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

Telehealth Partnership Puts Cleveland Clinic On The Road to Virtual Hospital Deployment
At first glance, the news item didn’t seem that noteworthy. The Cleveland Clinic, which has worked with telehealth vendor American Well since 2014, has been delivering routine care and access to a small selection of specialists. Now, it had announced that it was going to mount a joint venture with AmWell to offer virtual care. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring American Well Cleveland Clinic Digital Health Hospital Without Beds LifeBridge Health Mercy Virtual Care Center telehe Source Type: blogs

Mayo Clinic and Sana Kliniken join VCs in $5.67 M Series A Funding Round of FundamentalVR
Tern Plc (AIM: TERN), the investment company specialising in the Internet of Things (“IoT”), is pleased to announce that FVRVS Limited (“FundamentalVR”), a leading virtual reality (“VR”) training and data analysis technology platform and one of Tern’s existing portfolio companies, has closed a £4.3 million Series A funding round, including a £0.5 million convertible loan […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT AIM: TERN Al Sisto Brighteyes Ventures Downing Ventures Epic Private Equity FundamentalVR FVRVS Limited HapticVR Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Healthcare Virtual Reality Mayo Clinic Sana Source Type: blogs

Variances In Clinician EHR Use Can Hold Back Interoperability Efforts
Given that clinicians have different styles, it’s hardly surprising that they document care in different ways. Unfortunately, however, these idiosyncrasies are one of the obstacles that stand in the way of better interoperability, according to an article by Corepoint Health. In a piece published in mHealth Intelligence, the vendor notes that one of the biggest […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Clinician EHR Documentation Variation Corepoint Health EHR Interoperability Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Interoperability Goals Source Type: blogs

Finding Machine Learning That Works (the Solution at Current Health)
Health care has come slowly to artificial intelligence, but in the past year or so a number of providers and insurers have followed the path forged by other industries and applied machine learning seriously to health care costs and treatments. Naturally, the risks of doing something wrong are high in health care, so special attention […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Current Health Digital Medical Devices Healthcare AI Healthcare Analytics Healthcare Data Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Sr. EHR Application Specialist: EpicCare Ambulatory
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Sr. EHR Application Specialist: EpicCare Ambulatory position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by SSM Health and is in Missouri. Here’s a description of the position: Need following certs:  […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT EHR Jobs EMR Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs EpicCare Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers SSM Health SSM Health Jobs Source Type: blogs

High Level Views from HLTH 2019 and Mark Cuban ’ s Keynote Interview
As most of you know, I’m lucky to attend a wide variety of health IT conferences every year. It helps that I live in Las Vegas where a lot of conferences come, but we also find it’s important to be out there connecting with people and learning about the latest health IT happenings. Attending so […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health 2.0 Healthcare Conferences Hlth HLTH 2019 JP Morgan Mark Cuban Source Type: blogs

Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with DevOps – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/1 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Nichole Gunderson (@nicholeg514) and Ed Keen (@EdKeen5) from @burwoodgroup on the topic “Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with DevOps”. The concept of DevOps is simple: eliminate the traditional barrier between […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops #HITsm Topics Health IT Community Healthcare AI Source Type: blogs

Twistle Receives $16M Investment to Accelerate Delivery of Personalized Care Guidance Through Care Process Automation
Consumer engagement platform empowers health systems and life sciences companies to improve outcomes and reduce costs by automating communications, information-gathering and education In a move that will further strengthen its leadership position in helping health systems and life sciences companies deliver personalized care guidance through the emerging category of care process automation, Twistle today announced […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Brant Heise Ezra Mehlman Health Enterprise Partners Health IT Funding Health IT Investment HEP Kulmeet Singh MCIF Memorial Care Innovation Fund Memoria Source Type: blogs

In Survey, Many Healthcare Execs Unfamiliar With New Health Data Access And Sharing Rules
A new survey concludes that many health IT executives are not too familiar with new federal regulations which, among other things, require that patients have more access to their health records and forbid providers from hampering health data sharing across networks. Arguably, these results raise questions as to how seriously health execs take patient data […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations 21st Century Cures Act Accenture Health Data Interoperability Health Payers healthcare providers Patient Health Data Access Patient Health Record Provide Source Type: blogs

Analytics Success Depends On Soft Skills, Not Just Hard Data
At the recent Information Builders Symposium for Canada’s Public Sector event (#IBAnalyticsSymposium), one key message was reinforced by presenters over and over – successful adoption of data analytics depends as much on soft skills as it does hard data. While it’s true that you need a good data foundation for any analytics initiative, you also […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System data visualization Healthcare Analytics Healthcare Data Healthcare Data Analytics IBI Information Builders Source Type: blogs

