April, 2024

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More than three-fourths of doctors are employed by corporations, report finds

Health Care Dive

Rampant consolidation continues to threaten the existence of independent physicians, according to a new report from Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.

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Epic plans to launch AI validation software for healthcare organizations to test, monitor models

Fierce Healthcare

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances in healthcare, the industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream advers | The healthcare industry is grappling with how to evaluate AI models for accuracy and performance and monitor the technology for any downstream adverse outcomes.

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The 7 Ps of Marketing

Healthcare Success

As an engineering undergrad, I took a Marketing 101 class on a lark, seeking to better understand the psychology behind consumer behavior and developing products with a competitive edge. On the first day of class, we learned the fundamental concept of the 4 Ps of marketing. However, today, I like to use an expanded “7 Ps” definition. In any event, this marketing mix remains essential for any successful marketing strategy.

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Johns Hopkins has big plans for AI in Epic chart summarization

Healthcare It News

Yesterday, in part one of our in-depth interview with Dr. Brian Hasselfeld of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the senior medical director of digital health and innovation and associate director of Johns Hopkins inHealth, discussed the role of artificial intelligence in healthcare overall. Today, Hasselfeld, who also is a primary care physician in internal medicine and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, turns his focus to Johns Hopkins itself, where he and a number of teams throughout the

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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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Insightful Overview of Internal Medicine Billing Services

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Conceptually wrong. It implies that internal medicine is crucial for medical billing, which is not true. What you can say is medical billers spend a large portion of their day processing claims for internal medicine. It is an important field in the healthcare industry. The physician will pen down every detail of service they have given to their patient by using certain codes.

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Cedars-Sinai Expands Virtual Healthcare for Children & Spanish Speakers

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Cedars-Sinai is expanding virtual healthcare for children and Spanish speakers in California through its mobile app Cedars-Sinai Connect, a fast-growing online option that allows patients to quickly access top healthcare professionals for acute, chronic and preventive care. Innovative Healthcare Solutions: Expanded Access for Children and Spanish Speakers at Cedars-Sinai Children aged 3-17 can now conveniently access urgent healthcare services from Cedars-Sinai providers fo

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Medicare Advantage rate cut remains as feds keep up pressure

Fierce Healthcare

Insurers will feel resentful Monday as the feds opted to not reverse its decision to decrease Medicare Advantage benchmark payments by 0.16%, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced. | CMS is not deviating from its January proposal to modestly rein in Medicare Advantage. Benchmark payments will still decrease 0.16% but the feds expect it will still pay up to $600 billion in payments to plans in 2025.

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EU and US Regulatory Challenges Facing AI Health Care Innovator Firms

Bill Of Health

B y Suzan Slijpen, Mauritz Kop & I. Glenn Cohen 1. Introduction: A Fragmented AI in Healthcare Regulatory Landscape In the past few years, we have witnessed a surge in artificial intelligence-related research and diagnostics in the medical field. It is possible that in some fields of medicine in the future AI tools used in diagnostics will generally perform far better than a human clinician.

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Diabetes WA reports hack and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Diabetes WA discloses data breach Diabetes WA, the peak body for diabetes in Western Australia, has reported unauthorised access to the personal information of some of their contacts. Based on its initial investigation, the following information may have been accessed by hackers: name, address, birth date, email, telephone number, marital status, Aboriginal status, Medicare number, referring doctor, and type of diabetes.

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U.S.-India Ties Remain Fundamentally Fragile

The Rand Blog

Despite widespread optimism about the future of the U.S.-India partnership, relations are considerably more fragile than they might appear. Indeed, the two countries continue to experience friction in several areas that, if left unaddressed, could ultimately undermine or even derail future cooperation.

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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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Digital Health Apps Graveyard: Why 53% Fail and How to Succeed

HIT Consultant

Shameem C Hameed, Founder and CEO of blueBriX The digital market is flooded with health apps. Over 90,000 offers were introduced to patients and healthcare providers alike in 2020 alone , with this number continuing to rise in response to mounting healthcare system pressures. It therefore comes as little surprise to learn that 53% of all digital health apps are uninstalled within 30 days of download.

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VillageMD faces lawsuit over online tracking technologies

Health Care Dive

The class action alleges the Meta Pixel embedded on VillageMD’s website allowed the primary care provider to disclose personal and protected health information to third parties, including Facebook and Google.

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Massachusetts lawmakers tell FTC, DOJ to take hard stance on Optum-Steward deal

Fierce Healthcare

All 11 of Massachusetts’ federal legislators are calling on regulators to keep a short leash on UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Steward Health Care’s physician group, even if that mean | The financial jeopardy of Steward's remaining hospitals can't override the long-term cost and quality harms that would likely follow UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of yet another large physician practice, wrote all 11 of the state's federal legislators in a recent letter to reg

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‘I Don’t Think Being Picky Is A Bad Thing’: A Look Inside The Most Selective Caregiver Hiring Processes

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership At a time when home care providers are constantly trying to bring new caregivers to keep up with the increased demand for care services, some companies have gained a reputation for having a highly selective hiring process. Leaders at companies like BrightStar Care and Tribute Home Care believe that valuing quality over quantity has worked out in their favor.

