Mon.Apr 08, 2024

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Digital at the core of a collaborative care model

Healthcare It News

Adopting a collaborative model of care is one approach that can help temper the rising cost of healthcare globally. Island Hospital, a private quaternary hospital in Malaysia, is providing a case for this by building an integrated health ecosystem that fosters cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders. "Collaborative models allow healthcare providers to reach a broader population, including underserved communities, thereby addressing health disparities and reducing the burden of prev

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Trial shows Wegovy can ease heart failure symptoms

Healthcare Dive

Earlier testing resulted in expanded approval as well as broader Medicare coverage. Now, Novo Nordisk has proved Wegovy can benefit heart failure patients, too.

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Asynchronous video for pre-op boosts patient and staff experience

Healthcare It News

Northwestern Ontario covers a geographical area the size of France, but is sparsely populated, having only around 230,000 residents. THE PROBLEM Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center (TBRHSC) staff know that with limited health resources throughout Northwestern Ontario, it's very important they work together across all hospitals that provide surgical services to improve access to care for remote and rural patients.

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Change asks to consolidate dozens of cyberattack class-action lawsuits

Healthcare Dive

Lawsuits against the UnitedHealth subsidiary are racking up following a cyberattack against the technology firm in late February.

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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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Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Stephanie Jamison, Executive Committee Chair and Public Policy Leadership Workgroup Vice Chair, EHR Association. In the months that have passed since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the […] The article Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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CMS caps broker payments in Medicare Advantage

Healthcare Dive

The final rule issued Thursday prevents insurers from paying brokers additional fees for steering beneficiaries to their plans.

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Physicians ask FDA to revoke approval of DNA test for opioid addiction

Healthcare Dive

Providers said the test is based “on old genetic studies that have largely been abandoned” and could exacerbate the opioid crisis.

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2nd ransomware group reportedly tries to extort Change Healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware group targets UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare for extortion after recent cyberattack. Company reportedly paid $22M to previous hackers.

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Salus Populi: Training the Judiciary in the Social Drivers of Health

Bill of Health

By Elaine Marshall, Isabel Geisler, L. Virginia Martinez, Krystal Abbott, and Katherine Hazen Social drivers of health (SDOH), sometimes known as the social determinants of health, are factors in the social environment that shape individual and population health, including poverty, racism, housing, education, and employment. When judges decide cases that impact these social factors, their rulings can have important health implications.

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The benefits of Apple Vision Pro for mental health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Medical XR use in psychotherapy and its validity in mental healthcare offerings discussed by Dr. Kim Bullock, a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist and founder of the Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology Clinic at Stanford University.

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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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Labour to partner with Virgin Media to expand access to diabetes tech

Digital Health News

Labour has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2, to ensure every child with type 1 diabetes can benefit from the latest technology.

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The National Academy of Medicine Unveils Draft Code for Responsible AI in Healthcare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is taking a pioneering step towards ensuring the ethical and safe use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. – A new report, “ Artificial Intelligence in Health, Health Care, and Biomedical Science: An AI Code of Conduct Principles and Commitments Discussion Draft, ” outlines a comprehensive framework to guide responsible AI development and implementation.

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Fitch: MA utilization spike clouds outlook for payers in early 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Health insurers are gearing up to release their first-quarter results over the next several weeks, and a new analysis from Fitch Ratings finds that ongoing concern about utilization in Medicare Adv | A new analysis from Fitch Ratings finds that ongoing concern about utilization in Medicare Advantage has made for a cloudy outlook.

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Q&A: Blackbird on its youth mental health platform and $17M raise

Mobi Health News

Tom Peterson, CEO of Blackbird, joined MobiHealthNews to discuss the company's offerings, its recent Series A raise and what it will do with the funds.

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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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The Rise of Culturally Competent Care: Health Equity & Technology

HIT Consultant

Unmesh Srivastava, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Clever Care Health Plan The United States Census Bureau released its most recent statistical findings in 2020, revealing a notable increase in the diversity of the nation’s population. In 2010, the likelihood of randomly selecting two ethnically or racially diverse individuals was 54.9%. By 2020, this had risen to 61.1%.

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'Sobering' study finds nearly no benefits from medical debt relief efforts

Fierce Healthcare

A nonprofit organization’s work buying out and forgiving billions of dollars of medical debt may not be helping patients as much as it or its benefactors had hoped, economists say. | An experimental review of medical debts relieved by the charity RIP Medical Debt in 2018 to 2020 showed near-negligible changes in credit, no improvement in financial well-being, no changes in repayment or utilization behaviors and worsened mental health among those with the most debts.