Health System Supply Chain Execs May Be Unaware Of Clinical Integration Gaps
New research suggests that health system leaders may not be aware that clinical integration may not be proceeding as they expected. While their plans are likely to call for participation of clinicians in decision-making, in many cases, they aren’t invited to weigh in. This conclusion comes from healthcare consulting firm Acurity and supply chain performance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Acurity Healthcare Supply Chain Hospital Administrators Hospital Financial Management Hospital Supply Chain Nexera Supply Chain Executives Supply Chain Management Source Type: blogs

Data Center Before and After Shots from Mt San Rafael Hospital
I was really impressed recently by a couple pictures my friend, Michael Archuleta, CIO at Mt San Rafael Hospital shared with me. Michael shared these pictures along with the news that his hospital had achieved HIMSS Analytics Stage 6, Meaningful Use Stage 3, and received the 2019 Most Wired Hospital award that is now being […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops desktop virtualization Healthcare Data Center Healthcare Virtualization Hospital CIO Michael Archuleta Mt. San Rafael Hospital Server Virtualization Source Type: blogs

Walmart Sells AI-Backed Diabetes Tech Which Makes Blood Sugar Management Suggestions
If you’re not a diabetic or have never lived with a diabetic loved one, it’s hard to imagine how cumbersome it can be to manage the condition. My husband, for example, must keep a long list of items organized just to do basic self-care, including oral medication, insulin, needles to inject the insulin, a glucometer, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Blood Glucose Meter Blood Glucose Monitoring Chronic Disease Management Diabetes Coaching Diabetes Management Diabetes Source Type: blogs

IT DevOps Solutions to Improve the Physician and Patient Experience
We all know that Physician Burnout is a big problem in healthcare. Not only is it impacting physicians, but that has a trickle down effect on patient experience as well. That’s why we see so much focus on how to improve the physician experience. While I’ve seen a lot of great efforts, I’m quickly realizing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Alvin Chang Christian Boucher Citrix EHR Optimization Gil Keller IT DevOps Jeff Garbus Physician Burnout Pure Storage Soaring Eagle Source Type: blogs

Viz.ai Raises $50 Million Series B Round to Bring AI Powered Synchronized Stroke Care to More Patients
Viz.ai, the developer of the first synchronized healthcare software (Viz) using artificial intelligence (AI), today announced a $50 million Series B funding. The funding round was led by Greenoaks with participation from Threshold Ventures, CRV along with existing investors GV and Kleiner Perkins. Viz.ai has emerged as one of the most exciting and fastest growing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Chris Mansi Greenoaks Healthcare AI J Mocco Kleiner Perkins Neil Shah Radiology AI Stroke Care Threshold Ventures Viz.ai Source Type: blogs

Massachusetts Study Uncovers Arbitrary and Ineffective Use of Quality Measures
So much in health care depends on the accurate measurement of costs and quality. Doctors are judged by the costs racked up by their patients. Health care providers in some states are required to post the costs of their procedures online. The entire historic shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value (that is, judging providers by the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Revenue Cycle Management Clinical Quality Measures Costs Fee for Service Insurance Payments Massachusetts Healthcare Primary Ca Source Type: blogs

The Future of #AI and #HIT: Solving #SDoH for the Home – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 10/25 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Gail Zahtz (@GailZahtz) on the topic “The Future of #AI and #HIT: Solving #SDoH for the Home”. As an executive consultant at the intersection of health and design, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm AI/Machine Learning Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Health IT Community Healthcare AI Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: EHR Specialist
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EHR Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Melissa Memorial Hospital and is in Colorado. Here’s a description of the position: POSITION SUMMARY The EHR Clinical Support […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT athenahealth EHR Jobs athenahealth jobs EMR Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Melissa Memorial Hospital Jobs Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Microsoft. Nuance Plan Tech Which Creates Documentation For Physicians
For a while now, since AI applications have begun to hit the mainstream, there’s been talk of the day when such tools might take over patient documentation and free up physicians to actually look at their patients. Now, Microsoft has come out with an announcement which, if characteristically light on details, demonstrates that the company […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT AllScripts Ambient Clinical Intelligence Microsoft Microsoft Azure Natural Language Processing Northwell Health Nuance Smart Hea Source Type: blogs

