Thu.Mar 16, 2023

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Exposed: The Cerebral Health Breach

Compliancy Group

Wouldn’t you think a big company like Cerebral Health wouldn’t need help being HIPAA compliant? The telehealth startup specializing in mental health, says it inadvertently shared the sensitive information of over 3.1 million patients with Google, Meta, TikTok, and other third-party advertisers, as reported earlier by TechCrunch. In a notice posted on the company’s website, Cerebral admits to exposing a laundry list of patient data with the tracking tools it’s been using as far back

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Medpac recommends physician pay bump, but not enough for provider groups

Healthcare Dive

Updating base physician payment rates by 1.45% in 2024 as proposed by the group that advises Congress on Medicare policy is “grossly insufficient,” the Medical Group Management Association said in a statement.

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Roundup: Digital well-being tools for farmers, hospital staff launched and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Online suicide prevention tool for farmers goes live A new website was launched to provide well-being support and suicide prevention resources to farmers. Developed by researchers from the University of South Australia, the Taking Stock website hosts various resources, including films, interviews and podcasts of farmer experiences, information about setting up a local suicide prevention group, and ways to connect and engage with communities for early approaches to suicide prevention.

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Majority of states plan to take their time with Medicaid redeterminations

Healthcare Dive

Some states are proposing to unwind Medicaid coverage more slowly, while others are moving more quickly to focus on reducing budgetary costs, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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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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St. Luke's finds success with its Hospital In Your Home program

Healthcare It News

St. Luke's Health System, an 11-hospital network based in Kansas City, Missouri, initiated its Hospital In Your Home care model in July 2022 to reduce costs, improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience. THE PROBLEM Saint Luke’s historically has had positive patient experience scores, but continuously strives to improve. The HIYH care model offers the patient the opportunity to stay in the comfort of their home, receive quality care and remain close to family.

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CMS lays out plans for negotiating drug prices

Healthcare Dive

The guidance fills in details for one of the central pharmaceutical provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act, signaling how the agency will use its new authority.

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AI scribe shows potential in documentation for orthopedists but needs corrections, study finds

Healthcare Dive

Although the AI scribe understood most verbal commands and handled most medical documentation, it was at times unable to form a medical plan.

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HiLabs’s Human-Machine Solution to Bad Data

Healthcare IT Today

Data analysts know that all data is dirty. Although numerous services offer data cleaning and harmonization, the accuracy of many of them is usually too poor to make them useful. According to Amit Garg, CEO and co-founder of HiLabs , even AI-based solutions produce too many false positives—a problem his company has solved by working with business domain experts and creating healthcare-specific ontologies.

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New Medical Billing Codes You Should Know About

HIT Consultant

Jim Collins, President of Medicare MSO Physicians need to keep their billing and coding right to ensure seamless reimbursements from payers. Similarly, they should stay updated with the latest coding changes to keep their revenue cycle intact. In addition, running a successful medical practice is a daunting task as the providers need to stay updated with the industry guidelines.

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PointClickCare acquires value-based care platform Patient Pattern

Mobi Health News

The acquisition expands the senior-focused company's offerings to include a workflow management program and value-based care reimbursement assistance.

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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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Sanofi Cuts Price of Lantus Insulin by 78% & Caps Out of Pocket Costs at $35 for All Patients

HIT Consultant

FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds a box of the drug Lantus SoloStar, made by Sanofi Pharmaceutical, at a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S. January 9, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo What You Should Know: – Sanofi cuts U.S. list price of Lantus ®, its most-prescribed insulin, by 78% and caps out-of-pocket Lantus costs at $35 for all patients with commercial insurance.

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HC3 Shares Black Basta Ransomware Threat Intelligence Data

HIPAA Journal

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has shared threat intelligence information about the Black Basta ransomware group to help network defenders prevent and rapidly detect attacks in progress. The Black Basta group was first identified in April 2022 and is known to conduct ransomware and extortion attacks. The group engages in double extortion tactics, exfiltrating sensitive data and encrypting files, then issues threats to publish the data on its data leak site if the ranso

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ObvioHealth Launches Decentralized Clinical Trial for Migraine Treatment Device

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – ObvioHealth and Mi-Helper, Inc. announce a partnership to conduct a decentralized clinical trial for a non-invasive neuromodulation device for the treatment of migraines. The randomized controlled trial will be fully remote, enabling data capture from home—where the device is intended to be used. – Mi-Helper has been developed to meet a massive unmet need for effective, targeted, and drug-free pain management of migraines, a condition which impacts 1 billion p

