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How to Write a Healthcare Compliance Plan

Compliancy Group

A well-crafted compliance plan is a roadmap for healthcare organizations to navigate regulatory requirements while upholding ethical practices. Let’s explore the key components and steps to write an effective healthcare compliance plan. Understand Compliance Landscape Before you can write a comprehensive compliance plan, it’s crucial to grasp the intricacies of the healthcare compliance landscape.

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MedTrainer’s Hira Rashid Predicts Compliance Trends in Outcomes Rocket Podcast

MedTrainer

In an episode of Outcomes Rocket podcast, MedTrainer Policy Expert Hira Rashid, Ph.D. offers insight into healthcare policy changes on the horizon and the predicted impact on compliance. In The Impact of Health Policy on Your Compliance Strategy, Hira talks about the macro trends in healthcare that could lead to policy change — for example the focus on cost savings and outcome improvements.

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8 Step Healthcare Compliance Audit Checklist

Compliancy Group

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, staying on top of regulations and maintaining exceptional standards is vital. This is where a healthcare audit – conducting a thorough investigation into operations, processes, and practices – comes in. Its mission? To uncover areas of risk and implement corrective action plans. The key to triumph lies within an all-encompassing checklist.

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Ransomware gang takes responsibility for hospital hack

Becker's Health IT

Money Message ransomware gang is claiming to be responsible for the Dec. 24 hack on Newburyport, Mass.-based Anna Jaques Hospital, The Record reported Jan. 19.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Contributed: Shortcomings and opportunities for health equity in pediatrics

Healthcare It News

Ian Miller, program lead at the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), highlights how digital health offerings can improve access to physical and mental healthcare for children.

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What Counts as a Psychedelic?

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon There is little consensus in defining “psychedelic.” Yet, research on and access to these substances hinges on what gets included in the “psychedelic” umbrella. It is time to talk about why we include (and exclude) particular drugs from this category. Grants, Research, and Medical Codes This matters because funding will flow from this categorization.

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AI innovator talks personalized treatment, telehealth enhancement and ethics

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered. And many healthcare professionals are exploring exactly what AI can do and deploying systems to help health systems manage care and patients manage their health. Dr. Renee Dua is founder of Heal, which provides physician house calls in New York City, and founder of Together by Renee, a healthcare assistant app that uses generative AI.

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HIMSSCast: Managing critical patient feedback in real time

Healthcare It News

Whether they are on Standford's inbound and outbound calls, automated voice systems or mobile channels, patients can be heard through the health system's engagement tools and processes. Dr. Adrienne Boissy, chief medical officer of Qualtrics and a practicing neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, explained why emotional harm that can be caused by healthcare interactions needs to be heard.

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Healthcare bankruptcies reached five-year peak in 2023, report finds

Healthcare Dive

The analysis logged 79 Chapter 11 bankruptcies for companies with liabilities of at least $10 million last year — more than three times the number of filings in 2021.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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MRO Is Among Latest to Earn Validated Data Stream Designations in NCQA Data Aggregator Validation Program, For Third Time

MRO Compliance

Norristown, Pa. – January 24, 2024 – MRO Corp., the leading clinical data exchange company in healthcare, announced today that it has earned the Validated Data Stream designation in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Data Aggregator Validation program. It is part of the latest NCQA cohort to earn the NCQA validation. “MRO is excited to earn data stream validations for a third time and to continue providing clinical data directly sourced from multiple EHRs, with proven accuracy,

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New cardiac device offers non-invasive diagnosis for heart failure in the home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Heart failure affects 6.5 million people in the U.S. , with an additional 550,000 newly diagnosed each year. Heart failure hospitalizations are a leading cause of admissions for those 65 and older, totaling hundreds of billions in costs. Sean Brady, CEO and cofounder of Ventric Health, is doing his part to turn this problem around. He is head of the team behind a newly FDA-cleared cardiac device designed to help manage the challenges around heart failure.

