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Medicare to cover Novo’s obesity drug for some patients

Healthcare Dive

Two weeks after the FDA updated Wegovy’s label, Medicare changed its stance to allow people with a history of heart disease to receive treatment, a shift that could further boost access to the fast-selling medicine.

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Enhancing hospital IT's speed-to-market capability

Healthcare It News

As healthcare providers worldwide grapple with worsening healthcare staff shortages and rising service demand, low-code technologies have proven indispensable in bridging these twin challenges while promoting positive outcomes for both patients and clinicians. Take the case of Mount Alvernia Hospital, a 300-bed private not-for-profit medical institution in Singapore.

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The FDA Backdoor to MDMA Rescheduling

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon MDMA (also known as the club drug “molly” or “ecstasy”) is a Schedule I controlled substance — the most restrictive drug class with the most severe criminal consequences linked to it. But, perhaps not for long. A recent effort to get MDMA approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) means the drug may be rescheduled, which will lead to substantially decreased regulations attached to it.

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CISA, calling Volt Typhoon an urgent threat, updates DDoS response guide

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Guidance released this week from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other U.S. and international partners outlines best practices for defending against "living off the land" cyber activity – where threat actors use an organization's own tools to attack its network – while addressing the specific needs and challenges of defending against distributed denial of service attacks with new mitigations and visual aids.

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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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Hospital groups question HHS about data breach reporting after Change attack

Healthcare Dive

In a Thursday letter, the American Hospital Association urged the HHS’ Office of Civil Rights to reduce possible “duplicative” breach notifications from the Change cyberattack.

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Georgia partners with Aetna Health for Georgia Unity, a social data platform for whole health integration

Healthcare It News

At HIMSS24, Dr. Denise Hines and Shirelle King of Georgia Health Information Network discuss social integration to foster trust in underserved communities.

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Virtual care service expansions in Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

VRGS goes south Western New South Wales's Virtual Rural Generalist Service (VRGS) has been expanded to cover Southern NSW. The service provides 24-hour virtual medical support, specialty or critical care advice and transport, logistics, and coordination support. It ensures patients have medical coverage with a VRGS doctor who can answer their questions and discuss their condition, supported by an on-site nursing staff.

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Government watchdog warns of Medicaid oversight gaps

Healthcare Dive

The CMS doesn’t require states to report data on outcomes or care denials, and has made “delayed” progress on plans to analyze the information and make it public, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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Consumers are getting tech-savvier – healthcare has to up its game

Healthcare It News

Health systems should embrace transparency to keep patients connected and informed – and to avoid losing them to retail clinics and other nontraditional providers, says Dr. Geeta Nayyar, MDI Health's executive clinical advisor.

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Google's healthcare AI ambitions: New model for personal health coaching and next steps for gen AI

Fierce Healthcare

Google is doubling down on its ambitions for healthcare AI by exploring how generative AI can help clinicians in medical decision-making, understand lab and imaging information and provide con | Google is hyper-focused on generative AI in healthcare, pushing forward research to advance gen AI capabilities that can help clinicians in medical decision-making, understand lab and imaging information and provide consumers with personalized health insights based on their wearable data.

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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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Inpatient care experience gets a boost from telenursing and AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sensors and automation tech can allow nurses to interact with and monitor multiple hospital patients around the clock without entering their rooms or interrupting their sleep. Michael Brandofino, president and COO of Caregility, explains how.

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‘As fast as possible but no faster than is safe’: Hospitals, tech companies confront AI governance

Healthcare Dive

Regulators seeking to erect guardrails around AI are facing a Sisyphean task, experts said at HIMSS. How do you oversee something that is constantly changing?

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Regulating International Commercial Surrogacy

Bill of Health

By Hannah Rahim In January 2024, Pope Francis called for a universal ban on surrogacy as a threat to global peace and human dignity, claiming that the practice is a “grave violation” of the mother and child’s dignity and based on the “exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs.” Surrogacy raises complex ethical and legal issues, particularly in cases of international surrogacy, where people seek surrogacy services from another country.

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SXSW24: Better communication, collaboration, reimbursement needed to improve cancer care

Fierce Healthcare

Uncomfortable waiting rooms. Revealing hospital gowns. Confusing insurance. Exhausting travel between appointments. | Oncology was a major focus at this year’s SXSW conference. Across multiple sessions, clinicians and patient advocates called for better access to specialty care, more thoughtful communication with patients and continued collaboration across stakeholders.

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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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Automating and integrating RPM boosts BP care for Prisma Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prisma Health is the largest healthcare provider organization in South Carolina. It had encountered a problem while trying to gather patient biometrics and manage their clinical needs: fragmentation. THE PROBLEM The logistical challenge of distributing remote patient monitoring equipment to patients across the initial focus of approximately 50 physicians offices proved overwhelming with the organization's internal resources alone.

