Featured Health IT Job: Technical Consultant
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Technical Consultant position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Galen Healthcare Solutions and is a Remote position. Here’s a description of the position: Galen Healthcare is looking fill […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Health IT Company Healthcare IT Galen Healthcare Solutions Galen Healthcare Solutions Jobs Healthcare Data Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Access to Medical Records – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 15
For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records. While some are shocked by the realities associated with getting access to medical records, there’s a lot more nuance to gaining access to medical records in a way that is helpful to the patient, but also respects the privacy […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung HCAHPS Health IT Podcasts HIM Source Type: blogs

Innovative New Healthcare Apps – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/19 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Elena Ivanova (@lenisocial) from @Intersystems on the topic “Innovative New Healthcare Apps”. Sometimes, it seems like the healthcare industry is not moving fast enough, and other times it […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Elena Ivanova Healthcare Apps InterSystems Source Type: blogs

Solving the Prior Authorization Dilemma Has Many Benefits
The following is a guest blog post by Dan Kazzaz, CEO, Secure Exchange Solutions. Healthcare is being consumed by runaway cost increases due to (the predicted) shifts in demographics and new treatment options. There is the incessant push to move from fee for service into various other payment methods such as the Merit-based Incentive Payment […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Revenue Cycle Management APMs Bryan Cole CCD Dan Kazzaz Gartner Healthcare Scene Featured Innovation Messaging Ta Source Type: blogs

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations
SPH Analytics, a top-ranked Population Health Management vendor, announced today that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio.  SA Ignite is a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help healthcare providers achieve top performance scores and financial incentives […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Amy Amick MIPS MIPS Tracking Quality Measure Tracking SA Ignite SPH Analytics Tom S. Lee Source Type: blogs

Health IT Workarounds – Funny or Insanity?
Healthcare is full of workarounds. Many of them show an extreme amount of creativity. It’s just unfortunate that all of those creative juices are spent on workarounds and not the core problems. While many of the health IT workarounds out there are about health IT people doing what they need to in order to get […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Aaron Miri Dirk Stanley Health IT Workarounds Janae Sharp Lucia Savage Source Type: blogs

A Look at the Health IT Software Development Lifecycle – Fun Friday
It’s Friday in the heart of summer. Hopefully you’re able to be out there on the beach, at the pool, or enjoying the beautiful mountains somewhere. We know you’ll have your phone with you anyway when you get this email, so hopefully we can offer you a bit of health IT entertainment as you enjoy […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Health IT Software Source Type: blogs

Why On Earth Are Physicians Still Collecting Patient Data Using Paper Forms?
As part of its “Patients over Paperwork” effort, CMS recently issued a Request for Information seeking new ideas on reducing levels of administrative burden. The initiative seems to be making a serious impact. According to CMS, reforms identified by Patients over Paperwork since it launched in late 2017 should save roughly 40 million hours and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT CMS. Administrative Burden Reduction Healthcare Digital Transformation Hospital CIOs InstaMed Medical Groups Patients Over Paperwork Physician Practices Source Type: blogs

Real-World Evidence is What Pharma Needs Now to Help Cure Lung Cancer
The following is a guest blog post by Julie Krommenhoek from Ciox. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is a designation that accounts for more than 80 percent of lung cancers diagnosed, and it has emerged as a new hotspot for investment by pharma manufacturers. Globally, the NSCLC therapeutics market is expected to rise to a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management CDI CDQI Ciox CIOX Health Clinical Documentation Improvement Clinical Documentation Quality Improvem Source Type: blogs

Corepoint and Rhapsody Merge to Advance Interoperability in Healthcare
Rhapsody, a global leader in healthcare data interoperability, today announced that the company will merge with Corepoint Health, the supplier of the Best in KLAS® healthcare integration platform. The transaction will bring together two companies at the forefront of interoperability and create a dynamic combination of technology, talent, services, and trusted customer relationships to address […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Corepoint Corepoint Health Erkan Akyuz FHIR Health IT Acquisitions Health IT Mergers Healthcare Interoperability Philippe Houssiau Rhapsody Sean Cassidy Source Type: blogs

