July, 2024

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Global IT outage takes down health system EHRs, forces hospitals to cancel non-emergency services

Fierce Healthcare

A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency | A widespread outage to Microsoft systems has impacted health systems, hospitals and clinics as electronic health record software has been knocked offline, forcing providers to cancel non-emergency procedures and services.

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Federal Trade Commission to sue three largest PBMs: WSJ

Health Care Dive

Antitrust regulators are poised to file suit against CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx over how they negotiate discounts for drugs, including insulin, according to the report.

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Bon Secours taps Philips for 10-year patient monitoring collaboration

Healthcare It News

Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is teaming up with Royal Philips to implement and scale a new patient monitoring platform over the next three years – and then monitor it over the following seven. WHY IT MATTERS One of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems, BSMH has more than 1,200 care sites and 49 hospitals across Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as in Ireland.

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Preventing and Mitigating Gun-Related Violence in Hospitals: The Intersection of Proactive and Reactive Security Technologies

HIT Consultant

Dustin Brooks, CCO and co-founder of ZeroEyes Gun-related violence continues to pose a significant threat to society, with the Gun Violence Archive reporting over 650 mass shootings in 2023. Disturbingly, even institutions dedicated to healing and safeguarding individuals, like hospitals, are not immune to these threats; in fact, they’re uniquely susceptible.

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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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Home Care’s Industry-Wide Turnover Rate Reaches Nearly 80%

Home Health Care

When it comes to recruitment and retention, disorganized processes are one of the main reasons home care providers often see a revolving door of caregivers. That was one of the key takeaways from Activated Insights’ — formerly Home Care Pulse — 2024 Benchmarking Report. The report found that home care turnover has increased by more than 12% over the past two years.

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340B costs Medicaid $32b per year

Healthcare ECONOMIST

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal initiative designed to help certain healthcare providers, known as “covered entities,” stretch their resources to better serve vulnerable and underserved patient populations. Created in 1992, the program requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to sell outpatient drugs at significantly discounted prices (typically 25% to 50% off) to eligible hospitals, clinics, and health centers that care for a large number of uninsured and low-income patients

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Hackensack Meridian Health files lawsuit in wake of Chevron decision

Health Care Dive

Experts predict a wave of litigation will follow the Chevron ruling, which raised the bar for healthcare agencies when implementing laws with unclear intent.

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Remote patient monitoring reduces blood pressure for patients in New York State

Healthcare It News

Hypertension, the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affects 1.39 billion adults worldwide and has a 46% uncontrolled rate. That poses a substantial burden for hospitals and health systems – and necessitates a paradigm shift in management strategies, clinicians say. THE PROBLEM Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to recurrent heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and death.

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Olympics 2024 Anti-Doping: Why Innovation in Testing Is Key

HIT Consultant

Gabe Baida, Executive Director at InnoVero As we approach the 2024 Summer Olympics, ensuring a clean game is a major priority for the International Olympic Committee. More than 1,000 people will be involved in various anti-doping testing stages, including chaperones, sample collection personnel, and dedicated anti-doping control spaces at each competition venue.

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Enhabit Teases Improvements In Home Health, Hospice Segments

Home Health Care

Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) continues to improve its financial standing and position with Medicare Advantage (MA) partners as it battles with the activist investor AREX Capital Management. The company released an early snapshot of its second-quarter earnings on Monday, ahead of the full, audited release of earnings on Aug. 6. Of Enhabit’s non-Medicare visits, 43% are now under payer innovation contracts at “improved rates,” according to the company.

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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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Russia Is a Strategic Spoiler in the Indo-Pacific

The Rand Blog

Moscow has recently shown that it remains a formidable presence in the Indo-Pacific. But as long as Russian interference does not fundamentally challenge the United States' own Indo-Pacific strategy, then Moscow's interference is just part and parcel of the emerging multipolar order.

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Digital health funding hit $5.7B through June, on track to surpass 2019 and 2023, Rock Health reports

Fierce Healthcare

U.S. digital health startups pulled in $5.7 billion across 266 deals in the first six months of 2024, marking continued momentum in the sector after a rocky few quarters last year. | U.S. digital health startups pulled in $5.7 billion across 266 deals in the first six months of 2024, marking continued momentum in the sector after a rocky few quarters last year.

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CrowdStrike outage hits US hospitals

Health Care Dive

The cybersecurity firm released what was meant to be a routine software update, but now health systems, including CommonSpirit Health and Cleveland Clinic, are locked out of Windows systems.

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Bangkok Hospital streamlines patient flow with AI

Healthcare It News

Bangkok Hospital, one of Thailand's largest private healthcare providers, has moved away from the paper and manual process of registering and managing patient flow in its headquarters. AI technologies provided by its partner, local startup Agnos Health, now underpin its patient registration and management systems. HOW IT WORKS As part of its enhanced patient flow system, the tertiary hospital implemented self-service kiosks that run on multiple AI, integrating various registration steps.

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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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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Implantable Medical Devices

HIT Consultant

Zac Amos, Features Editor at ReHack While digitalization saves lives, it may also threaten them. The uptick in data breaches and cyberattacks targeting the healthcare industry correlates to the number of internet-connected and insecure technology facilities are adopting. Implantable medical devices are one of the latest victims of this trend — and their vulnerabilities could be deadly.

