Your Telemedicine Could Be Opening the Door to a Compliance Nightmare
The following is a guest article by Dr. Waseem Ghannam, co-founder of TeleHealth Solution. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. in March, telemedicine quickly became the go-to-approach for most medical visits as it offered a solution that allowed effective care without risk to patients or providers. The advent of the pandemic also resulted […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Telehealth DME HIPAA HIPAA Compliant Telehealth LTPAC Telehealth Skilled Nursing Telehealth Telehea Source Type: blogs

Epic ’ s Decision To Put Its Voice Assistant Front and Center Could Have A Big Impact
As some of you may know, voice assistant technology is becoming one of the hottest new applications to hit the healthcare IT world. To be sure, many institutions are still trialing the use of voice assistants in clinical settings, but this also points up that we’re still in the early phase of adoption. Now, however, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System AllScripts Epic Haiku Healthcare Voice Assistants Hey Epic! Northwell Health Nuance Rover Vanderbilt University Medical Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Executives COVID-19 Challenges via KLAS Survey
The KLAS Arch Collaborative has a really great community of Healthcare Executives that are charged with making the most of health IT solutions in healthcare organizations.  As such, it’s not a surprise that the KLAS Arch Collaborative would publish a report with results from a survey they did of Healthcare Executives. Two charts stood out […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth KLAS KLAS Arch Collaborative KLAS Survey Remote Patient Monitoring RPM Source Type: blogs

How Can HealthTech Sales and Marketing Recover From COVID-19?
The following is a guest article by Adam Turinas, Founder of Healthlaunchpad. The Haves and Have-Nots of Healthtech I recently polled my network of healthcare sales and marketing executives to understand how COVID-19 had impacted their business. As you can see, 60% said sales were down, and 30% are thriving. These include telehealth, remote monitoring […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Adam Turinas Bluestream Health COVID-19 Health Launch Pad Healthcare Sales Cycle Healthlaunchpad HealthTech Marketing HealthTech Sales Joe Source Type: blogs

Interview with Teladoc Founder, Michael Gorton
We all had to be impressed by the merger of Teladoc with Livongo in an $18.5 billion telehealth deal recently, but the road to “overnight” COVID-19 success has a lot more to the story.  In partnership with Dallas Startup Week, I was able to sit down with Michael Gorton, Founder and Former CEO and Chairman […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Telehealth Dallas Startup Week Livongo Michael Gorton Remote Patient Monitoring RPM Teladoc Telehealth Adoption Source Type: blogs

When Is IPA (Intelligent Process Automation) Right for You? Best Practices to Scale and Implement Today
The following is a guest article by Pavani Munjuluri, Co-Founder, CognitiveHealth Technologies. With dramatic change comes significant opportunity. Healthcare changes experienced in 2020 demonstrate the inexorable truth behind this mantra. Never before have healthcare provider organizations pivoted so rapidly to adopt new processes, workflows and technologies. Intelligent process automation (IPA) has emerged as a powerful […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management CognitiveHealth Technologies Healthcare Automation Healthcare Bots Healthcare Revenue Cycle Healthcare Scene Featured Source Type: blogs

Health Equity: The Missing Aim – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/28 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Corinne Stroum (@healthcora) on the topic of “Health Equity: The Missing Aim“. As #COVID19 spread throughout the US, significant disparity in spread and outcomes became apparent across […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Corinne Stroum Coronavirus COVID-19 Health Equity Health IT Health IT Community Source Type: blogs

EHR Data is Like 500 People Sharing a Closet
I always like to gather insights from practicing clinical informaticists, whose job puts them at the crossroads where health IT and care delivery meet. I particularly like doing so when they find a way to share these insights in a user-friendly way.  For this reason, I was delighted to discover a recent blog entry by […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Clinical Informatics Dirk Stanley EHR Data Enterprise EMR Healthcare Data Organization UConn Health Source Type: blogs

