Edward Martinez, SVP/CIO, Miami Children’s Hospital, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Focus on telehealth — “How do we get these sub-specialists in front of the kids who can’t walk in here” Improving access to care while cutting costs The importance of a clear organizational vision Earlier this year, Ed Martinez received the 2012 Innovator of the Year Award from CHIME for his efforts in leading the mHealth program that is transforming the way care is practiced at Miami Children’s Hospital. Garnering CHIME Innovator of the Year honors What does being innovative mean?

Tom Johnson, CIO, DuBois Regional Medical Center, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

The problem with HIEs Industry trends — “I think you’re going to see a lot of continued acquisition and rip and replace of systems” Thoughts on telemedicine “Most of my time is spent on regulatory compliance” Having a full plate with MU, RAC audits, eRx “Integration is the only way to survive” In today’s world, logging more than 20 years with the same health system is no easy feat.

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Paul Peabody, CIO, Palomar Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Future-proofing with solid infrastructure and network Working with Cisco Going down the telepresence road CIO, CTO, CMIO relationships "If you make a mistake, it's not a dollar or two, it can be a lot of money" The chief innovation officer CIOs & the NPI A lot of organizations talk about ‘building for the future,’ but at Palomar Health, it’s more than just talk.

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Testing your ATNA Audit Log implementation

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Updated August 2016 New test tools for ATNA Audit Log messages in Gazelle I am asked often for examples of ATNA Audit Log messages. IHE has far better than simple examples of ATNA audit messages. First this information is part of a fantastic set of tools and infrastructure that the Connectathon team puts together. Their announcement to those that have registered has fantastic information around ALL profiles and how to test, prepare for connectathon and make the most out of the experience.


Karen's Cross or just Minimal Metadata

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I made the Karen's Cross observation about the NPRM , but I seemed to have failed to make it clear. The transport identified in Meaningful Use 2 as (b) is NOT a transport, it is a functional specification for a service that converts Direct to/from XDR. It is a service specification. It is NOT a transport specification. Both sides of this service specification are fully specified. On one side is Direct, on the other side is XDR.

Regulation or Roadblock?


In 2012, ten million Americans will have benefitted from such remote health services as teleradiology, teleICU and remote vital sign monitoring. Telemedicine is a tool that has been used to improve and extend healthcare for well over two decades. Technologies such as video conferencing, the Internet, mobile phones and machine-to-machine applications are all being used to deliver health services.

The Cost of Licensure


Last week’s Congressional briefing on state medical licensure brought surprises. Even though I have been looking at this issue since ATA started (in 1993) I had no idea the extent of the concerns by providers and the amount of potential problems facing consumers. Nor was I aware of the actual financial cost of the current system.


Seven Market Trends


I have selected seven topics for brief comments and predictions as we start 2012: 1. 2012 Jonathan D. The telemedicine market is expansive, multifaceted and growing. Shifting away from reimbursement and from CMS decision-making It’s been the Holy Grail for telemedicine in America. But the rapid growth of managed care, Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes are changing the way telemedicine services are paid, away from the fee for service model.

Unfortunate Hits on HIT


The latest issue of Health Affairs ([link] has brought into question two tenets behind HIT: reducing the number of medical tests and increasing quality based on increased electronic health information. One article titled: "Computer Access to Test Results Doesn’t Reduce Imaging" finds that allowing doctors easier access to medical imaging tests “was associated with a 40-70 percent greater likelihood of an imaging test being ordered.”

Telemedicine wins big in first round of innovation awards


Telemedicine initiatives were a significant feature of the first round of projects announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Established by the Affordable Care Act, CMMI has been appropriated $10 billion over ten years to fund initiatives that foster health care transformation.

Doctors on Doximity - 2012 Year in Review

Medicine and Technology

Physician testimonials on Doximity - 2012 Year in Review. Doximity


Standing at the Threshold of 2012


It’s been a great year. 2011 left many old timers in telemedicine enjoying the newfound enthusiasm about telemedicine, telehealth and all the other related expressions (mHealth, e-health, etc.) that describe this field. Bells were pealing. Hypers were hyping. Prognosticators were predicting. We were overwhelmed with an ocean of hullabaloo about the wonders of telecommunications technology and health care.

