Elsevier Acquires 3D4Medical, Creator of World-leading 3D Anatomy Technology
Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical created Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform, revolutionizing how students, educators, health professionals and patients understand and interact with anatomy. With outstanding technology and design […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT 3D Anatomy 3D4Medical Elsevier Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Education Healthcare Training Jan Herzhoff John Moore RELX Source Type: blogs

Major Misconceptions About Machine Learning In Healthcare
Over the past few years, as some standout use cases began to emerge, enthusiasm for AI has grown among health leaders, to the point where you’ll hear little but positive thoughts about AI’s potential benefits. Now that interest in AI has moved almost entirely into the mainstream, it’s probably time to look at areas in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 27, 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 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Beth Israel Lahey Health Derek Haas Harvard Medical School Health IT Source Type: blogs

Can Google “ Restore the Joy of Caregiving ” ?
That’s quite an ambitious question. It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy. However, what prompted the title of this article was Alvin Rajkomar, MD, Product Manager at Google Health who shared this as Google’s ambition in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Alvin Rajkomar Ambient Clinical Technology EHR Documentation Google Health Healthcare Interoperability Physician EHR Burnout Source Type: blogs

UnitedHealthcare Offers Health Data Support For Medicare Advantage ACO
UnitedHealthcare has struck a deal with national physician group Privia Health under which it will offer more and better data on patients enrolled in the payer’s Medicare Advantage plans. The agreement builds on the payer’s relationship with Privia’s ACO, which has been in place since 2017. Under the terms of the new agreement, starting January […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT ACO Medicare Advantage Patient Health Data Physician Network Predictive Analytics Privia Health UnitedHealthcare Source Type: blogs

EHR Training Improves Physician Satisfaction & Physicians Don ’ t Want to Make Time for EHR Training
While at the CHIME 2019 Fall Forum conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had a great chance to sit in on one of the CIO focus groups at the event hosted by Optimum Healthcare IT. The session discussed a wide variety of topics including EHR optimization, EHR training, and other related topics. While listening to these […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CHIME CHIME20 EHR Satisfaction EHR Training Hospital CIO Optimum Healthcare IT Physician EHR Satisfaction Source Type: blogs

Data Analytics Journey Starts By Asking The Right Questions
Healthcare data is critically important. It holds the secret to optimized workflows, improved patient experiences plus sound financial planning…and that’s just what we can do TODAY with the data. With artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics who knows what value we will be able to squeeze from the terabytes of data we generate in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Flagler Hospital Healthcare Analytics Information Builders St. Luke's University Health Network Source Type: blogs

New York State HIE Is Lowering Healthcare Costs By As Much As $200 Million
A New York HIE has concluded that it’s having the impact supporters of data sharing have always hoped for – generating a substantial level of healthcare savings. According to an announcement by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), organizations using the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) are reducing needless healthcare spending in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System 21st Century Cures Act Health Data Sharing Health Information Exchange HIE New York eHealth Collaborative ONC SHIN-NY Source Type: blogs

Providers Increasing Adoption of AI-Fueled Clinical Documentation Technology
The use of computer-assistant coding has been percolating along for a while now but hasn’t taken over the healthcare industry. However, it could find a much more extensive place in the industry in coming years as AI becomes more widely accepted within healthcare organizations, a new survey suggests. According to Black Book Research, which conducted […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Black Book Research Clinical Documentation Improvement Computer Assisted Coding Healthcare Workflow Hospit Source Type: blogs

We Should Keep An Eye On Healthcare AI Medical Liability Risks
Today, most health IT leaders seem sold on the potential healthcare AI deployment can offer, as its benefits are becoming clearer every day.  It’s becoming almost a no-brainer to believe that AI can do great things for the practice of predictive analytics, for example. In a recent survey by medical malpractice insurer The Doctors Company, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 22, 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 AI Training Black Box Algorithms Healthcare AI Data Models Healthcare AI Liability Healthcare AI Problems Source Type: blogs

You might be an #HITNerd If …
You might be an #HITNerd If… you go surfing in the morning and then think it’s almost as fun to go to an IS Director Meeting later that day. Side Note: This is a verified #HITNerd Find all our #HITNerd references on Healthcare IT Today. If you have any suggestions for future “You Might be […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT #HITNerd Healthcare Social Media HIT Nerd Jeff Foxworthy Source Type: blogs

