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The End of Public Health? It’s Not Dead Yet

Bill of Health

By Nicole Huberfeld Once again, health law has become a vehicle for constitutional change , with courts hollowing federal and state public health authority while also generating new challenges. In part, this pattern is occurring because the New Roberts Court — the post-Ruth Bader Ginsburg composition of U.S. Supreme Court justices — is led by jurists who rely on “clear statement rules.

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The Hidden Barrier to Better Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Josh Miller, Co-Founder & CEO at Gradient Health. As a global society, we have never spent more on healthcare. We have never been more informed. We’ve never been more advanced. Yet there is a great divide between what we have accomplished scientifically, and what patients actually get access to. This is not something spoken about a lot, because the focus is of course on developing life-saving medical devices and diagnostics.

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3 Ways Process Automation Can Help with FHIR Adoption

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Jason Warrelmann, vice president global services and process industries, UiPath. FHIR, or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, are quickly being adopted on a massive scale. While only 24% of healthcare companies currently utilize application programming […] The article 3 Ways Process Automation Can Help with FHIR Adoption appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Experts push to remove barriers for physician-owned hospitals

Fierce Healthcare

Experts push to remove barriers for physician-owned hospitals fdiamond Tue, 02/28/2023 - 14:42

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Healthcare applications for private cellular networks

Healthcare It News

Today, many hospitals rely on Wi-Fi and public cellular for connectivity even though the limits of current Wi-Fi solutions are being reached. The mandates of improving quality of care and lowering costs mean that hospital IT directors should consider deploying new, private 5G networks. Healthcare facilities can create their own private cellular networks to help achieve HIPAA compliance, provide high availability for healthcare’s critical applications and create control and prioritization f

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Closing The Gap of Healthcare Accessibility For Rural Americans

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Amy Miller, regional director of growth, AMD Global Telemedicine. With the trend of remote working on the rise and telehealth becoming increasingly significant, high-speed internet has become a fundamental necessity for every community. Despite […] The article Closing The Gap of Healthcare Accessibility For Rural Americans appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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How Can Health IT Help Reform the CDC?

Healthcare IT Today

COVID-19 forced a spike in policy-makers’ interest and willingness to invest in public health; a spike that is unfortunately retreating to the old business as usual. (President Biden, in his State of the Union speech, warned “we remain vigilant” while calling for an end to the emergency, but quickly switched the subject from the urgency of public health to prosecuting fraud.

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Can AI overcome healthcare's cybersecurity hurdles? 3 experts weigh in

Becker's Health IT

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have been used for years to help hospitals and health systems combat cybersecurity threats, but with hackers getting more sophisticated, chief information security officers say AI will need to make improvements to its algorithms and training sets to become vital tools for hospitals information security programs.

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UPMC, top surgeon pay $8.5M to settle whistleblower lawsuit over simultaneous surgeries

Healthcare Dive

A whistleblower and the DOJ allege that UPMC’s longtime head of cardiothoracic surgery, James Luketich, regularly performed as many as three complex surgeries at the same time and didn’t participate in critical portions of his procedures.

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Roundup: Sun Pharma reports IT breach and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Sun Pharma probes cyber breach Indian pharma giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has reported an "information security incident," according to PTI. The news report noted that the company has already reported the incident to the authorities and has since isolated its affected IT assets. Presently, the company is investigating the matter while taking appropriate containment and remediation actions in a "controlled" manner to address the apparent cyber attack.

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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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Playing the Long Game for Public Health Law

Bill of Health

By Lance Gable At the start of 2023, public health law in the United States faces two obvious structural shortcomings that need to be addressed: the inadequate fit between public health emergency powers and longer-lasting emergencies, and the increased susceptibility of public health law to dilution through political and judicial action. Legal powers worked largely as designed during the first months of the pandemic, adapting flexibly to the challenges posed by a novel pandemic infectious diseas

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New Jersey Cancer Care launches remote patient monitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With the Veris Cancer Care Platform, cancer care teams at the New Jersey Cancer Care, PA can now review patients' physiologic and clinical data in real time and deliver personalized care. WHY IT MATTERS Today, NJCC and Veris Health, a subsidiary of New York-based PAVmed Digital Health, announced that the cloud-based clinician portal was successfully integrated into the oncology practice's information technology systems.

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Why regulators didn’t challenge Amazon-One Medical deal, despite data concerns

Healthcare Dive

The ecommerce giant's $3.9 billion buy of primary care company One Medical closed last week without a challenge from the FTC, even as consumer protection groups and regulators aired worries about the tie-up.

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My Health Record info comes to new mobile app

Healthcare It News

The Australian Digital Health Agency has come up with its first mobile consumer application for accessing health information on My Health Record. WHAT IT DOES Available on both iOS and Android devices, the my health app has a user-friendly interface where users can quickly view medicine information history, vaccination history and upcoming immunisations, hospital discharge summaries, pathology results, and other records.

