December, 2022

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Are we taking patient privacy as seriously as we ought to be?

Healthcare It News

BOSTON – Anita Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off the 2022 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum on Monday, with a nuanced and thought-provoking discussion on patient privacy in an era of widespread data sharing.

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OSHA moves ahead with permanent COVID-19 standards for health workers

Healthcare Dive

The submission for permanent COVID-19 safety standards comes after temporary pandemic requirements for medical facilities were withdrawn last December

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What Happens if You Break HIPAA Rules?

HIPAA Journal

HIPAA requires covered entities to provide training to staff to ensure HIPAA Rules and regulations are understood. During HIPAA training, healthcare employees should be aware of the possible penalties for HIPAA violations, but what are those penalties, and what happens if you break HIPAA Rules?

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Could Amtrak’s Quiet Car Be a Model for COVID-19 Travel Policies?

Bill of Health

By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car. Some Amtrak trains have a designated car for people who want a hushed environment in which to work, read, or sleep. Passengers who want quiet choose the quiet car. People who don’t want quiet sit elsewhere.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Leadership with Jason Brown

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: Leadership with Jason Brown. On this episode, host Don Hardwick interviews Jason Brown, CEO of MRO. They discuss Jason’s background, how his experiences lead to leadership, and a look back at his first year as CEO of MRO.

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Behavioral health is getting a boost from virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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COVID-19 vaccine saved millions of lives, study calculates

Healthcare Dive

The vaccines also reduced infections and hospitalizations, which freed up hospital resources, researchers at the Commonwealth Fund and Yale School of Public Health concluded

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Ransomware Gangs Adopt New Tactics to Attack Victims and Increase Likelihood of Payment

HIPAA Journal

Ransomware remains one of the most serious threats to the healthcare industry. Attacks can be incredibly costly to resolve, they can cause considerable disruption to business operations, and can put patient safety at risk.

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The Not-So-Sacred Human Genome: What South Africans Think About Heritable Human Genome Editing

Bill of Health

By Donrich Thaldar. South Africans have issued a clarion call for research to move ahead on health-related applications of heritable human genome editing (HHGE), finds my research group’s new public engagement study — the first of its kind in Africa.

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HIM Today: Funny Lessons Learned from 2022

MRO Compliance

HIM Today: Funny Lessons Learned from 2022. Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion between Health Information Management (HIM) experts, discussing HIM today and the funny lessons learned this past year.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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Improving Patient Experience with Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

Becoming patient centric in your organization isn’t something that you can do all at once. It’s a slow process that requires you to think about the patient experience in every single aspect of your organization.

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HHS issues guidance on the use of online tracking tools in healthcare CRM

Healthcare It News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a bulletin to highlight the obligations on covered entities and business associates under HIPAA's Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules when using online tracking technologies.

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Progressive lawmakers call on CMS to cull companies with history of Medicare fraud from ACO REACH

Healthcare Dive

At least 10 organizations with records of healthcare fraud and abuse prior to 2021 participated in the direct contracting program last year despite CMS screening requirements, the letter said

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Most Important Factors for Improving Cyber Resilience

HIPAA Journal

Cyberattacks have increased in volume and sophistication to the point where it is inevitable that a successful attack will be experienced by all healthcare organizations at some point in their lifespan.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Bill of Health’s Top 10 Posts of 2022

Bill of Health

By Chloe Reichel. As 2022 draws to a close, we’re looking back at the top ten most-read articles published on Bill of Health this year. Browse the list below. Microdosing at Work: Business and Legal Implications. What Macrodosing Can Learn from Microdosing.

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Updating Healthcare Data Management and Privacy

MRO Compliance

Updating Healthcare Data Management and Privacy. December 12, 2022. Healthcare NOW Radio. So what does HIPAA mean and where did it come from? The letters stand for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

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2023 may bring progress in SDOH tech, telehealth and interoperability

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Health equity and technological innovation are top priorities for the healthcare industry – with new standards, technology and policy driving the way.

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San Diego practice develops a 4-part plan to reduce burnout

Healthcare It News

While occupational burnout among clinicians is higher relative to the U.S. workforce, the American Medical Association and its research partners have been monitoring career disengagement through the pandemic, which it says is at an all-time high.

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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Judge questions surprise billing ban implementation during court hearing

Healthcare Dive

A federal judge tested the government’s defense concerning a rule designed to help third parties resolve payment disputes between healthcare providers and insurers

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HC3 Shares Analyses of LockBit 3.0 and BlackCat Ransomware

HIPAA Journal

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has released analyses of two ransomware variants that are being used in attacks on the healthcare sector: LockBit 3.0 and BlackCat. LockBit 3.0. LockBit ransomware was first detected in September 2019 when it was known as ABCD ransomware.

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Could Self-Operated Assisted Suicide Devices Be Coming to a Town near You?

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun. A scientist’s high-tech approach to assisted suicide is already available for use in Switzerland and is actively being campaigned for in the United Kingdom. Could the United States be next? Dr. Philip Nitschke — nicknamed “Dr.

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HIPAA Challenges: State AGs Crack Down on Data Privacy

MRO Compliance

HIPAA Challenges: State AGs Crack Down on Data Privacy. December 6, 2022. For The Record. State attorneys general have been increasingly ramping up investigations and cracking down on data breaches at health care organizations.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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How UVA Health's Medicine HOME program reduces hospitalizations and readmissions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Recent statistics show more than 20% of healthcare costs resulting from emergency department utilization, hospitalizations and hospital readmissions can be attributed to just 1% of patients. THE PROBLEM.

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How AI and machine learning can predict illness and boost health equity

Healthcare It News

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key to unlocking patient data and solving some of healthcare's most complex problems. Even as the U.S.

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HHS releases ownership data on nation’s hospitals

Healthcare Dive

“We are pulling back the curtain and letting the sunshine in on hospital and nursing home ownership because it is what the public deserves,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in a statement

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What is a HIPAA Violation?

HIPAA Journal

To best answer the question what is a HIPAA violation, it is necessary to explain what HIPAA is, who it applies to, and what constitutes a violation; for although most people believe they know what a HIPAA compliance violation is, evidence suggests otherwise.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

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Mainstreaming Reproductive Genetic Innovation

Bill of Health

By Myrisha S. Lewis. Despite religious and ethical objections, assisted reproductive technology (ART), including in vitro fertilization and egg freezing, manages to flourish in the United States, with some states and companies even creating regimes for its insurance coverage.

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Poppy Health Measures Indoor Air Ventilation on a Massive Scale

Healthcare IT Today

A lot of public health depends on measuring proxies for health, such as checking the level of COVID-19 in waste water as a cheap, accurate and (importantly) privacy-preserving way to determine how widespread the disease is in a municipality.

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Mount Sinai Health tackles digital health inequity with robust RPM program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Mount Sinai Health System, based in New York City, has been having a problem with digital health inequities. THE PROBLEM.

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HIMSSCast: Predicting what's next for health IT, mobile tech and health system finances

Healthcare It News

What does 2023 hold for healthcare technology, as innovation continues at rapid speed, policymakers and regulators try to keep up with the pace of change – and health systems large and small deal with significant budgetary shortfalls that could hamper their ability to build out their digital transformation efforts?

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.