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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional right to abortion

Healthcare Dive

As it currently stands, 26 states are deemed certain or likely to end abortion rights, making abortion effectively illegal in half of the country, according to the Guttmacher Institute

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COVID-19, Patents, and Trade Secrets

Bill of Health

By David Gindler & Jasper L. Has the worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines been impacted by patent rights? David Gindler , head of IP at Milbank LA, and Jasper L.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: Don Hardwick on the Tate Chronicles

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: Don Hardwick on the Tate Chronicles. In this episode, we hear from host Don Hardwick, but this time as a guest on the Tate Chronicles, a Healthcare NOW Radio show revolved around healthcare technology. Don and Jim discuss release of information.

How telehealth can help inpatient care, and what a hybrid future looks like

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare provider organizations and clinicians are fortunate that telehealth has gone mainstream as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth opens up many new avenues to expand access to care, streamline the delivery of care, create new workflows and improve patient outcomes.

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Staffing laws, unionization can improve nurse retention, new research shows

Healthcare Dive

“Nurses cannot provide the health care that they know they're capable of because of their working conditions,” said Robert Bruno, one of the report’s authors and a professor at the University of Illinois

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Stemming Supreme Court Rights Reversals

Bill of Health

By James G. Hodge, Jr. Based on the May 2022 leak of an initial draft, most believe the Supreme Court will carry through some rescission of abortion rights later this month through its final opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Fast Focus: ROI Staffing

MRO Compliance

Fast Focus: ROI Staffing. Background Summary. ADP Research Institute recently conducted a 17-country survey to determine what workers love (or hate) about their jobs¹. ADP’s report is the most timely and extensive research available.

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Inequities in healthcare cost nearly $320B annually, new research shows

Healthcare Dive

Spending due to inequities that drive late diagnoses and comorbidities is only expected to rise over the next few decades without intervention, according to research from Deloitte

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Telehealth with a technician in the home reduces spend by 22% for Scottsdale Physician Group

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2018, Scottsdale Physician Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, saw a need that simply was not being met. THE PROBLEM. Some patients were not getting the medical care they needed, when they needed, because of a variety of issues.

Revenue Integrity: Three Ways Audit Software Can Reduce Costs and Retain Revenue

MRO Compliance

Revenue Integrity: Three Ways Audit Software Can Reduce Costs and Retain Revenue. Maintaining and managing audits is one of the most time-consuming yet critical parts to ensure revenue integrity. Denial volume is on the rise, which is why auditing has become increasingly difficult.

What’s Holding Up the Healthcare IT Infrastructure?

Healthcare IT Today

Usually we do a Fun Friday entry, but today didn’t seem like a great day to do a Fun Friday.

SCOTUS rejects UnitedHealth appeal of Medicare Advantage overpayment rule

Healthcare Dive

The justices declined to take up the case, leaving intact a lower court ruling that backed the 2014 CMS regulation requiring swift return of overpayments

May 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report

HIPAA Journal

May 2022 saw a 25% increase in healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records.

Healthcare Industry: 5 IT Challenges And How To Overcome Them

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The healthcare industry plays an important role since it impacts people’s lives in various ways.

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Digital Vaccines – Can This AI Tool Save Us from Ourselves?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Neecey Hudson, PhD – Founder & Chief Scientist at Hood Medicine Initiative. Pandemic preparedness has now become a paramount concern across the globe.

'Chaos' from state abortion bans going into effect will have legal, criminal implications for providers

Healthcare Dive

The effect of Friday's opinion will be felt by providers, medical groups and hospitals across the country, including primary care doctors and emergency physicians, experts say

Remote patient monitoring in an app boosts quality at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There's nothing about a person's day that doesn't have an impact on their weight – and that's why the team at the Weight Management Center at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist needs to be able to interact and engage with patients as much as possible.

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Digital Transformation In Healthcare: Challenges and Applications

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare is something that’s been around for a while, especially in the western world, but as with all things, digitalization is omnipresent and something that’s unavoidable.

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CIO Podcast – Episode 33: Healthcare AI with Steve Hess

Healthcare IT Today

For the 33rd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Steve Hess, CIO at UCHealth. In this episode we dive into the topic of healthcare AI. Hess shares whether he thinks AI is just a nice to have or whether it’s become a must have in healthcare.

