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Froedtert CTO talks AI scaling strategy, from 'small improvements' to 'hardest' last mile

Healthcare It News

Editor's Note: This is part two of our two-part interview with Dr. Melek Somai. To read part one, click here. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology.

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Lobby-funded study argues Medicare Advantage rate cuts are worse than CMS expects

Healthcare Dive

Medicare Advantage payment per month, per beneficiary could drop by 1% next year if regulators finalize rates as proposed, according to the analysis backed by the Better Medicare Alliance.

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Froedtert/Inception Health is using AI for preventive care recommendations and much more

Healthcare It News

The health system has efforts to use artificial intelligence to, among other things, streamline patient scheduling and provide personalized preventive care recommendations. Dr. Melek Somai, the CTO, explains how.

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Catholic health system taps CommonSpirit executive as next CEO

Healthcare Dive

E.J. Kuiper, who has served in leadership roles at multiple faith-based healthcare organizations, will replace Richard Vath as CEO of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System effective May 1.

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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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Psychedelic Inequities and Unexplored Risk: Colonization, Commercialization, and Regulation

Bill of Health

By Tegan M. Carr As a researcher studying the psychedelic experiences of people of color in hopes of driving equitable psychedelic health care, I’m concerned about the ways in which Black, Brown, and Indigenous contributions have been excluded in the development of the psychedelic field and investigation of novel psychedelic therapies. By excluding diverse contributions to the psychedelic field, we risk establishing psychedelic practices that exacerbate racial health inequities (disparities) in

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Veradigm will likely delist after missing Nasdaq deadline

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare IT firm also announced plans to acquire AI company ScienceIO as it prepares to be suspended from trading.

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ViVE 2024: Veradigm buys ScienceIO in $140M deal to build out healthcare AI solutions

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — Healthcare data and tech company Veradigm is picking up ScienceIO in a $140 million deal to build out large language models for healthcare. | Veradigm plans to use the company's platform to create its own proprietary large language models on its own massive dataset, which includes 400,000 providers and over 200 million patients.

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Using Data to Uncover Actionable Insights for Service Desk Support

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dan O’Connor, Vice President of Service Desk at HCTec The healthcare industry has quickly evolved to be very data-driven, and the role of IT has become essential in the patient delivery experience. From managing patient records to facilitating medical procedures and ensuring compliance with regulations, healthcare IT systems play a crucial role in delivering quality care.

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WSJ: Department of Justice conducting antitrust probe of UnitedHealth Group

Fierce Healthcare

Amid a tense week for UnitedHealth Group as the company continues to navigate a cyberattack against its Optum unit, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Biden administration is quietly launchin | Amid a tense week for UnitedHealth Group as the company continues to navigate a cyberattack against its Optum unit, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Biden administration is quietly launching an antitrust probe into the company.

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Integrating AI Co-Pilots: A New Era of Intelligent Healthcare Management

HIT Consultant

Akshay Sharma, Chief AI Officer, Lyric The integration of AI into healthcare workflows presents a tremendous opportunity for transformation –– and for new levels of productivity in a time when administrative functions surrounding claims adjudication, provider reimbursement, and related functions are complicating operations and affecting efficiency. AI Co-Pilots offer an innovative approach to addressing these issues by driving efficiency, accuracy, and value in payment integrity.

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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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Nearly all doctors suffer burnout, survey finds, but many cautiously hopeful that AI could help

Fierce Healthcare

Nearly all physicians in the U.S. | Nearly all physicians in the U.S. said they feel regularly burned out and over half of them have considered either leaving the profession or adopting non-patient-facing roles, according to a new Athenahealth survey.

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Generative AI in Your Desk Drawer: Revenue Management

Healthcare IT Today

The previous article in this series introduced the topic of generative AI in the back office of healthcare. This article starts to look at healthcare generative AI use cases. Is it any surprise that new technologies in health care pop up quickly in the area of reimbursements? Payments are the constant obsession of every manager. Claims Abhishek Sharma, principal of business transformation at Sagility , says that payers question why a doctor ordered an MRI instead of a less costly CT scan, and th

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Alignment Healthcare to eliminate ACO REACH exposure, exceeds revenue expectations

Fierce Healthcare

Insurtech Alignment Healthcare has recorded $1.82 billion in revenue for full-year 2023 and beat market expectations for quarterly revenue by more than $20 million, the company announced Feb. | Alignment Healthcare stressed it should reach profitability this year and announced it would pulling back from the ACO REACH program, the company said during a fourth-quarter earnings call.

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Ransomware group behind Lurie Children's hack seeks $3.4M

Becker's Health IT

A ransomware gang that has targeted the healthcare sector has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and is attempting to sell its data for $3.4 million, The Record reported Feb. 27.

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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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PE-backed anesthesiology group ends contracts with 5 Colorado hospitals, phases out non-competes to resolve monopoly inquiry

Fierce Healthcare

PE-backed anesthesiology group ends contracts with 5 Colorado hospitals, phases out non-competes to resolve monopoly inquiry dmuoio Tue, 02/27/2024 - 15:40

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Skin Analytics rolls out AI DERM device to more NHS trusts

Digital Health News

Nine trusts are set to benefit from funding from NHS England, secured by Skin Analytics, that will allow them to deploy the AI-powered DERM device.

