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Transforming Healthcare Through Ethical AI: Enhancing Trustworthiness, Privacy, and Compliance

HIT Consultant

David Ting, founder/CTO at Tausight In November, President Biden signed a new Executive Order – titled “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence” – that promises to introduce new national AI regulations that focus on safety and responsibility in the use of this revolutionary new technology. Fast on the heels of this high-profile EO, the Biden Administration has already started the process of writing actual standards for the safe use of generative AI by announcing that the U.S.

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How to Create a Culture of Compliance in Healthcare

MedTrainer

By Brian Williams Companies love to talk about creating cultures that nurture employee growth and happiness. For healthcare organizations, part of that culture centers on compliance. It includes a focus on patient safety, building trust and reputation, boosting revenue, and acting ethically in everything they do. In this blog, we’ll explore how to create a culture of compliance in healthcare and the elements every organization should use as building blocks.

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The Role of SOC 2 Reporting in Healthcare Compliance

Compliancy Group

From biotechnology to Electronic Health Records (EHR), the healthcare industry has been and remains a ready and willing adopter of all that technology offers today’s businesses. As technology plays such a pivotal role in healthcare, touching on core aspects of patients’ most confidential information, the industry must properly manage all information.

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Ready, Set, Go! Identifying Emerging Risks in Your 2024 Compliance Workplan 

YouCompli

I always find it energizing to look back at the past year, and shift focus to what sits at the top of the risk list for the upcoming year. Here are some best practices and tips for both! Insights and Feedback from 2023 Before moving on from 2023, it is important to take time and get feedback from business partners to ensure an “outside-in” perspective is included in your 2024 plan.

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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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Understanding Basics of Group Therapy Billing

Medisys Compliance

Introduction Group therapy offers a unique and potent avenue for mental health professionals to support multiple clients simultaneously. But navigating the details of billing for these sessions can be a daunting task. Worry not, for this comprehensive guide will illuminate the path to accurate and efficient group therapy billing! Understanding Basics of Group Therapy Billing Differentiate Psychotherapy from Psycho education: Billing depends on the type of service provided.

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Trends shaping the business of health insurance in 2024

Healthcare Dive

The uninsured rate will rise. Medicare Advantage enrollment will swell, with fewer sweeping regulatory changes. Major pharmacy benefit managers will launch more transparent products. Here’s what experts see coming down the pike for 2024.

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

Bill of Health

By Timothy Fish Hodgson, Roojin Habibi, and Alicia Ely Yamin In developing the digital symposium, From Principles to Practice: Human Rights and Public Health Emergencie s (which ran from October – December 2023), as editors we endeavored to get scholars, human rights advocates, judges, and policy makers to engage critically with the expert Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies (the PHE Principles), published by the International Commission of Jurists and the Glo

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Radiology’s great balancing act

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The number of active diagnostic radiologists is expected to decline in the next decade as a slight majority become eligible for retirement. 1 Their departure will only worsen an existing gap between growing healthcare needs and a shrinking talent pool to provide them. “This gap between demand and supply of diagnostic radiologists has been going on for a while,” said BreAnne Buehl, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions for VMware by Broadcom, a cloud computing and virtual

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CMS finalizes rule tightening prior authorization turnaround for insurers

Healthcare Dive

Payers have new deadlines to issue prior authorization decisions — 72 hours for urgent requests and seven days for non-urgent ones — that should cut back coverage determination limbo for patients.

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Banner Health reduces generalized anxiety with digital therapeutics

Healthcare It News

Banner Health, based in Phoenix, is one of the largest non-profit health systems in the U.S., serving more than eight million patients across six states in the Southwest. Like many hospitals and health systems, it has been facing many challenges with behavioral health. THE PROBLEM Behavioral health is an interesting story for several reasons, said Jeff Johnson, vice president of innovation and digital business at Banner Health.

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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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General Catalyst's new health system company to acquire Summa Health

Fierce Healthcare

Venture capital firm General Catalyst is making good on its October promise to purchase a health system with about eight months left to spare. | The venture capital firm's deal would make the Ohio nonprofit a wholly owned subsidiary of the recently launched Health Assurance Transformation Corp. The deal still requires regulatory approval.

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Why digital equity is important to conducting better telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth is for everyone, and hospitals and health systems must construct a digital equity strategy to better serve patients in the digital and telehealth space to ensure all persons can use telehealth, contended Alexandra Hunter, virtual care consultant at Henry Ford Health in Detroit. The technology and internet space have rapidly proliferated over the last 30 years.

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Patient records exposed in data breaches doubled in 2023

Healthcare Dive

Though the number of data breaches declined slightly from 2022, more than 116 million records were exposed last year, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

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Innovaccer acquires Cured

Healthcare It News

Innovaccer announced Wednesday that it purchased a 100% stake in Cured, adding more than 20 health systems and digital health clients to its portfolio. WHY IT MATTERS As part of the acquisition Cured’s three co-founders – Andrew Sawyer, Ashmer Aslam and Rohit Narayan – will assume leadership roles within Innovaccer. Innovaccer was looking to enhance its focus on improving patient experiences and move from encounter-based care to experience-driven care, said Abhinav Shashank, co

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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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Plan to See ‘Plan C’ This Year

Bill of Health

By Joelle Boxer Tracy Droz Tragos’ new documentary, “ Plan C ,” follows the work of a grassroots organization dedicated to improving access to the abortion pill by mail in the U.S., while navigating an increasingly restrictive legal landscape. There is no better time to hear the perspectives of these patients, providers, and activists. Just last month, the U.S.

