We Can Help Health Care Save $365 Billion Dollars
The following is a guest blog post by Wayne Crandall, President & CEO of NoteSwift. Innovations in EHR workflows hold the promise of saving thousands of physician hours of EHR administrative work, resulting in billions of dollars in health care savings. We all know the benefits EHR systems can offer health care — less cumbersome […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops Revenue Cycle Management EHR AI EHR Performance EHR Voice Assistant Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Technology Healthcare AI Health Source Type: blogs

Millennials, Gen Z Ready For New Care Models
Wondering whether it’s true that younger healthcare consumers really do want something different from their healthcare? A new study released at #HIMSS19 last week suggests that their expectations really are very diverging from those of previous generations. Accenture recently surveyed more than 2,000 consumers about their healthcare preferences to find out how they want to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Accenture Baby Boomers Digital Health Gen X Gen Z Millennials Mobile Apps Secure Email Virtual Care Virtual Nurses Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Clincial Informatics Nurse – Soarian Clinicals
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Clincial Informatics Nurse – Soarian Clinicals position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is in the Western US. Here’s a description of the position: […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Nurse Clinical Informaticist Jobs Soarian Jobs Stoltenberg Consulting Jobs Source Type: blogs

Setting Our Industry on FHIR
The following is a guest blog post by Florian Quarre, Chief Digital Officer at Ciox. As we stand at the forefront of the future of health care, most of us share a common vision of what is possible in a more connected IT environment. We envision AI-powered, automatic health agents scouring every medical record for […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Ciox CIOX Health Fast Health Interoperability Resource FHIR FHIR Adoption Florian Quarre Healthca Source Type: blogs

The Growth of Cloud in Healthcare
As someone who’s tracked the healthcare IT industry for 13 years, it’s amazing to see the evolution of cloud in healthcare. I’ll never forget the conversations about “cloud” 8-10 years ago at a CIO focus group. The facilitator asked the CIOs in the group what their approach was to cloud in their hospitals and health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Healthcare Cloud Healthcare Cloud Applications Healthcare Hybrid-Cloud Healthcare Multi-Cloud HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Source Type: blogs

Rhapsody – Changing Their Tune to Win New Customers
Interoperability platform maker, Rhapsody, is planning on retaining existing customers and winning new ones through a renewed focus on product development and consulting services. For years the Rhapsody integration engine served as the “gateway” into Orion Health’s portfolio of products. There was a natural progression from Rhapsody to the company’s other offerings including Amadeus (precision […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC data portability Healthcare Interoperability Information Blocking Medical Records Orion Health patient access Rhapsody Source Type: blogs

Balancing News and Noise in Digital Health – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Tom Castles (@theTomCastles) and Jack Murtha (@jackmurtha) on the topic of “Balancing News and Noise in Digital Health – #HealthITHype”. Every day, the wide world of digital health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics HealthIT Hype HIMSS19 Jack Murtha Tom Castles Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Leadership and Grit Quotes – President ’ s Day
As I mentioned in the previous post, today we’ll be highlighting a number of quotes from US Presidents as a way to celebrate the President’s Day Holiday. In this post, we’ll be looking at some quotes around leadership and grit. This seems like a particularly important message for healthcare. The work we’re doing is really […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Healthcare Leadership Healthcare Optimism John Quincy Adams President's Day Theodore Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Optimism Quotes – President ’ s Day
It’s President’s Day here in the US and so many are off work today. That’s a good thing after the crazy week that was the HIMSS Annual conference last week. On President’s Day we have a tradition of sharing quotes from past US presidents. We’ll keep that tradition alive today with 2 posts of inspirational […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Abraham Lincoln George Washington Healthcare Optimism President's Day Theodore Roosevelt Source Type: blogs

A Few Observations and Perspectives from #HIMSS19
As I head home totally exhausted from the HIMSS 2019 Annual conference in Orlando, I’m both exhausted and energized. I’m exhausted by the pace of the event. I jokingly suggested that HIMSS really needs to go for 3 weeks if I wanted to try and see everyone I wanted to see. Needless to say, I […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Amazon Christian Boucher Citrix Google HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Orlando HIMSS19 Microsoft Patie Source Type: blogs

