CynergisTek, Inc. Sells Managed Print Services Business to Vereco, LLC for $30 Million
Deal Allows CynergisTek to Become Pure Play Cybersecurity Company CynergisTek, Inc., (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that it has closed a transaction to sell the assets used in its Managed Print Services (MPS) business division for $30 million to Vereco, LLC, a leading independent provider of healthcare document […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT CynergisTek Healthcare Cybersecurity Managed Print Services NYSE: CTEK Source Type: blogs

The State of Cyberattacks in Healthcare and 5 Ways to Prevent Them
The following is a guest blog post by Ram Vaidyanathan, IT Security and Cyber Risk Analyst at ManageEngine. According to the International Monetary Fund, the global GDP was close to USD 87 trillion at the end of 2018. Assuming that 10 percent of this value was spent on healthcare, as it was in 2015, that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Cybersecurity Education Healthcare Cyberattacks Healthcare Cybersecurity IAM Program Identity and Access Management Pro Source Type: blogs

The Importance of Building & Managing Your Brand Online
Developing and implementing strategies to enhance your c-level personal branding is essential. In this day and age, leaders have to be visible to the public. Having social proof that you are who you say you are is one thing, but seeing how you would be viewed in the eyes of potential customers is another. You […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Healthcare IT branding C-Level Personal Branding Erin Kennedy LinkedIn LinkedIn Profile Development Source Type: blogs

Terminology Services – The Hidden Healthcare Translator
Connecting two Health IT systems together is just the first step to making them interoperable. Often the information stored in each system adheres to a different data standard. Thus to make the information useful, it needs to be translated so that each system can understand what the other is saying. Terminology Services is that translator. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC CareCom Healthcare Terminology Healthcare Terminology Services HealthTerm HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS19 Jacob Boye LOINC SNOMED CT Source Type: blogs

Is Cybersecurity A Priority In Healthcare?
The following is a guest blog post by Randy Gunther, SVP Operations and Portfolio Management at Atos. As HIMSS 2019 kicked off in February, I had the opportunity to discuss cybersecurity with two focus groups at CHIME.  The focus groups were made up of 15 healthcare CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and IT Directors representing a strong […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Security and Privacy Atos Atos Cybersecurity Atos Digital Health Solutions CHIME Healthcare Breaches Healthcare CIO Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Tech: Challenges in User Adoption & Implementation – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Prince (@TheTechOfficer) on the topic of “Healthcare Tech: Challenges in User Adoption & Implementation”. Healthcare tech is not as simple as creating an app. While new technology […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HITsm Topics Source Type: blogs

5 Key Focus Areas in the Journey to the Cloud for Health & Life Sciences Organizations
The following is a guest blog post by Sunnie Southern, MS, RD, LD, Health And Life Sciences Lead at Onix. The health and life sciences market offers a significant opportunity for cloud computing. An August 2018 report from Market Research Engine reveals the healthcare cloud computing market is forecasted to reach $11 billion by 2022. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Source Type: blogs

AMGA Says MACRA Regs, Data Issues Are Key Stumbling Blocks To Value-Based Care
Value-based care can reduce U.S. medical costs, but first providers need the right data in the right format and some current MACRA requirements need to be deep-sixed or changed dramatically, according to a healthcare trade organization. AMGA, which represents multispecialty practices and integrated health systems, recently sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Regulations Revenue Cycle Management AMGA APMs Claims Data data analytics Jerry Penso MACRA MIPS Value Based Care Source Type: blogs

Medical Humor – Fun Friday
We’re heading into a weekend and so you know what that means. It’s another Fun Friday. As we usually do, we’re excited to share a cartoon, cat picture, funny video, or something to lighten up your day as you head into the weekend. This week’s edition of Fun Friday comes from Eric Topol. As many […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

Achieving A Patient-Centric Model of Healthcare ‘Consumerism’
The following is a guest blog post by George Mathew, DXC Technology Healthcare and Life Sciences chief medical officer, North America with contributuion from Rikin Patel, DXC Technology chief technology officer, Americas, and Paul Thompson, DXC Technology Commercial Healthcare Payer general manager. Much has been said about the rise of consumerism in healthcare and improving the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC DXC George Mathew Healthcare Consumer Healthcare Consumerism Patients Rikin Patel Source Type: blogs