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AI, Copyright, and Open Science: Health Implications of the New York Times/OpenAI Lawsuit

Bill of Health

By Adithi Iyer The legal world is atwitter with the developing artificial intelligence (“AI”) copyright cage match between The New York Times and OpenAI. The Times filed its complaint in Manhattan Federal District Court on December 27 accusing OpenAI of unlawfully using its (copyrighted and paywalled) articles to train ChatGPT. OpenAI, in turn, published a sharply-worded response on January 8, claiming that its incorporation of the material for training purposes squarely constitutes fair use.

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Appeals court rejects doctors’ challenge to No Surprises Act

Healthcare Dive

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Appeals Court have dismissed claims from a New York medical group that the law amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of their property.

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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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Sunoh’s Ambient Clinical Voice Automates Clinician Note Creation

Healthcare IT Today

According to Saurabh Singh, VP of Sunoh , the success of ambient clinical voice depends on much more than the accuracy of the recording. Sunoh “checks the boxes” when it comes to meeting the needs of physicians’ workflows and differences. Sunoh’s solution can take input from many different sources: mobile devices, and laptop or desktop computers.

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AWS adds $20M to cloud-based health equity initiative

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon Web Services said it hopes to further address health equity and improve healthcare access with $20 million in additional funding for its ongoing global health equity program focused on underserved communities. AWS said it has now distributed more than $30 million to organizations that have leveraged cloud technology to provide care to historically underserved populations across 28 countries in its funding announcement Thursday “We’ve seen participants in the Health Equity Init

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Humana's stock tumbles pre-market as it posts $541M loss in Q4

Fierce Healthcare

Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss. | Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss.

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Elevance controls medical costs to $6B profit in 2023

Healthcare Dive

The payer curbed the worst of medical cost growth last year, and expects to do the same in 2024 — an assumption one analyst called “aggressive” given persistent higher utilization among seniors.

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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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The Colonoscopies Were Free. But the ‘Surgical Trays’ Came With $600 Price Tags.

Kaiser Health News

Chantal Panozzo and her husband followed their primary care doctors’ orders last year after they both turned 45, now the recommended age to start screening for colorectal cancer. They scheduled their first routine colonoscopies a few months apart. Panozzo said she was excited to get a colonoscopy, of all things, because it meant free care. The couple run a business out of their suburban home near Chicago and purchase coverage costing more than $1,400 each month for their family of four on

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Digital Health at CES 2024

Healthcare IT Today

CES is always a fun show for a tech guy like myself. With 130,000 people, there’s a lot of noise that doesn’t relate to healthcare IT, but over the years the digital health portion of CES has really grown. This year that growth was particularly true thanks to the great efforts of Catherine Pugh who put together an entire Digital Health track, a long list of digital health vendors, and a packed house digital health networking event.

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HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity performance goals to beef up healthcare's digital defenses

Fierce Healthcare

The Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) has published voluntary cybersecurity performance goals tailored for healthcare organizations, the first move in the administration’s

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FTC sues to block Novant purchase of two CHS hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Novant Health from expanding its grip on healthcare in the state, warning a buy would increase costs.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Combatting Physician Burnout, Keeping Communities Healthy

HIT Consultant

David Sides, CEO at NextGen Healthcare Doctors do so much to keep our communities thriving. Unfortunately, according to the American Medical Association, about 63 percent of physicians report experiencing emotional exhaustion at least once weekly. Exacerbated by the volume of clinical notes required at the end of the day, physician burnout can adversely affect patient care, leading to errors and reduced care quality.

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The Big Consult: Major Criteria for Adopting a Digital App or Service

Healthcare IT Today

The previous article in this series described how digital IT companies differ from clinical settings , and focused on the importance of clinicians deciding what their particular IT needs are. This article, and the next, lay out criteria for choosing a solution. Even once you know what you need in your clinical setting, demonstrating the value of a new technology is hard.

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AI can crack open the 'black box' of effective mental health therapy at scale, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

As artificial intelligence advances in different areas of healthcare, there are concerns that technology and AI-based chatbots will replace the human connections between patients and practitioners. | A new study finds promising potential for AI and large language models to enhance mental health therapy at scale by being able to analyze millions of text-based counseling messages to shine a light on what works.

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HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity goals for the healthcare sector

Healthcare Dive

The voluntary resources serve as a “step forward” as the agency looks to propose enforceable standards, HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm said in a statement.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.