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    UnitedHealth suspects ‘nation-state’ behind Change cyberattack

    Pharmacies and providers nationwide are struggling to process prescriptions following the attack, while the American Hospital Association is urging hospitals to disconnect from UnitedHealth’s systems.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

    The UnitedHealth-owned healthcare technology company disconnected its systems after detecting an “outside threat,” according to a status update page.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Hospitals are adopting more advanced technology, like virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence, to improve training programs, patient engagement, staff burnout and clinical decision-making.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    DarioHealth acquires fellow digital health firm Twill

    The deal, which Dario says will boost revenue and speed profitability, comes as the digital health sector could see increased M&A activity this year.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Amwell names new chief medical officer

    The announcement comes a week after the telehealth vendor said it had reduced its headcount by roughly 10% since the end of 2023.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    HHS reaches second-ever ransomware settlement

    A mental healthcare provider didn’t have sufficient protections in place before a ransomware attack exposed the protected health information of more than 14,000 people, according to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Teladoc still looking for tech investments, M&A amid operational review

    The telehealth vendor is trimming expenses, but it could pursue deals with strategically or financially attractive companies.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Ukrainian national pleads guilty in Vermont hospital ransomware attack

    The attack against the University of Vermont Medical Center in 2020 cost the hospital millions of dollars and limited operations for weeks.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Television screens in dental offices transform patient engagement and give patients something to smile about

    Jefferson Dental uses UPshow CONNECT to eliminate stressful content, improve the patient experience, offer seamless branded messaging and turn screens into revenue-generating tools.

    Feb. 20, 2024
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    Telehealth services during pandemic largely compliant with Medicare, OIG finds

    The latest audit from the HHS’ Office of Inspector General comes as some Medicare flexibilities for telehealth are set to expire at the end of this year.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    House subcommittee grills VA, Oracle over pharmacy issues amid EHR rollout

    Implementation of the new electronic health record has been rocky, with system reliability and safety concerns plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Amwell cut headcount by 10% since end of 2023

    The telehealth vendor faced headwinds last year as it migrated customers to a new platform, executives said on an earnings call this week.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Senate finance committee weighs healthcare AI oversight

    Lawmakers considered how to prevent artificial intelligence from worsening bias or improperly denying coverage at a Feb. 8 hearing.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    HHS ambassador Ty Greenhalgh on what to expect from federal cybersecurity guidance in healthcare

    Ty Greenhalgh discusses what the Biden administration’s cybersecurity performance goals mean for the industry, and how they could lead to a tightening of the HIPAA Security Rule.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    HHS settles cybersecurity investigation with Montefiore Medical Center

    The nonprofit will pay $4.75 million to settle allegations that data security failures allowed an employee to steal and sell the protected health information of thousands of patients.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Chicago children’s hospital restores some communications following cyberattack

    Lurie Children’s Hospital has restored email and most of its phone capabilities after taking its computer systems offline last month. The hospital's patient portal is still down.

    By Updated Feb. 15, 2024
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    Amazon cuts hundreds of One Medical, Amazon Pharmacy jobs

    The layoffs come after the CEO praised the divisions’ “momentum” on a fourth-quarter earnings call.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    BeMe’s CEO Nicki Tessler on digital behavioral health programs and payer partnerships

    Depression and anxiety climbed among teens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicki Tessler, CEO and cofounder of BeMe Health, breaks down solutions.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    An infinite game: How Vituity tackles the just cause of improving lives

    Read how an infinite mindset offers a stable, patient-centered alternative to short-termism.

    By Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA • Feb. 5, 2024
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    HHS finalizes rule on telehealth at opioid treatment programs

    The rule marks the first substantial changes to treatment and delivery standards at opioid treatment programs in more than 20 years.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Telehealth availability for mental healthcare varies by state, study finds

    Mental health treatment can be challenging to access. Telehealth could help expand the number of people who receive care, but virtual care availability can be hindered by location, according to a new study.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Healthcare execs must consider workforce, consumer concerns about generative AI: survey

    Leaders were most likely to rate data quality, availability and reliability as their greatest concerns. Deloitte researchers urge a broader focus.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    FDA extends deadline for comments on role of digital health in diabetes detection

    The agency is seeking answers on how digital health technologies could be used in the detection of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Jan. 31, 2024
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    CHS migrates to Google Cloud data platform, adopts generative AI tools

    The for-profit hospital operator said it will use the artificial intelligence in operations tracking, clinical documentation and administrative tasks.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    The AI-powered solution to the medical coding worker shortage

    Discover how AI-driven platforms are revolutionizing health IT, alleviating the critical shortage of medical coders and significantly boosting efficiency and revenue in healthcare systems.

    Jan. 29, 2024
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    Moving past an anomaly: Bessemer’s Andrew Hedin on ‘high quality’ startups driving funding in 2024

    Andrew Hedin discusses the outlook for digital health investment in 2024 and why startups that can prove their worth will continue to earn funding. 

    By Jan. 26, 2024