Sat.Jun 04, 2022 - Fri.Jun 10, 2022

The Evolution of a Patient Ambassador – Learning from Stacy Hurt

Health Populi

“I am a health care executive who happens to be a patient, caregiver, and advocate,” Stacy Hurt explained to me in a Zoom chat we shared on 31 May. I asked her to meet with me to discuss her professional news update: being appointed Parexel’s first Patient Ambassador.

Develop leaders on your team

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. Leaders don’t create followers, they create leaders. Ralph Nader. Having the right leader in the right position is a key to success for any organization regardless of the type of business or industry that they represent; but where do leaders come from?

Overdiagnosis: Good intentions gone bad

Healthy Debate

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2 million patients' data exposed in cyberattack on New England health services provider

Healthcare Dive

The attack, disclosed by Shields Health Care Group earlier this week, is the largest so far this year, according to HHS’ data breach portal

What If Costco Designed the Prescription Drugs Sales Model?

Health Populi

The good news about prescription drugs, in the context of medical spending in the U.S., is that 9 in 10 medicines prescribed are generics. They comprise only 3% of all U.S. healthcare spending. But there’s bad news about prescription drugs in the context of medical spending in America.

Citational Racism: How Leading Medical Journals Reproduce Segregation in American Medical Knowledge

Bill of Health

By Gwendolynne Reid, Cherice Escobar Jones, and Mya Poe. Biases in scholarly citations against scholars of color promote racial inequality, stifle intellectual analysis, and can harm patients and communities.

How telepsychiatry is optimal for hospitals and health systems

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The pandemic has amplified the need for behavioral health services and also made it more difficult for people at risk to access care, as noted by the Biden administration. At the same time, the fallout of COVID-19 has accelerated people's willingness to engage with telehealth and telemedicine.

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News 6/8/22

HIStalk

Top News Oracle shares see a slight uptick on the. Headlines

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How Henry County transformed care with MEDITECH’s cloud-based solutions

Meditech

When we decided to switch our EHR vendor at our rural 25-bed hospital, our executives and clinical staff sought value, sophistication, and flexibility, knowing that those qualities would improve care and enhance the patient experience. C-level Health IT

How U.S. healthcare leaders are shifting course to navigate a changed world

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the healthcare industry emerges from the pandemic, its leaders are embarking on a major reboot of their priorities in order to improve the delivery of patient care.

CMS issues first price transparency fines to 2 Georgia hospitals

Healthcare Dive

Regulators have been criticized for moving slowly to enforce the rules, which came into effect January last year amid fierce opposition from hospital groups

Monday Morning Update 6/6/22

HIStalk

Top News Harris acquires EHR training vendor Sedona Learning Solutions, News

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Competition in Healthcare is Increasing—Rapidly and Dramatically

Healthcare Success

If you’re in business, you have competitors. . Whether you represent a hospital, health system, or multilocation practice, competing healthcare businesses are developing innovative business models—right now—and they’re targeting your market.

For El Camino Hospital, the pandemic was a springboard into broad virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, is located near Silicon Valley, home to self-driving cars and robots that deliver food. So there is an expectation for tech-enabled healthcare. THE PROBLEM.

New Jersey judge puts RWJBarnabas Health hospital acquisition on hold

Healthcare Dive

The FTC alleges that RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter's compete head-to-head in New Jersey, particularly in the central part of the state

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 6/9/22

HIStalk

Since there have been so many dramatic changes to many. Dr. Jayne

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Current CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending May 29, 2022. Comparing the May 29 th data to the previous May 22 nd data shows these changes: Resident vaccination rate dropped 0.1%

Omicron and medical conferences – a balancing of risks

Healthy Debate

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Oracle announces plans to create national health record database on heels of Cerner deal

Healthcare Dive

“There’s a healthy skepticism that they’ll have the magic bullet to overcome any of the existing barriers to interoperability,” one data sharing expert said

Contessa Health CEO: Managed Care Strategy Will Separate the ‘Haves and the Have Nots’

Home Health Care

The ability to deliver higher-acuity care in the home is now table stakes. That’s especially true for health plans and health systems following the introduction of the COVID-related Acute Hospital Care at Home Waiver by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November 2020.

