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Where telemedicine is headed now that the PHE has ended

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency came to an end on May 11. This change is yet another signal that the country is working to move past the pandemic, which falls in line with recent moves by the federal government to move the pandemic to a more controlled phase. This also happens to coincide with the World Health Organization declaring an end to the COVID-19 global health emergency.

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Long COVID described as a 'syndrome of syndromes' in NIH funded research

Fierce Healthcare

Long COVID described as a 'syndrome of syndromes' in NIH funded research fdiamond Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:16

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3 Ways Government Can Catalyze Biomedical Innovation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Deloitte has published some new research about how government can advance biomedical innovation and improve public health. The report shares insights from various government leaders and biomedical industry experts on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s driving innovation, the challenges and opportunities in partnerships, and the government’s role in sustaining the biomedical industry.

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The State of Healthcare Interoperability: Slow Progress, Fragmented Landscape and Technical Challenges

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Welcome to this three-part series examining healthcare interoperability in the United States and the reasons for its slow progress. In Part 1, we delve into the fragmented healthcare landscape and the technical challenges that impede […] The article The State of Healthcare Interoperability: Slow Progress, Fragmented Landscape and Technical Challenges appeared first on electronichealthreporte

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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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Postpartum people could lose coverage amid Medicaid redeterminations

Healthcare Dive

People in some states could lose postpartum coverage 60 days after giving birth, even though health risks from pregnancy can continue for months, according to a new report from KFF.

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Audit Manager Return on Investment

MRO Compliance

Audit Manager Return on Investment Over the past few years, the number of government and commercial audits has skyrocketed, and hospitals are struggling to keep up with the influx of requests for documentation, denials, and downstream appeals. For a decentralized hospital system, there is often a lag time before the ADR even reaches the compliance and audit department.

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How to improve patient trust and strengthen cybersecurity

Healthcare It News

The policies that followed a pre-HIPAA workplace data breach won back patient trust, sparking his interest in cybersecurity, recounts Dr. Eric Liederman, director of medical informatics for the Permanente Medical Group.

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It’s Time We Put The Person Back Into Personalized Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Raymond Lee, Chief Product Officer, Vida Health One of the great wonders of life is that every person’s genome is completely unique. Dr. Suess put it best when he wrote: “Today, you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” As nice as it sounds, this truism presents some serious challenges for healthcare leaders.

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Converge around the person, not the technology

Digital Health News

The debate on EPR convergence needs to acknowledge the inescapable variety of the health and care landscape and put people first, writes Alastair Allen.

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Bayer launches precision health unit in latest digital health venture

Healthcare Dive

The pharma company said it will work with startups and other digital health companies as well as add to its own capabilities as it builds out the consumer-focused business unit.

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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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Penn Medicine uses AI chatbot 'Penny' to improve cancer care

Healthcare It News

Over the past 25 years, the field of oncology has witnessed a dramatic shift in cancer care delivery with the development of new therapeutics, a desire to shift care from inpatient and clinic settings to the home and widespread implementation of electronic health records. THE PROBLEM One area of innovation has been the development of oral anti-cancer drugs, including cytotoxic chemotherapies that patients can self-administer at home.

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Primary care practices identify needed improvements for telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Qualitative data provided by 87 primary care practices in New York and Florida showed that while telehealth experiences differed on the basis of pre-pandemic clinician and practice familiarity with virtual care platforms, varying state regulations during the public health emergency, the lack of formal guidelines and physician burnout affected how quickly telemedicine offerings matured within practices.

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Pharma giant Bayer moves deeper into digital health with new business unit

Fierce Healthcare

Pharma giant Bayer is launching a precision health unit as it ramps up its investment in consumer-facing digital health tools. | Pharma giant Bayer is launching a precision health unit as it ramps up its investment in consumer-facing digital health tools.

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UnitedHealth rolls back gastroenterology prior authorization plan amid backlash

Healthcare Dive

The American Hospital Association said it thinks the new advance notification process is a better approach than prior authorization, but other medical groups took a harsher stance against the refocused policy.

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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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Linking up immersive tech devices to healthcare networks

Healthcare It News

Clinicians and IT groups must work together to incorporate immersive technologies such as VR into digital health and bring VR device data into the EHR, contends Gita Barry, president of immersive healthcare at Penumbra.

