A Data Strategy is Key for Health Systems to Attract – And Keep – Patients
The following is a guest article by Mike Linnert, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at SymphonyRM. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in our healthcare system, but also illuminated opportunities for clinics and systems to build deeper relationships with existing and new patients and drive lifetime value. Take, for example, the stark decline in the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 Health Data Strategy Healthcare Consumerism Healthcare Personalization Healthcare Scene Featured Mike Linnert p Source Type: blogs

Electronic Signatures Can Reduce Costs, Speed Care Delivery
The following is a guest article by Stephan Herron, President and CEO of Scriptel Corporation. Our modern Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems’ origins can be traced back to the 1960s. Fifty-five years ago, slightly over 100 clinical information and/or storage systems existed. I’m sure that, at the time, one of the purported advantages of an […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Digital Patient Check-In Electronic Signature eSignature Healthcare Digital Fo Source Type: blogs

Social Media Data Privacy and Rights – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Janae Sharp (@CoherenceMed) from @SharpIndex on the topic “Social Media Data Privacy and Rights“. Social Media algorithms control what we see and what we read. The age […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Security and Privacy #HITsm Topics Facebook Janae Sharp Sharp Index Social Media Social Media Privacy Twitter Source Type: blogs

Aledade Raises $100 Million Series D
Today, Aledade announced it has closed a $100 million Series D funding round following a year of significant growth for its national network of risk-taking primary care practices. Returning investor Meritech Capital led the round, which included new growth investors Tiger Global Management and IVP, and returning investor OMERS Growth Equity. “Working in partnership with hundreds of amazing primary care practices, Aledade ACOs have […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT ACOs Aledade Craig Sherman Farzad Mostashari Healthcare Business IVP Meritech Capital OMERS Growth Equity Tiger Global Management Value Based Care Source Type: blogs

HIPAA Seal of Compliance = Consumer Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consumer fraud settlement against a company that displayed a ‘HIPAA Compliant’ seal on its website. After a data breach, SkyMed, a company that provides emergency evacuation memberships for travelers, was cited in December 2020 for not properly protecting member information, failing to adequately assess risks, and failing to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Semel Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy FTC Healthcare Cybersecurity HHS HIPAA HIPAA Compliance HIPAA Compliant Seal OCR SkyMed Source Type: blogs

Amazon Unlikely To Capture A Major Telehealth Presence Anytime Soon
Earlier this month, a triumvirate of corporate giants admitted that their healthcare venture wasn’t going to make it. Haven, a company backed by JPMorgan Chase, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon, called it quits after only a couple of years in business. Their goal had been for the three companies to offer better healthcare services […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Amazon Amazon Care Berkshire Hathaway Haven JPMorgan Chase PillPack Telehealth Telehealth Market Source Type: blogs

Virgo Investment Group Announces $20 Million Investment in Apricus Health
Virgo Investment Group (“Virgo”) today announced an investment in Apricus Health, an innovative healthcare company created by a group of prominent Arizona physicians.  This partnership aligns with Virgo’s focus on strategically expanding its portfolio within the health and wellness sectors. Apricus Health was founded with the goal of transitioning healthcare practices to a value-based care model. The Apricus Health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Apricus Health Direct Contracting Entity Health IT Investment Kishlay Anand Pooja Goel Value Based Care Virgo Virgo Investment Group Source Type: blogs

Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies, Inc. for $635 Million
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Capsule’s Medical Device Information Platform – comprised of device integration, vital signs monitoring and clinical surveillance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System AEX: PHIA Capsule Capsule Technologies Health IT Acquisitions Hemant Goel Medical Device Information Platform Medical Device Integration NYSE: PHG Philips Philips Connected C Source Type: blogs

Happy MLK Day!
Today is the Martin Luther King holiday here in the US.  Kids are off school (which in the virtual world doesn’t feel that different) and a number of people are off work.  Although, holidays sure feel different amidst COVID.  Plus, with everything going on in the world, MLK Day seems to have a different meaning […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT MLK Personal Musings Source Type: blogs

