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

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

Telequarantine – Is it the Future Reality?
One of the really interesting pieces of telehealth that has exploded during this time has been a type of telehealth called Telequarantine. For those not familiar with it, it’s a video connection (generally it’s video, but some audio or text might apply as well) between the patient and a clinician. Instead of going into the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Telehealth Devices Telequarantine Source Type: blogs

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

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

Rate of Missed Calls Getting Worse During Pandemic Rush
New research has concluded that healthcare organizations are missing high volumes of incoming calls, in part because when they return messages, patients can’t tell who’s on the line. This problem has apparently gotten worse with the inception of COVID-19, the study found. Communications technology vendor First Orion surveyed roughly 1,000 U.S. mobile phone users in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Automated Callback Systems Coronavirus COVID-19 First Orion Healthcare Contact Center Spam Calls Source Type: blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faxing: How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Working Remotely
The following is a guest article by Doug Clayton from WestFax. There are thousands of articles on the internet about how to best work remotely from home. What has not been covered is faxing from home, especially when it relates to faxing medical records or Protected Health Information (PHI) Utilizing a HIPAA Compliant cloud fax […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Doug Clayton eFax Healthcare Scene Featured HIPAA Breach HIPAA Compliant Fax Cover Pages HIPAA Compliant Faxing HIPAA Fines Secure Fax Source Type: blogs

Platform Uses Video-Based AI To Automate COVID Contact Tracing
If you had asked me about the benefits of computer vision AI in healthcare settings, I would not have known what you were talking about. Since then, though, I’ve learned about a company that is using this technology in interesting ways to forward the fight against COVID-19. The vendor, Inspiren, has created a solution that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR IT Contact Tracing Coronovirus COVID Pandemic COVID-19 Deep Learning Health IT Innovation Healthcare Computer Vision HIT Innovation Inspiren nursing informatics Source Type: blogs

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

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

The COVID-19 Impact: Acceptance of AI in Healthcare?
My how the world has changed.  It’s been amazing to watch and see how telehealth has been accepted by clinicians and patients thanks to COVID-19.   As I outlined in that article, COVID-19 together with social distancing has changed the value equation for clinicians.  The value of social distance along with the legal requirements in many […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CDS Clinical Decision Support Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Deterioration Index Healthcare AI Healthcare Algorithms Telehealth Adoption Source Type: blogs

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

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

Is Enterprise Telehealth Heading for Channel Conflicts with Health Systems?
Over the past 1.5 weeks I’ve been going through a long list of telehealth companies.  I’ll be publishing the list shortly in multiple segments, but there are groups of telehealth vendors that are coming together.  It’s not totally clean yet, but in many ways it’s kind of similar to the way EHR vendors are broken […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Enterprise Telehealth Health System Telehealth Hospital Telehealth Telehealth Channel Conflict Telehealth Market Telequaran Source Type: blogs

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

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

Temporary Hospital and Other Security Issues Amidst COVID-19
The following is an interview with Travis Volk, Technical Vice President at Radware.  In this interview, we talk about some of the unique challenges hospitals face amidst COVID-19.  In particular we talk about security as related to temporary hospitals which seem like are going to be part of our future as COVID-19 continues to rear […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Cell on Wheels CISO COVID-19 COVID-19 Security COWs Healthcare CISO Healthcare Security Radware Temporary Hospitals Travis Volk Source Type: blogs

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

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

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

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