Many Hospitals Will Implement Robotic Process Automation Within Next Few Years
Research collected over the course of last year suggests that hospitals plan to implement robotic process automation and AI technologies over the next few years. The study, which was compiled by HIT vendor Olive, includes data collected by Sage Growth Partners at the 2019 HLTH and Becker’s Revenue Cycle conferences. Respondents included 89 executives whose […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops COVID-19 EHR Workflow Healthcare Robotic Process Automation Healthcare RPA Olive Sage Growth Partners UW Medicine Source Type: blogs

The Evolving Role of Fax in Interoperability in Healthcare
The following is a guest article by Doug Clayton from WestFax. The origin of the modern fax machine dates back to the 1960’s. From that analog origin to enterprise-scale cloud fax, we have seen the evolution of fax from simple point to point document exchange to something extremely powerful and capable.  Some pundits see fax […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Doug Clayton eFax FHIR Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featured HIPAA Compliant Fax Cover Pages HIPAA Compliant Faxing HIPA Source Type: blogs

Northwestern University Partners To Create Wearable for Tracking COVID-19 Symptoms
Researchers at Northwestern University have partnered to create a wearable device that can track key COVID-19 symptoms when patients discharge from the hospital to their home. The University researchers are working with the Chicago-based Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a  translational research hospital in which clinicians, scientists and technologists work to bring research in physical medicine and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Arun Jayaraman COVID-19 COVID-19 Research COVID-19 Tracking John Rogers Northwestern University Mc Source Type: blogs

Engagement is the goal. Distraction is just the start.
From ‘distraction therapy’ to providing educational content at a patient’s ‘medical moment of epiphany’, display devices within a hospital are capable of engaging patients in ways that have a real clinical impact. Jeff Fallon, Chairman & CEO of eVideon Healthcare, a technology company that makes smart devices for patient engagement at the bedside, believes these […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Digital Signage distraction therapy eVideon Healthcare IPTV Jeff Fallon p Source Type: blogs

Tiger King, HIPAA, the ADA, and Excuses for COVID-19
Every few years a TV show comes along that becomes a cultural phenomenon.  Tiger King is the latest one, because the main character, Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage is a person who has brought drama and chaos to the lives of many.  He’s currently serving a federal prison sentence for attempting to hire people to murder […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mitch Parker, CISO Tags: Healthcare IT HIPAA Paul Hansmeier Source Type: blogs

Three Areas of Focus as We Move Beyond COVID-19
As countries begin to reopen, healthcare suddenly has an added level of stress and uncertainty. According to Steve Burrill, Vice Chairman and National Sector Leader at Deloitte, workforce planning, supply chain integrity and working capital should now be key areas of focus for healthcare leaders. I recently spoke with Burrill to learn more about these […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 Deloitte Healthcare Leadership Healthcare Supply Chain Healthcare Workforce Management healthcare workforce planning Pandemic Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Driving Collaboration Among Researchers Through BurstIQ ’ s Research Foundry
We’re all anxious for better data sharing among pharmaceutical companies, as well as other institutions researching COVID-19. Although most of the barriers are cultural–a fear of being beaten to a cure or having valuable insights stolen–sharing is still hard technically. For years, I’ve covered organizations that try to promote collaboration of various types, such as […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT AHA American Heart Association Blockchain BurstIQ COVID-19 COVID-19 Research Frank Ricotta Healthcare API Healthcare Blockchain Hitachi Vantara Cloud Research Foundry Source Type: blogs

Establishing Trust – How Do I Know and Trust You? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/29 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg) on the topic of “Establishing Trust – How Do I Know and Trust You?“. One of the greatest unsolved issues of modern healthcare is that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HITsm Topics directtrust Equifax Health IT Healthcare Identity Management Healthcare Trust National Patient Identifier Source Type: blogs

Memorial Day Amidst COVID-19
I’m not going to lie.  This is a pretty strange and sadder Memorial Day than most for me.  Like everything else in life, COVID-19 is making its impact felt.  At least it is for me.  I usually really enjoy Memorial Day where my family heads to the cemetery to see the headstones of our family […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Memorial Day Source Type: blogs

Post Acute Telemedicine Can ’ t Wait for the Next Pandemic
The following is a guest article by Rebecca E. Gwilt, Esq., Partner at Nixon Law Group. Many consumers are starting to accept telehealth as a standard of healthcare delivery in their everyday lives, whether through direct to consumer wearables like FitBit or Oura or professional telemedicine consults offered by their healthcare providers, employers, or insurance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CARES Act HHAs Home Health Agencies Nursing Homes post-acute care PTAC PTAC Telehealth PTAC Telemedicine Seema Verma SNFs Telehealth Reimbursement Source Type: blogs

