Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Physician reimbursement for services performed by a doctor working for a hospital or health system is significantly higher than that paid to independent physicians for the same services. According to a new study, Medicare physician reimbursement would have been $114K higher per physician a year if the doctor was integrated with a hospital system. Read More
• Cybercriminals continue to see health care as one of the biggest, most lucrative targets for attacks. According to The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the exponential growth of the digital transformation of health care makes cybersecurity more important than ever and organizations should act now to protect patient data by replacing outdated software and instituting cybersecurity training and drills. Read More
• Over the next decade, Gen Z is expected to account for an estimated 61 million new employees in the global workforce, the majority of whom have never lived without the internet, smartphones, and immediate access to information and products. This is leading organizations to significantly adapt to new digital preferences and patient experiences. Read More
• The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and the American Board of Telehealth (ABT) are partnering to expand access to training and education for virtual care. The partnership comes on the heels of the ABT's recently launched CORE Concepts in Telehealth Certificate, which consists of seven telemedicine-focused training models. As part of the collaboration, members of the ATA will receive discounted access to the ABT's certificate programs. Read More
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