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HC3 Provides Guidance on Multifactor Authentication and Highlights Smishing Risks

HIPAA Journal

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center has published guidance on multifactor authentication (MFA) that explains why MFA is important for security, some of the problems that can arise from implementing MFA, and how threat actors can successfully bypass MFA controls. Multifactor authentication involves a knowledge factor, a possession factor, and an inherence factor for authentication – something someone knows, has, and is unique to the user.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Compliance Learning Management System

MedTrainer

You’re considering a compliance learning management system (LMS) because you don’t have time to waste. You don’t have time to manually send emails, search YouTube for appropriate courses, and take time away from every employee to attend in-person training (that you’ve painstakingly organized). Your time is worth more. Download this guide to calculate the amount of money you’re spending on your “free” compliance training program.

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Top 7 Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities for Healthcare Organizations

HIT Consultant

Pat Hurley, VP and General Manager, Americas at Acronis The protected health information (PHI) entrusted to healthcare providers is more valuable than credit card numbers to cyber criminals. Why? Because medical records contain a cache of sensitive information. Healthcare attacks are a hot commodity for nefarious actors since that data can easily be monetized through fraudulent billing, blackmail, filing false tax returns for rebates, and ordering prescription medication and medical devices.

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Tracking CCRC data security

Healthcare It News

Cybersecurity challenges are often "really a matter of people taking it as seriously as we do," says Zina Kind, IT director at The Admiral at the Lake, which provides all levels of senior living, from independent to dementia care.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Confirms More Than 310,400 Individuals Affected by MOVEit Hack

HIPAA Journal

Last month, Johns Hopkins Health System announced it was investigating a cyberattack and data breach, which was reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights by Johns Hopkins Health System and Howard County General Hospital as affecting more than 5,500 individuals. Hackers (Clop) exploited a zero day vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer file transfer solution and exfiltrated data and attempted to extort money from the victims.

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Post-Pandemic Trends Influencing Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Lynne Bell, Vice President, Vertical Markets at Spectrum Enterprise Digital transformation in the healthcare industry has been propelled by technology advancements, evolving regulations, and changing patient expectations. When the pandemic brought about rapid change, leading healthcare organizations needed to quickly embrace and adopt digital health strategies and modern technologies to meet shifting employee and patient needs.

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HCA notifies 11 million patients affected in data breach

Becker's Health IT

HCA Healthcare is sending out letters to 11.27 million patients affected in a July data breach.

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Tift Regional Medical Center Patients Notified About August 2022 Cyberattack

HIPAA Journal

Tift Regional Medical Center in Georgia has started notifying 180,142 patients that their personal and protected health information was compromised in a cyberattack that was detected on or around August 16, 2022. According to the notification letters, there was no encryption of systems, access was not gained to its electronic medical record system, and the network remained available to staff and patients.

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What is OSHA Training?

HIPAA Journal

OSHA training is the training on safety and health that employers are required to provide for members of their workforces. Training requirements vary according to the nature of each business’s activities and the OSHA standards that apply. For example, in the healthcare industry, OSHA training will likely include some or all the following subjects: Emergency Action Plans Fire Prevention Plans Occupational Noise Exposure Hazardous Materials Personal Protective Equipment Bloodborne Pathogens Ionizi

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Blue Shield of California drops CVS Caremark in pharmacy benefit overhaul

Healthcare Dive

BSCA has kicked CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the country, to the curb and is electing to carve out various pharmacy functions with companies like Amazon instead.

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Climate-Resilient and Accessible Architecture

Bill of Health

By Abhishek Kumar and Kavya Poornima Balajepalli Climate change is the gravest threat currently faced by human civilization, and our architecture must internalize this reality of our time. Knowing that the best way to protect people from climate chaos is by tackling inequality , it is critical that our built environment integrate universal design, as lack of accessibility has cascading and compounding impact on vulnerable communities, and especially persons with disabilities.

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Calendars don't lie: How health systems can improve provider and patient scheduling

Healthcare It News

Appropriate use of provider scheduling tools yields dramatic results across a practice, including improved provider utilization, better patient access, reduction in administrative burden, and faster training and onboarding for new administrative staff, according to analysis of the healthcare organization client data of provider scheduling IT vendor Relatient.

