Fri.May 10, 2024

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Some Ascension hospitals diverting emergency care after cybersecurity incident

Healthcare Dive

The health system’s electronic health records, MyChart patient portal and several systems for ordering tests and medications are unavailable, Ascension said.

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Kellee Stewart on her fertility journey and advocacy

Healthcare It News

The actress, writer and producer describes her work with family building and fertility company Progeny, its work with Evite and the need to expand conversations around fertility health.

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CHS sues MultiPlan for allegedly colluding to lower provider reimbursement

Healthcare Dive

It’s the third lawsuit filed against MultiPlan by a health system in under a year.

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Attendees report in on 'next chapter in virtual care' at ATA conference

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association held its 28th annual conference, ATA Nexus 2024, this past week in Phoenix. The goal was to gather innovators, changemakers and healthcare providers to lead efforts to improve access to quality care with telehealth and remote monitoring. The theme was "The Next Chapter in Virtual Care," examining new realities, highlighting lessons learned, and sharing actionable insights and use cases, while convening thought leaders, frontline providers and patie

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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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AI could help assess patient acuity in emergency departments: study

Healthcare Dive

When given pairs of patient histories, a large language model could identify which patient needed to be seen more urgently with 89% accuracy.

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Intuity Medical’s POGO Automatic, the First and Only FDA-Cleared Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor, Now Covered by Medicare Part B

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Intuity Medical, Inc., a medical technology company committed to making it easier to live with diabetes, announced today that its POGO Automatic® Blood Glucose Monitoring (ABGM) system, featuring one-step testing, is now covered by Medicare […] The article Intuity Medical’s POGO Automatic, the First and Only FDA-Cleared Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor, Now Covered by Medicare Part B appeared

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Revenue Integrity in 2024: Reducing Leakage Points in a Complicated Cycle

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Tanya Sanderson, RN, BSN, MBA, MHA, CLNC, CHFP, Senior Director of Revenue Integrity at Xsolis The concept of “revenue integrity” hasn’t really changed over the years, but the roles, responsibilities, and oversight have become far more complex and difficult to gain industry consensus around. What began as several defined systems of controls by which hospitals guarded against revenue loss, revenue integrity has seemingly turned into more narrowly focused contro

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Study: Google reveals new capabilities of Med-Gemini's LLMs

Mobi Health News

Med-Gemini-3D can read 3D scans, generate radiology reports and answer questions, while Med-Gemini-Polygenic can predict health outcomes based on genomic data.

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Ransomware group intensifies attacks on healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware group Black Basta is accelerating its attacks against the healthcare industry, according to a May 10 report from the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway working with NCSC after 3TB data leak

Digital Health News

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are working with the National Cyber Security Centre following the publication of around three terabytes of stolen patient data.

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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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Health IT Needs Great Healthcare Marketing

Healthcare IT Today

This week I had the joy of being part of the Swaay.Health Live healthcare marketing conference in Atlanta which we organize. If you’re not familiar with the conference, it brings together the very best healthcare marketing and communications professionals in one place. It’s a unique community that you can find no where else. Along with the conference, we have the Swaay.Health marketing and communications publication and a regularly weekly email newsletter similar to what we do at

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Imperial College London explores use of digital twin heart models

Digital Health News

Researchers from Imperial College London are exploring digital twin heart models to see if they are feasible, scalable and affordable for NHS care pathways.

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Grow Therapy Raises $88M Sequoia Capital-Led Series C to Advance Effective Mental Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The Company Launches Measurement-Informed Care Infrastructure to Further Support Providers, Patients, and Payors Grow Therapy , a provider-centric mental health technology company improving access to high-quality mental healthcare, today announced the closing of its $88 million Series C investment round led by Sequoia Capital, with support from Growth Equity at Goldman Sachs Alternatives and PLUS Capital alongside artists and athletes from their collective including Anna Kendrick, Lily Collins,

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Industry Voices—Nurses’ vital role in the success of AI

Fierce Healthcare

For over a decade, I worked as a nurse in a Primary Stroke Center caring for critically ill cardiac and stroke patients. | Nurses—and the entire clinical and operational team—need to be involved in the vetting process early on to ensure that investments in new AI technology will improve their workflow and, most importantly, patient outcomes.

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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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Ascension suffered ransomware attack: Report

Becker's Health IT

"St. Louis-based Ascension suffers ransomware attack, affecting 134,000 employees and 140 hospitals.

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New specialty care provider Harmonia Healthcare opens clinic to treat extreme morning sickness

Fierce Healthcare

Harmonia Healthcare, a new provider focused on specialty women’s health, has opened a clinic in New Jersey to treat hyperemesis gravidarum. | Harmonia Healthcare's new clinic will treat hyperemesis gravidarum—the severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that can lead to hospitalization.

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Rad AI secures $50M for radiology workflow platform and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Payments and revenue cycle-management company Sift Healthcare, nursing-scheduling and management platform In-House Health, and analytics and risk-stratification company OptMyCare also secured funding.

