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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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Building Power Across Movements for Health Justice 

Bill Of Health

By Solange Gould. At its core, public health is the radical concept that everyone has a fundamental right to the conditions required for health and well-being.

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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.

Advancing Population Health with Analytics and Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, Stanford Children’s Health. Regardless of industry, the purpose of analytics is to better utilize data to improve organizational understanding, which leads to better decision-making. In health care, this is […]. The article Advancing Population Health with Analytics and Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Should Vaccinating Children Off-Label Against COVID-19 Be Universally Prohibited?

Bill Of Health

By Govind Persad , Patricia J. Zettler , and Holly Fernandez Lynch. As children are experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 in many states , can efforts to universally preclude vaccination of those under 12 until the U.S.

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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Social workers are essential workers, too

Healthy Debate

The post Social workers are essential workers, too appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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Online Healthcare Courses: What Should You Look For?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In the healthcare industry, there are several lucrative and rewarding careers. One of these careers is that of a pharmacy technician. In this field, individuals will be able to work in pharmacies and provide medication […]. The article Online Healthcare Courses: What Should You Look For? appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Using Health Justice to Identify Inequities Experienced by Employees with Disabilities

Bill Of Health

By Katherine Macfarlane. Disability discrimination negatively impacts the health of people with disabilities, yet disability law often overlooks discrimination’s health consequences. A health justice framework does not.

Hospital M&A in 2021 characterized by fewer but much larger deals

Health Care Dive

Hospitals are increasingly looking outside traditional care delivery methods threatened by COVID-19 to diversify business models by pursuing stakes in home health, virtual care and post-acute services

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?

Physicians Are Burnt Out. Emerging Technologies Could Offer Relief

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Nirav S. Patel, M.D., Memorial Care. It’s no longer a question of if or when — physicians are burnt out, plain and simple… and COVID-19 is only partially to blame for the strain. Long […]. The article Physicians Are Burnt Out. Emerging Technologies Could Offer Relief appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Nirav S. Patel physician burn out

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Toward a Broader Telehealth Licensing Scheme

Bill Of Health

By Fazal Khan. Evidence generated during the first year the COVID-19 pandemic has called into question the need for many of the telehealth restrictions that were in effect prior to the pandemic.

Labor shortages will strain hospital budgets through 2022, Moody's says

Health Care Dive

The pressure on health system profitability comes as lucrative non-emergency procedures are on hold in some areas to handle incoming COVID-19 inpatients, according to the report

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.

8 Significant Technological Advancements for Nurses

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. From ordering pizza to managing your finances, new technology is changing the way we live our everyday life. And now, more than ever before, these innovations are finding ways to impact the healthcare industry in […]. The article 8 Significant Technological Advancements for Nurses appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

LGBTQ Health Equity and Health Justice

Bill Of Health

By Heather Walter-McCabe. LGBTQ communities experience health inequities compared to heterosexual and cisgender peers.

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Voting ends Sunday for Kaiser Permanente union in California to greenlight strike

Health Care Dive

A strike of this size could cripple operations for Kaiser in southern California. Those 24,000 healthcare workers eligible to vote on a strike represent about 31% of the system's nearly 76,000 employees in that area

‘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.

What To Know About BYOD and Cybersecurity

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Bring-your-own-device or BYOD policies are becoming not just an option, but in many cases necessary because of remote and work-from-home scenarios. BYOD is an increasing priority for IT admins to give employees secure access to […]. The article What To Know About BYOD and Cybersecurity appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Disclosing Pain: The Case for Greater Transparency

Bill Of Health

By Leah Pierson. Clinicians across medical settings commonly euphemize or understate pain — a practice that has concerning implications for patient trust, consent, and care quality.

How Morgan Health hopes to finally move the needle on employer health costs: 5 insights from a chat with the venture's CEO

Health Care Dive

Morgan Health learned a lot from Haven, but is a different beast with a better knowledge of the buy-in needed to disrupt the health benefits space, CEO Dan Mendelson told Healthcare Dive

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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Strategies From a Healthcare Expert That Can Aid In Optimizing and Maximizing Your Organizations’ Telehealth Footprint

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Lisa Miller, CEO and founder, VIE Healthcare Consulting. Telehealth is far more than a technology that allows patients to be monitored virtually within a hospital by a specialist or at home by a provider. Although […].

The Centrality of Social Movements in Addressing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill Of Health

By Malia Maier and Terry McGovern. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in higher rates of family violence.

How bad "cognitive ergonomics" can drain doctors' brainpower

Health Care Dive

Poor "cognitive ergonomics" adds to physician overload, affecting well-being and quality of care