Sat.Apr 27, 2024 - Fri.May 03, 2024

article thumbnail

CVS slashes 2024 outlook — again — as Medicare seniors drive spending

Healthcare Dive

Runaway inpatient spending in particular caused CVS’ insurance costs to snowball after returning “to patterns we have not seen since the start of the pandemic,” its CFO said.

Medicare 328
article thumbnail

Nurses have a deep distrust of AI – but transparency and training could help

Healthcare It News

While some nurses recognize the potential of artificial intelligence to minimize documentation burden and improve patient monitoring – and see a future with broader AI-enabled nursing – others are concerned about AI replacing empathetic human assessment of patients, cutting nursing jobs, risking protected patient data to compromise and more.

Nurses 308
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Telemedicine, enabled with responsible AI, can improve the patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual care has become pivotal in reshaping patient experiences. Amanda Bury, chief commercial officer at Infermedica, a digital health company specializing in AI-powered systems for symptom analysis and patient triage, knows telehealth's potential to enhance and optimize patient experiences and outcomes while emphasizing convenience, affordability and empowerment – tying in responsible AI innovation and strategies for e

article thumbnail

The race for healthcare AI models heats up as Google boasts Med-Gemini surpasses GPT-4

Fierce Healthcare

Google and DeepMind released an open access paper on their newest artificial intelligence tools intended for use in hea | Results released by Google on Med-Gemini's performance show that it outperforms existing AI/ML including GPT-4 on over a dozen industry benchmarks.

143
143
article thumbnail

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?

article thumbnail

Walmart Health shuts down

Healthcare Dive

The unexpected closure of Walmart’s 51 health centers and virtual care business highlights the difficulty of providing healthcare at this moment in time.

338
338
article thumbnail

UHG says it's rebuilding Change Healthcare with cloud-based security

Healthcare It News

UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty testified on May 1 before both the House and Senate about the seismic February 21 cyberattack of UHG subsidiary Change Healthcare, which was infiltrated by the ALPHV ransomware gang. He acknowledged that the absence of multi-factor authentication on a legacy server provided the cybercriminals with their successful attack vector.

More Trending

article thumbnail

Walmart shuttering all 51 health centers, citing lack of profitability

Fierce Healthcare

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information. | Walmart is shuttering all 51 health centers along with its virtual care services, the retail giant announced Tuesday morning.

145
145
article thumbnail

Cigna writes down VillageMD investment amid shrinking value

Healthcare Dive

Walgreens’ decision to slash VillageMD’s clinical footprint has reverberated to the financial accounts of the primary care chain’s minority owner — Cigna.

306
306
article thumbnail

Vendor Notebook: Salesforce extends AI to public health services, DrFirst acquires Myndshft

Healthcare It News

Improvements in public health case administration, faster prior authorizations for specialty medications and rideshare delivery of lab kits for wellness are just a few interesting goals making vendor news in April. Salesforce for public health and other government agencies could integrate natural language processing to ease administrative burdens and generate richer case files.

article thumbnail

Digital from the start: New medical campus to rise in Singapore's east

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Singaporean Ministry of Health has officially broken ground on a new medical campus in eastern Singapore. To be located next to the downtown line of the Bedok North MRT station, the Eastern General Hospital (EGH) Campus comprises the Eastern General Hospital and Eastern Community Hospital. It will provide a range of emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care services, as well as continuing and rehabilitative care services.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Hospitals no longer required to report COVID-19 data to CDC

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals are off the hook for data reporting requirements that have been in place since the early COVID-19 pandemic. | Hospitals were required to share COVID-19 admissions, ICU capacity and other related data on a daily basis during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, then the reporting frequency shifted. The CDC said it still encourages hospitals to report their data on a "voluntary" basis and will soon begin displaying those data online.

COVID-19 145
article thumbnail

Ransomware attacks on healthcare impact nearly five times more sensitive data: report

Healthcare Dive

Twenty percent of a typical healthcare organization’s sensitive data holdings are affected in a ransomware encryption event, compared with just 6% for an average organization.

article thumbnail

Ransomware was used in 72% of network intrusions last year, says BakerHostetler

Healthcare It News

In addition to analyzing client ransomware incidents and other cyberattacks, the privacy and data security specialists at BakerHostetler compared incident response statistics across industries and looked at data breach regulatory response and lawsuits. Of all incidents Baker Hostetler analyzed, healthcare, biotech and pharma took the lion's share at 28%.

article thumbnail

Walmart announces closing of clinics and virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Walmart is closing Walmart Health and Walmart Health Virtual Care, saying the business model was not profitable nor sustainable. The Walmart Health centers opened in 2019. "Through our experience managing Walmart Health centers and Walmart Health Virtual Care, we determined there is not a sustainable business model for us to continue," the company said by statement.

