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

Telehealth Reimbursement Gets Really Hard Really Quick
We wrote previously about how COVID-19 has shifted the Value Equation for Telehealth.  Doctors previously didn’t value Telehealth since it was the same work (or slightly more) for possibly less reimbursement.  Now doctors value social distancing (or at least they have no real choice but to social distance) and that revamped the value of telehealth. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Asynchronous Telelehealth Aynchronous Communication COVID-19 Telehealth Live Video Conferencing Remote Patient Monitoring RPM Telehealth Reim Source Type: blogs

Impact of Telehealth on Physician Practices Will Be Profound According to NextGen CMO
“If we were having this conversation six months ago, and you said physician groups would be switching to 100% telehealth, I would have said you were smoking something very powerful.” Honestly, I could end this article right there, because Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, Chief Medical Officer at NextGen Healthcare pretty much said it all in that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Ambulatory Telehealth Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth Dr. Betty Rabinowitz EHR NextGen Nextgen Telehealth OTTO Health Physician Practices Virtual Vis Source Type: blogs

Enabling Tech for Telemedicine – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Irma Rastegayeva (@IrmaRaste) and Evan Kirstel (@evankirstel) on the topic of “Enabling Tech for Telemedicine“. With the Coronavirus Pandemic intensifying around the world, Telemedicine is experiencing a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 5, 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 Evan Kirstel Health IT He Source Type: blogs

What We ’ ll Need for the 2nd Wave of the Pandemic – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 35
For the 35th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about What We’ll Need for the 2nd Wave of the Pandemic. The inspiration for this episode came from the following graphic that shared one perspective on the various “waves” healthcare will see during the coronavirus. As our friends and colleagues brave the font lines, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 2nd Wave Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Workforce Management HIPAA HP HP Healthcare John Lyn Source Type: blogs

Vendor To Research Benefits of Remote Monitoring To Test Drug Response
Deploying remote monitoring has been a steadily more viable option in recent years as the technology improves and analyzing the data becomes more practical. One way to digest and share this option is the use of AI, which if deployed effectively can automate the analytical process and even recommend clinical options for treating these patients. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Azithromycin Cardiologs COVID-19 COVID-19 Studies Harvard Medical School Hydroxychloroquine Jag Singh University Hospital of Marseille Withings Source Type: blogs

Rushing to Implement Telehealth? Don ’t Ignore Identity Management and Cybersecurity
One of the most prominent “silver linings” of the COVID-19 crisis has been the rapid adoption and acceptance of telehealth tools. But as healthcare organizations rush to implement these platforms, they may be making themselves vulnerable to improper access and cyberattacks. Experts from LexisNexis and BridgeCare Health Network say that a whole-team approach is needed […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT BridgeCare Health Network COVID-19 Cybersecurity Healthcare Identity Management HIPAA LexisNexis Risk Solutions telehealth Virtual Care Source Type: blogs

Voice Only Telehealth Reimbursement, PT Telehealth Reimbursement, and Many More Regulatory Changes from CMS
CMS continues to put out massive changes to regulations as they try their best to support healthcare during COVID-19.  Yesterday, CMS came out with a bunch more changes.  It’s fascinating to see this process roll out without the usual comment period.  In some ways, it illustrates why a comment period is useful, but in others […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring ACOs CARES Act CMS COVID-19 COVID-19 Regulations COVID-19 Reimbursement COVID-19 Telehealt Source Type: blogs

Asset Tracking and Secure Identity Management in Healthcare
One of the unique challenges healthcare organizations have faced during COVID-19 has been new rules and procedures around managing the assets of the organization and ensuring that only the right people have access to the right areas.  As my cousin who’s a nurse told me, it’s sad that she can’t leave a can of Lysol […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC #HealthIT100in100 asset management asset tracking Contact Tracing COVID-19 COVID-19 Contact Tracing EPCS HID Global Source Type: blogs

Cybersecurity/AI and Innovation Cartoons – Fun Friday
It’s Friday and you know what that means. That’s right. It’s another edition of Fun Friday where we share something, funny, entertaining, or otherwise try to make you laugh. Plus, with most humor there’s usually a hidden lesson as well. I hope you’re all doing as well as possible amidst all the changes happening. Thanks […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare Leadership Cartoons Healthcare Security Cartoons Source Type: blogs

