Akumin, a national outpatient radiology and oncology care services provider, postpones appointments at its fixed-site locations while it deals with a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down its computer systems. The company also offers its clinical services through hospitals and health systems. It also offers managed services.
The attack seems to have taken place at the end of September, based on patient Facebook comments.
October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “Q&A: What’s new with the NSA? A No Surprises Act update.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenters: Joseph Mercer, JD, managing director, Marwood Group; Heather Kawamoto, VP of product strategy, Waystar. The No Surprises Act created a lot of change, and those changes are still coming. A panel of revenue cycle experts answer frequently asked questions and offer a concise update on the NSA, including legislative developments, FAQs, and tips for navigating changes.
October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “AMA: The Power of Data Completeness.” Sponsor: Particle Health. Presenters: Jason Prestinario, MSME, CEO, Particle Health; Carolyn Ward, MD, director of clinical strategy, Particle Health. Is your healthcare organization looking to drive profitability and scale quickly? Our experts will explore how comprehensive clinical data can revolutionize the health tech landscape. This engaging discussion will cover trending topics such as leveraging AI and data innovation to enhance patient care and outcomes, real-world examples of organizations leading the charge in data-driven healthcare, overcoming challenges in data completeness and interoperability, and visionary perspectives on the future of care delivery.
Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present or promote your own.
Saurabh Bhargava (Optum) joins DataLink Software as VP of data science.
Announcements and Implementations
Syra Health announces GA of its CarePlus EHR for small and mid-sized healthcare organizations.
Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health will work with Bamboo Health to develop and implement DTRN360, a behavioral healthcare coordination platform that will connect primary and social care providers with crisis teams and behavioral health professionals within a single workflow.
Home-based wound care management provider Biotic selects CareCloud’s TalkEHR.
The World Doctors Orchestra performs several dates in Texas as it winds down its 2023 concert series. Founded in 2008, the orchestra includes 1,800 physicians from 60 countries. WDO has raised over $2 million for medical charities, with its most recent performances benefiting Gil Children’s Services and Woven Health Clinic.
Kaiser Permanente physicians in Colorado come together to perform at the Docs That Rock Concert benefitting the Bal Swan Children’s Center. “It’s fun to play rock stars for one night and make music together,” said Dan O’Brien, MD, family practice doctor, and singer/bass player. “Everyone’s so serious sometimes at work you wouldn’t know that the person down the hall from you is an amazing guitar player or piano player, and sometimes people have this whole other fun side outside of medicine.”
Health and wellness retailer GNC begins offering virtual care membership plans that offer urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and mental healthcare, as well as $0 medications depending on the plan. I’d be interested to know what telehealth provider they’ve partnered with.
- Nordic releases a video titled “The Download | Restart, refuel, or hang tight: The EHR dilemma.”
- Heart of Florida Health Center realizes a 21% increase in payment collections with EHR and Healow Payment Services software from EClinicalWorks.
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