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Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

The UnitedHealth-owned healthcare technology company disconnected its systems after detecting an “outside threat,” according to a status update page.

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ChristianaCare to expand medication adherence program

Healthcare It News

Launched to help address health equity challenges facing Black cardiology patients, ChristianaCare said its digital medication adherence platform, developed with Story Health, has delivered significant improvements in outcomes for patients with hypertension and heart failure – two to three times in some key metrics. The health system plans to expand access to more patients.

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HHS reaches second-ever ransomware settlement

Healthcare Dive

A mental healthcare provider didn’t have sufficient protections in place before a ransomware attack exposed the protected health information of more than 14,000 people, according to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

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Change Healthcare experiencing a cyberattack

Healthcare It News

Change Healthcare, a software and data analytics vendor that offers revenue cycle management, clinical decision support and other operations tools, announced Wednesday it took its systems offline due to a cyber incident. "Once we became aware of the outside threat, in the interest of protecting our partners and patients, we took immediate action to disconnect our systems to prevent further impact," the company said in an online incident report.

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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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Are Embryos Children? The Alabama Supreme Court Says Yes

Bill of Health

By Joelle Boxer This month, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the term “children” in a state statute includes embryos, or “extrauterine children.” As fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) involve the creation of multiple embryos, not all of which are implanted, the implications of this ruling could be far-reaching. Four million births each year in the U.S. are via IVF, an important pathway to parenthood for couples with infertility, LGBTQ couples, and single parents.

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DarioHealth acquires fellow digital health firm Twill

Healthcare Dive

The deal, which Dario says will boost revenue and speed profitability, comes as the digital health sector could see increased M&A activity this year.

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Walgreens to close VillageMD clinics in Florida

Healthcare Dive

The closures fully exit VillageMD from one of its largest markets, and one that’s often a key target for value-based primary care chains.

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Optum's Change Healthcare responding to 'cybersecurity issue'

Fierce Healthcare

Change Healthcare is mitigating a "cybersecurity issue" that began Wednesday, and details remain scant. | Change Healthcare is mitigating a "cybersecurity issue" that began Wednesday, and details remain scant.

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Women in healthcare report higher levels of burnout than male colleagues, study finds

Healthcare Dive

A lack of autonomy and gender inequity at work are correlated with women’s burnout, according to the new research.

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DIR Reform: what you need to know

Natalia Mazina

By Bhavesh Desai, PharmD, J.D. DIR fees have been a focus of debate since their implementation and for the past decade, they have been increasingly scrutinized in congress as well as at the state level. The companies (Pharmacy Benefit Manager – PBMs) responsible for reporting true and accurate drug prices to the CMS have used loopholes in legislation to their advantage.

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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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Amwell names new chief medical officer

Healthcare Dive

The announcement comes about a week after the telehealth vendor said it had reduced its headcount by about 10% since the end of 2023.

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AHIP, AMA and employer groups team up to accelerate digital health adoption

Fierce Healthcare

Fourteen organizations representing providers, payers, consumer technology companies and employers are teaming up to cut through the noise and raise higher standards for finding digital health | Fourteen organizations representing providers, payers, consumer technology companies and employers are teaming up to cut through the noise and raise higher standards for finding digital health solutions that work and are worth the investment.

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Brightside Health expanding Medicare and Medicaid telemental health access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Brightside Health will be entering into new and expanded payer partnerships to support telemental healthcare access through Medicare and Medicaid, teaming with companies such as Blue Shield of California, CareOregon and Centene.

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UnitedHealth suspects 'nation-state' behind Change outage: 7 things to know 

Becker's Health IT

Change Healthcare, part of UnitedHealth Group, reported a "cybersecurity incident" on Feb. 21 that disrupted connectivity and healthcare operations nationwide.

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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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Foo Fighters to expose 'the pretenders' in price transparency concert

Fierce Healthcare

Fans of healthcare price transparency and Grammy Award-winning bands should have their calendars marked for March 5 in Washington, D.C. | The Foo Fighters are joining the fight against price transparency with an upcoming, private concert in Washington, D.C., on behalf of advocacy group Power to the Patients.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Employee Growth and Retention with Shawn Powlick

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · Follow the Medical Record: Shawn Powlick Chief Human Resources Officer, MRO On this episode, host Don Hardwick invites Shawn Powlick the Chief Human Resources Officer of MRO to discuss his career, MRO’s growth, and some keys to hiring and retaining their workforce. MRO is a global company with over 3,000 employees.

