Wed.Jun 07, 2023

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The AI Revolution Unveiled: Exploring the Potential Rewards and Security Risks

HealthIT Answers

By Jon Moore MS JD HCISPP and Dr. Thomas Graham PhD - Artificial intelligence is a tool; like any tool, it is capable of benevolent and malevolent applications. As with any novel technology, there is often an eagerness to adopt and utilize it. But what are the potential hazards? The post The AI Revolution Unveiled: Exploring the Potential Rewards and Security Risks appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Google, Mayo partner to explore generative AI in hospitals

Healthcare Dive

Mayo Clinic, a longstanding collaborator with Google, will be an early adopter of a Google Cloud tool that allows organizations to create chatbots and other search applications using generative AI.

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NEC expands digital elderly care system trial to Chiang Mai

Healthcare It News

The Thai unit of the Japanese IT and electronics company NEC is helping turn Chiang Mai, a city north of Bangkok and the second largest city in Thailand, into a smart city by first digitising its delivery of care to the elderly and patients with chronic diseases. WHAT IT'S ABOUT The municipality of Chiang Mai and NEC Thailand recently signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of smart city solutions, including smart hospital technologies to support its provision of elderly car

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Patients of color disproportionately suffer adverse health events, regardless of hospital safety ratings

Healthcare Dive

Rather than suggesting problems with individual hospitals, the data points to a “systemic issue impacting the quality of care for Black and Hispanic patients and those with public insurance plans,” according to a new Leapfrog report.

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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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Taking a more holistic approach to patient engagement

Healthcare It News

Will Cantrell, director of product solutions at InteliChart, sees the need to tie all the pieces of the healthcare journey into one seamless interaction. By making it easier for patients to stay engaged, he says, better outcomes will result.

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FTC urges North Carolina legislators to drop UNC Health antitrust exemption bill

Healthcare Dive

The bill’s sponsor previously told local media that it could give the nonprofit, state-owned system the chance to save struggling rural hospitals.

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Insurers report stable performance amid industry headwinds, but cost pressures loom

Healthcare Dive

Provider cost pressures are weighing on the nation's largest insurers, with contract negotiations possibly forcing premiums higher over the next few years, according to Fitch Ratings.

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Boosting health equity with RPM and hospital-at-home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Virtual care models can improve access and build personalized experiences for underserved patients, says Kuldeep Singh Rajput, founder and CEO of Biofourmis.

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Nonprofits hospitals' charity care shrank as operating incomes, cash reserves grew: study

Fierce Healthcare

Years of rising operating profits and cash reserves did not translate to greater charity care across the nation’s nonprofit hospitals, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs.

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Unleashing the Power of Protocols in Critical Care

HIT Consultant

Tammi Jantzen, Co-founder, Astarte Medical Protocol Driven Care Often proclaimed as the most effective method of reducing costs for hospitals, standardization is said to promote quality patient care at a cost-effective price. Standardization reduces waste, makes treatment predictable and controllable, and defines clear responsibilities for all team members.

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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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Special Report: Electronic Document Management

Digital Health News

Electronic document management is no longer about 'going paperless'. It is viewed increasingly as part of a much broader digital transformation - a shift which brings it own challenges, reports Claire Read.

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NYU, NVIDIA Collaborate on Large Language Model to Predict Patient Readmission

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Researchers at NYU Langone Health, the academic medical center of New York University, have collaborated with NVIDIA experts to develop a large language model (LLM) that predicts a patient’s risk of 30-day readmission, as well as other clinical outcomes. The LLM was deployed in the healthcare system’s six inpatient facilities, the NYUTron model — featured today in the scientific journal Nature that will provide doctors with AI-driven insights that could help them identify p

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Cityblock restructures operations, cuts 12% of workforce as it plots plans for growth, profitability

Fierce Healthcare

Six-year-old Cityblock Health, a startup that has raised nearly $900 million to date, has restructured its business as it focuses on ramping up payer partnerships and accelerating its path to profi | Six-year-old Cityblock Health, a startup that has raised nearly $900 million to date, has restructured its business as it focuses on ramping up payer partnerships and accelerating its path to profitability.

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Wolters Kluwer Health Acquires AI Drug Diversion Detection Company Invistics

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Wolters Kluwer Health today announced the acquisition of  Invistics Corporation  (Invistics), a U.S.-based provider of cloud-based, AI-enabled software for drug diversion detection and controlled substance compliance. Invistics will join the company’s Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions unit, part of Clinical Solutions.

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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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ONC’s HTI-1 Places Undue Burdens on Healthcare Providers, Health IT Developers

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by David Bucciferro, Chair of the EHR Association In April 2023, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its much-anticipated proposed rule to advance interoperability, improve transparency, and support further access, exchange, and use of electronic health information (EHI).

