Fri.Apr 12, 2024

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More than three-fourths of doctors are employed by corporations, report finds

Healthcare Dive

Rampant consolidation continues to threaten the existence of independent physicians, according to a new report from Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.

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ChatGPT's potential impact on preventative care and emergency visits

Healthcare It News

ChatGPT has been making an impact on enduring healthcare challenges. Many providers and patients are reporting the artificial intelligence helping with preventative care and preventing non-emergent emergency department visits. Imran Qureshi is chief technology officer at b.well Connected Health, a FHIR-based interoperability platform vendor. He has expertise in AI and a lot of advice to share on the subject of health systems harnessing ChatGPT and other large language model-based technologies.

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VillageMD faces lawsuit over online tracking technologies

Healthcare Dive

The class action alleges the Meta Pixel embedded on VillageMD’s website allowed the primary care provider to disclose personal and protected health information to third parties, including Facebook and Google.

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Physician pay rose a modest 3% in 2023. Here are the specialties that saw the biggest gains

Fierce Healthcare

Physicians made steady pay gains last year, as total compensation grew by a modest 3%, increasing from an average of $352,000 to $363,000. | Any contentment about compensation gains was undercut by the effects of high inflation rates throughout 2023 and Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to Medscape's 2024 physician compensation report.

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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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More than 20M disenrolled amid Medicaid redeterminations

Healthcare Dive

Overall, 31% of people with a completed renewal were removed from the safety-net insurance program, while 69% had their coverage renewed, according to KFF.

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A look at the first year of Blue Shield of California's Virtual Blue plan

Fierce Healthcare

A year ago, Blue Shield of California joined forces with Accolade and TeleMed2U to launch Virtual Blue, a new plan that centers on virtual care for members with the goal of boosting access. | A year ago, Blue Shield of California joined forces with Accolade and TeleMed2U to launch Virtual Blue, a new plan that centers on virtual care for members with the goal of boosting access.

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Nearly all hospital websites track visitors, but most don't specify who else is seeing users' data

Fierce Healthcare

Nearly all hospitals’ websites collect and transmit user information to third parties, yet most do not have privacy policies that tell the visitors who exactly will be receiving those data, accordi | A recent study warns that many hospitals' user tracking and disclosure practices could open their organizations up to lawsuits.

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Q&A: Actress Kellee Stewart on advocating for fertility benefits

Mobi Health News

Kellee Stewart, actress and fertility advocate, sat down with MobiHealthNews at an event in LA to discuss Progyny's partnership with Evite its fertility benefits offerings.

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Shuri Network Bursary Programme applications for 2024 now open

Digital Health News

Shuri Network Bursary Programme applications are open, where women from minority ethnic groups can secure a free place at Summer Schools 2024 in Durham.

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Securing Healthcare: The Crucial Role of Cyber Insurance

Total Medical ComplianceHIPAA

Safeguarding patient data is paramount amidst the looming danger of cyber threats. The necessity of cyber insurance has never been clearer, as its presence or absence can significantly impact the resilience of healthcare providers. Let’s explore the benefits of cyber insurance, the risks faced by those without it, and the effects it has on those handling a cyber incident.

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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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Grow Therapy secures $88M funding for virtual mental health platform

Mobi Health News

The New York-based mental health company also announced a measurement-informed system to help providers transition to value-based care.

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From Wait Times to Real-Time: Assort Health Secures $3.5 Million to Scale First Generative AI for Healthcare Call Centers

Healthcare IT Today

Solution Erases Long Phone Holds for Patients, Supports Overwhelmed Medical Front Desk Workers, and Improves Patient Access to Physicians Assort Health is introducing the first generative AI solution built specifically for healthcare call centers, promising to erase that dreaded hold music forever. The company is announcing $3.5 million in funding, which will be used to continue scaling the team to meet rapidly accelerating demand with large healthcare organizations.

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Industry Voices—Driving health equity through community: Confronting bias in health algorithms for older adults

Fierce Healthcare

AI is riddled by bias, especially in healthcare. | Designing community-centric programs that bridge public health and healthcare can address the inequities AI in healthcare continues to perpetuate.

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Confronting the Mental Health Stigma Among First Responders

PowerDMS Compliance

Explore strategies to break the responder mental health stigma in police and EMS, promoting awareness & support for their well-being.

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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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A Vote for Telehealth is a Vote for American Patients’ and Doctors’ Well-Being

Health Populi

Whether you’re a patient or a physician in the U.S., you’re burned out, tapped out, stressed out, timed out. While the 118 th U.S. Congress can’t agree on much before the 2024 summer recess, there’s one bipartisan stroke of political pens in Washington, DC, that could provide some satisfaction for both patients and doctors: bring telehealth back to patients and providers permanently.

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Ex-employee takes responsibility for hospital data breach

Becker's Health IT

A former employee has taken responsibility for a 2023 data breach at Springfield, Mo.-based Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CBS affiliate KOLR reported April 11.