MFine Raises $16m From New & Existing Investors Led by Heritas Capital as Adoption of Digital Health Soars in India Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
India’s leading Digital Health startup MFine has raised $16m in a new funding round led by Heritas Capital with participation from Singapore-based family office of Y’S Investment Pte Ltd. Existing MFine investors including SBI Investment, SBI Ven Capital, BEENEXT and Alteria Capital have also followed-on in the round. The oversubscribed round wraps up a strong […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Digital Health Digital Health Investment Health IT Investment Heritas Capital India Health IT MFine Source Type: blogs

USCDI Draft v2 and SVP Standards Approved by ONC for 2020
When you talk to people about healthcare standards, one of the biggest topics of discussion lately is the USCDI standard.  After ONC released v1 of the USCDI standard, many were interested to see how far ONC would take it when they released v2 of USCDI.  Some suggested that USCDI was too narrow, while others commented […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Brendan Keeler Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Standards HITAC ONC Redox SVAP USCDI USCDI v2 Source Type: blogs

Fun Friday Cartoons
Happy 2021!  I looked at the date and couldn’t believe we’re already half way through January.  Time flies.  I hope you’re all doing as well as possible.  This week’s Fun Friday edition is an eclectic mix of cartoons along with a look back at a cartoon from a long time ago. Maybe, as the Greens […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare Design Personal Musings Source Type: blogs

The Heightened Role of Location Information in Health Care: An Interview with Inpixon
As COVID-19 cases fill our health centers, location services–such as mapping, wayfinding, and resource tracking–become more urgent than ever. For instance, when you can’t find the ventilator that was on the floor yesterday, and have to make a staff person wander around to find it, you’re wasting time you can’t afford. And you’re also increasing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Contact Tracing Geolocation Healthcare Geolocation Healthcare RTLS Inpixion Nadir Ali Tracking Source Type: blogs

FTC Settlement with Fertility Tracking App Maker Flo Health Over Data Disclosure Allegations
The company behind period and fertility-tracking app Flo Health has settled with the FTC over allegations that it engaged in inappropriate sharing of user data. According to the FTC complaint, it shared health information on its 100 million users with third-party data analytics firms despite promising that the information would remain private. Flo is far […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Security and Privacy AppsFlyer BabyCenter Clue Consumer Health Data Facebook Flo Health Flurry Google Health Data Disclosure Health Data Sharing Healthcare Privacy My Cal Source Type: blogs

The Role of The Digital Health Doctor Continues To Expand
Over the past several years, the role doctors play in digital health organizations has been evolving, with their responsibilities shifting from pure clinical work to a mix of entrepreneurial, research-oriented and product development responsibilities that may define the entire company’s purpose for existing. At the outset, digital health tools were developed to help doctors do […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Alley Anne Latz Clinical Advocacy Digital Health Doctor Healthcare Data Science Healthcare Product Development Healthcare Regulatory Compl Source Type: blogs

Modernizing Medicine Announces Acquisition of Orthopedic Healthcare Technology Company Exscribe, Inc.
Modernizing Medicine today announced it has acquired orthopedics electronic health records (EHR) vendor Exscribe. The acquisition brings together two of the healthcare industry’s leading, all-in-one orthopedic EHR vendors with a shared mission of increasing practice efficiency by transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized. With a commitment to streamlining practice operations through intuitive, customizable solutions […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Dan Cane Exscribe Exscribe EHR Modernizing Medicine Ortho EHR Ortho EMR Ranjan Sachdev Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Specific AI Platform Lumiata Raises $14 Million Series B Funding
Lumiata, the healthcare-specific AI platform, announced today that it has completed $14 million in Series B funding, led by Defy.vc and AllegisNL Capital along with existing investors Khosla Ventures and Blue Venture Fund. Lumiata takes disparate healthcare-specific datasets and has them machine learning-ready within weeks. Once the data is analyzed using AI, Lumiata is able […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT AllegisNL Capital Blue Venture Fund Dalbir Bains Defy.vc Dilawar Syed Health IT Investment Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Investment Khosla Ventures Lumiata Neil Sequeira Victor Source Type: blogs

