September 25th 2023
About 100 clinicians are engaged in a pilot program aimed at improving response time for patients, and saving some time for doctors.
September 21st 2023
The tech giant touts the potential to reduce administrative burdens on doctors.
September 16th 2023
CAQH welcomes a new chief executive officer, and other leaders take new roles.
September 13th 2023
The health system and the retailer have seen good results in remote care management. Best Buy has been aiming to make a mark in healthcare.
September 11th 2023
Researchers completed the first comprehensive analysis on telemedicine in skilled nursing facilities. Many nursing homes aren’t utilizing virtual visits.
MU Health Care chooses new CEO, and more | MED MOVES
In other news, SelectHealth names a new chief executive, Jefferson hires a chief financial officer, and others take new leadership roles.
Driven by his sister’s death, a founder aims to help women of color get better care
Mohamed Kamara created InovCares, a virtual care company to connect women with doctors who can aid them through pregnancy and afterwards.
Like Jimmy Carter, more people want care at home. It takes a lot of coordination.
More Americans are opting for the home instead of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. Lissy Hu of WellSky talks about the need to ensure patients get what they need.
Amazon completes $3.9B purchase of One Medical, offers discounted subscription
The online retailer says annual subscriptions to the primary care organization will cost $144, or $12 per month. Regulators won’t sue to block the deal but say their investigation continues.
Intermountain Health CEO Rob Allen on health equity: ‘The very first thing is understanding’
In the second part of a conversation with Chief Healthcare Executive, Allen talks about closing gaps in healthcare in cities and some very remote areas.
Lehigh Valley Health Network discloses ransomware attack, refuses to pay
The eastern Pennsylvania system says the attack hasn’t disrupted operations. The system says the attack comes from BlackCat, a gang with ties to Russia that authorities say is more sophisticated than some rivals.
Consider these 7 provider healthcare payment trends for 2023 | Deirdre Ruttle
Electronic payment technology can increase productivity and speed collections for providers, while giving consumers the electronic options they crave.
Data Book Podcast: A conversation with Gregg Church of 4medica
We talked about the company’s work with hospitals, the work towards interoperability, and why he’d like to see a nationwide patient ID.
Can healthcare data lessen disease burden for aging Americans? | Lonny Reisman
We need a level of care between preventative medicine and catastrophic case management: preemptive care.
Exchanging data, improving care: Interoperability gains momentum
Health Gorilla’s Steven Lane talks about the growing support for sharing information, the obstacles ahead, and why interoperability can lead to greater health equity.
Nearly 50 million Americans impacted by health data breaches in 2022
The number of breaches dipped in the second half of the year, but the number of people affected rose sharply, according to a new report.
Telehealth and higher education: TimelyMD aims to be at the top of the class
The company’s virtual care platform offers mental health services and medical care at more than 250 colleges. CEO Luke Hejl said TimelyMD is poised for more growth.
Why retailers face risks in acquiring primary care providers
CVS, Walgreen’s, Amazon and Walmart have all purchased primary care organizations. Hal Andrews of Trilliant Health talks about the changing landscape and what it means for health systems.
Why PCPs need to captain, not just quarterback, the preventive care team | Viewpoint
The health system must rethink its strategy to enable primary care providers to develop better game plans for chronic disease patients, such as people living with type 2 diabetes.
California medical group discloses ransomware attack, more than 3 million affected
Regal Medical Group, based in southern California, said the breach occurred in December 2022.
Senators press telehealth companies to protect patient data
Four lawmakers have sent letters to three companies expressing their concerns and asking what they are doing to ensure private information isn’t given to advertisers.
The Data Book podcast returns: A conversation with Lumeon CEO Robbie Hughes
The founder and CEO of Lumeon, he spoke with us about using automation to reduce the burden on staff and improve patient care.
Oracle pushes back against calls to end VA project to modernize health records
A Republican leading a key panel has introduced a bill to kill the troubled project. Oracle says the pulling the plug would hurt veterans, and the company says it’s making progress in resolving issues.
Florida hospital system delays surgeries, diverts patients after apparent cyberattack
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare continues to deal with the security issue that began late last week. Providers are using handwritten notes.
Lawmakers push bipartisan bill to expand telehealth access
The measure would allow employers to offer standalone telehealth benefits, similar to vision and dental plans.
Healthcare industry could save $25 billion with automation, CAQH says
Providers and health plans are managing more administrative tasks electronically, but there is still room for more progress, according to the new CAQH Index. Spending on business functions rose $18 billion in 2022.
Hospital websites go down in several states in cyberattacks
A pro-Russian hacktivist group claimed credit. Federal authorities had issued an alert about the group this week.
The COVID-19 public health emergency ends in May. Here’s what it means for healthcare providers.
Providers have time to prepare, but they hope the White House and lawmakers will work with stakeholders. The president is resisting calls to end the emergency right now.
Using AI to detect the risk of delirium in patients
Many older hospital patients develop delirium. Johns Hopkins researchers used artificial intelligence models to identify patients that were likely to develop delirium.
After strong year, TailorMed looks to help more patients, hospitals with financial needs
The company says it secured more than $1.7 billion to aid patients in 2022. Vince King of TailorMed talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the company and its prospects for growth.
Where telehealth can help patients, and providers, avoid in-person care
Many patients who had a virtual appointment didn’t need to go to a doctor’s office, an Epic study found. Jackie Gerhart of Epic talks about the ways telehealth can expand access.
These 3 cybersecurity strategies can help protect medical practices | Kyle Ryan
Independent practices are particularly vulnerable to breaches. But practice owners can take simple steps today to protect patient data.
Boston Medical Center names new COO, and more | MED MOVES
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences appoints two leaders, Vanderbilt names a nursing leader, and others take new roles.
FBI disrupts ransomware group targeting hospitals, thwarting $130M in payment demands
Federal authorities had warned health systems about the Hive group, which targeted more than 1,500 victims worldwide.
Digital health funding plunges to 5-year low in Q4
After a spectacular 2021, funding dipped sharply in 2022, according to an analysis by CB Insights. The number of mergers and acquisitions also tumbled.
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