Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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Tax breaks exceed community care spending at large majority of nonprofit hospitals: report

Healthcare Dive

Nonprofits’ cumulative “fair share” deficit is enough to pay off the medical debt of everyone in California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania combined, according to the Lown Institute.

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UC Irvine's AI-powered conversational health agent is ready for developers

Healthcare It News

At the University of California Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, faculty members are developing ways for artificial intelligence to help deliver better patient care and improved outcomes. Amir Rhamani is a professor at the nursing school – and also a computer science professor at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, a professor of electrical engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and an associate director of the Institute for Future Hea

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Insurance Coverage for Psychedelic Therapy

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon As therapies using drugs like MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD advance through the FDA research and approval pipeline, patients should be prepared for steep price tags attached to these procedures. For example, experts estimate MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD will cost upwards of $12,000 per patient. These high costs highlight the need for comprehensive insurance coverage because many of those experiencing symptoms of conditions like PTSD also frequently lack the resources to pay fo

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Revolutionizing Clinical Data Exchange: Healthcare Innovation 2024 Innovator Award Winner

MRO Compliance

In healthcare today, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. Now, more than ever, healthcare organizations are seeking innovative solutions to streamline processes and enhance collaboration among stakeholders. At the heart of MRO’s mission lies a commitment to optimizing the quality reporting process within healthcare systems. Recognizing the complexities and administrative burdens inherent in quality reporting, MRO has dedicated its efforts to developing cutting-edge solutions that simplify ever

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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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Senior lawmaker questions UnitedHealth over Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said UnitedHealth’s “rapid consolidation and vertical integration” has major consequences for the healthcare sector, including increased control of the health IT market.

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ONC drafts Federal Health IT Plan for 2024-2030, calls for public comment

Healthcare It News

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has made available the draft of the 2024-2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public scrutiny and commentary. WHY IT MATTERS The plan, which extends through the rest of this decade, is organized around four key goals to improve the experiences and outcomes for health IT users and the policy and technology aspects needed to support health IT and electronic health information users.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Technology Culture Part 2 with Mark Thomas

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · Follow the Medical Record: Mark Thomas MRO's CTO - Part 2 On this episode, host Don Hardwick is once again joined by Mark Thomas, MRO’s chief technology officer, to continue their conversation around technology culture.

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Novant’s proposed purchase of CHS hospitals ‘irreversibly’ harms competition, FTC says

Healthcare Dive

The FTC filed for a preliminary injunction this week to block the deal, but an expert says the antitrust agency’s efforts to regulate such deals are akin to trying to stop a “ball that’s already rolling downhill.

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Indonesia's digital health maturity in 2023 revealed and more briefs

Healthcare It News

The Indonesian Ministry of Health, through the Center for Data and Information Technology, has recently announced the results of the 2023 digital maturity assessment for provincial and district/city health services, hospitals, and health service facilities. Supported by the United States Agency for International Development-The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use, the assessment revealed that 146 provinces and districts/cities who participated scored an average of 2.73 out of 5.00.

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How RPM can scale and sustain CMS' hospital at home program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just released data on its Acute Hospital Care at Home initiative , which thus far has admitted 11,159 patients suffering from respiratory infections, heart failure and severe sepsis. While the program has proven successful in reducing hospital visits, the level of manpower it requires is costly and likely unsustainable for the already overburdened healthcare system.

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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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Diabetes management tools not worth the cost, study finds. But digital health companies push back on 'flawed' analysis

Fierce Healthcare

A new analysis pours cold water on the effectiveness of widely used digital diabetes management solutions, stirring up discussion about how best to evaluate the growing market of digital health too | The Peterson Health Technology Institute's analysis assessed whether digital diabetes solutions improve users' health outcomes over "usual care.

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Biden administration finalizes rule cracking down on short-term plans

Healthcare Dive

Democrat lawmakers and patient advocacy groups cheered the final rule for protecting patients from the skimpy plans, while free-market advocates slammed it as limiting coverage options for consumers.

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Keys to improving the patient experience, from the experts

Healthcare It News

Since the onset of the pandemic, patient experience scores from Press Ganey, a firm with more than 40 years of experience in patient experience, have taken a drastic dive – with much of the data pointing to staffing shortages and other challenges as key indicators of the decline in scores. However, since February 2023, the firm has observed a steady rise in patient experience scores – at the end of 2023 nearly reaching pre-pandemic levels.

