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Why Cigna is capping cost increases for pricey GLP-1 weight loss drugs

Healthcare Dive

The move — the first of its kind — comes as pharmacy benefit managers continue to try to prove their value to clients, and shows how major players are shoring up to meet sky-high GLP-1 demand.

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Beyond the hype: How AI engages patients and relieves clinician burnout

Healthcare It News

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to relieve clinician burnout, as well as to help patients access care more easily. MEDITECH’s EHR platform, Expanse, leverages AI to create actionable insights that can support clinical decision-making from patient data gathered both inside and outside the organization. Join MEDITECH’s Director of Marketing, Rachel Wilkes, as she talks about use cases for AI in healthcare and pilot programs using Expanse to enhance patient care and gives

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Outlive by Peter Attia: A Book Review

Bill of Health

By Bobby Stroup If you want to read a book about how to guarantee a 100-year lifespan, Peter Atta’s Outlive is going to disappoint you. But if you want to learn about Medicine 3.0, the four horsemen diseases, and how you might increase your healthspan, then you should get a copy of the book today. Outlive is not a book on public health policy so much as it is an exploration of personal health policy.

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Transforming Healthcare: The Benefits of Digital Image Sharing

MRO Compliance

​In the fast-paced world of healthcare, advancements in technology continue to revolutionize the industry, offering innovative solutions to enhance patient care. One such breakthrough is the sharing of digital images, a practice that has significantly transformed the way medical professionals collaborate and communicate. While there are countless benefits to sharing medical images digitally, there are seven that stand out among the others. 1 – Rapid and Efficient Communication Digital imag

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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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How healthcare organizations should prepare for generative AI

Healthcare Dive

Michael McCallen, managing director in Deloitte’s Health Care Strategy practice, explains why a governance structure is key to successful adoption of artificial intelligence.

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Zocdoc launches advanced partner program aimed at specialty care

Healthcare It News

Zocdoc, which partners with electronic health records and practice management software vendors to give providers real-time online scheduling and other free tools that complement their existing workflows, announced a new partner program Tuesday that it said can drive revenue and growth for scheduling software companies and providers. WHY IT MATTERS EHR and PM vendors enable providers to seamlessly integrate their scheduling software with Zocdoc to surface their real-time appointment availability

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Memorial Healthcare finds success with switch to Epic-based telehealth vendor

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With 15,000 team members, 3,000 providers and $3.1 billion in annual operating revenue, Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. A South Florida-based academic medical center, Memorial operates six hospitals, including the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital; numerous primary, urgent and 24/7 care facilities; a health specialty center; and a nursing home.

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UnitedHealth stands up provider financial assistance after Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Providers said the assistance isn’t enough to overcome the financial strain caused by the systems outage at Change Healthcare, which has lasted for nearly two weeks.

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Latest healthcare delivery efficiency tools in Australia

Healthcare It News

ASX-listed medication management platform MedAdvisor is working to introduce conversational AI to elevate the patient experience for its partner pharmacies. It recently partnered with United States-based Brand Engagement Network (BEN), whose AI assistants – combined with MedAdvisor's insights into pharmacy patient engagement – can help deliver a "personalised, conversational experience" for patients.

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HIStalk Interviews Jason Brown, CEO, MRO

MRO Compliance

MRO's CEO Jason Brown is interviewed by HIStalk where he discusses the company's mission, vision, and future aspirations.

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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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A Short History of Wearables — and What the Future of Wearable Technology in Healthcare Will Look Like

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Seth Casden, CEO and co-founder, Hologenix. From its inception as a collection of cumbersome gadgets to its transformation into sleek, almost invisible tech integrations, wearable technology has come a long way. And as wearables […] The article A Short History of Wearables — and What the Future of Wearable Technology in Healthcare Will Look Like appeared first on electronichealthreporter.

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Medicare Advantage beneficiaries receive fewer home health visits, study finds

Healthcare Dive

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries were also less likely to improve self-care and mobility function, according to research published in JAMA Health Forum.

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How RPM can benefit from radar technology

Healthcare It News

Radar offers new opportunities to track patients in the home without using wearables, says Sumit Nagpal, CEO of Cherish Health – who recalls some sage advice he received from Steve Jobs when pitching the idea years ago.

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Suki partners with Amwell on telehealth AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Suki announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Amwell to integrate its Suki Assistant artificial intelligence into Amwell's Converge hybrid care delivery platform used by providers at more than 2,000 hospitals and health systems, including Cleveland Clinic, Northwell Health and Intermountain Healthcare. WHY IT MATTERS Suki's voice-enabled digital assistant for healthcare will be available directly within the Converge platform, connecting with Amwell providers' existing workflows.

