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Scaling Up For Success: Challenges and Solutions In Upstream Biotech Development

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Scaling up is a crucial step in the development of biotechnology processes, particularly in upstream biotech development. It involves transitioning from laboratory-scale production to larger volumes, enabling the efficient production of biopharmaceuticals and other biotech […] The article Scaling Up For Success: Challenges and Solutions In Upstream Biotech Development appeared first on elect

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Nonprofit hospitals have decreased charity care spending even as operating profits, cash pools grow

Healthcare Dive

The new study is the latest in a string of research suggesting nonprofit hospitals’ balance sheets benefit from the latitude they have regarding charity care spending.

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Generation Z is in mental health crisis – telehealth can help

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's a challenging time to be a young person. Study after study has shown that stressors such as social media, bullying, loneliness and the pandemic are causing and exacerbating a wide array of mental health challenges among high school and college kids. And healthcare resources are not always readily available to help them. Among some recent stats: There are never-before-seen levels of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts among teens, according to a report from the CDC. 71% of college student

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Sutter Health names first chief physician executive

Healthcare Dive

Todd Smith will be responsible for delivering systemized service line standards, deepening relationships between medical groups and community physicians, and reducing clinical variation

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Case Study: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

MRO Compliance

Background Summary Learn how MRO and CareFirst partnered to uncover ways to visualize gaps in quality performance, share information, and enhance clinician relationships for insights that drove better patient outcomes. MRO uncovered quality data gaps missed by traditional HEDIS data gathering techniques, and as a result, MRO-supported providers materially outperformed a small sample size control group in various aspects.

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The latest generative AI efforts in healthcare: Carbon Health, Tempus launch tools for docs

Fierce Healthcare

Advancements around large language models and generative AI in healthcare are ramping up quickly and it's challenging to keep up with the evolving news. | Carbon Health debuted hands-free charting — an AI-enabled notes assistant — in its proprietary EHR across each of its clinics and providers while Tempus rolled out an AI-enabled clinical assistant for oncologists.

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Merck sues to stop Medicare negotiation of drug prices

Healthcare Dive

The drugmaker’s lawsuit claims the new pricing powers granted by the Inflation Reduction Act are unconstitutional and “tantamount to extortion.

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Mayo Clinic, Google Cloud partner on generative AI to power enterprise search

Fierce Healthcare

Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Google Cloud to supercharge search tools with generative AI. | Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Google Cloud to supercharge search tools with generative AI. The health system aims to use the buzzy new technology to make it easier for doctors to get access to relevant medical notes, research papers or clinical guidelines.

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The State of Healthcare Interoperability: Factors Hindering Progress (Part 2)

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In our previous article, we discussed the importance of healthcare interoperability and some of the challenges that impede its progress. In this second part, we will delve deeper into the factors that hinder the advancement […] The article The State of Healthcare Interoperability: Factors Hindering Progress (Part 2) appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Physician compensation is rising but not keeping pace with inflation, MGMA survey finds

Fierce Healthcare

Despite physician and advanced practice provider productivity continuing its post-pandemic recovery, compensation gains are being outstripped by the most severe inflationary growth in decades, acco | Despite physician and advanced practice provider productivity continuing its post-pandemic recovery, compensation gains are being outstripped by the most severe inflationary growth in decades, according to a new report.

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Healthcare Innovation Funding – Current Factors to be Aware of and Navigating Long Buying Cycles

Healthcare IT Today

You’ve finally done it! You spent what’s felt like several lifetimes working on your innovative product and poured your blood sweat and tears into this, but you did it. You’ve just completed all of the designs and plans for your new startup or a new product. Unfortunately, that’s not the end. Now it’s time to figure out how to not only get others on board with your vision, but to fund the rest of the marketing, sales, and support effort as well.

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Appeals court weighs lifting freeze on ACA preventive care ruling

Fierce Healthcare

A federal appeals court held a brief hearing Tuesday afternoon to hear from attorneys on both sides as it decides whether to lift a nationwide freeze on a lower court's ruling that struck down prev | A federal appeals court held a brief hearing Tuesday afternoon to hear from attorneys on both sides as it decides whether to lift a nationwide freeze on a lower court's ruling that struck down preventive care protections in the Affordable Care Act.

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Too Many Chatbots? What Is The Right Mix of AI/Human Interactions?

HIT Consultant

Simon Johns, Director of Medical Information and Marketed Product Safety at IQVIA Pharmaceutical companies across the globe are currently investing in artificial intelligence (AI) to overcome challenges surrounding the support of inquiries from healthcare professionals (HCPs). In fact, according to an Informa study, 58% of life science experts believe that advanced AI agents have the potential to deliver HCP engagement experiences comparable to human experts.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Federal judge blocks Florida ban on gender transition care, suggests law is unconstitutional

Fierce Healthcare

High-profile legislation restricting gender transition care recently enacted in Florida was halted this week by a federal judge concerned of immediate harm to patients and seemingly unconvinced tha | The district court judge's scathing order characterized restrictions on gender transition care as political and a likely violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.

