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Change Healthcare cyberattack having ‘far-reaching’ effects on providers

Healthcare Dive

Providers said the outage at the UnitedHealth-owned technology company has affected billing, eligibility checks, prior authorization requests and prescription fulfillment.

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Generative AI to bring 'transformative change,' says Froedtert/Inception Health CTO

Healthcare It News

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology. Artificial intelligence is at the heart of some of its most disruptive innovations.

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Bioethics, Psychedelic Therapy Abuse, and the Risk of Ethics Washing

Bill of Health

By Tehseen Noorani and Neşe Devenot Introduction The academic discipline of bioethics is becoming a prominent arena for the discussion of ethics abuses in psychedelic therapy. With this being a relatively new topic of research for bioethics, it may be opportune to consider blind spots in the discipline’s own gaze and operations, which can otherwise hinder effective engagement with the issues at hand.

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How virtual care is evolving beyond traditional applications – with a hand from AI

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As telehealth enters its post-pandemic adolescence, broader use cases are dominating the landscape. And Dr. Stephanie Lahr, president of Artisight, knows this landscape well. Artisight markets a "smart hospital" platform designed to capture precise, real-time data to optimize operations, reduce costs and help clinicians focus on providing care.

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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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False claims settlements in healthcare reached $1.8B in fiscal year 2023

Healthcare Dive

According to the Department of Justice, enforcement in Medicare Advantage is of “critical importance” as the number of beneficiaries in the privatized insurance program swells.

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Froedtert CTO talks AI scaling strategy, from 'small improvements' to 'hardest' last mile

Healthcare It News

Editor's Note: This is part two of our two-part interview with Dr. Melek Somai. To read part one, click here. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology.

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Denied care: Trans men often struggle for inclusive gynecologic healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

When Joseph Schneier, a transgender man then in his early 40s, started experiencing unusual spotting and elevated progesterone levels in 2021, his partner urged him to get checked out. | When Joseph Schneier, a transgender man in his early 40s, started experiencing unusual spotting and elevated progesterone levels in 2021, his partner urged him to get checked out.

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UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

Healthcare Dive

Regulators are reportedly looking into the massive healthcare conglomerate’s potential anticompetitive effects, including the relationship between its health insurer UnitedHealthcare and physician network Optum.

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Froedtert/Inception Health is using AI for preventive care recommendations and much more

Healthcare It News

The health system has efforts to use artificial intelligence to, among other things, streamline patient scheduling and provide personalized preventive care recommendations. Dr. Melek Somai, the CTO, explains how.

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Intersectionality, Indigeneity, and Disability Climate Justice in Nepal

Bill of Health

By Pratima Gurung, Penelope J.S. Stein, and Michael Ashley Stein The climate crisis disproportionately impacts marginalized populations experiencing multilayered and intersecting oppression, such as Indigenous Peoples with disabilities. To achieve climate justice, it is imperative to understand how multiple layers of oppression — arising from forces that include ableism, colonialism, patriarchy, and capitalism — interact and cause distinctive forms of multiple and intersectional discrimination

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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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'Cybersecurity is patient safety': What the ransomware attack on Change Healthcare should teach the industry

Fierce Healthcare

As the disruption caused by the cyberattack at Change Healthcare stretches beyond its tenth day, cybersecurity experts say that the incident could spur greater emphasis on enhancing protocols | As the disruption caused by the cyberattack at Change Healthcare stretches beyond its tenth day, cybersecurity experts say that the incident could spur greater emphasis on enhancing protocols — and greater oversight from the feds.

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Elevance launches weight management program, including GLP-1 monitoring

Healthcare Dive

Elevance joins a growing list of insurers expanding their weight management offerings after demand for GLP-1 drugs has soared over the past year.

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CIO Spotlight: Cris Ross and Ed Marx on innovating patient experience

Healthcare It News

Ahead of HIMSS24, they discuss their upcoming book, "Diagnosed," which is written for patients navigating their care journey, and preview an accompanying white paper designed to help IT leaders create intuitive and empathetic patient experiences.

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A Health Consumer Bill of Rights: Assuring Affordability, Access, Autonomy, and Equity

Health Populi

Let’s put “health” back into the U.S. health care system. That’s the mantra coming out of this week’s annual Capitol Conference convened by the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (NABIP). (FYI you might know of NABIP by its former acronym, NAHU, the National Association of Health Underwriters).