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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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Digital at the core of a collaborative care model

Healthcare It News

Adopting a collaborative model of care is one approach that can help temper the rising cost of healthcare globally. Island Hospital, a private quaternary hospital in Malaysia, is providing a case for this by building an integrated health ecosystem that fosters cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders. "Collaborative models allow healthcare providers to reach a broader population, including underserved communities, thereby addressing health disparities and reducing the burden of prev

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Building a Foundation for Strategic Stability with China on AI

The Rand Blog

In an atmosphere of deepening mutual suspicion, trying to engage with China on military uses of artificial intelligence may seem pointless. But if negotiations go somewhere, U.S. security might be palpably improved. It they fail, there is little downside.

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The National Academy of Medicine Unveils Draft Code for Responsible AI in Healthcare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is taking a pioneering step towards ensuring the ethical and safe use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. – A new report, “ Artificial Intelligence in Health, Health Care, and Biomedical Science: An AI Code of Conduct Principles and Commitments Discussion Draft, ” outlines a comprehensive framework to guide responsible AI development and implementation.

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4 ways generative AI is transforming healthcare

Health Care Dive

Learn about a few of the many ways AI tools are helping to transform healthcare — and how they benefit physicians and patients along the way.

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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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Google, Bayer team up to develop new AI products for radiologists

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare company Bayer has tapped Google for its cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities to build new tech products to assist radiologists. | Bayer wants to pair its radiology, healthcare regulator and clinical data handling expertise with Google's tech muscle and ongoing work in generative AI to speed up innovation in media imaging.

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How State Palliative Care Advisory Councils Are Advancing Serious Illness Policy

NASHP

Almost half (24) of the states have a palliative care advisory council, coalition, or task force created through state legislation or regulation to guide work to support and expand care for those with serious illness. The councils in Maine, Maryland, and Texas have guided their states in making significant progress in palliative care, though they differ in their structures and paths to progress.

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Digital messaging surge between doctors and patients requires EHR management

Healthcare It News

The surge in electronic health record adoption has led to a significant increase in patient-physician inbox messages, a trend further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This rise in digital communications has posed substantial challenges for health systems, prompting some to implement changes to manage the growing clinical burden. A recent study published in JAMA Network Open attempted to shed light on the complexity of patient-physician electronic communications within a large integrated healt

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A Vote for Telehealth is a Vote for American Patients’ and Doctors’ Well-Being

Health Populi

Whether you’re a patient or a physician in the U.S., you’re burned out, tapped out, stressed out, timed out. While the 118 th U.S. Congress can’t agree on much before the 2024 summer recess, there’s one bipartisan stroke of political pens in Washington, DC, that could provide some satisfaction for both patients and doctors: bring telehealth back to patients and providers permanently.

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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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MD Revolution & Dexcom Integrate Remote Glucose Monitoring

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – MD Revolution, known for its remote care management solutions, collaborates with Dexcom to integrate cutting-edge continuous glucose monitoring systems into its platform. – Dexcom, a global leader in real-time continuous glucose monitoring, serves over 537 million individuals worldwide living with diabetes. Through wearable devices synced with smartphones, patients’ glucose data becomes accessible to clinicians via MD Revolution’s care management p

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Lawmakers mull telehealth quality, reimbursement as extension deadline looms

Health Care Dive

Congress has until year-end to take action before some pandemic-era telehealth flexibilities expire, which could create new challenges for patients and providers used to virtual care, witnesses at House hearing said.

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AMA: 80% of docs have lost revenue amid disruptions from Change Healthcare cyberattack

Fierce Healthcare

Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, accordin | Most physicians felt the disruption caused by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, and many were still seeing the effects in early April, more than a month after the hacking was revealed, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

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Machine learning predicts hospitalization during cancer treatment

Health IT Analytics

Machine learning models using daily step counts and other wearable data accurately predicted unplanned hospitalization during concurrent chemoradiotherapy.

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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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ChatGPT's potential impact on preventative care and emergency visits

Healthcare It News

ChatGPT has been making an impact on enduring healthcare challenges. Many providers and patients are reporting the artificial intelligence helping with preventative care and preventing non-emergent emergency department visits. Imran Qureshi is chief technology officer at b.well Connected Health, a FHIR-based interoperability platform vendor. He has expertise in AI and a lot of advice to share on the subject of health systems harnessing ChatGPT and other large language model-based technologies.

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Consumers Are So Over Their Paper Chase in Health Care Payments

Health Populi

As we start the month of April 2024 in the U.S., it’s tax season in America with Federal (and other) income taxes due on the 15th of the month. This is also the time my research clock alarm goes off for an important annual report that describes the latest profile of the patient-as-payer in the U.S. ‘Tis the season for J.P. Morgan’s InstaMed team to analyze health care payments data, describing the experiences of consumers, providers and payers in the Trends in Healthcare Paymen

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DeepScribe Now Available on AWS Marketplace for Streamlined Clinical Documentation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – DeepScribe , a leading company in ambient AI for clinical documentation, announced today the general availability of its platform on AWS Marketplace. – By offering their platform on the AWS Marketplace, DeepScribe simplifies adoption for healthcare organizations seeking to leverage the power of AI for more efficient and accurate clinical documentation.

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Change cyberattack serves as wake-up call for healthcare cybersecurity

Health Care Dive

The outage shows why health systems need to plan for inevitable cyberattacks, evaluating risks and putting operational backups in place, experts say.

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