Hospitals Say Identifying Adverse Drug Events Top Use For Clinical Surveillance Tech
A new survey has concluded that identifying adverse drug events leads the list of ways clinical surveillance can be helpful for hospital respondents, according to research backed by an industry vendor. The survey, which was sponsored by clinical surveillance vendor clinical surveillance company VigiLanz, assessed how hospitals are using data analytics, EMRs and clinical surveillance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Adverse Drug Events Clinical Surveillance Systems Health Catalyst Infection Prevention Patient Safety Initiati Source Type: blogs

Hospital Say Identifying Adverse Drug Events Top Use For Clinical Surveillance Tech
A new survey has concluded that identifying adverse drug events leads the list of ways clinical surveillance can be helpful for hospital respondents, according to research backed by an industry vendor. The survey, which was sponsored by clinical surveillance vendor clinical surveillance company VigiLanz, assessed how hospitals are using data analytics, EMRs and clinical surveillance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Adverse Drug Events Clinical Surveillance Systems Health Catalyst Infection Prevention Patient Safety Initiati Source Type: blogs

Meanwhile at #HIMMS19 …
Today marks the end of another HIMSS conference. 45,000+ attendees descended on Orlando for 4 days of learning sessions, demos in the exhibit hall and after-hours events. By all accounts it was a successful event – in person and online. According to Symplur, over 78,000 tweets were sent during HIMSS19, by 16,800 different users. These […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIMMS19 HIMSS19 Source Type: blogs

Rhode Island Doctors Worry Over Legal Threats After Reporting EHR-Linked Errors
Do you report medical errors linked to use of your EHR?  Some Rhode Island doctors did, and they seem to be paying a high price for their forthrightness. According to a story appearing in Politico, at least four emergency department doctors at Rhode Island Hospital have received subpoenas from the state Department of Health related […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Consent Decree EHR Usability Problems Emergency Department Physicians Never Events Rhode Island Department of Health Rhode Island Hospital Wrong-Side Errors Source Type: blogs

What ’s Hot in Health IT via Redox
One of the things I like to do at the annual HIMSS conference is use my time in the exhibit hall to discern what’s hot in HealthIT. I used to walk around the exhibits and categorize the vendors that I see. At the end of the week, I tally my counts for each category and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Data Integration HIMSS19 Interoperability Redox SDOH Source Type: blogs

Why Healthcare and Patient Data Security Need the Cloud
The following is a guest blog post by Laz Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data Though large organizations are increasingly offloading both compute and data storage to the cloud and services that are built on the cloud, many healthcare organizations have serious concerns about turning over patient health information to the care of anyone […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC ClearSky Data Healthcare Cloud Healthcare Data Backups Healthcare Data Encryption Laz Vekiarides Source Type: blogs

Healthcare AI with Neil Jacobstein
One of my early sessions at the HIMSS 2019 annual conference was the CHIME-HIMSS keynote speaker, Neil Jacobstein, chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University and a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford University Media X Program. What I loved about Neil is that he gave a broad perspective on why AI […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CHIME CHIME 2019 Healthcare AI HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS19 Neil Jacobstein Source Type: blogs

Appealing to Health IT Recruiters Through LinkedIn
We all know LinkedIn is a top platform used by recruiters and hiring managers to find their next hires. They are constantly scouring this valuable resource searching to find the ideal candidate to fit the opportunity they have available. Whether you’re currently on the job hunt or you are employed and starting to covertly look […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Career Networking Erin Kennedy Job Seekers LinkedIn LinkedIn Profile Development Source Type: blogs

ONC Releases Proposed Rule Covering Information Blocking, API Fees, and Patient Data Export of EHR Data
Big news today coming out of ONC as they released the healthcare interoperability proposed rule that came out of the 21st Century Cures Act. We knew that ONC had been working on important information blocking components of the 21st Century Cures Act, but the proposed rule included much more than just information blocking including new […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations EHR API EHR API Fees EHR Certification Health Information Blocking Healthcare Information Blocking Healthcare Interoperability Source Type: blogs

Rethinking the Traditional: #HIMSS19
The following is a guest blog post by Stephen Dart, Senior Director of Product Management at AdvancedMD. Midmonth, when 45,000 global health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers descend upon Orlando, the industry will unite as “champions of health,” embodying this year’s HIMSS Annual Conference theme. That got me thinking about what […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AdvancedMD HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS19 Patient Champion Physician Champion telehealth Source Type: blogs

