Wed.Nov 29, 2023

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Cigna, Humana in talks to merge: WSJ

Healthcare Dive

The merger would have major effects for the makeup of the U.S. health insurance industry, and would almost certainly face a regulatory challenge.

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How behavioral healthcare can benefit from patient portals

Healthcare It News

Some behavioral healthcare practices have begun advancing their patient portal and mobile app offerings. Native telehealth integration was a rarity in patient portals not too long ago. But it has become more common since the COVID-19 pandemic – and this trend is likely to continue. After telehealth appointments , patient portals can grant access to information about self-care and healthy habits between appointments, and also can be a vehicle for reporting patient health indicators over tim

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Global medical costs to dip in 2024 — but respite may not last long, research finds

Healthcare Dive

Medical costs will continue to rise over the next few years, according to WTW. Surveyed insurers blamed expensive medical technologies and an overuse of health services.

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Ketamine is the New Viagra

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon Spravato, the first FDA-approved psychedelic therapy, just outsold Viagra. Johnson & Johnson’s ketamine-based formulation generated $183 million in Q3, surpassing Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction (ED) drug, which earned $110 million over the same period. Remarkably, a therapeutic made from ketamine, once dismissed as a “club drug” or “horse tranquilizer,” now sells more than one of the most notable 21st-century pharmaceuticals.

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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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Majority of Medicaid enrollees satisfied with plans, despite flaws, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Medicaid enrollees are more likely to understand and be satisfied with their plans, despite reporting poorer health outcomes, according to a new report from KFF.

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Analytics and risk management saves Franciscan Alliance $2.2M

Healthcare It News

With care management and engagement tools, the Franciscan Alliance healthcare ministry was able to generate $2.2 million in savings across multiple Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, according to an announcement Wednesday. The Franciscan health system leveraged the Innovaccer platform to reduce readmissions, automate emergency department workflows and improve the patient experience, the company said.

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Bridging the Trust Gap Between Providers and Payers, One Record at a Time

MRO Compliance

MRO wants to make the exchange of data between providers and payers more frictionless. They have developed a new solution that caters to this payer-provider interface. By bridging this data gap, MRO aims to enhance trust between providers and payers.

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Highmark Health’s insurance business boosts earnings

Healthcare Dive

The insurance arm pushed the healthcare parent company to positive results during the first nine months of 2023 after its provider arm, Allegheny Health, reported an operating loss.

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Cybersecurity frameworks in APAC don’t support remote care: report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Existing cybersecurity frameworks for healthcare across Asia-Pacific are not suited for remote care management. This is based on a new report by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) and L.E.K. Consulting which looked into the cybersecurity landscape of the region and how policies and other measures apply in the rising remote care segment.

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WSJ: Cigna, Humana exploring insurance mega-merger

Fierce Healthcare

A health insurance megamerger is reportedly brewing. | The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported on Wednesday that payer giants Cigna and Humana are exploring a combination that could shake up the power dynamics of the industry.

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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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How AI Translates Complex Clinical Notes to Patient-Friendly Language

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Nate MacLeitch, CEO, QuickBlox. As healthcare advances, so does the complexity of conditions and treatments. But as the global population lives longer, doctors’ time to translate increasingly complex clinical notes diminishes. According to the […] The article How AI Translates Complex Clinical Notes to Patient-Friendly Language appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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ACOs not shown to improve mental health outcomes: study

Fierce Healthcare

Accountable care organizations do not positively influence treatment and outcomes for chronic mental health conditions for Medicare patients, according to a study in Health Affairs. | A new study pours water on the belief that ACOs are well-suited to handle chronic mental health conditions its patients experience.

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Embracing and Prioritizing Cloud-Based Care in Rural Communities

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Nathan Shepard, SVP of Product at Azalea Health As rural providers look to replace legacy solutions, they’re confronted with several critical decision points. One of the most pressing questions that has far-reaching ramifications is whether they should opt for an on-premises or cloud-based solution. While many providers see the benefits and name recognition of on-premises solutions and view a cloud-first system as less mature, eliminating the need for an on-pr

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Mayo Clinic unveils $5B, 6-year renovation of its flagship Rochester campus

Fierce Healthcare

This week Mayo Clinic pulled back the curtain on a $5 billion, six-year plan to overhaul its flagship campus located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. | The nonprofit will add five new buildings spanning 2.4 million square feet, two of which will be clinical facilities with designs intended to support continuous, tech-enabled care.

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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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TytoCare scores exclusive partnership with Idaho healthcare system

Mobi Health News

The partnership will give St. Luke's Health System employees access to TytoCare's Home Smart Clinic and its plan members access to virtual visits with a $0 copay.

