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Microsoft rolls out program to help rural hospitals defend against cyberattacks

Fierce Healthcare

Microsoft will offer nonprofit pricing and discounts for its security products optimized for smaller organizations, providing up to a 75% discount.

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Patient waiting rooms are starting to make use of holograms

Healthcare It News

Holograms and extended reality have unique roles in patient engagement and education. Cole Wiser, executive creative director at the Virtual Wild, and Srini Iyer, SVP at Leidos, explain.

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Leveraging technology to achieve balance in healthcare

Health Care Dive

Leveraging technology is crucial for healthcare to enhance care, automate tasks and optimize outcomes.

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CCS unveils PropheSee, a hyper-personalized approach to chronic care

Fierce Healthcare

CCS Medical, a chronic care management company, is taking a personalized approach to chronic care treatment adherence through its new AI tool, PropheSee. | Leveraging an AI model used in banking and lending, CCS Medical launches PropheSee to increase patient adherence to chronic care management regimens.

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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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The need for sustainable healthcare: Beyond private equity

Health Care Dive

Read how physician-owned models prioritize patient care over profits in today's healthcare landscape.

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MetroHealth and MUSC Health launch virtual-first telehealth company

Healthcare It News

It is no secret that health systems face growing competition from industries like venture-backed healthcare disruptors and health insurance that are offering increasingly specialized and consumer-focused virtual care offerings. THE PROBLEM The MetroHealth System is Ohio's Cuyahoga County's public, safety-net health system, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.

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Teladoc Health names former insurance exec as new CEO

Health Care Dive

Chuck Divita will take the reins as CEO immediately, about two months after the telehealth vendor’s longtime chief executive abruptly departed following flagging financial performance at the company.

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Addus HomeCare expands personal care services to 2 new states with $350M deal

Fierce Healthcare

Addus HomeCare is making a major move to expand its business with plans to buy Gentiva's personal care business for $350 million. | Addus HomeCare is making a major move to expand its business with plans to buy Gentiva's personal care business for $350 million.

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3 ways value-based care is transforming American healthcare

Health Care Dive

This transition to value-based care is transforming the healthcare system. Medical practices can expect many benefits from this transformation—but only after fully embracing the shift.

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AHIP 2024 kicks off this week. Here are 3 trends to watch

Fierce Healthcare

Thought leaders from across the insurance industry will descend on Las Vegas this week for AHIP's annual conference, kicking off three days of discussions on the biggest issues facing payers. | Thought leaders from across the insurance industry will descend on Las Vegas this week for AHIP's annual conference, kicking off three days of discussions on the biggest issues facing payers.

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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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Walgreens-backed CityMD settles with Justice Department over alleged COVID fraud

Health Care Dive

From 2020 to 2022, CityMD falsely documented insured patients as uninsured before fraudulently billing the federal government for their COVID-19 care, according to regulators. CityMD denies the allegations.

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New startup, Stitch PEO, emerges armed with $9M to alleviate pain points for independent medical practices

Fierce Healthcare

Independent medical practices face unique challenges to keep their businesses thriving with declining healthcare reimbursements, rising costs and widespread staffing issues.

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Prospect files suit demanding Yale New Haven purchase its three Connecticut hospitals

Health Care Dive

The health systems have been at odds over the deal, which was first announced in 2022.

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Flint champion Bobby Mukkamala named American Medical Association president-elect

Fierce Healthcare

Bobby Mukkamala, M.D., was voted in as president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA) at the group's annual meeting in Chicago. | Flint, Michigan-based otolaryngologist Bobby Mukkamala was voted AMA president-elect on Friday, June 7 in Chicago.

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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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Enhabit Urges Shareholders To Trust Its Process, Vote Against Activist Investor’s Board Nominations

Home Health Care

Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) remains on the defensive against the activist investor AREX Capital Management. Last month, it provided more details around its completed strategic review , explaining the rationale behind remaining an independent company, in lieu of a merger or a sale. On Monday, it laid out its reasoning behind past struggles, its plan for future success, and most importantly, why it believed shareholders should back its chosen board members, and not AREX Capital’s.

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SCOTUS agrees to review Medicare DSH payments case

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. | The suit, Advocate Christ Medical Center v. Becerra, was originally filed in 2017 by a group of more than 200 hospitals over the agency’s formula used to calculate payments.

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What Can We Learn From The History of Patient Experience?

HIT Consultant

John Zimmerer, VP of Vertical Marketing Healthcare at Smart Communications Next year marks the 30 th anniversary of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program, which was created in 1995 to give the healthcare industry clear metrics for assessing patient experience and quality of care. Yet the results have not improved after three decades of measuring patient experience.

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Payer Roundup—HHS dedicates $500M to navigator grants; BCBSMA supporting LGBTQ members

Fierce Healthcare

Below is a roundup of payer-centric news headlines you may have missed during the month of June 2024. | This month, HHS beefs up its support of navigators and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partners with Folx Health to better support its LGBTQIA+ members. In state news, Colorado signed a payer transparency bill into law and Vermont is reining in PBMs.