Vanderbilt Creating Voice-Command Interface For Its Epic EHR
I am not convinced that voice assistants like Siri and Alexa are the best way to access healthcare data. My experience with voice recognition – which has been a staple of my life since I broke my shoulder two years ago – is that it’s good for churning out a lot of words, but not […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System EHR Interface EHR Voice Assistant EHR Voice Recognition Epic EVA Peter Shave Vanderbilt University Medical Center Yaa Kumah-Crystal Source Type: blogs

Greenway Health To Pay $57M Fine Over EHR Certification, Anti-Kickback Allegations
EHR vendor Greenway Health has agreed to pay the US Department of Justice a $57.25 million fine to settle allegations that it falsely obtained its 2014 and 2011 federal certifications and violated federal law by paying providers for sales leads. In its complaint, the Department of Justice asserted that Greenway deceptively obtained a 2014 Edition […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Regulations Anti-Kickback Statute Corporate Integrity Agreement eClinicalWorks Greenway Health Prime Suite Source Type: blogs

CareCom Teams with Manifest MedEx to Deliver Precise Health Information Across California
Statewide health data network supports millions of patients every day by delivering the right information to the right provider at the right time.  CareCom is pleased to announce the addition of Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health data network as a valued customer. Manifest MedEx (MX) has selected CareCom’s advanced terminology management platform HealthTerm® for […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System CareCom Manifest MedEx terminology services Source Type: blogs

Three Ways A.I. Is Improving EHR Performance
The following is a guest blog post by Wayne Crandall, President & CEO of NoteSwift. Let’s be honest – we can all see the immense promise of a healthcare world fully connected through EHR systems, but first (and even second) generations of EHR software have not yet achieved that promise. Many practices have had the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops EHR AI EHR Performance EHR Voice Assistant Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Technology Healthcare AI Healthcare Scene Featured NoteS Source Type: blogs

Straight Talk from Dave Chase at the HCAA Executive Forum
If you’ve never had a chance to hear Dave Chase speak, you need to find an opportunity to hear him offer some really important perspectives on where we are as a healthcare industry. For those not familiar with Dave Chase, you can learn more about him and his work on the Health Rosetta and his […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Dave Chase HCAA HCAA Executive Forum Health Rosetta Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Clarity Developer
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Clarity Developer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by HealthTECH Resources and is in Arizona. Here’s a description of the position: HealthTECH Resources is seeking an Epic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT CareCloud Jobs Health Tech Resources Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Execs Should Exchange Jobs With Consumer Tech Giants
In recent years, consumer tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple have been working to take a bite out of the healthcare industry. While they haven’t seen a massive win just yet, they’re continuing to make major investments and, in Google’s case, their R&D pipeline is deep. Everyone’s watching Amazon, which reportedly spent roughly $1 billion to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Amazon Apple Consumer Technology Facebook Google Healthcare Business Healthcare Delivery Online Pharmacy PillPack Silicon Valley Source Type: blogs

PerfectServe Acquires Lightning Bolt and CareWire, Reinforces Vision of Care Team Collaboration Platform
PerfectServe, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, today announced the acquisitions of Lightning Bolt Solutions, an AI-optimized physician shift scheduling technology for hospitals and health systems, and CareWire, a mobile patient engagement platform. These standout solutions are critical components of PerfectServe’s effort to deliver the industry’s first true care team collaboration platform […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT CareWire Healthcare Communications Lightning Bolt Solutions PerfectServe Secure Text Message Suvas Vajracharya Telmediq Terry Edwards Source Type: blogs

The Healthcare Industry Keeps Automating Business Processes But Has A Ways To Go
Last June, a healthcare industry group known as CAQH shared the results of a study looking at process automation in medical and dental practices. According to the group, which tracks health plan and healthcare provider adoption of electronically-based transactions, dental and medical offices are leaving $11.1 billion in potential savings on the table annually. Last […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Automated Claims Transactions Business Process Automation CAQH CAQH Index Claims Payments Claims Submission Coordination of Benefits Electron Source Type: blogs

Are the Wrong People on the Bus or Are They Just in the Wrong Seats?
When talking about a company or really any organization, many people often ask the question “Do you have the right people on the bus?” The idea is that hiring the right people in your organization is a really important key to success. The wrong people can destroy a company. The right people can take a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Adam Greenberg Tags: C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Healthcare Hiring Healthcare Leadership Source Type: blogs

