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Losing Control of Controlled Substances? The Case of Telehealth Prescriptions 

Bill of Health

By Minsoo Kwon Telehealth services that specialize in the treatment of mental health concerns, such as Cerebral Inc., highlight the ongoing challenge of appropriately balancing accessibility of care with patient safety. While increased accessibility of mental health care services through telehealth is a valuable goal, if our aim is the well-being of patients, safety must be paramount.

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FTC orders GoodRx to stop sharing users’ health data with advertisers, issues $1.5M fine

Healthcare Dive

FTC officials said they are putting the market on watch with the enforcement against GoodRx. The digital health company allegedly collected data, including patient medications, and shared it without user consent.

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Leveraging patient engagement technologies to tackle health inequity

Healthcare It News

Reduce Healthcare Inequities with Patient Engagement Technology Addressing healthcare inequities is no simple task. The causes are complex, from environmental to socioeconomic factors, and aren’t easy to address. There are opportunities, though, to bridge gaps in healthcare by leveraging patient engagement technology. Remote patient monitoring – staying connected with patients outside of the medical setting – has the potential to deliver several important benefits for disadvant

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3 Tips for Implementing An IT Trend

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jordan Miller, MD, senior medical director of dermatology, ModMed. When consumer technology companies release smartphones and TVs with new and exciting capabilities, I tend to ask myself, “How valuable is this new feature?” or […] The article 3 Tips for Implementing An IT Trend appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Strengthening the Freedom of Information Act in 2023

Bill of Health

By Mitchell Berger, MPH While the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ( 5 U.S.C. § 552 ) and agency implementing regulations generally are fairly concise, FOIA still has led to considerable litigation. What is an agency record? Should contractors be covered by FOIA? How and under what circumstances should a given FOIA exemption apply? How should FOIA search and duplication fees be charged by agencies, and what level of fees are reasonable?

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Cigna addresses MA overhaul, fresh off $6.7B in profit

Healthcare Dive

CEO David Cordani addressed the CMS’ recent changes to the Medicare Advantage program, Cigna’s multibillion-dollar investment in VillageMD and more in the payer’s fourth-quarter earnings on Friday.

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Providence forges a new path with a virtual nursing unit

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Virtual nursing is gaining significant momentum as an effective way to redesign and redistribute nursing workload. Virtual models decrease the burden on nurses delivering direct bedside patient care and leverages nurses that want to continue practicing but may not be able to practice at the bedside by extending their nursing careers. THE PROBLEM "The flexibility and various practice areas and models of care may appeal to nurses considering leaving the profession and who may not be able to w

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South Carolina’s Abortion Debates: A Game of Ping Pong

Bill of Health

By Katie Gu On January 5, the South Carolina Supreme Court permanently struck down Senate Bill 1 (S.B. 1), also known as the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act , which banned most abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy. The decision was issued just five days before the state’s General Assembly returned for 2023, setting into motion a game of ping pong between the state branches of government in South Carolina’s abortion debates.

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Louisiana sends cease-and-desist order to Express Scripts over delayed insurance claims

Healthcare Dive

State officials began investigating Express Scripts in April after receiving multiple complaints from an independent pharmacy association over the Cigna-owned PBM’s handling of claims.

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Patient data and insights to enable value-based care and improve payment integrity

Healthcare It News

Value-based care is emerging in the healthcare ecosystem, largely due to its ability to offer benefits for everyone from patients to physicians to payers. With the power of data and analytics, users can track and improve patient outcomes and control healthcare costs while delivering better quality of care. Patient 360 can provide an optimal experience to patients and healthcare providers with first-rate payment integrity.

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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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Bipartisan House bill proposes permanent telehealth benefits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act would amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to treat benefits for telehealth services like excepted benefits. WHY IT MATTERS The bill aims to keep stand-alone telehealth benefits separate, not as a replacement of medical plans, offering them under a group health plan or group health insurance coverage as excepted benefits.

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Featured Health IT Job: Enterprise Architect

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Enterprise Architect position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by New York eHealth Collaborative and is in New York. Here’s a description of the position: About You You love IT Enterprise Architecture and it’s a huge part of your life.

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Consolidated systems charge more for ‘marginally’ better care, study finds

Healthcare Dive

Care delivered by physicians in health systems costs between 12% and 26% higher than care delivered by independent physicians, according to a study published in JAMA Network.

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Leveraging augmented reality to enhance workflow simulation and product demonstration

Healthcare It News

Healthcare organizations are facing unprecedented challenges: high staff turnover leading to nursing burnout, hiring of temp/travel staff requires regular onboarding and hits tight budgets, and scheduling in-person meetings and trainings can become bottlenecks. Mixed Reality simulation offers a fully virtual, on-demand tool. Users can train where they want, when they want reducing scheduling bottlenecks and reducing training T&E spend.

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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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Australian Health Dep't failed to manage risks in expanding telehealth: state auditor

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Australian National Audit Office has conducted a review of the expansion of telehealth services across the country by the Department of Health and Aged Care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FINDINGS Based on the state audit , the department fell short in governance, risk management, and evaluation of the telehealth expansion. While it made "significant" changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), the expanded telehealth services were "only partly supported by sound i

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What Are RPA Bots? Using RPA To Drive Profitability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brian Cafferty, vice president of RPA development, Tebra. Robotic process automation (RPA) is a software technology that uses “bots” to replace repetitive, rule-based tasks and processes. In everyday life, people use RPA technology anytime […] The article What Are RPA Bots?

