December, 2021

Being an Adult in the Face of Omicron

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. To those who believe that the federal government is a benign force doing the best they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us all safe, I have two words of advice: Grow up. Neither the U.S.

CVS, Microsoft ink alliance to develop digital health, personalized products

Health Care Dive

CVS is looking to weave together its virtual and physical assets to capture a greater slice of patients' healthcare journeys — and the corresponding revenue

Health Care Planning for 2022 – Start with a Pandemic, Then Pivot to Health and Happiness

Health Populi

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss characters is the narrator featured in the book, I Had Trouble In Getting to Solla-Sollew. I frequently use this book when conducting futures and scenario planning sessions with clients in health/care.

Hospital at home: How healthcare orgs can set programs up for success

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although telehealth is often thought of in the context of synchronous video visits, in reality, virtual care encompasses a wide range of opportunities to connect patients with medical care beyond brick-and-mortar facilities.

Hospitals in crisis: Emergency personnel in southwestern Ontario sounding the alarm

Healthy Debate

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News 12/31/21

HIStalk

Top News Rhode Island’s attorney general is investigating a breach.

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Who Has a Duty to Protect Your Health? The Answer May Surprise You

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. One of the most frightening aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been the lack of a recognized and trusted source of health and safety information.

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Why #CES2022 Will Be Keynoted By A Health Care Innovator for the First Time

Health Populi

In October 2021, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that Robert Ford, CEO and President of Abbott, would give a keynote speech at CES 2022, the world’s largest annual convention of the technology industry.

Zoom announces new integration with Cerner EHR

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Zoom announced this week that it had launched an integration option with Cerner's electronic health record platform. The initiative, which is currently available to beta customers , is aimed at facilitating easier access to telehealth from within Cerner's EHR.

Sorry Not Sorry: How a hospital complaint system perpetuates harm after medical error

Healthy Debate

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2022 Home Care Executive Forecast: ‘Buckle Up For A Wild Ride’

Home Health Care

This year saw home care providers further build on the spotlight the public health emergency placed on the industry. No longer fighting for a seat at the proverbial table, the operators were able to fully lean into opportunities that have pushed the industry forward.

Addressing IP Barriers in the Context of a Pandemic Treaty

Bill Of Health

This post was originally published on the Verfassungsblog as part of our joint symposium on international pandemic lawmaking. By Paul Ogendi.

Are you leaving your FHIR API front door unlocked?

Health Care Dive

Research shows FHIR APIs come with major security vulnerabilities — here's how to protect your data

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State Community Health Worker Models

NASHP

State Community Health Worker Models Updated December 10, 2021. Community Health Worker (CHW) is an umbrella term that encompasses several? categories ?of? frontline public health workers — including Community Navigator,?Promotora,

Depression doesn't look alike for everyone – so why should the treatments for it?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

For years, clinicians have taken a trial-and-error approach to many medical treatments for mental illness. If a patient doesn't respond to a particular drug, providers will often move onto another, sometimes not driven by insight into an individual's needs or specific symptoms.

Secondary losses: The impact of the pandemic on Canadians with cancer

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Beyond Senior Care: Why Nontraditional Partnerships Are Critical for Aging in Place

Home Health Care

A number of organizations – including the top advocacy organization for older Americans – have recently formed relationships underscoring the important roles of home modification and safety in the aging-in-place process.

The Surprising Shape of COVID Fraud

Bill Of Health

By James Toomey. When the world went into lockdown in March 2020, many commentators noticed that social isolation could offer scammers an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of people’s fear and loneliness. But they didn’t anticipate that fraud would generally affect a range of age groups.

Medicare telehealth visits increased 63-fold from 2019 to 2020, new government data shows

Health Care Dive

Virtual visits for Medicare beneficiaries went from hundreds of thousands pre-pandemic to tens of millions in 2020, with many beneficiaries using telehealth for the first time

State Policies to Strengthen the Direct Care Workforce

NASHP

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Telehealth and community broadband, in sickness and in health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Cloud Computing Network Infrastructure Patient Engagement Population Health Telehealth Delivering virtual care via community broadband offers big financial and quality of life benefits, says our contributing writer, opening avenues to both digital equity and health equity.