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NHS Scotland enhances data connectivity with Rhapsody EMPI

Digital Health News

NHS National Services Scotland has implemented Rhapsody's Enterprise Master Person Index (EMPI) on behalf of NHS Scotland.

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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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Friday at Five – Consider These 5 Summer Conferences

HealthIT Answers

Looking for a conference to attend this Summer? This week’s Friday at Five brings you five events to consider: HealthIMPACT Forum, MedTech MVP Conference, hfma 2024 Annual Conference, 2024 CMS HL7 FHIR Connectathon, and 2024 Ai4. The post Friday at Five – Consider These 5 Summer Conferences appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Rad AI secures $50M for radiology workflow platform and more digital health funding

Mobi Health News

Payments and revenue cycle management company Sift Healthcare, nursing scheduling and management platform In-House Health and analytics and risk stratification company OptMyCare also secured funding.

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MGB brings in $5.1B in operating revenue boosted by inpatient capacity management, ACO membership

Fierce Healthcare

Mass General Brigham’s operations squeezed into the black during the quarter ended March 31 as its hospitals work to manage bed capacity and its insurance business more than doubled premiums. | The integrated nonprofit system logged a 5% year-over-year rise in net patient service revenue and a 133% increase in insurance premiums during the second quarter of its 2024 fiscal year.

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Protecting Healthcare Workers: The Impact and Implementation of the Hepatitis B Vaccine

Total Medical Compliance Resources

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is a virus that can be easily prevented by the Hepatitis B vaccine. There has been a 98% occupational transmission decline of Hepatitis B since the vaccine has been available. Most who receive the vaccine will develop immunity to the Hepatitis B virus. Those who do not develop immunity are non-responders and are susceptible to contracting Hepatitis B virus.

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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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It’s Your Call – May 2024

Total Medical ComplianceHIPAA

OSHA: Would OSHA inspect our office if a patient files a complaint about infection control? No. OSHA’s primary goal is to help employers and workers with compliance, reduce work hazards, and prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace. A quick fact sheet about OSHA inspections can be found at [link]. HIPAA: What are the new reproductive rights afforded by HIPAA?

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Ascension hospital resumes emergency services in wake of hack

Becker's Health IT

Baltimore-based Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital's emergency department resumed seeing new patients in the midst of dealing with a cybersecurity incident that is hampering Ascension facilities, The Baltimore Sun reported May 10.

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Navigating Mental Health Credentialing

MedTrainer

Mental health credentialing is essential for therapists aiming to join insurance panels, guaranteeing access to a broader patient base and achieving provider enrollment with flexibility across various payer systems. This process is vital for enhancing the accessibility and affordability of mental health services, aligning with the comprehensive healthcare coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ).

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Baptist Health Expands Telehealth Devices to Over 700 Bedsides with Caregility

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Baptist Health , a leading healthcare system in Arkansas, and Caregility , a provider of intelligent telehealth devices, today announced a significant expansion of their partnership. This collaboration aims to transform patient care delivery by leveraging telehealth technology across Baptist Health’s entire network of hospitals. – Caregility Cloud™ is a trusted platform used by over 1,000 hospitals across the US.

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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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Remaining Mindful in the Age of AI

Dossier

Authored By: Geir Arnhoff CEO Linkedin Remaining Mindful in the Age of AI I have had so much joy the past year with all the new large language models (LLMs) and Generative AI becoming a commodity. Still, I shift between euphoria and FOMO almost every second day, just as a result of everything new being released, published, and talked about. Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion with a few people I admire for their deep insight and broad perspectives: Jeff Trost at

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The State of Generative AI in Life Sciences: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Dot Compliance

An Overview of Key Findings Axendia recently released its report, “The State of Generative AI in Life Sciences: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” This report highlights the positive impact of generative AI in life sciences, with key focuses on the benefits, adoption rates, opportunities, and challenges that come with it. Below are a few key findings: Respondents’ Current Knowledge and Comfort Level Axendia’s research found that 36 percent of industry professionals are very familiar with generativ

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Remote Diabetes Monitoring: Senseonics Partners with Rimidi to Enhance Diabetes Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Senseonics Holdings, Inc. , a provider of long-term implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, today announced a strategic partnership with Rimidi. Rimidi offers a comprehensive clinical management platform designed to improve chronic disease management for patients and healthcare providers. – The collaboration aims to develop the Eversense® Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Program , which will integrate seamlessly with existing healthcare workflo

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Upcoming events

Hanys

Government relations update series May 10 Infection Control and Epidemiology Basics May 14-23 Using data to identify disparities | Part 2 May 14 Standing membership call on state and federal issues May 14 Community partnerships May 21 Patient and family engagement May 28 Setting the standards: Caring for people with dementia in hospital settings May 30 HANYS' 55th Annual Membership Conference June 19-21

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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.