New Tiers for HIPAA Penalties
I’d been meaning to post this for a while, but got a little distracted with all the other news. Better late than never. HHS and OCR have changed the penalties associated with a HIPAA violation. You can see the details of the new enforcement discretion here. The notification says that after further review of the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations HIPAA Breaches HIPAA Fines HIPAA Penalties HIPAA Violations Source Type: blogs

The Importance of EHR Training for EHR Satisfaction
The next couple days, I’m spending time at the KLAS Research Arch Collaborative event that’s focused on EHR satisfaction. They just announced that they’ve collected over 100,000 responses to their work on the Arch Collaborative. That’s a lot of data for them to share about EHR satisfaction and what contributes to EHR satisfaction. Based on […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Arch Collaborative EHR Satisfaction EHR Training KLAS Research Source Type: blogs

California Funds Effort Connecting EMS To Hospitals Via HIE
While health data sharing has reached most participants in the healthcare system, it’s not often that you see EMS workers have access to patient medical records. Moreover, rather than entering up-to-the-moment data on patients being transported into an EHR, most of the time EMTs end up calling in updates on patients and supplying status information […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AHMC Healthcare California Medi-Cal HIE Onboarding Program EMS Workers EMSA Health Net HIE Grant Manifest MedEx ONC Rochester RH Source Type: blogs

Awareness and Social Media Fundamentals for Patient Communities – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/17 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Amanda (@LALupusLady) on the topic of “Awareness and Social Media Fundamentals for Patient Communities”. May is Lupus Awareness Month, Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Arthritis Awareness […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Amanda Green Healthcare Social Media LALupusLady Patient Communities Patients Source Type: blogs

Changing the Patient Communication Paradigm with Nagi Prabhu from Solutionreach
The world we live in today is flush with a wide variety of communication options. I was recently talking with a 14 year old kid at church about land line telephones and how he was one of the only families that still had one. My son who is also 14 asked, “What’s a land line […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Healthcare Communication Mobile Payments Nagi Prabhu Patient Communic Source Type: blogs

TransformativeMed Raises $6 Million in Series A Round of Funding
TransformativeMed, the leader in redefining how clinicians communicate and collaborate using EHR-embedded workflows, today announced that it has closed a $5.8M Series A financing round led by the Alliance of Angels. The funds will be used to accelerate Sales and Marketing efforts with an aggressive nationwide expansion of the CORES Value Suite solution. Today TransformativeMed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alliance of Angels David Stone Doug Cusick EHR Optimization EHR Workflow EriK Van Eaton Health IT Funding Health IT Investment TransformativeMed Source Type: blogs

CMS Asks Consumers To Share Their Medical Record Access Complaints
CMS has launched an effort asking consumers for stories on their ability to access and share their medical information. It seems to be part and parcel with the agency’s MyHealthEData initiative, a broad initiative focused on giving every American control of the medical data which was launched last May. The current campaign was kicked off […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Regulations Security and Privacy #ItsMyMedicalRecord Apple CMS Jen Graff Matthew Taber MyHealthEData Patient Medical Record Access Seema Verma Tim Cook Vitali Khvatkov Source Type: blogs

“ Always a Nurse ” Parody – Fun Friday
It’s Friday of one of my favorite week’s of the year: Nurses Week! I love this week since there are so many nurses in my life that I love. They are some of the most caring, wonderful people I know and so I always love this week where so many of them are celebrated. Turns […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Healthcare IT Fun Friday Nurses Week ZDoggMD Source Type: blogs

Diagnostic Imaging Company To Pay $3 Million HIPAA Fine Due To How It Handled Patient Data Breach
A Tennessee-based medical imaging firm has agreed to pay $3 million in fines after seemingly doing just about everything wrong after experiencing a patient data breach. As leaders will know, HIPAA fines are rarely that large, but apparently OCR decided to make an example of the errant company. The HHS Office for Civil Rights imposed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy FBI HHS HIPAA Breach HIPAA Fines HIPAA Violation OCR Patient Data Breach Patient Health Information Touchstone Medi Source Type: blogs

Audax Group Acquires The Chartis Group
Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) today announced that it has recapitalized, in partnership with management, The Chartis Group, LLC (“Chartis” or the “Company”). Headquartered in Chicago, IL, and previously a portfolio company of RLH Equity Partners, Chartis is a leading provider of advisory consulting and software analytics to hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations around […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Audax Group Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Consulting Ken Graboys RLH Equity Partners The Chartis Group Tim Mack Young Lee Source Type: blogs

