Fri.Mar 01, 2024

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Change Healthcare cyberattack having ‘far-reaching’ effects on providers

Healthcare Dive

Providers said the outage at the UnitedHealth-owned technology company has affected billing, eligibility checks, prior authorization requests and prescription fulfillment.

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Bioethics, Psychedelic Therapy Abuse, and the Risk of Ethics Washing

Bill of Health

By Tehseen Noorani and Neşe Devenot Introduction The academic discipline of bioethics is becoming a prominent arena for the discussion of ethics abuses in psychedelic therapy. With this being a relatively new topic of research for bioethics, it may be opportune to consider blind spots in the discipline’s own gaze and operations, which can otherwise hinder effective engagement with the issues at hand.

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CIO Spotlight: Cris Ross and Ed Marx on innovating patient experience

Healthcare It News

Ahead of HIMSS24, they discuss their upcoming book, "Diagnosed," which is written for patients navigating their care journey, and preview an accompanying white paper designed to help IT leaders create intuitive and empathetic patient experiences.

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Molina loses Medicaid contract in Virginia

Healthcare Dive

It’s the second recent Medicaid state loss for Molina, despite executives expressing confidence about the insurer’s ability to retain contracts.

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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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'Cybersecurity is patient safety': What the ransomware attack on Change Healthcare should teach the industry

Fierce Healthcare

As the disruption caused by the cyberattack at Change Healthcare stretches beyond its tenth day, cybersecurity experts say that the incident could spur greater emphasis on enhancing protocols | As the disruption caused by the cyberattack at Change Healthcare stretches beyond its tenth day, cybersecurity experts say that the incident could spur greater emphasis on enhancing protocols — and greater oversight from the feds.

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Cleveland Clinic posts $911M net gain in 2023 on investment, volume growth

Healthcare Dive

The health system is the latest to report a financial turnaround compared to 2022, which analysts called the worst operational year on record for nonprofit hospitals.

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Walgreens’ VillageMD to exit Illinois

Healthcare Dive

The primary care chain plans to shutter its remaining clinics in the state by April 19 as Walgreens continues to cut costs.

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Everside Health and Marathon Health Announce Merger to Meet Accelerating Employer Demand for Advanced Primary Care Services

Healthcare IT Today

Joining Forces to Deliver Demonstrably Improved Health Outcomes and Meaningful Cost Savings to Patients, U.S. Employer, and Union-Sponsored Clients Extends Reach to Serve 2.5 Million Eligible Patients and Over 630 U.S. Employer and Union-Sponsored Clients, Comprising 680+ Near-Site, Onsite, and Network Health Centers, Augmented by 50-State Access to Virtual Care All Existing Shareholders, Including General Atlantic, New Enterprise Associates, and Oak HC/FT, to Support the Combined Entity Eversid

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Q&A: Walgreens CMO on VillageMD closures

Mobi Health News

Dr. Sashi Moodley, chief medical officer at Walgreens, discusses the reasoning behind the pharmacy store chain's recently announced closures of VillageMD clinics.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Completely Transform Mental Health

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Alexey Shalimov, Founder and CEO at Eastern Peak Mental health profoundly impacts human relationships, productivity, and overall wellness. Coping with mundane stresses, making contributions to our communities, forming supportive social connections, and nurturing creativity are reasons why mental healthcare deserves support and attention.

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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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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals uses AI to predict kidney failure

Digital Health News

Clinical specialists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT are using an AI tool to automate the prediction of kidney failure.

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PhaseV Applies Machine Learning for Successful Clinical Trials

Healthcare IT Today

A clinical trial can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and one of the major contributors to costs is recruiting and keeping human subjects. According to Dr. Raviv Pryluk, PhD, CEO and co-founder at PhaseV , machine learning can cut the number of subjects by 30 to 50 percent. In this video, he describes other ways that AI can make drug development more efficient.

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Spectral AI Appoints Peter M. Carlson as CEO

HIT Consultant

Peter M Carlson, CEO at Spectral AI What You Should Know: – Spectral AI, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDAI), a leader in AI-powered wound care diagnostics, announced key leadership changes and positive financial outlooks today. – Peter M. Carlson assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and joins the Board of Directors. Mr. Carlson boasts a proven track record of driving growth and financial success for multiple public companies, including experience in the wound care industry. – Wen

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Generative AI in Your Desk Drawer: LLMs for Everyone

Healthcare IT Today

Very large health care systems and academic medical centers can employ programmers to create their own LLMs, according to David Kereiakes, managing partner at Windham Venture Partners. In addition to patient data, they ingest organizational data such as how frequently a provider sees patients, the number of procedures performed, etc. Some of these providers also partner with large tech companies.

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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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Change Healthcare offers funding program, prescribing workaround after cyberattack: 7 updates

Becker's Health IT

Optum's Change Healthcare continued to deal with outages March 1, nine days after a ransomware attack took its systems offline. Here are seven updates.

