Sat.Mar 30, 2024 - Fri.Apr 05, 2024

article thumbnail

4 ways generative AI is transforming healthcare

Healthcare Dive

Learn about a few of the many ways AI tools are helping to transform healthcare — and how they benefit physicians and patients along the way.

326
326
article thumbnail

Diabetes WA reports hack and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Diabetes WA discloses data breach Diabetes WA, the peak body for diabetes in Western Australia, has reported unauthorised access to the personal information of some of their contacts. Based on its initial investigation, the following information may have been accessed by hackers: name, address, birth date, email, telephone number, marital status, Aboriginal status, Medicare number, referring doctor, and type of diabetes.

COVID-19 263
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Telehealth groups urge DEA to release virtual e-prescribing rules

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With current pandemic-era flexibilities for telemedicine set to expire at the end of 2024, several telehealth groups and major health systems are calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to work faster in crafting a new proposed rule regulating the prescribing of controlled substances via telehealth. The American Telemedicine Association, the Alliance for Connected Care, the Consumer Technology Association, the Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, Allina Health, Johns Hopkins, Mass Ge

article thumbnail

Epic plans to launch AI validation software for healthcare organizations to test, monitor models

Fierce Healthcare

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances in healthcare, the industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream advers | The healthcare industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream adverse outcomes.

145
145
article thumbnail

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?

article thumbnail

Change cyberattack serves as wake-up call for healthcare cybersecurity

Healthcare Dive

The outage shows why health systems need to plan for inevitable cyberattacks, evaluating risks and putting operational backups in place, experts say.

309
309
article thumbnail

Vendor notebook: New AI partnerships with Dell, Google enhance workflows and communications

Healthcare It News

While technology innovators look to artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes and experiences, they are also finding ways to cut the red tape that generally slows healthcare down, according to many announcements this week. Northwestern Medicine, the Nevada Health Link, Cohere Health and Kyruus Health are partnering withDell Technologies, Google Cloud Marketplace and others to offer providers and payers ways to tackle the daily challenges that delay care approvals and prevent patients f

More Trending

article thumbnail

Medicare Advantage rate cut remains as feds keep up pressure

Fierce Healthcare

Insurers will feel resentful Monday as the feds opted to not reverse its decision to decrease Medicare Advantage benchmark payments by 0.16%, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced. | CMS is not deviating from its January proposal to modestly rein in Medicare Advantage. Benchmark payments will still decrease 0.16% but the feds expect it will still pay up to $600 billion in payments to plans in 2025.

Medicare 143
article thumbnail

Walmart decelerates health center expansion plans

Healthcare Dive

The retailer previously planned to have more than 75 health centers operational this year. Now, Walmart plans to reach that goal in 2025.

317
317
article thumbnail

AI in patient portals and ambient scribing offers big gains for Johns Hopkins

Healthcare It News

Moving forward, it's working with Epic on EHR chart summarization via artificial intelligence, with an initial focus on inpatient hospital course summary. The top digital health MD tells all.

Hospitals 218
article thumbnail

Boston Medical Center launches new hospital-at-home program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hospital patients with conditions like pneumonia, dehydration and heart failure have been shown to experience shorter recovery times with fewer complications when they receive more cost-effective healthcare at home – and many health systems have been preparing for this future. Boston Medical Center is making a new high-acuity, hospital-at-home service available to help patients recover in the comfort of their homes, the health system announced Wednesday.

Hospitals 149
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

CMS final rule on broker comp, health equity could shake up Medicare Advantage

Fierce Healthcare

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a host of actions ranging from broker compensation, health equity, mental health, supplemental benefits and biosimiliars, in the Contract Year | Medicare Advantage plans will need to adjust to new star ratings requirements, industry watchers warned following a final rule on Thursday.

Medicare 134
article thumbnail

Kaiser closes Geisinger acquisition, launching Risant Health

Healthcare Dive

The deal closed roughly a year after it was first announced. Geisinger is the first health system to join Risant, but it’s far from the last — the hospital operator wants to acquire at least four additional nonprofits.

Hospitals 275
article thumbnail

AI can unlock supply to meet demand, says Johns Hopkins physician IT leader

Healthcare It News

Dr. Brian Hasselfeld has a little Wall Street in his background and likes to talk about the potential benefits of artificial intelligence to healthcare in economic terms – the law of supply and demand. Everyone knows how healthcare works. A patient sees their primary care physician, who then issues a referral. That physician then issues a subspecialty referral, which may finally reveal the right answer.

Nurses 229
article thumbnail

Children’s Hospital LA launches telehealth urgent care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New care option allows remote treatment for non-emergency illness, including minor eye problems, respiratory infections, fever, allergies and other minor injuries.

