October, 2021

Tech That Empowers Providers To Level Up On Patient Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic forced patients and healthcare providers alike to accept new ways to stay in touch, communicate, and to ask and give advice – which, in turn, catalyzed adoption of digital tools.

Kaiser Permanente workers in California vote to authorize strike

Health Care Dive

The outcome does not mean a strike will start immediately. The results give union leaders the authority to set a strike date so long as they give the required 10-day notice in writing to Kaiser Permanente

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Financial Burden of COVID-19 Shifts from Insurance to Patients

Bill Of Health

By Bailey Kennedy. It’s no secret that health care in America sometimes leaves those without means struggling to pay for their care.

“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

Healthcare Quality Week: Looking Back and Looking Forward

NAHQ

Greetings fellow healthcare quality professionals! I’m writing to you this month having just participated, along with thousands of you, in the celebration of Healthcare Quality Week.

‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs

Healthy Debate

The post ‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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'A quiet suffering': Primary care struggles with COVID-19 strain, telemedicine rollbacks

Health Care Dive

Despite broad bipartisan support for telehealth in Washington, the return of restrictions — even nominal ones — threaten the viability of virtual services offered by cash-strapped primary care offices, a new survey finds

Scientific Innovation in International Pandemic Lawmaking — Second Symposium Editorial

Bill Of Health

By Pedro A. Villarreal, on behalf of the editors*. Leer en español. Lire en français. Perhaps there is some Utopia where scientific research could immediately provide us all the accurate data on a novel disease´s severity and fatality rate.

Why CES 2022 Will Be Keynoted by a Health Care Executive

Health Populi

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

NAHQ Awards Recognize Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals

NAHQ

CHICAGO (October 6, 2021)— Six healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for their contributions to the profession.

OSHA Cracking Down on Workplace Violence Against Home-Based Care Workers

Home Health Care

Due to the nature of the job, home-based care workers face the risk of experiencing workplace violence. It’s paramount for providers to enact measures that will protect these workers and avoid liability for negligence, legal experts caution.

AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes for pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed […]. The article AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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What's under the hood of a medical device? Software bill of materials hits inflection point

Health Care Dive

For years, FDA has talked about the need for an electronically readable inventory of third-party components in devices, as a way to address the problem of widespread cyber vulnerabilities

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Decolonizing the Pandemic Treaty Through Vaccine Equity

Bill Of Health

By Tlaleng Mofokeng, Daniel Wainstock, and Renzo Guinto. In recent years, there have been growing calls to “ decolonize ” the field of global health.

Social workers are essential workers, too

Healthy Debate

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Still Struggling with Stress in America in 2021

Health Populi

“Americans remain in limbo between lives once lived and whatever the post-pandemic future holds,” the American Psychological Association observes in their latest read into S tress in America 2021, with this phase of the perennial study focused on Stress and Decision-Making During the Pandemic.

SCAN Health Plan Launches ‘Embrace’ I-SNP, Hopes to Set New Standard of Care

Home Health Care

SCAN Health Plan is launching a new care delivery model that it hopes will set a new standard within the Medicare Advantage (MA) space. A subsidiary of SCAN Group, the Long Beach, California-based SCAN Health Plan announced its new model of care on Wednesday.

HL7 Launches Helios FHIR Accelerator For Public Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. A new initiative launched by Health Level Seven International (HL7) and jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) seeks to […]. The article HL7 Launches Helios FHIR Accelerator For Public Health appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Optum inks deal with largest health system to date, SSM Health

Health Care Dive

As part of the agreement, about 2,100 SSM employees across revenue cycle and hospital care management will become Optum employees in an outsourcing deal

Why We Need a Transformative Right-to-Health Pandemic Treaty Now

Bill Of Health

By Martín Hevia and Ximena Benavides. Acknowledging what went wrong during the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial to any pandemic lawmaking efforts. Chief among these concerns should be the centrality of human rights to global health security.

Bad Behavior in Healthcare

Healthcare Leadership

Blog by Joe Babaian. What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. Cool Hand Luke. The current trial surrounding Theranos gives us pause to consider, how much “fake it until you make it” is ok?

The Biggest Threat to Our Health Isn’t the Next Pandemic or Cancer…It’s Climate Change

Health Populi

Before the coronavirus emerged, the top causes of death in developed countries were heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and accidents. Then COVID-19 joined the top-10 list of killers in the U.S.

‘I Haven’t Seen Anything Cool Off’: Home Health Market Stays Hot Heading into 2022

Home Health Care

Home Health, hospice and personal care dealmaking has continued its fast pace throughout 2021 after a COVID-19-induced dry spell last year. As the industry looks forward to 2022, one trend that may pick up steam is an uptick in small-scale transactions.

Telehealth Technologies: A Short-Term Solution That’s Been A Long Time Coming

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Arlene Maxim, senior clinical officer, Axxess. I’ve heard from several home healthcare agency administrators that they are preparing to don their scrubs for the first time in years to enter the front lines. This […]. The article Telehealth Technologies: A Short-Term Solution That’s Been A Long Time Coming appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Medtechs need strategy to prevent bias in AI-machine learning-based devices: FDA

Health Care Dive

The agency is mulling the types of information medtechs might include in labeling for such devices to support transparency. A Philips rep cautioned about the pitfalls of "information overload "

The Pandemic Treaty and Intellectual Property Sharing: Making Vaccine Knowledge a Public Good 

Bill Of Health

By Ellen ‘t Hoen. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the lack of regulation for the sharing of intellectual property (IP) and technology needed for an effective and equitable response to the crisis.

How States are Spending American Rescue Plan, State Fiscal Recovery Funds

NASHP

How States are Spending American Rescue Plan, State Fiscal Recovery Funds. As states face the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19, the $1.9

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5 stories to celebrate National Healthcare Quality Week

Meditech

Recognize National Healthcare Quality Week 2021 by learning more about how technology is helping healthcare professionals to make a positive impact on their communities. Here are five blogs highlighting customers who are going the extra mile while getting the most from their EHR.

Gutted Version of Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Still Includes $150 Billion for In-Home Care

Home Health Care

President Joe Biden on Thursday went to bat for a significantly trimmed down version of his Build Back Better plan, a massive economic proposal that seeks to expand the country’s social safety net. “No No one got everything they wanted, including me,” the president said in his public remarks.

How Healthcare HR Professionals Can Support Hospital Staff

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. Hospital workers are burnt out. The physician shortage in the U.S.