An Interview with Healthcare Interoperability Expert, Julie Maas
In this new virtual world, I’ve found me new favorite interview style.  I visit the virtual booth of a vendor at a virtual conference and in the chat of the virtual booth I interview one of their experts.  There’s something exciting about the off the cuff answers and the ability to ask specific follow up […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Direct Messaging directtrust DirectTrust Summit DirectTrust Workgroups EHR Data Sharing EMR Direct Healthcare Interoperability Julie Maas Scott Stuewe Source Type: blogs

Iodine Software Acquires ChartWise Medical Systems
Iodine Software, a leading healthcare AI company, today announced it has acquired CDI Software and Services company ChartWise Medical Systems, overall winner of the 2021 Best in KLAS Award for CDI. The acquisition brings together two industry leaders and expands Iodine’s clinical predictions to more than 800 hospitals and health systems. ChartWise represents Iodine’s second acquisition […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Artifact Health ChartWise ChartWise Medical Systems Clinical Documentation Improvement Healthcare CDI HIM Scene Iodine Software Steven J. Mason William Chan Source Type: blogs

Transcarent Raises $58 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Consumer-Directed Health and Care Experience for Self-Insured Employers
Transcarent, a new and different consumer-directed health and care experience for employees of self-insured employers and their families, today announced a $58 million Series B investment led by General Catalyst and 7wireVentures, with participation from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Kleiner Perkins, Leaps by Bayer, GreatPoint Ventures, and Threshold Ventures along with existing investors Alta […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT 7wireVentures Alta Partners Bill Taranto BridgeHealth Consumer-Directed Healthcare General Catalyst Glen Tullman GreatPoint Ventures Jove Equity Partners Kleiner Perkins Leaps by Bayer Merck Global Source Type: blogs

What ’s on Micky Tripathi’s Wish List? Highlights from #DirectTrustSummit Day 1
Micky Tripathi, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services shared his interoperability wish list during his opening keynote at the 2021 Direct Trust Summit. Topping his list was richer information exchange to support advanced payment models. I am not a tech guy, but I do enjoy […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops #DirectTrustSummit CDS Hooks FHIR Health Data Exchange Healthcare Interoperability HealthShare Exchange HIE Source Type: blogs

Four Ways Data Transparency Helps Advance Shared Savings in Your Post-Acute Network
The following is a guest article by Phyllis Wojtusik, RN, Executive VP, Health System Solutions at Real Time Medical Systems. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “Pathways to Success” rule for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has five goals: accountability, competition, engagement, integrity, and quality, all aimed at improving patient care. But as today’s […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Revenue Cycle Management ACO ACO Shared Savings ACO Telehealth ACOs CMS Health Data Sharing Hospital Readminssions P Source Type: blogs

Carbon Health Acquires Steady Health
Carbon Health, a leading technology-enabled healthcare provider, today announced the acquisition of Steady Health, a fully integrated diabetes platform that uses data from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices to provide personalized medical care from top endocrinologists. The company also announced the appointment of two healthcare industry veterans, Myoung Cha and Nita Sommers. The Steady Health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Carbon Health CGM Continuous Glucose Monitoring Eren Bali Henrik Berggren LumiHealth Myoung Cha Nita Sommers Primary Care Primary Care Innovation Steady Health Source Type: blogs

Datavant and Ciox Health Announce Merger, Creating the Largest Neutral and Secure Health Data Ecosystem
Datavant, the leader in helping healthcare organizations securely connect their data, and Ciox Health, the leader in clinical data exchange, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at $7.0 billion. The combined entity, to be named Datavant, will be the nation’s largest health data […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Ciox CIOX Health Datavant Goldman Sachs Asset Management Health IT Acquisitions Jo Natauri Matt Holt Matthew Gline New Mountain Capital Pete McCabe R. Martin Chavez Roivant Sci Source Type: blogs

