Sat.May 25, 2024 - Fri.May 31, 2024

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How a simple QR code can avoid 2,000 ED admissions

Healthcare It News

Gold Coast Health, a public health service in Queensland, has recently introduced a new digital front door for chronic disease patients. The General Medicine-Rapid Access Service (G-RAS) offers an alternative pathway for patient management. Through a scan of a take-home QR code, patients can reach their doctor for follow-ups via secure two-way messaging and voice or video calls.

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Tenet, HCA shareholders reject calls to report risks from providing abortion services

Healthcare Dive

It's the second time shareholders have blanched at additional reporting of abortion risks, despite ambiguity about providers’ legal requirements for providing care.

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Putting patients at the heart of digital healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Crowded waiting rooms, stressed medical staff, and time pressure during diagnostic examinations—these are familiar challenges faced by many healthcare facilities and they require urgent attention. The Vinzenz Gruppe, one of the largest private operators of non-profit healthcare facilities in Austria, is committed to expanding its digital patient portal to meet the ever-increasing demands.

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How CVS is betting big on healthcare services 'locally delivered' on a national scale

Fierce Healthcare

WASHINGTON D.C. — CVS Health continues to invest heavily in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care. | CVS Health continues to make investments in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care.

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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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New workflow software boosts care experience at one psychiatric practice

Healthcare It News

Psychiatric Medical Care prides itself on delivering evidence-based care services. It wanted the ability to drive patient treatment through their responses to evidence-based testing. THE PROBLEM The healthcare provider organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, which requires patients' treatment plans be developed based on an evidence-based testing process.

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Crescent Regional Hospital is first to offer hologram patient visits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patients at Crescent Regional Hospital can schedule a non-touch visit with their doctor or any range of medical specialists from the Dallas area, or anywhere in the world, through the magic of spatial computing. The once-ailing hospital is now using holograms for non-touch patient visits and plans to expand its uses of holographic technology, Holoconnects announced Wednesday.

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UnitedHealth projects shaky Medicaid redetermination aftermath

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth is predicting an upcoming “disturbance” among its Medicaid programs as members continue to disenroll after the COVID-19 public health emergency. | UnitedHealth gave an overview of areas in which the insurer can improve upon, how Medicaid redeterminations will affect the company and thoughts on OptumRx.

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Desert Oasis Healthcare gains 4x ROI with pop health patient engagement tech

Healthcare It News

Desert Oasis Healthcare provides medical care and wellness services to communities in California's Coachella Valley, as well as in Riverside and San Bernardino. The group serves more than 60,000 patients. THE PROBLEM Desert Oasis was facing a challenge many healthcare organizations must contend with: getting patients to follow their care plans. For clinicians, just telling their patients what they need them to do and how to behave is not enough.

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Move over, Medicare Advantage — UnitedHealth, Centene flag higher Medicaid utilization concerns

Healthcare Dive

Worries about higher-than-expected medical spending have reached Medicaid, as redeterminations spark turbulence in the program.

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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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2,000 telehealth kiosks to be deployed in rural Malaysia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new private collaboration in Malaysia aims to equip rural clinics with telehealth capabilities over the next two years. Rural broadband service provider MEASAT and local health IT company Mudah Healthtech have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable the delivery of digital healthcare services in rural and remote communities. They aim to deliver up to 2,000 Sihat Xpress telehealth kiosks by Mudah to at least 1,000 rural doctors serving in areas covered by CONNECTme NOW, MEASAT's sate

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Novel Applications of AI and Its Future

Healthcare IT Today

When you go to implement new technology into your organization, it’s important to look at all of the ways that it can go wrong so that way you can ensure you have safeguards and procedures in place. However, it is equally important to look at all of the ways that it can benefit your organization. After all, the ways that new technology improves the care of our patients and improves the work life of our staff is the sole reason we implement it.

