Sat.Oct 28, 2023 - Fri.Nov 03, 2023

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Strategies for Building Trust and Driving Success in Compliance

Healthicity

In this episode, we welcomed Stacey Crudup , Chief Compliance Officer at The SEES Group , to share her insights on why building relationships with team members on the front lines of healthcare is essential in driving strong compliance programs.

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Clean & Safe: Unveiling OSHA Guidelines for Laundry in Healthcare Facilities

Compliancy Group

In healthcare facilities, where the well-being of patients is vital, every aspect of operations must adhere to strict guidelines. This includes laundry services, which serve a critical role in maintaining cleanliness and preventing the spread of infections. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has established specific regulations to ensure the safe handling and management of contaminated laundry in healthcare facilities.

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OCR Did the Math, 200K Patients Exposed Equals a $100K Fine

Compliancy Group

Boo! On Halloween, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with a Massachusetts business associate (BA) for $100,000. This is the first ransomware agreement OCR has reached. The Attack and the Settlement After filing a breach report with OCR in 2019 reporting a ransomware attack that compromised the protected health information (PHI) of 206,695 patients, the OCR launched an investigation into the BA’s HIPAA compliance.

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The Importance of Compliance in Healthcare: Safeguarding Patients & Organizations

Compliancy Group

Compliance in healthcare is a fundamental aspect of ensuring the safety, privacy, and security of patients’ personal information and overall well-being. With regulations in place such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), and SOC 2 (Service Organization Control). Organizations are required to develop a comprehensive compliance plan in healthcare that adheres to these guidelines.

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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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The Importance of Accurate Charge Entry in Medical Billing: Avoiding Costly Errors

Medisys Compliance

Effective medical billing is essential for healthcare organizations to maintain financial stability and ensure accurate reimbursement. One critical aspect of the medical billing process is accurate charge entry. Accurate charge entry involves meticulously recording the services provided to patients, along with their corresponding charges. Failing to enter charges accurately can result in costly errors that can impact the revenue cycle and hinder the organization’s financial health.

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Insurer prices vary widely by U.S. region, study finds

Healthcare Dive

Humana charged higher rates for the same services in the Upper Midwest and Southeast compared to the Central U.S. and Florida, according to new research published in JAMA.

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Emory Healthcare and DrFirst partner on medication adherence

Healthcare It News

Emory Healthcare is using three medication management services offered within Fuzion by DrFirst, a platform that provides clinicians with medication history, to streamline workflows for its clinicians and improve medication adherence for its patients. WHY IT MATTERS Patients at Emory Healthcare could have less chance of adverse drug events and know what they will pay for prescriptions at the pharmacy before they leave the doctor's office or hospital with AI-driven insights.

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Suki expands availability of its ambient AI clinical documentation platform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Suki announced the expansion of its ambient artificial intelligence technology, Suki Assistant, to more than 20 independent practices, including Capital City Primary and Immediate Care. The application is a voice assistant that generates notes in real-time by listening to patient-clinician interactions. It can be used for clinical documentation, diagnosis coding, real-time information retrieval from the electronic health record and other applications.

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Key Considerations for Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Bill of Health

By Sharona Hoffman Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are questionnaires that patients fill out on tablets or other computers or devices. They ask patients to check boxes in answer to questions about their symptoms, treatment effects, and ability to function physically, emotionally, and socially. They thus may solicit very sensitive information about matters such as anxiety, depression, and sexual satisfaction.

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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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CMS finalizes 2024 Medicare hospital, doctor payments, 340B fix and price transparency requirements

Healthcare Dive

Regulators finalized a number of rules Thursday with sweeping implications for providers in the Medicare program, including rates for next year that doctors and hospitals slammed as insufficient.

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New York State Chapter of HIMSS focuses on health equity

Healthcare It News

The chapter looks at how individuals are engaging with their care to incorporate the patient's perspective into health equity initiatives.

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Tele-stroke tech improves care and provider confidence at Essentia Health-Fargo

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Essentia Health-Fargo did not necessarily have a specific problem that led it to implement tele-stroke technology. Rather, the implementation stemmed from a desire to be proactive in delivering the best care possible. A PROACTIVE MOVE "Per AHA/ASA Stroke Care Guidelines, tele-stroke implementation is effective in triaging patients for IV thrombolytics and endovascular therapy," said Chelsey Kuznia, RN, SCRN, stroke program manager at Essentia Health-Fargo, DNV Certified Comprehensive S

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“My Doctor’s Office” Should Accept Wearable Tech Health Data, Most Patients Say

Health Populi

“Do personal health trackers belong in the doctor’s office?” Software Advice wondered. “Yes,” the company’s latest consumer survey found, details of which are discussed in a report published on their website. Unique to this study is the patient sample polled: Software Advice surveyed 876 patients in September 2023 to gauge their perspectives on wearable tech and health.

