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Amazon’s PillPack reports data breach affecting more than 19,000

Healthcare Dive

The online pharmacy said the attack exposed customers’ email addresses, prescription information and contact details for their prescribing provider. Around 3,600 affected accounts included prescription information.

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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy 

Bill of Health

By  Ameet Sarpatwari , Aviva Wang , and   Aaron S. Kesselheim Each month, members of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) review the peer-reviewed medical literature to identify interesting empirical studies, policy analyses, and editorials on health law and policy issues. Below are the citations for papers identified from the month of April.

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Modernized, AI-enabled VoC to meet today’s CX

Healthcare Dive

Today’s optimized and AI-enabled VoC survey will meet the mark for improved member experience in two key areas across both commercial and Medicare member bases.

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Telehealth helps reduce depression in youth, Texas consortium finds

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More than 60% of children with major depression in the U.S. do not receive any treatment. In spring 2021, emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts were nearly 51% higher for adolescent girls compared with the same time period in 2019. THE PROBLEM At the same time, there is a critical shortage of behavioral health specialists. By 2024, analysts expect the United States to be at a deficit of as many as 31,000 psychiatrists. 570 counties in the U.S. right now have no mental health

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic share data on heart rhythm devices

Healthcare Dive

A series of recent innovations in pacemaker technology have opened up new markets and set the stage for increased competition.

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Nurse Engagement and Satisfaction Start with their Schedules

HIT Consultant

Lindsey Klein, Chief Strategy Officer at QGenda How do we attract good nurses? More importantly: How do we keep them? Those questions have reverberated throughout hospitals and health systems nationwide lately—but they’re not new. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, industry analysts warned of significant nurse shortages. The pandemic only added more stress and exhaustion to the nursing experience, prompting the largest exodus of nurses from the profession in 40 years.

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How Urgent Care Can Address its Degrading Scope of Practice

HIT Consultant

Monte Sandler, COO of Experity Over the past several years, urgent care centers nationwide have opened their doors to millions of patients in need of COVID-19 testing and treatment, driving an increase in daily patient visit volumes and new, challenging patient care demands. To accommodate this rapid influx, urgent care centers developed new workflows that prioritized efficiency and transitioned to a reimbursement model that rewards providers for the number of patients treated per day.

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Improving Internal Communications Leads to 50% Stroke Workflow Improvement

Healthcare IT Today

TigerConnect has seen its customers improve their stroke workflows by more than 50% when staff have access to and embrace the use of communication technology. By delivering the right information to the right person when and where they need it, organizations are able speed up patient care in an area where every second matters. Healthcare IT Today sat down with Will O’Connor, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer at TigerConnect , to find out how these results were achieved and why improving int

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KLAS: Epic, MatrixCare, WellSky Leads Hospice Vendors

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Resource-strapped hospice leaders are looking for tools that alleviate clinician burnout by streamlining workflows and building additional point-of-care functionality. Slow vendor development on this front has led to an overall decline in customer satisfaction. A new KLAS report dives into how well hospice vendors meet provider organizations’ needs, including delivery of value, development progress, and support for when patients go through a transition of care.

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NeuroFlow, Atlantic Health System partner to launch collaborative care model

Mobi Health News

Sixteen accountable care organization sites will utilize NeuroFlow's platform to support clinical teams as they screen behavioral health patients.

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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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Q/A: IQVIA’s Global Lead Talks Unlocking AI for Drug Repurposing

HIT Consultant

Nathan Sommerford, Global Lead for Drug Discovery and Development, IQVIA In an interview with HIT Consultant, Nathan Sommerford , Global Lead for Drug Discovery and Development, IQVIA talks how unlocking artificial intelligence (AI) in drug repurposing is transforming pharma and biotech companies. What are some of the challenges and problems associated with drug discovery “from scratch”?

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Black veterans less able to manage chronic pain via telehealth services

Fierce Healthcare

Black veterans less able to manage chronic pain via telehealth services aburky Mon, 05/22/2023 - 14:58

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Social Beats networking platform supports people with long covid

Digital Health News

Biocomm has launched its Social Beats networking platform for people who are living with long covid, giving them access to those in the same position.