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Transforming Chronic Care Management: A Comprehensive, Technology-Driven Approach

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kevin Riley , CEO and President at Zyter|TruCare In an era dominated by the complex challenges of chronic diseases, which account for approximately 90% of healthcare costs , a strategic approach to chronic care management (CCM) is essential. This approach should integrate advanced technology with a deep comprehension of healthcare’s fundamental principles, effectively tackling the current challenges and proactively shaping the future of healthcare.

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Optum's Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

Becker's Health IT

"Optum's Change Healthcare reports cyberattack on Feb. 21, disrupting connectivity. Ongoing issue as of Feb. 22. 15B transactions affected.

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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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Dr. Craig Joseph Introduces Designing for Health

Healthcare IT Today

There are many books about design, but a recent book by Craig Joseph, MD and Jerome Pagani, Designing for Health: The Human-Centered Approach , applies design principles to EHRs and to IT systems in general. In this video, Dr. Joseph, chief medical officer at Nordic , explains some of the experiences and achievements that lay behind the book. His principles include recognizing the importance of design (instead of letting systems evolve haphazardly), bringing “people who do the work day in

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DarioHealth buys mental health app Twill, setting sights on profitability

Fierce Healthcare

Digital chronic condition management company DarioHealth is buying Twill to expand its capabilities into mental health and boost revenue. | Digital chronic condition management company DarioHealth is buying Twill to expand its capabilities into mental health and boost revenue.

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Telehealth-enabled customized workflows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sponsor: Enghouse Primary topic: Telehealth Topic: Telehealth Workflow Resource Central: Upcoming Webinars External url: [link] Thumbnail: Body: Enterprise Taxonomy: Short Headline: Telehealth-enabled customized workflows Region Tag: Global Edition Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Bonfire Analytics Raises Oversubscribed $2M Venture Round to Accelerate Digital Health, Medical Device, & Biotech Adoption Across Healthcare Providers

Healthcare IT Today

Bonfire Analytics Closes its First Venture Round to Scale its AI-Driven Sales Intelligence Platform for Healthtech Companies along with Building a Powerful Foundational Dataset Consisting of 300M+ Lives Worth of Medical & Prescription Claims, 2M+ Providers, and 1,000+ Population Health Variables Bonfire Analytics announces the closing of its first venture round with key institutional investors including Impulsum Ventures , Wedbush Ventures , and Plug & Play Ventures , along with parti

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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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Exclusive: Uptiv Health, Lyn Health partner to merge infusion therapy and chronic care

Mobi Health News

The companies will offer Uptiv360, a platform where patients receiving infusion therapy can access virtual chronic care management services.

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CMS Issues Updated Guidance on Texting Patient Orders

Wyatt Law Blog

On February 8, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum entitled Texting of Patient Information and Orders for Hospitals and CAHs (the 2024 Memo), which provides updated guidance to State Survey Agency Directors.

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Philips releases radiation-free device guidance tool LumiGuide

Mobi Health News

LumiGuide allows surgeons to obtain 3D images of devices within the body using light instead of X-rays, diminishing a surgical team's exposure to radiation.

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Amwell Appoints Cynthia Horner, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

HIT Consultant

Cynthia Horner, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Amwell What You Should Know: – Amwell , a provider of hybrid care enablement solutions, has appointed Cynthia Horner, M.D., FAAFP, as its Chief Medical Officer. – Dr. Horner will also assume the role of President of Amwell Medical Group (AMG), the company’s clinical partner and a nationwide network of virtual care clinicians exclusively on the Amwell platform.

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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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Hartley, Bracken and Hope to feature in Rewired 2024 keynote session

Digital Health News

Navigating digital transformation is a challenge involving multiple stakeholders, and Rewired24 will close with a keynote session exploring this process.

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symplr in the Spotlight: February 2024 | symplr

Symplr

Wishing you love and wellness this February, we're back with our monthly news digest focusing on the pulsing heart of the healthcare industry. In this edition, we'll dive into insightful articles where industry experts like Karlene Kerfoot and Bill Christy reveal cutting-edge strategies and technological solutions. Stay informed about the latest developments in healthcare operations software and discover how Provider Data Management (PDM) is revolutionizing the quality of care and organizational

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ? 

Digital Health News

Today's briefing covers patients with advanced Parkinson's being eligible for a new portable drug infusion and a reproductive health insurer's fundraising.

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Americans Come Together in Worries About Medical Bills, the Cost of Health Care, and Prescription Drug Costs

Health Populi

In the U.S., national news media, Federal statistics, dozens of business leaders and the Federal Reserve Bank have been talking about an historically positive American economy on a macro level. But among individual residents of the U.S., there is still a negative feeling about the economy in a personal context, revealed in the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll for February 2024.

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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.