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California Dabbles With Reining in Health Spending

June 12, 2024

Via: Kaiser Health News

California is now among the states trying to keep health-care costs down by setting spending caps — a task that pits public officials against a deeply entrenched and heavily lawyered set of players. It’s uncertain whether the state can get […]


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Healthcare Data Security – Stay One Step Ahead of the Hackers

June 11, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Healthcare data security refers to the practices, technologies, and policies used to protect health-related information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. This includes securing both digital and physical forms of data and encompasses a broad range of data types, […]


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Navigating HIPAA Compliance for Small to Midsize Healthcare Providers

June 10, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Whether you’re considering opening a healthcare business or a seasoned professional concerned with growing threats, navigating the complexities of HIPAA compliance can be a daunting task. With the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats and the increasing importance of protecting patient […]


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Tenet, HCA shareholders reject calls to report risks from providing abortion services

May 31, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Shareholder activists argued HCA and Tenet should proactively clarify their policies so patients understand what services are available to them and providers know whether they will be protected for providing care in states that severely restrict or criminalize abortion. The […]


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AI in Healthcare News and Updates

May 23, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Transcarent Introduces WayFinding, an AI-Powered Consumer Health Experience Transcarent, the One Place for Health and Care, announced WayFinding, a new experience that seamlessly combines generative AI with instant access to care providers to integrate benefits navigation, clinical guidance, and care […]


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Half of Americans not equipped to provide life-saving treatment in a crisis, poll finds

May 22, 2024

Via: Fox News

Only half the people in the U.S. feel they could be helpful in an emergency situation, a new poll found. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center surveyed a national sample of 1,005 Americans, finding that only 51% of them […]


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Second American contracts bird flu tied to dairy cows as CDC says risk of infection still low

May 22, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a second H5N1 bird flu case has been identified by officials. A 55-year-old Michigan dairy worker became ill after working with H5N1-infected cattle, the CDC said in a press […]


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Explainer: US Election 2024 -Biden’s healthcare outlook

May 21, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

As a presidential election looms in the US, the incumbent democratic party has made strides to win over public, party and investor confidence through small reforms to healthcare. Current US president and soon-to-be electoral candidate, Joe Biden, is expected to […]


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Revolutionizing Mental Health

May 15, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

In recent years, the discourse surrounding mental health has garnered significant attention, highlighting the importance of proactive approaches to emotional well-being. As society grapples with the complexities of modern life, technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), emerges as a transformative force […]


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Medicare’s Push To Improve Chronic Care Attracts Businesses, but Not Many Doctors

May 13, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Carrie Lester looks forward to the phone call every Thursday from her doctors’ medical assistant, who asks how she’s doing and if she needs prescription refills. The assistant counsels her on dealing with anxiety and her other health issues. Lester […]


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Nurse Burnout: How Digital Transformation Can Be the Antidote

May 9, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a profound transformation within the healthcare sector, revealing an urgent need to modernize and enhance the way care is delivered. Amidst the global crisis, healthcare providers were compelled to swiftly adapt and integrate new technologies, […]


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Eating yogurt could help prevent one common disease, according to the FDA

May 7, 2024

Via: Fox News

Can incorporating yogurt into your diet keep diabetes at bay? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implied that it’s possible. The health agency announced in March that it will not object to a claim from Danone North America […]


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AR/VR in Healthcare: Why Collaboration is its Most Important Use

May 1, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Throughout history, new and emerging technologies have helped revolutionize and advance the field of medicine, allowing medical professionals to develop groundbreaking new procedures, work towards cures to previously incurable diseases, and much more. Healthcare practitioners are always looking for ways […]


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Healthcare Cybersecurity: 5 Steps to Prepare for a Ransomware Attack

April 30, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

It’s not a matter of if but when an organization will face a security incident. In 2023, the healthcare industry faced its toughest year, with over 124 million health records breached in a total of 725 hacking incidents, according to […]


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Neuronoff completes first-in-human trial for Injectrode to treat chronic pain

April 24, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Neuronoff, a medical device company developing minimally invasive neuromodulation solutions, has announced the completion of a first-in-human clinical trial for its Injectrode device, aimed at providing treatment for chronic pain. The trial, known as the Lumbar Injectrode Feasibility Evaluation (LIFE) […]


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Isospec Analytics Secures $1.9M to Transform Molecular Identification

April 17, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Founderful (formerly Wingman Ventures) leads Isospec’s $1.9M pre-seed round, joined by specialized investors Tiny.vc, another.vc, and Venture Kick. Founded in 2022 by Ahmed Ben Faleh, Stephan Warnke, and Thomas Rizzo, Isospec aims to redefine molecular analysis, unlocking new biological insights […]


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Establishing Effective Payer Benefits Strategies for Health Equity

April 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Health equity helps ensure all individuals have equal access to healthcare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health equity means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. To address the […]


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New Report Reveals Biggest Reason Why Nurses Are Quitting

April 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Nurse managers play a critical role in any healthcare setting, leading clinical and operational functions that directly impact patient care. This report highlights the importance of ensuring nurse managers have the time, resources, and support they need to be effective. […]


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Experimental drug could help ease menopause-related symptoms, researchers say

April 3, 2024

Via: Fox News

A new drug could potentially alleviate two of the most troublesome effects of menopause. The drug, called Pool 7, Compound 3 (P7C3), could help reduce bone loss and weight gain in postmenopausal women, according to researchers at the University of […]


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Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Small Organizations: Lessons from the Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack

March 26, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Here we go again. The US health system is in a desperate cybersecurity state of affairs. Another healthcare cyberattack has made the news and it’s a big one. UnitedHealth Group’s technology unit, Change Healthcare, is currently facing an ongoing ransomware […]