CMS Updates LTC Survey Process Materials

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS posted an update to the LTC Survey Process on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The Revision History for LTC Survey Process Documents and Files is found here.

Sharing is caring – app aims to fill gaps in health-data infrastructure

Healthy Debate

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Hospital lobby urges CMS to delay enforcement of price estimate requirement

Healthcare Dive

The contested provision in the No Surprises Act requires certain providers to assemble a comprehensive cost estimate for patients, including costs from other providers that could step in to provide care

Healthcare Interoperability Has Arrived: 3 Ways to Harness the Potential

HIT Consultant

Shawna Koch Mishael, Head of Healthcare and Biomedical, RN, MBA, SenecaGlobal. This year’s HIMSS Conference offered some exciting insights and a renewed focus on data-sharing and interoperability.

OASIS-E Q&As Update

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS posted the updated OASIS-E Q & A’s on May 20, 2022.

HomeFirst Home Healthcare Taking ‘Proactive’ Medicare Advantage Approach Through Acquisition, Strategy

Home Health Care

The private equity-based HomeFirst Home Healthcare is cognizant of the sub-par rates that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans pay for home health services, as are nearly all other home health agencies in the country. It’s also one of the reasons behind its most recent acquisition.

FTC launches investigation into PBMs; CVS, UnitedHealth, Cigna and more hit with requests for data

Healthcare Dive

Pharmacy groups cheered the news, which reversed a vote earlier this year by FTC commissioners not to investigate PBMs' pricing and contractual practices

athenahealth Integrates with Withings to Deliver Seamless RPM for Physicians & Patients

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Withings Health Solutions partners with athenahealth through the company’s Marketplace program to simplify the remote patient monitoring experience for both physicians and patients.

Olympus puts telecollaboration and advanced content management on the digital health stage at HIMSS22 Europe

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the scale of the opportunity to leverage innovative digital tools that can optimise patient care with the help of enhanced connectivity and the improved sharing of information and expertise between stakeholders.

Revisions to Medicare Part B Coverage of Pneumococcal Vaccinations for the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 15

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS posted Transmittal 11448 – Change Request 12723 on June 6, 2022.

Emergency psychiatric care that finally works for patients

Healthcare Dive

Up to 15% of emergency department visits now involve behavioral health emergencies, including substance use and mental health crises

Nava Benefits Nabs $40M to Bring F500 Healthcare Benefits Downstream

HIT Consultant

Digital Health Startups

How the Amedisys-Contessa Roadmap Has Changed Since the Acquisition Last Year

Home Health Care

When Amedisys Inc. Nasdaq: AMED) purchased Contessa Health , it touted the acquistion as a future-facing move that would allow the company to care for patients across the continuum. .

Oracle, Cerner plan to build national medical records database as Larry Ellison pitches bold vision for healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

Oracle, Cerner plan to build national medical records database as Larry Ellison pitches bold vision for healthcare. hlandi. Fri, 06/10/2022 - 06:28

Reconciling fatigue to transform the future of medical education

Healthcare Dive

Telemedicine. Virtual learning experiences. Remediation gaps. Born out of the pandemic, these innovations present opportunities for a medical education community currently faced with obstacles

4 Steps for Operationalizing the FDA’s Call To Improve Health Outcomes for All Patients

HIT Consultant

Wang, Chief Medical Officer of COTA, Inc. In April, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf laid out areas of challenge and opportunity when it comes to improving health outcomes, restoring public trust in science, and making the most of our ongoing investments in data analytics and clinical research.

New Home-Based Care Provider Banks on Old-School Tactics for Growth

Home Health Care

The leaders of Brooklyn-based Galaxy Home Care are hoping their extensive experience in home-based care – including on the front lines – will allow them to thrive while at the helm.