Tue.Nov 28, 2023

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Democrat senators accuse PE-backed US Anesthesia Partners of anticompetitive business practices

Healthcare Dive

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sent a letter to USAP on Sunday alleging the company leverages its monopoly power to inflate prices. USAP is currently facing a federal suit over the allegations.

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EHR giant Epic's success with AI, detailed by its EVP of R&D

Healthcare It News

Sumit Rana talks artificial intelligence helping providers respond to patients' questions, assist with medical coding and generate progress notes. And he points out how AI sometimes can be more empathetic than people.

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NextGen to lay off nearly 250 workers

Healthcare Dive

The job cuts come just after the EHR vendor was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $1.8 billion.

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Securing a Place for Children’s Rights in Public Health Emergencies

Bill of Health

By Sheila Varadan, Ton Liefaard, and Jaap Doek The Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies (Principles) make a significant contribution towards clarifying the scope of States’ legal obligations under international human rights law during public health emergencies. What is missing, however, is a specific and detailed discussion on the rights obligations and principles owed to children during public health emergencies.

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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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Cleveland Clinic, Canon to establish medical imaging research center

Healthcare Dive

Joint research projects will focus on pre-clinical imaging, human imaging and image analysis in cardiology, neurology and musculoskeletal medicine.

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LinkedIn rolls out new features to help nurses, clinicians land their next job

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare continues to be a hiring hotspot and LinkedIn aims to stay competitive as new staffing startups jump into the market. | Healthcare continues to be a hiring hotspot and LinkedIn aims to stay competitive as new staffing startups jump into the market.

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PCORI funds 4 new large studies focused on maternal health

Fierce Healthcare

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced funding awards of $80.5 million to support four new studies focused on disparities in maternal health. | The studies will compare a range of practice-level and community- and home-based interventions to address common challenges in maternal health.

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AI-enabled imaging company Aidoc raises $30M

Mobi Health News

The funds will be used to develop a comprehensive AI imaging model powered by imaging data to improve diagnostic precisions and early detection of conditions.

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'Podnosis': Changing the game on kidney care

Fierce Healthcare

Chronic kidney disease is a significant public health issue. Nationwide, roughly 37 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease. | This week on "Podnosis," Senior Editor Heather Landi sits down with Misha Palecek, who leads DaVita’s strategic value-based care partnerships and care delivery innovations, to discuss why the shift to value-based care is critical in raising the bar on kidney care and addressing widespread healthcare disparities.

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Oxford University Hospitals launches blood clot app

Digital Health News

A new app aimed at reducing the risk of patients developing a blood clot during or after a hospital stay as been launched by Oxford University Hospitals.

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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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Business Group on Health: 4 employer health trends to watch in 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Employers are going to be expecting more from their partners going into 2024 as they look to address issues ranging from mental health to drug costs to wellness. | Employers are going to be expecting more from their partners going into 2024 as they look to address issues ranging from mental health to drug costs to wellness.

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FCI on the brink of closing down

Digital Health News

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) has told its members that it will likely have to be closed down due to severe financial and other pressures.

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Medicaid navigation startup Fortuna Health picks up $4M backed by a16z, Cityblock founder and John Legend

Fierce Healthcare

Patients have to navigate too many hurdles when enrolling for and managing their Medicaid coverage. | Fortuna Health launched earlier this year to simplify Medicaid navigation. The startup picked up $4 million in seeding funding to accelerate state expansion. Here's why investors Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator and singer John Legend are backing the company.

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Policy, Change, and AI – Oh My!

Healthcare IT Today

Dr. Michael Blackman, Chief Medical Officer at Greenway Health always has his finger on the pulse of healthcare. Right now, he is keeping his eye on the HTI-1 rule from the ONC, the pace of change in healthcare, and how AI is deployed. Healthcare IT Today caught up with Dr. Blackman at the 2023 MGMA Leaders Conference in Nashville. We wanted to get his thoughts on the top challenges facing healthcare right now.

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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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Streamlined and tech-centric: eternalHealth hopes to stand out in health plan scene

Fierce Healthcare

Bringing luxury to healthcare without the luxury cost. That’s the stated mission of eternalHealth, a Medicare Advantage plan based in Massachusetts. | Upstart eternalHealth, backed by 26-year-old founder Pooja Ika and former Apple CEO John Sculley, sees opportunity to disrupt the Medicare Advantage landscape.

