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Humana and CVS are downsizing their Medicare Advantage plans for 2025. Which insurers could benefit?

Healthcare Dive

Hundreds of thousands of seniors could switch plans during next year’s open enrollment, depending on how drastically the MA market giants slash benefits in an attempt to improve profits.

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Patients are bullish on the benefits of genAI, but still have qualms

Healthcare It News

U.S. consumers remain optimistic about the potential of generative artificial intelligence to address healthcare access and affordability challenges, the new 2024 Deloitte Center for Health Solutions consumer survey shows. But they still have some misgivings about AI tools. WHY IT MATTERS Despite a general sense of optimism, the public's use of genAI tools for health-related reasons has dipped a bit since the initial rush of interest that showed in the previous year's Deloitte study &nda

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New Portable MRI Revolutionizing Brain Research Demands Ethical and Legal Innovation

Bill of Health

by Francis X Chen, Susan M. Wolf, and Frances Lawrenz The advent of highly portable MRI will transform brain research, but urgently requires ethical and legal guidance. Rather than participants traveling to the MRI scanner, now the scanner can travel to them. This advance could enable research with remote and marginalized communities that have not previously been able to participate, and in doing so address the lack of representativeness and diversity in human neuroscience research.

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The MRO Exchange: Healthmap Solutions CIO Bill Moore

MRO Compliance

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network · The MRO Exchange: Healthmap Solutions' CIO Bill Moore S1E2: Host Mark Thomas, Chief Technology Officer at MRO, and guest Bill Moore, Chief Information Officer at Healthmap Solutions, discuss all things healthcare technology. They dive into technology transformation, artificial intelligence, and where healthcare technology is heading in the future.

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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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‘We’re always running out of money’: Steward seeks new DIP financier ahead of June 14 to keep operations afloat

Healthcare Dive

Attorneys for the Dallas-based health system said Steward isn’t interested in another quick-fix loan. This time, Steward is seeking a lender that can provide $225 million, which will hopefully be enough to carry the system through the full Chapter 11 process.

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How to navigate the risks of remote patient monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Remote patient monitoring has been taking the spotlight in health IT, and the number of hospitals and health systems embracing this approach to patient care in the home has been increasing. What's more, the number of reimbursable RPM services may soon be on the rise thanks to efforts spearheaded by the CPT Editorial Panel and the American Medical Association.

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National Nurses United pushes back against deployment of ‘unproven’ AI in healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

The nation’s largest nurses union is demanding that artificial intelligence tools used in healthcare be proven safe and equitable before deployment. | A union organization for nurses nationwide says the deployment of AI in healthcare will push nurses out of patient rooms and compromise patient safety. A new AI Bill of Rights lays out nurse and patient protections, which are not currently being met.

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Nearly 75% of health workers say documentation impedes patient care: survey

Healthcare Dive

Most respondents said they hadn’t seen a decrease in the time or effort needed to document patient care, and they reported working late to finish note-taking.

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DirectTrust partners with DTA on new accreditation program

Healthcare It News

DirectTrust and the Digital Therapeutics Alliance announced this week that they'll work together on an accreditation program designed to test the efficacy and security of digital therapeutic apps and platforms. WHY IT MATTERS Together, two groups will partner up to establish an assessment regimen that will build on existing DirectTrust programs that provide independent assessment of health apps for safety and transparency, privacy protections, compliance with interoperability regs and best p

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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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AI and eClinicalWorks in the Cloud at United Digestive

Healthcare IT Today

According to Rich Eells, VP of Innovation & Integration at United Digestive , the company is committed to continuous improvement. This trait works well with eClinicalWorks in the cloud, given the ability of a cloud service to introduce new features quickly. Running on Microsoft Azure also provides access to many resources and features. United Digestive employs 200 practitioners in the Southeastern US.

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Industry Voices—Walmart's exit from health centers reflects broader challenges in primary care

Fierce Healthcare

Walmart announced that it is closing all 51 of its health centers and virtual care ope | The hope that retailers were poised to offer a scaled-up solution has yielded to a more realistic view that, at best, it will be a long journey.

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Scan Health Plan wins Medicare Advantage star ratings lawsuit

Healthcare Dive

The insurer argued the CMS didn’t follow its stated methodology for calculating the quality scores, causing its rating to drop and risking millions of dollars in payments.

