Fri.Feb 23, 2024

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UnitedHealth suspects ‘nation-state’ behind Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Pharmacies and providers nationwide are struggling to process prescriptions following the attack, while the American Hospital Association is urging hospitals to disconnect from UnitedHealth’s systems.

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Let Go and Surrender: Considerations on MDMA Couples Therapy and Coercive Control

Bill of Health

By Kayla Greenstien From 2016 – 2022, I worked in client-facing community support work, focusing on domestic abuse and sexual assault. Throughout this time, I regularly witnessed how the mental health system struggled to respond to non-physical violence in the form of coercive control — an insidious form of abuse that involves intimidation, threats, and manipulation to restrict the autonomy of another person.

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CHS hit with Justice Department investigation

Healthcare Dive

Federal regulators are seeking information about the for-profit hospital operator's inpatient admissions and dialysis processes and procedures.

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HIMSSCast: Patient experience in 2024: What's next?

Healthcare It News

Hospital and health system C-suite executives and health IT leaders know the patient experience is crucial to ongoing success in healthcare. The question is: How to continually improve it? This week's podcast looks at what's on the horizon for the patient experience and seeks to answer that question. Our guest, from Press Ganey Associates, a patient experience consulting firm with 40 years of experience in the field, is Chrissy Daniels, chief experience officer.

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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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State attorneys general urge PBM reform

Healthcare Dive

The letter, sent on behalf of 39 state attorneys general to leaders in Congress, comes as lawmakers consider legislation to regulate the pharmacy middlemen.

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7 Digital Transformation Mistakes Made In Healthcare

HIT Consultant

John Berndt, SVP Health for North America at Valtech The digital health market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of approximately 25% from 2019 to 2025, according to NASDAQ. Needs for digital projects and initiatives have never been higher. However, investments in the sector, including in digital tech, have remained under tremendous scrutiny since the pandemic.

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Health IT Trends that Deserve More Attention

Healthcare IT Today

There are a lot of new ideas and technologies being made to better the world of healthcare. These new ideas and technologies are only successful, however, if enough people collectively take notice and talk about it in order to make it trend. But in a time when our industry is facing high staff overtime and burnout, there’s simply no way that we can be aware of everything happening in health IT.

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Walgreens' VIllageMD exits Florida market, shuttering remaining primary care clinics

Fierce Healthcare

Walgreens is closing its remaining VillageMD primary care clinics in Florida. | The announcement does not come as a total surprise, as Walgreens first disclosed its plans to close 60 underperforming VillageMD clinics and exit five markets last fall.

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Contributed: ??Blockchain in healthcare and enhancing security and transparency

Mobi Health News

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform healthcare, from securing patient data to reducing the risks for data breaches.

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Despite sectorwide financial recovery, not all are hospitals are finding their footing

Fierce Healthcare

Broadly speaking, the hospital sector is a much stronger state financially than it was in 2022 or even early 2023 amid industry reports of higher medians and margin improvements being shared by sev | A review of hospitals' 2023 operating numbers show 40% are still losing money going into 2024 and that high-performing hospitals are "effectively pulling away from the pack," according to a recent Kaufman Hall analysis.

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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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Abridge Secures $150M to Expand GenAI, Partners with Yale New Haven Health System

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Abridge , the leading force in generative AI for clinical documentation, announced today a staggering $150 million Series C funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The funding also includes participation from new and existing investors like Redpoint Ventures , IVP , Spark Capital , Union Square Ventures , Bessemer Venture Partners , Wittington Ventures , Mass General Brigham Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Fund (AIDIF) , Kaiser Permanente Ve

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Talkspace targets strong revenue growth in 2024 as it doubles down on payer, enterprise strategy

Fierce Healthcare

Online therapy company Talkspace is doubling down on its strategy to grow its business with payers and employers with a focus on providing services to teens and seniors. | Online therapy company Talkspace is doubling down on its strategy to grow its business with payers and employers with a focus on providing services to teens and seniors.

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Discount drug company Waltz Health moves into Medicare market

Mobi Health News

The company will offer a customizable version of its Marketplace Search Technology to health plans supporting Medicare beneficiaries.

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North Carolina towns, counties' antitrust lawsuit against HCA's Mission Health may continue, federal judge rules

Fierce Healthcare

A federal judge has denied HCA Healthcare’s motion to dismiss antitrust litigation brought by North Carolina cities and counties related to the for-profit’s 2019 acquisition of Mission Health. | Local governments allege that HCA acquired Mission Health in 2019 to "exploit" its monopoly power, which they say has led to higher prices and budget cuts.