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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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Virta Health champions its nutrition therapy as an effective GLP-1 off-ramp. Here's why

Fierce Healthcare

Telemedicine clinic Virta Health believes its members can achieve significant and sustained improvement in weight loss, even if a patient has stopped taking a GLP-1 drug, a newly released paper in | A new study in Diabetes Therapy from Virta Health says the company's carbohydrate restricted nutrition therapy allows patients who no longer want a GLP-1 prescription to still keep the weight off.

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Tenet to sell two California hospitals to Adventist for $550M

Healthcare Dive

The latest divestiture comes as the Dallas-based for-profit has sold other hospitals while it reduces its debt load.

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Virtus Health enhancing IVF patient experience with AI

Healthcare It News

It is consolidating its contact centre functionalities across sites in Australia and Europe.

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Ransomware group leader told hackers to attack hospitals, FBI, HHS say

Becker's Health IT

Learn about the latest cyberattack on Change Healthcare and how the BlackCat hacker group is targeting hospitals, with ties to Russia and leaked patient photos.

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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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Trinity Health hospitals file parallel lawsuits calling anesthesiology group's non-competes unlawful

Fierce Healthcare

Two of Trinity Health’s affiliate hospitals mounted lawsuits against a large anesthesia group alleging that non-compete and non-solicitation clauses included in its providers’ contracts restrict co | The latest pushback against large anesthesiology groups' market power and practices alleges "millions of dollars" in damages for each hospital due to "exorbitant" payment demands.

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How SDoH data impact telehealth access and how payers can use it to improve outcomes

Healthcare Dive

Removing barriers to care and improving care access through analyzing social determinants of health (SDoH) data is a key strategy.

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Hospital at Home: Prospects and Challenges, and Learnings from Best Buy Health

Health Populi

With the urgent need to identify more efficient and lower-cost health care delivery models, we look to growing evidence for digital health technologies that support the Hospital at Home (HaH) model, considered in a new review article published in late February in npj Digital Medicine, The hospital at home in the USA: current status and future prospects.

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Change Healthcare confirms ransomware attack, hackers claim massive data haul

Becker's Health IT

Optum's Change Healthcare confirmed Feb. 29 that it was hacked by a ransomware gang after the group claimed to have stolen massive amounts of data.

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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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ViVE 2024: Health systems are making big bets on AI. Here's how

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical docum | AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical documentation to making it easier for patients to get information about their medical care.

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4 steps for successful implementation of AI-powered technology in healthcare

Healthcare Dive

Learn about four things to consider for successful implementation of ACI within a health system.

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Three Key Takeaways From ViVE2024

Healthcare IT Today

Cybersecurity and the Change Healthcare outage dominated the hallway conversations at ViVE2024. AI was everywhere at ViVE2024, but companies were much more realistic with their productivity claims this year. In the exhibit hall, larger booths were more noticeable. The three key takeaways from the ViVE2024 event for me were: Cybersecurity risk and the Change Healthcare outage was top-of-mind for attendees Vendors are being more realistic in their deployment of AI Larger booths are starting to app

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Exclusive: ambitious shared EPR procurement for four NHS trusts ended

Digital Health News

One of the largest shared EPR procurements, covering four NHS trusts in Blackpool, Lancashire and South Cumbria, has been abandoned at the eleventh hour without selecting a supplier or awarding a contract.

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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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Providers will need 'real support' to navigate Change Healthcare cyberattack's disruptions, experts say

Fierce Healthcare

Payers, providers and pharmacies are scrambling to keep up after a high-profile cyberattack against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary took down critical systems. | Payers, providers and pharmacies are scrambling to keep up after a high-profile cyberattack against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary took down critical systems.

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UHS eyes 2024 growth but ‘cautious’ amid persistent cost pressures

Healthcare Dive

The Pennsylvania-based hospital operator grew revenue 7% in 2023 despite operational challenges, including high labor costs and strained payer relations.

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Generative AI in Your Desk Drawer: A Wealth of Uses

Healthcare IT Today

Previous articles in this series introduced the role of generative AI in the healthcare back office and examined its use in billing and revenue management. We’ll cover a lot of other uses in this article. Patient Contact and Care Management CEO Rahul Sharma of HSBlox says that the next version of its CureAlign platform will use generative AI to help improve the care management processes in its CareTracker module.

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HL7 & The Sequoia Project Partner to Advance Healthcare Data Interoperability

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Health Level Seven International (HL7®) and The Sequoia Project, leaders in promoting healthcare information technology (health IT) interoperability , announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the adoption of the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standards in the US and globally. – The HL7 FHIR® Accelerator (FAST) program, initially spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will

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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.