Reconsidering How We Verify Identities in Healthcare

The size and scale of data breaches worsens each year; December 2023 saw at least two multimillion-record data breaches reported. As new tools like AI grow in prevalence, organizations need to start changing the way they handle data to keep pace with ever-worsening attacks.

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New Report Looks at the Present and Future of Maternal Care

With maternal death rates at the highest among the world’s wealthiest nations, the U.S. is facing a maternal and infant health crisis. The maternal mortality rate doubled between 1999 and 2019, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.

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ABQAURP News February 2024

In 2023, the National Transitions of Care Coalition’s (NTOCC) Transitions of Care (TOC) Pharmacy Advisory Committee and its Sub-Committee on Value-Based Care & Outcomes created and sent out the NTOCC Transitions of Care Pharmacy Outcomes Survey to the NTOCC Community and their social media followers, including some ABQAURP members. 

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Giving Telehealth Its Due: How It Impacts Outcomes

There is a belief that virtual care providers are poised to establish standards of care that can even exceed in-person care, while helping hospital systems raise their quality and safety by strengthening existing teams, improving patient access, and ensuring patients can receive the timely care they need.

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Closing the Disparity Gap for Disabled Patients

A new proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is intended to battle healthcare discrimination for disabled Americans. This update in focus has highlighted the need for improvements in training to enable better outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Nutrition Labels: Ensuring Greater AI Transparency, Accountability in Healthcare

As we move full steam ahead into the artificial intelligence (AI) era, the healthcare industry is taking a cue from food and drug markets, slapping nutrition labels on AI-driven solutions, to share how they were trained and on what types of data. Nutrition labels in healthcare are intended to provide transparency to doctors, clinicians, and other health professionals so they can make informed decisions about how they use it.

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Opportunity Uncovered: How COVID-19 Accelerated Healthcare Transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic left an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape, spotlighting critical areas for improvement while accelerating transformations that were already underway. From addressing disparities in equity and access to adopting digital health strategies, the pandemic has forced healthcare to move swiftly to meet urgent needs.

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