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Care Management Weekly News Update 1/31/24

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jan 31, 2024 @ 11:45 AM

Data centers can be costly, requiring healthcare organizations to allocate funds toward investments in servers, routers, switches and various other infrastructure elements to sustain them, making CIOs want to get out of the business. Renton, Wash.-based Providence decided to transition away from on-premise data centers five years ago, especially after recognizing that the operational aspect of running data centers wasn't a key differentiator for healthcare providers and after realizing how capital-intensive and time-intensive it was.  

CMS Announces Data RFI Around Data-Sharing, Targeting Medicare Advantage Plans 

On Jan. 25, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a new effort to increase transparency around Medicare Advantage health plan service, announcing a data RFI—request for information—aimed at health plans participating in the Medicare Advantage program.

The American Medical Association released its principles for overseeing the new artificial intelligence in health care in November. It called for a “whole of government” approach to mitigate risks the tools pose to patients and consumers. But seeing those principles enacted into law isn’t the group’s lobbying priority at the moment, AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld told Daniel.

The American Hospital Association (AHA)'s lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) third-party web tracker policy has picked up the support of other hospital industry groups and organizations. Specifically, 17 state hospital associations and 30 hospitals and health systems filed friend-of-the-court briefs on Jan. 12 backing up the national lobbying group's plea to strike an "unlawful and uncounseled" December 2022 bulletin addressing tools like the Meta Pixel and Google Analytics.

Artificial intelligence is the No. 1 management risk in healthcare for 2024, according to a survey of health system executives. Health IT company Kodiak Solutions based its Jan. 17 rankings on input from execs and board members from large health systems and risk assessments conducted at hundreds of hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations.


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