A Week of Women at #HIMSS19
Thanks to Ilana Garon (@IlanaGaron) who collaborated with me on this article. The past year has brought changes across many industries in gender equity and representation. Healthcare in particular is an industry wherein we continuously work towards the ideals of #BalanceforBetter. More diversity and inclusion creates a better work environment and a better economy. In […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Janae Sharp Tags: Healthcare IT #WomenofHIT Adrienne Boissy HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS19 Ilana Garon Women in Health IT Source Type: blogs

#HIMSS19 Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 4
For the 4th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing a preview of the HIMSS 2019 Annual conference taking place next week in Orlando. The world of healthcare and technology never stop changing. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the trends and to know which trends have become topics that really matter […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Healthcare AI HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS19 John Lyn Source Type: blogs

The Role of Social and Digital Media in Enabling Health IT Innovation – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by (Michael Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar) and the #HIMSS19 Social Media Ambassadors on the topic of “The Role of Social and Digital Media in Enabling Health IT Innovation”. The HIMSS19 Global […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics HIMSS HIMSS 2019 HIMSS Orlando HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors HIMSS19 Michael Gaspar Source Type: blogs

Think EHR Maintenance Is A Resource Sink? It Might Be Worse Than You Thought
We all know that maintaining an EHR can be a massive drain on your resources, eating up huge amounts of both money and staff time. In fact, over the long term, it’s a commitment on par with investing millions on the EHR system itself. Unfortunately, the impact of maintenance requirements may be even greater than you think. A new […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops Clinical Informatics EHR Change Requests EHR Clinical Changes EHR Maintenance Epic Kaiser Permanente Northern California Order Sets Source Type: blogs

Show Me the Data – Fun Friday
Today’s Fun Friday is an older video that I shared a long time ago. What’s amazing is how relevant it still is today. This video was created by the Scripps Translational Science Institute and is a video that Dr. Eric Topol would share in many of the talks he’d do. All of these years later […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare Data Source Type: blogs

The Future of Patient Care: Why Real-Time Data Is a Game Changer
The following is a guest blog post by Michael Ipekdjian, Director of Customer Success at CarePort Health. Historically, hospital care teams have had limited visibility into what happens to their patients outside of their four walls—whether that’s stepping down to skilled nursing, being supported by home health, or even returning to the community without any […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Analytics/Big Data Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC ACOs CarePort Health Hospital Readmissions Michael Ipekdjian Real-Time Clinical Analytic Source Type: blogs

50 Years of MEDITECH with CEO Howard Messing
One of the things we’ve grown to love here at Healthcare IT Today is being able to share the stories of health IT companies and people that have a prominent role in our industry. As we’ve done more and more interviews with Founders, CEOs, and company leaders, I’ve come to realize how important it is […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Curt W Marble Howard Messing Meditech MEDITECH Cloud MEDITECH Expanse MEDITECH Greenfield Neil Source Type: blogs

#HIMSS19 Mix Tape
Welcome to the 5th edition of the HIMSS Mix Tape. Every year, ahead of the annual HIMSS conference, I ask a small group of people to choose a song that they believe best represents the past 12 months in Health IT. It’s my way of adding a little levity to the crazy weeks of preparation […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System #HIMSSMixTape HIMSS19 Mix Tape Social Media Source Type: blogs

eMDs Acquires Aprima
Acquisition creates comprehensive solution serving 63,000 providers worldwide Austin and Dallas, Texas – January 30, 2019 – eMDs, Inc. (“eMDs”) announced today that it has acquired Aprima Medical Software (“Aprima”), a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to ambulatory care organizations. The acquisition creates a world-class provider of fully integrated […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Aprima Aprima Medical Software Derek Pickell EHR Consolidation EHR Market eMDs Marlin Equity Partners Michael Nissenbaum Source Type: blogs

Health Systems May Not Be Taking Innovation Seriously Enough
Many years ago, when I first began researching the healthcare industry, I wrote about the Apple Newton. For those that don’t remember the Newton, it was a very early PDA which appeared well before the Blackberry and decades ahead of the smartphone. After reporting on the pilot test of the Newton by an Army medical […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Apple. Amazon Change Management Cybersecurity Google Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Technology Innovation Source Type: blogs