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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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With Approval of Its 1332 Waiver, New York Expands Basic Health Program

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New York’s health insurance marketplace recently announced it received approval of its 1332 State Innovation Waiver to further expand its Basic Health Program (BHP). What is the Basic Health Program, and how does it work? Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states have the option to implement a BHP, which offers health coverage to residents whose incomes are too high for Medicaid but who are otherwise eligible to enroll in coverage through the health insurance marketplace.

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Addus To Buy Gentiva’s Personal Care Assets For $350 Million

Home Health Care

Addus HomeCare Corp. (Nasdaq: ADUS) is set to acquire Gentiva’s personal care assets for about $350 million. Those assets amount to over 16,000 home care patients per day, in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Addus – which just left the state of New York – will fund the acquisition through its existing revolving credit facility.

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The Thematic Roadmap for AHIP 2024: What the Health Insurance Conference Will Cover

Health Populi

Health insurance plans make mainstream media news every week, whether coverage deals with the cost of a plan, the cost of out-of-network care, prior authorizations, or cybersecurity and ransomware attacks, among other front-page issues. This week, AHIP (the acronym for the industry association of Americans Health Insurance Plans) is convening in Las Vegas for its largest annual 2024 meeting.

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Home-Based Primary Care Could Become Larger Part Of BrightSpring’s ‘Winning Formula’

Home Health Care

Primary care will be an additional area of home-based care focus for BrightSpring Health Services (Nasdaq: BTSG) over the next few years. BrightSpring President and CEO Jon Rousseau discussed it as part of the company’s broader strategy at the Goldman Sachs 45th Annual Global Healthcare Conference Monday. “Our playbook — which has been successful really now for over the last seven years — has been to drive volume growth, operational excellence, and then accretive acquisitions,” he said during th

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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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Nearly 70% of High-Risk Patients Unaware of Chronic Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new study by Phreesia and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) reveals a troubling gap in awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among high-risk patients. Published in The American Journal of Accountable Care , the research highlights the importance of patient-provider communication and patient activation in early detection and prevention of CKD, a leading cause of death in the United States. – The research emphasizes the value of patient education and en

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How AI Technology Could Be Eroding Consumers’ Trust in Health Care

Health Populi

If people’s feelings about AI were a Wall Street market, we’d find both bulls and bears, simultaneously, viewing AI’s role in health care. We can see this from many consumer surveys published in the past year about the growing role and adoption of AI in health care, and some wariness found in a new study from Deloitte on Building and maintaining health care consumers’ trust in generative AI.

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JAMA: Traditional Medicare Is, In Fact, The Failure

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new article published in JAMA Internal Medicine reignites the debate about Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare. – Dr. Sachin H. Jain, CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan , argues in favor of Medicare Advantage, while Drs. Adam Gaffney, David Himmelstein, and Steffie Woolhandler advocate for traditional Medicare.

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Effective July 10, 2024, Lien Lam, DO, will no longer be practicing medicine at Healthcare Associates of Texas – Heath.

Healthcare Associates

Effective July 10, 2024, Lien Lam, DO, will no longer be practicing medicine at Healthcare Associates of Texas – Heath. Patients may obtain copies of their medical records at: Healthcare Associates of Texas – Heath 6435 South FM 549, Suite 204 Heath, TX 75032 Phone: 1-214-501-1410 Fax: 1-214-501-1306 The post Effective July 10, 2024, Lien Lam, DO, will no longer be practicing medicine at Healthcare Associates of Texas – Heath. appeared first on Healthcare Associates of Texas.

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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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KARL STORZ to Acquire Asensus Surgical for $0.35 per Share

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Asensus Surgical, Inc. (NYSE American: ASXC), a leading developer of digital surgical technologies, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a subsidiary of the global medical technology company KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG. – Asensus Surgical is a pioneer in digital surgery, developing the first intra-operative Augmented Intelligence technology approved for global use.

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Effective July 8, 2024, Healthcare Associate of Texas – Aubrey will be relocating.

Healthcare Associates

Effective July 8, 2024, Healthcare Associate of Texas – Aubrey will be relocating. NEW LOCATION WellMed at Providence Village 26635 US Highway 380 E. Providence Village, TX 76227 Phone: 1-940-365-9389 Fax: 1-940-365-9128 For questions or copies of medical records call or fax: Phone: 1-940-365-9400 Fax: 1-940-365-9106 The post Effective July 8, 2024, Healthcare Associate of Texas – Aubrey will be relocating. appeared first on Healthcare Associates of Texas.

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Personal Protective Equipment for Nurses: Everything You Need to Know

Etactics

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been relevant in various industries for decades. PPE first originated during World War I to protect soldiers. Since the first rubber respirator, yes rubber, there have been many changes. Of course, PPE also grew in popularity within the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what exactly is it? PPE is the protective mask and goggles your dentist wears while cleaning your teeth.

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Readers Write: How to Re-Imagine Clinical IT Support

HIStalk

How to Re-Imagine Clinical IT SupportBy Chris Wickersham Chris Wickersham.

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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.