Health Data Myths and Reality – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 24

Healthcare IT Today

For the 24th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re talking about the health data myths and realities. The collection of health data is happening everywhere. In this episode we dive into the myths and realities associated with health data.

Anthem Testing Blockchain Tech As Backbone Of Patient Health Data Access Controls

Healthcare IT Today

However, efforts underway at health insurance giant Anthem seem likely to bear fruit. According to an item in FierceHealthcare, the giant health insurer has big plans for blockchain, […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

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 […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

The agreement positions it to become the top vendor in the maturing market for patient-generated health data. More specifically, it offers the Big Tech giant access to massive datasets drawn from more than […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Health IT Leaders choose MU, Consumerism and Cloud as Top Stories of Past Decade

Healthcare IT Today

We also saw the rise of patient portals, a movement towards value-based care, the implementation of a new billing code system and an explosion of health data. It’s hard to […].

Hospitals Under Siege By Tech Vendors Hunting Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Patient data has always been in demand, particularly among pharmas and medical research organizations that need it to do their daily business.

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Survey Points to Payer, Provider Differences In Health Data Strategies, But Also Much Common Ground

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a new healthcare industry survey suggest that while payers and providers are somewhat at odds when it comes to data management, their strategies still have much in common. It draws on responses from 445 healthcare leaders […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare organizations considering a purge of their archived data soon realize that errors […]. The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.


Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

Healthcare IT Today

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Amazon Web Services Offers Subscription Access To Third-Party Data

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of a new service designed to allow its customers – including healthcare organizations – to find, subscribe to and use third-party data.

Advertising Spend Increases at Hospitals Where a Breach Has Occurred

Healthcare IT Today

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.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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, […].

Do You Trust Google with Patient Data? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 25

Healthcare IT Today

For the 25th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re asking the question “Do You Trust Google with Patient Data?” Here are the questions discussed: * Is Ascension Sharing Health Data with Google Legal?

Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 20

Healthcare IT Today

For the 20th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On. We often talk to people are just entering the health IT space. It turns out that there are a lot of things in healthcare that are pretty unique.

With Microsoft’s Help, Walgreens Is Dropping Retail Urgent Care In Favor Of “Health Corners”

Healthcare IT Today

Microsoft is working with Walgreens to pilot-test a new type of healthcare service, which it calls “health corners,” bringing a new and more technology-focused form of healthcare to its retail locations.

Core Principles for Application Decommissioning and Data Archiving

Healthcare IT Today

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

Healthcare IT Today

Successful healthcare data archiving with minimal risk requires preservation of the legal medical record (as defined by the organization), data sets such as contextual audit trails, referenced data in ancillary systems, data change and version history, and even database metadata.

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Consumers Interested In Using Voice Assistants for Healthcare, But Privacy Worries Remain

Healthcare IT Today

It’s becoming more common for consumers to use voice assistants for healthcare, but others are holding back due to privacy worries, according to the results of a new survey. It focused on consumer adoption of voice assistants for […].

It’s Time for Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Break Down Patient Data Silos

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare Technologies Inc. Our healthcare system is approaching a critical time in which an aging population will bring baby boomers into hospitals and post-acute care facilities in record numbers.

Assuring Value-Based Care with Data Integrity

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Cliff Frank, Executive Director, Shore Quality Partners Data infrastructure plays an important role in healthcare networks’ ability to navigate evolving care delivery and payment models.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Privacy and the New Health Ciitizen

Health Populi

Data security breaches, access challenges, and privacy leakages plague the current state of Americans’ personal health information (PHI). The Scorecard was developed to gauge the progress (and lack thereof) of patient information access afforded by peoples’ health care providers.


CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. 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. It is the system that has become the centerpiece of policy debates, and it is the system that has become more about sustaining itself than serving patients. We are evaluating the data we have and how best to apply it to our mission.

Five Offerings from the Boston Connected Health Conference 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The Connected Health Conference is still a Health IT conference, owned by HIMSS, spruced up by pre-conference Voice Health summit , task forces , and even onstage singing by health tech folk that may wish they were in show business. Learn more at Coral Health.

How much is AI really moving the needle on health?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

When it comes to health and wellness, most people have a similar goal: we want to live a healthier, longer , and happier life. So it’s perhaps no surprise that all eyes are now on the transformative innovation of this century: AI. It’s a popular narrative.

5 Digital Health Predictions for 2018 by Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price

The acquisition will effectivey be a "trojan horse" unlocking access to data, clinical technology, mobile technology, paying clients and research. App Orchard, for its part, lets developers use a FHIR-based API to access an Epic development sandbox.


The Digital Pharmacy: Walgreens’ Emerging Strategy

Chilmark Research

The Walgreens PR team has been busy of late, announcing a spate of partnerships that aim to transform them from a brick-and-mortar retail pharmacy into a digital one-stop shop for health care consumers.

4 Reasons to Attend HIMSS18 – First-Time Attendee Perspective


The annual conference is the leading information and technology experience for the field of healthcare bringing together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. 5 days of world class education featuring 300+ sessions on a variety of topics across healthcare including connected health, cybersecurity, data analytics, innovation, interoperability, population health, precision medicine and more.

HIStalk Interviews Dan Burton, CEO, Health Catalyst

HIStalk Interviews

Dan Burton is CEO of Health Catalyst of Salt Lake City, UT. Health Catalyst was founded by a couple of folks from Intermountain Healthcare. We provide a data platform that’s really good at aggregating data from lots of different sources. We analyze the data and we have a layer of analytics apps that pinpoints opportunities for improvement clinically, financially, or operationally. It has taken us a long time to transition from paper to electronic data.

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Significant FDA Regulatory Advancements Clear a Path Forward for Connected Health Innovators


More than 60 percent of Americans already use mobile apps to make informed choices about their health. In the year ahead, we expect app-enabled telehealth tools and remotely monitored patient-generated health data (PGHD) to present more promising avenues to improve care quality, reduce hospitalizations, avoid medical complications, and improve patient satisfaction, particularly for the chronically ill.