UnitedHealth, Microsoft Work Create App Screening Returning Workers For COVID-19
UnitedHealth Group is working with Microsoft on a set of tools helping employers bring employees back to work safely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The two have launched ProtectWell, a return-to-work program that helps employees figure out whether they can go back to the job safely. The ProtectWell protocol has incorporated CDC guidelines […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT COVID-19 COVID-19 Screening Employee Health Assessment Healthcare Data Analytics HIPAA Microsoft Microsoft Azure ProtectWell UnitedHealth Group Workforce Risk Assessment Source Type: blogs

Vigilanz and Datica Launch COVID Quick Start. Free to Hospitals.
Earlier this week, both Vigilanz and Datica announced the launch of COVID Quick Start – a solution that enables hospitals to prepare for, prevent, and respond to additional waves of COVID-19 and other respiratory viral illnesses (like the flu). There are no software fees or implementation costs for six months and the solution can be […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID Quick Start COVID-19 COVID-19 Surveillance Datica Infection Prevention infection surveillance Jeremy Pierotti Shannon Carroll Vigilanz Source Type: blogs

A Virtual Epic Go-Live
The following is an interview with Rebecca Manne, RN, BSN – Executive Vice President, EHR Implementation at Optimum Healthcare IT, to learn about their recent experience doing a virtual Epic EHR Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare. Tell us more about yourself and Optimum Healthcare IT. My name is Rebecca Manne, and I am the Executive […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System #HealthIT100in100 COVID-19 COVID-19 EHR EHR Implementation Epic Epic Go-Live Optimum Healthcare IT Rebecca Manne Valley Children’s Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Reclaiming the Space Between Visits
One man sat quietly staring down while other focus group participants chatted away discussing the chronic back pain video they’d just watched. The video was a 25 minute decision aid that discussed back pain, related issues like depression, and treatment options. It was meant to help them think about their goals and preferences. Ideally, patients […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Geri Lynn Baumblatt Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Asychronous Communication Don Kemper ePrescribe Information Healthcare Communication Information Therapy Mollie Mettler Patient E Source Type: blogs

Is This What You Call a Telehealth Cart?
As the world of telehealth explodes, we’ve seeing all sorts of approaches to solving the teleheath problem.  For those waiting for my list of telehealth vendors, I’ve finished evaluating 235 companies and classifying them.  I’ll be publishing the first piece of the list next week.  In the process of creating the list of telehealth vendors […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COWs Sam Lippolis Telehealth Telehealth Cart Telehealth Equipment WOWs Source Type: blogs

Healthcare ’ s Digital Front Door – Are We Ready to Remove the Cash Cows of Healthcare?
Yesterday, I came across this excellent piece by Sue Schade called “Knocking on the digital front door.”  Here’s an excerpt of what Schade shares: An integrated strategy for a patient centered digital front door has many components including the core website, the patient portal linked to the electronic health record, improved access and scheduling capabilities, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Chatbot Healthcare Business Model Heal Source Type: blogs

Scripps, Stanford Partner With Fitbit To Examine Role Of Wearables In Infectious Disease Management
Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine are collaborating with wearables vendor Fitbit to see if the data its devices collect can help detect, track and manage infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab has launched a study to see whether data collected from wearables, including Fitbit devices, can be leveraged to predict the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CDC COVID-19 Disease Surveillance FItBit Infectious Disease Tracking Scripps Research Stanford Medicine Wearable Hea Source Type: blogs

GYANT Opens the Box on How to Apply Machine Learning to Telemedicine
Successful examples of AI in health care have reached the news often enough to make it clear that modern algorithms can be valuable. But we don’t want AI to be a black box. So I felt it a great opportunity to talk to Stefan Behrens, CEO of and co-founder of GYANT, a company that makes […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Chatbots COVID-19 COVID-19 Screener GYANT Healthc Source Type: blogs

Fewer HIT Leaders Are Involving Employees In Technology Investment Process
A new survey of healthcare workers has concluded that in the struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer HIT execs are involving employees in health IT investment decisions. This is not a good sign, as it suggests that we may see a new wave of Health IT investments that end users hate. The survey, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Eagle Hill Consulting End User Feedback End User Needs Assessment Health IT Investment Health IT Training HIT Investment HIT Training Source Type: blogs

