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

We Live in the Future. Why Is Patient Registration Stuck in the Past? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/21 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Theresa Moss (@theresajmoss) from @FormFast on the topic “We Live in the Future. Why Is Patient Registration Stuck in the Past?”. It’s 2019. We use our phones to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Health IT Startups Physician Buy-In Shereese Maynard Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Cyberattack Volumes, Sophistication Keep Increasing
A new survey of healthcare CISOs concluded that the bulk of their organizations saw an increase in cyberattacks over the past year, many of which have grown more cunning over time. For those who were derailed by the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks of 2017, the news won’t come as a surprise. According to a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Carbon Black Healthcare CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity Best Practices Healthcare Ransonware Hospital Cyberattacks Hospital Cybersecurity Infoblox McAfee NotPetya WannaCry Source Type: blogs

Health Insurer Plans To Optimize Drug Treatment Using Data Analytics
New Jersey’s largest health insurer has partnered with a biopharma vendor to optimize drug treatment using medical and pharmacy claims data.  Horizon Healthcare Services will work with vendor Aetion to support case management strategies and develop value-based agreements with pharmas targeting specific patient populations. Aetion is in the business of providing payers and biopharma companies […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Aetion AstraZeneca Boehringer Ingelheim Eli Lilly and Company Geisinger Horizon Healthcare Services Type 2 Diabetes UPMC Health Plan Value-Based Contra Source Type: blogs

Comedy for #Informatics and #HealthIT Nerds – Fun Friday
It’s Friday as we head into summer. You know what that means. It’s time for a little fun. This week’s Fun Friday came from the incomparable Dirk Stanley. Dirk shared the following video which is amazing comedy for those in healthcare informatics and Health IT. Watch the video and you’ll know what I mean. This […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Change Management Dirk Stanley Fun Friday healthcare informatics Source Type: blogs

Nym, Creator of Autonomous Medical Coding Technology, Closes $6 Million Seed Round, Led by Bessemer Venture Partners
Nym, a leading autonomous medical coding technology provider, announced today that it has secured a $6 million seed round of financing, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The investment signals the company’s initial success in providing automatic, accurate, and real-time medical coding, enabling healthcare facilities to optimize their revenue cycle processes. “Nym’s autonomous medical coding technology offers auditable and consistently […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Adam Fisher Adam Rimon Amihai Neiderman Bessemer Venture Partners Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Healthcare AI Medical Billing Nym Source Type: blogs

Meals on Wheels Uses Mobile App To Keep Care Coordinators In The Loop
I love writing stories about successful care coordination programs, so it was great to see the following item turn up in my inbox. It’s a tale of how Meals on Wheels America, the folks who bring hot meals and social support to homebound elders, is using a mobile app to keep care coordinators informed about their […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Accessible Solutions Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research Care Coordination Mea Source Type: blogs

US Government Ban on National Patient Identifier Voted to Be Lifted by House
The big news coming out of Washington yesterday was the house’s vote to strike down the long time ban on federal funding for a national patient identifier. Here is a tweet that highlighted the vote. By voice vote, House amends appropriations bill to strike down longtime ban on federal funding for national patient identifier. Not […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Alexandra Mugge CHIME Darius Tahir Just Associates National Patient ID National Patient Identifier NextGate RightPatien Source Type: blogs

Do We Need Wearables? Ask My Mom.
The following is a story about love, wearables and daytime TV. Recently, I got a call that blew my mind. My technophobic mom, who doesn’t even know how to send an email, was pitching me on buying a Fitbit. After connecting via video (using Duo is her latest smartphone accomplishment), the conversation went something like […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Connected Health Consumer Health FItBit Wearables Source Type: blogs

Why Is Software Not Enough to Ensure Data Collection In the OR?
The following is a guest blog post by Shlomo Matityaho, CEO of LogiTag Systems. So, you’ve invested in technology, trained the medical staff, upgraded to an EHR system, updated the hospital SKUs – and still the compliance rate of usage reporting inside the operating room is low, the reports are inaccurate, the charges are missing, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops ERP ERP Supply Chain Management Healthcare Barcodes Healthcare ERP LogiTag LogiTag Systems OR Su Source Type: blogs