Top Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Companies
When COVID-19 really hammered us in April, it was amazing to see how quickly healthcare organizations had to turn on telehealth visits at their organization.  It really wasn’t a surprise since the shutdowns and stay-at-home orders really gave healthcare organizations very few choices.  Thus we saw the explosion of live video visits and you may […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Enterprise Telehealth Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Has Increased Demands On Healthcare Networks
Driven by major changes in IT demands, providers are seeing a greater need for network resilience and security, a new study concludes. This includes the need to tackle soaring demand for the bandwidth needed to provide virtual services. The survey, which was conducted by IDG and co-sponsored by Masergy and Fortinet, surveyed IT leaders working […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Connected Health Fortinet Healthcare Bandwidth Healthcare Managed Services Provider Healthcare Netw Source Type: blogs

Komodo Health Acquires Mavens on Heels of Komodo ’ s $44 Million Series D Funding
Komodo Health today announced its acquisition of Mavens, a leader in cloud-based technology solutions. The acquisition brings together Komodo’s Healthcare Map™ and software suite with enterprise applications from Mavens, creating the most advanced data-driven, enterprise platform for healthcare and life sciences. This deal will enable customers to more efficiently and seamlessly put life-saving therapies into the hands […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Andreessen Horowitz Arif Nathoo Caroline Xie Felicis Ventures Health IT Funding Healthcare Analytics Funding IA Ventures ICONIQ Growth Komodo Health Komodo Healthcare Map Mavens Source Type: blogs

How to Think About Healthcare Chatbots
One of the most exciting areas of healthcare IT is the automation of so many of the mundane tasks that exist in healthcare.  In many cases, our first efforts in this regard were to outsource these mundane tasks, but now healthcare AI and other things like robotic process automation (RPA) have come along to help […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR Integration Greg Johnsen Healthcare Automation Healthcare Chatbots H Source Type: blogs

Transformation in Healthcare Revenue Cycle as a Result of COVID – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Kristen Jacobsen from @RevSpringInc on the topic “Transformation in Healthcare Revenue Cycle as a Result of COVID“. The burden on healthcare organizations and their patients today, particularly […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Revenue Cycle Management #HITsm Topics COVID-19 Revenue Cycle Management Health IT Healthcare AI Healthcare Communication Healthcare Price Transparency Source Type: blogs

Central Logic Acquires Acuity Link for Intelligent Transport + Announces New Bed Visibility Capability
Central Logic, the leading healthcare access and orchestration company, has acquired Acuity Link, a leading provider of transportation communications and logistics management software. Acuity Link’s technology powers Central Logic’s new Intelligent Transport capability, which was announced today along with the company’s real-time Bed Visibility platform. The addition of Intelligent Transport and Bed Visibility to Central Logic’s industry-leading platform […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Acuity Link Angie Franks Bed Management Software Central Logic Ensocare Hospital Bed Management Hospital Bed Visbility Intelligent Transport Source Type: blogs

New HIPAA Cybersecurity Law Promises Lower Fines and Audit Relief
Safe Harbor for Implementing a Government-Recognized Cybersecurity Program On January 5, President Trump signed a new law providing Safe Harbor for HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates that have consistently implemented government-recognized cybersecurity practices. HR 7898 amends the HITECH Act to reduce HIPAA fines and mitigate other remediation after cybersecurity incidents, and to terminate audits […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Semel Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Healthcare Cybersecurity HIPAA HIPAA BA HIPAA Business Associate HIPAA Omnibus HIPAA Risk Assessment Source Type: blogs