Fewer HIT Leaders Are Involving Employees Technology Investment Process
A new survey of healthcare workers has concluded that in the struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer HIT execs are involving employees in health IT investment decisions. This is not a good sign, as it suggests that we may see a new wave of Health IT investments that end users hate. The survey, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Eagle Hill Consulting End User Feedback End User Needs Assessment Health IT Investment Health IT Training HIT Investment HIT Training Source Type: blogs

Greenway Health Sees Hope for Physician Practices
I have a “twofer” for you today, a conversation with not one but two representatives from Greenway Health. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Chief Medical Officer and Kali Durgampudi, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer. Both provided thoughtful predictions on where healthcare is headed post COVID-19 and what technologies […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Dr. Geeta Nayyar Greenway Healthcare Pandemic Physician Burnout Physician Practices Virtual Care Source Type: blogs

The Role of Specialty Specific Telehealth – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Melissa Alvares, VP Marketing (@swiftmedical) from Swift Medical on the topic of “The Role of Specialty Specific Telehealth“. Telehealth went almost overnight from being a “nice […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth Health IT Specialty Telehea Source Type: blogs

Nurses! – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 36
For the 36th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Nurses!  This month is Nurses month and so we thought what better way to celebrate nurses than to make it the topic of our show.  Nurses are such an important part of our healthcare system and they often don’t get the credit they […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Coronavirus COVID-19 Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Workforce Management John Lynn nurses Nurses Week n Source Type: blogs

HIE Launches New COVID-19 Data Monitoring Platform
The following is an interview with Jaime Bland, CEO of Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII). Tell us about the new COVID-19 Data Monitoring Platform that NEHII launched.  What does it accomplish and how does it work? NEHII partnered with KPI Ninja to develop the COVID-19 Data Monitoring Platform.  The COVID-19 platform ingests data from multiple […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT 4medica COVID-19 Data COVID-19 Population Health HIEs InterSystems KPI Ninja Nebraska Health Information Initiative NEHII NextGate Optum Source Type: blogs

Healthcare IoT Data at the Point of Care
IoT is here to stay. Smaller devices and more intelligent sensors, combined with the advent of 5G, are ushering in a new era of patient-generated data. Intelligence at the edge also opens the door to distributed Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics.  Plus, the current environment has pushed this to the forefront even more. When building […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CISO Dell Technologies Grace Cordovano Healthcare 5G Healthcare AI Healthcare IoT Source Type: blogs

Telequarantine – Is it the Future Reality?
One of the really interesting pieces of telehealth that has exploded during this time has been a type of telehealth called Telequarantine. For those not familiar with it, it’s a video connection (generally it’s video, but some audio or text might apply as well) between the patient and a clinician. Instead of going into the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Telehealth Devices Telequarantine Source Type: blogs

Cellphone-Based Contact Tracing May Be Harder Than It Sounds
One tool that’s getting talked about a lot in managing pandemic infection rates is cellphone-based contact tracing. Tracing consumer movements and interactions could be incredibly resource-intensive if done by hand – calling for roughly 100,000 workers to mount an adequate campaign in the US – but going the cellphone-based route could drastically reduce the level […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Bluetooth Beacons Cellular Data COVID-19 Contact Tracing GPS Harold Feld Healthcare Location Tracking Public Knowledge Source Type: blogs

Dr. Glaucomflecken – Fun Friday
For those not familiar with Dr. Glaumcomflecken on Twitter, you’re missing out. Since he has over 100,000 followers, you might know him and we’ve featured his humor before even though his kids don’t seem to notice: Big thanks to all my followers! pic.twitter.com/0HKAiBS1ly — Dr. Glaucomflecken (@DGlaucomflecken) May 3, 2020 He’s been taking his game […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT @DGlaucomflecken Dr. Glaucomflecken Fun Friday Medical Humor Medical TikToks Source Type: blogs

Rate of Missed Calls Getting Worse During Pandemic Rush
New research has concluded that healthcare organizations are missing high volumes of incoming calls, in part because when they return messages, patients can’t tell who’s on the line. This problem has apparently gotten worse with the inception of COVID-19, the study found. Communications technology vendor First Orion surveyed roughly 1,000 U.S. mobile phone users in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Automated Callback Systems Coronavirus COVID-19 First Orion Healthcare Contact Center Spam Calls Source Type: blogs