142
142
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

'Too big to fail': Consolidation concerns loom over hearing on Change Healthcare cyberattack

Fierce Healthcare

The scale of UnitedHealth Group's sprawling empire was under the microscope on Wednesday as CEO Andrew Witty testified before a key Senate panel about the cyberattack on Change Healthcare that's ha | The scale of UnitedHealth Group's sprawling empire was under the microscope on Wednesday as CEO Andrew Witty testified before a key Senate panel about the cyberattack on Change Healthcare that's had ripple effects across healthcare.

133
133
article thumbnail

Congress grills UnitedHealth CEO over Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Legislators slammed Andrew Witty over the company’s lack of cybersecurity practices and the impact of the breach, which may have compromised the data of a third of Americans.

299
299
article thumbnail

HIMSSCast: The need for home care continues

Healthcare It News

A nurse by training, Tim Ashe, chief clinical officer at Wellsky, knows the challenges that burnout, staffing shortages and bed capacity have on clinicians and the health system.

COVID-19 215
article thumbnail

FTC Strengthens Health Data Breach Notification Rule to Protect Consumers

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized significant changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) , aiming to improve consumer protection in the digital age. – These updates clarify the rule’s application to modern technologies like health apps and expand the information healthcare providers must disclose in the event of a data breach.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

CVS scoops up tech-enabled Medicare Advantage broker Hella Health

Fierce Healthcare

CVS has quietly acquired Hella Health, a startup Medicare Advantage broker based in New York City, according to a post on LinkedIn. | CVS has quietly acquired Hella Health, a startup Medicare Advantage broker based in New York City, according to a post on LinkedIn.

Medicare 133
article thumbnail

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

Healthcare Dive

On Wednesday, hospitals will no longer be required to report COVID-19 admissions, capacity or occupancy data to the federal government.

Hospitals 263
article thumbnail

HIMSS Changemaker champions Filipino-American health literacy

Healthcare It News

Ellen Arigorat, nursing informatics program director at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, supports digital technology adoption in clinical workflows, with a focus on health equity.

Nurses 195
article thumbnail

Talkspace launches behavioral health consortium with specialty care providers

Mobi Health News

The consortium will allow Talkspace users with high-acuity needs to access specialty care providers via clinician referral or through its wellness ecosystem, Health Collective.

123
123
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Walgreens inks deal with Boehringer Ingelheim to advance clinical trials for obesity treatment

Fierce Healthcare

Retail pharmacy giant Walgreens inked another partnership to recruit participants for research as it continues to build out its clinical trials business. | Walgreens has signed more than 35 clinical trial contracts with drugmakers including Freenome and Prothena. The aim is to optimize recruitment and make clinical trials more accessible, inclusive and equitable, the companies said.

127
127
article thumbnail

Medical research is changing, data privacy laws have not

Healthcare Dive

Congressional inaction regarding health privacy laws robs Americans’ control of ownership of their health data, according to Senator Bill Cassidy, ranking member of the Senate HELP committee.

200
200
article thumbnail

Want to reduce readmissions? Personalize digital discharge guides

Healthcare It News

At NYU Langone Health, physicians record videos with post-hospital care plans for patients to help improve treatment compliance. Dr. Jonah Feldman, the health system's medical director for clinical transformation and informatics, explains.

article thumbnail

Exclusive: Thyme Care launches virtual palliative care program, appoints medical director

Mobi Health News

Dr. Julia Frydman will be the oncology-focused company's first medical director for palliative care. She will oversee its new Enhanced Supportive Care program.

123
123
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Hospitals' patient experience, preventable infection improving after pandemic struggles, Leapfrog finds

Fierce Healthcare

The latest batch of Hospital Safety Grades from independent watchdog The Leapfrog Group suggest that patients’ care experiences, which deteriorated during and since the pandemic, may finally be tur | New data from the watchdog reflecting CMS-reported patient safety measures show that hospitals are, on average, working their way back from patient experience and hospital-acquired infection scores that plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospitals 127
article thumbnail

FDA finalizes lab developed test rule despite industry opposition

Healthcare Dive

Risks associated with the tests have increased, requiring greater oversight to protect patients, the agency contends.

FDA 246
article thumbnail

Healthcare Cybersecurity: 5 Steps to Prepare for a Ransomware Attack

HIT Consultant

Jim Broome, President and CTO, DirectDefense It’s not a matter of if but when an organization will face a security incident. In 2023, the healthcare industry faced its toughest year, with over 124 million health records breached in a total of 725 hacking incidents, according to The HIPAA Journal. This trend shouldn’t come as a surprise given how hospitals and medical offices are relatively lucrative and easy targets for cyberattacks due to the combination of outsourced services and soluti

article thumbnail

Q&A: Microsoft's AI for Good Lab on AI biases and regulation

Mobi Health News

Juan Lavista Ferres, head of Microsoft’s AI for Good Lab, sat down with MobiHealthNews to discuss his book on ethically using AI to impact humanity positively.

124
124
article thumbnail

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.