OCR + NLP + Fax = A Winning Combination for Consensus
Consensus Cloud Solutions has added Natural Language Processing capability to its offerings which will make it much easier for healthcare organizations to turn unstructured documents into a rich source of information. Their added capability means that clinicians will now have additional context when providing care to patients, which can lead to better outcomes and reduced […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability Consensus Cloud Solutions efax technology Healthcare Fax Healthcare NLP Healthcare Scene Featured HIMSS HIMSS 2022 HIMSS22 John Nebergall Source Type: blogs

Blue Spark Technologies Raises $40 Million in Growth Funding Led by Ghost Tree Partners to Advance AI-Based Remote Patient Monitoring
Funding will accelerate company’s growth and widespread adoption of continuous wearable remote patient monitoring solutions Blue Spark Technologies, Inc., a leader in wearable remote patient monitoring solutions, today announced that it has raised a $40 million intellectual property-based debt solution to fund growth led by GT Investment Partners (“Ghost Tree Partners”) with support from Aon plc (NYSE: […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Blue Spark Technologies Ghost Tree Partners Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings John Gannon Lewis Lee Mark Fox NYSE: AON TempTraq Source Type: blogs

Managing Healthcare Cyber Threats and Protecting Patient Data at the Edge
It’s impossible to put a value on the trust your patients place in your organization to protect and safely store the data created in the course of caring for the community. Hospitals and health systems have more to lose than organizations in other sectors when it comes to the impact of hacking activities and patient […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy Chrissa McFarlane COVID-19 CrowdStrike Dell Technologies Digital Salutem Drex DeFord Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Ra Source Type: blogs

Is Your Healthcare IT Company Eco-Friendly? – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/29 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).  This week’s chat will be hosted by Ray Miller (@ray_hmiller) from @hcittoday on the topic “Is Your Healthcare IT Company Eco-Friendly?” While Earth day may have been last week, our efforts to save the planet […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Chat #HITsm Topics Carbon Footprint Eco-Friendly Healthcare IT Companies Ray Miller Source Type: blogs

Biofourmis Receives Significant Growth Investment from General Atlantic to Propel Company to Unicorn Status
$300M Series D to fund continued growth of Biofourmis’ innovative virtual care solutions Head of Intel Board Dr. Omar Ishrak Appointed Biofourmis Chairman Biofourmis, a global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, today announced it has surpassed unicorn status with a $300 million Series D investment led by leading global growth equity firm General […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Biofourmis CVS Health Dr. Omar Ishrak EDBI General Atlantic Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Intel Kuhldeep Singh Rajput MassMutual Ventures Medtronic NY Source Type: blogs

CIO Podcast – Episode 31: Risk Management & Cybersecurity with Jesse Fasolo
For the 31st episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Jesse Fasolo, Director, Technology Infrastructure & Cyber Security, Information Security Officer at St. Joseph’s Health.  Fasolo provided a unique perspective since he’s the CISO at St. Joseph’s Health, but he also has responsibility for the infrastructure.  That means […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare CIO Podcasts Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Security and Privacy CIO Leadership Cybersecurity Healthcare CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity healthcare i Source Type: blogs

Clinicians Don ’ t Feel Prepared For Greater Technology Use
New research on the future of clinical practice suggests that being technology savvy will be more critical than ever over the next decade — but that the majority of clinicians still don’t feel prepared. While I could have written this headline ten years ago, the problem seems to be a lot worse at this point […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Clinician IT Training Digital Health Data Elsevier Source Type: blogs

LifePoint Health to Lead Investment in Specialist TeleMed
Investment in independently operated specialty clinical workforce and technology platform will accelerate Specialist TeleMed’s growth, improve access to critical healthcare services for communities across the country, and expand LifePoint’s diversified healthcare network LifePoint Health and Specialist TeleMed (STeM) have announced that an affiliate of LifePoint Health will lead an investment in STeM. STeM, a leading multi-specialty telemedicine provider […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Alexander Mason David Dill Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment LifePoint Health Specialist TeleMed STeM Telehealth Telehealth Funding Source Type: blogs

Major Gaps Still Exist Between Medical Billing Practices and Patient Preferences
For many years, patients have made it clear that they want their medical bills to be more predictable and more convenient. To be sure, providers have made some progress in that direction, but less than you might think. In fact, a new survey from InstaMed suggests that there is still a significant disconnect between what […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Consumer Healthcare Experiences Consumer Medical Billing Preferences Healthcare Payments InstaMed Medical Billing Trends Patient Exper Source Type: blogs

Tech Talk, Leadership, and Medioctrates – Fun Friday
Happy Friday everyone!   I hope you’ve had a great week and are preparing for an even better weekend.  I’ve been traveling so much lately that I can’t wait to be home for a weekend with my kids.  Enough about me, let’s get to another edition of Fun Friday where we share something funny we found […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Fun Friday Healthcare Leadership Tech Talk Source Type: blogs

Netsmart Expands the CareFabric Platform to Support Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Wellness Providers
Netsmart announces the addition of TheraOffice®, an industry-leading practice management platform for physical therapy and rehabilitation practices to the Netsmart portfolio. This addition expands the Netsmart CareFabric® platform to deliver workflows for therapy providers to better connect to all venues of healthcare. “Therapies are delivered in coordination with the continuum of provider markets Netsmart has historically supported,” said […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT CareFabric Dan Morrill EHR Acquisitions Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Mike Valentine Netsmart Ryan Havlick TheraOffice Source Type: blogs

Black Maternal Health Week Insights from Premier
“The health of our nation is dependent on the health of our mothers.” – Deborah Kilday  Despite persistent efforts to reduce maternal pathology and mortality rates nationwide, the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 births continued to rise through 2019 (a year before the global pandemic would impact these data.) Socio-economically marginalized groups continue to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Janae Sharp Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Regulations #BMHW22 #Collaborative #HealthEquity Black Mamas Matter Alliance Black Maternal Health Week BMMA Deborah Kilday Health Equity Healthcare Diversity HHS Lauren Nunal Source Type: blogs

Once Feared, AI Now Offers Relief for Healthcare Staffing Challenges
There is little doubt that the top challenge facing healthcare in 2022 is staffing. Healthcare organizations around the country are feeling the effects of shortages and workforce instability with both frontline workers and administrative staff. Ironically, organizations are looking to artificial intelligence to help with the situation – a technology once loathed because of fears […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Artificial Intelligence autonomous coding CorroHealth Great Resignation Greg Goodale Healthcare Automation Healthcare Scene Featured healthcare staffing challeng H Source Type: blogs

NexHealth Raises $125M Series C at $1B Valuation
NexHealth will expand the team to digitize the patient experience and build new health record integrations to bolster its universal API NexHealth, the premier patient experience platform for patients, doctors, and developers, today announced it has closed $125 million in a Series C financing round led by Buckley Ventures, with additional participation from Lachy Groom, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alamin Uddin Buckley Ventures Eric Glyman Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Healthcare API Jack Altman Josh Buckley Lachy Groom NexHealth Packy McCormick Source Type: blogs

Are We Further Along with Interoperability Than We Think?
The inability to easily exchange medical data is holding back healthcare improvements and innovation. Thankfully there has been concerted effort recently from governments, vendors, standards bodies, and healthcare organizations to address this. Key to this effort is a standardized way to measure our interoperability progress (or lack thereof). The Healthcare Leadership Council and other leading […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Anthem Ashok Chennuru Cris Ross Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Leadership Council Healthcare Scene Featured HIMSS HIMSS 2022 HIMSS22 Mary Grealy Matt Swain Source Type: blogs