Texting + Telehealth Together in a Single Platform from TigerConnect
Of all the new healthcare technologies coming to market, TigerConnect’s TigerTouch solution may be one of the best-timed. When combined with the company’s other products, it offers a truly seamless communication experience. Patients and providers are able to move from a text conversation to a real-time video chat and back again without changing apps or […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HealthIT100in100 CMIO COVID-19 Patient Communication secure texting Telehealth TigerConnect TigerTouc Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Systems Developer Engineer
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Systems Developer Engineer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cordea Consulting and is available in California. Here’s a description of the position: Under minimal direction, serves as […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cordea Consulting Cordea Consulting Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Healthcare Programmer Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Cyber Risk in the time of COVID-19: Why Hospitals Are More Vulnerable than Ever – and How to Respond
The following is a guest article by Dustin Hutchison, President and COO, Pondurance. In the midst of a pandemic in which more than 2 million people have gotten sick worldwide and 130,000 have died, you’d like to think that cybercriminals would recognize the gravity of the situation and agree to a collective humanitarian “cease fire” […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Dustin Hutchison Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Hacked Healthcare Security HIPAA B Source Type: blogs

Remote Patient Intake in the Post-COVID World – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Theresa Moss (@theresajmoss) from @FormFast on the topic of “Remote Patient Intake in the Post-COVID World“. What a roller coaster ride this has been.  From the moment it […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 FormFast Health IT Patient Intake patient reg Source Type: blogs

A Forced Revolution: Medicine in the New Normal
The following is a guest article by Gregory Sanders, MD, FACC, Founder and CEO of HybridChart. In response to this unprecedented pandemic, every industry has seen change and the need for adaptation. Supply chains have been tested. Age-old habits, like shaking hands, have become taboo. Commonplace activities like going to a movie, or to a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Gregory Sanders Healthcare Charge Capture Healthcare Rounding Healthcare Scene Featured Healthcare Secure Messaging HybridC Source Type: blogs

The Critical Features That Telemedicine Must Offer
If you want to know what’s happening in telemedicine and where it’s headed, one of the best people to ask is Michael Gorton. Along with Byron Brooks, MD, he founded Teladoc, the leading company in that space. Gorton recently took the helm at MediOrbis. Telehealth advocates actually made a good amount of progress over the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth MediOrbis Michael Gorton Teladoc Telehealth AI Telehealth Workflow Telmedicine Source Type: blogs

Why Information Sharing and Accelerating Response Times Are Critical During a Crisis
The following is a guest article by Harold Byun, Vice President at Baffle. In October 2019, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) ran three simulated scenarios to map how nations, organizations and economies would respond in the face of a global crisis. The three scenarios were: a nation-state cyberattack and a disinformation campaign […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Baffle Harold Byun Health Data Privacy Health Data Sharing Healthcare Crisis Healthcare Interoperability Population Health Source Type: blogs

Faxing: How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Working Remotely
The following is a guest article by Doug Clayton from WestFax. There are thousands of articles on the internet about how to best work remotely from home. What has not been covered is faxing from home, especially when it relates to faxing medical records or Protected Health Information (PHI) Utilizing a HIPAA Compliant cloud fax […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 12, 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 HIPAA Breach HIPAA Compliant Fax Cover Pages HIPAA Compliant Faxing HIPAA Fines Secure Fax Source Type: blogs

Platform Uses Video-Based AI To Automate COVID Contact Tracing
If you had asked me about the benefits of computer vision AI in healthcare settings, I would not have known what you were talking about. Since then, though, I’ve learned about a company that is using this technology in interesting ways to forward the fight against COVID-19. The vendor, Inspiren, has created a solution that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR IT Contact Tracing Coronovirus COVID Pandemic COVID-19 Deep Learning Health IT Innovation Healthcare Computer Vision HIT Innovation Inspiren nursing informatics Source Type: blogs

Why COVID-19 is a Breakout Moment for HIEs
The following is a guest article by Daniel Cidon, Chief Technology Officer, NextGate. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed a painful number of deficiencies in our nation’s healthcare system, including just how severe the lack of an interconnected health infrastructure has hampered response efforts. As the need for collaboration and access to quality data for tracking […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 COVID-19 Interoperability Daniel Cidon Healthcare Interoperability HIEs NextGate PDMP Source Type: blogs

Understanding How to Leverage Cloud Effectively in Healthcare
In all my talks with healthcare organizations, one of the ongoing conversations they’re still having is how to more effectively manage their efforts in the cloud. No longer are healthcare CIOs wondering if the cloud is going to be part of their healthcare organization. Instead, they’re starting to have a much more nuanced conversation about […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy Clark LeFavour COVID-19 David Sarson Dell Technologies DellEMC Healthcare CIOs Healthcare Cloud Health Source Type: blogs

