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Digital Transformation: How AI Could Spell a New Era of ‘Smart Care’

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Faramarz Farhoodi, Founder and CEO at AI Nexus Healthcare. The term digital transformation can be interpreted in many different ways. Rather than transforming healthcare practices, I like to view it as transforming the way healthcare is practiced. .

Emergency rooms are at ‘breaking point,’ physicians say

Healthcare Dive

Medical groups are urging the Biden administration to prioritize finding solutions to patient overcrowding

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What Happened to the COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver?

Bill of Health

By Sarah Gabriele. In June 2022, after almost two years of debate over a potential COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver, the World Trade Organization adopted the Ministerial Decision on the TRIPS Agreement (“WTO Decision”), which provided for a partial waiver of intellectual property rights.

Why equity in women’s health demands an integrated approach

Healthcare It News

Research supports what most Americans understand intuitively: A person’s health is strongly linked to where they live, learn, work and play.

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.

Meta Faces Legal Firestorm As Hospitals Cite Its Pixel Tool In Health Data Breaches

Healthcare IT Today

Two health systems have become the latest healthcare organizations to name a web tracking tool created by Meta (formerly Facebook) as responsible for their data breach.

Bright Health ceases MA operations in Florida in latest business cut

Healthcare Dive

The newest reduction for the insurtech comes less than a month after Bright announced it was leaving the Affordable Care Act exchanges and slashing its Medicare Advantage footprint to just Florida and California

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Changi General Hospital developing AI algorithms to predict patient deterioration

Healthcare It News

Changi General Hospital in Singapore is now developing and validating AI algorithms to predict the likelihood of patient deterioration as part of its smart remote health monitoring system. WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

The Riskiest Connected Devices in Healthcare

HIPAA Journal

The number of connected devices being used in hospitals continues to grow and while these devices can improve efficiency, safety, and patient outcomes, they have also substantially increased the attack surface, and many of these devices either lack appropriate security features or are not correctly configured.

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Mass General Brigham adopts patient code of conduct

Healthcare Dive

The new policy comes as nurses and physicians across the country report an escalation in aggression against healthcare providers

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AI in Digital Health: Autonomy, Governance, and Privacy

Bill of Health

The following post is adapted from the edited volume AI in eHealth: Human Autonomy, Data Governance and Privacy in Healthcare. By Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci and Mark Fenwick.

Navigating Joint Commission: How to Earn the Gold Seal of Approval

Speaker: Therese Gopaul-Robinson, MPH - Healthcare Consultant and Compliance Expert

Join compliance expert Therese Gopaul-Robinson for the roadmap to Joint Commission accreditation and reaccreditation.

Health equity gets a boost from digital clinical communication tools

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Featured Health IT Job: Clinical Systems Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Clinical Systems Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by QuadMed in Sussex but can also be remote.

Profits continue to climb for payers as possible recession looms

Healthcare Dive

Despite talk of a recession, all major insurers expect a rosier end to 2022 than earlier predictions. On the other hand, profits fell for large hospital operators faced with pricier labor and lower volumes

How the Unpredictable Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Infection Pose a Challenge That Tort Law Cannot Meet

Bill of Health

By Jennifer S. The longer the pandemic continues, the more obvious it is how effective the sweeping federal and state laws shielding medical providers from malpractice associated with COVID-19 have been.

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.

St. Luke's Health reports data breach

Healthcare It News

A hack into a third-party vendor's email reportedly led to the exposure of patient and clinical data, resulting in care delays and clinical workflow disruptions across the health system.

Healthcare Sector Warned About Cyberattacks by Iranian State-Sponsored Threat Actors

HIPAA Journal

The federal government has issued a warning to the healthcare sector about the threat of cyberattacks by Iranian threat actors. Iranian state-sponsored actors lack the sophisticated technical capabilities of Russian and Chinese threat actors, but still pose a significant threat to the sector.

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Proteomic tests empower precision medicine

Healthcare Dive

Measuring proteins can improve the accuracy of prognostic and diagnostic testing and can help uncover new treatment options for patients

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Telehealth Visits Can Improve Revenue, But They’re No Cornucopia

Healthcare IT Today

In the Spring of 2020, a number of institutions—health, education, judicial, and others—went through a wrenching technological transformation: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they took refuge online.

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.

Personalizing the patient care experience through data

Healthcare It News

Patients interact with different organizations in the patient care continuum, from when they discover they are ill to when they receive care and follow-up. Only through positive, personalized experiences across these touchpoints can an otherwise emotional and overwhelming experience be made easier.

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Security Awareness Training Does Not Appear to Improve Password Hygiene

HIPAA Journal

Security awareness training is a vital part of any security strategy; however, one area where it appears to be having little effect is improving password hygiene.

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CommonSpirit continues to wrangle with cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

A majority of the providers affected by the attack last month have regained access to electronic health records, but the system said it is still working to return to normal operations

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MDaudit Annual Benchmark Report Reveals 82% of Claim Denials Are Associated With Medicare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. With 82% of 2022 claims denials associated with Medicare, and third-party audit volume rapidly climbing, hospitals and health systems are under intense pressure to protect and grow revenues.

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.

VA, Healthy Together collaborate on mobile access to health records

Healthcare It News

The initial offering enables veterans to view and store immunization records all in one place. WHY IT MATTERS. Healthy Together uses the Department of Veterans Affairs Lighthouse program to securely access relevant VA data when veterans connect their VA accounts.

Google Cloud to power virtual care delivery at Manipal Hospitals

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Manipal Hospitals has tapped Google Cloud to improve its virtual and remote care capabilities while leveraging AI to enhance patient experience. The partnership involves the deployment of the Amwell telehealth platform to enable virtual visits.

Senator outlines potential cybersecurity mandates for health systems

Healthcare Dive

Cybersecurity can no longer be treated as a secondary concern and must become incorporated into every organization’s core business model, according to the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

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How Managed IT Services Drive Healthcare Efficiency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare operations can be extensive, and proper medical data management entails multi-layered security to protect patients and the business.

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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.

CIO Podcast – Episode 43: HIE with Henry Vynalek

Healthcare IT Today

For the 43rd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Henry Vynalek, Director of HIE & IT Operations at Ohio Health Information Partnership. This time we’re diving into the world of HIEs! We look at what the IT stack looks like for an HIE.

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HC3 Sounds Alarm About Venus Ransomware

HIPAA Journal

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has recently shared details of the tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with Venus ransomware attacks, and has made several recommendations on mitigations that healthcare organizations can implement to improve their defenses against attacks.

Walgreens-backed VillageMD buys Summit Health for $9B

Healthcare Dive

Cigna’s health services division Evernorth is also taking a stake in the deal, and will become a minority owner in VillageMD

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Closing the Education Gap: Integrating AI Into Your Practice

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ronny Shalev, PhD, CEO and co-founder, Dyad Medical, Inc.

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Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.