Fri.Feb 09, 2024

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Amazon closing One Medical corporate offices

Healthcare Dive

The e-commerce giant is reducing the primary care operator’s corporate footprint days after confirming plans to lay off One Medical employees.

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Senators working on legislation to reform how Medicare pays physicians

Fierce Healthcare

A bipartisan group of senators announced Friday that they are working on new legislation for “long-term reforms” to physician payments under Medicare and other program changes. | The lawmakers plan to investigate and pass "long-term reforms" that will "ensure financial stability for providers," among other goals. They plan to seek stakeholder input "in the coming weeks.

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Primary care providers Marathon Health and Everside Health merge

Healthcare Dive

The Denver- and Indianapolis-based systems will fully integrate by the end of the year and serve approximately 2.5 million patients at 680 care sites.

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How payers can help fix broken mental healthcare system

Fierce Healthcare

The mental healthcare system in the U.S. | Commercial health plans might do a better job of making community-based healthcare that relies on laypeople a reality than the pilots launched by government officials, one expert says.

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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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How long can hospitals survive a tech blackout?

Becker's Health IT

Hospitals are facing a concerning surge in hacking incidents, as 6 out of every 10 healthcare organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, according to NBC Washington. This is raising the question: How long can organizations take care of patients when their systems are seized?

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Banking on telehealth to reach rural patients, University of Rochester Medical Center rolls out innovative virtual care pilot

Fierce Healthcare

Banking on telehealth to reach rural patients, University of Rochester Medical Center rolls out innovative virtual care pilot hlandi Fri, 02/09/2024 - 14:36

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Medicare Advantage headwinds didn't prevent payers from turning a profit in 2023

Fierce Healthcare

Though a spike in utilization among seniors slammed payers last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, each of the six major national firms turned a profit in 2023. | Though a spike in utilization among seniors slammed payers last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, each of the six major national firms turned a profit in 2023.

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Mental health platform Headlight launches with $18M and more digital health funding

Mobi Health News

Lilli, a tech-enabled lifestyle monitoring company, and Essence, an app for companies aiming to improve the female experience in the workplace, also secured funding.

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The Role of Compliance Officers in Healthcare Organizations: Challenges and Responsibilities

American Medical Compliance

Compliance officers’ responsibilities extend far beyond merely checking boxes and ticking off regulatory requirements. In fact, 61% of the compliance teams from a Thomson Reuters report also work on long-range strategies for their companies by putting regulatory and legislative changes as a top priority. Compliance officers take on a more complex task such as the creation of medical compliance plans for their company’s long-term success.

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Hologic AI-powered cancer screening system wins FDA approval

Mobi Health News

The digital cytology system helps identify cervical cancer cells and precancerous lesions using deep learning AI and volumetric imaging technology.

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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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Mitigating Risks: Strategies for Managing Chemical Exposure in Medical and Dental Offices

Total Medical Compliance Resources

Chemical exposure in medical and dental offices has the potential to create significant risks to both patients and employees. Implementation of preventative measures and adherence to safety protocols are two important keys in addressing issues created by and managing chemical exposure. Healthcare employees interact with a variety of chemicals daily, including disinfectants and cleaning agents.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ?

Digital Health News

Today's briefing includes three experts recommending that AI regulation be related to patient benefit and Lilli raising £8.2m in Series A financing.

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Where UiPath Can Automate For Workflow and Quality in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

UiPath has been expanding the scope of automation for years, most recently by applying generative AI. In this extensive interview Jason Warrelmann, Global Director of Healthcare, describes many of the current and future areas ripe for automation. Beyond the details, the video is well worth watching for Warrelmann’s vision of how automation can extend into new areas of health care to relieve burdens on clinicians and administrators.

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Brainomix receives NICE endorsement for stroke software

Digital Health News

NICE has endorsed the AI stroke software Brainomix 360, opening up access to potentially life-changing treatment for stroke patients.

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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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CMS revises policy on texting patient orders

Becker's Health IT

"Stay updated on CMS's new policy for clinical teams texting patient orders. Learn about HIPAA compliant secure texting platforms and CoPs compliance.

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Movers and Shakers news roundup

Digital Health News

The latest edition of Movers and Shakers features a new role for former NHS England CNIO Natasha Phillips and new trust CEOs in Yorkshire and Devon.

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CMS proposes greater oversight, consulting limitations for accrediting organizations

Fierce Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing new oversight of accrediting organizations performance and other changes in response to “several concerns” the agency said have cro | A new proposed rule released Thursday aims to address "inconsistent" survey results, conflicts of interest and other concerns around accrediting practices.