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Steward’s legal battles offer insight into pattern of mismanagement

Healthcare Dive

The health system has been hit with at least 35 lawsuits in the last year alleging issues ranging from unpaid bills and falsified checks to doctor kickback schemes.

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Change attack update: UnitedHealth launching medical claims solution 

Becker's Health IT

UnitedHealth Group has advanced more than $2 billion to providers and is launching software for medical claims preparation beginning March 18 following the cyberattack on its Change Healthcare subsidiary in late February.

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Nvidia inks tie-ups with Abridge, GE HealthCare and Microsoft as it expands its footprint in healthcare AI

Fierce Healthcare

Chipmaker Nvidia sees big opportunities in healthcare AI and this week it launched more than two dozen new gen AI-powered microservices. | The global computing powerhouse inked collaborations with Abridge, Microsoft, GE HealthCare and Hippocratic AI to to expand its generative AI capabilities into healthcare and life sciences.

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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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Q&A: Verily on using generative AI within healthcare

Mobi Health News

Andrew Trister, Verily's chief medical and science officer, discusses the company's use of generative AI and its work with Google.

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Consumers more discerning about health data sharing: survey

Healthcare Dive

While respondents were largely willing to share their data, consumers have become pickier about who they’ll offer their information to, according to a Rock Health survey.

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Digital Health Unplugged: Navigating career paths in NHS leadership

Digital Health News

Jordan Sollof is joined by Shera Chok, Ben Jeeves, Portia Eze and Andrew Griffiths to explore the dynamic landscape of career development in digital health.

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Hippocratic AI banks $53M backed by General Catalyst, a16z, Memorial Hermann, UHS and other health systems

Fierce Healthcare

Launched out of stealth about a year ago, Hippocratic AI launched its first generative AI product and pocketed $53 million in series A funding, the startup announced Monday. | Launched out of stealth about a year ago, Hippocratic AI launched its first generative AI product and pocketed $53 million in series A funding. The fresh funding boosts the company's valuation to $500 million.

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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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Four Steps to Success in Implementing AI Within Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ben Cushing, Chief Architect of Health and Life Sciences at Red Hat Artificial intelligence (AI) is showing up in more healthcare contexts, from drug discovery to diagnostic imaging to robot-assisted surgery. But one area where AI can have a tremendous impact is in the reduction of provider burden. For instance, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is exploring automated, AI-assisted documentation of patient visits with clinicians.

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MedPAC’s physician pay recommendations insufficient, provider groups say

Healthcare Dive

The Medicare Advisory Payment Commission also suggests tying the rate of physician payment increases to the Medicare Economic Index — a move some industry groups support.

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NVIDIA, Johnson & Johnson Medtech partner to integrate AI into surgery

Mobi Health News

J&J Medtech will use NVIDIA's technology to expand the use of AI in surgery centers, assisting with surgical decision-making and collaboration across operating rooms.

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Google Health, Stanford Medicine unveil open-access dataset of diverse dermatology images

Fierce Healthcare

Google Health unveiled an open-access dataset of real-world dermatology images in partnership with Stanford Medicine. | Thousands of people contributed their images of skin, hair and nail conditions to the Skin Condition Image Network (SCIN) for a diverse dataset reflecting various skin tones, ages, settings and condition severities.

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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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Trinity Capital Inc. Provides $25 Million Growth Capital to Moxe Health

Healthcare IT Today

Trinity Capital Inc. (Trinity) , a leading provider of diversified financial solutions to growth-stage companies, today announced the commitment of $25 million in growth capital to Moxe Health (Moxe) , a leader in healthcare interoperability and clinical data exchange. Based in Madison, WI , Moxe leverages technology to improve and simplify the sharing of clinical information and critical insights between payer and provider organizations.

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Change Healthcare’s drawn-out recovery catches flak from cyber experts

Healthcare Dive

At least 100 services remain offline four weeks after the UnitedHealth Group detected an intrusion in its medical claims clearinghouse. Experts say the impacts are unprecedented.

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Hippocratic AI secures $53M, bringing valuation to $500M

Mobi Health News

The LLM startup released its first product, a genAI-enabled staffing marketplace solution, for phase three safety testing and will use the funds to speed up further product development.

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CDC releases field-tested guidance for hospital CEOs tackling their workers' mental health

Fierce Healthcare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s campaign against healthcare worker burnout took a step forward this week with the release of a new instructional guide for executive-level hos | The free resource was developed alongside the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation and informed by a six-month, six-hospital pilot across CommonSpirit Health facilities.

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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.