Access to Medical Records – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 15

Healthcare IT Today

For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records. Some of it is just bumping up against culture and other is fear.

Featured Health IT Job: Sr Epic Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Sr Epic Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Prisma Health and is in South Carolina.

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Analyst (Staff or Senior) – Resolute Hospital Billing

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Analyst (Staff or Senior) – Resolute Hospital Billing position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday and so we like to have a little more fun here at Healthcare IT Today. If you’re not familiar with the Epic EMR Parody account, it’s an account that highlights many of the funny, ironic, challenging, frustrating, etc things about […].

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Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Heather Haugen & Mia Erickson from Atos Epic continues to gain market share across the healthcare landscape. In 2019, they represent about 33% of the EHR inpatient hospital market share.

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Featured Health IT Job: IT Applications Manager

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the IT Applications Manager position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

Training Levels, Not User Interface, Drive EHR User Satisfaction

Healthcare IT Today

In theory, EHR users will respond well to some EHR platforms and less so to others, depending on how well its interface works.

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Featured Health IT Job: Epic ASAP Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic ASAP Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

Beyond the Four Walls: Using Technology to Address Your Patient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Needs

Healthcare IT Today

healthcare industry has made a big investment in moving to a value-based care model, both in terms of reimbursement structure as well as medical practice. The following is a guest article by Hannah Landes, Senior Associate at NowPow, and Niko Skievaski, Co-founder and President at Redox.

Is the EMR Implementation Market Dead?

Healthcare IT Today

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If This Is Human Documentation, Give Me Sweet, Nonjudgmental AI

Healthcare IT Today

Not long ago, I wrote about what happened when I requested a digital copy of my medical records from my healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente. In that article, I described struggling with a nearly 600-page PDF whose organization seemed to have no discernible rhyme or reason to it.

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Medicare ACOs Improving Care Coordination With Health IT, But Still Have Work To Do

Healthcare IT Today

A recent study by the HHS Office of Inspector General suggests that Medicare ACOs coordinate care more effectively when they have the right health IT tools in place, particularly when ACO members share one EHR platform and have access to a robust HIE.

Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age. A pair of senators have filed a bill which would impose new regulations on how companies manage data generated by consumer technologies such as health apps, wearables and direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

How Clinical Communications Technology Connects the Care Team In Complex Cases

Healthcare IT Today

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Thomas H. Lee Partners Acquires Nextech Systems

Healthcare IT Today

Nextech Systems, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions for specialty physician practices, today announced that funds affiliated with Thomas H.

Express Scripts Formulary for “Digital Health” Offers Long Overdue Info

Healthcare IT Today

In mid-May, Express Scripts announced that it plans to introduce what it says is the healthcare industry’s first stand-alone digital health formulary. This may not sound like much, but I’d argue that it’s a noteworthy development.

Health Leaders Worry About Third-Party Risk, IoT Security

Healthcare IT Today

If a new survey is any indication, healthcare executives may be more worried about Internet of Things vulnerabilities and third-party vendor performance than any other security issues.

Our 2018 Health IT Wish List

HiTech Answers

By Mobile Health Matters - The healthcare IT industry enters 2018 with a lot of potential, along with the need to overcome structures that have historically stunted progress. What is on our health IT wish list? The post Our 2018 Health IT Wish List appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

Hospitals May Work With Comcast On In-Home Patient Monitoring

Healthcare IT Today

Cable entertainment giant Comcast is apparently working on launching an in-home device designed to monitor people’s health, possibly in partnership with hospital systems. In doing so, it’s jockeying for position in a market with immense potential.

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Practical Innovation on Full Display at EXPO.health 2019

Healthcare IT Today

The annual EXPO.health event was created to break down the silos that separate people, organizations and companies in Health IT. The event brings together smart, forward-thinking and hard-working Health IT professionals for 3 days of collaboration, sharing and conversation.

Why Is Software Not Enough to Ensure Data Collection In the OR?

Healthcare IT Today

So, you’ve invested in technology, trained the medical staff, upgraded to an EHR system, updated the hospital SKUs – and still the compliance rate of usage reporting inside the operating room is low, the reports are inaccurate, the charges are missing, […].

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Banner Health Chatbot Offers Answers To ED Patients As They Wait

Healthcare IT Today

I’ve got to say that it’s nice to write a positive story about a healthcare system’s health IT efforts after covering troubles they’ve faced previously.

3 Health IT Infographics You Need To Read Today

BHM Healthcare Solutions

This week’s round up includes everything from Health IT trends to the trends of Health IT purchasing. Whether you are thinking about implementing ICD-10 or a llocating resources for a new EMR/EHR system , these infographics are bound to get your brain moving.

