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How CVS is betting big on healthcare services 'locally delivered' on a national scale

Fierce Healthcare

WASHINGTON D.C. — CVS Health continues to invest heavily in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care. | CVS Health continues to make investments in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care.

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How a simple QR code can avoid 2,000 ED admissions

Healthcare It News

Gold Coast Health, a public health service in Queensland, has recently introduced a new digital front door for chronic disease patients. The General Medicine-Rapid Access Service (G-RAS) offers an alternative pathway for patient management. Through a scan of a take-home QR code, patients can reach their doctor for follow-ups via secure two-way messaging and voice or video calls.

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Tenet, HCA shareholders reject calls to report risks from providing abortion services

Health Care Dive

It's the second time shareholders have blanched at additional reporting of abortion risks, despite ambiguity about providers’ legal requirements for providing care.

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ACO Reporting- A Patient-Centered Approach

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An ACO (Accountable Care Organization) works for the better care of patients. Consider it as a group that combines hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare specialists for the sake of providing healthcare and is a team in care decisions. They aim to improve your health by ensuring that you get custom care according to your needs while cutting costs.

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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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UnitedHealth projects shaky Medicaid redetermination aftermath

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth is predicting an upcoming “disturbance” among its Medicaid programs as members continue to disenroll after the COVID-19 public health emergency. | UnitedHealth gave an overview of areas in which the insurer can improve upon, how Medicaid redeterminations will affect the company and thoughts on OptumRx.

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Putting patients at the heart of digital healthcare

Healthcare It News

Crowded waiting rooms, stressed medical staff, and time pressure during diagnostic examinations—these are familiar challenges faced by many healthcare facilities and they require urgent attention. The Vinzenz Gruppe, one of the largest private operators of non-profit healthcare facilities in Austria, is committed to expanding its digital patient portal to meet the ever-increasing demands.

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‘The Patient Pays The Price’: Home Health Stakeholders Slam Medicare Advantage Plans As CMS Comment Period Closes

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Medicare Advantage (MA) – the offshoot of traditional Medicare that’s administered by private insurance companies – has recently caught a lot of flak. As it pertains to home health care specifically, MA plans have been criticized for their cumbersome prior authorization requirements and provider reimbursement rates that are typically far below fee-for-service Medicare.

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Hospital orgs join cross-industry appeal for FTC to delay noncompete ban implementation

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Hospital lobbies have signed onto a multi-sector letter of 230 industry associations and chambers of commerce urging the Federal Trade Commission to bump the effective date of its ban on employee n | The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals are among 230 groups urging the regulator to put the final rule on hold pending legal challenges and "lack of Commission guidance on key pieces" of the ban.

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New workflow software boosts care experience at one psychiatric practice

Healthcare It News

Psychiatric Medical Care prides itself on delivering evidence-based care services. It wanted the ability to drive patient treatment through their responses to evidence-based testing. THE PROBLEM The healthcare provider organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, which requires patients' treatment plans be developed based on an evidence-based testing process.

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Move over, Medicare Advantage — UnitedHealth, Centene flag higher Medicaid utilization concerns

Health Care Dive

Worries about higher-than-expected medical spending have reached Medicaid, as redeterminations spark turbulence in the program.

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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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How Integrated Home Care Services Unlocks Value-Based Care For Home-Based Care Providers

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Though it has become more common for larger home-based care providers to enter and find success in value-based care arrangements, so many small- to mid-sized companies still struggle in this area. Helping these kinds of home-based care companies see success in these arrangements has become Integrated Home Care Services’ sweet spot as a driver of value-based care.

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Self-funded health plan saves employers 20% more than major plans: analysis

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Imagine360, a self-funded health plan out of Pennsylvania, reduces healthcare costs significantly more than major national carriers, an actuarial analysis by Axene Health Partners found. | Imagine360, an alternative health plan in Pennsylvania, is pointing to an independent analysis showing its clients save 20% on health benefit costs when compared to traditional carriers.

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Crescent Regional Hospital is first to offer hologram patient visits

Healthcare It News

Patients at Crescent Regional Hospital can schedule a non-touch visit with their doctor or any range of medical specialists from the Dallas area, or anywhere in the world, through the magic of spatial computing. The once-ailing hospital is now using holograms for non-touch patient visits and plans to expand its uses of holographic technology, Holoconnects announced Wednesday.

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Expense management differentiated nonprofit providers in Q1

Health Care Dive

But the industry has a long way to go before it’s fully back to the profitability levels seen before the pandemic — if it fully rebounds at all, analysts told Healthcare Dive.

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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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A ‘Common Sense’ Growth Approach Is Accelerating The Independent Home Care Company Village Caregiving

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One of the faster-growing home care providers in the country is non-franchised and has taken no private equity funding to date. The Barboursville, West Virginia-based Village Caregiving announced earlier this month that it would be opening three new locations in Indiana, growing its density in the state. Earlier this year, it also opened up shop in three other new locations – one in Minnesota, one in Indiana and one in Kentucky.