Arcadia Enhances Value-based Care & Interoperability Expertise with Acquisition of Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Assets
Arcadia (arcadia.io), a widely-recognized leader in population health management, today announced that it has acquired selected assets of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), including technology and significant customer accounts. MAeHC is a non-profit services firm that delivers strategic guidance, project management, data warehousing and analytics services, and hands-on implementation support to help providers improve clinical and business performance. MAeHC […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Arcadia MAeHC Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Micky Tripathi Sean Carroll Source Type: blogs

Breathing Life Into Telehealth: How New York City is Keeping COVID-19 Victims at Home
Telemedicine and connected health have a reputation for being hard, but the 2020 pandemic has suddenly taken away all other options. In New York City, the hardest hit area so far, a hospital chain in just a single week put together a creative approach to monitoring patients at home. The pandemic crisis struck NYC Hospitals […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Charlson Comorbidity Index Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Analytics COVID-19 Telehealth Healthcare Analytics Pan Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Clinical / Business Systems Support Analysts
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Clinical / Business Systems Support Analysts position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Galen Healthcare Solutions. Here’s a description of the position: A Galeneer is known for his/her […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Health IT Company Healthcare IT Allscripts Jobs eCW Jobs Galen Healthcare Solutions Galen Healthcare Solutions Jobs GE Healthcare Jobs Healthcare Data Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs IDX Jobs Job Seekers Seimens Jobs Source Type: blogs

Top 5 HIM and Billing Resources to Help Monitor COVID-19 Developments and Prep for the Future
The following is a guest article by Susan Gatehouse, Founder & CEO, Axea Solutions. Though the response has been swift, when the COVID-19 coronavirus first emerged, there were no specific codes or guidelines set and no process to document testing accurately. We now have designated diagnoses codes and guidance, but requirements around COVID-19 continue to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Revenue Cycle Management Axea Solutions COVID-19 COVID-19 Billing COVID-19 Coding COVID-19 HIM COVID-19 Telehealth HIM Resources HIM Scene Susan Ga Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Driven Interoperability and What Does this Mean for Healthcare Interoperability Going Forward?
As part of our Healthcare IT 100 in 100, we asked a wide variety of healthcare interoperability experts to chime in on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare interoperability.  Plus, then we asked them how it will impact health data sharing going forward.  Their responses were largely positive, but did highlight the challenges we still […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Bridge Connector Chris Klomp Collective Medical COVID-19 COVID-19 Interoperability Diameter Source Type: blogs

Hospitals Testing Out Epic AI Tool To Predict COVID-19 Patients ’ Progress
Not long ago, we shared the details on how Stanford was using machine learning to predict how patients with COVID-19 were at risk of having their condition worsen. There are many more such stories emerging as the virus continues to wreak havoc within many hospitals. According to STAT News, hundreds of hospitals are also using […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 Deterioration Index Epic Epic Deterioration Index Healthcare AI Hospital Predictive Analytics Parkview Health University of Michigan Source Type: blogs

A Healthcare Interoperability Discussion with Pete McCabe, CEO of Ciox
Healthcare interoperability has always been a hot topic, but it’s become even more interesting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  In many ways, the pandemic has highlighted some of the challenges healthcare faces in sharing health data between providers. In order to better understand more about the current state of healthcare interoperability, I sat down (virtually of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Ciox CIOX Health COVID-19 COVID-19 Data COVID-19 Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Healthc Source Type: blogs

New Healthcare Interoperability Solution Leverages Age-Old Technology
We may scoff at fax technology, but it remains one of the lowest-cost, lowest barrier ways to exchange patient records. Despite repeated attempts to axe-the-fax in healthcare, it continues to be relied upon by healthcare organizations. J2 Global’s Consensus interoperability solution leans into and leverages this age-old technology to help organizations more easily (and securely) […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Carequality CommonWell Alliance Direct Message directtrust eFax efax technology Healthcare Fa Source Type: blogs

COBOL is a Distraction (from the real numbers and issues)
Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous articles lambasting states and organizations for continuing to run legacy systems that support unemployment and financial processes.  In particular, New Jersey was lambasted for advertising to find help with maintaining their unemployment system written in COBOL.  Many of the systems out there that support our daily […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mitch Parker, CISO Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT COBOL Coronavirus COVID-19 Healthcare Communication Healthcare Leadership Source Type: blogs