The COVID-19 Impact: Acceptance of AI in Healthcare?
My how the world has changed.  It’s been amazing to watch and see how telehealth has been accepted by clinicians and patients thanks to COVID-19.   As I outlined in that article, COVID-19 together with social distancing has changed the value equation for clinicians.  The value of social distance along with the legal requirements in many […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CDS Clinical Decision Support Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Deterioration Index Healthcare AI Healthcare Algorithms Telehealth Adoption Source Type: blogs

A Little Epic EHR Humor – Fun Friday
It’s Friday (for those that weren’t sure) and so we’re back with another edition of Fun Friday to hopefully start your weekend off right.  This week we’re turning to the always popular @EpicparodyEMR account for your weekend humor.  I’m not sure if the pandemic makes these hurt more or something else, but they’re still funny. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT EHR Humor EMR Humor Epic Epic EHR Humor Epic Parody Fun Friday Health IT Humor Source Type: blogs

Integrating Telehealth With EHR Records Poses Looming Challenge
For quite some time, we’ve given relatively little attention to the problem of integrating telehealth encounter data with more-traditional records generated by EHRs.  Though the volume of telehealth-based care has been increasing, as an industry we’ve managed to sidestep the problem of documenting such care uniformly or even automating the documentation. Prior to the pandemic, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Coronovirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth Telehealth Data Integration Tele Source Type: blogs

Is Enterprise Telehealth Heading for Channel Conflicts with Health Systems?
Over the past 1.5 weeks I’ve been going through a long list of telehealth companies.  I’ll be publishing the list shortly in multiple segments, but there are groups of telehealth vendors that are coming together.  It’s not totally clean yet, but in many ways it’s kind of similar to the way EHR vendors are broken […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Enterprise Telehealth Health System Telehealth Hospital Telehealth Telehealth Channel Conflict Telehealth Market Telequaran Source Type: blogs

Gaining Rapid Understanding of COVID-19 Through a Real-world Data Lens
The following is a guest article by Joseph Menzin, Ph.D., CEO of Boston Health Economics (BHE). The COVID-19 pandemic has increased our awareness of dangerous infectious disease outbreaks and their exponential rapid spread. It has also laid bare the need for better preparedness and more timely data in the course of emergency situations. The success […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Boston Health Economics COVID-19 COVID-19 Data Healthcare Analytics Healthcare Data Joseph Menzin Real-World Data RWD Source Type: blogs

AdvancedMD: Make It Easy, Make it Flexible, Make it Fast.
These days, flexibility and the ability to connect virtually are key factors to any business’s survival. Tim Costantino, VP and Head of Product at AdvancedMD, embraced these values even before the COVID-19 crisis and they are now serving him and the company well. We sat down with Constantino to discuss what hasn’t changed, what has […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AdvancedMD Ambulatory Telehealth Appointment Scheduling COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth Healthcare AI Physician Practices Source Type: blogs

Temporary Hospital and Other Security Issues Amidst COVID-19
The following is an interview with Travis Volk, Technical Vice President at Radware.  In this interview, we talk about some of the unique challenges hospitals face amidst COVID-19.  In particular we talk about security as related to temporary hospitals which seem like are going to be part of our future as COVID-19 continues to rear […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Cell on Wheels CISO COVID-19 COVID-19 Security COWs Healthcare CISO Healthcare Security Radware Temporary Hospitals Travis Volk Source Type: blogs

DXC Technology Maintains Focus on Patient Engagement
A global perspective is particularly valuable during this pandemic as other countries are further ahead on their COVID-19 journeys than we are. If we keep our minds open, we can learn important lessons, including how to keep patients at the center of their care despite the pandemic. Throughout this #HealthIT100in100 series of interviews, I’ve had […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Coronavirus COVID-19 Dr. Michael Dahlweid DXC DXC Technologies Healthcare Chatbots medical system of engagement medical sys Source Type: blogs

DXC Technologies Maintains Focus on Patient Engagement
A global perspective is particularly valuable during this pandemic as other countries are further ahead on their COVID-19 journeys than we are. If we keep our minds open, we can learn important lessons, including how to keep patients at the center of their care despite the pandemic. Throughout this #HealthIT100in100 series of interviews, I’ve had […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Coronavirus COVID-19 Dr. Michael Dahlweid DXC DXC Technologies Healthcare Chatbots medical system of engagement medical sys Source Type: blogs

Your Guide for Health IT Job Searching at 50+
In today’s current global health crisis, many health IT workers have lost their jobs, temporarily and permanently. And this leaves people in a vulnerable position, unsure of what to do to and when to act. For those workers who are in the 50+ age bracket, this is even a more tenuous time. Though there may […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cover Letter executive resumes Job Searching LinkedIn Profile Networking Source Type: blogs