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CVS Health unveils new virtual primary care platform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CVS on Thursday announced the launch of its new CVS Health Virtual Primary Care service. WHY IT MATTERS. The new offering integrates patient engagement tools, telehealth, electronic health record data and more on a single platform that can connect consumers with clinicians at CVS or other providers.

Employees cause more cyber breaches in healthcare than other industries, report finds

Healthcare Dive

Employees were responsible for 39% of healthcare breaches last year. That's compared to 18% across all industries, according to new Verizon research

News 5/27/22

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Top News Healthcare cybersecurity vendor Clearwater will acquire competitor CynergisTek.

Aging-in-Place Company Homethrive Raises $20M, Plans ‘Aggressive Expansion’ in Payer Marketplace

Home Health Care

Aging-in-place enabler Homethrive has raised an additional $20 million in Series B funding.

AI and IoT device connects with concierge platform for RPM

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare workflow technology company Braidio has partnered with health IT vendor BlueSemi with the aim of creating a preventive home-health and telehealth ecosystem.

Healthcare employers must urgently address burnout, surgeon general warns

Healthcare Dive

Systems should address burnout systemically, and a priority is seeking and responding better to feedback from front-line workers, according to a Monday advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Monday Morning Update 5/23/22

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Top News The state of Montana will invest $20 million.

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British startup accuRx rolls out patient-centred viewing system

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British healthtech firm accuRx has announced the national roll-out of its patient-centred viewing system, Record View, in England and Wales. The system is available to NHS healthcare professionals free of use, following a successful pilot with four integrated care systems (ICSs).

Millions of people counting on Congress to protect telehealth access

Healthcare Dive

Patients in communities across the nation who have come to rely on telehealth have been left waiting and wondering if they will be able to receive the virtual care they need once the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended

News 5/25/22

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Top News The EU reportedly gives Oracle unconditional antitrust clearance.

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Best Buy CEO: At-Home Care Focus is ‘Resonating with Health Care Industry’

Home Health Care

Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) at-home health care focus has become a regularly mentioned topic for the company.

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted COVID-19 data for the week ending May 15, 2022.

Healthcare spending could drop $11.4B next year if ACA premium subsidies expire, research finds

Healthcare Dive

The looming coverage cliff would also hit providers financially, according to a new report. President Joe Biden has pushed Congress to extend the more generous financial aid provided by the American Rescue Plan

15 Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Attract Today’s Healthcare Consumer

Healthcare Success

Healthcare consumerism has drastically changed the way healthcare professionals need to market and deliver their services. Today’s consumers expect a healthcare experience as innovative and digitally advanced as any other industry.

SCAN Group Acquires The Residentialist Group to Further Build Its Home-Based Care ‘Thesis’

Home Health Care

The SCAN Group announced on Thursday that it has acquired The Residentialist Group (TRG), an organization that provides chronic disease management, palliative care and home-based care to seniors. The deal is noteworthy because it marks the first time the organization has acquired an outside company.

CMS Updates Numerous LTC Data Sets 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

AHA urges DOJ to probe Medicare Advantage plans that deny care

Healthcare Dive

The hospital lobby is pushing the Justice Department to go beyond the recommendations in a new report from the HHS OIG and punish Medicare Advantage organizations that routinely deny coverage to beneficiaries

Survey Reveals 44% of Consumers Avoided Healthcare Due to Cost

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: New price transparency government mandates are on the horizon, but how much does cost really impact consumers?

Where Home-Based Care Dealmaking Stands Among Other Subsectors

Home Health Care

While the appetite for home health and home care dealmaking remains strong, other health care subsectors are catching up. Coming off a record-breaking 2021 for M&A deals, the home-based sector saw a slightly down Q1 in 2022.

COVID-19 Vaccine Preventable Deaths Analysis 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Vaccines have proven to be spectacularly effective in preventing death from Covid-19, but the U.S. continues to struggle with keeping Americans up to date on vaccinations.

Advocate Aurora faces lawsuit over all-or-nothing contracting

Healthcare Dive

The complaint alleges the nonprofit system used a number of anticompetitive practices to inflate healthcare prices at a cost to Wisconsin businesses

Buried Under Dirt or Under Debt: Can Patients Survive the Struggle of Getting Care?

HIT Consultant

Srulik Dvorsky, TailorMed CEO and Founder. New patients at a cancer center in Michigan receive a 79-page handbook when their treatments commence. The handbook includes needed advice on what to eat and the side effects of chemotherapy drugs.

Home Care Provider BrightStar Care Ready to Align Itself with Larger Network

Home Health Care

For a while now, home care giant BrightStar Care has gone above and beyond the standard franchise model. It introduced senior living communities into its network to assist seniors with their care transitions while maintaining those clients.

New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Behavioral Health Services in Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Healthcare's special role in decarbonization

Healthcare Dive

Few industries will need to navigate the effects of a changing climate more than healthcare

Komodo Health Appoints COO, Transcarent, Vytalize Health, RxBenefits, Other Digital Health Appointments

HIT Consultant

Komodo Health has named Dr. Aswin Chandrakantan as its Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Chandrakantan will also continue to serve as the firm’s Chief Medical Officer, a role he has held since 2016.

New Right at Home CEO Sees ‘Green Space’ to Expand Across the Country

Home Health Care

When Margaret Haynes was appointed CEO of Right at Home in April , she had already established herself as a veteran within the company. Since 2014, she has served as chief operating officer. She first joined Right at Home in 2011.

National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Year 5 Report

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria 2015 – 2020 (2015 Plan) has guided the U.S. Government’s response to combating antibiotic-resistant infections since its establishment in 2015. The U.S.

Travel nurses: a challenging population for credentialing and monitoring

Healthcare Dive

Travel nursing continues to rise – how are you monitoring license verifications across state lines

Geisinger & Tempus Create AI Model to Identify Structural Heart Disease

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Tempus , an $8B precision medicine company, announced a collaborative study with Geisinger focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) model that can accurately identify patients at increased risk of undiagnosed structural heart disease (SHD).

Senate Finance Committee details telehealth 'Bill of Rights' for mental health care services

Fierce Healthcare

Senate Finance Committee details telehealth 'Bill of Rights' for mental health care services. rking. Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:42

CMS Administrative Memo Revised: Transition Several Providers and Suppliers and Provide Additional Guidance and Updates to the Standard Operating Procedures 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS revised Admin Info: 22-02-ALL on May 19, 2022.

North Carolina Republicans draft Medicaid expansion bill

Healthcare Dive

The proposal, signaling growing support for expansion among state lawmakers after years of opposition, would add 600,000 low-income adults to the safety net health insurance program

AWS Launches New Healthcare Accelerator Focused on Health Equity

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of the next AWS Healthcare Accelerator—this year with a new focus on health equity. The Accelerator is open to startups with US operations and applications open today.

Study: Teletherapy program reduces OCD symptoms

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

New Senate bill aims to empower FTC to crack down on PBMs

Fierce Healthcare

New Senate bill aims to empower FTC to crack down on PBMs. rking. Tue, 05/24/2022 - 15:38

Health care's special role in decarbonization

Healthcare Dive

Few industries will need to navigate the effects of a changing climate more than health care