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Ripple of Change: SafeHaven with Melina Davis and Dr Ally Jaffee

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At a time when the mental health of healthcare professionals is under intense scrutiny, the SafeHaven program emerges as a beacon of hope. With rising burnout rates among medical staff, the necessity for confidential support systems is more evident than ever. What are the barriers preventing healthcare professionals from seeking the help they need?…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Companies That Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Healthcare Will Create a Healthier Workplace

Amidst a critical shortage of mental healthcare providers in the United States, where over one-third of Americans live in underserved areas, employers are urgently exploring innovative ways to address mental health within their organizations. Companies like Comcast and Delta Airlines have started experimenting with on-site therapy services. This growing trend underscores the increasing…

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From Administrative Tasks to Speedy Diagnoses, Healthcare Workers Can Harness the Power of AI to Alleviate Work Pressure

Recent findings from FAU’s College of Nursing highlight widespread reservations among nursing professionals and students about the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) in their practices. This apprehension centers around AI’s potential impact on the human-centric nature of nursing and patient care. The study comes at a time when healthcare systems are increasingly turning to…

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The Role of AI in Nursing: Aiding Healthcare Workers Without Losing the Human Touch

Recent studies from FAU’s College of Nursing reveal significant apprehension among nursing professionals and students regarding the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in nursing. Over half of the respondents express concerns about AI’s impact on the human elements essential to effective care. This skepticism underscores a crucial moment in healthcare—how can technology enhance rather…

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Personal Responsibility in Cybersecurity is the Cornerstone of a Holistic Strategy for Protecting Healthcare from Cyber Threats

Emphasizing personal responsibility in cybersecurity is essential for forging a resilient defense against the rising tide of cyber threats targeting the healthcare sector. The cybersecurity community is abuzz in the wake of a devastating ransomware attack on Change Healthcare. U.S. senators, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren, call for greater transparency from the Cybersecurity…

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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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What Makes a True Leader: The Transformative Role of Resilience and Growth in the Face of Adversity
May 3, 2024

In a world rapidly shifting towards greater diversity in leadership styles, the conversation about what makes a true leader has never been more pertinent. This discussion is particularly relevant as businesses globally respond to the ongoing challenges of the digital era, where leadership not only shapes company culture but also impacts innovation and market…

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Urgent Reforms Needed to Support Nursing Workforce Amid Rising Burnout and Shortages
April 30, 2024

The recent release of the 2022 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, as disclosed in March 2024, underscores critical issues within the healthcare sector. As the industry becomes more diverse, the increasing rates of burnout and dissatisfaction among nurses are alarming, with projected shortages persisting until at least 2036. The survey highlights an industry…

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Medicaid “Unwinding” Demands Employers Bridge the Gap with Timely Communication and Alternative Health Plans
April 29, 2024

The recent unfolding of Medicaid “unwinding” across various states, including Nevada, marks a critical transition in healthcare access for thousands of Americans. With the federal government’s re-evaluation mandates kicking in, numerous individuals find themselves stripped of Medicaid coverage, often for procedural reasons that could have been avoided. This has left a significant gap in…

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Rigorous Audits of Third-Party Vendors are Crucial for Patient Data Protection in Healthcare
April 29, 2024

Recent cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations have highlighted critical vulnerabilities in their third-party partnerships and underscored the necessity of stringent cyber hygiene practices. As these institutions grapple with the dual challenges of maintaining patient care and protecting sensitive data, the importance of a comprehensive cybersecurity audit becomes ever more apparent. This need to safeguard patient…

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Healthcare Providers Must Combine Zero Trust Architecture and Threat Modeling to Address Cybersecurity Challenges
April 26, 2024

In today’s increasingly digital world, the healthcare sector faces significant cybersecurity challenges, necessitating urgent and sophisticated responses. The recent draft guidance issued by the FDA on cybersecurity for medical devices highlights a critical juncture for the industry: the need to implement and scale best practices in cybersecurity is more pressing than ever. As healthcare…

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Healthcare Orgs, Take Control of Your Network! Level Up Cyber Hygiene with Diligent Vendor Vetting and Software Segmentation
April 26, 2024

The digital transformation of healthcare organizations has significantly increased reliance on software and medtech devices, weaving a complex web of interdependencies in their supply chains. This shift raises critical vulnerabilities as highlighted by infamous incidents like the SolarWinds breach, underscoring the urgency for enhanced cyber hygiene practices. With recent executive orders pushing for better…

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Navigating Cyber Risk Management in Healthcare Means Handling the Small Alerts and Big Alarms
April 26, 2024

In an era where digital dependencies are integral to healthcare operations, cyber risk management in healthcare requires addressing the big events and attending to the small ones. This urgent need to address and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities was a key discussion point during a MarketScale Experts Talk discussion on continued cybersecurity threats in healthcare. The…

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Segmentation in Healthcare Cybersecurity Boils Down to Securing the Network and Protecting Patients
April 26, 2024

As healthcare institutions increasingly digitize their operations, the vulnerability of their networks to cyber breaches has highlighted the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures. A recent Experts Talk discussion on cybersecurity risks in healthcare explores the pivotal role of network segmentation in fortifying these efforts. With patient data and healthcare service continuity at stake,…

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Network Segmentation: The First Line of Defense in Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Battle
April 26, 2024

Recent cyberattacks, including a major incident at Change Healthcare, have highlighted severe vulnerabilities in healthcare systems, propelling cybersecurity to a critical concern across the industry. In particular, the lack of network segmentation has exposed healthcare infrastructure to increased risk, affecting essential services and compromising patient care. As healthcare institutions continue to integrate more digital…

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