October News in Review
A look back at the news this month that we have reported on. These are our recurring reports that highlight and focus on the important areas of the health IT industry. Here are snippets from each but click through to read the full reports. If you have news you would like us to report email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading and listening!
Health IT Business News
Our bi-weekly business report featuring financial, contract, acquisition, collaboration, product, and company achievement news in health IT.
This month, VisiQuate forms Velocity Consulting Group; builds new client roster at high speed. Arcadia expands partnership With PatientPing, enhancing access To real-time patient data For Healthcare Organizations. Cohere Health closes additional $10 million in funding
Our bi-weekly report on the hottest topic in health IT – Telehealth. The report highlights industry, product, State, and company achievement news along with suggested reading and a pick from our HealthcareNOW Radio channel podcast episodes all on the most current happenings in telehealth.
This month, new job listings for Amazon’s internal telemedicine service, Amazon Care, hint at expansion. Indiana improves telemedicine reimbursement during COVID. CMS announces new Medicare Telehealth Services and updates Medicaid Telehealth Toolkit.
This bi-weekly report rounds up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry along with suggested reading and a pick from our HealthcareNOW Radio channel podcast episodes for listening.
This month, Connect Up Technologies introduces SafeDistance contact tracing solution. FDA approves first treatment for COVID-19. CT Defense launches U.S. operations, offering turn-key, mobile hospital and military solutions to rapidly deploy during natural and manmade disasters.
Monday Morning Rounds with CMS
Our bi-weekly report of accumulated CMS communication from their newsroom.
This month, new repayment terms for Medicare loans made to Providers during COVID-19. CMS expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-for-Service will pay for during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Updated guidance is available on the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center.
State HIE News and Updates
This monthly report checks in on our State Health Information Organizations. State HIEs come in all shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: To improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care delivered in their states.
This month news from GaHIN, NeHII, SacValley MedShare, AZ Health Current, CORHIO, and KHIN.
This monthly report keeps an eye on the industry’s progress on health data interoperability. News from vendors and national organizations, along with suggested reading and a pick from our HealthcareNOW Radio channel podcast episodes for listening.
What’s Happening at the ONC
The Office of the National Coordinator is an agency of HHS to support the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. This monthly report keeps you up to date on what they are up to.
This month, updates to the SRA tool released, interim Final Rule with Comment Period for compliance date extensions on Cures Act, and the 2020-2025 Federal #HealthIT Strategic Plan was released.
Revenue Cycle and Payer News
This monthly report includes the latest news being reported on payers and the health insurance industry.
This month, Cigna and Earvin “Magic” Johnson join forces to combat health disparities and support Minority and Women-Owned Businesses. Anthem announces settlement with State Attorneys General following 2015 cyber attack. UnitedHealthcare’s 2021 Medicare plans bring unique solutions for unique times.
Sorting out AI, ML, DL, and NLP
Another hot topic in health IT – Artificial Intelligence. This monthly report brings you news and resources along with suggested reading and a pick from our HealthcareNOW Radio channel podcast episodes for listening.
This month, COVID-19 highlights the value of AI in helping to support patient care. Olive Helps is the latest innovation to a revolutionary platform aimed at enhancing the way administrative healthcare workers manage essential tasks across nearly every aspect of the care continuum. Viz.ai wins UCSF’s 2020 Digital Health Award for Best New Application of A.I.
Health IT Marketing
Our Director of Marketing, Carol Flagg brings you this monthly report answering these questions. What makes marketing in the health IT space unique? Who are the movers and shakers? What’s working, what’s trending? Where can you learn more?
This month, don’t miss new episodes of both What’s My Tagline and Overrated & Underused. Finn Partners wrote about how podcast attract new audiences during the pandemic. Amendola Communications picks up Pivot Point Consulting and Diameter Health as new clients.
Looking to keep your finger on the pulse of the nursing industry? Check out our monthly report on top nursing news stories from around the globe.
This month news and announcements from ANA, ANCC, AACN, American Academy of Nursing, AANP along with our Nurse Lauren.
If it is Tuesday we are talking about our industry’s talent. This bi-weekly report features new hires, who is hiring, and tips for the experts.
This month, Michigan Henry Ford Health Systems raises minimum pay rate to $15/hour. Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on hiring and appointments include TeleHealth Solution, iSalus, LLC, AllMeds, Inc., Rx.Health, Central Logic, Gray Matter Analytics, Therapy Brands, Chalkboard Health, Saltzer Health, ONC, Diameter Health & All Of Us Research.