Volume of Healthcare Threats, Especially Trojan Malware, Are Expanding
A new report by a security vendor says that it has seen a big increase in the volume of threats against healthcare organizations during the first three quarters of this year. The report, by Malwarebytes, says that it saw a 60% increase of threats at healthcare organizations when comparing all of 2018 with just the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Security and Privacy Healthcare BYOD Policies Healthcare Cyberattacks Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Malware Healthcare Security He Source Type: blogs

Retention of Audit Trails and Other Metadata are Critical to Limit Risk When Retiring Legacy Healthcare Systems
The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. Successful healthcare data archiving with minimal risk requires preservation of the legal medical record (as defined by the organization), data sets such as contextual audit trails, referenced data in ancillary systems, data change and version history, and even database metadata. A […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy EHR Audit Logs EHR Audits EHR Malpractice EHR Malpractice Lawsuits Galen Healthcare Solutions Health Data R Source Type: blogs

Amazon Web Services Offers Subscription Access To Third-Party Data
Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of a new service designed to allow its customers – including healthcare organizations – to find, subscribe to and use third-party data. Healthcare members already involved with the new AWS Data Exchange include Change Healthcare, which processes and anonymizes more than 14 billion healthcare transactions and $1 trillion […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Amazon AWS Amazon Web Services Ascension Health AWS Data Exchange Cerner Duke University Epic Google Health Data Aggregat Source Type: blogs

Consumers Like Generating Health Data, But Are Careful of How They Share It
New research suggests that while consumers are continuing to expand their use of digital health technologies, they’re still careful about with whom they share their health data. It also exposes an unexpected trend in which younger consumers are less trusting about such sharing than older ones. The survey, which was backed by Rock Health and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Consumer Health App Adoption Health Data Sharing Personally-Generated Health Data PGHD Rock Health Stanford Medicine Wearables Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Certified Epic Tapestry Provider Contracts Configuration
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Certified Epic Tapestry Provider Contracts Configuration position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by MMY Consulting and is a remote position. Here’s a description of the position: Certified Epic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Epic Tapestry Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers MMY Consulting MMY Consulting Jobs Source Type: blogs

Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Impact the Big Four: Revenue, Care Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Post-Acute Care
The following is a guest article by Luis Castillo, President and CEO, Ensocare, Omaha, Nebraska. Driving to a medical appointment to receive care is a fundamental part of life. But for 3.6 million people who miss or delay medical appointments or medication use every year due to transportation barriers, they can instead look forward to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Acuity Link Ensocare Healthcare Scene Featured HEDIS Luis Castillo Lyft Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Security Budgets Level, Attacks Increasing – No Wonder Healthcare Cybersecurity Efforts Are Inadequate
While their leaders know the potential of a breach remains high, few hospitals are focused on methodically beefing up their cybersecurity as of yet, according to a new survey. The survey, which was conducted by Black Book Market Research, connected with 2,876 security professionals from 733 provider organizations to discuss gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies they […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Black Book Market Research Chief Information Security Officer CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Cybersecurity Budgets Hospital Cyb Source Type: blogs

How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome) on the topic “How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?”. Half of Medicare beneficiaries who could be in an ACO are now in an ACO. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Digital Transformation Health IT Community Healthcare Leadership Patient Experience Richard Corder TiER1 Performance Source Type: blogs

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether Google met HIPAA requirements when it pulled together millions of patient records when working with the Ascension health system. According to a piece appearing in STAT News, Google’s “Project Nightingale” initiative focuses on analyzing personal health information in an effort to find ways to personalize the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System American Cancer Society Ascension Health Cleveland Clinic Eduardo Conrado Google Google Health Source Type: blogs

Health Data Myths and Reality – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 24
For the 24th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re talking about the health data myths and realities. The collection of health data is happening everywhere. Many organizations are realizing how much value is stored in health data and they’re treating it as an asset for their organization. What does this mean for healthcare? […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Regulations Colin Hung Health Data Health Data Sharing Health IT Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Data Information Builders John Lynn Source Type: blogs

