Availity to Acquire Utilization Management Solution and Business Unit from Olive
Availity, one of the nation’s largest real-time health information networks, announced a definitive agreement to acquire the utilization management solution and business unit from healthcare automation company Olive AI, Inc. This transaction also includes assuming the commercial contract with Olive’s current utilization management customers and hiring key associates dedicated to the utilization management business. The acquisition strengthens Availity’s existing strategy to deliver an automated solution for end-to-end authorization transactions, which today remains driven largely by expensive, resource-intensive manu...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 14, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT AI AI Auth Artificial Intelligence Authorization Availity Availity’s AI Auth Solution Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A HIMSS23 Natural Language Processing NLP Olive Olive AI Inc. Russ Th Source Type: blogs

Secondary Uses Come to the Fore with MediQuant ’ s Active Archive
A medical practitioner would retire. Thousands of dust-gathering paper records would sit in the good doctor’s basement, eventually to be trashed while patients start afresh with new doctors, losing decades of information.  This rarely happens anymore, but when hospitals and health systems replace legacy applications nowadays—often after an acquisition—old data still might not be used the way it could be. Plus, organizations are often stuck paying maintenance fees for software they rarely use. IT leaders sometimes overlook the importance of an enterprise archiving strategy. Converting patient data to PDF is too commo...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 13, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Application Rationalization Health Data Archive Health Data Archiving Health Data Conversions Healthcare IT Source Type: blogs

Value Based Contracting Can Drive Health Equity
In conclusion, the goal is not just to identify SDoH but to make measurable progress in identifying these factors specific to a given population. We need to move from broad agreement that social determinants are an important aspect of designing intervention to actually impacting these factors and thus reduce health inequities. Putting incentives into the design and execution of SDoH interventions through VBC can make this a reality. About Paul Barnes Paul Barnes is a seasoned healthcare executive, having over 30 years of senior executive experience with both managed care and provider organizations. He has extensive experie...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 13, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Revenue Cycle Management CWH Advisors Dr. Eric Olmsted Healthcare Payers Incentivizing Internet Access MCO Medicaid Medicare Paul Source Type: blogs

Accenture Invests in Virtonomy to Help Medical Technology Companies Use Digital Twin Technology to Accelerate Time to Market for Medical Devices
Accenture has made a strategic investment, through Accenture Ventures, in Virtonomy, a provider of data-driven simulations that use existing patient data and digital twin technology to bring life-saving medical devices to market more quickly. Accenture’s investment will help Virtonomy further extend its capabilities to medical technology (MedTech) companies across the globe and power the future of medical device design. Virtonomy’s digital twin simulation solution enables medical device manufacturers to build model patient virtual environments for device testing at a reduced cost and with a lesser degree of regulatory...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 13, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Accenture Accenture Life Sciences Accenture Ventures Data Collection Digital Health Digital Twin Simulation Digital Twin Technology Dr. Simon J. Sonntag Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Source Type: blogs

Where You ’ ll Find Us at HIMSS 2023
We’re excited at Healthcare IT Today for the HIMSS 2023 Global Conference happening next week in Chicago.  We have a lot going on at the conference, including a dual-studio setup in the Healthcare IT Today booth #2481. Please stop by and say “Hi”! We can’t wait to connect with you in-person. If we’re not at our booth, here is where you will likely find us at the HIMSS conference. Medigy HITMC 2023 Awards Ceremony Sunday, April 16 – 3:00pm-4:30pm at McCormick Place, South Building, Level 4, S403 We appreciate HIMSS for giving our HITMC (Healthcare and IT Marketing Community) a place to h...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 12, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy #HCLDR #HITsm Charlie Harp Dell Technologies healthcare IT today Healthcare Marketing Awards HIMSS HIMSS 2023 HIMSS23 HITMC HITMC Awards Micha Source Type: blogs

Rising Healthcare Costs: How Health Plans Can Help Members Navigate
The following is a guest article by Jake Sattelmair, EVP and General Manager at Wellframe, a HealthEdge company Healthcare costs are on the rise in the United States, posing significant challenges for individuals, employers, and health plans. Factors such as an aging population, an increased prevalence of chronic conditions and rising costs for medical technology and prescription drugs have all contributed to the surge in healthcare expenses. Unfortunately, these increased costs are passed on to patients, making healthcare increasingly unaffordable and inaccessible for many. According to the Average Cost of Health Insuranc...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 12, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Care Management Chronic Conditions Digital Health Apps Digital Tools Health Plans Healthcare Costs Healthcare Payers HealthEdge Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Manager – Systems Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Systems Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Goldstone Partners for Mental Health Partners and is in Lafayette, Colorado. Here’s a description of the position: Mental Health Partners, located in Lafayette, Colorado, is a non-profit federally designated comprehensive community mental health collective serving the residents of Boulder and Broomfield counties. In alignment with our mission – Healing is our purpose. Help is our promise. Heal...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 12, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Goldstone Partners Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Mental Health IT Jobs Mental Health Partners Mental Health Partners Jobs Systems Analyst Source Type: blogs

