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The Essential Components of an Effective Healthcare Compliance Program

Healthcare Blog

An effective healthcare compliance program is a crucial aspect of any healthcare organization. An ideal program ensures adherence to laws, regulations, and ethical standards. Patient safety and consistent quality care will maintain priority. These documents should serve as a roadmap for employees. Healthcare organizations should clearly define their expectations and the consequences for non-compliance.

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SOC 2 Certification: A Comprehensive Guide to Security & Trust

Compliancy Group

Data breaches and security threats have become increasingly common, making it crucial for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to protecting sensitive information. SOC 2 certification has emerged as a valuable mechanism companies can utilize to instill trust and confidence in their clients. Let’s delve into the significance of a SOC 2 certification, its process, and why it has become a benchmark for secure data management.

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What Is a Compliance Plan in Healthcare?

MedTrainer

When it comes to healthcare, compliance is not just a buzzword — it’s critical to ensuring quality of care, protecting patient privacy, and staying on the right side of the law. While specific compliance requirements vary depending on the type of facility — from large hospitals and surgery centers to clinics and nursing homes — having a well-structured compliance plan is essential for all medical settings.

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Understanding Mental Health Telehealth Billing

Medisys Compliance

Introduction In recent years, the healthcare landscape has witnessed a significant shift towards telehealth services, and the field of mental health is no exception. With the advent of mental health telehealth, it has become increasingly important for mental health providers to be well-informed about the intricate process of billing for such services.

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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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The Value of “Operationalizing” Your Compliance Program 

YouCompli

I’ve had the privilege of leading and being part of compliance teams at non-profit providers, for profit payors, start-ups, and regulators. Regardless of the business model, there’s been one common reason why these organizations were successful in “operationalizing” their compliance programs: compliance priorities were aligned with business objectives and priorities.

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Senate subcommittee mulls guardrails for healthcare AI

Healthcare Dive

The technology could reduce clinicians’ administrative work or speed drug discovery, but the rapidly evolving field may need more human oversight to prevent harm, lawmakers and witnesses said.

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VR roundup: FDA clears new device for pain, Stanford says immersive therapeutics can help seniors

Healthcare It News

Virtual and augmented reality are gaining wider acceptance in healthcare. While there are still challenges and deployment hurdles, more and more organizations are using AR and VR as the technologies evolve and the many benefits of tools that once may have sounded like sci-fi become apparent. A few recent announcements show just how AR and VR are catching on across an array of different use cases.

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EHR documentation burdens increasing with virtual care expansion, says study

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network compared patient messaging among ambulatory physicians before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding they were mostly documenting visits and not messaging patients. WHY IT MATTERS The study proposed that if telemedicine expansion indicates physicians spending more overall time in EHRs, health systems and policymakers may need to alter productivity expectations and their reimbursement policies.

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Medicaid disenrollments pass 10M as states continue eligibility checks

Healthcare Dive

States have assessed the eligibility of 28 million Americans to date, and terminated coverage for 35% of them, according to the latest data from KFF.

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Reflections on the United States Health Care System and the Right to Health

Bill of Health

By Brianna da Silva Bhatia, Michele Heisler, and Christian De Vos American health care too often fails to protect the right to health or promote health-related rights. Despite efforts to increase access to health care and to better incentivize high-quality, value-based care, the United States’ health care system remains fragmented, largely profit-based, and predominantly disease-focused rather than prevention-focused.

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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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How St. Joseph Hospital achieved a 420% increase in patient philanthropic aid

Healthcare It News

Covenant Health is a Massachusetts-based multistate health system with deep roots in the communities it serves. The organization currently has 100 physician practices and clinics, along with more than 5,000 employees and providers. THE PROBLEM St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, faced a significant challenge in connecting patients to much-needed financial aid.

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VA, VHA, Verizon partner to increase rural veterans' telehealth access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To help conquer the digital divide preventing rural veterans from accessing the range of health and wellness benefits they are eligible for, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering new access to telehealth and virtual care options. Working with the Veterans Health Administration's National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation, the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Verizon Public Sector, the VA will be providing broadband connectivity directly to veterans living in remo

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Walgreens lays off 5% of corporate workforce; CMO Kevin Ban departs

Healthcare Dive

Yet another round of job cuts and executive turnover at Walgreens comes as the pharmacy chain looks to cut costs following poor financial performance.

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An Antidote to Loneliness – Amazon’s 2023 Holiday Ad-Video Is A Lesson in Social Health, Aging and Love

Health Populi

To complement today’s sobering Health Populi post discussing Accenture’s 2024 Life Trends Study — an outlook for a decade of “deconstruction” based on technology and other trends in the ether — I share with you Amazon’s ad for this holiday season gift-giving motivation. The agency responsible for the campaign, Hungry Man and director Wayne McClammy, weave together a beautiful plotline of friendship, the Beatles’ In My Life, and a time-traveling ima

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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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Building patient trust led to 20,000 consenting to iRAD

Healthcare It News

The integrated Real-time Active Data now facilitates the sharing of the personal health records of 20,000 consenting patients across the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network, says digital health and data manager Nick McGhie.