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Nursing partnerships and workforce management take center stage at AONL

Symplr

As nursing shortages and low margins continue to plague the healthcare industry, nursing and healthcare leaders are seeking new strategies to reduce burnout and improve clinician retention and patient care. The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Conference is the premier event for nurse leaders which meets annually to connect decision-makers across the healthcare spectrum.

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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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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Address Rural Hospital Cybersecurity Skill Gaps

HIPAA Journal

New bipartisan legislation has recently been introduced to help address the current shortage of cybersecurity skills at rural hospitals. The Rural Hospital Cybersecurity Enhancement Act was introduced by Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), committee member. Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations have increased significantly over the past few years.

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Technology can help transform the NHS says Starmer

Digital Health News

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has identified technology as one of three key shifts his party will use to transform the health service.

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Texas AG investigating second children's hospital over gender-affirming care

Fierce Healthcare

Texas AG investigating second children's hospital over gender-affirming care dmuoio Mon, 05/22/2023 - 12:46

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CIO Podcast – Episode 55: Healthcare Security with Steven Ramirez

Healthcare IT Today

For the 55th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Steven Ramirez, VP & CISO at Renown Health to talk about healthcare security! We kick off the episode by discussing the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry today. And out of those, Ramirez points out the one that needs our immediate attention. Then look into zero trust and what it means for healthcare organizations.

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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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NHS England says all NHS trusts to get own FDP 

Digital Health News

Every hospital trust and integrated care system may get its own local version of the proposed new FDP that can connect with other data platforms

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Retail Clinics’ Growing Role in Health Care and Prescription Drug Sales

Health Populi

“It seemed like an odd pairing: shampoo and a throat swab,” observes a new report on the growth of retail health from Definitive Healthcare. But retail clinics are no longer, as the paper explains, “an experiment of a few grocery stores… they’re becoming a major force in the U.S. healthcare system,” asserts the thesis of Retailers in healthcare: A catalyst for provider evolution.

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Movement Health Foundation launched to help global healthcare access 

Digital Health News

Health and technology companies have joined with the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies to announce the formation of the Movement Health Foundation.

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The feds still haven't reached a debt ceiling deal. Here's how a breach could impact healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

The feds still haven't reached a debt ceiling deal.

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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.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals collaborates on AI cancer test

Digital Health News

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is collaborating on an AI-powered test that has the potential to speed up the cancer diagnosis process.

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Monash-developed AI wearable patch monitors multiple health signs

Mobi Health News

It uses personalised AI that measures speech, neck movement, touch, breathing, and heart rates.

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FTC Seeks to Update Health Breach Notification Rule to Clarify Health App Coverage

Health IT Security

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The Empathy-First Approach: Choosing Technology that Benefits All Healthcare Stakeholders

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jon Zimmerman , CEO at Holon Solutions In today’s healthcare landscape, clinical information systems are valuable tools for coordinating care and improving outcomes. However, as healthcare workers have discovered time and time again, these technologies are not always optimally user-friendly, nor are they built for today’s complex world.

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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SNU researchers develop AI for sleep apnea diagnosis

Mobi Health News

It is a simple and low-cost model that promotes the early detection of the condition.

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Prognos Health Raises $23 Million

Healthcare IT Today

Prognos Health , the largest real-world integrated data marketplace, has announced that it has raised $23 million in growth equity co-led by Marshall Wace and Safeguard Scientifics , with participation from Cigna Ventures , Hikma Ventures , Hunt Holdings , Labcorp , Maywic , Merck Global Health Innovation Fund , and Red and Blue Ventures. “We are excited to have the support of such a strong group of investors who share our mission of unlocking the power of data to improve health,” sa

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HFMA Annual Conference 2023

HealthIT Answers

Starts June 25th - The HFMA Annual Conference is the premier event in healthcare finance, drawing more than 3,000 participants from across the nation and offering 4 strategy-focused general sessions, more than 70 educational sessions, and 7 content tracks over 4 days. The post HFMA Annual Conference 2023 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Washington State Privacy Law: My Health, My Data Act

Compliancy Group

In a groundbreaking move, Washington State has introduced comprehensive privacy laws to protect its residents’ health data. The My Health My Data Act (MHMDA) was enacted on April 27, 2023, in response to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade. This pioneering legislation aims to safeguard personal information related to consumer health data and attempts to obtain healthcare services for Washington residents.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.