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House committee takes aim at healthcare consolidation, eyes site-neutral payments

Healthcare Dive

Equalizing Medicare payment between sites of service to cut down on provider consolidation is a “no brainer,” one witness testified during the hearing.

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Cedars-Sinai CIO's tips to ensure genAI is fair, appropriate, valid, effective and safe

Healthcare It News

Craig Kwiatkowski, senior vice president and CIO at Cedars-Sinai, and his team have been pushing the famous health system forward in the realm of artificial intelligence. Their most prominent accomplishment has been the AI-powered virtual primary care app Cedars-Sinai Connect. Launched in fall 2023, the app already has increased primary care capacity by 11% – the equivalent of building three new clinics.

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Geisinger saves $560K in pilot integrating video visits into Epic MyChart

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Over the course of the pandemic, demand for behavioral health services increased dramatically in the communities served by Geisinger, the Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system. With a large patient population in rural areas, Geisinger expanded its use of telemedicine to scale access and leverage a national workforce to serve them. Today, Geisinger Behavioral Health serves more than 45,000 unique patients annually, with more than 80% of services offered via telemedicine.

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How Data Builds New Bridges Between Payers and Providers: CareFirst Highlighted by HealthLeaders

MRO Compliance

Forward-thinking payer and provider organizations continually seek new ways to foster collaboration and improve relationships despite tumultuous exchanges between the two parties. Better communication helps both stakeholders reduce administrative costs and improve quality and clinical outcomes for patients, members, and communities. In a recent HealthLeaders article , MRO customer Piyush Khanna, VP of Clinical Services at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, weighed in on communication trends among p

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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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Nearly 20% of donated organs go unused — here’s how we can fix it and honor donors

Healthcare Dive

The medical community needs to take “smart risks” to maximize organ donation use, according to the president of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.

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Prescription delivery via drone is coming to more cities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Zipline, the drone delivery and logistics company, announced this week its new partnership with Mayo Clinic's hospital-at-home program that's designed to deliver medications and other home-based care needs. Texas-based Memorial Hermann Health System will also work with the autonomous delivery and logistics company to integrate drone-based transport for specialty prescriptions and medical supplies directly to patient homes in the Houston area beginning in 2026, the health system said.

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The MRO Exchange: Matt Wildman and James Pelletier on Quality Reporting

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · MRO Exchange: Connecting Healthcare Executives S1E1: On the first episode of The MRO Exchange: Connecting Healthcare Executives, host Matt Wildman, Chief Commerical Officer at MRO, interviews healthcare quality reporting expert James Pelletier. Together they discuss the importance of healthcare quality reporting and how it serves to improve patient care, as well as what is currently top of mind for value-based care organizations.

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More than a third of healthcare organizations aren’t prepared for cyberattacks: report

Healthcare Dive

Thirty-seven percent of healthcare organizations did not have a cyberattack contingency plan in place, despite half having experienced an attack, according to a new survey from Software Advice.

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Educating patients to advocate for themselves and for policy change

Healthcare It News

Gözde Susuzlu Briggs, programme manager for the European Patients' Forum, discusses the "Data Saves Lives" initiative, which explains digital data and AI concepts to patients and encourages involvement in patient advocacy organizations.

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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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HIMSSCast: Home health challenges offset by creating patient and caregiver communities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Homecare is facing challenges and none are new. Reimbursement rates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are low and staffing shortages are high, as is demand for home health services due to a rising, elderly demographic.

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Epic releases open-source AI validation tool for health systems

Fierce Healthcare

Epic launched an open-source tool on Wednesday to enable healthcare organizations to test and monitor artificial intelligence models. | Six weeks after announcing it was developing an AI validation software tool for healthcare, Epic has launched the open-source tool on Github to help health systems test and validate AI models.

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Medicare adviser sets recommendations for diabetes device evidence

Healthcare Dive

A MEDCAC panel found time in range was an “extremely important” metric, but members were divided on whether quality of life measures should influence coverage.

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Personalized communications help engage patients where they are

Healthcare It News

Trinity Health reaches out to patients on their preferred platform to encourage them to make needed visits. Dr. Roosevelt De Los Santos, its medical director for health informatics, describes why it works.

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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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Budget 2024: Private hospitals tapped to provide psychiatric telehealth amid crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Australian mental health system has reached a crisis point where psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are leaving the sector in droves due to burnout and inadequate support, leaving patients to wait for long to receive care or delay their treatment and risk further deterioration. A news report recently revealed that one in four psychiatry positions in public health institutions are vacant in some states.

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UPMC's layoffs were the start of a McKinsey-guided 'transformation,' documents show

Fierce Healthcare

A wave of employee layoffs that UPMC announced last month was just one part of a broader restructure and operations “transformation” initiative, for which the nonprofit system has tapped management | An internal presentation obtained by Fierce Healthcare outlined April's “tough, but necessary" layoffs as one part of a broader look at the nonprofit system's operations, for which it has partnered with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

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HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The program will invest more than $50 million to create a software suite that could automatically find potential vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit and deploy fixes.

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UK aims to offer patients genetics-based medication counseling

Healthcare It News

Videha Sharma, clinical innovation lead at the University of Manchester, explains the NHS’s plan to expand pharmacogenetics, or how people’s genetic codes influence the effects of drugs, beyond specialist care to general practice.

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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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Mayo Clinic, Zipline partner to deliver supplies to patients' homes using drones

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patients of the medical center's hospital-at-home program in Minnesota and Florida will be able to receive home deliveries via Zipline's drones.

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5G Ushered Huge Advances in Healthcare Technology. What will 6G Offer?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by John English, Director of Service Provider Marketing and Business Development at NETSCOUT Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, medical technology became essential for keeping healthcare running when other industries had to close. Cellular network technology, particularly 5G, has been a critical enabler in running medical services during and after the pandemic.

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UnitedHealth’s Optum Rx unveils new drug pricing model

Healthcare Dive

Major pharmacy benefit managers are rolling out a flurry of ostensibly transparent and cost-effective models to retain clients and placate scrutiny over their role in rising drug costs.

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Deploying AI to help anticipate patient health problems

Healthcare It News

Mette Maria Skjøth, RN, department head at the Dermatology and Allergy Centre of Denmark's Odense University Hospital, discusses potential uses for AI tools, including early detection of sepsis and infectious diseases.

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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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Cadence finds reduced cost and better outcomes for heart failure patients through remote monitoring program 

Fierce Healthcare

A new paper published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure shows that patients on Cadence’s remote physiologic monitoring program had better outcomes than patients eligible for the program wh | Deaths from heart failure are rising. National remote monitoring company Cadence published new evidence that RM for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) could be the missing link in heart failure treatment.

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How Technology Drives Value-Based Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Phyllis Wojtusik, Executive Vice President of Value-Based Care at Real Time Medical Systems. We all know that CMS is pushing hard towards value-based care. They’re goal is to have 100% of Medicare beneficiaries in a value-based care arrangement by 2030. We see a number of ACO approaches that make up these efforts, along with Medicare Advantage plans.

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Providers urge HHS to clarify Change data breach reporting requirements

Healthcare Dive

More than 50 provider groups are asking the federal government to publicly state that UnitedHealth should handle data breach reporting stemming from the cyberattack on its subsidiary.

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Mayo Clinic, Zipline partner to deliver supplies to patients' homes using drones

Mobi Health News

Patients of the medical center's hospital-at-home program in Minnesota and Florida will be able to receive home deliveries via Zipline's drones.

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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.