March, 2022

People in the U.S. Without the Internet Were More Likely To Die in the Pandemic

Health Populi

Access to the Internet has been a key determinant of health — or more aptly, death — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans lacked Internet access were more likely to die due to complications from the coronavirus, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open this month.

Physician venture investor talks telehealth, digital therapeutics, Medicaid tech

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

GSR Ventures, a $3 billion assets under management venture firm investing in early-stage digital health companies, is an unusual venture firm: The partners all are former practicing physicians and former successful healthcare technology entrepreneurs themselves.

Negotiating Masks in the Workplace: When the ADA Does and Does Not Apply

Bill of Health

By Katherine Macfarlane. Workplaces are, by and large, no longer safe for employees who are high-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common for workplaces to require masks, at least in shared spaces.

Third of nurses plan to quit their jobs by end of 2022, survey shows

Healthcare Dive

Nurses cited burnout and high-stress work environments as the No. 1 reason for leaving their jobs, followed by pay and benefits, according to a survey from staffing firm Incredible Health

Why the ROI of Telehealth Is Worth it, No Matter the Reimbursement

Home Health Care

The future of telehealth is confusing for home health care providers. And it’s left many scratching their heads, wondering how much they should invest into virtual care models. On one hand, telehealth usage skyrocketed over the last two years.

Celebrating women, breaking the bias

Meditech

March 8 is International Women’s Day , celebrating the accomplishments of women across the globe, in all areas of life. It’s a time to appreciate those women who have inspired us and paved the way for so many leaders today. Health IT Healthcare IT

What The Finance Industry Can Teach Healthcare About Digital Transformation

HIT Consultant

Mike Serbinis, Co-Founder and CEO of League. The COVID-19 pandemic feels like a once-in-a-lifetime event for those of us involved in healthcare, but the patterns of how the crisis affected our industry feel familiar.

More Trending

A Precautionary Approach to Touch in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Bill of Health

By Ne?e e Devenot, Emma Tumilty, Meaghan Buisson, Sarah McNamee, David Nickles, and Lily Kay Ross.

5 can't-miss HIMSS22 panels

Healthcare Dive

For those with boots on the ground in Orlando next week, here are panels you won't want to miss, touching on some of the hottest topics in healthcare today from health equity to cybersecurity

‘Chipping away at barriers’: Nurse practitioners filling primary-care gap

Healthy Debate

The post ‘Chipping away at barriers’: Nurse practitioners filling primary-care gap appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

UnitedHealth Group Agrees to Buy LHC Group for Over $5 Billion

Home Health Care

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has agreed to buy LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG). The deal is reportedly values LHC Group at “more than” $5.5 billion. The plan is to pair LHC Group – one of the largest home health providers in the U.S.

Can a Food-As-Medicine App Extend Chronic Health Management at the Grocery Store?

Health Populi

Foogal, a recipe app designed to support patients’ healthy cooking and eating, launched on 24th March. In its initial version, Foogal addresses several specific diet paradigms: for patients demanding a wellness protocol, an autoimmune protocol, or wanting to address insulin resistance.

Monday Morning Update 3/21/22

HIStalk

Top News Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) demands that the VA.

108
108

Injustice Anywhere: The Need to Decouple Disability and Productivity

Bill of Health

By Brooke Ellison. There is a profound need to deconstruct and actively reconstruct the interpretation of disability as it is currently understood.

'On high alert': Hospitals wary of cyber threats from Russia-Ukraine conflict

Healthcare Dive

Cybersecurity has always been chronically underfunded in hospitals, even before COVID-19 swallowed up more resources. Now, this major international threat is creating a "perfect storm," one cybersecurity expert said

2022 State of the State Addresses Reflect Realities of Health, Economic Recovery

NASHP

Governors use their annual state-of-the-state addresses to showcase successes and accomplishments over the past year and to define their policy priorities for the year ahead.

