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Corporate healthcare ownership reduces care quality, physician survey finds

Healthcare Dive

As the rate of corporate-owned healthcare practices rise, providers say a lack of autonomy leads to diminished patient care.

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Black and Hispanic patients experiencing insults in healthcare settings

Healthcare It News

Racism and discrimination are unfortunately still common experiences in many settings, including healthcare. A new KFF survey shows that many Hispanic, Black, Asian, and American Indian and Alaska Native adults in the U.S. believe they must modify both their mindset and the way they look to stave off potential mistreatment during healthcare visits.

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Clover Health exits ACO REACH

Healthcare Dive

The beleaguered insurer will leave the accountable care program at the end of the 2023 performance year following disappointing results in Medicare direct contracting.

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Addressing Ghost Networks in Mental Health Care

Bill of Health

By Hannah Rahim Many mental health provider directories for private and public insurance plans contain inaccurate or outdated provider information , which creates a misleading illusion of accessible care. These ghost networks result in many patients being unable to access essential mental health care. To tackle this issue, federal and state governments should strengthen the regulation of insurance networks and insurers should address underlying causes of inadequate networks.

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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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Veteran’s lawsuit alleges VA Oracle EHR delayed cancer diagnosis

Healthcare Dive

The suit alleges an army veteran’s diagnosis was held up for months due to errors with the electronic health record.

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Generative AI expected to take off in 2024, but concerns linger over cost, reliability and security

Fierce Healthcare

Only 25% of healthcare organizations have deployed generative AI solutions. | Only 25% of healthcare organizations have deployed generative AI solutions but that is expected to more than double next year as executives see opportunities to automate clinical documentation and improve patient communication.

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UnitedHealth report: Chronic conditions like depression, diabetes are on the rise

Fierce Healthcare

Chronic conditions, including mental health needs, are on the rise, according to a new report. | The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of industry giant UnitedHealth Group, released its annual America's Health Rankings report.

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Chicago-area NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst rebrands to Endeavor Health

Healthcare Dive

The name change comes nearly two years after the merger between the health systems closed.

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A tough 2024 is on the horizon. Here's how Deloitte says healthcare leaders should prepare

Fierce Healthcare

Many of the past year’s buzziest topics and omnipresent struggles will likely rear their heads as major talking points across 2024, per the year-ahead predictions of Deloitte’s healthcare industry | Generative AI, outsourcing and skilled labor retention are among the focal points provider and payer executives will need to keep in their crosshairs.

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How Digital Health Companies Attract Software Engineers: Strategies

Healthcare IT Today

The first article in this series laid out the challenges in recruiting programmers to digital health firms and who tends to make a strong contributor in those firms. Now we can cover the strategies companies use and the arguments they make. Make an Important Difference in Society Dean says that many programmers choose health IT over other industries because they want to do something positive for humanity.

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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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HHS wants Congress to fund cybersecurity resilience programs with 'financial consequences' for hospitals

Fierce Healthcare

New Medicare program requirements, hospital incentive programs and better internal coordination are all at the heart of the Biden administration’s strategy to bolster cybersecurity within the healt | A new healthcare cybersecurity concept paper outlines the Biden administration's plans to, among other goals, secure additional funding and authority for incentive programs and stricter enforcement.

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Corti Becomes Part of the Conversation

Healthcare IT Today

Corti offers AI-based, ambient clinical voice support for physicians and nurses. Because the solution is fully automated and works in real-time, it can make recommendations during a patient interview, such as suggesting extra questions to ask or the direction for further investigations and treatment. The tool can take input from a local microphone and display its recommendations on the clinician’s computer screen or device.

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Hims & Hers rolls out weight loss program with future plans to include GLP-1 drugs

Fierce Healthcare

Digital health company Hims & Hers launched its much-anticipated weight loss program this week that includes digital tracking tools, educational content and access to medications. | Digital health company Hims & Hers launched its much-anticipated weight loss program this week that includes digital tracking tools, educational content and access to medications.

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9 Prime Healthcare hospitals caught in MOVEit data breach

Becker's Health IT

Nine of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare's hospitals were caught up in a data breach involving the MOVEit file transfer software, databreaches.net reported Dec. 6.

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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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Cardiovascular disease is a major concern for women. Here's what employers can do

Fierce Healthcare

Cardiovascular disease is a key health concern for women, and a new guide seeks to arm employers with the tools and information need | Cardiovascular disease is a key health concern for women, and a new guide seeks to arm employers with the tools and information needed to help workers manage these needs.

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Predictive Analytics from eClinicalWorks Serves Front-line Clinics

Healthcare IT Today

CareSTL Health has to conserve resources. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in St. Louis, MO, CareSTL Health serves people with no insurance. Patients often have trouble getting access to health cares services, suffer from serious illnesses, and need a lot of reassurance and communication to establish trust. Analytics in their eClinicalWorks EHR helps this front-line organization in several ways, according to Chief Medical Officer Hari Nallapaneni, M.D.

