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

Is RPA the Missing Piece in Healthcare? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Linda Stotsky (@EMRAnswers) and Rich Metger (@Rich_Metzger) from @Bossoft on the topic of “Is RPA the Missing Piece in Healthcare?“. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is being […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HITsm Topics EHR Data Migration Health IT Healthcare Robots Healthcare RPA John Lynn Linda Stotsky Rich Metzger Robotic Process Au Source Type: blogs

MEDITECH EHR ’ s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series
When we first started creating our live video telehealth list, we quickly realized that every healthcare organization was going to need to know and understand how their EHR vendor was planning to approach telehealth.  Were EHR vendors going to roll out their own solution?  Were EHR vendors going to embrace third party telehealth solutions?  Would […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Telehealth EHR Telehealth EHR Telehealth Interviews EMR Telehealth Maureen Williams Meditech MEDITEC Source Type: blogs

Inching Closer to a National Patient Identifier – House Passes Removal of Ban on National Patient ID
Little by little, we’re working towards a National Patient Identifier.  For those not familiar with the topic, the US government in a section of the federal budget has banned HHS from even working with the private sector to develop a national patient identifier.  However, the House of Representatives thanks to leadership from Representative Bill Foster […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT AHIMA David Gray Foster-Kelly Amendment HIMSS Intermountain Just Associates Karen Proffitt National Patient ID National Patient Identifier NextGate Patient ID Now Coalition Ryan Smith Source Type: blogs

Healthcare CIOs Speeding Up Social Determinants Of Health Efforts
New research has concluded that healthcare CIOs see analyzing social determinants of health data as a top priority going forward, along with tackling data interoperability and cybersecurity. The focus group study, which was conducted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, involved bringing together a group of CIOs who were members of CHIME. Focus group leads asked the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops CHIME EMPI Healthcare CIOs Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Data Exchange Healthcare Interoperability Source Type: blogs

Can Withings Convince Clinicians To Trust Its Wearables?
As some of you may know, connected health company Withings just finished raising $60 million to build a strong presence in the healthcare industry. For most of its existence, Withings has focused on selling to consumers, so this marks a major turning point for the company. The question now is whether Withings — along with […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Apple FItBit Google Medical-Grade Wearables. Wearables Adoptions Nokia Withings Source Type: blogs

HIMSS 2021 Conference Officially Moved to August 9-13 in Las Vegas
As we reported previously, the HIMSS 2021 conference is officially being moved to August. It will still be held in Las Vegas at the Sands EXPO Center, but now shifted to the summer – August 9-13, 2021. In a press briefing today, Hal Wolf, CEO of HIMSS mentioned that they have secured additional space to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Digital Health Conferences EHR Conferences Hal Wolf Health IT Conferences Health IT Virtual Conferences HIMSS Source Type: blogs

State of Healthcare Today: IT Leaders Speak Out
The following is a guest article by Dr. Bob Monteverdi – Global Healthcare Solutions Leader, Lenovo. Want to know what’s top of mind for Healthcare IT leaders today? Of course, the global pandemic, but even in the midst of COVID-19, IT leaders are evaluating the impacts of new virtual technology on day-to-day operations, evaluating the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Dr. Bob Monteverdi Heal Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Alters Product Roadmaps and Inspires Development Teams
Over the past few months as part of our #HealthIT100in100 initiative, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many companies. It was clear right from the start that COVID-19 was having a significant impact on development processes, product roadmaps and staffing at these companies. For some, the changes wrought by the pandemic are temporary, but […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops AllScripts COVID-19 development process FollowMyHealth IBI Information Builders Pandemic product development Product Roadmap TigerConnect work from home Source Type: blogs

Lifespan Health Hit With $1 Million HIPAA Fine
Usually, HIPAA violations are part of the background noise of the healthcare business, and few are so large that they prove catastrophic for the entity involved. In the following case, however, a health system has incurred a fine that can’t be taken lightly. The unfortunate organization in the spotlight is Lifespan Health System, which has […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations HIPAA Fines HIPAA Violations Lifespan Health System Office for Civil Rights Sentara Hospitals Touchstone Medical Imaging Source Type: blogs

