HIPAA Reform Should Protect Patients, Scale Back Silos Around Medical Data
Mar 24, 2023
In an opinion piece featured in Healthcare Dive, Joel Theisen, Lifespark CEO, argues for an update of HIPAA that acknowledges an advanced technology landscape and scales back healthcare data silos. This conversation is getting a lot of buzz in Washington as congress looks to pass a bill which calls for a commission to review existing state and federal protections of personal health information, as well as current practices for health data use by the healthcare, insurance, financial services and consumer electronics industries. It also is to recommend to Congress whether federal legislation is needed to modernize health data privacy.
Read on for Joel’s perspective – he believes above all, HIPAA should protect people’s data but we need to scale back restrictions so that providers can respond to a wider, fuller picture of a person’s health.
Memory Care Operators Embrace Managed Care Amid Wider Shift to Value-Based Payments
November 1, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
In a Senior Housing News story on Memory Care Business, writer Jesse Floyd shares that memory care providers are shifting to a managed care model, seeking to forestall expensive medical crises in favor of working to keep residents as healthy as possible for longer. Lifespark had the opportunity to share our expertise on senior living […]
WCCO Health Show with Susie Jones – Dr. Nick Schneeman Talks Deprescribing
October 30, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
Dr. Nick Schneeman, Lifespark Chief Medical Officer, joined Susie Jones from WCCO radio on her Health Show to talk about deprescribing and overprescribing during Healthy Aging Month. They covered a lot of ground during the one-hour Sunday morning segment answering everything from what is deprescribing and drug cascading to should a person ever go off […]
Joel Theisen, BSN, RN, CEO of Lifespark weighed in on the Annual Open Enrollment season with his opinion on the process in an article in MarketWatch. The health care choice is important but changing for the 60 million Americans on Medicare. 2023 was the first year most seniors opted for Medicare Advantage over traditional Medicare, […]