Fri.May 10, 2019

As health tech innovation moves forward, who is being left out?

Mobi Health News

The digital health industry has much work to do when it comes to developing technologies for underserved populations, including people of color, the LGBTQ community and women

Appalachian Regional Healthcare rolls out tele-ICU across 12 hospitals

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lexington, Kentucky-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare is deploying new tele-ICU capabilities across all of its dozen hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia. WHY IT MATTERS.

CDC: 18.2M fewer uninsured Americans last year than in 2010

FierceHealthIT

About 9.4% of the U.S. population was uninsured in 2018, according to the National Center for Health Statistics’s (NCHS), 18.2 million fewer than in 2010

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3 Ways to Leverage Azure Self-Service Bots in Your Organization

Perficient

Today’s workforce is highly mobile, technology savvy and resourceful. It is more critical than ever to provide employees with real-time assistance and support that offers a positive employee experience. To maintain productivity, employees need the ability to do things such as initiate IT tickets or register for HR benefits at their convenience. They also want to stay up-to-date on company news and events.

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DOJ charges Chinese national, accomplice in landmark Anthem hack

FierceHealthIT

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Chinese national and an unnamed accomplice with stealing personal information on nearly 80 million Americans in the historic 2015 hack of health insurer Anthem's network

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Chinese nationals charged in Anthem hack

Morning eHealth

Spending bill gives VA $1.6B for EHR upgrade — An increasingly crowded field for telehealth lobbyists

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Many Healthcare Staff Depart to Improve Compensation and Benefits

HealthStream

The opportunity to improve compensation and benefits by going to a job elsewhere is a powerful motivator, creating a serious challenge for healthcare employee retention

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DOJ asks Supreme Court to toss payers’ suits seeking $12B in risk corridor payments 

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuits from insurers seeking more than $12 billion in risk corridor payments.

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FHIR Documents (and other stuff)

HAY on FHIR

I had an email from a company which had a number of really good questions about exposing data through FHIR, so I thought I’d write a post about it rather than just replying directly as it may be of interest to others (and also gives others the opportunity to disagree with me ).

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Spending bill gives VA $1.6B for EHR upgrade

FierceHealthIT

House appropriators on Thursday approved a spending bill that provides $1.6 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record implementation, a significant increase from the current $1.1 billion funding level

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Use Cases and Opportunities of Blockchain In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Maria Redka, technology writer, MLSDev. Blockchain offers countless opportunities for growth and development of many industries.

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Transforming lab testing to provide a better consumer experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: HIMSS19 Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: Transforming lab testing to provide a better consumer experience Featured Decision Content

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Potential HIPAA Security Violations

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. Your health is the most personal part of your life.

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Faulkner’s Grandon Lecture at Jefferson Focuses on Epic’s Culture

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Response panel discusses where Epic and Jefferson will be in five years

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Brightree Joins CommonWell Health Alliance For Home Health and Hospice Customers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Weekender 5/10/19

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. DocuTAP and Practice Velocity merge. Harris Healthcare acquires Uniphy Health. The Chartis Group changes private equity owners. The Practice Fusion unit of Allscripts is served a criminal grand jury subpoena related to EHR certification and anti-kickback statute issues.

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Lessons from UnitedHealthcare's stalled plan to get oncologists to prescribe generics 

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare piloted a program aimed at getting oncologists to prescribe more generics and the likely design mistakes in that program offer lessons to payers looking to undertake a similar endeavor.

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Celebrate National Nurses Week 2019 with a Renewed Focus on Training and Continuing Education

HealthStream

As we celebrate Nurses Week 2019, take a look at the facility’s training and continuing education platforms to see what’s working, what’s not and what’s missing to help nurses and all caregivers do their best work

Can Nurse Practitioners Use Telehealth?

Ortholive

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), a subset of healthcare that includes nurse practitioners, has been increasingly called upon over the past few decades to extend healthcare beyond the primary care physician safety net.