Health IT

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    Digital pathology picking up among US providers, vendors, report finds

    Digital pathology technologies, already popular in Europe, are primed for growth in the U.S., according to a report from KLAS research.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    AHA asks HHS to delay Oct. 6 deadline for information blocking compliance

    Health groups must start sharing health information electronically as regulators seek to make it easier for consumers to access their health data. But groups warn they’re not prepared to meet the deadline.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Sweeping rules prohibiting information blocking and standardizing EHR and software data exchange came at a pivotal time, as the COVID-19 public health crisis quickly highlighted the stark need for smoother data sharing systemwide.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    DOJ’s case against UnitedHealth’s Change buy was hampered by ‘serious flaws,’ judge finds

    The most serious flaws were failing to prove that UnitedHealth is likely to misuse Change Healthcare’s data to advantage the company, Judge Carl Nichols wrote.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Friday Q&A: Scripps’ Jay Pandit talks about wearables, decentralized trials and what’s next for digital health

    As wearables confirm their ability to collect data, the big question is what to do with it all. And the next technical challenge: improving wrist-based blood pressure monitors.

    By Elise Reuter • Sept. 22, 2022
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    COVID-19 testing startup Curative pivots to health plan offering

    The plan will offer $0 copays and $0 deductibles to employers in the Austin, Texas, area after a baseline health visit is conducted.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Judge denies DOJ’s move to block $13B UnitedHealth, Change deal

    The judge’s ruling follows a trial in which the DOJ argued that UnitedHealth’s bid for Change would disadvantage rivals and result in higher costs, lower quality and less innovative commercial health insurance.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Period tracker Flo launches anonymous mode amid post-Roe privacy concerns

    The company, which has a dominant market share with 48 million monthly users and has faced regulatory scrutiny over privacy in the past, originally pledged to release the mode shortly after Roe v. Wade was overturned.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Amazon, Walmart among hundreds of employers, health groups urging Senate to extend telehealth flexibilities

    The groups sent a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday asking them to extend pandemic-era access to virtually delivered care, including waiving provider and patient location limitations.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Vera, Castlight rebrand; announce ex-Cerner executive as CEO

    The companies, which merged earlier this year, have rebranded as Apree Health and selected health IT veteran Don Trigg as their new leader.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Healthcare cyberattacks led to worse patient care, increased mortality, study finds

    Delayed procedures and tests were the most commonly reported consequences of healthcare cyberattacks, according to a study from the Ponemon Institute and Proofpoint, a cybersecurity compliance company.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Healthcare fintechs targeted by cyber criminals

    Cybersecurity professionals say healthcare payments processing firms are particularly vulnerable to information technology breaches and ransom demands.

    By Joe Burns • Sept. 8, 2022
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    Amazon, One Medical receive second request from FTC

    A second request from the regulator means the two cannot move forward with the deal “until the companies have substantially complied with the additional investigatory request,” according to the FTC.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Pandemic telehealth rules reduced opioid overdoses, boosted access to treatment meds, research finds

    New findings from JAMA Psychiatry suggest virtual visits were effective in managing certain conditions like substance use disorders among Medicare beneficiaries.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    Oscar loses big tech customer amid platform implementation snags

    Health First’s decision to terminate their agreement — Oscar’s first full-service tech deal — will cause the insurtech to lose out on up to $60 million in revenue this year.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Walgreens completes majority stake acquisition in CareCentrix

    Walgreens announced it planned to acquire CareCentrix in October as the retailer looks to bolster its Walgreens Health business segment.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Growing cyber risks add to hospital cost squeeze, Fitch cautions

    Cyber risk mitigation is becoming more expensive, but with hospitals' cost pressures mounting, spending on security may not be a priority, the ratings agency said.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    FTC sues data broker Kochava for selling data that could track clinic visits

    Kochava called the lawsuit “frivolous” and said the FTC was operating under a “fundamental misunderstanding” of its data marketplace business.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    Review finds ‘paucity of robust evidence’ on impact of AI clinical outcomes

    Of the nearly 12,000 articles on artificial intelligence, only 39 described randomized controlled trials, making it difficult to quantify the clinical benefits of using AI-assisted tools for patient care.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Aug. 26, 2022
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    Cyberattacks refocusing from large health systems to smaller hospitals, specialty clinics

    The trend of attacks focusing on a systemic technology used across most providers is one that cybersecurity firm Critical Insights expects to continue throughout the remainder of the year.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Philips respirator lawsuit builds as plaintiffs’ attorneys outline lengthy recall delays

    New filings in a class action lawsuit allege that Philips waited years to disclose the risk of foam used in its sleep apnea machines and respirators, causing illness and injuries.

    By Elise Reuter , Peter Green • Updated Aug. 23, 2022
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    Electronic data sharing between physicians and public health agencies rare, new ONC data finds

    Fewer than one in five primary care physicians electronically exchanged patient health information with public health agencies in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Ultrasensitive detection of MRD

    Find out how MRD testing with advanced technology is changing cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    Aug. 15, 2022
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    How can you better maintain the health of your patient payments?

    With rising healthcare costs, protecting patient digital payments data is more important than ever.

    Aug. 15, 2022
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    Oscar Health pauses full-service tech deals amid implementation woes

    The decision to halt new technology agreements doesn’t change Oscar’s financial expectations for 2022, as the insurtech plans to reallocate resources to focus on achieving profitability in its insurance operations next year.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Amazon to offer behavioral health services through Ginger partnership

    The tech giant’s healthcare program for employers, Amazon Care, plans to include Ginger’s behavioral healthcare services as an optional add-on for clients.

    By Aug. 11, 2022