Real-World Data in Times of Change
The following is a guest article by Melva T. Covington, MPH, MBA, Ph.D. from Ciox. The eye-opening projected cost of healthcare due to the novel coronavirus in the United States is historic, with totals somewhere between $56B and $556B by the end of 2021, according to a Wakely study by American’s Health Insurance Plans. Our […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Ciox CIOX Health Ciox Real World Data Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Data COVID-19 Research Healthcare Scene Fea Source Type: blogs

Patient Intake Paperwork and Patient Consent – Telehealth Features Series
In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.  As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are offering on the market.  Plus, we’ll offer our insight into the nuances of each feature […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Access Digital Front Door Epion Health FormStack Interlace Health JotForm Patient Consent Forms Source Type: blogs

Change Healthcare Acquires PROMETHEUS Analytics
Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) today announced it has acquired PROMETHEUS Analytics® from Altarum. PROMETHEUS Analytics is a leading reimbursement approach based on medical episodes of care, used by payer-provider collaborations nationwide, uniquely providing a fair and realistic blueprint for value-based payments. It includes more than 90 episode of care definitions outlining the entire range of treatment […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Altarum Change Healthcare Health IT Acquisitions HealthQX Nasdaq: CHNG PROMETHEUS Analytics Robert Capobianco Source Type: blogs

The Difference Between HL7 and APIs: What CIOs Need to Know to Succeed with the 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule
The 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule is a major change for healthcare data interchange.   The reason being is because patients are now entitled to use Application Programming Interfaces to download their health data into their application of choice.  Further reinforcing the original intent of HIPAA, this empowers patients to download their data and use […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mitch Parker, CISO Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act Alissa Valentina Knight CISO Healthcare APIs Healthcare CIO Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare DevSecOp Source Type: blogs

A Look at Healthcare AI Powered Chatbots and Virtual Assistants with Stefan Behrens from GYANT
One of my favorite parts of healthcare IT right now is virtual assistants and AI powered chat bot.  While there’s certainly a lot of activity in the space, it’s sometimes hard to figure out what’s really happening and what’s hype with all this new technology.  To help us cut through the noise, we sat down […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HealthIT100in100 Digital Front Door EHR Integration GYANT Healthcare AI Healthcare Chatbots Healt Source Type: blogs

The Impact on Provider Selection and Appointment Booking Amidst COVID-19
As healthcare has had to adapt to COVID-19, one of the areas impacted most was how and when patients schedule appointments.  To better understand some of the changes that COVID-19 has brought to healthcare, we interviewed Puneet Maheshwari, Co-founder and CEO of DocASAP, to learn what he’s seeing with their customers when it comes to […] The post The Impact on Provider Selection and Appointment Booking Amidst COVID-19 first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Digital Front Door DocASAP Patient Self Scheduling Puneet Maheshwari Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Beefs – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 43
For the 43rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re getting a few things off our chest in an episode we’re calling “Healthcare Beefs.”  We all have plenty of things that annoy us about healthcare, so we thought we’d take a minute to share a few (no doubt there are many) things that are bothering […] The post Healthcare Beefs - Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 43 first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Beefs John Lynn Source Type: blogs

Case Study: One Medical Practice ’s Experience Transitioning to Telemedicine
Anyone reading Healthcare IT Today is probably aware that during the first six months of the year, we saw a telemedicine boom unlike any before. This, of course, was courtesy of the pandemic, which closed most offices and made delivering in-person care almost impossible While most available evidence suggests that the volume of telehealth visits […] The post Case Study: One Medical Practice’s Experience Transitioning to Telemedicine first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Healthcare Virtual Visits Skype Telehealth Virtual Care Webex Wimbleton Clinics Zoom Zoom Healthcare Zoom Teleheal Source Type: blogs