Some Providers Say COVID-19 Has Forced Through Changes Too Quickly
A new survey has found that some healthcare providers feel that the rush to tackle COVID-19 may actually have worsened existing problems with their infrastructure and workflow. The survey, which was sponsored by secure document transfer solutions vendor Biscom,  connected with 756 respondents working in healthcare who were responsible for capturing, managing or transferring patient […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Biscom COVID-19 EHR Tools EHR Workflow Health IT Infrastructure Health IT Software Testing Health IT Strategy Source Type: blogs

Telehealth and the HIM Professional ’s Role: Relaxing of Rules for Telehealth Services due to COVID-19 Requires Strong Leadership
The following is a guest article by Diana Warner, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CPHI, FAHIMA, Director, Client Relations and Account Management at MRO. Health information management has seen many new processes quickly evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 forced the healthcare industry to change how healthcare is delivered, with telehealth taking a front row seat. Rules […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CMS Coronavirus COVID-19 Diana Warner EACA Equal Access to Care Act Healthcare Scene Featured HIM Scene HIPAA HIPAA Co Source Type: blogs

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic
Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times.  Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap together solutions addressing the pandemic grows. Given this level of chaos, it’s predictable that cyberattackers […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Cybersecurity COVID-19 Phishing Cyberattackers Gary Gooden Healthcare Cybersecurity Source Type: blogs

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Virtual Health as a Bridge to Value-based Care Models – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/31 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Nirav Modi (@NiravJModi) from @CariumCares on the topic of “Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Virtual Health as a Bridge to Value-based Care Models“. Provider organizations have […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HITsm Topics Carium Health IT John Lynn Nirav Modi Remote Patient Monitoring RPM Telehealth Telemedicine Value Based Care Source Type: blogs

Telehealth Can Thrive with IoT Devices
The following is a guest article by Brian Russell, Solution Architect at Atos. Because of the shelter-in-place protocols that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote visits to the doctor’s office have transformed from a rarely-used novelty to a necessity in many cases. Telehealth providers are seeing a significant increase in demand […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Atos Atos Digital Health Solutions Brian Russell Cor Source Type: blogs

Ciox Health Acquires Biomedical Natural Language Processing Pioneer, Medal, Inc.
Ciox Health, a leading health technology company, today announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based biomedical Natural Language Processing (biomed-NLP) technology company, Medal, Inc., a leader in the application of AI techniques to the interrogation of unstructured medical record data. The acquisition accelerates capabilities to enable real-world data (RWD) in support of research that advances patient care. “We’re […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT biomed-NLP Ciox DataFit Platform CIOX Health Healthcare Data Medal Pete McCabe Real-World Data Source Type: blogs

Unlocking Healthcare ’ s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care
After our extremely popular virtual meetup on “How Healthcare Organizations are Integrating Virtual Chronic Care Solutions to Adjust to the Next Normal,” we decided we needed to do a follow up conversation with our panelists to cover areas of virtual care we weren’t able to get to in our first discussion.  In the first discussion, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Chronic Care Management Dell Technologies Gail Zahtz Healthcare IoT Source Type: blogs

Top 5 Risks to Address when Converting Data to MEDITECH Expanse
The following is a guest article by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. Note: While this article addresses specifically converting data to MEDITECH Expanse, most of these principles apply to any EHR data conversion. With Expanse, MEDITECH has delivered a single EMR platform that gathers all the health data needed for treatment […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Data Migration EMR Data Archiving Galen Healthcare Solutions Health Data Retention Health IT Legacy Healthcare Scen Source Type: blogs

Withings Raises $60 Million to Become the Data-Enabled Bridge Between Patients and Healthcare Professionals
Withings, early pioneers of the connected health revolution, has announced a $60 million Series B funding round co-led by healthcare investment specialists Gilde Healthcare, and long-term Withings partners and investors, Idinvest Partners and Bpifrance, through their Large Venture funds, as well as BNP Paribas Développement, ODDO BHF Private Equity, and Adelie Capital. Having led a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Bpifrance Digital Health Funding Gilde Healthcare Health IT Funding Healthcare Wearables Idinvest Partners Withings Withings Funding Withings MED Pro Source Type: blogs

