The New York-based rural health system has entered into a collaboration to outsource its IT and revenue cycle management operations to Optum. Further, about 500 Bassett employees, who currently perform those functions, will be given the opportunity to transition to Optum.
The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare industry in a myriad of ways — including the focus of IT innovation. Healthcare CIOs are seeing IT innovation priorities shift to arenas like at-home care, data science and supply chain.
The San Diego-based health system experienced a cyberattack on Saturday, following which it suspended user access to several IT applications, including its patient portal. Though it is not clear if patient data was compromised, care services were affected, with the system having to reschedule some appointments and revert to paper records.
Insurance technology startup Bright Health has purchased Zipnosis, which provides telehealth services. Though details of the new transaction are sparse, the acquisition aims to lower healthcare costs and expand access to quality care.
The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated hospital finances, and as a result, rural providers are forced to make key IT spending decisions with limited dollars. Here is a snapshot of how they will prioritize those dollars this year and the federal support they need to survive the ongoing public health crisis.
In a wide-ranging interview, UAB Health System CIO Joan Hicks shared some of the projects on her list for the year ahead, and how remote work has affected her team as well as IT hiring prospects in Alabama.
Seniors in the U.S. are among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and providing them with primary care proved to be a major challenge. But several organizations rose to the occasion, deftly changing their care delivery strategies as the pandemic evolved.
In a wide-ranging interview, Mount Sinai Health System CIO Kristin Myers shared key lessons learned in 2020, plans for the year ahead and what she thinks a Biden presidency means for health IT policy.