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How to Use NBA in Pharma Sales: Best Practices

HIT Consultant

Doron Aspitz, CEO, Verix Next Best Action has been one of the most important approaches for sales in recent years, including for pharmaceuticals. But because selling pharma is significantly different than selling other products, pharma-oriented NBA approaches need to be significantly more sophisticated than NBA for other industries. Pharma sales teams looking to implement NBA need to embrace an updated, data-driven version of this approach, known as NBA 2.0, along with the appropriate tools, inc

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ViVE 2024: Optum Health CEO talks cyberattack, what's next for value-based care

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — Optum Health CEO Amar Desai took the stage at ViVE on Monday morning to discuss the company's value-based care ambitions and strategy, but there was a clear elephant in the room: | LOS ANGELES — Optum Health CEO Amar Desai took the stage at ViVE on Monday morning to discuss the company's value-based care ambitions and strategy, but there was a clear elephant in the room: the cyberattack on Change Healthcare that's still causing disruption nationwide.

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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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Know Labs Unveils KnowU: Wearable Non-Invasive CGM Poised to Revolutionize Glucose Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Know Labs (NYSE American: KNW), a leading innovator in non-invasive medical diagnostic technology, today announced the unveiling of its KnowU™, a wearable, non-invasive continuous glucose monitor (CGM). – With over 270 patents issued, pending, and in process, Know Labs has established a solid foundation for its technology, creating a competitive advantage in the non-invasive CGM landscape.

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Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company Announces Acquisition of HealthBeacon PLC

Healthcare IT Today

Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company today announced that, through its Hamilton Beach Health subsidiary, it has acquired HealthBeacon PLC , a medical technology firm and strategic partner of the company. HealthBeacon develops connected devices that enable patients with chronic conditions to manage their injectable medication regimens at home and provides other health services.

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Imprivata Unveils Imprivata Biometric Patient Identity

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Imprivata , a provider of digital identity solutions for critical industries, today announced the launch of Imprivata Biometric Patient Identity. This innovative solution utilizes facial recognition technology to address the growing issue of patient misidentification in healthcare. – Integrated with Epic, Imprivata Biometric Patient Identity empowers healthcare providers to confidently deliver improved patient care while mitigating the risks associated with mi

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Rewired 2024: ‘This is a watershed moment for community pharmacists’

Digital Health News

A fundamental shift in the digital capabilities of community pharmacies is opening the door to a new era of record sharing and shared care, Rewired keynote speaker Rahul Singal tells Digital Health News.

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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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Color Health, BCBS National Labor Office Partner to Empower Unions in the Fight Against Cancer

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Color Health , a leader in comprehensive cancer solutions, announced today a Strategic Alliance partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) National Labor Office (NLO). – Through this alliance, Color Health and BCBS NLO aim to empower union leaders with the tools and resources needed to equip their members for the fight against cancer, promoting early detection, comprehensive care, and essential support services.

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UnitedHealth says most pharmacies have 'effective workarounds' amid Change cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

UnitedHealth Group estimates 90% of the 70,000-plus pharmacies in the U.S. using Change Healthcare's platform have modified electronic claims processing to mitigate effects of the cybersecurity incident that hit the company last week.

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FamilyWell Secures $4.3M to Combat Maternal Mental Health Crisis

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – FamilyWell Health , a company dedicated to improving maternal mental health, announced today they have secured $4.3 million in seed funding led by.406 Ventures , with participation from GreyMatter Capital and Mother Ventures. – The funding will fuel FamilyWell’s national expansion, tackling the crucial issue of maternal mental health.

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AHA says Change Healthcare attack will impact hospital finances

Becker's Health IT

The American Hospital Association penned a letter to the HHS about the Change Healthcare attack stating that the incident will have "an immediate adverse impact on hospitals' finances.

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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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Veradigm Acquires ScienceIO for $140M in Cash to Accelerate AI Innovation in Healthcare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Veradigm Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX), a provider of healthcare data and technology solutions, announced an agreement to acquire ScienceIO , a leader in healthcare AI platform and foundation models. – The acquisition is valued at $140 million in cash, with $44 million deferred and payable in installments over three years. Veradigm will fund the transaction entirely from existing cash reserves.

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b.well Connected Health scores $40M to accelerate growth

Mobi Health News

The company's FHIR-based platform unifies patient's healthcare data to drive personalized care insights.

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Promptly Health chosen for NHS Wales patient-centred data contract

Digital Health News

Promptly Health has been selected as for an NHS Wales-wide initiative to help improve patient outcomes through patient-centred data collection.

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Cigna affected by Prospect Medical breach

Becker's Health IT

Some of Cigna's policyholder information has been compromised due to a 2023 cyberattack on Culver City, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings, Hartford Business Journal reported Feb. 27.

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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.