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How behavioral healthcare can benefit from patient portals

Healthcare It News

Some behavioral healthcare practices have begun advancing their patient portal and mobile app offerings. Native telehealth integration was a rarity in patient portals not too long ago. But it has become more common since the COVID-19 pandemic – and this trend is likely to continue. After telehealth appointments , patient portals can grant access to information about self-care and healthy habits between appointments, and also can be a vehicle for reporting patient health indicators over tim

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Bridging the Trust Gap Between Providers and Payers, One Record at a Time

MRO Compliance

MRO wants to make the exchange of data between providers and payers more frictionless. They have developed a new solution that caters to this payer-provider interface. By bridging this data gap, MRO aims to enhance trust between providers and payers.

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How AI Translates Complex Clinical Notes to Patient-Friendly Language

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Nate MacLeitch, CEO, QuickBlox. As healthcare advances, so does the complexity of conditions and treatments. But as the global population lives longer, doctors’ time to translate increasingly complex clinical notes diminishes. According to the […] The article How AI Translates Complex Clinical Notes to Patient-Friendly Language appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Lawmakers stress data privacy in health AI oversight

Healthcare Dive

Legislators expressed concern over patient data not protected under federal privacy law and said that Congress should take steps to regulate artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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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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LinkedIn rolls out new features to help nurses, clinicians land their next job

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare continues to be a hiring hotspot and LinkedIn aims to stay competitive as new staffing startups jump into the market. | Healthcare continues to be a hiring hotspot and LinkedIn aims to stay competitive as new staffing startups jump into the market.

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Cristina Britez and the Many Faces of Obstetric Violence

Bill of Health

By Alma Beltrán y Puga This past weekend marked the 25 th of November, a day to remember that all manifestations of gender-based violence should be prevented and eliminated in health procedures. Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent forms of gender-based violence — obstetric violence — has not been sufficiently addressed by health practitioners.

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Medicare Advantage rate change bedevils UnitedHealth’s 2024 outlook

Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealth’s MA growth could be depressed next year thanks to a rate notice from the CMS that’s deeply unpopular with insurers, management said during their investor day.

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6 steps to prepare now for looming information-blocking requirements

MRO Compliance

The 21st Century Cures Act includes provisions aimed at identifying and stopping information-blocking practices that interfere with reasonable seamless sharing of electric health information. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines such a practice as one “likely to interfere with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI), except as required by law or specified in an information-blocking exception.

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Ketamine is the New Viagra

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon Spravato, the first FDA-approved psychedelic therapy, just outsold Viagra. Johnson & Johnson’s ketamine-based formulation generated $183 million in Q3, surpassing Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction (ED) drug, which earned $110 million over the same period. Remarkably, a therapeutic made from ketamine, once dismissed as a “club drug” or “horse tranquilizer,” now sells more than one of the most notable 21st-century pharmaceuticals.

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EHR giant Epic's success with AI, detailed by its EVP of R&D

Healthcare It News

Sumit Rana talks artificial intelligence helping providers respond to patients' questions, assist with medical coding and generate progress notes. And he points out how AI sometimes can be more empathetic than people.

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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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Cigna, Humana in talks to merge: WSJ

Healthcare Dive

The merger would have major effects for the makeup of the U.S. health insurance industry, and would almost certainly face a regulatory challenge.

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Upswing Health combines AI and telehealth to improve MSK care and cut costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Musculoskeletal (MSK) is routinely one of the three most expensive categories of care (along with cardio-metabolic disease and cancer care). Dr. Steve Schutzer, an orthopedic surgeon for 34 years, is working on this pain point as cofounder and COO of Upswing Health, a virtual clinic for MSK/orthopedic problems. THE PROBLEM "More than one in two Americans will seek attention for an MSK event each year," Schutzer said.

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Securing a Place for Children’s Rights in Public Health Emergencies

Bill of Health

By Sheila Varadan, Ton Liefaard, and Jaap Doek The Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies (Principles) make a significant contribution towards clarifying the scope of States’ legal obligations under international human rights law during public health emergencies. What is missing, however, is a specific and detailed discussion on the rights obligations and principles owed to children during public health emergencies.

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Patient portal opens new entry points to care at Lurie Children's Hospital

Healthcare It News

Prior to the growth, adoption and use of its patient portal, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago had only two entry points for patients looking to receive care – calling the centralized access center or walking into the emergency room. THE PROBLEM There were multiple phone numbers that linked to each of the separate specialties with complex phone trees that sometimes rerouted to the centralized access center or sometimes would land with the specialty that a patient

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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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340B drug discount program yields mixed evidence on how hospitals use funds

Healthcare Dive

Researchers reviewed almost 300 pieces of literature on 340B and found some studies suggested hospitals were using savings from the program for purposes “seemingly unrelated” to patient care.