Reducing ED Visits with Remote Patient Monitoring in Primary Care
The combination of simple technology and good service is helping to make remote patient monitoring (RPM) a key part of keeping patients healthy for primary care physicians. The team at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University rolled out RPM and has seen a drop in avoidable ED visits and improved patient experience. Healthcare IT […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Augusta University Chronic Care Management Dr. Janis Coffin Medical College of Georgia Medicare NavCare Primary Care Physician Remo Source Type: blogs

Governance is the Thorniest Issue to Tackle
Today I’ve been spending time learning about healthcare interoperability at the DirectTrust Summit.  It’s an incredible coming together of health IT professionals who truly understand the nuances related to making interoperability a reality in healthcare.  It’s easy to armchair quarterback the need for healthcare to share data and it’s another to dive into the weeds […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Amit Trivedi Briljent directtrust DirectTrust Summit Ed Simcox Health Data Standards Healthcare Consensus Building Healthcare Standards Lifeomi Source Type: blogs

Clinical AI Technology Leader Mendel Raises $18M in New Capital
Today, Mendel, the company behind the clinical AI platform that understands the unstructured, natural language content within medical documents, announced it has raised $18 million in Series A funding. The oversubscribed round was led by DCM, a global venture capital firm, with participation from OliveTree, Zola Global Investors and Millennium Technology Value Partners. Return investors […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bootstrap Labs DCM Dr. Karim Galil eFax Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Investment J2 Global John Mannion Kyle Lui Launch Capital Mark Goldstein Mendel Millennium Technology Val Source Type: blogs

CentralReach Acquires Behaviorsoft, a Fast-Growing End-To-End EMR Platform Catering to the Needs of Small Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy Providers
CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) software and services for ABA and related behavioral health providers, today announced the acquisition of Behaviorsoft, a software company specialized in end-to-end, practice management and clinical management solutions for startup and small applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy practices. The acquisition further bolsters CentralReach’s position as the market […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Behavioral Health EHR Behaviorsoft CentralReach Change Healthcare Chris Sullens EHR Acquisition EHR Consolidation Health IT Acquisition Mental Health EHR Source Type: blogs

Is Cerner an Acquisition Target for Microsoft and Google?
Thanks for my friend Shereese Maynard for pointing out this article that suggests Cerner might be an acquisition target soon.  The article makes the salacious statement that “Cerner is a wounded gazelle, and the lions are hungry.” For those keeping track at home, we’ve been through this before when Jim Cramer suggested that Apple Should […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cerner Cerner CEO Dana Blankenhorn EHR Acquisition Epic Google Google Cloud Google Health Google Healthcare Meditech Microsoft Microsoft Healthcare Nasdaq:CERN Nu Source Type: blogs

Can Your Fax Do This?
The following is a guest article by Simran Bagga, AI Program Director and Chris Larkin, Chief Technology Officer at Concord Technologies. A digitized document workflow that includes data extraction capabilities elevates the level of care a provider administers. Here’s how it works. A fax isn’t just a fax. A facsimile, telefax, digital fax, cloud fax—however […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Chris Larkin Cloud Fax Concord Technologies Digital Fax Health Data Exchange Healthcare Fax Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featured Simran B Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Ransomware – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/11 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcitoday on the topic “Healthcare Ransomware.” I’ve learned an important lesson in life.  If everyone was just honest, things would be a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT Security and Privacy #HITsm Topics Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Ranomware Healthcare Security Source Type: blogs

Abry Partners Announces Sale of Sentry Data Systems For $400 Million to Craneware
Abry Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Sentry Data Systems, Inc., the nation’s leader in pharmacy procurement, compliance and utilization management, to Craneware plc (AIM: CRW.L), a market leader in Value Cycle solutions for the U.S. healthcare market for $400 million. Sentry Data Systems, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Healthcare IT 340B Abry Partners AIM: CRW.L Brent Stone Craneware Sentry Data Systems T.J. Rose Travis Leonardi Source Type: blogs

