes it is poised to expand and increase its market share, the company revealed ahead of its annual investor day June 7. | Oscar Health execs outlined the company's three-year vision during June 7's investor day. The insurer plans to make more headway in the ACA market and ICHRA through robust expansion and strong financial performance.

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GE Healthcare Unveils Solutions to Expand Access to Precision Medicine

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – At the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, GE Healthcare announced new precision medicine to meet providers’ most pressing needs. – GE Healthcare is committed to improving access to precision medicine around the world, especially for underserved communities. Barriers to Precision Care The global healthcare landscape faces significant hurdles in adopting precision medicine.

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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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New CMS Regulation Establishes Maximum Appointment Wait Time Standards for Medicaid

HealthIT Answers

By Chris Emper - On April 22, CMS released an 895-page final regulation titled, “Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality.” At nearly 900-pages in length, this rule creates a list of new compliance obligations for managed care plans, including a provision that expands network adequacy requirements to create appointment wait time standards.

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Study highlights need for more rigorous evaluation of digital health apps

Digital Health News

A study from Ulster University has called for more rigorous evaluation of digital health apps rather than reliance on user ratings and download numbers.

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Digital MSK – Physical Therapy’s New Route for Effective Hybrid Care Delivery

HIT Consultant

Tannus Quatre, SVP & Chief Business Development Officer of Therapy, Net Health In a world where consumer expectations and needs are constantly evolving, healthcare organizations are faced with pressure to meet patients’ demands and stay both relevant and profitable. In recent years, the competitive landscape has changed due to the emergence of digital tools across industries like retail, where purchases can be made within seconds, and transportation, where consumers can call an Uber from the

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Dexcom G7 CGM device will connect directly to Apple Watch via Bluetooth

Mobi Health News

The feature allows users to obtain real-time CGM data on their Watch without an iPhone present.

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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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Great Western Hospitals to deploy Zebra devices in standardisation project

Digital Health News

A standardisation project at the Acute Hospital Alliance, will see Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust deploy mobile computers from Zebra.

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Pelago launches Centers of Excellence network for substance use management

Mobi Health News

The company offers a clinical vetting process and care management pathway for individuals suffering from substance use disorders.

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Exposed: Why Cybercriminals Target the Healthcare Industry and How to Thwart Them

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Trevor Dearing, Director of Critical Infrastructure Solutions at Illumio We’re not even halfway through 2024, and the healthcare industry has already suffered over 250 breaches that exposed the sensitive health information of over 32 million individuals. More than ever before, it’s critical that healthcare decision-makers and regulators prioritize cybersecurity in order to ensure patient safety and quality care.

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Healthcare payments tech company Waystar hits the public market, raising $968M

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare payment software maker Waystar debuted on the public market Friday, raising $967.5 million, and marking the biggest health tech IPO since 2022. | Healthcare payment software maker Waystar debuted on the public market Friday, raising $967.5 million, and marking the biggest health tech IPO since 2022.

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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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South Korea clears stroke AI and more briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, a gastric cancer detection tool in India has received a breakthrough designation from the US FDA.

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Ascension IT outage: Where 6 states and DC stand

Becker's Health IT

Ascension continues to recover from a cyberattack that brought its IT network offline, with EHR access restored in some areas but delays expected in others.

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Personify Care integrates Foxo's messaging and more briefs

Mobi Health News

Also, Consultmed has released a new genAI feature on its referral management software.

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Chutes & Ladders — Eli Lilly CFO moves to Google; Elevance PBM's president departs

Fierce Healthcare

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

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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.