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Exploring New York’s Commitment to Promoting Health Equity

NOW on-demand, Value-Based Care Insights host Daniel J. Marino speaks with Vanessa Guzman, CEO of SmartRise Health. They explore the new terms and conditions of New York’s 1115 demonstration waivers. They also share insights into the $6 billion initiative focusing on health equity, workforce investments and the general support of Medicaid programs.

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Health IT Business News – February 29, 2024

Health IT business news including ViVe announcements from CHIME, care.ai, CliniComp, Rivet, Amenities Health, CipherHealth, DeepScribe, Innsena, X-trodes, Avation Medical, Edifecs, NextGen Healthcare, CPSI, TruBridge, ChristianaCare, Lumeon, Data Kinetic AXYS, F4CP, Yosi Health, Artisight, DrFirst, CenTrak, and more.

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AI in Healthcare News and Updates

This month’s AI report includes news and updates from BEN, MedAdvisor Solutions, Odessa General Surgery, eClinicalWorks, Viz.ai, The SCAN Foundation, Dandelion Health, AXYS, F4CP, AION Labs, BioMedX, Azalea Health, Ontrak Health, ImagineSoftware, Maverick Medical AI, DeepScribe, Aideo Technologies, MedEvolve, & more.

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Health IT Hires and Appointments

Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on hiring include Kalderos, HHAeXchange, AGS Health, OncoHealth, Lincata, Hallmark Health Care Solutions, ModMed, First Health Advisory, Noyo, Talkdesk, DocGo Inc., Quartet Health, Vytalize Health, and ATA.

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Monday Morning Rounds with CMS

In case you missed it, this is recent communication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Subscribe to their email lists to keep up to date on all press and news releases.

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February 2024 Health IT Marketing Minutes

What makes marketing in the health IT space unique? Who are the movers and shakers? What’s working, what’s trending? Where can you learn more? News from Clarity Quest, Amendola Communications, Brafton, KNB Communications, anthonyBarnum, Matter Communications, Envision Health, SalesHoney, Innsena, Swaay.Health, MERGE, and more!

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Interoperability: The Once and Future Promise

By Jim Tate – “Interoperability.” The word rolls off the tongue as if a wedding vow. It is the Promised Land on the other side of the river. It is the field of milk and honey where we long to be. It is where the lion and the lamb live together in perfect peace. Too bad we will never get there.

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Upcoming Virtual Events Roundup

We have rounded up some virtual events around our industry. They are all free to attended so register today. And check back each week for new events. Have an event we can include? Contact us.

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ViVE 2024 in LA: Consider these Sessions

The four-day ViVE 2024 agenda includes sessions and content tailored to digital health executives in various roles to ensure that your ViVE 2024 experience is personalized. Consider these sessions to attend!

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Sharing Health Data Update February 2024

Moving our healthcare system into the digital age, better outcomes, controlling and reducing costs, and patient access to their health data. Our monthly HIE rundown includes updates on TEFCA, HIE networks, job openings and vendor contracts.

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What’s Happening at the ONC

Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including a one-on-one conversation on Health Policy with National Coordinator, Micky Tripathi, the upcoming quarterly Health IT Certification Program Developer Roundtable, and more!

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Clark on Connecting: Possess a Desire to Serve the Greater Good

By Susan Clark – You may have seen my recent appearance on a webcast discussing justice-involved individuals and their coordination of care and wondered, “Why would someone who has never worked in the justice system have insights on this topic?” Let’s jump in my way-back machine to explore the origin.

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Bad Billing

By David R. Burda – A short research letter recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association supports the idea that it’s providers and payers, not patients, that have created the revenue cycle mayhem.

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Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Completing HIPAA Training Early

By Art Gross – Ensuring HIPAA compliance is a crucial aspect of healthcare operations, and staying current on the latest regulations and best practices is essential. Our team of experts strongly encourages professionals to initiate employee training early in the year, contributing to a secure and informed healthcare environment.

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Meet Consensus Cloud Solutions at ViVE

Meet Consensus at ViVE – Stop by their booth #2332 in the InteropNow Pavilion to learn how they’re building a more connected future in healthcare with Clarity; a low-risk, high-value approach to AI adoption.

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Modern Convenience, or Invasion of Privacy?

By Pamela J. Gallagher – Compared to a grocery store, the healthcare industry holds vastly greater amounts of sensitive personal information. Questions of how to balance convenience and privacy is essential for the health of our industry.

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Virtual Healthcare February 2024

We are seeking out the latest developments around virtual healthcare. News from Eagle Telemedicine, KeyCare, WellSpan Health, ZocDoc,Cloud DX, Teladoc Health, GlobalMed, CCHP and more.

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Chasing a Cyber Attacker: A Close Call and Cautionary Tale

By Steve Akers – One of the best defenses against a cyberattack is 24/7 threat detection and response. Whether you build this team internally or leverage a healthcare MSSP, this team actively hunts for threats in your network to mitigate the danger before it becomes a material incident.

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HHS Expands TEFCA by Adding Two Additional QHINs

The ONC announced that two additional organizations—CommonWell Health Alliance and Kno2—have been designated as Qualified Health Information Networks™ (QHINs) capable of nationwide health data exchange governed by the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.

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Health IT Hires and Appointments

Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on hiring include Availity, RxBenefits, Hallmark Health Care Solutions, Intelerad, Humana, Pelago, ImagineCare, Kyruus Health, Verseon, Savista, athenahealth, Oracle, BCBS, Shearwater Health, AArete, IBX, & Clarify Health.

