February, 2024

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HHS ambassador Ty Greenhalgh on what to expect from federal cybersecurity guidance in healthcare

Healthcare Dive

HHS task force ambassador Ty Greenhalgh discusses what the Biden administration’s cybersecurity performance goals mean for the industry, and how they could lead to a tightening of the HIPAA Security Rule.

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Eight Opportunities to Use the Law to Address Social Determinants of Health

Bill of Health

By Jon Larsen and Sterling Johnson Addressing the opioid crisis cannot stop at providing better access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) , expanding and enhancing harm reduction efforts, and reimagining the role of law enforcement, as explored previously in this blog series. The response must go further to make treatment and harm reduction more effective, by acknowledging the opioid epidemic as a reflection of the conditions of the whole society , identifying those conditions, and addre

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Generative AI to bring 'transformative change,' says Froedtert/Inception Health CTO

Healthcare It News

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology. Artificial intelligence is at the heart of some of its most disruptive innovations.

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How virtual care is evolving beyond traditional applications – with a hand from AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As telehealth enters its post-pandemic adolescence, broader use cases are dominating the landscape. And Dr. Stephanie Lahr, president of Artisight, knows this landscape well. Artisight markets a "smart hospital" platform designed to capture precise, real-time data to optimize operations, reduce costs and help clinicians focus on providing care.

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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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Rebel Health: The Personal and Professional Passion of Susannah Fox

Health Populi

A “rebel” is both a noun and a verb. As a noun, Merriam-Webster tells us that a rebel is a person who opposes or takes up arms against a government or a ruler. As a verb, “to rebel” is to oppose or disobey one in authority or control, or otherwise renounce and resist by force the authority of one’s government.” An additional definition of the verb is, “ to feel or exhibit anger or revulsion.” If you’ve been a patient facing a diagnosis of an

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Denied care: Trans men often struggle for inclusive gynecologic healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

When Joseph Schneier, a transgender man then in his early 40s, started experiencing unusual spotting and elevated progesterone levels in 2021, his partner urged him to get checked out. | When Joseph Schneier, a transgender man in his early 40s, started experiencing unusual spotting and elevated progesterone levels in 2021, his partner urged him to get checked out.

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Beyond the Psychedelic Competitive Moat: Chasing the Patent Dragon

Bill of Health

By Amanda Rose Pratt and Shahin Shams In the last five years, the granting of overly broad psychedelic patents led to the creation of the nonprofit online psychedelic prior art library Porta Sophia. As Porta Sophia-affiliated researchers with expertise in psychedelic science, patent law, archival history, and rhetoric, we have come face to face with the way psychedelic hype manifests within the world of psychedelic patent documents.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app

Healthcare It News

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with Vital to integrate an artificial intelligence-driven tool called ERAdvisor that can improve the patient-family experience with clarity and predictability. WHY IT MATTERS Closing the gap between clinical documentation and clarity with plain-language test results and predictable wait times may ease the strain on patients and their families at CHLA, according to an announcement from Vital on Monday.

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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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A Health Consumer Bill of Rights: Assuring Affordability, Access, Autonomy, and Equity

Health Populi

Let’s put “health” back into the U.S. health care system. That’s the mantra coming out of this week’s annual Capitol Conference convened by the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (NABIP). (FYI you might know of NABIP by its former acronym, NAHU, the National Association of Health Underwriters).

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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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As AI adoption in healthcare grows, Senate lawmakers weigh regulation, payment approaches

Fierce Healthcare

As the use of artificial intelligence technology in healthcare grows, federal lawmakers are weighing how to protect patients without hindering innovation and many in Congress are pushing for strong | As the use of artificial intelligence technology in healthcare grows, federal lawmakers are weighing how to protect patients without hindering innovation and many in Congress are pushing for stronger regulation.

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What’s going on at Steward Health Care?

Healthcare Dive

The physician-led healthcare network formed to save hospitals from financial distress. Now, hospitals in its own portfolio need bailing out after years of alleged mismanagement.

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Ransomware group leader told hackers to attack hospitals, FBI, HHS say

Becker's Health IT

Learn about the latest cyberattack on Change Healthcare and how the BlackCat hacker group is targeting hospitals, with ties to Russia and leaked patient photos.

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Thailand’s Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi clinches HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7

Healthcare It News

Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi from Thailand has been validated for Stage 7 of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. The EMRAM measures the clinical outcomes, patient engagement, and clinician use of EMR technology in a hospital or health facility. WHO THEY ARE Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi is part of the Principle Healthcare Group, a local operator of private hospitals.

