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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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UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

Health Care Dive

Regulators are reportedly looking into the massive healthcare conglomerate’s potential anticompetitive effects, including the relationship between its health insurer UnitedHealthcare and physician network Optum.

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Experts, government outline healthcare strategies for gun violence prevention at Northwell's annual forum

Fierce Healthcare

Providers, researchers and government officials gathered Tuesday to discuss the "urgent public health crisis" of gun violence and throw their weight behind a new multimillion-dollar aware | The event, which emphasized the role of healthcare professionals in addressing gun violence, came with the announcement of an industry-backed, multimillion-dollar awareness and prevention campaign.

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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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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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Northwell Health, Nuvance Health unveil 28-hospital merger deal

Fierce Healthcare

Danbury, Connecticut-based Nuvance Health is joining Northwell Health, New York’s largest provider and private employer, under a strategic merger agreement unveiled Wednesday. | The $18 billion combination, which still requires regulatory signoffs, would give Northwell a foothold in Connecticut and promises "significant investments" for Nuvance.

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UHS eyes 2024 growth but ‘cautious’ amid persistent cost pressures

Health Care Dive

The Pennsylvania-based hospital operator grew revenue 7% in 2023 despite operational challenges, including high labor costs and strained payer relations.

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Nurse leaders say the job is a ‘no-win’ role

Health Care Dive

Burnout and turnover intention remains high among overwhelmed and under-resourced nurse leaders, according to a study from AMN Healthcare.

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Walgreens to accept Medicare Advantage OTC benefits online

Fierce Healthcare

Walgreens will now accept a slew of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits online, including the option for home delivery, the company announced this week. | Walgreens will now accept a slew of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits online, including the option for home delivery, the company announced this week.

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Virtus Health enhancing IVF patient experience with AI

Healthcare It News

It is consolidating its contact centre functionalities across sites in Australia and Europe.

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PBM reform advocates preach optimism as Congress delays action

Fierce Healthcare

Congress is living up to its dysfunctional reputation, at least when it comes to healthcare reform. | Despite broad support, PBM reform appears unlikely in the short-term. Here's why advocates are not panicked.

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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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Healthcare Lags in AI Adoption Despite Potential Benefits, Study Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A recent study conducted by Access Partnership for Amazon Web Services (AWS) highlights a significant discrepancy between the perceived benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the industry’s current preparedness to utilize it effectively. – The study underscores the need for collaboration between healthcare organizations and technology leaders like AWS to bridge the AI skills gap and unlock the full potential of AI in healthcare.

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ViVE 2024: Included Health embeds CDC 'Healthy Days' measures in navigation offering following successful pilot

Fierce Healthcare

LOS ANGELES — "How are you doing?" Those four words can have a big impact on getting people healthier by addressing unmet medical needs, says Ami Parekh, M.D., Included Health's chief health office | "How are you doing?" Those four words can have a big impact on getting people healthier by addressing unmet medical needs, says Ami Parekh, M.D., Included Health's chief health officer.

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Untangling The History, Causes Behind The Precipitous Home Health Aide Utilization Drop

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership In the last home health proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency in charge of reimbursement rates sent out a request for information on home health aide utilization. Specifically, the agency wondered why Medicare-covered home health aide visits and utilization had fallen off a cliff over the last few decades.

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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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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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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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Belong.Life Launches Conversational AI Cancer Mentor

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Belong.Life, a leading global provider of AI-powered patient education and support solutions, has unveiled the BelongAI Dave – Cancer Mentor app to bring the most advanced and comprehensive cancer support technology to patients and caregivers around the world. The new solution marks a significant step forward in personalized cancer support, by providing patients with a proactive and comprehensive conversational-AI solution for managing their journey 24/7.

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Data and Research in Healthcare Analytics with Zachary Markham | E. 103

Vie Healthcare

Episode Introduction Zach explains why the lack of timely, accurate data can delay recovery of credits, and why most hospitals only have 50% visibility into their spend and accounts payable processes. He also shares why duplicate payments and credit on spend are the top two methods for recovery of costs, and highlights how uncovering dark data saved SpendMend clients $413 million in 2023.

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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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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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Microsoft at HIMSS24: Shaping a healthier future with data and AI

Cloud Blogs

In this article Engage with Microsoft and partners Microsoft and partner sessions at HIMSS24 See the latest data and AI solutions for healthcare at HIMSS24 In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, we’re excited to see more organizations unlocking the value of their data and leaning into the possibilities that AI can offer their workforce, clinicians, and the communities they serve.

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GLP-1 Revolution, Non-Traditional Delivery, and Telehealth Expansion

HIT Consultant

Guy Friedman, co-founder and CEO of SteadyMD The past few years have seen upheavals in healthcare, and 2024 so far shows no signs of breaking that pattern. While the fundamentals of healthcare remain the same – caregivers treating patients – the who, how and where are changing, driven by shifting demographics, evolving consumer preferences, technological advancements and revolutionary drugs.

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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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Food is Medicine Approaches to Address Diet-Related Health Conditions

Bill Of Health

By Hannah Rahim Food is Medicine interventions aim to prevent and treat diet-related chronic health conditions and reduce food insecurity by providing food to individuals and communities, in connection with the health care system. While Food is Medicine has been gaining prominence in recent years, it has also received some criticism. This article will explore the development of Food is Medicine and its limitations, and briefly offer recommendations for successful Food is Medicine initiatives.

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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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Value-Based Care Capabilities Already Becoming ‘Table Stakes’ For Home-Based Care Providers

Home Health Care

In order to be successful moving forward, home-based care providers will need to understand the value-based care landscape and be prepared to operate in this space. That’s one key takeaway from a new report released by Transcend Strategy Group, an at-home care-focused growth strategy firm. The report is an overview of value-based care’s history, as well as a guide to help providers operate in a larger value-based ecosystem.

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4 common challenges for hospital contact centers in 2024 

Spok Inc

Gain a deeper understanding of contact center operational challenges and the importance of multi-faceted approaches for delivering the best patient experiences. The post 4 common challenges for hospital contact centers in 2024 appeared first on Spok Inc.

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Readers Write: Reframing Healthcare at Home

HIStalk

Reframing Healthcare at HomeBy Philip Parks, MD, MPH Philip Parks,

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VR surgery for PPE. SNAP, food insecurity and medication adherence. Hospital racial composition and VBP. Drinking and jobs ( part 1 , part 2 ) Geographies with ultra-low fertility.

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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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Executive Order Focuses on Protecting Health Data from Countries of Concern

HKLaw

President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order designed to protect Americans' data security by directing federal agencies to ensure grants, contracts and awards are not used by "countries of concern" to access Americans' health data.

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The Crucial Role of Leadership Buy-In in Driving Continuous Improvement from the Bottom Up

Life Qi

No matter what industry you are in, most would describe today's landscape as a challenging operating environment. Because of which the pursuit of continuous improvement isn't just a buzzword; it's a necessity for survival and growth.

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HHS Publishes Final Rule Governing Healthcare Conscience Protections

HKLaw

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published its 2024 Final Rule governing healthcare conscience protections, "Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes.

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Sweat-Sensing Wearables for Anti-Doping: Epicore Partners with USADA

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Epicore Biosystems, a digital health solutions company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have partnered to bring Epicore’s novel biosensing capabilities to the anti-doping world as a new drug detection method to complement existing urine and blood collections.

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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.