April, 2024

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Walmart shuttering all 51 health centers, citing lack of profitability

Fierce Healthcare

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information. | Walmart is shuttering all 51 health centers along with its virtual care services, the retail giant announced Tuesday morning.

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No appointments available: America’s escalating primary care shortage

Health Care Dive

Chronic disinvestment and inadequate training have created a shortage of primary care workers. Leaders at the Milbank Memorial Fund, National Association of Community Health Centers and the American Academy of Family Physicians argue for solutions.

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Doctors are getting on board with genAI, survey shows

Healthcare It News

In an online survey of 100 practicing physicians who work in a large U.S. hospital or health system and use clinical decision support tools, four in five providers – 81% – agreed that generative artificial intelligence can improve care team interactions with patients. The doctors surveyed by Wolter Kluwer also indicated high standards for selecting genAI tools – with 89% reporting they need vendors to be transparent about the sources of CDS data and want to be sure it comes fro

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The 7 Ps of Marketing

Healthcare Success

As an engineering undergrad, I took a Marketing 101 class on a lark, seeking to better understand the psychology behind consumer behavior and developing products with a competitive edge. On the first day of class, we learned the fundamental concept of the 4 Ps of marketing. However, today, I like to use an expanded “7 Ps” definition. In any event, this marketing mix remains essential for any successful marketing strategy.

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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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Insightful Overview of Internal Medicine Billing Services

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Conceptually wrong. It implies that internal medicine is crucial for medical billing, which is not true. What you can say is medical billers spend a large portion of their day processing claims for internal medicine. It is an important field in the healthcare industry. The physician will pen down every detail of service they have given to their patient by using certain codes.

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Generative AI and the path to personalized medicine with Microsoft Azure

Cloud Blogs

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t a futuristic vision: It’s a present reality. Azure OpenAI Service is transforming the way care is delivered and experienced by patients and providers alike. As healthcare providers and tech companies collaborate to harness the power of generative AI, they pave the way for more efficient, accessible, and personalized healthcare solutions that promise to redefine patient care for the better.

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ACOs led by independent physicians save Medicare ‘substantially’ more money, CBO says

Health Care Dive

Independent practices have clearer financial incentives to lower medical spending than hospitals participating in accountable care organizations, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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ChatGPT's potential impact on preventative care and emergency visits

Healthcare It News

ChatGPT has been making an impact on enduring healthcare challenges. Many providers and patients are reporting the artificial intelligence helping with preventative care and preventing non-emergent emergency department visits. Imran Qureshi is chief technology officer at b.well Connected Health, a FHIR-based interoperability platform vendor. He has expertise in AI and a lot of advice to share on the subject of health systems harnessing ChatGPT and other large language model-based technologies.

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FTC Strengthens Health Data Breach Notification Rule to Protect Consumers

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized significant changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) , aiming to improve consumer protection in the digital age. – These updates clarify the rule’s application to modern technologies like health apps and expand the information healthcare providers must disclose in the event of a data breach.

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Home Care Industry Slams Finalized 80-20 Rule, Warns Agency Closures Are Coming

Home Health Care

The “Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services” rule has been finalized. Most importantly, the bemoaned “80-20” provision has gone through as proposed, meaning providers will eventually be forced to direct 80% of reimbursement for home- and community-based services (HCBS) to caregiver wages. First proposed by CMS in April of 2023 , the goal of the rule is to enhance access to HCBS for Medicaid beneficiaries.

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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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Artificial intelligence tools improve skin cancer diagnostic accuracy

Health IT Analytics

A Stanford Medicine-led meta-analysis revealed that artificial intelligence algorithms can help healthcare practitioners diagnose skin cancers more accurately.

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Epic plans to launch AI validation software for healthcare organizations to test, monitor models

Fierce Healthcare

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances in healthcare, the industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream advers | The healthcare industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream adverse outcomes.

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Steward bankruptcy likely as massive debt remains, with few options left

Health Care Dive

Steward Health Care’s forbearance period ends in less than 15 days. Analysts say this time, creditors are unlikely to extend the embattled company another lifeline.

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Nurses have a deep distrust of AI – but transparency and training could help

Healthcare It News

While some nurses recognize the potential of artificial intelligence to minimize documentation burden and improve patient monitoring – and see a future with broader AI-enabled nursing – others are concerned about AI replacing empathetic human assessment of patients, cutting nursing jobs, risking protected patient data to compromise and more.

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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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ONC Releases Common Agreement V2.0, Paving the Way for TEFCA Exchange via FHIR

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), along with The Sequoia Project, Inc., a Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), has released Common Agreement Version 2.0 (CA v2.0). What is the Common Agreement? The Common Agreement establishes a set of common rules and technical standards for secure health information exchange across different health information networks (HINs) and their users.