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New virtual reality experience improves student mental health

Digital Health News

St George’s, University of London, have led revolutionary work to improve student mental health by using virtual reality sessions to reduce.

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Introducing Our New Service: Exclusion Screening for Healthcare Compliance

Total Medical ComplianceHIPAA

As healthcare providers navigate the complex web of rules and regulations in compliance, one aspect that needs more attention is exclusion screening of those working with federally funded healthcare programs. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new service, Exclusion Screening, that will assist healthcare organizations in adherence to requirements such as the initial screening of potential employees/contractors and monthly screening of current employees/contractors.

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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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Almost 4 in 5 Physicians Employed By Hospitals, Health Systems, Corporate Entities

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new study by Avalere commissioned by the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) paints a clear picture: the landscape of US medical practice ownership is shifting dramatically. As of January 2024, a staggering 77.6% of US physicians are employed by hospitals, health systems, or corporate entities. – The trend has been steadily increasing over the past five years, with over 44,000 practices acquired by these entities since 2019.

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Promptly Health and Datavant partner to advance Euro health data access

Digital Health News

Promptly Health and Datavant have announced a collaboration to address the challenges of a fragmented health data landscape in Europe.

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Philips Respironics Reaches Final Agreement with US Regulators on Sleep Apnea Device Recall

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Philips Respironics , a subsidiary of Royal Philips, has finalized a consent decree with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address issues raised during a 2021 inspection of a Philips facility in Pennsylvania. – The agreement focuses on Philips Respironics’ operations in the US, particularly regarding the recall of certain sleep and respiratory care devices. – The company’s focus will now be on comple

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Healthcare's growing threat: Attacks on remote access systems

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware groups are increasingly focusing on executing attacks on vulnerable remote access systems in healthcare, a April 12 report from nonprofit patient safety organization ECRI found.

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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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Whistleblower Calls for Action Against 22 Digital Health Providers After FTC Busts Monument Inc.

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Whistleblower Aid , a non-profit organization supporting whistleblowers, is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action against 22 additional digital health providers following the recent FTC case against Monument Inc. This action banned Monument Inc. from sharing user data with third-party advertisers, a violation of patient privacy. – This case highlights the importance of protecting patient data in the digital health industry.

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Walgreens-backed VillageMD hires former Centene executive as new president

Fierce Healthcare

Walgreens-backed primary care clinic chain VillageMD has hired a former Centene executive to run its Village Medical, Summit Health and CityMD businesses. | Walgreens-backed primary care clinic chain VillageMD has hired a former Centene executive to run its Village Medical, Summit Health and CityMD businesses.

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2023 in Review: The Rise of Healthcare Data Privacy Regulations

HealthIT Answers

By Ian Cohen - My Health My Data Act went into effect on March 31, 2024 This law is a game changer for companies, even outside of healthcare. The law requires companies to get an explicit “opt-in” for HIPAA Consent when collecting certain types of data. The post 2023 in Review: The Rise of Healthcare Data Privacy Regulations appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Increased focus is needed on healthcare cybersecurity support, protection

Becker's Health IT

The stark contrast between expectations placed on healthcare providers and the reality of our cybersecurity challenges has come into sharp focus since the attack on Change Healthcare.

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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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PerfectServe, TeamBuilder Partner to Bring Provider & Staff Scheduling to Medical Groups

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – PerfectServe® , a leader in cloud-based clinical collaboration and provider scheduling, and TeamBuilder , a provider of innovative workforce management solutions, announced a strategic partnership. – The PerfectServe and TeamBuilder partnership offers a comprehensive solution for medical groups seeking to optimize scheduling.

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Build Knowledge With Healthcare Compliance Courses

MedTrainer

Healthcare professionals never stop learning. Surgical procedures, regulations, medications, and insurance change at the drop of a hat, with compliance teams required to keep pace. This means prioritizing healthcare compliance courses to stay within the more than 600 regulatory requirements. While overarching regulations apply broadly to healthcare, such as those related to patient privacy (HIPAA, for example), specific rules and standards can vary depending on the type of healthcare specialty o

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Internet of Things in Healthcare Interoperability and Security Issues

Compliancy Group

Only 17% of Internet of Things (IoT) devices haven’t experienced some type of cyberattack over the last 13 months. One of the reasons for this is that the security measures for these types of devices are somewhat lacking. Additionally, encryption protocols for these devices often have a higher level of vulnerability to security incidents, making it easier for patient data to fall through the cracks.

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Incident Reporting Process in Healthcare

MedTrainer

You might believe older adults are more likely to fall while in the hospital. Adults 75 years and older account for approximately 29% of reported falls, while around 44% of those 18-64 years experience a fall during a hospital stay, according to the incident reporting process in healthcare data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( AHRQ ).

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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.