Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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Revolutionizing Healthcare Compliance Software: Locking Down a Secure and Compliant Environment

Compliancy Group

In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, staying compliant with regulations and standards is crucial. Failure to comply not only puts patients’ sensitive information at risk, but also exposes healthcare organizations to hefty fines and reputational damage. To navigate this complex landscape effectively, healthcare providers are turning to innovative software solutions like Compliancy’s Group’s healthcare compliance software, which helps streamline and enhance compliance management process

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Telehealth visits billed at a lower level of service than office visits, study finds

Healthcare Dive

The results indicate patients might select in-person office visit over telehealth options if they feel they need a higher level of care or closer proximity to other tests and assessments, according to a study from Epic Research.

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An Intersectional Analysis of Proposed Fertility Leave in England and Wales

Bill of Health

By Elizabeth Chloe Romanis and Sabrina Germain For people in England and Wales needing access to fertility treatment, economic barriers can be a huge hurdle. There are the direct costs of the treatment (some, but not all, of which are covered by the National Health Service). But there are also the less visible indirect costs associated with accessing these treatments.

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CMMI teases new behavioral, maternal health models launching this year

Healthcare Dive

The timeline of the two upcoming models could be pushed back if Congress doesn’t come to a funding agreement and the government shuts down, CMMI head Liz Fowler said.

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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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Kroger Health teams up with meal delivery company on medically tailored meals for chronic conditions

Fierce Healthcare

Kroger Health, part of the Kroger Co., is teaming up with Performance Kitchen to offer medically tailored meals to people with chronic conditions. | Performance Kitchen’s team of chefs, doctors and registered dietitians focuses on delivering nutritionally balanced meals. The meals will be both approved by Performance Kitchen’s team and Kroger Health registered dietitians.

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GE HealthCare partners with Mayo Clinic to accelerate work on imaging and AI

Healthcare Dive

The organizations will collaborate on the application of artificial intelligence to medical imaging, and the automation of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound.

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65,000 Kaiser Permanente workers vote to authorize strike

Healthcare Dive

Seventy-five percent of healthcare workers represented by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have authorized a strike, which could begin as early as Oct. 1.

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Priority Health launches program to back placement of service dogs in schools

Fierce Healthcare

Worsening mental health among young people is a growing national concern, and, in a bid to tackle the issue in its home state of Michigan, insurer Priority Health is going to the dogs—literally.

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Health IT Salespeople “Got Tickets?” – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Happy Friday to all of you! We’ve finished up another week and we’re ready to start your weekend off right. That means it’s time for another edition of Fun Friday. This week we’re highlighting another CxO Bach from Ed Marx. In this one he highlights some approaches sales people use to try and get the attention of healthcare IT leaders.

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Industry Voices—Medical debt isn't about money. It's about health

Fierce Healthcare

There is no shortage of unjust elements in the U.S. healthcare system. But one in particular deserves far more attention and action than it is currently receiving—namely, medical debt. | As healthcare leaders, we believe there is a moral obligation to take action to reduce the burden of medical debt, and there are obvious levers to help.

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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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NHS Innovation Accelerator opens for applications

Digital Health News

The 2024 NHS Innovation Accelerator is now open for applications for health and social care innovators with proven solutions to support the NHS.

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Michigan Blues chief announces retirement day after 1K workers go on strike

Fierce Healthcare

There’s been a lot of churn at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) this week. | Daniel J. Loepp, the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, announced his departure date the day after workers at the insurer went on strike.

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Ovation Healthcare Expands Technology Services with 3D Technology Merger

Healthcare IT Today

Ovation Healthcare , a premier provider of shared services to independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, today announced a merger with 3D Technology , a national, healthcare-focused technology provider of professional and managed services. 3D Technology’s deep understanding of healthcare operations and expertise in technology solutions has led to an improved patient care experience and provider-patient relationships, healthier community populations, and drastically reduced cost o

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Movers and Shakers news roundup

Digital Health News

This edition of Movers and Shakers includes the departure of NHSE’s COO and the appointment of an interim CEO in a shared CEO model for 2 Liverpool trusts.

