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Humana and CVS are downsizing their Medicare Advantage plans for 2025. Which insurers could benefit?

Health Care Dive

Hundreds of thousands of seniors could switch plans during next year’s open enrollment, depending on how drastically the MA market giants slash benefits in an attempt to improve profits.

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National Nurses United pushes back against deployment of ‘unproven’ AI in healthcare

Fierce Healthcare

The nation’s largest nurses union is demanding that artificial intelligence tools used in healthcare be proven safe and equitable before deployment. | A union organization for nurses nationwide says the deployment of AI in healthcare will push nurses out of patient rooms and compromise patient safety. A new AI Bill of Rights lays out nurse and patient protections, which are not currently being met.

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Patients are bullish on the benefits of genAI, but still have qualms

Healthcare It News

U.S. consumers remain optimistic about the potential of generative artificial intelligence to address healthcare access and affordability challenges, the new 2024 Deloitte Center for Health Solutions consumer survey shows. But they still have some misgivings about AI tools. WHY IT MATTERS Despite a general sense of optimism, the public's use of genAI tools for health-related reasons has dipped a bit since the initial rush of interest that showed in the previous year's Deloitte study &nda

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Helix Launches Clinico-Genomic Datasets to Accelerate Precision Medicine Drug Discovery

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Helix , a leader in population genomics, is launching new datasets designed to empower life science companies in developing precision medicine therapies. – These comprehensive datasets, built through collaborations with various health systems, provide researchers with a rich resource for drug discovery and development across multiple disease areas.

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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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‘We’re always running out of money’: Steward seeks new DIP financier ahead of June 14 to keep operations afloat

Health Care Dive

Attorneys for the Dallas-based health system said Steward isn’t interested in another quick-fix loan. This time, Steward is seeking a lender that can provide $225 million, which will hopefully be enough to carry the system through the full Chapter 11 process.

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Blue KC exiting Medicare Advantage market by 2025 due to 'regulatory demands'

Fierce Healthcare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is leaving the Medicare Advantage (MA) market at the end of 2024, the insurer announced recently. | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is opting out of the Medicare Advantage market. The health plan said its relatively low membership and burdensome regulatory factors meant the company no longer view the market as financially viable.

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TytoCare Updates Home Smart Clinic Platform with New Features

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, a virtual care company enabling accessible, high-quality primary care from home, has released a major software update for its Home Smart Clinic. – The update includes a number of new features that are designed to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at scale for payers, providers, and patients. TytoCare Home Smart Clinic Update: Enhancing Virtual Healthcare Accessibility and Efficiency The recent update to TytoCare’s Home Smart Clinic introdu

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Nearly 75% of health workers say documentation impedes patient care: survey

Health Care Dive

Most respondents said they hadn’t seen a decrease in the time or effort needed to document patient care, and they reported working late to finish note-taking.

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Appeals court upholds ruling barring former Express Scripts chief from joining CVS

Fierce Healthcare

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health. | A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the former head of Express Scripts from taking an executive role at CVS Health.

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Change Healthcare has responsibility to notify patients data breach, says OCR

Healthcare It News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights updated its Change Healthcare cybersecurity incident frequently asked questions page on Friday to address questions the agency has received asking which entities are responsible for performing breach notification to HHS, affected individuals and where applicable, the media.

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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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GE Healthcare Unveils Solutions to Expand Access to Precision Medicine

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – At the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, GE Healthcare announced new precision medicine to meet providers’ most pressing needs. – GE Healthcare is committed to improving access to precision medicine around the world, especially for underserved communities. Barriers to Precision Care The global healthcare landscape faces significant hurdles in adopting precision medicine.

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FTC cannot block $320M Novant, CHS deal

Health Care Dive

A federal court struck a blow to antitrust regulators on Wednesday when it ruled that Novant’s purchase of two hospitals from CHS could go through, arguing the deal seems likely to promote competition in North Carolina.

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Industry Voices—Walmart's exit from health centers reflects broader challenges in primary care

Fierce Healthcare

Walmart announced that it is closing all 51 of its health centers and virtual care ope | The hope that retailers were poised to offer a scaled-up solution has yielded to a more realistic view that, at best, it will be a long journey.

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Real-time messaging brings patients’ distant loved ones closer

Healthcare It News

Bethany Children’s Health Center offers inpatient and outpatient services for children aged 0-21 and is the only inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma. Many of its patients have families who live far away and can’t visit regularly. Join Amy Gower, parent and family engagement communication specialist at Bethany Children’s Health Center, and TigerConnect CMIO Dr.

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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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J.D. Power Study Reveals Growing Gap in Commercial Health Plan Satisfaction

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What You Should Know: – The J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan Study , released, highlights a significant gap in customer satisfaction between different health insurance providers. While overall satisfaction has increased slightly, the difference between the top and bottom-ranked plans has widened significantly. – The study, now in its 18th year, surveyed nearly 30,000 commercial health plan members across 22 regions.

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Medicare Advantage sales middleman sues HHS over rule capping broker compensation

Health Care Dive

AmeriLife’s suit joins at least two others from MA sales groups seeking revisions to the rule for threatening their business model. It also comes with a ticking clock, given a looming deadline for marketing contract negotiations.

