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AHA, H-ISAC warn hospitals about Black Basta following Ascension cyberattack

Healthcare It News

The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center issued a threat alert Friday about the Russia-backed ransomware group Black Basta, warning of its accelerated attempted attacks against the healthcare sector. Prompted by H-ISAC, the American Hospital Association also sent a cybersecurity advisory with technical mitigation recommendations to its members.

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Medicare Advantage unrest, Change Healthcare fallout and more big takeaways from insurers’ Q1

Healthcare Dive

All major payers saw elevated utilization but only an unprepared few struggled with the trend, the Change Healthcare cyberattack caused minimal financial fallout and a new D-SNP rule opens the door to a Medicare growth opportunity.

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Rural chronic disease patients: Improving care access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How Azalea Health's telehealth and EHR tools integrate with partners' remote patient monitoring and chronic care management products to treat patients living in rural care deserts, shows Khue Tran, chief strategy officer.

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Stephanie Tabashneck: An “Interpreter” Between Two Fields

Bill of Health

Stephanie Tabashneck , PsyD, JD, is a Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience at the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law, Brain and Behavior (CLBB) at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. A forensic psychologist and an attorney, she focuses her research, practice, and teaching on neural development in children and adolescents, substance use issues, and providing forensic evaluations and expert testimony.

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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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A guide to healthcare digital transformation and the digital-first model

Healthcare It News

Besides being all the rage in the industry, digital transformation is a key component to the strategy of forward-leaning hospitals and health systems today. It aligns healthcare organizations with its customers – highly digital patients. This is one of the most important topics healthcare CIOs and other C-suite and health IT leaders can be talking about today.

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Report: The generative AI roadmap, its hurdles and strategies to mitigate

Fierce Healthcare

The panel that worked on the report was made up of Big Tech players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, as well as leaders such as Harvard Medical School, the Leapfrog Group and Kaiser Permanente.

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Cutting Through the AI Hype: Deploying AI Now to Improve Patient Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bevey Miner, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy at Consensus Cloud Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and with so much hype around it, healthcare organizations are rightfully cautious about deploying AI solutions. Although promising in its ability to transform healthcare through more efficient and accurate data capture and management, there is still much that we as an industry and society need to understand before scali

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Fortis Healthcare gets AI boost for mental health vertical

Healthcare It News

Fortis Healthcare, a publicly listed private hospital network from India, has introduced a new mental health service enabled by artificial intelligence. The hospital network , which is also part of the larger private healthcare group IHH Healthcare, signed an exclusive partnership with mental health super app United We Care to establish Adayu Mindfulness.

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Judge dismisses FTC’s antitrust suit against Welsh Carson

Healthcare Dive

Regulators sued the private equity firm last year for consolidating anesthesiology services in Texas with its portfolio company, U.S. Anesthesia Partners. Now, a judge is holding Welsh Carson blameless while allowing the suit against USAP to continue.

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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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Uber Health to roll out new caregiving solution to simplify benefits, logistics for families

Fierce Healthcare

NEW YORK CITY—Uber Health will begin rolling out a new solution designed for caregivers this summer, the company announced at its annual product event Wednesday. | Uber Caregiver will allow care-receivers to add a caregiver to their Uber profile so they can see and spend their health benefits on eligible services, request rides to doctor’s appointments or order groceries.

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4 Strategic Considerations for Digital Hospital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kaeli Tully, Healthcare Systems and Solutions Engineer at Intel In the quiet hours of the night, hospital executives toss and turn, grappling with the daunting reality of staffing shortages that plague their institutions. Challenges like these fuel passion and ingenuity for innovation and drive the community to harness the power of technology to find fit-for-purpose and impactful solutions.

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How US provider organizations can build underserved populations' trust

Healthcare It News

Start addressing the distrust communities of color have for the healthcare system by creating a pipeline of clinicians from those communities, advises Christopher Kunney, advocacy chair for HIMSS Georgia chapter and 2024 HIMSS Changemaker award recipient.

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Kansas jilts CVS in new Medicaid contract awards

Healthcare Dive

Kansas kicked CVS to the curb in favor of an Elevance plan, while awarding contracts to incumbents UnitedHealth and Centene. The contracts are worth roughly $4 billion annually.

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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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CVS warns it could lose up to 10% of its members next year

Fierce Healthcare

Facing the wrath of upset investors following its first quarter earnings, CVS Health has promised to value margins over members going forward. | CVS Health is reassessing its Medicare Advantage business and weighing the possibility of exiting certain markets as it looks to get its margins under control.

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Healthcare leaders praise Ascension cyberattack response

Becker's Health IT

Healthcare leaders are praising St. Louis-based Ascension for its communications response to a recent cyberattack, pointing to the health system's transparency and speed in divulging information.

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Clinicians learn in the hospital as care moves to the home

Healthcare It News

RPM tools and other user-friendly tech are enabling a paradigm shift in care delivery, says Dr. Maulik Majmudar, CMO at Biofourmis, who says it's also important to be educated on the pain points associated of home care.

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America’s healthcare networks are under attack

Healthcare Dive

The stakes, impact and cost of cybercrime is rising and we must employ the right tech to fight back.

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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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Senators Whitehouse, Cassidy propose bipartisan primary care payment reform, seek industry feedback

Fierce Healthcare

U.S. | Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Bill Cassidy want to reform how primary care providers get paid through Medicare, and they also want to hear from the healthcare industry about the best way to do it.

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Reactions to the Ascension Healthcare Ransomware Attack and Suggestions for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been a bad couple months for cybersecurity in healthcare. Or maybe it will end up being a good thing. I remember after the devestation of Hurricane Katrina, we all woke up to the need for better disaster recovery and business continuity. While it’s amazing to consider two breaches and ransomware incidents the size of Change Healthcare and Ascension could happen so closely together, it’s very clear that healthcare is a target and we need to massively increase our investm

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Empowering European citizens to manage their health digitally

Healthcare It News

Sarah Wamala Andersson, professor of health and welfare technology at Sweden's Mälardalen University, discusses Europe's IDEAHL project, which aims to increase citizens' access to and use of digital health tools through targeted interventions.

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Ascension hit with lawsuits days after ransomware attack

Healthcare Dive

Most data breach lawsuits settle out of court rather than through litigation, an expert told Healthcare Dive.

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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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RAND: Hospitals charged insurers 254% more than Medicare rates in 2022

Fierce Healthcare

The gap between insurance plans and Medicare's payments to hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services widened over the course of just a couple of years, a new study from RAND Corporation | A new report from RAND Corporation highlighted just how much more employers and private insurers are paying hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services.

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ABOUT Healthcare Acquires Edgility, Advancing AI and Decisioning Across the Patient Journey

Healthcare IT Today

Acquisition Enhances Patient Velocity with a Next-Generation System-Wide Patient Flow Platform from Admission to Discharge by Delivering Real-Time Insights throughout the Patient Journey ABOUT Healthcare (ABOUT) , a leading provider of SaaS-based hospital operations solutions for admission management and post-acute placement, announced today that it has acquired Edgility , an AI and analytics platform company that monitors and manages operations in real time, resulting in optimized capacity, enh

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Expert warns about healthcare's cybersecurity weakness

Becker's Health IT

A cybersecurity expert said that the ransomware attacks on Change Healthcare and St. Louis-based Ascension has highlighted the healthcare industry's cybersecurity weakness, CNN reported May 15.

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Hospitals charged employers and insurers 254% more than Medicare in 2022: study

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals with larger market shares were among the worst offenders, the RAND Corporation found.

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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.