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More than three-fourths of doctors are employed by corporations, report finds

Healthcare Dive

Rampant consolidation continues to threaten the existence of independent physicians, according to a new report from Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.

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ChatGPT's potential impact on preventative care and emergency visits

Healthcare It News

ChatGPT has been making an impact on enduring healthcare challenges. Many providers and patients are reporting the artificial intelligence helping with preventative care and preventing non-emergent emergency department visits. Imran Qureshi is chief technology officer at b.well Connected Health, a FHIR-based interoperability platform vendor. He has expertise in AI and a lot of advice to share on the subject of health systems harnessing ChatGPT and other large language model-based technologies.

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Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Stephanie Jamison, Executive Committee Chair and Public Policy Leadership Workgroup Vice Chair, EHR Association. In the months that have passed since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the […] The article Concerns and Uncertainty In the Wake of Sweeping HTI-1 Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Center for BrainHealth helps mental health patients develop social skills using virtual coaching

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cognitive neuroscience researchers and clinicians had been encountering significant challenges in effectively addressing social skills development among individuals dealing with mental health conditions or neurodevelopmental disorders. THE PROBLEM Traditional approaches often lacked engagement and real-world applicability, making it difficult for individuals to generalize skills learned in therapy sessions to everyday social interactions.

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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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VillageMD faces lawsuit over online tracking technologies

Healthcare Dive

The class action alleges the Meta Pixel embedded on VillageMD’s website allowed the primary care provider to disclose personal and protected health information to third parties, including Facebook and Google.

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Digital at the core of a collaborative care model

Healthcare It News

Adopting a collaborative model of care is one approach that can help temper the rising cost of healthcare globally. Island Hospital, a private quaternary hospital in Malaysia, is providing a case for this by building an integrated health ecosystem that fosters cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders. "Collaborative models allow healthcare providers to reach a broader population, including underserved communities, thereby addressing health disparities and reducing the burden of prev

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Google, Bayer team up to develop new AI products for radiologists

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare company Bayer has tapped Google for its cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities to build new tech products to assist radiologists. | Bayer wants to pair its radiology, healthcare regulator and clinical data handling expertise with Google's tech muscle and ongoing work in generative AI to speed up innovation in media imaging.

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Lawmakers mull telehealth quality, reimbursement as extension deadline looms

Healthcare Dive

Congress has until year-end to take action before some pandemic-era telehealth flexibilities expire, which could create new challenges for patients and providers used to virtual care, witnesses at House hearing said.

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Transforming engagement with AI-driven channels

Healthcare It News

By leveraging AI, providers can instantly connect to patients locally and keep a communication channel open throughout their care journeys, explains Don Thompson, head of marketing at TeleVox.

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4 Critical Steps to Achieving Data Interoperability for Health Plans

MRO Compliance

In today’s healthcare ecosystem, data plays a pivotal role in influencing patient outcomes. For many health plans , navigating the complexities of interoperability and seamless data exchange remains a challenge. However, the ability to successfully navigate and implement a scalable interoperability solution is within reach, paving the way for a future where healthcare is more connected, efficient, and patient centered.

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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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Massachusetts lawmakers tell FTC, DOJ to take hard stance on Optum-Steward deal

Fierce Healthcare

All 11 of Massachusetts’ federal legislators are calling on regulators to keep a short leash on UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Steward Health Care’s physician group, even if that mean | The financial jeopardy of Steward's remaining hospitals can't override the long-term cost and quality harms that would likely follow UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of yet another large physician practice, wrote all 11 of the state's federal legislators in a recent letter to reg

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More than 20M disenrolled amid Medicaid redeterminations

Healthcare Dive

Overall, 31% of people with a completed renewal were removed from the safety-net insurance program, while 69% had their coverage renewed, according to KFF.

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Asynchronous video for pre-op boosts patient and staff experience

Healthcare It News

Northwestern Ontario covers a geographical area the size of France, but is sparsely populated, having only around 230,000 residents. THE PROBLEM Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center (TBRHSC) staff know that with limited health resources throughout Northwestern Ontario, it's very important they work together across all hospitals that provide surgical services to improve access to care for remote and rural patients.

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Online student support company eLuma appoints new CEO and more digital health hires

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clinical-trial research company Clario announces new hire, and AI-enabled surgical care organization Apella and data company Brillio announce additions to their board of directors.

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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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Mental health tech startup Grow Therapy snags $88M, builds out measurement-based care tech

Fierce Healthcare

Grow Therapy, a mental health technology startup, picked up $88 million in fresh funding to grow its footprint and launch more partnerships with payers. | Grow Therapy, a mental health technology startup, picked up $88 million in fresh funding to grow its footprint and launch more partnerships with payers.

