Sat.May 11, 2024 - Fri.May 17, 2024

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Uber Health to roll out new caregiving solution to simplify benefits, logistics for families

Fierce Healthcare

NEW YORK CITY—Uber Health will begin rolling out a new solution designed for caregivers this summer, the company announced at its annual product event Wednesday. | Uber Caregiver will allow care-receivers to add a caregiver to their Uber profile so they can see and spend their health benefits on eligible services, request rides to doctor’s appointments or order groceries.

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AHA, H-ISAC warn hospitals about Black Basta following Ascension cyberattack

Healthcare It News

The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center issued a threat alert Friday about the Russia-backed ransomware group Black Basta, warning of its accelerated attempted attacks against the healthcare sector. Prompted by H-ISAC, the American Hospital Association also sent a cybersecurity advisory with technical mitigation recommendations to its members.

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Medicare Advantage unrest, Change Healthcare fallout and more big takeaways from insurers’ Q1

Health Care Dive

All major payers saw elevated utilization but only an unprepared few struggled with the trend, the Change Healthcare cyberattack caused minimal financial fallout and a new D-SNP rule opens the door to a Medicare growth opportunity.

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Breaking Down Walls: The Other Care Models Marking Their Territory In Home-Based Care

Home Health Care

Traditional home-based care companies aren’t the only ones serving seniors, while helping shift care away from brick-and-mortar settings. Adult day, PACE and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) without walls are a few of the care models working to meet the needs of seniors that want to age in place. In many ways, these care models are natural allies to home-based care providers.

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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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CVS warns it could lose up to 10% of its members next year

Fierce Healthcare

Facing the wrath of upset investors following its first quarter earnings, CVS Health has promised to value margins over members going forward. | CVS Health is reassessing its Medicare Advantage business and weighing the possibility of exiting certain markets as it looks to get its margins under control.

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A guide to healthcare digital transformation and the digital-first model

Healthcare It News

Besides being all the rage in the industry, digital transformation is a key component to the strategy of forward-leaning hospitals and health systems today. It aligns healthcare organizations with its customers – highly digital patients. This is one of the most important topics healthcare CIOs and other C-suite and health IT leaders can be talking about today.

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Researchers Uncover Critical Vulnerabilities in GE HealthCare Ultrasound Systems and EchoPAC Software

HIT Consultant

The Vivid T9 ultrasound system What You Should Know: – Security researchers at Nozomi Networks Labs have identified a total of 11 vulnerabilities affecting GE HealthCare’s Vivid family of ultrasound machines, the accompanying Common Service Desktop web application, and EchoPAC PC software. – These vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers to disrupt critical medical procedures, compromise patient data privacy, and hinder accurate diagnoses.

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Senators Whitehouse, Cassidy propose bipartisan primary care payment reform, seek industry feedback

Fierce Healthcare

U.S. | Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Bill Cassidy want to reform how primary care providers get paid through Medicare, and they also want to hear from the healthcare industry about the best way to do it.

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Fortis Healthcare gets AI boost for mental health vertical

Healthcare It News

Fortis Healthcare, a publicly listed private hospital network from India, has introduced a new mental health service enabled by artificial intelligence. The hospital network , which is also part of the larger private healthcare group IHH Healthcare, signed an exclusive partnership with mental health super app United We Care to establish Adayu Mindfulness.

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Judge dismisses FTC’s antitrust suit against Welsh Carson

Health Care Dive

Regulators sued the private equity firm last year for consolidating anesthesiology services in Texas with its portfolio company, U.S. Anesthesia Partners. Now, a judge is holding Welsh Carson blameless while allowing the suit against USAP to continue.

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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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Pennant Group CEO: Payers Are Recognizing Home Health Care Is ‘Not A Commodity Business’

Home Health Care

The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) has had to adjust to Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration in home health care, just like its peers. Unlike its peers, however, its adjustments have been mostly smooth sailing. For over a decade, the company has been building out relationships with MA plans and health systems in the communities it serves to establish sustainable MA business in its home health segment.

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Report: The generative AI roadmap, its hurdles and strategies to mitigate

Fierce Healthcare

The panel that worked on the report was made up of Big Tech players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, as well as leaders such as Harvard Medical School, the Leapfrog Group and Kaiser Permanente.

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How US provider organizations can build underserved populations' trust

Healthcare It News

Start addressing the distrust communities of color have for the healthcare system by creating a pipeline of clinicians from those communities, advises Christopher Kunney, advocacy chair for HIMSS Georgia chapter and 2024 HIMSS Changemaker award recipient.

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Kansas jilts CVS in new Medicaid contract awards

Health Care Dive

Kansas kicked CVS to the curb in favor of an Elevance plan, while awarding contracts to incumbents UnitedHealth and Centene. The contracts are worth roughly $4 billion annually.