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Hackers claim to obtain CVS, Medicare data in Change hack

Becker's Health IT

Hacking group claims to have stolen 4TB of data, including information on insurers like CVS Caremark and Medicare, in cyberattack on Change Healthcare.

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NYSE notifies Amwell Health it's at risk of being delisted

Mobi Health News

Stock exchange rules give Amwell six months to comply with its minimum price requirement of $1 per share or be delisted. Amwell last traded above $1 in March.

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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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Verily Powers Otsuka’s Longitudinal Registry to Advance Mental Health Research

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (Otsuka) , a global pharmaceutical company, and Verily Life Sciences LLC (Verily) , a precision health technology company, have teamed up to launch a groundbreaking research initiative called “ My Mental Health Journey.” – The longitudinal registry study aims to significantly enhance our understanding of depression and other mental health conditions.

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Teladoc Health CEO Jason Gorevic departs after stock falls 22% in February

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The company's chief financial officer, Mala Murthy, will step in as acting CEO.

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UnitedHealth Faces New Ransomware Threat After Alleged $22M Payment Failure

HIT Consultant

Image by freepik What You Should Know: – UnitedHealth Group is embroiled in a new ransomware saga, just as it recovers from a February attack, according to a blog post from threat intelligence firm SOCRadar. – A hacking group called RansomHub claims to possess 4 terabytes of stolen data from UnitedHealth’s subsidiary, Change Healthcare and is demanding a ransom to prevent its release.

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Linus Health Acquires Aural Analytics

Healthcare IT Today

Purchase Expands Linus Health’s Cognitive Assessment Capabilities Linus Health , a digital health company enabling early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, today announced it has acquired Aural Analytics , a leader in clinical-grade speech analytics. The deal includes Aural Analytics’ assets, including its technology and intellectual property.

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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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New Epic, Press Ganey integration automates nursing quality, safety data reporting

Fierce Healthcare

Patient experience monitoring company Press Ganey has taken its data integration partnership with Epic a step further, unveiling Monday an additional collaboration focused on nursing-related safety | Indicators and outcomes logged in the EHR platform will be pulled into Press Ganey's National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, which is used by over 2,000 organizations to benchmark the performance of their nursing teams.

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Can Digital Technologies Help Overcome Diabetes? An Assessment of the Recent PHTI Review

Healthcare IT Today

Payers are always wary about funding new treatments for illnesses and conditions: When millions of dollars are at stake, payers want demonstrated improvements in outcomes. So do doctors and patients, before they go through the trouble of adopting a course of treatment. So there was much consternation recently when the Peterson Health Technology Institute (PHTI) released a report saying that digital interventions weren’t helping people with diabetes much and weren’t worth their added

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More deal volume, lower check sizes for digital health in Q1, with AI investment leading the pack: Rock Health

Fierce Healthcare

Digital health startups are navigating a tougher funding environment with lower check sizes and more attention to evidence-based outcomes in 2024. | In the first quarter, U.S. digital health startups raised $2.7 billion across 133 deals, with an average deal size of $20.6 million, according to an analysis by Rock Health.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 72: South Shore Hospital with Donald McGruder

Healthcare IT Today

For the 72nd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Donald McGruder, Chief Information and Revenue Integrity Officer at South Shore Hospital. We kick off this episode by discussing how South Shore Hospital is positioning itself in the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare interoperability. Next, we discuss how interoperability influences the hospital’s strategies and operations.

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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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North Tees improves nurse admissions process with TrakCare

Digital Health News

North Health Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, and InterSystems, has implemented a digitalised ward admissions process that focuses on empowering nurses.

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Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Settles Class Action Data Breach Lawsuit for $6 Million

HIPAA Journal

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, a provider of reproductive healthcare services in Los Angeles County, has proposed a $6 million settlement to resolve all claims related to a 2021 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 409,437 patients. Between October 9, 2021, and October 17, 2021, hackers accessed the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles network , exfiltrated sensitive patient data, and used ransomware to encrypt files.

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Patient information goes missing at California hospital

Becker's Health IT

"Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital experiences privacy breach as patient information goes missing from clinic logbook.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Personalized EHRs Support Healthcare Transformation

HealthIT Answers

By Ashley Lee - Everyone involved in healthcare knows that achieving greater efficiency in work processes is critical for reducing costs and improving the quality of patient care. However, legacy ERH technology is holding back such a transformation. The post One Size Does Not Fit All: Personalized EHRs Support Healthcare Transformation appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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.