A CISO ’s Perspective on Security Strategy and Governance
The following is a guest article by Gerry Blass from ComplyAssistant Did you know that healthcare organizations thwart thousands of phishing and malware attacks every day? With the increase in the volume of attacks, we’re also seeing an increase in the number of data breaches. In fact, recent data from the Department of Health and Human Services […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy CISO ComplyAssistant Data Governance Gerry Blass Healthcare Governance Healthcare Security Hospital CFO OCR PHI R Source Type: blogs

ettain group Acquires Leidos ’ s Commercial EHR Consulting Business
ettain group, a leading provider of talent solutions, announced today that it has acquired Global Employment Solutions (“GES”) and Leidos Inc.’s commercial Electronic Health Records (“EHR”) consulting business (“Leidos Health, LLC”). In connection with the transactions, ettain group has received a new majority investment from Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“A&M Capital”). “ettain group provides a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT A&M Capital Alex Nivelle EHR Consulting EMR Consulting ettain group ettain health Leidos Leidos Health maxIT Healthcare Michael Odrich Trent Beekman Vitalize Consulting Source Type: blogs

Is Consumerism the Elephant in the Room? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 22
For the 22nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Is Consumerism the Elephant in the Room? The discussion of consumerism in healthcare is a tricky one. Many patients wonder why their healthcare experience is so different than their consumer experience. Other patients don’t want to be called consumers since they don’t […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System Colin Hung Health IT Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Consumerism John Lynn Solution Source Type: blogs

It ’s Time for Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Break Down Patient Data Silos
The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare Technologies Inc. Our healthcare system is approaching a critical time in which an aging population will bring baby boomers into hospitals and post-acute care facilities in record numbers. Combined with the nursing shortage, razor thin margins, the need to reduce hospital readmissions, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featured Hospital Readmission Source Type: blogs

E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Still Underused
In theory, electronic prescribing of controlled substances should be in wide use these days, as there’s never been more pressure of doctors to be very aware of and document carefully such prescriptions.  However, a new blog item from ONC notes that this is not exactly how things stand. In their recent item, doctors Andrew Gettinger […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Andrew Gettinger Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances EPCS Medicare Part D ONC Substance Use-Disorder Prevent that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities A Source Type: blogs

Survey Shows Growing Level of Interest in Healthcare AI
A new survey has found a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare executives saying they’d implemented an AI strategy, with administrative solutions getting more attention than clinical AI options. The second OptumIQ annual survey on AI in healthcare queried 500 leaders from hospitals, health plans, life sciences organizations and employers on how they […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Investment Healthcare AI Strategy Healthcare AI Training Healthcare IT Recruiting Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Amazon ’ s Virtual Care Model Could Have A Big Impact
For quite some time, mainstream tech giants like Microsoft, Apple and Google have struggled to find a secure foothold in healthcare. One of the biggest challenges they’ve faced has been figuring out just how much investment they should make in the brick-and-mortar aspects of patient care, e.g. real-world hospitals and clinics. So far, they’ve largely […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Amazon Care Amazon Prime Berkshire Hathaway CVS Haven Healthcare JPMorgan Chase Oasis Medical Group PillPack Primary Care Retail H Source Type: blogs

Key Technology Trends for Medical Groups from #MGMA19AC
An informal poll conducted by Healthcare Scene at the 2019 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference, #MGMA19AC, identified several key technology trends for physician practices in the years ahead. Thoughtful and Strategic Technology Purchasing Mike Cuesta, SVP Marketing at CareCloud, a cloud-based ambulatory EHR platform, is seeing a welcome trend towards thoughtful and strategic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #MGMA19AC Healthcare Data Analytics patient communications post-acute care telemedicine Value-Based Payment Source Type: blogs

Most Breached Hospital Data Includes Sensitive Information
It’s bad enough that hospital data breaches are so common. What’s worse is that the bulk of those breaches apparently disclose sensitive data which could help the thieves steal from the breach’s victims. According to a new study appearing in the Annals of Internal Medicine, more than 70% off all hospital breaches expose patient demographic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy HHS Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Violations Hospital Data Breach Identity Theft OCR PHI Source Type: blogs

Intermountain Reduces Waste With Blockchain, Saves $90M
If you’re wondering whether blockchain technologies are worth deploying in healthcare, you’ll probably find the following to be worth a look. According to a Forbes piece, Intermountain Healthcare has been using a mix of blockchain-based technology and AI to find waste within its 22 hospitals, and has generated a boatload of savings as a result. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Aetna Anthem Blockchain in Healthcare BurstIQ Empiric Health Health Care Service Corporation Hospital Supply Chain Management Intermountain Healthcare Na Source Type: blogs

Medical Group Practices Struggle with MIPS, According to New MGMA Report
On Monday, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released the Annual Regulatory Burden Report at their Annual Conference. With responses from over 400 medical group practices, the findings from their survey reveal the impact of federal regulations on physician practices and medical groups. A vast majority (86%) of respondents reported the overall regulatory burden on […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Regulations #MGMA19AC Chirpy Bird Consulting Joy Rios MACRA Merit-based Incentive Payment System MGMA Annual Conference MIPS QPP Source Type: blogs