Sat.Dec 03, 2022 - Fri.Dec 09, 2022

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

Call for Submissions – Symposium on Disability and Climate Change

Bill of Health

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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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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.

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.

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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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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Patient-centric journey may have hit speed bump

Healthcare It News

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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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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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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.

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.

UCHealth launches its first mobile AR experience for patients

Healthcare It News

UCHealth's free app now offers patients access to an augmented reality experience wherein they can choose a dog to play with virtually while waiting for an appointment or while at home.

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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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OSHA moves ahead with permanent COVID-19 standards for health workers

Healthcare Dive

The submission for permanent COVID-19 safety standards comes after temporary pandemic requirements for medical facilities were withdrawn last December

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.

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.

Care coordination processes need more automation

Healthcare It News

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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.

UnitedHealth’s $5.4B buy of LHC expected to close in Q1

Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealth’s buy of home health provider LHC Group for $170 a share could close as early as Jan.

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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.

Room for Innovation in Digital Transformation

Healthcare IT Today

Digital Transformation is a huge buzz word in the world of healthcare at the moment. With the pandemic, we had to scramble to find a digital way to do many things in order to stay safe. So in a lot of ways, healthcare has been skyrocketed into the future, but there is still room for improvement.

How AI and machine learning can predict illness and boost health equity

Healthcare It News

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key to unlocking patient data and solving some of healthcare's most complex problems. Even as the U.S.

Sonde Health Secures $19.25M for Voice-Based Health Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Sonde Health , a Boston, MA-based health technology company committed to bringing accessible health monitoring to everyone raises $19.25

Cleveland Clinic, Palantir forge AI pact to improve patient flow

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare system will use Palantir technology to better match patient flows with workforce scheduling

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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.

CommonSpirit Health Says Patient Information Accessed in October 2022 Cyberattack

HIPAA Journal

CommonSpirit Health has provided an update on its October 2022 ransomware attack and has confirmed that the threat actors behind the attack accessed files containing patient information.

Roundup: Over 18 GB health files stolen from Pinnacle and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Hackers stole 18 GB health files from Pinnacle. In an update, the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network disclosed new information about the data that was stolen from its third-party IT server during a breach in late September.

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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18M projected to lose Medicaid coverage at end of COVID-19 emergency

Healthcare Dive

Many people who are currently enrolled in Medicaid will transition to other coverage, but 3.8 million people will completely lose insurance, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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.