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CrowdStrike outage hits US hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The cybersecurity firm released what was meant to be a routine software update, but now health systems, including CommonSpirit Health and Cleveland Clinic, are locked out of Windows systems.

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Bon Secours taps Philips for 10-year patient monitoring collaboration

Healthcare It News

Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is teaming up with Royal Philips to implement and scale a new patient monitoring platform over the next three years – and then monitor it over the following seven. WHY IT MATTERS One of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems, BSMH has more than 1,200 care sites and 49 hospitals across Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as in Ireland.

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Remote patient monitoring reduces blood pressure for patients in New York State

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hypertension, the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affects 1.39 billion adults worldwide and has a 46% uncontrolled rate. That poses a substantial burden for hospitals and health systems – and necessitates a paradigm shift in management strategies, clinicians say. THE PROBLEM Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to recurrent heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and death.

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“Hubris Squared”: What SCOTUS Decision Gutting Deference to Public Agencies Means for Health Care Protections

Bill of Health

This post originally appeared on Health Care in Motion , published by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. The last days of the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) term brought some blockbuster decisions with far reaching implications for federal agencies charged with regulating health care. In an expected but still monumental move, SCOTUS issued a decision in Loper Bright vs.

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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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Steward executives cashed in prior to bankruptcy filing

Healthcare Dive

Fourteen executives received over $1 million in total compensation the year before Steward entered Chapter 11 restructuring, bankruptcy documents show.

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Post-acute care at home in a hybrid model

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

By partnering with health systems to support hybrid care models, long-term care facilities can mitigate staff shortages of staff and better manage available beds, explains Joe O'Brien, head of sales, digital health at LG Electronics.

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Global IT outage takes down health system EHRs, forces hospitals to cancel non-emergency services

Fierce Healthcare

A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency | A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency procedures and services.

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UnitedHealth’s cyberattack response costs to surpass $2.3B this year

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare giant’s new estimate is roughly $1 billion higher than previous forecasts as the cyberattack on subsidiary Change Healthcare continues to hamper its profit outlook.

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Advanced imaging improves experiences and treatment

Healthcare It News

Kaiser Permanente Georgia is getting more patients booked and into imaging, thanks to new equipment that completes PT scans in half the time. It's also improving patient experiences and reducing duplication, says Heidi Veltman, VP & COO.

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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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Asepha: Automating Pharmacist Workflow to Improve Patient Access

Healthcare IT Today

Pharmacists remain one of the most underutilized resources in healthcare. Reducing the administrative burden on Pharmacists means more capacity for them to care for and advise patients. Asepha is hoping to do just that with their AI-based workflow solutions. Healthcare IT Today had the opportunity to ask Eunice Wu, PharmD – Asepha’s CEO and Founder – how pharmacists can be leveraged more to patient care.

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Optum lays off more employees at Landmark, OptumInsight

Fierce Healthcare

The sprawling enterprise that is UnitedHealth Group is undergoing more layoffs under its Optum umbrella. | UnitedHealth's Optum is again laying off workers, with the scope unconfirmed. Landmark Health is downsizing once again and leaving major metropolitan areas.

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Humana inks minority investment in Medicare choice tool Healthpilot

Healthcare Dive

The company uses AI to recommend Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplement and prescription drug plans based on enrollees’ healthcare preferences and needs.

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Digital therapeutics - European style

Healthcare It News

Eversana and the Digital Therapeutics Alliance analyze, map and report on reimbursement frameworks in Europe for digital therapeutics. Alberta Spreafico, SVP of health innovation at Eversana, explains.

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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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King’s speech sets out Labour’s plans for cyber security, digital and data

Digital Health News

Prime Minister Keir Starmer's plans to introduce legislation for cyber security, digital and data were outlined in the King’s Speech on 17 July.

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Atropos compares how well leading LLMs generate clinical evidence

Fierce Healthcare

A new study released by healthcare AI company Atropos found that general purpose LLMs like ChatGPT, Claude and Gemini are not fit for use in clinical decisionmaking. | Healthcare AI company Atropos conducted a study to test how reliably ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini, OpenEvidence and its own model, ChatRWD, answer clinicians' questions. General use LLMs did not fare well.

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Chicago children’s hospital faces class action suits after cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

Multiple lawsuits were filed last week after Lurie Children’s Hospital reported a cyberattack earlier this year may have exposed data of more than 775,000 people.

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Olympics 2024 Anti-Doping: Why Innovation in Testing Is Key

HIT Consultant

Gabe Baida, Executive Director at InnoVero As we approach the 2024 Summer Olympics, ensuring a clean game is a major priority for the International Olympic Committee. More than 1,000 people will be involved in various anti-doping testing stages, including chaperones, sample collection personnel, and dedicated anti-doping control spaces at each competition venue.

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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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Global IT outage disrupting NHS ’caused by antivirus software’

Digital Health News

Dr Simon Wallace, CCIO at Microsoft told Summer Schools that a global outage affecting the NHS was identified to antivirus firm CrowdStrike.

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UnitedHealth reaffirms guidance as it posts $4.2B in Q2 profit

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance | UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance for the year as it posts a profit of $4.2 billion.

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Elevance hits $2.3B in profit but trims long-term guidance

Healthcare Dive

Elevance beat Wall Street expectations in second-quarter results posted Wednesday, despite steep Medicaid membership losses that are affecting revenue forecasts.

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3 Ways to Improve Patient Payments Data Security and Compliance

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Heather Randall, PhD, Chief Compliance Officer at TrustCommerce Regardless of whether the information is clinical, financial, or demographic, patients are increasingly worried about the possibility that their personal data could be compromised. For example, a recent survey of 1,200 consumers revealed that 95% of patients expressed concern about the possibility of data breaches affecting their medical information, according to Health Gorilla.

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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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AI-Powered Deepfakes Fuel Surge in Social Media Supplement Scams

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Social media has become a breeding ground for deceptive health supplement ads, with AI-powered deepfakes taking these scams to a whole new level of danger. A recent study by Bitdefender Labs reveals a dramatic increase in phony social media ads promoting fictitious supplements and treatments. -Researchers at Bitdefender Labs analyzed health-related scams on social media platforms like Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram over a three-month period, uncovering a disturb

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Northwell Health teams up with Instacart to scale food-as-health programs

Fierce Healthcare

Grocery delivery company Instacart continues to expand its reach in healthcare and has notched a major health system partnership. | The first program to launch integrates Instacart Health tools into Northwell’s Center for Maternal Health Maternal Outcomes and Morbidity Collaborative (MOMS) so that moms-to-be who are food insecure have improved access to fresh and nutritious food.

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Instacart partners with Northwell Health to bolster food access

Healthcare Dive

The tie-up with New York’s largest healthcare provider is focusing first on supporting expecting mothers in Black and Brown communities who are food insecure.

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CMS Issues E-Prescribing Final Rule: Quick Takeaways in a No-Slowing-Down Reg Cycle – Regulatory Talk Series

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Nick Barger, PharmD, Vice President, Product at DrFirst. This article is the fourth in the Healthcare Regulatory Talk series. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new standards for electronic prescribing on June 13, concluding a complicated, 18-month regulatory process that came in fits and starts and went by without attracting much industry scrutiny.

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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.