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    As complaints roll in, ‘complexity’ holding up HHS information blocking enforcement, health IT coordinator says

    The HHS has yet to finalize disincentives for providers or say how the OIG will go about investigating and applying civil monetary penalties to health IT vendors. “We’re working really, really hard,” Micky Tripathi told Healthcare Dive.

    Rebecca Pifer • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Health tech companies weigh options to stem cash burn as IPO market sags

    Healthcare technology companies are delaying initial share sales as public market stocks and valuations plunge across the sector. Where will they turn in the meantime?

    Sydney Halleman • Nov. 21, 2022
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    One Medical’s innovation chief on Amazon, Medicaid and more

    Rushika Fernandopulle discussed how remote work trends are affecting the business, One Medical’s ongoing shift toward risk and its interest in Medicaid.

    Rebecca Pifer • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Oak Street has no interest in a takeover, bullish on Walmart partnership and more from CMO Ali Khan

    In a wide-ranging discussion, Khan shared his thoughts on the Medicare direct contracting program, Oak Street's relationship with Walmart and its positioning in an increasingly competitive market.

    Rebecca Pifer • Nov. 17, 2022
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    After CommonSpirit ransomware attack: Why healthcare M&A is a ‘huge’ cybersecurity risk

    The cybersecurity incident comes three years after the health system’s megamerger, which potentially made it vulnerable to an attack, security experts say.

    Samantha Liss • Oct. 27, 2022
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    ‘I don’t feel safe.’ Abortion bans add new uncertainty to fertility treatment

    State laws banning abortion could also impact people trying to conceive via in vitro fertilization and bring new legal risks for providers.

    Sydney Halleman, Delilah Alvarado, Shaun Lucas and Jasmine Ye Han • Oct. 24, 2022
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    Medtech companies shift strategy as more orthopedic procedures move to ambulatory surgical centers

    Stryker, J&J and other device companies are building out teams focused on ASCs. 

    Elise Reuter • Oct. 5, 2022
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    How tight nursing home capacity is bottlenecking hospital operations

    Large hospital operators reported increasing lengths of stay and difficulties discharging patients in the first half of 2022. The answer to why lies in a perennially stressed post-acute care chassis driven to the brink by COVID-19.

    Rebecca Pifer • Oct. 4, 2022
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    Healthcare industry’s resiliency to surging inflation is poised to ebb

    Healthcare costs — unlike other goods and services — haven’t experienced immediate price increases amid record inflation. That’s starting to change.

    Hailey Mensik • Sept. 15, 2022
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    No ‘slam dunk fix’ in HIPAA privacy law to protect abortion patients

    In an increasingly murky legal environment, providers should focus on minimizing and protecting the data they collect, experts said.

    Rebecca Pifer • Aug. 5, 2022
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    How the spread of Catholic-owned healthcare facilities may complicate access to reproductive care

    Catholic facilities must follow ethical and religious directives that say they can’t provide abortion or sterilization services and may not "promote or condone" contraceptives.

    Samantha Liss • July 13, 2022
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    Companies see a future for smart implants. Doctors are waiting for proof.

    Zimmer Biomet and Canary Medical are rolling out the first knee implant with an integrated sensor, though it will take time to learn how to incorporate that data into patient care, experts say.

    Elise Reuter • June 30, 2022
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    As cross-state telemedicine waivers expire, virtual care advocates focus on long-term policy changes

    There’s a complication: No one solution to the U.S.’ patchy physician licensing infrastructure has universal buy-in.

    Rebecca Pifer • June 21, 2022
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    Despite rosier trust fund outlook, time running out to stabilize Medicare funding, researchers warn

    Though it’s tempting to interpret the recent Medicare trustees report as good news, academics are arguing lawmakers can’t wait until hospital trust fund insolvency is imminent before taking action to bolster the program.

    Rebecca Pifer • June 13, 2022
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    Can digital therapeutics become profitable?

    As more software-based treatments gain FDA clearance, they still face hurdles ahead, including insurance reimbursement and garnering adoption among patients and physicians.

    Elise Reuter • April 12, 2022
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    'Where's the patient?': Experts question FDA's final recall guidance

    While the guidance encouraged the use of electronic communications in recalls, a change experts have advocated for, some questioned why the agency did not address more problems with the system.

    Ricky Zipp • April 7, 2022
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    Hospitals struggle to fill staffing holes in short, long term amid surge in nurse turnover

    "This is a bigger workforce shortage than we have ever dealt with," said Gay Landstrom, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Trinity Health, a nonprofit system with 88 hospitals nationwide.

    Hailey Mensik • March 31, 2022
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    Hospitals bet big on venture capital amid COVID-19 revenue flux

    Hospitals are increasingly acting as venture capitalists, ratcheting up investments in companies with products they can use and scale, according to a data analysis of hospital VC arms conducted by Healthcare Dive.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 30, 2022
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    Long-term health of patients, hospitals at stake as care delays continue

    As federal relief funds dwindle and volumes remain stagnant, concerns are mounting about the stability of many providers' operations, especially those lacking robust outpatient services.

    Samantha Liss • March 29, 2022
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    ONC head Micky Tripathi on info-blocking complaints, provider penalties and future of TEFCA

    Tripathi shared his thoughts on data-sharing complaints, when the industry can expect penalties for providers found information blocking and how the government plans to build on TEFCA moving forward.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 25, 2022
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    The case for hybrid care models

    Telehealth is increasingly being woven into healthcare organizations' future plans, giving hope to proponents of hybrid care models.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 22, 2022
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    New app, streamlined EHR: how Athenahealth is tackling 2022, according to its chief product officer

    Athenahealth plans to release a slew of new products this year, CPO Paul Brient said, including a new patient-facing app focused on engagement and care management.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 16, 2022
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    'The promise it really brings': talking TEFCA with Sequoia Project CEO Mariann Yeager

    ONC's main partner in creating a nationwide framework for data exchange shared details on timeline, buy-in and the vision for TEFCA on the sidelines of HIMSS22.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 15, 2022
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    Threats, obscenities, homicide: Healthcare workers stressed by pandemic face elevated violence

    Millions of healthcare workers across the country are becoming inured to workplace violence, which can range from verbal abuse and threats to physical attacks and even homicide.

    Hailey Mensik • March 9, 2022
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    4 key trends for procedure-reliant medtechs in 2022

    Medical device companies likely will face the same challenges this year that they have been dealing with since the pandemic's start, such as procedure volatility and hospital staffing shortages.

    Ricky Zipp • Feb. 3, 2022