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Better crisis communications: 5 steps for better patient, staff engagement

Healthcare Dive

Whether trying to convey routine information or respond to once-in-a-blue-moon crises, hospital leaders can turn critical communications into trust and engagement builders

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Caring for homeless patients with digital health tech

Healthcare It News

Robert Murry will offer more detail during his HIMSS23 session "Reinventing Street Medicine (and Expanding Reach) with Digital Technology." " It's scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at noon-1 p.m. CT at the South Building in room S105A.

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How To Prepare For Data Disruption In The Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Anthony Cusimano, technical director, Object First. There’s no sugarcoating it: cybercriminals are attacking the US healthcare industry.

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Creating Active Patients with Engagement

HealthIT Answers

By Gary Hamilton - We all know that today’s patients have expectations that are greatly influenced by industries outside of healthcare.

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The 2023 Behavioral Health Industry Report

This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!

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Lower margins, softer liquidity sets the stage for hospital dealmaking in 2023

Fierce Healthcare

Lower margins, softer liquidity sets the stage for hospital dealmaking in 2023 dmuoio Mon, 03/06/2023 - 13:56

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The Public Health Case Against Gas Appliances

Bill of Health

By Heather Payne and Jennifer D. Oliva Gas appliances’ health impacts pose a grave danger to tenant health and safety. In a forthcoming article , we argue that the mere presence of natural gas appliances in the home renders a dwelling uninhabitable due to their potential health harms.

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Ten Numbers to Mark Three Years of COVID-19

KFF

As we mark three years since the WHO characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, here are 10 key data points that illuminate the challenges, and progress, made to date. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health Policy Public Health

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Industry Voices—Let's be transparent about hospital price transparency

Fierce Healthcare

Industry Voices—Let's be transparent about hospital price transparency pminemyer Thu, 03/09/2023 - 11:28

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The Wait is Over. Or Is It? DEA’s Proposed Rules Around Telemedicine Prescribing: Initial Impressions and Key Takeaways

Health Law Advisor

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Streamlined Compliance Facilitates Growth for Multi-Specialty ASC

Learn how SurgCenter of Western Maryland improved compliance and streamlined their employee training process with MedTrainer. Eliminate the risk of lost records and save time with MedTrainer's intuitive platform.

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Texas women, denied medically necessary abortions, sue state to clarify exceptions to ban

Healthcare Dive

The lawsuit highlights how abortion bans create a chilling effect for obstetric care, as physicians — worried about legal repercussions — can refuse or delay care to those with complications

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Responding to the Comeback of He Jiankui, ‘The CRISPR Baby Scientist’: Lessons from Criminal Justice Theory

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun He Jiankui — a high-profile Chinese scientist convicted for conducting unethical gene-editing experiments — has been released from prison and is currently fundraising for his new gene therapy endeavor.

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Mercy overhauls its systems for a better patient experience

Healthcare It News

Mercy, a massive health system based in St. Louis, Missouri, has a special patient experience project coinciding with the opening of the Mercy Center for Performance Medicine and Specialty Care.

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PII of Lawmakers and Capitol Hill Staff Stolen in DC Health Link Data Breach

HIPAA Journal

The personal information of lawmakers and staffers has been stolen in a cyberattack on the health insurance marketplace, DC Health Link. DC Health Link serves around 100,000 people, including 11,000 Congress members and staffers.

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist for Mental Health Agencies

Keeping up with compliance can be intimidating, but this checklist can help make your job a little easier! Use this printable checklist to ensure your systems are buttoned up to avoid breaches, HIPAA violations, and other privacy and safety infractions.

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House committee latest to launch investigation into PBMs

Healthcare Dive

It’s the most recent action targeting PBMs for allegedly using their market power to raise drug prices, and comes as the Federal Trade Commission also launched a similar investigation

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When Crafting Public Health Policy, the Perfect Shouldn’t Be the Enemy of the Good

Bill of Health

By Daniel Goldberg The nirvana fallacy “is the informal fallacy of comparing actual things with unrealistic, idealized alternatives.” Practice and policy guided by the nirvana fallacy discourages any action at all short of a perfect solution. Sound familiar?

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Roundup: New online mental health, addiction support portal goes live in NZ and more briefs

Healthcare It News

NZ eases access to mental health, addiction support New Zealand's Ministry of Health has officially launched an online portal for accessing the services provided by the Access and Choice programme.

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Featured Health IT Jobs – Senior Epic Application Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Senior Epic Application Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

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The American Benefits Conundrum: Realigning Healthcare Incentives

Speaker: Chris Wolpert, Founder of Group Benefit Solutions

This webinar with Chris Wolpert will expose the hidden misaligned incentives in the employee benefits space and help you modernize your approach to benefits by leveraging technology and communication.

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California cancels $54M Walgreens contract over company’s decision to not sell abortion pills

Healthcare Dive

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is making good on his threat to no longer do business with Walgreens over abortion pill access, illustrating how the drugstore industry is struggling to navigate shifting state abortion laws

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That’s Criminal: The Choices Fertility Specialists May Have to Make

Bill of Health

By Gerard Letterie Fertility care operates in a delicate emotional space that demands complete trust across the consult table. Trust that decisions will be made with the patient’s best interests.

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Omaha pediatric hospital achieves success with comprehensive digital front door strategy

Healthcare It News

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, is the only hospital in the state of Nebraska exclusively dedicated to pediatric care, serving a five-state region.

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Know Your Data and How You’ll Use It

Healthcare IT Today

Many healthcare organizations are taking a fresh look at their data, hoping to exploit it better for both clinical outcomes and operations.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Biden’s plan to improve Medicare solvency targets prescription drugs

Healthcare Dive

The plan — part of Biden’s 2024 budget proposal set to be released Thursday — would further reduce what Medicare pays for prescription drugs and raise taxes on Americans earning over $400,000

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Ransomware Attack Announced by Codman Square Health Center

HIPAA Journal

Codman Square Health Center in Boston, MA, has confirmed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack in November 2022 in which hackers gained access to the protected health information of 10,161 current and former patients.

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Russian ransomware gang posts more Lehigh Valley patient photos to dark web

Becker's Health IT

Russian ransomware gang BlackChat has posted more photos of patients from Allentown, Pa.-based based Lehigh Valley Health Network to the dark web, The (Allentown) Morning Call reported March 10. Cybersecurity

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AI in Healthcare: A Great Add-on, Not a Replacement

Healthcare IT Today

There has been this huge rush to implement AI wherever it can be added. And while nothing is wrong with this, it’s important that we don’t loose sight of AI being a tool and not a replacement.

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