Health Care Portals: Looking Beyond the Patients ’ Horizon
This article addresses the entirety of the patient experience, and its interdependence with the staff experience. Technology has the potential to improve both simultaneously. Vendors Help Create a Future athenahealth has copious uses besides the ones mentioned in the previous article. athenahealth’s integrations with hospital EHR systems allow the platform to receive discharge instructions when a patient leaves a hospital. From there, athenahealth can trigger workflows such as contacting a patient to make sure they schedule a follow-up visit, or reminding the patient to make a payment. The previous article also intro...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring athenahealth Azalea Health Brandon Neish Bu Source Type: blogs

Dramatically Improving Population Health Through Remote Patient Monitoring Data
The following is a guest article by Anish Sebastian, CEO and Co-Founder of Babyscripts. As winter storms sweep the country and complicate transportation, healthcare access becomes a front-and-center issue. Rural hospitals across the U.S. are shuttering their labor, delivery, and maternity wards, in many cases closing altogether. Pregnant women in remote rural areas are even more at risk this winter than previous years. Thirty-six percent of U.S. counties now fit the designation of “maternity care desert,” meaning they have no obstetric hospitals or birth centers and no obstetric providers. For hospitals that have manag...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Anish Sebastian Babyscripts Blood Pressure Data Collection Hypertension Maternal Care Maternal Mental Health Source Type: blogs

HPS/PayMedix Closes on $25 Million in New Funding
Credit funds managed by SVB Capital lead new funding round to finance growth of PayMedix Healthcare Payment Solution Health Payment Systems, Inc. (HPS)/PayMedix today announced it has raised another $25 million of funding to accelerate the growth of its groundbreaking PayMedix healthcare financing solution. Credit funds managed by SVB Capital, the venture capital and credit investing arm of SVB, led the financing, and were also joined by all current HPS|PayMedix investors including SV Health Investors, Hexagon Inc., and Caltius Equity.   PayMedix increases health equity for all consumers by guaranteeing full and prompt ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Caltius Equity Financial Technology Platform Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Health Payment Systems Healthcare Payment Hexagon Inc. HPS HPS/Paymedix J.P. Michael SV Health Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 31st January 2023
Trying to keep up, so here are some things you may want to know about...Firstly, a (another?)systematic review of COVID vaccination in pregnancy, this one conducted by researchers in Iran and published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.  Apgar scores and preterm births are two of the outcomes looked at.Three pieces of original research: Research in the Journal of Advanced Nursing aiming to estimate the association between feeling upset by experience of racism and self reported depression during pregnancy, specifically looking at non Hispanic Black women in the United States.A randomised clinical trial of vagin...
Source: Browsing - January 31, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

MedEd in an AI Era
BY KIM BELLARD I’ve been thinking a lot about medical education lately, for two unrelated reasons.  The first is the kerfuffle between US News and World Report and some of the nation’s top – or, at least, best known – medical schools over the USN&WR medical school rankings.  The second is an announcement by the University of Texas at Austin that it is planning to offer an online Masters program in Artificial Intelligence. As the old mathematician joke goes, the connection is obvious, right?  OK, it may need a little explaining. USN&WR has made an industry out of its rankings, including for col...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: The Business of Health Care Harvard Medical School health in ai Kim Bellard medical schools Source Type: blogs

Vendor Risk Management in Healthcare ––What It Is and Why It Matters
The following is a guest article by Brian Selfridge, Healthcare Cybersecurity & Risk Leader at CORL Technologies. In 2023, healthcare organizations face an impossible paradox. On the one hand, they have no choice but to rely on third-party vendors––the ongoing digitization of healthcare would be impossible without them. On the other hand, these vendors have shown themselves to be highly vulnerable to attack, with ransomware and other breaches drastically impacting the ability of some health organizations to function effectively. Worse, these attacks are sometimes threatening patient safety, and causing regulator...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 30, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Brian Selfridge CORL Tech CORL Technologies Cyberattacks HIPPA Identity Theft Research Center Key Performance Indic Source Type: blogs

Arrive Health Creates First-of-Its-Kind Medication Access Solution with Acquisition of Pharmacy Technology from UPMC Enterprises
Arrive Health, the leading provider of real-time benefit tools and integrated solutions that improve patient affordability, today announced the acquisition of a suite of innovative patient engagement and automation technologies developed by UPMC Enterprises and the UPMC Pharmacy Network. Arrive Health will add AI-driven virtual assistant technology and a robust patient management system to its affordability offerings, expanding support for more than 200 million patients on their journey to fill and refill their medications. The combined assets will – for the first time – empower providers, care teams, and patients wi...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 30, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT AI AI Virtual Assistant Arrive Health Artificial Intelligence Brenton Burns Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Kyle Kiser Medication Adherence Patient Affordability patient engagement Patient-Sp Source Type: blogs

