2022

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Are we taking patient privacy as seriously as we ought to be?

Healthcare It News

BOSTON – Anita Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off the 2022 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum on Monday, with a nuanced and thought-provoking discussion on patient privacy in an era of widespread data sharing. Allen said ahead of the conference that she wanted to bring her expertise in law and bioethics to bear on problems of great concern to healthcare and technology and would focus her discussion on data exchange and patient privacy.

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Pediatricians send an SOS to rest of medical community

Fierce Healthcare

Pediatricians send an SOS to rest of medical community. fdiamond. Thu, 12/08/2022 - 07:59.

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Delivering accurate data for decision support

Healthcare It News

While interoperability and price transparency rules are supporting a movement toward better access to data, the industry is still struggling to transition from sharing information to shared decision-making. Unfortunately, without accurate information embedded in their workflows, providers can’t have meaningful conversations with patients about care costs or covered options, which negatively impacts a patient’s ability to access care.

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Major Questions about Vaccine Mandates, the Supreme Court, and the Major Questions Doctrine

Bill Of Health

By Wendy Parmet and Dorit Reiss. This Friday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about two federal vaccine mandates: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) mandate for health care workers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine-or-test mandate for employers with over 100 workers. In each case, a key question will be whether the Court should apply the so-called “major questions doctrine.

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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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2023 forecast: Pharmacists push to take on a greater role in patient care

Fierce Healthcare

2023 forecast: Pharmacists push to take on a greater role in patient care. pminemyer. Fri, 12/16/2022 - 12:39.

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How to address healthcare’s unique cybersecurity challenges

Health Care Dive

Although the U.S. is entering a post-COVID era, many factors straining the healthcare industry will continue and more risk factors will kick in, argues Syed Kaptan of cybersecurity intelligence company ThreatQuotient.

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India Upholds the Rules-Based Liberal International Order—But in Its Own Way

The Rand Blog

Contrary to continued U.S. questions about the degree of New Delhi's commitment to the liberal international order, India has shown that it is committed in its own, sometimes limited, way. Of course, securing Indian national interests will always be paramount. U.S. policymakers might recognize that any additional pressure is likely to be counterproductive.

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Medicaid Structured Family Caregiving: Enabling Family Members to make Caregiving Their Primary Focus

NASHP

Medicaid Structured Family Caregiving: Enabling Family Members to Make Caregiving Their Primary Focus October 2022/ by Neva Kaye. Family caregivers play an important role in states’ efforts to help Medicaid beneficiaries safely remain in their communities. And, as of August 2022, at least seven states ( Connecticut , Georgia , Indiana , Louisiana , Missouri , North Carolina , and South Dakota ) covered structured family caregiving (SFC) services provided to older adults and/or people with physic

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The Future of Telehealth: 6 Key Trends to Watch

Health Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to confront a new reality when it comes to healthcare. The unprecedented impact of the pandemic has led governments and healthcare providers globally to re-evaluate their preparedness plans. One of the areas that has seen the most change is telehealth. Until recently, telehealth was seen as a niche field with huge potential that remains unexplored.

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Why the ROI of Telehealth Is Worth it, No Matter the Reimbursement

Home Health Care

The future of telehealth is confusing for home health care providers. And it’s left many scratching their heads, wondering how much they should invest into virtual care models. On one hand, telehealth usage skyrocketed over the last two years. And no matter how much that usage stabilizes post-pandemic, it will likely never return to where it was in 2019.

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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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Celebrating women, breaking the bias

Meditech

March 8 is International Women’s Day , celebrating the accomplishments of women across the globe, in all areas of life. It’s a time to appreciate those women who have inspired us and paved the way for so many leaders today.

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Microsoft and Nuance joining forces to support the resilience of healthcare

Cloud Blogs

This blog post is co-authored by Diana Nole, EVP and GM of Healthcare, Nuance There is nothing more personal or important than our health. These last two years have exacerbated an already fragile healthcare ecosystem, taxed our essential services, and put unimaginable strain on frontline workers. In response to these mounting pressures, the healthcare industry has embarked on a digital transformation that has laid the foundation for a new era of innovation and collaboration.

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How telehealth can help inpatient care, and what a hybrid future looks like

Healthcare It News

Healthcare provider organizations and clinicians are fortunate that telehealth has gone mainstream as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth opens up many new avenues to expand access to care, streamline the delivery of care, create new workflows and improve patient outcomes. Hopefully the Congress and state legislatures will act soon to ensure the temporary reimbursement expansions for telemedicine will continue after the public health emergency ends.

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Could Amtrak’s Quiet Car Be a Model for COVID-19 Travel Policies?

Bill Of Health

By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car. Some Amtrak trains have a designated car for people who want a hushed environment in which to work, read, or sleep. Passengers who want quiet choose the quiet car. People who don’t want quiet sit elsewhere. In short: people want different options for travel, and Amtrak threads the needle, accommodating varying needs.

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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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From finding the right candidates to keeping them, how hospitals are using AI to address workforce needs

Fierce Healthcare

From finding the right candidates to keeping them, how hospitals are using AI to address workforce needs. aburky. Fri, 11/18/2022 - 15:25.