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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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Geisinger Deploys Exo’s POCUS Ultrasound Workflow Solution

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Geisinger has announced their implementation of Exo’s point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workflow software, Exo Work s, to simplify and streamline ultrasound exam documents, billing and quality assurance to improve patient outcomes. – The implementation marks Geisinger as the first health system in PA to implement Exo’s easy-to-use ultrasound workflow solution. – Exo Works will be deployed in Geisinger’s Emergency, Women’s Health and Sports Medicine depar

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August Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

Center for Health Insurance Reform

As summer was winding down, CHIR was reading up on the latest health policy research. In August, we read about differences between Medicare Advantage and commercial plans’ negotiated hospital prices, the affordability of employer-sponsored insurance for older adults, and the expected growth of 2024 Affordable Care Act Marketplace premiums.

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FDA releases updated final guidance for its Breakthrough Devices Program

Mobi Health News

The FDA clarifies its interpretation of "more effective," and indicates it will consider improved accessibility of a device during the Breakthrough designation process.

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Health subcommittee members at odds over drafted drug shortage legislation

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. | Experts were brought to the hill to explain the root causes of drug shortages, plus how potential legislation could remedy the problem.

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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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A Prescription-Strength Formula for Stronger Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Steven Stone, Head of Rubrik Zero Labs at Rubrik In early August, a ransomware attack disrupted operations across its network of 17 hospitals and more than 165 clinics in four states and forced some to rely on paper records. Some emergency rooms were shut down and ambulances diverted after the company took its computer systems offline to protect and restore them.

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New York hospitals still reeling from ransomware attack

Becker's Health IT

The FBI, the New York State Department of Health and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are trying to help Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital and Ogdensburg, N.Y.-based Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center recover from a ransomware attack, The Record reported Sept. 14.

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GE HealthCare, Mayo Clinic partner to advance theranostics

Mobi Health News

The pair will work to further the practice of radiology and patient care using innovation, such as theranostics, AI and digital health platforms.

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Roundups: 16 Recent Strategic Digital Health Partnerships

HIT Consultant

Walgreens and Pearl Health , a provider enablement company has announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the expansion of value-based care in collaboration with community-based primary care physicians. As part of the strategic partnership, Walgreens will provide complementary services, including prescription fulfillment, medication adherence, immunizations, care gap closure and diagnostic testing.

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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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Fall Forecast: Upcoming Telehealth Controlled Substance Rule

Hall Render

This Week (September 15, 2023) : Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) officials have been holding pre-regulatory listening sessions with stakeholders to discuss a new special provider registration requirement for practitioners who are prescribing controlled substances through telehealth without first establishing a provider-patient relationship.

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MedImpact, GoodRx team on new prescription savings program

Fierce Healthcare

Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact is teaming up with GoodRx on a new program that offers drug discounts "seamlessly" at the pharmacy counter. | Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact is teaming up with GoodRx on a new program that offers drug discounts "seamlessly" at the pharmacy counter.

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Hospitals and Digital Health Can Save People and the Planet

HealthIT Answers

By Gil Bashe - If the healthcare sector were a country, it would be the world’s fifth-largest contributor to greenhouse gases following China, the US, India, and Russia. The planet’s health and our own are joined, and the health community must unite with environmental affairs experts to collaborate on what must be done to keep the planet vibrant. The post Hospitals and Digital Health Can Save People and the Planet appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Chutes & Ladders—CareRev names first chief nursing officer

Fierce Healthcare

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

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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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Upskilling the healthcare workforce for AI and digitalized care – Tom Lawry

Redox

If one thing is clear about the impact of AI, it’s that it will change the nature of almost all work. And healthcare’s rapid adoption means we all are likely to face those changes sooner than most. How do you prepare yourself, your team, your organization? This week’s guest on Diagnosing Healthtech, Tom Lawry, is joining us to talk about just that.

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Ada Takes a Big Risk for Office Efficiency

Healthicity

In the bustling world of office life, Ada is a paper-shuffling champion. Day in and day out, she's a whirlwind of efficiency, darting between her desk and the copier through a never-ending maze of cubicles.

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symplr in the Spotlight, September 2023 | symplr

Symplr

Each month we bring you a roundup of achievements and thought leadership in the healthcare industry. From innovative tech solutions to esteemed professionals, symplr and our customers continue to make waves across the healthcare landscape.

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HANYS’ comment letters

Hanys

This week HANYS submitted comments to CMS in response to its proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule; payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and other changes to Part B payment and coverage policies; and short-term, limited-duration plan proposed rule. HANYS appreciates the member feedback that informed these comments.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.