July, 2022

article thumbnail

California to manufacture its own insulin, Newsom says

Healthcare Dive

Saying the medicine’s high cost “epitomizes market failures,” California’s governor announced a $100 million budget to create a production facility and develop affordable insulin products.

364
364
article thumbnail

New Evidence on Dementia, Identity, and Decision-Making

Bill of Health

By James Toomey. In my paper Narrative Capacity (recently published in the North Carolina Law Review ), I argue, among other things, that the legal system’s recognition of personal decision-making should be a function of personal identity, not (as it currently is) of an individual’s momentary cognitive functioning. One of the arguments on this score is as follows.

Bioethics 354
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Delivering accurate data for decision support

Healthcare It News

While interoperability and price transparency rules are supporting a movement toward better access to data, the industry is still struggling to transition from sharing information to shared decision-making. Unfortunately, without accurate information embedded in their workflows, providers can’t have meaningful conversations with patients about care costs or covered options, which negatively impacts a patient’s ability to access care.

352
352
article thumbnail

St. Luke's University Health proves telehealth is as good as in-person care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

St. Luke's University Health Network realized it needed technology that could help expand care across its 14 hospitals throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey spanning both urban and rural areas. THE PROBLEM. The organization was looking for a way to not only expand network coverage but also to reduce time to consult. It also wanted to expand access to care whenever patients needed it, which St.

COVID-19 210
article thumbnail

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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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.

article thumbnail

The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S. – A Week-Long Brainstorm, Day 2 of 5 – Amazon and One Medical

Health Populi

Today we review the various viewpoints on Amazon’s announced acquisition of One Medical (ONEM, aka 1life Healthcare) which has been a huge story in both health care trade publications, business news, and mainstream media outlets. Welcome to Day 2 of The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S., my week-long update of the American retail health/care ecosystem weaving the latest updates from the market and implications and import for health care consumers.

article thumbnail

Ransomware Attacks Drop by 23% Globally but Increase by 328% in Healthcare

HIPAA Journal

SonicWall has released a mid-year update to its 2022 Cyber Threat Report , which highlights the global cyberattack trends in H1 2022. The data for the report was collected from more than 1.1 million global sensors in 215 countries and shows a global fall in ransomware attacks, with notable increases in malware attacks for the first time in 3 years. Ransomware.

More Trending

article thumbnail

DiMe releases toolkits to help scale wearables, remote patient monitoring

Mobi Health News

The toolkits are based on the Digital Medicine Society's Sensor Data Integrations project, which includes organizations like Amazon Web Services, Oracle, the Moffitt Cancer Center, Takeda and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

article thumbnail

HIMSSCast: What does the future of AI in healthcare look like?

Healthcare It News

The avenues of artificial intelligence and machine learning research are expanding widely and rapidly. Meta says it plans to tailor its AI explorations by analyzing the structures and networks of the human brain , hoping to map better deep learning algorithms by patterning them on the neural activities of real human cells. Over at Google, meanwhile, one of its top engineers says he's convinced a chatbot he worked with has achieved human-like sentience.

321
321
article thumbnail

The key relationship between health equity and telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Health inequity is the result of the behavior of people. It is not the result of anything natural. It involves structural inequalities in the delivery of care – inequalities that are avoidable. Trying to correct health inequity is part of the job for Toni Land, head of clinical healthcare experience at Medallia, a patient and customer experience management company.

article thumbnail

Your State as a Determinant of Health: Sharecare’s 2021 Community Well-Being Index

Health Populi

People whose sense of well-being shifted positively in the past two years are finding greater personal purpose and financial health, we see in Sharecare’s Community Well-Being Index – 2021 State Rankings Report. Sharecare has been annually tracking well-being across the 50 U.S. states since 2008. When the study launched, Well-Being Index evaluated five domains: physical, social, community, purpose, and financial.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Feds Warn of Threat of Maui Ransomware Attacks By North Korean State-Sponsored Hackers

HIPAA Journal

A joint security alert has been issued to the healthcare and public health sector by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of the Treasury warning about the threat of Maui ransomware attacks. Since May 2021, North Korean state-sponsored cyber actors have been targeting organizations in the U.S. healthcare and public health sector and have been encrypting servers that support electronic medical record systems and dia

article thumbnail

Digital health funding is cooling down

Healthcare Dive

This year’s trajectory suggests overall funding will fall significantly short of last year’s, as investor confidence is shaken by global conflict and inflation concerns, according to a Rock Health report.