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Real-time messaging brings patients’ distant loved ones closer

Healthcare It News

Bethany Children’s Health Center offers inpatient and outpatient services for children aged 0-21 and is the only inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma. Many of its patients have families who live far away and can’t visit regularly. Join Amy Gower, parent and family engagement communication specialist at Bethany Children’s Health Center, and TigerConnect CMIO Dr.

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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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Sift Healthcare Raises $20M Series B Funding Round to Enhance AI-Powered Payment Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

Led by B Capital, Investment will Accelerate Growth as Sift Further Innovates its AI Co-Pilot Solutions and Scales to Support Market Demand Sift Healthcare (Sift) , a leading innovator in AI-powered healthcare payment solutions, today announced the successful close of its $20M Series B funding round. Led by B Capital , with continued support from existing investors, including Allos Ventures , First Trust Capital Partners , and Rock River Capital , Sift will use this funding to prioritize te

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Appeals court upholds ruling barring former Express Scripts chief from joining CVS

Fierce Healthcare

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health. | A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health.

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FTC cannot block $320M Novant, CHS deal

Healthcare Dive

A federal court struck a blow to antitrust regulators on Wednesday when it ruled that Novant’s purchase of two hospitals from CHS could go through, arguing the deal seems likely to promote competition in North Carolina.

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Increasing applications of robotic surgical systems across Asia and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Amrita Hospital introduces robotic gait trainer for rehab Amrita Hospital in Kerala's Kochi city has started adopting a robotic gait trainer system to assist in the rehabilitation of brain and spinal injury survivors. The G-Gaiter, developed by local startup Gen Robotics, provides an immersive rehabilitation experience through virtual reality. It also trains patients to walk longer and become less dependent.

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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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CIO Podcast – Episode 75: AI Benefits with Bill Hudson

Healthcare IT Today

For the 75th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Bill Hudson, Chief Digital Strategist at Aidoc and former CIO at INTEGRIS Health and John Muir Health to talk AI! We kick this episode off by discussing the motivation behind his transition from his role as CIO to the vendor side. Then we talk about where we think AI will offer operational benefits to organizations.

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In-person, virtual support groups now available to Navajo veterans

Fierce Healthcare

Navajo veterans can now access in-person and virtual peer support groups thanks to a partnership between Televeda and the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration. | The support groups take the form of talking circles, deeply rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people. Televeda is also offering other virtual talking circles for women and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Medicare Advantage sales middleman sues HHS over rule capping broker compensation

Healthcare Dive

AmeriLife’s suit joins at least two others from MA sales groups seeking revisions to the rule for threatening their business model. It also comes with a ticking clock, given a looming deadline for marketing contract negotiations.

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Drive efficiencies and improve patient experiences with AI

Healthcare It News

Sponsor: ServiceNow Primary topic: Artificial Intelligence Topic: Artificial Intelligence Clinical Patient Engagement Resource Central: White Papers External url: [link] Thumbnail: Body: Sponsor: ServiceNow Enterprise Taxonomy: Short Headline: Drive efficiencies and improve patient experiences with AI Region Tag: Global Edition Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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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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Helix Launches Clinico-Genomic Datasets to Accelerate Precision Medicine Drug Discovery

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Helix , a leader in population genomics, is launching new datasets designed to empower life science companies in developing precision medicine therapies. – These comprehensive datasets, built through collaborations with various health systems, provide researchers with a rich resource for drug discovery and development across multiple disease areas.

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Blue KC exiting Medicare Advantage market by 2025 due to 'regulatory demands'

Fierce Healthcare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is leaving the Medicare Advantage (MA) market at the end of 2024, the insurer announced recently. | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is opting out of the Medicare Advantage market. The health plan said its relatively low membership and burdensome regulatory factors meant the company no longer view the market as financially viable.

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Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s outgoing CEO on how technology aids student learning

Healthcare Dive

Before his job as CEO ends this summer, Healthcare Dive spoke with Mark Schuster about the new medical school and how immersive technologies can aid instruction.

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Easy, Secure Logins for Patient Data with LG Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

Security has become a top priority in healthcare. If you’re not investing in secure solutions, you’re going to have problems. The challenge for many organizations is balancing the need for secure solutions while not impacting the workflow for clinicians and patients. This is why it was great to see LG coming together with Imprivata to create a simple, secure solution that satisfied the CISOs needs and desires along with a simple workflow that doesn’t impact clinicians and pat

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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.