Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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Novant’s proposed purchase of CHS hospitals ‘irreversibly’ harms competition, FTC says

Healthcare Dive

The FTC filed for a preliminary injunction this week to block the deal, but an expert says the antitrust agency’s efforts to regulate such deals are akin to trying to stop a “ball that’s already rolling downhill.

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Even when patients can get their health records, they may not understand them

Healthcare It News

They may need help from AI tools or peer support groups to make knowledgeable decisions based on data from their medical records, says Grace Cordovano, cofounder of Unblock Health and a 2024 Changemaker Award recipient.

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Biden administration finalizes rule cracking down on short-term plans

Healthcare Dive

Democrat lawmakers and patient advocacy groups cheered the final rule for protecting patients from the skimpy plans, while free-market advocates slammed it as limiting coverage options for consumers.

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'Things get built and forgotten about': The challenging work of maintaining AI tools in clinical settings

Fierce Healthcare

With AI being all the buzz in healthcare today, many questions about the technology still remain. Do clinicians understand and trust AI tools? Are algorithms accurate and free from bias? | At the 2024 SXSW conference, a panel on the future of AI in healthcare moderated by AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., discussed what's still needed for safer, more integrated and more impactful systems.

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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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UnitedHealth CFO John Rex to replace Dirk McMahon as president

Healthcare Dive

McMahon announced earlier this year that he’d be retiring from the healthcare behemoth in April. Rex will be stepping up as president, though there’s no word on who will assume McMahon’s chief operating officer role.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Mobi Health News

New care option allows remote treatment for non-emergency illness, including minor eye problems, respiratory infections, fever, allergies and other minor injuries.

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Industry Voices—Pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries need better access to prenatal vaccines. Simple state reforms can help

Fierce Healthcare

As public health officials nationwide sound the alarm on a “tripledemic”—the emergence of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the influenza virus and the COVID-19 virus simultaneously—pregnant w | Given that Medicaid and CHIP cover a significant portion of all pregnancies in America—especially for historically disadvantaged groups—policy actions could play a key role in supporting vaccine access and health equity.

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The Evolution of the EHR Service Desk and Leveraging an Outside Provider

Healthcare IT Today

Dan O’Connor, Vice President, Service Desk Delivery at HCTec , says that resolving a customer service call involves a lot more than fixing the problem that the customer bought. You have to leave the customer feeling that you cared about them. Conveying that sense of care might be more important than solving the problem. Furthermore, every call is about patient care, even if it’s helping a staff person use their computer.

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DarioHealth reports decreased revenue following Twill acquisition

Mobi Health News

The chronic care management company reported a 47% decrease in revenue in Q4 2023 compared to 2022 and a $7.3 million loss in year-over-year revenue.

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Overjet Raises $53 Million: The Largest Investment in the History of Dental AI

Healthcare IT Today

With this Series C Funding, Overjet will Expand its AI Platform to Create the First Unified Standard for Dental Providers and Payers — Allowing Them to Give Patients the Best Possible Care Overjet , the world leader in dental AI, today announced a $53.2 million Series C round: the largest investment ever in artificial intelligence for dentistry. The historic round was led by March Capital, with participation from General Catalyst, Insight Partners, E14 Fund, Crosslink Capital, Spring Rock Capit

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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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MedTrainer Retains #1 Healthcare Compliance Software Ranking By G2

MedTrainer

MedTrainer continues its dominance of the healthcare compliance software market as the #1 solution for spring 2024, ranked by G2 reviewers. MedTrainer has led the Healthcare Compliance Software category since the ranking’s inception. As the largest and most trusted software marketplace, G2 is visited by more than 80 million software buyers annually.

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It’s Time to Get Patient Addresses Straight

Healthcare IT Today

Amazing how a trivial detail such as a postal address can cause so many headaches and so much waste. But in health care, a lack of address standardization is a major barrier to important aspects of care, including the sharing of patient records demanded by our trend to value-based care. Part of the problem is provider laziness, because the US postal service offers a standard addressing process called CASS , and several services draw on it to ensure the correct use of abbreviations, ZIP codes, an

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NHS Shared Business Services helps upskills health and care workforce

Digital Health News

The new Digital Health Advisory Services framework agreement from NHS Shared Business Services will help NHS teams plug workforce digital skills gaps.

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UnitedHealth Group Confirms Data Stolen in Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack

HIPAA Journal

It has been more than 5 weeks since Change Healthcare suffered a Blackcat ransomware attack. The ALPHV/BlackCat is known to exfiltrate data in its attacks, the group claimed to have stolen 6TB of data, and a ransom of $22 million was paid to a Blackcat account to prevent the release of the stolen data. The affiliate behind the attack claimed not to have been paid for the attack, the ALPHV/Blackcat group said the ransom was seized by law enforcement and was never received, and the affiliate claim

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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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UnitedHealth investigating data leak from Change hack

Becker's Health IT

"UnitedHealth Group confirms data compromise from Feb. 21 cyberattack on subsidiary Change Healthcare. Working to analyze and notify affected customers.

