Thu.Jan 19, 2023

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UnitedHealthcare launches behavioral health coaching program for commercial plans

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare launches behavioral health coaching program for commercial plans pminemyer Thu, 01/19/2023 - 15:05

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Ransomware stakes are life-or-death, says Ponemon report

Healthcare It News

Nearly half of healthcare provider respondents (45%) said ransomware attacks increased complications from medical procedures, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute. That's up from 36% in 2021.

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Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees to cut costs as it doubles down on artificial intelligence

Fierce Healthcare

Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees to cut costs as it doubles down on artificial intelligence aburky Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:35

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What are the Reporting Options for Eligible Clinicians for MIPS 2023?

p3care

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) has shared an authorized program for providers in the US. This program is not other than the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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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.

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Included Health inks 2 new payer partnerships to expand access to LGBTQ+ care

Fierce Healthcare

Included Health inks 2 new payer partnerships to expand access to LGBTQ+ care agliadkovskaya Thu, 01/19/2023 - 15:14

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More than quarter of ground ambulance transports could result in surprise bill

Healthcare Dive

Ground ambulances were left out of federal legislation banning surprise billing, but the sector may be ripe for similar regulation given the prevalence of out-of-network rides, according to research in Health Affairs

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39 Organizations Sign Global Heath Equity Pledge to Advance Health Equity Globally

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, World Economic Forum announced that 39 organizations have signed the Global Health Equity Network Zero Health Gaps Pledge.

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Avalere: Some beneficiaries could still face drug affordability issues after Part D redesign

Fierce Healthcare

Avalere: Some beneficiaries could still face drug affordability issues after Part D redesign rking Thu, 01/19/2023 - 15:40

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AVIA Launches Nationwide Digital Health Marketplace

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AVIA just announced the launch of AVIA Marketplace , a vendor selection platform available for free. It provides a one-stop shop for hospital and health systems executives to research and select digital health solutions for their transformation journey.

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Chutes & Ladders—Express Scripts gets new president; GE Healthcare names CTO

Fierce Healthcare

Chutes & Ladders—Express Scripts gets new president; GE Healthcare names CTO aburky Thu, 01/19/2023 - 12:10

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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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SetPoint Medical Raises $80M to Advance Platform for Autoimmune Diseases

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, SetPoint Medical announced $80M in Series C equity and $65M led by new investors, Norwest Venture Partners and Viking Global Investors , with debt financing provided by Runway Growth Capital.

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Building on the surge in real-world data, Crescendo Health launches to accelerate clinical trials

Fierce Healthcare

Building on the surge in real-world data, Crescendo Health launches to accelerate clinical trials hlandi Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:08

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How Should I Budget for an Executive Coach?

Medi Leadership

As a healthcare executive , you have a track record of strong performance and career success — it’s what brought you where you are today.

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Intermountain and Story Health Partner on Specialty Care for Patients with Heart Failure

HIT Consultant

What Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare and Story Health , a health technology and services company that provides scalable specialty care beyond the clinic, have entered into a strategic partnership to improve access to specialty care for patients with heart failure.

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

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News 1/20/23

HIStalk

Top News Bayer acquires Scotland-based Blackford Analysis, which offers radiology.

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Cigna-owned Express Scripts taps new president

Healthcare Dive

Previously, Adam Kautzner led pharmaceutical and retail network contracting and drug sourcing as vice president of supply chain for the PBM and Accredo Pharmacy

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Intermountain Health taps Story Health to help manage heart failure patients outside the doctor's office

Fierce Healthcare

Intermountain Health taps Story Health to help manage heart failure patients outside the doctor's office dmuoio Thu, 01/19/2023 - 12:18

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Cleveland Clinic expects $200M-plus operating loss in 2022

Healthcare Dive

The anticipated loss is a stark contrast to 2021, when Cleveland Clinic reported its strongest financial performance ever with $746 million in operating income

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A Guide to Virtual Care Technology: 5 Steps to Creating Your Continuum of Care

This guide addresses the increased demand for and benefits of expanding your virtual care options to help retain patients, cut down on hospital readmissions, and expand revenue opportunities.

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Home Care Providers Keep Cautious Eye On Medicare Advantage: NAHC President

Home Health Care

Home health providers should keep a close eye on the rise and popularity of managed care plans under Medicare Advantage in 2023. That was one of the many messages from Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), during Wednesday’s webinar with Netsmart.

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Medtech hazards: Problems with Philips’ recall put safety of home-use devices at top of danger list

Healthcare Dive

Patient safety group ECRI is challenging manufacturers to provide easy-to-follow device registration instructions and write simply worded recall notices

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The Two Factors Impacting Home Health M&A In 2023

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership Two factors are having a substantial impact on home health care M&A right now — one affecting the seller and one affecting the buyer. Each is largely out of home health providers’ hands.

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Study throws claims of telehealth savings into doubt

Healthcare Dive

However, Kaiser Family Foundation researchers did stress telehealth’s benefit in expanding access and convenience for consumers

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

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Two Recent Acquisitions Beef Up Home Care Pulse Data Business

Home Health Care

Home Care Pulse — one of the home care industry’s top research and education firms — has purchased Activated Insights and Pinnacle Quality Insight, in two separate acquisitions. Financial terms were undisclosed.

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Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve MRI Scanning Speed

Health IT Analytics

Published in Radiology, a… read more

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Immigrant Location Policies Can Be Done Right, but That Isn't Happening Right Now

The Rand Blog

Sudden influxes of migrants across the southwest U.S. border are not new, but they are also increasing. Immigration relocation policies are likely one of the best ways to address migrant surges if done in an organized, humane, and thoughtful way

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Why is finding new indications for existing drugs so important?

Healthcare ECONOMIST

The primary reasons is that it is much faster and less expensive to repurpose an existing drug for a new disease than trying to identify a new therapeutic agent. A paper by Islam et al. 2021) explains why: Available information. A repurposed drug has an extensive portfolio of knowledge relating to human pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and toxicology, which helps to mitigate risk of drug failure. Ashburn et al. 2004 , Pantziarka et al. 2015 ) Drug development times are shorter.

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19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

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Tenet shakes up leadership, operations team

Healthcare Dive

The role changes come a year after the system’s previous COO, Suam Sutaria, was promoted to CEO following the retirement of Tenet chief executive Ron Rittenmeyer

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2022 Healthcare Cost Savings Year In Review | E. 59

Vie Healthcare

Episode Introduction Lisa Miller shares her experience of successful hospital cost savings projects from the past 12 months and looks ahead to 2023. Topics Include.

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Five Star Preview Reports Available on January 23, 2023  

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on January 23, 2023. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page.

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Innovative Cost Savings Ideas For Hospitals In 2023| E. 60

Vie Healthcare

Episode Introduction As hospitals struggle with spiraling costs, Lisa Miller reveals seven key ways to save money in the next 12 months.

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Leveraging Technology and Communication: Overcome the 3 Misaligned Employee Benefits Incentives

Speaker: Chris Wolpert, Founder of Group Benefit Solutions

This webinar with Chris Wolpert will expose the hidden misaligned incentives in the employee benefits space and help you modernize your approach to benefits by leveraging technology and communication.