We Reap What We Sow With Mental Health Services Provision!
This appeared last week Psychiatrists warn mental health system is ‘under siege and stress’ Exclusive By Natasha Bita Education Editor 8:27PM April 19, 2024 Psychotic and suicidal patients are being turned away from short-staffed public hospitals, as the nation’s health ministers work to plug gaping gaps between medical treatment and NDIS support for the m entally ill. Frontline health and (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 23, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

CIO Podcast – Episode 73: Health IT Projects with Michael Restuccia
For the 73rd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Michael Restuccia, CIO at Penn Medicine to talk about health IT projects! We kick off this episode by discussing the project Restuccia is currently devoting most of his time to. Then we talk about what area of health IT he finds concerning and is keeping an eye on. Next, Restuccia shares with us a project he was successful at and what made it a success. We then expand our focus to the organization as a whole and talk about how Penn Medicine is approaching AI. Next, we debate whether or not telehealth and RPM are getting the attention th...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Healthcare CIO Podcasts Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring CIO Leadership Health IT Health IT Projects Healthcare Leadership John Lynn Michael Restuccia Source Type: blogs

How Health Data Sharing Impacts How Clinicians Care for Patients
The following is a guest article by Dr. Guillermo Diaz, Chief Medical Information Officer at Los Angeles Department of Health Services – Ambulatory Care Network, and Ali Modaressi, CEO at Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) When Alex was brought into L.A. General’s emergency room, the hospital’s care team documented a number of indicators that appeared to be related to a neurological issue. As part of their intake process, the team checked Alex’s (a pseudonym) medical history through the hospital’s health information organization and discovered the patient had recently undergone a cardiac surger...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Interoperability Ali Modaressi Ambulatory Care Network Data Sharing Dr. Guillermo Diaz HIEs LANES Los Angeles Department of Health Services Los Source Type: blogs

Hippocratic AI Raises $53 Million Series A at a $500 Million Valuation
Company Releases First Product: Generative AI-Powered Staffing Marketplace for Healthcare and will use Funds to Accelerate Further Product Development and Conduct Phase Three Safety Testing for its LLM Hippocratic AI, the company building the first safety-focused Large Language Model (LLM) for healthcare, today announced the close of a $53 million Series A funding round at a $500 million valuation, bringing total funding to $120 million. Today, the company also released its first product for phase three safety testing: a staffing marketplace for healthcare where health systems, payors, and others can “hire” generative ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT a16z Andreessen Horowitz Bio Health Capsule Cincinnati Children’s ELNA Evernow Fraser Health General Catalyst Guidehealth HarmonyCares Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investmen Source Type: blogs

Weekly Roundup – April 20, 2024
Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week. The Impact of the Technology Driving the Evolution of Healthcare at Home. Our latest question for the Healthcare IT Today community focused on the impact of care at home. Key value propositions included risk assessment, chronic condition management, and support for mental health. Read more… A Look at the Hospital Room of the Future at Tampa General...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 20, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup Source Type: blogs

A Pakistani oncologist ’ s journey: Navigating commute challenges
I’ve always been afraid of driving. My home is quite far away from my hospital, and for the past eight years, I’ve been traveling via Uber for my daily commute. I don’t have a good memory of roads, lanes, and streets, even in my own city. I just rely on the driver and Google Maps. Read more… A Pakistani oncologist’s journey: Navigating commute challenges originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 20, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Managing Your Doctor Self
I’m having a conversation with a colleague when our talk drifted to how are we managing our lives. “How are you managing your physician life?” I asked. I am in the middle of pivoting professional directions, easing out on one an aspect of my physician life. So, maybe I could get an insight into how they balance all these amidst their very busy practice and learn something I could apply in my own life context. “You mean our academic, clinical and administrative life as a doctor? or all of that plus our family??!” She jokingly scoffed. The couple are surgeons, both taking masters degree, bot...
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - April 20, 2024 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Remo Aguilar Tags: Habits Productivity doctors managing oneself physicians self management Source Type: blogs

QliqSOFT: Addressing the Challenge of Collecting SDOH Information
Collecting social determinants of health (SDOH) information from patients is challenging. It is not easy to ask if a person is experience food insecurity or is currently unhoused. QliqSOFT is making it easier to get this important information while maintaining dignity. Healthcare IT Today caught up with Bobbi Weber, VP of Product Marketing & Customer Success at QliqSOFT, a company that provides HIPAA-compliant, real-time communication between doctors, nurses, caregivers and patients. We wanted to find out more about how the company is helping healthcare organization collect SDOH information. SDOH Data is Vital for ACO ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 19, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Accountable Care Organization ACO REACH Bobbi Weber Healthcare Chatbots HIMSS HIMSS 2024 HIMSS24 QliqSOFT SDOH Social Dete Source Type: blogs

