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Appeals court upholds ruling barring former Express Scripts chief from joining CVS

Fierce Healthcare

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health. | A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health.

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Wyden urges HHS to require healthcare cybersecurity standards

Health Care Dive

Sen. Ron Wyden said the agency’s approach to cybersecurity is inadequate, arguing for mandatory resiliency standards, periodic audits and technical support for providers.

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Coverage pathways for psychedelic therapies

Fierce Healthcare

This week on "Podnosis," we explore therapeutic psychedelics. | This week on "Podnosis," we explore therapeutic psychedelics. Noah Tong from Fierce Healthcare sat down with Kim Chew, Senior Counsel at Husch Blackwell, to discuss the accessibility challenges in this promising but complex space.

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House subcommittee lands on transparency for 340B reform

Health Care Dive

Based on the Oversight and Investigations hearing, political will in Congress seems slim to cut back the 340B program — without a clearer view of how hospitals are using the funds first.

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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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Judge denies FTC's preliminary bid to block Novant, CHS' $320M hospital deal

Fierce Healthcare

Novant Health and Community Health Systems (CHS) will be permitted to consummate their contested $320 million hospital deal, though the pair still face some regulatory uncertainty following the dea | U.S. District Judge Kenneth Bell wrote that the two-hospital transaction has "at least as much likelihood of competitive benefits as it does competitive harm.

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Under the watch of the attorney general, Northwell overhauls charity care policy

Health Care Dive

New York's largest health system will expand its financial assistance policies following a review from the state attorney general.

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TytoCare Updates Home Smart Clinic Platform with New Features

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, a virtual care company enabling accessible, high-quality primary care from home, has released a major software update for its Home Smart Clinic. – The update includes a number of new features that are designed to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at scale for payers, providers, and patients. TytoCare Home Smart Clinic Update: Enhancing Virtual Healthcare Accessibility and Efficiency The recent update to TytoCare’s Home Smart Clinic introdu

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Digital Therapeutics Alliance conference, day 1—Following a rocky year, high hopes for the industry

Fierce Healthcare

The Digital Therapeutics Alliance's annual conference kicked off Wednesday in Washington, D.C. | The Digital Therapeutics Alliance, a trade group representing companies that provide therapy through software, hosts its annual conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss movements and learnings from the industry.

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VA Health Chat Now Available Nationwide, Connecting 6.8M Veterans with On-Demand Virtual Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Veterans across the United States can now access convenient, on-demand healthcare through VA Health Chat, following the platform’s national rollout across all Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs). – The multi-year initiative, facilitated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), brings CirrusMD’s physician-first virtual care services to millions of Veterans.

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TytoCare software update will allow patients to see more providers, collect vitals before visit

Fierce Healthcare

Telehealth company TytoCare has released a major update to its Home Smart Clinic software to benefit patients’ ability to access primary, specialty and urgent care across care networks and make the | A new software update to TytoCare virtual care products will broaden the provider pool for patients and allow them to collect vital signs at home before a telehealth visit.

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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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India Election Results—Continuity, with Some Welcome Surprises

The Rand Blog

In the recent India election, the ruling party performed worse than generally expected, losing its majority for the first time since 2014. Still, it is likely to return to power with enough seats among its alliance partner to earn a majority. While this sounds like a recipe for political instability, it need not be so.

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Challenges in Conducting Economic Evaluations for Orphan Drugs in Rare Diseases

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Why is it so hard to estimate the value of orphan drugs indicated for the treatment of rare diseases? There are a variety of reasons, but a scoping review by Grand et al. (2024) provides a nice summary of these issues. Key challenges include small sample sizes for nearly all parameters and lack of data overall. More specifically, key issues identified in the paper include: Natural history of disease : Unclear epidemiological data (e.g., incidence, prevalence), unclear disease trajectories, frequ

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Mediktor Acquires Conversational AI Platform Sensely To Enhance Global Footprint

HIT Consultant

From left to right – Adam Odessky and Cristian Pascual What You Should Know: – Mediktor , a provider of AI-powered healthcare solutions, announced today the acquisition of Sensely , a San Francisco-based innovator in conversational AI for patient engagement. – The strategic acquisition strengthens Mediktor’s global footprint, broadens its technology portfolio, and positions the combined entity as a major player in the AI-driven healthcare market.

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From burnout to balance: The untapped power of medical assistants in healthcare

Nordic

When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, his political strategist, James Carville, hung a sign at campaign headquarters to keep the operation on message. The central reminder was that it’s “the economy, stupid.” In less flowery language, Mr. Carville emphasized that a bad economy was going to move voters; everything else might be important, but not essential.

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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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Healthcare AI News 6/5/24

HIStalk

News Researchers at George Mason University’s public health school create.