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Rhapsody Appoints Jitin Asnaani as Chief Product Officer

HIT Consultant

Jitin Asnaani, Chief Product Officer at Rhapsody What You Should Know: – Rhapsody , a digital health enablement company, announced the appointment of Jitin Asnaani as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO). – Asnaani, a renowned expert in digital health and interoperability, brings a wealth of experience to lead the company’s product strategy amidst an evolving healthcare landscape.

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Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ?

Digital Health News

The final briefing of the week includes a new NHS Blood and Transplant training app and women's health and wellness AI platform Ema securing funding.

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Trinity Invests $25M Moxe Health to Advance Healthcare Data Sharing

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Trinity Capital Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIN), a leading provider of growth capital to innovative companies announced a $25M investment in Moxe Health , a healthcare interoperability leader. – The $25M investment from Trinity Capital will empower Moxe to expand its reach and further establish itself as a leader in healthcare interoperability, invest in ongoing development and improvement of its data exchange solutions, and offer new services.

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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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Science Creates launches 2nd engineering biology accelerator

Digital Health News

The second equity-free, UK-wide engineering biology accelerator programme from Science Create Accelerate has been launched to support start ups.

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Stakeholder Perspectives on CMS’s 2025 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters: State Insurance Departments and Marketplaces

Center for Health Insurance Reform

In November, the Biden administration released the proposed Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters for plan year 2025, an annual rule setting standards for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces and health insurers. For CHIR's third and final blog summarizing stakeholder comments on the proposed rule, Maanasa Kona and Rachel Schwab reviewed letters submitted by state insurance departments and state-based Marketplaces.

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Aston Pharmacy School uses genAI simulation software to train students

Digital Health News

Generative AI simulation software is being used by students at the Aston Pharmacy School to help develop their skills and confidence.

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Friday at Five – Check Out These 5 Spring Conferences

HealthIT Answers

Looking for a conference to attend this Spring? This week’s Friday Five brings you five events to consider: HIMSS24, Rise National 2024, Swaay.Health Live, CMS Health Equity Conference, & ATA Nexus 2024. The post Friday at Five – Check Out These 5 Spring Conferences appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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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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Payer Roundup–CVS will sell abortion pills; White House commends Instacart; Medicaid expansion has hope in Mississippi

Fierce Healthcare

Below is a roundup of payer-centric news for the week of Feb. 26, 2024. | This week, the White House called out Instacart's partnership with Alignment Healthcare, Mississippi Republicans passed a bipartisan Medicaid expansion bill and there is new polling on medical crowdfunding.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: GTCR Invests in 7to7 Dental

McGuire Wood

GTCR has announced a strategic investment in 7to7 Dental. 7to7 Dental , founded in 2008 and based in San Antonio, is a dental service organization with nine locations in the San Antonio area. GTCR , based in Chicago, pursues a wide range of investments in several industries, including healthcare. Founded in 1980, the firm prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective.

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Next week: Join us at Healthcare Advocacy Day

Hanys

Legislators need to see and hear us amid many powerful, competing interests. Please register for our March 6 Healthcare Advocacy Day, join us in Albany and make your voice heard!

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Salvo Health Secures $5 Million to Expand Wraparound GI Care Model

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Salvo Health , a company dedicated to improving chronic gut health management raises $5M in seed funding led by City Light Capital and Human Ventures , with participation from Salvo’s original Seed investors ( Threshold Ventures , Torch Capital , and Felicis Ventures) and angel investors like Anmol Madan (founder of Ginger Health).

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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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Webinar: Navigating Increased Scrutiny for Health Care Deals in 2024

Healthcare Law Blog

Are you considering a transaction in the healthcare industry? Join us for our complimentary webcast, “Navigating Increased Scrutiny for Health Care Deals in 2024,” to be held on March 5 at 10 am PT. Together with Moss Adams and America’s Physician Groups, we’ll address the new pressures facing health care systems, private equity investors, providers, and other stakeholders looking to complete a transaction in the health care ecosystem, as health care deals continue to face antitrust and regulat

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Highmark Health to Host Epic’s Payer Platform on Google Cloud

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Highmark Health announced a collaboration with Epic and Google Cloud to revolutionize payer-provider collaboration and personalize the patient experience. – The strategic integration leverages Epic’s Payer Platform and Google Cloud’s data analytics capabilities to empower both health insurers and healthcare providers.

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Benefits of Governance, Risk, and Compliance Automation

Verisys

As the healthcare industry is increasingly targeted for data theft and fraud, information security has emerged as a top priority for healthcare institutions. In 2020, more large healthcare breaches were reported than in any other year since the HITECH Act mandated the publication of breaches. In 2020, over 29 million healthcare records were breached ; a 25% increase from the previous year.

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Noom Co-Founder Artem Petakov Transitions to Head Noom Ventures

HIT Consultant

Noom Co-Founder Artem Petakov What You Should Know: – Noom , a digital healthcare company focused on chronic disease prevention and healthy living, today announced that Noom Co-Founder and President Artem Petakov will assume a new role as Head of Noom Ventures, effective March 31, 2024. – By investing in promising startups and fostering collaboration, Noom Ventures has the potential to accelerate the development of transformative healthcare solutions, ultimately impacting the lives o

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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.