Healthcare ChatGPT, Nurses in Pajamas, and Healthcare Costs – Fun Friday
Happy Friday everyone!  The good news if you’re reading this is that you made it through another week.  It’s almost time to kick off your weekend and have some fun.  That’s why we’re excited to share with you another edition of Fun Friday to get your weekend started off right.  Hopefully, you’ll enjoy a little laughter and maybe even learn something from the humor.  We have a great mix of cartoons today. Friday cartoon..#Ottawa #Poilievre #cdnpoli #nlpoli #Alberta #Toronto #healthcare pic.twitter.com/r2GFck1Kmv — John Meaney (@Meantoons) January 12, 2024 I always say. There are no eas...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT ChatGPT Fun Friday Healthcare Cartoons Healthcare ChatGPT Healthcare Costs Healthcare Humor Source Type: blogs

ViVE 2024 – What Unexpected Surprise Will Happen in Healthcare in the Next 6 Months?
Whether it’s a simple bet between friends or trying to solve the mystery before the book/movie is over, people love being able to guess what is going to happen. So while at ViVE 2024 we thought we could do our own friendly little predictions for healthcare. We asked our incredible Healthcare IT Today Community to pull out their divination skills and predict what unexpected surprise will happen in healthcare in the next 6 months. The video below is a compilation of their predictions. Rishi S. Sarna, MD, Chief Clinical Officer at Backline I’ve always said and have told my colleagues that our biggest threat, even...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Grayson Miller Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Aloha McBride Backline Curtis Anderson DUOS EY HDAI Healthcare Predictions hl7 Jocelyn Keegan Karl Ulfers La Source Type: blogs

ABOUT Healthcare Acquires Edgility, Advancing AI and Decisioning Across the Patient Journey
Acquisition Enhances Patient Velocity with a Next-Generation System-Wide Patient Flow Platform from Admission to Discharge by Delivering Real-Time Insights throughout the Patient Journey ABOUT Healthcare (ABOUT), a leading provider of SaaS-based hospital operations solutions for admission management and post-acute placement, announced today that it has acquired Edgility, an AI and analytics platform company that monitors and manages operations in real time, resulting in optimized capacity, enhanced patient progression, and accelerated discharge velocity. ABOUT’s acquisition of Edgility augments its care orchestration tec...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT ABOUT ABOUT Healthcare Acuity Link Balaji Ramadoss Edgility Ensocare Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Jonathan Shoemaker Source Type: blogs

Reactions to the Ascension Healthcare Ransomware Attack and Suggestions for Healthcare Organizations
It’s been a bad couple months for cybersecurity in healthcare.  Or maybe it will end up being a good thing.  I remember after the devestation of Hurricane Katrina, we all woke up to the need for better disaster recovery and business continuity.  While it’s amazing to consider two breaches and ransomware incidents the size of Change Healthcare and Ascension could happen so closely together, it’s very clear that healthcare is a target and we need to massively increase our investment in security to show we’ve learned from these experiences. We reached out to our network of security experts to get th...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 16, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Al Yang Ascension Bill Murphy Blumira Christop Source Type: blogs

Cutting Through the AI Hype: Deploying AI Now to Improve Patient Care
The following is a guest article by Bevey Miner, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy at Consensus Cloud Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and with so much hype around it, healthcare organizations are rightfully cautious about deploying AI solutions. Although promising in its ability to transform healthcare through more efficient and accurate data capture and management, there is still much that we as an industry and society need to understand before scaling its use, especially when it comes to patient care. During a recent panel discussion at HIMSS24 in Orlando, Fla., March 11–15,...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 16, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Artificial Intelligence Bevey Miner Consensus Cloud Solutions Experis Health Solutions Healthcare AI Governance Jeffrey Sullivan Madelaine Yue Mason Ingram Patien Source Type: blogs

DrFirst Acquires Myndshft Technologies to Revolutionize Medication Management by Addressing Both Pharmacy and Medical Benefits
Pioneering Move Unites Medical and Pharmacy Benefits, Enhancing Access, Affordability, and Adherence for Specialty Medications and Procedures Healthcare technology pioneer DrFirst today announced it has acquired substantially all assets of Myndshft Technologies, Inc., a leader of end-to-end real-time medical benefits and automated prior authorization (PA) software-as-a-service (SaaS). This strategic acquisition aims to improve the patient experience and expedite access to vital specialty medications, such as infusions and in-office injectables primarily covered by medical benefits. Combined with DrFirst’s platform and s...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 16, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Drew Hunsinger DrFirst G. Cameron Deemer Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Myndshft Myndshft Technologies Inc. OnTarget Advisors LLC Ron Wince Seth Feder Third Eye Advisory Source Type: blogs

Flexibility and Find-Grained Ambient Clinical Voice Customization at MarianaAI
Kaustubh Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO at ambient voice provider MarianaAI, promises a “three-click process” to generate documentation from a patient visit. He describes their product as an “end-to-end approach” that starts even before the patient enters the room, pulling together a summary of the patients’ conditions in 30 to 60 seconds to help the physician guide the visit. Besides generating a note for the visit, the tool can also help the physician respond to patient messages, which is a big drain on clinicians’ time. Through discussion with hundreds of doctors and administrators, the f...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Ambient Clinical Voice EHR AI Assistant EHR Documentatoin Healthcare IT Video Interviews Healthcare Scene Featured Kaustubh Sharma Source Type: blogs

