What Are You Doing to Keep Your Skills Updated?
In my daily social media browsing, an image of the Old Chicago Main Post Office building came up in my feed. The post noted the following: …Old Chicago Main Post Office Building [was known] as the ‘largest post office building in the world’ with 2,309,000 square feet of floor space. It could handle 35,000,000 letters […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Health IT Careers Health IT Skills Source Type: blogs

Disruptive Influences in Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/25 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Kate McCarthy (@healthcare_kate) on the topic of “Disruptive Influences in Healthcare”. As industries like retail and banking have transformed into digital businesses, healthcare has lagged behind with siloed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Healthcare Disruption Kate McCarthy Source Type: blogs

Data is Easy, Improving Clinical Practices is Hard
Healthcare has seen a deluge of data. Most prominently is the terabytes of data that’s being captured in the EHR. However, that’s just the beginning. Much of the operational data is stored in a health system’s ERP. Many have lab and pharmacy systems that store a lot of data that’s not available in the EHR […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data Genomics-Precision Medicine Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Curtis Dudley Healthcare Analytics HIMSS19 Mercy SAP SAP Healthcare Todd M. Craig Walt Ellenberger Source Type: blogs

Physician Burnout Affects More Than Just Physicians
The following is a guest blog post by Wayne Crandall, President & CEO of NoteSwift. When doctors suffer from burnout, patients suffer from decreased quality of care. As an industry, we need to address the challenge of physician burnout together. In past blogs, we’ve talked a lot about physician burnout, its causes, and its effect […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops EHR Burnout EHR Voice Assistant Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Technology Healthcare AI Healthcare Scene Featured NoteSwift Patien Source Type: blogs

Less Than a Year to Replace Windows 7 and Server 2008
When Microsoft ends support you will be unsecure and non-compliant Time is running out. And you probably don’t have the resources you need. Microsoft is ending security patches and updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 in less than a year – January 14, 2020. Continued use will put your organization at-risk and in non-compliance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Semel Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Healthcare Cybersecurity HIPAA Compliance Windows 7 HIPAA Windows Server 2008 HIPAA Source Type: blogs

Embracing the HIMSS Experience to Maximize Your Return
I used to hate going to HIMSS, but now it’s circled on my calendar as a must-attend event. My attitude completely changed when I embraced everything the conference has to offer. My first HIMSS was completely forgettable. I had convinced our CEO and CFO to take a chance on the event – successfully arguing that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System HIMSS HIMSS Exhibiting HIMSS Networking HIMSS Social Media HIMSS19 Source Type: blogs

Utilizing Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) in Home Care Visits
The following is a guest blog post by John Cunningham, Director of Marketing & Sales at Abaqus Inc. Under the federal 21st Century Cures Act, all Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers across the United States will be required to utilize electronic visit verification (EVV) in home care visits as of January 1st, 2019. By issuing a mandatory […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Healthcare IT LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Electronic Visit Verification EVV home care Home Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Martin Luther King Holiday
Today is the Martin Luther King Holiday in the US and many of us are off work and most of our kids are out of school. Although, I’m always cognizant of the many healthcare workers who don’t get the national holidays off. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest orators of our time. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Martin Luther King Source Type: blogs

Let ’s Jettison The Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) Foolishness And Split Savings With Patients
By the early 2000s, both employers and health plans were beginning to realize that managed-care jig was up. Managed-care organizations have seemingly wrung much of the obvious waste out of the healthcare delivery system, and measures designed to further tighten the noose — such as requiring that patients pass all care requests through gatekeepers — […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management CDHPs Consumer-Driven Health Plans Consumerism Harvard Business School HDHPs Healthcare Consumerism High-Deducti Source Type: blogs

Ted Talk Parody – Fun Friday
If you’re like me, you love a good Ted Talk. That said, Ted has gotten so good at what they do that it has gotten a bit formulaic. In some ways, that’s a really good thing, but it also can be a little too predictable. For our Fun Friday, it just makes for some good […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday HIMSS HIMSS19 TED Talks Source Type: blogs