348
348
article thumbnail

How Much Health Insurers Pay for Almost Everything Is About to Go Public

Kaiser Health News

Consumers, employers, and just about everyone else interested in health care prices will soon get an unprecedented look at what insurers pay for care, perhaps helping answer a question that has long dogged those who buy insurance: Are we getting the best deal we can? As of July 1 , health insurers and self-insured employers must post on websites just about every price they’ve negotiated with providers for health care services, item by item.

article thumbnail

OCR fines 11 healthcare orgs for HIPAA right of access cases

Healthcare It News

The HHS Office for Civil Rights on Friday said it has settled nearly a dozen investigations of allegations of HIPAA Right of Access Initiative violations. WHY IT MATTERS. OCR's enforcement actions, which include some substantial monetary penalties for the following healthcare providers, and compelled them to furnish patients with timely copies of their health records: Peoria and Canton, Illinois-based ACPM Podiatry , failed to provide a former patient with his requested medical records, acco

HIPAA 320
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Amazon makes further healthcare inroads with $3.9B One Medical deal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon and One Medical announced their plans to merge on Thursday morning, in a $3.9 billion mega deal that would see the retail giant continue its ambitious string of healthcare acquisitions. Under terms of the merger agreement, which is subject to customary closing conditions, Amazon will acquire One Medical for $18 per share in an all-cash transaction.

Doctors 180
article thumbnail

The Old Gays Working with Walgreens on TikTok: Breaking Down Stereotypes and Having Fun with Health

Health Populi

How much do I love this media campaign from Walgreens , collaborating with the foursome The Old Gays who have a growing multi-million person fan base on TikTok? How much? A whole lot! Kudos to Walgreens for creating engaging, informative, and fun! content to learn about how people can benefit from using the company’s app … for, Ordering prescriptions (90-day supply).

article thumbnail

657 Healthcare Providers Affected by Ransomware Attack on Professional Finance Company

HIPAA Journal

A major data breach has been reported by the Greeley, CO-based accounts receivable management company, Professional Finance Company Inc. (PFC) which is believed to have affected 657 of its healthcare provider clients. According to the PFC website, the company is one of the nation’s leading debt recovery agencies, and its client list includes many healthcare providers, retailers, financial organizations, and government agencies.

article thumbnail

Academic health center pays $875K fine in data breach

Healthcare Dive

HHS cited Oklahoma State University Center for Health Services for multiple HIPAA violations, including failure to disclose in a timely manner that patient data had been compromised.

HIPAA 344
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

GIS + Healthcare is All About Sharing

Healthcare IT Today

Almost all of the healthcare implementations of Geographic Information System (GIS) being discussed at the 2022 Esri User Conference would not be possible if GIS data was not shared so readily by government organizations. When combined, these disparate datasets lead to important health insights that would have been difficult or impossible to obtain using non-GIS methods.

article thumbnail

One man’s quest to rid health IT investing of systemic racial and gender bias

Healthcare It News

Health equity is one of the hottest topics in healthcare today. Removing structural inequalities from the delivery of care and improving care outcomes among women, people of color and LGBTQ people is a high priority for forward-looking health systems. Daryn Dodson is CEO and founder of Illumen Capital. His firm is an impact fund of funds addressing systemic inequity by reducing racial and gender bias in investing.

COVID-19 300
article thumbnail

Marshfield Clinic creating hospital-at-home program with Dispatch Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Marshfield Clinic Health System is partnering with DispatchHealth to bring its rural patients in-home medical care. WHY IT MATTERS. Marshfield serves a population in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula with more than 60 Marshfield Clinic locations and 11 hospitals. With this new collaboration, it will expand access to its patients in rural communities in their homes.

