Reegan’s Rule Passes in North Carolina

Insulin Nation

After months of political wrangling, North Carolina legislators succeeded in passing a bill that would promote diabetes screening for infants and toddlers, and parent education about the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.


Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

The Lay of the Land. Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video.

pairSEQ breaks down another barrier to fixing, well, everything.

Import Immunity

There are a ton of things that make Adaptive a special place — but for me, the real magic is our team’s unique ability to blur the line between biology and computation.


#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Chilmark Research

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law. Paula Span for The New York Times. “Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another. This article highlights ways in which either kind of confusion could lead to less than optimal outcomes.


Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

21st Century Cures headed for Thursday vote — Updated interoperability roadmap due soon — #DataIndependenceDay celebrated

Morning eHealth

21st Century Cures headed for Thursday vote

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Ten Critical Steps for a Successful Telemedicine Program

AMD Telemedicine

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Break-Glass on FHIR solution

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I explain the use-case and environment behind Break-Glass on FHIR. In there I explain that it is unusual to need Break-Glass, but that it is still an important capability in healthcare. In this article I will outline a few solutions that exist, and hint at some other solutions.


3 Trends to Watch in Healthcare Information Management

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The healthcare industry is rapidly growing: With innovations in medical tools and new successful procedures performed annually, there is no shortage of change. Just as vital to the industry are solutions that help manage the information of the millions of patients who visit each year.

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Revamped Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Medicine and Technology

The ONC just released the revamped version of the Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article


My article “Seven Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem” is published in the February 2015 issue of Healthcare Innovation News. You can download a copy of the article by clicking here. Accompanying PowerPoint slides are available here.

7 Tips for Supporting an Anxious Person with Type 1

Insulin Nation

A few months before I graduated college, I was diagnosed with ADHD, Generalized Anxiety, and OCD. Now that I’m taking medicine for ADHD, which also helps with my anxiety, I realize the impact my mental health has on my diabetes. When I notice triggers that affect both, I try to work on them.

The Virtual Doctor Is In

American Well

Did you know 57% of physicians are willing to see patients online? American Well recently released our Telehealth Index: 2015 Physician Survey eBook , which shares insight into the key factors about telehealth identified by the survey as impor. tant to physicians.

Immunology, meet the Internet

Import Immunity

Whenever software friends visit Adaptive , I make a point of showing them a multichannel pipette. It’s actually a pretty cool piece of technology, but from a design perspective it just feels wrong. Like, if one pipette is good, then a ton of them must be even better, right? Maybe not.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

With Wristband, Google Entering Consumer Health on Its Own Terms

Chilmark Research

New CMS rule boosts telehealth — ‘Cures’ on track for July — Precision Med Initiative patient advocates seek HIPAA changes

Morning eHealth

New CMS rule boosts telehealth


Myra Davis, SVP & CIO, Texas Children’s Hospital, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

SXSW Pediatric Health Pitch & TMC Think Tank “There are so many ideas coming at you.” Focus on portals Telehealth — “It will give us the ability to spread our wings further.” The “gotcha” with having a blank slate Health IT today — “Despite the amount of work, it’s still a lot of fun.” If you ask Myra Davis, there’s a big component many leaders are missing when it comes to leveraging data: education.

Navigating the Sea of Innovation

HiTech Answers

By Nancy Pratt - We are currently at a crossroads in the healthcare industry. Executives are working overtime to try to figure out how to connect and integrate data to best support clinical practice and patient care management. With health systems concerned about balancing both needs, they now need to figure out how to leverage data to get the best value out of their investment. The post Navigating the Sea of Innovation appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

HEART profiles for review, comment, and approval

Healthcare Exchange Standards

The HEART workgroup has developed three profiles that have been stable since April.


Social Media and Healthcare: Creating a Healthy Relationship

BHM Healthcare Solutions

As of January 2014, The Pew Research Center calculated that 74% of all adults who were active online used social networking sites*.


Facebook Chat tonight: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids discussing the Changing Marijuana Landscape

Medicine and Technology

Don't miss this important event tonight for a live Facebook Chat by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to Help Parents Navigate the Changing Marijuana Landscape. April 20, from 8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT Live Facebook Chat with Heather Senior, LCSW, Partnership Parent Support Network Manager.


Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry with Mobile Apps


In this fast-paced era of modern life and stressful work culture, there has been a steady rise in the number of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc. This has put a lot of pressure on the healthcare infrastructure and services as it is becoming increasingly difficult to cater to the needs of the ever-growing demand side. To bridge this gap, innovative mobile technology stands a good chance in coming to the rescue of this overburdened sector.

Diabetes Makes a Cameo in The Walking Dead

Insulin Nation

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC Last Halloween, we wrote a tongue-in-cheek story on how people with Type 1 diabetes could survive a zombie apocalypse. Now, the show The Walking Dead has provided proof that someone on insulin did survive an outbreak of zombieism…if only brief SMALL SPOILER ALERT.


Infographic – Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey

American Well

Want to know more? Click here to download our eBook “American Well’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey.” ” The post Infographic – Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey appeared first on American Well.

Something Awesome Every Day: Edit Distance Edition

Import Immunity

It is outrageous how much fun stuff there is to learn at Adaptive. Lots of it is just brand new (thank you Adaptive scientists for putting up with me at Journal Club!).


Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

Chilmark Research

The telehealth market has enjoyed an upward rise over the last couple of years. After signing on a number of payers, employers, and retailers, telehealth vendors have even begun gaining traction with their direct to consumer (DTC) efforts.

ONC Committee structure shuffle — Teladoc first of new telemedicine companies to go public — Digital health investment cools a bit

Morning eHealth

ONC Committee structure shuffle

Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

About Cook Children’s Focus on ambulatory growth — “It’s critical to our overall system strategy.” Meditech in hospital, athenahealth in physician practices Upgrading to Meditech 6.1 Enabling mobility — “Clinicians are always in motion.” Telehealth pilot MU reporting metrics — “They’re still mostly very adult-driven.” Twenty years ago, Theresa Meadows took a rather big risk: she said to the CIO at her organization, “I want your job.”

Today’s Pressure Breeds Tomorrow’s Solutions

HiTech Answers

By Matt Patterson, MD - It is no secret that health systems are under intense pressure to deliver better outcomes at lower costs, and standardizing acute care workflow will only carry providers so far. Truly moving the needle on cost and outcomes will require a fundamental redesign in care delivery; otherwise, health systems may well find themselves left out. The post Today’s Pressure Breeds Tomorrow’s Solutions appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

What is MHD beyond XDS-on-FHIR?

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I have been working on a Profile in IHE now for three years. It normally doesn’t take this long, but in my case I had the good luck of being the in the right place at the right time.


3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

BHM Healthcare Solutions

If you read our post “ Healthcare Top 5 Trends ,” you know know that healthcare trends from specialty pharmacy to accreditation have been gaining traction this year.