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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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Ambience Healthcare Raises $70M to Scale the Most Comprehensive AI Operating System for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

Ambience Healthcare , the most comprehensive AI operating system for healthcare organizations, has announced a $70M Series B raise co-led by Kleiner Perkins and OpenAI Startup Fund. The raise also includes existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Optum Ventures. “Healthcare is one of AI’s most promising opportunities to create an outsized positive impact on the world.

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Waltz Health makes push into Medicare Advantage, inks partnership with SCAN

Fierce Healthcare

Just a few short months after making a push into the payer space, digital health company Waltz Health is stepping into the Medicare market. | Just a few short months after making a push into the payer space, digital health company Waltz Health is stepping into the Medicare market.

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Northumbria University simulation tech receives best practice praise

Digital Health News

Northumbria University's simulated practice placement programme for nursing students, SkillsFest, has received praise from Oxford Medical Simulation.

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Protecting the protector: Discussing cybersecurity in healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the most targeted industries when it comes to cybercrime. | How can healthcare institutions and the broader medical sector safeguard its own health when it comes to all things cyber?

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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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Cera delivers 7.5m winter home care visits saving NHS estimated £100m

Digital Health News

Leading home healthcare provider Cera has announced the successful delivery of 7.5m home care visits this winter, saving the NHS an estimated £100m.

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Only 37% of Medical Practices Receive Value-Based Care Payments, Black Book Survey Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – While the shift towards value-based care (VBC) is underway, a recent Black Book survey reveals that only 37% of medical practices are currently receiving payments from upside-risk arrangements and shared savings, while 12% receive payments from full risk. – This leaves a significant portion, over 50%, still relying on traditional Fee-For-Service models.

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University Hospital Southampton trial maternity remote screening

Digital Health News

A trial of the GTT@home remote screening for gestational diabetes test has been undertaken at University Hospital Southampton with positive results.

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Street medicine provider Healthcare in Action taps Curai for California unhoused's virtual care

Fierce Healthcare

Curai Health, a virtual clinic, is teaming up with California-based Healthcare in Action to serve individuals experiencing homelessness. | Healthcare in Action patients will have access to 24/7 virtual care using Curai’s app at no cost to the patient. Curai’s visits are primarily asynchronous, though it also supports phone or video visits.

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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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Digital Health’s monthly roundup of contracts and go lives

Digital Health News

Our latest roundup features Nottingham Uni Hospitals selecting Nervecentre's EPR and County Durham and Darlington's go live of Health Call’s Patient Portal.

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FBI warned of Chinese malware 'low blows' before Change cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Chinese efforts to embed malware inside U.S. critical infrastructure networks are at "a scale greater than we'd seen before" in remarks made days before a reported cybersecurity event affecting the nation's largest commercial prescription processor.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing includes We Care Group adopting PainChek and Nuffield Health introducing data fellowships to improve the digital skills of its staff.

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Financial risks for UnitedHealth after Change Healthcare cyberattack: Moody's

Becker's Health IT

"UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare suffers cyberattack, a credit-negative event according to Moody's.

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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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University College Dublin leads AI research for pre-eclampsia diagnosis

Digital Health News

University College Dublin is leading research into AI-powered support for pre-eclampsia diagnoses, which has seen a tool developed using SAS technology.

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Three Ways AI is Preventing Revenue Leakage

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dan Parsons, Co-Founder and CPO at Thoughtful Revenue leakage poses a significant challenge to healthcare providers, and the traditional methods used to mitigate these losses are becoming increasingly difficult to scale. Healthcare providers need an adaptable and scalable solution to address these issues permanently.

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Geisinger disconnects from Change Healthcare amid attack

Becker's Health IT

Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger said it has disconnected from Optum's Change Healthcare following a cyberattack that affected the company, The Citizens' Voice reported Feb. 22.

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DOJ Announces $2.68 Billion in False Claims Act Recoveries

Hall Render

On February 22, 2024, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it recovered over $2.68 billion in False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlements and judgments during the 2023 federal fiscal year. Notably, this amount stems from the highest number of settlements and judgments in a single year, including 543 settlements and judgments during this last fiscal year.

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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.