Hospitals 168
article thumbnail

The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S. – A Week-Long Brainstorm, Day 1 of 5

Health Populi

I’ve returned to the U.S. for a couple of months, having lived in and worked from Brussels, Belgium, since October 2021 (save for about ten days in March 2022). Work and life slow down in Europe in July and August, giving us the opportunity to return to our U.S. home base, reunite with friends and family, and re-join life and living this side of the Atlantic.

COVID-19 124
article thumbnail

Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.

article thumbnail

HC3 Warns of Risk of Web Application Attacks on Healthcare Organizations

HIPAA Journal

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has issued guidance to help healthcare organizations protect against web application attacks. Web applications have grown in popularity in healthcare in recent years and are used for patient portals, electronic medical record systems, scheduling appointments, accessing test results, patient monitoring, online pharmacies, dental CAD systems, inventory management, and more.

article thumbnail

Amazon to buy One Medical for $3.9B

Healthcare Dive

The all-cash deal for San Francisco-based One Medical comes after months of speculation about a potential acquisition, but Amazon as the buyer comes as a surprise.

358
358
article thumbnail

How AI Can Advance Health Equity

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sachin Patel, CEO at Apixio. The use of AI in healthcare is gaining fast traction, with the total market expected to grow over 46% CAGR, reaching $96 billion by 2028. While AI has the potential to improve health equity, intrinsic and extrinsic biases that exist from the lack of diverse data exacerbate the problem.

ACA 125
article thumbnail

Healthcare's newest pivot: consumer identity as the cornerstone of digital health

Healthcare It News

Connected Health Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Patient Engagement Smart health systems are realizing that they must think about their sustainable growth strategies in terms of end-to-end user experience. Paddy Padmanabhan Healthcare's newest pivot: consumer identity as the cornerstone of digital health. Smart health systems are realizing that they must think about their sustainable growth strategies in terms of end-to-end user experience.

HIPAA 274
article thumbnail

HIPAA: Why It Matters to Your Practice

85% of practices are not complying with the government’s HIPAA standards. The large majority of practices are likely trying to protect patients’ information, but they may not be doing all that they need to meet government requirements. Not complying with HIPAA has definite drawbacks, with one major one being massive fines. The government can fine up to 1.5 million dollars for a single HIPAA breach incident - an amount that would put most small practices out of business.

article thumbnail

HIMSSCast: ATA CEO says telehealth future is hybrid, outlines policy priorities and challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Ann Mond Johnson is one of the top telehealth experts in the country. As CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, her work covers every aspect of this technological delivery of healthcare that has gone mainstream because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this informative podcast, Johnson talks about the hybrid model that may be the future of telehealth, what will be necessary to establish telehealth as a permanent modality in care delivery, current telehealth policy priorities and challenges, an

article thumbnail

In A Declining Consumer Tech Spending Forecast, Consumer Health Tech Will Grow in 2022: Reading the CTA Tea Leaves

Health Populi

Supply chain challenges, inflation, and plummeting consumer economic sentiment are setting the stage for a decline in consumer electronics revenues for 2022. However, there will be some bright spots of growth for consumer tech spending, for 5G smartphones, smart home applications, gaming, and health technologies, noted in the Consumer Technology Association’s CTA U.S.

COVID-19 118
article thumbnail

IBM: Average Cost of a Healthcare Data Breach Reaches Record High of $10.1 Million

HIPAA Journal

The average cost of a healthcare data breach has reached double digits for the first time ever, according to the 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report from IBM Security. The average cost of a healthcare data breach jumped almost $1 million to a record high of $10.1 million, which is 9.4% more than in 2021 and 41.6% more than in 2020. Across all industry sectors, the average cost of a data breach was up 2.6% year over year at $4.35 million, which is the highest average cost in the 17 years that IBM h

article thumbnail

New York files False Claims Act case against Fresenius in whistleblower suit

Healthcare Dive

The state of New York has formally joined a lawsuit against the major dialysis provider that alleges Fresenius performed thousands of medically unnecessary vascular procedures on kidney disease patients.

334
334
article thumbnail

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.