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What’s going on at Steward Health Care?

Healthcare Dive

The physician-led healthcare network formed to save hospitals from financial distress. Now, hospitals in its own portfolio need bailing out after years of alleged mismanagement.

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Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app

Healthcare It News

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with Vital to integrate an artificial intelligence-driven tool called ERAdvisor that can improve the patient-family experience with clarity and predictability. WHY IT MATTERS Closing the gap between clinical documentation and clarity with plain-language test results and predictable wait times may ease the strain on patients and their families at CHLA, according to an announcement from Vital on Monday.

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Beyond the Psychedelic Competitive Moat: Chasing the Patent Dragon

Bill of Health

By Amanda Rose Pratt and Shahin Shams In the last five years, the granting of overly broad psychedelic patents led to the creation of the nonprofit online psychedelic prior art library Porta Sophia. As Porta Sophia-affiliated researchers with expertise in psychedelic science, patent law, archival history, and rhetoric, we have come face to face with the way psychedelic hype manifests within the world of psychedelic patent documents.

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Rebel Health: The Personal and Professional Passion of Susannah Fox

Health Populi

A “rebel” is both a noun and a verb. As a noun, Merriam-Webster tells us that a rebel is a person who opposes or takes up arms against a government or a ruler. As a verb, “to rebel” is to oppose or disobey one in authority or control, or otherwise renounce and resist by force the authority of one’s government.” An additional definition of the verb is, “ to feel or exhibit anger or revulsion.” If you’ve been a patient facing a diagnosis of an

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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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Disputes over surprise billing continue to soar, new CMS data shows

Healthcare Dive

Arbiters are mostly selecting the higher payment offer in billing dispute determinations. That suggests No Surprises could actually raise premiums for consumers, one health researcher said.

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AIIMS Delhi unveils new oncology AI for early cancer detection more AI briefs from India

Healthcare It News

The All India Institute Of Medical Science in New Delhi recently unveiled its new AI solution that assists with the early detection of cancer. Developed with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the AI system runs on deep learning models capable of analysing complex medical data with "unprecedented accuracy and efficiency" It was trained using a data set of 500,000 radiological and histopathological images

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New study proves the efficacy of telepsychiatry for anxiety and depression

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

160 million Americans live in regions with mental health professional shortages. Many of these areas are rural, where driving to the nearest treatment option is unrealistic due to distance, or personal and professional obligations. Cost and access also are barriers to care, with a predicted shortage of 21,000 adult psychiatrists by 2030 making matters worse.

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Data broker used phone location info to track Planned Parenthood visits, senator says

Healthcare Dive

Sen. Ron Wyden urged federal regulators to crack down on a data broker that allegedly used location data to track visits to clinics and target users with anti-abortion ads.

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How a Korean hospital has held its EMRAM Stage 7 validation for over a decade

Healthcare It News

In 2010, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital made digital health history by being the first hospital outside of the United States to achieve Stage 7 for the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. Over a decade later, the hospital still holds on to the validation – acing its fourth evaluation for the model in December last year.

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Q&A with PFC Director of Global Health and Rights Project, Alicia Ely Yamin

Bill of Health

Alicia Ely Yamin J.D. (1991), M.P.H. (1996), Ph.D. is a Lecturer on Law and the Director of the Global Health and Rights Project at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics (PFC) at Harvard Law School; Adjunct Senior Lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; and Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Health Policy at the global health justice organization, Partners In 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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As AI adoption in healthcare grows, Senate lawmakers weigh regulation, payment approaches

Fierce Healthcare

As the use of artificial intelligence technology in healthcare grows, federal lawmakers are weighing how to protect patients without hindering innovation and many in Congress are pushing for strong | As the use of artificial intelligence technology in healthcare grows, federal lawmakers are weighing how to protect patients without hindering innovation and many in Congress are pushing for stronger regulation.

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Humana sued over alleged 340B underpayments in Medicare Advantage

Healthcare Dive

Alabama-based Baptist Health argued the insurer had received a “windfall” due to illegal payment cuts in the 340B drug discount program.

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Improving sports medicine with AI

Healthcare It News

Dr. Manish Gupta and Harshal Sanghav of the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine discuss the challenges of AI rollouts in clinical care and review how the health system uses patient pre-performance data for surgical planning.

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Te Toka Tumai Auckland rolling out FHIR-ed-up PAS and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Te Toka Tumai Auckland launching FHIR-driven PAS Te Toka Tumai Auckland, formerly Auckland District Health Board, will be launching a new patient administration system that runs on the new FHIR-based National Health Index API. InterSystems, who is delivering the PAS, is reportedly an early user of the NHI API being developed through Te Whatu Ora's Hira programme.

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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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Half of rural hospitals are losing money. Rising MA enrollment likely won't help them, Chartis warns

Fierce Healthcare

As more and more rural hospitals find their operations dropping into the red, the rising enrollment of rural residents in Medicare Advantage plans could pull these providers under, healthcare advis | A new analysis found the largest-ever single-year jump in rural hospitals operating in the red and a nearly 50% rise in Medicare Advantage enrollment over the past five years.