Piedmont Chatbot Works Overtime To Help Patients
Piedmont Healthcare, an 11 hospital system with over 500 locations, was just eight months into their chatbot roll-out when a crisis hit. Their contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield expired on March 31st, 2018 putting thousands of Georgia patients in healthcare limbo. Without a contract, Piedmont was suddenly considered an out-of-network provider for Anthem […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Hospital - Health System chatbot Healthcare Marketing website navigation Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Clarity Report Writer
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Clarity Report Writer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Cumberland Consulting Group and is in the Northeastern US. Here’s a description of the position: Position Overview We […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Cumberland Consulting Group Cumberland Consulting Group Jobs Epic Clarity Jobs Epic EHR Jobs Epic Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Do We Want To Use EHRs To Foster Physician Behavior Changes?
Healthcare organizations already do much to foster physician behavior changes, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes they share educational materials, sometimes they pass on insurance company sanctions and once in a while, they choose the (to my mind) nuclear option and show doctors how they’re comparing to peers on some chosen criterion. Although it’s a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR User Interface MedStar Health Physiican Behavior Change Raj Ratwani Source Type: blogs

One Major Benefit to Telemedicine and Two Major Barriers
In a recent survey, AdvancedMD uncovered some interesting results when it comes to telemedicine adoption. Some of the results were obvious like the fact that telemedicine is great for treating mental health issues, chronic care management, and follow-up care. Not to mention that most people think the most promising piece of telemedicine is video conferencing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AdvancedMD Benefits of Telemedicine Telemedicine Licensure Telemedicine Survey Source Type: blogs

Few Healthcare Organizations Make Best Use Of Analytics Capabilities
According to a survey published in November, cybersecurity, telehealth and the potential for competition from big tech companies were the biggest concerns occupying the minds of health leaders, with 87% of respondents stating that they expected to boost cybersecurity spending this year. Given these concerns, I suppose the results of a new survey looking at […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Dimensional Insight Executive Dashboard Healthcare Analytics Strategies Healthcare Analytics Tools HIMSS Analytics Source Type: blogs

What Does It Mean to Be an ePatient? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Irma Rastegayeva (@IrmaRaste) on the topic of “What Does It Mean to Be an ePatient?”. If you are reading this, you likely already know about ePatients. From the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HITsm Topics ePatients Irma Rastegayeva Source Type: blogs

Hill-Rom To Acquire Voalte
Acquisition Advances Digital and Mobile Communications Platform CHICAGO, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voalte, Inc., a pioneer and leader in real-time, mobile healthcare communications, for a cash consideration of $180 million and up to an additional $15 million in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT acquisitions Hill-Rom NYSE: HRC Trey Lauderdale Voalte Source Type: blogs

More EHR Usability Issues Rear Their Ugly Heads
Since they first began to be adopted in force, far too many physicians have found EHRs to be difficult to use. In fact, when researching this item, I noted with little surprise that I first began writing EHR/EMR workarounds back in 2013, when a JAMIA article noted that doctors were using a combination of paper- […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Care Teams EHR Studies EHR UI EHR Usability EHR UX EHR Workarounds EHR Workflows Hospital EHR Source Type: blogs

Three Ways the Health IT Field is Slow to Modernize
Many observers have noted the incongruity of the US federal government paying out billions upon billions of dollars in the Meaningful Use program to convert health organizations to electronic records. No other industry required incentives (or subsidies, or some might even say bribes) to strive for the obvious improvements represented by digital technologies. I might […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Amazon AWS Cloud Computing FHIR Free EHR free software Google Cloud Healthcare Cloud Healthcare Platforms Microsoft Azure Open Sou Source Type: blogs

Information Blocking – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 6
For the 6th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we dove into the recently released Information Blocking regulations. There’s a lot to unwrap in these regulations, but we give you an overview of the highlights and what it means for healthcare. Here’s a quick rundown of the topics we discuss in this episode: Info Blocking […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Colin Hung Epic Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Information Blocking John Lynn ONC Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Voice Assistants Continue To Gain Ground
This seems to be the year in which voice assistants begin to show up in healthcare environments. I don’t know if we’re going to see them make much of a direct impact on care delivery yet, but if nothing else clinicians and IT departments are getting the chance to feel out their capabilities. The most […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Aiva Alexa Amazon Echo Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Voice Assistant Kiroku Marc Benioff Notable Suki Tenor.ai Vanderbilt Source Type: blogs

