October, 2023

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Three Myths Sabotaging Healthcare Innvoation

Fierce Healthcare

By Theo Koury, MD, President, Vituity | Health systems are rethinking how they engage with patients and physician ownership is paving the way. Read on to break into innovation.

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Ransomware attacks on healthcare facilities cost $77.5B in downtime, report finds

Healthcare Dive

On average, organizations were shut down or unavailable to provide services for 14 days to due to ransomware attacks from 2016 through mid-October this year, according to cybersecurity research firm Comparitech.

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Videogame Sanity Systems and Mad Representation

Bill of Health

By Alice Fox Technological artifacts do not exist in a vacuum: they bear the undeniable markings of human histories, politics, blind spots, and biases – for better and worse. Consider, for example, the video game: everything in a video game must be created, decided upon, and often negotiated in a dynamic and lively way. As I have written elsewhere , video games can directly embody and reproduce harmful stereotypes and misconceptions, while neatly packaging these dispositions as “the way th

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Patients benefit from AI-powered care navigator at Columbia Memorial Health

Healthcare It News

Albany Med - Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) in Hudson, New York, is a community hospital and health system serving more than 100,000 residents in Columbia and Greene counties. THE PROBLEM CMH’s digital presence was not able to capture all the business opportunities in its area of influence. Patients would look for their symptoms on Google and seek care at other hospitals and health systems in the region that had a stronger digital presence.

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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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What Walmart’s Look at Ozempic Users Tells Us About Health/Care Consumers

Health Populi

“We definitely do see a slight change compared to the total population, we do see a slight pullback in overall basket,” the CEO of Walmart US is quoted in Bloomberg. “Just less units, slightly less calories.” With patients’ use GLP-1 drugs such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro fast-rising in the pharmacy market, so are the concerns of companies that stock the-middle-of-the-grocery-store aisles for processed foods like sweet and salty snacks.

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NHS England has not yet proven its case on FDP

Digital Health News

With the award of the Federated Data Platform contract said to be delayed until mid-November, NHS England appears to be seeking to drum up support for it.

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AI, machine learning top health CIO priorities in 2023, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Artificial intelligence and virtual care technologies are increasingly being adopted by hospitals to ease resource strain, but managing new tools adds “a heavy operational burden” for IT teams.

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Building a Disability Organization Rooted in Disability Justice

Bill of Health

By Dom Kelly There’s a lot to say about the nonprofit sector and how it so often burns out, underpays, and devalues the humans who do the labor. There’s a pervasive narrative that this should just be accepted as a cost of doing good in the world. But for marginalized people who find themselves in this work for reasons that are connected to their identities, this kind of thinking ultimately pushes us out of the sector altogether.

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Google debuts new Vertex AI Search capabilities for health providers

Mobi Health News

When combined with Med-PaLM 2, providers and life sciences companies can obtain answers to questions about patient medical records and general medical knowledge.

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Oracle Health Goes Beyond Visit Summaries with Its Use of AI in Their EHR

Healthcare IT Today

Many companies are jumping on the AI bandwagon to offer services ranging from risk stratification to auto-generation of patient notes after a visit. Oracle Health wants to move further. In this video at the Oracle Health conference, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Suhas Uliyar describes how Oracle Health is creating tools that accompany and augment the workflow of physicians, nurses, and patients.

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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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Generative AI unleashing massive disruption in health

Digital Health News

The annual US gathering of investors, VCs, and start-ups spans using digital technology to rethink delivery of all aspects of the vast US healthcare system, from supply chains, reimbursement, remote care, employee mental health, leadership, and equity. But time and again it was generative AI that was cited as the biggest technological disruptor.

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Medical AI scribe startup Nabla rolling out tool to Kaiser Permanente docs in Northern California

Fierce Healthcare

Nabla, maker of an autonomous clinical AI scribe, has joined forces with Kaiser Permanente to roll out its tool to 10,000 doctors in Northern California. | The AI tool will be available to 10,000 Kaiser Permanente doctors in Northern California across all care settings and specialties.

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Healthcare worker exodus continued through 2022, new data shows

Healthcare Dive

Physicians accounted for nearly half of departures from 2021 through 2022, with staffing shortages putting care quality at risk, according to a new report from Definitive Healthcare.

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What the Law and Bioethics Tell Us About Synthetic Human Embryos

Bill of Health

By Barbara Pfeffer Billauer A synthetic embryo can now be constructed from very early pre-embryonic cells – without the need for an egg or sperm. These were initially created in mice. In April, researchers in China published about their creation of synthetic monkey embryos. In June, it was reported that the first synthetic human models were apparently created.

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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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23andMe Launches Health Action Plan Based on Genetic/Health Data

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – 23andMe , a genetic health and biopharmaceutical company launched Health Action Plan, a new digital tool for 23andMe+ members that draws on results from genetic reports, health history survey data, as well as blood and biomarker data to provide a uniquely tailored set of health recommendations out of hundreds of options. – Health Action Plan is a helpful first step when it comes to prevention and early risk detection.