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Missouri nonprofit systems BJC HealthCare, Saint Luke's $10B merger will close Jan. 1

Fierce Healthcare

BJC HealthCare of St. | The cross-market deal has satisfied "all regulatory reviews" and will yield an integrated, academic nonprofit system comprised of 28 hospitals, according to a Wednesday announcement of the organizations' definitive agreement.

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Kepler Vision Technologies unveils new lying position detection module

Digital Health News

Kepler Vision Technologies has added a new AI Lying Position Detection feature to its Night Nurse system to help prevent patients developing bed sores.

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High-Performance Radiology Monitors: A New Era of Remote Work & Improved Care

HIT Consultant

Yoosoo Choi, Director of Product Management, Medical Monitors at LG Business Solutions USA Radiology monitors and the radiologists who use them form a critical part of both emergency and preventive healthcare services, and like most modern industry discussions, any need for new radiology equipment inevitably involves questions concerning cost, quality and benefits for radiologists or institutions.

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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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Engaging Patients, Consumers, and Care Partners in Interoperability

HealthIT Answers

Join us for the State of Healthcare Interoperability Virtual Summit 2023 on Dec. 6th starting at 12pm ET. Today we are highlighting the fourth panel session moderated by Grace Vinton, with panelists Grace Cordovano, Krystal Schramm, and Jill DeGraff. The post Engaging Patients, Consumers, and Care Partners in Interoperability appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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RSNA23: NVIDIA Launches Cloud Service for Medical Imaging AI

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – NVIDIA announced the launch of a cloud service for medical imaging AI, designed to streamline and accelerate the development of specialized AI models. – The NVIDIA MONAI cloud APIs, built on the open-source MONAI project, provide developers and platform providers with a streamlined path to integrate AI into their medical imaging offerings.

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Real time data collection changes the game for the stroke patient pathway

Digital Health News

An integrated live stroke registry can enable clinicians to stay on the front foot across the entire patient pathway.

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Beyond QA: The Next Wave of Medical Chatbots

HIT Consultant

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Chatbots have come a long way since inception. While we’ve long used them for shopping and to expedite customer service requests, with growing popularity and use cases, they’re now common in fields from finance to healthcare. In particular, medical chatbots can achieve everything from improving the efficiency and quality of care, to quickly connecting patients to important information or providers.

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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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Digital Health Rewired welcomes 2024 co-headline sponsors

Digital Health News

Digital Health is delighted to reveal that System C and Graphnet Alliance and TPP will once again be co-headline sponsors of Rewired 2024.

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RSNA2023: Aidoc Invests $30M to Develop Clinical AI Foundation Model

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Aidoc , the leading provider of clinical AI solutions, announced a significant investment of $30M to create a groundbreaking comprehensive clinical AI foundation model. – This cutting-edge technology is poised to revolutionize the way medical imaging is used to diagnose and treat patients worldwide. Unleashing the Power of Clinical AI A recent study revealed that hospitals currently utilize only 3% of their available medical imaging data, leaving a wealth of u

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AI chatbot reduces depression in prenatal and postnatal women

Digital Health News

The Wysa AI chatbot has been found to be helpful in tackling pre- and post-natal depression, according to a recent research study.

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RNSA23: GE Healthcare Awarded FDA Clearance for Pneumothorax Detection Algorithm

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – GE Healthcare (Nasdaq: GEHC) announced the US FDA 510K clearance of Critical Care Suite 2.1 , featuring an innovative pneumothorax (PTX) detection algorithm that helps clinicians quickly and accurately identify and localize PTX, a potentially life-threatening condition. – This industry-first technology represents a significant advancement in X-ray imaging, providing clinicians with real-time insights to expedite patient care and improve outcomes.

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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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Featured Health IT Job: MACRA MIPS Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the MACRA MIPS Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is remote. Here’s a description of the position: Now seeking a MACRA MIPS Specialist to assist in the review of a client provider group’s current workflow processes to make best practice recommendations to ensure effective document

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RSNA23: GE HealthCare leverages AI, data integration for patient care

Mobi Health News

The medtech company announced 40 innovations at RSNA23 aimed at streamlining the provider and patient healthcare experience.

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MRO – Bridging the Trust Gap Between Providers and Payers, One Record at a Time

Healthcare IT Today

MRO wants to make the exchange of data between providers and payers more frictionless. They have developed a new solution that caters to this payer-provider interface. By bridging this data gap, MRO aims to enhance trust between providers and payers. Two Decades in Data Exchange MRO has been a key player in clinical data exchange for over twenty years.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

This briefing covers Bupa launching a suite of well-being products and Bournemouth University's use of ImproveWell's AI feedback solution for NHS workers.

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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.