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Why your growth depends on an EHR integration strategy and 8 steps to get you there

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Eight project steps that every data integration requires, from planning to go-live to scaling

Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

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Ameet Sarpatwari , Alexander Egilman , Aviva Wang, and? Aaron S. Kesselheim.

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Nurses Continue to Rule in Honesty and Ethics in U.S. Professions – Healthcare Professions Still Top Gallup’s Annual Poll

Health Populi

Three health care professions rank in the top four of the most honest and ethical rankings in Gallup’s annual poll on honesty and ethics in professions. And nurses are at the top of the list for the 20th year in a row.

Monday Morning Update 1/17/22

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Top News Verana Health, which sells real-world evidence data to.

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[Updated] Encompass Health Moving Forward with Spinoff Plans, to Rebrand New Home Health Business ‘Enhabit’

Home Health Care

In December 2020, Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) announced that it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for its home health and hospice segment. The company doubled down on its preferred option on Wednesday.

Providers concerned about staffing shortages post-SCOTUS vaccination mandate ruling

Health Care Dive

Nursing facilities are particularly worried about the strain a vaccination mandate could have on their shrinking workforce, and are urging CMS to consider a regular testing option for unvaccinated workers

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Building Health Equity Through Faith and Food – the Black Church Food Security Network

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Members of his congregation kept going to the hospital with diet-related issues, Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, III , realized. “I got tired of praying and hoping they made it and walked out,” Reverend Brown realized.

Sema4 Acquires GeneDx for $623M to Strengthen AI-Driven Genomic Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, Sema4 (Nasdaq: SMFR), a health intelligence company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GeneDx , a leader in genomic testing and analysis, at a purchase price representing approximately $623 million, strengthening its market-leading health intelligence and genomic screening offerings.

‘Simplicity Is the Ultimate Sophistication’: Why Some Home Care Providers Are Sticking with Private Pay

Home Health Care

Over the last few years, home care providers have begun to embrace a greater mix of payers, including Medicaid waiver programs, veterans assistance (VA), managed care and Medicare Advantage (MA).

CMS extends COVID-19 vaccine deadline for health workers in 24 states

Health Care Dive

New guidance from CMS sets different vaccine deadlines for healthcare workers in half the country, which could create confusion. Further complicating compliance is Texas' current shield from any deadline

New Legal Mapping Method Highlights Recent Laws Limiting Public Health Emergency Orders

Bill Of Health

By Katie Moran-McCabe. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators in almost every state have introduced bills that would limit state executive authority to respond to the current pandemic or future public health emergencies.

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Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now to Protect Against Potential Critical Threats

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Weekender 1/14/22

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Weekly News Recap Report says that a private equity. Weekender

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Help at Home, Humana Announce Key Executive Hires

Home Health Care

Two major home-based care companies announced key leadership hires this week that will set the stage for their near- and long-term initiatives.

Medical cost growth trailed that of other industries in 2021

Health Care Dive

Prices for goods and services skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four decades, rising 7% between December 2020 and December 2021, according to new data. By comparison, prices for healthcare services rose roughly 2.5

How Will AI Continue to Shape Healthcare in 2022? 9 Predictions to Watch

HIT Consultant

Digital health executives share their predictions on how artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to shape the healthcare industry in 2022. Diana Nole, EVP and GM of Healthcare at Nuance Communications, Inc.

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Reports (Q2 – 2021) Available

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes.

Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program

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Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program January 14, 2022. “I really enjoyed all our mentorship meetings that we were able to have each month. I also really enjoyed getting to hear the perspective of other state leaders of color and understand what their journeys were like.

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NAHC’s Bill Dombi: Horizontal Integration, Workforce Innovation to Accelerate in 2022

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This article is an exclusive feature available as a part of your subscription to HHCN +. The end of 2021 brought a handful of key home health policy issues to a temporary conclusion, including the congressionally secured delay to Medicare sequestration.

Biden administration to buy 500M more rapid COVID-19 tests to give to Americans

Health Care Dive

The announcement by President Joe Biden now brings the administration's total purchase to 1 billion test kits. Abbott Laboratories, iHealth and Roche have so far been awarded contracts for a combined 380 million tests

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3-Step Ransomware Recovery Strategy for Healthcare Organizations

HIT Consultant

George Crump, CMO at StorONE. At some point, the chances are high that ransomware will pierce the defenses you have tried to put in place at your healthcare organization.

Guidance for Interim Final Rule for Remaining 24 States: Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Late afternoon Friday, January 14, 2022, CMS posted QSO-22-09-ALL for the remaining 24 states not already covered by QSO-22-07-ALL.

Glaucoma Awareness a Healthy Reminder for Vision Exam Recall

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There’s nothing like the risk of damage to your eyesight or loss of vision to make you sit up straight, take notice, and make sure you schedule a preventive vision screening. If, like me, you have diabetes, or are among other at-risk groups for glaucoma, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

CMS Solidifies Vaccination Deadlines, Releases Guidance for Home Health Agencies

Home Health Care

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw its support behind the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, while simultaneously axing a vaccine-or-test rule for large employers. Last week’s developments shouldn’t shock the in-home care operators that have been following the U.S.

SCOTUS narrowly upholds health worker vaccine mandate

Health Care Dive

The court's liberal justices agree with the government that CMS has the authority to impose the requirement, just one of many healthcare organizations must comply with to be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid funding

News 1/19/22

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Top News ONC and The Sequoia Project publish the Trusted.

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Jumpstart Health Launches $55M Venture Fund for Black Founded Health Startups

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Marcus Whitney, Jumpstart Health Investors Co-Founder & Partner. What You Should Know: – Jumpstart Health Investors , announced this week the launch of Jumpstart Nova, the first venture fund to invest in Black founded and led healthcare innovation companies.

UnitedHealth Group reports $4.1B in profit for Q4, $17.3B for full-year 2021

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UnitedHealth Group reports $4.1B in profit for Q4, $17.3B for full-year 2021. pminemyer. Wed, 01/19/2022 - 07:23

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[Updated] Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Mandate, Allows CMS Rule to Take Effect

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The long-awaited decisions regarding the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates have finally arrived from the U.S. Supreme Court. In the end, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “soft” mandate was shot down by SCOTUS by a 6-3 count.

Healthcare sharing ministry 'sham' faces suit for allegedly defrauding consumers in California

Health Care Dive

Aliera allegedly scammed thousands of people by collecting monthly payments but denying coverage of medical costs, a lawsuit claims