The Evolution of Healthcare at Home, the Technology Driving this Change, and It ’ s Impact on the World of Healthcare
The world of healthcare is ever-evolving, especially when new technology is being adopted. One such new area is healthcare at home. Although we were forced into fully remote operations with COVID-19, we have been making modifications along the way and have discovered how beneficial it can be to our organizations and our patients. To make further strides though, we have to understand where we’ve come from, where we are now, and how it is making an impact. So let’s take a deeper look into healthcare at home to see how it has evolved over time, the technology that is driving this change, and how it is impacting ou...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 19, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Grayson Miller Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Academy Medtech Ventures Alaina Victoria Brenden Hayden Cara Lunsford Carrie Nelson Cindy Gaines Digital Communication Discern He Source Type: blogs

Trinity Hunt Partners Establishes Healthcare Advisory Platform with Investment in Coker
Trinity Hunt Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm focused on services businesses, is pleased to announce a majority investment in Coker Group (Coker), a leading healthcare advisory firm serving hospitals, private and health system-affiliated physician groups, private equity-backed platforms, and ancillary healthcare entities. Coker represents the foundational investment of Trinity Hunt’s healthcare advisory services platform. Trinity Hunt’s investment and strategic expertise will support the platform’s growth initiatives, including execution of acquisitions, expansion of strategic service capabilities, inv...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 19, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Coker Coker Group Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A John Oakes Kirkland & Ellis LLP KPMG Corporate Finance LLC Max Reiboldt Trinity Hunt Trinity Hunt Partners Source Type: blogs

A Look at the Hospital Room of the Future at Tampa General Hospital
When healthcare staff approach a hospital room, it’s important to know basic things about the patient like their preferred language, whether they’re in isolation, or whether they’re not supposed to eat (an NPO order). Traditionally, these facts are handled through physical markers or even buried in the patient record. The “digital white board” and “digital door sign” technologies from eVideon display the necessary information automatically where it’s clearly visible and provide a look into what the hospital room of the future looks like powered by technology. Amy Bender, Info...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 18, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Digital Door Signs eVideon Healthcare IT Video Interviews Healthcare Scene Featured HIMSS HIMSS 2024 Source Type: blogs

Dealing with the Elephant in the Waiting Room – Clipboards and Paper Forms
I recently had a visit to the doctor’s office for a routine procedure.  I kid you not that I was asked to complete essentially the same forms 3 different times.  Two times electronically and once on paper.  The staff assured me that the forms were asking different questions.  I frustratingly assured them that 95% of the questions were the same.  It was an awful experience for me as a patient and no doubt for them to have to review 3 different sets of forms.  While not every office is this disorganized, the patient experience when it comes to clipboards and patient forms has a lot to be desired at many healthcar...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 18, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Dessiree Paoli EHR Forms EHR Integrations Source Type: blogs

Anatomy IT Expands Healthcare Specialties Expertise with Acquisition of Managed IT Services Leader
Anatomy IT, the leading platform for healthcare IT and cybersecurity solutions, and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital (ASC) today announced the acquisition of Manta HealthTech, a healthcare-focused managed IT services firm, to expand its footprint in healthcare subverticals, including dental and optometry. “We recognized Manta HealthTech’s depth and experience serving various healthcare subspecialties with intelligent digital transformation, cybersecurity, value-based care delivery, and payment models, as well as other evolving areas within healthcare,” said Frank Forte, CEO at Anatomy IT. &#...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 18, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Anatomy IT ASC Atlantic Street Capital Clint Delander Frank Forte Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Manta HealthTech Peter Shabecoff Source Type: blogs

QHINs, Health Data Exchange, FHIR, AI and More with CommonWell Health Alliance
At HIMSS, we sat down to talk with CommonWell Health Alliance to learn about their passion for interoperability and some of the latest happenings with the CommonWell community.  This included an update on CommonWell’s new technical service provider, ELLKAY and their recent designation by the federal government as a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN). CommonWell was formed 11 years ago from a consortium of major EHR vendors to carry out the mandate for interoperable data exchange in the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts. As Executive Director Paul L Wilder points out, they are a “switchboard” throu...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability LTPAC Change Healthcare CommonWell CommonWell Health Alliance ELLKAY FHIR Health Data Exchange Health Information Exchange Healthcare AI Healt Source Type: blogs

Walking the TikTok Tightrope: Social Media Use by Healthcare Professionals
The following is a guest article by Alexandra V. Aglieco, APRN, FNP-BC What compels established, well-respected healthcare professionals to post insensitive, ridiculing content on social media with no regard for the patient or family? Do they see a unique opportunity for exponential TikTok views, and subsequently disregarded professional standards? Social media has successfully infiltrated nearly every industry, and healthcare is no exception. New forms of social media, such as TikTok, have opened the floodgates to an entirely new manner of healthcare professional conduct online, with an attitude that is much more open to ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Accessibility Alexandra V. Aglieco Healthcare Social Media Healthcare TikTok HIPAA professionalism Source Type: blogs