Thu.Jun 13, 2024

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Telehealth startup Done's CEO and clinical president arrested, charged with fraud

Fierce Healthcare

The CEO and clinical president of telehealth startup Done have been arrested and charged with fraud, accused by federal authorities of participating in a scheme to distribute Adderall online. | According to the DOJ, Done's CEO and clinical president allegedly arranged the prescription of 40 million Adderall pills as well as other stimulants, generating more than $100 million in revenue.

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Complex environments, 24/7 availability: Why cybersecurity poses a unique challenge for hospitals

Health Care Dive

Andrew Carney, from HHS agency ARPA-H, explains why hospitals struggle with cybersecurity and talks about a new program that aims to help them defend their technology environments.

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The comeback story of Decent Health and how it aims to make health plans more affordable

Fierce Healthcare

There have been many twists and turns in Decent Health's six-year journey as a startup. | Decent has relaunched with a new approach to build level-funded health plans around direct primary care to serve small and medium-sized companies.

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Proposed rule would wipe medical debt from credit scores

Health Care Dive

The vice president also called for states to increase oversight of their nonprofit health systems’ charity care programs, noting some patients incurred debt when they should have qualified for assistance.

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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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Report: Medicare Advantage quality ratings to get new calculations

Fierce Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) appears poised to rework Medicare Advantage (MA) quality ratings for this year, The Wall Street Journal

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Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill in unanimous ruling

Health Care Dive

The high court said the plaintiffs’ “desire to make a drug less available to others” did not give them standing to challenge the FDA's approval of mifepristone.

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Protected health data may have been compromised during Ascension cyberattack

Health Care Dive

Hackers gained access to the major nonprofit’s systems early last month after a worker accidentally downloaded a malicious file, Ascension said.

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Supreme Court unanimously rejects mifepristone challenge, preserving abortion pill access

Fierce Healthcare

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with the Food and Drug Administration in a case that challenged the availability of mail-order abortion medications and regulatory authority. | An undivided court ruled that anti-abortion doctors who brought the case are not harmed by the abortion drug's regulatory availability, and therefore did not have standing to bring the case.

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Cognizant Unveils Healthcare Large Language Models (LLMs) on Google Cloud’s GenAI Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – As part of an expanded partnership announced last August, Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) has launched the first set of healthcare large language model (LLM) solutions on Google Cloud’s generative AI (genAI) technology, including the company’s Vertex AI platform and Gemini models, aimed at redesigning healthcare administrative processes and improving experiences. – Google Cloud has awarded Cognizant “2024 Industry Solution Services Partner of the Year – Healthc

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32 bipartisan state attorneys general ask Supreme Court to take up Oklahoma PBM case

Fierce Healthcare

More than half of the country’s state attorneys general have banded together to get the Supreme Court’s input on pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) regulation. | The attorneys general coalition said that an appellate court's position on an Oklahoma law conflicts with the decision the top court handed down in 2020, creating ambiguity over the reach of state PBM regulation.

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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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Hospital At Home’s Popularity Among Patients Is The Best Thing Going For The Model

Home Health Care

Amid efforts to push back the expiration date of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, more patients are expressing their desire to participate in hospital-at-home programs. That’s according to a new survey from Vivalink, a digital healthcare solutions company that offers remote patient monitoring (RPM).

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California employee retirement system flips to Blue Shield of CA for PPO coverage

Fierce Healthcare

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Blue Shield of California as the only health plan in its preferred provider organization.

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84% of Patients Would Participate in a Hospital-at-Home Program In Order To Get Home Sooner

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – As waivers allowing in-home patient care expire this year, a new survey by Vivalink , a leader in digital healthcare solutions, reveals a growing public interest in Hospital at Home (HaH) programs. – The survey polled over 1,000 U.S. consumers aged 40 and over, highlighting a significant shift towards embracing remote healthcare options.

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AHIP 2024: Verily unveils new chronic care platform called Lightpath

Fierce Healthcare

LAS VEGAS — Alphabet's Verily unit has unveiled a new chronic care management solution, and the team views the offering as the "next generation" of its precision health work. | LAS VEGAS — Alphabet's Verily unit has unveiled a new chronic care management solution, and the team views the offering as the "next generation" of its precision health work.

