Hello Heart Closes $70M Series D Funding Following Significant Increase in Employers Market Demand for Heart Health Solutions
The Financing round was led by growth equity firm Stripes, and marks Hello Heart’s leadership in cardiovascular digital therapeutics and proven ability to close gaps in heart health – the number one cause of death in the U.S.  Hello Heart, the only digital therapeutic that focuses on heart health, announced that it has raised $70 […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CDC Digital Health Funding Digital Therapeutic Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Hello Heart Hypertension Self-management JAMA Maayan Cohen Ron Shah Stripes Source Type: blogs

VUMC Mounts Successful Effort To Address Less-Useful EHR Alerts
A hospital program aimed at reducing EHR alert fatigue by cutting down the number of “interruptive” alerts has made a meaningful impact on the number of alerts clinicians received. The program was kicked off in 2020, by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Clinical Informatics Center in collaboration with VUMC’s health IT department. The program was […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Clinical Decision Support EHR Alert Fatigue EHR Optimization EMR Optimization Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC Source Type: blogs

Vendor Evaluation – What Makes it So Difficult? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/6 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).  This week’s chat will be hosted by Linda Stotsky (@EMRAnswers) from @Bossoft on the topic “Vendor Evaluation – What Makes it So Difficult?” Evaluating vendors in healthcare is a highly strategic task, and can […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Chat #HITsm Topics Health IT Vendors Key Performance Indicators Linda Stotsky Vendor Evaluation Vendor Selection Source Type: blogs

HST Pathways Announces Acquisition of Simplify ASC
This acquisition further underscores HST’s longstanding commitment to enhancing ASC technology and delivering improved patient outcomes across the industry. HST Pathways, the leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for the ambulatory surgery industry (ASC), today announced the acquisition of Simplify ASC, a software company that offers a revenue cycle management solution along with other ASC […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Ambulatory Surgery Centers ASC ASC Software Bain Capital David Howerton David Thawley Health IT Acquisitions HST Pathways Simplify ASC Source Type: blogs

The Business of Giving Patients Control of Their Health Data – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 87
For the 87th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about The Business of Giving Patients Control of Their Health Data.  It’s easy to say that patients should have access to their data.  ONC and other legislation have made it clear that patients have a right to their data.  While that’s clear, the business […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 2, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System Interoperability AliveCor Apple Clarify Health FItBit Health Data Health IT Source Type: blogs

Health Equity and Health Disparities with Scott Afzal
One of the glaring problems that’s appeared much more clearly in healthcare the past couple years is health equity and health disparities.  It’s a multi-faceted problem that’s not going to be solved over night.  In many ways, it’s engrained in many parts of our system.  To address it is going to take a consistent effort […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 2, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability LTPAC Audacious Inquiry Health Data Health Disparities Health Equity Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featu Source Type: blogs

Syllable Raises $40 Million Series C Led by TCV to Improve the Patient Experience with Intelligent Voice Solutions for Health System Call Centers and Medical Practices
AI-enabled healthcare automation leader Syllable today announced a $40 Million Series C funding round to further improve the patient experience with intelligent voice solutions for health system call centers and medical practice offices. Funding was led by growth equity firm TCV with participation from existing investors Oak HC/FT, Section32, and Verily and will be used to further […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 2, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Health System Call Centers Healthcare Chatbot Kobus Jooste Matt Brennan Oak HC/FT Patient Experience Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 30th April 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://ehrintelligence.com/news/caqh-core-releases-guidelines-to-improve-information-exchange CAQH CORE Releases Guidelines to Improve Information Exchange The new operating rules aim to streamline how healthcare providers exchange information, optimize workflow, and support better administration operations. By Sarai Rodriguez April 22, 2022 - CAQH CORE,...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 30, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Look at the Behavioral Health Network, TPN.health
Behavioral Health is in an interesting space since it’s suffered through many stigmas and missed out on many reimbursement and stimulus efforts that have been available to medical care.  That seems like it’s starting to change as many realize the importance of treating mental health and overcoming the past stigmas.  However, behavioral health still suffers […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT behavioral health mental health Mental Health CEs Mental Health Referrals TPN.health Trevor Colhoun Source Type: blogs

Driving Effective Patient Onboarding in Remote Patient Monitoring Programs
The following is a guest article by Ryan Clark, VP of Client Solutions at Optimize Health. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has the power to fundamentally change how healthcare providers care for and engage with patients.  RPM provides a unique opportunity to collect, monitor, and trend data on a daily basis, so you are no longer limited […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Optimize Health Patient Adherence Patient Education patient engagement Remote Patient Monitoring RPM RPM Education Ryan Clark Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: IT Infrastructure Administrator
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the IT Infrastructure Administrator position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Colorado Access and is in Colorado. Here’s a description of the position: Colorado Access is looking for an […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Colorado Access Colorado Access Jobs Health IT Infrastructure Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Source Type: blogs

The Consumer-Priced Device That Brought Surgery Within Reach
I like to highlight qualitative, disruptive change in my health IT articles. The REVEAL FGS binocular (Figure 1), which allows safer surgeries on brain tumors, meets that criterion on several levels. The binocular is easier to use than previous solutions to the problem and is radically adapted to surgeon’s workflows. And a quantitative change–as a […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Binocular Designs For Vision devices Medical Devices Neurosurgery REVEAL REVEAL FGS Binocular Theodore H. Schwartz Walter Stummer Source Type: blogs

RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) Challenges
Yesterday, we took a broad view of RPM (remote patient monitoring) including some of the pressures it faces and the reasons many healthcare organizations are embracing RPM.  Today we want to look at some of the challenges that RPM still faces going forward and what it will take to overcome those challenges. As we partially […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AVIA Definitive Healthcare Healthcare CIO Hello Heart Krishna Kurapati Ksana Health Maayan Cohen Moha Source Type: blogs

Fathom Secures Investment From Vituity ’s Inflect Health
Fathom is the first medical coding automation company to receive investment from a national physician group Fathom, the leader in AI medical coding automation, announced it received a strategic investment from Inflect Health, the innovation hub of Vituity, one of the largest physician-led provider groups in the United States. Fathom will use the investment to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Revenue Cycle Management Andrew Lockhart Andrew Smith Fathom Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Inflect Health medical coding Medical Coding Automation Vituity Source Type: blogs

A Look at RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) in Healthcare
This month we’ve been focusing some of our editorial coverage on remote patient monitoring.  You may have also seen our podcast asking the question of whether RPM is Overrated or our ever expanding list of RPM companies.  There’s a lot happening in the remote patient monitoring space.  Why is this the case? I think the […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Connect America COVID-19 Deepak Gaddipati GSR Ventures iRhyhm Technologies Justin Norden Quentin Blackford Re Source Type: blogs