5 Most Important Healthcare Marketing Trends in 2022

Health Care Success

A large part of how we plan our marketing strategies involves taking into account predicted trends for the upcoming year. . Looking back at my predictions for 2020 , I’m intrigued by the speed at which some of these projections materialized. .

CMS Releases Vaccine Mandate Guidance for Home Health Providers

Home Health Care

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance on evaluating providers’ compliance with the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers.

Medical Schools Need to Do More to Reduce Students’ Debt

Bill Of Health

By Leah Pierson. Today, the average medical student graduates with more than $215,000 of debt from medical school alone. The root cause of this problem — rising medical school tuitions — can and must be addressed.

FDA warns about Log4j cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices

Health Care Dive

The bugs in Apache's Java-based open source logging library could potentially allow unauthorized users to remotely impact the safety and effectiveness of device functionality, according to the agency

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 6 Ways to Schedule Patients Effectively and Efficiently

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center boosts telehealth with $600K from the FCC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, faced several challenges in rolling out an effective telemedicine strategy, many of which were unrelated to COVID-19.

Americans Cite COVID-19, Access and Cost as Top Healthcare Issues at the End of 2021

Health Populi

Approaching nearly two years into the pandemic, nearly one-half of Americans cite viruses and COVID-19 as the top health problem facing the U.S. In a Gallup poll published 30 November, COVID-19 (is) Still Widely Named as Biggest U.S.

CVS Health Looking to ‘Expand Home Health Services’

Home Health Care

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) said on Thursday that it plans to take another step into the home health care space. The company laid out its strategy for the coming years at its 2021 investor day. Its at-home care strategy is no longer on the outskirts of its overall goals, leadership explained.

A ‘Middle Ground’ in the Legal Abortion Debate Disproportionately Harms Marginalized Communities

Bill Of Health

By Adrienne R. Ghorashi, Esq. All eyes are on SCOTUS after the Court heard oral arguments on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and issued narrow rulings in cases related to Texas SB8 early this month.

Congress passes on delay to Medicare rate cuts for lab tests, for now

Health Care Dive

The American Clinical Laboratory Association wants lawmakers to stave off Jan. 1 cuts for nearly 600 lab tests. A stopgap bill late last week did not include a reprieve, but Cowen analysts are optimistic a legislative fix will be found

How to Build a Fruitful Partnership with Your Healthcare Marketing Agency

Health Care Success

Building a cohesive marketing strategy that supports your long-term business goals takes collaboration, time, and expertise—not to mention continuous oversight and optimization. .

CareCloud CEO predicts what's around the corner for telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

By now, it's become a truism that telehealth use saw an enormous jump in 2020 , spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and enabled by the relaxation of federal regulations.

Clearlake Capital-backed nThrive completes acquisition of TransUnion’s healthcare business

nThrive

Combined business will offer one of the most complete end-to-end revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare organizations, addressing growing demand for integrated, single vendor platforms. nThrive, Inc.

Senior Solutions, HouseWorks Keep ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Alive in Changing Home Care Market

Home Health Care

Anywhere from 13,000 to 18,000 agencies make up the highly fragmented home care market. Whatever the real number is, no one really knows,” Kunu Kaushal, founder and CEO of Senior Solutions Home Care, said last week at the Home Health Care News Home Care Conference.

A Shared Responsibility Model

Bill Of Health

This post was originally published on the Verfassungsblog as part of our joint symposium on international pandemic lawmaking. By Sharon Bassan. Piecemeal and fragmented policymaking during COVID-19 underscored the need for an equity-focused global health agenda.

UPMC launches in-house travel staffing agency

Health Care Dive

The system said it can hire two of its own nurses or surgical technologists for the price of one contracted through an outside agency