COVID-19 Information Overload & Resource Scarcity – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/27 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Mackenzie Boli (@mackenzieboli) from @RS21smarter on the topic of “COVID-19 Information Overload & Resource Scarcity”. We can all agree that a tremendous amount information and data on COVID-19 […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Data COVID-19 Maps Health IT Source Type: blogs

New Pay-HIT-Forward Program to Help Health IT Startup Companies
We’ve all been impacted in a massive way by COVID-19.  Our work lives have been disrupted.  Our personal lives have been disrupted.  Life as we know it has been disrupted.  While healthcare has been and will be at the center of the crisis, the health IT industry that we love so much is going through […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health IT Conferences Health IT Leads Health IT Marketing Health IT Startups Healthcare Advertising Healthcare Marketing Pay-HIT-Forward Source Type: blogs

Why Physical Distancing and What We ’ ll Need to Get Past It
As we mentioned, at Healthcare IT Today, we’ll focus most of our COVID-19 coverage on what health IT professionals are doing to deal with the pandemic.  However, we also want to share great insights and perspectives we find from experts in the field. With that in mind, Tom Inglesby, Director of Johns Hopkins Center for […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Coronavirus COVID-19 Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Physical Distancing Social Distancing Tom Inglesby Source Type: blogs

Health Care Technology Leadership in the Midst of COVID-19
The world is facing a viral pandemic, and news coverage has reflected public anxiety and confusion. Some of the largest health care conferences in the country have been cancelled this year, and we are still not sure what the new normal will be. I was planning to meet with leaders in physician burnout at those […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Janae Sharp Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HealthIT Bridgette Duffy Coronavirus COVID-19 Esther Choo Health Care Leadership Hospital Healthcare IT Lakshman Swa Source Type: blogs

Ready Responders Raises $48 Million to Provide At-Home Care for Patients and Alleviate Strain on Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis
On-demand healthcare service Ready Responders today announced continued medical support for the communities it serves – Southeastern Louisiana, Las Vegas, and Reno – with plans to launch several new markets in the next quarter to support patients and hospitals during  the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. By providing at-home non-emergent healthcare services supported by telehealth, Ready Responders offers safe and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Deerfield Management Founders Fund Frist Cressey Ventures Google Ventures Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Justin Dangel Ready Responders Revolution Source Type: blogs

CMS Delays MIPS and Automatically Applies Hardship Exemption for Non-Submission
We previously shared that the MIPS program could be suspended or otherwise delayed. Today, CMS officially announced a delay to MIPS 2019 reporting which extends the deadline for 2019 MIPS data submission from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020. Along with the delay to MIPS reporting, they will be automatically applying the “extreme and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations CMS Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Regulations MACRA MIPS MIPS 2019 MIPS 2020 MIPS Delay MIPS Quality Programs Source Type: blogs

HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ from HHS
We wrote previously about HIPAA enforcement being suspended for telehealth during COVID-19 and more details on how to implement it. Plus, we shared the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth. However, there were still many questions. The good news is that HHS released a HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ that addresses some of those […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring HIPAA HIPAA Enforcement Discretion HIPA Source Type: blogs

Patient Communication and Telehealth Greenspace – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 32
For the 32nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Patient Communication and Telehealth Greenspace. Who would have known when we recorded this on March 2, 2020 that this topic would become so important thanks to COVID-19. Please take that into account when listening to this episode though. No doubt a lot has […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 23, 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 Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts John Lynn Patient Communication telehealth telemedicine Source Type: blogs

MIT ’ s Safe Paths Aims to Inform Individuals About COVID-19 Where They Live
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is by definition a worldwide crisis, it is still distributed in a very skewed manner–and it would help us to know better where it is. A team run out of MIT is working on this at a very detailed, grass roots level though an interesting system called Safe Paths. Although public […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Population Health COVID-19 Research Pandemic privacy Surveillance Source Type: blogs

In Clever Move, Orbita Releases Free COVID-19 Chatbot
As the public becomes steadily more anxious about COVID-19, healthcare providers are getting swamped with questions about the virus. They’re also struggling to screen both at-risk and symptomatic patients, a necessary step in triaging them and directing them to the appropriate level of care. In response to this concern, healthcare voice assistant vendor Orbita has […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Cedars-Sinai Coronavirus Coronavirus Information COVID-19 COVID-19 Freeb Source Type: blogs