Express Scripts Formulary for “ Digital Health ” Offers Long Overdue Info
In mid-May, Express Scripts announced that it plans to introduce what it says is the healthcare industry’s first stand-alone digital health formulary. This may not sound like much, but I’d argue that it’s a noteworthy development. After all, Express Scripts is a Cigna company now, which makes this notice interesting from both a health plan […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cardiovascular Management Diabetes Management Digital Health Formulary Digital Health Tools DIigtal Health Tool User Express Scripts Health Care Payer Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Sr Epic Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Sr Epic Analyst 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: As a senior level team […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Epic Analyst Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Prisma Health Jobs Prisma Jobs Source Type: blogs

Challenges and Triumphs of the Independent Practice – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/12 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Amanda Hansen from @AdvancedMD on the topic “Challenges and Triumphs of the Independent Practice”. A major shift is slowly but surely taking place in healthcare, creating both challenges […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics AdvancedMD Amanda Hansen Medical Practices Source Type: blogs

How Clinical Communications Technology Connects the Care Team In Complex Cases
The following is a guest blog post by Mary Hatcher, Vice President of Product Development at PerfectServe. When multiple specialists and post-acute providers are serving the same patient, getting the right information to the right person in a timely manner becomes more challenging. Dozens of nurses and therapists. Several doctors. Various settings. The complexity adds […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Clinical Messaging ECRI EHR Messaging Healthcare Communication Mary Hatcher PerfectServe Se Source Type: blogs

Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 14
For the 14th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare. We all know a great experience when we see it, but measuring it across an organization is a really hard thing to do. Thus, we thought it would be a great topic for a podcast. In this episode, we […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung HCAHPS Health IT Podcasts John Lynn Measurin Source Type: blogs

Net Health to Acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions, Expanding Its Purpose-Built Electronic Medical Record Platform
Net Health, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions (Optima), the premier provider of cloud-based electronic medical record software for contract therapy companies, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, home health therapy providers and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alpine Investors Anthony Sanzo Josh Pickus Level Equity Net Health Optima Optima Healthcare Solutions Patrick Colletti The Carlyle Group Source Type: blogs

How VRI (Video Remote Interpretation) Is Improving Healthcare Quality in Acute Care Organizations
The following is a guest blog post by David Fetterolf, President of Stratus Video. The need for language services in healthcare is widespread. Each day, providers are encountering a larger number of patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). Both the frequency and number of languages requested have increased significantly in recent years. The Agency for […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Affordable Care Act David Fetterolf Deaf Patients LEP Limited English Proficiency Stratus Video Video Remote Interpretation Source Type: blogs

Google, U of Chicago Medical Center Sued Over Alleged Sharing Of Identifiable Patient Records
The University of Chicago, its medical center and Google have been hit with a lawsuit contending that the hospital shared hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant which included identifiable data. The suit was filed on behalf of Matt Dinerstein, who stayed at the University of Chicago Medical Center twice in June […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy De-Identified Patient Data Google Google Health Health Data Privacy Lawsuit Health Data Research HIPAA Compliance Matt Diner Source Type: blogs

You might be an #HITNerd If …
You might be an #HITNerd If… you are working on health IT projects on July 5th when it lands on a Friday, the day after the 4th of July Holiday! Find all our #HITNerd references on Healthcare IT Today. If you have any suggestions for future “You Might be an #HITNerd…” please let us know […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Regulations #HITNerd Healthcare Social Media HIT Nerd Jeff Foxworthy Source Type: blogs

Happy Independence Day!
Today is Independence Day or as most of us like to call it, 4th of July. I hope that many of you that regularly read Healthcare IT Today are enjoying time with family, bbq, and time outside enjoying your favorite traditions. I know that’s a blessing for many of us while so many others in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT 4th of July Source Type: blogs

