March, 2023

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3 trends that will define the future of healthcare

Healthcare Dive

Over the next 12 months in healthcare, we expect AI technology will help organizations withstand increasing pressures and improve their confidence.

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Should TikTok Doctors Owe Any Duty of Care Toward Their Followers?

Bill of Health

By Sarah Gabriele Doctors are now using social media platforms to spread medical knowledge and to interact with the communities that they are actively building. This trend poses new ethical questions for physicians who want to create and engage with their communities on social media. A recent survey showed that almost 1 in 5 Americans now turn to TikTok before their doctor for health advice.

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The Promise of Connected Healthcare: How AI Advancements Are Creating More Meaningful Experiences

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amanda Hansen, president, AdvancedMD My father was diagnosed with diabetes when he was very young and lived his entire life maneuvering various healthcare systems. He had multiple eye surgeries, which is common for diabetes […] The article The Promise of Connected Healthcare: How AI Advancements Are Creating More Meaningful Experiences appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Drug Discovery

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun In recent months, generative artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm. AI systems like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion have captured the imagination of the masses with their impressive and sometimes controversial ability to generate human-like text and artwork. However, it may come as a surprise to some that — in addition to writing Twitter threads and dating app messages — AI is also well underway in revolutionizing the discovery of life-saving drugs.

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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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Why regulators didn’t challenge Amazon-One Medical deal, despite data concerns

Healthcare Dive

The ecommerce giant's $3.9 billion buy of primary care company One Medical closed last week without a challenge from the FTC, even as consumer protection groups and regulators aired worries about the tie-up.

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Techquity: Getting Healthy Through Equity-by-Design

Jane Sarashon

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation in the world. Yet Americans’ health outcomes rank relatively low compared with other wealthy peer nations on Planet Earth, manifesting a low return-on-investment for this huge financial spend. Nowhere is this more evident than in America’s place in equity compared with nine countries, shown in the graph on health care system performance from The Commonwealth Fund’s perennial study, Mirror, Mirror – the latest versi

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Transforming veteran healthcare: How telehealth is changing the game

Healthcare Dive

Discover how telehealth is revolutionizing veteran healthcare, providing high-quality care regardless of location with essential use cases like video consultations, remote monitoring and telestroke.

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Epic at HIMSS23: Cosmos innovations, new MyChart features, interoperability and more

Healthcare It News

Epic's plan for the 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition next month is to showcase all the ways the company is helping health systems and other care providers, says Erika Koch, project manager on the company's events team. In paying homage to its Wisconsin campus in the booth – including some of its artwork and penchant for fireplaces and cozy seating – the goal is to welcome any and all to not only learn about the latest product innovations, but to come and t

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Telemedicine will become default, with more virtual treatments, expert says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency may be coming to an end in May. The boost the pandemic gave telemedicine into the mainstream cannot be understated. But what's next for virtual care? And what about the blossoming trend of virtual-first hybrid care? Healthcare IT News sat down with Sean Mehra, CEO and cofounder of HealthTap, a virtual-first urgent care and primary care clinic.

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Featured Health IT Job: Healthcare Data Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Healthcare Data Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by New York eHealth Collaborative and is in New York. Here’s a description of the position: New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare by collabor

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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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Court of Appeal affirms that Optum’s arbitration requirements are unenforceable

Natalia Mazina

The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District has just affirmed the holding of a trial court that Optum’s arbitration clause in its manual is unconscionable and unenforceable. I have previously covered this case here. But in a nutshell, a group of California pharmacies brought a case against Optum alleging misrepresentation, fraud, and breach of contract.

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Responding to the Comeback of He Jiankui, ‘The CRISPR Baby Scientist’: Lessons from Criminal Justice Theory

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun He Jiankui — a high-profile Chinese scientist convicted for conducting unethical gene-editing experiments — has been released from prison and is currently fundraising for his new gene therapy endeavor. As the scientific community grapples with how to respond, theories of criminal justice can provide important perspectives to better inform the conversation surrounding Dr.

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Lawmakers to reintroduce federal nurse staffing ratio bill

Healthcare Dive

The bill mirrors California’s nurse staffing law which took effect in 2004 and outlines exactly how many patients a nurse in specific hospital units can care for at one time.

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Virtua Health improves patient and caregiver experiences with 2-way text messaging

Healthcare It News

Virtua Health, the largest health system in South New Jersey, saw an uptick in virtual care appointments and digital communications during the pandemic as patients sought care at home. With this shift in patient engagement, many health systems, including Virtua, saw an incredible influx of messages to the care team. THE PROBLEM The increase in patient interactions created additional friction in clinical workflows that weren’t optimized to deal with the volume, said Dr.

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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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Woolworths-owned HealthyLife launches telehealth service with Global Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Supermarket giant Woolworths' health and wellness subsidiary HealthyLife has started offering same-day telehealth services. It has tapped a third-party virtual platform provider, ASX-listed Global Health, to help connect patients with GPs, dietitians, and nutritionists who can provide health consultations, medical certificates, e-scripts and referrals.