One Year Later: Lessons on AI Support for Cancer Care
The following is a guest article by Dr. Daniel Vorobiof, Chief Medical Director at Belong.Life The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in oncology care has allowed for unprecedented levels of support and guidance for cancer patients and their families. With the launch of Dave—the world’s first conversational oncology mentor—one year ago, we have seen the many benefits that an instant, empathetic, and valid AI mentor provides to people living with cancer. Along with the challenging reality of a cancer diagnosis, patients must navigate a multitude of complexities including treatment, side effects, and new l...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT AI Chatbot AI Mentor Belong.life Cancer AI Chatbot Cancer Community Cancer LLM Dave Dr. Daniel Vorobiof Healthcare AI Chatbot onc Source Type: blogs

This Week ’ s Health IT Jobs – May 15, 2024
It can be very overwhelming scrolling though job board after job board in search of a position that fits your wants and needs. Let us take that stress away by finding a mix of great health IT jobs for you! We hope you enjoy this look at some of the health IT jobs we saw healthcare organizations trying to fill this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the health IT jobs we found: Server Systems Administrator – Epic Physician Specialist – Emergency Support – Cleveland Clinic IT Business Analyst (Hybrid) – US Pharmacopeia Manager, Health Information Management (HIM) – Jefferson Healthcare ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Grayson Miller Tags: Career and Jobs Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Another Source Blue Shield of California Cleveland Clinic Elevance Health Epic Finys Fresenius Kabi USA Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin He Source Type: blogs

Extracting Value From Existing Systems with Connexall
Connexall addresses traditional hospital concerns such as fall prevention, other patient safety, and reducing alerts. According to Sandy Saggar, Interim Chief Executive Officer, they achieve this through great flexibility. On the one hand, they connect to a wide range of medical devices through standard protocols and remain vendor-neutral, which is important for hospital systems that have to integrate many systems after a merger or acquisition. They also recognize that each hospital has its own processes and needs customization. Saggar is interested in working with emerging technologies (autonomous robots, generative AI, d...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Autonomous Robots Connexall Health Data Sharing Healthcare Digital Assistants Healthcare Fall Prevention Source Type: blogs

4 Strategic Considerations for Digital Hospital Transformation
The following is a guest article by Kaeli Tully, Healthcare Systems and Solutions Engineer at Intel In the quiet hours of the night, hospital executives toss and turn, grappling with the daunting reality of staffing shortages that plague their institutions. Challenges like these fuel passion and ingenuity for innovation and drive the community to harness the power of technology to find fit-for-purpose and impactful solutions. Hospitals are working closely with healthcare and life science ecosystems to collaborate on new solutions – beginning with data management. Digital Hospitals as Data Engines Digital Hospitals harnes...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Data Engines Digital Hospital Digital Transformation Healthcare Data Healthcare Digital Transformation Intel Interoperability Kaeli Tully Value-Based Care Source Type: blogs

Kontakt.io Raises $47.5 Million Funding from Goldman Sachs to Fuel AI Development and Expansion into US Hospitals
The Investment will Fuel Global Growth and Advancement of its AI-Driven IoT Platform to Optimize Hospital Operations and Resources Outside the Clinical Domain Kontakt.io, the leading provider of Inpatient Journey Analytics, today announced a Series C investment of $47.5 million, led by Growth Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs). The capital will be used to support the company’s growth and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution expansion. Kontakt.io enables health systems to optimize patient, staff, and resource flows, improving safety, coordination, and service delivery. The company uses AI, the Inter...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Christian Resch Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs Asset Management Growth Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Kontakt.io Philipp von Gilsa Source Type: blogs

Will the Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack Wake Up Healthcare? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 140
For the 140th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are talking about the Change Healthcare ransomware attack. To kick this episode off, we share our insights on what has happened in the two months since the attack. Then we discuss whether or not we think this will be the inciting incident for healthcare organizations to wake up about their security. Next, we debate on whether or not this attack will have an impact on how healthcare organizations are approaching RCM. Lastly, we end this episode by sharing our thoughts on what we believe the long-term impact will be. Here’s a preview of the topics and questions we...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Security and Privacy Change Healthcare Change Healthcare Breach Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Breaches Healthcare Cyber Attacks Healthcare Cyb Source Type: blogs

HTI-1 Final Rule: Implications for Healthcare Providers – Focus on DSI and Algorithmic Transparency
Conclusion: Key Takeaways for Healthcare Providers In a sector facing financial challenges, investing in certified health IT and predictive DSIs is vital. The initial investment in updating technology and training staff is notable. Yet, the benefits in decision-making, patient care, and the avoidance of medical errors are significant. Providers that adopt can offer unique, evidence-based treatments. Compliance with HTI-1 is expected to lead to both improvements in the efficacy of care as well as patient experience. Following the HTI-1 Final Rule can also protect against penalties from information blocking and non-complianc...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Regulations Algorithm Transparency Decision Support Interventions DSI Health Data Technology and Interoperability Final Rule Healthcare AI Source Type: blogs

RFX Solutions Closes on $9 Million in Series A Funding to Revolutionize Healthcare Compliance through SaaS Technology
In a move towards transforming healthcare compliance, RFX Solutions, a trailblazer in SaaS compliance software for healthcare facilities, is proud to announce a $9 million Series A funding round led by Arthur Ventures. This investment underscores the confidence in RFX Solutions’ mission to streamline and enhance compliance processes in healthcare settings. RFX Solutions is partnering with Arthur Ventures for this pivotal phase of growth due to the firm’s deep expertise in partnering with growing B2B SaaS companies. Amanda Penrod, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO at RFX Solutions, expressed her enthusiasm for this new ch...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Arthur Ventures Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Patrick Meenan RFX Solutions Source Type: blogs