CIO Podcast – Episode 8: Dr. Hank Capps – A Consumer Healthcare Experience
For the 8th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we’re sitting down with Dr. Hank Capps, Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Wellstar Health System. In this episode, Dr. Capps shares his insights and perspectives on the base platform technologies every healthcare organization will need as we […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare CIO Podcasts Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Hank Capps Healthcare Digital Transformation Healthcare Leadership Healthcare Tran Source Type: blogs

The Data Revolution: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Healthcare
The following is a guest article by Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq, Chairman, CEO & Founder at Biotricity. In 2011, near the end of his almost decade-long fight with cancer, Steve Jobs had a realization: “I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.” […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Clinical Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT Biotricity CliniCloud Digital Health Digital Therapeutics Epigenetics Healthy.io Medical Sensors MIR Smart Personalized Medicine Waqaas Al-Siddiq Source Type: blogs

One Medical Announces Agreement to Acquire Iora Health
1Life Healthcare, Inc. (One Medical) (Nasdaq: ONEM), a leading human-centered and technology-powered primary care organization, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iora Health, a human-centric, value-based primary care group with built-for-purpose technology focused on serving Medicare populations, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.1 billion. “We are delighted to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Amir Dan Rubin Bjorn Thaler Chris McKown Health IT Acquisitions Iora Health Nasdaq: ONEM One Medical Primary Care Primary Care Consolidation Rushika Fernandopulle Source Type: blogs

Why Isn ’ t Health Data Available Where It ’ s Needed Including Public Health?
I often talk to patients who wonder why their healthcare data isn’t following them.  Many patients just assume that the healthcare interoperability problem has been solved and that the data from their doctor or a lab or imaging center is going to be shared between doctors, specialists, and whomever needs it in healthcare.  Plus, from […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC directtrust DirectTrust Summit Ed Simcox FHIR Health Data Standards Healthcare Interoperability HHS Public Health public health data Public Health Data Source Type: blogs

Bottom of the Face Reveal Parties – Fun Friday
Happy Friday Everyone!  I hope you’ve had a great week.  We traveled for the first work trip since COVID and it went well.  It felt odd to tell people I was traveling since it had been so long, but it felt really good to get out and meet people.  At one business breakfast, 2 people […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT COVID-19 Cartoons Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

CareCloud Acquires MedMatica and Santa Rosa Consulting
CareCloud, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTBC) (Nasdaq: MTBCP), a leader in cloud-based healthcare technology and revenue cycle solutions, today announced its continued expansion into the hospital and health system market, through its acquisition of industry leading businesses that provide IT consulting, strategic advisory services and workforce augmentation solutions to hospitals in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. The […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT A. Hadi Chaudhry CareCloud EHR Vendors Health IT Consulting Health IT Mergers Jerry Howell MedMatica Nasdaq: MTBC Nasdaq: MTBCP Santa Rosa Consulting Stephen Snyder Source Type: blogs

GAO Report on Telehealth with Skewed Conclusion
For a while now I’ve been waiting for the government to do the telehealth studies that are needed to make telehealth reimbursement something that’s going to last long term.  I’d heard from my telehealth policy friends in Washington that prior to the pandemic there were many in Washington that were afraid to reimburse telehealth visits […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Revenue Cycle Management Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Andrey Ostrovsky Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky GAO Telehealth Telehealth Research Telehealth Studies Source Type: blogs

Turning Investments into Opportunity – How Data Protection Can Be the Dark Horse of Healthcare
The following is a guest article by Rob Courtney, Sr Director Healthcare / SLED, Veritas Technologies. Over the past year, the healthcare industry has transformed tremendously from the ways care is being delivered to the technology enabling that change. When the world shut down and people were forced to quarantine, healthcare providers had to find […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy COVID-19 Healthcare Data Healthcare Ransomware PACS Rob Courtney Vendor Neutral Archive Veritas Technologies VNA Source Type: blogs

