Month: June 2021

Beaumont Health has more than 2,600 open positions across its eight hospitals and more than 165 outpatient centers. Roughly 20% of those positions fall under one job — medical assistant. A medical assistant performs relatively routine tasks, such as filling out insurance forms, scheduling laboratory appointments or preparing patients for treatment. But, increasingly, the job is
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Hospitals think it’s too soon for CMS to require them to report COVID-19 vaccination information about their workforce, according to comments on the inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule. CMS wants hospitals to report the percentage of their healthcare personnel immunized against COVID-19, including independent practitioners affiliated but not directly employed by inpatient facilities. But
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You’re reading the web edition of Health Tech, STAT’s twice-weekly newsletter about how tech is transforming health care and the life sciences. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday. WHO weighs in on ethical AI  The World Health Organization has issued its first guidance on the use of artificial intelligence in health care. The 150-page report sets forth six
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Health systems are increasingly craving home health partnerships, especially those that can help lower readmission rates and boost capacity. The hunger developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has grown ravenous over the past year. In response to that heightened demand, several home health providers have accelerated their joint venture strategies. Bayada Home Health
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Home-based care technology company AlayaCare announced Wednesday that it has raised the equivalent to about $185 million U.S. in a Series D round. The new funding brings AlayaCare’s total raised to $206 million U.S. Founded in 2014, the Montreal-based AlayaCare is a software platform and secure cloud-based system that includes clinical documentation, client-and-family portals, remote
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The explosion of hospital-at-home programs in the U.S. is partly thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Acute Hospital Care at Home” waiver, which will last as long as the public health emergency (PHE) is active. And it’s not shocking that health systems, hospitals and home-based care agencies helping to facilitate hospital-level
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AccentCare announced Monday that it has purchased Southeastern Health Care at Home from private equity firm Geneva Glen Capital. Southeastern Health Care at Home is the largest privately-owned home health services provider in Pennsylvania. In addition to home health care, the company delivers hospice and mobile primary care services, plus palliative and wound care services.
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“Choose Home,” major legislation designed to help more people age in place, is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill. There’s even a chance a Choose Home bill is introduced before Congress’s July 4 recess. That’s according to National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi. If introduced and eventually enacted, Choose Home would
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In this article PFIZER-IN PFE Walgreens healthcare professionals pass to each other the Pfizer-BioNTec vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, February 22, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters LONDON — Mixing and matching the coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford generates a “robust” immune response against the virus,
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