Ieso Digital Health applies deep learning to clinical data to improve CBT delivery in new study

Mobi Health News

Study data from 17,500 online CBT patients were collected from June 2012 to March 2018

Gympass' fitness benefits platform barrels into unicorn status with $300M raise

Mobi Health News

Founded in 2012, the startup currently has more than 2,000 clients and is active across 14 countries


Death by 1,000 clicks: Where electronic health records went wrong


The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. Two months later, […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

When an EHR is hacked by Russians


In 2012 our practice invested $300,000 into building computer infrastructure and the purchase of a brand-spanking-new electronic health record, commonly referred to as an EHR. Hippocrates didn't have a server. The mandate for this purchase was brought forth from the federal government with the intent to improve overall health care communication. Since this expenditure, terms […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

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Kansas’ Coffey Health System Pays $250K to Settle False Claims Act Violations Around Meaningful Use

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

million in federal incentives that Coffey Health System received in 2012 and 2013The amount paid is a portion of the $2.2

What Healthcare Marketers Need to Know about Google Analytics 4


Google Analytics has been the broad standard, and while they’ve made changes and updates, the overall experience has been consistent since 2012. What is Google Analytics 4? For eight years, the way you measure website traffic and behavior has remained largely unchanged.


Survey: Hospitals' adoption of mobile strategies hits a snag

Mobi Health News

When healthcare communications firm Spok first began investigating the prevalence of mobile strategies in 2012, only a third of survey respondents reported that their organization had a formalized strategy in place


For first time, employed physicians outnumber self-employed doctors, AMA study finds


There are now fewer physician owners than employees, according to the American Medical Association, and this continues a trend that's been tracked since 2012 2018 marked a new milestone for physician practices.


Report: 8,000 medical practices acquired by hospitals in 18 months


Some 44% of physicians were employed by hospitals or health systems as of January 2018, compared to just 1 in 4 in 2012, when the Physicians Advocacy Institute began tracking data on hospital acquisitions of independent medical practices


Study: Patients treated by fraudulent providers often most vulnerable


Between 2012 and 2015, 1.2 million Medicare beneficiaries were treated by providers who committed fraud or abuse—and many of these patients were from vulnerable populations, according to a new study.

Smart Glasses Make a Return to Health Care with the Vuzix M400

Healthcare IT Today

Although Google Glass, first released in 2012, offered many possibilities for use in surgery and other health care settings, it never became mainstream.

Opportunities in precision oncology and genomic profiling services in Asia Pacific

Mobi Health News

Launched in 2010 with a $25 million Series A financing led by Third Rock Ventures, Foundation Medicine released its first commercial assay called FoundationOne in 2012. The company develops, manufactures, and sells genomic profiling assays based on next-generation sequencing technology for solid tumours, hematologic malignancies, and sarcomas. In December 2017, the company’s assay FoundationOne CDx received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA


uMotif gets $3.2M for patient-first approach to clinical trial innovation

Mobi Health News

The UK-based company, founded in 2012, works with pharma companies including AstraZeneca, Novartis, UCB, and Merck Patient-facing clinical trial software company uMotif has raised $3.2 million (£2.4 million) in a new funding round led by independent investment manager Albion Capital, with additional participation from unnamed angel investors. uMotif makes apps for capturing consent, electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO), and electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA).


How Telehealth And eConsults Are Reducing Patient Wait Times

Electronic Health Reporter

In a 2012 study, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys found that between 1999 and 2009, the […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brooke LeVasseur, CEO, AristaMD. The shortage of specialist physicians in the United States continues to receive a great deal of attention as an area of concern. However, a lesser-known compounding factor is the increase in referral rates.

Decrease 30-day readmissions by proactively managing newly discharged patients with virtual care.


The CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has penalized hospitals $2B since its inception in 2012. High Readmission Rates Costs Your Organization Millions Each Year. In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) determined the total cost of all readmissions exceeded $26B and approximately 65% was attributed to preventable readmissions.

UnitedHealth's HouseCalls program hits 5M visits with a focus on preventative care


After purchasing XLHealth in 2012, UnitedHealth's HouseCalls program has surpassed 5 million visits and expanded into 45 states. Focusing on preventative health, the program has helped identify life-threatening conditions that slipped by primary care physicians

How Innovative Health Tech Can Reduce Hospital Re-Admission Rates

Electronic Health Reporter

The Hospital Re-admissions Reduction Program took effect in 2012 with the goal of sustainably lowering hospital re-admission rates. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Geoff Gross, founder and CEO, Medical Guardian. Since then, the program has levied nearly $2 billion in penalties (in […]. The article How Innovative Health Tech Can Reduce Hospital Re-Admission Rates appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.