Group Proposes Ethical Code For Donating Medical Records To Science After Death
What rules should be in place to guide the donation of patient medical data after that person passes away? One group of ethicists and lawyers may have at least a partial answer to this question. The group, which met late last year at the Oxford Internet Institute, has created a proposed ethical code to tackle […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Centre for Early Learning in Medicine Consent Forms HIPAA Jon Cornwall Patient Health Data Privacy Post-Mortem Patient Health Data Dona Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic ASAP Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic ASAP Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cumberland Consulting Group and is in the Southern US. Here’s a description of the position: Position Overview We […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cumberland Consulting Group Cumberland Consulting Group Jobs Epic ASAP Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Medicare ACOs Improving Care Coordination With Health IT, But Still Have Work To Do
A recent study by the HHS Office of Inspector General suggests that Medicare ACOs coordinate care more effectively when they have the right health IT tools in place, particularly when ACO members share one EHR platform and have access to a robust HIE. Folks, I know that reading OIG reports can be about as exciting […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System CMS HHS Office of Inspector General HIEs Medicare ACOs Medicare Shared Savings Program Next Generation ACOs ONC Source Type: blogs

Challenges to Physician & Patient Buy-in & How You Can Get from a No to a Yes – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/14 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Shereeese Maynard (@ShereesePubHlth) on the topic of “Challenges to Physician & Patient Buy-in & How You Can Get from a No to a Yes”. Anyone who has worked […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Health IT Startups Physician Buy-In Shereese Maynard Source Type: blogs

Stratus Video and InDemand Interpreting Merge to Improve Language Access and Health Equity
Integration of Two Leading Healthcare Technology Enabled Interpretation Companies Improves Language Access and Health Equity Stratus Video, one of the nation’s leading language service providers, announced today their merger with InDemand Interpreting. The merger will enable the combined business to further its commitment to improving health equity for Limited English Proficient, Deaf, and Hard of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT David Fetterolf InDemand Interpreting Kinderhook Mary Kate Salley Stratus Video video remote interpreting VRI Source Type: blogs

EHR Developer Group Says ONC Rules Could Be Painful, But I Don ’ t Care
I don’t know about you, folks, but I read a lot of statements from trade groups which challenge a proposed law or regulatory action. This time, the group is the EHRA (Electronic Health Record Association), a HIMSS-backed vehicle representing EHR vendor interests, and its comments target a new proposed rule which it says would cause […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EMR-EHR Hospital - Health System 21st Century Cures Act API Creation EHR Licensing EHRA Electronic Health Records Association HIMSS ONC Source Type: blogs

UK Hospitals Use Digital Health Tools To Triage Patients
The UK’s National Health Service is rolling out a digital health initiative at one of its leading hospitals to transform the way it triages and routes patients in its system, in an effort that leverages chatbots and telemedicine services. According to a piece in The Guardian, changes underway at the University Hospitals Birmingham trust are […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Bablyon Health Healthcare Chatbots Na Source Type: blogs

Having Access To Medical Records Is Useless For Most Patients
I knew up front that it would be ugly. After two years of treatment, a chronically-ill patient like me generates a lot of records, and I had every reason to expect that they would be disorganized and dense. Still, when I sat down to tackle the 600-odd PDF that Kaiser Permanente made available, I was […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System CMS Epic Kaiser Permanente Online Medical Record patient engagement Personal Health Data Source Type: blogs

Sounds Like a Some Healthcare Tech Conversations – Fun Friday
As we head into the weekend, it’s time for another entry in our Fun Friday series. Before I add any commentary, check out the cartoon embedded below. pic.twitter.com/7jjt6wyJj9 — Riva (@rivatez) April 28, 2019 Have you ever had any conversations like this? Reminds me of the worst job interview I ever did. I was saying […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Communication Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

ChartSpan Raises $15 Million Series A Round led by BIP Capital
ChartSpan, the largest healthcare managed service provider for chronic care management programs in the U.S., announced today that it has raised a Series A funding round of $15 million led by BIP Capital. Other investors participating in the round included Blue Heron Capital, Bailey Southwell & Co., C&B Capital, and Service Provider Capital. The company […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bailey Southwell & Co. BIP Capital Blue Heron Capital C&B Capital CCM ChartSpan Chronic Care Management Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Jon-Michial Carter Mark Buffington Service Provider Ca Source Type: blogs

Hospitals May Work With Comcast On In-Home Patient Monitoring
Cable entertainment giant Comcast is apparently working on launching an in-home device designed to monitor people’s health, possibly in partnership with hospital systems. In doing so, it’s jockeying for position in a market with immense potential. According to a report in CNBC, the planned device will monitor patients at home using ambient sensors. These sensors […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Amazon Amazon Alexa Ambient Sensors Apple CIGNA Comcast Express Scripts Goo Source Type: blogs