Azalea Health EHR ’ s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series
As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Baha Zeidan, Co-founder and CEO of Azalea Health.  In this series, we talk with EHR vendors to better understand how they’re approaching telehealth.  Are they developing telehealth in house or are they relying on partners?  If […] The post Azalea Health EHR's Approach to Telehealth - EHR Telehealth Series first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Ambient Clinical Voice Automated EHR Documentation Azalea Health Baha Zeidan COVID-19 Telehealth EHR Source Type: blogs

Google Cloud Invests $100 Million in Amwell and Announces New Cloud Partnership
Google Cloud and Amwell® today announced that they have entered into a multi-year, strategic partnership to deliver transformative telehealth solutions across the global healthcare ecosystem. Together, the companies will endeavor to expand access to virtual care, improve patient and clinician experiences, and leverage their unique capabilities to deliver new, differentiated healthcare solutions—across the continuum of care. The […] The post Google Cloud Invests 0 Million in Amwell and Announces New Cloud Partnership first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring American Well Amwell Google Google Cloud Health IT Investment Ido Schoenberg Telehealth Investment Thomas Kurian Source Type: blogs

A Telehealth Visit vs In Person Visit Chart Update
Many of you might remember when we shared the amazing explosion of telehealth visits thanks to COVID-19.  It really is astounding to see how healthcare organizations were able to convert to telehealth visits so quickly and how patients embraced telehealth as an option.  However, we all knew that telehealth wouldn’t last forever as in-person visits […] The post A Telehealth Visit vs In Person Visit Chart Update first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth CT Lin In-Person Visits Telehealth Adoption Telehea Source Type: blogs

A Look at Virtual Care In Action
Having been part of the world of healthcare IT for 15 years now, it’s great to be able to look back at the history of how health IT and what’s now being called virtual care has evolved.  When I started, virtually no healthcare organizations had an EHR.  Now, everyone does.  The iphone didn’t exist and […] The post A Look at Virtual Care In Action first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HealthIT100in100 Bronwyn Spira Care Coordination Digital Therapeutics Force Therapeutics Virtu Source Type: blogs

Cerner Follows Epic In Adding Consumer-Friendly Digital Health Tools To Its Platform
Following in Epic’s footsteps, Cerner has struck a deal with a vendor supporting a range of digital health tools designed for both consumers as well as physicians. What makes the agreement notable is less the fact that both Cerner and Epic have signed on with digital health vendor Xealth – though a bit unusual – but […] The post Cerner Follows Epic In Adding Consumer-Friendly Digital Health Tools To Its Platform first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Cerner Cleveland Clinic Digital Health Management Digital Health Tools Epic Froe Source Type: blogs

Have You Tried To Make An Appointment With Your Own Doctors Lately? It May Be Harder Than You Expected
As the pandemic grinds on, healthcare systems are looking for ways to adapt to the situation and better meet the new demands imposed by caring for COVID-19 patients. This includes improving how they handle their communications with patients. For example, at New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, they’re planning to introduce robotic process automation to direct […] The post Have You Tried To Make An Appointment With Your Own Doctors Lately? It May Be Harder Than You Expected first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 Healthcare Communications Hospital IVR IVR Systems Johns Hopkins Northwell Health Physician Appointment Setting Source Type: blogs

An Interview with Marc Probst on His Time at Intermountain and Move to ELLKAY
@If you’ve worked in health IT for any reasonable amount of time, you’ve no doubt heard of Marc Probst.  Probst recently retired as CIO for Intermountain, has been on a number of health IT government committees and recently received the John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award.  As I’ve found with a number […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System CIO of the Year COVID-19 ELLKAY Healthcare CIO Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Leadership Intermountain John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Marc Probst Source Type: blogs

Experity Announces Acquisition of Calibrater Health
Experity, the leading provider of clinical and practice management software to the urgent care space, today announced that it has acquired Calibrater Health, a leader in feedback management solutions. The acquisition enables Experity to strategically expand its industry-leading patient engagement offering with reputation management capabilities tailor-made to meet the needs and demands of the rapidly growing urgent care […] The post Experity Announces Acquisition of Calibrater Health first appeared on Healthcare IT Today. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Calibrater Health David Stern Experity Health IT Acquisition Tim Dybvig Source Type: blogs

