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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/28/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

A short-term spending package includes extensions for two key rural hospital programs into December but doesn’t include the Biden administration’s request for $27 billion in aid for COVID-19 and the monkeypox outbreak. 

Philip M. Oravetz, MD, MPH, chief population health officer at Ochsner Health, in Louisiana, has some crucial advice for other health systems mulling value-based contracts. Before signing, get a commitment from your payers to provide claims data.

The Biden administration’s promise to bring more scrutiny on the nursing home industry took another step forward Monday with the release of a new database of facility ownership, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced.  

Tech giant Oracle promised lawmakers this week that it would revamp the beleaguered Cerner computer system being deployed at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals.

Fitbit, Google Cloud unveil wearable data analytics service for healthcare

On Tuesday, Fitbit Health Solutions and Google Cloud announced they're launching a new service to help healthcare and life science organizations utilize data from wearables.  Device Connect for Fitbit allows patients to make their Fitbit data available to providers, giving these patients control over who they share their information with and for what purpose.

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