Fri.Apr 19, 2024

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Doctors are getting on board with genAI, survey shows

Healthcare It News

In an online survey of 100 practicing physicians who work in a large U.S. hospital or health system and use clinical decision support tools, four in five providers – 81% – agreed that generative artificial intelligence can improve care team interactions with patients. The doctors surveyed by Wolter Kluwer also indicated high standards for selecting genAI tools – with 89% reporting they need vendors to be transparent about the sources of CDS data and want to be sure it comes fro

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Providers, drugmakers at odds over new 340B dispute resolution process

Healthcare Dive

PhRMA said the new rule “panders to 340B hospitals,” while the American Hospital Association and 340B Health said the rule would preserve the drug discount program’s integrity.

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HIMSSCast: New analytics strategies for patient-centric pop health

Healthcare It News

The shift toward value-based reimbursement demands that hospitals and health systems take a more thoughtful approach to population health management. That requires the development of robust analytics strategies to track care quality and help patients manage their chronic conditions. To achieve this, provider organizations should embrace an enterprise-wide approach that focuses on integrating key data into clinical workflows to identify high-risk patients – and, crucially, provide proactive

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Novant, CHS fire back after FTC sues to block North Carolina hospital sale

Healthcare Dive

The health systems argued in a court filing that regulators’ allegations are based on a “distorted and artificially narrow view” of the healthcare market in the Charlotte area.

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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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Indigenous communities need to be engaged with healthcare choices

Healthcare It News

Native leaders should work to ensure culturally relevant education and care for their populations, says Dr. Donald Warne, codirector of the Center for Indigenous Health at Johns Hopkins and a HIMSS24 Changemaker.

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Online chatter points to broad layoffs at Optum—but the full extent is unclear

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum appears to have laid off a significant percentage of its workforce, Fierce Healthcare has learned, though the full extent of those job cuts remains unclear. | UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum appears to have laid off a significant percentage of its workforce, Fierce Healthcare has learned, though the full extent of those job cuts remains unclear.

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80% of Change Healthcare restored after cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

Change Healthcare has reinstated 80% of the functionality for its claims, payment and pharmacy services following a February ransomware attack, the company said.

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Pennsylvania providers file suit against Aetna over breach of contract

Fierce Healthcare

A Pennsylvania provider group has filed suit against Aetna this week, alleging the insurer conducted multiple breaches of contract. | A Pennsylvania provider group has filed suit against Aetna this week, alleging the insurer conducted multiple breaches of contract.

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NIH develops AI tool to better pair cancer patients with drugs

Mobi Health News

The proof-of-concept study published in Nature Cancer highlights how researchers are using tumor cells to predict whether patients will respond to specific drugs.

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Avive pockets $57M for portable defibrillator to speed up cardiac arrest response

Fierce Healthcare

Portable defibrillator company Avive Solutions raised $56.5 million in growth equity financing to build out its staff and commercial developments. | The company, which launched in 2017, has contracts with four cities for its network of AEDs to improve survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest. It has raised tens of millions to expand operations.

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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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Maven Clinic expands fertility support for males alongside health coaching program

Mobi Health News

The virtual women's health company will now offer male fertility and health coaching for reproductive health and to help individuals understand natural paths to pregnancy.

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FDA Clears First-Ever Digital Bone Marrow Aspirate App

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Scopio Labs , a leader in digital cell morphology, has achieved a major breakthrough with FDA De Novo clearance for its Full-Field Bone Marrow Aspirate (FF-BMA) Application. – The FDA clearance marks a pivotal moment, establishing the first-ever regulatory category for digital bone marrow aspirate analysis software in the US.

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Digital Health launches NextGen CCIO and CIO Bursary Programme

Digital Health News

The NextGen CCIO and CIO Bursary Programme has been created to help identify and support emerging digital leaders seeking personal growth in CIO roles.

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Trinity Hunt Partners Establishes Healthcare Advisory Platform with Investment in Coker

Healthcare IT Today

Trinity Hunt Partners , a growth-oriented private equity firm focused on services businesses, is pleased to announce a majority investment in Coker Group (Coker) , a leading healthcare advisory firm serving hospitals, private and health system-affiliated physician groups, private equity-backed platforms, and ancillary healthcare entities. Coker represents the foundational investment of Trinity Hunt’s healthcare advisory services platform.

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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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Chutes & Ladders—Sutter Health appoints first CMO; More change at Banner Health

Fierce Healthcare

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

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QliqSOFT: Addressing the Challenge of Collecting SDOH Information

Healthcare IT Today

Collecting social determinants of health (SDOH) information from patients is challenging. It is not easy to ask if a person is experience food insecurity or is currently unhoused. QliqSOFT is making it easier to get this important information while maintaining dignity. Healthcare IT Today caught up with Bobbi Weber, VP of Product Marketing & Customer Success at QliqSOFT , a company that provides HIPAA-compliant, real-time communication between doctors, nurses, caregivers and patients.