Augmenting Clinician Insights with Machine Learning
Pre COVID-19, clinicians were already overwhelmed by the amount of health data that’s out there.  Now, with COVID-19 taking up even more of their headspace, the need for technology and machine learning to better augment the work a physician is doing has become more important. In this panel hosted by Dell Technologies, we dive into […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Artificial Intelligence of Things Augmenting Clinicians Croinne Stroum Dell Dell Technologies DellEMC Ed Shaffer Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Telehealth and Marketing – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/1 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Sarah Bennight (@sarahbennight) from Stericycle Communication Solutions on the topic of “Telehealth and Marketing“. While telehealth has been around for a while, it certainly hasn’t been the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth Health IT Healthcare Marketing HITMC Physician Reputati Source Type: blogs

Four Tasks that Might Save You from Cybersecurity Landmines In The “New-Normal”
The following is a guest article by Drex DeFord CI Security’s Chief Healthcare Strategist, and President of Drexio Innovation Network. The optimist in me wanted to believe the stories I read a few weeks ago: several hacker organizations had pledged to lay off healthcare after the pandemic started, but the pessimist cyber-guy in me was […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy CI Security COVID-19 COVID-19 Cybersecurity COVID-19 Security Drex DeFord Healthcare Breaches Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Sec Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Pandemic Hitting Hospital Finances Hard
 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, hospitals are beginning to face major financial problems which could in some cases threaten their ability to stay in business, according to a new survey. To conduct its research, management consulting firm Kaufman Hall reached out to more than 800 U.S. hospitals and asked them about their financial […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Coronavirus COVID-19 Hospital CFO Hospital Change Management hospital finances Hospital Margins Hospital Patient Volume Kaufman Hall UW Medicin Source Type: blogs

Experian Helping Hospitals With RCM Challenges Caused By COVID-19
We’ve all heard of Experian. We know them from our daily lives as a credit reporting agency. But what you might not know is the significant impact Experian has in the healthcare space via their Experian Health division. I recently sat down (virtually of course) with Jason Considine, SVP & General Manager, Patient Access, Collections […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Payer Telehealth Experian Health Healthcare Price Transparency Hospital RCM payer policy changes Source Type: blogs

Why Telehealth Is Real Now – The Value Equation
Everyone sees the obvious when it comes to telehealth.  The Stay at Home and Physical Distancing that’s come with COVID-19 has almost required telehealth.  What other option did healthcare organizations have?  Embrace telehealth or die? However, I think that’s actually a little simplistic.  If we want to really understand what happened to make telehealth go […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring telehealth Telehealth Adoption Telehealth Value Telehealth Value Equ Source Type: blogs

SANER Project Coordinates Sharing of Hospital Bed Capacity and Availability of Critical Resources During COVID-19
I’m excited to finally share some details on the progress of the SANER project. A few weeks ago, I first heard about this project from my friend Keith Boone who is leading the SANER project while working at Audacious Inquiry.  The project is an open source effort to create an HL7 FHIR API that shares […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Audacious Inquiry COVID-19 COVID-19 Data COVID-19 Public Health FHIR Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Keith Boone SANER SA Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Cartoons
We’re back with another edition of COVID-19 Fun Friday. In case you missed our previous COVID-19 cartoons be sure to check all of those out. Plus, some of these are a bit nerdy, but I am @techguy on Twitter after all. I hope they bring you a little joy as we head into the weekend. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Coronavirus Coronavirus Cartoons COVID-19 COVID-19 Cartoons Source Type: blogs

The Auto Documentation Telehealth Solution Will Be a Big Winner
Last week I started a project to create a list of all of the telehealth options out there.  Mostly, I wanted to be able to provide my friends and readers answer to the question I’m certain to get over the next year, “Which telehealth solution is best?” It may take me another week to finish […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Ambient Clinical Voice NLP Nuance Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience telehe Source Type: blogs

CMS, ONC, and OIG Regulatory Updates Including Information Blocking Enforcement Details
As is no surprise to anyone, all of the organizations at HHS are releasing a wide variety of information, rules, relaxation of rules, and other changes amidst COVID-19. We’ve covered most of those changes in our COVID-19 Updates. Given the pace of changes, we wanted to share a number of other updates we’ve seen that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act CARES Act CMS Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Regulations Healthcare Information Blocking HHS Information Blocking Penaltie Source Type: blogs