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More than 2.7m people use NHS App prescription feature in first 2 months

Digital Health News

More than 2.7 million people have already used a new prescription feature in the NHS App since its launch two months ago.

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Openstream.ai notches patent for multimodal AI-driven digital twin

Mobi Health News

The patent gives virtual assistant clients access to the digital twins of human experts.

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blueBriX unveils new micro frontends for two of its modules

Digital Health News

blueBriX has revealed new micro frontends for its modules, enabling app developers and healthcare providers to fill feature gaps.

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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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Brightside Health secures $33M to propel expansion into Medicare, Medicaid populations

Fierce Healthcare

Virtual mental health company Brightside Health picked up $33 million in fresh funding to help propel its expansion into Medicare and Medicaid populations. | Virtual mental health company Brightside Health picked up $33 million in fresh funding to help propel its expansion into Medicare and Medicaid populations.

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Finding the future of interoperability with Redox: Part 2 – HL7 v2 to FHIR (and back again)

Redox

In this series, I am exploring how Redox can fill the gap between things one would think should be possible and what actually is possible. In the first post, I covered how Redox is overcoming current limitations with bulk FHIR. This time, I’ll be discussing our capabilities to translate between HL7 ® v2 and HL7 ® FHIR ® —a reoccurring challenge for many of our customers.

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Reopening of 2023 MIPS EUC Application in Response to Change Healthcare Cyberattack

HealthIT Answers

CMS extended the data submission deadline to 4/15/24 and reopened the 2023 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application to provide relief to MIPS eligible clinicians impacted by this cybersecurity incident. The post Reopening of 2023 MIPS EUC Application in Response to Change Healthcare Cyberattack appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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MFA Bypassed in Cyberattack on L.A. County Department of Mental Health

HIPAA Journal

Cyberattacks and data breaches have been reported by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health, Healthfirst, Wyndemere Senior Care, Risas Dental & Braces, and Baylor College of Medicine. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has recently notified the California Attorney General about a breach of an employee’s email account.

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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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10 Steps To Avoid Incidents In Healthcare

MedTrainer

The well-being and welfare of patients should always be the top priority for any healthcare organization. In this article, we will explore the essential steps to safeguard patient and staff safety and prevent incidents in healthcare. Following these steps can create a safety culture, enhance communication, improve training and education, implement effective procedures, and continuously monitor and evaluate patient safety efforts.

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Increases Ransomware Victim Count to 2.86 Million

HIPAA Journal

In February, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care revised the total number of individuals affected by an April 2023 ransomware attack, increasing the total by more than 81,000 to 2,632,275 individuals. That total was increased for the fourth time on March 27, 2024, as the ongoing investigation identified more data that was compromised in the attack. Now, at least 2,860,795 individuals are known to have been affected.

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How To Report An Incident In Hospitals

MedTrainer

Hospitals deal with emergencies of all kinds and severity. At a moment’s notice, nurses and physicians must jump into action to save lives. But what happens when an emergency occurs in the facility? When the crisis is over, staff must know how to report an incident in hospitals. Reporting an incident in hospitals is crucial for ensuring patient safety and quality of care.

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Fierce Healthcare Fundraising Tracker—Staffing startup Float picks up series A; Tennr grabs $18M for fax automation

Fierce Healthcare

A new year brings a new approach to tracking health tech and digital health investments. | A roundup of health tech and digital health financing rounds in March. Check out who picked up new investments.

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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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5 Steps for Effectively Managing Quality Events

Dot Compliance

Quality management plays an important part in ensuring the safety and efficacy of products across the life sciences industry. Quality events—deviations from established standards—are common occurrences in this highly regulated industry. This means it’s essential for life sciences professionals to understand and manage these events effectively, in order to meet regulatory compliance.

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Upcoming events

Hanys

AHEI virtual learning series April 2 Standing membership call on state and federal issues April 2 Updates to NYS Hepatitis C testing law April 9 Crucial conversations and conflict resolution April 10 Government relations update series April 12 HANYS' events during the AHA 2024 Annual Meeting in Washington April 15 Improve employee retention and productivity with a free financial wellness employee benefit April 17 Enhance contract value and drug supply assurance April 18 Fiscal policy update call

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OCR Settles HIPAA Right of Access Investigation with Phoenix Healthcare for $35,000

HIPAA Journal

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that a $35,000 settlement has been reached with Phoenix Healthcare to resolve a HIPAA Right of Access violation. This is the 47th investigation of a HIPAA Right of Access case to result in a financial penalty. The HIPAA Right of Access provision of the HIPAA Privacy Rule requires patients or their personal representatives to have timely access to their health information.

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Apply for the 2025 AHA Foster G. McGaw Prize

Hanys

This American Hospital Association prize honors health delivery organizations that demonstrate alignment between community health needs and co-designed programs. Honorees forge effective collaborations with a broad range of community organizations to improve access to care and address societal factors influencing health. Learn more and apply by May 22 on AHA's website.

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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.