Sat.May 13, 2023 - Fri.May 19, 2023

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How ChatGPT can boost patient engagement and communication

Healthcare It News

Patient engagement is top of mind for executives and clinicians at hospitals and health systems today. While there may be a need for more constant touchpoints with patients, that would bring with it an unintended physician burden. So, what's the solution? Some say artificial intelligence can play a role. Especially the latest and most powerful flavor – generative AI, the kind behind ChatGPT.

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Health Tech: Why Design Matters and Ease of Use is Everything

HIT Consultant

Jon Zimmerman, CEO of Holon Solutions Today, patient data and patient information are essential components of delivering the best care. As healthcare expands beyond physical clinical settings and into digital channels, the need for data-driven, analytics-enabled, context-rich decision-making is only growing. Because of this, healthcare staff deal with ever-increasing amounts of data.

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5 Healthcare Providers Suffer PHI Breaches

HIPAA Journal

The Edinburg, TX-based internal medicine specialists, ASAS Health, have recently notified 25,527 individuals about a hacking incident that exposed some of their sensitive protected health information. Suspicious network activity was detected on March 9, 2023, and immediate action was taken to secure the network. A forensic investigation confirmed that hackers had access to parts of its network that contained patient information.

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Legislators reintroduce bill aimed at easing barriers to virtual mental health care in Medicare

Fierce Healthcare

Legislators reintroduce bill aimed at easing barriers to virtual mental health care in Medicare pminemyer Tue, 05/16/2023 - 16:38

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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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House committee centers blame on PBMs for rising healthcare costs

Healthcare Dive

Conversation about pharmacy benefit management consolidation dominated a Wednesday House hearing, with lawmakers pointing to the middlemen as drivers of high health costs.

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Cognitive care needs can be identified by digital assessments

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Zocdoc expands urgent care bookings to meet surging demand

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare marketplace company says the number of urgent care facilities on Zocdoc has grown by almost 40% month over month, and urgent care bookings have also expanded by an average of 80%.

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Thoughts on the End of the Public Health Emergency

HealthIT Answers

Some thoughts on the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, which expired at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. The post Thoughts on the End of the Public Health Emergency appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Addiction recovery provider sees success with AI-enabled telehealth meds monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

An addiction medicine practice in Fishers, Indiana, run by Dr. Bill Farr has in two years seen a cohort of 100 patients remain in his medication-assisted treatment program 94% of the time using a new technology (developed by Farr) compared with 54% of the time without the technology. Farr runs the addiction practice and is cofounder of Atadas, a telehealth medication monitoring technology company.

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De-identified trove of peer-to-peer ALS data added to MGH clinical trials database

Healthcare It News

A dataset dating back to 2005, containing contributions from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients will be added to the Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials, or PRO-ACT database at Massachusetts General Hospital. The database, part of MGH's Neurological Clinical Research Institute, contains anonymized data from 29 clinical trials and 11,685 patient records.

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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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Senate scrutinizes MA payment denials, including use of algorithms

Healthcare Dive

“Insurers are in effect denying Americans necessary care in order to fatten and pad their bottom lines, and that phenomenon is unacceptable,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at a subcommittee hearing.

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Hippocratic AI launches with $50M to build large language model for healthcare

Mobi Health News

The company says its LLM model has passed over 100 healthcare certifications and surpassed GPT-4 and other commercial models’ performance.

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For Oak Orchard, telehealth relieves shortage of medical, dental and mental health pros

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

COVID-19 forced Oak Orchard Health, a health system based in Brockport, New York, to change the way it did almost everything at its health centers – beginning with its inability to see patients face to face. THE PROBLEM But services were needed more than ever. As a rural FQHC, it typically faced many challenges – challenges inflamed by the pandemic.

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LGBTQ patients and data-driven health equity goals

Healthcare It News

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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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Suki integrates generative AI assistant in Epic EHR software

Healthcare Dive

Suki incorporates generative AI to “listen” to clinician-patient encounters and auto-generate clinician notes, but says clinicians maintain ultimate control.