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Know Labs Reveals Prototype for Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Know Labs, an emerging developer of non-invasive medical diagnostic technology, revealed the next stage in the development of its proprietary Bio-RFID™ technology – the Generation (Gen) 1 Device. Gen 1 incorporates Know Labs’ Bio-RFID sensor – which has been proven as technically feasible and stable in delivering repeatable results in measuring blood glucose when used in a lab environment – in a portable device.

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Social Engineering, Ransomware Continue to Dominate Cyberattack Trends, Verizon Says

Health IT Security

Verizon’s annual DBIR shed light on 2022 cyberattack trends, highlighting the prevalence of social engineering, ransomware, and basic web application attacks.

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SCAN, CareOregon fund $110M in medical debt relief

Fierce Healthcare

SCAN Group and CareOregon have issued grants to RIP Medical Debt that will wipe out millions in patients' medical debt. | SCAN Group and CareOregon have issued grants to RIP Medical Debt that will wipe out millions in patients' medical debt.

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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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Enzo Biochem Confirms Data Breach Impacting Nearly 2.5M Individuals

Health IT Security

Enzo Biochem suffered a data breach that exposed clinical test information and Social Security numbers.

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Tytocare’s AI-Powered Wheeze Detection Impresses with Thoughtful Design

Healthcare IT Today

Earlier this year, Tytocare received FDA approval for its AI-based solution that analyzes lung sounds captured via its handheld home care device. The thoughtful way that the AI was incorporated into the overall design of the solution is impressive. The AI blends seamlessly into the background and feels like a natural addition to the workflow. Exactly the way technology ideally is supposed to work in healthcare.

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FTC Files Amended Complaint Against Kochava for Selling Geolocation Data

HIPAA Journal

In August last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took legal action against the mobile data broker Kochava alleging the Idaho company had violated consumer privacy and put consumers at risk by selling geolocation data from their mobile phones, which was tied to each individual through the unique ID of their mobile device. The FTC claimed Kochava sold the data from hundreds of millions of devices which could reveal that consumers had visited sensitive locations such as abortion clinics, men

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care.ai, Samsung partner for AI-powered patient monitoring via displays

Mobi Health News

Samsung will integrate the Orlando-based company's Smart Care Facility Platform into its displays to help with patient monitoring in the care setting.

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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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New tech startup Syntax Health launches 2-sided platform to accelerate value-based care

Fierce Healthcare

As buzzwords like “holistic care” and “patient-centric” have solidified into value-based care models and total capitation contracts, providers and payers still face a lot of friction to align incen | Syntax Health launched a new platform designed to smooth out the value-based care contracting process using analytics, infrastructure and a collaborative virtual workspace.

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Settlement Agreed to Resolve Comprehensive Health Services Data Breach Lawsuit

HIPAA Journal

Acuity International (formerly known as Comprehensive Health Services, LLC / CHS, LLC), a provider of medical management support services, has agreed to a settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit that was filed in response to a 2020 cyberattack and data breach that impacted 106,910 individuals. Suspicious activity was detected within the systems of Comprehensive Health Services on September 30, 2020, following the discovery of fraudulent wire transfers; however, it took until November 3, 202

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New Nottingham CDIO on familiar territory bridging digital maturity gap

Digital Health News

One of the biggest NHS challenges is lifting up the least digitally mature hospital trusts. Andy Callow now has experience with two of them.

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Health tech startup Sami raises $18M and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

RxLightning, a digital platform focusing on specialty medication distribution, and Canadian fertility startup Twig also scored investments.

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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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New York officials look to shore up flailing long-term care insurance industry

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare insurers in the long-term care market over the decades found themselves in a bind because they could not pay claims with prices that had been agreed upon years earlier and that inflation | When many long-term care policies were first drawn up, insurance companies had no historical data to help them predict the financial future. The companies and older Americans are now paying the price, according to a new report.

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Featured Health IT Job: Program Administrator, Policy & Compliance

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Program Administrator, Policy & Compliance position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by New York eHealth Collaborative and is a hybrid position requiring one day a week in the Albany, New York office.

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Judge grants Cigna's request for preliminary injunction against former exec Amy Bricker

Fierce Healthcare

A federal judge has granted Cigna a preliminary injunction against former executive Amy Bricker, barring her from joining rival CVS Health as a noncompete case is resolved by the courts. | A federal judge has granted Cigna a preliminary injunction against former executive Amy Bricker, barring her from joining rival CVS Health as a noncompete case is resolved by the courts.

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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital remote monitoring a huge success

Digital Health News

Remote monitoring at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital to highlight deteriorations in patients waiting for cardiac surgery has been a resounding success.

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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.