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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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Steward fails to spark competitive auction during first round of hospital sales

Health Care Dive

The bankrupt health system did not receive any qualified bidders in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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CrowdStrike outage hits US hospitals

Health Care 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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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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Transforming Mental Health Care in Skilled Nursing

Healthcare Success

Entrepreneurial Insights from a Market Disruptor Market disrupters are drastically changing the healthcare industry, creating more accessible solutions and lucrative business models by addressing unmet needs with innovative solutions and scalable business models. Psych360 was one of the early disruptors to transform access to mental health care in long-term care facilities.

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Step-by-Step Guide to the Process of Medical Billing Services

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If you’re in the healthcare industry, medical billing is the term you would be familiar with. As a physician, you don’t need to go into details as you can outsource the medical billing services process to experts. But, for your information or that of beginner billers interested in the field, this step-by-step guide will make things comprehensive. Let’s get into this.

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Steward executives cashed in prior to bankruptcy filing

Health Care 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

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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Preventing and Mitigating Gun-Related Violence in Hospitals: The Intersection of Proactive and Reactive Security Technologies

HIT Consultant

Dustin Brooks, CCO and co-founder of ZeroEyes Gun-related violence continues to pose a significant threat to society, with the Gun Violence Archive reporting over 650 mass shootings in 2023. Disturbingly, even institutions dedicated to healing and safeguarding individuals, like hospitals, are not immune to these threats; in fact, they’re uniquely susceptible.

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Without Proper Post-Acute Care Relationships, MA Plans Are Leaving Money On The Table

Home Health Care

Health plans generally do not have great visibility into their members’ care after an acute health event. Even when they do, many aren’t confident in the post-acute care provider that’s serving their member. These findings come from a new survey of health plans conducted by the post-acute care technology company WellSky. Specifically, the survey found that: – Only 37% of respondents (health plans) manage members in a post-acute setting after discharge from acute care.

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5 Essentials for Healthcare CIOs: A Provider Data Management Checklist

Complete and accurate provider data is essential for health organizations to operate effectively. A better understanding of your provider network helps to understand patients and consumers, identify gaps in care, and make the best possible decisions for your businesses. A modern provider data management solution should power a complete and accurate view of each of your providers, make this data easily accessible across functional groups, and be flexible and agile enough to scale. with your needs

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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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Humana inks minority investment in Medicare choice tool Healthpilot

Health Care 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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One company's efforts to expand digital health access

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Patient Access Operations Population and Public Health Analytics Clinical and business intelligence Care Business Data and Information Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Large Language Models Fall Short in Medical Accuracy Compared to Medical Professionals, Study Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Kahun , a company specializing in evidence-based clinical AI, has released a new study comparing the medical capabilities of popular large language models (LLMs) to human experts. – The findings reveal the limitations of current LLMs in providing reliable information for clinical decision-making. The Study: Comparing LLMs to Medical Professionals LLMs Tested: OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Anthropic’s Claude3-Opus Evaluation Method: 105,000 evidence-based medi

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A Guide to Improved Sepsis Detection & Compliance: 6 Areas You Should Address

This guide highlights key areas that your sepsis detection platform should address to minimize the impact of this leading, entirely preventable cause of in-hospital deaths, as well as how to increase compliance by 20% in 30 days. Download to learn more!

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The Evolution of Voice AI in Healthcare: Enhancing Patient Care and Streamlining Operations

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In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, voice AI technology is a transformative force, reshaping how care is delivered and managed. As we delve into the myriad ways voice AI enhances patient experiences and streamlines healthcare operations, it becomes clear that this technology is not just an adjunct tool but a central component of modern healthcare systems.

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Healthcare costs set to rise by as much as 8% in 2025: PwC

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare costs are set to rise between 7% and 8% in 2025, according to a new report from PwC. | Healthcare costs are set to rise between 7% and 8% in 2025, according to a new report from PwC.

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Why doctors don’t like insurance

Healthcare ECONOMIST

If you go to the doctor or dentist in the US, you often can get a discount if you pay out of pocket as compared to paying through insurance. Why is that the case? Wouldn’t the physician like to get a big insurance company to pay them as compared to potentially incurring credit card fees for patient self payment? The reason why doctors don’t like insurance is because payment is slow, uncertain and administratively burdensome to their staff.

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6 Ways to Sharpen Your Skills As a Medical Professional

HIT Consultant

For medical professionals, maintaining high-quality care in a field that is developing quickly is a constant struggle. To keep ahead of the ever-evolving landscape, they must constantly hone their talents. Lifelong learning is more than just a trendy idea; it’s a necessity for keeping up with technology improvements and satisfying patients’ ever-growing expectations.

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The New Tech Experience: Innovation, Optimization, and Collaboration

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

Learn how to streamline productivity and efficiency across your organization with machine learning and artificial intelligence! No matter what industry you're in - healthcare, customer service, sales, and more - it’s easier than you think to reduce wait times, monitor sentiment, and provide enhanced self-service options for all of your users. This means that you can achieve a more consistent and engaging customer experience while reducing sources of friction.

