February, 2023

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DocsGPT in beta targets physician burnout

Healthcare It News

Developed using OpenAI's ChatGPT and trained on healthcare-specific prose, the online DocsGPT offers doctors a chance to test and weigh in on AI-powered product development. Testing AI for workflow 'scut' OpenAI developed ChatGPT, which launched in November as a prototype, using multiple learning methodologies. Human trainers, in collaboration with Microsoft on Azure's supercomputing infrastructure, created reward models to improve its performance.

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Healthcare Organizations Most Common Victims in 3rd Party Data Breaches

HIPAA Journal

Cyberattacks on business associates of healthcare organizations have increased to the point where attacks on business associates now outnumber attacks on healthcare providers. In addition to an increase in cyberattacks on third-party suppliers, the impact and destruction caused by those attacks have also increased, according to a recent report from the vendor risk management company, Black Kite.

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Top healthcare trends of 2023

Healthcare Dive

Providers and payers are still grappling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the winding down of pandemic-era policies, which will have major effects on hospitals and insurers.

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98% of Organizations Use a Vendor That Had a Data Breach in the Past 2 Years

HIPAA Journal

Healthcare organizations have been investing in cybersecurity to improve their defenses against increasingly numerous and sophisticated cyberattacks; however, while an organization’s security posture can be improved, it can only be as good as the weakest link. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the supply chain in their attacks, as these are usually the weakest links in the security chain.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

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Hospitals That Ditch Masks Risk Exposure

Bill of Health

By Nina Kohn and Irina D. Manta This month, New York became the latest to join the growing list of states that have ended their requirements for routine masking in hospitals and other healthcare settings. In response, at least one of the state’s largest hospital systems is throwing off the mask despite the continued high level of virus transmission in New York City and most of the rest of the state.

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Women's telehealth program diminishes stigma via technology

Healthcare It News

The Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center in Charleston has a unique telemedicine program in place to help pregnant and postpartum women. The program is called Listening to Women and Pregnant and Postpartum People, or LTWP. The technology vendors are REDCap and Twillio. It's a mid-maturity program that is responding to behavioral health needs of pregnant women, and has recently expanded to newborn virtual home visitation for all mothers with births in the hospital.

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How to Overcome HIPAA Myths to Enhance the Protection of Healthcare Data

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kate Barecchia, Global Data Privacy Officer at Imperva. For many of us, change is hard. In cybersecurity, change is essential to defeat two of the most common causes of data breaches: the ever-evolving attack styles of hackers and human error. New products and features designed to protect data from the latest attack vectors and human errors are released regularly.

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Hospital lobby opposes noncompete ban, says ‘now is not the time to upend’ labor markets

Healthcare Dive

The American Hospital Association is pushing the FTC to abandon its proposal to eliminate restrictive covenants. At the very least, the lobby wants physicians and senior executives exempt.

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Doximity rolls out beta version of ChatGPT tool for docs aiming to streamline administrative paperwork

Fierce Healthcare

Doximity rolls out beta version of ChatGPT tool for docs aiming to streamline administrative paperwork hlandi Sat, 02/11/2023 - 05:02

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Unmasking Public Health

Bill of Health

By Jane Moriarty One of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s stated “essential public health services” is to “create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health.” Yet, as the U.S. slogs through its third COVID winter, one thing is clear: personal responsibility and autonomy are at the heart of public health messaging.

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Telehealth trends in 2023: Virtual-first, health equity and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This year is likely to be another big one for telemedicine. The technology-enabled form of healthcare delivery has huge momentum coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. But at the same time, the pandemic public health emergency is scheduled to end in May, which means action is needed by lawmakers to keep reimbursement going in 2023. There's lots going on, to say the least.

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Singapore's iHiS taps Google Cloud, Accenture to drive healthcare innovation

Healthcare It News

Integrated Health Information Systems, Singapore's national healthcare technology agency, has collaborated with Google Cloud and Accenture to promote the development of data-driven applications to "deliver more high-quality and digital-first healthcare experiences." Accenture is helping deploy Apigee, Google Cloud's API management platform, which will provide third-party developers access to data and services across iHiS's managed systems to create new applications and capa

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Retaining Patients and Employees in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Health care institutions, like many colleges and businesses, have trouble retaining people. Tiffany A.S. Wright, vice president of operations at CareMax , says that it’s one thing to engage with patients but a much bigger challenge to retain them. Retention is particularly key to maintain the funding for fee-for-value programs, which are growing in popularity.

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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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UPMC, top surgeon pay $8.5M to settle whistleblower lawsuit over simultaneous surgeries

Healthcare Dive

A whistleblower and the DOJ allege that UPMC’s longtime head of cardiothoracic surgery, James Luketich, regularly performed as many as three complex surgeries at the same time and didn’t participate in critical portions of his procedures.