Hospital Group, HIE Partner With Care Coordination Group To Reduce Readmissions
A Nevada-based HIE has agreed to work with the state’s hospital association and a care coordination technology vendor to reduce readmission rates there, which currently stand as some of the nation’s highest. According to the participants, 15.6% of Medicare enrollees in Nevada over age 65 were readmitted 30 days after hospital discharge, the second highest […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Catholic Healthcare West Collective Medical HealtHIE Nevada Kansas Health Information Network Nevada Hospital Association Renown Health Southwest Medical Associates Sunr Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Business Intelligence Administrator II (Epic Clarity Reporting)
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Business Intelligence Administrator II (Epic Clarity Reporting) position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Texas Health Resources and is in Texas. Here’s a description of the position: Texas […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Epic Clarity Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Texas Health Resources Epic Jobs Texas Health Resources Jobs Source Type: blogs

Harris Healthcare Acquires Uniphy Health
Uniphy Health Systems LLC, a highly-rated clinical communication and collaboration platform, has been acquired by Harris Computer Systems (“Harris”) through its Healthcare group. The acquisition of Uniphy Health extends the suite of solutions for the Harris Healthcare group, a member of the HIMSS Informatics 100. The Harris Healthcare group’s clinical information solutions improve patient outcomes […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Healthcare IT Adam Turinas Dr. Wayne Fellmeth Harris Computer Systems Harris Healthcare Harris QCPR Hunterdon Healthcare Santina Allen Secure Healthcare Communication Uniphy Health Source Type: blogs

They ’re Doing It Again: Outpatient EHR Replacement Rates Still Brisk
After a decade covering the world post-HITECH Act and the incentives it provided for EHR adoption, I dared to believe that doctors had probably had time to find and settle in with compatible systems. Unfortunately for all concerned, that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least if a recent study is any indication. According […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Ambulatory EHR EHR Replacement HITECH Act Outpatient EHR Patient Engagement Platform Population Health Technology Reaction Data Source Type: blogs

New Medical Practice Survey Shows PRM Improves Revenue and Saves Time
The following is a guest blog post by Jim Higgins, Founder & CEO at Solutionreach. You can follow him on twitter: @higgs77 Let’s talk PRM. In case you’ve missed some of the recent reports from the likes of KLAS and Chilmark, PRM—or patient relationship management—is generally defined as the technology used to optimize the patient […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Healthcare Communication Healthcare Scene Featured Jim Higgins patient engagement Patient Relationship Management Source Type: blogs

Post WannaCry, Healthcare Orgs Say They Have Their Cybersecurity Groove Back
A new study has found that two years after WannaCry flayed the systems of companies around the world, most healthcare providers believe that they’ve gotten their groove back. The survey news, which comes two years out from the WannaCry attack of 2017, was conducted by security vendor Infoblox. Infoblox reached 606 health IT pros in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Connected Devices Cybersecurity Preparedness Healthcare Phishing Infoblox Ransomware WannaCry Windows 7 Windows 8 Source Type: blogs

What Is Social Recruiting?
Today, the majority of employers look at the social networks of potential candidates before even considering bringing them in for an interview. So many executives believe they don’t need an online presence, thinking that their executive resume speaks for itself. However, sometimes not having an online presence at all is perceived as being just as […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT C-Level Personal Branding Erin Kennedy Job Hunt job search LinkedIn Profile Development social networking Source Type: blogs

Five-Star Healthcare Ratings Programs – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/10 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Tom Martin (@CarePortHealth) on the topic of “Five-Star Healthcare Ratings Programs”. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released ratings following the organization’s changes to the Five-Star […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics CarePort CMS Hospital Rating CMS Rating CMS SNF Rating Skilled Nursing Facilities SNFs Tom Martin Source Type: blogs

Time to Reframe Patient Engagement? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 10
For the 10th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discuss the important topic of reframing patient engagement. In this episode, we look at the term patient engagement and explore if a better term might be patient support. We also talk about what’s not working when we talk about patient engagement. Along with reframing the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts John Lynn patient engagement Patient S Source Type: blogs