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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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Decriminalizing Abortion in Argentina: 8 Takeaways from the Inflection Point of Legalization

Bill of Health

By Alicia Ely Yamin In December of 2020, Argentina’s Congress passed Law 27.610 , which overhauled the country’s previously restrictive legal framework on abortion. Law 27.610, “ Access to Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy ,” created two kinds of legal abortion: (i) IVE (its acronym in Spanish, which translates to “Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy”), which allows any person to request an abortion up to 14 weeks gestation; and (ii) ILE (which stands for “Legal Interruption

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Most primary care telehealth visits don't require in-person follow-up, Epic study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To explore the efficacy of primary care telehealth, a recent Epic Research study examined the frequency of in-person physician visits that followed 18,636,522 primary care telemedicine appointments. WHY IT MATTERS The dual team study published by Epic found that 60% of the time, the virtual primary care telehealth appointments held between March 1, 2020, and October 15, 2022, did not result in subsequent doctors visits.

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Healthcare cybersecurity still has room to improve safety

Healthcare Dive

Steve Winterfeld, Akamai's advisory chief information and security officer, outlines the threat of cyberattacks to healthcare organizations and what the industry can do to prevent them.

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Featured Health IT Job: Healthcare Data Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Healthcare Data Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by New York eHealth Collaborative and is in New York. Here’s a description of the position: New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare by collabor

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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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Federalizing Public Health

Bill of Health

By Elizabeth Weeks The most promising path forward in public health is to continue recognizing federal authority and responsibility in this space. I carefully choose “recognizing,” rather than “expanding” or “moving” because it is critical to the argument that federal authority for public health already exists within the federalist structure and that employing federal authority to address public health problems does not represent a dimunition of state authority.

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How UPMC's virtual-first healthcare model works

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

UPMC Central Pennsylvania, a hospital that in 2021 achieved Stage 7, the top of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, has been a leader in telemedicine, with more than two dozen robust virtual care programs. THE OPPORTUNITY The COVID-19 pandemic created an immediate opportunity for UPMC Central to rethink healthcare beyond the walls of the office setting.

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CMS says surprise billing arbitration can resume for some disputes — others remain on pause

Healthcare Dive

Regulators are continuing to work on new guidance in light of a court decision that ruled against the government and threw a wrench in the third-party process to resolve payment disputes between payers and providers.

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Retaining Patients and Employees in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Health care institutions, like many colleges and businesses, have trouble retaining people. Tiffany A.S. Wright, vice president of operations at CareMax , says that it’s one thing to engage with patients but a much bigger challenge to retain them. Retention is particularly key to maintain the funding for fee-for-value programs, which are growing in popularity.

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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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Improving the Future of Public Health by Applauding Appropriate Judicial Oversight

Bill of Health

By Marshall B. Kapp During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Health Establishment (PHE)/legal enterprise collaborative fell short of constitutional standards in a number of situations, resulting in adverse judicial rulings of which the PHE and its like-minded academic advocates now complain. This unhappiness with judicial oversight is an opportunity for introspection.

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ATA opposes DEA proposed rule on post-PHE online Rx

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association and its ATA Action group issued a statement on Monday outlining their opposition to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's proposed permanent changes to rules around the prescribing of controlled medications via telemedicine. WHY IT MATTERS The DEA says it is expanding patient access to critical therapies beyond the scheduled end of the COVID-19 public health emergency – except for the remote prescription of controlled substances.

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Mayo Clinic’s income cut in half as labor costs climbed in 2022

Healthcare Dive

The health system said contract labor increased 37% compared to the prior year as admissions declined year over year, due to capacity constraints and longer patient stays.

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How to Address Security Issues in IoT Devices – Cybersecurity

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Tamara Badza is a manager at Inviggo. The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the healthcare industry, allowing for the collection and analysis of vast amounts of data to improve patient outcomes. According to a report by Vantage Market Research, the Global IoT in Healthcare Market is currently valued at USD 73.5 billion and is expected to grow to more than USD 190 billion by 2028.

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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.

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Losses to Phishing Attacks Increased by 76% in 2022

HIPAA Journal

Losses to phishing attacks increased by 76% last year, with almost one-third of companies losing money to successful phishing attacks according to Proofpoint’s recently published 2023 State of the Phish Report. In 2022, more than 4 out of 5 surveyed organizations experienced at least one successful phishing attack, with more than half of those organizations experiencing at least three successful phishing attacks.

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The Role of EHR Platforms and Technology In Concierge Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sameer Bhat, vice president of sales and co-founder, eClinicalWorks. How has the pandemic changed your view of healthcare? For many patients, they recognized that the services their doctor was providing them wasn’t good enough. […] The article The Role of EHR Platforms and Technology In Concierge Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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80% of consumers have turned to telemedicine, Rock Health finds

Healthcare Dive

Audio-only and asynchronous telemedicine, which include live phone calls, emails and text messages, were more popular than video chats, the survey found.

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To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT, That is the Question – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this month’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/3 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This month’s chat will be hosted by Erica Olenski Johansen ( @thegr8chalupa ) on the topic “ To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT, That is the Question. “ It’s revolutionary. It’s captivating. It’s alarming. It’s still rough around the edges and has room to grow.

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HIPAA: Why It Matters to Your Practice

85% of practices are not complying with the government’s HIPAA standards. The large majority of practices are likely trying to protect patients’ information, but they may not be doing all that they need to meet government requirements. Not complying with HIPAA has definite drawbacks, with one major one being massive fines. The government can fine up to 1.5 million dollars for a single HIPAA breach incident - an amount that would put most small practices out of business.