Volume 12, Number 39 November  20, 2023



BREAKING NEWS

If you have been seriously considering deploying Artificial Intelligence in any capacity within your Home Health, Hospice, or Home Care organization, or within the software products you sell to those providers, there is a good reason to stop and take a breath this week. Keep an eye on one ever-developing news item.

We are still taking this Thanksgiving week off from our weekly publishing schedule, but this news could not wait. In fact, we are sending this to you before the dust has settled, and we intend to continue updating our report (a luxury of online publishing) right up until we put the turkey in the oven. Click on Heather Thompson's excellent analysis of the situation, and come back to it from time to time as she sorts through the chaos.

Founding CEO Sam Altman Fired by OpenAI Board

If there is this much drama going on at the leading AI innovator, we all need to tread carefully before making any hasty decisions that may impact office personnel, in-home caregivers and clinicians, or patients and clients.

 

 

 

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OpenAI Breaking News As it Happens
Heather Thompson continues to follow the drama of the OpenAI unraveling and offers this "living" report, which she will update as the chaos evolves. Check back here often.

Breaking News - Weekend Chaos at OpenAI
As healthcare rushes to deploy Artificial Intelligence, the chaos that occurred over the weekend of November 17-19, and continues to develop Monday the 20th, should give all healthcare providers a reason to take a breath. Heather Thompson followed the drama all weekend and offers this "living" report, which she will update as the chaos evolves. Check back here often.



During the 4th Quarter of 2023, web sites of the above advertisers were visited by home care and hospice executives and staff 30286 times.

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As of this date, approximately 51,777,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.

 

Last Week's Most-Read Stories:

Pre-Employment Background Checks vs. OIG Exclusion Screening: Understanding the Difference
Everyone does pre-employment background checks. OIG Exclusion Screening is something quite different. It is a monthly check to prevent the continuing employment of individuals or entities excluded from federal healthcare programs. Guest writer Roger Shindell explains how to maintain legal compliance.

Milestone: Tim says, "This is NOT Goodbye"
After 30 years in Home Health and 25 years at the helm of Healthcare at Home: The Rowan Report, Tim announces he is handing the day-to-day operations to his daughter Kristin and retells the story of how he started in Home Health and his journey to what is more accurately described as "semi-retirement."




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