2020 Health IT Predictions – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 27

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For the 27th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re making predictions as to what you should expect to see in health IT in 2020. Last episode, it was fun to look back at the past decade of health IT.

Health IT Leaders Expect To Make Broad Use Of AI and Machine Learning Technology

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Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

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For the 26th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re taking a look back at the last decade of Health IT. Hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, but as we enter the new decade join us as we look back.

COVID-19 News: Updates From The Trenches

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With news on the coronavirus (COVID-19) shifting almost daily, it’s hard to keep track of what’s worth following. Here at Healthcare IT Today, we’d like to help. Clinical, operational and technical information is pouring in at an unprecedented rate.

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

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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.

Maybe We Should Give Big Tech A Legit Shot At The Healthcare Business

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Joseph Health System. Among other things, the facility will feature a streamlined EMR designed to make it easier for clinical providers to find and share information. Joseph Health

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Hidden Dangers in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 30

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For the 30th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing another edition of Buy or Sell. For those not familiar with this format, we’ll offer up some health IT assertion and then Colin and John will discuss whether they’re buying or selling that assertion and why.

Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

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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.

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

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The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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Why Cloud is Strategic and Challenging for Healthcare Organizations

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Cloud isn’t as complex or risky as we like to believe for healthcare, but it does have far-reaching impacts across IT, business, and clinical operations. The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD and Darshan Nandi from Atos.

Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

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Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

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It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy. That’s quite an ambitious question.

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

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I opened the box, plugged it into the wall and dove into it with a passion. By today’s standards, its 33 MHz processor, 4 MB of RAM and 250 MB hard drive seems laughable, […].

AAFP Asks CMS to Suspend MIPS Program and Delay MIPS 2019 Reporting Deadline

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Given the fast moving nature of the COVID-19 and the changing virtual times, we’re going to try out some new changes here at Healthcare IT Today as well.

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Physician Satisfaction with Electronic Health Records – the Data Might Surprise You – Part 1

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The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen from Atos and Mitchell Josephson from KLAS. What factors predict physician satisfaction with clinical systems?

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What Malpractice Liabilities Do Healthcare AI Users Face?

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With many providers adopting AI technology, it’s likely that some of them will face medical malpractice suits blaming the AI for patient harm. While it’s still unclear how to tackle this problem, it’s clear that healthcare organizations will have to address it soon.

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Big Tech: Is Apple’s Healthcare Confidence Justifiable?

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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.

EHR Training Improves Physician Satisfaction & Physicians Don’t Want to Make Time for EHR Training

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While at the CHIME 2019 Fall Forum conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had a great chance to sit in on one of the CIO focus groups at the event hosted by Optimum Healthcare IT.

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HHS Releases the Information Blocking and Interoperability Final Rule (21st Century Cures Act)

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Physician Satisfaction with Electronic Health Records – the Data Might Surprise You – Part 2

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In case you missed part 1 of the EHR Physician Satisfaction Series, be sure you read it to understand the research background behind these predictors of EHR satisfaction and to learn about the first two predictors of physician satisfaction: Training […].

Michael Archuletta: 4 Things Startups Should Know about Rural American Healthcare Innovation

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In Colorado, groups like Prime Health are dedicated to improving healthcare in rural parts […]. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Colorado Helathcare Healthcare Leadership HIMSS innovation Michael Archuletta Most Wired Hospitals Mt.

Healthcare Companies Struggle With Implementing Digital Transformation

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New research has found that healthcare organizations around the world have big plans for digital transformation but often stumble when it comes to implementing this process.

Michael Archuleta: 4 Things Startups Should Know about Rural American Healthcare Innovation

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In Colorado, groups like Prime Health are dedicated to improving healthcare in rural parts […]. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Colorado Helathcare Healthcare Leadership HIMSS innovation Michael Archuletta Most Wired Hospitals Mt.

Volume of Healthcare Threats, Especially Trojan Malware, Are Expanding

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A new report by a security vendor says that it has seen a big increase in the volume of threats against healthcare organizations during the first three quarters of this year.

Retention of Audit Trails and Other Metadata are Critical to Limit Risk When Retiring Legacy Healthcare Systems

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The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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Practice Fusion to Pay $145 Million In Fines To Resolve Kickback Investigations

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Practice Fusion, a San Francisco-based EHR vendor with a controversy-rich history, has agreed to pay $145 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme designed to increase opioid prescriptions and issues with their meaningful use EHR certification.

Attackers Use Coronavirus Fears To Fuel Malicious Activity

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Sadly, it’s predictable that crooks, swindlers and others with malicious intent would take advantage of the fear surrounding the international outbreak of an unexpected and little-known disease. As it turns out, the Coronavirus epidemic is no exception.

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Is Epic Poised To Own The Healthcare Voice Assistant Market? Not Quite.

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Given its position atop the EHR industry, the things Epic does can have an outsized influence on the healthcare world. Will such be the case when Epic debuts its new voice assistant at HIMSS20? According to a piece appearing in Healthcare IT News, Epic is debuting […].

In Shrewd Move, Amazon Quietly Captures Huge Store Of UK Health Information

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Amazon has quietly struck a data-sharing deal with England’s National Health Service giving it free access to a range of health data from British consumers.

Vendor Displays Prior Authorization Info, Drug Pricing Within MyChart Portal. Will It Help Patients?

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However, it appears […]. As a patient, I’ve never tracked how prior authorizations for my meds were going. Yes, I ask providers whether they’re making progress, but I never get a detailed response, nor do I demand one.

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

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More Evidence That Healthcare Cybersecurity Could Stand To Be Tightened Up Quite A Bit

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Not long ago, I shared the results of a survey concluding that healthcare organizations generally felt pretty confident about the state of their cybersecurity defenses, despite having had WannaCry wipe the floor with them just two years before.

Why your Whole Organization Needs Clinically-Driven Revenue Cycle Management Training

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Electronic health records have evolved. The following is a guest blog post by Kerry Harbeck, Director of Learning Innovation, and Andrea Kamper is the Innovations Operations Manager for Breakaway Adoption Solutions at Atos.

Enhancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Through Legacy System Retirement and Data Archiving

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The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. According to an investigation by ProPublica and German radio and TV network Bayerischer Rundfunk, medical data of more than 5MM U.S.

10 Years Since HITECH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The following is a guest article by John D’Amore, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Diameter Health. Almost every article on the 10 years since the passage of the HITECH Act mentions the over $35 billion spent to incentivize the implementation of electronic health records.

Ongoing Training and Physician Burnout – #HITsm Chat Topic

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It […]. HITsm C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics EHR Training ERP Training Health IT Training Physician Burnout

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Healthcare Regulations: Buying or Selling? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 16

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For the 16th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about whether we’re “buying” or “selling” various healthcare regulations. Back in Episode 12 of the podcast, we tried out a new format we called Health IT: Buy or Sell?

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

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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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