2021

Tech That Empowers Providers To Level Up On Patient Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic forced patients and healthcare providers alike to accept new ways to stay in touch, communicate, and to ask and give advice – which, in turn, catalyzed adoption of digital tools.

Is healthcare too hard for Big Tech firms?

Healthcare It News

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ACA Reporting Deadline Extended and the End of “Good Faith” Compliance

Compliance Now

By: Jennifer Berman, CEO, MZQ Consulting. On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that introduce significant changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting process for both large and small employers. These changes specifically impact the Form 1095-B & Form 1095-C distribution deadline and good faith transition relief. Automatic Extension to the Distribution Deadline.

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“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

Follow the (Medical) Record: Beth Friedman and Data Aggregation

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: Beth Friedman and Data Aggregation. In this episode, host Don Hardwick interviews Beth Friedman, senior partner at FINN Partners about the rise of data aggregation, its risks, and what HIM professionals should consider in the year ahead.

Advances in telemedicine are on the way in 2022

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

2020 and 2021 saw the mainstreaming of telehealth and the rise of remote patient monitoring.

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Medicare’s Open Enrollment Is Open Season for Scammers

Kaiser Health News

Finding the best private Medicare drug or medical insurance plan among dozens of choices is tough enough without throwing misleading sales tactics into the mix.

Carrot Health Joins 2021 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, ranked among the top 400 fastest-growing private companies in its inaugural appearance on the 2021 Inc.

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Books Worth Reading: “The Power of One: Sister Anne Brooks and The Tutwiler Clinic”

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you work in healthcare, you need to read this book. It is well worth your time and shows quite effectively how one person can create and cause change that can ripple through an industry. […].

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5 Degrees For A Career In Speech and Hearing Disorders

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Approximately 15% of people in North America have some type of communication and hearing disorder.

Navigating Joint Commission: How to Earn the Gold Seal of Approval

Speaker: Therese Gopaul-Robinson, MPH - Healthcare Consultant and Compliance Expert

Join compliance expert Therese Gopaul-Robinson for the roadmap to Joint Commission accreditation and reaccreditation.

Nanotechnology vs. SARS-CoV-2: Can Nanomedicine Help Combat COVID-19?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In a very short period, the novel coronavirus has caused a very significant impact on the global health and socio-economic sector.

ONC: More patients are downloading their medical records and using portals

Healthcare It News

A brief out this month from the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found an increase in patient portal access and online medical record download rates over the past few years.

10 OTC For Emergencies and First Aid

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Over-the-counter refers to the medications available to you without the doctor’s prescription and can be bought without hesitation.

Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

Health Populi

“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service.

How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

Follow the (Medical) Record: Greg Ford and Payer Audit Requests

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: Greg Ford and Payer Audit Requests. In this episode, Greg Ford joins host Don Hardwick to discuss the riding tide of payer audit requests and how health systems are addressing these requests.

Amazon looks to bring telehealth, in-person care to 20 more cities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon is reportedly looking to launch its app-based home visits in 20 major U.S. cities through 2022.

SMART Health Card Emerging As Model For Sharing Covid Vaccine Data

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, as the demand for proof of COVID vaccination status has climbed, the healthcare industry has scrambled to find effective ways of sharing vaccine data between varied locations.

A Rural Georgia Community Reels After Its Hospital Closes

Kaiser Health News

CUTHBERT, Ga. Lacandie Gipson struggled to breathe. The 33-year-old woman with multiple health conditions was in respiratory distress and awaiting an ambulance. About 20 minutes after the emergency call, it arrived.

Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

5 Tools That Are Revolutionizing Senior Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The market for senior care is growing rapidly. This comes as more members of the baby boomer generation enter retirement, partly due to the current health crisis.

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How Information Technology Helps In Med Tech Research

Electronic Health Reporter

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Infection Control and Prevention: 10 Tips For Preventing Exposure and Contamination In Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Hospital-acquired infections are a challenge to clinicians as they increase the mortality and morbidity rate.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Patient Education Platform:EmmiEducate

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Wolters Kluwer, Health announces the release of EmmiEducate to improve alignment between patients and their care teams.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

Majority of burned-out clinical support staff point to patient communications as the culprit

Healthcare It News

A study published this week from the patient experience vendor WELL Health found that the vast majority of frontline clinical support staff are reporting moderate to extreme burnout. Nearly two-thirds say they've considered switching jobs or quitting due to stress.

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How Technology Helps Provide Better Patient Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The medical profession has come a long way from the days when doctors made house calls carrying little black bags with everything they needed for their trade.

IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

Audit Surge: Managing the Deluge of Payer Integrity Audits

MRO Compliance

Audit Surge: Managing the Deluge of Payer Integrity Audits. ?As As many may already be aware, commercial and third-party payers have all resumed payment integrity audits in 2021. While these audits are useful to assure compliance and proper reimbursement, they don’t always go smoothly.

10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

Zoom's head of healthcare talks the future of telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth continues to be a priority for the healthcare industry. It has proven itself throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recent Zoom research found that in the U.S.,

Could 2022 Be The Year Telehealth Breaks Out of Its Silo? 

Healthcare IT Today

While telehealth use has made tremendous gains since the emergence of COVID, the technology still sits largely on the sidelines.

A Title Fight Pits Physician Assistants Against Doctors

Kaiser Health News

After 23 years as a physician assistant, Leslie Clayton remains rankled by one facet of her vocation: its title. Specifically, the word “assistant.” ” Patients have asked if she’s heading to medical school or in the middle of it.

Why Being A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Is Such A Satisfying Career

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you see an infant or child not feeling well, it can be heartbreaking, and the first instinct is usually you need to do something about it. Taking care of pediatric patients can be a […].

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Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.