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Forward Thinking and Future Focused: Six Inspirations from AHIMA23

HealthIT Answers

By Beth Friedman - I’ve attended over two decades of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conferences in my career. But this year’s event was remarkably different. At AHIMA23, the association’s legacy of ensuring data quality and protecting patient privacy met face-to-face with today’s most important healthcare issues— The post Forward Thinking and Future Focused: Six Inspirations from AHIMA23 appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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AI and other emerging tech could be saviour of healthcare cyber security

Digital Health News

A new report into cyber security has revealed that security budgets in healthcare businesses are under pressure, but help could come in the form of AI.

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Industry Voices—The beginning of the end for Alzheimer’s Dementia?

Fierce Healthcare

The approval of Leqembi by the Food and Drug Administration marks an exciting turning point for Alzheimer’s disease. | The approval of Leqembi by the FDA marks an exciting turning point for Alzheimer’s disease. There are big questions around costs, access, risk and efficacy in certain populations. The most urgent, overarching question is: How can we find patients who will benefit from the drug before their condition progresses outside of the treatment window?

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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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Microsoft unveils new generative AI products for health systems

Healthcare Dive

The launches tie in with Microsoft’s ethos of developing high-impact but low-risk use cases for AI in healthcare, according to Microsoft’s VP of healthcare.

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Emoji Laws in Health Care ????

Bill of Health

By Bobby Stroup 2023 is the year of the emoji lawsuit. This year a “thumbs-up” emoji was found to be part of a legally binding contract. In another legal case, a “moon” emoji was found to be possible evidence of securities fraud. This legal evolution may seem a bit strange. We are more accustomed to emojis being the characters in a “ cinematic masterpiece ” or the subject of corporate public relations.

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Q&A: How to properly implement data to ensure effective generative AI use

Mobi Health News

Anita Mahon, executive vice president and global head of healthcare at EXL, discusses how the analytics firm helps payers and providers utilize data within generative AI.

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A New FHIR Analytics Tool from SAS Health

Healthcare IT Today

Most data about patients exists in EHRs or other repositories in a variety of legacy formats. Analytics, though, requires you to compare apples and apples. Thus, SAS Health Solutions offers a common data model, ingesting data from disparate sources of FHIR data into the appropriate fields for analysis. Plus, once collected, that data can easily leverage the full suite of SAS analytics tools.

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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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Privacy groups focus on national data opt-out as FDP tender concludes

Digital Health News

As NHSE prepares to award a £480m contract to deliver the FDP, legal groups and data privacy activists are focused on the national data opt-out.

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HLTH23: Experts debate the flaws, future of Medicare Advantage

Fierce Healthcare

LAS VEGAS—Medicare Advantage (MA) has only grown over the last decade, and, in tandem, voices criticizing the program have gotten louder. | LAS VEGAS—Medicare Advantage has only grown over the last decade, and, in tandem, voices criticizing the program have gotten louder.

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Senators urge CMS to withhold staffing mandate, citing negative impact on veteran care

Healthcare Dive

Members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee urged the CMS to rescind or revise its staffing proposal for nursing facilities on Thursday, warning the rules could cause facilities to close.

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Why We Still Need a Day for Global Action to Decriminalize Abortion in Latin America

Bill of Health

By Alma Beltrán y Puga More than 30 years have passed since women gathered for the Fifth Feminist Latin American Meeting in Argentina and launched the September 28 th Campaign in favor of decriminalizing abortion in the region. The initiative, however, remains painfully relevant, as still today most countries in Central America and the Caribbean prohibit abortion even in cases of sexual violence and instances where the pregnant woman’s health (and, potentially, life) is at stake.

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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.

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GE HealthCare gets $44M to create AI for mass casualty event preparedness

Mobi Health News

The medtech giant signed a contract with BARDA to devise AI-enabled ultrasound technology that helps clinicians triage and diagnose lung pathology and traumatic injury.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Week 1: Phishing

HealthIT Answers

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month we will be asking our experts to help us navigate cybersecurity in healthcare. We start with phishing, still the most prevalent cybersecurity threat in healthcare. The post Cybersecurity Awareness Month Week 1: Phishing appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Generative AI in health demands rigorous oversight says Cushnan

Digital Health News

As generative AI obtains a foothold in all aspects of life, health systems need to make sure AI tools are evidence-based and appropriate for clinical use.

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Cigna to pay $172M to settle claims it overcharged Medicare Advantage program

Fierce Healthcare

Cigna will pay $172 million to settle allegations brought by a whistleblower and the U.S. | Cigna will pay $172 million to settle allegations brought by the U.S. government that it submitted false and inaccurate Medicare Advantage diagnostic codes in a bid to boost its reimbursement.

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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.