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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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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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Healthcare provisions of the debt limit deal: COVID-19 funding clawbacks, no Medicaid work requirements

Healthcare Dive

Congressional Republicans and the White House reached a deal over the weekend to raise the debt ceiling that includes healthcare policy wins for both sides of the aisle.

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Confirm your healthcare compliance with our easy-to-use HIPAA checklist. Safeguard data, avoid penalties, and streamline security best practices effortlessly. As you know, HIPAA has many requirements, and just missing one could lead to devastating consequences for your organization. Don't miss out— get your free and instant download now!

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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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Persistent expenses drove Ascension to $1.8B operating loss

Healthcare Dive

An improvement in volumes for the health system, especially outpatient surgeries and emergency room visits, didn’t outpace growing expenses, which increased by $804 million year over year in the nine month period.

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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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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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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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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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Navigating the Challenges of Biosample Consent in Clinical Trials

HIT Consultant

Sonia Fischer, Customer Integrations Manager, IQVIA In the age of biotechnology , biosample collection has become an essential part of medical research. Through this process, samples are taken from patients through a variety of sources, including blood, tissue, saliva, hair, and other bodily fluids. The samples are then analyzed for their genetic, biochemical, or physiological properties, and the findings are used to further the understanding of human healt h, disease and the environment.

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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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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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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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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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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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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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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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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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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.

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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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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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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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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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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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Personalized Care Company Validic Acquires Trapollo

Healthcare IT Today

Validic Inc. , a market-leading digital health and personalized care company, has acquired the assets of Trapollo LLC , a connected health, technical support, and device logistics provider that helps healthcare organizations care for patients at home. Trapollo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Communications, Inc. With the acquisition of these Trapollo assets, Validic rounds out its core capabilities and becomes the company best positioned to make personalized healthcare a practical reality

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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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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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Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist: Easily Find Out Your HIPAA Requirements

This checklist is your best free resource for assessing your current HIPAA compliance status. Including all of the components of an effective compliance program, you’ll be sure you’re not missing a single piece of compliance. HIPAA is a complex law - protect your organization from financial and legal ramifications by ensuring your compliance program has all of the proper elements in place.

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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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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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Employer focused specialty care platform Carrum Health scores $45M

Mobi Health News

The California-based company will use the funds to expand its oncology and surgical care-focused offerings.

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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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Forrester Wave™ Contract Lifecycle Management for 2023

In The Forrester Wave™ Contract Lifecycle Management, Q3 2023, Evisort has debuted as a Strong Performer.