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FREE WEBINAR: Lessons & Examples from 2023’s Breaches & Fines

HIPAA Journal

February 15th Webinar: Highly sophisticated cybercriminal groups and state-sponsored hackers continue to target the healthcare industry. It has been the worst ever year for healthcare data breaches. Here are the stats for the year to date: 725 data breaches have been reported to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. The protected health information of more than 133 million individuals has been exposed or stolen.

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What Is an eQMS (and Why Life Sciences Organizations Need One)

Dot Compliance

The life sciences industry—from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology to medical devices—plays a pivotal role in ensuring global health. In order to do so, these organizations must comply with rigorous regulations and complex processes to ensure the products they deliver to market are at the highest standards of quality, safety and efficacy. Organizations can effectively and efficiently navigate this ever-evolving landscape by implementing an electronic quality management system (eQMS).

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10 Communication Tips for Healthcare Auditors and Compliance Professionals

Healthicity

In the complex world of healthcare compliance and auditing, effective communication is the linchpin that ensures a seamless flow of information, understanding, and collaboration. Whether you’re working with healthcare professionals, internal teams, or external colleagues, communication can make or break your interactions.

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Eight Opportunities to Use the Law to Address Social Determinants of Health

Bill of Health

By Jon Larsen and Sterling Johnson Addressing the opioid crisis cannot stop at providing better access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) , expanding and enhancing harm reduction efforts, and reimagining the role of law enforcement, as explored previously in this blog series. The response must go further to make treatment and harm reduction more effective, by acknowledging the opioid epidemic as a reflection of the conditions of the whole society , identifying those conditions, and addre

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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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5 Benefits to Expect from Clinical Rotation Management Software 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Aaron White, InPlace Software With healthcare workforce shortages growing more critical, policymakers are considering avenues to significantly expand clinical education programs, and academic institutions with health education programs must prepare for more medical, nursing, […] The article 5 Benefits to Expect from Clinical Rotation Management Software appeared first on electronichealth

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HHS ambassador Ty Greenhalgh on what to expect from federal cybersecurity guidance in healthcare

Healthcare Dive

HHS task force ambassador Ty Greenhalgh discusses what the Biden administration’s cybersecurity performance goals mean for the industry, and how they could lead to a tightening of the HIPAA Security Rule.

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MRO Is 2024 Best in KLAS for Release of Information

MRO Compliance

Norristown, Pa. – February 8, 2024 – MRO Corp. (MRO), the leading clinical data exchange company in healthcare, has been named 2024 Best in KLAS for the release of information (ROI) services market segment as part of the 2024 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. In addition to achieving the top overall performance score, MRO received A’s across all five customer excellence pillars included in the annual report – loyalty, operations, services, relationship and value.

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Should Sacred Plant Medicines Have Standing? The Original Instructions and Western Jurisprudence

Bill of Health

By Keith Williams and Ariel Clark The resurgence of interest in psychedelics, or sacred plant and fungal medicines and their psychoactive constituents, has been described as a kind of “renaissance” much like the European renaissance that blossomed between the 14 th – 17 th centuries. The comparison is apt—for, in addition to a flowering of learning and human achievement, the psychedelic renaissance, like its namesake, is only possible because of the underlying extractivist colonial logic informi

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Centene echoes Humana’s concerns about proposed MA rate drop

Healthcare Dive

On the insurer’s earnings call, analysts peppered Centene with questions about its Medicare Advantage business until its CFO attempted to change the subject.

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VA to develop an XR mental health app for aging veterans

Healthcare It News

Working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Mynd Immersive – a technology company that specializes in extended reality therapies for aging adults – will collaborate with VA Immersive, part of the VA's Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning, to address the psychological wellbeing of Vietnam veterans. WHY IT MATTERS The company said the three-year cooperative research and development agreement will enable the combination of advanced virtual reality technology with o

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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RPM reduces 30-day readmission rates by 50% at Lee Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Connected care at-home technologies enable behavior change and empower individuals and clinicians to make informed decisions about healthcare treatment. By using them, providers can enhance patient engagement, allowing for personalized and proactive care management that drives better health outcomes and better care experiences. Moreover, these at-home and remote patient monitoring technologies can optimize resource utilization, streamline care delivery, reduce length of stays in the acute settin

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Centene boosts guidance amid 'stronger than expected' marketplace enrollment

Fierce Healthcare

Centene posted $45 million in profit for the fourth quarter of 2023, with its profitability for the full year growing notably compared to 2022. | Centene posted $45 million in profit for the fourth quarter of 2023, with its profitability for the full year growing notably compared to 2022.

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Cano Health files for bankruptcy

Healthcare Dive

The struggling primary care chain said the restructuring agreement will “substantially” reduce its debt and allow it to look for strategic partnerships or buyers.