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BrightStar Care Dives Further Into Hospital-At-Home Care, Expands Partnership With Medically Home

Home Health Care

BrightStar Care has built a reputation as one of the home care industry’s innovators. Past examples of the home care franchise company’s pioneering spirit include its investment in small-home senior living residences and its educational partnership with Chamberlain University. On Tuesday, the Gurnee, Illinois-based BrightStar announced its latest innovation effort, which will include an expansion of its clinical capabilities.

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Bringing Russia to Its Knees

The Rand Blog

Russia's President Vladimir Putin rants that the West seeks to “dismember and plunder” his country. By accusing the West of plotting against Russia, the Kremlin likely hopes to distract Russian citizens from its own flawed actions. But the true damage to Russia has been self-inflicted.

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Google, Bayer team up to develop new AI products for radiologists

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare company Bayer has tapped Google for its cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities to build new tech products to assist radiologists. | Bayer wants to pair its radiology, healthcare regulator and clinical data handling expertise with Google's tech muscle and ongoing work in generative AI to speed up innovation in media imaging.

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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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More than three-fourths of doctors are employed by corporations, report finds

Health Care Dive

Rampant consolidation continues to threaten the existence of independent physicians, according to a new report from Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.

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In Saudi Arabia, machine learning model helps reduce outpatient no-shows

Healthcare It News

Two years ago, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs' Riyadh-based hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, became the first in the world to reach Stage 7 in four different HIMSS models. (It's recently become a pioneer with some impressive work to reach Stage 6 on another model.) Its advanced use of health information and technology has been a boon for the health system's 1.3 million patients.

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DrFirst and PatchRx Partner to Combat Medication Non-Adherence

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Healthcare technology leader DrFirst has joined forces with medication adherence company PatchRx to tackle a major healthcare challenge: medication non-adherence. – The strategic collaboration aims to improve patient health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs associated with patients not taking their medications as prescribed.

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‘We’re Seeing Tons Of Opportunity’: Home-Based Care Buyers Deploy DIY M&A, Earnout Structures In 2024 Dealmaking Strategies

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership Transaction volume for home health, home care and other in-home care businesses dipped in 2023, with inflation, higher interest rates and global unrest contributing to the downturn. Many home-based care stakeholders anticipated M&A to rebound in 2024, however, thanks to increased loan activity in January, greater buyer-seller consensus and private equity’s record-high levels of “mature” dry powder.

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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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What would happen if we eliminated medical debt?

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Medical debt in the U.S. is a major problem. While over 90% of individuals have health insurance, many people are uninsured and even those with insurance may be liable to high deductibles and copayments. A Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis uses data from Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and finds that: …20 million people (nearly 1 in 12 adults) owe medical debt…people in the United States owe at least $220 billion in medical debt.

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Online chatter points to broad layoffs at Optum—but the full extent is unclear

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum appears to have laid off a significant percentage of its workforce, Fierce Healthcare has learned, though the full extent of those job cuts remains unclear. | UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum appears to have laid off a significant percentage of its workforce, Fierce Healthcare has learned, though the full extent of those job cuts remains unclear.

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Walmart Health shuts down

Health Care Dive

The unexpected closure of Walmart’s 51 health centers and virtual care business highlights the difficulty of providing healthcare at this moment in time.

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Patient concerns in healthcare digitalisation: Rising inequalities

Healthcare It News

Digitalisation in healthcare holds the promise of optimising processes and expanding access to care. In some European countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Poland and Hungary, patients can access national portals that contain their prescriptions, referrals, discharge letters, etc. In other countries such as Belgium and Spain, patients can access regional portals.

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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.

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VieCure Streamlines Cancer Care with Integrated E-Prescribing and Medication Management

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – VieCure , a leading cancer care company, announced today that it’s integrating DrFirst’s e-prescribing and medication management solutions into its clinical decision support system. – VieCure is a well-established point-of-care intelligence system specifically designed for community oncologists. Utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) , patient data, and a comprehensive oncology knowledge base, VieCure generates personalized treatment plans for canc

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With Medicaid Access Rule Finalized, Home Care Providers Enter ‘Wait-And-See’ Mode

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership On Tuesday, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials vehemently backed the thought process behind the “80-20” wage mandate in home- and community-based services (HCBS). Providers and advocates, on the other hand, continued to argue that the policy could be disastrous. During a press call Tuesday, CMS stuck with the theme that, in general, the status quo in Medicaid needed to be disrupted.

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U.S.-India Ties Remain Fundamentally Fragile

The Rand Blog

Despite widespread optimism about the future of the U.S.-India partnership, relations are considerably more fragile than they might appear. Indeed, the two countries continue to experience friction in several areas that, if left unaddressed, could ultimately undermine or even derail future cooperation.

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Walgreens expands specialty pharmacy business to gene and cell therapy services

Fierce Healthcare

Walgreens is expanding its specialty pharmacy services to offer gene and cell therapy services, supported by a dedicated 18,000-square-foot center in Pittsburgh, the company announced Thursday. | Walgreens is expanding its specialty pharmacy services to offer gene and cell therapy services, supported by a dedicated 18,000-square-foot center in Pittsburgh, the company announced Thursday.

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