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NIH seeks proposals for advanced mobile hospital

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To address rural healthcare access disparities, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health office at the National Institutes of Health seeks to create a scalable vehicle platform that can provide advanced medical services outside of a hospital setting. WHY IT MATTERS Rural populations are subject to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, trauma, lung disease and stroke than urban Americans, according to the draft Platform Accelerating Rural Access to Distributed & InteGrated Medical Ca

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Humana slashes 2023 profit outlook as high medical costs continue

Healthcare Dive

The insurer also lowered its expectations for Medicare Advantage membership growth this year. Humana’s stock dropped 11% in morning trading Thursday to its lowest level since February 2022.

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AI implementation advice for providers from a pro

Healthcare It News

How can providers and payers use AI and machine learning in value-based care and preventative care to forecast the onset of health conditions and alter patient behavior? Ionian Healthcare Consulting’s founder and consultant Matt Cybulsky has some answers.

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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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Morgan Health: 3 things employers should focus on to manage GLP-1s

Fierce Healthcare

Demand remains high for GLP-1 drugs, and the experts at Morgan Health are aiming to support employers in managing that interest with a new report. | Demand remains high for GLP-1 drugs, and the experts at Morgan Health are aiming to support employers in managing that interest with a new report.

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$15M Singapore-London partnership to help stem APAC's growing healthcare cybersecurity woes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A S$20 million grant from the National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF) has been awarded to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Imperial College London to develop ways to better protect health data and wearable devices. Imperial's newly opened overseas research centre, Imperial Global: Singapore, is collaborating with NTU Singapore researchers on the IN-CYPHER programme "to tackle existing security challenges and to protect emerging sensing technologies – and their

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Rising health insurance premiums linked to wage stagnation, study finds

Healthcare Dive

Families with employer-sponsored plans missed out on an average of more than $125,000 in earnings over more than three decades as premiums increased, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

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HoloCare to launch at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Digital Health News

HoloCare's surgical hologram technology is to be deployed at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to help surgeons perform more efficiently and accurately.

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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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CMS finalizes rule setting prior authorization deadlines for payers

Fierce Healthcare

To combat growing criticism of prior authorization delays by payers, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a rule Wednesday that requires health plans to send prior authorization d | In a Wednesday morning rule drop by CMS, the Biden Administration warned payers they will soon be required to give a reason for denying a prior authorization request, as well as require plans to meet a quicker response timeline.

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Baptist Health uses telemedicine to enable 24/7 vital care for suicidal patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the primary provider of inpatient behavioral health services in the Central Alabama region, Baptist Health is depended upon by its community at large to provide high-quality and continuous care without interruption. THE PROBLEM Staff have been working to resolve two separate but interrelated issues surrounding this imperative service line. "The first issue we needed to address was the ability to efficiently and effectively assess patients who have been deemed at risk for suicidality for

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MA spending to outstrip traditional Medicare by $88B this year: MedPAC

Healthcare Dive

MedPAC released the data Friday during a contentious meeting where members argued over the efficacy of Medicare Advantage.

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Fitbit, Quest partner to study metabolic health using wearable data

Mobi Health News

The Wearables for Metabolic Health study will use Fitbit behavioral and biometric data and laboratory tests to attain insights into metabolic health and disease prevention.

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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.

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13 health systems collaborate with high schools in $250M initiative to boost healthcare workforce

Fierce Healthcare

As the U.S. | The new program from Bloomberg Philanthropies and major systems like Mass General Brigham, HCA Healthcare and Northwell Health will build new or refurbish existing high schools in 10 urban and rural communities.

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The New Era of Clinical Trials: Adopting Electronic Informed Consent

HIT Consultant

Vinita Navadgi, Sr. Director, Product & Strategy, Patient Consent, IQVIA Technologies The clinical trials landscape continues to evolve and with it, an exponential growth in the adoption of electronic informed consent (eConsent) solutions. These solutions deliver a myriad of benefits for trial sponsors, sites and patients. However, there is still some reluctance to adopt these solutions due to perceived costs associated with implementation and training.

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General Catalyst to acquire Ohio nonprofit Summa Health

Healthcare Dive

The venture firm is following through on its promise to acquire a health system to use as a testing ground, though the deal with Summa is in very early stages.

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Upgrading Healthcare Services: Why You Need To Go Digital

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology is significantly altering the healthcare sector, influencing how and when medical decisions and treatments are made. The healthcare sector demands easily accessible and precise medical data, as well as an automated process to reduce […] The article Upgrading Healthcare Services: Why You Need To Go Digital appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.