University of California Researchers Build Trial Blockchain Network For Sharing Clinical Data
A trio of researchers with the University of California San Francisco have developed a blockchain-based model for sharing clinical trial data between institutions. Their model not only protects the data but also makes the data traceable and immutable, according to a paper they wrote describing their work. The paper, which was published in the journal […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Clinical Trials Data Corruption Data Falsification Healthcare Blockchain Private Blockchain University of California San Francisco Source Type: blogs

Is the Future of Analytics in Healthcare, Enterprise Analytics? – Industry Perspectives from HIMSS 2019
While at HIMSS 2019, I asked a number of people I met with to provide some industry perspectives and insights. Basically, tell me something that I don’t know or tell us something that not enough people were talking about. I got a wide variety of perspectives and insights. This week we’ll be highlighting a series […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Enterprise Analytics Healthcare Analytics HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Insights HIMSS19 MedeAnalytics Source Type: blogs

Are You Really Ready To Grapple With AI Trials?
Earlier today, I was messaging back and forth with a fellow health IT enthusiast about the adoption of AI. The conversation was part of an ongoing discussion of next-gen technology solutions in healthcare on the Currnt discussion board. In his comments, the executive suggested that with the ubiquitous presence of EMRs, the availability of increasing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Clinician Education Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Best Practices Healthcare AI Black Box Healthcare AI Pilots Healthcare AI Training Healthcare Bi Source Type: blogs

Onix Launches Dedicated Health and Life Sciences Division
ONIX, A LEADING CLOUD SOLUTIONS PROVIDER, LAUNCHES DEDICATED HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES DIVISION LAKEWOOD, OHIO (MARCH 5, 2019) – Leading cloud solutions provider Onix is addressing the growing demand for next-generation technology in the health and life sciences industry by introducing its dedicated health and life sciences division. Health and life sciences veteran Sunnie Southern has joined Onix as the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Genomics-Precision Medicine Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Google Cloud Healthcare Cloud Healthcare Cloud Computing Healthcare Cloud Infrastructure Sunnie Southern Source Type: blogs

Is Your Data Infrastructure Around Apps or Data? – Industry Perspectives from HIMSS 2019
While at HIMSS 2019, I asked a number of people I met with to provide some industry perspectives and insights. Basically, tell me something that I don’t know or tell me something that not enough people were talking about. I got a wide variety of perspectives and insights. This week we’ll be highlighting a series […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Health Data Cloud Healthcare Data Lakes Healthcare Data Storage Healthcare Data Warehouses HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Source Type: blogs

Going Beyond Natural Language Processing with Analytics at Medal
How would you handle a new patient who arrives with a batch of folders containing 4,000 pages of medical records? This is the kind of information overload faced regularly by health clinics, hospitals, and rehab facilities–unless they’re in even the worse position of getting no records at all. Scads of healthcare startups are tackling this […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Health Data Deidentification Healthcare NLP Lonnie Rae Medal Natural Language Processing Patient Identification Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Clinical Operations Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Clinical Operations Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Relode and is located in Tennessee. Here’s a description of the position: Skills: Tableau Minimum Education: Bachelors Years […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Clinical Operations Analyst Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Relode Relode Jobs Source Type: blogs

Information Blocking in Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Colin Hung (@colin_hung) on the topic of “Information Blocking in Healthcare”. Ever since the information blocking rules came out, there’s been a lot of discussion about information blocking […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HITsm Topics Colin Hung Information Blocking Source Type: blogs

The Prescription Coupon Distribution Problem – Industry Perspectives from HIMSS 2019
While at HIMSS 2019, I asked a number of people I met with to provide some industry perspectives and insights. Basically, tell me something that I don’t know or tell us something that not enough people were talking about. I got a wide variety of perspectives and insights. This week we’ll be highlighting a series […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC EHR Co-Pay Coupons HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Insights HIMSS19 Miriam Paramore OptimizeRx Rx Coupo Source Type: blogs

Securely Linking the World ’s Health Data in One Cloud-built Data Warehouse
The following is an interview with Todd Crosslin from Snowflake. If you want to learn more about Cloud Analytics in healthcare, sign up for this FREE webinar on Secure Data Sharing for Modern Healthcare Analytics presented by Microsoft and Snowflake. What do you think the biggest health information technology (HIT) trend will be in 2019? The […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Healthcare Analytics Healthcare Cloud longitudinal data sets snowflake Snowflake Computing Todd Crosslin Source Type: blogs