3 Privacy Mistakes to Avoid During a Public Health Emergency
The following is a guest article by Mark LaRow, CEO at Verato. While the federal government has relaxed some patient privacy rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still avoidable mistakes healthcare professionals make when it comes to protecting patient data. These types of lapses become much more prevalent when staff are suddenly […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 HIPAA Healthcare Fraud Mark LaRow Patient Identification Referential Matching Verato Source Type: blogs

What Major Security Threats Does Healthcare Face Amidst COVID-19 and What Can You Do About It?
The following is an interview with Dan Schaupner, Head of Cybersecurity Consulting, North America BDS at Atos and John Lynn, Founder and Chief Editor at Healthcare IT Today. Tell us about yourself and Atos Atos is a leading global information security services provider, with over 100,000 employees worldwide, supporting many major customers in many countries. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Atos Atos Digital Health Solutions Coronavirus Coronavirus Security COVID-19 COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

UW Medicine Makes Rapid IT Shift To Support COVID-19 Response
Like its peers, the UW Medicine health system has been struggling to keep up with the preparations for COVID-19 patients seeking treatment. To address this problem, the medical center’s health IT leaders made some broad changes to its processes which are allowing to rapidly deploy solutions that support clinical responses to the pandemic. The UW Medicine […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Clinical Decision Support COVID-19 EHR Change Management EHR Change Requests Health IT Change Managem Source Type: blogs

XRHealth Announces $7M in Funding to Expand Telehealth Platform
XRHealth, the leader in extended reality and therapeutic applications, announced that they raised $7M in funding to expand their telehealth platform to support more clinicians and patients for virtual/augmented reality therapy. The round was led by Bridges Israel, Flint Capital, 20/20 HealthCare Partners and comes at a time that millions of people are isolated due to COVID-19 […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring 20/20 HealthCare Partners Bridges Israel Eran Orr Flint Capital Gal Hayut Healthcare VR Hoag Hospital Network Mass General Hospital’s Sports Medicine Center Sergey Source Type: blogs

New $484 Billion Government Funding Deal for Healthcare, Small Businesses, and Testing
UPDATE: The Senate on Tuesday, 4/21/20 passed this bill.  The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Thursday. News is breaking today that the senate has reached an agreement on another funding package that’s over $484 billion.  Assuming it can pass a voice vote in the Senate today, then it will go to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Andy Slavitt CARES Act Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 COVID-19 Funding COVID-19 Testing EIDL Source Type: blogs

Care Redesign For a Post-Peak COVID World
The following is a guest article by Robbie Hughes, CEO, Lumeon. In this brave new world, of so called post-peak COVID, if we have no clear means of vouching whether a patient is ‘clean’, then the challenge we all have is how to bring them into an environment with other more vulnerable patients and avoid […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Care Design Care Pathways Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Screening COVID-19 Separation COVID-19 Testing Heal Source Type: blogs

Telehealth Platforms and Features – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from Healthcare Scene on the topic of “Telehealth Platforms and Features“. We don’t really need to highlight that Telehealth and Telemedicine are seeing massive […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth Health IT Telehealth Features Telehealth Platforms Source Type: blogs

Advance Care Planning Is Important for COVID-19 and Beyond
Pandemic or no pandemic, having an Advanced Care or End-of-Life (EOL) plan is important. Discussing it is a necessary first step. Then you have to document it and make it available/accessible so that it can be respected when the situation calls for it. None of this is easy, but thankfully there are tools to help […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System advance care plan Advance Care Planning advance directives End of Life End of Life Planning EOL Vynca Source Type: blogs

Permanent Changes to Healthcare Because of COVID-19 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 34
For the 34th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Permanent Changes to Healthcare Because of COVID-19.  Is anything in healthcare the same since COVID-19?  Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the healthcare world has definitely been turned upside down thanks to COVID-19.  Regulations have been relaxed.  Reimbursements for things like […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Colin Hung Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 HIPAA COVID-19 T Source Type: blogs

