Mon.Nov 27, 2023

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340B drug discount program yields mixed evidence on how hospitals use funds

Healthcare Dive

Researchers reviewed almost 300 pieces of literature on 340B and found some studies suggested hospitals were using savings from the program for purposes “seemingly unrelated” to patient care.

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Cristina Britez and the Many Faces of Obstetric Violence

Bill of Health

By Alma Beltrán y Puga This past weekend marked the 25 th of November, a day to remember that all manifestations of gender-based violence should be prevented and eliminated in health procedures. Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent forms of gender-based violence — obstetric violence — has not been sufficiently addressed by health practitioners.

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Ransomware attack at Ardent Health Services disrupts operations in multiple states

Healthcare Dive

The for-profit hospital operator is rescheduling some non-emergent procedures and asking ambulances to divert patients as it restores its IT systems.

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6 steps to prepare now for looming information-blocking requirements

MRO Compliance

The 21st Century Cures Act includes provisions aimed at identifying and stopping information-blocking practices that interfere with reasonable seamless sharing of electric health information. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines such a practice as one “likely to interfere with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI), except as required by law or specified in an information-blocking exception.

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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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AI to take center stage in healthcare in 2024

Healthcare Dive

Five predictions on how AI will change healthcare.

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Upswing Health combines AI and telehealth to improve MSK care and cut costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Musculoskeletal (MSK) is routinely one of the three most expensive categories of care (along with cardio-metabolic disease and cancer care). Dr. Steve Schutzer, an orthopedic surgeon for 34 years, is working on this pain point as cofounder and COO of Upswing Health, a virtual clinic for MSK/orthopedic problems. THE PROBLEM "More than one in two Americans will seek attention for an MSK event each year," Schutzer said.

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Improving rural access to radiology services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A mix of business savvy and cultural competency can overcome workforce shortages, declining populations and hospital closures in rural areas to improve access to radiology services, according to speakers at the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. WHY IT MATTERS By most accounts, radiology practice in rural areas is bleak due to the nationwide physician shortage and a spate of hospital closures, according to RSNA's Daily Bulletin.

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Advocate Health slows growth in Q3

Healthcare Dive

The nonprofit remained in the black for the first nine months of 2023, but performance dipped slightly in the third quarter.

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Remote patient monitoring and virtual care – a paradigm shift

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Remote patient monitoring The question of virtual care's post-pandemic staying power has been answered resoundingly: Telemedicine is here to stay. And now healthcare providers are exploring and expanding new use cases and applications for a wide array of technologies that can enable patients to receive care outside of the proverbial four walls. Whatever the approach, size, shape of the initiative – whether it's video-based telehealth, more device-intensive remote patient monitoring

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Ardent Health Services hit with ransomware attack, forcing hospitals in multiple states to divert ambulances

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals in multiple states have been forced to divert ambulances and reschedule some elective patient procedures after U.S. | Hospitals in multiple states have been forced to divert ambulances and reschedule some elective procedures after U.S. hospital owner Ardent Health Services was hit with a ransomware attack.

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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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GPT-4 outperformed 99.98% of simulated human readers in diagnosing complex clinical cases

Mobi Health News

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says GPT-4 correctly diagnosed 52.7% of complex cases compared to only 36% of medical journal readers.

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Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs, Expion Health team to address specialty drug costs

Fierce Healthcare

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company has inked its latest partnership, joining forces with Expion Health to address the rising cost of specialty drugs. | Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company has inked its latest partnership, joining forces with Expion Health to address the rising cost of specialty drugs.

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Guarding Patient Privacy in the Age of AI Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Kevin Kirkwood, Deputy CISO, LogRhythm 2022 research from Morning Consult reveals that the healthcare field in particular has witnessed substantial enhancements in medical diagnoses, mental health evaluations, and the expeditious discovery of treatment options following the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, 59% of U.S. healthcare executives believe that AI is effective at improving clinical outcomes.

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Popular and Emerging Use Cases for Interoperability

HealthIT Answers

Join us for the State of Healthcare Interoperability Virtual Summit 2023 on Dec. 6th starting at 12pm ET. Today we are highlighting the third panel session moderated by Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, sponsored by Secure Exchange Solutions, and with panelists Michele Darnell, Adam Russell, Ann Santifer. The post Popular and Emerging Use Cases for Interoperability appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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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HOPPR Launches Foundation AI Model for Medical Imaging

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – HOPPR , a company developing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging, has announced the launch of Grace, a multimodal foundation model that enables image-to-image and text-to-image learning across all medical imaging modalities. – Grace is available via private beta to developers, radiology PACS, and AI companies for fine-tuning and application development.

