January, 2024

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Transforming Healthcare Through Ethical AI: Enhancing Trustworthiness, Privacy, and Compliance

HIT Consultant

David Ting, founder/CTO at Tausight In November, President Biden signed a new Executive Order – titled “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence” – that promises to introduce new national AI regulations that focus on safety and responsibility in the use of this revolutionary new technology. Fast on the heels of this high-profile EO, the Biden Administration has already started the process of writing actual standards for the safe use of generative AI by announcing that the U.S.

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Easy Techniques to Improve IT Compliance & Automation in a Digital Health World

Healthcare IT Today

In case you missed it, we had a great webinar recently with Shereese Maynard, MS, MBA, Co-Founder at Nostradata Medical , Dan Sloshberg, VP Product & Customer Marketing at Exclaimer , and myself discussing IT compliance and automation. While there’s a lot of talk about IT compliance and automation, in this webinar we shared a wide variety of easy techniques and opportunities that were available to healthcare organizations to automate something for their organization in a compliant way

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Hospital, payer price transparency compliance improves, but new requirements are kicking in this year

Fierce Healthcare

A “pivotal year for price transparency” closed out with most—but not all—of the healthcare industry publishing their data publicly and at a higher quality, price transparency data startup Turquoise | A state-of-the-industry report released Thursday found steady improvements in the number of organizations releasing price data, as well as the comprehensiveness and usability of those data.

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Introductory Editorial — Critical Psychedelic Studies: Correcting the Hype

Bill of Health

By Neşe Devenot Since the 2022 publication of “ Preparing for the Bursting of the Psychedelic Hype Bubble ,” a JAMA Psychiatry Viewpoint by David Yaden and colleagues, a wave of scholarship and commentaries has emphasized the ethical importance of nuanced science communication about the still-nascent field of psychedelic medicine. As the journalist Katie MacBride recently described in The Daily Beast , there is now a “growing minority” of scholars and activists in the psychedelics field who are

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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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Stanford uses AI to navigate health information sharing with teens and their families

Healthcare It News

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, the sharing of health information is a delicate balance, especially when it comes to teenagers. THE PROBLEM Patient portals facilitate efficient sharing of health information between patients, their families and healthcare providers. However, a unique challenge arises when it comes to teenagers. Certain state laws may allow minors to consent to specific types of sensitive care and give them the right to keep this information confidential from thei

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Digital Technologies Provide Solution To American Healthcare Crisis

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Harman Dhawan, founder and CEO, Bikham Healthcare. The American healthcare system is under enormous strain; plagued by looming physician and nursing shortages that grow more dire every day and bogged down by inefficient and […] The article Digital Technologies Provide Solution To American Healthcare Crisis appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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AI innovator talks personalized treatment, telehealth enhancement and ethics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered. And many healthcare professionals are exploring exactly what AI can do and deploying systems to help health systems manage care and patients manage their health. Dr. Renee Dua is founder of Heal, which provides physician house calls in New York City, and founder of Together by Renee, a healthcare assistant app that uses generative AI.

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UnitedHealth Group kicks off payer earnings, reports $5.5B in Q4 profit

Fierce Healthcare

Industry giant UnitedHealth Group kicked off fourth-quarter earnings for major payers on Friday morning, where it reported $5.5 billion in profit. | Industry giant UnitedHealth Group kicked off fourth-quarter earnings for major payers on Friday morning, where it reported $5.5 billion in profit.

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Sunoh’s Ambient Clinical Voice Automates Clinician Note Creation

Healthcare IT Today

According to Saurabh Singh, VP of Sunoh , the success of ambient clinical voice depends on much more than the accuracy of the recording. Sunoh “checks the boxes” when it comes to meeting the needs of physicians’ workflows and differences. Sunoh’s solution can take input from many different sources: mobile devices, and laptop or desktop computers.

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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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Nuance AI copilot now fully embedded in Epic EHR

Healthcare It News

Nuance Communications, part of Microsoft, announced the general availability of Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience Copilot for documentation assistance in Epic electronic health records. WHY IT MATTERS Generative artificial intelligence has the potential to free clinicians from administrative tasks and increase clinical efficiencies. After months of collaboration, Nuance's DAX Copilot is available for full Epic EHR integration, the company said Thursday.

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Healthcare technology trends to watch in 2024

Healthcare Dive

Experts discuss their predictions for healthcare industry trends, including investment and consolidation in digital health, adoption of artificial intelligence and improving cybersecurity in healthcare in 2024.

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The Colonoscopies Were Free. But the ‘Surgical Trays’ Came With $600 Price Tags.

