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HHS ambassador Ty Greenhalgh on what to expect from federal cybersecurity guidance in healthcare

Healthcare Dive

HHS task force ambassador Ty Greenhalgh discusses what the Biden administration’s cybersecurity performance goals mean for the industry, and how they could lead to a tightening of the HIPAA Security Rule.

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MRO Is 2024 Best in KLAS for Release of Information

MRO Compliance

Norristown, Pa. – February 8, 2024 – MRO Corp. (MRO), the leading clinical data exchange company in healthcare, has been named 2024 Best in KLAS for the release of information (ROI) services market segment as part of the 2024 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. In addition to achieving the top overall performance score, MRO received A’s across all five customer excellence pillars included in the annual report – loyalty, operations, services, relationship and value.

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Senate finance committee weighs healthcare AI oversight

Healthcare Dive

Lawmakers considered how to prevent artificial intelligence technologies from worsening bias or improperly denying insurance coverage at a hearing on Thursday.

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Oscar Health execs weigh in on future of ACA subsidies, signal 2024 profitability

Fierce Healthcare

Enrollment in individual market plans continues to grow, with a record high of 21.3 million people signing up for plans during the most recent open enrollment period. | CEO Mark Bertolini told investors that Oscar “closed out 2023 with another strong quarter, driving financial performance for the full year.

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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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Walgreens replaces healthcare unit lead in latest executive shakeup

Healthcare Dive

Mary Langowski, who previously worked on CVS' healthcare services strategy, will replace John Driscoll as president of Walgreens’ U.S. Healthcare segment.

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Automation Wins the Revenue Cycle Challenge

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Venkatgiri Vandali, president of healthcare and lifesciences, Firstsource. Solving the challenge of containing costs while improving revenue cycle operations despite labor shortages has a direct impact on a health system’s financial health and ability […] The article Automation Wins the Revenue Cycle Challenge appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Digital twin company Unlearn secures $50M

Mobi Health News

The California-based company will put the funds toward its workforce, growing its data and further investing in R&D initiatives and engineering capabilities.

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Tenet says its upcoming ‘new era’ will be fueled by ambulatory surgeries

Healthcare Dive

The Dallas-based provider told investors on Thursday that ambulatory surgeries would drive a greater portion of its profits moving forward.

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Solera Health’s CEO Steps Down, Assumes Chairman Role

HIT Consultant

Mary Langowski, Chairman of the Board at Solera Health What You Should Know: – Solera Health , a leading platform connecting people with effective health solutions, announced today that Mary Langowski, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and transitioning to the role of Chairman of the Board. An interim CEO will be named soon. -The Board expressed its deep appreciation to Langowski for her transformative leadership.

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Pharma CEOs, pressed by Senate panel, refuse to commit to price cuts

Healthcare Dive

Forced into testifying by Senate HELP chair Bernie Sanders, the heads of Bristol Myers Squibb, J&J and Merck largely avoided major missteps.

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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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Ambient AI Scribes Reduce Clinician Burden, TPMG Pilot Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Ambient artificial intelligence (AI) scribes show early promise in reducing clinicians’ burden, according to a recent The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) pilot. – Published in NEJM Catalyst, TPMG recently implemented ambient AI scribes for 10,000 physicians and staff. Ambient AI Scribes Ambient AI scribes represent a cutting-edge technological solution designed to mitigate the documentation workload faced by physicians.

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Innovaccer Announces Acquisition of Cured, Ushering in a New Era of Patient Experience

Healthcare IT Today

Innovaccer Acquires Leading Digital Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Platform to Transform the Patient Experience, Succeed with Value-Based Care, and Accelerate Growth Innovaccer Inc. , today announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in Cured , a leading digital marketing and CRM platform for healthcare. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Innovaccer’s commitment to revolutionize healthcare.

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Mile Bluff Medical Center Goes Live on MEDITECH’s AI-Powered Expanse EHR, Powered by Google Health

HIT Consultant

Clinicians experience the immediate impact of this AI-powered solution in improving workflow What You Should Know: – Mile Bluff Medical Center has taken a major step towards reducing clinician burden and improving patient care by implementing MEDITECH’s new AI-powered Expanse search and summarization capabilities powered by Google Health. – The new functionality leverages natural language processing (NLP) to seamlessly pull information from both structured and unstructured data

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Staying Informed About Regulatory Changes, Industry Standards, and Technological Advancements to make Informed Decisions

Healthcare IT Today

The world of healthcare is constantly changing – both in terms of our tools and inventions and in how we approach things and where our priorities are at. But we also know that being knowledgeable and informed on the entire landscape of healthcare is crucial to being a good Health IT leader who can effectively lead their teams. This leaves us with the big question: in an ever-evolving healthcare landscape, how do Health IT leaders stay informed about regulatory changes , industry standards

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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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Nabla Appoints Dr. Ed Lee as Chief Medical Officer

HIT Consultant

Dr. Ed Lee, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Nabla What You Should Know: – Nabla , the leading ambient AI assistant for healthcare professionals, announced the appointment of Dr. Ed Lee, MD, MPH , as Chief Medical Officer. – As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lee will shape Nabla’s clinical strategy and product roadmap. He will contribute to feature enhancements, advocate for Nabla at industry events, and provide valuable insights on clinical informatics trends.