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Telehealth company Ro rolls out GLP-1 supply tracker amid ongoing drug shortage

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Direct-to-consumer health and wellness company Ro launched an online GLP-1 supply tracker as an interactive tool to give patients real-time insights on GLP-1 drug shortages. | Direct-to-consumer health and wellness company Ro launched an online GLP-1 supply tracker as an interactive tool to give patients real-time insights on GLP-1 drug shortages.

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Desert Oasis Healthcare gains 4x ROI with pop health patient engagement tech

Healthcare It News

Desert Oasis Healthcare provides medical care and wellness services to communities in California's Coachella Valley, as well as in Riverside and San Bernardino. The group serves more than 60,000 patients. THE PROBLEM Desert Oasis was facing a challenge many healthcare organizations must contend with: getting patients to follow their care plans. For clinicians, just telling their patients what they need them to do and how to behave is not enough.

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Otsuka defies digital health downturn with new company

Health Care Dive

With “no playbook out there” to fall back on, the new company is taking a long-term approach as it develops its portfolio, an Otsuka Precision Health exec told MedTech Dive.

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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 Connected Healthcare Operations Helps Health Systems Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Jeff Surges, CEO at RLDatix When it comes to healthcare, efficiency isn’t just a goal—it’s a lifeline. With a growing and aging patient population and widespread workforce shortages , hospitals and health systems must find ways to increase efficiencies and do more with less, while providing safe, high-quality care. This starts with liberating data and connecting healthcare operations solutions across the enterprise.

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Clover Assistant AI tool now available to payers, providers

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Clover Health’s AI tool for clinical decision-making, Clover Assistant, will be sold as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) to payers and providers. | Clover Health is expanding the use cases of its Clover Assistant AI tool, the company announced Wednesday.

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Indonesian state uni to pilot South Korean digital diabetes app and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Rumah Sakit Universitas Indonesia to test South Korean AI-powered diabetes management app Kakao Healthcare has signed a memorandum of agreement with state university hospital Rumah Sakit Universitas Indonesia (RSUI) to pilot its latest AI-based diabetes management application. Launched in February, Pasta is a mobile app -based service that leverages AI for blood sugar management.

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Minnesota’s Medicaid program to block for-profit insurers from participation

Health Care Dive

The ban initially only affects UnitedHealthcare, which is the sole for-profit managed care organization with a Medicaid contract in the state.

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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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Hospital-At-Home Enabler Resilient Healthcare Partners With Choice Health at Home

Home Health Care

Choice Health at Home and Resilient Healthcare have formed a partnership that will give the former access to digital health technologies and hospital-at-home capabilities. Plano, Texas-based Resilient is a technology company that enables health care organizations to deliver higher-acuity care in the home. Meanwhile, Tyler, Texas-based Choice Health at Home is a home health, hospice, palliative care, rehabilitation and home care services provider.

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While health AI legislation remains distant, Senate wants to appropriate funds, spur action in committees and agencies

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While health AI legislation remains distant, Senate wants to appropriate funds, spur action in committees and agencies ebeavins Tue, 05/28/2024 - 14:35

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Limited funding hinders uptake of RPM, DTx in Australia

Healthcare It News

Healthcare providers in Australia have been "slow" in their uptake of remote care technologies, such as remote patient monitoring and digital therapeutics. Despite their wide availability and verifiable and promising benefits, remote care technologies "[don't] fit neatly within broader funding models," according to the Australian Productivity Commission's report on digital health.

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Veradigm exploring sale, names new interim CEO

Health Care Dive

The healthcare technology company was delisted from Nasdaq this year after failing to file timely financial reports for months.

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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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HouseWorks Acquires AccordCare’s Personal Care Division In Connecticut, Expands Northeastern Footprint

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HouseWorks – one of the largest non-franchised home care providers in the U.S. – has executed another deal. The company has acquired AccordCare’s personal care division in Connecticut, which operates under the brands Companions & Homemakers and Companions Forever. The acquisition will bring HouseWorks into Connecticut for the first time, and further expand its footprint in the Northeast.

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Hospital ransomware attacks spike volumes at nearby EDs, study finds

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A new review of California patient volumes is the latest warning that hospital ransomware attacks have consequences that extend to other providers in their surrounding community. | While inpatient admissions and ED visits decline for weeks at a targeted hospital, those in the surrounding areas can expect up to 7% more ED visits, according to a recently published analysis of ransomware attacks among California hospitals.

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Familiar voices build trust in African public health initiatives

Healthcare It News

Asad Lilani, political strategy director at the Access Challenge, says the NGO recruits regional influencers and community members for its African vaccination campaigns. Their messages appear on each region's favored communications platform.

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Hospital emergency visits, inpatient admissions decrease after ransomware attack

Health Care Dive

Nearby unattacked hospitals were affected too, suggesting the consequences from a ransomware attack reach beyond targeted facilities, according to a JAMA study.

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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.