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Growing adoption of AI CXR solution among APAC military hospitals and more briefs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lunit deploys AI CXR solution to military units in South Korea, Phillippines Lunit, a provider of AI diagnostic supp ort solutions, continues to supply its AI-powered chest x-ray screening solution to military health institutions across Asia-Pacific. Recently, the Lunit INSIGHT CXR was deployed at the Victoriano Luna Medical Center in Manila, Phillippines.

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Optum Rx moves 8 insulins to preferred formulary status as pressure mounts on PBMs

Healthcare Dive

The drugs shifting to preferred status — meaning they’ll be available for under $35 per month in out-of-pocket costs — were previously on tier three or excluded altogether from the pharmacy benefit manager’s formulary lists.

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Palantir to be named as winner of Federated Data Platform

Digital Health News

Palantir and Accenture have been chosen as the winner of the £480m Federated Data Platform procurement, with an announcement expected imminently.

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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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Building patient trust led to 20,000 consenting to iRAD

Healthcare It News

The integrated Real-time Active Data now facilitates the sharing of the personal health records of 20,000 consenting patients across the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network, says digital health and data manager Nick McGhie.

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MAVEN Project's specialty virtual care avoids $11M in unnecessary costs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The MAVEN Project is a nonprofit organization serving Federally Qualified Health Centers and free and charitable clinics, connecting expert specialty physician volunteers with clinic providers. Using telehealth technology, volunteers are working hand-in-hand with those on the front lines. They can consult on cases, serve as mentors, provide continuing education and collaborate with clinical staff.

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Preparing for the future: Hospital climate resilience plans challenged by cost, uncertainty

Healthcare Dive

As extreme weather events caused by climate change ramp up in frequency, hospitals are struggling with financial and data challenges in disaster planning.

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Senate votes to reform PBMs again, stop $16 billion in hospital cuts

Fierce Healthcare

Legislative spotlight was put back on pharmacy benefit manager reform and mental health in a comprehensive draft packaged presented by the Senate Finance Committee, which was passed Wednesday 26-0. | A comprehensive healthcare package garnered near unanimous approval on Wednesday, which could lead to big changes for PBMs down the road.

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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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Redefining Benchmarks and Expectations In Urgent Care: A Data-Driven Approach

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Benjamin Barlow, chief medical officer, Experity. As we evaluate the healthcare landscape following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the urgent care (UC) industry, facilities have undergone significant transformation. Patient behaviors and economic factors have […] The article Redefining Benchmarks and Expectations In Urgent Care: A Data-Driven Approach appeared first on electronic

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Philips receives $60M from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for AI tech

Mobi Health News

The funds will be used to speed up global adoption of AI algorithms on Philips Lumify Handheld Ultrasound to help rural providers identify abnormalities during pregnancy.

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Healthcare financial strain is ‘widespread’ in U.S., study finds

Healthcare Dive

The analysis adds to a growing body of research highlighting the burden of healthcare costs in the U.S., even for families with higher incomes.

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Hims & Hers boosts revenue outlook to $868M, expects to be profitable in early 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Hims & Hers' strong revenue growth streak continued in the third quarter as the digital health and wellness business brought in $227 million, up 57% from a year ago. | With continued strong revenue growth, Hims & Hers expects to be profitable by the first half of 2024. The digital health and wellness company boosted its revenue outlook for the year and announced a new AI-powered service to personalize treatments.

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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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Cleveland Clinic Launches Quantum Innovation Catalyzer Program

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: The Cleveland Clinic announced the launch of its Quantum Innovation Catalyzer Program , a competitive program designed for startup companies aiming to explore quantum computing applications in healthcare and life sciences. – Cleveland Clinic plans to select up to four early- and growth-stage life sciences and healthcare technology companies through a competitive application process.

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VR mental health platform XRHealth blasts off with NASA

Mobi Health News

XRHealth, HTC Vive and Nord-Space Aps engineered the Vive Focus 3 headset to withstand microgravity conditions to help treat astronauts' mental health in space.

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Securing healthcare: Communication tools provide critical connections and more efficient operations during emergencies

Healthcare Dive

Dealing with natural disasters, severe weather events, active shooters, mass casualties and other external events requires hospital staff to coordinate with multiple outside agencies but communicating with stakeholders can be a challenge.

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Increases in value-based payment adoption decreased family physician burnout, AAFP study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Family physicians utilizing value-based payment (VBP) models reported burnout relief in a new study from EHR com | The study found that higher capitation rates combined with greater overall percentage of revenue from capitation resulted in the biggest reduction in physician burnout.

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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.