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2024 shaping up to be a big year for healthcare AI companies. But some investors remain cautious

Fierce Healthcare

AI deal activity is dominating healthcare investment with one in four dollars invested in healthcare going toward companies leveraging AI, according to a new report. | So far, in 2024, $2.8 billion has already been invested in AI healthcare companies, with SVB projecting the sector to see $11.

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National health spending reached $4.8T last year, CMS actuaries estimate

Health Care Dive

More Americans had insurance in 2023 than at any other time in the nation’s history, spurring medical utilization and accelerating healthcare spending faster than growth in the overall economy, according to government projections.

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Patient waiting rooms are starting to make use of holograms

Healthcare It News

Holograms and extended reality have unique roles in patient engagement and education. Cole Wiser, executive creative director at the Virtual Wild, and Srini Iyer, SVP at Leidos, explain.

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Healthcare’s Data Deluge is Intensifying Misdiagnosis

HIT Consultant

Eli Ben-Joseph, co-founder and CEO of Regard In 2019, my aunt was admitted to the hospital with heart failure. It was a harrowing experience for everyone involved. My family, desperate for answers, waited for hours for a doctor to check-in. When they finally did, their time was limited and felt rushed. But the whole time, we couldn’t shake the uncomfortable feeling that we were nuisances, that our welcome had run its course.

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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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Drug Enforcement Administration sends second attempt at a telehealth prescribing rule to executive budget office

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The Drug Enforcement Administration’s long-awaited second attempt at a telemedicine prescribing rule has been handed off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. | The Drug Enforcement Administration has submitted a proposed telehealth prescribing rule to the Office of Management and Budget which aims to regulate how telehealth providers prescribe controlled substances when the patient and provider do not have an established relationship.

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Steward secures $225M days before it was set to run out of cash

Health Care Dive

The health system found financing after its original backer Medical Properties Trust declined to provide more funds. Steward will present the deal in federal bankruptcy court later this week for final approval.

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Verily Launches AI-Powered Chronic Care Solution, Lightpath

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Verily , Alphabet’s precision health subsidiary, today announced Lightpath , a next-generation chronic care solution designed to address the evolving needs of health plans and their members. – The initial offering, Lightpath Metabolic, focuses on empowering individuals with cardiometabolic conditions to achieve and maintain their health goals.

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Telehealth startup Done's CEO and clinical president arrested, charged with fraud

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The CEO and clinical president of telehealth startup Done have been arrested and charged with fraud, accused by federal authorities of participating in a scheme to distribute Adderall online. | According to the DOJ, Done's CEO and clinical president allegedly arranged the prescription of 40 million Adderall pills as well as other stimulants, generating more than $100 million in revenue.

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White House partners with Microsoft, Google on cybersecurity for rural hospitals

Health Care Dive

The technology giants will offer free or low-cost cybersecurity tools to rural hospitals, which often have limited resources to combat the rising number of cyberattacks.

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New plans and partnerships to expand patient access

Healthcare It News

Kyruus Health is a nationwide platform than aims to boost access for its 90 million members by using specific matching techniques and partnering with 120 health systems and 100 health plan brands. Kyruus president Paul Merrild explains.

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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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Cognizant Unveils Healthcare Large Language Models (LLMs) on Google Cloud’s GenAI Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – As part of an expanded partnership announced last August, Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) has launched the first set of healthcare large language model (LLM) solutions on Google Cloud’s generative AI (genAI) technology, including the company’s Vertex AI platform and Gemini models, aimed at redesigning healthcare administrative processes and improving experiences. – Google Cloud has awarded Cognizant “2024 Industry Solution Services Partner of the Year – Healthc

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AMA, lawmakers aim renewed prior authorization crackdown on insurers

Fierce Healthcare

The American Medical Association (AMA) and a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders are looking to stop unfair prior authorization practices from health plans. | A large coalition of bipartisan lawmakers and national advocacy organizations are renewing their efforts in reforming prior authorization.

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MACPAC wants Congress to force states to disclose Medicaid financing streams

Health Care Dive

The influential advisory group has been lobbying the federal government to collect more detailed information on how states loop providers into funding Medicaid for almost a decade.

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Hospital At Home’s Popularity Among Patients Is The Best Thing Going For The Model

Home Health Care

Amid efforts to push back the expiration date of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, more patients are expressing their desire to participate in hospital-at-home programs. That’s according to a new survey from Vivalink, a digital healthcare solutions company that offers remote patient monitoring (RPM).

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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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84% of Patients Would Participate in a Hospital-at-Home Program In Order To Get Home Sooner

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – As waivers allowing in-home patient care expire this year, a new survey by Vivalink , a leader in digital healthcare solutions, reveals a growing public interest in Hospital at Home (HaH) programs. – The survey polled over 1,000 U.S. consumers aged 40 and over, highlighting a significant shift towards embracing remote healthcare options.

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CMS projects national health spending grew 7.5% in 2023 to $4.8T

Fierce Healthcare

National health spending is estimated to have outpaced the rest of the country’s economy in 2023, growing by 7.5% with projected expenditures of $4.8 trillion, according to newly published calculat | Record-high insurance coverage rates from pandemic policies alongside other trends like high utilization pushed health spending past the nominal GDP growth rate in 2023, according to new projections from government actuaries.