Geisinger Launches Platform Leveraging Patient Collected Data To Manage Chronic Care
Over the past year, hospitals have been engaged in a titanic struggle to care for the flood of COVID patients overflowing their facilities. For many months, excess numbers of patients died because providers couldn’t keep up with the sheer volume of the task they had at hand. One approach they took which began to have […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring ConnectedCare365 COVID-19 Geisinger Noteworth Red Source Type: blogs

Epic Requires Employees to Return to the Office by July 19 and Epic UGM Will Be In Person in August
News recently broke that Epic will be requiring their employees to return to the office starting July 19th. After Epic’s failed return to the office situation in August 2020, I think we all realized that it was just a matter of time before Epic was going to require people be back in the office.  During […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Epic Epic UGM Epic UGM 2021 Healthcare Workforce Return to the Office Return to Work Source Type: blogs

Leveling the Playing Field in Health Information Sharing: Complying with the 21st Century Cures Act
The following is a guest article by Stephanie Jamison, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Greenway Health. Since its passage in late 2016, the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act has been setting the stage to reform the healthcare sector. Its broad, overarching goals include increasing patient choice and access to healthcare, streamlining development and delivery of innovative […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act CMS Greenway Greenway Health InfoBlocking Information Blocking Information Blocking Enforcement OIG Source Type: blogs

Return to the Office – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/4 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcitoday on the topic “Return to Work the Office.” I love when people talk to the “Return to Work.”  While we know […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT Security and Privacy #HITsm Topics COVID-19 Epic Health IT Community Healthcare Recruiting remote work Return to the Office Return to Work Source Type: blogs

2 Health IT Guys Walk Into a Hospital – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 63
For the 63rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about when 2 health IT guys walked into a hospital.  Ok, that’s not really a joke.  Colin and I really did recently have experiences going into a hospital to receive care for ourselves and our kid.  In this episode we talk about our experience […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Revenue Cycle Management Canadian Healthcare Digital Patient Experience Health IT Health IT Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Enterprise Project Manager
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Enterprise Project Manager position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is in the Midwestern US. Here’s a description of the position: Enterprise Project Manager […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Jobs Healthcare Project Management Healthcare Project Manager Jobs Job Seekers Stoltenberg Consulting Jobs Source Type: blogs

Memorial Day
For those of us in the United States, today is Memorial Day where we remember those people who lost their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy.  In my family, we also remember the lives of our loved ones we’ve lost.  Most important for me is looking back on their memory and learning from them.  Two […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 31, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Memorial Day Personal Musings Source Type: blogs

Specialty Telehealth Business Dynamics
If you’ve followed Healthcare IT Today and our Health IT Interviews podcast, you know it’s pretty rare that I have the same guest on the show and when I do it’s usually a year or a half dozen years apart.  However, when we finished recording the episode “What Makes Specialty Acute Care Telehealth Different?” with John […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Telehealth Healthcare Business John Kalix Live Video Telehealth SOC Telemed Specialty Acute Care Telehea Source Type: blogs

Doc Vader Tribute to Nurses (An Elton John Parody) – Fun Friday
I feel a little bad that I missed this video during Nurses Week, but here at Healthcare IT Today we believe in celebrating nurses year round.  Nurses may be the part of healthcare.  In many of my experiences with healthcare, it’s the nurses I remember more than the doctors.  They’re truly amazing people. With that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT DocVader Elton John Fun Friday Health IT Parody Nurse Week nurses ZDoggMD Source Type: blogs

Opeeka Announces Closing of $2M Seed Funding
Mental health is a hot topic these days and investors have taken note. Opeeka, an outcomes management software for mental health care providers, announced this week the close of $2 million in seed round funding led by a reputable group of strategic investors. Closing this round will allow Opeeka to further expand their solutions in both business […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health IT Funding Healthcare AI Kate Cordell Ken Knecht mental health Mental Health AI Opeeka P-CIS Person-Centered Intelligence Solution Source Type: blogs