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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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Building a Prevention Infrastructure to Address Substance Use: Connecticut’s Approach

NASHP

As the opioid crisis continues to evolve, efforts to educate communities on the dangers of substance use and resources on overdose prevention are needed to curb rising rates of drug-related overdoses. Driven by the increased lethality of fentanyl in the drug supply , adolescent overdose deaths more than doubled between 2019 and 2021, even as the rate of adolescent drug use remained steady.

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RAND: Hospitals charged insurers 254% more than Medicare rates in 2022

Fierce Healthcare

The gap between insurance plans and Medicare's payments to hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services widened over the course of just a couple of years, a new study from RAND Corporation | A new report from RAND Corporation highlighted just how much more employers and private insurers are paying hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services.

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Rural chronic disease patients: Improving care access

Healthcare It News

How Azalea Health's telehealth and EHR tools integrate with partners' remote patient monitoring and chronic care management products to treat patients living in rural care deserts, shows Khue Tran, chief strategy officer.

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America’s healthcare networks are under attack

Health Care Dive

The stakes, impact and cost of cybercrime is rising and we must employ the right tech to fight back.

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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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Digital Front Door 101: The Gateway to Healthcare’s Future

Medbridge Education

What Is a Digital Front Door in Healthcare? The digital front door is a layer of technology that helps healthcare providers manage a patient’s healthcare journey to drive better access, engagement, and experiences across the service continuum. More than just an entryway, the digital front door helps improve the patient experience from beginning to end, […] The post Digital Front Door 101: The Gateway to Healthcare’s Future appeared first on MedBridge Blog.

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Mental health inequities will cost U.S. $478B in 'unnecessary' expenses in 2024

Fierce Healthcare

Inequities in mental health across the U.S. | ED overutilization, exacerbated comorbidities and lost productivity will drive trillions in "avoidable and unnecessary expenses" should inequities in mental health access and outcomes remain unchecked.

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Clinicians learn in the hospital as care moves to the home

Healthcare It News

RPM tools and other user-friendly tech are enabling a paradigm shift in care delivery, says Dr. Maulik Majmudar, CMO at Biofourmis, who says it's also important to be educated on the pain points associated of home care.

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Ascension hit with lawsuits days after ransomware attack

Health Care Dive

Most data breach lawsuits settle out of court rather than through litigation, an expert told Healthcare Dive.

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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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The Benefits of AI-Powered Healthcare Data Management

HIT Consultant

Tom Liddell, CEO at Healthcare Harmony IT As we step into the promising terrain of 2024 and beyond, the healthcare industry stands at the cusp of a transformative era, propelled by advanced technology solutions. For healthcare IT professionals, there will be many challenges and opportunities – especially as there is more patient data than ever before.

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Industry Voices—Truly inclusive EHR design is within reach

Fierce Healthcare

One in 4 adults in the U.S. | Challenges to inclusive design often stem from viewing disability as a binary status. However, disabilities vary widely in severity and permanency, with symptoms existing on a spectrum.

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Empowering European citizens to manage their health digitally

Healthcare It News

Sarah Wamala Andersson, professor of health and welfare technology at Sweden's Mälardalen University, discusses Europe's IDEAHL project, which aims to increase citizens' access to and use of digital health tools through targeted interventions.

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Hospitals charged employers and insurers 254% more than Medicare in 2022: study

Health Care Dive

Hospitals with larger market shares were among the worst offenders, the RAND Corporation found.

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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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Revenue Integrity in 2024: Reducing Leakage Points in a Complicated Cycle

HIT Consultant

Tanya Sanderson, RN, BSN, MBA, MHA, CLNC, CHFP, Sr. Director of Revenue Integrity, Xsolis The concept of “revenue integrity” hasn’t really changed over the years, but the roles, responsibilities, and oversight have become far more complex and difficult to gain industry consensus around. What began as several defined systems of controls by which hospitals guarded against revenue loss, revenue integrity has seemingly turned into more narrowly focused controls in many organizations, leaving critica

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Transcarent unveils new gen AI-enabled platform WayFinding

Fierce Healthcare

Earlier this month, Transcarent teased that it was betting big on artificial intelligence as it banked a $126 million funding round. | Earlier this month, Transcarent teased that it was betting big on artificial intelligence as it banked a $126 million funding round. Now, it's unveiling WayFinding, a new platform that leans on generative AI to connect members with benefits navigation, clinical guidance and care delivery services all in one place.

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How Western Nuclear Inaction Could Embolden the Kremlin

The Rand Blog

The Kremlin might be emboldened by the weak pushback from the United States and NATO against its heightened nuclear saber-rattling, increasing nuclear dangers. NATO allies might explore more effective ways to reduce these risks.

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Tracking the impact of Ascension’s cyberattack by state

Health Care Dive

Healthcare Dive is tracking pharmacy operations, emergency rooms statuses and potential care delays across Ascension’s hospitals.

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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.