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CalOptima launches campaign delivering free naloxone, a first-of-its-kind accomplishment for a public health plan

Fierce Healthcare

Attempting to reduce the number of drug overdose deaths in Orange County, California, CalOptima Health is beginning a $15 million campaign to distribute free naloxone to members. | CalOptima became the first public health plan to distribute free naloxone to members, the company recently announced.

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Featured Health IT Job: EHR Strategic Advisory 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 EHR Strategic Advisory Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is a hybrid position located in Ohio. Here’s a description of the position: Now seeking a Strategic Advisory Specialist to assist in the upcoming vendor selection and evaluation process to determine a new comprehensive

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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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AstraZeneca, Absci sign $247M agreement to uncover AI-driven cancer drug candidates

Mobi Health News

The companies will leverage Absci's AI-enabled Integrated Drug Creation platform and the pharma giant's oncology research and development expertise.

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Deloitte Survey: 5 Factors Likely to Shape Healthcare in 2024

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The US healthcare system is undergoing a period of significant transformation, driven by factors such as consolidation, digital transformation, and the rise of empowered consumers, according to Deloitte’s 2024 Health Care Industry Outlook survey. – Healthcare organizations face several challenges in 2024, including talent shortages, workforce challenges, rising costs, and affordability concerns.

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Bioliberty receives funding to develop robotic glove for stroke rehabilitation

Digital Health News

Bioliberty has secured £435,000 of funding from Innovate UK to accelerate to market a soft robotic glove that helps rehabilitate stroke patients.

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Sika Health Launches Brand Marketplace Empowering Merchants to Accept Pre-Tax Dollars for HSA-FSA Wellness Products

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Sika Health , a leading HSA/FSA payment solution for eCommerce merchants, today announced the launch of Sika Health Marketplace, the go-to shopping destination that makes it easy and hassle-free for consumers to shop eligible products at leading health and wellness brands and retailers with their pre-tax funds. With the Sika Health Marketplace, consumers can understand where they can spend their HSA/FSA funds and actively spend those dollars on over 18,000 eligible SKUs acr

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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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BT Healthcare Expanding partnerships in diagnostics, AI, patient pathway

Digital Health News

BT Healthcare’s bid to leverage its position to support the digital transformation of the NHS is moving to its next stage with diagnostics partnerships.

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NuvoAir partners with ALS Association to launch virtual pulmonary care service

Mobi Health News

The partners will initially launch in two clinics in Texas, providing patients with ALS access to virtual-first specialty care providers, including respiratory therapists.

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Chelsea and Westminster patients confident in AI skin cancer assessments

Digital Health News

Patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have high levels of confidence in the use of AI for skin cancer assessments.

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Inflation and the cost of health care top U.S. voters’ issues for 2024 elections

Health Populi

The cost of living ranks top in U.S. voters’ minds among many issues Americans are feeling and following in late 2023. A close second in line is affordability of health care, as consumers’ household budgets must make room for paying medical bills — with prescription drug costs also very important as a discussion topic for 2024 Presidential candidates, we learn from the latest KFF Health Tracking Poll published 1 December.

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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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Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Marketplace Coverage Issues for LGBTQI+ Individuals

Center for Health Insurance Reform

It’s time to sign up for 2024 coverage on the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces. This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is spotlighting how the Marketplaces can serve LGBTQI+ individuals, a community that has historically faced discriminatory barriers to health insurance and health care. Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) from CHIR’s Navigator Resource Guide about some Marketplace coverage issues that LGBTQI+ individuals may face.

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Many healthcare companies will have no option but to default in 2024, Moody's says

Mobi Health News

Moody's Investors Service expects an increase in healthcare borrowing defaults in 2024 versus 2023, as more ratings migrate toward the lower-end of the credit spectrum. Many healthcare companies will have no other options but to default in 2024, according to the new report from Moody's.

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Q&A with Mikael Öhman, CEO, Meditology | CORL Technologies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In September, Mikael Öhman took the helm of CORL Technologies, tech-enabled managed services for vendor risk management and compliance, and its sister organization Meditology Services, which provides information risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance […] The article Q&A with Mikael Öhman, CEO, Meditology | CORL Technologies appeared first on electronichealthr

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Jefferson Health announces new primary care program for older LGBTQ+ adults

Fierce Healthcare

Jefferson Health has announced the launch of a recent program focused on primary care for Philadelphia’s aging LGBTQ+ community. | Pride at the Jefferson Center for Healthy Aging is said to be the first of its kind, combining clinical care and research efforts to create a primary care clinic for LGBTQ+ older adults. It offers gender-affirming care, HIV treatment and advanced care planning.

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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.