September 29th 2023
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
September 27th 2023
The attacks involve business email compromise to phishing attempts. A cybersecurity expert says attackers will slowly engage victims and build trust.
The warehouse’s members will be able to get virtual care appointments for $29. Sesame CEO David Goldhill is aiming to add more convenience to healthcare.
September 26th 2023
Experts warn about the growing dangers of criminals using AI and deepfakes to target hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Ransomware attacks can endanger patients and costs health systems millions. Experts say the C-suite is more engaged on the issue.
Hospitals wrestle with shortage of cancer drugs, becoming a ‘life-threatening issue’
Health systems and advocacy groups say the low supplies are leading to delays in treatments and are endangering patients.
How Truveta is aiming to improve health equity
The organization, formed by some of America’s top health systems, is providing more insights on the social determinants of health. Charlotte Baker of Truveta talks about how data can close disparities.
PharMerica health data breach affects more than 5.8 million people: Officials
The company has been notifying those affected. PharMerica says it isn’t aware of any identity theft or fraud.
Hospitals and cybersecurity: The government is giving greater attention and scrutiny
The White House has issued a national strategy and authorities are going after bad actors. But federal officials are asking questions about what health systems are doing to protect themselves.
How the Scripps Health cyberattack affected other hospitals
A new study examines how the ransomware attack led to higher volume at surrounding hospitals. The authors say hospitals must develop emergency plans to respond to attacks.
Children, teens and social media: APA panel offers first set of guidelines
The American Psychological Association issued a list of recommendations for parents to monitor their kids’ use of social media and if it’s leading to potentially harmful behavior.
DEA allows telehealth flexibilities to continue through at least November
The DEA put the brakes on a plan to limit the remote prescription of some controlled substances. Telehealth advocates welcomed the reprieve.
Treating more patients with heart failure outside the hospital
Steven Heatherly of Baptist Health in Kentucky talks about the success of heart clinics and promising results from remote patient monitoring.
How automation helps hospitals improve operating room access and grow revenue | Viewpoint
Many leading health systems have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technology to schedule surgeries more effectively.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles names two key leaders, and more | MED MOVES
Memorial Sloan Kettering hires a 'futurist', LexisNexis appoints a key leader in its health division, and RWJBarnabas names its first female director of thoracic surgery.
How athenahealth is placing a greater focus on the patient experience
The Massachusetts healthcare technology company has introduced new tools aimed at patients and measuring their satisfaction. Paul Brient of athenahealth talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about engaging patients.
Improving the patient experience: ‘Healthcare doesn’t get a pass anymore’
Consumers are seeing more ease and convenience in other aspects of their lives, and they want it from health systems, according to Mona Baset of Intermountain Health.
Highlights from HIMSS: AI and other hot topics
Artificial intelligence dominated the health technology conference, but it wasn’t the only fascinating topic of discussion.
Health tech companies urged to design products with equity in mind
At the HIMSS Conference, healthcare leaders urged those developing digital solutions to make sure they aren’t just accessible to the affluent. And they stressed that health equity is everyone’s responsibility.
Duplicate records hurt hospital finances as well as patients | Gregg Church
They cause problems with billings and collections, hurt relationships with payers, and force hospital staff to spend countless hours correcting errors.
WVU Medicine uses technology to improve care in rural areas | HIMSS 2023
The West Virginia University Health System has added a host of small hospitals to its system. Kimberly Clarke of WVU Medicine says technology is the key to leveling the playing field.
Healthcare executives want more from payment systems | HIMSS 2023
A survey of leaders indicated most said they weren’t very satisfied with the technology they are offering patients.
Ukraine's health system ‘devastated’ by Russia’s invasion | HIMSS 2023
Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., described the damage to the country’s health system and asked leaders for their support.
Technology alone won’t fix a ‘failed’ health system | HIMSS 2023
During a spirited panel discussion, some high-profile leaders talked about the deficiencies in healthcare that won’t be mended by the latest high-tech solutions.
Expect AI-powered cyberattacks targeting health systems | HIMSS 2023
A panel at the HIMSS conference says artificial intelligence will be used to produce more sophisticated malware and phishing. But AI offers new potential in protecting organizations.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf talks about health equity and digital health | HIMSS 2023
More leaders are pursuing concrete plans to close disparities, Wolf said, and offering more digital health options is a critical element in expanding access to underserved groups.
How Phoenix Children’s Hospital has succeeded with machine learning | HIMSS 2023
David Higginson, the chief innovation officer, explains how machine learning is detecting children with malnutrition and helping the health system financially.
AI in healthcare: ‘Awe-inspiring benefits’ and ‘scary risks’ | HIMSS 2023
As millions of Americans are discovering artificial intelligence, healthcare leaders say AI could save countless lives. But there are difficult ethical questions that need to be confronted.
Microsoft and Epic are bringing AI into electronic health records | HIMSS 2023
The two companies announced the expansion of their work together, and a few hospitals are already using a new solution involving artificial intelligence.
Dealing with cyberattacks: Understanding how to prepare and respond | HIMSS 2023
Hospitals and health systems need good response plans for cybersecurity incidents, and that includes notifying insurers and testing response plans.
Cybersecurity in health systems hampered by lack of talent | HIMSS 2023
Organizations are struggling to find and keep skilled cybersecurity pros, and that’s emerging as a top concern of health IT leaders.
AI in healthcare requires ‘approach of exploration’ | HIMSS 2023
Healthcare leaders see great promise and significant challenges with the use of artificial intelligence. But expect AI to be used more and more.
HIMSS Conference kicks off in Chicago: What you need to know
As the big annual healthcare technology event begins today, here’s a rundown of some of the highlights and big themes.
Conduit Health Partners eyes success with ‘nurse-driven’ approach
The company provides virtual triage services, patient transfer services, remote patient monitoring and more. Dominique Wells, the COO, talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about Conduit’s growth.
CommonSpirit Health identifies hospitals hit in ransomware attack
The Chicago-based system identified dozens of facilities that could have been affected.
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