Hospitals 134
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Survey: Amid economy concerns, 4 in 10 therapists plan to raise rates in 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Four in 10 therapists are planning to raise their fees in 2024, a new survey has found. | In last year’s report, 64% of therapists said they were planning to raise their fees in 2023. Yet only a third did, which could be explained by therapists' desire to remain accessible to patients.

129
129
article thumbnail

Amwell in danger of being booted from NYSE

Healthcare Dive

The once high-flying telehealth stock has traded below the exchange’s minimum listing requirements for 30 days, according to a new notice.

305
305
article thumbnail

Patients have unique care journeys, and call center agents should understand

Healthcare It News

Talkdesk can integrate AI with EHRs so patients don't have to repeat information and agents can express empathy in their calls, explains Patty Hayward, the company's healthcare and life sciences GM.

193
193
article thumbnail

Otsuka, Click Therapeutics get FDA clearance for prescription digital therapeutic

Mobi Health News

The new smartphone app, Rejoyn, will deliver treatment to patients taking antidepressant medication aimed at enhancing cognitive control of emotion.

FDA 122
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Costco teams up with Sesame to offer weight loss program to members, including GLP-1 drugs

Fierce Healthcare

Big-box retailer Costco is expanding its reach into healthcare services with a new weight loss program for members. | Big-box retailer Costco is expanding its reach into healthcare services with a new weight loss program for members.

130
130
article thumbnail

Blue Shield of California and Providence at stalemate over contract negotiations

Healthcare Dive

It's the latest negotiation to spill out of the boardroom and into the public eye as tensions between providers and payers ramp up.

306
306
article thumbnail

WHO offers genAI health assistant with enhanced empathetic response

Healthcare It News

The World Health Organization said it has expanded its generative artificial intelligence assistant, first launched during the COVID-19 pandemic as Florence, to help people everywhere live healthier lives. S.A.R.A.H, or Sarah, was created using an AI training approach based on modeling interactive human systems to deliver more personalized and engaging messages.

COVID-19 198
article thumbnail

Q&A: LG on evolving its consumer offerings for health data collection

Mobi Health News

Atul Singh, general manager of digital health at LG Electronics's Innovation Center LG NOVA, discusses LG's provider-focused technology and how consumer electronics will allow for in-depth health data collection in the future.

107
107
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

NYSE tells Amwell to increase share prices or be delisted

Fierce Healthcare

Amwell could find itself dropped from the New York Stock Exchange if it isn’t able to turn its share prices around. | The telehealth giant's shares have closed below $1 on average for the past 30 days. The company said it would address the deficiency by effecting a reverse stock split.

125
125
article thumbnail

Intermountain-owned Saltzer shutters operations, sells clinics

Healthcare Dive

The financially strapped physician group finalized a midnight deal to sell some services to Trinity Health-owned Saint Alphonsus Health System and Intermountain Medical Imaging of Idaho.

263
263
article thumbnail

AI-automated workflows help clinicians focus on patients

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

164
164
article thumbnail

Larry Ellison and Seema Verma: Computers — not humans — can prevent healthcare cyberattacks

Becker's Health IT

Autonomous computer systems are healthcare's best protection against disruptive cyberattacks, Oracle's Larry Ellison and Seema Verma wrote April 1 in The Wall Street Journal.

108
108
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Diagnostics company Binx Health banks $65M to drive growth of point-of-care testing

Fierce Healthcare

Binx Health is a health technology company aiming to speed up the time between diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections with a point-of-care diagnostic solution. | Binx Health is a health technology company aiming to speed up the time between diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections with a point-of-care diagnostic soultion.

124
124
article thumbnail

Telehealth groups urge DEA to release controlled substance prescribing proposal

Healthcare Dive

Advocacy groups, providers and virtual care companies said clinicians and pharmacies need time to comment on the rule and prepare for implementation.

283
283
article thumbnail

Ensuring Precision in Patient Identity: Modern Approaches to Master Data Management

Healthcare IT Today

The government and many healthcare leaders are pushing for more interoperability and data sharing in healthcare. While this is great and has the potential to make a really big impact for good on the lives of patients and potentially costs, one thing that is often missed in this discussion is high quality patient identification. This is a problem that’s made worse by not having a national patient identifier, but let’s set that topic aside for a moment and recognize that even with a

article thumbnail

Providence launches digital health company Praia Health with $20M

Mobi Health News

The newly formed company enables third-party consumer offerings to be integrated into health systems' digital systems to help scale consumer healthcare platforms.

107
107
article thumbnail

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.