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At Denver Health, telehealth education and equipment help close equity gaps and boost engagement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 public health emergency prompted a rapid shift to telemedicine as both a replacement and adjunct to usual in-person care. However, based on the National Institute on Aging's National Health and Aging Trends Study , researchers estimated roughly one-third of older adults in the U.S. are not ready to participate in video visits. THE PROBLEM Inexperience with technology was the major barrier – those who were older, Black or Hispanic tended to have less education and lower inc

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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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Ground ambulance billing committee skeptical of IDR process

Healthcare Dive

A key congressional advisory group met on Wednesday to deliberate preventing unexpected bills after medical transport, but said the status quo dispute resolution process isn’t the solution.

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Revolutionizing Healthcare Workforce Management with CloudApper AI TimeClock for UKG Time and Attendance

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. To maintain smooth operations, high-quality patient care, and regulatory compliance in the healthcare business, effective staff management is crucial. Time and attendance tracking is essential for any healthcare management team. This article delves into how […] The article Revolutionizing Healthcare Workforce Management with CloudApper AI TimeClock for UKG Time and Attendance appeared first

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Going beyond SDOH to reduce readmissions

Healthcare It News

There is a lot of emphasis on how social determinants of health data – strongly linked to patient outcomes – are used in real-world healthcare scenarios with many researchers focusing on a lack of standardization and the roadblocks it presents to health equity. Because it was unclear if SDOH data are collected routinely and would facilitate exchange if captured in a structured format, the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT used nationally representative survey data

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Mae, Molina Healthcare of Virginia partner to support Black expectant mothers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The partnership will allow Molina's Virginia-based Medicare and healthcare marketplace members access to culturally competent maternal health experts.

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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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CMS tweaks ACO REACH to stabilize model

Healthcare Dive

Regulators lowered enrollment minimums for accountable care organizations in the program, which allows providers to form groups to manage care and costs for fee-for-service Medicare enrollees.

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How Ransomware Has Caused Patient Deaths and Taken a Toll on Emergency Rooms

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Portia Cole, emergent threat researcher, Avertium. Labeling ransomware attacks as a matter of life and death may seem exaggerated, but in the realm of healthcare, it has proven to be a harsh truth. In […] The article How Ransomware Has Caused Patient Deaths and Taken a Toll on Emergency Rooms appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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What you need to know about the organ transplant overhaul

Modern Healthcare

The Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act would end the United Network for Organ Sharing's nearly four-decade monopoly over the transplant system.

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Viome Life Sciences banks $86.5M round, partners with CVS to sell at-home diagnostic tests

Fierce Healthcare

At-home diagnostics startup Viome Life Sciences snagged $86.5 million in an oversubscribed series C funding round and will roll out its gut microbiome testing kit into 200 CVS stores. | At-home diagnostics startup Viome Life Sciences snagged $86.5 million in an oversubscribed series C funding round and will roll out its gut microbiome testing kit into 200 CVS stores.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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AdventHealth sues MultiPlan for alleged ‘cartel’ with health insurers to fix prices

Healthcare Dive

The health system alleges providers have lost at least $19 billion per year as a direct result of MultiPlan’s anticompetitive agreements with major payers, including UnitedHealth, Aetna and Elevance.

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Front Office Strategies to Increase Patient Satisfaction

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Marvin Luz, senior director of revenue services, Greenway Health. Nearly all medical practices face the complex challenge of ensuring patient satisfaction while maintaining the engagement and well-being of their staff. The reputation and success […] The article Front Office Strategies to Increase Patient Satisfaction appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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AWS and 3M Join Forces to Automate Clinical Note Creation

Healthcare IT Today

We recently noted the announcement of Amazon’s AWS HealthScribe with 3M as a partner that’s leveraging the solution. The combination of these two companies was extremely interesting to me since you may recall that 3M acquired a company called M*Modal which has been working in the voice recognition space for a while. I figured it was only a matter of time before 3M came out with their own ambient clinical voice solution to compete with Nuance’s DAX solutions , Ambience Healthc

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List prices for Ozempic, Wegovy far higher in the US than in peer nations: KFF

Fierce Healthcare

It's not a secret that Americans pay far more than people living in other countries for drugs, and those data hold for trendy weight loss and diabetes treatments as demand for these therapies grows | It's not a secret that Americans pay far more than people living in other countries for drugs, and those data hold for trendy weight loss and diabetes treatments like Ozempic and Wegovy.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.