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.

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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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Competition in Healthcare is Increasing—Rapidly and Dramatically

Healthcare Success

If you’re in business, you have competitors. . Whether you represent a hospital, health system, or multilocation practice, competing healthcare businesses are developing innovative business models—right now—and they’re targeting your market.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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14 Ways to Reduce Long Patient Wait Times

Healthcare Success

The pandemic fast-tracked the growing notion of healthcare consumerism , spurring several changes in the healthcare industry. These changes include modernizing business processes and focusing on improvements that positively impact patient wait times and appointment times. .

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Medical cost growth trailed that of other industries in 2021

Health Care Dive

Prices for goods and services skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four decades, rising 7% between December 2020 and December 2021, according to new data. By comparison, prices for healthcare services rose roughly 2.5

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How AI and machine learning can predict illness and boost health equity

Healthcare It News

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key to unlocking patient data and solving some of healthcare's most complex problems. Even as the U.S.

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Washington Psilocybin Bill Would Legalize Supported Adult Use

Bill Of Health

By Mason Marks. On Tuesday, Washington State legislators filed SB 5660 , a bill that would legalize the supported adult use of psilocybin by people 21 years of age and older.

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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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Biden admin proposes stricter network adequacy, marketing standards for MA plans

Health Care Dive

CMS is looking to hold Medicare Advantage plans to a higher standard as their rolls swell, targeting their networks, marketing practices and spending; while improving dual-eligible and Part D costs and patient input

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Unions petition to keep OSHA pandemic protections for health workers in place

Health Care Dive

"The grave danger that led to issuance of the emergency temporary standard not only remains, but has dramatically increased with the omicron variant and current surge in infections and hospitalizations," National Nurses United said

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Healthcare roles dominate U.S. News 2022 list of best jobs

Health Care Dive

Information security analyst took the top spot in the annual list, followed by nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical and health services manager and software developer

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9 Healthcare Marketing Trends to Embrace in 2023

Healthcare Success

Healthcare consumers continue to move swiftly down the paths of least resistance toward quality care. This spells trouble for healthcare organizations that cannot change with the times. It’s time to pay attention to what competitors offer and find ways to remove unnecessary obstacles to care.

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

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After years of decline, drugmakers' price hikes may have bottomed out

Health Care Dive

Inflation in 2021 may have offered drugmakers a catalyst for taking slightly bigger increases on a list price basis. But rebates to insurers are still keeping net price rises lower

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XBB COVID variant presents a unique threat: study

Fierce Healthcare

XBB COVID variant presents a unique threat: study. fdiamond. Wed, 12/28/2022 - 11:11

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Telehealth use reached pandemic low in October, per tracker

Health Care Dive

The decrease was seen in all U.S. regions except the Northeast, which was particularly slammed with COVID-19 cases and rising hospital admissions during the fall and winter months, nonprofit Fair Health found

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Nurses at Massachusetts Tenet hospital ratify contract, ending 9-month strike

Health Care Dive

The deal includes some staffing improvements that were top priorities for nurses, including limits on how many patients can be assigned in certain hospital units, along with wage increases, the union said

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

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Why You Need an ADA Compliant Healthcare Website—and How to Get One

Healthcare Success

Just like your brick-and-mortar business has to be ADA compliant, your healthcare website must also be accessible to people with disabilities. The problem? The ADA doesn’t offer clear regulations for a compliant website. The bigger problem? ADA accessibility lawsuits are on the rise.

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Improving the patient experience is a two-way street

Healthcare It News

While healthcare needs technology to drive heightened patient experiences, technology can be a hinderance to the clinician experience. This is because of increased administrative burden and a lack of interoperability between electronic health records themselves and with other forms of health IT.

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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill Of Health

Ameet Sarpatwari , Beatrice Brown , Aviva Wang, and? Aaron S. Kesselheim.

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Stryker to buy Vocera Communications for nearly $3B

Health Care Dive

The multibillion-dollar buy is medtech's first major deal of 2022, following a spending spree in the sector last year. Stryker's stock price was slightly down Thursday, but Vocera's rose by nearly 27

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A Guide to Virtual Care Technology: 5 Steps to Creating Your Continuum of Care

This guide addresses the increased demand for and benefits of expanding your virtual care options to help retain patients, cut down on hospital readmissions, and expand revenue opportunities.

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Uncover Hidden Consumer Insights & SEO Opportunities with Google Trends

Healthcare Success

Google Trends is a powerful but underutilized tool that helps healthcare marketers. Conduct search engine optimization (SEO) research, Identify current trends, Find out what people are interested in, And build better, more relevant campaigns.

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Digital health funding reaches record $29.1B in 2021

Health Care Dive

"The digital health market wasn't an across-the-board bubble, but it wasn't placid water either," Rock Health researchers said in a new report on investment in the space

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8 Ways to Enhance the Patient Experience & Drive Leads with QR Codes

Healthcare Success

We know that today’s healthcare consumers want instant and accessible services. . The QR code allows hospitals and healthcare providers to satisfy this need with immediate physician-patient interaction and engagement – all through smartphones and tablets. .

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Becerra orders CMS to reassess Medicare premiums after Aduhelm cost cut

Health Care Dive

It's an unusual step for HHS, given the plan year has already begun, and comes just days before a CMS deadline to issue a draft decision that will shape Aduhelm coverage nationwide

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19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

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More vaccinated than unvaccinated died from COVID-19 in August: analysis

Fierce Healthcare

More vaccinated than unvaccinated died from COVID-19 in August: analysis. fdiamond. Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:34

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Humana slashes Medicare Advantage outlook, shares tumble

Health Care Dive

Competition for members was "very aggressive" as Humana's competitors came in with lower-priced plans and spent more on marketing to attract customers away, CEO Bruce Broussard said

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Providers concerned about staffing shortages post-SCOTUS vaccination mandate ruling

Health Care Dive

Nursing facilities are particularly worried about the strain a vaccination mandate could have on their shrinking workforce, and are urging CMS to consider a regular testing option for unvaccinated workers

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Chicago-area systems NorthShore, Edward-Elmhurst Health finalize merger

Health Care Dive

The union gives NorthShore a footprint in the region's western suburbs with the addition of two general acute hospitals and one focused on behavioral health

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Leveraging Technology and Communication: Overcome the 3 Misaligned Employee Benefits Incentives

Speaker: Chris Wolpert, Founder of Group Benefit Solutions

This webinar with Chris Wolpert will expose the hidden misaligned incentives in the employee benefits space and help you modernize your approach to benefits by leveraging technology and communication.