Hospitals Hike Ad Spending After Data Breaches
Few would argue that hospitals suffer a hit to their reputation whenever they suffer a well-publicized data breach. Apparently, one of their key methods for re-establishing their brand is to hike up their advertising expenditures, a new research study has concluded. The study, which appears in The American Journal of Managed Care this month, examines […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Org Type Role Security and Privacy Topic Hospital Advertising Hospital Data Breach Hospital Data Breach Costs Hospital Data Security Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic ADT Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic ADT Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cumberland Consulting Group and is in the Northeastern US. Here’s a description of the position: Position Overview We […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cumberland Consulting Group Cumberland Consulting Group Jobs Epic ADT Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Apple Should Acquire Epic EHR According to Mad Money ’ s Jim Cramer
The healthcare IT and EHR world is ablaze after Jim Cramer on his show Mad Money on CNBC suggested that the best thing Apple could do to help its stock price is to do a big, splashy acquisition. Here’s who Jim Cramer suggested Apple should acquire: Apple should acquire Epic Systems. That’s a privately held […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Apple Apple EHR Epic Epic EHR Epic EHR Acquisition Jim Cramer Judy Faulkner Source Type: blogs

Is Healthcare Interoperability Dead or Alive? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 2
After the successful launch of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re excited to share our 2nd episode. The good news is that the Healthcare IT Today podcast has been approved on pretty much all of the most popular podcasting platforms. You can visit our Healthcare IT Today Podcast page where you can get links to subscribe […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC athenahealth Cerner Colin Hung EHR Market Epic EHR Health IT Podcasts Hea Source Type: blogs

Secure Healthcare Communication Company PerfectServe Acquires Telmediq
The Healthcare Communication space is starting to get really interesting. What started as a bunch of secure text companies battling it out is now expanding to a full Secure Communication Platform for healthcare with companies starting to battle it out for market share. It makes sense that if you have a secure communication platform, there’s […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops PerfectServe Secure Communications Platforms Secure Text Messaging Telmediq Source Type: blogs

Meeting Up and Connecting with People at #HIMSS19
The 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference is just under 4 weeks away. For those not familiar with the event, it’s the behemoth of healthcare IT conferences which brings together 40,00-50,000 of your closest healthcare IT friends and 1300+ exhibitors at the Convention Center in Orlando, Fl. It’s a week-long healthcare IT extravaganza where you can connect with a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Source Type: blogs

Three Tips for Better Healthcare Data Security
The following is a guest blog post by Scott Ruthe, Chief Information Security Officer at Ciox. Major, well-publicized data breaches in a variety of industries have brought focus to the undeniable importance of data security. Nowhere is the need for better security practices more prevalent than in health care. In an industry where the information […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Ciox CIOX Health Healthcare Breaches Healthcare CIO Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Scene Featur Source Type: blogs

The Importance of Setting Realistic Career Goals
If you don’t set goals, you will hit your target every time. It is important, especially when it comes to your career, to set goals to help keep yourself focused. And focusing on those goals can keep you motivated, even when times are tough. However, the top resume writing services always see people set unrealistic or overly-ambitious […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Clinical Healthcare IT career advancement Erin Kennedy Executive Resume Writer Health IT Career Goals Professional Resume Services Source Type: blogs

Using Digital Health Technology to Improve Care for All of Us – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/18 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by the All of Us Research Program  (@AllofUsResearch). Joined by experts Chris Lunt, All of Us Chief Technology Officer, Kelly Gebo (@kgebo), All of Us Chief Medical […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics All of Us Research Chris Lunt Health Data Kelly Gebo NIH Praduman Jain Precision Medicine Source Type: blogs

HIM Predictions for 2019 – HIM Scene
As we kicked off 2019, I reached out to a number of people I know in the HIM industry to get their predictions on what HIM professionals should watch for in 2019. They offered up a pretty interesting mix of predictions around regulations, the shift to value based reimbursement, and the changing role of HIM. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership HIM Hospital - Health System AHIMA CDI HIM Professionals HIM Scene HIPAA HIPAA ROI HIPAA ROI Costs Immersive KIWI-TEK Lauren Riplinger Mary Butler Melanie Endicott MRO Rita Bowen Sarah Source Type: blogs

