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Sanford Health CIO talks about virtual care, workforce challenges and the modern data ecosystem

Sanford Health CIO talks about virtual care, workforce challenges and the modern data ecosystem

It’s an understatement to say that Brad Reimer, CIO at Sanford Health, has his hands full. Sanford Health is a massive healthcare system serving the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Today, Reimer is in the midst of a $350 million virtual care initiative, striving to overcome healthcare IT workforce challenges and create a modern data …

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SimiTree Acquires Afia and GreenpointMed, Expands Behavioral Health Data Analytics, Billing and Accreditation Services

SimiTree Acquires Afia and GreenpointMed, Expands Behavioral Health Data Analytics, Billing and Accreditation Services

HAMDEN, Conn., January 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SimiTree, a company that provides specialist, industry-leading revenue cycle management (RCM), coding, professional services and talent management resources for post-acute healthcare organizations and Behavioral Health, strengthened its position in the US Behavioral Health Support Market with the acquisition of two new companies. CEO and Managing Director of SimiTree …

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Consolidated class action lawsuit filed against healthcare group Shields sued over 1.9 million record data breaches

Consolidated class action lawsuit filed against healthcare group Shields sued over 1.9 million record data breaches

Published by HIPAA Journal on January 12, 2023 Several lawsuits have been filed against Massachusetts-based Shields Health Care Group, which suffered one of the largest healthcare data breaches of the year, affecting nearly 2 million people. The lawsuits were recently consolidated into one lawsuit – Biscan v. Shields Health Care Group Inc. — which was …

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Data doesn't support new COVID-19 booster shots for the most part, says expert

Data doesn’t support new COVID-19 booster shots for the most part, says expert

Ina perspective published on January 11 in the New England Journal of Medicinevaccine expert Dr Paul Offit says it’s time to rethink booster recommendations. In the third year of the pandemic, the immune situation of the population is very different from what it was in 2019 when SARS-CoV-2 emerged. Today, most people have been vaccinated …

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Hive claims to have stolen Consulate health data;  the supplier reports a supplier incident

Hive claims to have stolen Consulate health data; the supplier reports a supplier incident

The exterior of the US Department of Health and Human Services is seen in Washington. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Ransomware threat group Hive claims to have stolen 550 GB of data from Consulate Health Care. The actors’ dark web posting emerged around the same time a notice was posted on the consulate’s website warning …

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Joe Patrissi: Answers needed on state pension plan change

Dr. Ben Smith: Health care “data” is surprisingly decoupled from reality

This commentary is from Ben Smith, emergency physician and director of the emergency department at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He lives in Duxbury. As an emergency physician and director of a small emergency department in Vermont, I’m glad to see some of Vermont’s health policy thinkers investing in outpatient services like primary care, …

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HIPAA right-of-access failure costs Florida provider $20,000 in federal government settlement

Scripps Health and Avalon Healthcare reach settlements after data breaches

Two recent healthcare data breach settlements highlight the impact of beaches on the industry. (“Cash Money (Part Two)” by jtyerse is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.) Over the past year, states have stepped up enforcement efforts against entities affected by ransomware and other data privacy breaches, particularly those in healthcare. At an even faster pace, …

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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Takes Effect

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Takes Effect

A National Institutes for Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy effective January 25, 2023, expects researchers to maximize appropriate sharing of scientific data and consider legal, ethical and or techniques that may limit the extent of data sharing and preservation. Individuals receiving NIH funding to generate scientific data must comply with DMS policy. …

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A cold and flu medicine shelf is empty in a CVS pharmacy on Dec. 6, 2022 in Burbank, California. So...

Flu activity remains high but continued to decline ahead of Christmas, CDC data shows

(CNN) – Seasonal influenza activity remains high in the United States but continued to decline in most regions last week before Christmas, according to data released Friday by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figures do not include influenza activity after the holidays. The CDC estimates that since last week there …

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