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Steward’s bankruptcy documents reveal sprawling debt, planned hospital fire sale

Healthcare Dive

Since filing for bankruptcy Monday, Steward Health Care revealed it's carrying more than $1 billion in debt and said its entire hospital portfolio is for sale.

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The IT strategy behind a groundbreaking new $2B pediatric hospital

Healthcare It News

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital is scheduled to open this September. It was built from the ground up with the very latest healthcare information technology. It is one of the largest and most advanced pediatric hospitals in the world. It cost more than $2 billion. It is 19 stories tall, with nearly two million square feet.

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New efforts try to balance nurse staffing ratios with access to care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's National Nurses Week 2024 , and it's time to celebrate the more than 5 million RNs nationwide who are so essential to care delivery. But overshadowing the celebration are many challenges impacting the nursing workforce. Chief among them: critical staffing challenges. Some federal and state legislators are seeking to mandate patient-caregiver ratios to help improve care and reduce nurse burnout.

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Justice Department 'upping its game' on healthcare antitrust enforcement with new task force

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion. | The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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House committee advances bill that would extend telehealth flexibilities

Healthcare Dive

The legislation would extend a number of Medicare flexibilities through 2026. Lawmakers have until year-end to take action before the pandemic-era rules will expire.

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Oncology Care Partners' digital transformation: AI, CDS and virtual care

Healthcare It News

Dr. Chevon Rariy is digitally transforming oncology care at her practice with virtual care, artificial intelligence-powered clinical decision support and other technologies, in part via an AI app called Marigold. Rariy is chief health officer and senior vice president of digital health at Oncology Care Partners,, an oncology group practice centered on value-based care.

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Ascension reports systems, clinical operations disrupted amid apparent 'cybersecurity event'

Fierce Healthcare

Ascension disclosed Wednesday that it has detected “unusual activity” on some of its technology networks that it believes “is due to a cybersecurity event.” | The Catholic health giant said it detected "unusual activity" Wednesday and "immediately" activated remediation processes, including hiring a third-party cybersecurity firm.

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CMS proposes mandatory kidney care model with financial risk for hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The model, if finalized, will test whether putting hospitals on the hook for kidney transplant access and quality might improve the nation’s shoddy system of organ procurement and transplantation.

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Kellee Stewart on her fertility journey and advocacy

Healthcare It News

The actress, writer and producer describes her work with family building and fertility company Progeny, its work with Evite and the need to expand conversations around fertility health.

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What facilitated telehealth can do to improve care for high-need groups

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association finds significant association between the use of telehealth services and improved healthcare access and outcomes in communities negatively impacted by health disparities. But to truly achieve those quality improvements – while tackling social determinant of health challenges and trimming costs – virtual care should be delivered with a bit more of a hands-on approach, said Dr.

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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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A CPT code for prior authorization? Here’s how it could happen

Fierce Healthcare

One physician is making the case that prior authorization for procedures should be reported to insurance plans as a CPT code—and the proposal could pass this week at an American Medical Association | A New York urologist believes prior auth CPT codes will realign incentives and better support patients and physicians.

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Private equity investing in healthcare continues to slow

Healthcare Dive

Heightened antitrust scrutiny from state governments and regulators in Washington is having a chilling effect on deals, according to PitchBook analysts.

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Ascension expects IT outages 'for some time'

Becker's Health IT

A cybersecurity incident has left 140-hospital Ascension with its EHR disabled, some appointments and surgeries postponed, and the expectation that the 19-state health system will operate on downtime procedures "for some time.

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Sharing of imaging reports to Australia's MHR to be made default and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Australian gov't wants pathology, diagnostic reports sharing to MHR by default The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care will be requiring both public and private providers of pathology and diagnostic imaging to share their reports to My Health Record by default. Prior to this, patients are reportedly waiting seven days before they can access their imaging reports on My Health Record.

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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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In-House Health nabs $4M to build out AI-enabled scheduling platform for nursing teams

Fierce Healthcare

Almost every hospital and health system currently struggles with a growing workforce shortage and rising costs to deliver care. Agencies have stepped in to fill the gap, often resulting in unp | In-House Health developed an artificial intelligence-driven scheduling and management platform for modern nursing teams. The startup picked up $4 million in seed funding from NEA and TMV to build out its platform.

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AstraZeneca withdraws COVID-19 vaccine, citing declining demand

Healthcare Dive

The move ends a turbulent saga for AstraZeneca, which successfully developed a coronavirus shot but struggled to sell it amid competition and the emergence of rare but serious side effects.

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Cyberattack disrupts clinical operations at Ascension

Becker's Health IT

"Ascension faces cyberattack disrupting clinical operations at St. Louis-based facilities. Investigation underway with cybersecurity firm Mandiant.

