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Addressing 3 pandemic-induced payment integrity challenges

January 30, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Prior to the pandemic, claims fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) was a priority issue for health plans aiming to improve both care quality and the member experience. But, accelerated by the pandemic, health plans are now grappling with compounding operational […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Disparities in Patient Access to Electronic Health Information

January 27, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Patients have a right of access to their health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Recent policy efforts aim to simplify and increase patient access to electronic health information (EHI), as easy access to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More hospitals are electronically sharing health information

January 27, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Interoperability continues to improve among U.S. hospitals, but there’s still a ways to go, according to new government data. More than six in 10 hospitals electronically shared health information and integrated it into their electronic health records in 2021, up […]


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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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence could save healthcare industry $360B a year

January 26, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The buzz around AI has increased as the ChatGPT model takes the internet by storm. It’s no different in healthcare. The ChatGPT AI tool has passed the U.S. medical licensing exam, authored a number of scientific papers and is being […]


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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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI Mental Health Chatbot Diagnoses Disorders with 93% Accuracy

January 23, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

It comes as NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services are experiencing significant capacity challenges in the face of record demand – with latest data showing a 21.5% increase in people accessing NHS talking therapies services over the last […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards in 2023 to Watch

January 20, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

For 2023, ECRI’s report includes a series of challenges to industry, urging manufacturers to pursue device or process improvements that could mitigate—or even eliminate—some of the hazards included on the list. With healthcare facilities understaffed and healthcare workers overstressed, it’s […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The Health Data Interoperability Highway Is Coming. Is Your Organization Ready?

January 20, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Not many of us remember a time when there weren’t interstates widely available to help us get to where we need to go. Winding roads and sleepy towns can be nostalgic, but they’re not great time savers when time is […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Cancer blood test using DNA fragments brings hope for earlier detection, say researchers

January 20, 2023

Via: Fox News

Researchers have developed a new machine-learning model to detect cancers that are in their early stages of disease by examining DNA fragments from cancer cells in the blood. A University of Wisconsin­–Madison research team was able to detect cancer in […]


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 […]


EHR & EMR

Unlocking Patient Medical Records Through Digital Retrieval of Clinical Data

January 18, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Thousands of times a day, at health systems throughout the US, workers manually search for patient medical charts, print them out on paper, or save them to a file—and then fax, mail, or email them to a payer or third […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry cross border deals total $8.1bn globally in Q3 2022

January 18, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Bain Capital’s $3.12bn private equity deal with Evident was the medical devices industry’s biggest cross border deal of Q3 2022 as cross border deals worth $8.1bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked […]


EHR & EMR

80% of Healthcare Execs Want Complete Clinical Data From Other EHRs

January 17, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The first annual State of Interoperability report offers comprehensive insights from more than 130 executive decision-makers across the healthcare ecosystem, including health systems, EHRs, digital health organizations and diagnostic labs, to discover emerging trends and perspectives on critical issues impacting […]


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 […]


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The Future of Digital Payment Trends in Healthcare to Watch

January 12, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Staffing shortages, cost of care delivery and reimbursement changes have put more pressure on healthcare practices to do more with less. Recent technology advancements have come to the rescue and enabled healthcare organizations to simplify processes, improve communication efforts and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Health IT Business News – January 12, 2023

January 12, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

EHNAC Announces Finalized 2023 Accreditation Criteria Versions for All Accreditation Programs The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced the release of new versions of […]