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Cybersecurity frameworks in APAC don’t support remote care: report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Existing cybersecurity frameworks for healthcare across Asia-Pacific are not suited for remote care management. This is based on a new report by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) and L.E.K. Consulting which looked into the cybersecurity landscape of the region and how policies and other measures apply in the rising remote care segment.

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We May Not ‘Own’ Our Bodies. Should We?

Bill of Health

By Adithi Iyer As the provision of human tissue leaves the research realm and becomes a bona fide consumer transaction , our legal responses to these developments will be most effective when we know what we want to protect, and how. Perhaps the most famous discussion around tissue “donation” comes from the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family. Ms.

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Ardent Health struggles to get systems back online as hospitals reopen emergency rooms

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals across multiple states have reopened their emergency rooms but continue to face disruptions after parent company Ardent Health Services was hit by a ransomware attack a week ago. | Hospitals across multiple states have reopened their emergency rooms but continue to face disruptions after parent company Ardent Health Services was hit by a ransomware attack a week ago.

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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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Ransomware attack at Ardent Health Services disrupts operations in multiple states

Healthcare Dive

The for-profit hospital operator is rescheduling some non-emergent procedures and asking ambulances to divert patients as it restores its IT systems.

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Improving rural access to radiology services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A mix of business savvy and cultural competency can overcome workforce shortages, declining populations and hospital closures in rural areas to improve access to radiology services, according to speakers at the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. WHY IT MATTERS By most accounts, radiology practice in rural areas is bleak due to the nationwide physician shortage and a spate of hospital closures, according to RSNA's Daily Bulletin.

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Public Health Emergencies and Human Rights Principles: A Solidarity Approach

Bill of Health

By Anne Kjersti Befring and Cecilia Marcela Bailliet Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic posed a grave threat to humanity and revealed the need for a new approach to improve transnational cooperation within the global health system and new perspectives on solidarity addressing the cross-border spread of infection and distribution of vaccines. The Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies (“the Principles”), developed by the Global Health Law Consortium and the Intern

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Ardent Health Services hit with ransomware attack, forcing hospitals in multiple states to divert ambulances

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals in multiple states have been forced to divert ambulances and reschedule some elective patient procedures after U.S. | Hospitals in multiple states have been forced to divert ambulances and reschedule some elective procedures after U.S. hospital owner Ardent Health Services was hit with a ransomware attack.

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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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Global medical costs to dip in 2024 — but respite may not last long, research finds

Healthcare Dive

Medical costs will continue to rise over the next few years, according to WTW. Surveyed insurers blamed expensive medical technologies and an overuse of health services.

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Remote patient monitoring and virtual care – a paradigm shift

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Remote patient monitoring The question of virtual care's post-pandemic staying power has been answered resoundingly: Telemedicine is here to stay. And now healthcare providers are exploring and expanding new use cases and applications for a wide array of technologies that can enable patients to receive care outside of the proverbial four walls. Whatever the approach, size, shape of the initiative – whether it's video-based telehealth, more device-intensive remote patient monitoring

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GPT-4 outperformed 99.98% of simulated human readers in diagnosing complex clinical cases

Mobi Health News

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says GPT-4 correctly diagnosed 52.7% of complex cases compared to only 36% of medical journal readers.

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Walgreens rolls out Rx Savings Finder tool for prescription drug discounts as pharmacy competition heats up

Fierce Healthcare

Walgreens launched a new digital marketplace designed to help customers save money on prescription medications. | Walgreens launched a new digital marketplace designed to help customers save money on prescription medications. The move from Walgreens comes as brick-and-mortar retail pharmacies are feeling the heat from new online pharmacies that focus on lowering drug costs.

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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.

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Democrat senators accuse PE-backed US Anesthesia Partners of anticompetitive business practices

Healthcare Dive

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sent a letter to USAP on Sunday alleging the company leverages its monopoly power to inflate prices. USAP is currently facing a federal suit over the allegations.

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Guarding Patient Privacy in the Age of AI Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Kevin Kirkwood, Deputy CISO, LogRhythm 2022 research from Morning Consult reveals that the healthcare field in particular has witnessed substantial enhancements in medical diagnoses, mental health evaluations, and the expeditious discovery of treatment options following the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, 59% of U.S. healthcare executives believe that AI is effective at improving clinical outcomes.

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Why hackers attacked a health system on Thanksgiving

Becker's Health IT

Cybercriminals attacked a major U.S. health system the week of Thanksgiving, disrupting hospitals and surgeries across multiple states. IT security chiefs share their takeaways from the incident.

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Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs, Expion Health team to address specialty drug costs

Fierce Healthcare

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company has inked its latest partnership, joining forces with Expion Health to address the rising cost of specialty drugs. | Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company has inked its latest partnership, joining forces with Expion Health to address the rising cost of specialty drugs.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.