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Understanding the Benefits of Data Registries for Advancing Patient Centricity and Research

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Leon Rozenblit, JD, PhD, Registry CoE, IQVIA, Alexandra Weiss, nonprofit strategy, patient organizations, IQVIA. The past few years ushered in a historic wave of innovation in the therapeutic development landscape, heightening the demand for high-quality, […] The article Understanding the Benefits of Data Registries for Advancing Patient Centricity and Research appeared first on electroni

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For Ryan Health, telehealth seeds planted during the pandemic have flourished

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Ryan Health is a federally qualified health center based in Manhattan that has been providing comprehensive and affordable primary and specialty care to New York’s diverse and underserved communities since 1967. Ryan Health has seven primary care centers, seven school-based health centers, two community outreach centers at transitional housing sites, and one mobile health center, all located throughout Manhattan.

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Kaiser Permanente discloses timeline, financial commitments for its VBC megadeal with Geisinger Health

Fierce Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente discloses timeline, financial commitments for its VBC megadeal with Geisinger Health dmuoio Tue, 05/16/2023 - 12:40

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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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Pennsylvania unions file antitrust complaint against UPMC

Healthcare Dive

The unions allege that UPMC, the largest private employer in the state, has used its market dominance to stamp out wage growth, “drastically increase” workload and keep workers from departing to other jobs.

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NextGen Healthcare Facing Multiple Class Action Data Breach Lawsuits

HIPAA Journal

A healthcare data breach of 1 million+ records is certain to result in multiple lawsuits, and the data breach experienced by NextGen Healthcare is no exception. The data breach was only disclosed by NextGen on May 5, but at least a dozen lawsuits have already been filed in federal court in Georgia over the breach. The data breach was the result of a hacking incident involving stolen credentials, which allowed unauthorized individuals to access a database that contained sensitive patient data suc

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Fertility app Premom shared users' health data without consent, FTC says

Mobi Health News

The Federal Trade Commission alleges the company shared personal health information with two China-based firms, Google and analytics company AppsFlyer.

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Cybersecurity attack against Amazon-owned online pharmacy PillPack exposed user health data

Fierce Healthcare

Cybersecurity attack against Amazon-owned online pharmacy PillPack exposed user health data aburky Fri, 05/19/2023 - 16:16

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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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Rapid AI adoption could cause medical errors, patient harm, WHO warns, urging oversight

Healthcare Dive

The World Health Organization warned that caution is not being exercised with the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, and called for rigorous oversight of the new technology.

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Connected Health Initiative – Our Health IT Friend on Capitol Hill

Healthcare IT Today

The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of all health IT vendors. They are a trusted resource and voice for our industry so that policymakers at federal, state, and local levels can be better informed about emerging digital health technology. Vendors can help by contributing clinical efficacy studies to CHI’s new Digital Health Evidence Resource Database to bolster their advocacy efforts.

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Voiceitt, Cisco partner to offer speech recognition for virtual meetings

Mobi Health News

Webex by Cisco will integrate Voiceitt's technology into its platform for people with non-standard speech to be easily understood during virtual calls.

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Commercial payers frequently delayed paying out providers' claims in Q1, report finds

Fierce Healthcare

Commercial payers frequently delayed paying out providers' claims in Q1, report finds dmuoio Fri, 05/19/2023 - 15:44

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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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Mayo Clinic grew profits in Q1, despite rising expenses

Healthcare Dive

The Rochester, Minnesota-based academic medical system reported increased admissions and revenue in the first quarter. Operating expenses also grew, largely due to salary and benefit costs.

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Healthcare Supply Chains Still in Survival Mode, Report Finds

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Three years after COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency, many healthcare supply chain leaders and frontline professionals are operating in survival mode, according to new industry research from Deloitte Consulting LLP. Ongoing challenges include economic pressures, multiple resource shortages, data visibility and labor issues.

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Q&A: Professional soccer players score telehealth partner for mental health

Mobi Health News

Connor Tobin, professional soccer player and the cofounder and executive director of the United Soccer League Players Association, discusses a partnership with telehealth platform Onrise to support players' mental health.

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UnitedHealthcare defends controversial prior authorization policy for colonoscopies

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare defends controversial prior authorization policy for colonoscopies fdiamond Tue, 05/16/2023 - 16:43

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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.