Healthcare ’ s New Digital Front Doors – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 41
For the 41st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the new digital front doors of healthcare.  We previously introduced the idea of the 2 new digital front doors of healthcare.  Needless to say, we think this is a really important topic to be discussing and ensuring we each understand as the healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Colin Hung Digital Front Door Digital H Source Type: blogs

Healthcare CIO Uses Hyperconverged Infrastructure To Manage COVID-19 Demands
At Delaware Valley Community Health, a nonprofit group of clinics and medical offices in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, providers serve almost 50,000 patients across eight locations. To meet the challenges of serving this population in the time of COVID-19, DVCH recently went through a technology upgrade that helped to support remote workers and allowed clinicians to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Delaware Valley Community Health EMR Upgrade Healthcare Infrastructure Upgrade Hyp Source Type: blogs

Partner Breach? Steps to Protect Your Own Organization
The following is a guest blog post by Scott Ruthe, Chief Information Security Officer and Rick Fitzgerald, Chief Digital Officer at Ciox. As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, cyber attackers are using the fast-paced uncertainty of the coronavirus as the cover under which they launch malware into hospital networks through phishing attacks. The […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Ciox CIOX Health Healthcare Breaches Healthcare CIO Healthcare CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity Healt Source Type: blogs

How AI Assistants Are Decreasing the Physician Documentation Burden
Coming into the year, one of the most exciting technologies I saw coming down the pipe was ambient clinical voice technologies and EHR AI Assistants.  I thought this would be a major theme at the HIMSS20 Annual conference.  Then, everything blew up included HIMSS20 being cancelled.  Needless to say, it’s hard to talk about new, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #FightBurnout AI Assistant Ambient Clinical Voice EHR AI Assistant EHR Burnout Fight Burnout Ga Source Type: blogs

It ’ s Official! – No Large Health IT Conference Until 2021 and Possible HIMSS21 Postponement
I think we’d all been waiting for the shoe to fully drop, but it now seems official that there will be no large health IT conferences for the rest of 2020.  We’ve been tracking the various Healthcare IT 2020 Conference cancellations and virtual events and we just updated the CHIME Conference moving to a virtual […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CES CES 2021 CHIME Fall Forum CHIME20 CHIME21 Connected Health Conference EXPO.health Health 2.0 Health IT Conference Source Type: blogs

It ’ s Official! – No Large Health IT Conference Until 2021
I think we’d all been waiting for the shoe to fully drop, but it now seems official that there will be no large health IT conferences for the rest of 2020.  We’ve been tracking the various Healthcare IT 2020 Conference cancellations and virtual events and we just updated the CHIME Conference moving to a virtual […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CES CES 2021 CHIME Fall Forum CHIME20 CHIME21 Connected Health Conference EXPO.health Health 2.0 Health IT Conference Source Type: blogs

The Importance of A Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle to Improve Denials and the Bottom Line
The following is a guest article by Carol Howard, Vice President of Clinical Content, EvidenceCare. When a patient presents to an emergency department (ED) and requires further treatment, the physician must assess whether the patient should be admitted. In a busy ED where physicians see a broad cross-section of conditions, the initial decision to admit […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Carol Howard CDS Claims Denials Clinical Decision Support ED Billing EvidenceCare Level of Care LOC MCG Revenue Cycle Management Source Type: blogs

The Donut Healthcare Hack – Fun Friday
Happy Friday everyone! You made it through another week. This week I came across this amazing image from Lisa Forte from Red Goat Cyber Security.  In her LinkedIn post where she shared this, she says: Don’t forget physical security as people start re-populating workplaces. It is just as important as ever. Our minds are full […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Fun Friday Healthcare Security Lisa Forte Red Goat Cyber Security Social Hacking Source Type: blogs

A Look at the Future of Telehealth from a Medicare Reimbursement Perspective
We’ve all been watching the explosion of telehealth thanks to COVID-19 and a number of the reimbursement changes that have come as part of the pandemic.  While we’re all waiting to see if these telehealth reimbursement changes are permanent (Looks like Telehealth reimbursement may even be included in the Heroes Act and extended through the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Domenic Segalla HIMSS Medicare Telehealth Telehealth Adoption Telehealth Policy Telehealth Reimbursement Tom Leary With Source Type: blogs