Kaiser Health News

Chantal Panozzo and her husband followed their primary care doctors’ orders last year after they both turned 45, now the recommended age to start screening for colorectal cancer. They scheduled their first routine colonoscopies a few months apart. Panozzo said she was excited to get a colonoscopy, of all things, because it meant free care. The couple run a business out of their suburban home near Chicago and purchase coverage costing more than $1,400 each month for their family of four on

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More hybrid virtual care and asynchronous telemedicine on the way for 2024

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Now that telemedicine is a mainstream method for healthcare delivery, C-suite executives and health IT leaders at provider organizations must keep a sharp eye on trends in virtual care. Telemedicine is too important now to take for granted. To get a look ahead at what this new year may have in store for telehealth, Healthcare IT News sat down with Jon Salon, president of MDLive, an Evernorth Company, a virtual healthcare delivery services vendor.

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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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JPM24: Amazon rolls out service to connect customers with digital health benefits, taps Omada Health as launch partner

Fierce Healthcare

SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon plans to collaborate with digital health companies to connect customers with virtual care benefits for managing conditions like diabetes and hypertension. | Amazon plans to collaborate with digital health companies to connect customers with virtual care benefits for managing conditions like diabetes and hypertension. The online retail giant tapped virtual-first chronic care provider Omada Health as its first partner.

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Three Ways AI-Powered Automation is Assisting Healthcare Workers

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jason Warrelmann, Vice President, Global Services & Process Industries at UiPath From battling COVID-19 surges to an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and this year’s cold and flu season, physicians and their staffs continue to navigate one of the busiest times of the year. This, coupled with national healthcare worker shortages, means that healthcare workers are feeling heightened patient volumes and stress levels.

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Telehealth offers advantages for treating children with feeding disorders

Healthcare It News

Many neurotypical and most neurodivergent children struggle with feeding difficulties. This does not just affect the child – it impacts the whole family. Focused Approach is a startup that helps children aged six months to 16 years old with feeding disorders. Its program Focused on Feeding has helped families go from hospital bed (with malnutrition) to the dinner table – entirely via telemedicine.

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No Surprises Act prevented 10M surprise bills in first nine months of 2023, insurer groups say

Healthcare Dive

AHIP and BCBSA also took aim at providers for allegedly abusing the billing dispute resolution process set up by No Surprises in the latest salvo over the polarizing law.

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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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Mary Lou Retton’s Explanation of Health Insurance Takes Some Somersaults

Kaiser Health News

Former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton spoke out last week on the NBC “Today” show about what she said was a rare pneumonia that almost killed her and resulted in an expensive, monthlong hospital stay. It was a shocking reveal. One key comment jumped out for those who follow health policy: Retton said she was uninsured, blaming that lack of coverage on 30 orthopedic surgeries that count as “preexisting conditions,” a divorce, and her poor finances. “I just couldn

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Why digital equity is important to conducting better telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth is for everyone, and hospitals and health systems must construct a digital equity strategy to better serve patients in the digital and telehealth space to ensure all persons can use telehealth, contended Alexandra Hunter, virtual care consultant at Henry Ford Health in Detroit. The technology and internet space have rapidly proliferated over the last 30 years.

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Humana's stock tumbles pre-market as it posts $541M loss in Q4

Fierce Healthcare

Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss. | Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss.

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NHSE to investigate Palantir for possible breach of FDP contract

Digital Health News

NHS England will investigate whether US data analytics giant Palantir violated the terms of its contract to run the Federated Data Platform.

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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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Banner Health reduces generalized anxiety with digital therapeutics

Healthcare It News

Banner Health, based in Phoenix, is one of the largest non-profit health systems in the U.S., serving more than eight million patients across six states in the Southwest. Like many hospitals and health systems, it has been facing many challenges with behavioral health. THE PROBLEM Behavioral health is an interesting story for several reasons, said Jeff Johnson, vice president of innovation and digital business at Banner Health.

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Trends shaping the business of health insurance in 2024

Healthcare Dive

The uninsured rate will rise. Medicare Advantage enrollment will swell, with fewer sweeping regulatory changes. Major pharmacy benefit managers will launch more transparent products. Here’s what experts see coming down the pike for 2024.

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Digital Health at CES 2024

Healthcare IT Today

CES is always a fun show for a tech guy like myself. With 130,000 people, there’s a lot of noise that doesn’t relate to healthcare IT, but over the years the digital health portion of CES has really grown. This year that growth was particularly true thanks to the great efforts of Catherine Pugh who put together an entire Digital Health track, a long list of digital health vendors, and a packed house digital health networking event.

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Radiology’s great balancing act

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The number of active diagnostic radiologists is expected to decline in the next decade as a slight majority become eligible for retirement. 1 Their departure will only worsen an existing gap between growing healthcare needs and a shrinking talent pool to provide them. “This gap between demand and supply of diagnostic radiologists has been going on for a while,” said BreAnne Buehl, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions for VMware by Broadcom, a cloud computing and virtual

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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.