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Healthcare labor trends in 2023: increased burnout, executive stress

January 30, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The nation’s healthcare workforce still is trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three years after it began as labor shortages stress hospitals and clinicians, spurring increased burnout among staff ranging from nurses to executives. In addition, healthcare workers […]


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Government Lets Health Plans That Ripped Off Medicare Keep the Money

January 30, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

Medicare Advantage plans for seniors dodged a major financial bullet Monday as government officials gave them a reprieve for returning hundreds of millions of dollars or more in government overpayments — some dating back a decade or more. The health […]


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WHO seeks to expand role in tackling next global health emergency, but faces funding issues

January 30, 2023

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization will push at its board meeting this week for an expanded role in tackling the next global health emergency after COVID-19, but is still seeking answers on how to fund it, according to health policy experts. […]


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Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could hamper hospitals, payers

January 26, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could further complicate healthcare operating environments, as hospitals and payers continue to face pandemic-driven challenges nearly three years into COVID-19, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Services. Medicaid enrollment rose substantially through the pandemic, growing […]


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The Seemingly Limitless Potential of Blockchain in Healthcare

January 25, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Interoperability remains the Holy Grail in healthcare, the goal to which all organizations aspire. The urgency to remove silos and improve communication between various systems and organizations is paramount, as it promises to lead to greater efficiency and improved outcomes […]


EHR & EMR

60% of Consumers Lack Immediate Access to Their Medical Records

January 25, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The results are from an online survey of 1,014 U.S. consumers conducted by Propeller Insights between October 13, 2022, and October 24, 2022. The survey reveals additional insights regarding data access, ownership, and security. Seventy-four percent of respondents indicate that […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI in Healthcare News and Updates

January 25, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Etiometry (@etiometry), a clinical decision-support software company, announced its IDO2 Index™ was cleared for adult use by the Food and Drug Administration. Now, U.S. hospitals can arm adult critical care teams with risk analytics that alert them to patients likely […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Healthcare AI Transformation: 9 Executive Predictions to Watch in 2023

January 24, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Innovation areas to watch: One of the exciting areas of applied machine learning recently is so-called Generative Tech. Some say it’s the biggest change to the Internet since crypto was invented. Generative Tech is developing at an unprecedented pace and […]


Regulatory

Follow the Money: Healthcare in the Omnibus Bill

January 24, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

We greatly appreciate Congress including a 3.5 percent value-based care incentive in a year-end spending bill. NAACOS and others have been calling on lawmakers to extend these critical incentives so that our health system can maintain momentum on its value-based […]


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High Inflation is Driving The Deferment of Necessary Medical Care

January 23, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

This past year has been especially challenging as inflation costs continue to touch all aspects of daily life, leading to tough choices for many consumers as we finished the holiday season and look to goals and planning for 2023. In […]


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How Will The Inflation Reduction Act Impact Healthcare in 2023? 6 Trends to Know

January 23, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Key Trends in Healthcare in 2023 The main insights from the report are highlighted as follows: 1. Understanding the Interaction Among New Drug Pricing Policies Drug pricing policy changes will have far-reaching effects for all stakeholders, varying based on product-specific […]


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FDA to propose yearly COVID vaccines like annual flu shots for Americans

January 23, 2023

Via: Fox News

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed approaching COVID-19 vaccines like the annual flu shot many Americans receive in order to protect against mutations of the virus. The proposal aims to simplify future vaccination efforts. Under this strategy, most […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical Natural Language Processing Tech Has Come of Age

January 19, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

For many years, natural language processing (NLP) has held the promise of dramatically increasing the ability of healthcare organizations to quickly and accurately understand unstructured medical text in clinical notes. Using medical NLP, healthcare providers, clinical researchers, and payers would […]


Regulatory

More than quarter of ground ambulance transports could result in surprise bill

January 19, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Surprise bills are banned in most cases thanks to legislation that went into effect last year. But ground ambulances escaped enforcement and can legally still send surprise bills to patients. Ground ambulances were left out of federal legislation outlawing surprise […]


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EU drug regulator has not found any signs of Pfizer COVID shot linking to stroke

January 19, 2023

Via: Fox News

The European Union’s drug regulator has not identified any safety signals in the region related to U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 shot, the agency said on Wednesday. On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]


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M&A: Arrive Health Acquires UPMC Enterprises Pharmacy Technology

January 18, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

UPMC Enterprises and UPMC pharmacy experts have developed and deployed technology to support medication adherence. The AI virtual assistant and integrated workflow tools allow care teams to prioritize patients who are at risk of skipping their medications and drive continuous […]


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Healthcare company bankruptcies up 84% in 2022

January 17, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Healthcare companies are currently working through a “COVID hangover” as they deal with factors like continually high labor costs and staffing and supply shortages, according to the report. Companies are also facing cost increases amid inflation, low returns on invested […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How technology will shape healthcare in 2023

January 17, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic kickstarted a rapid increase in adoption of healthcare technology, reshaping the bedrock of American medical operations and delivery. But as 2022 drew to a close, several factors suggested that technology adoption was slowing down, including a cooled […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The Continuing Rise of AI in the Healthcare Sector in 2023

January 11, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The announcement in September 2022 that the health tech company Iodine Software was entering into a partnership with the software platform TruCode “to upend clinical administration using artificial intelligence” serves as one of the more recent reminders of AI’s considerable […]


EHR & EMR

90% of Americans Used Telehealth in The Past Year, Survey Finds

January 11, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Founded in 2009, Independa, Inc, is the innovator of the award-winning TV-based social engagement, education and care platform. It’s latest survey found that 71% of users accessed telehealth using their smartphones, and that 65% used their television for telehealth appointments. […]