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. Many organizations are realizing how much value is stored in health data and they’re treating it as an asset for their organization. What does this mean for healthcare? […] There's a lot of talk in healthcare about health data and how it's being used.

The Business Case for Health Data Sharing

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Vince Kuraitis, co-chair of Health Data Unbound: Innovations in Health Data Sharing for the COVID-19 Era and Beyond. Day-by-day, the business case for data sharing is growing stronger. In this essay, I’ll describe how COVID-19 is accelerating existing healthcare trends, how data sharing is becoming a key business […].

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CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has released a proposed rule that will require Medicaid managed care plans and other insurers offering products on the ACA Exchanges to support the sharing of patient data amongst themselves.

Health Data Integration Must Be for the Whole Clinic

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Stop Information Blocking – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 57

Healthcare IT Today

For the 57th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about information blocking. In this episode, we dive into the topic of information blocking including why it’s so controversial. Do we even need it?

A Wide Range Of Problems Still Holding Back Health Data Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

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.

True or False: Your Patients’ Health Data Is Protected by Privacy Rights?

Healthcare IT Today

When most of your patients hear “health data rights,” they likely think of HIPAA, or the long forms they rarely read in their doctors’ offices. What they may take for granted is the protections for health data that covered […].

Healthcare IT Today Survey: Consumerism And Use Of Patient-Generated Data Are Lasting Trends

Healthcare IT Today

Consumerism and the use of patient-generated data are no fads, but rather a lasting change to the healthcare landscape, according to a new survey conducted by Healthcare IT Today of our readers.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Interoperability We Don’t Talk About – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 54

Healthcare IT Today

For the 54th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re going shed some light on the areas of healthcare interoperability that don’t get talked about enough. Many people in healthcare talk ad nauseum about clinical healthcare interoperability.

Physicians Increasingly Interested In Use of Patient-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

A new report from Stanford Medicine suggests that after years of holding it at arms’ length, physicians are becoming more comfortable with the use of patient-generated health data.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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. It also exposes an unexpected trend in which younger consumers are less trusting about such sharing than older ones. The survey, which was backed by Rock Health and […].

UnitedHealthcare Offers Health Data Support For Medicare Advantage ACO

Healthcare IT Today

UnitedHealthcare has struck a deal with national physician group Privia Health under which it will offer more and better data on patients enrolled in the payer’s Medicare Advantage plans.

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?

How Health Data Analytics Can Promote Payer-Provider Partnership

Healthcare IT Today

As healthcare makes the transition to value-based care, use of data analytics has become an essential tool for both payers and providers. This article explores progress so far and opportunities for payer and provider partnership on data-driven care initiatives.

HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

Roger Severino, OCR Director, announced that OCR will exercise it’s enforcement discretion and not impose penalties for violations of certain HIPAA provisions.

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ONC Challenge Invites Developers To Improve And Leverage Synthetic Health Data Sets

Healthcare IT Today

The ONC has announced a challenge inviting developers to build out and leverage solutions based on an engine that generates synthetic health data.

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

Healthcare IT Today

While there’s been a lot of talk about the use of blockchain technology in healthcare, there haven’t been as many concrete options deployed as one might think. However, efforts underway at health insurance giant Anthem seem likely to bear fruit.

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

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

Revisiting Some of 2018’s Most Significant Healthcare IT Topics in 2020

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min In our 2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review post, we discussed the four most significant stories of 2018. The post Revisiting Some of 2018’s Most Significant Healthcare IT Topics in 2020 appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

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. Arguably, these results raise questions as to how seriously health execs take patient data […].

Sharing On Epic’s Care Everywhere Data Exchange Shoots Through The Roof As COVID-19 Sees Second Spike

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, critics have rightly complained about the difficulty providers have faced exchanging data stored in Epic EHRs. That’s been the case despite Epic offering a proprietary data-sharing tool named Care Everywhere which makes some degree of patient data sharing possible.

Group To Offer Health Data Access To Android Phone Users

Healthcare IT Today

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 […].

Teladoc Health data shows virtual mental healthcare boom

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Teladoc Health released findings Wednesday showing an enormous demand for virtual mental health care since the start of the pandemic. WHY IT MATTERS. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication

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

Healthcare IT Today

First, healthcare is never going […].

Many Healthcare Organizations Aren’t Prepared for Interoperability Requirements

Healthcare IT Today

healthcare system, healthcare organizations were struggling to prepare for the new set of rules that would codify demands that they make patient health information freely available. Even before the pandemic overwhelmed the U.S.

Technology Strategies Helping Healthcare Leaders Get Through The COVID Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

When the pandemic hit, healthcare organizations were thrown into reaction mode, with many long-term projects being shelved indefinitely. However, health leaders were able to take some steps which not only addressed some of their current needs but set the stage for future growth.

Into the Future: Amazon and the Rise of Personal Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Instead, it wants a segment of one: […]. The following is a guest article by Robin Gaster, CEO of Incumetrics.

FTC Settlement with Fertility Tracking App Maker Flo Health Over Data Disclosure Allegations

Healthcare IT Today

The company behind period and fertility-tracking app Flo Health has settled with the FTC over allegations that it engaged in inappropriate sharing of user data.

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. The overwhelming theme from these people is that there are so many things in healthcare that they didn’t expect. For those of us working in […] When people from the tech community start working on healthcare, there are a lot of things that surprise them.

Life Flows Through Our Software – An Interview with Top Dedalus Executive, Damon Auer

Healthcare IT Today

What a beautiful statement that illustrates the power and importance of the work we do in healthcare IT. When a company leads with the statement that “Life Flows Through Our Software”, I get really intrigued and had to learn more about Dedalus.

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

Healthcare IT Today

After years of evolving and struggling to find a solid business model, HIEs have finally found a reasonably secure place in the healthcare system. 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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Diameter Health Closes $18M Series B to Accelerate Vision to Improve Health Data Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

This brings Diameter Health’s total funding to $30 million. “We

How Connected Is Our Care – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

” We’re inundated with healthcare standards and always hearing buzzwords like “interoperability” and “information […]. We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

Small Wonder Providers Don’t Like Sharing Patient Data For Free. It’s Becoming Their Whole Business.

Healthcare IT Today

During the decade or so in which I’ve been following data interoperability, the cleverest people in the healthcare and technology industries have come together to make disparate systems work together effectively.

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

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our Healthcare IT 100 in 100, we asked a wide variety of healthcare interoperability experts to chime in on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare interoperability. Plus, then we asked them how it will impact health data sharing going forward.

Cerner Agrees To Share Patient Medical Records With Life Insurance Industry Intermediary

Healthcare IT Today

Cerner has struck a deal in which it will let a life insurance industry data vendor access patient records.

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Smart Asset Tracking and Management for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

The healthcare industry in the US has long been the subject of spirited discussions. Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Health Data Tracking Healthcare IoT Healthcare Resource Allocation Healthcare Wearables Risa Takenaka Smart Asset Tracking Telnyx

Health Systems Come Together En Masse to Gather Health Insights from Anonymized Patient Data

Healthcare IT Today

Demonstrating once again that for health systems, it’s the data, stupid, fourteen US health systems have come together to sell anonymized versions of the vast stores of patient information they collect and maintain.