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California to manufacture its own insulin, Newsom says

Health Care Dive

Saying the medicine’s high cost “epitomizes market failures,” California’s governor announced a $100 million budget to create a production facility and develop affordable insulin products.

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What Person-Centered Interoperability Looks Like: Seqster

Health Populi

He had me at the statement, “I believe health data is medicine.”. Those were the words of Ardy Arianpour, CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, when sharing with me how his company was founded. We met up last week at the DIA Europe 2022 meeting (Drug Information Association) in the cool SQUARE Conference Center in Brussels, Belgium (my current home base for work and life).

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The Drifting Menace

The Rand Blog

The drifting mine threat is not going away: they are simple, effective weapons that are easily made and deployed even by actors with limited naval capabilities. A holistic approach to tactics, enforcement, and technology development could help counter the threat and maintain future freedom of the seas.

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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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State Legislation to Fund and Implement ‘988’ for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NASHP

State Legislation to Fund and Implement ‘988’ for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline January 18, 2022. State legislatures are introducing and passing legislation in preparation for the July 2022 rollout of 988, the new congressionally mandated three-digit calling code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. States are considering necessary components for implementation like telecommunications charges and funding schemas, workgroups to drive 988 policy, and how to integrate this into

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What The Finance Industry Can Teach Healthcare About Digital Transformation

HIT Consultant

Mike Serbinis, Co-Founder and CEO of League. The COVID-19 pandemic feels like a once-in-a-lifetime event for those of us involved in healthcare, but the patterns of how the crisis affected our industry feel familiar. Stop me if you have heard this before: incumbent players in a broad industry made very slow and fragmented technological advances for years with no real threat to their business.

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Health Care Paradox: Medicare Penalizes Dozens of Hospitals It Also Gives Five Stars

KHN

The federal government has penalized 764 hospitals — including more than three dozen it simultaneously rates as among the best in the country — for having the highest numbers of patient infections and potentially avoidable complications. The penalties — a 1% reduction in Medicare payments over 12 months — are based on the experiences of Medicare patients discharged from the hospital between July 2018 and the end of 2019, before the pandemic began in earnest.

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At-Home Care Provider DispatchHealth Raises Over $330 Million In Latest Funding Round

Home Health Care

The in-home medical company DispatchHealth has raised more than $330 million in yet another funding round, according to the company. Overall, that brings its funding total to well over $700 million since it was founded in 2013. The equity raise was led by Optum Ventures, with support from current investors such as Humana (NYSE: HUM), Oak HC/FT, Echo Health Ventures and Questa Capital.

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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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The cornerstone of continuous, integrated, and value-based healthcare

Cloud Blogs

Healthcare stakeholders are moving away from fee-for-service and towards value-based models to meet the demands of aging and millennial populations while also meeting an ambitious national healthcare agenda. Today, regulatory and market forces have led to improved transparency and enhanced consumerization, changing the face of healthcare. These shifting priorities have catalyzed the desire to track patient outcomes and cost-savings for improved quality of care.

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St. Luke's University Health proves telehealth is as good as in-person care

Healthcare It News

St. Luke's University Health Network realized it needed technology that could help expand care across its 14 hospitals throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey spanning both urban and rural areas. THE PROBLEM. The organization was looking for a way to not only expand network coverage but also to reduce time to consult. It also wanted to expand access to care whenever patients needed it, which St.

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Liability for COVID-19 Vaccine Harms: We Need to Do Better

Bill Of Health

By Dorit Reiss. COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe , and serious harms are rare. But rare does not mean the risk is zero; thus, we need a way to determine which people have plausible claims of harm from the vaccines, and we must then compensate them quickly and generously. However, the regular torts system is not a good option for adjudicating these claims.

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Amazon's latest push into digital health—a virtual clinic for common conditions like allergies and hair loss

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon's latest push into digital health—a virtual clinic for common conditions like allergies and hair loss. hlandi. Tue, 11/15/2022 - 09:18.

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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.

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Bright Health exits 6 states amid financial, operational woes

Health Care Dive

Bright, which went public in June last year, wants to refocus on growth in markets where it can have a bigger impact. The seven-year-old startup lost almost $1.2 billion in 2021.

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Only 1 in 4 People Over 50 Use a Mobile Health App – And They Tend to Be Healthier and Wealthier

Health Populi

Just over 1 in 4 people over 50 in the U.S. use at least one mobile health app, and 56% of older people have never used one. Among seven mhealth tools, the most commonly-used is to track exercise. Among older people who do not use health apps, half say it is because of their lack of interest, we learn from the research in Mobile Health App Use Among Older Adults from the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, sponsored by AARP.

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Debunking Russian Lies About Biolabs at Upcoming U.N. Meetings

The Rand Blog

Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its diplomatic missions began circulating some particularly fantastical lies. It's tempting to write off such claims as cartoonish propaganda. But Russia is making similarly outrageous claims to the United Nations and other international forums. Such maneuvers could dangerously undermine international arms control agreements.

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Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program

NASHP

Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program January 14, 2022. “I really enjoyed all our mentorship meetings that we were able to have each month. I also really enjoyed getting to hear the perspective of other state leaders of color and understand what their journeys were like. That was something that really inspired me.” Abena, 2021 ELC Fellow. “The reason that I applied is really to be able to pay it forward.

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