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Is Clinical Trial Diversity the New Patient Centricity?

By Hiren Thakkar – Inadequate ethnic diversity in clinical trials, tight eligibility criteria, delayed or missing prescription recommendations for certain communities, and access gaps affecting global health are all hot topics in academia, business, and government.

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Monday Morning Rounds with CMS

In case you missed it, this is recent communication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Subscribe to their email lists to keep up to date on all press and news releases.

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Introducing Health Stealth Radio

We invite you to tune in to Healthcare NOW Radio weekdays at 7am, 3pm, and 11pm ET for our newest show, Health Stealth Radio with industry veteran and host Frank Cutitta.

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Medicare Advantage Is a Burst Pipe

By David R. Burda – The money flowing from Medicare into Medicare Advantage is like water gushing out of a frozen pipe. Here are the latest numbers from CMS, which released its annual national health expenditure figures on Dec. 13, 2023.

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What Does the HIPAA Right to Amend Do?

By Matt Fisher – Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, individuals have the right to request an amendment to their protected health information if there is a concern about the accuracy of the information. The word amendment carries a certain understanding.

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Health IT Business News – February 8, 2024

Health IT business news from Brillio, Waystar, eClinicalWorks, Oracle Corporation, Trialbee, Massive Bio Inc., The Undiagnosed Diseases Network Foundation, Lindus Health, Lumeon, Amenities Health, Cohere Health, and more.

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Revenue Cycle and Payer News – February 7, 2024

Reported payers and health insurance industry news from Amerihealth, Keystone First, L.A. Care Health Plan, Inland Empire Health Plan, Sutter Health, Pennie, The Cigna Group, Aetna, IBX, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, UnitedHealthcare, and more.

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What Lies Ahead in Interoperability?

NOW on demand, The Tate Chronicles with host Jim Tate and guest Michele Darnell, President and Chief Commercial Office at Secure Exchange Solutions. The topic is the current state of interoperability including gaps, challenges, and what lies ahead.

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Talent Tuesday: The Healthcare Workforce

With 18% of healthcare workers having left their jobs and another 12% being laid off, what are the solutions for healthcare as a whole? You can’t open a paper, magazine, or watch news and not hear about the crisis that has evolved. This is our Talent Tuesday Workforce edition.

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Health Impact Forum

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – Connect with healthcare leaders, making meaningful improvements to patient experience, clinical outcomes, and healthcare workforce management with AI, machine learning, and more at the Health Impact Forum in Houston, TX.

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Participation Continues to Grow in CMS’ ACO Initiatives in 2024

CMS announced increased participation in CMS’ accountable care organization initiatives in 2024, which will increase the quality of care for more people with Medicare. Of note, CMS is announcing that 19 newly formed ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program are participating in new, permanent payment option beginning in 2024…

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Decision Support Intervention: Part 1: The Need for Transparency

By Jim Tate – Decision support intervention systems are designed to enhance healthcare delivery by providing evidence-based, data-driven insights and recommendations, aiming to improve patient outcomes, reduce errors, and promote efficiency in healthcare settings. Now, with the introduction of AI into healthcare technology we have entered the realm of predictive-based alerts and recommendations.

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Designing for Health: Interview with Lalita Abhyankar, MD

NOW released, the In Network podcast feature Designing for Health. Nordic Chief Medical Officer Craig Joseph, MD, chats with Lalita Abhyankar MD, family physician and clinic medical director at Carbon Health. They discuss her medical background, the evolving mission of Carbon Health, and her journey in understanding change management.

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Mammography AI Can Cost Patients Extra. Is It Worth It?

By Michelle Andrews – As I checked in at a Manhattan radiology clinic for my annual mammogram in November, the front desk staffer reviewing my paperwork asked an unexpected question: Would I like to spend $40 for an artificial intelligence analysis of my mammogram? It’s not covered by insurance, she added.

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Health IT Product News Report January 2024

Health IT product news from Andor Health, Pylo Health, Aramark, DermaSensor Inc., Sensydia, Cerebras Systems, Caregility, Infermedica, athenahealth, GE HealthCare, CodaMetrix, Solera Health, Document Storage Systems, Biofourmis, Salucro Healthcare Solutions, SnapCare, and more.

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Reminder: MIPS 2023 Data Submission is Open

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services opened data submission for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2023 performance year of the Quality Payment Program. Data can be submitted and updated until 8:00 p.m. ET on April 1, 2024.

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ONC’s HITAC: 2023 Recap and a Look Ahead to 2024

By Wendy Noboa & Seth Pazinski – The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) plays an important role in informing ONC policies and programs, consisting of experts across the health care industry offering a wide range of health IT perspectives.

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Step One of Interoperability: Patient Identity Mapping

NOW on demand, The Tate Chronicles with host Jim Tate and guest Jason Barr, the VP of Healthcare for ID.me, the market leading digital identity and credentials network. They explore the challenges and solutions of patient identity mapping – Step One of interoperability.

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Health IT Hires, Appointments, & Who’s Hiring

Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on hiring include Lindus Health, Immersive Labs, Clearsense, 1upHealth, Anatomy IT, Swift Medical, Bayer, Consensus Cloud Solutions, Equality Health, LookDeep Health, Kalderos, FORM, & more.

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Clark on Connecting: How to be a #HealthITRockStar

By Susan Clark – I am launching a series to share my super power: connecting people, technology, and ideas along with real life examples of how this unfolds. I have been asked many times how I have built my network and identified opportunities.

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