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Care Management Weekly News Update 5/01/24

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, May 01, 2024 @ 11:45 AM

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule reinstating certain regulatory protections against discrimination in healthcare that were stripped in a previous Trump-era rule. The final rule expands Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, age and disability for certain health activities, by codifying that Section 1557’s prohibition against discrimination based on sex includes LGTBQI+ patients, according to an HHS press release.

Hospitals have begun incorporating artificial intelligence into their operational and clinical workflows to identify areas where the technology boosts clinicians and improves efficiency. But there are risks and executive teams need a strong plan to sustainably leverage AI for high quality, low cost care. During the Becker's 14th Annual Meeting, April 8-11 in Chicago, a panel of leaders from across the U.S. gathered to share their expertise on AI use cases, building an effective governance model, and what's next. To close the session, each speaker answered the question: What will health system leaders need to set themselves up for success with AI over the next five years?

Cleveland Clinic and IBM touted early progress in their partnership in health innovation at a Cleveland event Tuesday, one year after IBM installed a quantum computer at the Clinic's main campus. In 2021, the organizations announced a 10-year Discovery Accelerator partnership, where they would work together to run large amounts of data and AI models on a quantum computer for health care research.

There’s no place like home — and now hospitals are starting to recognize that as well. For generations, we’ve been told that the best place to be when we are sick is in the hospital. But now, telemedicine, remote monitoring and frequent visits from nurses are allowing hospitals like NYU Langone to be at the forefront of caring for patients from the comfort of their own bed.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a rule Friday that aims to tighten the reins on digital health apps sharing consumers' sensitive medical data with tech companies. The agency issued a final version of its revised Health Breach Notification Rule to underscore the rule’s applicability to health apps in a bid to protect consumers' data privacy and provide more transparency about how companies collect their health information.


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