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How to Improve Customer Experience in Healthcare with AI

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dmitrii Evstiukhin , Director of Managed Services at Provectus In today’s world, personalized and efficient digital interactions are expected, especially in the healthcare industry. To meet those demands, organizations should prioritize the creation of convenient digital-first environments that satisfy all parties involved in providing health care services.

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Clarifying the HIPAA Retention Requirements

HIPAA Journal

The reason the HIPAA retention requirements needs clarifying is that the distinction between HIPAA medical records retention and HIPAA record retention can be confusing. This article aims to clarify what records should be retained under HIPAA compliance rules, and what other data retention requirements Covered Entities and Business Associates may have to consider.

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Contributed: Why digital health is fertile ground for reproductive care innovation

Mobi Health News

Fertility care is expensive and often hard to access. OCA Ventures' Dana Sun and Ellen Bursey explain the digital health landscape and offer advice for investors and founders in the space.

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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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UnitedHealthcare cuts back prior authorization requirements

Healthcare Dive

Provider groups applauded the move, but said they’d need to see how the requirements are rolled back before passing judgment on whether the step would ease documentation burdens on physicians.

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What learning home dialysis can offer patients

Healthcare It News

Dr. Shelly Nash will offer more details during the HIMSS23 session "Creating Technology to Empower Patients and the Home Dialysis Experience." It is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT at the South Building, Level 4, room S406 A.

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Most primary care telehealth visits don't require in-person follow-up, Epic study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To explore the efficacy of primary care telehealth, a recent Epic Research study examined the frequency of in-person physician visits that followed 18,636,522 primary care telemedicine appointments. WHY IT MATTERS The dual team study published by Epic found that 60% of the time, the virtual primary care telehealth appointments held between March 1, 2020, and October 15, 2022, did not result in subsequent doctors visits.

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The Hidden Barrier to Better Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Josh Miller, Co-Founder & CEO at Gradient Health. As a global society, we have never spent more on healthcare. We have never been more informed. We’ve never been more advanced. Yet there is a great divide between what we have accomplished scientifically, and what patients actually get access to. This is not something spoken about a lot, because the focus is of course on developing life-saving medical devices and diagnostics.

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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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Losses to Phishing Attacks Increased by 76% in 2022

HIPAA Journal

Losses to phishing attacks increased by 76% last year, with almost one-third of companies losing money to successful phishing attacks according to Proofpoint’s recently published 2023 State of the Phish Report. In 2022, more than 4 out of 5 surveyed organizations experienced at least one successful phishing attack, with more than half of those organizations experiencing at least three successful phishing attacks.

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Cleveland Clinic, IBM unveil first quantum computer dedicated to biomedical research

Fierce Healthcare

Cleveland Clinic, IBM unveil first quantum computer dedicated to biomedical research hlandi Tue, 03/21/2023 - 11:49

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Uber Health launches same-day prescription delivery

Healthcare Dive

The service is made possible through integrating Uber Health’s dashboard with ScriptDrop, a tech platform Uber first partnered with in 2021 for prescription delivery.

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Roundup: Sun Pharma reports IT breach and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Sun Pharma probes cyber breach Indian pharma giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has reported an "information security incident," according to PTI. The news report noted that the company has already reported the incident to the authorities and has since isolated its affected IT assets. Presently, the company is investigating the matter while taking appropriate containment and remediation actions in a "controlled" manner to address the apparent cyber attack.

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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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South Korean Health Ministry calls to make telemedicine permanent

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare has released its report on the conduct of temporary telemedicine during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. FINDINGS According to the report, over 25,000 medical institutions provided remote treatment to 13.79 million people from February 2020 to January 2023. Of the 36.61 million treatments administered via telehealth, most treatments (29.25 million) were home treatments for COVID-19 cases while about 1.36 million treatment cases were first-time

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Featured Health IT Jobs – Senior Epic Application Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Senior Epic Application Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and is located in Toppenish, Washington. Here’s a description of the position: YVFWC has a compulsory vaccination policy including the Covid-19 primary series, the organization does not mandate the Covid-19 booster although i

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Ransomware Attacks Increased by More Than 51% in February

HIPAA Journal

Ransomware activity increased in February according to the latest GRIT Ransomware Report from GuidePoint Security. The report is based on data collected by the GuidePoint Research and Intelligence Team, which reports a 51.5% increase in attacks compared to January and a 15.8% increase in attacks compared to February 2022. The LockBit 3.0 ransomware group was particularly active in February, posting more than twice the number of victims (129) on its leak site as January (50), accounting for virtu

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Q&A: Cost is the most significant barrier to digital health adoption

Mobi Health News

René Quashie, vice president of digital health at the Consumer Technology Association, discusses the CTA's report on consumer adoption of digital health products.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.