What Changes Were Thrust Upon EHR During COVID-19 and What Will Be the Longer Term Impacts of These Changes?
Many people don’t realize all the changes that were required by an EHR to be able to more effectively manage everything that was happening with COVID-19.  Whether it was new user permissions, new codes, new locations, and much more, many EHR experts spent long hours ensuring their healthcare organization could manage everything that came with […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HealthIT100in100 CereCore COVID-19 COVID-19 EHR EHR Consulting EHR Implementation EHR Optimization Justin A. Diehl Source Type: blogs

The Importance of Handling Legacy EHR Data During the Move to a New EHR
While many EHR projects were put on hold or at least slowed down during COVID-19, we’re starting to see many of these projects revving back up.  Just because COVID-19 happened doesn’t mean it changed the fact that many healthcare organizations need to upgrade and switch out their EHR software or consolidate onto one EHR.  In […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR Consolidation EHR Switching EMR Switching Healthcare Consolidation Legacy EHR Data Marlin Equity Partners Meditech Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Systems Programmer Analyst III at Natividad
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER ANALYST III position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Natividad and is in California. Here’s a description of the position: At Natividad, our dedication to the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Six Sigma Healthcare Six-Sigma SWHR CIN Texas Health Resources Texas Health Resources Jobs Source Type: blogs

Data Driven Decisions for Care Transitions
Transitioning elderly patients from acute care facilities continues to be inefficient, inconvenient, and fraught with risk. Most are still done via paper and fax machines. In addition, the decision on the patient’s most appropriate next level of care is often made without using patient data or using only superficial information like primary diagnosis. It shouldn’t […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC acute care transitions COVID-19 homecare Jay LaBine LTPAC Care Transitions Navihealth SNFs Source Type: blogs

Off Topic: Coronavirus Community Connection and Relaxation – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/21 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic of “Off Topic: Coronavirus Community Connection and Relaxation“. Life is hard. Coronavirus and lots of other things in the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 Health IT Health IT Community Source Type: blogs

Bridge Connector Raises $25.5 Million in Series B Funding to Advance Interoperability Layer for Health Care
Bridge Connector, an interoperability company changing the way health care communicates, today announced it has raised $25.5 million in Series B financing. The latest round, led by Axioma Ventures, was joined by all existing investors, including veteran investor Jeff Vinick, and brings Bridge Connector’s total funding to over $45 million. After achieving over 1000% year-over-year […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT AllScripts Axioma Ventures Bridge Connector David Wenger Epic Health IT Funding Healthcare Interoperability Howard Jenkins iPaaS Jeff Vinick Mulesoft SalesForce Source Type: blogs

Possible Discrimination Against Remote Workforce
One of the big optimization lessons learned as people quickly shifted to remote work was that if one person is remote, then everyone should connect in as if they were remote (whether they’re remote or not).  It creates some really tough dynamics if a few people are hopping on Zoom or Google Meet remotely and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Epic Epic Remote Work Epic Return to Work Google Meet Remote Workforce Virtual Meetings Zoom Source Type: blogs

Millions Of Elderly Patients In U.S. Aren ’t Prepared To Participate in Telehealth Visits
New research appearing in a high-profile medical journal suggests that millions of U.S. seniors aren’t ready to participate fully – or in some cases, at all –  in telehealth visits due to a lack of technical knowledge or health-related issues. The study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked the degree to which U.S. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Elderly Patients Healthcare Digital Divide Medicare Patients Population Health Management Senior Patients Telehealth T Source Type: blogs

Modernizing Medicine EHR ’ s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series
As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Patric Edmondson, Chief Technology Officer and Dr. Andrew Rosenthal, Medical Director of Plastic Surgery at Modernizing Medicine.  In this series, we talk with an EHR vendors to better understand how they’re approaching telehealth.  Are they developing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Andrew Rosenthal COVID-19 Telehealth EHR Telehealth EHR Telehealth Interviews EMR Telehealth gMed g Source Type: blogs

