Thu.Jun 30, 2022

The Higher Cost of Cookouts – Happy, Healthy Independence Day 2022

Health Populi

On this July 4th holiday, Americans aren’t feeling quite so financially independent on Independence Day 2022.

Companies see a future for smart implants. Doctors are waiting for proof.

Healthcare Dive

Zimmer Biomet and Canary Medical are rolling out the first knee implant with an integrated sensor, though it will take time to learn how to incorporate that data into patient care, experts say

Why the Proposed Rule Could Hinder the Home Health Public Market’s Strategic Visions

Home Health Care

At the very beginning of this year, I wrote an HHCN+ Report on the home health public market and how it sets the pace for the rest of the industry. At the time, the public companies were all doing well, though things have certainly changed since then.

AMA 'deeply disappointed' with SCOTUS EPA ruling

Healthcare Dive

In its annual meeting in early June, the association labeled climate change a “public health crisis that threatens the health and well-being of all people &rdquo

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Why Understanding CMS’ Proposed Rule Logic Is Key to Combating It

Home Health Care

In order for the home-based care industry to push back against the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2023 proposed payment rule , industry leaders must understand where CMS’ intentions and motivations are coming from.

UHS lowers financial outlook on 'unfavorable' operating environment, making good on April warning

Healthcare Dive

UHS is not the first system to slash guidance this year citing adverse operating conditions, trailing peers HCA and CHS

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HHS to send out more monkeypox vaccines as CDC activates emergency center

Healthcare Dive

The distribution will take place on a four-tier basis with areas that have the highest case rates coming first. Within the tiers, priority will be based on the number of people at risk for monkeypox who have preexisting conditions

Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table – June 2022 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the June 2022 Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table.

HHS issues guidance on when providers may be forced to share patient information

Healthcare Dive

The HHS Office for Civil Rights issued privacy guidelines Wednesday clarifying how to protect patient health information following the Supreme Court's ruling ending the constitutional right to an abortion

AI Framework Differentiates Alzheimer’s, Other Dementias

Health IT Analytics

A study published in Nature… read more

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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.

Aetna rolls back prior authorization requirement for cataract surgery

Healthcare Dive

The payer said its decision came after analyzing real-time data when the requirement was in place and that it will continue to perform retrospective reviews

Happy Fourth of July From Solutionreach!

Solution Reach

No matter what you’re doing to celebrate Independence Day 2022—a family BBQ, a day at the lake with friends, or just relaxing at home—we wanted to wish your entire healthcare team a happy holiday weekend.

Biden signs law requiring VA be more transparent about EHR rollout costs

Healthcare Dive

The new law received bipartisan support as lawmakers become increasingly frustrated with the VA’s management of the seven-year-old program, which has been dogged by delays, growing spending and operational issues

News 7/1/22

HIStalk

Top News A NEJM perspective piece says that today’s care.

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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.

CVS long-term care unit Omnicare taps new president

Healthcare Dive

Ahmed Hassan, who will assume the role Friday, will be tasked with leading CVS’ long-term care business and formulating business strategy

Adult Skills Scholarship Recipient: Carolyn Critchelow

American College of Healthcare Sciences

“ Don’t quit don’t give up on what your dreams are. Surround yourself with like minded people !” ~ Carolyn Critchelow. Discovering Holistic Health. Carolyn Critchelow is a recipient of the ACHS Adult Skills Scholarship.

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 6/30/22

HIStalk

I’m still in the woods. We have had good weather, Dr. Jayne

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How patient-facing apps can help support specialists – who are in short supply

Healthcare It News

Today there are just 33,368 cardiologists in the U.S. They can't possibly care for 30.3 million adults with heart disease in the U.S. right now. On a related note: About 647,000 people die every year in the U.S. from heart-related issues. And it's not just cardiologists. The U.S.

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.

CMS Issues Significant Updates to Improve the Safety and Quality Care for Long-Term Care Residents and Calls for Reducing Room Crowding

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. In case you missed yesterday’s breaking news , CMS also posted this Press Release which is the title of this blog. This Press Release is another must-read document. I’ve excerpted key elements of that below. To begin helping address the staffing issue while the rulemaking process is underway, CMS added new requirements for surveyors to incorporate the use of Payroll Based Journal staffing data for their inspections.

VA vs. private hospitals

Healthcare ECONOMIST

How do efficiently is care provided for patients at Veteran Affairs’ hospitals as compared to private hospitals? This is not an easy question to answer as the composition of patients differs between these hospitals.

CMS proposal details how to become new rural hospital designation

Fierce Healthcare

CMS proposal details how to become new rural hospital designation. rking. Thu, 06/30/2022 - 17:18

OH Medical Center, Siemens Strike Personalized Medicine Partnership

Health IT Analytics

The Ohio State University… read more

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Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

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

During this webinar you will learn new KPIs for patient engagement technologies, as well as new benchmarks based on Mend's data analysis.

Hospitals may have to wait to recoup 340B payments after Supreme Court ruling, attorneys say

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals may have to wait to recoup 340B payments after Supreme Court ruling, attorneys say. rking. Thu, 06/30/2022 - 14:08

ACAP Launches Center for Social Determinants of Health Innovation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) announced the launch of The ACAP Center for Social Determinants of Health Innovation. The center will encourage and empower other stakeholders to support SDoH initiative.

Aetna to roll back controversial prior authorization policy for cataract surgery

Fierce Healthcare

Aetna to roll back controversial prior authorization policy for cataract surgery. pminemyer. Thu, 06/30/2022 - 09:36

Sitecore Infrastructure in Multiple Regions

Perficient

Sitecore is capable of serving traffic from multiple regions from your cloud provider of choice. Why bother though? It’s a good question because Sitecore in multiple regions is more complex, more expensive to host and more work to maintain.

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HHS, AMA dismayed by Supreme Court’s controversial EPA power plant ruling

Fierce Healthcare

HHS, AMA dismayed by Supreme Court’s controversial EPA power plant ruling. rking. Thu, 06/30/2022 - 16:29

Pfizer seeks full FDA approval of Paxlovid as questions about its benefits grow

Healthcare Dive

A standard clearance could further broaden Paxlovid’s fast-rising use. But weaknesses are emerging too, among them unclear benefits in vaccinated people and a potential lack of potency against new variants

Slow recovery of non-COVID volumes forces UHS to lower 2022 guidance

Fierce Healthcare

Slow recovery of non-COVID volumes forces UHS to lower 2022 guidance. dmuoio. Thu, 06/30/2022 - 11:28

Disrupt Podcast #58: Raman Brar, CEO and co-founder of Pathwell

Home Health Care

The 58th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, Home Health Care News caught up with Raman Brar, the CEO and co-founder of Pathwell.

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Teladoc's Jason Gorevic bullish on long-term growth amid turbulent market, growing telehealth competition

Fierce Healthcare

Teladoc's Jason Gorevic bullish on long-term growth amid turbulent market, growing telehealth competition. hlandi. Thu, 06/30/2022 - 06:13

QSEP Training: Long Term Care Regulatory and Interpretive Guidance and Psychosocial Severity Guide Updates – June 2022

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.