True Automation in Healthcare Decision-Making Is Happening, Just Not As Fast As You Wish
The following is a guest blog post by Keith J. Saunders, Esq., Founder & CEO of FHAS. FHAS has adjudicated over 1.7 million complex medical claims, appeals, peer reviews, administrative disputes, and audit reports over the last 22 years. With a small army of physicians, attorneys, nurses, and administrative professionals, we analyze results, make timely decisions, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Claims Adjudication Cogno-Solve FHAS Healthcare Scene Featured Hospital Finance Hospital Financial Management Hospital Healthcare IT Keith J. Saunde Source Type: blogs

Finding Health IT at #CES2019
Having been to the annual International CES (formerly Consumer Electronic Show) conference for the past 13 years, it’s sometimes hard to find the real wow moments. I’m sure part of it is that I’ve kept up with a lot of technology throughout the year and the other part is that many of the digital health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Source Type: blogs

Healthcare and Health IT Analogies – Fun Friday
At today’s #HITsm chat we asked those participating to create a food analogy for healthcare. Needless to say we got some pretty funny responses. Plus, it communicated something pretty interesting about healthcare and health IT. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the healthcare analogies that were shared: T4: Epic EHR to Cheesecake Factory. Huge […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Healthcare IT Epic Epic EHR HIE Patient Portals Retail Helathcare Source Type: blogs

AI Won ’t Replace Doctors, But It Could Undercut Them
Even if doctors have the same training, practice in the same specialty area and work in the same office, they have idiosyncrasies. AI-based medical technologies don’t. Because they’ll be trained with different data, AIs will function differently between one healthcare institution to another. But at least within that institution, they’ll be capable of a level […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC AI Applications AI-Based Diagnostics Healthcare AI Pilots Population Health Management Source Type: blogs

Is It Time To Invest In New Health Data Analytics Technology?
Do you rely on a home-brewed health analytics platform? More importantly, have you outgrown it? I hadn’t thought much about this issue, but a recent article reminded me that we should. Because I write about health IT, I’m often sucked into the vortex of big vendors’ marketing messages. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Health Analytics Health Data Analyst Health Data Analytics HealthCatalyst Legacy Health Data Platform Ryan Smith Source Type: blogs

Announcing the EXPO.health 2019 Conference – Focused on Practical Health IT Innovation
For those of you who missed the inaugural Health IT Expo in New Orleans, you missed out on the start of a really special health IT community. The good news is that the inaugural event went so well, we’re ready to announce the 2nd Annual EXPO.health conference. Yes, you probably noticed we made a slight […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Boston Healthcare Con Source Type: blogs

Forget Patient-Centric. Be Patient-Responsive.
Are you sick as I am of hearing healthcare organizations claim that their number one goal is to be “patient-centric”? First, no business of any kind is truly customer-centric. Even if they’re a non-profit, they have to be revenue-centric, or the lights go out and everyone goes home. Most organizations are lucky if they don’t […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Digital Transformation Mobile Health Apps Patient Centric Care Patient Feedback Source Type: blogs

Hospital AI Deployment Raises Questions About Its ROI
Recently, I checked out a case study touting IBM Watson’s ability to analyze medical documentation and determine which ICD-10 codes apply to a given patient’s care. The story was impressive, of course – Big Blue wouldn’t have published it otherwise – but it raised some important questions about the return it generated from its efforts. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management AI-Powered Assistant Centre Hospitalier Chretien IBM Watson ICD-10 medical coding Source Type: blogs

Why Healthcare IT? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 1
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Healthcare IT Podcast. For quite a while we’d been considering starting a podcast dedicated to healthcare IT innovation and we’re thrilled to finally share our first episode to the Healthcare Scene community. As many of you know, Colin Hung and I spend a lot of time on […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Health IT Innovation Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Innovation Heal Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Network and Voice Administrator
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Network and Voice Administrator position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat and is located in North Carolina. Here’s a description of the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT CCNA CCNP CEENTA Jobs Cisco Unified Call Manager Cisco Voice Jobs Healthcare Communication Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers MCSA Source Type: blogs