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Q&A: GoodRx on partnerships for reducing drug prices

Mobi Health News

Doug Hirsch, cofounder and chief strategy officer at GoodRx, sat down with MobiHealthNews to talk about reducing prescription drug prices through partnerships.

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How I Complete Healthcare Privileging in 30 Days

MedTrainer

If you have an efficient process, healthcare privileging really can be done in 30 days. Your organization’s revenue may depend on it. The average revenue per orthopedic case is $3,719. If delays in the privileging process force a provider to miss even three or four procedures, that can be $10,000 in lost revenue. At Rocky Mountain Surgical Center , we’ve made several updates and have fine-tuned our entire credentialing process.

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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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Digital Health’s monthly roundup of contracts and go lives

Digital Health News

This contracts and go lives roundup features a contract for KPMG to ‘promote adoption’ of the FDP, and North Tees implementing InterSystems’ TrakCare EPR.

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Cured by Innovaccer Launches AI-Powered Healthcare Experience Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer , a leader in healthcare data activation, has unveiled the Healthcare Experience Platform (HXP) , a comprehensive AI-powered solution designed to boost patient engagement and accelerate revenue growth for healthcare providers. – This announcement follows Innovaccer’s acquisition of Cured, a strategic move to propel innovation in patient experiences and outcomes.

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MyOpNotes secures Innovate UK grant funding to support expansion

Digital Health News

To support its growth and expansion into the NHS, MyOpNotes is one of eight companies to secure grant funding from Innovate UK.

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Benefits of Using a Healthcare LMS

Compliancy Group

98% of companies in the training industry use a healthcare learning management system (LMS), and this applies to most healthcare organizations that keep up with policy changes, industry fluctuations, and for onboarding new staff. This is to simplify training and onboarding processes, but the advantages of utilizing an LMS don’t stop there. The problem is that at least 2 of every 3 employers don’t have an actual structured process for onboarding.

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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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Health Equity for All

HealthIT Answers

By Micky Tripathi & Thomas A. Mason - This National Minority Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is highlighting its commitment to health equity for all. Achieving health equity requires a systemic change in health care. The post Health Equity for All appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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What Is The Best Healthcare Compliance Software?

HIPAA Journal

The best healthcare compliance software is a comprehensive management tool, that helps chief compliance officers to effectively oversee compliance efforts across their organization’s facilities, by proactively managing risk, streamlining workflows, improving collaboration, and demonstrating the achievement of compliance objectives to stakeholders.

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Industry Voices—How 2nd opinions can save payers and satisfy patients

Fierce Healthcare

Payers face a multifaceted challenge of managing rising healthcare costs while also meeting the heightened expectations of consumers who expect medical interactions to be as personalized and conven | Third-party analyses recently commissioned by The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic showed medical cost savings from, and high consumer interest in, virtual second opinions, writes Frank McGillin, CEO of The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic

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RFX Solutions Raises $9M for All-in-One Healthcare Regulatory Compliance Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – RFX Solutions , a leading provider of SaaS compliance software for healthcare facilities, has announced a successful $9 million Series A funding round led by Arthur Ventures. – The user-friendly SaaS platform empowers healthcare facilities to navigate the complexities of regulatory requirements efficiently and effectively.

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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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Walgreens Accused of Providing Insufficient COBRA Notices, Class Action Lawsuit Says

The Health Law Firm Blog

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 30, 2022, a group of former Walgreens workers filed a proposed class action in Florida federal court that accuses the pharmacy chain of sending confusing, incomplete COBRA notices. The former employees sued, saying the company purposely [.

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ABOUT Healthcare Acquires Edgility: Streamlining Patient Flow with AI-Powered Care Orchestration

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – ABOUT Healthcare (ABOUT®) , a leader in hospital operations solutions, has announced a strategic acquisition of Edgility , an AI and analytics platform company. This move signifies a significant leap forward in patient flow management, promising to optimize hospital operations and expedite patient care. – ABOUT emphasizes that the combined platform offers the only end-to-end care orchestration solution in the market.

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New Jersey Appeals Court Says Plaintiffs Don’t Need Presuit Affidavits to Sue LPNs in Medical Malpractice Cases

The Health Law Firm Blog

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In a possibly precedent-setting case, on November 9, 2022, for the first time, an appeals court in New Jersey ruled that plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases do not need an affidavit of merit to file claims against a [.

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Hanys

Collecting and reporting SDOH data April 23 Addressing your liability risks during the healthcare staffing crisis April 24 Hospital antibiotic stewardship efforts update: The CDC perspective April 25 Government relations update series April 26 The impact of artificial intelligence on language access in healthcare April 29 Establishing referral processes with SDOH data April 30 Key components of the Medicare inpatient payment proposed rule May 1 The role of surrogate decision-making panels during

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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.