As cross-state telemedicine waivers expire, virtual care advocates focus on long-term policy changes

Healthcare Dive

There’s a complication: No one solution to the U.S.’ ’ patchy physician licensing infrastructure has universal buy-in

What Hospital Success Looks Like Under Value-Based Care

HIT Consultant

Mike Ipekdjian, MBA-HM, BSN, RN, SANE, PHRN, NREMT, Head of Clinical & Solution. Hospitals are increasingly turning to value-based care initiatives to transform care delivery, lower the total cost of care, and improve patient outcomes.

NHS Scotland patients to benefit from fast-track innovation scheme

Digital Health News

NHS Scotland has launched the Accelerated National Innovation Adoption pathway to accelerate the adoption of technological innovations in the region.

Larry Ellison’s Vision of a National EHR Database as Part of Cerner Acquisition

Healthcare IT Today

A couple weeks ago, Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner closed and Oracle held an event to announce the vision for the The Future of Healthcare. Much has been written about Larry Ellison’s vision of what he called a “National EHR Database.”

Kaiser nurses in Los Angeles wage 1-day strike

Healthcare Dive

The health system has contingency plans in place and does not expect the strike to impact scheduled procedures and services, according to a statement

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Analysis: Is Oracle Cerner Planning to Build A National EHR?

HIT Consultant

Earlier this month Oracle closed its $28.3B acquisition of Cerner and shortly after Oracle founder and CTO, Larry Ellison, outlined Oracle’s vision for Healthcare IT post-acquisition. The key elements of this vision included: – Developing a solution for a national EHR database.

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The “Wonder Years” of Healthcare

HealthIT Answers

By Dr. Martin Lustick - In the wake of medical home certification, meaningful use, the Cures Act and the pandemic, it’s clear that virtually all of healthcare is now built on a digital foundation.

Happy Juneteenth!

Healthcare IT Today

Today I’ve come across a wide variety of people in health IT that’s companies have given them the day off to celebrate Juneteenth. It’s been interesting to see a lot more people embracing this holiday and taking time to understand some of it’s history and origins.

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Meta hit with class action suit alleging it mined providers' patient data

Healthcare Dive

The lawsuit identified at least 644 hospital systems or “medical provider web properties” from which Facebook allegedly knowingly receives patient data to create targeted advertising both on and off Facebook’s website

AWS & MATTER Launches Incubator for EMEA Healthcare Startups Entering US Market

HIT Consultant

– Amazon Web Services (AWS) and MATTER , the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, announced the launched of a new incubation program called AWS Expand.

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Settles Data Breach Lawsuit for $450,000

HIPAA Journal

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to settle a class action data breach lawsuit and will make $450,000 available to cover claims from individuals who have suffered losses due to the theft and misuse of their protected health information.

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Featured Health IT Job: EHR Implementation Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EHR Implementation Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cayuga Centers and is in New York.

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The cultural and mental health skills that medical and health science students need in today's world

Healthcare Dive

From memorizing facts about illnesses to learning how to perform procedures, every medical and health science university offers curricula and opportunities to ensure that its students hone their hard skills

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SteadyMD Acquires BlocHealth to Enhance Clinician Licensing & Credentialing

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – SteadyMD , a B2B telehealth infrastructure provider that powers high-quality telehealth patient experiences for leaders and innovators in healthcare acquires BlocHealth , a clinician licensing, credentialing, and payer enrollment platform.

Study: Many digital health startups lack clinical trials, regulatory filings

Mobi Health News

Of the 224 companies analyzed, 98 received a clinical robustness score of zero

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Where Are We At With FHIR? with Joe Gagnon and Dr. Don Rucker from 1upHealth

Healthcare IT Today

It feels like FHIR has gone through all the hype cycles you can imagine in the decade or so that FHIR’s been around. I’ve heard FHIR described as the solution to healthcare’s woes and heard others describe its limitations.

The doctor's visit of the future will be like having coffee with a friend. Here's why

Healthcare Dive

Solv Health CMO Robert Rohatsch contends that digital healthcare transformation will help GPs finally get back to what most of us really want to do in the first place — keep patients healthy

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh use online booking for blood tests

Digital Health News

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh is using software from Dedalus to enable patients to book their own blood test appointments online.