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ViVE 2024: Health systems are making big bets on AI. Here's how

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical docum | AI took center stage at the ViVE 2024 conference this week and health systems across the country are deploying the tech to tackle issues from easing the drudgery of medical documentation to making it easier for patients to get information about their medical care.

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Tenet to sell two California hospitals to Adventist for $550M

Health Care Dive

The latest divestiture comes as the Dallas-based for-profit has sold other hospitals while it reduces its debt load.

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False claims settlements in healthcare reached $1.8B in fiscal year 2023

Health Care Dive

According to the Department of Justice, enforcement in Medicare Advantage is of “critical importance” as the number of beneficiaries in the privatized insurance program swells.

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Generative AI to bring 'transformative change,' says Froedtert/Inception Health CTO

Healthcare It News

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology. Artificial intelligence is at the heart of some of its most disruptive innovations.

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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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Integrating AI Co-Pilots: A New Era of Intelligent Healthcare Management

HIT Consultant

Akshay Sharma, Chief AI Officer, Lyric The integration of AI into healthcare workflows presents a tremendous opportunity for transformation –– and for new levels of productivity in a time when administrative functions surrounding claims adjudication, provider reimbursement, and related functions are complicating operations and affecting efficiency. AI Co-Pilots offer an innovative approach to addressing these issues by driving efficiency, accuracy, and value in payment integrity.

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The Crisis at the Border: A Primer for Confused Americans

The Rand Blog

While politically challenging, a holistic update to U.S. immigration laws based on a better understanding of American immigration needs and the factors that are driving people to make the dangerous trek to cross the border would help reduce the numbers of migrants arriving daily to the U.S.-Mexico border and the challenges migration poses to receiving localities.

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Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

Health Care Dive

The UnitedHealth-owned healthcare technology company disconnected its systems after detecting an “outside threat,” according to a status update page.

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Froedtert CTO talks AI scaling strategy, from 'small improvements' to 'hardest' last mile

Healthcare It News

Editor's Note: This is part two of our two-part interview with Dr. Melek Somai. To read part one, click here. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is an academic health system based in eastern Wisconsin. It embarked on a journey to foster disruptive innovations by establishing Inception Health as an independent vehicle to drive innovation and digital transformation, focusing on digital health technology.

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Chapters Health System CEO On Prioritizing Value-Based Care Initiatives In The Home

Home Health Care

Andrew Molosky, the president and CEO of Chapters Health System, is keenly aware of the struggles that coincide with turning a large health care provider organization into a value-based one. The first priority in that situation, in his mind, is making sure that the entire organization is on the same page in terms of what value-based care really means, he told Home Health Care News last month at Home Care 100 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Absci Announces $75M Public Offering to Fuel AI Drug Creation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Absci Corporation (Nasdaq: ABSI), a company utilizing generative AI for drug discovery, announced today an initial public offering (IPO) of $75 million in common stock. – This IPO aims to support the advancement of Absci’s internal drug development programs, further investment in their Integrated Drug Creation™ platform, and general corporate purposes.

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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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'Podnosis': Maternal mental health in the spotlight

Fierce Healthcare

This week on “Podnosis,” we explore the critical issue of maternal mental health. | This week on "Podnosis," Editor-in-Chief Ayla Ellison explores the critical issue of maternal mental health in an interview with Dr. Ken Levey, co-founder and CEO of Mother Goose Health.

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UnitedHealth suspects ‘nation-state’ behind Change cyberattack

Health Care Dive

Pharmacies and providers nationwide are struggling to process prescriptions following the attack, while the American Hospital Association is urging hospitals to disconnect from UnitedHealth’s systems.

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ChristianaCare to expand medication adherence program

Healthcare It News

Launched to help address health equity challenges facing Black cardiology patients, ChristianaCare said its digital medication adherence platform, developed with Story Health, has delivered significant improvements in outcomes for patients with hypertension and heart failure – two to three times in some key metrics. The health system plans to expand access to more patients.

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10 tips for caring for a parent with dementia at home

Healthcare Associates

Today, an estimated 80% of people with dementia are being cared for in their homes. 1 In most of these cases, their caregivers are friends and relatives. About one-quarter of dementia caregivers provide care for both an aging parent and children under the age of 18. 1 If you are caring for a parent with dementia at home, it helps to have a plan and routine that works with everyone in your household.

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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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Philips Appoints Charlotte Hanneman as New CFO, Succeeding Abhijit Bhattacharya

HIT Consultant

Charlotte-Hanneman, CFO at Philips What You Should Know: – Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Hanneman as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). – Ms. Hanneman will join the company’s Board of Management on June 1, 2024, officially assuming the CFO role on October 1, 2024.

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Abridge clinches $150M to build out generative AI for medical documentation

Fierce Healthcare

Investors continue to pour money into generative AI startups and Abridge is riding this wave as it rapidly scales its technology across U.S. health systems. | Along with the funding round, Abridge also announced an enterprise agreement with Connecticut-based Yale New Haven Health System to give thousands of clinicians access to its AI-powered clinical documentation technology.

