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UK aims to offer patients genetics-based medication counseling

Healthcare It News

Videha Sharma, clinical innovation lead at the University of Manchester, explains the NHS’s plan to expand pharmacogenetics, or how people’s genetic codes influence the effects of drugs, beyond specialist care to general practice.

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Prescription delivery via drone is coming to more cities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Zipline, the drone delivery and logistics company, announced this week its new partnership with Mayo Clinic's hospital-at-home program that's designed to deliver medications and other home-based care needs. Texas-based Memorial Hermann Health System will also work with the autonomous delivery and logistics company to integrate drone-based transport for specialty prescriptions and medical supplies directly to patient homes in the Houston area beginning in 2026, the health system said.

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How Data Builds New Bridges Between Payers and Providers: CareFirst Highlighted by HealthLeaders

MRO Compliance

Forward-thinking payer and provider organizations continually seek new ways to foster collaboration and improve relationships despite tumultuous exchanges between the two parties. Better communication helps both stakeholders reduce administrative costs and improve quality and clinical outcomes for patients, members, and communities. In a recent HealthLeaders article , MRO customer Piyush Khanna, VP of Clinical Services at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, weighed in on communication trends among p

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HIMSSCast: Home health challenges offset by creating patient and caregiver communities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Homecare is facing challenges and none are new. Reimbursement rates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are low and staffing shortages are high, as is demand for home health services due to a rising, elderly demographic.

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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 in action: Enhancing suicide risk detection in behavioral health

Fierce Healthcare

A range of digital health companies today are harnessing natural language processing in different ways to catch those at risk and direct them to resources.

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Mayo Clinic, Zipline partner to deliver supplies to patients' homes using drones

Mobi Health News

Patients of the medical center's hospital-at-home program in Minnesota and Florida will be able to receive home deliveries via Zipline's drones.

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US Government Invests $50M in Automating Hospital Cybersecurity Defense

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The healthcare industry faces a growing threat: cyberattacks targeting hospital IT systems. In response, the US government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) has pledged over $50 million to fund a groundbreaking program called UPGRADE (Universal PatchinG and Remediation for Autonomous DEfense). – The success of UPGRADE has the potential to significantly improve hospital cybersecurity and protect patient care from cyber threats.

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Pulmonologist Humor and a Large Coffee – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Happy Friday to everyone who celebrates! If you don’t celebrate, then you probably work in healthcare and don’t really know what day of the week it is. My appreciation goes out to all of you who sacrifice for the rest of us. Hopefully, this edition of Fun Friday will brighten your day whether you’re heading into a weekend with your family, a weekened with your work family, or however you plan to celebrate the weekend.

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Biosensor technology company Allez Health secures $60M

Mobi Health News

The continuous glucose monitoring biosensor platform will use the funds to scale its manufacturing, move toward regulatory approval and perform more clinical trials.

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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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Great Expectations: What Health Systems Want from AI Vendors

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Andrew Lockhart, CEO, Fathom. Imagine this: physicians spend more time with their patients than with their paperwork. Billing is quick and accurate, with minimal denials. Healthcare workers enjoy a positive work/life balance. Thanks to […] The article Great Expectations: What Health Systems Want from AI Vendors appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Ascension expects progress on IT outage soon

Becker's Health IT

Ascension expects progress on cyberattack response after Memorial Day weekend. Clinicians praised for resilience during disruptions caused by ransomware attack.

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East and North Hertfordshire to replace bleeps with messaging app

Digital Health News

East and North Hertfordshire plans to phase out its bleeps system and introduce the Alertive app to improve communication between clinical teams.

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Elevance Health Foundation launches $10M effort to back small businesses to address equity

Fierce Healthcare

Elevance Health's philanthropic arm is launching a new initiative that aims to provide loans to small businesses and other organizations in a bid to address health equity. | Elevance Health's philanthropic arm is launching a new initiative that aims to provide loans to small businesses and other organizations in a bid to address health equity.