HFMA Recap – Technology’s Role in Value Based Care
The following is a guest blog post by Erin Wabol, Partner and CMO at Agency Ten22. The unique exhibit hall atmosphere introduced by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) this year was met with cheers and jeers from health IT vendors and attendees alike. Exhibitors used convention center issued displays which created a more homogenized atmosphere […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Agency Ten22 Black Book Report Daniel Marino DocVader Erin Wabol Health IT Healthcare Financial Management Association HFMA James Grana Kevin Holloran Lumina Health Partners Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Chief Information Officer
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Chief Information Officer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by San Mateo County Health System and is available in California. Here’s a description of the position: CHIEF INFORMATION […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT CIO Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare CIO Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Hospital CIO Jobs Job Seekers San Mateo County Health Jobs Source Type: blogs

A Supportive Health IT Social Community – Searching for Women in Healthcare AI
As many of you know, we’ve been heads down finalizing all the details for the EXPO.health conference we organize.  It’s an amazing event that brings together the health IT community in a unique effort to spread Health IT innovations that really impact healthcare for good. One of the goals we had for the conference was […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Healthcare IT #HealthITChicks #womeninhit EXPO.health Female Health IT Healthcare AI Josie Elias Malissa O'Rourke Miot Sue Schade Source Type: blogs

Patients Say Access To Visit Notes Is Important In Maintaining Their Health
Back in 2010, a group of primary care doctors from three different healthcare organizations across the U.S. came together to try something different. The three institutions – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Geisinger and University of Washington Medicine – conducted a one-year pilot of a new concept, dubbed OpenNotes, in which providers would share their clinical […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Geisinger OpenNotes Patient Health Data Patient Health Management Patient Portals University of Washington Medicine Visit Notes Source Type: blogs

QGenda Announces Acquisition of OpenTempo
QGenda, the leader of cloud-based, automated provider scheduling solutions, today announced its acquisition of OpenTempo, a leading innovator of clinical capacity management tools. By combining QGenda’s innovation in automated on call and provider scheduling, time tracking, and compensation management with OpenTempo’s expertise in clinical resource optimization and analytics, QGenda will deliver the only solution capable […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Any Comeau Greg Benoit Health IT Acquisitions OpenTempo QGenda Source Type: blogs

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth
Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind. Almost two-thirds of seniors responding to the survey reported that they’d go to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring American Well Chronic Disease Management Physician Telehealth Adoption Telehealth Consults Telehealth Perceptio Source Type: blogs

Belong.Life Raises $14 Million Series B Round to Accelerate Growth of Global Oncology Solution and Expand Rollout End-to-End Patient Engagement and Health Research Platform
Belong.Life, creators of the “Belong – Beating Cancer Together” mobile app, the world’s largest social network and navigator app for cancer patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals, announced today that it has completed a $14 million Series B fundraising round, led by IQVIA (NYSE: IQV), a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services to the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Belong.life Eliran Malki IQVIA NYSE: IQV patient engagement Tal Rosenberg The Group Ventures Source Type: blogs

When Have Politicians Ever Agreed on What to Do to Fix Healthcare?
This week, healthcare has been center stage in the first 2 democrat debates. While the debates certainly talked about a wide range of issues, healthcare was a major topic in both nights of the debates. In case you missed them or can’t stand to watch them, go over and read through the healthcare debate summaries […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Regulations Democtratic Debates - Healthcare Health Populi Healthcare Policy Jane Sarasohn-Kahn John Boehner Source Type: blogs

Health Tech Buzzwords Explained – Fun Friday
Far too often we take things that are complicated and make them worse or we take things that are simple and make them complicated. I guess that’s why I loved this list of tech buzzwords that were simplified in a humorous way. Tech buzzwords explained: AI- bunch of IF statements Blockchain- database Cloud- Somebody else’s […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Health Tech Buzzwords Source Type: blogs

Health System CFOs Say Digital Transformation Is Critical For Survival
A new survey found that 80% of health system CFOs believe that their organizations need to engage in digital transformation efforts if they’re going to remain competitive – or perhaps even to survive. To prepare the report, which looked at how CFOs and other financial leaders view finance technology and outsourced services, Black Book Research […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Black Book Research Health System CFO Healthcare Digital Transformation Healthcare Finance IT Investment Healthcare Fi Source Type: blogs

Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live
The following is a guest blog post by Heather Haugen & Mia Erickson from Atos Epic continues to gain market share across the healthcare landscape. In 2019, they represent about 33% of the EHR inpatient hospital market share. Many of the largest healthcare organizations have implemented Epic and they remain a strong contender for new implementations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Atos Atos Digital Health Solutions Healthcare Scene Featured Hospital Healthcare IT Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Analyst (Staff or Senior) – Resolute Hospital Billing
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Analyst (Staff or Senior) – Resolute Hospital Billing position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by ProHealth Care and is available in Wisconsin. Here’s a description of the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT EHR Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Epic Resolute Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers ProHealth Care Jobs Source Type: blogs

Creating Healthcare Access In Rural Communities
The following is a guest article by Christopher Caggiano, MD, FACP, Solutions Director at Allscripts. Some 58% of adults in rural areas say access to high-speed internet is a problem for them, including 24% who say the problem is major, according to 2018 data from Pew Research Center. Healthcare providers, who are especially concerned with costs, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AllScripts Christopher Caggiano Healthcare Ride-Sharing Pew ReseARch Rural Healthcare telehealth Source Type: blogs

Thomas H. Lee Partners Acquires Nextech Systems
Nextech Systems, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions for specialty physician practices, today announced that funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”), a premier private equity firm investing in middle-market growth companies, have acquired Nextech from Francisco Partners and its other stockholders. Terms and conditions for the transaction were not disclosed. Founded […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT EHR Acquisition Ezra Perlman Fancisco Partners Health IT Acquisition Mike Scarbrough Nextech THL Thomas H. Lee Partners Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Information Technology Leader, Vyne, Acquired by The Jordan Company
Vyne, a market leader in secure health information exchange and electronic healthcare communication management, announced today it has been acquired by The Jordan Company, L.P., a middle-market-focused private equity firm with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion. This new investment supports Vyne’s commitment of providing market-leading healthcare technology and support to thousands of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Accel-KKR Dan Williams FastAttach Lindy Benton The Jordan Company Vyne Source Type: blogs

Is the EMR Implementation Market Dead?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the EMR implementation market lately. Looking at the market, you see a lot of mixed signals about what’s happening. Take for example a comment that was recently shared on the HIStalk blog: “Re: KLAS doing research on consulting firms. We had been ranked by KLAS for multiple years, but […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Cerner David Chou EHR Implementation EHR Replacement Epic Health IT Consulting KLAS Meditech MEDITECH Expanse Source Type: blogs

The State of Behavioral Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/28 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Dr. Reena Pande (@reena_pande) from @AbleTo_Health on the topic “The State of Behavioral Healthcare”. It’s not breaking news that over the past few years behavioral health has become […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics AbleTo behavioral health Reena Pande Source Type: blogs

Do You Still Need a Resume if You Have LinkedIn?
With the popularity of LinkedIn and the importance of optimizing your LinkedIn profile for SEO purposes, you may be wondering about whether it is worth the time, effort, and even expense to craft a quality resume. It is true that employers will run a Google search, as well as locate the LinkedIn profile, for any […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Erin Kennedy Executive Resume Services job search linkedin profile writer resume writing Source Type: blogs

Blessing Hospital Reduces Alarm Fatigue By Analyzing Clinical Communications
Blessing Hospital, a 307-bed acute care hospital in Quincy IL, used a new analytics tool from their communications partner, Voalte, to reduce alarm fatigue and improve clinical operations. For several years, Blessing has been using Voalte’s communication platform for secure messaging between clinicians at their facility. “It provides an easy way for staff to connect […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Alarm Fatigue Clinical Communication Physician Communication secure texting Voalte Source Type: blogs

Health Leaders Worry About Third-Party Risk, IoT Security
If a new survey is any indication, healthcare executives may be more worried about Internet of Things vulnerabilities and third-party vendor performance than any other security issues. The survey data, which was conducted by cybersecurity firm CynergisTek, reached out to about 60 C-level healthcare executives attending the security vendor’s cybersecurity conference. The conference took place […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Cybersecurity Professionals CynergisTec Healthcare Internet of Things Healthcare Organizational Culture Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data
Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age. A pair of senators have filed a bill which would impose new regulations on how companies manage data generated by consumer technologies such as health apps, wearables and direct-to-consumer genetic tests. The Protecting Personal Health Data Act, which was filed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Security and Privacy Consumer Genetic Testing Consumer Health Data Consumer-Generated Health Data Health Apps HIPAA ONC Protecting Persona Source Type: blogs