More COVID-19 Cartoons – Fun Friday
It’s been another crazy week with the world shutdown. I know we’re all emotionally exhausted and learning to adapt to this new world. We’re doing the same at Healthcare IT Today and trying to find every way we can help the community that we love so much. Given people’s good response to last week’s Fun […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Coronavirus Coronavirus Cartoons COVID-19 COVID-19 Cartoons Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

Medicare and Medicaid Allows Doctors to Practice Across State Lines
One of the biggest health IT related news items to come out was the announcement by Vice President Mike Pence that HHS was issuing a regulation to permit doctors to practice across state lines.  State Medical Licensure is something that has baffled many of us that have worked in healthcare.  I’m sure there’s some historical […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CMS Coronavirus COVID-19 Medical Licensure Mike Pence State Medical Licensure t Source Type: blogs

$21 Million for “ Patient Lookup System ” in COVID-19 Supplemental
I think we’re all interested to see what kind of funding is going to be made available in the COVID-19 spending package that is happening. Tom Leary, VP Government Relations at HIMSS offered his suggestions on what COVID-19 healthcare funding might happen in our interview with him, but Ben Moscovitch, Project Director, Health Information Technology […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Ben Moscovitch Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Funding Genevieve Morris National Patient Identifier Patient Matching Source Type: blogs

AAFP Asks CMS to Suspend MIPS Program and Delay MIPS 2019 Reporting Deadline
Given the fast moving nature of the COVID-19 and the changing virtual times, we’re going to try out some new changes here at Healthcare IT Today as well. While we’ll still continue to offer our regular articles that dive into various topics as we’ve been doing with our COVID-19 Provider Coverage, there seems to be […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations AAFP CMS MACRA MIPS MIPS 2019 MIPS 2020 MIPS Delays MIPS Exceptions Shawn Martin Source Type: blogs

White-Hat Hackers Leverage Computing Network To Help Predict COVID-19 Behavior
A group of white-hat hackers working for a security vendor is leveraging one of its tools to help simulate how the COVID-19 virus works. The group is supporting a virus research effort known as Folding@Home. TEAMARES, a research team within security company Critical Start, has found that its hash cracker Cthulhu can run simulations that […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Research Critical Start Folding@Home SETI@home TEAMARES UC Berkeley Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Health IT – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/20 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by the CHIME Liaisons on the topic of “COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Health IT”. Probably comes as no surprise that this week’s chat is about COVID-19. No doubt it’s deeply […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Coronavirus COVID-19 Health IT Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the 21st Century Cures Act with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS
One of the interviews I was most looking forward to at the now cancelled HIMSS 2020 annual conference was with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS. I’ve found that the government relations people at organizations like HIMSS are some of the most well informed people and are fonts of knowledge on what we […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIMSS Source Type: blogs

What Does the Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19 Mean?
The Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared that they would allow the use of telehealth technologies to communicate with patients during the nationwide public health emergency that may not fully comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The question is, what does […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mitch Parker, CISO Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring HIPAA HIPAA Exception HIPAA Security Rule OCR telehealth Telehealth S Source Type: blogs

HIPAA Penalties Suspended for Telehealth During Covid-19 National Emergency
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the news that enforcement of HIPAA penalties around telehealth, patient communication, and remote communication technologies will be suspended during the Covid-19 National Emergency and will go into effect immediately. Here’s the official wording from the announcement: OCR will […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Coronavirus COVID-19 HHS HIPAA HIPAA Pen Source Type: blogs

Expansion of Medicare Coverage and Payment for Telehealth Visits During COVID-19
CMS has announced the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth and telemedicine visits. This coverage and payments were granted under the President’s emergency declaration and this expanded benefit is on a temporary and emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act starting March 6, 2020. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Revenue Cycle Management Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring 1135 Waiver Co Source Type: blogs

Virtual Care is the Face of the Future: Are Doctors Going to Be Left Behind?
This article was queued up before the Covid-19 situation, but it still gives great insights into the virtual care world coronavirus is pushing us towards. The following is a guest article by Dr. Nathaniel DeNicola, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Chair of Telehealth Virtual care has a conflicted reputation in the medical […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Obstetricians and Gynecologists Personal Health Moni Source Type: blogs

