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Justice Department 'upping its game' on healthcare antitrust enforcement with new task force

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion. | The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion.

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Steward’s bankruptcy documents reveal sprawling debt, planned hospital fire sale

Health Care Dive

Since filing for bankruptcy Monday, Steward Health Care revealed it's carrying more than $1 billion in debt and said its entire hospital portfolio is for sale.

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The IT strategy behind a groundbreaking new $2B pediatric hospital

Healthcare It News

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital is scheduled to open this September. It was built from the ground up with the very latest healthcare information technology. It is one of the largest and most advanced pediatric hospitals in the world. It cost more than $2 billion. It is 19 stories tall, with nearly two million square feet.

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How to Interview Healthcare Experts to Write Exceptional Website Content

Healthcare Success

Interviewing medical experts is a tried-and-true way to produce original website content. Without that first-hand, unique, and accurate medical knowledge, your content can unintentionally mislead consumers, damage your reputation, and lose search engine rankings. But what if the experts your organization needs are busy doctors? Or you need help building a content 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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Ascension reports systems, clinical operations disrupted amid apparent 'cybersecurity event'

Fierce Healthcare

Ascension disclosed Wednesday that it has detected “unusual activity” on some of its technology networks that it believes “is due to a cybersecurity event.” | The Catholic health giant said it detected "unusual activity" Wednesday and "immediately" activated remediation processes, including hiring a third-party cybersecurity firm.

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House committee advances bill that would extend telehealth flexibilities

Health Care Dive

The legislation would extend a number of Medicare flexibilities through 2026. Lawmakers have until year-end to take action before the pandemic-era rules will expire.

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Despite Current Concerns, AI in Healthcare Has A Long History

HIT Consultant

Matt Hollingsworth, co-founder of Carta Healthcare Andrew Shin, MD, Executive Medical Director, Innovations & Clinical Effectiveness and Medical Director of Systems Design and Collaborative Research for Stanford Children’s Health Though AI has successfully been utilized in healthcare for decades, a Pew Research Center survey revealed that 60% are uncomfortable with their provider relying on AI for their own healthcare.

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In-House Health nabs $4M to build out AI-enabled scheduling platform for nursing teams

Fierce Healthcare

Almost every hospital and health system currently struggles with a growing workforce shortage and rising costs to deliver care. Agencies have stepped in to fill the gap, often resulting in unp | In-House Health developed an artificial intelligence-driven scheduling and management platform for modern nursing teams. The startup picked up $4 million in seed funding from NEA and TMV to build out its platform.

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CMS proposes mandatory kidney care model with financial risk for hospitals

Health Care Dive

The model, if finalized, will test whether putting hospitals on the hook for kidney transplant access and quality might improve the nation’s shoddy system of organ procurement and transplantation.

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Kellee Stewart on her fertility journey and advocacy

Healthcare It News

The actress, writer and producer describes her work with family building and fertility company Progeny, its work with Evite and the need to expand conversations around fertility health.

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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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2024 MedTech Breakthrough Award Winners Announced

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – MedTech Breakthrough , a market intelligence organization focused on healthcare technology, today revealed the winners of its prestigious 8th annual awards program. – These awards recognize the most innovative and impactful companies, technologies, and products shaping the future of digital health and medical technology globally.

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Steward Health Care tells bankruptcy court it plans to sell all 31 hospitals, but summer deadline 'not feasible'

Fierce Healthcare

All of Steward Health Care’s hospitals are up for grabs as the now-bankrupt system works to settle its debts, but as of now the company doesn’t believe there will be any closures that would interru | The for-profit, which has about $9 billion in total liabilities, on Tuesday received the go-ahead on a $75 million debtor-in-financing loan. In a virtual hearing, its legal representation bemoaned regulatory delays with its planned physician group sale to Optum that "would have been more than e

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Private equity investing in healthcare continues to slow

Health Care Dive

Heightened antitrust scrutiny from state governments and regulators in Washington is having a chilling effect on deals, according to PitchBook analysts.

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Report: Amedisys-UnitedHealth Group Closing In On Sizable Divestment Package

Home Health Care

A new report claims that home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) are closing in on a sizable divestment package to help circumvent antitrust concerns from regulators. UnitedHealth Group and its Optum arm announced a $3.3 billion deal to acquire Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys last year, luring the in-home care company away from previous suitor Option Care Health (Nasdaq: OPCH).

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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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Enable Injections, Roche Expand Partnership to Advance Wearable Drug Delivery

HIT Consultant

– Enable Injections, Inc. (“Enable”) , a leader in wearable drug delivery technology, today announced an expanded partnership with Roche. – The collaboration leverages Enable’s expertise in the enFuse® platform to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative treatment options. EnFuse Technology: Revolutionizing Drug Delivery The enFuse platform is a groundbreaking wearable device designed for: Subcutaneous Delivery of Large Volumes: Unlike traditio

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Clover Health authorizes $20 million share buyback program

Fierce Healthcare

Clover Health is raising its full-year adjusted EBITDA guidance and announced a share repurchase program of up to $20 million over the next two years, the insurtech said ahead of its first quarter | Clover Health announced an improved year-over-year adjusted EBITDA, insurance revenue and MCR during its first quarter earnings call.