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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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Securing Your Hospital Network: Vendor Solutions Beyond Encryption

HIT Consultant

Mike Betsko, Sr. Director, Marketing & Solutions, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Tim Dawson, Chief Technology Officer, Canon Medical Systems U.S.A. Modern healthcare environments are charged with processing massive amounts of patient data in tandem with an extensive network of connected clinical and administrative devices that can be infiltrated by hackers to access the entire system and hold mission-critical and patient-related information and services hostage.

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Breathing better: Hospitals begin to phase out major pollutants in patient care

Fierce Healthcare

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement led a decarbonization learning collaborative with hospitals aiming to cut their climate footprint.

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CipherHealth Launches AI Summaries to Transform Patient Rounding

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – CipherHealth , a recognized leader and innovator in patient-centered communications and insights for the nation’s leading healthcare systems, today announced the launch of AI Summaries for its rounding toolkit, CipherRounds. – Harnessing the power of generative AI, the new solution elevates and personalizes interactions by seamlessly surfacing contextual insights for providers at the point of care.

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Home Health Agency Racked Up $8.5 Million Through Fraudulent Claims, Hired Employees With Criminal History

Home Health Care

The former owner of a home-based care company – based in the Cincinnati area – has been found guilty of fraudulently billing more than $8.5 million from Medicare, Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) over a six-year period. From 2015 to 2021, Sharon Romaine Ward submitted at least 92,770 claims on behalf of Halo Home Healthcare to Medicaid, and received $8.4 million between 2016 and 2021.

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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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Abridge AI Slashes Clinician Burnout by 40% at CHRISTUS Health

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Abridge announced an enterprise-wide agreement with CHRISTUS Health, an international, not-for-profit health system based in Texas with 15,000 physicians and more than 600 care centers. – With Abridge’s generative AI solution for clinical documentation in use over the last few months, CHRISTUS clinicians have already experienced a significant reduction in burnout and now give more undivided attention to patients.

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Machine learning tool accurately predicts spine surgery outcomes

Health IT Analytics

A machine learning approach using wearable data, EHRs and ecological momentary assessment information outperformed existing spine surgery outcome prediction tools.

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EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 6/13/24

HIStalk

I get a lot of emails advertising webinars and educational.

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Telehealth Company Done CEO Arrested in $100M Adderall Scheme

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Two executives from a California telehealth company Done Inc. were arrested on Thursday for allegedly operating a $100M scheme to distribute Adderall and Ritalin to illegitimate patients. – David Brody, Done’s clinical president, and Ruthia He, the founder and CEO, are accused of conspiring to provide easy access to stimulant drugs through online consultations in exchange for monthly subscription fees. – Federal investigators allege Done prescribed

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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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News 6/14/24

HIStalk

Top News Ascension provides updates about its May 8 ransomware.

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The importance of data integrity in your hospital contact center

Spok Inc

Learn more about why maintaining data integrity matters for contact center employees, individual departments, and hospital administrators. The post The importance of data integrity in your hospital contact center appeared first on Spok Inc.

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Morning Headlines 6/14/24

HIStalk

Ascension cyberattack caused after employee accidentally downloaded malicious file Ascension.

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Modern Medical Supplier Better Health Secures $14M for Peer-to-Peer Support Model

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Better Health , a medical supply and support provider built on peer-to-peer connection, announces $14 million in strategic funding, which includes investments from Healthworx , the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst Inc., UHealth – University of Miami Health System, and Mosaic General Partnership. – This investment underscores the industry’s recognition of Better Health’s pivotal role in revolutionizing healthcare delivery for chronic conditions.

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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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Early cavity detection: Interview with CaviSense CEO Jordan Rubinson

Health Business Group

What if your dentist could spot cavities long before they became a problem? Join us as we chat with Jordan Rubinso n, CEO of CaviSense , about his interesting journey from pharma to medtech. We start by discussing Jordan's early influences, from his father's career at Block Drug Company to his own academic adventures at Columbia and MIT's Sloan School.

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VA Extends Oracle EHR Modernization Contract

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is extending its contract with Oracle to continue delivering a modern electronic health record (EHR) system for veterans across the country. – The contract extension signifies the progress made in fortifying the EHR system and its positive impact on both VA healthcare providers and the veterans they serve.