Home-Based Care Providers Sue CMS, HHS Over COVID-19 Relief Funds

Home Health Care

A group of New York home-based care providers are taking aim at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a lawsuit filed Friday.

The future of telemedicine: purpose-built, integrated platforms

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Propelled into mainstream use by the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine is becoming standard practice for many healthcare providers.

Monday Morning Update 3/7/22

HIStalk

Top News Microsoft closes its $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance.

106
106

The Bind We’re in — And How the Supreme Court Put Us There

Bill of Health

By Jennifer Bard.

Telehealth use increased amid omicron as 2021 drew to a close

Healthcare Dive

Telehealth swelled from 4.4% of all medical claims in November to 4.9% in December, with the bump evident in every U.S. census region, according to new Fair Health data

Two years into the pandemic, social workers are in critical demand

Healthy Debate

The post Two years into the pandemic, social workers are in critical demand appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

94

Study Shows SNF-at-Home Care Feasible, Less Costly

Home Health Care

For seniors, receiving skilled care at home – instead of at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) – could have considerable benefits, including better patient experience and lower costs. That’s according to a study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

States Focus on Behavioral Health as They Consider the Future of Telehealth

NASHP

In November 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a series of new policies aimed at enabling access to behavioral health services via telehealth.

News 3/9/22

HIStalk

Top News Epic announces Garden Plot, an Epic version for.

100
100

Who ‘Deserves’ Health, Who ‘Deserves’ Freedom? A Recurrent Divide in SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Cases

Bill of Health

By Wendy E. Parmet. In October 2020, Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta and Jay Bhattacharya issued what they called the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD).

Threats, obscenities, homicide: Healthcare workers stressed by pandemic face elevated violence

Healthcare Dive

Millions of healthcare workers across the country are becoming inured to workplace violence, which can range from verbal abuse and threats to physical attacks and even homicide

Google’s Responsive Search Ad Changes: What You Need to Know

Health Care Success

Google Ads are about to change more than they have in years—are you ready? The days of creating a set of stand-alone ads, setting your daily advertising budget, and periodically checking your analytics are long gone.

Immigration Pathway Could Boost Home-Based Care Workforce

Home Health Care

Home-based care agencies in the U.S. have thrown a lot at the wall these past two years to try to ease their staffing situations. They’ve tried to nab workers from other sectors of health care.

Webinar: An Overview of the Hospital Cost Tool

NASHP

Webinar: An Overview of the Hospital Cost Tool. Monday, April 25, 2022, 3–4 p.m. Register Now.

From HIMSS 3/16/22

HIStalk

It was quieter and cooler in the exhibit hall today, News

99

Re-Imagining Work in the Post-Pandemic Era: An Arendtian Lens

Bill of Health

By Xochitl L. Mendez. The coronavirus pandemic changed the world in countless ways, and for a moment it challenged the pre-pandemic separation of — in Hannah Arendt’s terms — the Private and the Public.

Wisconsin passes law making threats against healthcare workers a felony

Healthcare Dive

The state already has a law making it a felony to commit battery against nurses, emergency care providers or those working in an emergency department, but this expands that protection to threats

Clearlake Capital-Backed nThrive Announces Name Change to FinThrive as Part of a Forthcoming Rebrand

nThrive

New Company vision challenges the traditional approach from legacy incumbent solutions to revenue cycle management software and technology. nThrive, Inc.

After Reopening Their Doors, Adult Day Providers Are ‘Starting From Scratch’

Home Health Care

Last year, adult day centers across the U.S. were attempting to safely reopen after COVID-19 forced them to shut their doors. Now, up and running again, the sector still faces challenges while trying to solidify a more prominent role in the senior care space. “In

HHS OIG: 2 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth during first pandemic year

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This past month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a study examining how Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News 3/23/22

HIStalk

Top News Madison, WI-based DeliverHealth acquires PresidioHealth, which offers automated.

98