Web-based vs App-Based – 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 - July 23, 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 Direct to Consumer Telehealth Skype Healthcare Telehealth Features Telehealth Mobile App Telequarantin Source Type: blogs

Mobile Fax Apps and HIPAA Compliance
The following is a guest article by Doug Clayton from WestFax. When smart phones first appeared on the scene in the mid 2000s, IT administrators struggled with a new challenge; an entire category of new devices capable of storing confidential information began to proliferate.  Although the general problem of mobile security can be effectively managed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Doug Clayton eFax Healthcare Scene Featured Healthcare Security HIPAA HIPAA Compliant Faxing HIPAA Security Secure Fax WestFax Source Type: blogs

Use Cases and Project Plans are not Enough – A CIO ’s guide to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
When many of us started in healthcare IT, it was before the days of pervasive Electronic Medical Records.  The largest employer in Kansas City wasn’t Cerner.  Paper ruled the day in hospitals.  Data Processing was used to print up massive reports so that residents and doctors could accomplish their daily tasks.  PACS systems weren’t pervasive […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mitch Parker, CISO Tags: Healthcare IT Charles Conklin Clinical Risk Management Failure Mode and Effects Analysis FMEA Healthcare CIO Healthcare Leadership Hospital CIO IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement IoMT Temple University Hospital Source Type: blogs

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools
With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight . The transition has been a big challenge for many practices, some of which had been offering few if any telehealth services before […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Carium CCM Health Coaching and Lifestyle Management Services Lifestyle Medical Medicare Patient Bio Source Type: blogs

Interoperability Between Hospitals and EMS is a Light Switch Away
The following is a guest article by Emily Burch Harris, Freelance Health Writer. DirectTrust recently hosted their second annual Summit (recordings still available), an event focused on connecting DirectTrust members and non-members with some of the nation’s greatest healthcare and interoperability experts. “One outstanding session was A Case Study in Automated Data Exchange Between EMS […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Alan Swenson Carilion Clinic Direct Trust DirectTrust Summit eCPR Emily Burch Harris Source Type: blogs

Real Time Text Chat – 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 - July 21, 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 Asynchronous Text Messaging Google Meet Telehealth HIPAA Chat Real Time Text Secure Text Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling – Leadership During COVID-19
Being a healthcare leader right now is downright ridiculous. Not only are leaders expected to deal with the deadly and financially devastating COVID-19 pandemic, but also social injustice, systemic racism, and other biases within their organizations. This is enough to overwhelm even the most experienced leaders. Thankfully, there are several women and men who have […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Black Lives Matter COVID-19 Face the Nation healthcare capacity Healthcare Regulations Michael Dowling Northwell Health racial bias Source Type: blogs

Asynchronous Messaging and Telehealth – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic of “Asynchronous Messaging and Telehealth“. I’ve long been impressed by the power of a simple text.  Many people […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HITsm Topics Asynchronous Messaging Asynchronous Telehealth Health IT John Lynn Secure Text Message Telehealth Reimbursement Telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Smart Glasses Make a Return to Health Care with the Vuzix M400
Although Google Glass, first released in 2012, offered many possibilities for use in surgery and other health care settings, it never became mainstream. Part of this failure stemmed from public worries over privacy and a sense of general creepiness, but part of it resulted from the technical limitations of that early generation of smart glasses. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Augmented Reality devices Google Glass M400 Smart Glasses Qualcomm Telehealth Telehealth Cameras T Source Type: blogs

The Benefits Of Building EHRs Around Care Plans
A former health system leader has laid out an interesting argument for refocusing EHRs on supporting care plans rather than simply documenting what care has been provided. Of course, there still seems to be considerable resistance to moving completely away from their original focus on billing, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hope! In this […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 EHR Care Plans EHR Decision Support EHR Workflow John Glaser Partners HealthCare University of Pennsylvania Source Type: blogs