Wed.Feb 28, 2024

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UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

Healthcare Dive

Regulators are reportedly looking into the massive healthcare conglomerate’s potential anticompetitive effects, including the relationship between its health insurer UnitedHealthcare and physician network Optum.

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Food is Medicine Approaches to Address Diet-Related Health Conditions

Bill of Health

By Hannah Rahim Food is Medicine interventions aim to prevent and treat diet-related chronic health conditions and reduce food insecurity by providing food to individuals and communities, in connection with the health care system. While Food is Medicine has been gaining prominence in recent years, it has also received some criticism. This article will explore the development of Food is Medicine and its limitations, and briefly offer recommendations for successful Food is Medicine initiatives.

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Elevance launches weight management program, including GLP-1 monitoring

Healthcare Dive

Elevance joins a growing list of insurers expanding their weight management offerings after demand for GLP-1 drugs has soared over the past year.

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Virtus Health enhancing IVF patient experience with AI

Healthcare It News

It is consolidating its contact centre functionalities across sites in Australia and Europe.

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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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UHS eyes 2024 growth but ‘cautious’ amid persistent cost pressures

Healthcare Dive

The Pennsylvania-based hospital operator grew revenue 7% in 2023 despite operational challenges, including high labor costs and strained payer relations.

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Ransomware group leader told hackers to attack hospitals, FBI, HHS say

Becker's Health IT

Learn about the latest cyberattack on Change Healthcare and how the BlackCat hacker group is targeting hospitals, with ties to Russia and leaked patient photos.

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ViVE 2024: Health systems are making big bets on AI. Here's how

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical docum | AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical documentation to making it easier for patients to get information about their medical care.

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Generative AI in Your Desk Drawer: A Wealth of Uses

Healthcare IT Today

Previous articles in this series introduced the role of generative AI in the healthcare back office and examined its use in billing and revenue management. We’ll cover a lot of other uses in this article. Patient Contact and Care Management CEO Rahul Sharma of HSBlox says that the next version of its CureAlign platform will use generative AI to help improve the care management processes in its CareTracker module.

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Experts, government outline healthcare strategies for gun violence prevention at Northwell's annual forum

Fierce Healthcare

Providers, researchers and government officials gathered Tuesday to discuss the "urgent public health crisis" of gun violence and throw their weight behind a new multimillion-dollar aware | The event, which emphasized the role of healthcare professionals in addressing gun violence, came with the announcement of an industry-backed, multimillion-dollar awareness and prevention campaign.

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What Health IT Trend Has You Most Excited?

Healthcare IT Today

Burnout is something that can slowly creep up on you but take a long time to crawl out of. This serious problem is something that happens with you are overworked and overstressed from the problems you are tasked with at work. In the world of healthcare, where we are constantly looking for ways to make things better, it is no surprise that we are facing a high burnout rate.

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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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Northwell Health, Nuvance Health unveil 28-hospital merger deal

Fierce Healthcare

Danbury, Connecticut-based Nuvance Health is joining Northwell Health, New York’s largest provider and private employer, under a strategic merger agreement unveiled Wednesday. | The $18 billion combination, which still requires regulatory signoffs, would give Northwell a foothold in Connecticut and promises "significant investments" for Nuvance.

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Healthcare Lags in AI Adoption Despite Potential Benefits, Study Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A recent study conducted by Access Partnership for Amazon Web Services (AWS) highlights a significant discrepancy between the perceived benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the industry’s current preparedness to utilize it effectively. – The study underscores the need for collaboration between healthcare organizations and technology leaders like AWS to bridge the AI skills gap and unlock the full potential of AI in healthcare.

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'Podnosis': Maternal mental health in the spotlight

Fierce Healthcare

This week on “Podnosis,” we explore the critical issue of maternal mental health. | This week on "Podnosis," Editor-in-Chief Ayla Ellison explores the critical issue of maternal mental health in an interview with Dr. Ken Levey, co-founder and CEO of Mother Goose Health.

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Holistic Approaches to Chronic Care Management

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Chronic conditions can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, requiring ongoing attention and management. As such, the approach to addressing these conditions should extend beyond mere symptom management to encompass a holistic view of […] The article Holistic Approaches to Chronic Care Management appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Walgreens to accept Medicare Advantage OTC benefits online

Fierce Healthcare

Walgreens will now accept a slew of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits online, including the option for home delivery, the company announced this week. | Walgreens will now accept a slew of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits online, including the option for home delivery, the company announced this week.