Health IT Predictions for 2021 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 53
For the 53rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’ll be making predictions on what we can expect from health IT in 2021.  As we put 2020 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to 2021.  No doubt, 2021 will be dealing with many of the things that happened in 2020, but […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC COVID-19 COVID-19 Health IT Health IT Podcasts Health IT Predictions Source Type: blogs

Withings, Redox Partner To Create EHR-Accessible Remote Monitoring Device
Remote monitoring device-maker Withings has partnered with EHR integration software developer Redox to create a wearable which connects with a wide variety of EHR platform. The two are working together using Withings’ MED-PRO CARE, the company’s remote patient monitoring solution. In addition to wearables, the Withings connected health line includes smart scales, hybrid smartwatches offering […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Apple EHR Data Integration FItBit Health Data API MED-PRO CARE Medical-Grade Wearables Nokia Pre-Configured Wearables Redox Withings Source Type: blogs

Most Read Healthcare IT Today Articles in 2020
One of my favorite things to do as we move on to a new year is to look back at the past year.  Needless to say, 2020 has been a crazy year that will never be forgotten here at Healthcare IT Today.  While everyone shifted gears, we took the ambitious effort to do 100 Interviews […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations COVID-19 EHR Documentation Epic Facebook healthcare IT today patient engagement Top Healthcare IT Today Articles Source Type: blogs

Surprise. Email Most Effective During COVID-19 for Communication According to Survey.
50% of respondents to a recent survey said EMAIL was the most effective form of hospital-wide communications during the pandemic. This easily beat out secure messaging which was chosen by only 20% of respondents. The survey of clinicians, healthcare executives and IT staff was conducted late last year by Spok, a healthcare communications provider. I […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 Pandemic Donna Scott Healthcare Cloud Healthcare Communication Healthcare Email Hospital Communication Spok Source Type: blogs

Intraprise Health Acquires HIPAA One
Intraprise Health, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions and the Protect™ risk management software platform, today announced that it has acquired HIPAA One, provider of industry leading HIPAA compliance automation software. The merger allows Intraprise Health to offer an integrated set of cybersecurity and compliance software solutions to the healthcare market. Leveraging this new […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Bluff Point Associates Health Enterprise Partners Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Security Acquisition HIPAA HIPAA BAA HIPAA One Intraprise Health Intraprise Health's Protect Ke Source Type: blogs

Is Amazon Readying A Massive Telehealth Play? Almost Certainly, Yes
Anyone who’s watched Amazon operate over the past two decades knows that there if there’s one key principle baked into its culture, it’s this: “Have no fear.”  Risks that would have cowed virtually any other company — such as going headfirst into the grocery business — don’t seem to phase its leadership. This has been […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Alexa Amazon Amazon Care Amazon Chime Amazon Pharmacy Corporate Telehealth Services Healthcare Voice Assistant PillPack Virtual Care Zillow Source Type: blogs

Peeking Ahead to 2021, Healthcare Leaders Moving to Cloud Find More Value and Less Risk
The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD from Atos. The healthcare industry has been hesitant to adopt cloud solutions- asking tough questions about return on investment, security, and data governance. As we peek ahead to 2021, we are seeing significant momentum and interest in cloud. In 2019, the global Healthcare Cloud Computing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy Atos Atos Cloud Atos Digital Health Solutions Atos Healthcare Healthcare Cloud Health Source Type: blogs

Cedar Gate Technologies Acquires Enli Health Intelligence
Cedar Gate Technologies (Cedar Gate), a leading value-based care performance management company, today announced its acquisition of Enli Health Intelligence (Enli), a market leader in population health management technology solutions. Enli, consistently rated Best in KLAS for population health management, expands Cedar Gate’s enterprise value-based care platform with population, cohort, and patient management technologies, including […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cedar Gate Cedar Gate Technologies David B. Snow Jr. Enli Luis Machuca Population Health Value Based Care Source Type: blogs