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VMware ESXi Servers Targeted in Large-Scale Ransomware Campaign

HIPAA Journal

The French Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-FR) has warned about an ongoing ransomware campaign targeting VMware ESXi hypervisors that have not been patched against the critical heap-overflow vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-21974. VMware issued a patch on February 3, 2021, to fix the vulnerability; however, hundreds of VMware ESXi virtual machines are still vulnerable to the exploit and are now being attacked.

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The End of Public Health? An Introduction to the Symposium

Bill of Health

By Jennifer S. Bard Teaching public health law over these past three years has meant contending with a series of federal and state court rulings that in different ways have called into question many of what seemed to be the most established principles of public health law. The double whammy of the pandemic and a new, and very different Supreme Court have already resulted in more dramatic changes to public health law in the past few years than in the preceding one hundred plus years.

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Baptist Memorial Health Care to expand inpatient monitoring with AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Baptist Memorial will deploy LockDeep's advanced telehealth technology throughout its system of 22 affiliate hospitals. WHY IT MATTERS The collaboration utilizes LookDeep's Clinical Action Platform, built on modern SOC2 Type II audited software, to provide Baptist Memorial's nurses, therapists, doctors and others with a way to continuously monitor patients at every moment of their hospital journey, according to the announcement.

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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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Chang Gung Memorial Hospital ranks second globally in 2022 HIMSS Digital Health Indicator

Healthcare It News

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan City, Taiwan has become the second-highest-ranking organisation in the latest HIMSS Digital Health Indicator. Based on the assessment, it scored 349/400 overall, achieving strong scores in each DHI dimension. In the area of interoperability, CGMH was commended for its "highly structured documentation and medical records" that have enabled "advanced and effective" clinical decision support and data collection for research.

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Unlocking the Future of Health—and Care—with AI

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jonathan Jesneck , Co-Founder and CTO at Firefly Lab. Unlocking the future of healthcare with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic amongst tech and medical professionals alike. Leaps and bounds have been made since the term was first applied in medicine in the mid-1950s , but it wasn’t until the late 2000s that developments using AI in a variety of healthcare fields started to happen.

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Lawmakers stress urgency of healthcare worker shortage

Healthcare Dive

Addressing the education pipeline is one thing that legislators can focus on to improve nurse and physician shortages, medical school and health system leaders said during a Senate committee hearing.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sued for Website Tracking Technology Privacy Violations

HIPAA Journal

A lawsuit has been filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleging impermissible disclosures of patient data to Google, Meta, and other third parties due to the use of website tracking technologies without either a business associate agreement with the code providers or authorizations from patients. In the summer of 2022, an investigation into the use of these technologies revealed almost one-third of the top 100 hospitals in the United States had used pixels and other tracking code on their

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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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Reclaiming Salus Populi

Bill of Health

By Wendy E. Parmet and Elaine Marshall I. Introduction: The Threat to Public Health As we reach the COVID-19 pandemic’s third anniversary, the warning signs for the future of public health law are everywhere. In the past three years, courts, led by the Supreme Court, have endangered reproductive health and handcuffed governments’ capacity to meet a wide array of public health challenges.

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New Jersey Cancer Care launches remote patient monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With the Veris Cancer Care Platform, cancer care teams at the New Jersey Cancer Care, PA can now review patients' physiologic and clinical data in real time and deliver personalized care. WHY IT MATTERS Today, NJCC and Veris Health, a subsidiary of New York-based PAVmed Digital Health, announced that the cloud-based clinician portal was successfully integrated into the oncology practice's information technology systems.

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An inside look at AdventHealth's powerful telemedicine program

Healthcare It News

Most healthcare consumers have experienced certain pain points in receiving care for family and friends. THE PROBLEM Patient access is a top priority for AdventHealth, a health system based in Altamonte Springs, Florida. For the health system, improving the way it delivers care to patients starts with meeting them at the place of their needs. "Looking for ways to solve for bringing the right care to the right patient at the right place and time is imperative to stay ahead of the ever-changi

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Elation Health Acquires Medical Billing Company Lightning MD

Healthcare IT Today

Elation Health continues to expand its primary care offerings. The company recently announced the strategic acquisition of Lightning MD , a cloud-based medical billing and claims management company. The acquisition adds revenue cycle capabilities to Elation’s clinical-first EHR and Best in KLAS , virtual care platform. “Healthcare technology is rapidly evolving, particularly in the primary care sector where we have the greatest opportunity to improve patient outcomes and raise the st

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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.