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CMS issues 2% MA rate hike for 2024

Healthcare Dive

Trade association AHIP said it was “concerned with the potential adverse impact of the rate notice,” especially in light of other recent regulation seeking to claw back overpayments to MA payers.

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Intermountain and Story Health partner on specialty care for heart failure

Healthcare It News

Intermountain Health is looking to artificial intelligence and high-touch coaching to increase care personalization and medication adherence for patients with heart failure. WHY IT MATTERS Coaches from Story Health, which helps develop personalized care plans using clinical data, will be available to answer Intermountain patients' questions via text or call.

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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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Telestroke service reaches rural NSW faster than the metro

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The NSW Telestroke Service has been fully rolled out across New South Wales, transforming healthcare in rural and regional communities. This life-saving service connects patients with a network of specialist stroke doctors via video consultation, managed by Prince of Wales Hospital. It provides rapid 24/7 access to stroke diagnosis and treatment. The service has so far delivered treatment to over 3,000 stroke patients at 23 rural and regional hospitals in the state.

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Digital Health Innovation: The True, Quantifiable Impact On The Industry and Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Harietta Eleftherochorinou, vice president 0f innovation ventures, IQVIA. Patients, health systems and CROs are embracing digital health, as indicated by the number of digital health apps, digital diagnostics, digital biomarkers, digital therapeutics and […] The article Digital Health Innovation: The True, Quantifiable Impact On The Industry and Patients appeared first on electroniche

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More patients — especially younger ones — are switching providers, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

About 30% of patients selected a new provider in 2021, up from 26% in 2017, according to a new report from Accenture. Gen Zers and millennials were six times more likely to switch providers than older people.

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Roundup: NZ names new Health Minister and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Infectious disease doc Verrall named Health Minister A parliament shakeup led by New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins saw Ayesha Verrall taking over health from Andrew Little, who is now handling defence. An infectious disease physician, Dr Ayesha Verrall became an MP in 2020 and since then, she has held the roles of associate Health Minister and Minister for Covid-19 Response.

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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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Remote therapeutic monitoring is reimbursable – here's what you need to know

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Ever since CMS released the new CPT codes for remote therapeutic monitoring last year, health systems have been eager to use them, but unsure of the criteria. Providers are acknowledged for the time they spend connecting with patients outside of the office. With the new CPT codes, providers can get reimbursed for: Educating patients on how to use a remote care-management platform.

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Inovalon Adds All-Payer Claims Management Software To The PointClickCare Marketplace

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Inovalon, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions empowering data-driven healthcare, today announced the addition of its EASE All-Payer claims management solution to the PointClickCare Marketplace. Building on a five-year partnership, Inovalon’s newest listing on the Marketplace […] The article Inovalon Adds All-Payer Claims Management Software To The PointClickCare Market

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Healthcare industry most common victim of third-party breaches, Black Kite finds

Healthcare Dive

The report comes days after the HHS alerted the sector to a pro-Russian hacktivist group called Killnet, which recently updated its target list to include hospitals and medical organizations in several countries.

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North Queensland GPs get access to Inca's care planning platform

Healthcare It News

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network is deploying a shared care platform to GPs in North Queensland. The care planning platform, INCA, developed by the health IT company Precedence Health Care, enables health professionals to manage patient health data, create and monitor care plans, and share information digitally. This system allows the creation of Medicare-compliant GP management plans and team care arrangements, which can be automatically shared with the care team.

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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.

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Virtual care enables BrightView Health to increase outpatient access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

BrightView Health, a behavioral health facility that specializes in addiction treatment and substance abuse, already was using telehealth when the COVID-19 pandemic and associated response happened. The organization mostly was using telehealth between its various locations. THE PROBLEM However, BrightView did not have a secure communications platform to engage with patients either synchronously or asynchronously.

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The Looming End of A Long Redetermination Pause Calls For A Cleareyed Strategy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Schuhmacher, managing director in the healthcare practice, AArete. At the onset of COVID-19, public health emergency (PHE) declarations rapidly transformed the healthcare industry and insurance landscape. In the first few months alone, an […] The article The Looming End of A Long Redetermination Pause Calls For A Cleareyed Strategy appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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CMS to crack down on Medicare Advantage audits, poised to claw back billions of dollars from insurers

Healthcare Dive

Federal regulators have raised concerns about alleged payment abuses in the MA program for years, specifically for those tied to risk adjustments.

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Exploring the challenges and the benefits of VR in healthcare

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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HIPAA: Why It Matters to Your Practice

85% of practices are not complying with the government’s HIPAA standards. The large majority of practices are likely trying to protect patients’ information, but they may not be doing all that they need to meet government requirements. Not complying with HIPAA has definite drawbacks, with one major one being massive fines. The government can fine up to 1.5 million dollars for a single HIPAA breach incident - an amount that would put most small practices out of business.