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The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

What have those upstart megaliths like Amazon, Apple, Google, Walmart, Lyft and Uber been toying with lately to disrupt our traditional healthcare models? From all appearances, they’re not wasting time; instead, several recent aggressive moves are making many traditional healthcare providers and payers nervous. What disruptors in healthcare are keeping these healthcare executives up at night? Apple is also moving into direct provision of healthcare.

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The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

What have those upstart megaliths like Amazon, Apple, Google, Walmart, Lyft and Uber been toying with lately to disrupt our traditional healthcare models? From all appearances, they’re not wasting time; instead, several recent aggressive moves are making many traditional healthcare providers and payers nervous. What disruptors in healthcare are keeping these healthcare executives up at night? Apple is also moving into direct provision of healthcare.

Blockchain: Its Future in Healthcare is Happening Now

Phoenix Health Systems

As of 2018, it’s difficult to talk about one without hearing about the other. Systems interoperability that would provide nationwide access to a common database of health information — no matter what EHR is used — is healthcare’s holy grail.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.”

How to Get the Most Out of Your EHR Implementation

Healthcare Guys

To optimize their investments, healthcare IT leaders must emphasize infrastructure, education and more. The implementation of an electronic health record system is a massive investment for a healthcare organization, both financially and for staff and clinicians.

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CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

CMS.gov

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Healthcare costs continue to grow faster than the U.S. GDP, making it more difficult with each passing year for CMS to ensure healthcare to not only its beneficiaries of today, but generations of beneficiaries in the future. We are evaluating the data we have and how best to apply it to our mission.

The NCQA Welcomes 2 Important Vendors to the eMeasure Certification Program

BHM Healthcare Solutions

According to the NCQA press release, this means Health Plans will now be able to obtain certified data from these two health IT vendors. The NCQA hopes that this certification will help measure performance and improve the quality of healthcare data.

Will Amazon, Apple or Google Succeed as the Next Healthcare Disruptor?

Phoenix Health Systems

Consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, at the same time new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions are coming out. They want to disrupt healthcare big time.

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Expert panel speaks about Hot Topics in Healthcare IT #HITCon13

Medicine and Technology

Here at the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Health IT conference (Twitter hashtag # HITcon13 ), an expert panel discussed some of the key hot topics in health IT. Panelists included: Aram Dobalian, JD, MPH, PhD, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center at Veterans Health Administration speaking about “HIE and EHR as enablers of Disaster Recovery” Ralph Oyaga, Esq., We can see this with some examples within the VA Health System.

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All my HIMSS coverage in one place

Meaningful HIT News

It’s a nice mix of news, features, analysis and commentary. Google Glass startup expecting third healthcare client in less than 6 months (Feb. DeSalvo: True EHR interoperability – and a national HIE – is possible by 2017 (Feb. Athenahealth’s first inpatient product isn’t quite an EHR, but a ‘Trojan horse’ into hospitals (March 10). The last of my 10 MedCity News stories from HIMSS14 has been posted.

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Why We Are at the Crossroads of the Next Healthcare Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

At a moment when consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions seem to be paving the way. This confluence of developments may be the perfect setting for the next major disruption in our industry, a scenario that many hospital leaders, physicians and health tech vendors won’t relish.

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Video: Farzad Mostashari on patient engagement, ‘physician ACOs’

Meaningful HIT News

As I alluded to earlier, I was leaving the press room one afternoon at HIMSS14, and there I see former national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari hanging around Gregg Masters and Dr. Pat Salber of Health Innovation Media. It probably shows.

Podcast: HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber, 2014 edition

Meaningful HIT News

It’s time for my annual podcast interview with HIMSS President and CEO Steve Lieber, this time from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., That session will feature CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and new national health IT coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D. We also discussed other aspects of healthcare reform, trends in health IT and expectations for HIMSS14. 0:40 “It’s time to execute.”

2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

BHM Healthcare Solutions

According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.

Digital health is ready for its second act. Will it deliver on its promise to empower patients and providers?

Redox

Whichever side of the industry you’re on, chances are you’re feeling frustrated with IT in healthcare, where the pace of innovation is slow and the memories of painful transitions are vivid. Almost everyone agrees that digital health is a benefit to their organization and to their patients. Yet systems, culture, history, beliefs, and habits make it difficult to figure out how to actually make the adaptations needed for better digital health.

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Workforce development: Your organization is only as strong as its people

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How can you minimize the effect of this trend on your healthcare organization? In the month of July, we'll speak to experts about how they're managing their workforces – not just clinicians, but IT departments, data scientists, care managers, back office staff and others.

How far away is Healthcare from a platform-dominated Digital business model?

Lloyd Price

So, how far away is healthcare from a platform-dominated digital business model? Over the past few years, several healthcare focused cloud-based digital platforms – or health clouds - have been announced by big tech firms such as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Google.

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