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Hospitals grapple with generic drug supply shortages

Fierce Healthcare

In this week’s episode of “Podnosis,” we’re diving into the issue of generic drug shortages. | In this week's "Podnosis" episode, Fierce Healthcare’s Dave Muoio talks with Allan Coukell from Civica Rx about generic drug shortages. Coukell discusses the impact on healthcare providers, recent strategies to strengthen the drug supply chain and advice for organizations facing these shortages.

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HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

Health Care Dive

The program will invest more than $50 million to create a software suite that could automatically find potential vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit and deploy fixes.

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Cedars-Sinai CIO's tips to ensure genAI is fair, appropriate, valid, effective and safe

Healthcare It News

Craig Kwiatkowski, senior vice president and CIO at Cedars-Sinai, and his team have been pushing the famous health system forward in the realm of artificial intelligence. Their most prominent accomplishment has been the AI-powered virtual primary care app Cedars-Sinai Connect. Launched in fall 2023, the app already has increased primary care capacity by 11% – the equivalent of building three new clinics.

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[Podcast] Is Your Healthcare Email Marketing HIPAA Compliant?

Healthcare Success

Is your email marketing HIPAA compliant? Do you have adequate encryption at every step? Are you sure? Remember, even a patient’s email address could be considered PHI if linked to a health condition or treatment. If you are suddenly feeling a little uneasy, I promise you are not alone. Most healthcare marketers are unaware that seemingly innocuous patient email marketing campaigns are yet another area where you could inadvertently run afoul with HIPAA regulations, or, even worse, suffer a breach

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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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An Overview of P3 Care’s Medical Billing Services

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Medical billing is the phenomenon of negotiation between healthcare providers and medical billing providers. It is a process of submitting patients’ claims to insurance companies. It incorporates the process of translating healthcare services into billing codes and assigning them designated fees. In addition, accuracy in medical billing is highly important because errors lead to claim denials and delays in the reimbursement process.

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HHS' ARPA-H offering more than $50M for hospital cybersecurity platform pitches

Fierce Healthcare

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) research funding agency is floating more than $50 million to developers who can build a scalable cybersecurity platform able to keep hospitals' c | The UPGRADE program will be handing out millions to those with the best pitches on how to detect hospital cybersecurity weaknesses and deploy fixes with minimal interruptions to care delivery.

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National University Hospital testing predictive AI for Alzheimer's diagnosis and more AI briefs

Healthcare It News

National University Hospital testing Alzheimer's predictive AI from Korea Singapore's National University Hospital is collaborating with medical AI company Heuron from South Korea to test the latter's AI solutions for screening and predicting Alzheimer's disease. Heuron delivered its two solutions: Heuron AD, which provides quantitative analysis on brain atrophy, and Heuron Brain PET, which provides fast and accurate PET tracer quantification.

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Wysa Awarded $3.4M Grant to Develop Personalized Mental Health Support for Chronic Pain

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Wysa , a leading provider of digital mental health platforms, has been selected as a sub-awardee for a $3.4M grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) , part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). – The 4-year project, led by Washington University in St. Louis with Duke University as another sub-awardee, aims to develop personalized pathways for individuals managing mental health conditions alongside chronic pain.

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Home Health, Hospice Veterans Behind BoldAge PACE’s Nationwide Expansion

Home Health Care

BoldAge PACE – a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) operator – is expanding, led by a leadership team filled with multiple home health and hospice veterans. In May, the company opened two new locations in Kentucky and Indiana, and the plan is to open up more locations in short order. As of right now, it has 14 locations spanning coast to coast, located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Florida and New Jersey.

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Precision medicine company Tempus AI files to go public

Fierce Healthcare

Three years after talks of an IPO surfaced, health tech company Tempus AI lit the fuse and is looking to go public this year. | Founded in 2015, Tempus says it’s built the world’s largest library of clinical and molecular data along with an operating system to make those data accessible and useful for providers to inform patient 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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Senate Finance Committee tackles Medicare physician pay reform

Health Care Dive

On Friday, the committee released a white paper proposing Medicare adjust doctor reimbursement to account for inflation, a key goal for physician lobbies.

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Geisinger saves $560K in pilot integrating video visits into Epic MyChart

Healthcare It News

Over the course of the pandemic, demand for behavioral health services increased dramatically in the communities served by Geisinger, the Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system. With a large patient population in rural areas, Geisinger expanded its use of telemedicine to scale access and leverage a national workforce to serve them. Today, Geisinger Behavioral Health serves more than 45,000 unique patients annually, with more than 80% of services offered via telemedicine.

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Centivo Acquires Eden Health to Scale Its Primary Care Centered Health Plans

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Centivo, a pioneering healthcare company built to make quality healthcare more affordable for employers and their employees, today announced the acquisition of Eden Health , an employer-centered virtual-first medical provider, effective immediately. – This strategic move enables Centivo to accelerate its plans to scale its primary care-centered health plans to more working families and employers nationwide.

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How Home Care Providers Are Addressing The Growing Challenge Of Caregiver ‘Ghosting’

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership Poof — a caregiver has just vanished into thin air. The caregiver hasn’t shown up to care for their client during the shift, and they’ve left the home care agency without giving any notice. Generally, this is what’s known as caregiver ghosting, and it continues to be a challenge for home care providers.

