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How Dobbs Threatens Health Privacy

Bill of Health

By Wendy A. Bach and Nicolas Terry. Post- Dobbs , the fear is visceral. What was once personal, private, and one hoped, protected within the presumptively confidential space of the doctor-patient relationship, feels exposed.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders to target high healthcare costs as leader of influential committee

Healthcare Dive

The longtime Congressman and “Medicare for All” proponent will soon assume leadership of the Senate HELP committee, giving him sway in one of the nation’s most broadly influential health policy platforms

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HIMSSCast: 2023 forecast - 5G, AI command centers, hybrid work models and more

Healthcare It News

The recent IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Healthcare Industry 2023 Predictions report, offers some fascinating and provocative forecasts for what the next year – and years – might hold for care delivery and the technologies deployed to improve it.

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While Nurses and Doctors Still Rank Highest in Trust, Gallup Finds Trust-Erosion by Party ID

Health Populi

In the annual 2023 Gallup poll on honesty and ethics in professions in the U.S. , the good news for the human capital of health care is that nurses, physicians and pharmacists continue to lead Americans’ ratings across professions in first, second, and third place respectively.

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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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COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Infringement? The Battle Between Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Continues

Bill of Health

By Aparajita Lath. Last month, the patent battle between COVID-19 mRNA vaccine manufacturers continued with BioNTech/Pfizer filing a strong defense and counter-claim to Moderna’s allegations of patent infringement.

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Rise of telehealth during pandemic boosted mental health treatment rates

Healthcare Dive

The number of patients who received virtual care early in the pandemic surpassed those who dropped in-person mental health treatment in a new Rand study

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Sanford Health's CIO talks virtual care, workforce challenges, modern data ecosystem

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It is an understatement to say Brad Reimer, CIO at Sanford Health, has his hands full. Sanford Health is a massive health system that serves the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

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How New Anxiety Screening Guidelines Can Reduce Inequities in Mental Health Care for Black Women

Bill of Health

By Krista Cezair. Black women are less likely to receive mental health diagnosis, treatment, and care than their white counterparts.

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Doctors no longer bound by noncompetes under FTC’s proposed ban

Healthcare Dive

The FTC’s sweeping proposal would free physicians to work for a competitor, undermining the status quo in physician-employer relationships, attorneys told Healthcare Dive

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India's insurance scheme shifts to value-based care performance measure

Healthcare It News

The National Health Authority of India will now incentivise hospitals for providing valuable service through a new initiative. Under the flagship insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana or AB PM-JAY, the agency will now shift its focus from the number or volume of services provided to the value of services to measure and grade healthcare providers' performances.

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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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Blockchain Could Save Healthcare Billions Every Year

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Michael Kim, Senior Vice President/CIO at MultiPlan. In recent years, blockchain has been one of the most-hyped technologies: A public ledger that lives on a network of computers, each validating any changes in real-time.

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Help Texts launches text-based support for healthcare workers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The subscription-based service sends semi-customized supportive texts based on what users input about their experiences when signing up and without initiation. Reducing healthcare worker burnout.

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How to keep hospital shipping on track despite labor strains

Healthcare Dive

Learn how healthcare organizations can address labor challenges by leveraging efficiencies to streamline and automate shipping

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Study Identifies Healthcare Ransomware Attack Trends

HIPAA Journal

Healthcare ransomware attacks have at least doubled in the past 5 years, data recovery from backups has decreased, and it is now common for data to be stolen and publicly released following a successful attack, according to a new analysis recently published in the JAMA Health Forum.

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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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Strategies to Focus Internal Audit Activities

MRO Compliance

Strategies to Focus Internal Audit Activities. January 13, 2022. Journal of AHIMA. Healthcare staffing shortages, declining margins, and lower reimbursements brings renewed attention to operational expenditures. Yet as the volume of administrative work continues to climb, this means getting more done with fewer resources. So it may be a good time to streamline internal audit activities, such as those for coding compliance. View Full Article. Feature Articles

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With Epic-linked RPM, Lee Health is sending fewer people to hospitals and ERs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Zsolt Kulcsar, medical director at Lee Health based in Fort Myers, Florida, says what he has learned in recent years is that telemedicine is great, but it also is a little limiting. There is only so much one can solve via a video interaction. THE PROBLEM.

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Key trends for payers and providers in 2023

Healthcare Dive

Providers are likely to clash with payers over rate hikes after a year of intense cost pressures

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Round Up of Recent Hacking Incidents and Email Account Breaches

HIPAA Journal

West Oaks Eyecare – Ransomware Attack. West Oaks Eyecare in Texas has notified 1,045 Texas residents that a malicious actor gained access to its network and installed malware that rendered files inaccessible.

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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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4 Things To Consider Before A Healthcare Tech Upgrade

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The healthcare sector is rapidly evolving, with clinical researchers and scientists discovering new diseases and treatments.

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Healthcare Analytics and Interoperability – 2023 Health IT Predictions

Healthcare IT Today

As we head into 2023, we wanted to kick off the new year with a series of 2023 Health IT predictions. We asked the Healthcare IT Today community to submit their predictions and we received a wide ranging set of responses that we grouped into a number of themes.

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CVS reportedly exploring $10B buy of Oak Street Health

Healthcare Dive

Shares in Oak Street, which serves mostly seniors on Medicare, rose more than 32% in aftermarket trading following a Bloomberg report

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Global Healthcare Cyberattacks Increased by 74% in 2022

HIPAA Journal

The latest data released by the cybersecurity firm Check Point has confirmed that 2022 was a particularly bad year for cyberattacks, which increased globally by 38% year-over-year fuelled by a sizeable increase in attacks on healthcare organizations.

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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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Providers Can Now Learn More About Their Patients with Accessible Gait Analysis Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Gait is now recognized as the 6th vital sign and serves as a valuable indicator of health and mobility status.

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Ardent Health Services implements RPM to cut across all touchpoints

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Nashville-based Ardent Health Services says it will roll out a new remote care platform from Cadence to help its providers better manage chronic conditions such as hypertension, congestive heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. WHY IT MATTERS.

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California files suit against PBMs over insulin prices

Healthcare Dive

The state filed suit Thursday against pharmacy benefit managers CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and OptumRx, alleging they worked with drugmakers to drive up the price of insulin

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Email Account Breaches Reported by Legacy Hospice, Live Oak Surgery Center, University of Miami Health

HIPAA Journal

Email accounts have been compromised at Legacy Hospice and Live Oak Surgery Center, and a University of Miami Health employee’s personal data breach also saw their work email account compromised, highlighting the risks of employees storing their work login credentials on personal devices.

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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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Medical Billing Needs To Catch Up with Modern Medicine

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Darren Ghanayem and Maria Turner, managing directors, AArete.

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Milwaukee County Addresses Health Equity with Data and GIS Technology

Healthcare IT Today

Milwaukee County is at the forefront of addressing racial inequity. During the COVID-19 pandemic they cross referenced vaccination rates with the CDC’s social vulnerability index and plotted the results using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

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More than 7K New York nurses wage strike

Healthcare Dive

Nurses at eight hospitals originally intended to strike. Ultimately, despite continued bargaining over the weekend, two failed to reach deals in time to stop nurses from walking off the job

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Consolidated Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Shields Health Care Group Sued Over 1.9 Million-Record Data Breach

HIPAA Journal

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Massachusetts-based Shields Health Care Group, which suffered one of the largest healthcare data breaches of the year, affecting almost 2 million individuals. The lawsuits have recently been consolidated into a single lawsuit – Biscan v.

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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.