How Happy Cells Manufacture New Medications
This article focuses on the technology that ensures quality in the process, and is based on a conversation with Graziella Piras, PhD, Life Science Business Development Director at 908 Devices. Traditional drugs are built from molecules synthesized chemically, combining the active ingredients with other substances that protect the molecules and ensure that they’re delivered to the right part of the body after being swallowed, injected, or otherwise applied. Biotherapeutics, in contrast, are manufactured by living cells; sometimes the cells themselves are the drug. Biosimilars are just biotherapeutics that can replace ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 11, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT 908 Devices Biosimilars Drug Development Graziella Piras Life Sciences Medicine Development Source Type: blogs

Current Healthcare Analytics Challenges Require a Collaborative Approach to Problem-Solving
Conclusion Healthcare organizations face significant challenges when managing their data. However, a workshop-driven approach can help them overcome these challenges and solve analytics problems using data lakehouses. As the healthcare industry moves into a more data-driven and interoperable future, a collaborative approach will become increasingly valuable for healthcare organizations. About Bal Heroor Bal Heroor is CEO and Principal at Mactores and has led over 150 business transformations driven by analytics and cutting-edge technology. His team at Mactores are researching and building AI, AR/VR, and Quantum computin...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 11, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Bal Heroor Data Lake Data Lakehouse data security Data Warehouse EHR Electronic Health Records Healthcare Analytics Healthcare Data La Source Type: blogs

Brain Health, Cybersecurity, EHRs, and Chatbots at ViVE2023
There were a number of Health IT companies that came by at #ViVE2023 to share their latest product developments and company news. Here is what CPSI, Linus Health, Imprivata, Mediktor, and Fortified Health Security had to say. A More Unified Solution – CPSI CPSI is well known as an EHR vendor in the rural health and community health market. In recent years, the company has expanded well beyond its roots. Wes Cronkite, Chief Innovation Officer at CPSI stopped by to share more about the company’s push to provide a more “unified” solution for their customers. Brain Health is on People’s Minds – Linus Healt...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 11, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Alzheimer's Brain Health chatbot triage CPSI Cristian Pasqual Dan L. Dodson Dementia Fortified Health Security Source Type: blogs

CIO Podcast – Episode 52: Data Management with Rob Carey
For the 52nd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by our very special guest, Rob Carey, Former Deputy DOD CIO and Navy CIO, President of Cloudera Government Solutions as we dive this episode’s topic of government vs commercial healthcare and data management! Carey kicks off the episode by describing his move from being a government CIO to his current role as President at Cloudera. Then, he shares the main lessons he learned as a government CIO. Next, we take a look at commercial healthcare to find the areas that it can learn from government healthcare. With that, we move onto the da...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 10, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare CIO Podcasts Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops CGSI CIO Leadership Cloudera Cloudera Government Solutions Commercial Healthcare D Source Type: blogs

How Digital Transformation is Moving Patient Care Forward and its Impact on Hospitals
The following is a guest article by Dave Bennett, CEO at pCare Digital transformation has become a popular buzzword, but it’s more complicated than just that. It’s the process of implementing emerging digital technologies to modify a company’s essential operations, processes, and services to ease the staff workload and enable the organization to withstand future challenges. Both aspects have become crucial since the beginning of the pandemic. Digital transformation is about more than just technology; it provides new ways to deliver value.  In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, what was once the golden ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 10, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring clinician wellbeing Data-Driven Decisions Dave Bennett Digital Door Signs Digital Hospitals Dig Source Type: blogs

Wellth Announces $20M Series B for Continued Growth of Behavioral Science-Based Platform
Why don’t we do what we’re “supposed to do” when it comes to our health?  Written by Matt Loper, Co-Founder and CEO at Wellth and originally posted on Wellth’s website. I’ve seen so much unnecessary pain caused simply because we often don’t do the things we know we “should”. In my own family, my Uncle Roy struggled to manage his type 2 diabetes—he constantly missed doctor appointments, failed to take his medications, and never checked his blood sugars. He knew he should do all of these things—he even wanted and intended to—but he seemingly never could follow through. Uncle Roy spent years on di...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 10, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Alec Zopf Artificial Intelligence At Home Care Behavioral Economics behavioral health CD Venture Chronic Cond Source Type: blogs

Bonus Features – April 9, 2023 – 63% of RCM departments face staffing shortages, small Stanford study shows 90% of GPT answers in clinical setting are “ generally safe, ” and more
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. Research and Surveys Stanford Health Care tested GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 models with 64 general clinical questions and compared the output of the models to consultation reports. Researchers found that more than 90% of GPT-3.5 and GPT...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 9, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: AI/Machine Learning Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management 4medica Addison Care Andrew Robinson Butterfly Network CenTrak ChatGPT CORL Corl Cleared Cost Plus Drugs CWH Advisors eClinicalWorks eCW Electronic Caregiver GPT-4 Source Type: blogs

Weekly Roundup – April 8, 2023
Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week. Learning From the Experts at ViVE 2023. Not surprisingly, John Lynn and Colin Hung had a full schedule down in Nashville. This set of interviews with leaders at KeyBank, Clarify Health, Esri, and Xealth focused on managing patient payments, using data to improve price transparency, using GIS technology to improve EMS response, and more effectively managi...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 8, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup Source Type: blogs