Geisinger Health System

Virtual care is here to stay, but providers need to make the experience more seamless

At a recent panel discussion, healthcare executives agreed that telehealth will remain an important part of care delivery post-pandemic, so now is the time for providers to figure out how best to incorporate these services alongside in-person care. Actionable data will prove to be a key resource for providers as they tweak their strategies.

As work went remote, cybersecurity teams doubled down on clear communication, flexibility

In a remote work environment, cybersecurity teams learned that they needed to support their organizations by providing workers with the information they needed to secure their data, while also remaining flexible to changing needs, panelists said at a HIMSS Digital session.

CMS Increases Vaccine Reimbursement for Home Health Providers, Others

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday that it is increasing the Medicare payment amount for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. That could lift the home health organizations that have been able to play a role in vaccinating homebound seniors throughout their communities. Not all in-home care operators have been able to …

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NIH Funds First Nationwide Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network

What You Should Know: – NIH awards funding for Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network, or RADIANT that will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms of diabetes. – RADIANT plans to screen about 2,000 people with unknown or atypical forms of diabetes that do not fit the common features of type 1 and …

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Geisinger Teams Up with AppliedVR to Better Manage Chronic Pain in the Home

Geisinger Health System — known as one of the most innovative and home-focused health systems in the country — is testing out a new way of easing chronic pain.  As a means to engage with patients and better manage their pain in the home, Geisinger is teaming up with AppliedVR, a Los Angeles-based company pioneering …

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