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Ally Health and Acacium Group partner for tech-powered, at-home care

Digital Health News

Patients are now able to schedule at-home clinical care appointments thanks to a partnership between Ally Health and Acacium Group.

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Persistent Systems Launches Generative AI-Powered Population Health Solution

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Persistent Systems , a leading digital engineering and enterprise modernization company, and Microsoft today announced the launch of an innovative Generative AI-powered Population Health Management (PHM) Solution. This collaborative effort aims to revolutionize healthcare delivery by identifying patients’ at risk and providing personalized care interventions, ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.

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UnitedHealth COO Dirk McMahon to retire

Healthcare Dive

McMahon is leaving after two decades at the massive healthcare company.

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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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Unlearn Raises $50M to Accelerate AI-Powered Clinical Trials with Digital Twins

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Unlearn®, a leading AI company using digital twins to revolutionize clinical trials, announced today a $50M Series C funding round led by Altimeter Capital. This investment, bringing Unlearn’s total funding to over $130M, will fuel its mission to eliminate trial and error in medicine through faster, smaller, and more ethical clinical trials. – Unlearn collaborates with pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, and academic institutions to optimize and streamli

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Epro awarded onto National Framework Agreement to enhance access

Digital Health News

Epro has been awarded onto the Commercial Procurement Services’ National Framework Agreement for Legacy Information Integration and Management.

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Everside Health, Marathon Health announce merger

Mobi Health News

The combined entity will offer primary care, mental health, occupational health, and pharmacy and musculoskeletal services to a combined base of 630 clients.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ?

Digital Health News

Today's briefing features Phesi announcing it has reached a milestone with its AI-driven Trial Accelerator Platform and Britain launching AI research hubs.

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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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Lurie Children's Hospital confirms cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago confirms cyberattack by known criminal threat actor, causing internet and phone systems to be taken offline to protect patient data.

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Ransom Payments Exceeded $1 Billion in 2023

HIPAA Journal

A new report from Chainalysis has revealed victims of ransomware attacks paid hackers $1.1 billion in 2023 to obtain the keys to unlock their data and to prevent the release of information stolen in the attacks. Last year was the first time that ransom payments exceeded $1bn and the annual total was a sizeable jump from the $567 million that was paid in 2022.

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Everside Health, Marathon Health merge to enhance advanced primary care access

Fierce Healthcare

Everside Health and Marathon Health announced the closing of their merger to enhance access to advanced primary care in a value-based model. | The two companies serve employer and union-sponsored clients with primary care, mental health, occupational health, musculoskeletal and pharmacy services. Their combined reach is 2.5 million eligible patients through more than 680 health centers across 41 states and virtually in all 50 states.

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Azura Vascular Care Reports Data Breach Affecting 348,000 Patients

HIPAA Journal

Azura Vascular Care, a Pennsylvania-based operator of 70 outpatient vascular centers and ambulatory surgery centers in 25 states and Puerto Rico, notified the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights last month about a cybersecurity incident involving the protected health information of 348,000 patients. The incident was detected on November 9, 2023. Cybersecurity experts were engaged to assist with the investigation, which confirmed that unauthorized individuals accessed certain systems on or before Septem

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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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Metabolic health startup Calibrate taps new CEO as it eyes expansion in employer, payer market

Fierce Healthcare

Digital metabolic health company Calibrate tapped Rob MacNaughton, a healthcare technology executive, as its new CEO as it pivots to grow its enterprise business. | Digital metabolic health company Calibrate tapped Rob MacNaughton, a healthcare technology executive, as its new CEO as it pivots to grow its enterprise business.

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Restricting doctors use of WhatsApp is pointless

Digital Health News

Junior doctor Matt Farrier sometimes asks advice on medical matters from his consultant paediatrician father Martin.

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Unlocking the Potential of Community Information Exchange for Whole Person Care

HealthIT Answers

By Karis Grounds & Timi Leslie - When people are in crisis—whether it’s from a community disaster or a critical need for food, housing, and financial support—it’s hard for them to know where to turn. The post Unlocking the Potential of Community Information Exchange for Whole Person Care appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Multiple Components Render Withings Device Widely Applicable

Healthcare IT Today

In this short video, Livia Robic, Product Manager BeamO at Withings , introduces their new BeamO device, which is awaiting regulatory approval and will probably be released at the end of 2024. BeamO introduces a new “multiscope category” of device. It combines a thermometer, EKG monitor, pulse oximeter, and stethoscope. Using these four components, the device should be useful in a wide range of situations ranging from postoperative recovery to behavioral change.

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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.