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Detect-Ion contracted to develop spectral chemical threat detection device

Mobi Health News

The company signed a research contract with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

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No Surprises Act rollout coincided with an uptick in in-network claims: FAIR Health

FierceHealthIT

As the No Surprises Act took full effect, the number of in-network claims processes grew notably, according to a new analysis from FAIR Health. | As the No Surprises Act took full effect, the number of in-network claims processes grew notably, according to a new analysis from FAIR Health.

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Bioptimus launches with $35M to create an AI foundation model for biology

Mobi Health News

The company was founded by former Google DeepMind and Owkin scientists.

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Digital health company Siftwell Analytics secures $5.8M in funding round

FierceHealthIT

Siftwell Analytics, a company providing insights to community health plans to help improve member outcomes, has secured $5.8 million in the company's first venture capital funding round. | A digital health company built to help community plans utilize their data more efficiently raised nearly $6 million in a recent funding round.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Second-time Awardees CyncHealth, PointClickCare, Innsena Granted $80,000 Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Federal Funding

Digital Health Global

Department of Health and Human Services recognizes innovative program with proven outcomes for improving postpartum care for at-risk mothers in Nebraska for a second time OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CyncHealth , the designated health information exchange (HIE) for Nebraska and Iowa; PointClickCare , a leading healthcare technology platform; and Innsena , a health tech consultancy focused on improving care outcomes for underserved communities, won the second phase of a U.S.

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MRM Health Initiates Clinical Research in Parkinson’s Disease

Digital Health Global

GHENT, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MRM Health, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received regulatory and ethics committee approval to start an observational, cross-sectional clinical trial to study the role of the small intestinal microbiome in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and to identify PD-specific microbial and metabolic fingerprints in small intestinal fluid and blood.

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MA governor orders Steward Health Care to disclose withheld financial documents, says it must exit state 'as soon as possible'

FierceHealthIT

MA governor orders Steward Health Care to disclose withheld financial documents, says it must exit state 'as soon as possible' dmuoio Tue, 02/20/2024 - 16:37

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Netsmart Leverages AI and Predictive Analytics to Improve Care and Identify Suicide Risk

Healthcare IT Today

Tom Herzog, chief operating officer of Netsmart , says that “digitization has always been about entering data into the system” and that users are asking, “What does the system do for me?” It’s time to “aggregate” that data and get a million “second opinions.” Matthew Arnheiter, senior vice president of innovations, described Netsmart’s project with the Missouri Behavioral Health Council (MBHC) to use predictive analytics and identify p

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ACOs want increased participation of long-term and post-acute care providers

FierceHealthIT

Accountable care organizations are calling on the feds to increase participation of long-term and post-acute care providers in ACOs and to better incorporate episodic-based payments. | Payers, providers, ACO leaders and advocacy groups convened to discuss how to improve long-term and post-acute care participation in ACOs. These were their recommendations to CMS.

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The Secret to Supercharging Your Organizations Communications

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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Inovalon Acquires VigiLanz, a Leading Clinical Surveillance and Patient Safety SaaS and Data Company

Healthcare IT Today

Acquisition Expands Inovalon’s Offerings, Enhancing Solutions for Hospitals, Clinical Facilities, Clinicians, and Life Sciences Inovalon , a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions empowering data-driven healthcare, today announced the acquisition of VigiLanz , an industry-leading, rapidly growing SaaS-based clinical surveillance and patient safety software and data company.

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Lawmakers grill VA, Oracle leaders over pharmacy-related patient safety issues

FierceHealthIT

A year after hitting the pause button on a multi-billion-dollar health tech project at the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal lawmakers continue to have serious concerns about pharmacy softwar | A year after hitting the pause button on a multi-billion-dollar health tech project at the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal lawmakers continue to have serious concerns about pharmacy software issues that could impact patient safety.

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Over a hundred Romanian hospitals affected by ransomware attack

DigitalHealth

Over a hundred hospitals in Romania were hit by a ransomware attack last week, with some forced to take their systems offline and use pen and paper.

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Community Health Systems misses Wall Street's EPS consensus as costs outpace revenue, demand growth

FierceHealthIT

Community Health Systems (CHS)’ higher inpatient volumes and reimbursement rates couldn’t outpace rising costs, dragging the for-profit’s fourth-quarter earnings well below its performance in 2022. | The 71-hospital for-profit health system highlighted same-store volume growth but fell victim to higher supplemental reimbursement program costs, increased rates for outsourced medical specialists and other costs.

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Ambiq’s neuralSPOT HeartKit™ enables Real-Time Heart Monitoring AI Applications

Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT. This optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions.

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The Digital Front Door in Healthcare Doesn’t Work Without Data from Across Systems

Healthcare IT Today

While it may be true that the EHR is the main tool for a clinician, the same is not true for patients. Patient data is stored in a wide variety of systems including a CRM, health system website, secure messaging systems, call center systems, survey systems, mobile apps, iPads in the doctor’s office, kiosks, and much more. Plus, patients are engaging with the healthcare system on social media, on ratings and review websites, through ads, and other third party websites.