Solution Deployed at Height of Pandemic Still Benefitting NYCHH Patients One Year Later
A simple text-based patient monitoring and outreach solution deployed in just 8 days by New York City Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to benefit patients, staff, and the people of New York City a year later. Leading Edge of COVID-19 New York City was one of the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Clinical Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #COVID19 COVID-19 Dr. David Silvestri Lumeon New York City Health Hospitals NYC H H patient care journey patient communications patient texting Remote Patient Monitoring R Source Type: blogs

Why Healthcare Organizations Must Incorporate Data Privacy into Their Cybersecurity Strategies – and How to Do It
The following is a guest article by Monique Becenti, Security Strategist, Pondurance. Healthcare organizations continue to represent a prime target for hackers – if not the leading one: The average cost of a breach for the industry now stands at $7.13 million (the highest of any sector), compared to less than $4 million for organizations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Healthcare Breach Cost Healthcare Breaches Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare GDPR Healthcare Security Monique Becenti Pondurance Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: EDW Architect
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EDW Architect position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Global Healthcare and IT and is in California. Here’s a description of the position: REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree required The […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT EDW Jobs Global Healthcare and IT Jobs Healthcare Data Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

What ’ s Holding Back the Always Connected Wearable Health Sensors We Need?
Anyone who’s had experienced with bluetooth (I think that’s everyone right?) knows the pains associated with bluetooth.  When it works, it works great.  However, when the device loses its pairing, it’s a mess.  Plus, we all know how much fun it is to get various devices to pair in the first place.  The amazing part […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Bluetooth Care Coordination Connected Health Hub Connected Health OS Healthcare Werarables Sid Kandan Stel Life Source Type: blogs

Patient Benefit Dashboard Proves the Value of Telehealth at PHSA
Healthcare organizations in the province of British Columbia rapidly rolled-out telehealth technologies during the pandemic, just like many others did. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) took the unusual step of implementing a patient benefit dashboard to track the impact of telehealth on patients across the province. Their dashboard made it crystal clear how valuable […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Canadian Healthcare Canadian Telehelath Healthcare ROI Julie Wei Office of Virtual Health Patient Benefit Dashboard PHSA Provincial Health Service Source Type: blogs

Iodine Software Acquires Physician Engagement Platform Artifact Health
Iodine Software, a leading healthcare AI company, today announced it has acquired physician engagement platform company Artifact Health. The acquisition brings together two industry leaders and expands Iodine’s clinical predictions and insights platform beyond clinical documentation improvement (CDI) teams to directly engage physicians through Artifact’s HIPAA-compliant mobile platform. Iodine experienced rapid growth over the last decade […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Artifact Health CDI Clinical Documentation Improvement Health IT Mergers Iodine Software Marisa MacClary William Chan Source Type: blogs

Epic, Anthem Strike Deal To Support Health Information Exchange
Health plan management company Anthem has struck a deal with Epic rolling out data sharing technology to health systems and providers who use the EHR vendor’s technology. Under the terms of the deal, participating providers will have access to Epic’s Payer Platform. The Payer Platform allows the providers to exchange various types of data with […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Anthem Inc. Consumer-Generated Health Data Electronic Prior Authorization Epic Epic EHR Epic Payer Platform Health Data Excha Source Type: blogs

HIPAA – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/28 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcitoday on the topic “HIPAA.” HIPAA has to be one of the least understood rules in the world.  We see this first […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT Security and Privacy #HITsm Topics Health IT Community Healthcare Regulations HIPAA HIPAA Regulations John Lynn Source Type: blogs

Curebase Unlocks Drug Development with Remote Clinical Trials; Raises $15m Led by GGV Capital
Curebase today announced $15M in Series A funding to continue developing its decentralized clinical trial software platform and virtual research site capabilities, powering research where any patient, anywhere, can be part of clinical trials at home and with their own doctor. The financing was led by GGV Capital with participation from Xfund, Bold Capital, and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bold Capital Clinical Trials Curebase GGV Capital Health IT Funding Jeff Richards Remote Clinical Trials Tom Lemberg Xfund Source Type: blogs

