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Healthcare business community adopts strategic plan

Healthcare business community adopts strategic plan

By Ben Keeton The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Board of Directors, which includes over 50 of our region’s leaders from key health-related organizations, developed a new strategic plan. The intent of the plan is to help guide the organization’s mission to champion and foster the growth of the region’s health-related economy and to identify opportunities

Healthcare organizations encouraged to enhance data security

By Margaret Young Levi and Kathie McDonald-McClure The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a joint alert warning of techniques that advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are using to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. APT groups target and exploit organizations

Is telehealth here to stay?

By Jennifer Henry Jackson and Sarah Cronan Spurlock As a result of social distancing rules and “shelter in place” orders that have been implemented around the country, the COVID-19 public health emergency rapidly accelerated the use of telehealth in the United States. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly half of all physicians are treating

Diversity and inclusion in healthcare

By Ben Keeton Until recently, I did not know that the Falls City Medical Society existed. In 1902, the Falls City Medical Society was formed in response to a growing number of black physicians in Louisville. These physicians, left out of the segregated medical societies, desired to have a forum for the exchange of ideas,

UK working to reduce opioid-related deaths in Kentucky

By Sally McMahon The University of Kentucky’s (UK) Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (known as CDAR) conducts research on numerous aspects of substance abuse and related behavior, including intimate violence, criminal justice settings and characteristics of rural substance use. CDAR has a history of providing training on evidence-based treatment, intervention and prevention approaches, as

Thinking strategically about end-of-life care

By Turner West The perennial growth in Medicare Advantage enrollment and the emergence of value-based initiatives and new payment models in traditional Medicare creates stronger incentives for efficient use of healthcare services. In the context of serious illness care there are myriad opportunities to both improve patient experience and reduce healthcare expenditures by diminishing non-beneficial