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Coverage pathways for psychedelic therapies

Fierce Healthcare

This week on "Podnosis," we explore therapeutic psychedelics. | This week on "Podnosis," we explore therapeutic psychedelics. Noah Tong from Fierce Healthcare sat down with Kim Chew, Senior Counsel at Husch Blackwell, to discuss the accessibility challenges in this promising but complex space.

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Increasing applications of robotic surgical systems across Asia and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Amrita Hospital introduces robotic gait trainer for rehab Amrita Hospital in Kerala's Kochi city has started adopting a robotic gait trainer system to assist in the rehabilitation of brain and spinal injury survivors. The G-Gaiter, developed by local startup Gen Robotics, provides an immersive rehabilitation experience through virtual reality. It also trains patients to walk longer and become less dependent.

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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 The Independent Horizon Care Services Is Zagging In A ‘Ruthless’ Florida Home Care Market

Home Health Care

In a day and age where more private-pay home care providers are trying to lock in up-front payments and longer commitments from clients, Horizon Care Services is trying to double its revenue through more flexibility, not less. More flexibility, both for itself and for clients. Andrea Albertini, the CEO of Horizon Care Services, started the company two decades ago in Florida’s Palm Beach County.

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Wyden urges HHS to require healthcare cybersecurity standards

Health Care Dive

Sen. Ron Wyden said the agency’s approach to cybersecurity is inadequate, arguing for mandatory resiliency standards, periodic audits and technical support for providers.

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Judge sides with SCAN Health Plan in dispute with CMS over Medicare Advantage star ratings

Fierce Healthcare

SCAN Health Plan secured a court victory Monday when a federal judge agreed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) inappropriately calculated its star ratings for the 2024 plan | SCAN Health Plan secured a court victory Monday when a federal judge agreed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services inappropriately calculated its star ratings for the 2024 plan year.

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Drive efficiencies and improve patient experiences with AI

Healthcare It News

Sponsor: ServiceNow Primary topic: Artificial Intelligence Topic: Artificial Intelligence Clinical Patient Engagement Resource Central: White Papers External url: [link] Thumbnail: Body: Sponsor: ServiceNow Enterprise Taxonomy: Short Headline: Drive efficiencies and improve patient experiences with AI Region Tag: Global Edition Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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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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Home Health Care Solutions Names New CEO; Care Advantage Adds To Board

Home Health Care

Home Health Care Solutions has new CEO Brad Harris has been appointed CEO of Home Health Care Solutions. Part of Miller’s Health System, Home Health Care Solutions is a diversified in-home care provider that delivers services across the majority of Indiana. The company’s offerings include traditional home health services, along with behavioral health care, telehealth monitoring and more.

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Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s outgoing CEO on how technology aids student learning

Health Care Dive

Before his job as CEO ends this summer, Healthcare Dive spoke with Mark Schuster about the new medical school and how immersive technologies can aid instruction.

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Judge denies FTC's preliminary bid to block Novant, CHS' $320M hospital deal

Fierce Healthcare

Novant Health and Community Health Systems (CHS) will be permitted to consummate their contested $320 million hospital deal, though the pair still face some regulatory uncertainty following the dea | U.S. District Judge Kenneth Bell wrote that the two-hospital transaction has "at least as much likelihood of competitive benefits as it does competitive harm.

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Clinical Study Shows VR Treats Pain Consistently Across Sociodemographic Categories

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – AppliedVR , an immersive therapeutics (ITx) pioneer advancing a novel, virtual reality-based approach to medicine, today announced results from a secondary analysis of a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) that evaluated whether socio-demographic factors affected the clinical effectiveness of receiving a virtual reality (VR) therapy that treats chronic low back pain (cLBP) at home. – Researchers sought to determine whether there were differences among key

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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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Now-Extended Review Choice Demonstration Forced Home Health Agencies To ‘Clean Up Their Act’

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed that it planned to extend Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for five additional years. This extension began on June 1. Though many home health providers had a bumpy start when RCD first launched, most of the industry has since adjusted.

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Why the healthcare industry needs a comprehensive cloud security platform

Health Care Dive

Healthcare's cloud adoption increases cyber threats, with 633 breaches in a year. Invest in CNAPPs for comprehensive protection of sensitive data and compliance.

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In-person, virtual support groups now available to Navajo veterans

Fierce Healthcare

Navajo veterans can now access in-person and virtual peer support groups thanks to a partnership between Televeda and the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration. | The support groups take the form of talking circles, deeply rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people. Televeda is also offering other virtual talking circles for women and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Ascension Restores EHR Access Florida, Alabama, Austin Markets After Cyberattack

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Ascension announced it has restored EHR access in Florida, Alabama, and Austin markets affected by a recent cyberattack. – Ascension anticipates completing EHR access across its entire network by June 14th. This will allow clinicians to access patient records seamlessly, mirroring the pre-attack workflow. – Ascension Rx retail, home delivery, and specialty pharmacy sites are now fully operational.

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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.