Friday at Five – More Five Things You Should Know

Is five a magic number that people will click on to find out what’s on the list? Is it just the right number you think you have the time to read? I don’t know but there are lots of lists out there with 5 things you should know. These got me to click through and I think they were worth sharing.

Ensuring Patient Privacy: Top-5 Best Practices for Integrating Healthcare Apps with SMART on FHIR
By Cathrine Issmaeel, Kepler Team (@keplerteamclt) – In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare technology, the integration of third-party applications with sensitive patient data demands a big focus on security and privacy. For healthcare startups venturing into this realm, safeguarding patient information and adhering to regulations like HIPAA are not just best practices – they’re ethical imperatives.

Here, you delve into the top 5 best practices for healthcare startups and developers who want to integrate third-party applications with healthcare data using SMART on FHIR. You’ll also learn insights into how SMART on FHIR’s user authentication, authorization, and consent mechanisms work cohesively to ensure unwavering patient privacy.

5 Ways Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies Can Transform Healthcare Delivery
By Suneha Dutta, SeamlessMD (@SeamlessMD) – The healthcare landscape is undergoing a remarkable transformation, driven by innovative technologies that are enhancing patient care, creating better health outcomes, reducing costs, and improving overall efficiency. Most healthcare organizations are already innovating at accelerated timelines, with one survey noting that 67% of hospital executives said their organizations will implement at least one to two new digital health solutions in 2023.

Five Risks of Not Improving Clinical Data Quality
By Lucy Parente, Director of Product Strategy, Availity (@Availity) – Clinical data is a vital component of healthcare decision-making, and its accuracy and reliability are essential to high-quality care. Just as a car requires clean fuel and oil to run smoothly, healthcare organizations require accurate and consistent clinical data to power use cases such as risk adjustment, Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) performance measures, targeted care management, and predictive analytics.

5 Things to Know About the New Drug Pricing Negotiations
By Arthur Allen, Rachana Pradhan, and David Hilzenrath, KFF Health News (@KFFHealthNews)- The Biden administration has picked the first 10 high-priced prescription drugs subject to federal price negotiations, taking a swipe at the powerful pharmaceutical industry. It marks a major turning point in a long-fought battle to control ever-rising drug prices for seniors and, eventually, other Americans.

Under the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, Congress gave the federal government the power to negotiate prices for certain high-cost drugs under Medicare. The list of drugs selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will grow over time.

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Ready for AI Implementation
From Skypoint (@skypointcloud) – AI implementation topped the list of most in-demand business strategies over the last year. Over 37% of organizations report they have implemented AI as part of their strategy.

Everyone seems to be talking about how AI helps them perform tasks in minutes that would take them hours or even days to do manually. Organizations boast about using these technologies to improve cost efficiency and profitability.

Because of all the hype, many organizations are trying to jump on the AI bandwagon. But we’d caution you to take a deep breath and think strategically before you hop on too.

5 steps to legally and ethically implement call recording in your contact center
By Kevin McNulty, Talkdesk (@Talkdesk) – Call recording can be a valuable, versatile tool, and is a common contact center practice. However, it must be used carefully and conscientiously to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Remember that it is the responsibility of your contact center to adhere to these laws. Talkdesk is making it easier to get started. We’re providing some basic information on contact center call recording software, the benefits of call recording, and how you can legally get started today.

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