Health Data Integration Must Be for the Whole Clinic

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As health clinics, dentists, and specialists gradually reopen during what we hope is a reprieve from the first COVID-19 wave, lapses in effective data sharing come into glaring view. Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Bridge Connector Data Intake Data Integration Digital Check-In Digital Intake Health Data Integration Healthcare Forms Josh Douglas

Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data

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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. The Protecting Personal Health Data Act, which was filed by Sen. Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age.

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A Wide Range Of Problems Still Holding Back Health Data Interoperability

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A new health data interoperability survey by Healthcare IT Today with 82 responses suggests that when it comes to interoperability, healthcare organizations are struggling with many of the same challenges they faced five or even 10 years ago. Without a doubt, respondents are still interested in fostering health data sharing.

Consumers Like Generating Health Data, But Are Careful of How They Share It

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New research suggests that while consumers are continuing to expand their use of digital health technologies, they’re still careful about with whom they share their health data. The survey, which was backed by Rock Health and […]. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Security and Privacy Consumer Health App Adoption Health Data Sharing Personally-Generated Health Data PGHD Rock Health Stanford Medicine Wearables

Can Facebook Place Itself At The Center of Health Data Collection?

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This is the tale of a quiet effort by Facebook to take over (more of) our lives, in this case by sliding laterally into the healthcare business and collecting data on our medical habits. Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Security and Privacy Amazon Cambridge Analytica Consumer Health Facebook Preventive Health Health Data Health Data Collection Healthcare Consumerism HIPAA

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability

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Despite the endless efforts healthcare organizations have made to support health data interoperability, the path still remains rocky.

3 Fundamental Problems with Healthcare Interoperability and Can Digital Twin Technology Help?

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I recently came across an article by Verto which identified 3 fundamental problems with interoperability and care coordination in healthcare as follows: Data Integration and Aggregation Sub-Set of the Data Relevant to a Particular Care Step Data Governance and Patient Transitions The article was spot on in identifying these problems.

In Survey, Many Healthcare Execs Unfamiliar With New Health Data Access And Sharing Rules

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A new survey concludes that many health IT executives are not too familiar with new federal regulations which, among other things, require that patients have more access to their health records and forbid providers from hampering health data sharing across networks. Arguably, these results raise questions as to how seriously health execs take patient data […].

Group To Offer Health Data Access To Android Phone Users

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In recent times, Apple has been making a number of public moves focused on getting its customers to pull their health data onto their iPhone. Using Apple’s Health app, consumers can have their health data downloaded automatically from any institution with which it has partnered. To date Apple’s list of partners stands at more than […].

Changes to HIPAA, New Data Interoperability Rules, and the Impact of COVID-19 on ROI

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Top 5 Risks to Address when Converting Data to MEDITECH Expanse

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Note: While this article addresses specifically converting data to MEDITECH Expanse, most of these principles apply to any EHR data conversion. With Expanse, MEDITECH has delivered a single EMR platform that gathers all the health data needed for treatment […].

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Alphabet’s Buyout of Fitbit Sets It Up To Rule The Consumer Health Data Business

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The agreement positions it to become the top vendor in the maturing market for patient-generated health data. Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Alphabet Facebook FItBit Google Healthcare Big Data Healthcare M&A Patient-Generated Health Data PGHDIn early November, news broke that Google parent Alphabet had agreed to acquire wearables maker Fitbit for about $2.1 billion in cash.

HIEs Must Shift From Health Data Sharing To Curating And Analyzing Data

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The thing is, the job they’ve learned to do – serving as an exchange point for any and all data coming their way – may already be outmoded, according to Claudia […]. After years of evolving and struggling to find a solid business model, HIEs have finally found a reasonably secure place in the healthcare system.

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Client Best Practices & Lessons Learned from MEDITECH Expanse Data Conversion

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For most clients migrating to MEDITECH Expanse, one of the most challenging decisions to make is how much data needs to make the transition. Clinicians will certainly want all legacy data to be converted, but this approach is often […].