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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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Hims & Hers expands weight loss program to include access to GLP-1 medications

Fierce Healthcare

Six months after launching its weight loss program, online health and wellness company Hims & Hers added compounded GLP-1 medications to its offerings. | Six months after launching its weight loss program, online health and wellness company Hims & Hers added compounded GLP-1 medications to its offerings.

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UnitedHealth’s Optum Rx unveils new drug pricing model

Health Care Dive

Major pharmacy benefit managers are rolling out a flurry of ostensibly transparent and cost-effective models to retain clients and placate scrutiny over their role in rising drug costs.

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How US provider organizations can build underserved populations' trust

Healthcare It News

Start addressing the distrust communities of color have for the healthcare system by creating a pipeline of clinicians from those communities, advises Christopher Kunney, advocacy chair for HIMSS Georgia chapter and 2024 HIMSS Changemaker award recipient.

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Report Reveals Pharmacies Poised for Expansion: Consumers Open to Broader Clinical Services

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A recent survey by Outcomes Operating, Inc. , a leader in pharmacy workflow solutions, paints a clear picture: consumers are ready for pharmacies to play a bigger role in their healthcare. The overwhelming majority (86%) are open to receiving new clinical services at pharmacies, indicating a significant shift towards a more comprehensive approach to healthcare delivery. – The survey highlights a clear opportunity for pharmacies to expand their role in healthca

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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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Helping the paralyzed move

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Technology is amazing. From The Economist : Fourteen years ago, Melanie Reid, a journalist, fell off a horse and broke her neck. The injury to her spinal cord left her paralysed, limiting the function of her four limbs and torso—a condition known as tetraplegia. For more than a decade her left hand was incapable of either sensation or motion. Now, however, Ms Reid can not only move that hand; she can also, as she puts it, practise the “right to put my hair in a ponytail”.

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Report: The generative AI roadmap, its hurdles and strategies to mitigate

Fierce Healthcare

The panel that worked on the report was made up of Big Tech players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, as well as leaders such as Harvard Medical School, the Leapfrog Group and Kaiser Permanente.

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Ascension hit with lawsuits days after ransomware attack

Health Care Dive

Most data breach lawsuits settle out of court rather than through litigation, an expert told Healthcare Dive.

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Educating patients to advocate for themselves and for policy change

Healthcare It News

Gözde Susuzlu Briggs, programme manager for the European Patients' Forum, discusses the "Data Saves Lives" initiative, which explains digital data and AI concepts to patients and encourages involvement in patient advocacy organizations.

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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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Beyond the EHR: Why We Need a Patient Communication Layer

HIT Consultant

Jake Pyles, CEO at CipherHealth Healthcare looks a lot different than it did a few years ago. Healthcare leaders need to address rising consumerism, persistent labor shortages, systemic equity gaps, and a critical shift toward value-based care. It’s worth asking: If the healthcare landscape has changed so much, why do foundational electronic health record (EHR) systems stand largely unchanged?

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Biden’s Catch-22 in Ukraine

The Rand Blog

If Ukraine is to regain the momentum it has lost in its fight against Russia, it will need to go on the offensive—and that involves some degree of escalation risk.

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Transcarent unveils new gen AI-enabled platform WayFinding

Fierce Healthcare

Earlier this month, Transcarent teased that it was betting big on artificial intelligence as it banked a $126 million funding round. | Earlier this month, Transcarent teased that it was betting big on artificial intelligence as it banked a $126 million funding round. Now, it's unveiling WayFinding, a new platform that leans on generative AI to connect members with benefits navigation, clinical guidance and care delivery services all in one place.

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New online portal allows patients to report potential EMTALA violations

Health Care Dive

The federal government and states have sparred over whether providers must cover emergency abortion services since Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022.

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Level up Culture & EQ | Sign up for the #CultureDrop

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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Clinicians learn in the hospital as care moves to the home

Healthcare It News

RPM tools and other user-friendly tech are enabling a paradigm shift in care delivery, says Dr. Maulik Majmudar, CMO at Biofourmis, who says it's also important to be educated on the pain points associated of home care.

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LG Unveils Primefocus Health: Personalized Care & Remote Monitoring From Home

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Global innovator LG Electronics has unveiled “Primefocus Health,” a new venture that aims to leverage innovative technologies and new healthcare therapies to enable providers to deliver a personalized, complete care experience and empower individuals to take control of their health at home. – Primefocus Health is the first new venture launched by LG NOVA , LG Electronics’ North America Innovation Center.

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Medicare Advantage Penetration Plateau Provides Home Health Tailwind

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership If there were ever a time for Medicare Advantage-related troubles to cool off in the home health care space, now would be it. And, heading into the summer, some of the largest home health providers in the country are scoring demonstrable wins that could lead to future success. Virtually no one has the MA game figured out entirely, and it’s hard to imagine a day where that even becomes achievable.

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Mental health inequities will cost U.S. $478B in 'unnecessary' expenses in 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Inequities in mental health across the U.S. | ED overutilization, exacerbated comorbidities and lost productivity will drive trillions in "avoidable and unnecessary expenses" should inequities in mental health access and outcomes remain unchecked.

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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.