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How to address healthcare’s unique cybersecurity challenges

Healthcare Dive

Although the U.S. is entering a post-COVID era, many factors straining the healthcare industry will continue and more risk factors will kick in, argues Syed Kaptan of cybersecurity intelligence company ThreatQuotient

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The Not-So-Sacred Human Genome: What South Africans Think About Heritable Human Genome Editing

Bill of Health

By Donrich Thaldar. South Africans have issued a clarion call for research to move ahead on health-related applications of heritable human genome editing (HHGE), finds my research group’s new public engagement study — the first of its kind in Africa.

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HHS issues guidance on the use of online tracking tools in healthcare CRM

Healthcare It News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a bulletin to highlight the obligations on covered entities and business associates under HIPAA's Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules when using online tracking technologies.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Clinical Claim Denials with Dawn Crump

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: Clinical Claim Denials with Dawn Crump. On this episode, host Don Hardwick interviews Dawn Crump, senior director of revenue integrity solutions at MRO, about clinical claim denials.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Bernie Sanders poised to lead Senate health committee

Healthcare Dive

The longtime proponent of universal healthcare is set to become chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is in line to be the committee’s ranking member

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Falling Revenue Means Pharmacies in Italy Aren’t Keeping up with Other EU Countries

Bill of Health

By Gianluca Ceci and Sarah Gabriele. In 2021, the total revenue of Italian pharmacies dropped by 4% compared to 2015, despite Italy being the fifth largest country in the EU for pharmaceutical expenditures.

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The Health Carousel Travel Nursing OnDemand Platform Helps Nurses to Chart Their Own Course

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Across the United States, hospitals and medical practices serve diverse patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

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UnitedHealth Group projects up to $360B in 2023 revenue, buoyed by Optum growth

Healthcare Dive

The projected revenue growth comes after the Department of Justice announced this month it would appeal a federal judge’s decision that allowed UnitedHealth’s $13 billion purchase of Change Healthcare to close

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Is Preemption the Cure for Healthcare Federalism’s Restrictions on Medication Abortion?

Bill of Health

This post is an adaptation of an article published in the Harvard Social Impact Review. By Allison M. Whelan. On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , overruling almost fifty years of precedent established by Roe v.

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Unsecured Database Exposed 16,000+ Children’s Records

HIPAA Journal

A database containing the personally identifiable information (PII) of more than 16,000 children has been exposed over the Internet and could be accessed without a password or any other form of authentication.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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When It Comes To Health, It’s Always Better To Cover All Your Bases

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Many people say that your ‘health is your wealth’ and this is very sound advice indeed. It doesn’t matter how much money that you have in the bank and how successful that your company is […].

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Advocate Aurora and Atrium complete merger, creating $27B system

Healthcare Dive

The new system, Advocate Health, will operate 67 hospitals and more than 1,000 sites of care in six states

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Franciscan Health expands its Epic-linked telemedicine offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to 2020, Franciscan Health, a health system based in Mishawaka, Indiana, conducted few telemedicine visits throughout the organization.

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119 Pediatric Practices Affected by Breach at EHR Vendor – 2.2 Million Patients Affected

HIPAA Journal

Connexin Software Inc.,

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Did You Know Your Smartphone Could Save Your Life?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. We all love our smartphones for the convenience they bring to our lives and how they keep us better connected to friends and family – as well as giving us access to the content and […].

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CMS warns hospitals must protect staff, patients from violence

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals must effectively mitigate risks to ensure patients and staff are safe as part of their Medicare certification, the agency said in a Monday memo, noting that some facilities have received citations for failing to do so

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What Can Be Done to Address the Burden on Non-Clinical Staff?

Healthcare IT Today

Physician burnout has been and will be a hot topic in every healthcare organization. However, are enough organizations also looking at the burden their non-clinical staff are experiencing?

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Healthcare Ransomware Threat High Despite Slight Downturn in Attacks in Q3

HIPAA Journal

There was a slight downturn in ransomware attacks in Q3, although it is too early to tell if that downward trend will continue.

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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Is Artificial Intelligence The Future of Pharma?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The penetration of new technologies in a variety of industries has led to the emergence of numerous trends that have significantly affected and modified some processes in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Hospitals to end year with negative margins, Kaufman Hall reports

Healthcare Dive

Labor expenses rose 3% from September to October and total expenses rose 1%, while supply and drug expenses fell slightly during the month

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Digital Transformation – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 102

Healthcare IT Today

For the 102nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast , we are diving into digital transformation. We begin by examining what digital transformation means to us and what we think it means to others. Next we look at the areas that needs to be transformed the most and what areas need it the least.

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Hacking and IT Incidents Affect 563,000 Patients and Health Plan Members

HIPAA Journal

Health Care Management Solutions LLC, a West Virginia-based consulting company focused on improving care quality for vulnerable populations including veterans, has recently reported a data breach to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights that has affected up to 500,000 individuals.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Benefits of Healthcare Leadership Online Program

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare leadership is a dynamic and growing field. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates this field will grow at a staggering 28%, much higher than other professions.

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Travel nurse pay remains high as hospitals fill gaps from staff departures

Healthcare Dive

Demand for contract labor is now being driven by core staff vacancies, rather than high volumes of COVID-19 patients

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Checking the Pulse: Current Payment Technology Trends Impacting the Healthcare Industry and What to Expect in 2023

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by d’Artagnan Osborne, General Manager of Payment Solutions at Kareo , a Tebra company. The healthcare information technology (IT) market is expecting a CAGR of 13.2% between now and 2029.

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PHI Potentially Compromised in Ransomware Attacks at MD, TX, and FL Healthcare Providers

HIPAA Journal

Woodlawn, MD-based Hope Health Systems Inc. HHS) has recently announced that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. The attack was detected on June 20, 2022, and third-party forensics experts were engaged to investigate the incident and determine the scope of the attack.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

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Strasys and Silico partner for healthcare digital twin projects

Digital Health News

Strasys and Silico have partnered to optimise decision intelligence in healthcare by creating digital twins of hospitals and healthcare systems. AI and Analytics News Business Process Simulation digital twins Silico Strasys

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Texas Medical Association files third lawsuit over surprise billing ban

Healthcare Dive

This latest filing targets the methodology for how payments are calculated and used during arbitration

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HHS Proposed Rule Aligns Regulation on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records with HIPAA

Wyatt Law Blog

On November 28, 2022, HHS released Proposed Rule to amend Part 2 regulation on confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) patient records in federally assisted Part 2 Programs.

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One Brooklyn Health Dealing with Ongoing Cyber Incident

HIPAA Journal

One Brooklyn Health System is currently dealing with a cyberattack that has caused disruption at its three hospitals – Interfaith Medical Center, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.