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Steward contends with possible facility closures

Health Care Dive

State regulators, workers and creditors reacted to Steward's new loan terms, which demand the health system transition or close facilities that don't sell at auction.

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Adam Holton Leaves Amedisys For GE HealthCare; Former Humana Exec Joins Highmark Health

Home Health Care

GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC) announced at the end of May that Adam Holton – formerly of Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) – would be joining the company as chief people officer to lead the company’s human resources. “Adam has the right mix of leadership, HR expertise, and people focus to help enable business growth and drive our culture forward,” GE HealthCare CEO Peter Arduini said in a press release.

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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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Securing Your Hospital Network: Vendor Solutions Beyond Encryption

HIT Consultant

Mike Betsko, Sr. Director, Marketing & Solutions, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Tim Dawson, Chief Technology Officer, Canon Medical Systems U.S.A. Modern healthcare environments are charged with processing massive amounts of patient data in tandem with an extensive network of connected clinical and administrative devices that can be infiltrated by hackers to access the entire system and hold mission-critical and patient-related information and services hostage.

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Tempus AI shares jump 15% in stock market debut as IPO priced at over $6B valuation

Fierce Healthcare

Tempus AI, a precision medicine company that, as its name implies, uses artificial intelligence to process medical data, popped in its stock market debut Friday, with shares jumping 15%. | Tempus AI, a precision medicine company that, as its name implies, uses artificial intelligence to process medical data, popped in its stock market debut Friday, with shares jumping 15%.

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Complex environments, 24/7 availability: Why cybersecurity poses a unique challenge for hospitals

Health Care Dive

Andrew Carney, from HHS agency ARPA-H, explains why hospitals struggle with cybersecurity and talks about a new program that aims to help them defend their technology environments.

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‘An Absurd Amount of Denials’: New Legislation Seeks to Streamline Access to Home Health Services, Improve Senior Care

Home Health Care

A group of bipartisan lawmakers this week reintroduced legislation aimed at curtailing restrictive – and often flawed – prior-authorization processes within Medicare Advantage (MA). As it has been to most other parts of health care, prior authorization has long been problematic for home health providers and patients. That’s been increasingly true as more insurers have started to adopt systems and processes that use predictive analytics and algorithms to guide their decision-making, too.

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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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What Can We Learn From The History of Patient Experience?

HIT Consultant

John Zimmerer, VP of Vertical Marketing Healthcare at Smart Communications Next year marks the 30 th anniversary of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program, which was created in 1995 to give the healthcare industry clear metrics for assessing patient experience and quality of care. Yet the results have not improved after three decades of measuring patient experience.

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Clear expands footprint in healthcare with InterSystems, Epic partnerships

Fierce Healthcare

Clear, a company well recognized for its biometric identity tech used in airports, is expanding its reach in healthcare and ramping up partnerships with major health IT companies like InterSystems | Clear, a company well recognized for its biometric identity tech used in airports, is expanding its reach in healthcare and ramping up partnerships with major health IT companies like InterSystems and Epic.

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CMS recalculates Medicare Advantage star ratings in major win for insurers

Health Care Dive

The redo comes after regulators lost two court cases over the methodology used to determine 2024’s quality ratings, and should result in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional bonuses to plans that see their ratings improve.

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Home-Based Care Aides Struggling With Mental Health, Stress

Home Health Care

When it comes to their mental health and well-being, home-based care aides are susceptible to stress and depressive symptoms due to working conditions, a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine researchers found. To compile this study, focus groups and interviews with home-based care aides were conducted from August 2022 to February 2023, in partnership with the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Fund.

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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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With Approval of Its 1332 Waiver, New York Expands Basic Health Program

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New York’s health insurance marketplace recently announced it received approval of its 1332 State Innovation Waiver to further expand its Basic Health Program (BHP). What is the Basic Health Program, and how does it work? Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states have the option to implement a BHP, which offers health coverage to residents whose incomes are too high for Medicaid but who are otherwise eligible to enroll in coverage through the health insurance marketplace.

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Virtual primary care provider HealthTap now accepting insurance

Fierce Healthcare

Virtual primary care company HealthTap is expanding its reach to millions of Americans by now accepting health coverage for it services. | Virtual primary care company HealthTap is expanding its reach to millions of Americans by now accepting health coverage for it services.

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Proposed rule would wipe medical debt from credit scores

Health Care Dive

The vice president also called for states to increase oversight of their nonprofit health systems’ charity care programs, noting some patients incurred debt when they should have qualified for assistance.

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Enhabit Urges Shareholders To Trust Its Process, Vote Against Activist Investor’s Board Nominations

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Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) remains on the defensive against the activist investor AREX Capital Management. Last month, it provided more details around its completed strategic review , explaining the rationale behind remaining an independent company, in lieu of a merger or a sale. On Monday, it laid out its reasoning behind past struggles, its plan for future success, and most importantly, why it believed shareholders should back its chosen board members, and not AREX Capital’s.

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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.