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Absci Announces $75M Public Offering to Fuel AI Drug Creation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Absci Corporation (Nasdaq: ABSI), a company utilizing generative AI for drug discovery, announced today an initial public offering (IPO) of $75 million in common stock. – This IPO aims to support the advancement of Absci’s internal drug development programs, further investment in their Integrated Drug Creation™ platform, and general corporate purposes.

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PBM reform advocates preach optimism as Congress delays action

Fierce Healthcare

Congress is living up to its dysfunctional reputation, at least when it comes to healthcare reform. | Despite broad support, PBM reform appears unlikely in the short-term. Here's why advocates are not panicked.

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Featured Health IT Job: Tier 2 Epic Ambulatory Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Tier 2 Epic Ambulatory Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is a remote position. Here’s a description of the position: Actively seeking an Epic Ambulatory analyst to support day-to-day activities within a client’s OCHIN Epic system, including Tier 2 escalation tickets for end-user

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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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Belong.Life Launches Conversational AI Cancer Mentor

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Belong.Life, a leading global provider of AI-powered patient education and support solutions, has unveiled the BelongAI Dave – Cancer Mentor app to bring the most advanced and comprehensive cancer support technology to patients and caregivers around the world. The new solution marks a significant step forward in personalized cancer support, by providing patients with a proactive and comprehensive conversational-AI solution for managing their journey 24/7.

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Healthcare Review of the Brother MFC-L6915DW All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier

Healthcare IT Today

When I first started doing IT in healthcare, I remember the thought and excitement around the paperless office. I remember seeing all those paper charts stored in the HIM office and thinking how nice it will be when everything is paperless. No more managing those charts and everything quickly accessible with a few keystrokes. While those paper chart rooms have disappeared, the paperless office hasn’t really come to fruition the way that many of us thought it may.

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The main concern for hospitals amid Change Healthcare outage

Becker's Health IT

What is the main concern for hospitals and health systems when it comes to the Change Healthcare attack? The potential impact to patient care and safety, John Riggi, the American Hospital Association's national adviser for cybersecurity and risk, told Becker's.

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Philips Appoints Charlotte Hanneman as New CFO, Succeeding Abhijit Bhattacharya

HIT Consultant

Charlotte-Hanneman, CFO at Philips What You Should Know: – Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Hanneman as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). – Ms. Hanneman will join the company’s Board of Management on June 1, 2024, officially assuming the CFO role on October 1, 2024.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Rotherham NHS FT’s EPR integrates with GP Connect

Digital Health News

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has integrated GP Connect with its EPR, improving access to patient records for authorised health and care professionals.

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GLP-1 Revolution, Non-Traditional Delivery, and Telehealth Expansion

HIT Consultant

Guy Friedman, co-founder and CEO of SteadyMD The past few years have seen upheavals in healthcare, and 2024 so far shows no signs of breaking that pattern. While the fundamentals of healthcare remain the same – caregivers treating patients – the who, how and where are changing, driven by shifting demographics, evolving consumer preferences, technological advancements and revolutionary drugs.

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ViVE 2024: Included Health embeds CDC 'Healthy Days' measures in navigation offering following successful pilot

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — "How are you doing?" Those four words can have a big impact on getting people healthier by addressing unmet medical needs, says Ami Parekh, M.D., Included Health's chief health office | "How are you doing?" Those four words can have a big impact on getting people healthier by addressing unmet medical needs, says Ami Parekh, M.D., Included Health's chief health officer.

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Virtus Health enhancing IVF patient experience with AI

Mobi Health News

It is consolidating its contact centre functionalities across sites in Australia and Europe.

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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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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing covers an innovative NHS trial of a test to diagnose Barrett's oesophagus and the discovery of a new genetic screening tool.

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Redi Health secures $14M for healthcare management platform

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to create and launch new products, expand its network and speed up its growth.

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South East London, Suvera partner on virtual care to manage hypertension

Digital Health News

Digital health startup Suvera, has partnered with NHS South East London Integrated Care System to improve hypertension control across Lewisham.

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Valued Communication with Vendor Relationships | symplr

Symplr

As a healthcare organization today, our relationship with technology can often feel like a whirlwind romance, a continuous cycle of excitement and exasperation. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the connectivity we forge with our tech vendors. It’s a partnership that demands more than a transaction; it requires trust and collaboration as part of a long-term relationship.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.