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Trial shows Wegovy can ease heart failure symptoms

Healthcare Dive

Earlier testing resulted in expanded approval as well as broader Medicare coverage. Now, Novo Nordisk has proved Wegovy can benefit heart failure patients, too.

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Uber Health teams with insurers on maternal health in Georgia

Healthcare It News

Uber Health, a healthcare-focused subsidiary of the ride-sharing platform, is collaborating with the Georgia Primary Care Association and Amerigroup Georgia, a managed care plan and subsidiary of Elevance Health, in an effort to strengthen maternal health in the state.

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Q&A: Blackbird on its youth mental health platform and $17M raise

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Tom Peterson, CEO of Blackbird, joined MobiHealthNews to discuss the company's offerings, its recent Series A raise and what it will do with the funds.

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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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Cell Therapies and their Legal Discontents

Bill of Health

In February, the news broke that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a “first of its kind” new cancer therapy. Iovance’s AMTAGVI TM , the subject of the approval, is a personalized immunotherapy for advanced melanoma. To be treated, adult patients who are ineligible for surgery or have metastatic disease provide their tumor cells to their medical team.

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Change asks to consolidate dozens of cyberattack class-action lawsuits

Healthcare Dive

Lawsuits against the UnitedHealth subsidiary are racking up following a cyberattack against the technology firm in late February.

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Strategic digital transformation for service organizations

Healthcare It News

Measuring the impact of the Colombian Civil Air Patrol's volunteer healthcare mission is helping it to increase and sustain services in the most remote areas, says Manish Kohli, founder and president of the Pul Alliance for Digital Health and Equity.

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Physician pay rose a modest 3% in 2023. Here are the specialties that saw the biggest gains

Fierce Healthcare

Physicians made steady pay gains last year, as total compensation grew by a modest 3%, increasing from an average of $352,000 to $363,000. | Any contentment about compensation gains was undercut by the effects of high inflation rates throughout 2023 and Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to Medscape's 2024 physician compensation report.

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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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VieCure Streamlines Cancer Care with Integrated E-Prescribing and Medication Management

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – VieCure , a leading cancer care company, announced today that it’s integrating DrFirst’s e-prescribing and medication management solutions into its clinical decision support system. – VieCure is a well-established point-of-care intelligence system specifically designed for community oncologists. Utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) , patient data, and a comprehensive oncology knowledge base, VieCure generates personalized treatment plans for canc

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CMS caps broker payments in Medicare Advantage

Healthcare Dive

The final rule issued Thursday prevents insurers from paying brokers additional fees for steering beneficiaries to their plans.

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2nd ransomware group reportedly tries to extort Change Healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware group targets UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare for extortion after recent cyberattack. Company reportedly paid $22M to previous hackers.

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AMA: 80% of docs have lost revenue amid disruptions from Change Healthcare cyberattack

Fierce Healthcare

Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, accordin | Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

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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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Salus Populi: Training the Judiciary in the Social Drivers of Health

Bill of Health

By Elaine Marshall, Isabel Geisler, L. Virginia Martinez, Krystal Abbott, and Katherine Hazen Social drivers of health (SDOH), sometimes known as the social determinants of health, are factors in the social environment that shape individual and population health, including poverty, racism, housing, education, and employment. When judges decide cases that impact these social factors, their rulings can have important health implications.

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North Carolina county seeks damages in HCA Mission lawsuit

Healthcare Dive

Buncombe County is seeking to join a lawsuit from the state alleging HCA intentionally understaffed Mission’s emergency department, increased wait times and wasted taxpayer dollars.

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Digital Health Apps Graveyard: Why 53% Fail and How to Succeed

HIT Consultant

Shameem C Hameed, Founder and CEO of blueBriX The digital market is flooded with health apps. Over 90,000 offers were introduced to patients and healthcare providers alike in 2020 alone , with this number continuing to rise in response to mounting healthcare system pressures. It therefore comes as little surprise to learn that 53% of all digital health apps are uninstalled within 30 days of download.

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Nearly 80% of docs employed by hospitals, corporate entities in continued shift away from independent practice

Fierce Healthcare

The decadelong decline of independent physicians rolled on in 2022 and 2023 with a new high of 77.6% doctors employed by hospitals or other corporate entities as of the new year, according to a new | Nearly 4 in 5 physicians are employed by a hospital, payer, pharmacy chain or other corporate entity as of Jan. 1, a 5.1% increase over early 2022 and a continuation of a decadelong trend, according to a new report.

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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.