Health IT

Health insurance giant Humana is hoping to make its new digital health hub in Boston look and feel like a technology startup.

With patients seeing higher medical bills than ever and healthcare costs continuing to rise, healthcare organizations need to stay on top of the revenue cycle to ensure they can capture payments and be prepared for changes in 2020.

Sensitive information of more than 5 million U.S. patients, including medical records and data, are easily discoverable due to insufficient protections.

Two major companies are joining forces in a 10-year strategic partnership to accelerate healthcare innovation through digital technologies.

Health insurance giant and care services provider Humana has joined the Consumer Technology Association, marking the first time a payer has joined the association.

As the Trump administration pushes forth plans to make electronic health records accessible through apps, medical organizations are pushing back, citing privacy concerns, according to The New York Times.

CMS is updating its Medicare Plan Finder for the first time in a decade.

Despite a high threat of cyber attacks, few healthcare workers are actually trained on how to protect themselves and their organizations, according to a report from FireEye.

 

 

A recent study published in JAMA Open Network found that using individual codes and present on admission designations instead of group codes can improve the predictability of patient total payment within 30 days of a hospitalization.

 

In the first six months of 2019, 32 million patient records have been breached in data security events, compared to roughly 15 million in all of 2018.

Nearly half of healthcare providers aren’t sure how to manage their reputation online, but more than 75% are worried about receiving negative reviews from patients, according to a recent survey.

Just a day after announcing three new payment proposals for 2020, CMS introduced a new pilot program for clinicians focusing on data.