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National health spending reached $4.8T last year, CMS actuaries estimate

Healthcare Dive

More Americans had insurance in 2023 than at any other time in the nation’s history, spurring medical utilization and accelerating healthcare spending faster than growth in the overall economy, according to government projections.

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UW Health nurses test AI tools for patient messaging

Healthcare It News

As part of a joint artificial intelligence pilot program with Microsoft and Epic that initially launched in 2023 – and out of a growing need to address workforce shortages and growing demand for healthcare – UW Health nurses have begun testing how a large language model could help draft responses to patient questions sent through the health system's patient portal.

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Q&A: George Church on Genomics of Cognitive Enhancement

Bill of Health

Interviewed by William Leonard Pickard George Church, PhD , is the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. His research efforts include the first direct genome sequencing method, collaborating in initiating the Human Genome Project, and creating the Personal Genom

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CPT Editorial Panel suspends changes to RPM coding – what's next?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A push to improve reimbursement for remote patient monitoring programs has stalled, and that could prompt health systems and hospitals to think twice about launching or expanding their platforms. The roadblock is coming from the American Medical Association's 21-member CPT Editorial Panel , which hasn't been able to agree on amendments to the CPT codes covering RPM services.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Steward secures $225M days before it was set to run out of cash

Healthcare Dive

The health system found financing after its original backer Medical Properties Trust declined to provide more funds. Steward will present the deal in federal bankruptcy court later this week for final approval.

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2024 shaping up to be a big year for healthcare AI companies. But some investors remain cautious

Fierce Healthcare

AI deal activity is dominating healthcare investment with one in four dollars invested in healthcare going toward companies leveraging AI, according to a new report. | So far, in 2024, $2.8 billion has already been invested in AI healthcare companies, with SVB projecting the sector to see $11.

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Advancing technologies, evolving therapeutics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Business models have changed in digital therapeutics as tech evolves, says Aaron Gani, founder and CEO of RealizedCare, who discusses how pharma can leverage DTx modalities to collect data for R&D and patient analytics.

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White House partners with Microsoft, Google on cybersecurity for rural hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The technology giants will offer free or low-cost cybersecurity tools to rural hospitals, which often have limited resources to combat the rising number of cyberattacks.

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New plans and partnerships to expand patient access

Healthcare It News

Kyruus Health is a nationwide platform than aims to boost access for its 90 million members by using specific matching techniques and partnering with 120 health systems and 100 health plan brands. Kyruus president Paul Merrild explains.

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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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EY Announces Jason Brown of MRO as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award Winner

MRO Compliance

Gladwyne, PA, June 13, 2024 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jason Brown, CEO of MRO was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive awards program for entrepreneurs and transformational leaders of high-growth companies. Mr. Brown was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs and other business leaders.

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Vendor Notebook: New partnerships around AI, VBC, virtual care and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Several new announcements show providers, including Brightside Health and Tampa General Hospital, seek to improve patient outcomes and experiences with artificial intelligence and innovative care modalities. Technology vendors, including InterSystems, CLEAR and Innovaccer, also formed new partnerships that streamline data management, promote secure interoperability and track operational performance.

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MACPAC wants Congress to force states to disclose Medicaid financing streams

Healthcare Dive

The influential advisory group has been lobbying the federal government to collect more detailed information on how states loop providers into funding Medicaid for almost a decade.

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Drug Enforcement Administration sends second attempt at a telehealth prescribing rule to executive budget office

Fierce Healthcare

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s long-awaited second attempt at a telemedicine prescribing rule has been handed off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. | The Drug Enforcement Administration has submitted a proposed telehealth prescribing rule to the Office of Management and Budget which aims to regulate how telehealth providers prescribe controlled substances when the patient and provider do not have an established relationship.

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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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HFMA Annual Conference Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 142

Healthcare IT Today

For the 142nd episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are doing a preview of the HFMA Annual Conference ! To kick this episode off, we discuss what we think the biggest topic of conversation will be at the upcoming HFMA Conference. Then we speculate on what content we will see around AI during HFMA. Next, we debate over where AI, Machine Learning, and Automation are actually having an impact in RCM.

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DTA's Andy Molnar recaps its recent summit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The CEO of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance explains why the group held its annual summit in Washington, D.C., discusses how it works with Congress on legislation around reimbursement – and describes just what a digital therapeutic is, exactly.

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Steward contends with possible facility closures

Healthcare Dive

State regulators, workers and creditors reacted to Steward's new loan terms, which demand the health system transition or close facilities that don't sell at auction.

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Telehealth startup Done's CEO and clinical president arrested, charged with fraud

Fierce Healthcare

The CEO and clinical president of telehealth startup Done have been arrested and charged with fraud, accused by federal authorities of participating in a scheme to distribute Adderall online. | According to the DOJ, Done's CEO and clinical president allegedly arranged the prescription of 40 million Adderall pills as well as other stimulants, generating more than $100 million in revenue.

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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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Lawmakers: UnitedHealth is violating HIPAA

Becker's Health IT

Two senators accused UnitedHealthcare of violating HIPAA because the company has not sent out breach notifications for the February cyberattack on Change Healthcare, one of its subsidiaries.

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MetroHealth and MUSC Health launch virtual-first telehealth company

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It is no secret that health systems face growing competition from industries like venture-backed healthcare disruptors and health insurance that are offering increasingly specialized and consumer-focused virtual care offerings. THE PROBLEM The MetroHealth System is Ohio's Cuyahoga County's public, safety-net health system, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.

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Complex environments, 24/7 availability: Why cybersecurity poses a unique challenge for hospitals

Healthcare Dive

Andrew Carney, from HHS agency ARPA-H, explains why hospitals struggle with cybersecurity and talks about a new program that aims to help them defend their technology environments.

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AMA, lawmakers aim renewed prior authorization crackdown on insurers

Fierce Healthcare

The American Medical Association (AMA) and a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders are looking to stop unfair prior authorization practices from health plans. | A large coalition of bipartisan lawmakers and national advocacy organizations are renewing their efforts in reforming prior authorization.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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AI in Healthcare – Enhancing Treatment Plans, Engaging Patients, and Impacting Patient Outcomes

Healthcare IT Today

A lot of the buzz around AI is about the potential that it holds. We talk a lot about how different AI applications and tools could save us time or how they could improve the patient experience. But what is it actively doing to the world of healthcare? In order to find out, we reached out to our incredible Healthcare IT Today Community to ask them – how is artificial intelligence being utilized to enhance treatment planning, engage patients at scale, and what impact is it having on patien

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Implementing digital therapeutics – Kaiser Permanente's perspective

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

KP director of regional telemedicine and mobility Dr. Dennis Truong describes how the health system is using DTx to improve the care experience for both its patients and providers.

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CMMI’s savings record sparks concern among lawmakers

Healthcare Dive

Republicans at a House subcommittee hearing noted the innovation center has increased federal spending instead of reining in costs. But the director of the center said it has learned from all its tested models, even ones that didn’t save money.

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CMS projects national health spending grew 7.5% in 2023 to $4.8T

Fierce Healthcare

National health spending is estimated to have outpaced the rest of the country’s economy in 2023, growing by 7.5% with projected expenditures of $4.8 trillion, according to newly published calculat | Record-high insurance coverage rates from pandemic policies alongside other trends like high utilization pushed health spending past the nominal GDP growth rate in 2023, according to new projections from government actuaries.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.