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Regtech and NLP: What’s Next in Healthcare Regulatory Compliance

by Kari Walgran on Aug 4, 2017 1:04:33 PM

How AI-based Compliance Technologies from the Finance Sector Could Change Healthcare

Professionals in the banking and finance industries have begun to use artificial intelligence to manage regulatory compliance. Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) are particularly powerful tools for this purpose.

These technologies show promise in the financial sector, but can the same be said for healthcare? Read on to learn about the current use of AI for regulatory compliance tasks, and how these tools could also revolutionize regulatory compliance throughout the life science industry.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Life Science Regulatory, Healthcare IT

Great Potential for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare Staffing

by Kari Walgran on Mar 9, 2017 2:45:54 PM

5 companies using big data to empower recruiting and address human resources challenges in healthcare

Big data, it seems, is everywhere, and continues to get bigger every day. Harnessing the ever-growing body of information is tricky, and predictive analytics—the practice of analyzing data to identify patterns and forecast future outcomes or trends—is one way of creating usable, actionable order out of data-based chaos.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Regulatory Trends, Life Science Regulatory

5 Key Takeaways from the Latest MACRA Rule

by Kari Walgran on Oct 27, 2016 9:33:33 AM

A guide for healthcare information professionals about new reimbursement options based on quality of care.

HHS and CMS released the long-awaited, finalized MACRA rule on October 14, 2016. MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, replaces the prior Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula with a new, quality-focused payment system for managing physician reimbursement. The updated system, known as the Quality Payment Program, offers two tracks for providers to choose from, the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
The full text of the new rule, which is over 2,200 pages long, is available in PDF format here. HHS will accept comments for 60 days after the final rule’s release date.

Read on for key provisions of the new rule and a resource list with further information.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Regulatory Trends, Life Science Regulatory

A Guide to the Current Legal Challenges Involving the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers

by Kari Walgran on Aug 4, 2016 12:01:48 PM

28 key resources to better understand the current legal challenges of these mergers.

U.S. antitrust officials have mounted legal challenges in an attempt to block two major, pending insurance deals: Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna, valued at $54 billion, and Aetna’s acquisition of Humana, valued at $37 billion.

This complex case involves multi-billion-dollar deals, major national insurers, federal regulators and the future of insurance coverage for millions of patients nationwide. Below is a resource guide to connect readers with key coverage about the lawsuits, responses from major stakeholders, analysis and predictions about what could come next.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Life Science Competitive Intelligence, Life Science Regulatory

Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Harmonization: An Overview

by Kari Walgran on Jul 20, 2016 9:27:06 AM

Resources to dive deep into current regulatory harmonization efforts and issues.

While the FDA looms large in the US pharmaceutical industry, a global perspective is also important. A new editorial has ignited discussion of global regulatory harmonization for pharma. Read on to learn more about current arguments and existing harmonization efforts.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Intelligence, Life Science Regulatory, Global Regulatory Harmonization

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