Tue.May 30, 2023

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Where telemedicine is headed now that the PHE has ended

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency came to an end on May 11. This change is yet another signal that the country is working to move past the pandemic, which falls in line with recent moves by the federal government to move the pandemic to a more controlled phase. This also happens to coincide with the World Health Organization declaring an end to the COVID-19 global health emergency.

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Postpartum people could lose coverage amid Medicaid redeterminations

Healthcare Dive

People in some states could lose postpartum coverage 60 days after giving birth, even though health risks from pregnancy can continue for months, according to a new report from KFF.

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Virtual care service launched for Northern Sydney aged care residents

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new virtual care service has been launched for aged care residents in Northern Sydney. The Sydney North Health Network recently provided a A$1.1 million ($700,000) funding package to set up the RACF Virtual Care Service, which is powered by Health Teams, a provider of a digital health platform for the aged and home care sector. WHAT IT'S ABOUT Based on a media release, the virtual care service features video consultations with primary care providers and clinicians and remote vital signs mo

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Physician compensation rose but was eclipsed by inflation, MGMA survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Although hampered by a 7% increase in inflation, advanced practice providers saw the biggest change in median total pay compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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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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Cleveland Clinic taps Epic MyChart to drive clinical research engagement

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Is AI Eating Healthcare? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 115

Healthcare IT Today

For the 115th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are talking about the ever growing presence of AI in healthcare! To kick us off, we begin by discussing why we think AI is such a big topic and the goal of AI at this current moment. Next, we share the most exciting things we have seen AI doing in healthcare. But AI can’t be the answer for everything, so we also discuss what areas of healthcare won’t be impacted by AI.

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The End of One Health Crisis Must Not Lead to a New One

HIT Consultant

Paula LeClair, U.S. General Manager of Healthy.io Three years after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the Public Health Emergency (PHE) enacted in the United States came to an end this May. As much as we would like to go back to normal, it seems that simply turning the page on the PHE without carrying forward what we learned during Covid will leave millions of Americans scrambling for healthcare and disengaging from essential preventive health services.

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Outsourcing Clinical Notes to an Expert-Machine Collaboration Using Ambient Clinical Voice

Healthcare IT Today

OnPoint Healthcare Partners is the latest ambient clinical voice technology we’ve found that combines expert human authors with AI to take one of the annoying burdens off doctors: writing clinical notes. According to President and CEO Jim Boswell, information is captured from the doctor/patient interaction, uploaded securely to their cloud services, and processed by a team from around the world to generate notes in a time ranging from less than an hour to next-morning delivery.

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Long COVID described as a 'syndrome of syndromes' in NIH funded research

Fierce Healthcare

Long COVID described as a 'syndrome of syndromes' in NIH funded research fdiamond Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:16

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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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AI in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Further Adoption Requires Better Data Infrastructure

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jon Kimerle, Global Strategic Healthcare Alliances at Pure Storage The digital transformation of healthcare continues to accelerate, and technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) are predicted to have an increasing impact on efficiency, quality, and scalability of health outcomes. At present, AI is already driving high-quality, predictive patient care and better outcomes by making connections humans can’t, adding context, and unearthing new insights.

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Building a Better, Digitized Hospital Incident Command System

HIT Consultant

Matt Kernerman, Team Lead for AppArmor Plenty of crisis events and safety initiatives can and do, receive extensive attention and pre-planning from hospital officials, but the reality is that when an emergency incident unfolds, time is not always on the side of health facility leaders. Natural disasters, severe weather, mass casualty incidents, system malfunctions and pandemics can present with little to no warning and impact every area of a hospital or health center.

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UnitedHealthcare, docs still at odds over prior authorization policy for colonoscopies

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare, docs still at odds over prior authorization policy for colonoscopies fdiamond Tue, 05/30/2023 - 17:17

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It’s Time We Put The Person Back Into Personalized Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Raymond Lee, Chief Product Officer, Vida Health One of the great wonders of life is that every person’s genome is completely unique. Dr. Suess put it best when he wrote: “Today, you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” As nice as it sounds, this truism presents some serious challenges for healthcare leaders.

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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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Denials of health insurance claims are rising—and getting weirder

Fierce Healthcare

Denials of health insurance claims are rising—and getting weirder pminemyer Tue, 05/30/2023 - 10:51

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Podimetrics CMO Talks Supporting Patients Living with SDoH Challenges

HIT Consultant

Dr. Gary Rothenberg, Chief Medical Officer of Podimetrics In an interview with HIT Consultant, Dr. Gary Rothenberg, Chief Medical Officer of Podimetrics talks about how healthcare technology can help support a focus on social determinants of health (SDoH) to enhance the relationship between the patient and physician/care team. How can health technology play a role in helping to address social determinants of health (SDOH) when it comes to diabetes care?

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Master Alarm Panel for Medical Gas (Updated)

Medical Gas Compliance

Medical gas supply systems in healthcare facilities provide gases such as oxygen, nitrous oxide, and medical air throughout your facility as needed. These are critical gases for maintaining your patients' wellbeing. These systems are also monitored with alarms that activate when there is a pressure change or other type of issue that requires attention.

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3 Ways Government Can Catalyze Biomedical Innovation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Deloitte has published some new research about how government can advance biomedical innovation and improve public health. The report shares insights from various government leaders and biomedical industry experts on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s driving innovation, the challenges and opportunities in partnerships, and the government’s role in sustaining the biomedical industry.

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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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Converge around the person, not the technology

Digital Health News

The debate on EPR convergence needs to acknowledge the inescapable variety of the health and care landscape and put people first, writes Alastair Allen.

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IL, KY, and TN Healthcare Orgs Recovering from Recent Cyberattacks

HIPAA Journal

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Investigating Royal Ransomware Attack Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers in Illinois has launched an investigation into a cyberattack that the Royal ransomware group has claimed responsibility for. Third-party forensics experts have been engaged to investigate the breach and determine the extent to which patient information was involved.

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Outages that paralysed GP EPR systems resolved – EMIS

Digital Health News

Repeated outages that caused “significant disruption” to GP surgeries across the country on Friday has been resolved, according to a spokesperson for EMIS.

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Ohio Hospital Exposed Nurses and Other Staff to Workplace Violence

HIPAA Journal

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined a children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio failed to adequately protect healthcare employees from workplace violence. Patients attacked nurses and other healthcare professionals and their bites, kicks, punches, and other assaults resulted in staff members sustaining serious injuries.

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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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Medicaid work requirements dropped in debt ceiling deal

Fierce Healthcare

Medicaid work requirements dropped in debt ceiling deal pminemyer Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:20

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Q&A: Venture capital firm 3CC seeks entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds

Mobi Health News

Julien Pham, founder and managing partner of Third Culture Capital, discusses 3CC's quest to invest in founders from various backgrounds and help the companies prosper.

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Patients Know Best announces 6B as new tech partner

Digital Health News

Digital health specialist 6B has been announced as the new technology partner for Patients Know Best, and will be designing bespoke integrations.

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Optum launching new programs that lean on independent pharmacies to close care gaps

Fierce Healthcare

Optum launching new programs that lean on independent pharmacies to close care gaps pminemyer Tue, 05/30/2023 - 16:03

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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.