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Care Management Weekly News Update 12/13/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Dec 13, 2023 @ 01:00 PM

Approximately half of Cerner's Millennium customers, focused on automating hospitals much like Epic, are expected to transition to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by February, Larry Ellison, chief technology officer of Oracle, said in a Dec. 11 earnings call.

HHS wants Congress to fund cybersecurity resilience programs with 'financial consequences' for hospitals 

New Medicare program requirements, hospital incentive programs and better internal coordination are all at the heart of the Biden administration’s strategy to bolster cybersecurity within the healthcare industry. In a concept paper (PDF) released Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighted a 93% increase in large healthcare data breaches from 2018 to 2022, as well as a 278% increase in those that involve ransomware. HHS said this uptick puts patient safety at risk and necessitates new authority and funding from Congress for department programs focused on cybersecurity.

The CMS Innovation Center’s Independence at Home demonstration has worked with medical practices to test the effectiveness of delivering comprehensive primary care services to chronically ill patients at home. With that demonstration project coming to an end on Dec. 31, a panel of experts at this week’s Primary Care Transformation Summit discussed what it will take to scale up home-based primary care for the home-bound population. 

A new Wolters Kluwer Health survey, Generative AI in Healthcare: Gaining Consumer Trust, reveals one of the biggest concerns Americans have about generative AI (GenAI) in healthcare is not knowing where the medical information being used came from or how it is validated.


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