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Medicaid redeterminations losses exceeding predicted levels in some states

Health Care Dive

As of November, eight states had blown past their projected disenrollment of adults, while 12 states exceeded their projected disenrollment of children, according to new research from the Urban Institute.

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Precision medicine tool predicts breast cancer immunotherapy response

Health IT Analytics

New InteractPrint tool analyzes how breast cancer epithelial cells impact cancer-immune interactions, enabling prediction of immune checkpoint inhibition response.

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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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How AI Is Bringing Patient Experience Back to the Forefront for the Medical Community

HIT Consultant

Michael Zacharski, CEO of Brand Engagement Network (BEN) When it comes to the patient experience, time isn’t on our side. U.S. adults spend the equivalent of an entire workday each month coordinating care for themselves and/or their family, according to a Harris poll. The same poll found that 56% of American adults wait more than a week for an appointment, while many others skip healthcare altogether, with 30% saying they don’t have the time and 25% saying it takes too long to get an appointment

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Avel eCare to offer virtual behavioral health services to people in crisis in North Dakota

Fierce Healthcare

Avel eCare, provider of clinician-to-clinician telemedicine services, has rolled out its Crisis Care program in central North Dakota to support law enforcement agencies. | The program is a co-responder model that supports law enforcement with 24/7 behavioral health services via cellular-enabled tablets. Participating police departments can leverage the program to assist with de-escalation, stabilization and real-time safety assessment on individuals in crisis.

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AstraZeneca withdraws COVID-19 vaccine, citing declining demand

Health Care Dive

The move ends a turbulent saga for AstraZeneca, which successfully developed a coronavirus shot but struggled to sell it amid competition and the emergence of rare but serious side effects.

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‘Perpetuity Of Uncertainty’: Home Health Providers Await Another Poor Payment Proposal While Left In Limbo On Massive Clawbacks

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership The Medicaid Access Rule has been finalized, with six years until the implementation of the 80-20 provision. There’s no time to rest for home-based care providers and advocates on the regulation front, however. Summer is near, and that means so is the home health proposed payment rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Level up Culture & EQ | Sign up for the #CultureDrop

Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

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OM1 Unveils AI-Powered Phenotyping Platform for Personalized Medicine

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – OM1 introduces three new products: OM1 Orion, OM1 Lyra, and OM1 Polaris powered by PhenOMTM – an artificial intelligence-powered digital phenotyping platform for personalized medicine and clinical research. – OM1 is the leader in providing Real-World Evidence (RWE) insights from bench to bedside, leveraging advanced predictive and generative AI platforms coupled with deep clinical data to empower healthcare stakeholders.

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A CPT code for prior authorization? Here’s how it could happen

Fierce Healthcare

One physician is making the case that prior authorization for procedures should be reported to insurance plans as a CPT code—and the proposal could pass this week at an American Medical Association | A New York urologist believes prior auth CPT codes will realign incentives and better support patients and physicians.

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Yale New Haven sues to get out of Prospect hospital acquisition

Health Care Dive

Yale says Prospect allowed the conditions at three Connecticut hospitals — which it agreed to acquire in 2022 — to deteriorate. Prospect argues the lawsuit is an “11th hour attempt” to back out of the deal.

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Home Health Giant Enhabit Completes Strategic Review, Will Remain Independent Company

Home Health Care

Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) has completed its strategic review, which was first announced in August of last year. Ultimately, the company’s board has decided not to pursue a sale or merger at this time, and is instead remaining an independent public company moving forward. The home health and hospice giant spun off of Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) in July of 2022.

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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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Nurse Burnout: How Digital Transformation Can Be the Antidote

HIT Consultant

Connie Moser, Chief Executive Officer, Navenio The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a profound transformation within the healthcare sector, revealing an urgent need to modernize and enhance the way care is delivered. Amidst the global crisis, healthcare providers were compelled to swiftly adapt and integrate new technologies, striking a balance between ensuring medical accessibility and adhering to social distancing mandates.

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Medicare hospital trust fund extended by five years to 2036

Fierce Healthcare

The Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will be fully solvent for longer than previously projected, according to an annual Medicare Trustee report. | The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund won't run out of money as quickly as expected. Here's how federal officials are reacting.

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Some Ascension hospitals diverting emergency care after cybersecurity incident

Health Care Dive

The health system’s electronic health records, MyChart patient portal and several systems for ordering tests and medications are unavailable, Ascension said.

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How Personal Care In Acute Care Settings Could Become Popularized, Benefiting Patients And Providers

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership In March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a request from one state to allow more personal care service delivery within acute care facilities. Though not yet widespread, the amendment could open doors for providers and patients needing personal care in alternative settings in the future.

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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.