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‘Bad Apples In A Barrel’: How Fraudsters In Home Health Care Impact The Entire Space

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership The home health industry has its very own boogeyman — the bad actor. However, there’s a difference between providers that have made errors in claims processing or quality of care provisions versus those taking part in purposeful fraudulent activity, according to National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President William A.

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AI-generated messages to patients on par with clinicians, and can even be more empathetic, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Electronic health record messages to patients drafted by generative AI were of similar quality and accuracy to those written by healthcare professionals, according to a newly published study conduc | A blind analysis of hundreds of EHR message drafts found similar quality and usability. Generative AI's contributions were more empathetic, but also tended to be longer and more linguistically complex.

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Instacart partners with Northwell Health to bolster food access

Health Care 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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Advance Detection and Reporting Are Key to Preventing Attacks

The Rand Blog

Shootings, bombings, and the like are most commonly prevented when members of the public report their suspicions. What kinds of warning signs should we all be on the lookout for in the weeks and months ahead?

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Strategies to Deal with Collaborative Healthcare Communication

Speaker: Dr. Ugo Uwaoma, MD, MBA

Due to the impact of COVID-19, integrating telehealth software into practices and organizations has become the new normal. In turn, this has increased the effectiveness of collaborative healthcare by strengthening communication amongst healthcare workers and helping combat the woes of burnout. Communication between patients and healthcare providers has also improved, allowing patients to reach their providers easily and decreasing turnaround time.

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Viome Launches the First Personalized Toothpaste that Supports Whole-Body Health Using Biotic Data & AI

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Viome , a leading provider of personalized microbiome health products and solutions, today unveiled its pioneering VRx MyBiotics Toothpaste & Gel to complete its Oral Health Solution system, setting a new standard for daily oral care and support overall health. – This innovative product utilizes the unprecedented oral health insights from the Oral Health Intelligence™ Test (also available with Full Body Intelligence™ ) to create a personalized toothpas

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Elevance Health Looks To Offset Health Plan Losses With Health Care Services Wins

Home Health Care

Elevance Health Inc. (NYSE: ELV) has raised red flags surrounding its Medicaid business this year, while also signaling its commitment to home-based care ventures. On its second-quarter earnings call, company leaders touted Carelon, Elevance’s health care services division. “In our health services businesses, we are making progress on our key strategic priority to scale our enterprise flywheel for growth,” Elevance CEO Gail Boudreaux said on the earnings call.

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DOJ: DaVita to pay $34M to settle kickback allegations

Fierce Healthcare

Kidney care giant DaVita has agreed to pay nearly $34.5 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to secure referrals, according to an announcement from the Justice Department. | Kidney care giant DaVita has agreed to pay nearly $34.5 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to secure referrals, according to an announcement from the Justice Department.

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

Health Care 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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Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

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What’s Expected to Drive Up Health Plan Costs in 2025: GLP-1s, Behavioral Health, and Inflationary Pressures for Hospitals and Doctors – PwC’s Behind the Numbers 2025

Health Populi

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics had good news for American consumers long-facing inflation for household spending over the past couple of years, announcing on July 11, 2024, that the general consumer price index (CPI) fell, lowering real prices for people buying airline tickets, used cars and trucks, communication, and petrol to fill auto tanks.

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AliveCor Receives Category III CPT Codes for AI-Powered Kardia 12L ECG

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AliveCor , the global leader in AI-powered cardiology, today announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) has granted new Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that are applicable to the company’s Kardia™ 12L ECG System, which received FDA clearance in June 2024. – In accordance with the AMA semi-annual early release schedule, the new codes will be effective January 1st, 2025 and published in the 2025 CPT Code book.

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How New York’s Home Care Minimum Wage Hike Fell Short

Home Health Care

New York home care advocates scored a major win when lawmakers passed a budget that included a $7.7 billion investment in a higher minimum wage for home care workers. But what’s materialized hasn’t matched expectations. A recent report from PHI reveals that the minimum wage increase isn’t having the intended impact. New York is a state with a rapidly growing home care workforce.

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The states with the best and worst women's health outcomes, per new scorecard

Fierce Healthcare

A new nationwide scorecard ranks the state of women’s health and reproductive care. The results reveal a deep geographic divide in women’s healthcare access and outcomes. | The state-by-state rankings found “significant” disparities between states and deepening racial and ethnic gaps in outcomes. The findings suggest these gaps could widen further, especially for women of color and those with low incomes in states with restricted access to reproductive care.

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Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Patient engagement happens before, during, and after interactions. Consumer research has found that in 2021, 64% of US households reported using Telehealth services. In addition 34% of patients would prefer Telehealth visits to in-office visits. Accessible patient engagement technology can help you improve your relationships with your patients while also improving your KPIs.