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Good Law Project sues NHSE over heavily redacted Palantir FDP contract

DigitalHealth

The Good Law Project has taken legal action over NHS England's heavily redacted contract with US data giant Palantir to operate the Federated Data Platform.

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Teladoc's stock slides as it projects slower growth for virtual care

FierceHealthIT

Teladoc offered a weaker-than-expected forecast for 2024, projecting slower revenue growth as the telehealth market has become crowded with digital health players. | Teladoc offered a weaker-than-expected forecast for 2024, projecting slower revenue growth as the telehealth market has become crowded with digital health players.

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Flow Neuroscience trials drug-free depression treatment for NHS clinicians

DigitalHealth

An NHS trial that uses transcranial direct current stimulation treatment from Flow Neurosciences to treat depression is to be expanded to NHS clinicians.

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The 2023 Behavioral Health Industry Report

This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!

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'Podnosis': What are the healthcare sector’s sustainability needs?

FierceHealthIT

In the U.S., where the healthcare sector emits significantly more carbon emissions than the aviation industry, hospitals are starting to think about ways to address their climate footprint.

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Pitchfest entrant EarSwitch joins innovative devices pilot

DigitalHealth

Pitchfest 2024 entrant EarSwitch has been selected to join a pilot programme to help speed up access to innovative technology.

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Brightside Health partnering with Medicare, Blues plans, CareOregon

FierceHealthIT

Brightside Health has announced new payer partnerships with major plans to provide members with mental health care. | Mental health provider Brightside Health bolstered its partnerships with Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage contracts throughout the country.

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Social Care Networks – NY

Docnotes

The initial RFA for New York was posted weeks ago and got rather thorough coverage so I didn’t need to discuss it here – though (predictably) I have many thoughts on the matter. Hot off the press today is an addendum. It’s a pdf but I’ve chopped it off so the link over there is just the 1st two pages of the addended document – all of which is here ICYMI.

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Patient Engagement & Cultural Competence Training Roadmap: A Guide to Reducing Staff Burnout

Speaker: Dr. Mauvareen Beverley, Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence Specialist

If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are you have experienced symptoms of burnout yourself or have colleagues who are currently facing extreme career dissatisfaction. One of the many ways to partially alleviate burnout is active patient engagement. By engaging with patients to understand their needs and preferences, healthcare providers can develop treatments tailored to the individual patient.

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Oula, backed by Chelsea Clinton, banks $28M to build out maternity care clinics

FierceHealthIT

Oula, a maternity center that combines obstetrics with midwifery, clinched $28 million in series B funding to open new clinics and offer more services. | Offering a hybrid of in-person clinic care and virtual care, Oula has an office in Brooklyn and Manhattan and plans to open a third in Morningside Heights in partnership with Mount Sinai West later this year.

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5 Most Needed Features In Your Clinical Peer Review Software

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Discover how BHM’s Clinical Peer Review Software revolutionizes healthcare quality and safety. Read our comprehensive guide now. The post 5 Most Needed Features In Your Clinical Peer Review Software appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

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Mass General Brigham reports $82M operating gain even as expenses continue to bite

FierceHealthIT

Boston-based Mass General Brigham, a 15-hospital system, has reported an $81.6 million operating gain on revenue of $5 billion | Boston-based Mass General Brigham, a 15-hospital system, has reported an $81.6 million operating gain on revenue of $5 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2024, ending Dec. 31.

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Six critical data security questions you should ask every healthcare technology vendor

Redox

2023 set many records. The fastest marathon , the world’s largest pizza , and even the most dogs in a conga line , to name a few. But among the many highlights, a darker record was set— an all-time high for data breaches, impacting more than 116 million individuals. While this isn’t a record to celebrate, it’s a perfect time for us at Redox, as protectors of patient data, to share our best security advice with our current customers and the healthcare community.

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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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Telemedicine Effective for Chronic Conditions, New SteadyMD Survey Finds

SteadyMD

Annual clinician survey addresses a range of topics related to the adoption, perception, and practice of telehealth. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Telehealth is effective for managing patients with chronic conditions while also making it easier for healthcare providers to manage their personal and professional lives, according to the results of a new clinician survey from SteadyMD, a telehealth infrastructure provider that powers healthcare leaders and innovators in all 50 states

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5 Reasons Your Private Practice Isn’t Growing

TheraNest

Running a mental and behavioral health practice can be rewarding, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your private practice is not growing as fast as you’d like, and you’re wondering why. In this blog post, we’ll delve into some common reasons why mental and behavioral health practices face growth obstacles and provide practical solutions to address them.

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Personalizing Healthcare Marketing

Geonetric

Personal touches make a significant difference, especially when it comes to healthcare. It’s all about connecting genuinely with your audience. By shaping your messages and offers to fit your audience’s needs, you boost their interest, trust, and willingness to act. Let’s tackle the basics of personalization. What is Healthcare Marketing Personalization?