Google Effort Points To Direction Of Next-Gen EHR Features
Over the last several years, the core features of EHRs have stabilized somewhat, with industry tools like HIMSS EMRAM Scale helping to lay out what constitutes an orderly accumulation of features and standard add-ons. That being said, as newer data management approaches emerge in the IT world, we’re beginning to see the outlines of the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Data Harmonization Deep Learning EHR AI EHR Features FHIR Google Next-Generation EHR Predictive Analytics Sepsis Source Type: blogs

Open vs Closed IoT Platforms – Industry Perspectives from HIMSS 2019
While at HIMSS 2019, I asked a number of people I met with to provide some industry perspectives and insights. Basically, tell me something that I don’t know or tell me something that not enough people were talking about. I got a wide variety of perspectives and insights. This week we’ll be highlighting a series […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Anthony Petrucci Badge Technology Handwashing Technology Healthcare Data Storage HID Global HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Insights Source Type: blogs

Getting a Flavor for the Practical Innovation You ’ ll Find at EXPO.health 2019
Last year, we decided to launch a new health IT conference focused on practical innovation called EXPO.health. Just last month we announced the 2nd Annual EXPO.health conference happening July 31 – August 2, 2019 in Boston. We’re excited to continue bringing pragmatic solutions to the problems that health IT professionals face every day. That’s what […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Revenue Cycle Managem Source Type: blogs

Confusing Pricing Cartoon – Fun Friday
I’m not sure how funny I should find the following cartoon, but I have to admit that I laughed openly when it said it’s a “Confusopoly” and when it said it used the profits to fund innovation. This feels far too much like healthcare. Take a look and let me know what you think. I'm […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Dilbert Fun Friday Healthcare Pricing Source Type: blogs

Data vs Information At the Point of Care
I remember hearing a radio commercial a few years ago from TJMaxx about “the thrill of the hunt.” Every time I heard the jingle–“It’s the thrill of the hunt!”–a tiny shiver of terror went down my spine. While some retail shopping is driven by the pursuit of sales and the quest for the best deal, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Janae Sharp Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC EHR Burnout EHR Usability Holon Solutions Judy Faulkner Kathy Nieder Physician Burnout Robert Groves Source Type: blogs

2 Trends and 2 Challenges with Modern Healthcare Analytics
Coming out of the HIMSS Annual conference, healthcare analytics was everywhere. While we’ve certainly seen a maturing of the healthcare analytics space, I still see a lot of organizations that are trying to figure out the right strategy for their healthcare organization. Looking at the modern healthcare analytics space, I’m seeing a couple of high-level […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Healthcare Analytics Healthcare Analytics Security Healthcare Cloud Healthca Source Type: blogs

Some Good Ideas On Transforming The Patient Portal
To be sure, I’m grateful for the patient portal provided to me by Kaiser Permanente, my insurer and healthcare provider. Using MyChart, the standard Epic portal, I can at least get the basics of what I want to do done. I’m definitely interested in getting more out of my digital interactions with my providers, though, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Colton Ortolf Epic FHIR Health Data Interoperability MyChart Patient Care Plan Patient-Generated Health Data Smartwatches Untethered Patient Portal Wearables Source Type: blogs

Though Use Levels Are Still Modest, Physicians Already Have Strong Feelings About Healthcare Chatbots
Like ‘em or loathe ‘em, many physicians seem to have some strong feelings about the use of chatbots in healthcare, according to a new research study. The study, which appears in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, looked at the benefits, challenges and risks to patients associated with the use of healthcare chatbots. The study […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT access to care Healthcare Chatbots Patient Support Virtual Care Source Type: blogs

The Word from HIMSS: A Change in Demand for Certain Health IT Jobs
After many conversations at HIMSS with people in management positions at EHR vendors, hospitals, health IT companies, and recruiting/staffing companies, it seems conclusive that there is a shift happening with respect to the jobs they are seeking to fill. Exciting new positions are forming in AI, Security, Data Analytics, and Cloud. Professionals who are on […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Adam Greenberg Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR Jobs EMR Jobs Health IT Careers Healthcare IT Careers HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS19 Source Type: blogs