TigerConnect Acquires Critical Alert, Ends 2020 with Second Major Acquisition
TigerConnect®, healthcare’s most advanced, reliable, and widely adopted care team collaboration solution, today announced the acquisition of Critical Alert®, a leading provider of enterprise-grade middleware for hospitals and health systems. Critical Alert’s product suite consists of a middleware suite of products as well as traditional nurse call hardware servicing over 200 hospitals in North America. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Brad Brooks Critical Alert Healthcare Alerts Healthcare Communication Healthcare Middleware Healthcare RTLS John Elms Nurse Call Sec Source Type: blogs

The Rise of the Stupid EHR
Back in the late 90s, I read an article in a trade magazine and the piece made such an impact on me that the ideas articulated have stayed with me to this day. The article, “The Rise of the Stupid Network,” was written by a man named David Isenberg who worked at AT&T Labs Research. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System AT&T Labs Research Cerner David Isenberg Epic Internet History Stupid EHRs Telecommunications Companies The Rise of The Stupid Network Source Type: blogs

5 Ways GIS Can Improve COVID Vaccine Distribution
COVID vaccinations are not happening at the pace we need. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can simplify the planning and logistics of administering the vaccine by: identifying optimal vaccination sites, prioritizing populations, matching sites to populations, inventory management and targeted info campaigns. Now is the time when we need to use everything at our disposal to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID planning COVID vaccination covid vaccine esri Este Geraghty flu shot gis Population Health Public Health Source Type: blogs

OptumInsight (UnitedHealth) Acquires Change Healthcare for $13 Billion
Optum, a diversified health services company and part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), and Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG), a health care technology leader, have agreed to combine. Change Healthcare will join with OptumInsight to provide software and data analytics, technology-enabled services and research, advisory and revenue cycle management offerings to help make health care work […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Andrew Witty Change Healthcare Health IT Acquisitions Nasdaq: CHNG Neil de Crescenzo NYSE: UNH Optum OptumInsight UnitedHealth Source Type: blogs

Color Announces $167 million in Series D Financing
Color, a health technology company committed to advancing public health, today announced a $167 million Series D financing round. This brings Color to $278 million in total financing, with a valuation of $1.5 billion. Color will use the funding to expand its work building public health technology and infrastructure for governments, employers, and other institutions that serve large populations. The […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Ashley Chandler Caroline Savello Claire Vo Color Emily Reuter General Catalyst Health IT Investment Hemant Taneja Othman Laraki Public Health Public Health Investment T. Rowe P Source Type: blogs

Is the COVID Vaccine the Shot in the Arm We Need for Healthcare Access?
Meeting patients where they are has been a rallying cry for the past several years, but healthcare is still challenged by access challenges. The COVID vaccine might just be the shot in the arm we need to make meaningful progress towards improved healthcare access for all patients. I recently had the chance to sit down […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System access to care Appointment Reminders Chris Gervais covid vaccine Grace Cordovano Hackensack Meridian Health Healthcare A Source Type: blogs

When It Comes Telehealth Security, We Don ’t Want A Free-For-All
In many areas of health IT, experimentation is good and may ultimately be to the benefit of users. On the other hand, when it comes to telehealth security, it’s looking more and more as though establishing routine practices and following security best practices is a good idea. At present, there’s still a lot of ways […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Health Data Sharing Health IT Changing Management Healthcare Cybersecurity Telehealth Telehealth Sec Source Type: blogs

2021 Health IT Predictions – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic “2021 Health IT Predictions“. Happy New Year Everyone! Hard to believe that 2021 has arrived, but here we are […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HITsm Topics Health IT Health IT Predictions Source Type: blogs