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Planning and Optimizing Your MEDITECH Expanse Data Conversion

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Whenever you change EHR software, one of the biggest pieces of the project is to figure out how to handle the data that resides in the system (or more often systems) that you’re replacing. Needless to say, there’s a lot that goes into this part of the project. In fact, it really is almost a […].

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How Can Healthy Data Fix Healthcare?

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Little did we know on March 10th when we filmed this great discussion about healthy data in healthcare hosted by Intersystems what we were in store for with COVID-19. Although, as COVID-19 has progressed we’ve learned even more how important healthy, quality, trusted data is to healthcare. Learn more about healthy data in the discussion […].

Hospitals Under Siege By Tech Vendors Hunting Health Data

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Patient data has always been in demand, particularly among pharmas and medical research organizations that need it to do their daily business. However, a new and very aggressive wave of healthcare data buyers has emerged: tech organizations are hungrily seeking this data, which they must acquire if they hope to develop powerful specialized analytics tools […].

Big Tech: Most Consumers Dead-Set Against Sharing Healthcare Data With Tech Companies

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Lately, big tech organizations have become very interested in getting their hands on large volumes of consumer health data. While getting the data in the door and integrated is challenge enough, the bigger one might eventually be finding the money to pay consumers for their records. This conclusion comes from a recent study administered by […].

Humana Opens The Door To Massive Influx Of Patient-Generated Data

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Humana has cut a deal with a vendor allowing members to share data from a very wide range of devices and apps with its wellness division. Working with personal health data platform Validic, Humana will allow members to connect […]. Here’s a deal that could have a greater impact than it might appear upon first glance.

Are We Entering An Era of Radical Interoperability? Deloitte Says Yes

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If you’ve been watching stop-and-start efforts toward health data interoperability over the last several years, many of which have netted little progress, you might be surprised to hear a top-drawer consulting firm argue that we’re moving ahead into an era of radical interoperability in the healthcare and life science industries.

4 Perspectives on Healthcare Interoperability and Exciting Initiatives Happening Today

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In fact, I’m sure the discussion started well before I started in health IT. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC 21st Century Cures Act Cotiviti COVID-19 Dr. Chris Hobson Drew Ivan Emad Rizk M.D.

Don’t Forget Other Vendor (OV) Acute and Ambulatory Data in your Move to MEDITECH Expanse

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You will want to achieve data migration of a configurable and clean subset […]. The following is a guest article by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. When you go-live with MEDITECH Expanse, you will need to give serious thought to how you are going to ensure immediate clinical continuity and maximum usability.

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COVID-19 Driven Interoperability and What Does this Mean for Healthcare Interoperability Going Forward?

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Plus, then we asked them how it will impact health data sharing going forward. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Bridge Connector Chris Klomp Collective Medical COVID-19 COVID-19 Interoperability Diameter Health Eric Rosow Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability Josh Douglas Life Image Lucie Ide Marilee Benson Matthew Michela Rimidi Zen Healthcare IT

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

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The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether Google met HIPAA requirements when it pulled together millions of patient records when working with the Ascension health system. According to a piece appearing in STAT News, Google’s “Project Nightingale” initiative focuses on analyzing personal health information in an effort to find ways to personalize the […].

NHS Patient Data Could Generate Billions For UK, But Is It OK To Go Down That Road?

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the idea of governments selling off patient healthcare data. In her recent piece, EY global health sciences […]. Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Genomics-Precision Medicine Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy EMR Data Sales EY Health Data Privacy Health Data Sales National Health Service Pamela Spence patient data UK

Know When to Hold ’em: The Legal Considerations for Healthcare Information Technology Data Retention and Purging

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Healthcare organizations considering a purge of their archived data soon realize that errors […]. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Galen Healthcare Solutions Health Data Purging Health Data Retention Health IT Legacy Healthcare Data Archiving Series Healthcare Scene Featured Justin Campbell Legacy EMR Systems Legacy Health Systems

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Advertising Spend Increases at Hospitals Where a Breach Has Occurred

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As we all know, massive data breaches have become far too common in recent times. Administration C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Security and Privacy Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Health Data Breaches Health Data Security Health IT Security Investment Healthcare Advertising Patient Health Data Politico

Core Principles for Application Decommissioning and Data Archiving

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While we’ve been writing about EMR data archiving since back in 2009 and then again in 2013 and 2014 to name a few, the topic has never been more important than it is today. With many healthcare organizations literally supporting 100s and even 1000s of health IT software, how you handle legacy systems including data […].