FDA Approves Hospital Device For Predictive Analytics In The Home
In recent times, we’ve seen a growing number of hospitals and health systems deploy machine learning and other isotopes of AI to identify patients at risk for decline. The results have been powerful, with hospitals saving millions, increasing efficiency and improving patient care using these tools. Now, in what may be a first, the FDA […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Current Health FDA Predictive Analytics Remote P Source Type: blogs

Epic EMR Parody Account – Fun Friday
Who doesn’t love a good parody account? Notice that I said “good.” There are some bad ones out there that aren’t worth the effort. However, a good one can be really entertaining and also educate people at the same time. The Onion website and some late night show have taught us this very well. They […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Epic Epic EHR Epic EMR Epic Parody Source Type: blogs

Can “Empathetic” Technology Change How Healthcare Is Delivered?
Over the last several years we’ve talked a lot about the role of wearables and remote monitoring devices in changing healthcare delivery, and for good reason. By monitoring consumers around the clock, wearables can bring real-world in situ data into the clinical setting, while remote monitoring devices can supercharge virtual care by tracking key health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Dolby Laboratories Empathetic Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Revenue Cycle – New Opportunities and Same Old Challenges
The following is a guest blog post by Kurt Wolter, Enterprise Account Executive, and Philip Lewis, Senior Director, Revenue Cycle Consulting at Atos. Revenue cycle management remains a complex and often fragmented set of critical processes in healthcare organizations.  Billing systems were among the first IT systems introduced in healthcare- well over 40 years ago.  Like most […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Atos Atos Digital Health Solutions Healthcare CFO Healthcare Scene Featured Hospital Healthcare IT Kurt Wolter Medi Source Type: blogs

Investor Group Takes Initial Stake In Somatix, Inc.
Somatix, Inc., a software developer of a gesture detection powered remote patient monitoring (PRM) solutions, announces the appointment of Dr. Christopher Geczy to its board of directors effective April 1, 2019. Dr. Geczy, is representing an investor group that has made an initial investment into Somatix. As an investment manager, Chris has 20+ years of experience in the private […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Dr. Christopher Geczy Eran Ofir Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Somatix Wharton Source Type: blogs

Medical Practice Bills Still Confusing To Patients, Which May Undercut Collections
Here’s some news that isn’t news, really: patients aren’t thrilled with how medical billing works. They want clear billing statements which don’t come laden with scary surprises, but their wishes are seldom granted, according to a recent survey by payments network InstaMed. According to the survey, which profiles trends in healthcare payments during 2018, 70% […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Cedar health plan InstaMed Medical Billing Medical Payments Outsourced Medical Billing Patient Billing Patient Financial Responsibility RCM Vendo Source Type: blogs

Providers Expand Telehealth Roadmaps at ATA 2019: Four Things to Know
The following is a guest article written by Wendy Deibert, EMBA, BSN, RN, VP Clinical Solutions at Yorktel. The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently hosted its annual conference and exhibit in New Orleans. Attendees were keenly focused on advancing programs and exploring next-generation telehealth capabilities. Instead of simply shopping for solutions and gaining knowledge, provider […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring American Telemedicine Association ATA ATA19 e-sitting Tele-ICU telehealth Teleheal 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 - May 1, 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

This Probably Isn ’t The Year Of The Wearable
Recently, I read over the results of a survey asking healthcare leaders what trends were most important within the industry. Much of what it outlined was predictable, but one data point stood out from the others. Researchers with Definitive Healthcare, which conducted the survey, concluded that only 5.3% of respondents saw the use of wearables […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Consumer Wearables Definitive Healthcare Healthcare Wearables Medical-Grade Wearables Physician Wearable Adoption Wearable Data W Source Type: blogs

EHRs May Be Linked To Safety Problems Within Oncology Practices
A new study looking at safety in oncology settings has drawn a troubling conclusion — that the more clinicians in a group of oncology clinics relied on EHRs, the less likely they were to perform safety-related actions. The study, which appeared in the Journal of Oncology Practice, investigated to what degree EHRs, satisfaction with technology […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Care Coordination Christopher Friese EHR Safety Issues Oncology Practice Safety Culture University of Michigan Source Type: blogs

Qualitative Value in a Quantitative World: The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/3 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Erica Johansen (@thegr8chalupa) on the topic of “Qualitative Value in a Quantitative World: The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing”. There is mounting evidence that our daily human experience […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics depression Janae Sharp mental health Sharp Index Suicide Source Type: blogs