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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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HHS announces first ransomware settlement

Healthcare Dive

Doctors’ Management Services agreed to settle claims it did not comply with HIPAA breach rules and failed to identify risks after a cyberattack exposed the information of more than 200,000 patients.

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How a payer-provider collaboration around quality reporting can reduce costs and improve patient outcomes

MRO Compliance

Too often today, relations between provider and payer organizations can become contentious around issues related to payment and quality of care. Yet such conflict does not serve patients well, because it deflects these organizations’ attention from their underlying shared purpose: To work together to deliver well-coordinated, cost-effective healthcare to patients.

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South Korea forms national commission for promoting bio-health tech and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

South Korea forms national bio-health commission The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has recently enacted the presidential decree that establishes the Bio-health Innovation Commission. This commission, according to a press release, seeks to foster the local bio-health industry and provide systemic support for the integration of the latest technologies, including AI and nanotechnology.

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CVS Health beats the Street with $2.3B in Q3 profit

Fierce Healthcare

CVS Health beat the Street on both earnings and revenue in the third quarter, reporting $2.3 billion in profit. | By comparison, the company reported a $3.4 billion loss in the third quarter of 2022 as it paid out its part in a global settlement over the opioid crisis.

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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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Minnesota law kicks in requiring hospitals to bolster charity care checks prior to debt collections

Healthcare Dive

As of Wednesday, Minnesota hospitals must check patients' financial assistance eligibility prior to sending debts to collections, as a part of a multi-year push around charity care oversight.

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NHS England has not yet proven its case on FDP

Digital Health News

With the award of the Federated Data Platform contract said to be delayed until mid-November, NHS England appears to be seeking to drum up support for it.

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23andMe Launches Health Action Plan Based on Genetic/Health Data

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – 23andMe , a genetic health and biopharmaceutical company launched Health Action Plan, a new digital tool for 23andMe+ members that draws on results from genetic reports, health history survey data, as well as blood and biomarker data to provide a uniquely tailored set of health recommendations out of hundreds of options. – Health Action Plan is a helpful first step when it comes to prevention and early risk detection.

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Once a high-flying 'unicorn,' Olive AI sells two key businesses, winds down operations

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare startup Olive saw a meteoric rise in 2020 and 2021, spurred by the digital health funding boom and the need for automation during the COVID-19 pandemic. | It marks the end of the line for healthcare automation startup Olive AI. The company sold its clearinghouse and patient access business units to Waystar and its prior authorization business unit to Humata Health.

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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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North Carolina AG threatens lawsuit against HCA

Healthcare Dive

The massive for-profit operator has allegedly shuttered services at Mission Health, the hospital system it acquired in 2019, violating the terms of its purchase agreement.

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OntarioMD Looks to Help with AI Adoption and EMR Improvements

Healthcare IT Today

In an insightful conversation with Healthcare IT Today, Rob Fox, the Chief Executive Officer of OntarioMD , shared the organization’s pivotal role in advancing healthcare in Ontario. OntarioMD is embarking on two ambitious initiatives. One is aimed at helping Electronic Medical Record (EMR) users in Ontario drive down costs and have a bigger voice with vendors.

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8 Ways AI Will Transform The Future of Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Palak Shah, Co-Founder and Head of Clinical Operations at Luna The accelerating advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have ignited a new era of innovation and potential across various industries. Healthcare is a sector that stands to gain tremendously from this revolution. Here are eight specific ways AI will transform the future of healthcare, making it more efficient, personalized, and proactive. 1.

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Amazon's Rx to fix the pharmacy experience as brick-and-mortar drugstores struggle

Fierce Healthcare

Leveraging its logistics and supply chain muscle, now including drone delivery, Amazon wants to make it faster and easier for patients to get their prescription medications and speed up "triage to | Amazon Pharmacy's focus on making it faster and more convenient for patients to get prescription medications comes as brick-and-mortar drugstores are limiting pharmacy hours and even closing locations across the country.

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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.