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How US provider organizations can build underserved populations' trust

Healthcare It News

Start addressing the distrust communities of color have for the healthcare system by creating a pipeline of clinicians from those communities, advises Christopher Kunney, advocacy chair for HIMSS Georgia chapter and 2024 HIMSS Changemaker award recipient.

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Ascension hit with lawsuits days after ransomware attack

Healthcare Dive

Most data breach lawsuits settle out of court rather than through litigation, an expert told Healthcare Dive.

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Clinicians learn in the hospital as care moves to the home

Healthcare It News

RPM tools and other user-friendly tech are enabling a paradigm shift in care delivery, says Dr. Maulik Majmudar, CMO at Biofourmis, who says it's also important to be educated on the pain points associated of home care.

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Kaiser nixes planned $500M Seattle med tower build, looks to sell property

Healthcare Dive

In recent quarters, the nonprofit giant has opted to focus capital spending on its largest market: California.

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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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Cutting Through the AI Hype: Deploying AI Now to Improve Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bevey Miner, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy at Consensus Cloud Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and with so much hype around it, healthcare organizations are rightfully cautious about deploying AI solutions. Although promising in its ability to transform healthcare through more efficient and accurate data capture and management, there is still much that we as an industry and society need to understand before scali

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Healthcare leaders praise Ascension cyberattack response

Becker's Health IT

Healthcare leaders are praising St. Louis-based Ascension for its communications response to a recent cyberattack, pointing to the health system's transparency and speed in divulging information.

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Transcarent unveils new gen AI-enabled platform WayFinding

Fierce Healthcare

Earlier this month, Transcarent teased that it was betting big on artificial intelligence as it banked a $126 million funding round. | Earlier this month, Transcarent teased that it was betting big on artificial intelligence as it banked a $126 million funding round. Now, it's unveiling WayFinding, a new platform that leans on generative AI to connect members with benefits navigation, clinical guidance and care delivery services all in one place.

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Reactions to the Ascension Healthcare Ransomware Attack and Suggestions for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been a bad couple months for cybersecurity in healthcare. Or maybe it will end up being a good thing. I remember after the devestation of Hurricane Katrina, we all woke up to the need for better disaster recovery and business continuity. While it’s amazing to consider two breaches and ransomware incidents the size of Change Healthcare and Ascension could happen so closely together, it’s very clear that healthcare is a target and we need to massively increase our investm

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Expert warns about healthcare's cybersecurity weakness

Becker's Health IT

A cybersecurity expert said that the ransomware attacks on Change Healthcare and St. Louis-based Ascension has highlighted the healthcare industry's cybersecurity weakness, CNN reported May 15.

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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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DrFirst Acquires Myndshft Technologies to Revolutionize Medication Management by Addressing Both Pharmacy and Medical Benefits

Healthcare IT Today

Pioneering Move Unites Medical and Pharmacy Benefits, Enhancing Access, Affordability, and Adherence for Specialty Medications and Procedures Healthcare technology pioneer DrFirst today announced it has acquired substantially all assets of Myndshft Technologies, Inc. , a leader of end-to-end real-time medical benefits and automated prior authorization (PA) software-as-a-service (SaaS).

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Guthrie Lourdes Hospital affected by Ascension cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

Binghamton, N.Y.-based Guthrie Lourdes Hospital has also been impacted by the ransomware attack on St. Louis-based Ascension as the healthcare organization used to be a part of the organization.

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ECP Unveils AI-Powered Tools to Improve Medication Safety in Over 7500 Senior Living Communities

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: 1. ECP, a leading software provider for senior living and long-term care communities, launched AI tools to enhance medication safety and clinical outcomes. 2. ECP links 7,500+ communities to 500+ pharmacies, facilitating real-time medication data exchange through electronic records (eMAR). 3. New AI features include: – Preventing duplicate medications in real-time. – Alerting staff to early PRN medication administration. – Identifying controlled substances

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Kansas Medicaid selects UnitedHealth, Blue Cross and Centene

Fierce Healthcare

Three managed care organizations were recently selected to serve Kansas Medicaid members, the state’s department of health and environment announced. | KanCare, the state Medicaid program, opted against awarding a bid to Aetna Better Health of Kansas.