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Virtual care service launched for Northern Sydney aged care residents

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new virtual care service has been launched for aged care residents in Northern Sydney. The Sydney North Health Network recently provided a A$1.1 million ($700,000) funding package to set up the RACF Virtual Care Service, which is powered by Health Teams, a provider of a digital health platform for the aged and home care sector. WHAT IT'S ABOUT Based on a media release, the virtual care service features video consultations with primary care providers and clinicians and remote vital signs mo

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Medicare to broaden coverage of Alzheimer’s drugs after full FDA approval, but with some restrictions

Fierce Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined plans Thursday to broadly cover a new class of Alzheimer’s drugs once the medications get full approval from the Food and Drug Administration | CMS outlined plans Thursday to broadly cover a new class of Alzheimer’s drugs once the medications get full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Tenet to pay over $29M to settle kickback allegations at Detroit Medical Center

Healthcare Dive

The Department of Justice alleged two DMC hospitals offered the services of mid-level practitioners to physicians in exchange for Medicare patient referrals.

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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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AMA and others launch collective call for health equity in Rise to Health

Healthcare It News

On Tuesday, the American Medical Association, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Race Forward officially launched Rise to Health, a call to action for providers, payers, pharma and professional societies to make health equity a priority. Rise to Health will have enforcement teeth in the form of establishing a set of measures across numerous participants.

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Healthcare Has A Data Resolution Problem

Healthcare IT Today

According to Charlie Harp, CEO of Clinical Architecture , even if we solve the interoperability challenge in healthcare, we will still have to work to refine the data to make it useful. The quality of that data needs to be improved and the resolution of the picture it paints of a patient needs to increase. The latter is a hidden challenge that healthcare organizations are not paying enough attention to.

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Discrimination, racism, violence are common and weighing heavily on healthcare workers, surveys show

Fierce Healthcare

A pair of new healthcare workforce surveys outline widespread reports of discrimination, racism and workplace violence perpetuated by patients and coworkers alike. | A pair of polls released this week detail the interpersonal difficulties nurses and other healthcare workers face in the workplace.

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Members’ satisfaction with commercial health plans declines

Healthcare Dive

A J.D. Power study found overall satisfaction with commercial health plans fell, with sicker members less likely to receive outreach and care coordination.

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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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Cleveland Clinic taps Epic MyChart to drive clinical research engagement

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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IRS Reminds Plan Sponsors of Cafeteria Plan Claims Substantiation Requirements

Compliance Now

By Jessica Waltman, Principal, Forward Health Consulting The federal Section 125 “cafeteria plan” regulations permit health plans to reimburse participants for qualifying medical and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis through health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs) if those claims are properly and fully substantiated.

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Oak Street Health unveils expansion plans to open centers in 4 new states

Fierce Healthcare

Less than a month after CVS Health acquired Oak Street Health, the primary care provider plans to expand into four more states. | The company plans to open value-based primary care centers in Little Rock, Arkansas; Des Moines and Davenport, Iowa; Kansas City, Kansas and Richmond, Virginia, beginning this summer. Oak Street Health will operate centers in 25 states by the end of the year.

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Physician compensation rose but was eclipsed by inflation, MGMA survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Although hampered by a 7% increase in inflation, advanced practice providers saw the biggest change in median total pay compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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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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Telemedicine and RPM transform care delivery in Alabama, racking up wins

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When the University of Alabama at Birmingham health system created a telehealth program, the main problem it was trying to solve was how to improve access to care across the state. THE PROBLEM Alabama has some of the worst healthcare outcomes in the country. Telehealth technologies were adopted to eliminate the geographic excuse for these outcomes and start to address the issues, said Dr.

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The Evolution of Electronic Health Records: Overcoming Obstacles and Future Challenges

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Electronic health records (EHRs) have revolutionized the healthcare industry, streamlining patient care, improving efficiency, and enhancing communication among healthcare providers. Here, we explore the history of EHRs, highlighting the obstacles overcome throughout their development and […] The article The Evolution of Electronic Health Records: Overcoming Obstacles and Future Challenges a

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Missouri nonprofit health systems BJC HealthCare, Saint Luke's targeting $10B merger

Fierce Healthcare

BJC HealthCare of St. | The two organizations are hoping to close their cross-market deal by the end of the year, potentially creating a new 28-hospital, integrated, academic health system.

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Over half a million disenrolled amid Medicaid redeterminations so far

Healthcare Dive

A KFF analysis of 11 states found many of the people who have already been removed from the Medicaid program were disenrolled for procedural reasons.

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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.