September, 2023

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Language Barriers: Protecting Your Organization From A Hidden HIPAA Threat

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bill Young, Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at SYSTRAN Keeping patient data confidential and secure remains a major healthcare challenge today, more than 25 years after the introduction of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act or HIPAA. HIPAA is regulatory guidance to ensure Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected in specific entities, mainly healthcare facilities, and healthcare admin support institutions, for the tra

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3 myths sabotaging healthcare innovation

Healthcare Dive

Health systems are rethinking how they engage with patients. Read on to break into innovation.

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Cigna hit with second suit over claims automation software

Healthcare Dive

The lawsuit was filed in Connecticut and seeks class action status to represent all consumers nationwide who had claims reviewed by PxDx.

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L.A. Care must pay $1.3M settlement over data breaches that violated HIPAA: HHS

Fierce Healthcare

L.A. | L.A. Care, which provides coverage for about 2.9 million people in Medicaid, Medicare, and Affordable Care Act plans, was ordered to shore up its data protection systems.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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FTC settles first case on privacy, security of genetic information with 1Health.io

Fierce Healthcare

The FTC alleged 1Health.io failed to protect sensitive genetic and health data of consumers and deceived them about its privacy and security practices.

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At Baptist Health, patient engagement shown to be equivalent to adding a BP med

Healthcare It News

Kentucky ranks fifth in the U.S. for adults with hypertension, many of whose condition is not controlled. Untreated high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems. THE PROBLEM The traditional approach of seeing a patient in the office, prescribing medication, advising them on lifestyle changes to make, having them check their blood pressure at home and report back, has fallen short, said Dr.

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Advocate Health, Mount Sinai among 10 big health systems in Transcarent provider network

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Transcarent platform integrates directly through the care pathway of each of the 10 health systems it is partnering with, including scheduling and pre- and post-care, support services and same-day payment for providers. WHY IT MATTERS Transcarent says the ecosystem will provide the employees of national self-insured employers with faster access to verified high-quality digital or in-person care, higher-quality care, and affordable and predictable costs with full transparency.

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Inside Kaiser Permanente’s labor relations breakdown

Healthcare Dive

Kaiser Permanente’s novel labor approach allowed for decades of stability, but over a dozen sources familiar with the situation said fractured relationships are straining current negotiations.

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Consumers Continue to Spend on Technology, Seeking “A Happy, Healthy Connected Life”

Health Populi

Most U.S. consumers will continue to spend their disposable incomes on connected consumer devices, but will be looking for more balance in their digital lives according to Deloitte’s fourth annual 2023 Connected Consumer Survey. In this year’s update, the Deloitte Center for Technology, Media & Telecommunications found that most households use five key digital devices daily: above all, smartphones, followed by laptop and desktop computers, tablets, and computer monitors.

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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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FTC sues PE-backed anesthesia provider for monopolistic roll-ups, price setting

Fierce Healthcare

Federal regulators have accused a major Texas-based anesthesia provider and its parent private equity firm of a decade-long, three-pronged scheme to suppress competition and drive-up prices. | U.S. Anesthesia Partners and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, its private equity backer, have "cost Texans tens of millions of dollars more each year" by suppressing competition over the course of a decade, the regulator alleges.

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On Searching for the Unknown with Unspeakable Names: Searching PubMed for Disability Research

Bill of Health

By P.F. Anderson and LaTeesa James PubMed special queries are master search strategies on common, important, but challenging health topics, which are usually peer-reviewed. Disability certainly qualifies as a common, important health topic that is challenging to search – and yet, no PubMed special query exists for it. This oversight is concerning. Put simply, it’s important that disability as a topic is easily identifiable in the scholarly record.

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Providers are Budgeting for Third-Party Tech Investments Says Survey

HealthIT Answers

We rounded up thoughts on why 88% plan to increase their third-party technology investments in 2023-2024 according to a Redox sponsored survey, Buyer Mindsets: Health Technology Perspectives from Clinical and Clinical IT Leaders. The post Providers are Budgeting for Third-Party Tech Investments Says Survey appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Telehealth, properly integrated with EHRs, can boost cancer care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cancer is a highly complex disease but technology should ideally make caring for cancer patients simpler. That's sometimes easier said than done, however. Kathy Dalton Ford, chief product and strategy officer at Ronin, which develops clinical oncology software, very much believes virtual care and other technologies can help providers improve their cancer care.

