Tue.May 17, 2022

Misleading, Coercive Language in Bills Barring Trans Youth Access to Gender Affirming Care

Bill of Health

By Arisa R. Marshall. On Friday, a federal judge temporarily enjoined part of a new Alabama law that would make it a felony for physicians to provide gender-affirming care to trans youth. The law had been in effect for less than a week.

Humana expanding primary care clinics through second joint venture with PE firm

Healthcare Dive

The payer plans to open about 100 new value-based primary care clinics for Medicare patients between 2023 and 2025 through the latest deal

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Consumers May Not Be Well Informed About Uses Of Patient Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Over the last several years, concern has grown among healthcare professionals over the ways patient data is being used, and just as importantly, how well patients understand what those uses are.

Oscar faces shareholder lawsuit alleging it misled investors

Healthcare Dive

The insurer is accused of failing to disclose the potential negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business before its March 2021 IPO

Healthcare Supply Chain Software Improves Providers’ Work, Promotes Partnership | symplr

Symplr

When a healthcare organization lacks sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical supplies, services, or blood, massive disruptions to business continuity can ensue.

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HCA taps new president to oversee Kansas City area

Healthcare Dive

Keith Zimmerman will replace longtime HCA Healthcare leader Mel Lagarde, who is retiring

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Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

HIT Consultant

Ben Sawyer, VP of Market Development at ABOUT Healthcare, Inc. There has been frequent reporting about the problem of provider workforce shortages within hospitals and health systems and the related burnout experienced when working in high-stress situations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Character Biosciences Raises $18M to Expand Precision Medicine Platform for Diseases of Aging

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Character Biosciences (“Character”) , a precision medicine platform for diseases of aging raises $18M in a new funding round led by Innovation Endeavors , alongside leading life sciences investors Section 32 and Catalio Capital Management.

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Balancing risk management with scalable costs is 'table stakes' for security strategy

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The current cyber environment means that it's often not enough for healthcare delivery organizations to secure their own boundaries – as noted in a Cloud Security Alliance report this week.

Stress Is Playing A Big Role in Consumers’ Food Habits: Food-As-Medicine Update from IFIC

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated consumers, globally, to take on more DIY roles as well as self-care for health and well-being.

AvosLocker Claims Credit for Christus Health Ransomware Attack

HIPAA Journal

The Irving, TX-based nonprofit health system, Christus Health, which operates more than 600 healthcare facilities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, has announced it has recently identified suspicious activity in its computer systems and blocked an attempted cyberattack.

Digital Health Adoption Across Communities is Uneven By Rurality, Race, Health Plan, and Gender

Health Populi

While telehealth, mobile health apps, and wearable technology are all growing for mainstream consumers, there are gaps in adoption based on where a person lives, their health insurance plan type, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender.

Advancing digital therapeutics for mental health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Study: AI deep learning models can predict race from imaging results

Mobi Health News

Authors of the study said the results raise concerns about worsening health disparities, especially when models can detect self-reported race information where human radiologists can't

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Cyberattacks Reported by Schneck Medical Center, NuLife Med, & FPS Medical Center

HIPAA Journal

The Manchester, NH-based medical equipment company, NuLife Med LLC, has recently announced it was the victim of a cyberattack in March 2022. Suspicious network activity was detected on or around March 11, 2022, and steps were immediately taken to prevent further unauthorized network access.

What can Europe to do bridge the digital health divide?

Healthcare It News

Policy-makers in the EU are promoting an array of digital health programs, such as the European Health Data Space unveiled earlier this month. But lack of awareness and knowledge could stymy their impact.

Fertility support startups banked $345M in 2021. Here's why the business of family planning is booming

Fierce Healthcare

Fertility support startups banked $345M in 2021. Here's why the business of family planning is booming. hlandi. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:19

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SQA Regulatory Surveillance Summary | Monthly Update 2022 – Spring

SQA

By Laurel Hacche & Debra Cortner SQA Associates. SQA Regulatory Surveillance Summary 2022 – Spring. Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA). Brazil’s ANVISA Issues Registration Rules for Software, 01 April 2022. ANVISA has published new regulations focused on software as a medical device (SaMD), set to take effect on 01 July 2022.