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Intelligent Medical Objects Announces the Acquisition of Melax Technologies Inc.

Healthcare IT Today

The Acquisition of Melax Tech will Expand IMO’s Suite of Products to Improve Patient Care, Clinical Workflows, and Healthcare Data Quality Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), a leading provider of clinical terminology management and data quality solutions for healthcare, announced today that it has acquired Melax Technologies, Inc. (Melax Tech). Melax Tech empowers the healthcare and life sciences industries through use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) tech

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NHSE brain drain threatens inertia and uncertainty for health tech

Digital Health News

The impending departures of NHS England’s transformation director Tim Ferris, chief operating officer Sir David Sloman, and chief nursing information officer Natasha Phillips will leave behind a worrying power vacuum. By Rachel Murphy, Silver Buccaneer and former director of digital delivery at NHS England.

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6 Digital Business Card Use Cases to Enhance Patient Experience

HIT Consultant

Sharat Potharaju, CEO and Co-Founder, Beaconstac The healthcare industry is undergoing digital transformation in every aspect, with more innovative approaches replacing outdated, manual practices. Healthcare’s digital overhaul includes changes that improve the overall patient experience by prioritizing convenience and access to care. However, digital transformation in healthcare doesn’t solely improve the patient experience — it has also improved the experiences of healthcare professionals

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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This venture capitalist sees plenty of promise in AI in healthcare. But challenges are ahead, too

Fierce Healthcare

“Garbage in, garbage out.” So goes the adage about computing that argues the results rendered by the “thinking” machines will be flawed if the information fed into the devices proves to be erroneou | Dennis L. McWilliams, a partner at Santé Ventures, says experts are still trying to figure out exactly how AI will fit into the healthcare system and who will pay for it.

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Evernorth Uses SAS Analytics to Help Determine Next Best Step for Member Care

Healthcare IT Today

Evernorth Health Services is using advanced analytics from SAS to help determine the next best action a patient can take to improve their health outcomes. The company is analyzing historic claims data, along with demographic and financial data to build a personalized care path that optimizes a patient’s health. Healthcare IT Today had the chance to speak with Casey Dudek, Business Analytics Advisor at Evernorth Health Services (EHS), about their analytics work.

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$30,000 Penalty for Disclosing PHI Online in Response to Negative Reviews

HIPAA Journal

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has agreed to settle a HIPAA violation case with a New Jersey provider of adult and child psychiatric services for $30,000. In April 2020, OCR received a complaint alleging Manasa Health Center had impermissibly disclosed patient information online when responding to a negative online review.

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Evernorth: Behavioral health conditions are driving health spending. Here's how to address it

Fierce Healthcare

Just under a quarter of people have been diagnosed with a behavioral health condition, but these patients account for a growing piece of total healthcare spending, according to a new report from Ev | Just under a quarter of people have been diagnosed with a behavioral health condition, but these patients account for a growing piece of total healthcare spending, according to a new report from Evernorth.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Mistrial Declared in Criminal HIPAA Prosecution of Couple Who Disclosed PHI to Undercover FBI Agent

HIPAA Journal

The prosecution of two doctors accused of criminal HIPAA violations and conspiring with the Russian government has ended in a mistrial as the jury could not reach a unanimous guilty verdict. Dr. Anna Gabrielian. 37, a former anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins, and her spouse, Jamie Lee Henry, 40, a doctor and U.S. Army Major previously stationed at Fort Bragg, were indicted on September 28, 2022, and charged with conspiracy to assist Russia with its invasion of Ukraine and criminal HIPAA violatio

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RxLightning Secures $17.5M to Streamline Specialty Medications Access & Affordability

HIT Consultant

Julia Regan, CEO and founder at RxLightning What You Should Know: RxLightning , creator of the industry’s first comprehensive platform for streamlining specialty medication access and affordability, today announced that it closed a $17.5 million Series A investment to support the company’s growth and further remove barriers to life-saving therapies.

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$30,000 Penatly for Disclosing PHI Online in Response to Negative Reviews

HIPAA Journal

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has agreed to settle a HIPAA violation case with a New Jersey provider of adult and child psychiatric services for $30,000. In April 2020, OCR received a complaint alleging Manasa Health Center had impermissibly disclosed patient information online when responding to a negative online review.

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Lifebit Trusted Research Environment to accelerate cancer data research

Digital Health News

A Trusted Research Environment from Lifebit will enable Flatiron researchers to access real-world cancer data, accelerating research.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.