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Indonesian state uni to pilot South Korean digital diabetes app and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Rumah Sakit Universitas Indonesia to test South Korean AI-powered diabetes management app Kakao Healthcare has signed a memorandum of agreement with state university hospital Rumah Sakit Universitas Indonesia (RSUI) to pilot its latest AI-based diabetes management application. Launched in February, Pasta is a mobile app -based service that leverages AI for blood sugar management.

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Expense management differentiated nonprofit providers in Q1

Healthcare Dive

But the industry has a long way to go before it’s fully back to the profitability levels seen before the pandemic — if it fully rebounds at all, analysts told Healthcare Dive.

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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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Limited funding hinders uptake of RPM, DTx in Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare providers in Australia have been "slow" in their uptake of remote care technologies, such as remote patient monitoring and digital therapeutics. Despite their wide availability and verifiable and promising benefits, remote care technologies "[don't] fit neatly within broader funding models," according to the Australian Productivity Commission's report on digital health.

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Hospital orgs join cross-industry appeal for FTC to delay noncompete ban implementation

Fierce Healthcare

Hospital lobbies have signed onto a multi-sector letter of 230 industry associations and chambers of commerce urging the Federal Trade Commission to bump the effective date of its ban on employee n | The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals are among 230 groups urging the regulator to put the final rule on hold pending legal challenges and "lack of Commission guidance on key pieces" of the ban.

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Using digital models to improve patient care

Healthcare It News

Thierry Marchal of Ansys and researcher María Angeles Pérez discuss how combining clinical data and mathematical models to create digital simulations can increase precision across specialties and expedite patient treatment.

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Otsuka defies digital health downturn with new company

Healthcare Dive

With “no playbook out there” to fall back on, the new company is taking a long-term approach as it develops its portfolio, an Otsuka Precision Health exec told MedTech Dive.

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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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Familiar voices build trust in African public health initiatives

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Asad Lilani, political strategy director at the Access Challenge, says the NGO recruits regional influencers and community members for its African vaccination campaigns. Their messages appear on each region's favored communications platform.

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Self-funded health plan saves employers 20% more than major plans: analysis

Fierce Healthcare

Imagine360, a self-funded health plan out of Pennsylvania, reduces healthcare costs significantly more than major national carriers, an actuarial analysis by Axene Health Partners found. | Imagine360, an alternative health plan in Pennsylvania, is pointing to an independent analysis showing its clients save 20% on health benefit costs when compared to traditional carriers.

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Patient medical bill stress can be fought with personalized, proactive communication

Healthcare It News

Digital tools can provide patients with customized payment plans for unexpected bills and treat them with dignity along their financial journey. Ryne Natzke, chief revenue officer at TrustCommerce, a Sphere company, explains how.

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Minnesota’s Medicaid program to block for-profit insurers from participation

Healthcare Dive

The ban initially only affects UnitedHealthcare, which is the sole for-profit managed care organization with a Medicaid contract in the state.

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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.

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A Big eClinicalWorks Transformation at Maryland Endocrine

Healthcare IT Today

Maryland Endocrine has quickly made the big journey from paper billing to on-site payments. The organization had eClinicalWorks installed since 2004 (they were actually eClinicalWorks’ 34th customer), but when Kimberly Stahl, Practice Administrator, came to the company, it was still collecting payments by sending paper bills by post. Bills were often delayed for months.

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A look at telehealth's future and an omnichannel approach to care

Fierce Healthcare

This week on "Podnosis," we dive into the topic of telehealth and its role in a comprehensive approach to healthcare. | This week on "Podnosis," Emma Beavins from Fierce Healthcare interviews CVS Health Chief Medical Officer Sree Chaguturu, M.D., to dive into the topic of telehealth and its role in a comprehensive approach to healthcare.

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Q&A: Amazon Business on supply management in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Bill Kopitke, head of healthcare at Amazon Business, discusses how the company uses analytics to help improve operations and supply management in care settings.

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Veradigm exploring sale, names new interim CEO

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare technology company was delisted from Nasdaq this year after failing to file timely financial reports for months.

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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.