Medical Practices Expect To Grow This Year, Boosted By a Tech Assist With Collections And Care Delivery
New survey results suggest that independent medical practices are continuing to whittle away at demands on clinicians’ time using technology, and that more than half expect to see their organization grow during 2019, but that getting paid and engaging patients will remain a challenge. The survey, which was conducted by practice technology vendor Kareo, collected […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Care Coordination Care Delivery Workflow Independent Medical Practices Kareo Medical Billing patient engagement Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Lead Business Intelligence Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Lead Business Intelligence Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Qualifacts and is in Nashville. Here’s a description of the position: About the Company Qualifacts Systems, Inc. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Business Intelligence Jobs Healthcare BI Jobs Healthcare Data Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Qualifacts Jobs Source Type: blogs

Sun is Shining on Healthcare for Information Builders
The annual Information Builders Summit #IBSummit kicked off in Orlando this week and for the company, the sun is shining brightly on healthcare. In his opening keynote, CEO Frank Vella, made specific mention of the company’s continued success in healthcare over the past year. He also reaffirmed his team’s commitment to the industry. With over […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Analytics/Big Data Hospital - Health System Source Type: blogs

Training Levels, Not User Interface, Drive EHR User Satisfaction
In theory, EHR users will respond well to some EHR platforms and less so to others, depending on how well its interface works. However, new research has suggested something different – that their response is related more to how comfortable they are with the training they’ve gotten on that specific EHR. According to research appearing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Arch Collaborative EHR Personalization EHR Satisfaction EHR Training EHR Usability EHR User Experience KLAS KLAS Research Source Type: blogs

Health IT Then and Now: Is Google Glass Back For Keeps?
Back in 2013, everybody was talking about Google Glass, the ungainly smart eyeglasses many thought would revolutionize wearable computing. Just how hot were they? Here’s a sampling of the buzz around Glass over less than two years on this site: In June 2013, a physician shared enthusiastically about experience wearing and streaming from Google Glass […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Albert Chan MD Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management Augmedix DrChrono Google Glass iPatientCare Jon Fox MD Qualcomm Snapdragon Sutter Health Source Type: blogs

#HealthIT Replacement Trends – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Taylor Madsen (@MTaylorMadsen) on the topic of “#HealthIT Replacement Trends”. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said “The only thing that is constant is change.” Well, when it comes […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Health IT Company Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics EHR Replacement Health IT consolidation Health IT Replacement Reaction Data Taylor Madsen Source Type: blogs

How Are Biometric Solutions Reshaping Patient Identification?
The following is a guest article by Juan Ben, a freelance blogger. For a long, long time, the US healthcare industry has been plagued with an issue which just couldn’t be solved- accurate patient identification and the various problems associated with it. For instance, patient identification errors can prove to be very fatal as well […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops Healthcare Biometrics Healthcare Iris Scanning Juan Ben Patient Identification RightPatient Source Type: blogs

Health IT: Buy or Sell? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 12
For the 12th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing a new segment we’re calling: Health IT: Buy or Sell?  In this new segment, we look at health IT news items, trends, and technologies and discuss whether we’re “buying” or “selling” it.   In other words, do we think that the news item or technology […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 3, 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 Colin Hung Death of Hospitals EMR Parody EMR Use Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Interoperabi Source Type: blogs

Customization of Epic Community Connect Brings Value to Physician Practices
The following is a guest blog post by Matt Leipsner and Eric James from Atos and Julie Smith AVP IT Technology, Epic & Clinical Quality at AdvantageCare Physicians. AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP) is one of the largest medical groups in the New York metro area, serving half a million patients with 36 offices across the boroughs of Manhattan, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 3, 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 Hospital Healthcare IT Source Type: blogs

An Example of Why Patient Centric Interoperability is So Important
In our last article, we talked about how healthcare interoperability is insanely complex. In it we shared some of the technical nuances of keeping health data synchronized between different software systems using an API. As a follow up to that article, this article will look at a small but extremely important human nuance that makes […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Healthcare Interoperability HIE of One Patient Centric Interopera Source Type: blogs

IoT Humor – Fun Friday
We’re back again with another edition of Fun Friday. This time we’re looking at IoT (Internet of Things). To be honest, IoT is really easy to make fun of. Plus, it’s also going to enter every part of our lives. This is true in healthcare as well. I think we have at least two different […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare IoT IoT Cartoons IoT Humor Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Interoperability Is Insanely Complex – That ’ s Why It ’ s Not Like an ATM Machine
A couple of articles recently came across my virtual desk that really caused me to pause and think about healthcare interoperability. I’ve long known about many of the challenges of healthcare interoperability. I’ve often said that healthcare interoperability was not a technical problem, but a business problem. However, after reading these two takes on healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations FHIR FHIR Synchronization Grahame Grieve Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the 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: Provides analysis of workflow, recommend solutions […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 30, 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