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UnitedHealth Group Touts In-Home Visits As Amedisys Deal Lingers 

Home Health Care

The home remains a strategic focal point for UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which is still in the process of acquiring the home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). Last year, the company’s medical professionals achieved 2.5 million home visits through Medicare Advantage (MA). “As a direct result, our clinicians identified 300,000 seniors with emergent health needs that may otherwise have gone undiagnosed,” UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty said Tuesday during the company’s second-quart

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Climate Change Risk to National Critical Functions

The Rand Blog

The changing climate will strain the basic functions that underpin American society. Core services such as supplying water and electricity, providing medical care, and responding to emergencies like floods will face regional- or even national-level disruptions in the years to come.

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Optum lays off more employees at Landmark, OptumInsight

Fierce Healthcare

The sprawling enterprise that is UnitedHealth Group is undergoing more layoffs under its Optum umbrella. | UnitedHealth's Optum is again laying off workers, with the scope unconfirmed. Landmark Health is downsizing once again and leaving major metropolitan areas.

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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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Steward executives cashed in prior to bankruptcy filing

Health Care Dive

Fourteen executives received over $1 million in total compensation the year before Steward entered Chapter 11 restructuring, bankruptcy documents show.

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Advanced imaging improves experiences and treatment

Healthcare It News

Kaiser Permanente Georgia is getting more patients booked and into imaging, thanks to new equipment that completes PT scans in half the time. It's also improving patient experiences and reducing duplication, says Heidi Veltman, VP & COO.

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Large Language Models Fall Short in Medical Accuracy Compared to Medical Professionals, Study Reveals

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Kahun , a company specializing in evidence-based clinical AI, has released a new study comparing the medical capabilities of popular large language models (LLMs) to human experts. – The findings reveal the limitations of current LLMs in providing reliable information for clinical decision-making. The Study: Comparing LLMs to Medical Professionals LLMs Tested: OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Anthropic’s Claude3-Opus Evaluation Method: 105,000 evidence-based medi

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A ‘Fairly Big’ Deal: The Changes To Home Health Conditions Of Participation, OASIS

Home Health Care

Last month, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its home health proposed payment rule for 2025. Since then, home health providers and industry stakeholders have reacted to the proposal’s cuts, as well as other payment factors that could impact the space moving forward. Though payment factors are top of mind, there are other areas of the proposal that providers should also be paying attention to as well.

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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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NATO Summit in Washington: RAND Experts Weigh In

The Rand Blog

What will define the next 75 years of the NATO? We asked 30 RAND researchers about the major challenges facing the alliance today—and what opportunities NATO could seize to help secure its future. Here's what they said.

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UnitedHealth reaffirms guidance as it posts $4.2B in Q2 profit

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance | UnitedHealth Group has bounced back in the second quarter, reaffirming its guidance for the year as it posts a profit of $4.2 billion.

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FTC slams pharmacy benefit managers in first report from ongoing investigation

Health Care Dive

On Tuesday, regulators updated the public on their almost three-year-old inquiry into PBMs’ anticompetitive business practices. The report is not positive for the drug middlemen, which immediately criticized it as one-sided.

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Emory Healthcare scores with an 'Uber app' for at-home PT

Healthcare It News

Emory Healthcare constantly is evolving and innovating the care it provides. With regard to at-home physical therapy providers, the health system was intrigued to understand how it could expand its service offerings for outpatient care. THE PROBLEM Especially in the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the way Emory thinks about off-site care and forced the health system to reinvent not only how it diagnoses patients, but also how it treats them nonoperatively.

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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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90% of Healthcare Insurers Struggle to Get Insights from Data – Is AI the Answer?

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know – A new study by ActiveOps, a leader in AI-powered decision intelligence, paints a concerning picture of the US healthcare insurance industry drowning in data yet thirsty for insights. The crux of the problem? Critical decision-making is hampered by a severe lack of data accessibility, context, and trust. – The ActiveOps study was commissioned Censuswide to survey Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and Senior Heads of Operations within the US hea

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Pennant Continues To Buck M&A Downturn, Inches Toward Home Health Powerhouse Status

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) is one of the largest home health providers in the country, and has also been one of the more acquisitive ones over the last year. Now, it’s moving eastward, in a move that could set the table for an aspirational future. In June, the company announced a partnership with the Connecticut-based Hartford HealthCare at Home (HHCAH) , the home health and hospice segment of Hartford HealthCare.

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Japan-NATO Ties: For What End?

The Rand Blog

It is commonly believed that stronger Japan-NATO cooperation benefits both sides. But this begs an important question: why? What are the practical areas of cooperation for Japan-NATO ties?

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OpenAI Startup Fund, Arianna Huffington back new AI health coach venture focused on chronic conditions

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OpenAI's venture fund and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global are backing a new startup, Thrive AI Health, that aims to build an AI health coach to promote healthier lifestyles. | OpenAI's venture fund and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global are backing a new startup that aims to build an AI health coach to promote healthier lifestyles.

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