The Value of On Demand Medical Record Retrieval
For payers and providers alike, utilizing a portal for the on-demand retrieval of records makes efficient sense. It brings 24-7 access to the progress of requests on both sides of the exchange, and gives a simple, intuitive interface to an otherwise complicated monthly project. It even improves turnaround times for providers, which gets them back to caring for patients. In fact, there is a trend toward utilizing on-demand retrieval for HEDIS and other use cases that historically practice batch retrieval – will we see this continue in the future? (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Ciox CIOX Health Commercial Risk Adjustment Healthcare Scene Featured Healthcare Security HEDIS H Source Type: blogs

Medigate Closes $15M Series A Funding To Meet Demand for Specialized Medical Device Security and Asset Management
Leading Medical Device Security Platform Uniquely Identifies, Manages and Protects Connected Medical Devices for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations Medigate, the first dedicated medical device security and asset management platform, today announces the completion of a $15M Series A financing led by new investor U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) with participation by current investors YL Ventures and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Blumberg Capital Bruce Taragin Dr. Jonathan Root Healthcare IT Funding Jacques Benkoski Jonathan Langer Medical Dev Source Type: blogs

Cross-Industry Group Comes Together To Create Blockchain Network
A group of companies has come together to build a new blockchain-based network for the healthcare industry. Participants include Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation, PNC Bank and IBM. It’s hard to tell what will come of the agreement, as the group’s plans seem to be largely at the talking stage, but it’s still an […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Aetna Anthem Change Healthcare Enterprise Blockchain Network Health Care Service Corporation Health Utility Network PNC Bank Source Type: blogs

The Future of LTPAC-Hospital Collaboration – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/1 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Cory Fosco, Director of Business Development, Post-Acute Insights at PointClickCare (@PointClickCare) on the topic of “The Future of LTPAC-Hospital Collaboration”. According to a report from Patient Bond, the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT LTPAC #HITsm Topics Cory Fosco Healthcare Interoperability Hospital Readmissions Long Term Post Acute Care PointClickCare Skilled Nursing Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Senior Interface Developer
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Senior Interface Developer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Contineo Health and is available in Michigan. Here’s a description of the position: Must be local or planning […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Contineo Health Contineo Health Jobs Epic Bridges Interfaces Job Health IT Jobs Healthcare Interfaces Job Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

New Data Shows Timing of Patient Reminders Matters
The following is a guest blog post by Jim Higgins, Founder & CEO at Solutionreach. You can follow him on twitter: @higgs77 Patient no-shows are the one issue that plagues every healthcare organization, regardless of size or specialty. The average no-show rate varies from 10 to 30 percent depending on the specialty and organization size. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 28, 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 Emails patient engagement Patient Reminder Source Type: blogs

2019 Health IT Trends – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 3
For the 3rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about health IT trends to watch in 2019. The world of healthcare and technology never stop changing. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the trends and to know which trends have become topics that really matter to healthcare organizations and which topics […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Health Sensors Healthcare Cloud He Source Type: blogs

Hospitals That Standardize EHRs Adopt More Advanced Health IT
Recently, I was talking with an internal medicine leader in a university health system who’s seen a lot of Health IT options come and go. Our conversation was lively and covered a lot of interesting topics, but one of his comments was particularly memorable. The physician was talking about his struggles with previous EHR installations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Advanced HIT Capabilities Dartmouth College EHR Standardization Harvard University High Value Healthcare Collaborative University of California at Berkely Source Type: blogs

Intuition, Guessing and Other Communication Challenges – Fun Friday
It’s Friday and so you know that means it’s time for a little humor to get your weekend started off right. Working with people is always a challenge in any industry and any organization. That’s what I was reminded of when I found these 2 cartoons for this week’s Fun Friday. A little Friday fun! […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

Importance Of Consumer Health Trackers To Healthcare To Jump Over Next Few Years
Over the last several years, consumer uptake of retail health trackers has climbed substantially, but their use by professionals in healthcare delivery has lagged behind. This state of affairs could change over the next few years, however.  A new analysis from Juniper Research predicts that such trackers will go from optional to ‘must have’ in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Genomics-Precision Medicine Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Anonymized Health Data Consumer Health Trackers Consumerization Source Type: blogs