#eHealth2019 – Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Healthcare
The annual eHealth conference (#eHealth2019) is the once-a-year opportunity for the Canadian digital health community to gather together to discuss the latest technology trends and share success stories. Here are 7 memorable moments captured on social media from the event. Instead of a hackathon, #eHealth2019 kicked off with a “Design Jam” organized by @HackingHealth. Teams […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Canadian Healthcare Digital Health Canada eHealth Source Type: blogs

State of Cloud Cybersecurity
Long-time readers of Healthcare IT Today will know that we love good infographics here at the office. There is nothing better than interesting statistics delivered in a compact, visually appealing format. The Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), based in Pittsburgh and part of UPMC, recently released a “State of Cloud Cybersecurity in Health Care” infographic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy CCM Center for Connected Medicine cloud cyber security Data Breach Healthcare Data Security Source Type: blogs

The Silent Sabotage
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to have Nicholas Michael, PhD, PMP providing some great boots on the ground content from the trenches of healthcare IT.  We appreciate him sharing his experience working both at a healthcare organization and as a consultant. Advancement opportunities and career development was difficult in the healthcare organization where I matured. As […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nicholas Michael, PhD, PMP Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR Project Management EHR Projects Health IT Consultants Health IT Leadership Healthcare Consulting Healthcare Leadership Source Type: blogs

Pillo Health Raises $11M in Series-A Funding from Stanley Black & Decker and Samsung Ventures to Fuel Development of Voice-First Healthcare Platform for the Home
Pillo Health, a Boston-based technology company improving longevity and quality of life for patients managing their health at home, today announced that is has secured $11 million in funding from leading venture investors to complete its Series-A round. The capital will be used to drive growth and innovation as Pillo Health builds out its voice-enabled […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT BioAdvance Civilization Ventures Emanuele Musini Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Hikma Ventures Larry Harper LSE: HIK Pillo Health Samsung Samsung Ventures Stanley Black & Decker Source Type: blogs

Origin Story – Lygeia Ricciardi, Bringing all the Pieces of Healthcare Together
Mosaic is an art form about perspective. From far away, mosaics appear to be a single image. As you move closer, your perspective changes and you start to see small works of art that blend together to form a whole. Stand right in front, and you see individual glittering tiles that are seemingly unconnected from […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Carium Consumerism Lygeia Ricciardi Office of the National Coordinator Origin Story Patient Empowerment patient engagement Source Type: blogs

Real-Time Messaging and Collaboration Tools Inside a Care Setting – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/31 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Greg Meyer (@Greg_Meyer93) on the topic of “Real-Time Messaging and Collaboration Tools Inside a Care Setting”. In the beginning, there was ARPANET. Later it became the Internet, and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics directtrust Greg Meyer Healthcare Collaboration Tools Healthcare Email Healthcare Instant Message HIPAA Compliant Messaging Real-Time Healthcare Messaging Slack Source Type: blogs

Happy Memorial Day
It’s Memorial Day for those of us in the US. So, we’re taking the day off here at Healthcare IT Today. It’s always a bit of a bittersweet day for me. I love thinking about the amazing people in my life who have passed on before me. They inspire me to be better and remind […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Memorial Day Source Type: blogs

Will Blockchain Ever Really Matter in Healthcare?
The following is a guest blog post by Todd Winey, Director, Partner Programs for InterSystems Data Platforms group. Maybe, but in much more focused ways than you think. Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies or DLT) is being touted as the next technology to revolutionize healthcare.  It has been presented as the answer for everything from interoperability […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Revenue Cycle Management Andrea Coravos Claims Adjudication Healthcare Blockchain Healthcare Distributed Ledger Technologies Healthcare Supply Chain Source Type: blogs

ERP and Cloud Humor – Fun Friday
It’s Friday before the Memorial Holiday. Hopefully you’re all off on a nice long weekend for your family. Although, if you’re reading this, it probably means you’re not. So, it’s time for another entry in our series of Fun Friday posts. We’ve got a couple cartoons that should make you laugh. We hope you enjoy […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops Cloud Cartoon EHR Cartoon ERP Cartoon Fun Friday Source Type: blogs