Configo Health Launches with Investment from Texas Children ’s Hospital and Children’s National Hospital
Configo Health Inc., a healthcare data and analytics company specializing in pediatrics, launched today and announced it has secured investment funding from Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s National Hospital. The organization also appointed industry veteran Stephanie Alexander as Chair. Configo Health addresses the lack of credible benchmarked data accessible both to administrators and clinicians working […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alec King Children's National Hospital Configo Configo Health Craig Manson Dr. Eric Williams Health IT Investment Perahealth Premier Analytics Stephanie Alexander Texas Children's Hospital Source Type: blogs

HIEs Must Shift From Health Data Sharing To Curating And Analyzing Data
After years of evolving and struggling to find a solid business model, HIEs have finally found a reasonably secure place in the healthcare system. The thing is, the job they’ve learned to do – serving as an exchange point for any and all data coming their way – may already be outmoded, according to Claudia […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Claudia Williams Health Collaborative Health Data Integration Healthcare Information Exchange Healt Source Type: blogs

Humorous or Scary? – Fun Friday
It’s Friday heading into the weekend, so we generally try to end the week with a little humor. Although, I have to admit that this week’s cartoons are a little more scary and sad for me than humorous. Although, they definitely hit some humorous points. Maybe this week’s cartoons just describe my current mood that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare Humor Source Type: blogs

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth
Apervita, the leading platform for value-based collaboration in healthcare, today announced that it secured $22 million in incremental investment to further accelerate its growth. The announcement comes on the heels of the merger between Apervita and Qcentive and the appointment of industry veteran Kevin Hutchinson as CEO, both of which occurred in the third quarter of 2019. “I’m thrilled […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Apervita eCQMs HEDIS Kevin Hutchinson NCQA Optum Ventures Qcentive Sarah London Source Type: blogs

Bridging the Persistent Chasm Between Healthcare and IT
The following is a guest article by Troy Foster, Senior Manager of Communications Infrastructure. As an IT professional in healthcare, I learned a valuable lesson early in my career.  While working for a medical device company, I was involved in the rollout of new IT functionality that introduced the concept of passively monitoring various sensors […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Alert Fatigue Clinical Buy-in CNO Health IT Onboarding Healthcare Leadership Troy Foster Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Cybersecurity – Familiar and Unfamiliar Risks?
The following is a guest article by Andy Nieto, Global Healthcare Solutions Manager for Lenovo Health. As healthcare continues its digital transformation journey, providing care is becoming easier and more efficient for providers. But that convenience comes at a cost. Technologies like cloud computing and IoT devices carry inherent risks associated with cybersecurity. That points […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Ahahi Santiago Andy Nieto Christiana Care System CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Phishing Healthc Source Type: blogs

Discover The Secret Trifecta of Performance Data to Deliver Better Patient Care
The following is a guest article by Stacy Leidwinger, CMO of Goliath Technologies. Imagine this. A doctor is sitting at a keyboard in an exam room with a patient, pale and clammy, watching over her shoulder. The patient flinches as the doc hammers the keyboard in frustration over slow response time. Hearing the commotion, a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC AllScripts Cerner Citrix EHR Satisfaction EHR Slowness Epic Goliath Technologies Healthcare Scene Featured Meditech Stacy Leidwinger VMwar Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Is Apple ’ s Healthcare Confidence Justifiable?
A few months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook made an amazing claim. During his September appearance on CNBC’s Mad Money, he suggested that while Apple’s hardly going to stop doing other things, healthcare may represent the brass ring. “If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question: ‘What […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Adventist Health System Apple Apple Health Records Apple Watch CareKit Geisinger iPhone ResearchKit Wearables Source Type: blogs

Finger Pointing is Easy in Healthcare IT
I’ve regularly talked about how in healthcare there’s always a reason available not to do something. Basically, if there’s something you don’t want to do, you can come up with a reason not to do it. If all else fails, just call out the word HIPAA and everything grinds to a halt. It’s sad, but […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC CMIO Finger Pointing Healthcare Governance Healthcare Leadership NVIDIA Pure Storage Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Mgr Operational Reporting
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Mgr Operational Reporting position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Prisma Health and is in South Carolina. Here’s a description of the position: This position will manage and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT EHR Operational Reporting Job Epic Analyst Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Prisma Health Jobs Prisma Jobs Source Type: blogs