Consumerization, AI, and Interoperability – Looking Back at HIMSS 2019
The following is a guest blog post by Sameer Siraj, Chief Product Officer at GetWellNetwork. Without a doubt, HIMSS is the healthcare IT event of the year. And even though the event is behind us, the trends, technology innovations and patient stories are still top of mind. Having attended several times before, I’m always looking […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Consumerization of Healthcare GetWellNetwork Healthcare AI Healthcare Consumerism Hea Source Type: blogs

Virtual Care – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/1 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Brittany Partridge (@bspartridgecis) on the topic of “Virtual Care”. There has been a lot of hype and money thrown at Virtual Care across the Health Care landscape lately. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HITsm Topics Brittany Partridge Remote Patient Monitoring telehealth Virtual Care Source Type: blogs

IBM Watson Health To Invest $50M In AI Research Deal With Brigham and Women ’s, Vanderbilt University
IBM Watson Health has announced plans to invest $50 million in a research collaboration with two academic medical centers on the use of AI in addressing major public health issues. Big Blue has agreed to a 10-year partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT Brigham and Women's Hospital Google Harvard Medical School Health AI Best Practices IBM Watson Health MIT NVIDIA Scripps Research Translational Insitute Source Type: blogs

Non-Traditional Healthcare Entrants – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 5
For the 5th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re taking a look at the Non-Traditional Healthcare Entrants who seem to be swarming into healthcare. Coming out of the HIMSS conference, one of the clear messages is that the big technology companies see a huge opportunity in healthcare. In this podcast, Colin and I dive […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Genomics-Precision Medicine Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Apple Colin Hung Disney Epic Google Google Health Source Type: blogs

Consumer Health Management Styles And Alliances Are Shifting
Newly- released research from Rock Health suggests that consumers may be making some important shifts in how they care for themselves and who they trust to include in part of their care team. Rock Health recently announced the results of its 4th annual Digital Health Consumer Adoption survey, for which it reached out to about […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Amazon Apple Google Microsoft Personal Health Data Rock Health Wearables Wearables Adoption Source Type: blogs

Cyberattackers Could (Theoretically) Use AI To Alter Medical Images
Here’s something scary to consider.  Apparently, radiological images are the next front for cyber attacks, with such attacks posing a “tremendous” potential for damage, according to a story appearing in Medscape. According to the Medscape piece, data presented at last year’s Radiological Society of North America and interviews conducted by the site suggest that cyber-hackers […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Artificial Intelligence Healthcare AI Radiology Radiology Cybersecurity Ransomware RSNA 18 WannaCry Source Type: blogs

ImageMoverMD Raises $4 Million to Automatically Connect Medical Images with Electronic Patient Records
ImageMoverMD, a software platform that leverages a deep Electronic Health Record (EHR) integration to automate and simplify medical image management and collection, announced today that it has raised $4 million in financing led by Bain Capital Ventures, Cultivation Capital, and Health X Ventures, with participation from Colle Capital and Wisconsin Investment Partners. The company will use the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bain Capital Ventures Colle Capital Cultivation Capital Darcey Nett Dr. Alexander Towbin Health X Ventures ImageMoveMD Mark Bakken Wisconsin Investment Partners Yumin Choi Source Type: blogs

A Tribute to Immigrant Docs – One Sikh Parody by ZDoggMD
It’s Friday and it’s snowing in Vegas (seriously, what’s going on?). So, that means it’s time for another Fun Friday entry. This week’s entry is pretty fascinating since it was shared by the band Barenaked Ladies on Twitter: When it comes to spoofs of Our biggest hit, well, It’s all been done… but this one […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday ZDoggMD Source Type: blogs

When Does Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Make Sense in Healthcare?
When you start talking about robotics, you always get a wide variety of reactions. Some absolutely love the use of things like robotic process automation (RPA). Others fear what these types of technologies mean for them and their careers. Many people are predicting that various robotic and AI solutions will replace much of what we’re […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC DXC Technologies Healthcare Outsourcing Healthcare Robotic Process Automation HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Orlando HIMSS19 Lisa Esch R Source Type: blogs

symplr to Acquire API Healthcare
Strategic acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s only large-scale provider of governance, risk and compliance and human capital management software solutions  symplr, a leading healthcare governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire API Healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT API Healthcare Bill Christy Clearlake Capital Group Paul Huber Prashant Mehrotra Rick Pleczko symplr Veritas Capital Source Type: blogs