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    Q&A // Change Healthcare cyberattack

    The aftermath of Change: Two experts on how healthcare organizations can prevent the next cyberattack

    Providers should form a cyber strategy involving incident response plans, testing, multifactor authentication and automating tasks, according to managing directors at NetSPI.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Telehealth linked to modest quality, cost increases, study finds

    The findings suggest it would be challenging to restrict telehealth payment in Medicare, researchers said. Some pandemic flexibilities are set to expire at the end of 2024.

    By April 18, 2024
  • Trendline

    Artificial intelligence

    Amid mounting interest and investment in the space, it's clear AI’s applications in healthcare will only continue to grow.

    By Healthcare Blog staff
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Lawmakers raise healthcare consolidation concerns after Change cyberattack

    Legislators also slammed UnitedHealth Group, which acquired Change Healthcare nearly two years ago, for not sending a representative to the House subcommittee hearing.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Cybersecurity takes center stage at AHA annual meeting

    In the wake of the Change Healthcare attack, experts advised hospital leaders to increase their cyber defenses.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Telehealth company Cerebral to pay $7M fine over data sharing

    The Federal Trade Commission alleged the digital mental healthcare company had provided sensitive data to third parties and maintained “sloppy” security practices.

    By April 16, 2024
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    VA plans to resume Oracle EHR rollout by end of FY 2025, secretary says

    The agency needs a single electronic health record that’s more interoperable with the Department of Defense, VA Secretary Denis McDonough told lawmakers.

    By April 15, 2024
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    VillageMD faces lawsuit over online tracking technologies

    The class action alleges the Meta Pixel embedded on VillageMD’s website allowed the primary care provider to disclose protected health information to third parties, including Facebook and Google.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Lawmakers mull telehealth quality, reimbursement as extension deadline looms

    Legislators worked to hash out details about Medicare telehealth policy as a deadline to continue pandemic-era flexibilities draws closer.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Digital health sees more deals with smaller checks in Q1: report

    Artificial intelligence scooped up 40% of the quarter’s investment total, according to Rock Health.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Change asks to consolidate dozens of cyberattack class-action lawsuits

    Twenty-four cases have racked up so far against the UnitedHealth subsidiary following a cyberattack against the technology firm in late February.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Teladoc’s long-time CEO steps down amid waning stock performance

    A management shakeup is likely coming at the right time, as the virtual care company undergoes an operational review to boost its bottom line, analysts said.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Telehealth groups urge DEA to release controlled substance prescribing proposal

    Advocacy groups, providers and virtual care companies said clinicians and pharmacies need time to comment on the rule and prepare for implementation.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Deep Dive // Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Change cyberattack serves as wake-up call for healthcare cybersecurity

    The outage shows why health systems need to plan for inevitable cyberattacks, evaluating risks and putting operational backups in place, experts say.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Surescripts exploring a sale: report

    A private equity buyer could make sense for the health IT vendor, as a strategic sale to a payer could raise antitrust concerns, one expert said.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Change cyberattack likely ‘minor setback’ for nonprofit hospitals: Fitch

    The ratings agency doesn’t anticipate a credit impact to nonprofits as long as providers can return to normal operations soon and maintain a large enough cash cushion during the outage.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Sponsored by Nuance

    4 ways generative AI is transforming healthcare

    Learn about a few of the many ways AI tools are helping to transform healthcare — and how they benefit physicians and patients along the way.

    April 1, 2024
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    Ready or not: How healthcare infrastructure can brace for 5G acceleration

    To safeguard M&A activity, CISOs and security teams must have a seat at the table to implement proper IT visibility.

    By Navneet Singh, VP Marketing, Network Security • April 1, 2024
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    New federal health IT strategy increases focus on public health, AI

    The draft plan builds on its predecessor, which the health IT agency said drove “significant progress” in the use and exchange of electronic health information.

    By March 28, 2024
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    CISA issues notice for long-awaited critical infrastructure reporting requirements

    The proposed rule will require covered entities — including major healthcare companies — to promptly disclose major cyber incidents and ransomware payments.

    By David Jones • March 27, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Senior lawmaker questions UnitedHealth over Change cyberattack

    Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said UnitedHealth’s “rapid consolidation and vertical integration” has major consequences for the healthcare sector, including increased control of the health IT market.

    By March 26, 2024
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    OIG details errors with VA, Oracle EHR deployment

    Three reports released last week outline scheduling and pharmacy problems with the electronic health record integration — including an error that may have contributed to a patient’s death.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Consumers more discerning about health data sharing: survey

    While respondents were largely willing to share their data, consumers have become pickier about who they’ll offer their information to, according to a Rock Health survey.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Change Healthcare’s drawn-out recovery catches flak from cyber experts

    At least 100 services remain offline four weeks after UnitedHealth detected an intrusion in its medical claims clearinghouse. Experts say the impacts are unprecedented.

    By Matt Kapko • March 21, 2024
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    Change cyberattack could damage credit at small providers: Fitch

    Smaller companies may already have worse credit ratings and could struggle with cash flow disruptions caused by the outage.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Deep Dive // HIMSS24

    ‘As fast as possible but no faster than is safe’: Hospitals, tech companies confront AI governance

    Regulators seeking to erect guardrails around AI are facing a Sisyphean task, experts said at HIMSS. How do you oversee something that is constantly changing?

    By March 18, 2024