Will There Be Competition for Doc Talent Because of Telehealth?
This began before COVID-19, but the explosion of telehealth has really raised a lot of questions for doctors when it comes to what the future of their profession will look like.  One of the cores to these changes is that if the visit is done using telehealth, do I really care if the doctor I […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Enterprise Telehealth Health System Telehealth MDLIVE Teladoc Telehealth Competition Source Type: blogs

A Genomics and Precision Medicine Update Amidst COVID-19
There is no more exciting subject in healthcare than genomics and precision medicine.  The way genomics has been accelerating is just astounding.  The original human genome sequencing project took 13 years and $2.7 billion.  We can now do a full genomic sequence in a few days and under $1000.  However, what’s even more interesting is […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System 2bPrecise AllScripts COVID-19 COVID-19 Genomics EHR Genomics Joel Diamond Source Type: blogs

mPulse Mobile Announces Closing of Series C Funding of more than $16 Million, Led by Optum Ventures
mPulse Mobile, a leader in Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced more than $16 million in funding. The round was led by Optum Ventures and includes existing investors HLM Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, SJF Ventures, Echo Health Ventures and Rincon Ventures. Powering more than 300 million personalized, automated consumer healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Healthcare IT Chris Nicholson Echo Health Ventures Health IT Funding HLM Venture Partners Laura Veroneau mPulse Mobile OCA Ventures Optum Ventures Rincon Ventures SJF Ventures Telehealth Funding Source Type: blogs

A Virtual Situation Management System ’ s Experience with COVID-19
Coming out of disasters like Hurricane Katrina, healthcare had a lot of lessons learned.  I saw session after session at conferences about how healthcare organizations were and weren’t prepared for the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina.  While it was a tragedy, one slight silver lining is that many healthcare organizations learned a lot from those […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Coronavirus COVID-19 Crisis Management Hurricane Katrina LiveProcess Real-Time Crisi Source Type: blogs

Lumeon Raises $30M in Funding to Support U.S. Growth
Lumeon, the leader in care pathway orchestration, today announced that it has closed $30M in Series D funding led by new investors Optum Ventures and Endeavour Vision, with participation from current investors LSP, MTIP, IPF Partners, Gilde and Amadeus Capital Partners. The investment will enable the company to extend the reach of its Care Pathway Management (CPM) […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Alexander Schmitz Amadeus Capital Partners Care Pathway Management Dr. Ashish Patel Endeavour Vision Gile Health IT Investment IPF Partners LSP Lumeon MTIP Optu Source Type: blogs

Patient Technical On-boarding – Telehealth Features Series
In this Teleahealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.  As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are offering on the market.  Plus, we’ll offer our insight into the nuances of each feature […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Telehealth Telehealth Features Source Type: blogs

ONC Announces $2.5 Million STAR HIE Grant Program and New Health IT Use and Impact Grant
ONC has been working hard to do what they can with the limited budget and regulatory allowance they have available to address some of the challenges exposed by COVID-19.  For example, they’ve announced previously an effort to expand LOINC to support public health needs and grants to expand HL7 standards related to the public health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Regulations Health IT Grants HHS Grants HIE HIE Grants hl7 LOINC ONC Grants Public Health STAR HIE Grant Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability
Despite the endless efforts healthcare organizations have made to support health data interoperability, the path still remains rocky. However, the pandemic has offered a sharp reminder that problems with patient data sharing can undercut treatment, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic underway, a new study suggests. The study surveyed 509 managers working in frontline provider organizations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops COVID-19 Health Data Interoperability Health Data Interoperability Challenges Health Data Sharing Hospital Data Shari Source Type: blogs