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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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MHRA launches regulatory sandbox for AI medical devices

Digital Health News

The MHRA has now launched AI Airlock - a regulatory sandbox that will explore the challenges that comes with regulating AI as a medical device.

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4 Current Legal Issues in Healthcare | symplr

Symplr

The landscape of healthcare compliance is continually evolving, shaped by new regulations, court decisions, and societal expectations. A recurring theme running through these current regulations centers around the extent of patients’ rights in regard to their healthcare, while at the same time balancing competing legal concerns. Developments just this year have introduced complexities that healthcare organizations must navigate to ensure compliance , safeguard patient rights, and maintain operat

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Story Health, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute partner for AFib program

Mobi Health News

The organizations will co-develop an atrial fibrillation program that provides clinical decision support tools and patient coaching between clinical visits.

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Abdulhussein and Gudgeon confirmed as AI and Data 2024 speakers

Digital Health News

Dr Hatim Abdulhussein and Jules Gudgeon have been confirmed as speakers at AI and Data 2024, which will take place at London Olympia, 22-23 October.

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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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Has the Retail Health Boom Gone Bust?

HealthIT Answers

By David R. Burda - My local Target store used to have a CVS MinuteClinic in it. Target has since repurposed that retail clinic space into a cellphone activation center. When it was a retail clinic, I always wondered what people were there for. The post Has the Retail Health Boom Gone Bust? appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Could digital therapeutics be the next frontier in mental health?

Digital Health News

With the ever-increasing prominence of digital technologies in healthcare, digital therapeutics (DTx) present a novel treatment avenue across disease areas, which could support and improve existing care strategies. In this article, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Limited examines the mental health care space where DTx are already having an impact.

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Manifold appoints former execs from Kyruus Health, Health Catalyst and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

ConcertAI hires former business leader at Philips, GE HealthCare, RadNet and Amazon AWS.

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UK digital cancer care platform Careology teams with Evolent Health

Digital Health News

UK digital health company Careology has teamed up with the US's Evolent to support more connected care pathways for cancer patients in the US.

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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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MatrixCare, Health Gorilla Partner to Streamline Post-Acute Care with Secure Data Exchange

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – MatrixCare , a provider of technology solutions for post-acute care facilities, has announced a strategic partnership with Health Gorilla. – The strategic integration empowers MatrixCare to seamlessly integrate comprehensive patient data into its Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform, leveraging Health Gorilla’s robust national network.

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Health IT Business News, Financial Edition – May 16, 2024

HealthIT Answers

Business and financial news from Navina, Upperline Health, Nuvo, Avel eCare, eClinicalWorks, Tendo, Zscaler, TruBridge, Triomics, Wolters Kluwer Health, YouScript, Ciba Health, Caregility, Switchboard Health, Brixton Biosciences, SmarterDx, InsightRX, KeyCare, QGenda, and more. The post Health IT Business News, Financial Edition – May 16, 2024 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Unpacking the Critical Benefits of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Compliancy Group

Over the past several decades, healthcare organizations have wholeheartedly adopted a range of technology. While expediting administrative and healthcare delivery tasks, digital innovation has come with its share of risk. The vast cyber risk landscape has made it vital that healthcare IT leaders find ways to manage a treasure trove of sensitive data, from protected health information to financial records, making them prime targets for cyberattacks.

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The Power of Gamification in Senior Physical Therapy

HealthIT Answers

By Alaina Victoria - Maintaining motivation and commitment to rehabilitation can be a significant challenge across all ages, including seniors. By integrating game-like elements into physical therapy exercises, such as challenges, rewards, and interactive technology, seniors can find renewed enthusiasm for their rehabilitation efforts. The post The Power of Gamification in Senior Physical Therapy appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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.