Foodie Chat – Lessons Healthcare Can Learn from Food – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/11 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) on the topic of “Foodie Chat – Lessons Healthcare Can Learn from Food”. One thing we learned in 2018 was that many people take part […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Source Type: blogs

10th Annual New Media Meetup During #HIMSS19 Sponsored by dotHealth
For those of you planning to attend the HIMSS 2019 conference in Orlando, I’m excited to share the details of the 10th Annual New Media Meetup at HIMSS. For those who’ve missed the last 9 events, it’s a unique meetup that brings together healthcare IT bloggers, media professionals, tweeters, marketing professionals, and other social media […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm dotHealth HIMSS HIMSS New Media Meetup HIMSS Orlando HIMSS19 Source Type: blogs

EarlySense Completes $39 Million Financing Round to Accelerate Global Expansion of Contact-Free Sensing and Analytics Solution
Hill-Rom and Wells Fargo Lead New Financing Round that Positions EarlySense to Capitalize on Multibillion Dollar Market Opportunity RAMAT GAN, Israel – January 7, 2019 – EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions across the care continuum, today announced that it has completed a $39 million financing round, with the majority of the funding coming from Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Argos Capital Avner Halperin BlueRed Capital EarlySense Hill-Rom Hotung Capital Israel Innovation Fund Ittai Harel JK&B Venture Capital John Ryan NYSE: HRC Pitango V Source Type: blogs

Cybersecurity Policies are Finally Put Where They Belong – Last
HHS says Security and Compliance Require Actions, then Policies The common-sense, scalable, and actionable cybersecurity guidance recently released by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lays out concrete steps healthcare organizations should take to secure their data. The voluntary recommended practices are broken into separate volumes for small organizations and medium/large organizations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Semel Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Source Type: blogs

The Financial Cost of Physician Burnout
Burnout is costing us billions, and some strategies to lower burnout are expensive and ineffective. However, innovative technology offers us a way forward. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops EHR Burnout EHR Voice Assistant Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Technology Healthcare AI Healthcare Scene Featured NoteSwift Physic Source Type: blogs

Verato Secures $10 Million Investment to Continue Mission of Eliminating Duplicate Medical Records and Improving Quality of Patient Care
Recent investment and surge of new customers affirm the need for a next-generation patient matching technology to improve patient safety and greatly increase the efficiency of healthcare providers and payers. McLean VA, January 7, 2019 – Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching and master patient index technology, today announced that it has raised […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Blue Heron Capital California Health Care Foundation Columbia Capital EMPI Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Mark LaRow Verato Source Type: blogs

Hospitals Should Try On-Demand Pricing
The airline and healthcare industries have some important features in common. Both call for large capital investments in infrastructure, rely on teams of skilled and semi-skilled workers to achieve their goals, face unpredictable levels of demand and need to maintain stringent safety standards. However, there’s one thing airlines do that hospitals don’t – and that’s […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management hospital operations Hospital Pricing Models Hospital Services Demand On-Demand Hospital Pricing Source Type: blogs

The Evolution of Technology in the Healthcare Workspace – Fun Friday
This week's healthcare humor comes from Aaron Miri and C-Section Comics (which is a funny name in and of itself). You're going to want to click a few times to see the full comic, but this is a pretty funny evolution to consider. I especially like the expressions on the man's face as technology in his workspace evolves. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops Computer on Wheels COW Fun Friday Healthcare Technology Healthcare Voice Assistant Healthcare Workstations Workstation on Wheels WOW Source Type: blogs

Most Popular 2018 Healthcare IT Today Articles
At the end of a year and start of a new year, I always like to look back and see what we’ve accomplished. This year will be a big year looking back on the Healthcare Scene media network. We’ve grown the team in a big way so we could expand the Healthcare and IT Marketing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Cerner Cerner Certification Epic Epic certification Facebook Healthcare Blockchain Healthcare IT Conferences HIM HIPAA Breaches HI Source Type: blogs