Innovative strategies for managing disruptive behaviors in health care settings [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! Join us on our latest episode as we explore the importance of addressing violent behaviors in health care settings. We’ll be discussing the role of Behavioral Emergency Response Teams (BERTs), trained in non-violent intervention techniques, in managing disruptive behavior and improving safety for both Read more… Innovative strategies for managing disruptive behaviors in health care settings [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 30, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Emergency Medicine Hospital-Based Medicine Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Forgiveness vs. self-preservation: the difficult decision of caring for an abusive parent
“My parents abused me as a child. I went no contact with them over ten years ago, but now my dad is in the hospital with a serious diagnosis and the discharge planner keeps asking me to be involved. I don’t want to. What are my rights?” I read the lengthy message several times, feeling Read more… Forgiveness vs. self-preservation: the difficult decision of caring for an abusive parent originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 29, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Bonus Features – January 29, 2023 – ONC says more than 70% of hospitals can use external data at the point of care, the 3 largest health info networks have indexed 90% of patients, and more
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. News and Studies HLTH Foundation formed the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to help organizations consider health equity in health technology innovation and data practices. The group also launched a health equity ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 29, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability AI Nexus Healthcare AiMed AvaSure BioDigital Biofourmis Brightside Health Brookhaven Heart CHIME Christine Buck C Source Type: blogs

Employee Fired for Inappropriately Accessing EHR Records
Even an ‘Internal Breach’ is a Breach According to an announcement on its website, Alabama-based DCH Health Systems fired an employee for accessing and viewing over 2,500 patient records “without a legitimate business need related to the employee’s job duties.” The notice said the breach was discovered “during a routine privacy audit.” The records that may have been accessed and viewed without authorization include names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, dates of encounter, diagnoses, vital signs, medications, test results, and clinical/provider notes. DCH said it does not know if t...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 27, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Semel Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy DCH Health Systems HIPAA HIPAA Audit HIPAA Breach HIPAA Breach Notification Rule HIPAA Fines HIPAA Internal Breach HIPA Source Type: blogs

Digital Healthcare Delivery: Four Things That Matter Most
The following is a guest article by Janelle Estes, Chief Insights Officer at UserTesting, a video-based human insight platform. In a world that runs at lightning speed and thrives on instant gratification, getting in to see a doctor tends to be a painfully slow exception. On average, it takes 26 days to schedule a new patient appointment in-office in large U.S. cities, according to a recent study by medical staffing firm AMN Healthcare. And that number is rising, up from 24 days five years ago. No wonder telehealth adoption is surging. Development and innovation in telehealth was already underway in recent years, but usage...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 27, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AMA American Medical Association apps Delivery of Care Instructions Digital Healthca Source Type: blogs

Return to McAllen: A Father-Son Interview
By IAN ROBERTSON KIBBE You are going to hear a little more about McAllen, TX on THCB Shortly. And before we dive into what’s happened there lately, I thought those of you who weren’t here back in the day might want to read an article on THCB from July 2009. Where then THCB editor Ian Kibbe interviewed his dad David Kibbe about what he was doing as a primary care doc in McAllen–Matthew Holt By now, Dr. Atul Gawande’s article on McAllen’s high cost of health care has been widely read.  The article spawned a number of responses and catalyzed a national discussion on cost controls and t...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Uncategorized David Kibbe Ian Robertson Kibbe McAllen Physicians TX Source Type: blogs

ICU nurse of 33 years speaks out on the harsh reality of corporate hospitals
I wasn’t supposed to hear this, but I did. It sealed the deal for me. It was one of the reasons I had to finally leave my true love: ICU nursing. After 33 years as an ICU nurse, I knew it was time to go. I used to feel like I had a purpose. I Read more… ICU nurse of 33 years speaks out on the harsh reality of corporate hospitals originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 26, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Critical Care Nursing Source Type: blogs

The art of the physical exam: the importance of returning to the basics
“Make thorough inspection.” – Sir William Osler, MD. The art of the physical exam is precisely that: an art that must be practiced often, for years on end, and the one that a physician may become a great achiever or skilled but never the master. When I trained in internal medicine over a decade ago, Read more… The art of the physical exam: the importance of returning to the basics originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 26, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care Source Type: blogs