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Clinical champions are key when workflow changes are needed

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Internal sponsors have been hugely helpful in encouraging their peers to adopt telehealth and RPM at Providence, says Dr. Eve Cunningham, the health system's chief of virtual care and digital health, and a HIMSS24 Changemaker.

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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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Steward Health Care tells bankruptcy court it plans to sell all 31 hospitals, but summer deadline 'not feasible'

Fierce Healthcare

All of Steward Health Care’s hospitals are up for grabs as the now-bankrupt system works to settle its debts, but as of now the company doesn’t believe there will be any closures that would interru | The for-profit, which has about $9 billion in total liabilities, on Tuesday received the go-ahead on a $75 million debtor-in-financing loan. In a virtual hearing, its legal representation bemoaned regulatory delays with its planned physician group sale to Optum that "would have been more than e

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Medicaid redeterminations losses exceeding predicted levels in some states

Healthcare Dive

As of November, eight states had blown past their projected disenrollment of adults, while 12 states exceeded their projected disenrollment of children, according to new research from the Urban Institute.

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Nurses Take New Seats at the Leadership Table: Five RNs Speak Out

HealthIT Answers

By Beth Friedman - Over the decades I’ve worked with (and for) several nurses. Each and every experience reinforces my belief that nurses are the bedrock of our healthcare ecosystem. They are the glue that holds our industry together, simultaneously supporting patients, patient families, healthcare teams, administrators, and more. The post Nurses Take New Seats at the Leadership Table: Five RNs Speak Out appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Intuity Medical’s POGO Automatic, the First and Only FDA-Cleared Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor, Now Covered by Medicare Part B

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Intuity Medical, Inc., a medical technology company committed to making it easier to live with diabetes, announced today that its POGO Automatic® Blood Glucose Monitoring (ABGM) system, featuring one-step testing, is now covered by Medicare […] The article Intuity Medical’s POGO Automatic, the First and Only FDA-Cleared Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor, Now Covered by Medicare Part B appeared

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Avel eCare to offer virtual behavioral health services to people in crisis in North Dakota

Fierce Healthcare

Avel eCare, provider of clinician-to-clinician telemedicine services, has rolled out its Crisis Care program in central North Dakota to support law enforcement agencies. | The program is a co-responder model that supports law enforcement with 24/7 behavioral health services via cellular-enabled tablets. Participating police departments can leverage the program to assist with de-escalation, stabilization and real-time safety assessment on individuals in crisis.

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Some Ascension hospitals diverting emergency care after cybersecurity incident

Healthcare Dive

The health system’s electronic health records, MyChart patient portal and several systems for ordering tests and medications are unavailable, Ascension said.

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OneLondon announces digital tool for mental health care

Digital Health News

Six mental health trusts in London to roll out digital tool to support people detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA), OneLondon has announced.

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2024 MedTech Breakthrough Award Winners Announced

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – MedTech Breakthrough , a market intelligence organization focused on healthcare technology, today revealed the winners of its prestigious 8th annual awards program. – These awards recognize the most innovative and impactful companies, technologies, and products shaping the future of digital health and medical technology globally.

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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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Rad AI clinches $50M to scale generative AI tech for radiologists

Fierce Healthcare

Rad AI, a startup that developed an AI platform for radiology, pocketed $50 million in fresh capital to expand global availability of its generative AI solutions. | Rad AI, a startup that developed an AI platform for radiology, pocketed $50 million in fresh capital to expand global availability of its generative AI solutions.

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Yale New Haven sues to get out of Prospect hospital acquisition

Healthcare Dive

Yale says Prospect allowed the conditions at three Connecticut hospitals — which it agreed to acquire in 2022 — to deteriorate. Prospect argues the lawsuit is an “11th hour attempt” to back out of the deal.

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April 2024 Health IT Marketing Minutes

HealthIT Answers

What makes marketing in the health IT space unique? Who are the movers and shakers? What’s working, what’s trending? Where can you learn more? News from Merge, Clarity Quest, KNB Communications, Matter Communications, Swaay.Health, Amendola Communications, Infinx, Wheelhouse DMG, J2 Interactive, & more. The post April 2024 Health IT Marketing Minutes appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Enable Injections, Roche Expand Partnership to Advance Wearable Drug Delivery

HIT Consultant

– Enable Injections, Inc. (“Enable”) , a leader in wearable drug delivery technology, today announced an expanded partnership with Roche. – The collaboration leverages Enable’s expertise in the enFuse® platform to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative treatment options. EnFuse Technology: Revolutionizing Drug Delivery The enFuse platform is a groundbreaking wearable device designed for: Subcutaneous Delivery of Large Volumes: Unlike traditio

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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.