Coronavirus Shines Spotlight On Telehealth Delivery Problems
As the coronavirus threat has continued to grow, providers are making good use of their investments in telehealth. There have always been benefits to meet patients’ health needs with virtual visit tools, which keep care accessible while freeing up face-to-face resources for those that truly need them, but they’re especially important as infection rates rise. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Aledade Coronavirus Coronavirus Outbreak COVID-19 Dr. Farzad Mostashari LifeBridge Health National Coordinator ONC telehealth Source Type: blogs

What Malpractice Liabilities Do Healthcare AI Users Face?
With many providers adopting AI technology, it’s likely that some of them will face medical malpractice suits blaming the AI for patient harm. While it’s still unclear how to tackle this problem, it’s clear that healthcare organizations will have to address it soon. According to Saurabh Jah, who wrote a piece on this subject for […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System FDA Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Liability Hospital AI Medical Malpractice Medical Practice Sa Source Type: blogs

Why Is It So Hard To Streamline Prior Authorizations?
For many providers, obtaining a prior authorization (PA) involves manually faxing documents to a payer or sitting on hold for a long time – an inefficient and error prone process. The solution is not as easy as adopting automation. As we learned in a recent panel of experts from J2 Global, WEDI and CAQH, addressing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management April Todd CAQH eFax Electonic Prior Authorization Healthcare Scene Featured J2 Global Jay Eisenstock Jeffrey Sullivan Payers WEDI Source Type: blogs

Coronavirus Cartoons – Fun Friday
If there was ever a week that we needed an edition of Fun Friday, I think this is the week. Not to make light of the challenging situation we face, but hopefully to put a little smile on your face. Of course, if you haven’t taken a look at our 17 Coronavirus Actions for Healthcare […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Coronavirus Coronavirus Cartoons Fun Friday Source Type: blogs

True Healthcare Data Integration: Leaving your Data Lake Behind
The following is a guest article by Mike Noshay, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Verinovum According to a recent report from Gartner, “U.S. Healthcare Payer CIOs Should Avoid Data Lake Mistakes with Clinical Data Integration,” by Mandi Bishop (October 2019), “Payer CIOs want to know whether data lakes can deliver quick wins for business leaders […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Healthcare Data Healthcare Data Lakes Healthcare Payers Healthcare Scene Featured Mike Noshay Verinovum Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Most Consumers Dead-Set Against Sharing Healthcare Data With Tech Companies
Lately, big tech organizations have become very interested in getting their hands on large volumes of consumer health data.  While getting the data in the door and integrated is challenge enough, the bigger one might eventually be finding the money to pay consumers for their records. This conclusion comes from a recent study administered by […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Consumer Health Data Facebook Google Health Data Partnerships Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management ONC Patient Health Dat Source Type: blogs

17 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Actions for Healthcare CIOs
Hard to believe it was only 9 days ago that we first wrote about the coronavirus and Health IT (now more officially called Covid-19). Seems like much longer, but that could be due to HIMSS cancelling and the threat of coronavirus swirling over us. No doubt it’s been a tense time for everyone as we […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Aaron Miri Coronavirus Coronavirus Action Plans David Chou Health System CIO Healthcare CIO Hospital CIO Source Type: blogs

Bringing Outside Tech Expertise to Healthcare – Braid Health
One of the most common comments we get here at Healthcare IT Today is “Why Doesn’t [Insert Big Tech Company] get into healthcare and fix healthcare?”  That’s often followed by something about their favorite tech devices or application and how easy it is to use and how challenging many of the EHR and health IT […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Apple Apple Health Braid Health Google Health Microsoft Health Microsoft HealthVault Twitter Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Project Principal
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Project Principal – Epic position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by MultiCare and is available in Washington. Here’s a description of the position: The Project Principal for Epic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers MultiCare MultiCare Epic Jobs MultiCare Health IT Jobs Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Verizon Partners With Emory Healthcare To Explore 5G Options
In yet another attempt by telecom players to nudge 5G wireless tech into healthcare, Verizon has partnered with Emory Healthcare to launch a 5G-focused innovation lab. Emory is an academic medical system with 11 hospitals and 250 physician practices. The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub, for its part, works to commercialize technologies that improve patient care […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops 5G AT&T Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Healthcare 5G Palo Alto Health Care System Smart Hospita USC Verizon Source Type: blogs