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Population should help determine genAI use

Healthcare It News

There are a variety of applications of ChatGPT and LLMs in healthcare, and various uses that have the potential to help or harm patients. Dr. Srinivasan Suresh, VP, CIO and CMIO at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, digs into these tools.

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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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Telepsychiatry will continue to grow – and become the house call of yesteryear

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

One of the great use cases for telemedicine has proven to be mental health. It does not require physical contact between caregiver and patient (though seeing a patient's affect in person can be better than via video). Rarely does mental health require in-person tests. Taking vitals is not necessary. Overall, it's a great fit – and one that soared during the pandemic and beyond.

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Senators working on legislation to reform how Medicare pays physicians

Fierce Healthcare

A bipartisan group of senators announced Friday that they are working on new legislation for “long-term reforms” to physician payments under Medicare and other program changes. | The lawmakers plan to investigate and pass "long-term reforms" that will "ensure financial stability for providers," among other goals. They plan to seek stakeholder input "in the coming weeks.

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Amazon closing One Medical corporate offices

Healthcare Dive

The e-commerce giant is reducing the primary care operator’s corporate footprint days after confirming plans to lay off One Medical employees.

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HIMSSCast: Foundation of good data drives enrollment, claims payment and member satisfaction

Healthcare It News

Digital transformation in the payer industry means moving beyond the status quo. Insurance and the ways payers interact with members, especially new members in the enrollment process, are ripe for technology upgrades, according to Gary Davis, national practice leader for Noyo, a software company that unveiled an enrollment solution last year.

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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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Cedars-Sinai utilizes Apple Vision Pro and AI to create mental health companion

Mobi Health News

Xaia is an AI-enabled digital therapy platform accessible via Apple's augmented reality headset that helps individuals with pain, anxiety, depression and addiction.

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Amazon cuts hundreds of jobs in One Medical, Pharmacy units

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon is eliminating a "few hundred roles" across One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy, the company confirmed Tuesday. | Amazon is eliminating a "few hundred roles" across One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy, the company confirmed Tuesday.

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Senate finance committee weighs healthcare AI oversight

Healthcare Dive

Lawmakers considered how to prevent artificial intelligence technologies from worsening bias or improperly denying insurance coverage at a hearing on Thursday.

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TRIPP Takes VR Meditation to New Heights on Apple Vision Pro

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – TRIPP , the award-winning wellness company, announces its arrival on the highly anticipated Apple Vision Pro , redefining the boundaries of personalized well-being experiences. – The integration with Apple Vision Pro unlocks TRIPP’s most immersive and visually captivating journey yet, seamlessly blending awe-inspiring worldscapes with users’ surroundings through Apple Vision Pro’s groundbreaking spatial computing capabilities.

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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.

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Times Health Commission presents 10-point plan with digital at the top 

Digital Health News

A comprehensive report from the Times Health Commission on Monday identified a 10-point plan for health that highlights a key role for digital technologies.

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How payers can help fix broken mental healthcare system

Fierce Healthcare

The mental healthcare system in the U.S. | Commercial health plans might do a better job of making community-based healthcare that relies on laypeople a reality than the pilots launched by government officials, one expert says.

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CVS cuts 2024 outlook on Medicare Advantage caution

Healthcare Dive

The insurer on Wednesday joined its peers in slamming proposed MA payment rates as insufficient given the dogged increase in medical costs.

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Automation Wins the Revenue Cycle Challenge

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Venkatgiri Vandali, president of healthcare and lifesciences, Firstsource. Solving the challenge of containing costs while improving revenue cycle operations despite labor shortages has a direct impact on a health system’s financial health and ability […] The article Automation Wins the Revenue Cycle Challenge appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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How long can hospitals survive a tech blackout?

Becker's Health IT

Hospitals are facing a concerning surge in hacking incidents, as 6 out of every 10 healthcare organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, according to NBC Washington. This is raising the question: How long can organizations take care of patients when their systems are seized?

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Banking on telehealth to reach rural patients, University of Rochester Medical Center rolls out innovative virtual care pilot

Fierce Healthcare

Banking on telehealth to reach rural patients, University of Rochester Medical Center rolls out innovative virtual care pilot hlandi Fri, 02/09/2024 - 14:36

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Healthcare job growth reached three-decade high in 2023

Healthcare Dive

The sector added 650,000 jobs over the year — its most prolific year of growth in decades.

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Zerigo Health Appoints Eric Zerneke as Chief Growth Officer

HIT Consultant

Eric Zerneke, Chief Growth Officer at Zerigo Health What You Should Know: – Zerigo Health , a provider of digital home treatment solutions for chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, announced today the appointment of Eric Zerneke as its Chief Growth Officer. – With Zerneke’s leadership and expertise, Zerigo Health is poised for significant growth, expanding access to its transformative phototherapy solution and empowering more individuals to take control of their sk

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.