Thu.Jan 19, 2023

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Cigna-owned Express Scripts taps new president

Healthcare Dive

Previously, Adam Kautzner led pharmaceutical and retail network contracting and drug sourcing as vice president of supply chain for the PBM and Accredo Pharmacy

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Ransomware stakes are life-or-death, says Ponemon report

Healthcare It News

Nearly half of healthcare provider respondents (45%) said ransomware attacks increased complications from medical procedures, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute. That's up from 36% in 2021.

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More than quarter of ground ambulance transports could result in surprise bill

Healthcare Dive

Ground ambulances were left out of federal legislation banning surprise billing, but the sector may be ripe for similar regulation given the prevalence of out-of-network rides, according to research in Health Affairs

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Top 2023 Healthcare Organizational Adjustments

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Roy Bejarano, CEO, SCALE Healthcare.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Cleveland Clinic expects $200M-plus operating loss in 2022

Healthcare Dive

The anticipated loss is a stark contrast to 2021, when Cleveland Clinic reported its strongest financial performance ever with $746 million in operating income

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HC3 warns of Clop ransomware targeting medical images

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center said in its latest analysis that the Clop ransomware gang has shifted tactics, directly impacting the healthcare and public health sector.

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Tracking Code Privacy Incident Affects 29,000 Insulet Corporation Customers

HIPAA Journal

The Massachusetts-based medical device company, Insulet Corporation, has recently notified 29,000 of its Omnipod DASH customers about a recent privacy breach. A Medical Device Correction letter was recently sent to customers.

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Study throws claims of telehealth savings into doubt

Healthcare Dive

However, Kaiser Family Foundation researchers did stress telehealth’s benefit in expanding access and convenience for consumers

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Gist Healthcare to Join Kaufman Hall

Healthcare IT Today

Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC (Kaufman Hall) , a leading healthcare and higher education management consulting and advisory services firm, has entered into a definitive agreement for Gist Healthcare , a premier healthcare consulting firm, to join Kaufman Hall.

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Tenet shakes up leadership, operations team

Healthcare Dive

The role changes come a year after the system’s previous COO, Suam Sutaria, was promoted to CEO following the retirement of Tenet chief executive Ron Rittenmeyer

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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Phishing Attack on Washington Therapist Exposes Patients’ PHI

HIPAA Journal

A Washington therapist, Robert S. Miller LICSW, ACSW (RSM), has recently notified 640 current and former clients about a phishing incident that resulted in the exposure of some of their protected health information.

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A Look at the 21st Century Cures Act with Micky Tripathi

Healthcare IT Today

One of the biggest pieces of legislation to hit healthcare IT since the HITECH Act is the 21st Century Cures Act. While it doesn’t have the same stimulus money as the HITECH Act, it’s possible that it will have even more impact on healthcare organizations and patients.

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NHS using AI technology for first time to build hospital in Bournemouth

Digital Health News

University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) has announced that the new building on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site is being constructed using AI technology AI and Analytics News AI Artificial Intellience BEACH building Buildots construction Royal Bournemouth Hospital UHD University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

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39 Organizations Sign Global Heath Equity Pledge to Advance Health Equity Globally

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, World Economic Forum announced that 39 organizations have signed the Global Health Equity Network Zero Health Gaps Pledge.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Newham Council launches MyWishes end-of-life digital support platform

Digital Health News

Newham residents can now access online end-of-life planning support with a localised version of the MyWishes digital platform.

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SetPoint Medical Raises $80M to Advance Platform for Autoimmune Diseases

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, SetPoint Medical announced $80M in Series C equity and $65M led by new investors, Norwest Venture Partners and Viking Global Investors , with debt financing provided by Runway Growth Capital.

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Planning for the Evolution of Infection Control and Prevention

MedTrainer

Infections are a $28.4 billion problem leaving healthcare facilities continually working to do more to address them. Sure, you’ve got a written infection control plan (ICP), but is it doing its job to protect your patients, staff, and facility?

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How trust leaders can leverage their electronic patient record systems

Digital Health News

Victoria Betton, associate at Public Digital and director of PeopleDotCom, looks at how trust leaders can leverage their electronic patient record systems. Feature Dr Victoria Betton Electronic patient record EPR Leadership PeopleDotCom Public Digital

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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AVIA Launches Nationwide Digital Health Marketplace

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AVIA just announced the launch of AVIA Marketplace , a vendor selection platform available for free. It provides a one-stop shop for hospital and health systems executives to research and select digital health solutions for their transformation journey.

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UnitedHealthcare launches behavioral health coaching program for commercial plans

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare launches behavioral health coaching program for commercial plans pminemyer Thu, 01/19/2023 - 15:05

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Intermountain and Story Health Partner on Specialty Care for Patients with Heart Failure

HIT Consultant

What Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare and Story Health , a health technology and services company that provides scalable specialty care beyond the clinic, have entered into a strategic partnership to improve access to specialty care for patients with heart failure.

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Telehealth provider carafem launches 'immediate evaluation' process for abortion pills

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees to cut costs as it doubles down on artificial intelligence

Fierce Healthcare

Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees to cut costs as it doubles down on artificial intelligence aburky Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:35

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HC3 Warns Healthcare of AI’s Use in Malware Development

Health IT Security

Artificial intelligence… read more

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Telehealth provider carafem launches 'immediate evaluation' process for abortion pills

Mobi Health News

The company said patients living in Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico and Maryland can quickly know if they're eligible to receive the medication by mail

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CommonSpirit faces another lawsuit for data breach

Becker's Health IT

A class action lawsuit, filed Jan. 13, accuses Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health of failing to protect patients' personal information from a recent ransomware attack on the health system. Cybersecurity

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

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Journal Club: Software development skills for health data researchers

Digital Health News

Health data researchers are increasingly required to develop complex analytic code in order to implement sophisticated analyses on large health datasets. While writing analysis scripts for academic projects is distinct from general purpose software development, they share many of the same features. A researcher’s script usually consists of a sequence of commands executed by a computer to extract, reshape, clean, describe and analyse data

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Drug Diversion – Can AI Monitoring Solve This Growing Issue?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Claire Reilly , Director of Clinical Operations at Imprivata and former Emergency Room Charge Nurse.

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Socially Determined and Datavant partner on SDOH data

Mobi Health News

The companies will link their data capabilities to provide life science firms insight into social risk drivers

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Over 25% of commercially insured ground ambulance trips could come with a surprise bill: study

Fierce Healthcare

Over 25% of commercially insured ground ambulance trips could come with a surprise bill: study dmuoio Thu, 01/19/2023 - 17:34

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.