Amazon Launches Public Data Lake Making COVID-19 Data Accessible
Amazon has announced that it has made an AWS COVID-19 data lake available to the public for use in better understanding the virus. The data lake, a centralized repository of up-to-date curated datasets on or related to the spread and characteristics of the pandemic, will be hosted on the AWS cloud. Its content includes case […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Amazon AWS AWS Data Exchange COVID-19 COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Epic HCA Healthcare Healthcare Data Lake Intermountain Healthcare Microsoft MITRE Source Type: blogs

Integrated Medical Device Tracking Improves Patient Safety
As the number of medical devices increases, the need for better tracking and traceability of those devices becomes more and more important. Imagine the chaos and risk to patient safety if a device manufacturer issues a recall order and there wasn’t a good system for device record-keeping. Thankfully Zebra’s Unique Device Identity (UDI) Platform can […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Chris Sullivan Class III device HIMSS20 medical device recalls patient safety UDI universal device identifier Zebra Zebra Hea Source Type: blogs

List of Free COVID-19 Health IT Products and Services
As you can imagine, we’ve been innundated with COVID-19 related health IT news. We’ve done our best to cover the areas we thought were most important to healthcare organizations. In many cases, that means we’ve been covering the big changes to government regulations and the government funding available to hospitals and healthcare organizations. In other […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Source Type: blogs

A Wide Range Of Problems Still Holding Back Health Data Interoperability
A new health data interoperability survey by Healthcare IT Today with 82 responses suggests that when it comes to interoperability, healthcare organizations are struggling with many of the same challenges they faced five or even 10 years ago. Without a doubt, respondents are still interested in fostering health data sharing. Their objectives for doing so […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Care Everywhere Carequality CommonWell EHR Vendors Epic Epic CareEverywhere Health Data Interoperabi Source Type: blogs

Virtual EHR Training Cartoon and COVID-19 Humor
It’s Friday, so it is time for another edition of Fun Friday. This week we’re back with sharing a few cartoons that seem particularly poignant given the current pandemic. Be sure to also look back at our past other COVID-19 cartoons. I hope everyone is staying safe. Considering a lot of people who read this […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Coronavirus Coronavirus Cartoons COVID-19 COVID-19 Cartoons COVID-19 Humor EHR Training EHR Training Cartoon Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

Research Offers Details On Exploding Telehealth Use
We all know that telehealth use has been mushrooming as providers struggle to address the demand for coronavirus care. However, the data is starting to come out on how much the use of telehealth has changed. These new studies look at the extent of telehealth use during the pandemic. One physician-focused study comes from healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CareCloud CareCloud Telehealth Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth MTBC MTBC Telehealth Telehealth Services Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Talk About a National Patient Identifier
What happens when you bring an amazing group of experts to talk about an important topic? Magic. That’s how I’d describe this National Patient ID virtual meetup we put together with our friends at NextGate. Take a look at the amazing panel that shared important insights and perspectives on a National Patient Identifier: Julie Pursley […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations AHIMA Ben Moscovitch Dan Cidon EMPI Health Policy Healthcare Scene Featured HIMSS HIMSS20 Julie Pursley Dooling Mark S Source Type: blogs

Lumeon Adapts Their “Autopilot” to Help Hospitals With COVID-19
Lumeon had planned to unveil a new product at HIMSS20 – an “auto-pilot” platform that would help guide patients through their care journey in an automated manner. When that conference cancelled due to the coronavirus, the Lumeon team didn’t put everything on hold. Instead, the team listened to their customers and quickly adapted their new […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Care Pathways Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Tools Healthcare Communication Lumeon Patient Communication patient texting Source Type: blogs

A 12-Step Program to Fix New COVID-19 Cybersecurity Risks
You built a strong IT security environment based on people working from your offices, including firewalls, endpoint protection, access controls, and automated processes that align with your cybersecurity policies. What is your new environment like, with so many people working from home? Are they using personally owned computers? Are they using their phones to take […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Semel Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Coronavirus COVID-19 Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Remote Work HIPAA HIPAA Risk Assessment HIPAA Security Source Type: blogs

Savvy Cooperative Raises First VC Funding from Indie.vc
When I first saw Savvy Coop come onto the scene, I’d love their mission but wasn’t so sure about their model.  Regardless of my apprehension, I wanted to support a company which I thought was offering something that was badly needed in healthcare.  That was empowering the patient voice.  Even more than that, it was […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Health IT Investments Indie.vc Jen Horonjeff Patient Voice Patients Ronnie Sharp Savvy Coop Source Type: blogs