From the Sidelines to the Bedside: Inviting Family Members to Partner in Healing
When a family member is in the hospital and we get word they can go home, we’re relieved. But this is often followed by profound anxiety. Are we up to the task to help them recover at home? A daunting list forms as we get them dressed and packed. Around the same time, a nurse […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Geri Lynn Baumblatt Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System care partner care transitions family caregiver informal caregiver Patient Satisfaction readmissions Source Type: blogs

HHS Releases the Information Blocking and Interoperability Final Rule (21st Century Cures Act)
As expected, HHS together with CMS and ONC have released the 21st Century Cures Act Final rule that most people have been calling the Information Blocking rule and/or the Interoperability Final rule.  You can find the blog post announcing the final rule here and the Cures Act final rule landing page here.  You can download […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations 21st Century Cures Act CMS Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Final Rule HHS Informati Source Type: blogs

Vendor Mashes Up Health Data With SDoH Information To Predict Med Compliance Problems
Medication non-compliance is a massively expensive and stubbornly persistent problem for the healthcare industry. Depending on the source you select and the data it uses, non-adherence is estimated to cost the U.S. health system between $100 billion and $300 billion per year. That’s a staggering number, not to mention one which still defies the efforts […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Medication Compliance Medication Reminders Pharmaceutical companies Pharmacy Benefit Management Retail Pharmacies Specialty Pharmacies Welltok Source Type: blogs

Healthcare IT Today Virtual Meetups
One of the things that hurt most about the cancellation of HIMSS20 was that it meant we wouldn’t be able to hold our various #HIMSS20 meetups. It’s always so educational to learn from our panel of experts and influencers and to learn from you in the audience. We have great news! We’ll be holding all […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #virtualHIMSS #virtualHIMSS20 Alex MacLeod April Todd Ben Moscovitch Corinne Stroum Dan Cidon Ed Shaffer Eric Wi Source Type: blogs

Isn ’t It Time We Figured Out What “Patient Engagement” Really Means?
As someone who contributes to a health IT publication, I get to see how a broad cross-section of the industry markets itself. This includes access to a plentiful helping of buzzwords. These days, as most of you have seen, one of the hottest buzzwords in the health tech sphere is “patient engagement.”  On the whole, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Appointment Setting Measuring Patient Engement Medication Reminders patient engagement Patient Portals Patient Transpor Source Type: blogs

A Little Healthcare Humor – Fun Friday
I’ll admit that I’m a bit morose and shell shocked that HIMSS20 was cancelled.  I think that’s true for many that were planning their time at HIMSS.  I’m guessing that many who read this that weren’t planning to attend are dealing with other things related to the coronavirus as well.  Either way, I guess that’s […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare Cartoon Healthcare Humor Source Type: blogs

#HIMSS20 Has Been Cancelled
Update: HIMSS has published a HIMSS Cancellation FAQ We’re sorry to report that the HIMSS 2020 annual conference in Orlando has been cancelled.  Here’s the email that was sent out by HIMSS. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have continued to monitor the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Made apparent by recent reports […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIMSS HIMSS 2020 HIMSS Orlando HIMSS20 Source Type: blogs

Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Mayo Clinic Invest in Ordr
Ordr, the leader in security for enterprise IoT and unmanaged devices, today announced funding from Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. The additional funding comes after the company announced its Series B this past December. The company has now raised approximately $50 million. The additional investment validates the company’s strategy of delivering security software to organizations that are implementing preventative security […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy IoT Investment IoT Security Kaiser Permanente Ventures Mayo Clinic Ordr Source Type: blogs

#HIMSS20 Coronavirus Cancellations and President Trump Keynote Update
As you can imagine, we’re super-busy planning for the HIMSS20 annual conference that it scheduled to take place next week in Orlando. As we reported before, the situation is dynamic, which is a fancy way of saying that there are many unknowns, but we are getting regular updates. In this article, we are sharing the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Coronavirus HIMSS HIMSS 2020 HIMSS Orlando HIMSS20 Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Manager Healthcare Provider Data
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Manager Healthcare Provider Data position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Tower Health and is available in Pennsylvania. Here’s a description of the position: Reading Hospital – Tower […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Health IT Jobs Healthcare Data Science Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Reading Hospital Jobs Tower Health Jobs Source Type: blogs