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Google, U of Chicago Medical Center Sued Over Alleged Sharing Of Identifiable Patient Records

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The University of Chicago, its medical center and Google have been hit with a lawsuit contending that the hospital shared hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant which included identifiable data. The suit was filed on behalf of Matt Dinerstein, who stayed at the University of Chicago Medical Center twice in June […].

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the 21st Century Cures Act with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS

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Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIMSS HIMSS20 Telemedicine Funding Tom LearyOne of the interviews I was most looking forward to at the now cancelled HIMSS 2020 annual conference was with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS.

Michigan HIE Group Creates Shared Environment For Modeling Interoperability

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Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Health Data Interoperability Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIE Interoperabilility Institute Interoperability Land Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services MiHINIf you’re running an HIE, you’re always hoping to see your participants step up their interoperability game.

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The Bigger the Better: Getting Data for Health Care Analytics at Wolters Kluwer

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News comes over the transom on a daily basis about Johns Hopkins or the Mayo Clinic or some other health care institution using modern analytics and machine learning. But a basic tenet of machine learning holds that you need lots and lots of data to derive valid and trustworthy insights. Health care institutions rarely have […]. Langton Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Systems Innovation UpToDate Wolters Kluwer

Getting Patients To Engage With Their Healthcare Data Is Still A Challenge

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More recently, though, I’ve developed an intense interest in my healthcare data, as I struggle to keep up with the handful […]. Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Health Data Access Patient Education patient engagement Patient Experience Patient Health Data Patient Navigators Patient Portals Sage Growth PartnersI haven’t always been familiar with my healthcare records.

Group Proposes Ethical Code For Donating Medical Records To Science After Death

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What rules should be in place to guide the donation of patient medical data after that person passes away? Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT Centre for Early Learning in Medicine Consent Forms HIPAA Jon Cornwall Patient Health Data Privacy Post-Mortem Patient Health Data Donation Scientific Research University of Otago

Mercy Becomes Latest Healthcare Player To Launch Data Sharing Initiative

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The technology arm of Catholic health system Mercy has launched what it calls a “data orchestration and insights network” allowing it to use and share clinical data more effectively. AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Cerner Cerner Learning Health Network De-Identified Health Data De-Identified Patient Data Epic Health Data Sharing Medtronic Mercy Mercy Technology Services SAP SAP Healthcare

Healthcare Groups Urge Changes To Proposed ONC Interoperability Rule

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Several trade groups focused on healthcare issues have come together to publish a letter urging the ONC to rethink aspects of its proposed interoperability rule tackling health data sharing, privacy and information blocking. Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT Security and Privacy 21st Century Cures Act CEHRT Certified API Health Data Interoperability Health Data Sharing Information Blocking ONC

Big Tech: Apple’s Mastery Of Consumer Design Could Offer Unique Healthcare Advantages

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Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Apple Apple Health Apple Watch Geisinger Health App Health Data Access iOS iPad iPhoneI remember when I first fell in love with an Apple computer – the day I brought home a Macintosh Performa. I opened the box, plugged it into the wall and dove into it with a passion.

Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

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Having Access To Medical Records Is Useless For Most Patients

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Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT CMS Epic Kaiser Permanente Online Medical Record patient engagement Personal Health DataI knew up front that it would be ugly. After two years of treatment, a chronically-ill patient like me generates a lot of records, and I had every reason to expect that they would be disorganized and dense. Still, when I sat down to tackle the 600-odd PDF that Kaiser Permanente made available, I was […].

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New Effort Uses Smartphone Data Collection To Track COVID-19

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The project builds on the university’s long-term experience using mobile apps to collect health data from a far-flung base of users. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT American Heart Association COVID-19 Citizen Science Center COVID-19 Research COVID-19 Tracking Eureka Health eHeart Mobile Health Data NIH Smartphone Health Research UCSF University of California San Francisco