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How extending virtual options can drive value-based care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

One way Northern Health, a major provider in Melbourne's north, is creating value for its patients and community, is by enabling its clinicians to offer virtual options. THE PROBLEM It began during the pandemic. As with the rest of the industry, the organisation too had to accelerate its digital transformation by embracing digital tools for delivering remote care.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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'Things get built and forgotten about': The challenging work of maintaining AI tools in clinical settings

Fierce Healthcare

With AI being all the buzz in healthcare today, many questions about the technology still remain. Do clinicians understand and trust AI tools? Are algorithms accurate and free from bias? | At the 2024 SXSW conference, a panel on the future of AI in healthcare moderated by AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., discussed what's still needed for safer, more integrated and more impactful systems.

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Medicare’s GLP-1 spending is skyrocketing, even without weight loss coverage: KFF

Healthcare Dive

Gross Medicare spending on the pricey drugs rose from $57 million in 2018 to $5.7 billion in 2022, according to a new analysis from the health policy group.

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Even when patients can get their health records, they may not understand them

Healthcare It News

They may need help from AI tools or peer support groups to make knowledgeable decisions based on data from their medical records, says Grace Cordovano, cofounder of Unblock Health and a 2024 Changemaker Award recipient.

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Care transformation via artificial intelligence

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Artificial intelligence can enhance virtual nursing, quality and outcomes, and healthcare transformation, says Dr. Stephanie Lahr, president of Artisight, a healthcare AI technology company. She shows how.

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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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How Amazon Pharmacy is using AI to deliver medications faster as it expands same-day delivery

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon Pharmacy expanded its same-day medication delivery service to New York City and Los Angeles, with plans to add a dozen more U.S. | Amazon Pharmacy expanded its same-day medication delivery service to New York City and Los Angeles, with plans to add a dozen more U.S. cities by the end of the year, the company announced Tuesday.

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OIG reports detail errors with VA, Oracle EHR deployment

Healthcare Dive

Three reports released last week detail scheduling and pharmacy problems with the electronic health record integration — including an error that may have contributed to a patient’s death.

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How HIMSS is advocating for global health equity and wider access to care

Healthcare It News

Among the top global policy issues at HIMSS24: AI regulation, patient access and equity. Tom Leary, SVP and head of government relations at HIMSS, explains how the organization advocates for health policies that support those goals.

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Looking Ahead: Precision Medicine Solutions Hold Increasing Promise for Healthcare Businesses

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Precision medicine encompasses a broad spectrum of technologies, sciences, and programs that emphasize tailoring medicine to the individual. These capabilities can empower clinicians to optimize treatment pathways and drastically improve patient outcomes, but the healthcare […] The article Looking Ahead: Precision Medicine Solutions Hold Increasing Promise for Healthcare Businesses appeared

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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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Contract negotiations between Providence, Blue Shield of California go publicly south

Fierce Healthcare

Providence has launched the first public salvo in a spat with Blue Shield of California over ongoing contract negotiations. | Providence has launched the first public salvo in a spat with Blue Shield of California over ongoing contract negotiations.

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UnitedHealth CFO John Rex to replace Dirk McMahon as president

Healthcare Dive

McMahon announced earlier this year that he’d be retiring from the healthcare behemoth in April. Rex will be stepping up as president, though there’s no word on who will assume McMahon’s chief operating officer role.

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Patients identify care gaps for healthcare leaders

Healthcare It News

Authors of the new book "Diagnosed," Cris Ross, CIO of Mayo Clinic, and Edward Marx, CEO of Marx Advisory, talk about how their own experiences inspired this tome on patients taking charge of their healthcare journeys after difficult diagnoses.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Mobi Health News

New care option allows remote treatment for non-emergency illness, including minor eye problems, respiratory infections, fever, allergies and other minor injuries.

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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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Walgreens takes $6B hit in Q2 from VillageMD investment

Fierce Healthcare

This is a developing story and will be updated following Walgreens' Q2 earnings call this morning. | Walgreens lost nearly $6 billion in its fiscal 2024 second quarter to write down the value of its investment in primary care clinic chain VillageMD.

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Advocate offloads senior home care business to private equity firm

Healthcare Dive

The health system is selling Senior Helpers to Waud Capital Partners just three years after it acquired the home care group.

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Radar-powered AI technology helps seniors age at home

Healthcare It News

Cherish Health's camera-free remote monitoring technology keeps seniors safe while preserving their privacy and independence, says the company's CEO Sumit Nagpal, who explains how it works.

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AI in Healthcare News and Updates

HealthIT Answers

This month's AI report includes news and updates from Profluent, Xsolis, Tempus, SnapCare, AxiomEHR, Ontrak Health, Together by Renee, DrFirst, Talkdesk, Andor Health, MedeAnalytics, & more! The post AI in Healthcare News and Updates appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.