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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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Bedfordshire Hospitals’ data supports simulation project

Digital Health News

Historic data collected from Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS FT is being used in a simulation project to help enhance patient journeys in clinics.

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Hospital employee accidentally emails data on thousands of patients

Becker's Health IT

Thousands of patients' health data exposed in email mishap at Winter Haven Hospital. Steps taken to prevent future incidents. Learn more here.

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This is a great time for virtual wards to be bolder

Digital Health News

New guidance from NHS England, and the positive findings of a large-scale evaluation in the South East, have delivered a “hugely encouraging” boost to virtual wards, writes Tara Donnelly

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Downtime Procedures Still in Effect at Ascension Hospitals; First Lawsuits Filed

HIPAA Journal

It has been more than 2 weeks since the ransomware attack on Ascension and its hospitals are still operating under emergency procedures, with staff working with pen and paper due to the inability to access electronic medical records. In a May 21, 2024, update, Ascension said it is working with industry-leading cybersecurity specialists to rebuild and restore its systems securely and that care has continued to be provided to patients; however, the outage caused by the ransomware attack is affecti

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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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Transcarent Raises $126 Million Series D

Healthcare IT Today

Market Shift from Point Solutions to Platforms Spurs Higher Valuation and Participation from Existing and New Investors Led by General Catalyst & 7wireVentures, the Investment will Accelerate AI-Powered Enhancements to Transcarent’s Platform, Making it Easier for People to Access High-Quality Affordable Health and Care Transcarent , the One Place for Health and Care, announced a $126 million Series D investment led by General Catalyst and 7wireVentures, joined by new investors Geodesic Capit

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How Change Healthcare hack affected a hospital's financials

Becker's Health IT

A Wyoming hospital said its financial situation is improving since the Change Healthcare hack but is not back to where it was before the cyberattack, the Powell (Wyo.) Tribune reported.

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GLP-1s’ direct and indirect impacts on health care and consumer goods – Jane speaks with Bloomberg BNN

Jane Sarashon

Today, I spoke live with Paul Bagnell, news anchor with Bloomberg BNN, on the topic of the GLP-1 agonists and their impact on health care, industries beyond health and medicine, and consumers. In this post, I’ll share with you some of the plotline for our discussion. Gallup polled U.S. adults in March to gauge their experience with injectable weight loss drugs, the results published earlier this week.

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Beyond Compliance: Elevating Cybersecurity for Long-Term Success

HealthIT Answers

By Art Gross - In today’s world where 45% of healthcare organizations reported experiencing a phishing attack in the previous 12 months, ongoing cybersecurity is no longer just a compliance checkbox – it’s a strategic imperative. The post Beyond Compliance: Elevating Cybersecurity for Long-Term Success appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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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A Closer Look at OIG Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Compliancy Group

Compliance with the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) guidelines is more than a legal necessity in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. It’s a cornerstone of maintaining public trust and operational integrity. The OIG compliance program guidance for pharmaceutical manufacturers provides a roadmap for navigating complex regulatory landscapes and avoiding costly violations.

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7 health systems hit by cybersecurity incidents in May

Becker's Health IT

"Discover the latest cybersecurity incidents in the healthcare industry during May, including ransomware attacks and unauthorized access to patient data and IT

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Chutes & Ladders—Oregon Health Plan, Dina tap new leaders

Fierce Healthcare

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. | Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. Please submit the good news—or the bad—from your shop, and we will feature it here at the end of each week.

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How to Enhance Your Clinical Communications Improvement Project | symplr

Symplr

Undertaking a clinical communications improvement project within the healthcare system is a journey that holds the promise of profoundly impacting patient care. The stakes are high, with lives hanging in the balance. Your clinical communications solution isn't just another addition to your tech arsenal; it's a crucial asset that must seamlessly integrate into your facility's daily healthcare operations, driving patient safety and regulatory compliance without fail.

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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.