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PointClickCare Acquires CPSI Subsidiary, American HealthTech

Healthcare IT Today

CPSI Selects PointClickCare to Support AHT Customers with Access to a Best-in-Class Suite of Products and Solutions, and the Most Expansive Care Collaboration Network PointClickCare Technologies , a leading healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real‐time insights at every stage of the patient healthcare journey, today announced the acquisition of American HealthTech Inc.

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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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US senators propose healthcare cybersecurity law

Becker's Health IT

U.S. senators introduce bill to strengthen cybersecurity in healthcare and combat growing wave of cyberattacks. Learn more about the legislation and its potential impact on hospitals.

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More than half of new moms don't see all the providers they want to, survey finds

Fierce Healthcare

More than half of new mothers were not able to see all the healthcare professionals they wanted to during their care journey, new data found. | Close to 7 in 10 women in a new survey saw between one and three different healthcare professionals throughout their pregnancy journey. Yet 57% had at least one they could not see. Nonwhite mothers reported higher rates of not being able to see their desired providers than white moms.

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Fitch: Credit hit 'unlikely' from Lurie Children's cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago likely won't face an immediate hit to its credit rating from the cyberattack it has been dealing with since late January, according to Fitch Ratings.

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Doximity doubles down on 'AI-fueled' growth, boosts 2024 revenue guidance

Fierce Healthcare

Doximity, a digital platform for medical professionals, is doubling down on its investment in artificial intelligence-powered technology to fuel its growth as it boosts its 2024 revenue guidance.

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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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Healthcare Sector Warned About Akira Ransomware Attacks

HIPAA Journal

The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector has been warned about cyberattacks involving Akira ransomware , of which there have been at least 81 since the new ransomware variant was discovered in May 2023. This is the second alert to be issued by the HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center in the past 6 months, with the latest alert including updated information on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by the group.

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Medicare Advantage Is a Burst Pipe

HealthIT Answers

By David R. Burda - The money flowing from Medicare into Medicare Advantage is like water gushing out of a frozen pipe. Here are the latest numbers from CMS, which released its annual national health expenditure figures on Dec. 13, 2023. The post Medicare Advantage Is a Burst Pipe appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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3 Boomerang Closes Flagship Fund With Over $375 Million

McGuire Wood

3 Boomerang Capital has announced it has closed its flagship private equity fund with more than $375 million. The fund, 3 Boomerang Capital I, was oversubscribed, exceeding its $350 million target. 3 Boomerang , based in Greenwich, Conn., is focused on lower middle market healthcare companies in North America and Western Europe. Founded in 2023, the firm focuses on biopharma outsourcing, medical device and diagnostic manufacturing, information technology and tech-enabled services, and alternate

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Feds warn of new ransomware gang targeting healthcare

Becker's Health IT

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center is warning about a ransomware gang, Akira, that is posing a new threat to the healthcare industry.

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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.

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Payer Roundup–Mental health care is lacking; CMS approves New Mexico mobile crisis intervention team

Fierce Healthcare

Below is a roundup of payer-centric news for the week of Feb. 5, 2024. | This week, a report from Inseparable shows how mental health care could be improved in each state, CMS approved a mobile crisis intervention team in New Mexico and Penn State Health agreed to a $12 million improper billing settlement.

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Comprehensive Dementia Care in Dentistry Training

American Medical Compliance

The Comprehensive Dementia Care in Dentistry Training is designed to educate dental healthcare providers (DHCP) on the various types, stages, and symptoms of dementia. The term “dementia” refers to a broad range of symptoms that arise from brain damage caused by illness, injury, or disease. A decline and loss of memory, focus, and judgment, as well as the capacity for learning, problem-solving, and communication, are some of these symptoms.

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The Importance of Fair and Consistent Employee Sanctions

Total Medical ComplianceHIPAA

In any organization, maintaining a harmonious work environment is pivotal to productivity and morale. However, navigating employee misconduct can be a challenging tightrope walk. When infractions occur, the response must be calibrated, fair, and reflective of the severity of the behavior while also considering the employee’s history, intent, and circumstances.

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ChristianaCare Settlement Drives New Legal Theory in False Claims Act Litigation: Hospitals Take Note When Providing Clinical Services to Their Private Physician Groups

Healthcare Law Blog

Delaware-based ChristianaCare Health System (ChristianaCare) [1] recently agreed to pay $47.1 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the system’s former Chief Compliance Officer, Ronald Sherman. Among other things, the complaint alleged that the system’s arrangements with various private physician groups resulted in federal False Claims Act (FCA) and Delaware False Claims and Reporting Act (DE FCA) liability. [2] Specifically, Sherman alleged that ChristianaCare violated the FCA and DE FCA by pro

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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.