You might be an #HITNerd If …
You might be an #HITNerd If… you are excited for the Promoting Interoperability final rule to be published while reading the information blocking rule and pondering on the implications of TEFCA….on a beach. Find all our #HITNerd references on Healthcare IT Today. If you have any suggestions for future “You Might be an #HITNerd…” please […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Regulations #HITNerd Healthcare Social Media HIT Nerd Jeff Foxworthy Source Type: blogs

Fear and Confusion Over the Software and Artificial Intelligence Revolution Reaches the FDA
Society is being doubly convulsed by the revolutions of software and artificial intelligence. What passes for a moderate observation is the 2011 statement by Marc Andreessen that “Software is eating the world.” At the more extreme end, people dread a future envisioned by the Terminator and Matrix movies. But an alert concern is justified. Health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations ACM FDA FDA AI FDA Clearance Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Regulations Marc Andreessen Medical Devices SaMD Shahid Shah Source Type: blogs

Banner Health Chatbot Offers Answers To ED Patients As They Wait
I’ve got to say that it’s nice to write a positive story about a healthcare system’s health IT efforts after covering troubles they’ve faced previously.  I’m not saying that health IT shops don’t recover and do good stuff after tech glitches happen, but too often, problems get more publicity than successes. To back up a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Banner Gateway Medical Center Banner Health Cerner Emergency Department IT Epic Healthcare Chatbots Josh Snyder pa Source Type: blogs

Xealth adds Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic and MemorialCare to close $14m Series A
Xealth, the leading platform for connecting digital health, today announced that it has secured an additional $3 million in its Series A financing, bringing the amount raised in this round to $14 million total. New investors Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic and MemorialCare Innovation Fund join McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ Venture), […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Brant Heise Cleveland Clinic Froedtert Health IT Funding Health IT Investment McKesson Ventures Medical College of Wisconsin MemorialCare Mike McSherry Novartis Peter Rasmussen Philips Providence Source Type: blogs

Blockchain in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 13
For the 13th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Blockchain in Healthcare. Everyone has no doubt seen talk of blockchain in the news. Maybe you didn’t realize it was blockchain since they called it bitcoin or ethereum or some other term that uses blockchain. Turns out that blockchain is being applied everywhere […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Bitcoin Blockchain Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Blockchain InterSystems John Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: IT Applications Manager
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the IT Applications Manager position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cordea Consulting and is available in Illinois. Here’s a description of the position: Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree. Five […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cordea Consulting EHR Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

 AMA’s Healthcare AI Proposals Reflect Hard Lessons Learned From EHRs
The American Medical Association continued its efforts to get its arms around the use of augmented intelligence this month, endorsing a new set of policy proposals under which the group advocates for a seat at the table as healthcare AI systems become more important to care delivery. The recommendations aren’t incredibly detailed, but they do offer […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Regulations AMA American Medical Association EHR Incentives Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Liability Source Type: blogs

EHR Optimization Process “ Sprints ” Improve Teamwork and Satisfaction
When Colorado-based integrated health system UCHealth set out to reduce the burden their Epic EHR imposed on clinicians, it started by prioritizing improvements that affected the largest number of clinicians possible, along with distributing EHR tip sheets and holding training sessions. None of these approaches had the kind of impact they had hoped to see. To […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops EHR Optimization EHR Satisfaction EHR Tools EHR Training Epic EHR Training Sprint Agile Development Process UCHealth Source Type: blogs

VirtualHealth Closes Series B Funding
VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it has closed a Series B financing round bringing the total amount raised by the company to more than $25 million. Led by Edison Partners and existing investors, the latest funding provides strategic capital to fuel the company’s rapid […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Adam Sabloff Care Management Platform Edison Partners Health IT Funding Health IT Investment HELIOS Population Health VirtualHealth Source Type: blogs