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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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Oracle to launch generative AI tools integrated with EHR

Healthcare Dive

The clinical digital assistant, which will be available in the next year, will automate notetaking and suggest next steps, like scheduling labs or follow-up appointments.

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Nurses Hacking for Health, Addressing Burnout, Workplace Violence, and AI

Health Populi

Three in four nurses working in hospitals care about the success of their institution — “they show up and gown up…yet only 57% feel a sense of ownership in their hospitals, leaving leaders to expect 100% quality to be delivered by about half of the nursing workforce.” This is the key finding in a study from PRC on the implications of nurses’ dis-engagement from their work.

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Oracle Health integrates generative AI, voice tech into EHR system to automate medical note-taking

Fierce Healthcare

Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner electronic medical record system as health IT companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers. | Software giant Oracle has integrated generative AI services into its Cerner EHR system as health tech companies race to harness this cutting-edge tech for providers.

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What the New York City Marathon Can Teach Us About Equitable Access to Vaccines

Bill of Health

By Ana Santos Rutschman What can the New York City Marathon experience teach those reflecting on ways to increase equity in the transnational allocation of scarce vaccine doses? Quite a lot, it turns out. I explore this analogy in a recently published article in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics ( JLME ), Increasing Equity in the Transnational Allocation of Vaccines Against Emerging Pathogens: A Multi-Modal Approach.

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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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MeldRx Is Making Healthcare App Development and FHIR Data Access Easy

Healthcare IT Today

When someone wants to create a healthcare app, they often think that getting the data they need to make their app work will be easy. They assume that there must be some easy EHR API they can tap into that will provide them with the data access they need. Or maybe they hear about this new more modern FHIR standard that will give them access to that data.

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Senators push back on DEA proposed telehealth rules, say they'd affect patient care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This is a developing story with updates expected. U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and four of their colleagues expressed support for the Drug Enforcement Administration's new engagement on a potential special registration for telehealth with this week's listening sessions hosted by the DEA's Drug Diversion Control Division, but said they had several concerns.

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Hospitals share differing medical prices online versus over the phone, secret shopper survey finds

Healthcare Dive

The study raises new questions about the dependability of hospital pricing, and builds on a mountain of research finding wide variance in pricing between different hospitals — and within the same facility.

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Colorado Option: Increasing Transparency and Driving Down Costs Through Enhanced Rate Review

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The "Colorado Option" - a unique state effort improve health insurance affordability - is underway. With the first year of enhanced premium scrutiny now completed, CHIR experts Nadia Stovicek, Christine Monahan, and Sabrina Corlette examine how the process unfolded and what it means for consumers.

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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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How Amazon's $4B investment in AI company Anthropic impacts healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon announced this week that it would invest up to $4 billion in artificial intelligence company Anthropic as the AI arms race heats up. | Amazon announced this week that it would invest up to $4 billion in artificial intelligence company Anthropic as the AI arms race heats up. The collaboration introduces more competition and more options for healthcare teams looking to innovate using different approaches or to get more tactical with their AI strategy, one health IT expert said.

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Symposium Introduction: Addressing Technoableism: Reforming Infrastructure and Disability Representation

Bill of Health

By Ashley Shew Far too often, when people write and talk about technology and disability, stories are deeply shaped by ableism. Often when devices are painted as “solving the problem of disability” or “empowering disabled people,” they suggest that being disabled is itself a problem, and that people should try to be as nondisabled as possible. But pretending to be nondisabled is not a great way to live — to be in hiding or denial, to not give your body and mind the rest they deserve, to hurt you

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Digital Twins: What Healthcare Organizations Can Learn from Other Industries

HIT Consultant

Aaron Schroeder, Director, AI Solutions & Head of AI Center of Excellence at TTEC Digital Digital twins are helping organizations make more informed decisions. These analytical tools use real-time data to represent a product or process, creating a realistic simulation that can be used to test, monitor, or predict outcomes for its real-world counterpart.

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Roundup: LKCMedicine launching more AI, digital health courses and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

LKCMedicine to introduce more AI, digital health courses Nanyang Technological University Singapore announced that more course content related to AI and digital health will be added to the refreshed curriculum of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. From next year, digital health will be integrated as vertical courses throughout the five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programme.

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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.