December, 2022

Could Amtrak’s Quiet Car Be a Model for COVID-19 Travel Policies?

Bill of Health

By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car. Some Amtrak trains have a designated car for people who want a hushed environment in which to work, read, or sleep. Passengers who want quiet choose the quiet car. People who don’t want quiet sit elsewhere.

3 compliance monitoring trends and their impact on healthcare in 2022

Healthcare Dive

Three trends in compliance monitoring impacting healthcare in 2022, and how to stay compliant in 2023

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Are we taking patient privacy as seriously as we ought to be?

Healthcare It News

BOSTON – Anita Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off the 2022 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum on Monday, with a nuanced and thought-provoking discussion on patient privacy in an era of widespread data sharing.

HIPAA Challenges: State AGs Crack Down on Data Privacy

MRO Compliance

HIPAA Challenges: State AGs Crack Down on Data Privacy. December 6, 2022. For The Record. State attorneys general have been increasingly ramping up investigations and cracking down on data breaches at health care organizations.

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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.

CIO Podcast – Episode 45: The Impact of IT in Healthcare with Skip Rollins

Healthcare IT Today

For the 45th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Skip Rollins, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Freeman Health at the HCP Conference. This time we are diving into the world of IT in Healthcare and the impact it has.

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The Health Carousel Travel Nursing OnDemand Platform Helps Nurses to Chart Their Own Course

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Across the United States, hospitals and medical practices serve diverse patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

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Advocate Aurora and Atrium complete merger, creating $27B system

Healthcare Dive

The new system, Advocate Health, will operate 67 hospitals and more than 1,000 sites of care in six states

HHS issues guidance on the use of online tracking tools in healthcare CRM

Healthcare It News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a bulletin to highlight the obligations on covered entities and business associates under HIPAA's Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules when using online tracking technologies.

LastPass Confirms Customer Data Breached in Hacking Incident

HIPAA Journal

LastPass has confirmed that hackers have gained access to a third-party cloud storage service that contained customer data, although no user passwords were compromised. The hacking incident is linked to the security breach that occurred in August 2022.

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Franciscan Health expands its Epic-linked telemedicine offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to 2020, Franciscan Health, a health system based in Mishawaka, Indiana, conducted few telemedicine visits throughout the organization.

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.

Chronic Pain: Digital interventions Enable Care Providers To Stay In Touch with Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Subhro Mallik, SVP and head of life sciences business unit, Infosys One in five Americans suffers from chronic pain. Apart from disrupting lives, chronic pain costs the U.S.

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Call for Submissions – Symposium on Disability and Climate Change

Bill of Health

CommonSpirit says ransomware attack exposed patient information

Healthcare Dive

The cyberattack has interrupted access to electronic health records and delayed patient care in multiple regions

Community Health Network reports online tracking data breach affecting 1.5 million

Healthcare It News

Community Health Network said it discovered on September 22 that the configuration of certain pixels on its digital properties allowed for a broader scope of patient information collection and transfer to third-party vendors, such as Meta and Google, than it realized. WHY IT MATTERS.

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.

What If…Healthcare was as Important as Pizza?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Tim Dubes is Senior Director of Marketing at Documo. Earlier this year, I walked into a national chain restaurant to order a pizza. I’ve ordered pizza from their other locations in the area and I was hungry again.

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2023 may bring progress in SDOH tech, telehealth and interoperability

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Health equity and technological innovation are top priorities for the healthcare industry – with new standards, technology and policy driving the way.

Medical Practices with a High Percentage of Connected Medical Devices Experience More Cyberattacks

HIPAA Journal

The medical Internet of Things (IoT) is helping to improve efficiency and make healthcare more patient-centric; however, as hospitals increase the number of networked medical devices, the attack surface increases, giving malicious actors more opportunities to conduct attacks.

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Sutures for Ukraine: The Medical Case for City Diplomacy

Bill of Health

By Vrushab Gowda, Leslie Appleton, and Jesse Ehrenfeld. The war in Ukraine has brought nothing less than an unmitigated humanitarian catastrophe. Health care infrastructure has been deliberately — and systematically — targeted by Russian forces since the very outset of the invasion.

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.

Emerging regulatory standards are paving the way for a new era: Unified experiences will be healthcare’s future

Healthcare Dive

The impending changes to prior authorization processing aren’t minor, and they aren’t the only types of regulatory transformation that healthcare organizations will need to navigate in the months and years to come

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Encouraging seniors to flex their brains and social muscles

Healthcare It News

Reading, writing and playing games in later life could delay the onset of dementia by up to five years. 1 Social isolation and loneliness are associated with a 50% increase in dementia risk, a 29% increase in heart disease risk and a 32% increase in stroke risk.

8 Interesting Exhibitors at #RSNA22

Healthcare IT Today

The 2022 edition of the Radiological Society of North America conference #RSNA22 featured almost 650 exhibitors. The exhibit hall was dominated by established radiology leaders like GE Healthcare , Siemens , Philips , Canon , FujiFilm , and Agfa HealthCare.

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4 Roadblocks Hindering The Promise of Predictive Analytics

HIT Consultant

Brad Eckler, Field Sales Director, Public Sector, Qlik. COVID-19 will likely impact and strain healthcare systems for many years to come — possibly even forever. ​​As As its attention wanes, we need technology to step in and tell us when and how to act next.

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.

OCR Confirms Use of Website and Other Tracking Technologies Without a BAA is a HIPAA Violation

HIPAA Journal

The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has issued a bulletin confirming that the use of third-party tracking technologies on websites, web applications, and mobile apps without a business associate agreement (BAA) is a HIPAA violation if the tracking technology collects and transmits individually identifiable health information.

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UMass Memorial Health proves RPM virtual sitting is as effective as in-person care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

UMass Memorial Health is the largest health system in Central Massachusetts and the clinical partner of UMass Chan Medical School. UMass Memorial is the only adult Level I Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal ICU in Central Massachusetts.

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Proteomic tests empower better detection and prevention of severe cardiovascular events

Healthcare Dive

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. Proteomic tests can arm providers with insights to better predict, monitor and prevent severe CVD events

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Patient-centric journey may have hit speed bump

Healthcare It News

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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.

Weekly Roundup – December 3, 2022

Healthcare IT Today

Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week.

Research Shows Power of Anumana AI-ECG Algorithms to Detect Heart Conditions

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The research is mounting to show that Anumana’s AI -ECG algorithms could dramatically improve screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD), providing early warnings of disease from just a standard electrocardiogram (ECG).

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Hacking and IT Incidents Affect 563,000 Patients and Health Plan Members

HIPAA Journal

Health Care Management Solutions LLC, a West Virginia-based consulting company focused on improving care quality for vulnerable populations including veterans, has recently reported a data breach to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights that has affected up to 500,000 individuals.

Health is Paradoxical

HealthIT Answers

Now on demand, Health Unabashed episode with hosts Gil Bashe and Gregg Masters and a conversation with Unity Stoakes, President, Co-founder & Managing Partner at StartUp Health. The post Health is Paradoxical appeared first on Health IT Answers. HealthcareNOW Radio Gil Bashe Gregg 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.