Patient Lawsuits and Wage Garnishment By Hospitals: How Did We Get Here?

Electronic Health Reporter

A Kaiser Health News analysis found that from June 2012 to 2018, the University of Virginia Health System and its doctors sued former patients more than 36,000 times for over $106 million, garnishing wages, and forcing families into bankruptcy.[1] This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Rahul Jain, director of sales; and Zeena Ojjeh, marketing, OODA Health.


Ten technology offerings for older adults from CES 2021

Aging in Place Technology Watch

A long time ago, one writer published a charmingly-named CES overview of CES 2012 called CES in Pajamas – an entertaining read with links to 2012 videos just to see what flopped, what was canceled (remember Microsoft Kinect ?)


In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

Health Populi

For context, since 2012, the annual cost increase for family premiums ranged between 3% and 5%, so the 2020 rate of 4% fell within a fairly normal range of 3-5% seen over the past eight years. For a worker in the U.S.

Health IT Startup: Ivenix

Electronic Health Reporter

a medical technology company with a vision to eliminate infusion-related patient harm, was founded in 2012 to develop innovative solutions that transform infusion delivery. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Ivenix, Inc., Designed from the ground up to streamline medication delivery and bring legacy technology into the digital age, the Ivenix Infusion System includes a large-volume infusion pump supported by a […].

National study of insurance claims shows 53% increase for telehealth in 2017


The rural increase in telehealth claim lines from 2012 to 2017 was 482 percent, compared with an increase in urban areas of 1,289 percent. US News just released a summary of a study done by FAIR Health which looked at telehealth trends based on insurance claims in the year 2017. Here are some of the highlights: In the single year from 2016 to 2017, telehealth usage as measured by claim lines grew 53 percent – a rate greater than for any of the other venues of care studied.

Report: Brand-name drug prices grew 10 times faster than inflation over last 5 years


indicates some of the most popular brand-name drugs have increased by 12% on average each year from 2012 to 2017. As policymakers prepare to address rising drug prices, a new report from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Pharmaceutical companies saw profits soar to $8.5 billion even as prescriptions dropped by 48 million

Judge upholds $4.3M HIPAA fine against MD Anderson


million for HIPAA violations tied to unencrypted devices stolen in 2012 and 2013. An administrative law judge ruled MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 The judge said MD Anderson "failed to adopt an effective mechanism” to protect patient data and blasted an argument that patient data is only exposed if viewed by a third party


Outcome Health to pay $70M to resolve federal fraud investigation


The Chicago-based company admitted that from 2012 to 2017 former executives and employees of the company fraudulently sold ads to clients, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Wednesday. Outcome Health, a digital healthcare advertising company, has agreed to pay $70 million to resolve a criminal fraud investigation in Illinois.


Venture Capitalists have poured more than $26 Billion into Health Startups in 2018

Lloyd Price

With two months left in 2018, healthcare startups have already raised more in VC funding this year than they did in all of 2012 and 2013 combined, according to an analysis conducted for Forbes by Pitchbook. In 2012 and 2013 combined, the sector raised $22.3 billion has been spread among 1,540 deals, which is slightly less than half the 3,103 deals that took place in 2012 and 2013.

Rating 5 Popular Diabetes Non-Profits

Insulin Nation

2012 Total revenue – $224,984,000. 2012 Total expenses – $204,698,000. Salary for Top Official (2012) – $575,132 (Larry Hauser, Chief Executive Officer). 2012 Total Revenue – $3,240,914. 2012 Total Expenses – $4,006,306. Salary for Top Official (2012) – $119,104 (Chrissy Lerner, Executive Director). 2012 Total Revenue – $94,239,533. 2012 Total Expenses – $89,954,142. Expenses Breakdown (2012).


Judge orders Lee Health to turn over records of sexual assault allegations against staff


A federal judge has ordered Lee Health to provide all records related to allegations of sexual assault against its employees between 2012 and 2016, as part of a lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped by one of the health system’s nurses