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HHS reaches second-ever ransomware settlement

Health Care Dive

A mental healthcare provider didn’t have sufficient protections in place before a ransomware attack exposed the protected health information of more than 14,000 people, according to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

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HIMSSCast: Patient experience in 2024: What's next?

Healthcare It News

Hospital and health system C-suite executives and health IT leaders know the patient experience is crucial to ongoing success in healthcare. The question is: How to continually improve it? This week's podcast looks at what's on the horizon for the patient experience and seeks to answer that question. Our guest, from Press Ganey Associates, a patient experience consulting firm with 40 years of experience in the field, is Chrissy Daniels, chief experience officer.

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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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Hospital at Home: Prospects and Challenges, and Learnings from Best Buy Health

Health Populi

With the urgent need to identify more efficient and lower-cost health care delivery models, we look to growing evidence for digital health technologies that support the Hospital at Home (HaH) model, considered in a new review article published in late February in npj Digital Medicine, The hospital at home in the USA: current status and future prospects.

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Know Labs Unveils KnowU: Wearable Non-Invasive CGM Poised to Revolutionize Glucose Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Know Labs (NYSE American: KNW), a leading innovator in non-invasive medical diagnostic technology, today announced the unveiling of its KnowU™, a wearable, non-invasive continuous glucose monitor (CGM). – With over 270 patents issued, pending, and in process, Know Labs has established a solid foundation for its technology, creating a competitive advantage in the non-invasive CGM landscape.

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WSJ: Department of Justice conducting antitrust probe of UnitedHealth Group

Fierce Healthcare

Amid a tense week for UnitedHealth Group as the company continues to navigate a cyberattack against its Optum unit, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Biden administration is quietly launchin | Amid a tense week for UnitedHealth Group as the company continues to navigate a cyberattack against its Optum unit, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Biden administration is quietly launching an antitrust probe into the company.

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Elevance launches weight management program, including GLP-1 monitoring

Health Care Dive

Elevance joins a growing list of insurers expanding their weight management offerings after demand for GLP-1 drugs has soared over the past year.

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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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Froedtert/Inception Health is using AI for preventive care recommendations and much more

Healthcare It News

The health system has efforts to use artificial intelligence to, among other things, streamline patient scheduling and provide personalized preventive care recommendations. Dr. Melek Somai, the CTO, explains how.

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As Contract Losses Hit Modivcare, Its Leaders Look Toward Home Care For Growth

Home Health Care

Though Modivcare Inc. (Nasdaq: MODV) achieved some wins last year, the company is still trying to navigate headwinds stemming from contract losses. “The root causes of these contract losses include a few MCO clients not securing their state contracts, a state health department’s decision to transition to a full broker model – favoring an incumbent competitor – and a client’s decision to diversify volume away from us due to legacy issues,” L.

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How to Use NBA in Pharma Sales: Best Practices

HIT Consultant

Doron Aspitz, CEO, Verix Next Best Action has been one of the most important approaches for sales in recent years, including for pharmaceuticals. But because selling pharma is significantly different than selling other products, pharma-oriented NBA approaches need to be significantly more sophisticated than NBA for other industries. Pharma sales teams looking to implement NBA need to embrace an updated, data-driven version of this approach, known as NBA 2.0, along with the appropriate tools, inc

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Optum's Change Healthcare responding to 'cybersecurity issue'

Fierce Healthcare

Change Healthcare is mitigating a "cybersecurity issue" that began Wednesday, and details remain scant. | Change Healthcare is mitigating a "cybersecurity issue" that began Wednesday, and details remain scant.

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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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CHS hit with Justice Department investigation

Health Care Dive

Federal regulators are seeking information about the for-profit hospital operator's inpatient admissions and dialysis processes and procedures.

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Change Healthcare experiencing a cyberattack

Healthcare It News

Change Healthcare, a software and data analytics vendor that offers revenue cycle management, clinical decision support and other operations tools, announced Wednesday it took its systems offline due to a cyber incident. "Once we became aware of the outside threat, in the interest of protecting our partners and patients, we took immediate action to disconnect our systems to prevent further impact," the company said in an online incident report.

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Addus More Bullish On Looming 80-20 Rule, Ready To Ramp Up M&A In 2024

Home Health Care

Addus HomeCare Corp. (Nasdaq: ADUS) leaders expressed noteworthy optimism in two areas Tuesday: the pending “80-20” rule and their M&A forecast for the near-term future. Those two items may be related, and they may not be. But Addus CEO Dirk Allison and COO Brian Poff reiterated time and again that the company would be actively searching for acquisition targets, whether in home health care or in personal care.

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FamilyWell Secures $4.3M to Combat Maternal Mental Health Crisis

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – FamilyWell Health , a company dedicated to improving maternal mental health, announced today they have secured $4.3 million in seed funding led by.406 Ventures , with participation from GreyMatter Capital and Mother Ventures. – The funding will fuel FamilyWell’s national expansion, tackling the crucial issue of maternal mental health.

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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.