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A look at budding innovation in state-based ACA marketplaces

Fierce Healthcare

With their recent stability, the Affordable Care Act marketplaces are well-positioned for innovation—but there's still room to take what's working nationwide, according to a new report. | With their recent stability, the Affordable Care Act marketplaces are well-positioned for innovation — but there's still room to take what's working nationwide, according to a new report.

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What You Need to Know About Cyber Security in the Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Cybersecurity plays a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of healthcare delivery, influencing various aspects of patient care, data management, and overall system functionality. As healthcare systems increasingly transition towards digital platforms, the impact of […] The article What You Need to Know About Cyber Security in the Healthcare appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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The Path to Value-Based Care Through Patient Engagement

HIT Consultant

Joy Avery, MSN, RN, SVP, Clinical Strategy, CipherHealth Donna Pritchard, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, VP, Clinical Services, CipherHealth The transformation of the healthcare landscape is undeniable. With the industry moving toward value-based care, the emphasis has shifted from volume of services to the actual value or outcome of care delivered. And while value-based care holds providers more accountable for results, it also grants resources and time to provide better, more patient-centric care.

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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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4 Ways to Use Technology for an Elder Care Facility

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. For many elderly family members, the goal once they retire is to make the most out of their remaining years. After two years of reeling from a global health crisis, many have found immense value […] The article 4 Ways to Use Technology for an Elder Care Facility appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Phare Health raises £2.5m pre-seed for development of AI products

Digital Health News

Phare Health as raised £2.5m in pre-seed funding to support the development of its AI products, designed to free up staff and budgets in healthcare.

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2 Hackensack hospitals hit by ransomware

Becker's Health IT

Ambulances and emergency vehicles are being redirected at Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, N.J., and Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, N.J., due to a ransomware attack, WABC reported Nov. 27.

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Somerset NHS FT contacts patients about data breach

Digital Health News

Patients at Musgrove Park Hospital are being contacted by Somerset NHS Foundation Trust after it was revealed a staff member inappropriately accessed data.

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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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Thanksgiving outages at hospitals caused by ransomware

Becker's Health IT

An outage that has affected hospitals in at least four states across the South and Midwest is being attributed to a ransomware attack on Ardent Health Services, based in Nashville, Tenn.

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Nuance is Setting the Bar for Ambient Clinical Voice

Healthcare IT Today

The demand for ambient clinical voice solutions is gaining momentum and the market is quickly filling with vendors. Microsoft Nuance has been providing healthcare voice solutions for over two decades. How is the company leveraging that experience? Healthcare IT Today caught up with Peter Durlach, Chief Strategy Officer at Microsoft Life Sciences and Health to learn more about their ambient clinical voice solution.

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Multiple hospitals report IT disruptions on Thanksgiving

Becker's Health IT

Hospitals in at least four states across the Midwest experienced disruptions Nov. 24 due to potential cybersecurity incidents, although there is no evidence officially linking the incidences.

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Health IT Regulatory Roundup – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 128

Healthcare IT Today

For the 128th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are doing a roundup focused on health IT regulatory news! For those familiar with our weekly roundup article, this is the podcast version. For those unfamiliar with our weekly roundup article, we are gathering up some hot topics and news in the world of health IT regulations to share them with you while we dive a little deeper into the topic.

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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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La atención de salud, en el centro del debate entre DeSantis y Newsom

Kaiser Health News

Florida Gobernador Ron DeSantis Edad: 45 Población de Florida: 22.2 million California Gobernador Gavin Newsom Edad: 56 Población de California: 39 million El candidato presidencial republicano Ron DeSantis y el gobernador demócrata Gavin Newsom —rivales políticos y representantes de la América roja y azul— se enfrentarán en un debate sin precedentes el 30 de noviembre en Georgia.

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SEMCAP Health Continues Strategic Investment in SafeRide Health and Secures Memorial Hermann Health System Co-Investment

Healthcare IT Today

Recent Series C Financing of Leading Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Platform Fuels Rapid National Expansion SEMCAP Health announces its continued support of portfolio company, SafeRide Health , with participation in the company’s recently announced Series C funding. This follows SEMCAP Health’s November 2021 initial investment in SafeRide Health, the leading network optimization platform for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT).

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Clue and ?URA to integrate for insight into female health

Digital Health News

Clue and ŌURA has announced an integration that will help deliver valuable insights into female health and advance research into the topic.

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Advancing Oncology Requires Oncology-Specific Technology

HealthIT Answers

By Sagran Moodley - Since the early '90s, the healthcare industry has navigated the waves of EHR adoption, adapting to various certified solutions and vendors. In oncology, where complexity and stakes are exceedingly high, the utilization of oncology-specific EHRs should be viewed as a requisite for excellence in care. The post Advancing Oncology Requires Oncology-Specific Technology appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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.