Mapping a Solution for Social Determinants of Health
Eight miles can be the difference between living to the age of 87 or dying at the age of 66. That twenty-year gap is a stark illustration of how socioeconomic status and neighborhood impacts life expectancy. Baltimore’s Clifton-Berea neighborhood is just eight miles southeast of the Cross-Country/Cheswolde area, yet they are worlds apart. Below is […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Source Type: blogs

2019 New Years Predictions – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/4 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) on the topic of “2019 New Years Predictions”. Happy New Year to everyone in the #HITsm community. There’s something really amazing about the start of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Healthcare IT Predictions Source Type: blogs

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Many people wonder why I spend time on Twitter. For those wondering the value of Twitter, you have to look no further than this recent Twitter thread from Lisa Bari (@LisaBari). For those of you afraid of Twitter, I’ve collated her tweetstorm into a nice thread below for easy reading. Plus, Lisa’s thoughts on AI […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Amazon AI Google AI Google Deep Mind Healthcare AI Kai Fu Lee Lisa Bari NLP Source Type: blogs

Eight Things I Hope Health IT Leaders Do In 2019
Right now, an infinite number of people are typing out an infinite number of predictions on what will happen next year. Rather than join the monkey band, I thought I’d make a list of what I hope health IT leaders do in 2019. I’d like to see them: Find the courage to take a stand on […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Org Type Role Security and Privacy Topic 2019 Predictions Apple Health Data Source Type: blogs

Should We Create Digital Twins To Better Treat Patients?
Call me out of the loop, but I’d never heard anyone refer to a “digital twin” before today. I’m glad stumbled across the concept, though, as there’s usually something interesting lurking in the unfamiliar. This case was no exception. In the broadest sense, the term digital twin applies to a digital replica of physical assets, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Genomics-Precision Medicine Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Org Type Role Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Topic Digital Patient Digital Twin Henk van Source Type: blogs

Maryland Health System Faces Class Action Suit Over Data Breach
Facing a public shaming – and the threat of federal action – after a patient data breach is painful enough. But for one Baltimore-based health system, the aftermath also includes a class-action suit filed on behalf of the patients whose data was exposed. The security problem stems from questionable security practices at a medical group. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Org Type Role Security and Privacy Topic Children’s Mercy Hospital Class Action Lawsuits Flowers Hospital Health Data Breach Health Data Breach Lawsuit LifeBr Source Type: blogs

Medical Jokes from Dr. Glaucomflecken – Fun Friday
We’re back again with our weekly installment of Fun Friday healthcare jokes, cartoons, or other things that will hopefully make you laugh as you head into the weekend. Many of our readers have commented that they love this series so we’re happy to continue it on our nicely remodeled Healthcare IT Today site. This week’s […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

Will Payers Use AI To Do Prior Authorization? And Will These AIs Make Things Better?
The payer prior authorization process is already fairly mechanical in nature. In theory, physicians succeed in winning such battles time and again. Still, it’s my distinct impression that such wins are more a concession in the interest of speeding things up rather than an acknowledgment that the doctor may have a point. The truth is […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Org Type Role Topic AMA Health Payers Myndshift Prior Authorization Processes Ron Winge Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Hyland OnBase System Administrator
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Hyland OnBase System Administrator position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Lee Health and is located in Florida. Here’s a description of the position: Are you looking to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Jobs Hyland Jobs Job Seekers Lee Health Jobs OnBase Jobs Source Type: blogs

New Year ’ s Resolutions, Movement, and Health Trackers
As most of you know, I live in Las Vegas and so I’m lucky enough to be able to attend the annual International CES (Consumer Electronic Show) every year. Over the years, I’ve watched the healthcare section of the show really evolve. 13 years ago when I first attended the conference there was basically nothing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #IMovedToday CES Fitness Trackers International CES Source Type: blogs

Data Demands Still Tax Physicians
Though most medical groups have invested heavily in health IT, particularly EHRs, most are still struggling to manage the data necessary for running the practice. Sure, Meaningful Use incentives helped them get the technology in the door, squeezing the best performance out of it calls for institutional and financial resources that many can’t afford. As […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Org Type Role Topic Geneia Healthcare Quality Data HEDIS Medical Groups Medical Practices Physician IT Source Type: blogs