Uncover the Secrets Hidden in Your Online Reviews
The following is a guest blog post by Jim Higgins, Founder & CEO at Solutionreach. You can follow him on twitter: @higgs77 Love ‘em or hate ‘em, online reviews are here to stay. Perhaps nothing has changed the face of healthcare marketing the way online reviews have. Currently, 94 percent of patients say that they […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Doctor Reviews Healthcare Communication Healthcare Scene Featured Jim Higgins Online Reviews Patient Check-in P Source Type: blogs

Are We Entering An Era of Radical Interoperability? Deloitte Says Yes
If you’ve been watching stop-and-start efforts toward health data interoperability over the last several years, many of which have netted little progress, you might be surprised to hear a top-drawer consulting firm argue that we’re moving ahead into an era of radical interoperability in the healthcare and life science industries. But that is just the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Consumer Health Data Access Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Health Data Interoperability Regulations Health Data Sharing Health Data S Source Type: blogs

Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Richard Corder (@RichardCorder) from @t1healthcare on the topic “Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation?”. Let’s talk about the increasingly-used term “Digital Transformation.” The more I read […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Digital Transformation Health IT Community Healthcare Leadership Patient Experience Richard Corder TiER1 Performance Source Type: blogs

Veteran ’ s Day
Today is Veteran’s Day in the US and so my kids are off of school and we try to take most of the day off to enjoy time with family. However, I can’t help but make mention of all those who have served in our military. It’s a huge sacrifice to do so. I’m not […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Personal Musings Veteran's Day Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Google To Create Self-Aware Rooms Which Track Patients And Update Providers
Over the last couple of years, Google has offered intriguing glimpses at what it plans to do in the healthcare space, but has made few concrete product announcements. The big G has apparently ruled out building its own EHR,  at least according to Toby Cosgrove, MD, an executive advisor to Google and former president and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Ambient Clinical Intelligence care.ai Cleveland Clinic Coral Edge TPU Embedded Devices Google Hea Source Type: blogs

U.S. Consumer Adoption of Apps To Manage Chronic Conditions, Health and Fitness Activities
A solid minority of American consumers are adopting mobile health apps to manage chronic conditions or maintain their health and fitness, according to a new survey conducted by Redox. The survey, which reached out to 1019 American adults, found that almost one-third of respondents either use or are open to using apps for these purposes. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Chronic Disease Management Apps Health And Fitness Apps mHealth Mobile Health App Users Mobile Health Apps Mobile He Source Type: blogs

Know When to Hold ’ em: The Legal Considerations for Healthcare Information Technology Data Retention and Purging
The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. Purging Guidelines & Criteria HIPAA privacy rules do not address medical record retention requirements, and the guidelines from several states and the federal government are ambiguous at best. Healthcare organizations considering a purge of their archived data soon realize that errors […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Galen Healthcare Solutions Health Data Purging Health Data Retention Health IT Legacy Healthcare Data Archivi Source Type: blogs

Interoperability Generates Excitement at #PCCSUMMIT19
Interoperability generated the most excitement for the leaders of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations gathered at the annual PointClickCare user conference – #PCCSUMMIT19. Surprisingly PDPM, the new payment model for LTPAC, last year’s dominant topic, was barely mentioned. PDPM – Barely A Ripple On October 1st, 2019 the LTPAC industry experienced a seismic shift […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT LTPAC BJ Boyle Carequality Interoperability Framework Healthcare Interoperability Jason Dugenio PointClickCare PointClickCare Summit Source Type: blogs

American Well Acquires Aligned Telehealth to Expand Behavioral Health Virtual Care
National telehealth leader American Well® announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a leader in the provision of behavioral telehealth and telepsychiatry services to hospitals and health plans. Combining Aligned Telehealth’s ability to access a network of clinical experts with American Well’s digital care delivery platform, the companies will deliver programs […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Aligned Telehealth American Well Behavioral Health Telemedicine Dignity Health Telemedicine Network Health IT Acquisitions Jason Close Michael Balmuth Nitin Nanda SV Source Type: blogs

Pharmacy Sues Surescripts, Partners Over Alleged Antitrust Violations
An independent pharmacy has spearheaded a class action suit claiming Surescripts has engaged in anticompetitive behavior which violates federal law. In the complaint, which names not only Surescripts but also RelayHealth and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, New York-based Falconer Pharmacy claims that the defendants have violated the Sherman Act by engaging in a “decade-long” scheme designed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System AllScripts e-prescribing Emdeon EPCS Falconer Pharmacy Federal Trade Commission FTC Health IT Lawsuits Healthcare Antitrust McKesson Corp. Source Type: blogs