Small Healthcare Businesses: Did You Know HIPAA Requires You to Make Sure Your IT Providers Are Compliant?
The following is a guest blog post by Cam Roberson, Director of the Reseller Channel, Beachhead Solutions. If you run a small business in the healthcare field, the challenge of delivering the critical services your organization provides likely keeps you busy enough. You probably aren’t itching to take a deep dive into the nuanced complexities of your […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Beachhead Solutions Cam Roberson HIPAA BA HIPAA Business Associate MSP PHI Source Type: blogs

Medical Devices for Today ’ s Health Care: Report from Boston Summit
MRI machines taking commands from Russian botnets…developers withholding device data from researchers within their own company…those are just a couple spectacular symptoms of what ails medical devices, stories aired on April 23 at Boston’s Medical Device & IoT Summit. As I listened to the devices’ risks and challenges, I wondered if the industry could rise […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Healthcare Conferences Healthcare Interoperability Medical Device & IoT Summit Medical Device Source Type: blogs

Hacked DICOM Images Can Contain Malicious Executables
Fresh from the “oops” department, a security researcher has made news by demonstrating that the DICOM imaging file format in which both CT and MRI scans are stored can be hijacked to hide potentially dangerous executables. According to an article in Bleeping Computer, Markel Picado Ortiz of Cylera Labs took advantage of a vulnerability within […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Cylera Labs DICOM Files Health Information Security Healthcare Cybersecurity healthcare imaging Healthcare Security Hospital Malware Markel Picado Ortiz Source Type: blogs

It Takes Just One Minute to Improve the Patient Experience
Can one minute really make a difference in the patient and staff experience? St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System proved it can. They implemented the Jellyfish Health platform and it provided many consumer-like conveniences (like booking appointments online and remote check-in). However, it was the elimination of 1 minute of wasted time during the appointment process that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Hospital - Health System Jellyfish Health online appointment booking remote check-in waiting room Source Type: blogs

Redox Raises $33 Million in Series C Funding Led by Battery Ventures to Revolutionize How Healthcare Data Is Exchanged
Hundreds of healthcare systems and the applications they depend on choose the Redox Interoperability Platform as they work to fulfill the promise of digital health Redox, the company that is changing the way healthcare providers and software vendors share data, today announced that the company closed a $33 million Series C funding round led by global investment […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT .406 Ventures Battery Ventures Chelsea Stoner Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Healthcare Interoperability Intermountain Ventures Luke Bonney Redox RRE Ventures Source Type: blogs

FTC Charges Surescripts for Monopolistic ePrescribing Practices
The big Health IT news coming out yesterday was the FTC’s decision to charge Surescripts with the illegal monopolization of the ePrescribing Market. You can read the full press release announcing these charges on the FTC website and the FTC’s complaint against Surescripts. Here’s the opening description: The Federal Trade Commission sued the health information […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations ePrescribing ePrescription FTC FTC Charges SureScripts Tom Skelton Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Cerner Ambulatory Project Manager
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Cerner Ambulatory Project Manager position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cordea Consulting and is available in Georgia. Here’s a description of the position: Required Experience: Previous Cerner […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cerner Ambulatory Jobs Cerner Jobs Cordea Consulting Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

4 Take-Aways about Direct Secure Messaging for Health IT Developers from ONC-CMS Proposed Rulemaking
The following is a guest blog post by Hugh Gilenson from DataMotion and Kyle Meadors from Chart Lux Consulting. New rules recently proposed by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC 21st Century Cures Act CMS DataMotion Direct Direct Messaging Healthcare Interoperability Healthca Source Type: blogs

Maybe We ’re At Full EHR Adoption. What Now?
Today, I was looking at some statistics from the ONC on hospital use of EHRs. You won’t be surprised to hear that as of 2017, more than 95% of hospitals had an EHR in place. Since vanishingly few technologies are ever deployed by all possible parties, it’s probably fair to call this full adoption, in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR Data Queries EHR Data Use Guideline Adherence Hospital EHR Adoption Hospital Operations Improvement ONC patient Source Type: blogs

