Healthcare IT Today
Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. 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.
A report from recruitment firm Jackson Physician Search and MGMA found that physician burnout is bad and getting worse. Nearly two-thirds of physicians surveyed (65%) said they are experiencing burnout, and 35% said their level of burnout has “significantly increased” in 2022. About half of physicians, or 51%, have considered leaving their current employer – in large because they don’t think administrators are doing enough to mitigate burnout or engage with physicians.
Researchers at MIT have found that de-identified patient data runs an extremely low risk of being re-identified in the event of a data breach. The research team found no instances of patient re-identification from publicly available health data over a five-year period – a timeframe in which nearly 100 million patient records were stolen. Study authors concluded that that the potential risk to patient privacy in sharing de-identified data is greatly outweighed by the gains for patients through medical research.
HIE collaborative Civitas Networks for Health received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to implement and disseminate the Gravity Project’s SDOH standards. The 12-month project begins November 1.
CCS has integrated Welldoc and ZeOmega into its diabetes chronic care management platform.
Surgical care company LiveData has integrated PREFcards to incorporate surgical preferences into its PeriOp Manager product.
Virtual complex care management platform Memora Health has partnered with Luma Health to streamline care journeys.
VR-based digital therapeutic MyndVR is working with Oroi to incorporate cognitive exercises for seniors into its platform.
Clinical trial data platform Seqster is collaborating with PatientsLikeMe on an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) study.
Cloud WAN provide Inseego collaborated with CyberReef to develop a mobile firewall for use in healthcare, education, and retail.
GoodRx released Provider Mode, a tool to help providers find low-cost options for the drugs they are about to prescribe. In addition, GoodRx announced an integration with Biogen to initiate specialty therapies.
Credit card platform Mercantile launched its offering for small healthcare practices, developed in partnership with MGMA and other professional organizations.
Rite Aid and Google Cloud announced a multi-year agreement that will include an enterprise data migration and transition of Rite Aid subsidiary Elixir’s PBM application to the cloud.
Epic recognized RWJBarnabas Health for achieving a 43% increase in productivity during the latest phase of its Epic Together EHR implementation project.
Cleveland’s soon-to-open MetroHealth Glick Center will implement pCare digital whiteboards and smart displays in patient rooms.Rite Aid and Google Cloud announced a multi-year agreement that will include an enterprise data migration and transition of Rite Aid subsidiary Elixir’s PBM application to the cloud.
The CHIME Board of Trustees appointed three new members: Daniel Barchi of New York-Presbyterian, Terri Couts of Guthrie Clinic, and Tressa Springmann of LifeBridge Health.
Care coordination company Quantum Health named John Hallock as chief communications officer.
Patient engagement company Get Well added Katherine Virkstis as vice president of clinical advisory services.
RCM firm Conifer Health added Patti Peets and James Muir to its sales executive leadership team, covering the South-Central Texas Region and West Coast regions, respectively.
Law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP expanded its healthcare practice with three appointments: Robert Wade and Christine Burke Worthen as partners and Kendall Walker as of counsel.
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