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Credentialing is more than compliance; it’s provider experience and your bottom line

Healthcare Dive

Credentialing bottlenecks cause delays that can soon add up to a multi-million dollar headache.

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Maintaining HIPAA-Compliant Communication Amongst Colleagues

HealthIT Answers

By Art Gross- In such an intense and impactful field, it’s completely understandable that healthcare professionals often find themselves wanting to share experiences or seek support from colleagues. However, they must navigate a delicate balance due to the stringent regulations imposed by HIPAA. The post Maintaining HIPAA-Compliant Communication Amongst Colleagues appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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ACOs and the Shift to Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

MRO Compliance

Evolving the ROI Process with a Focus on Digitization In August 2023, For the Record Magazine published a guest article co-authored by Anthony Murray, CISSP, and me. The article is entitled Release of Information: The Digitization of ROI , and includes valuable insights into pivotal shifts in the ROI landscape and how these changes affect HIM teams.

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Understanding the Benefits of Insurance Billing Companies for Healthcare Providers

Medisys Compliance

Introduction Healthcare providers in the United States often face a complex and time-consuming process when it comes to submitting insurance claims and collecting payments. In an effort to streamline this intricate task, many providers turn to insurance billing companies. These companies specialize in facilitating the insurance billing process, either by completely outsourcing the billing function or by providing additional expertise to supplement in-house billing staff.

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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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AI, machine learning top health CIO priorities in 2023, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Artificial intelligence and virtual care technologies are increasingly being adopted by hospitals to ease resource strain, but managing new tools adds “a heavy operational burden” for IT teams.

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Patient preferences for accessing medical data are shifting, says ONC

Healthcare It News

To track the use of web-based patient portals and smartphone applications by patients seeking their health information, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released an analysis of Health Information National Trends Survey data, which regularly gathers data on many aspects of health communications. WHY IT MATTERS There are a number of highlights in ONC's new publication, Individuals’ Access and Use of Patient Portals and Smartphone Health Apps by Catherine Strawley

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Patient outcomes point to efficacy of telehealth and virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The emergence of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting surge in the adoption of telemedicine are helping address patients’ needs without major signs of safety concerns, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente. WHY IT MATTERS The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analyzed more than 1.5 million adult patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2021, and compared treatment and follow-up visits among primary care telemedicine (video and telepho

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Blue Shield of California is promising a simpler, cheaper pharmacy benefits model. Can it deliver?

Healthcare Dive

Big questions hang over the California health insurer's bold experiment — having five vendors carry out PBM functions previously performed by one — that could threaten BSCA's expected savings.

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Introduction to the Symposium: From Principles to Practice: Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies

Bill of Health

By Roojin Habibi, Timothy Fish Hodgson, and Alicia Ely Yamin Today, as the world transitions from living in the grips of a novel coronavirus to living with an entrenched, widespread infectious disease known as COVID-19, global appreciation for the human rights implications of public health crises are once again rapidly fading from view. Against the backdrop of this burgeoning collective amnesia, a project to articulate the human rights norms relevant to public health emergencies led to the devel

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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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Tufts Medical Center to pilot nutrition screening in EHR

Healthcare It News

By creating food and nutrition insecurity screening within Tufts Medicine’s Epic electronic health record and patient engagement system, the new Tufts University Food is Medicine Institute in Boston and its team of medical, science, technology and health policy collaborators hope to further food is medicine science. They also aim to figure out how to address food and nutrition accessibility within the healthcare system.

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Where virtual care meets value-based care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Gary Hamilton, CEO of patient engagement technology vendor InteliChart, believes three things about virtual care that, he says, deserve more attention: Telehealth services can offer healthcare providers the opportunity and capability to reach broader populations – and they can serve as disease prevention tools for these populations. Telemedicine tools can help ensure physicians and their care teams better manage patient care, and the associated workflow, to help their patients stay their h

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Ransomware attacks on healthcare facilities cost $77.5B in downtime, report finds

Healthcare Dive

On average, organizations were shut down or unavailable to provide services for 14 days to due to ransomware attacks from 2016 through mid-October this year, according to cybersecurity research firm Comparitech.