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Pennsylvania systems Penn Medicine, Crozer Health cut jobs amid reorganizations

Fierce Healthcare

Pennsylvania systems Penn Medicine, Crozer Health cut jobs amid reorganizations dmuoio Thu, 03/16/2023 - 16:19

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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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Accenture: Data Collaboratives Hold Great Promise for Accelerated Healthcare Progress and Precision Medicine

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Accenture published Fast-Forwarding Healthcare through Data Collaboratives Report to discover how best health ecosystem players access data to fast-forward healthcare. – Data generated by technical and scientific advances, like connected health devices, consumer health and medical-grade digital apps, individual multi-omics profiling data and the move to cloud storage, holds great promise for accelerated healthcare progress and precision medicine, and data coll

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust selects Altera Digital Health

Digital Health News

Altera Digital Health's Sunrise electronic patient record has been deployed to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to boost its digital maturity.

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HHAeXchange Adds Six Solutions Providers to its Partner Connect Program

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – HHAeXchange , a provider of homecare management solutions for state Medicaid programs, managed care organizations, and providers has added six new solutions providers to its Partner Connect program. Founded in April 2021, Partner Connect is a leading-edge community built on HHAeXchange’s innovative platform, which allows the company’s customers to connect with complementary, industry-leading solutions providers whose products and services are designed to drive home

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HHS $25M grant program would expand mental health care services in schools

Fierce Healthcare

HHS $25M grant program would expand mental health care services in schools fdiamond Thu, 03/16/2023 - 16:23

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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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Aiberry Secures $8M in Seed Funding to Accelerate AI-Powered Mental Health Screenings

Healthcare IT Today

CCG-led round will be used to drive rapid adoption of new digital platform that eliminates inaccuracy and bias in identification of people suffering from mental health disorders Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered mental health screening pioneer Aiberry (pronounced “I” + “berry”) today announced that it has secured $8 million in seed funding led by Confluence Capital Group, Inc.

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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole launches new NHS App features

Digital Health News

Twenty three NHS acute trusts - including Northern Lincolnshire and Goole - have launched new NHS App features to help patients manage their appointments.

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Autism care platform SpectrumAi scores $20M

Mobi Health News

The funds will be used to accelerate the adoption of the platform's applied behavior analysis-focused tools.

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Person Centred Software connects care homes to London Care Record

Digital Health News

A pilot from Person Centred Software, OneLondon and NHS London Region Digital Social Care is connecting care homes to the London Care Record.

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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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Indiana health system says employee inappropriately accessed patient records

Becker's Health IT

South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System is notifying 3,117 patients that some of their personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorized employee who viewed patient records outside the scope of their job duties.

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FDA's Califf calls on insurers to help providers participate in critical clinical drug trials

Fierce Healthcare

FDA's Califf calls on insurers to help providers participate in critical clinical drug trials rking Thu, 03/16/2023 - 11:55

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Three Healthcare Providers Report Phishing Attacks

HIPAA Journal

Livonia, MI-based Trinity Health has confirmed that an unauthorized individual gained access to an employee email account and potentially viewed or obtained patient information. Suspicious account activity was detected in the employee’s email account on January 5, 2023. The investigation confirmed unauthorized access to the email account occurred between December 16, 2022, and December 18, 2022.

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True catastrophic coverage and shifting liability: Preparing for IRA changes

Fierce Healthcare

True catastrophic coverage and shifting liability: Preparing for IRA changes mteefey Thu, 03/16/2023 - 15:34

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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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Owlet cuts expenses as baby tech company 'rebuilds'

Mobi Health News

CEO Kurt Workman said the company recently made two FDA submissions for baby health monitoring products.

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Babylon Health rolls out programs for value-based care members to help manage chronic conditions

Fierce Healthcare

Babylon Health rolls out programs for value-based care members to help manage chronic conditions agliadkovskaya Thu, 03/16/2023 - 13:05

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Employee of Beacon Health System Impermissibly Accessed 3,100 Patients Records

HIPAA Journal

South Bend, IN-based Beacon Health System (BHS) says the medical records of 3,117 patients have been accessed by an employee when there was no legitimate work reason for viewing the records. The unauthorized activity was detected on or around January 10, 2023, prompting an investigation to determine the extent of the privacy violation. BHS said the employee’s work duties were related to patient registrations, verification of benefits, and patient placements within the hospital.

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Largest healthcare data breach reported in '23 affects more than 4.2 million patients

Becker's Health IT

More than 4.2 million patients were affected in the largest data healthcare data breach reported so far in 2023, HIPAA Journal reported March 15.

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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.