Health IT Love in the Time of COVID
I think it is fitting to invoke an author like Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera) when penning an article about Jane Sarasohn-Kahn @HealthyThinker   – who I consider to be one of the best healthcare writers working today. I recently sat down with Sarasohn-Kahn to talk about the current state of healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT COVID-19 Digital Transformation Health Equity Health Literacy healthythinker HIPAA Jane Sarasohn Medical Economics Patient Privacy Source Type: blogs

Ginger Announces $50 Million in Series D Funding to Expand Access to the World ’s First On-Demand Mental Healthcare System
Ginger, the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a $50 million Series D funding round led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. Additional participants include Cigna Ventures and existing investors such as Jeff Weiner, Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. This latest round of investment brings the company’s total funding […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Healthcare IT Advance Venture Partners Bessemer Venture Partners Cigna Ventures David ibnAle Ginger Health IT Investment Jeff Weiner Kaiser Permanente Ventures Sahil Choudhry Steve Kraus Source Type: blogs

New York-Area Hospitals Leveraging   Smart Clothes For Remote Diagnostic Monitoring
If you want an example of how the pandemic is fostering the growth of long-distance medicine, look no further than the following. Maimonides Medical Center and Meridian Health System have agreed to work with remote diagnostic tech vendor Nanowear to conduct a clinical trial. The goal of the project is to monitor confirmed or suspected […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 COVID-19 Sensors Maimonides Medical Center Meridian Health System Nanosensors Nanowear SimpleSENSE Wearables Source Type: blogs

Automated Patient Reminders (SMS and email) – Telehealth Features Series
In this Teleahealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.  As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are offering on the market.  Plus, we’ll offer our insight into the nuances of each feature […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Patient Notifications Patient Reminders Telehealth Telehealth Features Telehealth Reminders Source Type: blogs

Health IT and Sustainability – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/14 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Chuck Webster, MD (@wareflo) on the topic of “Health IT and Sustainability“. Healthcare’s next big workflow challenge is sustainability. Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HITsm Topics Chuck Webster Health IT SDOH Sustainable Healthcare United Nations United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Source Type: blogs

Navin, Haffty & Associates and Engage Join Forces to Provide Clients Complete MEDITECH Solutions
Navin, Haffty & Associates is joining forces with Engage IT Services, Inc. to create the industry’s most comprehensive and complete MEDITECH professional services offering. This union links two leaders in the MEDITECH market – each with 20 years of experience focused exclusively on the MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) platform, having served over 500 hospital […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cascadia Capital Davis Wright Tremaine Engage IT Services Haffty & Associates Health IT Acquisitions Meditech Mirick O’Connell Navin Navin Haffty Providence Services Group PSG Source Type: blogs

Is Healthcare Social Media Dead? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 42
For the 42nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question, “Is Healthcare Social Media Dead?”  There’s certainly a lot of things that have been going on with social media and a lot of people complaining about what social media has become.  As Colin and I spend way too much time on social […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Social Media John Lynn TikTok Twitter Source Type: blogs

Dealing with Communications Challenges with PPE as the ‘New Normal’
The following is a guest blog post by Tom Downes, CEO of Quail Digital. In a discussion paper, Nuffield Trust has highlighted the medium- to long-term implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on NHS services. Entitled ‘Here to Stay? How the NHS will have to learn to live with coronavirus’ raises a myriad of challenges on our health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 PPE Dr Ziv Tsafrir Healthcare Communication Healthcare Communication Headsets Healthcare Devices Healthcare Scene Featured Source Type: blogs

Epic ’ s Efforts to Return to Work Hits Mainstream Media
You may remember that we previously wrote about Judy Faulkner and Epic’s decision to return to work and not continue remote working.  Well, that decision has now hit mainstream news.  Today, Anna Werner from CBS This Morning covered Epic’s decision to return to work despite “objections from hundreds of employees.” In the report, CBS interviewed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Anna Werner Epic Judy Faulkner remote work Return to Work Sverre David Roang Source Type: blogs