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Protecting the Consumer at the Heart of DTC Precision Medicine

Bill of Health

By Adithi Iyer In my last piece , I discussed the hypothetical successor of 23andme — a tissue-based direct-to-consumer testing service I’ve called yourtissueandyou — and the promise and perils that it might bring in consumer health information and privacy. Now, as promised, a closer look at the “who” and “how” of protecting the consumer at the heart of direct-to-consumer precision medicine.

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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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WebMD Ignite collaborates on data privacy in omnichannel outreach

Healthcare It News

Healthcare organizations can now prevent protected health information collected by their marketing channels from reaching destinations where organizations do not have a business associate agreement, according to WebMD Ignite and Freshpaint. WHY IT MATTERS For healthcare organizations, the use of cookies, tracking technologies, digital advertising and analytics tools that other industries use to drive growth presents serious privacy risks and technical challenges.

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DHA taps Amwell, Leidos for 'Digital First' initiative

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Defense Health Agency has awarded Amwell and Leidos a new contract to develop a hybrid care technology platform for the Military Health System's "Digital First" efforts. WHY IT MATTERS Through the deal, the Amwell Converge platform will be deployed to help DHA care teams deliver more seamless "in-person, virtual and automated" healthcare services for the MHS, officials say.

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Express Scripts sued by independent pharmacies over alleged price fixing

Healthcare Dive

The Cigna-owned pharmacy benefit manager colluded with rival Prime Therapeutics to overcharge pharmacies, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

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A Pseudo-Nonprofit Model for Psychedelic Clinical Trial Funding

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon A $70 million deal struck between a venture capital firm and a prominent psychedelic advocacy organization suggests that funding for psychedelic research may increasingly rely on nonprofit and commercial partnerships. As the commercial appeal of these substances grows , this might serve as a promising model to channel the resources of for-profit entities toward this field.

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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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Exclusive: Caregiver support platform Helpful partners with VNS Health

Healthcare It News

Users of Helpful can now access a loved one's benefit information about their New York-based health plan and select medical records through its app.

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NUS Medicine introducing holographic GI care training and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

NUS Medicine to introduce holographic GI module The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine) has tied up with GigXR, a California-based provider of holographic healthcare training, to introduce a new mixed reality-based (MR) training module for treating and diagnosing acute gastrointestinal diseases. GigXR's HoloScenarios: Gastrointestinal module on the Gig Immersive Learning Platform presents a holographic simulation of a clinical setting featur

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2.3M people would gain coverage if 10 remaining states expanded Medicaid, report finds

Healthcare Dive

Black people, young adults and women, especially those of reproductive age, would see the biggest coverage gains, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute.

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Despite Legal Exceptions, Access to Abortion Denied in Peru

Bill of Health

By Camila Gianella Between August and mid-October 2023, media reports documented a string of tragedies: six Peruvian girls between the ages of 10 and 13 were raped by relatives, resulting in unwanted pregnancies. Initially, health workers denied the girls access to abortion, and ultimately one died during labor. Health workers and other bureaucrats denied these girls access to therapeutic abortion on different grounds: Some withheld access to information or asked for the authorization of the par

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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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Using tech to get to health equity-social determinants of health link

Healthcare It News

Lynn Carroll, COO of HSBlox, discusses enterprise-level capabilities required for critical inputs into SDOH and other core processes, and the role of AI and machine learning to target the most vulnerable individuals.

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ACOs prepare for eCQM quality reporting

MRO Compliance

A New Frontier: ACOs and the Shift to Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Healthcare quality reporting is evolving, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) are at the forefront of this change. In 2025, ACOs will be required to shift from traditional quality reporting via the CMS Web Interface to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), marking a significant transition in their reporting process.

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Insurance coverage not a panacea for healthcare affordability: survey

Healthcare Dive

Numerous studies have outlined how high medical costs affect uninsured individuals, but healthcare prices are straining household budgets regardless of insurance type, according to the Commonwealth Fund.

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Industry Voices—The beginning of the end for Alzheimer’s Dementia?

Fierce Healthcare

The approval of Leqembi by the Food and Drug Administration marks an exciting turning point for Alzheimer’s disease. | The approval of Leqembi by the FDA marks an exciting turning point for Alzheimer’s disease. There are big questions around costs, access, risk and efficacy in certain populations. The most urgent, overarching question is: How can we find patients who will benefit from the drug before their condition progresses outside of the treatment window?

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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.