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Payers, providers and states likely have more time until COVID-19 health emergency ends

Fierce Healthcare

Payers, providers and states likely have more time until COVID-19 health emergency ends. rking. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:50

Advancing digital therapeutics for mental health

Mobi Health News

With the need for mental health support growing, could DTx be the key to making treatment more accessible

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Physicians Spreading Misinformation on Social Media — Do Right and Wrong Answers Still Exist in Medicine?

NEJM

In light of widespread falsehoods about Covid-19 and its treatment and prevention, the American Board of Internal Medicine has informed doctors that disseminating misinformation is grounds for disciplinary sanctions

UW Health strikes deal with Leo Cancer Care for $60M upright proton cancer therapy technology

Fierce Healthcare

UW Health strikes deal with Leo Cancer Care for $60M upright proton cancer therapy technology. hlandi. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 07:16

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OIG Provides Interim Assessment Report of States’ Background Check Program for LTCs 

Healthcare Compliance Blog

Background checks for employees of long-term care (LTC) facilities are an important safety measure that can help protect some of the facilities’ most vulnerable populations.

How advanced analytics can help solve SDOH problems

Healthcare It News

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on longstanding issues with healthcare inequities due to underlying social determinants of health issues, such as living in a food desert, a lack of reliable transportation and unequal access to care.

State benchmarking programs can drive investments in primary care, Manatt report finds

Fierce Healthcare

State benchmarking programs can drive investments in primary care, Manatt report finds. agliadkovskaya. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:23

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Health Catalyst Acquires ARMUS; Bolsters Clinical Quality Offering and Outsourced Services

Healthcare IT Today

Health Catalyst, Inc. Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that it has acquired ARMUS Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based clinical registry development and data management technology company.

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Compliance Lessons from the Phillies: Own Your Mistakes and We’ve Got Your Back

Health Care Performance

Alec Bohm, a third overall pick in the 2018 draft, is playing his third season with the Phillies. On April 11, against the Mets, Bohm was playing third base and committed three throwing errors early in the game.

Preparing Your Practice for Telehealth Services

Medisys Compliance

Role of Telehealth During COVID-19. Telehealth has proved to be an effective option to fight the outbreak of COVID-19. Telehealth services played a major role in preventing, diagnosing, treating, and controlling diseases during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Should Your Practice Hire a Medical Scribe? Top 3 Things To Consider

NCG Medical Blog

In today’s ever-evolving world where medical practices are swamped with work, finding solutions that are effective at increasing operational efficiency is vital to success.

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Humana, private equity firm launch second primary care joint venture

Fierce Healthcare

Humana, private equity firm launch second primary care joint venture. pminemyer. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:00

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CRN Names Liz Stuart to the 2022 CRN Women of the Channel List

Perficient

CRN recently recognized five Perficient colleagues in their 2022 CRN Women of the Channel list. The annual program honors some of the most influential women channel leaders for their incredible accomplishments, strategic vision, thought leadership, and channel advocacy.

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Doctor Anywhere taps cloud communications provider Vonage for enhanced telehealth service

Mobi Health News

It needed a robust video API to cope with the rising demand for video consultations

Highlights from John Glen’s Keynote Speech at the Innovate Finance Global Summit on Crypto

Perficient

John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom, delivered the keynote speech at the Innovate Finance Global Summit held in London last month.

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Cerebral to stop prescribing most controlled substances

Mobi Health News

Cerebral is halting prescriptions such as Adderall and Xanax for current and new patients

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Cigna study: Why employers should take a greater role in addressing teen mental health

Fierce Healthcare

Cigna study: Why employers should take a greater role in addressing teen mental health. pminemyer. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:31

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Washington State Charity Care Requirements Expanded as of July 1, 2022

Hall Render

In March of this year, the Washington State Legislature passed Substitute House Bill 1616, significantly expanding the state’s charity care law. All acute care hospitals licensed under RCW 70.41 and all psychiatric hospitals licensed under RCW 71.12 are subject to Washington State’s charity care law and are required to have a charity care policy in place that is compliant with the law.

Episode 21: Putting People First in Behavioral Health Reform

Healthcare Law Today

In this episode of Health Care Law Today, Foley partner Emily Weber and associate Lauren Carboni talk with Dr. Casey Wolfington of Vail Health Eagle Valley Behavioral Health about behavioral health reform and a people-first approach to behavioral health care that is accessible, affordable and equitable.

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