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Nucleus RadioPharma Secures Investment from AstraZeneca

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Nucleus RadioPharma , the world’s first comprehensive radiopharmaceutical organization, today announced the closing of an extended Series A funding round with the addition of new investor AstraZeneca. – The strategic investment bolsters Nucleus’ mission to make targeted radiotherapies and theranostics more accessible to patients worldwide.

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HIStalk Interviews Jeff Richards, Co-Founder and COO, SnapCare

HIStalk

Jeff Richards, MS, MBA is co-founder and chief development and.

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Eko Health Raises $41M to Scale AI-driven Heart, Lung Detection

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Eko Health , a leader in AI-powered early detection of heart and lung diseases, announced today a successful Series D financing round of $41 million. – This funding, led by ARTIS Ventures , Highland Capital Partners , NTTVC , and Questa Capital , will fuel Eko’s mission to expand access to its innovative platform in the U.S. and globally.

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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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Morning Headlines 6/6/24

HIStalk

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HealthVerity to Offer AnalyticsIQ Race & Ethnicity Data

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – HealthVerity , the leader in synchronizing transformational technologies and real-world data (RWD) to advance the science, today announced a partnership with AnalyticsIQ , the leading provider of predictive people-based data. – This partnership enables HealthVerity to provide clients with race and ethnicity insights on healthcare providers as an add-on to their Provider Diversity and Diagnosis Index (PDI) Masterset by leveraging AnalyticsIQ’s people-based ethn

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HubSpot announces HIPAA-compliant tools in public beta

Healthcare It News

Healthcare companies and providers can now store HIPAA-protected data in the HubSpot customer relationship management platform to automate workflows, connect teams with closed-loop reporting and create campaigns with personalized information, the company said Tuesday. WHY IT MATTERS Support for storing sensitive data in HubSpot is now available globally with HIPAA-compliant tools available in public beta.

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AvaSure Teams Up with CLEW Medical for AI-Driven Virtual Surveillance

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AvaSure, a leader in acute virtual care, and CLEW Medica l, specializing in AI-driven clinical surveillance and predictive analytics, have partnered to enhance early detection of critical care patient deterioration, leading to quicker interventions, fewer complications, reduced readmissions, and lower mortality rates. – The CLEW intelligent clinical surveillance platform supports complex clinical decision-making by accurately anticipating patient deterioration

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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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What The Amedisys Divestment Snag Means For The Home Health Industry

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership As UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) work on a divestment strategy that will satisfy regulators, a lot hangs in the balance. For one, UnitedHealth Group and Optum’s deal for the home health and hospice provider Amedisys is one of the largest deals in the industry’s history, only trailing Optum’s deal for Amedisys’ peer, LHC Group, last year.

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Educating The New Supply Chain Workforce Via Social Media with Justin Poulin | E. 112

Vie Healthcare

Episode Introduction Justin explains why the key to a successful podcast is consistency, how the pandemic masked issues with supply chain workforce shortages, and how silos in healthcare hold people – and organizations – back. He also explains why competition makes people fearful of social media, provides key tips to getting started and explains why ‘’chasing the money’’ will always leave you dissatisfied.

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How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Navigate New Value-Based Purchasing Rules

HIT Consultant

Dr. Ahzam Afzal, Co-Founder and CEO, Puzzle Healthcare Post-acute care facilities for years have been preparing for the impact that value-based purchasing (VBP) programs would have. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 put providers on notice that quality of care measures, like reducing hospital readmissions and improving patient outcomes, would take precedence over fee-for-service models.

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Why Addus Decided To Leave The New York Market

Home Health Care

New York has always been a challenging operating environment for Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS). Thus, it came as no surprise when the company announced the sale of its personal care business in that market , as well as its fiscal intermediary services for the state’s consumer-directed care program. On Wednesday, the Addus leadership team shed more light on the factors that led to this decision during a discussion at Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference.

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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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Is There an Easy-Button for AI In Healthcare Team Well-Being? Exploring a New PC with Embedded AI

Health Populi

“The greatest opportunity offered by AI is not reducing errors or workloads, or even curing cancer: it is the opportunity to restore the precious and time-honored connection and trust,” Dr. Eric Topol wrote in his 2019 book, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again. In the five years since Dr. Topol looked for AI to bolster the human-touch in health care, we’ve lived, worked, and muddled our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and witnessed the growing epidemic of

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House passes veterans funding bill with controversial abortion provision

Fierce Healthcare

A fiscal year 2025 spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) passed 209-197, with all but four Democrats voting against the legislation over provisions they oppose, including one re | House Republicans barreled ahead with a Veterans Affairs spending bill that most Democrats agree is unacceptable due to provisions on abortion access and gender-affirming care.

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Democrat-led contraception legislation fails in the Senate

Fierce Healthcare

The Right to Contraception Act did not pass on Wednesday, with Senate Republican senators rejecting the option to codify contraception access. | The Right to Contraception Act failed on Wednesday, as Democrats hoped to put distance between themselves and Republicans on the issue.

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