Censinet Raises $7.8M in Series A Funding to Transform Third-Party Risk Management for Healthcare Providers
Censinet, the third-party risk management company for healthcare providers, today announced that it raised $7.8 million in Series A funding co-led by HLM Venture Partners and Cedars-Sinai Health System with participation from seed investors Schooner Capital, LRVHealth and Excelerate Health Ventures. Censinet will use the funding to build out the Censinet Platform’s vendor risk management […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Cedars- Sinai Health System Censinet Darren Dworkin Ed Gaudet Excelerate Health Ventures Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Healthcare Risk Management Healthcare Security HLM Source Type: blogs

Health IT Consolidation – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 9
For the 9th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discuss the important topic of health IT consolidation. In this wide-ranging discussion, we talk about some of the most recent mergers and acquisitions including massive acquisitions like athenahealth and smaller acquisitions like Perfectserve acquiring Telmediq. Plus, we look into the trends we see popping up […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 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 Braff Group Colin Hung Health IT Acquisitions Health IT consolidation Health IT Mergers Health IT Podcast Source Type: blogs

Destigmatizing Mental Health Through Storytelling – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/26 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Janae Sharp (@coherencemed) from the Sharp Index on the topic of “Destigmatizing Mental Health Through Storytelling”. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics depression Janae Sharp mental health Sharp Index Suicide Source Type: blogs

Physicians Are Still Late Adopters, But Have Warmed Up Considerably To Telehealth
A new study from an industry vendor suggests that physicians are considerably more likely to adopt and use telehealth tools than they were in the past. This doesn’t mean an explosion in the use of telehealth among medical practices anytime soon, as I’ll explain below, but these are still some stats worth considering. The survey, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring American Well Medical Practice Telehealth MGMA Physician Telehealth Stat News Source Type: blogs

Value-Based Care Programs On The Rise Across US, But Still Experimental For Many States
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve laden stories about value-based care with phrases like “if it ever comes” or “when the market is actually ready.” I’ve never been much of a capitation fan, and many of the VBC schemes I’ve reviewed look like capitation in new clothes, so maybe I’ve been engaging in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Accountable Care Organization ACO Change Healthcare Patient Centered Medical Home PCMH Value Based Care Value-Based Payment Source Type: blogs

Redox raises $33M in Series C Funding Led by Battery Ventures to Revolutionize How Healthcare Data Is Exchanged
Redox, the company that is changing the way healthcare providers and software vendors share data, today announced that the company closed a $33 million Series C funding round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures with participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Intermountain Ventures. As part of the transaction, Battery General Partner Chelsea Stoner, an […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops AdventHealth Atrium Health Battery Ventures Brigham & Women’s Clarify Health Cleveland Clinic FItBit Geisinger Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Healthcare Interoperability Heal Source Type: blogs

Digital and Physical Security in Healthcare: Practical Things You Can Do Today
A lot of attention is paid to digital security in healthcare, but along with digital security, you also need to address physical security. The two go hand in hand, so at the HIMSS 2019 conference, I hosted a meetup with four experts at the Fortinet booth to discuss this challenging topic. We had a wide […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Bridgeway Senior Care Erik Devine Fortinet Fortinet Health Halifax Health Healthcare Physical Security Healthcare Security Jas Source Type: blogs

Blockchain Humor – Fun Friday
One of the best articles on blockchain in healthcare came from David Houlding when he shared 5 Practical Use Cases Anchoring Blockchain in Healthcare. That piece has really shaped some of my thinking around blockchain in healthcare. While the insights in the post above are great, I also love that David Houlding has a sense […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops David Houlding Healthcare Blockchain Source Type: blogs

The EHRs Impact on Healthcare – Twitter Roundup
We’re back this week with a roundup of some interesting tweets that people have shared talking about the EHR and the impact of EHRs on healthcare. Take a look at some of these tweets along with some commentary. We’d love to hear your perspectives on these tweets and our response in the comments or on […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC EHR Adoption EHR Go-Live EHR Innovation EHR Interoperability EHR Usability Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic HB/PB Contracts Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic HB/PB Contracts Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cumberland Consulting Group and is in the Midwestern US. Here’s a description of the position: Position Overview […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cumberland Consulting Group Cumberland Consulting Group Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic HB Jobs Epic Jobs Epic PB Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

The Complexity of Population Health
I love when I hear patients ask why healthcare isn’t managing populations better than they do today. There’s a certain naivety by a lot of patients who don’t understand our health system. They learn really quickly once they get a chronic disease or are otherwise forced to learn about the health system. The reality today […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Clinical Project Dirk Stanley healthcare informatics Orion Health Population Health Source Type: blogs