How One Hospital Successfully Adapted to Thrive During COVID-19
The following is a guest article by Bevey Miner, Chief Marketing Officer for Consensus. How about a positive healthcare story from the pandemic in 2020? As COVID-19 escalated, New York City Health + Hospitals, the country’s largest safety-net health delivery system, was inundated with cases. The organization serves a million New Yorkers each year, more […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Bevey Miner Center for Connected Medicine Consensus COVID-19 Health Data Sharing Healthcare Scene Featured Ne Source Type: blogs

CIO Podcast – Episode 7: Pamela S. Banchy – A Nurse CIO and Community Hospital Perspective
For the 7th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we’re sitting down with Pamela S. Banchy RN-BC PMP CHCIO FCHIME, CIO and VP Clinical Informatics at Western Reserve Hospital. In this episode, Banchy offers a really unique insight into the role of CIO given her background as a nurse.  Plus, she […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Health IT Company Healthcare CIO Podcasts Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Community Hospital CIO Healthcare Leadership Nurse CIO Pam Banchy Pamela S. Banchy Western Reserve Hospital Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Hospital Information Systems Support Technician at Natividad
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Hospital Information Systems Support Technician position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Natividad and is in California. Here’s a description of the position: At Natividad, our dedication to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Natividad Jobs Source Type: blogs

CAMH Adds Patient Stories to Cerner and Everyone Loves It
Patient stories are powerful, but there is no easy way to capture them in a standard EHR. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) overcame this challenge by customizing their Cerner system to accommodate a special “This is Me” section where patients and clinicians could jointly document stories. Both patients and staff have benefitted […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System addiction behavioral health CAMH Cerner EHR Patient Stories mental health Patient and Family Advisory Council Source Type: blogs

Senior Citizen COVID Hotline with Jokes – Fun Friday
It’s time again for another edition of Fun Friday. This week’s entrant comes from the Late Late Show with James Corden. The amazing thing is that this video was done back on May 19, 2020, but the concept would likely still be valuable today. The segment is called 3 things to cheer you up. And […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring 1-877-JOY-4ALL Billy Crystal COVID-19 Fun Friday James Corden Source Type: blogs

Tegria Acquires Colburn Hill Group to Ease Revenue Cycle Management Challenges for Healthcare Providers
Tegria today announced the acquisition of Colburn Hill Group, one of the healthcare industry’s leading developers of analytically-driven robotic process automation (RPA) technologies for revenue cycle management (RCM). A centerpiece of the deal is Colburn Hill’s proprietary Ops Center RCM platform, which has earned praise from customers and industry analysts for its superior ease of use, reliability, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Revenue Cycle Management Colburn Hill Group Health IT Acquisition Healthcare RPA Jeff Means Lincoln Popp RCM Robotic Process Automation Tegria Source Type: blogs

Security Threats Loom as People Return to the Office Warns Blackberry
In a recent survey conducted by Blackberry, 9 out of 10 respondents reported that they were concerned about staff returning from work-at-home with systems that are unpatched and out of date. To deal with this challenge, Blackberry suggests an approach similar to how COVID cases are handled. I honestly had not thought about the potential […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Blackberry CISO COVID-19 endpoint security Healthcare CISO Healthcare Cyberattacks Malware Nigel Thompson Return to Work UES Report Unified Endpoint Security Source Type: blogs

Buying or Selling A Medical Practice
The following is a guest article by Barry Posner, Esq., partner at Kudman Trachten Aloe & Posner LLP. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on many people’s lives, not the least of whom are the many brave and selfless frontline providers of healthcare services, including doctors, nurses, home health aides and others in a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Barry A. Posner COVID-19 Medical Practices Selling Medical Practices Valuing Medical Practices Source Type: blogs