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Private equity deals in Medicare Advantage decline, report finds

Healthcare Dive

High interest rates and new regulations could be driving the slowdown, according to a report by the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.

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Key to lasting clinical adoption of digital solutions

Healthcare It News

SA Health and the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health (CEIH) recently announced the first go-live of the South Australia Statewide Patient Reported Measures (PRMs) Program. Introduced in 2021, the PRM Program encourages patients to report on their health outcomes and experiences, which clinicians can tap into to make better decisions on their patients' health.

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Te Whatu Ora Waikato deploys new attendant solution and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Te Whatu Ora Waikato has adopted a new attendant task management solution, replacing its old system that had contributed to bottlenecks in patient flow. About 130 attendants of the organisation who manage over 1,200 tasks daily can now send and receive notifications in real-time using Alcidion 's Smartpage non-clinical solution. According to a media release, Smartpage facilitates "rapid, reliable, and contextual" messaging with electronic requests, instant dispatching, and self-all

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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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When the Promises of a Policy Do Not Meet the Reality of Its Practice: Ethical Issues Within Oregon’s Measure 109

Bill of Health

By Tahlia Harrison As a practicing therapist in Oregon working with complex trauma survivors, I was optimistic at first about the passage in 2020 of Measure 109 and its promise of legalizing psilocybin-assisted therapy. Psilocybin has been shown in small samples to be an effective intervention for many challenges my clients face; I was excited about this option to further support their healing.

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FTC obtains $195M judgment against Simple Health for selling ‘sham’ insurance

Healthcare Dive

Florida-based Simple deceived tens of thousands of consumers into purchasing what they believed was comprehensive coverage, but instead amounted to a medical discount membership.

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Lurie Children's has resumed email communications after cyberattack

Healthcare It News

In an announcement on the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital website, inbound and outbound e-mail to and from external e-mail addresses have been restored as well as most of the phone lines after the hospital, part of Northwestern University, took down its communications systems following a cybersecurity matter. WHY IT MATTERS Lurie Children's, which said it was a victim of a "known criminal threat actor," took its MyChart patient portal and other communications and

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'New set of digital table stakes': Most executives see tech as worthy investment, EY survey finds

Fierce Healthcare

Nearly all healthcare executives believe new digital health technologies are worth the cost, even though they have yet to see a financial return from it, a new survey reveals. | Nearly all healthcare executives believe technology is worth the cost, even though they have yet to see a financial return from it, according to a new survey from EY. Most believe in its power to reduce costs and boost provider credibility.

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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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Beta Boom Closes $14.5M Fund to Invest in Digital Health Startups

HIT Consultant

Managing Partners Kimmy and Sergio Paluch What You Should Know: – Beta Boom, a pre-seed and seed-stage VC firm focused on impact investing, has secured $14.5 million for its Fund II. – Led by Managing Partners Kimmy and Sergio Paluch, the fund targets early-stage startups addressing critical needs within fast-growing, underserved communities.

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Blue Cross of Louisiana halts sale to Elevance

Healthcare Dive

It's the latest setback for the $2.5 billion deal, which was proposed early last year but has struggled to close amid a lack of buy-in from state regulators.

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CIO shows what a service center can do for patient access and experience

Healthcare It News

New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health – with more than 450 providers at more than 50 locations across southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island – faces the same challenges as other health systems and IDNs: the need to build its patient base, drive growth, increase revenue and control costs – all while delivering high quality care and top patient experience.

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CMS: Providers may now text patient info, orders to care teams

Fierce Healthcare

Providers working in hospitals and critical access hospitals may now text patient information and patient orders among care team members without landing on the wrong side of Medicare’s Conditions o | Texting patient info has been against Medicare's Conditions of Participations for over half a decade, due to concerns of insecure texting platforms.

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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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People With Medical Debt Are Much More Likely to Be in Financial Distress in America

Health Populi

How financially vulnerable are people with medical debt in the U.S.? Significantly more, statistically speaking, we learn from the latest survey data revealed by the National Financial Capabilities Study (NFCS) from the FINRA Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center on Healthcare analyzed the NFCS data through a consumer health care financial lens with a focus on medical debt.

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Washington state bill seeks to regulate hospital mergers, care access

Healthcare Dive

The Washington state Senate advanced legislation Thursday that grants the state attorney authority to deny mergers that may limit healthcare access.

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Emerging Technologies Shaping the Health IT Landscape and How They Contribute to Improving Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Delivery

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been said many times before, but the truth remains the same: the world of healthcare is ever-evolving. We are learning and growing every day, which means we are also coming up with new ideas, technologies, and practices every day. But with all of this constant news of new technologies and changes in practices, it can be really tricky to stay on top of it all.

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Kaiser Permanente reports $4.1B profit, exceeds $100B operating revenues in 2023

Fierce Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente wrapped up its fiscal year with $329 million of operating income (0.3% operating income), net income of $4.1 billion and more than $100 billion in both operating revenues and expe | The California-based nonprofit noted cost pressures, labor challenges and membership declines but still logged a 0.3% operating income in the wake of 2022's losses.

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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.