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    3 healthcare CIOs share top industry challenges

    Behind the scenes, healthcare CIOs are critical to keeping their organizations running through a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. Now, three executives weigh in on the challenges ahead.

    By Roberto Torres • Dec. 2, 2021
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    CVS, Microsoft ink alliance to develop digital health, personalized products

    CVS is banking that Microsoft's computing capabilities can help it weave together its virtual and physical assets to capture a greater slice of patients' healthcare journeys — and the corresponding revenue.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Telehealth

    Virtual visits remain significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, as patients report high satisfaction with digitally delivered care.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
  • VA to resume Cerner medical record implementation early next year with new leadership

    Officials have released an updated deployment schedule for the beleaguered $16 billion EHR modernization project.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Patient willingness for telehealth high, but in-person care perceived as more valuable, research suggests

    Patients who leaned toward in-person care were more willing to pay for it, while those who preferred video visits were more sensitive to out-of-pocket costs, a survey conducted by Rand found.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Medical device security continues to be casualty of hospital-medtech divide

    FDA says manufacturers and hospitals are both responsible for protecting devices from growing cybersecurity threats. However, healthcare organizations carry a much heavier load.

    By Greg Slabodkin • Dec. 1, 2021
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    Accelerating outcomes amid healthcare's digital transformation

    New market research finds that while digital strategies are widespread in healthcare, execution challenges persist.

    Nov. 29, 2021
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    EHR vendor Athenahealth bought out in $17B private equity deal

    The transaction, which will be financed through a mix of equity and debt, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year and is the latest in a recent string of large leveraged buyouts.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    MCIT breakthrough device payment pathway included in Cures 2.0 bill

    Lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a revised MCIT proposal in the next version of the 21st Century Cures Act, following last week's repeal of the final rule by CMS. Industry groups AdvaMed and MDMA backed the legislation.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Delta surge spurs Amwell's urgent care growth as specialty, behavioral visits drop off

    Urgent care visits generate less revenue, so the shift in mix had an unfavorable impact on total revenue per visit. Amwell's revenue was down 1% year over year to $62.2 million, lower than analyst expectations.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Siemens software vulnerabilities potentially put millions of medical devices at risk

    A U.S. cybersecurity agency issued an alert about the weaknesses, one of which was scored 9.8 on a 10-point risk scale, which could allow hackers to disrupt the operation of anesthesia machines and bedside monitors.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Nov. 11, 2021
  • GE unveils plan to spin off healthcare business

    The independent company, expected to be separated in early 2023, is being positioned as having more flexibility to pursue acquisitions as it sharpens its focus on precision health amid struggles with supply chain shortages.

    By Susan Kelly • Nov. 11, 2021
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    How a self-service approach can boost healthcare customer satisfaction

    Automate for agility: How technology can solve healthcare organizations’ biggest challenges.

    Nov. 9, 2021
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    Women in the healthcare C-suite on what they've learned

    Teladoc CFO Mala Murthy and Mount Sinai Health System President Margaret Pastuszko told Healthcare Dive what struggles they have faced as women in leadership roles and what advice they give to others.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
  • Controversial UnitedHealth-Change tie-up gets new deadline for DOJ review

    Consummation of UnitedHealth's $13 billion Change acquisition is now teed up for February at the earliest, though the deal could close even sooner if the DOJ unexpectedly drops its investigation — or later, if the agency challenges.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    FDA issues long-awaited draft software guidance in overhaul of 16-year-old policy

    Bradley Merrill Thompson, an attorney at Epstein Becker Green, said the new guidance is sorely needed by the medical device industry. "In the realm of software, [16 years is] an eternity," Thompson said. 

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Nov. 4, 2021
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    CMS finalizes plans to hike price transparency penalties, extend telehealth flexibilities

    The agency is also moving forward with a plan to stop the elimination of the Medicare inpatient-only list, which is a win for hospitals.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Why are women more likely to use telehealth?

    As Washington mulls over telehealth regulations post-COVID-19, it's important not to roll back access in a way that could disproportionately affect women, experts say.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Women in the healthcare workforce

    Women who work in healthcare have long endured setbacks, and the COVID-19 pandemic threw a harsh spotlight on the obstacles they face while on the front lines.

    Nov. 1, 2021
  • Cerner narrows strategic focus as Feinberg takes reins

    The EHR vendor tried to do too much in the past, new CEO David Feinberg told investors. "Going forward, we're going to change that approach and only focus on a small number of important, high-value areas."

    By Oct. 29, 2021
  • Teladoc plans to take on risk in primary care, expand program to hospital clients

    It's unlikely the vendor will step into fully capitated contracts right away, but its CEO said there are degrees of risk Teladoc will take on: moving from clinical measures of care, to risk corridors and ultimately into capitation.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    FDA 2022's A-list guidance plan hits on software, post-pandemic future

    The agency's priorities include a much-anticipated final guidance on clinical decision support software, more than five years in the making, meant to clarify when CDS meets the definition of a medical device.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Oct. 28, 2021
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    A look at Teladoc's primary care strategy from its head of US group health

    In an interview, Kelly Bliss teased upcoming clients for a new virtual-first primary care product and parsed out Teladoc's growth strategies for 2022 and beyond.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Cigna expands telehealth benefits for employer-covered lives, including new virtual-first plan

    The virtual-first plans will initially be available to large, self-insured employers, though the insurer is looking to expand to smaller sized and fully insured clients over time.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    5 ways the healthcare industry can confront the looming threat of ransomware

    Amid a pandemic, ransomware proves to be another assault on our healthcare systems.

    By Dan Schiappa, Chief Product Officer, Sophos • Oct. 25, 2021
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    Lyft names new head of healthcare

    The ride-hailing giant wants to continue capitalizing on non-emergency medical transportation and said the transition will be instrumental in that expansion, along with finding new use cases in the sector.

    By Oct. 22, 2021