Wed.Dec 07, 2022

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UnitedHealth’s $5.4B buy of LHC expected to close in Q1

Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealth’s buy of home health provider LHC Group for $170 a share could close as early as Jan.

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Sutures for Ukraine: The Medical Case for City Diplomacy

Bill of Health

By Vrushab Gowda, Leslie Appleton, and Jesse Ehrenfeld. The war in Ukraine has brought nothing less than an unmitigated humanitarian catastrophe. Health care infrastructure has been deliberately — and systematically — targeted by Russian forces since the very outset of the invasion.

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CMS proposes new prior authorization requirements for payers, including MA plans

Healthcare Dive

Regulators want payers to issue coverage decisions within 72 hours for urgent prior authorization requests — but the final turnaround time could be even shorter

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Room for Innovation in Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

Digital Transformation is a huge buzz word in the world of healthcare at the moment. With the pandemic, we had to scramble to find a digital way to do many things in order to stay safe. So in a lot of ways, healthcare has been skyrocketed into the future, but there is still room for improvement.

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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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Patient discharge delays pose threat to health outcomes, AHA warns

Healthcare Dive

The hospital lobby is asking Congress to establish a temporary per diem Medicare payment to help ease healthcare capacity issues

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Amazon Ends Support for Third Party HIPAA-Eligible Alexa Skills

HIPAA Journal

Amazon has announced that it will stop support for third-party HIPAA-eligible skills for its Alexa devices, which means developers will no longer be able to create Alexa skills that collect data covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Webinar Next Week: 12/14/2022: Solving HIPAA Compliance (Software Demonstration)

HIPAA Journal

Achieving and maintaining compliance with the Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can be a challenge for HIPAA-regulated entities.

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Advocate Health appoints executive leadership team after megamerger

Healthcare Dive

The newly-merged $27 billion system announced appointed roles in its C-suite including its chief information, financial, nursing and population health officers

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COVID-19 Vaccination Statuses of 500,000 VA Employees have been Impermissibly Disclosed

HIPAA Journal

The COVID-19 vaccination statuses of approximately 500,000 Department of Veterans Affairs employees have been impermissibly disclosed.

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How Community Health Investments Will Define The Future of Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Paul R. Ross, President of SSM Health Foundation. Community health is more than how someone’s physical health needs are being met. It involves all the physical, social, and environmental factors — access to nutritious food, stable income and housing, education opportunities, and more.

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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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Extension Cord Safety

Total Medical Compliance Resources

The holidays and colder weather are here, and with that comes the increased use of extension cords. These can be used for connecting holiday decorations, lights, small devices, etc. to an electrical source.

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ sign contract with Radar Healthcare

Digital Health News

Radar healthcare has won a contract with Guy's and St Thomas' to consolidate existing risk management and compliance software with one solution.

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4 Roadblocks Hindering The Promise of Predictive Analytics

HIT Consultant

Brad Eckler, Field Sales Director, Public Sector, Qlik. COVID-19 will likely impact and strain healthcare systems for many years to come — possibly even forever. ​​As As its attention wanes, we need technology to step in and tell us when and how to act next.

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Camden Council pilot uses mobile care tech to get patients home quicker

Digital Health News

A small trial from Camden Council and Oysta is seeing medically-fit patients discharged from hospital early thanks to a mobile care device. Digital Patient News Camden Council Careline hospital discharge IntelliCare mobile care Oysta Oysta Pearl+ remote monitoring

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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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At Children's Mercy, telemedicine boosts access to highly sought-after subspecialists

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Children's Mercy Kansas City is a pediatric health system with the highest-level designations in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, trauma and emergency services, fetal health and transport services. THE PROBLEM.

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Baywater Healthcare treats over 7,000 patients with virtual ward service

Digital Health News

More than 7,000 patients have benefited from Baywater Healthcare's virtual ward service which is being used at three NHS trusts to free up bed capacity.

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Upcoding isn't solely to blame for spike in 'high-intensity' ED billing, researchers say

Fierce Healthcare

Upcoding isn't solely to blame for spike in 'high-intensity' ED billing, researchers say. dmuoio. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 15:39

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You Don’t Have to be Mega-Conglomerate to Benefit from Health IT: A CareCognitics Deployment

Healthcare IT Today

When we hear about streamlined workflows, mobile phone services, and other benefits of a well-planned IT upgrade, it’s usually at some enormous, well-endowed, urban chain. But ambulatory health care providers can also tap IT to improve their patient experience, work loads, and revenues.

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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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Sign-ups on ACA exchanges up 18% year over year to 5.5M so far

Fierce Healthcare

Sign-ups on ACA exchanges up 18% year over year to 5.5M so far. pminemyer. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:11

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Dollar General & CHPA Collaborate to Bolster Health Consumers’ Literacy and Access for OTC Pain Meds and Self-Care

Health Populi

Health is “made” where we live, work, play, pray, learn….and and shop.

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Bill that puts more antibiotics on market no sure thing

Fierce Healthcare

Bill that puts more antibiotics on market no sure thing. fdiamond. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 13:39

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Butterfly seeks a new CEO and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Brightside Health, Podimetrics and Hims & Hers also announce new additions to their teams

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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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The Future of Ophthalmology Depends Next-Gen Ecosystems: Q&A with Seba Leoni, Global Head & General Manager, Alcon Vision Suite

Fierce Healthcare

The Future of Ophthalmology Depends Next-Gen Ecosystems: Q&A with Seba Leoni, Global Head & General Manager, Alcon Vision Suite. mteefey. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 17:47

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Apple secures patent win in AliveCor heart monitoring tech case

Mobi Health News

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board determined three AliveCor patents regarding the detection of heart conditions like cardiac arrhythmias were unpatentable

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Massachusetts system pays DOJ $1.9M after employee theft reveals drug inventory inaccuracies

Fierce Healthcare

Massachusetts system pays DOJ $1.9M after employee theft reveals drug inventory inaccuracies. dmuoio. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:41

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7 benefits of Medical Billing Outsourcing

Medisys Compliance

A successful medical practice typically thanks its in-house medical billing staff for contributing to the practice’s success. Although the staff is excellent at what they do, they don’t have the time or availability to stay up with the rapidly changing healthcare business.

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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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Not Just for Kids: The Case for Modernizing Immunization Registries

Fierce Healthcare

Not Just for Kids: The Case for Modernizing Immunization Registries. mteefey. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:20

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Sydney-based medtech Echo IQ brings AI heart screening platform to the US

Mobi Health News

EchoSolv accurately identifies patients with guideline-defined aortic stenosis using AI

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Tomorrow Health launches tech to automate orders of medical equipment as at-home care grows

Fierce Healthcare

Tomorrow Health launches tech to automate orders of medical equipment as at-home care grows. agliadkovskaya. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:36

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AHA Shares Recommendations Regarding Cybersecurity Policy Proposals

Health IT Security

Hospitals and healthcare… read more

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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.