Google Cloud and Highmark Health Partner to Create Patient Engagement Platform
Highmark Health has signed a six-year deal with Google Cloud under which the two will build and manage a new platform designed to streamline patient care delivery. The two companies are developing a new digital care model dubbed Living Health. The Living Health Dynamic Platform, which will be built on Google Cloud, allows Highmark to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Digital Disease Management Google Cloud Google Cloud Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Despite Reimbursement Issues, Remote Patient Monitoring Poised to Explode Like Visual Visits Did Previously
Sometimes, the benefits of providing a given service are so compelling that healthcare organizations are willing to swallow some of even all of the costs of providing it. The use of virtual visits had begun to reach that point even before COVID-19 hit. Now, the remote patient monitoring market is evolving in a similar manner, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Cleveland Clinic Comcast COVID-19 Geisinger Northwestern University Remote Patient Monitoring RPM Source Type: blogs

New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes
The CDC just announced 6 new ICD-10 codes to help with COVID-19 coding.  A big thanks to eMedApps for making us aware of the new codes listed below: Encounter for screening for COVID-19 Z11.52 Contact with and (suspect) exposure to COVID-19 Z20.822 Personal history of COVID-19 Z86.16 Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) (M35.81) Multisystem inflammatory syndrome […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Clinical Healthcare IT Regulations CDC COVID-19 ICD-10 eMedApps ICD-10 Codes Source Type: blogs

Happy New Year!
As we head into 2021, all of us at Healthcare IT Today want to say Happy New Year! 2020 has been one for the record books and we are deeply grateful for all of you that supported the work we do here at Healthcare IT Today.  We are sincere in our mission to improve healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Source Type: blogs

Sharing On Epic ’s Care Everywhere Data Exchange Shoots Through The Roof As COVID-19 Sees Second Spike
For quite some time, critics have rightly complained about the difficulty providers have faced exchanging data stored in Epic EHRs.  That’s been the case despite Epic offering a proprietary data-sharing tool named Care Everywhere which makes some degree of patient data sharing possible. The Epic tool hasn’t been giving providers access to entire medical records, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Care Everywhere COVID-19 COVID-19 Health Data Epic Epic EHR Health Data Interoperability Health Data Interoperability Challenges Health Data Sha Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Cartoon New Year ’ s Eve Edition
We know that we usually do Fun Friday on Friday for obvious reasons, but since the new year starts on a Friday, we thought a few cartoons to lighten your day before heading into the New Years holiday and weekend would be appropriate. Obviously, most of these cartoons are looking back at the crazy year […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT COVID-19 COVID-19 Cartoons Fun Friday New Years Cartoons Source Type: blogs

2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application Deadline for COVID-19 has been Extended to February 1, 2021
To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for COVID-19 related 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception applications to February 1, 2021. For the 2020 performance year, CMS will be using our Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations APM CMS COVID-19 COVID-19 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances MACRA MIPS Delays QPP Quality Payment Program Source Type: blogs

Health Costs Transparency Rule Upheld in Court – Are You Ready for January 1st?
Most hospitals are familiar with the health cost transparency rule that was pushed by Trump and HHS Secretary Alex Azar and is scheduled to go into effect January 1st after being published back in November 2019.  The AHA with backing from organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce contested this rule in court as too […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Revenue Cycle Management AHA Alan Shoebridge Alex Azar Carbon Health Donald Trump Erin Bali Healthcare Price Transparency He Source Type: blogs

Three Virtual Care Applications That Go Beyond Video Visits
The term telehealth can be applied very broadly. Although many, including the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, define telehealth simply to encompass virtual visits, we now have a mandate to explore numerous uses for networking and remote monitoring that can improve health, creating what some observers have called a “hospital without walls” or “virtual […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Triage Healthcare Communication Lumeon Robbie Hughes Surgical Optimization Telehealth Virtual Care Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Hospital Laboratory Information Systems Administrator
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Hospital Laboratory Information Systems Administrator 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 - December 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Jobs Hospital Laboratory Information System Jobs Job Seekers Natividad Jobs Source Type: blogs