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RSNA23: Philips Unveils World’s First Helium-Free MRI Mobile Solution

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Philips , a global leader in health technology, today showcases the world’s first mobile MRI system with helium-free operations at #RSNA23. BlueSeal MR Mobile, the industry’s first and only 1.5T fully sealed magnet, delivers patient-centric MRI services where and whenever needed. Unlike other mobile MRI scanners, the BlueSeal MR Mobile is more agile and lightweight so it can be located in more convenient places for patients, like near a hospital’s main entrance.

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University Hospitals Leicester touts elective recovery, regional links

Digital Health News

University Hospitals Leicester (UHL) has seen a 10% fall in waiting lists overall between December 2022 and September 2023.

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RSNA: Philips announces AI-enabled additions to imaging portfolio

Mobi Health News

The company showcased new informatics solutions at RSNA23 in Chicago, including a "helium-free" mobile MRI system and an AI-enabled advanced visualization workshop.

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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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Kansas hospital ramps up staffing in wake of Ardent ransomware attack

Becker's Health IT

In response to the ransomware attack on Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services and its affiliates, Stormont Vail Health took action by augmenting staffing levels at its hospital, emergency department and Express Care clinics, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported Nov. 28.

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Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company announces two partnerships

Mobi Health News

The low-cost drug service will be part of Florida-based PharmcoRx's in-pharmacy offerings and will integrate into Expion Health's product suite.

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Workforce Shortages and Health Care Cost Pressures Inspire RSNA 2023 (and yes, AI’s in the mix, too)

Health Populi

Radiology and radiologists play starring roles in our health care, with he core work flow of diagnostic imaging supporting prevention, disease detection, diagnosis, delivering and monitoring therapy, linking specialists to other providers in telehealth, and as a medium for teaching clinicians, patients and caregivers. As health care delivery continues to change and adapt to technological innovations, demographic shifts, and economic-social-political forces, so, too, are the roles of radiology an

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Nominations open for Fierce Healthcare's Fierce 15 of 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare is a $4 trillion industry that is inviting disruption. | Nominations are now open for Fierce Healthcare's Fierce 15 of 2024. Think you've got what it takes to make the list? Submit your company.

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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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Supply Chain Experts Explore Top Priorities for Healthcare in 2024

Symplr

I recently had the privilege of moderating an insightful roundtable of panelists representing over 75 years of collective experience in improving supply chain operations to answer the question, “How can supply chains strategically transform to move from an emergent state to a sustainable model without letting the ball drop on short-term priorities?

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AdaptX Raises $10M to Expand its AI-Driven Medical Data Analysis for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare IT Today

AdaptX , a Seattle tech company that uses AI to help healthcare providers analyze medical data to improve patient care, raised an additional $10 million to support its growth and further invest in its technology. Led by investment firm Cercano Management, the new funding brings the company’s total amount raised to more than $20 million. Other investors in the round included Memorial Hermann Health System and Morningside Ventures, plus prior AdaptX investors Founders’ Co-Op, Fortson VC, Star Equi

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Industry Voices—Why the industry must address family caregiver burnout holistically

Fierce Healthcare

The federal government has put the 53 million Americans who are family caregivers in the spotlight. | The federal government has put the 53 million Americans who are family caregivers in the spotlight.

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Using Automation to Improve Payer Collaboration: On Air Insights

HealthIT Answers

By Jason Brown - From initial claim submission to filling additional documentation requests, and responding to payer audits or denials, healthcare provider organizations dedicate significant time and resources to collaboration with payers. The post Using Automation to Improve Payer Collaboration: On Air Insights appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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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What’s a Problem, Technology, Opportunity, or Issue That Not Enough People are Talking About?

Healthcare IT Today

The world of healthcare IT is similar to the birth and expansion of our universe. It started out slowly until a big bang set it all off into motion. And now, just like the expansion of our universe, healthcare IT is only picking up speed and getting bigger and bigger. So with the world of healthcare IT only getting faster and expanding out into newer and bigger areas, how can we keep track of everything?

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Medical Groups Still Struggling with Financial Performance

HealthIT Answers

Now on-demand, Value-Based Care Insights host Daniel J. Marino speaks with Jeffry Alan Peters, Managing Principal at Lumina on issues facing medical groups. The post Medical Groups Still Struggling with Financial Performance appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing includes news of a joint working project between UCB and Open Medical and the strategic partnership between Hurdle and Bayer.

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Health IT Hires and Appointments

HealthIT Answers

Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on hiring include Yosi Health, Wondr Health, Healthmap Solutions, Inc., Duly Health and Care, Nox Health, Availity, Dedalus Group, Reveleer, MRO, & American Medical Association. The post Health IT Hires and Appointments 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.