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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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Under new management, and under the cloud of the Change hack, HIMSS24 kicks off in Orlando next week

Fierce Healthcare

One of the largest health IT conferences, HIMSS24, will kick off in Orlando on Monday as a revamped trade show following a deal with Informa Markets last fall. | One of the largest health IT conferences, HIMSS24, will kick off in Orlando on Monday as a revamped trade show following a deal with Informa Markets last fall.

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Provider groups urge HHS, Congress to mitigate damage from Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association pushed the federal government to offer more financial support as the outage limits providers’ ability to receive payment.

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WebMD acquires Healthwise to bolster patient engagement and growth

Healthcare It News

WebMD Health announced this past week that it acquired the operation assets of the Boise, Idaho-based Healthwise, a nonprofit that develops patient-engagement technology that integrates with care-management platforms through online patient portals, at the point of care or digitally. WHY IT MATTERS Under terms that were not disclosed, WebMD said that it purchased Healthwise's operating assets, including content, products, technology, client relationships and certain trademarks, and will incor

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WellSpan Health expands AI-powered clinical documentation applications at scale

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Nuance on Wednesday that announced that York, Pennsylvania-based WellSpan Health and more than 60 additional healthcare organizations are in the process of implementing DAX Copilot embedded within Epic electronic health records. WHY IT MATTERS DAX Copilot is currently the only fully embedded ambient documentation tool currently operational within Epic electronic health records and has more than 55 healthcare organizations using it, Nuance said in the announcement.

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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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Mark Cuban's drug company inks first health system partnership to sell directly to Community Health Systems

Fierce Healthcare

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company has found its first national health system buyer for hospital drugs currently in short supply. | The 71-hospital for-profit is the first national health system buyer to cut a deal with the billionaire-backed generic drug maker. The companies are kicking off their partnership in CHS' Texas and Pennsylvania hospitals.

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Change Healthcare faces potential class action as lawsuits rack up

Healthcare Dive

At least six federal lawsuits seeking class-action status were filed since the cyberattack, alleging the technology firm didn’t have reasonable cybersecurity measures in place.

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South Metropolitan Health Service digitises its pre-surgery program

Healthcare It News

South Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia started digitising its pre-surgery program three years after its launch. It recently awarded a tender to Personify Care to provide, host, and deliver ongoing support to a SaaS application that will underpin its LifeFit-SurgFit Program. "The solution will allow patients to complete p atient health questionnaires and assist them throughout their surgical journey.

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Toward new telehealth strategies at the HIMSS24 Virtual Care Forum

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare organizations underwent a significant shift towards virtual care delivery during the pandemic, the need for seamless integration into the digital health ecosystem came to the fore. Even if some telehealth stats have come back down to earth , policy and legislation such as the Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act, have made virtual care's expansion imminent – prompting a critical examination of its processes and technologies.

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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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Salesforce launches healthcare data platform Einstein Copilot: Health Actions

Mobi Health News

The software company is launching its new AI-powered healthcare product that uses health organization's data to personalize patient care to reduce administrative tasks.

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CMS rolls out provider flexibilities amid fallout from Change cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Provider groups said the government should go further to financially bolster providers during the outage at Change Healthcare.

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Connecting to discuss AI's healthcare uses at HIMSS24

Healthcare It News

The 2024 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition takes place on March 11-15, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. Learn more and register.

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Providers losing $100M daily over Change Healthcare hack: Report

Becker's Health IT

Some larger health systems are losing more than $100 million a day due to the Change Healthcare cyberattack , one cybersecurity firm estimated, causing industry associations to continue to urge action.

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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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Mark Cuban says Cost Plus Drugs targeting generic meds in short supply as it opens manufacturing facility

Fierce Healthcare

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company will begin manufacturing its own generic medications this week, starting with sterile injectables, founder and CEO Dr. | Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company will begin manufacturing its own generic medications this week, starting with sterile injectables, founder and CEO Dr. Alex Oshmyansky said Monday during a White House roundtable on lowering healthcare costs.

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Providence improves in 2023, but still posts $600M net loss

Healthcare Dive

The nonprofit cut losses compared to 2022 as it implemented a financial recovery strategy, but expenses continued to plague the system.

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Another way AI can help improve patient encounters

Healthcare It News

Corti, a Copenhagen-based AI startup, helps automate and analyze virtual and face-to-face patient engagements, says Lars Maaløe, its cofounder and chief technology officer.

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Solidifying Home Care in the Healthcare Continuum: Embracing Technological Advances and RPM to Redefine Healthcare in 2024

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Jiang Li, CEO at Vivalink Healthcare is at a turning point, reshaping our view of what defines hospital care. The home has emerged as a fundamental care setting within the broader healthcare continuum, challenging the notion that care concludes at the hospital exit. To fully integrate the home into the continuum of care, our focus must be on innovative care models enabled by technology.

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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.