Consumers Interested In Using Voice Assistants for Healthcare, But Privacy Worries Remain
It’s becoming more common for consumers to use voice assistants for healthcare, but others are holding back due to privacy worries, according to the results of a new survey. The survey, which connected with 1,004 U.S. adults, was backed by AI vendor Orbita and conducted by Voicebot.ai. It focused on consumer adoption of voice assistants for […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Amazon Alexa Apple Siri Consumer Privacy Worries Google Assistant Health Data Security Heal Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Mirth Interface/Integration Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Mirth Interface/Integration Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cordea Consulting and is available in New Jersey. Here’s a description of the position: Required Experience: Previous experience […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cordea Consulting Cordea Consulting Jobs EHR Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Mirth Jobs Source Type: blogs

Testing: An Undervalued Aspect of a Successful EHR Implementation
The following is a guest article by Matt Hawkins, EVP Sales and Marketing at Boston Software Systems. A large regional health system implemented a “Top 5” EHR solution for their Gynecologic Oncology department. However, three years after implementation, staff were still using paper charts while the EHR sat virtually untouched. Why? The new system was missing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Boston Software Systems Clinical Alignment Clinical Usability EHR Go-Live EHR Testing Healthcare Scene Featured Matt Hawkins Source Type: blogs

Government and SDoH – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Susan Houck Clark (@SusanHouckClark) from Briljent on the topic “Government and SDoH”. Our health is shaped by our physical, social and economic environments. For example, having access to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Regulations #HITsm Topics Government SDOH Health IT Community Social Determinants of Health Susan Houck Clark Source Type: blogs

PointClickCare Makes Surprise Carequality Announcement
At PointClickCare’s annual user conference #PCCSummit19, the company announced it had forged a partnership with Carequality. Then to the surprise and delight of the hundreds of customers in the audience, the company committed to providing the Carequality functionality free of charge. “Over the past several months we have been working to leverage and integrate the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT LTPAC Carequality Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability post-acute care SNF SNFs Source Type: blogs

Are Medical Groups Still Viable? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 23
For the 23rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Are Medical Groups Still Viable? This is a big question with a lot of nuance. However, everyone agrees that the medical group is being hit by a lot of pressures to consolidate. Not the least of which is hospitals and health systems […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Regulations Colin Hung Group Practices Health IT Health IT Podcasts John Lynn Medical Groups Medical Practices MGMA Source Type: blogs

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly
Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy.  Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with you, and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that they, too, document an […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Adoption Healthcare AI Deployment Healthcare AI Workforce Healthcare Data Analytics RELX Source Type: blogs

Google Acquires Fitbit for $2.1 Billion – What ’ s That Mean for Healthcare?
The big healthcare news today was something we’d heard rumored for a few days already.  Google will be acquiring Fitbit for the tidy sum of $2.1 billion (See the Google announcement and Fitbit press release for details).  This number is particularly interesting since Fitbit’s IPO in 2015 that valued it at $4.1 billion.  Hard to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring FItBit Fitbit Privacy Fitbit Security Google Healthcare Wearables Hlth Rick Osterloh Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Sensor Innovations Moving Closer To Mainstream
It’s been at least a decade since I first started hearing about the great things that would someday come out of the integration of sensors into the healthcare technology set. (Remember sensor socks?) Now, it could be that some of that promise is on the verge of being realized. According to IDTechEx technology analysts Dr. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Chronic Disease Management Healthcare Sensor Deployment Healthcare Sensors IDTechEx Ivan De Backer Medical Devices Na Source Type: blogs

CynergisTek, Inc. Acquires Backbone Consultants to Bolster its Market Position as a Leader in Cybersecurity, Compliance, and Data Privacy
CynergisTek, Inc., (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that it has acquired Backbone Enterprises, Inc. DBA Backbone Consultants, an industry leader in IT risk advisory services. The acquisition expands CynergisTek’s cybersecurity, privacy, and IT risk advisory services and is consistent with CynergisTek’s strategic plan to grow managed services through targeted, accretive acquisitions. “Backbone […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Backbone Consultants Backbone Enterprises Caleb Barlow CynergisTek EPCS Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Privacy NYSE: CTEK Walter Zuniga Source Type: blogs