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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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7 Digital Transformation Mistakes Made In Healthcare

HIT Consultant

John Berndt, SVP Health for North America at Valtech The digital health market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of approximately 25% from 2019 to 2025, according to NASDAQ. Needs for digital projects and initiatives have never been higher. However, investments in the sector, including in digital tech, have remained under tremendous scrutiny since the pandemic.

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Hospital at Home: Prospects and Challenges, and Learnings from Best Buy Health

Health Populi

With the urgent need to identify more efficient and lower-cost health care delivery models, we look to growing evidence for digital health technologies that support the Hospital at Home (HaH) model, considered in a new review article published in late February in npj Digital Medicine, The hospital at home in the USA: current status and future prospects.

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Abridge clinches $150M to build out generative AI for medical documentation

Fierce Healthcare

Investors continue to pour money into generative AI startups and Abridge is riding this wave as it rapidly scales its technology across U.S. health systems. | Along with the funding round, Abridge also announced an enterprise agreement with Connecticut-based Yale New Haven Health System to give thousands of clinicians access to its AI-powered clinical documentation technology.

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Disputes over surprise billing continue to soar, new CMS data shows

Healthcare Dive

Arbiters are mostly selecting the higher payment offer in billing dispute determinations. That suggests No Surprises could actually raise premiums for consumers, one health researcher said.

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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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Change Healthcare confirms ransomware attack, hackers claim massive data haul

Becker's Health IT

Optum's Change Healthcare confirmed Feb. 29 that it was hacked by a ransomware gang after the group claimed to have stolen massive amounts of data.

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Cedars-Sinai utilizes Apple Vision Pro and AI to create mental health companion

Mobi Health News

Xaia is an AI-enabled digital therapy platform accessible via Apple's augmented reality headset that helps individuals with pain, anxiety, depression and addiction.

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Cedars-Sinai Launches AI-Powered VR Therapy App on Apple Vision Pro

HIT Consultant

Xaia, Cedars-Sinai’s eXtended-Reality Artificially Intelligent Ally, is now available on Apple Vision Pro. Image by Cedars-Sinai. What You Should Know: – Cedars-Sinai clinicians have teamed up with AI experts to develop an AI-powered VR therapy app, Xaia, that leverages the power of Apple Vision Pro to offer an immersive, accessible approach to mental health support. – By harnessing the power of AI and virtual reality, the app offers a convenient, engaging, and effective way fo

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Three Key Takeaways From ViVE2024

Healthcare IT Today

Cybersecurity and the Change Healthcare outage dominated the hallway conversations at ViVE2024. AI was everywhere at ViVE2024, but companies were much more realistic with their productivity claims this year. In the exhibit hall, larger booths were more noticeable. The three key takeaways from the ViVE2024 event for me were: Cybersecurity risk and the Change Healthcare outage was top-of-mind for attendees Vendors are being more realistic in their deployment of AI Larger booths are starting to app

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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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Virta Health champions its nutrition therapy as an effective GLP-1 off-ramp. Here's why

Fierce Healthcare

Telemedicine clinic Virta Health believes its members can achieve significant and sustained improvement in weight loss, even if a patient has stopped taking a GLP-1 drug, a newly released paper in | A new study in Diabetes Therapy from Virta Health says the company's carbohydrate restricted nutrition therapy allows patients who no longer want a GLP-1 prescription to still keep the weight off.

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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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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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Virtual second opinions are popular but wariness persists on AI diagnosis tools

Mobi Health News

A survey by the Cleveland Clinic revealed nearly four in ten respondents had reservations around seeking a second opinion if the provider used AI diagnostic tools.

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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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Beta Boom Closes $14.5M Fund to Invest in Digital Health Startups

HIT Consultant

Managing Partners Kimmy and Sergio Paluch What You Should Know: – Beta Boom, a pre-seed and seed-stage VC firm focused on impact investing, has secured $14.5 million for its Fund II. – Led by Managing Partners Kimmy and Sergio Paluch, the fund targets early-stage startups addressing critical needs within fast-growing, underserved communities.

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Exclusive: ambitious shared EPR procurement for four NHS trusts ended

Digital Health News

One of the largest shared EPR procurements, covering four NHS trusts in Blackpool, Lancashire and South Cumbria, has been abandoned at the eleventh hour without selecting a supplier or awarding a contract.

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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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Data broker used phone location info to track Planned Parenthood visits, senator says

Healthcare Dive

Sen. Ron Wyden urged federal regulators to crack down on a data broker that allegedly used location data to track visits to clinics and target users with anti-abortion ads.

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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.