Rebuilding and Strengthening Your Executive Network
A common situation that occurs for many executives is allowing their network to go stagnant. It’s easy to do when you have a stable job, have no intention of leaving your job, and are too busy to reach out to your connections. However, it’s important to keep a solid, active network even when you’re not […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin Kennedy Tags: C-Suite Leadership Career and Jobs Healthcare IT C-Level Personal Branding LinkedIn Networking Source Type: blogs

How Can We Make MIPS Reporting Easier? Seema Verma Has A Plan For That
For what seems like an eternity, providers have been struggling with quality reporting requirements imposed by the MIPS program. Now, at long last, CMS seems to be taking steps to ease the MIPS burden via the magic of EHRs. According to a piece in Fierce Healthcare, CMS administrator Seema Verma has a plan to shift […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT CMS EHR Quality Reporting FHIR API MGMA MIPS Provider Administrative Burden QPP Seema Verma Source Type: blogs

Chronic Care Management, a growing piece of the digital health landscape – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/6 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Joy Rios (@askjoyrios) and Robin Roberts (@RRobertseHealth) from Chirpy Bird (@chirpybirdhit) on the topic of “Chronic Care Management, a growing piece of the digital health landscape”. For many […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Coronavirus Digital First Thinking Gartner Health IT Mandi Bishop Source Type: blogs

The Coronavirus and Health IT
Most people in the world of health IT are keeping an eye on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation from a number of unique perspectives. The first and most important is how can an IT organization support their hospital, practices, etc with coronavirus. More on that in a second. In addition to this, the annual HIMSS conference […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Coronavirus COVID-19 Health IT Conferences Healthcare Interoperability HIMSS HIMSS 2020 HIMSS Orlando HIMSS20 President Trump Source Type: blogs

Vendor Displays Prior Authorization Info, Drug Pricing Within MyChart Portal. Will It Help Patients?
As a patient, I’ve never tracked how prior authorizations for my meds were going. Yes, I ask providers whether they’re making progress, but I never get a detailed response, nor do I demand one. Why? Because honestly, there’s little I can do to speed up the process or affect the final outcome. However, it appears […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System App Orchard Connected Health Networks CoverMyMeds Digital Health Tools Electonic Prior Authorization Epic McKesson Prescripti Source Type: blogs

Health IT Leaders Expect To Make Broad Use Of AI and Machine Learning Technology
New healthcare AI and Machine Learning research conducted by Healthcare IT Today suggests that many industry leaders are serious about adopting healthcare AI and machine learning tools and what’s more, that these technologies are being used as part of mission-critical efforts rather than one-off pilot tests. At the same time, it highlights the degree to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Drug Development Healthcare AI Healthcare IT Today Source Type: blogs

Health IT Announcement Humor – Fun Friday
Today’s Fun Friday seems particularly appropriate as we are just over a week out from the HIMSS 2020 annual conference in Orlando where so many companies make announcements (Note: Here’s where you can find us at HIMSS20). Here’s a fake announcement that illustrates what I often see health IT companies announcing at HIMSS and throughout […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Fun Friday Health IT Announcements Health IT PR HITMC KLAS Source Type: blogs

Big Tech: Apple ’ s Mastery Of Consumer Design Could Offer Unique Healthcare Advantages
I remember when I first fell in love with an Apple computer – the day I brought home a Macintosh Performa. I opened the box, plugged it into the wall and dove into it with a passion. By today’s standards, its 33 MHz processor, 4 MB of RAM and 250 MB hard drive seems laughable, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Apple Apple Health Apple Watch Geisinger Health App Health Dat Source Type: blogs

Why Cloud is Strategic and Challenging for Healthcare Organizations
The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD and Darshan Nandi from Atos. Cloud isn’t as complex or risky as we like to believe for healthcare, but it does have far-reaching impacts across IT, business, and clinical operations. Many healthcare leaders remain hesitant about moving application or data to a Cloud platform but […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Atos Atos Digital Health Solutions Darshan Nandi Healthcare Cloud Healthcare Cloud Platform Healthcare Cloud Strategy Source Type: blogs