6 EHR Optimization Tips
One thing I’ve learned in 16 years writing about health IT and particularly focused on EMR (now EHR if you prefer), is that the EHR still impacts so many things in the life of a clinician.  Yes, hospitals and health systems have 1000s of health IT solutions that they have to manage, upgrade, secure, etc.  […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Ambient Clinical Voice athenahealth Dan Rodrigues Dayo Belizaire EHR Optimization EHR Upgrades EHR Workflow EMR Optimization Source Type: blogs

Paxlovid Paradox, Part 2: An Ideal Scenario
The first article in this three-part series criticized the conditions of COVID-19 treatment in the United States. Now let’s look toward the future: what we do ideally if we had an epidemic and a treatment we wanted to administer quickly to patients? The ideas in this article combine observations of mine over several years with […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Amber Glauser Cloudticity COVID-19 Data Interoperability Data Sharing Dr. Steve Mok Healthcare Drones Information Blocking Medication Delivery Source Type: blogs

Office Ally Announces Acquisition of Bluemark
Office Ally, a leading provider of electronic clearinghouse and healthcare software solutions, today announced that is has acquired Bluemark, LLC, a provider of specialized healthcare software for healthcare professionals and community-based organizations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Bluemark provides specialized healthcare software and adaptive technology, including revenue integrity and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Bluemark Chris Hart Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare Clearinghouse Healthcare M&A Ken Sacks Office Ally Payer Audit Management Source Type: blogs

Paxlovid Paradox, Part 1: Trying to Outrun COVID-19
The dilemma is heart-rending. With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations rising, the FDA approved two drugs—Paxlovid from Pfizer, and molnupiravir from Merck and Ridgeback—to treat the illness that is killing so many and rendering others permanently disabled. Yet in the United States, many patients can’t get the drug, or even figure out which pharmacy near them […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT ASPR COVID-19 Data Interoperability Data Sharing Dr. Richard Dion Dr. Steve Mok Information Blocking molnupiravir Paxlovid Telehealth Telemedicine Wolters Kluwer Source Type: blogs

Technology as the Community Hospital Change Agent
The following is a guest article by Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, is President & CEO of Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. Our community hospital deliberated for years on whether and how to implement telehealth in our ambulatory practices.  It was as complicated as it was controversial.  And then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in March 2020 and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring 5G Christine Schuster Community Hospital Security Community Hospitals Emerson Hospital Hea Source Type: blogs

Greater Good Health Raises $10 Million in Funding to Empower Nurse Practitioners and Improve Primary Care Access
Having launched a care model centered around nurse practitioners, Greater Good Health’s latest funding round will broaden its reach and breadth of value-based care capabilities Greater Good Health, the company redefining value-based care through the first primary care model centered around nurse practitioners, today announced that it has secured a total of $13 million in funding since […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Greater Good Health Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Health Velocity Capital LRVHealth Martin Ventures Nurse Practitioners Optum Ventures Primary Care Sylvia Has Source Type: blogs

CIO Podcast – Episode 32: Clinical Informatics Success with Tom Selva
For the 32nd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Tom Selva, MD, CMIO at University of Missouri Health Care.  In this discussion, we talk about Dr. Selva and his team winning the 2021 HIMSS Davies Award and what it meant to him and his organization.  Plus, he […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare CIO Podcasts Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System CIO Leadership CMIO Healthcare CMIO healthcare informatics Healthcare Leadership HIMSS HIMSS Davies A Source Type: blogs

Will Healthcare AI Augment or Replace? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/27 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).  This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic “Will Healthcare AI Augment or Replace?” A lot of talk about AI has been people scared that their job was going […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm AI/Machine Learning Healthcare IT #HITsm Chat #HITsm Topics Healthcare AI Healthcare Automation Rasu Shrestha Stacy Hurt Stephanie Lahr Source Type: blogs

KAID Health Announces Series A to Fuel Growth of its AI-Powered Provider/Payer Whole Chart Analysis Platform
Funding to expand company’s footprint among healthcare providers and the insurers they partner with while improving reimbursement, clinician efficiency, and care quality KAID Health, makers of an artificial intelligence-enabled clinical analysis and provider engagement platform, today announced its $4.25 million Series A funding. The financing was led by prominent healthcare IT investors, including Activate Venture Partners and Martinson Ventures. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Activate Venture Partners Boston Millenia Partners Brandon Hull Dana Callow Health IT Fundings Health IT Investments Healthcare AI Howard Landis John Martinson KAID Health Kevin Source Type: blogs

RPM Platform Learnings from UK Being Brought to the US
One of the most interesting people I met at the HIMSS 2022 conference this year was João Bocas.  If you’re on Twitter, then you’ve probably seen him tweeting from his account @WearablesExpert where he shares great digital health content.  One thing I love about Bocas is that he brings a great international perspective to the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Digital Health Digital Salutem Healthcare Wearables HIMSS HIMSS 2022 HIMSS22 João Bocas Re Source Type: blogs

The Critical Need for Fully Secure Networks for Remote Data Sharing
The following is a guest article by Lucio Lanza, Managing Partner at Lanza techVentures, David Stewart, CEO at Approov. Covid compelled healthcare providers and consumers to accelerate their digital transformation and they did, creating dramatic changes in behavior patterns. The traditional hospital-centric medical care system morphed into a patient-centric care system. Virtual, distributed healthcare services provided digitally […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Alissa Knight Approov David Stewart EHR FHIR FHIR API FTC Health App Security Health Apps Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Digital Transformation Lanza techVentures Luci Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Business Intelligence Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Business Intelligence Analyst III position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Colorado Access and is in Colorado. Here’s a description of the position: What you will do: Under […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Colorado Access Colorado Access Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare Business Intelligence Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Researchers Plan Blockchain-Based App Designed To Reward Patient Compliance
A midwestern health system is partnering with a university to build a blockchain-based app focused on rewarding patients for complying with their regimen. Among the key goals of the project is to see whether the app can provide the rewards while still meeting consumer privacy and protection laws. The project is being conducted jointly by […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Healthcare Blockchain Healthcare Blockchain App Healthcare Rewards Jump ARCHES OSF Health Patient Compliance University of Illinois Source Type: blogs

Stats, The Network, and AI & Blockchain Hype – Fun Friday
Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you had a great week as we start to inch closer to summer.  It’s that time again for another edition of Fun Friday.  That’s right.  We slip away from the health IT content we usually publish and share something funny and entertaining with you.  We hope we can put a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare AI Healthcare Blockchain Source Type: blogs

Harris Expands in California with the Acquisitions of Innovative Medical Management and MedBill IQ
Harris, a global vertical market software provider, expands in California with the acquisitions of Innovative Medical Management, LLC (IMM) and MedBill IQ, LLC. Together, IMM and MedBill IQ, with its Conexem Software product suite, offer full-service practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management services and software solutions focusing on Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Bassel Salloum Harris Health IT Acquisitions IMM Innovative Medical Management Jerry Canada MedBill IQ RCM Source Type: blogs